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State of the Digital Music Industry 2014: An Insider’s View

VC Cafe

Music is everyone’s favorite example of digital disruption done wrong. billion. Now the focus is on digital music GROWTH. Digital Music by Country. .

The State of Business To Business (B2B) Content Marketing In North America

crowdSPRING Blog

And of course, the most effective content marketers produce a great deal of useful and engaging content. Do you agree with the findings in the report?

Meet the New 'Airbnb for Dogs' (and Cats, and Ferrets, and Chickens)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

DogVacay is doing away with the need for kennels by matching pet owners with tens of thousands of sitters across North America

car2go Offering Mercedes-Benz Vehicles in Austin


car2go, the largest flexible one-way carsharing service in North America, announced this week plans to offer Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Austin and other cities. Austin

Capital Factory and moovel Launch a Transportation Technology Accelerator


So Austin seems like the perfect place for Capital Factory to team up with moovel North America, a division of Daimler AG, the maker of Mercedes-Benz, to launch MobilityX, a transportation technology accelerator. It’s no secret that Austin has traffic and congestion problems. Austin

Part 2 of Interview with Stephan Sieber of Unit4

deal architect

The Unit4 brand is much stronger in Europe than in North America. In fairness, North America is already around 15%. This continues our interview with the new CEO of Unit4. Part 1 ran yesterday. What's your vision for changing that? Industry Commentary

Get Ready to Pay More for Business Travel Next Year

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

American Express predicts North America is going to see the biggest hikes in airfares and hotel prices

The Virtues of Team Leadership

Duct Tape Marketing

The Virtues of Team Leadership written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Howard Behar.

Where To Find The Most Angels To Fund Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

ACA membership includes more than 200 angel groups and 20 affiliate organizations across North America. Or does it? AngelList.

What is Content Strategy, Anyway?

Rembrandt Communications

3 Tips to Make Your Business Words Boost Sales According to the Content Marketing Institute’s “BtoB Content Marketing 2015 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America,” “70% of B2B marketers are creating more content than they did one year ago.” And for good reason. The post What is Content Strategy, Anyway?

Messaging is the story of the 2010s

The Equity Kicker

Everyone this morning is talking about the WhatsApp user data released yesterday, as per the chart above. And you can see why.

Hitting the ground: What it takes to launch Uber, Hailo and Citymapper in a new city

The Next Web

Beyond North America, Uber has only just got started. For most tech companies, expansion is all about country-by-county localization.

A first-time founder’s guide to term sheets: What’s a convertible loan?

The Next Web

In North America, seed funds now represent 67 percent of all VC funds, up from 33 percent in 2008. Entrepreneur Insider

There’s a perfect storm brewing for SaaS startups in Asia

The Next Web

Pieter Walraven is the co-founder of Pie, a Singapore-based SaaS startup. It’s an appropriate question. This story continues at The Next Web.

Start Here if You are Looking for Angel Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

ACA membership includes more than 160 angel groups and 20 affiliate organizations across North America. Or does it? AngelList.

Should We Take Harvard MBAs Seriously as Startup Founders? [New Data]

View from Seed

As for location, most are in North America, and not surprisingly, they are disproportionately located in Boston and New York (39%).

Jones Lang LaSalle Reveals the Most Expensive Streets for Office Space in North America

EIN News

Sand Hill Road houses many of the venture capitalists that provide start-ups with funding to grow. top 40 office markets across both the United States and Canada. This data is for Q2

Would-Be Competitor to Uber Waves the White Flag

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Hailo, an app-driven taxi service, has decided not to operate in North America

Four predictions for 2015

Version One Ventures

We’ve seen Bitcoin adoption by major retailers like and Dell, but there’s still too much volatility and regulatory uncertainty for Bitcoin to be used as a mainstream currency in North America anytime soon. The end of every year brings a proliferation of prediction lists. A killer app for Bitcoin emerges. What about you?

The Best Places to Live and Work

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Vancouver ranked fifth, making it the highest-ranking city in North America. Vienna and Zurich claimed the top two spots, respectively.

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10 Ways To Promote Globalization In The Workplace


There are many other types of social media channels beyond the typical ones used in North America, like Facebook and Twitter.

How It's Made: Tesla Model S

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Watch as a 20,000 pound metal coil rides a conveyor belt through a factory to become a car.

Why Your Business Must Focus on Google Local Listings

Duct Tape Marketing

Why Your Business Must Focus on Google Local Listings written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.

7 Ways To Prepare For A Growing Global Opportunity

Startup Professionals Musings

Anticipate greater growth outside of North America. Not every international market matters, but some are larger than life. Be ready.

When Krave Jerky Showed up in Class with a $435,000 Check

Steve Blank

Hershey plans to operate Krave as a standalone business within its Hershey North America division. Meat snacks were a $2.5

RetailMeNot Names Tarleton as its New Chief Marketing Officer


RetailMeNot Tuesday named Marissa Tarleton as its new chief marketing officer for North America. “I’m so excited that Marissa, a skilled marketer who […] The post RetailMeNot Names Tarleton as its New Chief Marketing Officer appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Denver Startup Week

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

But the leader of the pack is Denver Startup Week , the biggest event of its kind in North America. Image by Denver Startup Week.

Recharging the Batteries


Here in North America especially, there seems to be a stigma to not working. I don’t believe in work/ life balance.

Jeff Melanson, Others Highlight What Arts Can Do For Young Entrepreneurs


There have been many studies over the years linking arts exposure in youth to increased intelligence, better test scores and enhanced creativity.

Business Travel Tips (For Women): 14 Tips From Experienced Travellers

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Traveling all the time for business is incredibly rewarding but it can also be quite exhausting. You never know when there might be a delay. Business

5 Things You Need to Know Today

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Deirdre Connelly, president of North America Pharmaceuticals at GlaxoSmithKline, says bonuses should incentivize more than selling.

Car2go’s Parent Company, Moovel, Acquires Austin-based RideScout


“Today, just three years after the company was founded, I am proud to announce that RideScout has been acquired by car2go North America, a Daimler […] The post Car2go’s Parent Company, Moovel, Acquires Austin-based RideScout appeared first on SiliconHills. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

2012 Valuation Survey of Angel Groups


This summer I conducted our third annual survey of the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue companies recently funded by angel groups in North America. Access to our 2010 and 2011 surveys can be found at 2011 Valuation Survey of North American Angel Investor Groups. North Dakota (6 groups). Other pre-revenue deals. Overall.

The Secret To Content Marketing Success: Storytelling

crowdSPRING Blog

The State of Business To Business (B2B) Content Marketing In North America. Marketing is storytelling. Watch how people react.

Niche 2 Win, Baby.

500 Hats

Most startups think they have to be AWESOME to succeed. 1 of These Things != The Other. sounds inspirational, i know, but stick with me for a minute.).

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Find an Angel Investor, Without Going Through Hell

Startup Professionals Musings

Or does it? Actually numbers and locations are just the beginning. The challenge is to find the right angel for your, and for your situation.

Hitting Pause on StartupCFO


Only 3% of the SaaS exits that happened in North America in the last 2 years were north of $100M. In February 2007, I signed up for a blogger account and wrote my first post here. I had no grand intentions when I started. I like to write and I was curious about blogging. This includes FreshBooks and Shopify. No more posts.

5 Ways to Turn Around a Lackluster Company Culture

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Transforming a less-than-ideal culture can take a painstakingly long time. Here''s how to jumpstart the process. Do a survey. Cut down the grapevine.

How Small Businesses Can Effectively Use the Sharing Economy

Up and Running

The business hubs of North America are rather far apart, making business meetings difficult. Raising capital. Outsourcing small tasks.

Denver Startup Week 2016: The Largest Startup Week in History!

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

This year’s event hosted more 13,000 attendees and 100 unique sessions, making it North America’s largest free entrepreneurial event.