Tue.Jan 08, 2013

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US Immigration Fails Entrepreneurs Again

Feld Thoughts

I’m so sick of how – as a country – our authorities treat people as though they are criminals. I hear a story about it almost daily and I’m now having someone I’m directly connected to or involved with impacted at least a month. It seems to be getting worse, not better, which just sucks. ” Awesome.

Don’t Sell Solutions to Universal Problems

Instigator Blog

“Would you like to make more money?” ” “Is hiring people hard?” ” “Are you overwhelmed by email?” ” “Do you wish you were healthier and more fit?” ” For most people the only answer to these questions is “yes” They’re truisms. Universal truths.

Experimenting With Writing On More Channels

Feld Thoughts

Historically, most of my writing has been either on my blogs or the books that I’ve written. Occasionally I’ve written for magazines, like a year-long stretch I did for Entrepreneur a few years ago, and longer form articles of mine appear in different places every now and then. Like all things, this is an experiment. Related articles.

In Between: The Tough Place To Be

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

In a comment on the latest tally of VC fundraising , NVCA President Mark Heesen said: “The venture capital fundraising environment has settled into a ‘new normal’ which is characterized by a barbell structure of larger funds which are stage and industry agnostic on one end, and smaller, early stage, industry or region specific funds on the other.

Put LinkedIn to Work For You: 7 Ways

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

LinkedIn is a great tool if used with skill and purpose. Not every one does. Here are seven tips for getting a good return on your efforts. Don't spam.

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Secret to More Refreshing Weekends

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The busiest and most successful people use this strategy for restorative weekends to keep burnout at bay, according to author Laura Vanderkam.

A Template for Updating Your Investors

This is going to be BIG.

Tweet. The last thing I ever want to do is create work for my portfolio companies. That being said, I think that there's a certain amount of management communication that serves a purpose well beyond just letting the investors know what's going on in the company. It can create a sense of urgency by putting those goals to paper. Thanks, The Team.

5 Magical Tips for Achieving Your Goals

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Do you fail at achieving your most significant goals? Chances are, you are missing these vital strategies. Or that you should lose weight this year?

Resolve to Start Your Business in 2013

Up and Running

The world continues to turn, many new opportunities lie ahead, and now is the perfect time to fulfill dreams of taking charge of your future. economy.

5 Reasons Your Customer Service Needs to Be Social

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Engaging your customers on social media can reap great rewards, and ignoring them could cost you. A customer publicly shames your product on Facebook.

APE: Author, Publisher Entrepreneur–How to Publish a Book now available in softcover

How to Change the World

Amazon start selling the paperback edition of my latest book, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur.

5 Uncommon Thoughts That Guarantee Uncommon Success

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Big ideas are great.but to be successful, all you need to do is decide you'll think differently than other people. I'm not. I'm far from visionary.

Your Startup Pitch: The Simple Formula

Startup Noodle

Last week I had a very interesting meeting, where I learned the importance of the famous elevator pitch to the extreme! I like talking to other entrepreneurs and give my help to them, sometimes a simple advice can help a lot. I see various entrepreneurs with different mindsets and different problems and try to [.]. General

How to Make $400 Million in 10 Years

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

5 ways to infuse your business with entrepreneurial spirit and encourage explosive growth, from Chattanooga incubator Lamp Post Group.

How To Raise Money For Your Business

Mike Michalowicz

Money is like oxygen. And the flow of money is like breathing. You need to breathe to live. Pretty simple. Credit Card Pro: Easy access. So dangerous.

An Unlikely Road to $1 Billion: Fisker

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Henrik Fisker says people still have a hard time believing he has started an independent car company. That, of course, is extremely capital intensive.

Startups are the Place to Find and Use Baby Boomers

Startup Professionals Musings

Only the under-35 age group need apply. I will argue that times have changed, and you better take another look. Angel investor. Interim executive.

Great Leaders Aren't Just Role Models

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Managers, employees, customers, and other entrepreneurs need a lot more than inspiration. Every year, I judge an award for high-achieving women.

Want to Have a Startup AND a Life? Read This Book.

David Cohen

It’s such an important and often overlooked aspect of starting a business. Startups

6 Symptoms of a Self-Made Saboteur

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Some leaders will sub-consciously create an environment in which others will fail, solely so they can ride to the rescue and "fix it."

2012 in Tweets


2012 was probably my quietest year on the blogging front with only 44 posts. Turns out being a VC is more time consuming and demanding than I ever imagined. All good. Still, since this is the first post of the new year, like always, I am beginning by looking back. Enjoy. Getting Funded. Don’t let VC meetings “happen” to you.

5 Ways Small Retailers Can Compete (& Win)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Specialty retailers won't survive against big box stores unless they get aggressive and smart. It's Business 101. We compete on experience.

Crazy! 189 Answers To The Top Startup Questions On Your Mind


Maple Butter. Search for: Videos. About. You are here: Home » Hiring » Crazy! 189 Answers To The Top Startup Questions On Your Mind. Crazy!

8 Ways to Help New Employees Succeed

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Hire the right people. Then make sure they can contribute right away. Here’s how to get started on the right foot: 1. Focus on this first.

College Doesn't Teach You Software Development

Constantly Learning

I've known I wanted to be involved with technology and software since I was young. So, when I was researching colleges to attend, I chose a university with a good computer science department. After graduating from college nearly 8 years ago, I realize how little I learned in college about developing good software. I'm not the strongest developer.

Why You Should Launch Your Start-up at CES

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This year, 150 start-ups are angling for the spotlight at the world's biggest tech trade show. Chairman Gary Shapiro explains why. We hit 100.

Scar Tissue

David Lee

When I first started investing in 2007, I heard some investors turn down opportunities because of “scar tissue.” ” They had previous brutal (and usually money-losing) experiences with an idea/sector/market and this prevented them from doing it again. The canonical example for us is Ron Conway and music. It’s hard to avoid.

The Challenger Sale: Not Very Challenging

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The bestselling book simply repackages old ideas in a new wrapper. In my view, the book is both original and good. The big shocker? Great advice.

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HBO Nordic Underwhelms Early Adopters


Last fall when HBO announced they were coming to the Nordics with a streaming service, the world was clearly jealous.

New Approach to Annual Performance Reviews

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Tired of the traditional annual performance review? Try starting the new year off with this fresh approach. So I don't.

Interesting stats show Facebook mobile ads are working, especially on Android

The Equity Kicker

There was a good round up of Facebook mobile advertising stats on Techcrunch yesterday, culled from a number of different sources.


Polaroid Comeback? Meet the Entrepreneur Reinventing the Classic Brand

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Polaroid's trying to come back in a big way. Here's the entrepreneur (yes, entrepreneur) making it happen. this year. They stand for quick. 5,000 list.

Leader of the Pack – Tips For Moving Your Small Business


by Jay Harris. No one would ever dispute the fact that moving is a giant pain. Non-Physical Move. Telephone Number, Email. Physical Move.

A Simple Spreadsheet for Motivation & Versatility

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When an absent employee nearly brought operations to a halt, our company embarked on a mission to teach workers more skills. Here's how we did it.