Mon.Nov 26, 2012

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10 Rules of Thumb for Startup Investment Valuation

Startup Professionals Musings

I’ve written about this before, but it’s a mysterious subject, and I’m always learning more. Assign real value to intellectual property.

Distill Your Message To as Few Words as Possible

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Your customers are constantly being bombarded with new information. Simplicity has never been more powerful. Nothing's simple anymore. Think about it.

Cubes Are For Squares: The Startup/Corporate Matrix – Where Do You Fit?


By Melissa Thompson , CEO of Talk Session. Everyone wants his or her dream job, but few have the courage to take big risks. And for them, it is.

Feeling Negative? How to Overcome It

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Your negative emotions are powerful guides to what needs to change in your life. However, it's inevitable that you'll also feel some negative emotions.

How to Communicate Your Core Difference

Duct Tape Marketing

Lacking this, you have a recipe to compete on price, plain and simple. Today’s post in part three of a three-part series on marketing strategy.

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Bezos’s Insistence on Full Narrative Prose

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Bezos said this in explaining the approach: “Full sentences are harder to write,” he says. They have verbs. The paragraphs have topic sentences.


4 Decision-Making Mistakes to Avoid

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Every day you must make decisions large and small. Here's what's keeping you from making them more confidently. Then forget everything else.

Early Stage Entrepreneurs Don't Need a Business Plan, They Need a Battle Plan!

Small Business Force

And, it's, usually, out-of-date about eight seconds after it's completed. But why do entrepreneurs do it? The Entrepreneur's Yoda knows these things.

3 Tips for Coming Up With Start-Up Ideas

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

At Y Combinator, Paul Graham has seen some of the best start-up ideas of the past few years. Now he shares where they usually come from.

Don't Ever Use Fundraising Advisors

Babbling VC

I was on stage this weekend at the Slovak Startup Awards and was asked a question I've heard many times. A founder asked whether they should use an advisor to help raise their first round of external money and if so, whom? My fellow panel member answered positively, recommending advisors and specifically if trying to raise money internationally.

A Conflict-Free Organization Isn't Great. It's Near Death

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Great organizations aren't devoid of conflict; they embrace it. Many business leaders imagine that success is harmonious, and creativity friction-free.

Kathy Sierra – Building the Minimum Badass User

Business of Software Blog

This is a summary of Kathy Sierra’s Business of Software 2012 presentation. Getting Customers. “Funding?,” The Facebook economy.

Small Business Saturday By the Numbers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Consumers preferred big-box stores on Black Friday. That's a possible $2,500,000 in free money. It's good for the Berkshire economy.

Is Your Business Giving You the Results You Want?

Growthink Blog

Take this short quiz to find out: Are your revenues growing month after month without fail? Are your profits rising, and allowing you to pay yourself enough money to spend freely on the things you want? Do you have plenty of customers, with no need to get more? Do your employees care as much about the success of your organization as you do?

Getting Back to Work - Multi-Dimensional Entrepreneurs

Seeing Both Sides

"I can't wait to get back to work. This fundraising is a real drag on my day job.". Startup CEO raising capital. I love the CEOs I work with.

The Collaborative Web: Github is the New Flickr

This is going to be BIG.

I can't take credit for this meme, even though I've already invested in it.twice. Once with Docracy, once with a super cool company launching in the first quarter of 2013.). He said that Flickr taught us all about social applications--and gave birth to Web 2.0 Not only are people looking for more--they're looking to accomplish more with their lives.

How Entrepreneurs Should Dress

Mike Michalowicz

Clothes, Will Make Or Break The Man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” In other words, looks matter. Playing It Safe.

“How My Blog Business Works” Web Strategy Summit Video Presentation by Yaro Starak

Last week I presented at the Web Strategy Summit in Brisbane. The organisers of the event, Adam and Toby , invited me to come in and do a short presentation of 18 minutes, then a 10 minute question and answer session. There were about 100 attendees. I blame TED talks for popularising the short presentation format.

Metrics and Compensation for SaaS Inside Sales

For Entrepreneurs

Building for Success SaaS SaaS inside sales SaaS sales SaaS Sales Compensation SaaS sales management

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[Infographic] Global Trade Set To Grow More in 2013: Alibaba


The world is already very well connected, but we’re set to become even more global than before come 2013.

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4 Year-End Tax Moves for Investors

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Tis the season to review your tax strategy. If you haven't already, look at your personal portfolio and consider these four tweaks before 2013.

2 Restaurant´s Tricks that Will Boost your Company's Sales


These are some of the tricks used by the best restaurants for you to spend more and how to apply them to increase the sales of your business.

Web Of Trust Raises €1 Million


Helsinki-based Web Of Trust announced they have raised €1 million investment led by Inventure, the cross-border VC group based in Finland and China.

Negotiation: How to Play the Doomsday Strategy

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Threatening impending doom--like the so-called fiscal cliff--can be a risky, yet effective, negotiation strategy. Do not bluff. Avoid creating a panic.

Legal Challenges Related To Crowdfunding: Volume 2


Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Antti Hemmilä, a Specialist Partner at Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd. Friends, Family … the Crowd? Disclaimer.

More Help for Sandy-Affected Businesses

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a new grant program for small businesses still struggling with hurricane damages.

Clothes Or The Lack Of Them Will Make Or Break The Man

Mike Michalowicz

Clothes, Will Make Or Break The Man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” In other words, looks matter. Know Your Audience.

5 Ways Washington Can Help Innovation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Manufacturers know that making commodity products is not the key to success. Only innovation will distinguish us from our global competitors.

Social Q&A Network From Riga With 9 Million Daily Uniques - Ask.Fm


? is a service where anybody can ask you questions directly or anonymously, and has seen explosive growth. million 2 years after launch. ?.

VCs Debate the Consumer Web Start-up Landscape

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

After a report revealed a lack of follow-on investments for consumer web start-ups, venture investors were quick to blog and tweet their opinions.


KQED Forum + conference update + a chance to win tickets

Startup Lessons Learned

I've done a seemingly endless stream of TV, radio, podcasts, webinars, hangouts in the past year. And I've mostly refrained from posting about them here, but today I'm making an exception. Plus, I have very cool conference updates (our full conference program + more than 300 simulcast locations!) FM or 89.3 How fast? Scullin, Alphabet Energy, Inc.

Is It Time to Sell Your Company?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You've built a valuable company that's attractive to potential buyers. How do you cash in without selling out? Honestly, no.

Austin Tech Happy Hour on Thursday

Austin Startup

Does it seem crazy to be talking about holiday parties already? Especially since it’s going to be 82 and sunny in Austin today. We’ve scheduled ours for Thursday, November 29th so that we can set the bar for all the other holiday parties you will attend this season! Plus we’re pretty sure that we won’t [.].

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25 First Round Capital Cyber Monday Deals

Redeye VC

And we put together a small site showcasing these exclusive Cyber Monday offers. And no - this isn't meant to replace our annual holiday video.