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First Impressions Matter: The Importance of Great Visual Design


People make snap judgements. It takes only 1/10th of a second to form a first impression about a person, and websites are no different. It takes 2.6

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How To Hire Hackers: A Realistic Guide For Startups


The following is a guest post by Iris Shoor. She's a co-founder at Takipi , a new startup looking to change the way developers work in the cloud.

The Real Cost of Bad Bosses

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Infographic: Crummy bosses aren't just a pain; they're bad for business. But how bad? We've found the stats--and it's not pretty

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A new model for understanding the stages of a startup

The Startup Toolkit

The language we use for startup stages (discovery, validation, customer creation, company building) is abstract. The lines are blurry. 20 clients?

Tony Hsieh: 'I Fire Those Who Don't Fit Our Company Culture'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Tony Hsieh won't hire stellar candidates if they don't fit the Zappos culture--and he fires those who don't inspire it

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Grow Your Company as Big as Zappos: 7 Tips From Tony Hsieh

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Tony Hsieh, serial entrepreneur and CEO of, offers leadership advice for fast-growing companies. His rationale isn't just touchy-feely.

How to sell your startup


As a VC, I have a simple motive for investing: get out for way more than I paid. My fund only makes money when we sell our companies. So, it’s all about exits. You will often hear that the best companies are bought not sold. That’s b t. Do customers just show up and buy your product? Do investors just show up and offer to give you money?

11 Ways to Sleep Better at Night

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You're a 24/7 entrepreneur. But you need to get some shuteye. Here's how to make the sleep you do get a whole lot better. For others it's family.

7 Social Collaboration and Accountability Tools

Duct Tape Marketing

This post is one in a series of tips for making your small business run better and is sponsored by UPS. photo credit: eldeeem via photopin cc.

Online Education Race Heats Up

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

2U announces the upcoming launch of online undergraduate courses from schools including Duke, Northwestern, and Vanderbilt. Louis. ”

[Infographic] How Small Businesses Get Funding


One of the greatest challenges faced by entrepreneurs is raising sufficient funds to start, continue or even expand the business.

The Entrepreneur's Creed

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Start-up founders follow their own code of laws. Here are nine of their commandments. Entrepreneurs are an irreverent group who follow their own code.

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Video and Yahoo

Mucker Lab

Sometimes, the quickest way to lose credibility is to tell people who are a lot smarter, accomplished and experienced than you are what they should be doing instead with their time. This is one of those times. But sometimes I just can’t help myself. Besides, I don’t have too much (credibility or fame or money)

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The World's Dumbest Sales Mistake

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A simple technique to make certain that people actually read your sales-oriented emails. How are we doing today!) makes most people want to puke.

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How long should I work on my startup every day?

Startup Noodle

There are days, when you are saying to yourself: “Today will be a good day. I can accomplish so much. I’ve got tons of exciting things to do that will boost my Start up and take it to a whole new place. “ Here are some of the task you accomplish during [.]. General Start up Time management

Why You Need to Get Your Hands Dirty

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When a start-up grows to a larger company, strong leaders should stay hands on. As they say, the best form of management is to lead by doing.

10 Tips to Help a Business Leader Quit While on Top

Startup Professionals Musings

For most business leaders, their current role is not where they intend to stay until they die. Aging despots. Comeback kids. Graceful exiters. Fortune?

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4 Cheap Ways to Find Sales Superstars

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How to find top salespeople--without hiring a recruiter A first-class sales team can make the difference between a company’s success and failure.

The New Marketing Machine

Duct Tape Marketing

Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from Aaron Dun – Enjoy! Don’t Fall Into a Dinner Party”. link]. Just ask.

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Raising Kids, Building a Business: Lessons From the Front

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

One entrepreneur finds that building a business and raising kids have much in common. I didn’t really think it through at the time. Invest.

New Boulder Startup Genome Map

David Cohen

Be part of an awesome opportunity to help connect entrepreneurs, investors and resources in Boulder’s startup community. Startup Colorado , the Silicon Flatirons Center , Startup Genome , and Foundry Group have collaborated to develop the Startup Genome map , a curated social startup map for Colorado. Report inaccuracies. Become a curator.

Don't Let Your Blog Get You in Trouble

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Think the First Amendment protects you and your business when you write about yourself? Not exactly. These people are almost always wrong. Wrong!

OutboundEngine Launches with $1.6M Series A

Austin Startup

OutboundEngine, the platform enabling independent professionals to nurture their customer relationships through automated, customized email and social media services, emerged from stealth mode today and announced it had closed a $1.6 million Series A investment round from top tier investors. Digital Funding OutboundEngine

3 Mistakes You Need to Avoid When Starting Up

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Founders look back at the biggest slip-ups they made when starting their companies--so you can avoid their mistakes. Guessing on price. "I

The Starting Point to ALL Success

Growthink Blog

At some point, virtually all of us become 100% focused on the short-term and lose sight of our long-term visions. So how do you do this? You can't.

Brightbox: Turning an Idea Into a Start-up

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

moment. At a recent Inc. These entrepreneurs offer some valuable insights about turning an interesting idea into a legitimate business. The "Aha!"

Interview with Anthony Smith, Founder and CEO of Insightly

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Anthony Smith is founder and CEO of Insightly , a customer relationship management software for small businesses. How do you handle your. AS: Critical.

Small Business Owners Expect Growth in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A new study reveals that small business owners expect to hire and increase revenue in the coming year despite trepidations about the national economy.

€2 Million Goes To For International Growth


Some notable examples are Weebly and Edicy (From Estonia), who opened shop in 2006 and 2007 respectively. million with a profit of €400 000.

Take Coffee Grounds. Add Spores. See Success Sprout.

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

With their popular mushroom kits, Back to the Roots' founders Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez are restoring the connection between people and food.

What are the regulatory barriers preventing the emergence of a liquid market for equity in seed stage startups?


Parts of the answer are that (a) there are enormous regulatory requirements relating to secondary markets, and (b) there are no analysts tracking private company stocks. original post can be found on Quora @ : [link] *. Uncategorized equity markets government regulation regulatory barriers Secondary markets

When Special Interest Groups Attack

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You have not fully appreciated the entrepreneurial journey until you've gone up against a special interest group. It was ugly.

Russian And Finnish Prime Ministers Meet At Renovated Startup Sauna Space


Startup Sauna has been traveling to and accepting teams from Russia for 2.5 years now. During the trip Medvedev even instagramed the following picture.

Secret to Video That Drives Traffic (& Business)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Don't just produce a video about your company executives, says Alison Provost, founder of video company TouchStorm. Do something else entirely