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How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

Both Sides of the Table

Raising money is hard. And when you’re relatively new to the process it’s easy to be confused by the process. Executive Summary. Call high.

Focus on Outcomes, Not Organization

Feld Thoughts

I had a great breakfast meeting at the Cambridge Marriott with Michael Schrage , a research fellow at MIT yesterday morning. This morning Raj Bhargava (who recently co-founded two companies I’ve invested in – Yesware and SkedulMe ) sent me a blog post by Michael titled Tip for Getting More Organized: Don’t. But that’s it.

It’s a torturous chaos until it isn’t

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

When you talk about explosive, profitable startup growth, a few darlings come to mind. DropBox is one. Hubspot is another. But it was not always so.

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Raising Money: What Not to Say and What Not to Believe #OfficeandGuyK

How to Change the World

They are all available for you to download from my SkyDrive account. Top Ten Lies of Entrepreneurs. Our projections are conservative.”.

A Recipe for Growth: Adding Layers to the Cake

Jeff Jordan

Businesses don’t grow themselves. One of the most important jobs of a CEO is to aggressively define and pursue a growth agenda for his or her business.

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7 Ways to Avoid a Poor First Impression in Business

Startup Professionals Musings

The key message here is “preparation.” We've all met people that we instantly like because of a great first impression, and want to do business with.

One Customer Doesn’t Make a Market

Instigator Blog

(Powered by LaunchBit ). These days, most entrepreneurs I talk to understand the importance of speaking with customers before building a full-blown product. They’re getting out of the building. And that’s great. A few years ago it wasn’t like that at all. That’s not nearly enough. ” Don’t be shy about it. Maybe.

4 Traits of Great Leaders

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Four easy-to-master traits from great leaders such as John F. Kennedy, Sam Budnyk, and Gene Kranz. It is often said that hindsight is 20/20. Haise.

Design a Sam Adams beer

How to Change the World

Now this is a fun project. I’m helping Sam Adams “tap” the knowledge of beer drinkers and crowd source its next brew. sponsored

How to Pick the Right Name for Your Business

Top Stories Photo & Video Galleries Top Lists Trending Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video More Topics. People Recommended Mashable Staff More people. Jobs Join Mashable on Google+ Welcome to Mashable! World Featured in US & World Videos Featured: Facebook CES 2012 Awards. SPECIAL COVERAGE: SOPA What it means. Where its going. Name.

Competitive Differentiation that Matters

Instigator Blog

(Powered by LaunchBit ). How you differentiate from competitors only matters if it matters to customers. Pick any differentiation you want – pricing, features, target market, market gap , performance , etc. – unless customers really, really, really care about the difference, you’re shit out of luck. That’s easy.

5 Things I Look for In a Great Job Interview

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

After years of seeing it all in job interviews, here is what separates a good candidate from a great one. Pay attention to detail. Is the soup too hot?”

When Talent Can Easily Find New Opportunity, How Do You Retain Talent?

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Talent in Companies. The grass is always greener on the other side; now it’s easier than ever to see that grass, and chase it. Bain & Co.

5 Ways to Get Your Customers to Create Content For You

Duct Tape Marketing

5 Ways to Get Your Customers to Create Content For You This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. One question testimonial. Video appreciation party.

The 30% Factor

Life Beyond Code

Every worthwhile project comes with varying levels of resistance throughout the lifecycle of that project. The three phases are: 1.

The Wrath of a Great Leader

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How Martin Luther King, Jr. wrestled with anger and what you can learn from his example. Average leaders focus on results, and that's it. link].

Startup Branding: A Practical Guide for Entrepreneurs


The following is a guest post by Mike Troiano. You can follow him on Twitter at @miketrap , and connect with him elsewhere through About Me. Path 1.0

Raising Money: What Not to Say and What Not to Believe #OfficeandGuyK

How to Change the World

They are all available for you to download here. Top Ten Lies of Entrepreneurs. Our projections are conservative.”. Our product will go viral.”.

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Ben Casnocha: The Blog

To the question, “Has an astronaut ever had a psychotic episode or mental breakdown while on a mission in space?” Go Jeff Bezos ! Quotes

7 Must-Have Qualities to Look for in Employees

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The smaller your business, the more crucial it is to get every new hire right. If you find someone with these 7 traits, make an offer -- quick. link].

Attitude Lessons From Multimillionaire Fashion Mogul Justin Herald by Yaro Starak

A few weeks ago I attended a seminar for entrepreneurs held by Justin Herald. Justin has made tens of millions of dollars in the clothing business , having launched his first brand, Attitude , with just $50 to his name.

A creative and Innovative ring strategy for resource optimization.


Not always the most logical and obvious way to use our resources is the most effective.

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Most Difficult Employees (and How to Handle Them)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These 10 common workplace irritants can create endless headaches if not managed well. Here's how to get them out of your hair. Then revisits it again.

A Bubble for Seed Stage Valuation

Angel Investing News

When entrepreneurs raise equity capital for startup companies, the investors’ percentage of ownership is determined by the negotiated valuation for the company at the time of investment. For example, if the negotiated pre-money valuation is $1.5 million ÷ ($1.5 million + $0.5 million)]. the valuation of the company increases.

ETNow Venture Capital outlook for 2012



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The Secret to Team Collaboration: Individuality

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Let those on your team do their own thing. A new book supports this claim, as does a quote from Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer. "We

How to build a powerful and profitable mailing list

Escape From Cubicle Nation

If you have studied small business marketing, you may have heard the frequent cheer “The money is in The List!” More marketing tips coming!

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The End of Business as Usual by Brian Solis

Grade A Entrepreneurs

“What are words for if not to inspire the hearts, minds, and actions of our employees and customers?”

7 Insights Every Blogger Should Know by Yaro Starak

What is more important: quality or quantity? The easy answer to this long and heated debate is both are very important – and I’ll give you that, they both are, but for free content I am in the quantity camp.

6 Mantras for Business Success

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These six mantras help keep me focused, and help keep my business sailing along, no matter what the day brings. Get your head in the game. Dream big.

A Democrat's Defense of Romney

Seeing Both Sides

I am a card-carrying Democrat and supporter of President Obama. I will vote for him again in November. First, Bain Capital is a great firm.

The Macintosh Way by Guy Kawasaki: Ageless Insights into Entrepreneurial Audacity

Grade A Entrepreneurs

The huge success of Walter Isaacson’s book, Steve Jobs , shows the scope of our fascination for one of the top industry visionaries ever.