Sun.Jan 27, 2013

6 Things You Need to Pivot Successfully

Instigator Blog

Pivot. We’re all familiar with the word — and many people now roll their eyes when they hear it. The word has been bastardized, overused, and taken out of context. But it doesn’t mean pivots aren’t important. Dont hate the word, hate the people that use it incorrectly and ignore its importance. Pivot. Say it with me. Pivot. Pivot. Pivot. Recently, I did a presentation on pivoting: what it means, why it’s important, and how to do it properly.

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The Third Way

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

What do you do when you don't want to sell your company and you don't want to go public either? We've been discussing this issue here at AVC for a long time. I think back to this post from 2008 , almost five years ago now, as the kickoff of this long running conversation.

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Startup Life – Operation Win A Dinner With Us

Feld Thoughts

My newest book, Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur , that I wrote with my wife Amy Batchelor , is shipping. As a result, I’m activating Operation Win A Dinner With Us today. Between now and Saturday (2/2/13), if you order a copy of Startup Life , you will be entered into a random drawing. I’m going to pick two random winners – one for orders from Amazon and one for orders from BarnesandNoble.com.

How to Sell Your Ideas

Life Beyond Code

Getting new ideas is reasonably easy. Here are ten ideas to get new ideas. Selling any idea is hard. First, let us talk about how ideas die prematurely. How Ideas Die Prematurely. Most ideas die in your mind. In fact, here is an over-simplified representation of the journey of ideas. Random Chatter.

Should You Bother Targeting the Tech Blogs for Your PR Campaigns?

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve started a recent series on PR at startups since I get asked for advice on this topic so often. I will put the full list of posts here. The start of this series was, Should Your Startup Announce Funding ?

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Top Floor Relationships Make For a Top Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

In the world of entrepreneurs and startups, high level relationships are everything. You can’t start a business alone. You need partners, team members, investors, vendors, and customers. But people don’t realize that all relationships are not the same.

How to Maximize Results in the Art of Persuasion

Gust

Howard Gardner photo via TheDish.org. Being a good entrepreneur means being able to effectively convince an investor that you have a great idea, persuade partners that your approach is right, and convince potential customers that the solution is right for them.

A Look Back On VC Cafe’s Journey Since 2005

VC Cafe

VC Cafe turned seven! in this post I cover the journey of starting VC Cafe, the highs and downs along the way, and the path I followed to evolve it from a news reporting blog to a site that provides founders with practical advice. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The top 10 elements of a hot office

The Next Web

There comes a time in every employee’s life when they see the light. The light of the soft-bulb, diamond shaped desk lamp that illuminates the sudden realization.

Adaloo Ad Network Review: What’s All the Buzz About?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

What is Adaloo? Adaloo is the latest advertising network to create a buzz in the online marketing space, and I’m not using the term create a buzz lightly.

Lean Business Tips: Hiring Contractors for Fun and Profit(ability)

crowdSPRING Blog

We write often about ways small business can reduce expense, increase productivity, and operate more efficiently through a lean approach to marketing, technology, and operations. Today I want to write briefly about a strategy we have used to very good effect when hiring new workers: outsource. When we hear that word, we typically envision massive call centers or bucket shops filled with developers writing code half-way across the world.

Taking the VC role when raising funds for your startup

Startup Noodle

Note from Shlomo: The original post was written last week and took a couple of days to collect all materials for it. So, this didn’t really happen yesterday but a week ago. ooouchh, yesterday was a tiring day. I got the chance to manage the largest class we ever had on [.]. General

The Kaepernick Of Startups?

massive greatness

Last year, Alex Smith led the San Francisco 49ers to The NFC Championship Game. They were one (or two) muffed punts from making the Super Bowl.

The 7 Jaw-Dropping Stats That Will Radically Change Your Local Marketing

Mike Michalowicz

Not yet sold on the impact of the Internet on your business? Consider this: Hungry? Restaurants with a 3.5 star rating on Yelp are 63 percent more likely to be full than a restaurant with a 3 star rating. A whopping 88 percent of consumers who search for a business on a mobile device, buy or visit that business within 24 hours. It’s 8 times more cost effective to bring back an existing customer than to find a new one.

Ten Simple Things You Should Do This Data Privacy Day

YoungUpstarts

Data Privacy Day takes place today, 28 January 2013. It’s a good time for us digital natives to assess how we are sharing and managing our personal information online.

Conflicting Life Goals

Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur

The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself. Garth Brooks. Cognitive dissonance is the feeling of discomfort when simultaneously holding two or more conflicting ideas, goals or values.

[Singapore] Networking And Learning New Skills More Important Than Pay Raise: Singaporeans

YoungUpstarts

Money makes the world go round, but it may not be the most important thing when it comes to professional careers.

Tech Startups: We are on our own.

VentureWoods

I remember this TED talk by Hans Rosling as he echoed the sentiments that I’ve heard working closely with Market Research firms: Even with quantitative data, you have to be careful because as much as they are hard numbers, they usually are averages of two extremes – and the markets are full of extremities.

New Affiliate Marketing Record: $5,800 in 1 Day!

TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

If you read my blog post yesterday, you’ll know that I set a new personal record on my affiliate marketing campaigns by bringing in $4,120 in a single day. At the end of the post, the very last paragraph finished with: "Now the question is, when will I break that record? It took 7-months to break my previous one, but I’m hoping it won’t take that long to break this one. I’m thinking that I might break it within 2 months, but we’ll have to wait and see."

chaganomics.blogspot.com: FTT - Europe's Financial Transaction Tax

Chaganomics

All Hail Mighty Europe!! As the EU strengthens ties and moves towards an even closer union, recent talk about a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) has been heralded as the all new EU revenue generator. And while taxation of

WORSHIP SUNDAY: Let It Rise performed by Big Daddy Weave - I had.

Mark Birch

WORSHIP SUNDAY: Let It Rise performed by Big Daddy Weave - I had been hearing that song Redeemed by Alabama based Big Daddy Weave pretty much incessantly on the Christian radio stations over the past few months. It is solid song and all, but I prefer what they have done earlier on, so it seems like a good time to post some of their tunes. Today I am feeling the need for a big worship song.

chaganomics.blogspot.com: Yellowtail's Woes

Chaganomics

YT counts on the US market for 75% of sales. That's crazy. Read about the debacle here - [link

Tech Startups: We are on our own.

VentureWoods

I remember this TED talk by Hans Rosling as he echoed the sentiments that I’ve heard working closely with Market Research firms: Even with quantitative data, you have to be careful because as much as they are hard numbers, they usually are averages of two extremes – and the markets are full of extremities.