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Why Menus Suck + Other Deep Thoughts on the Food Tech Revolution, by Captain Obvious McClure

500 Hats

abstract: menus suck. we need less items, more pictures, and [just] a few recommendations. yeah, we like food ;). do they like/hate some dishes?

Hope Is Critical To A Strategy

Feld Thoughts

There has been a cliche going around the last decade or so that goes “hope is not a strategy.” In it Dov has a great punch line. “No doubt you’ve heard the old business cliché that hope is not a strategy. During the recent presidential election one candidate in fact said this very thing in an attack ad against the other.

Advice for 2013: Deliver On Your Promises

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

There has been a lot of discussion out there about the Series A crunch, the consumer sector falling out of favor, VCs getting more conservative, the need to focus on revenues instead of users, and so on and so forth. All of this is going on and the environment is certainly getting tougher for entrepreneurs. That could be revenues but may not be.

Entrepreneurs Learn New Rules for Real Influence

Startup Professionals Musings

We now live in a world where even subtle persuasion efforts are suspect. Master listening to learn where other people live. Are you? Marty Zwilling.

How To Set Up A Stand Up Desk And Why It Could Save Your Life by Yaro Starak

Tweet. Sitting Down Is Killing You.

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Where Are The Best Executive Programs and Crash Courses for Venture Capital?

Ask The VC

Q: As a rookie VC trial by fire is a great way to learn. Aside from crunching through some early deals, where are the best executive programs and crash courses for newbies to the VC world? A: While self serving, we recommend you start with our book – Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer And Venture Capitalist.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boulder Startup Community

Feld Thoughts

David Cohen just put up The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boulder Startup Community. Boulder startup communities

Business Tips For Women Business Leaders

Mike Michalowicz

Business Tips For Women Business Leaders. The business environment has changed dramatically over the last 15 years. And, I feel, it is a good thing.

Love in an Elevator (Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch)

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Heads up. Describe your business in under a minute. Was it convincing? Now shorten it to 30 seconds. Still effective? Not so easy, is it? Tell a Story.

17-Point Program to Have the Best Year of Your Life

Life Beyond Code

Happy New Year. 2013 is days away. Here is a 17-point program to make it your best year. It has the same effect in general. But not all stress is bad.

6 Habits of Extremely Likeable People

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

They're charming. They're genuine. And they can make an entire room full of people smile. When you meet someone, after, "What do you do?" Kidding.

Doubtliers: Erroneous Lessons From The Exceptional


There are great lessons to be learned from many exceptional companies like Google, Apple and Amazon. I doubt it. That didn't seem to stop Amazon.".

Tips For an Awesome Social Media Campaign

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

For small businesses and international corporations alike, social media platforms have become an essential part of marketing strategies. Stay Engaged.

Christmas Isn’t Awesome For Everyone

Feld Thoughts

This is a tough time of year for a lot of people. I used to be one of them. And I’ve gotten over it, and myself, which I attribute 100% to Amy helping me figure it out and not being willing to put up with my nonsense. But it’s a useful reminder for those who think it’s awesome for everyone. As I got older, I got crankier about it.

The Future of Sales Technology

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Salespeople are always the early adopters. Here's where they (and you) are heading. Cold calling will become impossible. CRM will become invisible.

How would you break down the process of raising an angel round of investment in 5-10 steps?


Understand your business. It sounds obvious, but the majority of entrepreneurs who pitch me have obviously never thought through many of the major issues surrounding their companies. You should know EVERYTHING about your business, product, customers and competition. Understand what investors are looking for , what they usually invest in, and why.

6 Approaches to Maximizing Good Business Habits

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of the entrepreneurs I know realize they have some bad habits, like maybe procrastination or not listening well, so they focus on dropping these.

Never Try To Motivate Employees With Money

Mike Michalowicz

Money Does Not Motivate Employees. Employees are the same way. They love to be rewarded. Heck, we all do! Probably not! Don’t get me wrong.

8 Ways to Be Innovative (Even if You're Not)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Can't be creative on demand? Not many people can. Fortunately, it's a skill you can improve. Don't believe me? Try it. Right now. I'll try it too.

Advice for 2013: Deliver On Your Promises

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

There has been a lot of discussion out there about the Series A crunch, the consumer sector falling out of favor, VCs getting more conservative, the need to focus on revenues instead of users, and so on and so forth. All of this is going on and the environment is certainly getting tougher for entrepreneurs. That could be revenues but may not be.

Embracing the mess of 2012 to invite the grace of 2013

Escape From Cubicle Nation

What has this year been like for you? Most people have had a whole series of accomplishments. Then, there have been the not so great moments. Name it.

Where Is My Search Engine Traffic?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you build it, they will come. You can build a great website, or start and maintain a great blog, and get traffic from word of mouth alone. Link Up.

4 Non-negotiable Traits of a True Entrepreneur

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Successful founders are as different from each other as they are from everyone else. You must be up for an adventure. You have to be patient.

3 Creative Ways to Grow Your Email List

Duct Tape Marketing

Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from DJ Waldow – Enjoy! It’s imperative that list growth be ongoing.

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What Talents Do You Need to be a Successful Entrepreneur?

Small Business Force

Well it takes certain talents � those innate characteristics that define you as an individual, which can and should be developed and honed.

Favorite Longreads of 2012

Over the past several years, I have become a huge fan of Mark Armstrong’s web service, Longreads. I am an addict. Next year I aim to do better.

New LinkedIn Profile Changes Made Easy

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

LinkedIn keeps changing things up. Frustrating? Maybe. But if you want a power-profile make sure to check out the most recent changes.

How to use Foursquare to market your business & reach a new audience

The Next Web

When we think of social media and business, the first few things to come to mind are Facebook and Twitter. Why Foursquare? Getting started.

?????????? – Tenacity: How I Spent A Year One Night in Kiev

Steve Blank

This July I thought I had set the record for tenacity in my age group. Go ahead and take a moment to read the post , it’s short. No exceptions.”

What Is Conversion Rate Optimization and Why Does It Matter to Your Business?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you’re just beginning your entrepreneurial journey, you may have little time or money to spend on perfecting your website. Quality can be costly.

Test Every Entrepreneur Must Take

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Why you decide to start a business of your own matters almost as much as what kind of business you start. Almost everyone raised their hands.

Big Changes to 5 Important Online Tools

Duct Tape Marketing

The first three, Gmail , Evernote and TweetDeck , are tools I use every day to run my business. Themes: New HD themes are now provided by iStockphoto.

iA Writer Is My Killer App

Constantly Learning

It's taken me a long time to identify a killer app. Since purchasing the iPad, I've experimented with many different use cases attempting to find a justification for it. I love technology and Apple products, but, was hesitant when the iPad arrived. Other than being cool, I couldn't understand a device that lived between my phone and laptop.

Find the Right Celebrity to Promote Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Most startups dream of attracting a celebrity endorsement, and assume that it will take their startup to the stars. Funding the relationship.