Wed.Nov 21, 2012

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10 Unexpected Reasons to Give Thanks

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Forget the turkey. This Thanksgiving, be thankful for a few things you might not consider blessings--but should. Failure. Many people do not. Sadness.

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A Jam Session With Josh Rogan

Mike Michalowicz

“If you live out one dream, it gives you the confidence to live out another one. Then you just kinda start living your dreams. Jam with him?!?!

Stand Out: Master This Powerful, Oft-Neglected Leadership Skill

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You can easily get coached in talking, presenting, and speech-making. What about listening? The answer was: the robots. Take notes. Listen for those.

Inspired by a beetle that draws water from the air, scientist creates self-filling water bottle

The Next Web

Eventually, the water flows to a storage area in the beetle. This eventually led to the design of a self-filling water bottle. Image credit: Vera Reis.

Why You Need To Stop Thinking Like a Small Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

There's a reason some businesses grow beyond 'small.' And it's all about mindset. I did this twice. Wrong!

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3 Surprising Secrets to Thriving Now

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Stop blaming the economy for your troubles, says 'Turnaround King' Grant Cardone. Here's what you should do instead. It's the economy, stupid." prices.

Your gut does not always lead you to the best decisions

Taffy Williams

Do my eyes decive me? In a recent article , brief description of a key point, your gut may be wrong , was mentioned. They agreed that it was.

Build Your Blog Traffic: 12 Rules

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Learn what it takes to build up your blog readership from a master blogger with over a million hits each month. Here they are: 1. Like this post?

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London ranked best startup ecosystem in Europe

The Equity Kicker

A new report out from the Startup Genome and Telefonica Digital ranks London as the seventh best startup ecosystem in the world.

Why Company Culture Especially Matters During the Holidays

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

I don't throw an opulent holiday party, but I go out of my way to let my employees know how much I appreciate their work. That's just the beginning.

Startup Ecosystem Report : Boston vs rest of the world

Fred Destin

The good folks at Startup Genome continue to produce data where none existed. You can download the report here. Let's dive in. Why so serious ? Rank 1.

How Metaphors & Analogies Influence Your Thinking

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Metaphors can influence your thinking in powerful ways. It can be quite revealing to tune in to the kind of imagery people use when talking.

There’s no data in a compliment

The Startup Toolkit

Just a friendly reminder that unless they’re holding a checkbook, you don’t benefit by convincing them. You benefit by learning from them.


Building a Small Business You Can Sell

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here's how to build a small business you can sell--even if your exit is still years away.

[Infographic] The Need For Speed In Today’s Workplace


Feeling stressed at the workplace because you’re pressured to do more, faster, with less? Well, you’re not alone. ” Be Organized.

Building Your Company's "Why"

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

I've long told entrepreneurs that if the "why" of their venture is big enough, they'll figure out the "how." Then we stumbled.

This Thanksgiving I’m thankful that my eyes have been opened wide

Jeff Hilimire

There are so many things for me to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. I have my health. I have an amazing family that I yearn to spend every minute of every day with. I work with some of the most talented and fantastic people I know. I am without question, the luckiest person on the planet. Not at all. He said it would change me as a person. Right.

Here Come the Holiday Shoppers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Infographic: This season, shoppers will be out in full force. Here's a look at just how much they're planning to spend


Vote for PermitMe and help Houston win the Global Startup Battle

Startup Houston

The Global Startup Battle , a competition among all the Startup Weekend events that were held during Global Entrepreneurship Week, launched today. The Global Startup Battle puts teams against each other in a race to get the most number of votes. Starting a small business? Vote now for PermitMe. Voting ends November 27th. Startup Weekend Houston

Small-Business Owners: Jealous of Tech Start-ups?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Cities are scrambling to create technology hubs to lure talent. There's no doubt about it: Cities and states across the country have the start-up bug.

Jolla Comes Out Of Hiding: Launches Sailfish


Jolla (Finally with a website) has been hiding from us since the get go. Now, they are out! Basically trying to create ". How is this going to happen?

Is Small Business Saturday Working?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The day celebrating small business has plenty of support (and has amassed criticism). The American Express logo features prominently in the collateral.)

Finnish Prime Minister Katainen Talks Tax Incentives For Angels And Startups


The Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen opened Slush 2012 with great enthusiasm about the Finnish startup scene.

Does Sex Sell, or Just Make Customers Impatient?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Researchers delve into the finer points of advertising: Do sexy ads have the right effect on consumers? Maybe not. Everyone knows that sex sells.

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Maker Faire + D.School + Lean Company Creation. Discovery of competitive advantage. Sustainable company creation.

Harness the True Power of Social Media

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Livestrong CEO Doug Ulman says you can't think of social media as a tool.

Stray Boots Launches Mobile Guided Urban Scavenger Game Around NYC


Well yeah, they’re about to be made obsolete if New York City-based mobile game startup Stray Boots had its way.


Twitter to Give $1 Million in Free Ad Credits to Small Businesses

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In support of Small Business Saturday, Twitter is giving away free advertisement credits to eligible U.S-based based independent businesses.

A Specific Case of A Great Small Business Social Media Promotion

Up and Running

It ties into social media engagement, small business, and even the holiday season. And it’s neatly designed to develop Intuit in social media.

Proper Gadget Etiquette: 3 Rules

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Can't stop texting during meetings? These basic rules will help. Nothing says "rude" like checking your phone, tablet, or laptop during a meeting.

What matters more?

Start Up Blog

Being involved in the startup scene, or any business environment, there is a constant pull between the forces of production. A pull for power and control. The desire for one party to feel as though they are the input that matters, the major resource of creating something cool, desired and valuable. The input that makes it all possible. None of them.

The Difference Between Earned and Owned Media

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here's the basics on where your content appears online and how to position yourself as an industry thought leader.


Escape From Cubicle Nation

I do love this Thanksgiving season, when we take a collective breath, and reflect on all the goodness and richness around us. Thanks to my family.

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Entertain Your Audience: 3 Essentials of Compelling Videos

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Kevin Daum, author of Video Marketing for Dummies, says a good story is just one aspect of a memorable video