The Acquisition Game

Tim Keane

The recent story about the acquisition of ProCut, a small manufacturer in New Hampshire, by Snap On of Kenosha probably had a lot of Wisconsin-based manufacturers thinking about the successful path to a sale of their companies. Two entrepreneurs started

4 key traits retailers need to adopt to thrive in 2018

The Next Web

On August 11, 1994, the first ever ecommerce transaction occurred when a 21-year-old in New Hampshire named Dan Kohn sold a copy of Sting’s Ten Summoner’s Tales to a friend in Philadelphia who paid $12.48 An eleven-time Grammy winner, Sting revived the soul of rock and roll by infusing reggae just when the genre was growing stale. His far lesser known accomplishment is starring in the birth of internet retail.

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PeoplesVC Launches Crowdfunding TV Channel

YoungUpstarts

Peterborough, New Hampshire-based PeoplesVC is on a mission to create jobs in America, and the equity-based crowdfunding site is in the process of launching an integrated multimedia platform to do exactly that. Called PeoplesVC-TV , the network will play host to specially developed live, theme-based TV shows expected to help the site to achieve its aim of job creation through hyperlocal crowdfunding, revolutionizing capital formation for startups and existing small businesses.

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

YoungUpstarts

These include Arkansas, Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. These include Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah. by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps. Statutory workers’ compensation laws are particular to each state, but in general, businesses having employees that are not large enough to self-insure must carry workers’ comp insurance.

Where To Find The Most Angels To Fund Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

This is perhaps the most widely-used source of information on Angel investor groups across the world, run by the “Father of Angel Investing in New York,” David Rose. Although relatively new, AngelList already has featured over 42,000 businesses and provided over 28,000 introductions to potential investors in a format that''s, effectively, a social network for entrepreneurs and Angels. New England Investment Network.

Good News! Angels Are Getting More Optimistic

ReadWriteStart

The latest 2011 Angel Market Analysis , recently released by the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire, shows not only that there are more angels around, but that they are investing more money in more companies. New, first-sequence investments represented 52% of 2011 angel activity, an increase of 11% from last year. Angel investments last year were a significant contributor to job growth, leading to the creation of 165,600 new jobs, or 2.5

Funding More Minority Entrepreneurs: The Next Ice Bucket Challenge?

Early Growth Financial Services

A different study, this one from the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Venture research, cited a meager figure for angel funding, with only 14.7% There’s been a lot of focus lately on the lack of gender diversity in tech, and the specific hurdles female entrepreneurs face. I’m thinking about a different diversity challenge though, namely the funding gap facing entrepreneurs of color. What drives it, and how can we in the startup ecosystem move the needle?

Start Here if You are Looking for Angel Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

This is perhaps the most widely-used source of information on Angel investor groups across the world, run by the “Father of Angel Investing in New York,” David Rose. Although relatively new, they announced early last year that their community had already grown to more than 500 startups, and 2,500 investors. New England Investment Network.

How Installing a Marketing System Serves Consultants and Their Clients

Duct Tape Marketing

He is the founder of Menadena , a web design and marketing agency based in Keene, New Hampshire, and a member of the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network. He is the founder of Menadena , a web design and marketing agency based in Keene, New Hampshire, and a member of the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network. How Installing a Marketing System Serves Consultants and Their Clients written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing.

Tips On Saving Up and Investing For Your Retirement

The Startup Magazine

At the same time, New Hampshire and Tennessee have a tax dividend and interest policy. Whether you are young or old, saving money up is a smart strategy, especially if you are saving it for your retirement. Everyone needs to do this at some point, it’s unavoidable if you want to live a good life in your golden years. Whether you want to get started or you need to catch up with your retirement savings, here are some crucial tips on how to save up.

Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

New Hampshire: Portsmouth New Mexico: Albuquerque New York: Brooklyn Ithaca Manhattan North Carolina: Asheville Charlotte Durham Ohio: Athens Cincinnati, The Brandery, 1141 Vine St. One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere.

3 Little Known Reasons Why Angel Investors Fund Entrepreneurs

Growthink Blog

Consider these statistics: In an average year (according to the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire), 250,000 angel investors will fund 60,000 companies, giving them $20 Billion in total. When most entrepreneurs start out and realized they need funding, they are typically presented with three options. The first is debt financing, which is typically in the form of a loan from a bank.

Ten Critical Steps To Achieving Magnetic Leadership

YoungUpstarts

Dianne Durkin, author of “ The Power of Magnetic Leadership “, heads up Loyalty Factor, a consulting and training company located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. by Dianne Durkin, author of “ The Power of Magnetic Leadership “ What do the leaders of top companies do to create an inviting workplace filled with fully engaged and enthusiastic employees?

Why ‘Leading Women’ Are Better for Congress

YoungUpstarts

A new study from Quorum shows that women in Congress are working hard (and together) to make real progress. The article reveals these public statements on the Senate floor were really the result of a bipartisan dinner attended by most of the Senate’s 20 women members that had taken place the night before in New Hampshire Sen. When you’re talking to someone new, ask her about herself and really listen to her answer. by Nancy D.

Transcript of How Installing a Marketing System Serves Consultants and Their Clients

Duct Tape Marketing

He is a consultant in the New Hampshire area and he talks about his experience being a member of the network. He is a marketing consultant and founder of Menadena in lovely Keane, New Hampshire, a city I’ve actually been to. Ben Robertson: Yeah, so I live in the Monadnock region of Southwest New Hampshire. My website is Menadena.com and it’s in Keene, New Hampshire.

4 Amazing Consulting Companies For Niche Startups

The Startup Magazine

The right consulting business can take a struggling or new company and push it towards the path of progression. Many salons have been born as a result of the program, including Salon Bogar in New Hampshire, Bespoke Beauty Bar in Pennsylvania, and The Avenue Hair Studio & Spa in Michigan. Running a business is a challenge, and many business owners face major hurdles that lead them to turn towards consulting.

26 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names

Hearpreneur

This is because it comes when spring brings us a new season of life therefore March signifies the beginning in life. Ash is what remains of a life once lived, used to fertilize new beginnings. New Year’s is a time for setting goals. I help them see their full potential and embark on a new journey of opportunity, growth and success. We ended up with a new solution: create a new socially-based podcast app. I grew up on a dairy farm in rural New Hampshire.

A Conversation with 2020 Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang

View from Seed

On his website, he states that, “new technologies – robots, software, artificial intelligence – have already destroyed more than 4 million US jobs, and in the next 5-10 years, they will eliminate millions more. The single biggest change has been the elimination of five million manufacturing jobs over the last 15 years, 4 million of which were due to automation and new technologies. What it’s meant as is a bridge to a new economy. and new technologies.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Free is Not a Business Model

ReadWriteStart

Richard Zelson, from New York, New York, discussed MyStream , a music streaming app that allows multiple people to listen to the playlist of one individual, serving, roughly speaking, the function of a headphone splitter. Also, Michaeline Daboul, from New Hampshire, pitched MMIS Inc. , At today's roundtable, we had a chance to discuss a topic that continues to bother me endlessly - the Internet's obsession with FREE. MyStream.

How To Use Google Insights To Fuel Marketing Ideas

YoungUpstarts

For instance, if you are interested in skiing, you may find that while skiing as a main keyword gives you far too much competition – a keyword like Skiing in New Hampshire, will help narrow down the field. This way, you can incorporate them into your new posts and know that you are staying ahead in terms of what is relevant search engine wise today. by Frank Anderson, Webhosting.net.

Six Great Places to Find Angel Investors

Growthink Blog

Last year, according to the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire, 67,030 ventures received angel funding. After that, the key is for you to keep networking and meeting new people. This represented an increase of 1.8% over the prior year. In total, these angels invested $22.9 Billion; that''s a lot of money. Importantly, the Center for Venture Research found that the number of angel investors providing the funding last year was 268,160 individuals.

Board Self-Evaluation Sample

Board Effect

Public companies that are listed on the New York Stock Exchange are required to conduct board and committee evaluations and to disclose the results. The New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits developed an online Board Self-Assessment Questionnaire that is objective and easy to use. Board self-evaluations are of interest to more than just the board directors.

Answers to the 5 Most Common Angel Investor Questions

Growthink Blog

According to the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire, each year over 60,000 ventures raise over $20 billion from angel investors. On Wikipedia, I found the word "angel" defined as "a supernatural being or spirit, often depicted in humanoid form with feathered wings on their backs and halos around their heads." While this might depict an "angel," it certainly is a far cry from the definition of an "angel investor."

The Simplicity Cure: Why True Employee Engagement Lies In The Little Things

YoungUpstarts

He just broke our Nashua, New Hampshire, store’s all-time sales record. You should go as all-out in ‘re-recruiting’ your top people as you would in attracting new talent. After graduating from Tufts University, he joined the family business and spent the next eighteen years helping to grow it to new heights. by Todd Patkin, author of “ Finding Happiness “ We all know that employee engagement matters.

The 7 Best Places to Find Angel Investors

Growthink Blog

According to the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire, last year 66,230 ventures received angel funding. The other part of networking is meeting new people. Compare that to the only 3,673 ventures that raised venture capital, and you quickly see that nearly TWENTY TIMES more companies raise angel funding than venture capital.

4 American Cities That Want Your Business

Up and Running

Whether opening a new business or expanding an existing one, when evaluating new markets, many entrepreneurs ask themselves several questions: Is there a demand for my product or service in the area? Manchester, New Hampshire. See Also: 5 Keys to Establishing Your Business in a New Location. Both new businesses and businesses in the growth phase are most likely to benefit from these services. Becoming a city that nurtures new business.

What Angel Investors Look For: Facts Vs. Truths

Growthink Blog

The Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire just released its report on angel funding activity for the first half of 2011. Finally, the report showed that angel investments continue to be a significant contributor to job growth; these investments created 134,130 new jobs in the United States in 2011, or five jobs per angel investment.

Make Election Day a Holiday: It’s the American Thing to Do

Reid Hoffman

To make America first again, a new national holiday is the canonically American way to do it. In the same way that other major holidays have become powerful economic engines, it creates new opportunities for entrepreneurism and commerce. Photo by Stephanie McCabe on Unsplash.

9/11?s 10th

OnlyOnce

Like all New Yorkers, it was in our face. Up until the New Year, over 3 months after the attacks, a plume of smoke was rising from Ground Zero, and the air had a putrid smell of burning everything — building materials, fuel, fragments of life. We had one junior employee in our New York office who got into his car on the afternoon of 9/11, drove to New Hampshire, and never contacted us again. That will be a great day for New York, and for America.

“WHAT WAS ALL THIS VIDEO???” Five Questions with Magic & Loss Author Virginia Heffernan

Hunter Walker

She was a cultural critic at the New York Times and writing about YouTube in a way that no one else was. The book’s case about design—that elegant app design is a reproof to the junky non-design of the open Web, which is built to pick your pocket and read YOU even when you think you’re reading IT—that argument, if true, should hold up even with Yahoo’s demise, the ascendancy of Pokemon Go and new styles in Bitmoji. But they are clearly inventing new forms.

“WHAT WAS ALL THIS VIDEO???” Five Questions with Magic & Loss Author Virginia Heffernan

Hunter Walker

She was a cultural critic at the New York Times and writing about YouTube in a way that no one else was. The book’s case about design—that elegant app design is a reproof to the junky non-design of the open Web, which is built to pick your pocket and read YOU even when you think you’re reading IT—that argument, if true, should hold up even with Yahoo’s demise, the ascendancy of Pokemon Go and new styles in Bitmoji. But they are clearly inventing new forms.

What eCommerce Startups Need to Know About Online Sales Tax

Up and Running

When you start an ecommerce business , you must follow the same rules as any new small business owner. There are five states that do not charge sales tax: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon. For example: Let’s say your home office is in Ohio, your inventory is in New Jersey, and you have an employee in California (talk about having a presence from coast to coast!). You have nexus in Ohio, New Jersey, and California.

How and Why To Be an Angel Investor

David Teten

In 2013, 298,800 angels invested in 70,730 entrepreneurial ventures, according to the 2013 Angel Market Analysis by the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire. John Frankel started as an individual angel investor in New York in 1999. Dave Kerpen, founder and CEO of Likeable Local , just published an interview with me on Linkedin, which I’ve included below.

Outlook for Start-ups | Knowledge @ Wharton

Campus Entrepreneurship

Its an interesting piece on starting new firms during less than robust economic times. According to a report released in May by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a non-profit focused on entrepreneurship, the number of new businesses created between 2007 and 2009 was the highest level in 14 years, even exceeding the start-up boom of 1999-2000. According to the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire, angel investing declined 8.3%

Asset Management Is A Bizarre Industry Ripe For Disruption

David Teten

Each new investor tends to raise valuations and lower returns for all the other competitive investors. One are investors in truly new asset classes, e.g., frontier markets like the Pakistani stock market, which really do provide new opportunities for investors to put capital to work. In 2012, 268K angels invested in 67K entrepreneurial ventures, according to the 2012 Angel Market Analysis released by the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire.

The perspective of a gun owner

Fred Destin

As a New Hampshire yankee, I also have some of that militia sensibility ingrained in me. I don't own guns and do not know much about them. I received a mail from my fellow startup investor John Gargasz who is someone I rate and respect, which I thought I might share with you to re-center this discussion a bit. Here we go: Fred, The horror of yesterday has us all revisiting what could be done. I'm an active hunter and gun owner who believes in the right to bear arms.

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

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Loading… New York. New York. Find New $LINKTEXTFIND$ » smaller. The 20-year venture capitalist is an "angel" investor in Mr. Dreymanns new start-up, Mowingo Inc., And companies that didnt survive might have closed their doors for reasons other than failure, for example, getting acquired or the founders moving on to new projects. Opinion: Noonan: The Romney Campaign Needs a New CEO. Romney Offers New Tax Details 1586 comments. New York.

Looking Back On Our First Couple Years at NextView

Rob Go

One of the earliest things we did at NextView when my partners and I started working together was go away as a team to the New Hampshire mountains. On Monday, we are going back to the New Hampshire Mountains for what I think will be our 8th quarterly team offsite. It’s commonly said that the biggest risk facing a new VC firm is disharmony among the partners. Geography: 18 of the 23 are in Boston or New York.

Why Nuance Is Giving It Away

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Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Photograph by Oli Scarff/Getty Images A man uses Siri on the new iPhone 4S after being one of the first customers in the Apple store in Covent Garden. That success has given Nuance, which also sells its voice recognition software to health-care and financial companies and is known for being a hard bargainer, a new respect for the value of freebies. Nuance’s new rates “made it possible to sell apps for cheap,” says Marktl.

Top Social Media Measurement and Tracking Tools

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Chris Lynch joins Atlas Venture

Fred Destin

I was driving down from a partner offsite meeting in New Hampshire with Jeff Fagnan at the wheel, who spent a good hour on the phone with Chris. Chris was about to give up on a new opportunity he was looking at called Vertica, because he thought the company was going to be hard to fix. Chris Lynch has decided to join Atlas Venture. Needless to say, we're very excited.

What the crazy name "Smart Bear" taught me about branding

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

The origin of "Smart Bear" is John Irving's Hotel New Hampshire , a surreal novel in which a "smart bear" plays an important role; near the end we are told repeatedly that "a smart bear makes all the difference." Something new?

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Austin and Virginia Beach ranked most business-friendly cities

entrepreMusings

April 2, 2013: Thumbtack.com , in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, today released the second-annual Thumbtack.com Small Business Friendliness Survey showing that Utah, Alabama, New Hampshire, Idaho and Texas rated as the top-five friendliest states for small business. African-American and Hispanic small business owners were significantly more likely than their white counterparts to encourage others to start a new business.