Wed.Nov 07, 2012

Trending Sources

5 Key Ingredients of Satisfaction for Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Building a startup is hard work for low pay, it’s risky, and it requires total responsibility to make it work. Meaningful work. Financial independence.

8 Things Wildly Successful People Do

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The most successful people in business work differently. See what they do--and why it works. They also share a number of habits: 1. They do the work.

.Net 49

Forget apps and useless startups: These four African girls have created a pee-powered generator

The Next Web

What have you built lately? All over Africa, young men and women have missioned across the country and arrived in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Skills Most Leaders Don't Have

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

We've all heard about hard skills and soft skills. Those aren't the ones that trip up leaders. Here’s what I mean. That’s even harder.

9 Ways To Make Sure Your Small Business Is Better Off Four Years From Now


Romney cares only about bankers, huge multinational corporations, and the super wealthy!”. We learned the hard way and the best way: by experience.

More Trending

Too Many Business Objectives Are Worse Than None At All

Duct Tape Marketing

This post is one in a series of tips for making your small business run better and is sponsored by UPS. An objective is a priority. return true;">.

How Tariq Farid Made Fruit Baskets a $400 Million Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Tariq Farid says his family would "still be struggling" if they were in Pakistan. Instead, he's the CEO of the very successful Edible Arrangements.

Building a Successful Habit, Successfully

Constantly Learning

In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell suggests putting 10,000 hours into something will make anyone an expert. No one gets to the top of their field unless they put-in at least 10,000 hours. To put this in perspective, 10,000 hours is: 5 years of full-time employment (10,000 Hours / 40 Hours per


If You Do One Thing on Social Media, Do This

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Aaron Aders, co-founder of Slingshot SEO, explains the first step you need to take on social media before anything else

SEO 27

Take a CopyWriter to Lunch. And an Editor to Dinner.

Up and Running

I’m a good writer. I know that. I’m proud of that. I write relatively fast, relatively finished non-fiction business writing. Google me. .

Sales 15

5 Steps to Handling a Customer Complaint

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Your employees may be turning customers away. Teach them these simple steps to navigate through a customer service issue. Don't believe me? Thank you."

The Product Manager

Seeing Both Sides

My first job after business school was serving as a product manager for an Internet commerce software company (Open Market, IPO'96).

Agile 14

Fix How You Ask For Feedback

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Want to improve your product, speech, or website? Stop asking people whether they like it. What exactly do you ask them? What do they do wrong?

How To Implement Recurring Billing In Any Business

Mike Michalowicz

Most entrepreneurs have two basic goals: (1) make money and (2) make more money. This is also referred as the subscription model. It’s that simple.

Why You Should Give Yourself a Raise

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Infographic: Research suggests entrepreneurs often take home smaller paychecks than their employees

Sifting Through the Spam: How to Ensure Your Company’s Cyber Legitimacy

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Spam is subjective. Broadly defined, it refers to all business outreach. However, there are certain things you can do to reduce that risk.

Modern Marketing: Turn Your Company Into a Magnet

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Encouraging empowering innovation

The Equity Kicker

Yesterday I wrote about the distinction between empowering innovation that creates jobs and economic growth and efficiency innovation which improves profits but destroys jobs and does little for growth. the sort that develop empowering innovations). reduce capital gains tax for assets held for a long period. Give open access to government data.

Women Are Less Likely to Negotiate Starting Salaries

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A new report shows that women are unlikely to discuss the salary for a new job unless asked. cities. per hour. per hour/ negotiable."

Top 5 Happiness Tips For Business And Sales Professionals


by J.B. They provide fertile ground on which to not only increase one’s happiness, but to maximize the efficacy of one’s sales efforts.

Why 57 Million People Voted for Mitt Romney

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Mitt Romney's campaign turned out to be a tribute to a quality every entrepreneur implicitly understands. Bush did in winning in 2000.

Innotech to Add New Women IT Conference

Austin Startup

With Innotech only a couple of days away, Matt Scherer, the public relations staff member for the Austin Innotech and our San Antonio correspondent, sat down with Amanda Justice, the chair of the 2012 Women of Information Technology Summit. Enterprise innotech

Election Behind; Fiscal Cliff Ahead

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Officials in Washington wasted no time in setting themselves heading straight toward the precipice. will send itself into a self-inflicted recession.

Chad 11

Tom Conrad

Google Ventures

Tom Conrad, CTO at Pandora , shares his inspiration for reinventing the radio. Founder Interviews


Don't Have a Schtick? Get One Now

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Richard Branson does crazy stunts. Another founder wears orange every day. Here's why adopting your own schtick could help you succeed. someday.

Have You Tested Selling Video Ads On Your Blog? by Yaro Starak

Before I tell you the background story and my own results so far with video ads, if you haven’t yet tried out CrankyAds , I recommend you give it a go. It’s a free WordPress plugin you can use to handle all advertising on your blog, and that includes offering video ads to your sponsors.

Face It: Your Employees Cheat (or Used to)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here's how you can encourage your staffers to be ethical at work (even if they haven't always been). You're looking at an office full of cheaters.

Nate Silver’s probability map vs. the actual map of the.

Mark Birch

Nate Silver’s probability map vs. the actual map of the Presidential electoral college results. Pretty close, no? (via via ilovecharts ).


What Investors Need to Hear from You

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

NYC TechStars managing director David Tisch on the start-up metrics that savvy investors watch most closely

Big Data Won the Election

Mark Birch

You could be forgiven for thinking this is the true narrative. However you are wrong. The big story is that big data won. Do you see any similarities?

4 Things Obama Should Do Before Dinner

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Obama's first priority should be helping entrepreneurs create jobs. Here's how he can get that done, fast. 2) Approve the XL Pipeline through Nebraska.

Cruz Command Article Publishing Platform Review An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

The following is a paid review for written and reviewed by Michael Kwan. It just happens to be a happy coincidence. The Free Option.

PR 1

Due Diligence: Your Last Chance to Negotiate

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Due diligence may feel routine, but it's your last chance to negotiate the sale of your company. How to get it right.

Atlanta Startup Weekend Is Back

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

So about five years ago I heard about Startup Weekend and reached out to Andrew Hyde to bring the show to Atlanta. Andrew was willing and able and with the help of a lot of folks Atlanta Startup Weekend was born in the fall of 2007. My startup sista Jen Bonnett made things happen in the Spring of 2012 cranking back up Atlanta Startup Weekend.