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Why You Need to Take 50 Coffee Meetings

Both Sides of the Table

50 coffee meetings. It should stick in your head as a metaphor for networking. For getting outside of your comfort zone. 5 / week = 250 / year. JFDI.

What Does A CEO Coach Do?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Jerry Colonna , who should need no introduction to this community, did an interview with TechBerlin in anticipation of his workshop there next month.

10 things I’ve never heard a successful startup founder say

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

I built this software for myself, and then it turned out a million people wanted it exactly how I originally envisioned it. After hiring a few people, being the CEO became a lot easier, and I was able to focus on high-level strategic plans instead of fighting fires. Thanks to a software patent we filed, we never had a serious competitor. Essays

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An Alternative Model for Startup Incubation

Instigator Blog

Recently I wrote a blog post on things to think about when starting a startup accelerator. I pointed out that most accelerator programs take between 5-12% or thereabouts for a fairly standard amount of money and time. How could that work? And does it make sense?&#. In some cases it might. And they have the potential to grow into founder roles.

What Startups Can Learn About PR and Crisis Management

Both Sides of the Table

I was recently approached by Fast Company to comment on “crisis management&# at startups in the wake of the Airbnb “ranksackgate&# story.

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Need Money? A Few Links to Possible Investors

Taffy Williams

It is clear that if you have a new startup, getting investors is essential. Some startups take smaller amounts of cash than others. Borrowing against ones property to fund the business is risky and it is advisable to think very carefully if you elect to take this as your means of capital. There are a wide range of possible resources to explore.


The Best iPhone Photo App – 360 Panorama – Is Free. For Now.

Feld Thoughts

For a limited time, Occipital’s Panorama 360 is free. My Investments iphone occipital panorama 360 photo

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4 Simple Ways To Accept Payments For Your Test Product Or Service


I'm in the line at Starbucks with my client and he's on the phone with one of his mentors. Does she have all the account details?" my client asks.

Entrepreneurs Thoughts On VCs And Angels

Ask The VC

VCs can be real dolts (I know – I’m a VC – and I’m periodically a total knuckhead). Scott Kirsner of the Boston Globe has an outstanding article up on titled Entrepreneurs talk back: Straight-up feedback and advice for VCs and angels. In it, he has some choice feedback from entrepreneurs to VCs and angels.

Weekend Ponderable: Too funny, too true

47 Hats

That’s a good reason to watch this video and check out what else he has at his site. Enjoy: Opinion

My first week using ShopSavvy Wallet

Texas Startup Blog

While we haven’t officially launched ShopSavvy Wallet you can set yours up if you update ShopSavvy on iOS or Android. The only downside?

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My Content Amplification System

Duct Tape Marketing

My Content Amplification System This content from: Duct Tape Marketing Today’s post is in answer to a direct request I’ve received a number of times.

Suster: What Startups Can Learn About PR and Crisis Management

Ask The VC

Mark Suster (GRP) has today’s VC post of the day titled What Startups Can Learn About PR and Crisis Management. As with many of Mark’s posts, it’s an excellent piece of long form writing that thoroughly dissects the issue of crisis management and makes a number of very significant recommendations which are summarized below.

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What Would Calvin Coolidge Do?

Growthink Blog

“After all, the chief business of the American people is business. What would he say about inflation? About risk-taking in today’s environment?

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Israeli Startup Zerto Raises $15 million B Round for Disaster Recovery on the Cloud

VC Cafe

“ Disaster recovery is something you only want when you really need it &# said Ziv Kedem, Zerto’s CEO in a recent interview.

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Getting the Google Plus Conversation Right

Duct Tape Marketing

Some still attribute this to the newness factor, but it’s one of the things that really makes Google Plus exciting right now. Posting opinions is.

Wilson: Financing Options: Bridge Loans

Ask The VC

Don’t compete with Fred Wilson (USV) on Mondays for the best VC Post of the Week. He wins again with Financing Options: Bridge Loans as part of his MBA Mondays series. Ok – I know it’s not Monday anymore. Another smart person weighing in on how messed up the software patent situation is. VC Post of the Day bridge loans financing

10 Top Content Marketing Tips for Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

These days every new entrepreneur understands that an innovative product or service is necessary, but not sufficient, to start a business. It’s cool.

What Skills Every New Internet Entrepreneur Needs


I had lunch with one of my favorite Internet entrepreneurs today, Mark Sawyier , the CEO of Off Campus Media. Sponsor. Know your site demographics.

Distinguish Yourself #215 – Create the right building blocks along the way

Life Beyond Code

Think Lego blocks. I am sure you at some point in life you have played with lego blocks or something similar to that. The possibilities are endless.

Kindlegraph My Books

Feld Thoughts

I’ve always loved getting books signed by the author. As an author of two books, it makes me smile a huge smile when someone asks me to sign a copy of my book for them. With Kindlegraph , I can finally sign my Kindle books. I met the founder, Evan Jacobs, at Glue a few months ago. I tweeted about it and signed a few.

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Human Consultants in Business are a Dying Breed

Startup Professionals Musings

Let’s face it, consultants have a bad image. The Internet has changed the world. If you need to know how to do something, just look it up online.

Do You Know These SEO Social Secrets?

Rembrandt Communications

Recently, I focused on how it’s important to provide value to your customers in your search engine optimization (SEO) copywriting efforts. You can ask your customers what they want via surveys to get some good information, but there is also another way to get information from your customers. Uncover SEO Secrets with These 3 Social [.].

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Tools to Manage a Successful SaaS Business

Guy Nirpaz

Managing a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business isn’t trivial. Successful SaaS companies are able to deal with a high volume of leads and turn those into a high volume of loyal customers with fast response and turnaround time. Many startups begin with homegrown solutions using spreadsheets and databases (with a bit of integration glue in between).

Derek Sivers at Business of Software 2010. Video and transcript of talk

Business of Software Blog

We know that not everyone can get to Business of Software but we do want to be able to share some of the incredible stories that the speakers share. Most of the talks are posted online, with the permission of the speakers. Not everyone gets to sit down for an hour to listen to a talk though.  This is the first one. It is short. Derek Sivers.

Can Recruiters Work With Startups? - DShen's Blogs


Last week I had lunch with a prominent recruiter who was interested in working with startups. We had a great conversation about ideas and the issues, and at the end I told him I would poll my startups to see if there was any

A Customer As an Expression of Your Commitment

Duct Tape Marketing

I get that; there is no business without a customer. I believe there is one true committed way to build a fully alive business. This is a tricky thing.

From Sitelinks of Change to the 1

The Product Guy

Every week I read thousands of blog posts. For your weekend enjoyment, here are some of those highlights. What are you reading this weekend?

Landing A Gig at a VC Firm

Babbling VC

This is once again more of a public service announcement to help out those trying to "break" into a VC firm. I am not addressing principle, junior partner or partner level positions with this post. There is a completely different path to those positions. First and foremost, find this post. Seriously, I mean it. Have some information on the industry.

Ten Tenets To Live By When Starting a Business

Startup Professionals Musings

In fact, the idea is often the least important part of the equation. Levy’s book, “ The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cashing in On Your Inventions.”

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MBA Mondays Live and Skillshare

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

If there was ever any confusion about why I blog, maybe this story will be illuminating. Six weeks ago, I wrote a blog post called Teaching. It was about a dream I had about teaching in front of a live classroom and it went on to talk about the value of in person teaching and learning. Some version of that seems ideal. Not sure. something else?).

The Pixel Perfectionist

The Product Guy

Don’t debate the debaters, but instead, influence the influencers. Either way, to achieve the greatest success, do you rule with force? Enjoy!

5 Smart Tactics for Rapid Business Growth

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Growing fast isn’t always what’s best for a company. In fact, some companies have actually failed because they expanded too rapidly. But most companies welcome growth, because it can be a great thing when the time is right. In fact, every business that wants to continue thriving should have growth goals. Whether you want to


Read My Lips: We Are Not Walking Away from WebOS

Venture Chronicles

Today comes news leaked from an internal HP all hands meeting that the company is not abandoning WebOS, 15 months after acquiring it for $1.2 billion. This is how we get all our news about HP these days, leaked memos and meeting soundbites. First the tech pundits, who are centering on the IP is the main asset argument. That’s the strategy?

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