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

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.

How Patent Trolls Really Work

Feld Thoughts

I read John Sununu’s (former New Hampshire Senator) Boston Globe OpEd Who is a patent troll? I’ve been asserting for at least six years that patent system is completely broken for the software industry. I’ve given numerous examples, dealt with the issue first hand as patent trolls have tried to extort many of the companies I’m an investor in, and I’ve had many public discussions about the topic.

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. New England Investment Network.

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. New England Investment Network.

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.

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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.

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.

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. When you’re talking to someone new, ask her about herself and really listen to her answer. by Nancy D.

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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Business Lessons from Trump, Sanders et al

Growthink Blog

With the Iowa Caucuses this coming Monday and the New Hampshire Primary a week later, this is crunch time in both the Democratic and Republican Presidential Nomination Races.

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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. Becoming a city that nurtures new business.

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. by Frank Anderson, Webhosting.net.

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. ,

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.

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. You have nexus in Ohio, New Jersey, and California.

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. by Todd Patkin, author of “ Finding Happiness “ We all know that employee engagement matters.

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.

“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. HW: I have a theory that each generation of teenagers needs a new online space to call their own. 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. HW: I have a theory that each generation of teenagers needs a new online space to call their own. But they are clearly inventing new forms.

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.

Show Them The Love When You Can’t Show Them The Money

YoungUpstarts

Also, when the economy turns around, they’ll be more likely to look for a new job elsewhere. He just broke our Nashua, New Hampshire, store’s all-time sales record. Five Affordable Ways to Boost Employee Happiness, Loyalty, and Motivation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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%

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.

Why Nuance Is Giving It Away

www.businessweek.com

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. Nuance’s new rates “made it possible to sell apps for cheap,” says Marktl. Bloomberg Businessweek.

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.

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

online.wsj.com

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.

Finding The High Converting PPC Keywords That Are Right Under Your Nose

ConversionXL

A supply store such as this AutoZone in New Hampshire is definitely on point by focusing on ice melt now, but wouldn’t want to keep running those same keywords full speed in mid-July. Note: Hannaford is a chain local to New England, so they’re in good position.

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Episode 14: Be Your Own Boss, Restaurant Owners, and Friendliest Cities for Businesses | The Bcast

Up and Running

You could actually be scouting new clients in Bogota while doing work with most of your clients in California. The problem is that they may not be adept at wooing new clients, or even sourcing new leads to convert into new clients.

Top Social Media Measurement and Tracking Tools

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New England's Top 10 Innovators

Seeing Both Sides

June is innovation month in New England and it has started off with a bang. With all this attention being put on innovation in New England, I thought I would throw out a top ten list. My partner, Michael Greeley, refers to Bob as a "National treasure" and New England is very fortunate to have him. Deval has arguably done more to foster and support New England's innovation economy than any political leader in New England history.