Fri.Dec 21, 2012

Why Malls Are Getting Mauled

Jeff Jordan

Online is clearly taking share from brick and mortar…this is likely to continue. International Council of Shopping Centers, last week. America has too many malls.

The City of Orlando and the Workday contract

deal architect

The Orlando Sentinel ran a story “Vendors complain after Orlando spends $ 8.7m on software without bids” I sent the reporter and the Editor this email “I read your article and would like to share some reactions. I am a. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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Want to Win? Be Smart and Clever

Inc Startups

Millions of people are smart. To truly excel, you need to kick it up a notch. We've all seen smart people lose to clever people. I know I have. Not that I'm smart. Work with me for a bit.) Years ago I raced motorcycles.

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Twitter Link Roundup #159 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more!

Super Charge Your Energy at Work: 10 Ways

Inc Startups

Feeling tired at work? Forget the triple shot latte and try these 10 tips instead. You'll be raring to go! You may have read the stats. Workplace productivity is up and employment is down. That can only mean that fewer people are in the workplace but now they have to work harder and longer.

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[Infographic] Entrepreneurial Spirit And Education


The Kauffman Foundation (2011) reported that only 320 out of every 100,000 adults set up new businesses in the United States – which shows that while many actually consider taking the plunge, most of them don’t actually end up doing it.

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Boulder Startup Community

David Cohen

With the help of some friends, I threw together The Hitchhikers Guide to the Boulder Startup Community.

Dan Pink: To Sell is Human. The surprising truth about moving others

Business of Software Blog

While this was the last talk at Business of Software 2012, we are publishing it first as Dan Pink is just releasing the book - To Sell is Human - and despite not being published until December 31st it is already a number one bestseller. Nice work Dan. Like it or not, we’re all in sales now. A survey of over 7000 working Americans found that they spent 41% of their time convincing or persuading people to give up something they value for something they offered.

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Why Everyone's an Incubator Now

Inc Startups

From Microsoft to PayPal, it seems every day another business launches an incubator. Here's what's motivating them to get in the game. These days, it seems, there's an incubator for everything.

Supercell Is Bigger Than Electronic Arts In Terms Of Monthly iOS Revenue


App Annie’s data for November is in and for the first time Supercell is now in first place, surpassing the gaming giant, EA, in terms of monthly iOS revenue. “I I am out of words. Supercell was the largest publisher on the Apple platform in November, measured by revenue. And with just two apps!”

5 Tips to Become a Click Magnet

Inc Startups

Living on the edge of the Web is no place for an ambitious start-up. Get noticed and boost your pageviews with these tips. How do you make your company a click magnet--without venturing into shady, underhanded tactics? I asked a few search engine experts to share their secrets.

The Antifragile Startup


Nassim Nicholas Taleb is idiosyncratic, smug, and self indulgent; but you can’t deny he comes up with some gems. The Black Swan was one; Antifragile is another.

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2 Women Serial Entrepreneurs Tell All

Inc Startups

Susan Leger Ferraro, founder of an early-childhood schools chain, and Laura Fitton, digital business owner, irreverently detail what has helped them most along the way. Keep your equity in your pocket. Help out your mentor. That advice and more emerged during an Inc.

Are You Taking Advantage of Your Awesomeness

Duct Tape Marketing

As we come to the end of another year I wanted to send a very simple message of thanks. There’s no Holiday Sale, free shipping or act now call to action in today’s post. Today I just want to share the short video above that I hope you find contains some inspiration.

Start-ups Set Out to Solve Mobile Data Crunch

Inc Startups

Need a good start-up opportunity? The mobile space is primed for anyone who can figure out how to relieve cell networks of data overload. We're living in a time when there's more demand for mobile data than physics will allow. There is, after all, only so much radio frequency spectrum available.

How To Get More Business From Existing Clients

Mike Michalowicz

More Business From Existing Clients. The easiest way to quickly grow your top line (and your bottom line for that matter) is by generating more business from existing clients.

Your Business Is Not Your Baby

Inc Startups

It's an investment--yours and perhaps others'. When you start thinking that way, you'll have made a crucial shift. Great start-up entrepreneurs are self-absorbed, heavy-ego machines.

“You Need to Sacrifice Almost Everything to Achieve Your Goal”

Scott Edward Walker

Welcome to our weekly series “ Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.” Each week, we share a favorite video clip to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs. Because we know how tough it is being an entrepreneur; and whether you’re launching a venture, trying to execute your business model or raising funds, you need a little juice to help you push the ball forward. I hope these videos are a little juice. Cheers, Scott. link].

Your Worst Enemy? You (& That's a Good Thing)

Inc Startups

This entrepreneur talks about how being his own worst enemy actually worked to his benefit--and it still does. When I was a young man, I joined a couple of early stage start-ups. One of them actually made it. So what did I do? I went head-to-head with the CEO and got fired.

The Mobile Enterprise in 2013: Getting Down to Business

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Over the last 12 months, there have been a handful of acquisitions of mobile start-ups like RapSphere * (by Appsense), Nukona (by Symantec) and most recently Zenprise (by Citirix) that help enterprises better manage mobile devices. In the consumer world, the newness of mobile has, for the most part, worn off as everyone from teenagers to grandmothers now proudly carry smartphones, using apps and taking photos wherever they go.

Best Advice I Ever Got: Tina Wells

Inc Startups

The founder and CEO of Buzz Marketing Group has been an entrepreneur for more than half of her life. A few key pieces of advice helped her stay focused--and keep growing, year after year. Tina Wells, the founder and CEO of Buzz Marketing Group, started her entrepreneurial journey at the age of 16.

If this doesn’t inspire you…

Jeff Hilimire



Your 10 Favorite Sales Source Blog Posts

Inc Startups

The 10 Sales Source posts from the past year that you liked the most. Over the past year, Sales Source has grown from an idea (it only started on in November of 2011) to become one of the world's most popular business blogs.

Will there be a Series A crunch in Europe?

The Equity Kicker

The coming Series A crunch is perhaps the hottest topic of conversation in US tech circles at the moment and the numbers in the charts above show why.

Starting Over & Starting Up: Scott Harrison

Inc Startups

Scott Harrison went from being an addict to founding charity: water, a group with a mission to give people access to clean drinking water around the world


$4 Million Investment Into Norwegian Mobile Site Conversion Startup - bMobilized.


With the new $2.5 million A funding series from Norway’s Alliance Venture, Investinor and Alden AS, the total amount invested into bMobilized is now at $4 million. The last investment was disclosed at $1.5 million and took place in April this year.

4 Things Killing Your Business (& What You Can Do About It)

Inc Startups

Before you can fix your business, you have to know what the real problems are. A good friend recently told me about major struggles she was having with her company's finances. As she tried to implement changes to prevent her business from bleeding, she encountered more and more difficulties.

The Friday Wrap-up


Happy holidays, folks! The entrepreneur's life isn't known for it's vacation days, but I hope most of you are going to use the holidays as an excuse for some downtime. Our festive holiday image is by Graphic Designer Pekka Kaukalo. I also want to point you guys to the #ArcticRumors hashtag.

Editors' Picks: Our Top Videos of 2012

Inc Startups

Before the year's out, catch our standout videos of the last 12 months. Richard Branson, Barbara Corcoran, Alexis Ohanian, Gary Vaynerchuk--and more. Over the holidays be sure to watch Inc.'s s best videos of the year.

The three types of advice


So I occasionally read suspense novels to break up the relative monotony of constant business books. A sentence in the one I am currently reading caught my eye. There are three types of advice,” the wise White House Senior Counsel to the President told the young White House attorney.


3D Printing Has a Bright Future With Dark Problems

Inc Startups

DIY gunsmithing is just one potential issue 3D printer companies must decide how to handle. But there are many more risks on the horizon. In the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn., many organizations have felt compelled to react, to do something. Among those is MakerBot.

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My 2013 predictions

deal architect

are - - - That’s right, they are blank. My visit to the Mayan ruins at Tulum last weekend affected me deeply. While we smugly make fun of their end of world today prediction, I was in awe that their. Little to do with IT, but interesting


Economic Uncertainty Will Continue to Stymie M&A Activity in 2013

Inc Startups

Steve Krouskos, who heads up global M&A advisory at Ernst & Young, expects it will continue to be tough to sell your business next year

The Funding Cliff

Mark Birch

There has been this recent obsession with this unfolding story of the Series A Crunch. Now we have data that shows “incontrovertible proof” that there is indeed a growing funding shortfall between seed stage startups and Series A startups.