Mon.Dec 24, 2012

10 Action Items to Keep Angel Investors Hovering

Startup Professionals Musings

Every new startup I know dreams of being funded early by one of the 318,000 active Angel investors in the USA alone.

Never Try To Motivate Employees With Money

Mike Michalowicz

Money Does Not Motivate Employees. I can’t think of anything I love more than being acknowledged, unless it’s rewarded at the same time I’m being acknowledged. Employees are the same way. They love to be rewarded. Heck, we all do!

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The Future of Sales Technology

Inc Startups

Salespeople are always the early adopters. Here's where they (and you) are heading. For the past two decades, salespeople have been the early adopters of technology that's later permeated the rest of the business world.

Where Is My Search Engine Traffic?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you build it, they will come. Well, that may work for Kevin Costner and a bunch of baseball-playing ghosts, but it doesn’t really work in today’s competitive world of websites and blogs. You can build a great website, or start and maintain a great blog, and get traffic from word of mouth alone.

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New LinkedIn Profile Changes Made Easy

Inc Startups

LinkedIn keeps changing things up. Frustrating? Maybe. But if you want a power-profile make sure to check out the most recent changes. Last week I received an e-mail saying that my new LinkedIn profile was ready for updates. Rolling my eyes I thought, really? Didn't we just do this?

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Easiest Way to Win Friends and Influence People

Inc Startups

Charm is good and cleverness never hurts. But there's one very simple thing you can do to create instant rapport with someone else. It probably says more about me than I like, but I don't like to be touched, except of course by loved ones. I rarely initiate casual touching. Reach to shake hands?

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Q&A with Mangrove VC partner Michael Jackson: “You don’t build code at a party”

The Next Web

Like many top VC firms, Mangrove Capital has been increasing its focus on Berlin this past year. Last month, they put on a big party here in a venue consisting of old shipping containers – what could be more Berlin than that – as they continue their search for the next big thing.

Where to Invest Your Tech Budget

Inc Startups

Before you decide how to spend your tech dollars, check out where other companies are investing. When it comes to keeping your finger on the pulse of what's happening in technology, sometimes it's worth trying to looking at those trends from a less than obvious angle.

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Merry Christmas! by Yaro Starak

Tweet A short and sweet video message for you on Christmas day here in Australia. I hope you have a great day wherever you are and I look forward to staying in touch with you in 2013. This video is from my Yaro.TV channel , please subscribe if you haven’t already!

6 Things Savvy Business Travelers Do

Inc Startups

When you travel more than 200 days a year, you learn a few tricks. Don't leave home without these. “Good Morning Mr. Leffler, it’s great seeing you again this week!”

Happy Holidays From ArcticStartup: 2012 At A Glance


As the year comes to an end, we'd like to wish all of you a happy holiday season! For our "Christmas present" post, we'd like to share the TOP 10 most popular ArcticStartup posts of 2012.

6 Fundamentals to Minimize Growing Pains

Inc Startups

Gino Wickman's Traction, outlines a more structured approach to management that improves productivity and performance throughout the business. As a growing organization, we have faced a number of growing pains along the way, including some fundamentals such as how we are managing the business.

Seinfeld & Startups

The New York Times covered Jerry Seinfeld in yesterday's Sunday Times magazine. If you run a startup, please go read it here [link] You might think you're an artist, but you need to be a craftsman, constantly refining your work. This piece reminded me of the importance of practice, the importance of obsessing on the small details. Some people describe me as not detail oriented, but that's only some details.

Best Gift Idea? Be an Angel Investor

Inc Startups

Make an investment in someone's future. But don't seek out the founder behind the next hot start-up: Start younger and think longer term.

whitneymcn: Oh, by the way: to make up — I hope — for missing.

Mark Birch

whitneymcn : Oh, by the way: to make up — I hope — for missing cover Friday yesterday, here’s GWAR doing a cover of Kansas’ Carry On My Wayward Son. .

A Start-up Is a Team Sport

Inc Startups

The perfect team will help you build the business you've always dreamed of. Ideas have power. When you start a business, you are manifesting an idea that once lived intangibly in your mind.

{App of the Month} Square Register Makes Taking Payments Easy

Soho Solutionist

If you still have a traditional merchant account, and it works for you, keep using it. But, if you’re looking to make a change and to kick those merchant fees to the curb, give Square Register a try. Here’s how [.]. Blog apps qr code


'All You Have to Do Is Ask'

Inc Startups

Charity: water founder Scott Harrison talks about how simply asking people to help his cause grow at a rapid pace

The Problem You Solve

Constantly Learning

When you meet someone, the first question often asked is, "What do you do?" If you respond by saying, "I've founded a company," they'll respond by asking, what your company does. What they're asking is, "What problem does your business solve?". This simple question is the foundational pillar to any successful company. You should be able to explain what problem you solve in less than a dozen words. The explanation should be easily understood by any potential customer.

METAL XMAS MONDAY: God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman performed by.

Mark Birch

METAL XMAS MONDAY: God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman performed by Ronnie James Dio, Tommy Iommi, Rudy Sarzo and Simon Wright - When you think of Christmas, do you have visions of metal horns, black leather, deathly screams, and obscenely loud music? Of course you do! Thus the Metal Monday crew is rocking in the holiday season with the godfather of metal, Ronnie James Dio. Dio powered the second generation of Black Sabbath that was arguably as good as the Ozzy Osbourne era.

Danny Meyer: What to Do When an Employee Screws Up

Inc Startups

The founder of Shake Shake and Union Square Cafe on how "enlightened hospitality" guides his leadership