Fri.Jan 25, 2013

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Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program

Feld Thoughts

I read the announcement today that Canada has just launched a Start-Up Visa Program. By doing so, they are saying to the world “welcome immigrant entrepreneurs – please come start your business in Canada.” While in some cases this has improved the interpretation of the rules, we are still totally missing the boat here in the US.

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15 Ways to Be Happier at Work

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Learn how to manage your own emotions and the emotions of those around you. Here's how: 1. Like this post?

I Am A Failure

Mike Michalowicz

So you are a failure, huh? Let me get one thing off of my virtual chest right now: You’re not. I realize you may be experiencing failure. Abuse?

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Think Big: How to Find Better Ideas

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Do all your ideas seem small and boring? Here's a different approach plus three tips that will get you to the BIG idea. It's not surprising.

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Selecting a Venture Partner (And Avoiding Killing Your Business)

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

These lists vary depending on the stage of the deal and can range from your articles of incorporation to detailed customer calls. This is a good thing.

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Note to Self: If I'm Not Getting Paid, I Really Don't Have a Business!

Small Business Force

So, Mr. Entrepreneur, when's the last time you took a paycheck? Is this what you signed up for?Wasn't Okay, you can all stop nodding your heads now.

5 Reasons to Blow Up Your Current Website

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Be honest: Is that Web design as attractive as it was five years ago? Here are key signs it might be time to rebuild. This one is a no-brainer.

Marketing Is a Habit, Not an Event

Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing podcast with John Jantsch. photo credit: Russ Neumeier via photopin cc. With that in mind, you must view marketing as a habit.

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Use Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to Find (and Vet) New Hires

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

On social networks, you can learn what prospective candidates are like long before you meet them, says Dave Kerpen, co-founder of Likeable Media

Xconomy Is Looking For A Writer In Boulder / Denver

Feld Thoughts

Xconomy is coming to Colorado – specifically Boulder and Denver. They are looking for a writer for the Colorado beat. See the request below. The job will probably be part-time at first, hopefully building quickly to full time as we build our business in Colorado. You can learn more about us here.) Related articles. Bring Xconomy to Boulder.

3 Rules to Work By: Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This time-management whiz says the real reason entrepreneurs feel time-strapped is simple: They honor everyone else's priorities. to 6 p.m. RealLifeE

10 Cashflow Mistakes to Avoid

Early Growth Financial Services

On the road to “cashflow positive,” there are many obstacles. I see startups sabotaging themselves all the time. By not really understanding and monitoring your cashflow, you may be inadvertently creating serious cashflow problems. Not using a GAAP accounting system. It’s that simple. If you don’t have a system in place, you’re just flying blind.

3 Keys to Growth From Marissa Mayer

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

From the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, the Yahoo CEO talks about the importance of design, culture, and innovation. It matters. "I she said. "I

Entrepreneurs Can’t Win By Pushing Their Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

True leaders realize that, by definition, the word "leader" places the leader at the front, and not the rear. It’s pushing. Get over it.

Get Inside Your Customers' Heads: 3 Ways

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Find new ways to mine the most important insights to improve the customer experience. Make better use of your data. This is where innovation comes in.

Joining FreshBooks


When I entered the startup World in the late 90s I set a goal for myself to become a VC in ten years. It took me eleven, but in late 2010 I achieved that goal joining Real Ventures. I’ve had a great run at Real. We have been Canada’s most active seed venture fund with almost forty venture investments. All good. It is a truly special company.

7 Reasons You Need a Mentor

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

And as your venture grows, odds are good that you'll need help with different things in broad categories like strategy, finance, people and product.

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Startups and intellectual property: how much is a muse worth?

High Contrast

Startup founder agreements has been the top post on my blog for a long time. The post has become much more valuable due to the many interesting questions & situations described in the comments. Every now and then, a comment merits its own post: I have a question regarding IP rights. The question is whose idea is it and who owns an IP for it?

3 Ways to Stay Ahead of the Competition

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here are three tips on keeping your company competitive with innovation. There's no time to rest when you're building a business. the category.

Immediately this is my new favorite website: On Doers

Jeff Hilimire

Love this new site, On Doers. Mostly because its a great idea, but secondarily because the first post is connected to six of my favorite things: 1. Tavani. Cummings. Scoutmob. Atlanta. Dancing Goats. 100 million. What’s not to love? I’ll be following this religiously. Well done, MT. Start-ups Technology

Why You Should (Probably) Hire Specialists

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Think you want a well-rounded rsum? New research suggests the more valuable hire might be someone who can do one thing--but do it really well.

Twitter Link Roundup #163 – 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.

In Promotions, Beware the Dark Side

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Before you fast track an employee for promotion, take a moment to ponder the dark side of her positive personality traits. Namely, ours.

Suitcase Startup: One man’s journey to London to launch a startup, armed with just a suitcase and dream

The Next Web

Starting today on The Next Web, we’re running a new video series, Suitcase Startup. So, here’s episode one.

Drupal Founder: 3 Unusual Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Drupal founder Dries Buytaert explains how he encourages his team to meet hugely-ambitious goals

[Infographic] Transforming Big Data Into Actionable Insight


There’s been a lot of talk about big data recently, and with good reason. There’s a huge amount of data being thrown about – 2.7

Washington D.C. Gets New (Possible) Tech Hub

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Once viewed as unfriendly to start-ups, the nation's capital looks to renew its reputation as a home for founders. ’s Acceleprise."

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VC's Meet 26 Finnish Companies At Enterprise Finland Venture Forum


Let’s face it, at most events the actual investors are usually a minority but most startups are looking for just that - money. Oh, almost forgot.

Someone Is Taking Credit for Your Idea! Now What?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Giving credit where credit's due is essential to business success. Unfortunately, it doesn't always happen. Happens all the time, doesn't it?

Apple’s innovation challenge

The Equity Kicker

This chart from Venturebeat shows how Apple’s first quarter revenues broke down (total $55bn). Apple

Know Your Customers, Or Else

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Going global? Get ready to master a web of regulations, or face steep penalties. Part of a day's work? economic leadership or domestic security.

The Five-Minute Guide to Creating Open Office Hours with Google Calendar

Kevin Dewalt

Summary : If you have a Google Apps Account, Google Calendar Appointments feature is the fastest way to manage your open office hours. My Workflow.

Ruzwana Bashir, Founder of Peek: Things I Can't Live Without

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Check out this travel maven's trip essentials. This year, Bashir plans to expand to Miami and New York. Here are three of her go-to travel items. --As

To Inspire Your People – Purpose Must be A Priority


If you don’t know the purpose of your efforts, you certainly won’t be able to inspire your team to success. You are the leader. Grow together.