Tue.Dec 11, 2012

A 50-Point Checklist For Creating The Ultimate Landing Page

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Want to Get Noticed? Grab People’s Attention and Don’t Let Go!

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

It’s increasingly difficult for marketers to stand out in the crowd. There is so much competition, and people are bombarded from all directions by pleas for their attention. That’s no reason to give up, however. On the contrary, you’ve got to put in extra effort to ensure that you get noticed.

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Metrics That Matter Most for 2013 (Free One Page PDF)

Life Beyond Code

Note : I created this checklist a couple of years ago and it has served me well. No changes on the checklist except the dates. Please feel free to download, modify, re-use or share. We are obsessed about measuring everything.

Three Hard Truths About A/B Testing

ConversionXL

Sometimes A/B testing is made to seem like some magical tool that will fix all problems at once. Conversions low? Well run a test and increase your conversions by 12433%! It’s easy!

6 Things Really Productive People Do

Inc Startups

Have you noticed that some people just seem to accomplish tons and still appear happy and relaxed? Here are six tips for becoming more productive. People often ask me, amazed, how I manage to do so many things.

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Why Shorter is Sweeter

Inc Startups

To communicate more meaningfully: Cut, cut, cut! Today I spent considerable time helping my VP craft two very important emails: one for a client and one for our payroll company. As I talked, she typed and we realized we both had a lot we wanted to say.

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Who are stock certificates issued to and when?

Ask The VC

Q: We are a Delaware C Corp registered as a Foreign Entity in Colorado our home state and we need to figure out the answers to the following questions with regards to stock certificates.

Ridiculously Easy Ways to Beat Stress

Inc Startups

When it feels like everything is on the line and you just can't get a grip, try one of these ridiculously easy strategies to keep your cool. You're nervous. Shoot, you're scared.

5 traits of the most successful entrepreneurs

Version One Ventures

Over the course of my career, I have met, worked with, and/or invested in hundreds of entrepreneurs. During this time, I’ve seen some rise to the top, while others never quite made it past the starting line. While there may not be a sure-fire recipe to guarantee success as an entrepreneur, a clear profile of a successful startup leader has emerged for me over time. Here are five key qualities that successful entrepreneurs typically have in common: 1.

5 Essential Skills of an Entrepreneur

Inc Startups

A new analysis claims to pinpoint the essential qualities that make you an entrepreneur. Are entrepreneurs born, raised, or forged in the fires of tough business battles? Like the more general nature vs. nurture debate, the question of the origins of entrepreneurialism will likely rage for years.

Saul Klein Gets Appointed to UK Tech Envoy to Israel

VC Cafe

UK's Prime Minister David Cameron has announced the appointment of Saul Klein to UK Tech Envoy to Israel. Mr Klein will promote the growing UK-Israel tech partnership between the two countries, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The $100 Million Funding Secret

Inc Startups

A serial entrepreneur who has raised $100 million in his lifetime explains exactly how he did it. I often help entrepreneurs raise money from investors. I'm not a venture capitalist or investment banker, but I have raised millions of dollars for companies I've started, so I know what works.

Essential Development Questions for Startups: The Questions Founders Need to Answer for Product Development, Web Strategy, Marketing, and More

Early Growth Financial Services

by Tony Karrer Originally published on SoCal CTO Almost every day I’m talking to early stage startup founders (see Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions) about what they plan to do. I tend to ask a lot of questions, challenge aspects, make suggestions.

4 Ways to Ask For a Customer Meeting

Inc Startups

There's a real art to getting on a potential customer's calendar. Here's one strategy from sales guru Barry Rhein. Let's suppose you've just made contact with a potential customer, perhaps at a networking event or in a cold call.

George Orwell Talks To Us From The Future About a Free and Open Internet

Feld Thoughts

I thought this was a powerful and clever video about the risks to the free and open Internet. It’s worth a watch with an appropriate cynical and concerned view. I was happy to see Google launch their Take Action site last week about a Free and Open Internet.

One Choice You Shouldn't Force Employees to Make

Inc Startups

You want dedicated workers--all business owners do. But workaholics? Here's why you don't want to encourage those. Over the past few months, I steered away from the women-still-can't-have-it-all debate. Rather than read another rant, I observed a hiatus from the topic.

Eight Year-End “Must-Dos” For Entrepreneurs And Small Business Owners

YoungUpstarts

by Bill McBean, author of “ The Facts of Business Life: What Every Successful Business Owner Knows that You Don’t “ All year long you’ve been in frantic motion. You’ve put out fires. Solved employee snafus and issues. Juggled conflicting priorities.

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'I Was Not Exuding Huge Amounts of Confidence'

Inc Startups

On one day Cyrus Massoumi went door-to-door hawking ZocDoc, the doctor-appointment scheduling site, security guards kicked him out

12 Questions: Meet Ana Grigoriu (Germany)

crowdSPRING Blog

In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a better community.

3 Ways To Keep Your Best Customers

Inc Startups

You've got three ways to keep your best customers on board. Here's how to manage each. In my last column, we discussed three types of customers, categorized by the type and strength of the attachment they have to your company.

deCODE Genetics $400 Million Acquisition Good News For Icelandic Startup Scene

ArcticStartup

Iceland has a population probably around the size of your capital city's suburbs, but that hasn't prevented it from producing some innovative companies.

4 Ways to Embrace Big Data

Inc Startups

Here's a handful of useful tools to collect the kind of data you need to make better business decisions. I've spent most of the last four months finishing the manuscript for my fifth book , Too Big to Ignore: The Business Case for Big Data.

Student Innovators | Stronger Bike Helmet, Made of Cardboard, Inspired by a Woodpecker

Campus Entrepreneurship

This article shows how unbelievably innovative students can be, Kranium Design (lighter, stronger, safer) via GOOD IS (make sure you watch video): When Anirudha Surabhi was a grad student at the Royal College of Art in London, he was in a bike accident.

Can You Manage and Lead?

Inc Startups

Management and leadership are often seen as two mutually exclusive responsibilities. As if start-ups can afford that. As an academic I love dichotomies. They stretch the imagination, help us avoid subtlety, and enhance focused debate.

What’s on your Flipboard?

Jeff Hilimire

Always curious to see what apps people have, what tools and hardware they use, and what sites or publications they like keeping up with.

4 Tips to Take Your Company to the Next Level

Inc Startups

Stuck at a plateau? Here are four things that could help your business reach new heights. You've built a pretty good company. You're finally turning a modest profit. But now you seem to be stuck in a holding pattern. Have you reached your capacity or is there a way to take things to the next level?

Scientists create artificial brain with 2.3m simulated neurons

The Equity Kicker

One of Ray Kurzweil’s central predictions is that we will create software that emulates the human mind by reverse engineering the human brain.

6 Tips for Maximizing Corporate Gifting

Inc Startups

Don't let your corporate holiday gifts go unnoticed. Follow these tips to properly show your appreciation. Do you want to show your appreciation to business partners with a gift this year? Skip the cheap branded pens and make it count!

Nordic Telecom Gets Capital Injection From Open Ocean Capital

ArcticStartup

Nordic Telecom , a cloud-based communication technologies company, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Open Ocean Capital. When we talked to Nordic Telecom last September, they had gained 200 customers and were growing steadily without any outside capital injections.

The Most Talked About Business Moves of 2012

Inc Startups

This year some businesses fell out of favor with the entrepreneurial gods, while others basked in their glory. See who came out of 2012 on top. It seems like this year some businesses fell out of favor with the entrepreneurial gods, while others basked in their glory.

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'Heavy-Handed Sales Messaging Just Doesn't Work Any More'

Inc Startups

The trick to generating sales with social media, says Likeable CEO Dave Kerpen, is to use natural human language. Here's how

The Skinny on Equity-Based Crowdfunding Opportunities

Growthink Blog

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (called the JOBS Act) was passed with support from Republicans and Democrats alike and signed by President Obama in April 2012.

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Meet Aviary: The Start-up Powering Twitter's Photo Filter

Inc Startups

Twitter debuted its own photo filter this week. Here's the start-up behind the new photo editing tool. Aviary is the scrappy New York-based photo editing start-up you've probably never heard of. The company has pivoted twice in its 11-year history--and apparently the pivots paid off.