Sun.Dec 16, 2012

10 Action Items to Keep Angel Investors Hovering


ABC Shark Tank Angels via Elite Daily. Every new startup I know dreams of being funded early by one of the 318,000 active Angel investors in the USA alone.

Learning Should Be Your Top 2013 New Year’s Resolution

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Make learning and development a key resolution in 2013. If you're a startup, you are by definition competing with the smartest people in the world - either large companies or fellow entrepreneurs who. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. CodeAcademy coursera edX Khan Academy Lore Skillshare Udacity Udemy Venture Lab YouTube EDU edx elearning New Year's Resolution skillshare udacity udemy venture labs

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[Singapore] Comparing Foreign Exchange Rates With GET4X


Singaporeans travel overseas like there’s no tomorrow. It’s probably because the country is so tiny that traveling just 40 kilometers in any direction requires you to carry your passport.

13 must-have features for your next mobile app

The Next Web

For small businesses and big corporate companies alike, mobile is the latest frontier.

Track Your Website’s Online Customers to See Your Profits Grow

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Creating businesses processes which find your customers’ needs and wants are rapidly becoming the norm. Ensure happy customers and repeat business is surely the first rule of business and with online tracking this is rapidly becoming easier to do.

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Thinking about your goal with a startup

I often reflect upon the differences between my previous startup and Buffer , and think about what changes to my mindset affected the better outcome this time compared with my previous attempts.

More New Renaissance

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on the innovation blog Cloudera: Big Data meets Open Source Honeywell’s ruggedized mobile devices Data Bartering How Black Friday was different this year Made for TV Terrorism MRAPs The Slingshot Water Purification System Internet of Things + Big Data +. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Small Business and Startups: Dear Santa

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Perhaps I am a couple of weeks late with this post, but it just occurred to me that there are some things I would like for Christmas this year and perhaps Santa can find a little spare room on the sleigh. No I am not asking for a new camera or some other gadget-of-the-moment. I have been thinking about some new toys specifically for our office, to help us be more productive, manage our resources, and build a stronger team.

Why Are We So Hard on Our Family?

Inc Startups

Pinnacle Technical Resources CEO Nina Vaca answers questions on managing family members in your business

The art and science of valuing websites

The Next Web

In an online marketplace like Flippa , we’ve seen buyers and sellers try out the full gamut of approaches for valuing websites — some more creative than others. Once you decide to get your site in shape for a sale , it’s important to value it properly.

The video of my son’s solo cello performance over the.

Mark Birch

The video of my son’s solo cello performance over the weekend. So incredibly proud of him and the hard work he put into practicing the piece “Long, Long Ago”. cello recital Suzuki performance Long Long Ago

Yeah, I’m biased but this has to be the hottest artwork.

Bryce Dot VC

Yeah, I’m biased but this has to be the hottest artwork accompanying a NYT article in a long time. Related- Timehop in the Sunday Times


United Guns of America Part II A few weeks after the Aurora,

Mark Birch

United Guns of America Part II. A few weeks after the Aurora, Colorado shootings , I wrote about the entwined nature of guns and America. While I support strong gun control measures, many in the US do not, and historically, unfettered guns ownership has enjoyed significant public support.

Broken Hearts and Broken Minds


I try not to get too political on my blog, but sometimes an event happens like the killing of 20 six and seven year old kids by a mentally unstable individual, who had access to a semi-automatic gun, that compels me to write something. The stories about their bodies riddled with multiple bullets, make me shudder. I can’t imagine the horror and pain those parents must feel.

Web And Mobile Revenue Models

Mark Birch

Web And Mobile Revenue Models : Fred Wilson got a conversation started around various revenue models breaking down the various models by advertising, commerce, subscription, peer-to-peer, transaction processing, licensing, data, mobile, and gaming. While there is clear overlap between examples and even the top level models themselves, it is a useful beginning for exploring the best avenues your own startup’s path towards revenue.

"Why do we reward success on the job with a promotion out of the job and into management? It’s a."

Mark Birch

“Why do we reward success on the job with a promotion out of the job and into management? It’s a phenomenon that reveals antiquated flaws in organizational design.” - Something that I have been meaning to delve into in more depth. Maybe this is the week to finally discuss the abysmal state of corporate organizational structures. organizational behavior management skills organizations promotions employment heirarchies business

WORSHIP SUNDAY: It’s Love by King’s X - This was one.

Mark Birch

WORSHIP SUNDAY: It’s Love by King’s X - This was one of the forgotten progressive metal bands of the late 80’s. A combination of various musical styles, unique song arrangements, and thoughtful lyrics had attracted me to the band early on. They were also one of the few bands that were actively promoted as Christian rock to find mainstream success.