Startups

  • Most Topular Stories

  • Startup Traction Starts With The Right Goal. How To Get It Right.

    OnStartups
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    Without traction -- sustainable customer growth -- your startup will languish or die. As such, traction should always be top of mind. To focus your traction efforts, you need a traction goal to work towards. Example goals are 1,000 new users, 100 new customers or 10% market share. The right goal for you depends on your business. It should  be chosen carefully and align with your company's next inflection point. When you reach this goal, what will change significantly? Perhaps you’d be profitable, be able to raise money, or become the market leader. The importance of choosing the…
  • JustFab raises $85M, becomes latest $1B company

    VatorNews.tv
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    With that kind of valuation, JustFab has now become a leading IPO candidate(Updated with confirmation and comment from JustFab) Though it is beginning to branch out, the tech scene in Los Angeles is known for just a few things right now: gaming and other forms of entertainment, and subscription commerce. Now one of the companies in the latter category is about too break out in a big way, possibly with an IPO in its future.  Subscription E-commerce company JustFab has just raised a new round of funding, totaling $85 million, it has been confirmed to VatorNews. The round was…
  • Pop-Up Shops: Your Key to Quick Customer Acquisition

    Onboardly
    Guest Post
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The benefits of pop-up shops are easy to see on the surface. Look a little deeper, and they also present more subtle, yet just as valuable, opportunities. In some respects, a pop-up shop is analogous to a Swiss Army knife. It’s a marketing tool, a demographics tool, a revenue enhancement tool…you get the idea. If you have a pop-up shop, use it often and exploit every opportunity to acquire new customers. What are the benefits of a pop-up shop in regard to quick customer acquisition? Show Me It’s a space where retailers can conduct a “show and tell” of their products and for…
  • Think Big, Start Small: The Story of a Startup

    Bplans Blog
    Candice Landau
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Today, small businesses and internet startups are popping up everywhere. While this is encouraging for those of us looking to become entrepreneurs, it also means we have a responsibility to start companies that advance our understanding of the world, that fix problems we have created and that help others. ReefCam is one of these companies. The post Think Big, Start Small: The Story of a Startup appeared first on Bplans Blog. [Click the title above to read more and comment]
  • 10 Calculated Risks That Lead To Startup Success

    Startup Professionals Musings
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    There is an old saying that good lawyers run away from risk, while good businessmen run towards risk. Entrepreneurs see “no risk” as meaning “no reward.” In reality, all risks are not the same. Many risks can be managed or calculated to improve growth or provide a competitive edge, while others, like skipping quality checks to save money, are recipes for failure. The challenge is to avoid the bad risks, while actively seeking and managing the smart risks. There are no guarantees in business, but it pays to learn from the experiences of entrepreneurs and business experts who have gone…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Fast Company

  • Rebecca Minkoff To Debut Tech-Enabled Jewelry

    Ainsley O'Connell
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    The brand's five-piece collection is in keeping with a growing emphasis on "functional fashion."Rebecca Minkoff, the fashion brand known for elegant accessories with a downtown edge, is following in the footsteps of competitors like Diane von Furstenberg and Tory Burch and designing a line of five wearable devices that will launch this fall.Read Full Story
  • The Recommender: Kc Ifeanyi, The Guy Who Won An Emmy And Won't Let You Forget It

    Fast Company Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    The best things on the Internet this week, curated by Fast Company employees. Kc IfeanyiPhoto: Celine Grouard for Fast Company Name: Kc Ifeanyi Role at Fast Company: Assistant Editor Twitter: @kcifeanyiRead Full Story
  • Want To Win A Lifetime Of Free Taco Bell? Find These Special $1 Bills

    Chris Gayomali
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    Good luck.To celebrate the release of its new dollar menu, Taco Bell is holding a contest that could give up to 11 winners a "lifetime" of free Taco Bell. (And, presumably, of heartburn.) What does earning such a prize entail? Finding a special $1 bill out in the wild.Read Full Story
  • 75% Of Ikea's Catalog Is Computer Generated Imagery

    Mark Wilson
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    You could have fooled us. Wait, actually, you did.The best special effects are often the ones you never notice--which may make Ikea the most skillful special effects studio in the world. The Swedish furniture company has been aggressively ramping up its use of computer generated imagery in their catalogs. Ikea's first CG photo was a Bertil pinewood chair in 2006. By 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported that 25% of their products were CG. Today, that figure has ballooned to 75%.Read Full Story
  • Apple To Developers: No Selling HealthKit Data To Advertisers

    Chris Gayomali
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    Developers can, however, hand the data over to medical researchers with a user's consent.When Apple unveiled its HealthKit toolset for app developers at the Worldwide Developer Conference in June, it hinted at a future where everything from our heart rates to our daily footsteps to our sleep time could be tallied and molded into raw data, thanks to iOS 8 and a possible watch. The platform would allow developers like Nike and Jawbone to build new and exciting health-tracking apps, which could be compiled into iOS 8's Health app.Read Full Story
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    VentureBeat

  • New ‘predatory’ lead discovery platform hunts down your competitors’ customers

    Barry Levine
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Above: A Colabo screen for marketing predatorsImage Credit: ColaboHow would you like to pitch your competitors’ leads and customers? San Mateo, California-based Colabo is now offering that escalation in the marketing arms race. This week, Colabo released competitive lead discovery capabilities for its data aggregation platform, offering what is describes as “predatory lead discovery.” “By going off your competitors’ leads,” CEO and co-founder Yoav Dembak told VentureBeat, marketers “become more of a hunter than a farmer.” “Salespeople are…
  • JustFab raises $85M as it eyes an IPO

    Kia Kokalitcheva
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Image Credit: JustFabJustFab is on a meteoric rise, closing a whopping $85 million round — less than one year after bringing in $40 million in its third round of funding. The 5-year-old company got its start in shoes, offering a fixed-price ($39.95) monthly shoe subscription to its members, eventually adding additional categories such as bags and clothes. Now it’s raising mountains of cash at an alleged $1 billion valuation and putting itself on what appears to be a path to an IPO, as Pando noted. “We are creating the next generation of fast fashion. We believe we are building…
  • Floodgate closes its fifth fund with more of the same

    Kia Kokalitcheva
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Above: Mike Maples, managing partner of the Floodgate Fund.Image Credit: Dylan Tweney/VentureBeatIf it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? That’s exactly what seed-stage venture firm Floodgate is thinking as it closes its fifth and new fund. According to a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, this fund of just under $76 million, more or less the same size as its previous two, is again headed by managing partners Mike Maples Jr. and Ann Miura-Ko. Moreover, the fund will also have the same investing strategy, according to Fortune. Floodgate has previously…
  • These are the best purported iPhone 6 case photos yet

    Devindra Hardawar
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:46 am
    Image Credit: Feng forumLike clockwork, the closer we get to a new Apple announcement the better the leaks get. Today we have several photos of a purported iPhone 6 case and screen, which show off the device’s rumored new curved design. The photos first showed up on a Chinese blog, but were then picked up by AppleInsider and others. Of course, there’s no way to tell if these photos are legitimate or not. But given that we’re so close to the iPhone 6’s September 9 announcement, it’s not unusual to see evidence of what could be final parts floating around.
  • Here’s why Alibaba likes the look of Chinese cloud file-sharing company Gokuai

    Jordan Novet
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:23 am
    Above: Alibaba chief executive Jack MaIt’s clearer than ever that Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba harbors visions of building a formidable cloud business like U.S.-based public-cloud market leader Amazon Web Services. Amazon recently moved into the cloud-based file-sharing market, with the release of its Zocalo service. Now Alibaba could be looking for its own silver lining. Alibaba is in talks to invest in Chinese business-focused file-sharing company Gokuai, according to a report today from the Wall Street Journal. Then again, Alibaba could just acquire Gokuai outright. In that…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Gary Vaynerchuk

  • #AskGaryVee Episode 11: Diplomas, not GPAs

    Gary Vaynerchuk
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    #QOTD: What are you doing this weekend? #LINKS: My AMA on Reddit – http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1svvca/iama_gary_vaynerchuk_serial_entrepreneur_nyt Music by T.Jay – http://www.wordplaytjay.com/ Today’s Voiceover by Max Bass – https://twitter.com/maxthatbass #TIMESTAMPS 00:44 – If you owned a winery in Napa, what would your left jabs look like? 03:24 Do you respond to your post/tweets/emails/messages personally? or do you delegate? 04:52 What foods have you added to your lifestyle that you are enjoying the most? 05:23 How can I converge my vision of being…
  • #AskGaryVee Episode 9: Ice Bucket Billionaire

    Gary Vaynerchuk
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:42 pm
    #QOTD: Who in your family inspires you the most? Today we a very special episode of The #AskGaryVee show. I’ve been holding off on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for awhile now, but when my man Michael called me out, I knew I had to make the move! So now I challenge YOU, VaynerNation, to get out there, soak yourselves, and DONATE! #LINKS Donate to the ALS association – https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1 Special Guest: Michael! YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgDkZbewH3LBKZpqAvhL4fA Twitter –…
  • #AskGaryVee Episode 8: Buy the Damn Cat!

    Gary Vaynerchuk
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    #QOTD: What is currently your favorite single beverage? Things that I have decided are important: Keeping life spicy, wine, my health, and being honest. LINKS: Cyberdust – http://cyberdust.com/ Music by T.Jay – http://www.wordplaytjay.com/ TIMESTAMPS: 0:39 Do you believe in Jim Collins belief that we can only focus on 3 things? 1:38 What is the best way to grow a following or community from nothing? 3:36 Tea or Coffee? or wine? 3:57 As a business leader whats one thing that keeps you up at night? 4:54 Center or Edge? 5:01 What’s the best way for a right hook to seem like a jab?
  • #AskGaryVee Episode 7: Parents, Patience, and Pie

    Gary Vaynerchuk
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Getting into some long-winded answers today! It’s a really great sign, too, because it’s clear that you guys are asking me amazing questions, so I really want to give some of them the time they deserve. Also be sure to hit me up on CyberDust tomorrow (@garyvee) so I can answer some of your more personal questions. #QOTD: What other personalities in the video world are you enjoying content from? #LINKS: Cyberdust – http://cyberdust.com/ Matthew Santoro – https://www.youtube.com/user/MatthewSantoro Music by T.Jay – http://www.wordplaytjay.com/ #TIMESTAMPS: 1:58…
  • #AskGaryVee Episode 6: Friction Sucks

    Gary Vaynerchuk
    9 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    In this episode we talk about getting familiar with Facebook advertising, my love for my family, and the magic of red-headed quarterbacks. On top of that we get into being grateful, being right, and being patient. Three of my favorite things! LINKS: http://allfacebook.com TIMESTAMPS 0:27 - What’s the best way to use Facebook dark posts? 1:51 - Is it still necessary to drive traffic from social to your dot com? 3:57 - How’d you deal with working in a family business? 5:03 - What did you think of the Dalton trade? 5:38 - Does the demand for your attention get overwhelming?
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    TechCrunch

  • ThemeBoard Will Let Designers Share Custom Keyboards On iOS 8

    Kyle Russell
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:28 pm
     Since the introduction of custom keyboards in iOS 8 at this year’s WWDC, we’ve seen a few implementations come from developers preparing solutions aiming to make the typing experience more convenient on the iPhone. Taphive’s ThemeBoard is something else — it’s a keyboard that mostly acts like Apple’s, but you can customize it with designs from the community. Read More
  • Vice Media Confirms That It’s Selling A Stake To A&E Networks At A $2.5B Valuation

    Anthony Ha
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
     Vice Media has agreed to sell a 10 percent stake to A&E Networks. The $250 million investment values the company at $2.5 billion. The news was first reported in the Financial Times (warning: paywall), and a Vice spokerson confirmed both the deal and the valuation. Read More
  • Yep, BuzzFeed Is Building A Games Team

    Anthony Ha
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:49 pm
     If you like BuzzFeed’s quizzes and interactive projects like its Game Of Thrones name generator, congratulations, you’re probably going to be seeing more of them. If you think they’re all annoying gimmicks, well, uh, you’re going to be seeing more of them anyway. That’s because the site is building up a games team of its own. Vice President of Product Chris… Read More
  • Niall Is Making Luxury Watches In Kansas City

    John Biggs
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
     When you think of Kansas City a few things come to mind: barbecue, blues, and Étienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont, the first Frenchman to settle the area and his excellent treatise “Exact Description of Louisiana, of Its Harbors, Lands and Rivers, and Names of the Indian Tribes That Occupy It, and the Commerce and Advantages to Be Derived Therefrom for the Establishment of a… Read More
  • White House Reboots Its Tech Staff

    Alex Wilhelm
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
     A number of moves this week: The White House announced its intention for Danny Marti to be its new piracy guru, departing national CTO Todd Park will return to Silicon Valley, but keep working for the government, Google X’s Megan Smith is said to be a top contender for the nation’s CTO role, and former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will sit on the Intelligence Advisory… Read More
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Knowledge@Wharton

  • Why Businesses Should Serve Consumers’ ‘Higher Needs’

    Knowledge@Wharton
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    American psychologist Abraham Maslow is best known for his seminal research on the hierarchy of innate human needs, but his work also has a surprising application for businesses models and shareholder value.
  • Using Pop Culture to Defeat Gender Inequality

    Knowledge@Wharton
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Mallika Dutt, founder of human rights group Breakthrough, discusses how she’s using the arts and multimedia to transform the social and cultural norms that promote violence against women.
  • How Physician Report Cards Can Improve Health Care

    Knowledge@Wharton
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    Research by Wharton health care management professor Jonathan Kolstad finds that showing physicians how they rate against peers is a powerful motivator for improving their game.
  • Can Creativity Be Taught?

    Knowledge@Wharton
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    Can creativity be fostered in the workplace, and if so, how can it be managed?
  • Telecom Companies Tap Analytics for Growth

    Knowledge@Wharton
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Telecom providers worldwide face an enormous challenge: Even as traffic is increasing, revenues and profits are not keeping pace. Analytics can help.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    swombat.com

  • Non-violent communication

    Salim Virani
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:15 am
    First Round Capital's written a thought-provoking guide to internal startup communication: When startups experience conflict — particularly between leaders — efforts quickly become uncoordinated, motivations get misunderstood, and results fall short of expectations. You simply can’t produce an incredible product if the team building it won’t agree on fundamentals. Avoiding problems only allows them to fester and impact more people, while hasty, non-strategic communication can turn a small fire into a blaze. It centralises around a commmon mistake: Watch out, because the jump from…
  • Coding isn’t easy, but it is learnable

    Salim Virani
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:15 am
    Pamela Fox, from Khan Academy: These campaigns are telling students that “coding is easy,” and then they’re trying it, and now not only are they struggling to learn something new, but they’re feeling bad about themselves because hey, “coding is easy”, they shouldn’t be struggling. Nobody should feel bad for struggling to learn something new. They should be commended for trying to learn something new at all. It's interesting that most founders are brazen and keen to tackle a load of business challenges, figuring things out and learning new skills - but we often put "the technical…
  • More about NDAs

    Daniel Tenner
    9 Aug 2014 | 12:47 am
    Stef Lewandowski takes a slightly different angle about NDAs. Whereas I previously explored why I wouldn't sign NDAs in initial conversations as a recipient of those documents, Stef looks at why he used to ask for NDAs and how he's changed his mind about it: Non-disclosure-by-default introduces the risk that your company culture could be poisoned by secrecy at an early stage. I distinctly remember moments in a previous “stealth startup” company where I and those around me were so tied down with non-disclosure that we didn’t tell our own families what we were working on. The effect of…
  • Building international relationships

    Salim Virani
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Irina Dzhambazova shares how Bulgarian startups deal with obscurity, and succeed building international relationships: Serendipity and true partnerships "Investing time in getting to know an organisation or a person, without looking for the immediate quid pro quo is the way to go. Just get to know people, interact with them in the manner you do with friends and leave the rest to chance." - Vesselina Tasheva Good partners understand each others goals and can act proactively on each other's behalf. This type of relationship is much easier when you can relate this way at a personal level.
  • Take pleasure in the journey

    Daniel Tenner
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Jason Cohen: Rather, you must understand that it is the building, not the result of that building, that matters. Keep score, so long as you can distinguish between the game and life. Keep score, while also basking in the thrill of generating happy customers and launching unique products and gathering the energy and brainpower of brilliant humans tackling interesting problems. Or, to put it in the poetic words of Constantine P. Cavafy: When you set out for Ithaka ask that your way be long, full of adventure, full of instruction. The Laistrygonians and the Cyclops, angry Poseidon - do not fear…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    VatorNews.tv

  • Funding Roundup - Funding roundup - week ending 8/29/14

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Snapdeal, DreamsCloud, The Honest Company, Dynamic Signal, DraftKings, Brandnew, Bizible, WakieSeed stage Brandnew, a startup that connects brands with Instagram and Pinterest influencers to deliver native ads, raised $845,000 from a network of investors including Berlin Ventures, PubliGroupe and Lukas Kirche. The company also received a $1.1 million grant from the city of Berlin. Wakie, a wake-up call app, raised $1 million in funding from LETA Capital and Titanium Venture Capital. Rockbot, a virtual jukebox solution for businesses, raised an undisclosed amount of funding…
  • Angry Bird creator Rovio names new CEO

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Pekka Rantala will take over in 2015, while Mikael Hed will stay on as head of Animation StudiosIt's been a while since I've heard anyone really talk about Angry Birds, or its studio Rovio. It seems like the game's moment, which could only be called a phenomenon, has now seemingly passed. There's always a big question when a studio with a big, giant hit sees it begin to receed into history: what will it do to maintain that momentum? For Rovio it means a changing of the guard. The gaming studio announced on Friday not only that its long-time CEO Mikael Hed will be stepping down,…
  • JustFab raises $85M, becomes latest $1B company

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    With that kind of valuation, JustFab has now become a leading IPO candidate(Updated with confirmation and comment from JustFab) Though it is beginning to branch out, the tech scene in Los Angeles is known for just a few things right now: gaming and other forms of entertainment, and subscription commerce. Now one of the companies in the latter category is about too break out in a big way, possibly with an IPO in its future.  Subscription E-commerce company JustFab has just raised a new round of funding, totaling $85 million, it has been confirmed to VatorNews. The round was…
  • Uber hits 205 cities, now serves 55% of U.S. population

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Uber is growing fast: it has more than doubled its total number of global cities in just four monthsIt's been a couple of months since Uber raised that record breaking $1.4 billion funding round. And what does the company have to show for it? Oh, you know, only incredible international growth, and more impressive figures. You know, nothing special The on-demand transportation service, which has been valued at $17 billion, just added another 24 cities to its repertoire on Thursday, bringing its total to 205 markets around the world.  The majority of the new markets are…
  • Why can’t my activity tracker make my latte?

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    When wearables and Internet of Things startups start talkingMy activity tracker knows when I’m active, when I’m sleeping and when I’m waking up. Why can’t it talk to and activate my espresso machine when it sees that I'm just about to wake up? To be honest, I don’t have one. The idea of simply counting my steps or my activity level throughout the day hasn’t compelled me. There's no context. What does 10,000 steps translate into anyway? Running three to five miles, I get. I burn off X amount of calories and I feel energized. It’s unclear whether 10,000…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Small Business Labs

  • Betting on Fusion Energy

    Steve
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Tech Crunch's Y Combinator and Mithril Invest in Helion, A Nuclear Fusion Startup covers a $1.5 million investment in Helion, a nuclear fusion startup. What makes this really intriguing is Helion's claim that it can produce, in 3 years, a fusion generator that's: "1,000 times smaller, over 500 times cheaper, and realizable 10 time faster than other projects." They go on to say they will be able to generate electricity for less than 4 cents per kilowatt hour.   What makes these claims so bold is most observers believe fusion energy is several…
  • It's Not Just Cloud Price Wars Driving Usage

    Steve
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    The cloud storage price wars being waged by Google, Amazon, Microsoft have been getting a lot of press this summer.   As the chart below from TechCrunch's Cloud Storage is Eating the World Alive shows, since March of this year the cost per gigabyte of cloud storage has fallen by more than 50%. As the article points out, the current price is not far from $0.   But the price declines are not just limited to storage. Amazon, for example, recently announced price cuts ranging from 28% and 51% across a variety of their Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud product line. Cloud…
  • Y-Combinator Goes Freelance

    Steve
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Last week was Demo Day for Y-Combinator's summer batch of startups.   For those not familar with Y-Combinator, it's the most successful startup accelerator in the U.S. According to their website, since 2005 over 700 startups have gone through their program and today these firms have a combined market valuation of over $30 billion. Well known grads include Dropbox, Airbnb and Reddit. Only 3% of the startups that apply to their program are accepted.   The program lasts 3 months and culminates with Demo Day, when the 70 or so participating startups each get 2.5 minutes…
  • The Rise of Digital Nomads

    Steve
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Yahoo Travel's The New Digital Nomads - Run Your Business From Anywhere in the World covers the growing trend towards people professionals who are choosing a location-independent lifestyle that allows them to travel and work anywhere in the world. The Internet and a growing array of telework and online collaboration tools are the key enablers of the digital nomad lifestyle.   As long as they can find a decent Internet connection, laptop carrying nomads can work pretty much anywhere. Digital nomads who travel to exotic locations get most of the press, but more and more people…
  • Encore Career Study Findings - More Encore Small Businesses

    Steve
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Encore.org is an organization focused on encore careers, which they define as "post-midlife work or pro bono service to meet community needs". Their tag line is "second acts for the greater good".  They go on to say that encore careers combine personal fulfillment, social impact and continued income, enabling people to put their passion to work for the greater good. Their primary target market is aging baby boomers and their goal is help this group transition to social service work as they enter the traditional retirement years. The recently released the…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Ben Parr's Entrepreneurial Musings

  • My thoughts on TMZ’s iPhone “Scoop” on CNBC [VIDEO]

    Ben Parr
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Tweet Yesterday, I hopped on CNBC to talk about TMZ’s new iPhone on Closing Bell. Suffice it to say, I wasn’t buying it. Check out the video:
  • Why Are Google Glass Users Such Assholes?

    Ben Parr
    24 May 2014 | 10:30 am
    Tweet Childish. Petty. Disrespectful. These were the only words I could muster after reading about how a group of Glass users destroyed the Yelp rating of a local NYC restaurant, all because they asked one person to take off her Google Glass in their restaurant. I’ve been asked to take off Glass before, and I’ve obliged without issue. After all, it’s their restaurant and their rules. If a restaurant asks me to put my cell phone away, I will. If somebody asks me to take off my shoes in their home, I respect their wishes. But Katy Kasmai didn’t take being asked to remove…
  • On Twitter and Short-Term Stock Fluctuations

    Ben Parr
    6 May 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Tweet Twitter has had a rough few weeks, but does that mean it’s destined to spiral downward? Hell no. 18% stock price drops are great for headlines, but they certainly don’t tell the story of a company’s long-term trajectory. So let’s get the obvious out of the way: Twitter’s getting punched in the gut at the moment: After a steady rise to over $45, shares in Twitter have plummeted to just a hair under $32. Ouch. It stings just a bit more when you read the news stories about today’s 18% drop particularly, thanks to the end of the IPO lockout for insiders…
  • When Two Apps Are Simpler Than One

    Ben Parr
    1 May 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Tweet If there’s one entrepreneurial mantra that Steve Jobs taught us, it’s this: Simplify! Complex products fail. The complex MySpace lost to the simple Facebook. The simplicity of Snapchat, Instagram and Dropbox transformed them into world-class products. Tumblr famously cut a feature when it added a new one, always keeping the interface clean as hell. Foursquare, in its current iteration, isn’t simple. It has multiple functions. Is it a social check-in app? Is it a restaurant search app? Is it a location discovery app? Frankly, I didn’t know, and it turned me off…
  • Oculus Rift: Facebook’s $2 Billion Attempt to Seize Its Destiny From Apple and Google

    Ben Parr
    25 Mar 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Tweet Can’t say I saw this one coming. Facebook, on the heels of its $19 billion blockbuster acquisition of WhatsApp, has dropped another $2 billion (plus a potential $300 million in earn-outs) for Oculus VR, the company that makes Rift. If you haven’t tried the Rift, it’s extraordinary. The first time I played with it, I was awestruck by the immersive experience. It brings not just gaming, but any type of virtual interaction to a whole new dimension that no other product has ever even come close to accomplishing. And now it all belongs to Facebook. Why? Here’s what…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Mixergy

  • How tapping a niche market took a razor company from less than $1M to $10M in revenue – with Todd Greene

    Andrew Khalili
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today’s guest has been shaving his head for years until he said, “What if someone created a better way to do it?” Sounds easy right? Well actually no, it wasn’t easy. I invited him here to talk about how he turned that idea into a business. His name is Todd Green. He’s the founder of Headblade, which makes razors that make shaving your head really easy. And their designs are so beautiful that they are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Watch the FULL program Prefer audio? Great! “Right click” here for the MP3 format.
  • How Ben Baldwin created ClearFit by systemizing how businesses hire

    Andrew Khalili
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is the story of a founder who kept getting hit up for hiring help from his friends and finally decided to create a company to systemize the kind of help he was giving. Ben Baldwin is the founder of ClearFit. You know how when you hire, you want to place ads on multiple job sites, like LinkedIn and Career Builder. But when you do, you get flooded with resumes that are hard to sort through? Well, ClearFit does the job posting for you and then goes through them and makes sure that you only talk to people who are a good fit for your company. We’ll find out how he built his company.
  • How a reluctant entrepreneur gained 500k users and instant profitability – with Gregg Pollack

    Andrew Khalili
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Joining me is an entrepreneur who says that he didn’t start out wanting to become an entrepreneur but he ended up building a great company. Gregg Pollack is the founder of Code School which teachers coding skills to software developers. I invited him here to tell us how he did it. Watch the FULL program Prefer audio? Great! “Right click” here for the MP3 format. About Gregg Pollack Gregg Pollack is the founder of Code School which provides continuing education for software developers. You can see his talk here. Raw transcript Mixergy’s audio transcription is done by…
  • How to grow your revenue even when you’re not working – with Carl Hancock

    Joe Mixergy Editor
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    This interview is about how to go from being a consultant who trades hours for money, to creating a product, which continues to grow your revenue even when you’re not working. Carl Hancock did that. He is the co-founder of RocketGenius which is the development company behind GravityForms, a plug-in that lets anyone with the WordPress site add powerful forms to their sites. Watch the FULL program Prefer audio? Great! “Right click” here for the MP3 format. About Carl Hancock Carl Hancock is the co-founder and partner at RocketGenius which is a web strategy, design, development…
  • How do you know when to let an idea go? – with Noam Schwartz

    Andrew Khalili
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    What happens when you realize your original idea won’t work? This is the story of a founder who almost ran out of money pursuing a stalled business idea and what happened when he changed his mind at the last minute. Noam Schwartz is the co-founder of TapDog which aggregated data on companies, like how much traffic their web sites got & what was said about them in the news. It was bought by SimilarWeb, where he’s working right now. Watch the FULL program Prefer audio? Great! “Right click” here for the MP3 format. About Noam Schwartz Noam Schwartz is the CEO and…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Businessmakers Radio Show

  • Josep Roca - Sommelier & Ingrid Hoffmann - Simply Delicioso

    The Businessmakers Radio Show - Russ Capper
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Brothers head chef Joan, sommelier Josep and pastry chef Jordi Roca are a world-class phenom in food circles today. Their Catalonian restaurant, El Celler de Can Roca, is located in Girona, Spain and has been judged one of the best in the world. For our interview, Josep is joined by TV personality Ingrid Hoffmann, host of Simply Delicioso and Top Chef on Food Network to discuss their food, their passion and their BBVA Compass Bank tour.
  • School of Business 8/23/2014

    The Businessmakers Radio Show - Russ Capper|John Beddow
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Russ & John present the show that champions entrepreneurship and businessmakers. We are so unique in our approach. We don’t let the facts get in the way! Includes: our Quote of the Week—pithy words from Scottish judge Lord Francis Jeffrey; This Week in Business History includes energy transformation and celebration, failed taxes, Russian missiles and Hurricane Katrina; the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak you don’t know, but should; and Dumb Moments—some of our voters need more information and we are here to help.
  • Brandonomics from Savage - Donna Smith

    The Businessmakers Radio Show - Robin Tooms
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Your customers want to be involved. Now what? Robin Tooms discusses external branding with Donna Smith, director, marketing and communications for Forum Energy Technologies.
  • Women Mean Business - Sarah Cain

    The Businessmakers Radio Show - Leisa Holland-Nelson
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Never give up; never take your eye off the ball. Extraordinary advice from an extraordinary woman. Leisa Holland-Nelson interviews Sarah Cain, founder of Sarah's Florist.
  • PKF Texas: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook® - Kelsey Ruger

    The Businessmakers Radio Show - Jen Lemanski
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Kelsey Ruger is back with Jen Lemanski to discuss the HiMA’s Interactive Strategies Conference, an event that will focus on content marketing and how to develop strategies based on target audience behaviors.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Bplans Blog

  • The Latest Questions Small Businesses Are Asking

    Arlene Soto
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    How do I decide if a business idea is likely to be successful? What is meant by “company culture” and how is it important to my business? Do I need to hire a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for my small business? How do I sell my products to the federal government? What's your question? The post The Latest Questions Small Businesses Are Asking appeared first on Bplans Blog. [Click the title above to read more and comment]
  • 4 Easy Ways to Lower Your Monthly Expenses

    Kim Whitley
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Whether your business is a brand new venture, or you’ve been up and running for years already, it’s likely that you’re on the lookout to reduce your expenditure as much as possible. A common fear that comes with saving money is the concept of “cutting back,” that a large-scale, dramatic change is necessary in order... The post 4 Easy Ways to Lower Your Monthly Expenses appeared first on Bplans Blog. [Click the title above to read more and comment]
  • Pause: 10 Quotes on Why You Should Take Breaks, Relax, and Play

    Jonathan Michael
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Small business owners and entrepreneurs are almost always working, whether they’re in the office or not. But is it possible that taking time off and resting is better for your business? Here are 10 quotes from famous authors, poets, and speakers on why time away from work could be just as important to your bottom... The post Pause: 10 Quotes on Why You Should Take Breaks, Relax, and Play appeared first on Bplans Blog. [Click the title above to read more and comment]
  • Think Big, Start Small: The Story of a Startup

    Candice Landau
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Today, small businesses and internet startups are popping up everywhere. While this is encouraging for those of us looking to become entrepreneurs, it also means we have a responsibility to start companies that advance our understanding of the world, that fix problems we have created and that help others. ReefCam is one of these companies. The post Think Big, Start Small: The Story of a Startup appeared first on Bplans Blog. [Click the title above to read more and comment]
  • Stop Bad-mouthing the Millennial Generation and Read the Facts

    Brian Eckert
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    At the end of June, U.S. employers listed more available jobs—4.7 million—than at any point since 2001. Unemployment is also falling, while consumer confidence has stabilized. By multiple measures, the economy is in better shape now than at any point over the last few years. So why are many twenty-somethings more interested in creating their own job than they are in accepting a job from somebody else? The issue is a complex one, not least because the next generation of would-be entrepreneurs... [Click the title above to read more and comment]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Tech Cocktail

  • Seen: The Marketing Platform That Tells Your Brand’s Story

    Amanda Quick
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Instagram isn’t just for selfies or posting pictures of your summer trip around Europe. As much as we use it to connect with friends and follow celebrities, it’s actually a huge tool for marketing. Brian Zuercher, the CEO and cofounder of Seen, is using the popularity of Instagram to help businesses create marketing strategies and reach consumers. Seen is a marketing software platform for brands to manage, amplify and measure, campaigns on Instagram and Twitter. “We primarily work with consumer brands, to create photo campaigns, contests, content strategy and audience development, “…
  • Collision, Connectedness, and Co-Learning Surround The Mill’s August Grads

    Will Schmidt
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The 4 companies coming out of The Mill this August are each thriving in their own niche market, but alas, they also have a common thread uniting them. Each startup founder connected and networked in Downtown Vegas and was referred to The Mill by established members of the community. It’s an interesting look at how the Downtown Project is fueled by the 3 Cs: collision, connectedness, and co-learning. There was a hint of serendipity for each founder as they applied and were accepted into The Mill, and they’re all looking forward to a bright future with $5,000 in their pockets. The Mill’s…
  • Ralph Lauren Debuts a Polo Shirt That Tracks Physical Activity

    Camila Souza
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Luxurious brand Ralph Lauren joins Tory Burch in venturing into the world of wearable tech fashion. This week, the fashion brand debuted their first smart garment in Polo’s lineup during the 2014 US Open Tournament.  The technology behind the shirt is a prototype developed for the tennis tournament by Canadian company OMsignal. The snug, black compression shirt monitors and gathers detailed information about the wearer’s heart rate, breathing, activity, and so on directly to a smartphone or tablet. The shirt has a stretchy band, under the pectorals, that contains conductive…
  • Stackify Offers an All-in-One DevOps Monitoring Solution

    Ronald Barba
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I honestly could not tell you guys with one-hundred percent certainty what “DevOps” is actually about – and I’m really not ashamed to admit it. I mean, really, as VentureBeat points out, it’s really one of those concepts that people pretend to know something about, but when grilled on a deeper level, they shy away from responding because they actually know nothing. An elementary introduction to DevOps: it’s a portmanteau of “development” and “operations”, and literally it deals with both aspects as applied to the world of app…
  • Moving in This Weekend? Uber Partners with Casper to Deliver Mattresses in NYC

    Ronald Barba
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    If you’re not away at your Carolina lake house/Montauk beach house/Burning Man this weekend, then you’re likely some of the unlucky few who have to deal with trying to move all their sh*t into a new apartment. Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest moving days of the year, and anything to help relieve some of the mental or physical stress is definitely welcome. For those who don’t yet have a mattress, NYC startup Casper - a company that’s designed “the perfect bed” – has teamed up with Uber to deliver their mattresses straight to your new place.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Forbes - Entrepreneurs

  • From The C-Suite: How To Create The Irresistible Offer

    Larry Myler
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Top leaders reveal the secrets to sustainable sales growth. Irresistibility is the goal of every entrepreneur, and it’s the free-market path to prosperity.
  • Google Authorship Killed: Google Plus Next?

    TJ McCue
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Google announced today that Google Authorship will no longer impact search results. That means that if you have spent time building out your Google Plus profile in the hopes that it will move you and your content higher in search results, your efforts may have been in vain.
  • Top Fashion Entrepreneur Slams 'Lazy, Copycat' Fashion Designers

    Jason Hesse
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    The fashion industry has lost all of its creativity due to the over-reliance on copycat trends, says Marc Worth, the British entrepreneur who founded trend-forecasting agency WGSN.
  • How True An Account Is The Book 'Accidental Billionaires' By Ben Mezrich?

    Quora
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:06 pm
    How true an account is the book "Accidental Billionaires" by Ben Mezrich? This question was originally answered on Quora by Ben Mezrich.
  • Brewing An Empire: Rohan Marley On Building His Sustainable Coffee Brand

    Kerry Flynn
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Rohan Marley, one of the son's of the late Bob Marley and a former football player, isn't shy about promoting his entrepreneurial efforts to FORBES. In 2009, he launched his own coffee brand, Marley Coffee, that sources from Jamaica and Ethiopia, and in 2012, he started an eco-friendly electronics company, The House of Marley. I spoke with founder Rohan Marley and CEO Brent Toevs to find out why and how they've been able to enter these new markets and get their product to stand out among the competition.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Startup Professionals Musings

  • Entrepreneurs Need To Be Experts On Social Change

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Many entrepreneurs think that adapting to the new technologies, like smart phones and Internet commerce, are the key to attracting new customers. In fact, businesses need to adapt just as completely to the changes in the buying and social behavior of consumers. High-technology product startups, without customers, don’t make a business. Today’s customer buying dynamics are all about “user experience,” according to Brian Solis, in his recent book “What’s the Future of Business?.” This thought leader in new media asserts that every business needs to understand social psychology and…
  • 10 Calculated Risks That Lead To Startup Success

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    There is an old saying that good lawyers run away from risk, while good businessmen run towards risk. Entrepreneurs see “no risk” as meaning “no reward.” In reality, all risks are not the same. Many risks can be managed or calculated to improve growth or provide a competitive edge, while others, like skipping quality checks to save money, are recipes for failure. The challenge is to avoid the bad risks, while actively seeking and managing the smart risks. There are no guarantees in business, but it pays to learn from the experiences of entrepreneurs and business experts who have gone…
  • 8 Principles For Getting Things Done In A Startup

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    We all know at least one entrepreneur who always gets things done, and appears unstoppable in his quest. All of you probably know many others who talk incessantly about their great ideas, but never seem to even get started, or they give up at the first obstacle. What are the attributes that make an entrepreneur unstoppable, and is it possible for people to learn to be unstoppable? According to my own observations, and a recent book by Bill Schley, “The UnStoppables: Tapping Your Entrepreneurial Power,” there are some key “emotional mechanics” that put entrepreneurs in motion, and…
  • Entrepreneurs Need To Keep Their Business Focused

    24 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    One of the most common failures I see in startups is lack of focus. Unfocused entrepreneurs boast that their new technology will generate multiple disruptive products for consumers as well as enterprises around the world. Investors hear this as trying to do too many things with limited resources, meaning the startup will not shine at anything, and will not survive the competition. For example, a while back I received a startup executive summary, requesting Angel investor funding, that touted technology for a line of new medical devices, also to be offered in a new military radar device. Even…
  • How Entrepreneurs Must Reinvent Themselves To Thrive

    23 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Sometimes entrepreneurs are so focused on making change happen for others, that they forget that continually changing themselves and their company is equally important. Some get stuck in a rut and get run over by competitors with new technology, like Eastman Kodak, and others get pushed into a crisis, like Apple did, before they reinvent themselves into a new market. Everyone and every company needs to continually learn from their experience and adapt to a changing world to thrive. “If it ain't broke, don't fix it” is an old adage that really doesn’t work in today’s business world. If…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Presentation Zen

  • The key to storytelling is not your perfection but your humanity

    Garr
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:24 pm
    The Irish Times has a good, short piece on The Moth, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. The Moth started in George Dawes Green's living room in 1997, but soon the storytelling club founded by Green started hosting events in cafes and clubs throughout New York City. The name "The Moth" came from the idea that people are attracted to stories the way moths are attracted to a flame. From The Moth website: "Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the…
  • A Story of courage: Hiro Fujita on ending ALS (TEDxTokyo)

    Garr
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:17 pm
    With all the attention the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is receiving this past week, it is a good time to share with you the most touching and most important presentation I saw at TEDxTokyo back in May of this year. The presentation was by a young Japanese man named Hiro Fujita. In November of 2010, Hiro was working happily as Planning Director at McCann Erickson in Tokyo when he was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). His TEDxTokyo talk is his story and a moving call to action. Perhaps we throw around the word "inspiring" too much. But Hiro inspires me...and thousands of others. After…
  • Robin Williams on the TED stage

    Garr
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:42 pm
    At the 2008 TED Conference held in California, the BBC's "The World Debate" set up a panel discussion to be broadcast worldwide from the TED stage. When they went live with the show there appeared to be a major technical problem followed by several moments of dead air. As my friend Patrick Newell recalled the incident to me today (Patrick was in the audience that day), someone in the back of the room started heckling and dropping f-bombs, wondering why they can't get the technology to work at a technology conference. At first the audience was stunned but then broke into uproarious laughter…
  • 7 things good communicators must not do

    Garr
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:35 am
    In this simple but informative TED Talk, Julian Treasure offers up seven things that effective communicators must exclude from speech. This list of seven is a kind of "bad habits to avoid" list. They are not the only elements that can derail effective communication, but it is a good list from which to start. "I call them seven sins somewhat tongue in cheek," Julian says in the comments section on the TED Website. "I am not saying these things are bad or wrong, simply that they tend to make it harder for people to listen, especially when they become habits." Yes, suggesting that one avoid…
  • George Takei's bold story at TEDxKyoto

    Garr
    21 Jun 2014 | 3:15 am
    George Takei knows how to tell a great story. In this case, a true story of his life. The famed Star Trek actor, activist, and social media star was in town recently to give a remarkable talk as part of a very special TEDxKyoto event. I was invited to watch the rehearsal just before the live event, so I arrived early and grabbed a front row seat. George did not give a speech in the traditional sense. There was no lectern, no notes, no teleprompter. George obviously was reciting the speech from memory—his live version was exactly the same as in the rehearsal—but the speech did not seem…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Great Demo!

  • Other Vendors' Demos – Great Source for Learning

    Peter E. Cohan
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:29 pm
    I’m occasionally surprised to find presales staff who have never seen another vendor’s demo – not even demos from a competitor…  (So, if you haven’t seen demos from other vendors, it is time to do so!)For everyone, occasionally watching demos from other vendors is a terrific way to regain the customer’s perspective regarding demos.  I typically suggest that you watch demos from vendors where you actually have interest in their products – this helps to make the interaction as real as possible – bea customer.  Sign up for a demo from the vendor’s website and see…
  • Great Demo! Reading List – Recommended Remarkable Books

    Peter E. Cohan
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    A number of folks have asked for a Reading List (books that I often reference in Great Demo! Workshops) – here is a starter list.  You’ll note I’ve largely omitted books on sales methodology and presales-specific books – all great to read, of course – this list is designed to broaden and expand our thinking beyond our day-to-day activities!Brain Rules:  John Medinahttp://www.amazon.com/Brain-Rules-Principles-Surviving-Thriving/dp/0979777747/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1375213373&sr=1-1&keywords=brain+rulesHow information is received, filtered and stored…
  • [Warning: Shameless Self-Promotion Alert!] Great Demo! Public Workshop

    Peter E. Cohan
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    Our next Great Demo! Public Workshop will take place October 15-16 – registration and additional information can be found at http://skmcohan141015-cohan.eventbrite.comThis is a 1.5-Day Workshop, with the first day focusing largely on core Great Demo! material and the morning of the second day addressing more advanced topics and techniques.Public Workshops take place in San Jose, California, in conjunction with the folks at SKMurphy.  They are excellent opportunities for individuals, small groups or for teams that have new hires. We’ve found that these sessions are most productive…
  • Uses (and Cautions) of Recorded Demos

    Peter E. Cohan
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Recorded demos offer some wonderful opportunities for delivering content – but need to be used with careful regards to your objectives and customer situations.  Here are a few quick guidelines to contemplate:Training:  -        Excellent application.  -        Recorded demos can provide guided instructions on learning software:  “Here’s how to….”  This is a terrific use for recorded demos, since the use scenarios tend to be reasonably consistent – they should focus on the high-probability tasks…
  • Stunningly Awful Sales Tactics – The Future-Sales Prevention Team

    Peter E. Cohan
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:40 am
    Stunningly Awful Sales Tactics – The Future-Sales Prevention TeamOrThe Curse of the Hunter-Farmer ModelAre your sales teams traditional, better or truly great?  Contemplate the following (ugly) scenario:  A customer calls his sales person to ask for help implementing software he purchased recently – there seems to be a mismatch regarding the capabilities delivered vs. what he expected…He leaves a voicemail message, but hears nothing back from the sales rep.  He then calls customer service and describes his problem (again) to them.  Customer service promises to look…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    youngentrepreneurfoundation.wordpress.com

  • 2014 Inspirational Young Entrepreneurs

    mollyvyoung
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:03 pm
    The National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation (YEF) awarded budding business owners its highest honors, naming Lei Lei Secor the 2014 Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and Zach Haney, the inaugural Dan Danner Leadership Award winner. As the winner of YEF’s top two prizes, Ms. Secor, who resides in Hagaman, NY, will receive a $15,000 educational scholarship to attend the University of Virginia, and Mr. Haney, who resides in Topeka, KS will receive a $15,000 educational scholarship to attend Washburn University. Ms. Secor owns and operates Designed By Lei where…
  • Three Research-Based Tips For Managing Stress, Multiple Priorities, and Work-Life Balance for Entrepreneurs

    kathykormanfrey
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    This post, affectionately known as “Jedi Mind Control for Over Achievers” will teach you solutions that work for actual entrepreneurs. Whether you’re an educator, a young entrepreneur, or a seasoned entrepreneur, balancing multiple priorities is a reality. A much needed skill is HOW to effectively balance these priorities, but, it’s not a class in school. So, here, we lay out some proven solutions.   #1 Engage in 27 Minutes of Mindfulness a Day. Summary: Your Brain will Expand if you More Effectively Manage Stress, and Shink if you Don’t. In New York Times Best…
  • Thank you, Entrepreneurship Educators

    mollyvyoung
    24 Jun 2014 | 2:44 pm
    It’s summer break, which means you, as an educator should be enjoying your vacation. So instead of providing more entrepreneurial education resources, NFIB’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation would like to thank you for a job well done. Sparks and Honey has just released a report about Generation Z (born 1995 to present). The report is fascinating, and covers a wide range of topics about what makes Generation Z unique. Especially interesting to us is the idea that Entrepreneurship is in the DNA of this generation. We believe a lot of that DNA make up has to do with you. In the report, Sparks…
  • How to Pitch a Business – (or yourself): Top Tips from an Expert

    kathykormanfrey
    28 May 2014 | 7:45 am
    An entrepreneur’s worst nightmare is that people drool when they tell someone about their business. (But, not in a good way. More like a catatonic way.) That is sooooo booooring Or, that they share something they consider so interesting about their business and – in return – get the “doe in headlights” look. Pitching, the Right Way. In the NFIB YEF Entrepreneur in the Classroom, one of the key steps in Module 2 is Pitching Your Business Idea. But, how can we make that pitch the most interesting and effective possible? Here are top tips from a globally-known “Intrigue…
  • I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for… Lemonade?

    mollyvyoung
    29 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    It’s almost summer, which means educators across the country need to find a way to engage their students in creative and fun ways. As a way to teach entrepreneurship, why not have your students engage in a lemonade stand? Spring weather is great inspiration for both student salesmen and potential customers. How should an educator go about teaching entrepreneurship through a lemonade stand? Here are 5 easy steps: 1. Do market research. Is lemonade the right thing to sell? Is there another refreshment that will sell better? Who will their target audience be? How much should they charge for…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    silicontap.com - Silicon Valley High Tech News

  • Nexenta Gets Funding From Dell

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    Santa Clara-based Nexenta, which develops software-defined storage sofware for the data center, has scored an investment from Dell Ventures, the venture capital arm of Dell. Size of the investment, and other details, were not announced.... (more) READ MORE>>
  • Google Unveils Drone Delivery Effort

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    Google revealed Thursday that it has launched a new effort to develop drones for delivery of goods, showing off a video of its drones delivering a first aid kit, candy bars, dog treats, and water to a couple of Australian farmers.... (more) READ MORE>>
  • Google Buys Zync Render For Visual Effects In The Cloud

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Mountain View-based Google has expanded out its cloud services platform, saying today that it has acquired Zync Render, a service which helps movie studios render their special effects in the cloud. Financial terms of the buy were not announced.... (more) READ MORE>>
  • Armetheon Finds $7M

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Menlo Park-based Armetheon, a developer of biopharmceuticals aimed at treating cardiovascular conditions, has raised $7.0M in a first round of funding.... (more) READ MORE>>
  • Nutanix Gets $140M, Valued Over $2 Billion

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:04 pm
    San Jose-based Nutanix, a developer of products for the converged server, storage, and networking market, said this week that it has raised $140M in a Series E funding. The funding came from un-named, Boston-based public investors.... (more) READ MORE>>
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Austin Startup

  • SXSW Eco Announces Finalists for Startup Showcase and Place by Design Competitions

    Bryan Menell
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    South by Southwest Eco (SXSW Eco), a conference connecting the urgency of global sustainability challenges with the opportunity for breakthrough solutions, today announced the finalists for its third annual entrepreneurial pitch and and second annual public space design competitions, the Startup Showcase and Place by Design. SXSW Eco will take place October 6-8, 2014 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.
  • Austin Tech Happy Hour Tonight at The Dogwood

    Bryan Menell
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am
    Come to The Dogwood tonight, August 21st from 6pm - 8pm for Austin Tech Happy Hour!
  • Polygraph Media Acquires Offergraph; Harvard Data Science Expertise

    Bryan Menell
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Polygraph Media today announced it has acquired Offergraph, the predictive marketing technology company founded by Ian Karnell, Jeremi Karnell, and Dr. Edo Airoldi.
  • UnLtd USA Selects First Cohort of Impact Entrepreneurs

    Bryan Menell
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    UnLtd USA, Austin’s first incubator for entrepreneurs solving pressing social and environmental problems, has selected its first cohort. Six impact enterprises have been chosen to receive seed funding and a full year of Incubation Support. The entrepreneurs were selected from a pool of over 80 applicants and went through a rigorous selection process that included pitching to two Final Selection Panels composed of business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs. The year-long program kicks off in September. Entrepreneurs will receive seed funding, on-going mentorship and training from the…
  • Famigo Grows Network of Pre-Loaded Mobile Devices, Adds Two New Samsung Tablets

    Bryan Menell
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    Famigo, a company providing safer experiences for children on mobile devices, now comes preloaded via the Android platform on two new and popular tablets: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro. Families can access educational entertainment—with new content added daily for constant engagement—and use Famigo’s optional child lock to keep tablets family-safe.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Get Elastic Ecommerce Blog

  • 13 xkcd Comics for Ecommerce Professionals

    Linda Bustos
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:05 am
    Get Elastic is on vacation this week, so in lieu of articles, enjoy this collection of xkcd comics that poke a little fun at our industry.(Click comics to view their original posts)Understanding star reviewsOnline package trackingDownload our app!Mobile marketingMarketing interviewCoupon codeHome page usabilityConsumer behaviorHow to annoy a web developerA dollar a day…A minus-minus Ebay feedbackQR code…Advantage AmazonAnd for more geeky-funny, check out the entire archive of xkcd
  • The United State of Social Commerce [Infographic]

    Linda Bustos
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:03 am
    This week’s infographic looks at social commerce statistics and trends in the US, courtesy of Invesp Consulting.TweetablesSocial commerce is projected to grow to $14B in 2015, compared to $3B in 2012 Tweet thisSocial commerce is forecast to reach 5% of online retail revenue by 2015 Tweet thisPositive reviews can bump a product’s price by 9.5% Tweet thisNegative reviews have an 11% chance of changing purchase intent Tweet this86% of the top 25 ecommerce sites use Facebook Like and Twitter buttons, 82% Pinterest Tweet this61% of online retailers use Pinterest buttons Tweet this42%…
  • 9 Types and 6 Tips for Vine Video Marketing

    Linda Bustos
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:05 am
    A few years back, I posted 17 styles of Twitter updates for online retailers, from branding to customer care to “transactional” tweets. Absent from that list (because it didn’t exist) was micro-video from Vine and Instagram.The micro-video format has a few different useful applications for brand and ecommerce content marketers, but is still fairly underused, perhaps due to its perceived difficulty to produce good content. But done well, they may be more attention grabbing, persuasive and shareworthy than some of your text-only social updates.If you’re looking for…
  • Are Your Cross-sells Killing Conversion?

    Linda Bustos
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:04 am
    It’s generally believed that product recommendations on ecommerce sites increase conversion and average order value.But according to e-tailing group’s 16th Annual Merchant Survey, 59% of retailers don’t know what kind of conversion rates they achieve when shoppers preview upsells or cross-sells on product pages. When you consider that 9% don’t use such merchandising, that adjusts to 65% of those that do. And cart pages are not far behind.With so many retailers not measuring the effectiveness of product recommendations, we can imagine how few are testing and optimizing their…
  • 10 Ways to Use Psychology to Convert Customers [Infographic]

    Linda Bustos
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:04 am
    This week’s featured infographic examines the psychology of conversion optimization, from pricing to verbiage to segmentation.Via Helpscout
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Planning, Startups, Stories

  • When So-called Experts Say Don’t Do a Business Plan…

    Tim Berry
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    … don’t be confused. What they really mean is …  Don’t do a long static formal business plan. Do a lean, just-big-enough business plan. Deal with it as a constantly-renewing latest version, with a shelf life of a few weeks at most. Don’t fill it with excess supporting information. They won’t even look at a business plan until after they’ve understood the main points from a summary memo, and — in most cases — been through the pitch and met the people. The idea that potential investors would read a business plan as a first step, from somebody they’ve never met, without…
  • Audio: Annoying Half Truths in Entrepreneurship

    Tim Berry
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:48 am
    I had a good radio-talk-show visit this morning with Jim Blasingame, Small Business Advocate, of smallbusinessadvocate.com. Time flies; I can’t believe I’ve been joining Jim on his show off and on for 16 years now. I intend to ask him whether being a guest on his show causes gray hair. Here’s my favorite segment, on “do what you love.” It’s radio audio, about seven minutes long. Find interviews with Small Business experts on the <a href=”http://www.smallbusinessadvocate.com”>Small Business…
  • Spot Quiz: What Percent of Small Business Owners Manage Cash Flow

    Tim Berry
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    I’m fascinated by the numbers Denise O’Berry turns up in her post Use Metrics To Manage Cash Flow – Small Business Expert Denise O’Berry. She quotes results of a survey sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs, which surveyed 500 owners of businesses averaging less than 10 employees and less than $2 million in revenues. According to this, the biggest worry of small business owners, is (drumroll): The number one issue facing small business is ensuring adequate cash flow from operations, according to 83% of survey respondents. That’s Denise quoting Bill Reeb, CPA, surprising…
  • The Broken Spreadsheet That Birthed a Business

    Tim Berry
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    I thoroughly enjoyed doing this Mixergy Interview, published this week, about how I bootstrapped Palo Alto Software from zero to about $10 million annual revenues: It started one morning at 2 a.m., when I had to deliver a finished set of financials the next morning. It was 2 a.m. and I was tired and done with the financials but I had done something in either Lotus 1, 2, 3 or Excel because I use both. I don’t remember which one it was but I had done something to break the damn spreadsheet! If the financials are going to work, when you change the assumptions the balance still balances and…
  • Rant: Entrepreneurship, Dropouts, and Bad PR

    Tim Berry
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    I was writing an email to these folks and I just stopped and deleted the draft. Why waste the time raising entrepreneurs I don’t even know. My complaint? I got to my office this morning after a few weeks elsewhere and found the results of a concentrated campaign for me to write about a certain entrepreneur and his startup. He’s all about how he’s so successful as a college dropout. I have one package containing a coffee mug with chocolate drops, and another with a copy of his book. Both contain a personalized letter from him, with what looks like a signature. Both contain business cards…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Preneur Marketing Blog

  • Sales Letter Copywriting Cheat Sheet

    Pete
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:56 pm
    I can still remember the first and most powerful lesson in the science of copywriting I ever learnt.  I was in Year 10 or 11 of high school (that’s sophomore or junior for our North American friends), and my buddy Martin S. was writing some posters we were going to stick up around campus to get volunteers for a project. As we were trying to brainstorm what to put on the posters he said, “Well, we want as many people to read this as possible, so why not write ‘FREE BEER?’ It will at least get attention that way.” Now that powerful lesson wasn’t how to…
  • Copywriting, Sales Games + September Marketing Ideas [Noise Reduction .77]

    Florence
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    “I’ve always believed writing ads is the second most-profitable form of writing. The first is ransom notes…” - Phil Dusenberry Hey Gang, As you may have seen, we’re having a little sales, influence and copywriting focus here in the Preneur Community at the moment… and that’s spilling over to today’s Noise Reduction below. Now, have you ever noticed that nearly every week there’s some calendar event going on, be it a local, national or international holiday, an awareness week, a cultural celebration, or a lead-up to a major sporting event? Have…
  • September 2014 Promotional Calendar Ideas [CONVERSIONS]

    Todd Spear
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Do you know that 7 – 13 September 2014 is Migraine Awareness Week? Now, before you think of a million and one smarmy responses to that revelation, think about he marketing possibilities for such a week. As a solutions provider to your customers, you could put a clever spin on the oft maligned migraine by positioning your marketing efforts to offer relief for your customers’ headaches. Okay, so maybe that examples a little too easy, but there’s plenty of merit to the idea. Have you ever noticed that nearly every week there’s some calendar event going on, be it a local, national or…
  • Compelling Surveys & Questionnaires, Healthy Passwords & Lead Magnet Examples [Noise Reduction .76]

    Florence
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Hey Gang, I can’t wait for you all to hear some of the new podcast interviews I’ve been recording this week. As our active PreneurCast listeners would know, Dom and I are taking a short break from publishing new episodes, and rebroadcasting some of the best shows from our 3-year catalogue. But we’ll be back with all-new shows very shortly, including two I recorded this week: one with the direct-marketing legend behind the BluBlocker Sunglasses, Joe Sugarman, and one with Phil Barham, who is the man responsible for the My Family Sticker phenomenon. Until then, I hope…
  • Crafting compelling surveys and questionnaires [Opt-Ins and Conversions]

    Todd Spear
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Client reconnaissance. Cool phrase, right? But what does it mean? “Preliminary surveying or research” is the strict answer, of course. And now that we’ve said that, you are likely to already know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you should be learning as much as you can about every lead that enters into your sales funnel. That may tempt you to put surveys allover your various webpages – and you no doubt see lots of businesses doing that. Buy something; hit with a survey. Complain about something; offered a survey. Read a FAQ entry; treated to a survey. Take a survey; how…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Signal vs. Noise

  • Hamburger Helper

    Wailin Wong
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    Businessmen like Ray Kroc and Dave Thomas have secured their places in the annals of the fast food industry. But what about Harry Holly? He invented the hamburger patty molding machine in the kitchen of the burger restaurant he opened after losing his job in the Depression. Holly’s patty press helped bring the modern fast food industry into existence by equipping McDonald’s and Burger King with machines that could efficiently produce standard-sized burgers. But 77 years after Holly founded his patty machine company, Hollymatic, neither inventor nor business has name recognition…
  • QUOTE: Clutter is taking a toll on both morale and…

    David
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:59 am
    Clutter is taking a toll on both morale and productivity. Teresa Amabile of Harvard Business School studied the daily routines of more than 230 people who work on projects that require creativity. As might have been expected, she found that their ability to think creatively fell markedly if their working days were punctuated with meetings. They did far better if left to focus on their projects without interruption for a large chunk of the day, and had to collaborate with no more than one colleague. —Decluttering the company [The Economist]
  • PHOTO: Just took an Uber Black Car to the office…

    Jason Fried
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Just took an Uber Black Car to the office today and noticed that they round down the price and make it clear on the receipt. $21.00 is definitely more luxurious than $21.71. Nice touch.
  • Hybrid : How we took Basecamp multi-platform with a tiny team

    Jason Z.
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    Yesterday we announced the official Basecamp app for iPad. Just like our other apps for iPhone, Android, and Kindle it’s a hybrid—a native wrapper around a mobile web core. We’ve written about this setup before but today I wanted to really get into the details to show how it all works and how we’ve been able to launch four distinct apps with a handful of developers, just 5 people in all. How it works Basecamp has variants for desktop, phone and tablet. Desktop is the default browser experience we launched in 2012. When it detects a mobile device or a native app declares…
  • Our favorite recent reads on the web

    Emily Wilder
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:11 am
    Each week, Know Your Company asks everyone at Basecamp a few questions, including one that helps us learn more about each other. Last week’s prompt was “What’s one great read on the web you’ve come across in the past month?” We enjoyed reading one another’s recommendations so much we wanted to share the results here! Javan Makhmali, Programmer: Love People, Not Pleasure – http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/20/opinion/sunday/arthur-c-brooks-love-people-not-pleasure.html Dan Kim, All-purpose: This Paul Graham article from way back in 2007, titled “Stuff”.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    OnStartups

  • Startup Traction Starts With The Right Goal. How To Get It Right.

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    Without traction -- sustainable customer growth -- your startup will languish or die. As such, traction should always be top of mind. To focus your traction efforts, you need a traction goal to work towards. Example goals are 1,000 new users, 100 new customers or 10% market share. The right goal for you depends on your business. It should  be chosen carefully and align with your company's next inflection point. When you reach this goal, what will change significantly? Perhaps you’d be profitable, be able to raise money, or become the market leader. The importance of choosing the…
  • The 7 Speakers Even This Introvert Will Go See At INBOUND 14

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    I’m an introvert at heart. That means I don't draw energy from being around people and definitely don't crave it.  So I usually spend more time in twitter discussions and inbound.org AMAs than face-to-face conversations. As you can imagine, events tend to inspire some anxiety in me. Whether I’m at a conference as an attendee or as a speaker, thousands of humans in one place usually sends me running in the other direction. But, some events are worth standing in place for. At the Business of Software conference each year, I camp out at the venue before and after my talk to…
  • The Gentle and Visual Guide to Startup Marketing

    8 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    There are two things in my professional life that I'm passionate about. 1.  Startups.  I love startups.  It's an obsession.  I've started three companies, angel invested in over 50 and (hopefully) helped thousands more entrepreneurs in some small way through the OnStartups.com community. 2. Inbound marketing.  I love inbound marketing.  It's the idea that's at the heart of my company, HubSpot.  It's about marketing that focuses on attracting customers — not annoying them with interruptions.  It makes marketing about helping people, not…
  • The Most Important Thing to Do Before Building Your Startup

    3 Jun 2014 | 8:30 am
    We failed. After 6 months poring over the code quality and refining the design of our mobile app, my partner and I finally launched it in the app store and the downloads started coming in. Then after a few days, BOOM. We got punched in the face by reality. No users returned to the app. This was a devastating shock, since most people we spoke to were excited about the idea. Our app allowed you to take photos and ask questions to learn about what you were looking at. It had all the traits of the most-hyped startup trends that year: mobile, social, local. It was early 2011. Frustrated and…
  • 5 Mistakes Every Startup Founder SHOULD Make

    2 Jun 2014 | 11:41 am
    “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure” - Bill Gates Much digital ink has been spilled trying to caution startup entrepreneurs against making mistakes. Type "mistakes entrepreneurs make" into Google and you'll find thousands of articles, sternly forewarning against the most prevalent pitfalls and errors that stand between you and your startup's success. But wait a second. How many times have you heard "We learn from our mistakes"? As an entrepreneur and investor, I've definitely made some doosies - and if my experience is any…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ArcticStartup

  • Blueprint Genetics Raises close to €2 million

    Greg Anderson
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    Genetics testing is certainly on the rise. Companies with large advertising budgets like 23 and Me has started to become somewhat of a household name in the States, and hospitals and individuals alike are digging into the new technology to see what timebombs might be hiding in our genes. A Finnish player in this space, Blueprint Genetics, looks like it's on a solid path after Inventure and Avohoidon Tutkimussäätiö, a Finnish foundation, announced that they've put close to €2 million into Blueprint, raising their total funding to €2.96 million. Previously the company was invested in…
  • Mikael Hed stepping down as Rovio CEO in 2015

    Greg Anderson
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    New changes over at Rovio. Mikael Hed, Rovio's CEO for the last five years and son of Kai Hed, Rovio's controlling shareholder, is stepping down as CEO and will be replaced by Pekka Rantala. Reasons as to why the change in leadership was not mentioned in the press release. Rantala served as the Commercial Officer at Rovio for the past three months. Prior to that he was the food products industry as CEO of Hartwall and a managing director of Fazer Brands. As many others, Rantala started his career at Nokia, rising in the ranks from Export Manager all the way to SVP of Marketing. Rantala and…
  • Enevo Raises €6 Million for smarter trash collection

    Greg Anderson
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    We might start seeing more smart trashcans out in the world with today's news that Espoo, Finland-based Enevo raising a solid $8 million (€6 million) round to strengthening their ties in North America and Europe, with their eye on the Middle East and Africa. The round includes names like Earlybird, Lifeline Ventures, Finnish Industry Investment, Draper Associates and Risto Siilasmaa, among others. If you haven't seen our past coverage, the big idea behind Enevo is to lower trash collecting costs by getting smarter about when dumpsters need to be dumped. Their Enevo ONE sensor analyzes the…
  • Trondheim's Aalberg Audio brings a new element to guitar effects pedals

    Greg Anderson
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:47 am
    As the story goes, back in 2010 Aalberg Audio co-founder Rune Aalberg Alstad was out with student friends in Trondheim, Norway and arguing with fellow guitarists about the best effects pedals on the market at that time. But Alstad argued that they all shared a common flaw - you've got to move to a fixed position on the stage to change the effects. “At that moment it was like the sky opened up and the ideas for a remote controlled pedal just came pouring in,” says Alstad who shared with us the a classic back-of-an-envelope blueprint from that night: The solution, as you can see, is a…
  • Getting Your Sales Sorted: Tips from Pipedrive

    Sponsor
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:05 am
    Editor's note: This is a sponsored story for Pipedrive Many startups struggle to do sales well. They begin with a great idea and build a product to make their vision a reality, but without selling their idea or product, the startup may die. Perhaps nobody knows this better than the Estonian Startup - Pipedrive, as they not only come from a sales background but the tool itself has become an extremely popular sales management CRM. They share some tips with readers: Tip #1: Have a proper sales structure in place. Talking to Pipedrive, you immediately realize that there are a number of very…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Startup Pitch | Come pitch your startup to the world

  • Pitch for Plural App

    public
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Company / App Name: Plural App http://pluralapp.com Twitter – pluralapp What does it do? Part news reader, part social browser, and part media center, Plural App assembles your favorite web sources sources into a single browsing experience that delivers fast & beautifully displayed content across all of your devices. Why do we need it? Plural simplifies your daily browsing routine. Follow breaking news as it hits the web & save interesting content to catch up on later. Short on time? Easily keep up with your must-read sources with the Shortlist. Who is it for? Plural is the…
  • Pitch for AppMind.co

    public
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    Company / App Name: AppMind.co http://appmind.co Twitter – appmindco What does it do? AppMind.co is a new trendy ASO (App Store Optimization) and App Marketing service. It can reveal any iOS App’s hidden Keywords and help improve App Store Search Rankings. Why do we need it? It can drive more organic traffic and (as a result) sales to your Apps. Who is it for? iOS App Creators and Marketers. What makes it stand out from the crowd? Speed and reliability. What’s next? It depends on how successful the product is going to be. Native mobile apps are in the pipeline. Pitch Video…
  • Pitch for Izooble -

    public
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    Company / App Name: Izooble – Find what matters http://www.izooble.com Twitter – izooble What does it do? Discover apps, movies, tv series & books with friends. Because personal recommendations always trumps a Google search or ad. Why do we need it? A new way to discover apps, movies, tv series & books through your network. No ads. Just hand-picked suggestions for great products. Who is it for? For anyone who likes to share & discover great products. What makes it stand out from the crowd? No privacy issues, no advertising, just great content for you. What’s…
  • Pitch for Simraceway

    public
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    Company / App Name: Simraceway http://www.simraceway.com Twitter – @Simraceway What does it do? To reinvent the racing game. Simraceway is more than just a game. It’s a fully-featured racing world that is busy reinventing the racing game. Take on an array of real and fantasy tracks in big-brand licensed cars. Why do we need it? Enable a range of adrenaline-fueled contests, including on-demand multiplayer events, testing time-limited challenges and full-size recreations of real-world racing series. - Race for big prizes, including virtual goods, and notably CASH Who is it for? Anyone…
  • Pitch for Story Wars

    public
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Company / App Name: Story Wars https://www.storywars.net/ Twitter – storywars_net What does it do? You take turns writing the story. Vote on which chapter should be included. You shape the story together with other people. Why do we need it? When you want to write stories but need a little inspiration from other people. Who is it for? Writers! What makes it stand out from the crowd? Simple! Competitive with voting and collect points. What’s next? In the near future we want to add more functions for challenging your friends to a Story War, where a winner will be decided in the end.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    TheFunded Founder Institute News

  • Why You Should Launch a Startup in Washington DC

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Primarily known for its influential scene of bureaucrats and politicians, Washington DC is now transforming into a hub for entrepreneurs and startups with government ties. If you’re teetering on the thought of launching a business in the DC area, we’re here to provide you with exclusive insights, laying out the benefits and drawbacks of starting up in Washington, DC. Recently we spoke with Dede Haskins, the Director of the Washington DC Founder Institute. With more than 20 years of experience working with some of the most powerful and fastest growing companies on…
  • First Jobs of Successful Entrepreneurs

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    While the achievements of successful entrepreneurs are usually what make the headlines, it is too often overlooked that they started somewhere, often working typical blue-collar jobs. So if you think your current job is holding you back from launching that dream company of yours, don’t despair, because we have a list of industry leaders who managed to make the leap from employee to entrepreneur: Warren Buffett Widely considered to be the most successful investor of the 20th century, Warren Buffett is consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people. However, this…
  • The Eating Habits of a Successful Entrepreneur

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    So much has been written about the traits and skills one must have to be a successful entrepreneur that it’s easy to forget that sometimes it is the little things in life that lead to the greatest success. In Entrepreneur Habits, we provide you with simple yet effective habits that any fledgling founder can employ in their daily -- or nightly -- routine. With advice from top entrepreneurs and innovative practitioners, these creative customs can help put you on the path to progress. For this installment, we take a look at some helpful, and healthful, eating habits that every…
  • Founder Institute Officially Launches in Costa Rica, our First Program in Central America

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Today we have some very exciting news - we are officially launching our newest chapter in San Jose, Costa Rica! Although the Founder Institute operates across over 65 cities and six continents, the new Costa Rica Autumn 2014 Semester will actually be our first in Central America. Applications to the program are open now, and anyone interested in launching a technology company is welcome to apply to the Costa Rica Founder Institute at http://fi.co/apply/san_jose.  In order to celebrate the launch, the Costa Rica Founder Institute will host a “Pre-Curriculum” of free startup…
  • How to Build a Strong Startup Team

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Inside FI gives you exclusive access inside the training sessions of the Founder Institute. To get updates when we release new videos, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our weekly newsletter here. Why do some startup fail and others succeed? Could it be the idea? Access to capital?  Perhaps the secret to startup success actually lies in who you choose as your cofounder. According to Joe Abraham, most successful companies started with just two things: complimentary cofounders, and team members. “Not all entrepreneurs are the same”, says Joe, “and when you begin…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    OnlyOnce

  • Physical Therapist or Chiropractor?

    Matt Blumberg
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Physical Therapist or Chiropractor? I was talking to a good friend the other day who is an executive coach. He was telling me that his clients are all over the map in terms of role (CEO or functional senior exec), need (small issue to large issue), company size and stage. But most important, he noted that his clients have different ways of learning, and that he has to tailor his coaching style to the client. I had two main takeaways from this interaction. First, he had a particularly memorable way of phrasing the differences in client learning styles that inform his approach. Some of his…
  • How to Manage Your Career

    Matt Blumberg
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    I gave a presentation to a few hundred Return Path employees in January at an all-hands conference we did called “How to Manager Your Career.” The presentation has three sections — The Three Phases of a Career, How to Get Promoted, and How to Wow Your Manager. While it’s not as good without the voiceover and interactivity, I thought I’d post it here…see the presentation on Slideshare. As I said to my audience, if there’s one thing to take away from the topic, it’s this: Managing your career is up to one, and only one person – you.  It…
  • Book Short: Best Book Ever

    Matt Blumberg
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Book Short:  Best Book Ever The Hard Thing About Hard Things, by Ben Horowitz, is the best business book I’ve ever read.  Or at least the best book on management and leadership that I’ve ever read.  Period. It’s certainly the best CEO book on the market.  It’s about 1000 times better than my book although my book is intended to be different in several ways.  I suppose they’re complementary, but if you only had time left on this planet for one book, read Ben’s first. I’m not even going to get into specifics on it, other than that Ben does a great job of telling the…
  • The Gift of Feedback, Part IV

    Matt Blumberg
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Gift of Feedback, Part IV I wrote a few weeks ago about my live 360 – the first time I’ve ever been in the room for my own review discussion.  I now have a development plan drafted coming out of the session, and having cycled it through the contributors to the review, I’m ready to go with it.  As I did in 2008, 2009, and 2011, I’m posting it here publicly.  This time around, there are three development items: Continue to spend enough time in-market.  In particular, look for opportunities to spend more time with direct clients.  There was a lot of discussion about this at my…
  • Book Short: Culture is King

    Matt Blumberg
    1 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Book Short:  Culture is King Joy, Inc.:  How We Built a Workplace People Love, by Richard Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations, was a really good read. Like Remote  which I reviewed a few weeks ago, Joy, Inc. is ostensibly a book about one thing — culture — but is also full of good general advice for CEOs and senior managers. Also like Remote, the book was written by the founder and CEO of a relatively small firm that is predominately software engineers, so there are some limitations to its specific lessons unless you adapt them to your own environment. Unlike Remote, though,…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Startup Houston

  • Learning Programming has Never Been Easier

    Ben Ochoa
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:34 am
    Are you tired of working the oil and gas rigs? Sick of your day job taking care of the sick at the local medical center? Looking for a new and exciting career away from the drudgery of 20th-century employment? Have you considered a captivating career in writing web pages, applications and other types of programming? It is no secret that Texas is #1 for tech jobs in the US and Houston is #4. Breaking into a tech career via programming has never been easier, thanks to a new type of school, the code academy. Every programmer I have ever known was taught via one of two methods: either they…
  • 3 Questions for Will Clifton of Procyrion

    Tina Nazerian
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    According to Will Clifton, Procyrion‘s Director of Research and Development, over 5 million people will benefit from their heart pump. “The only treatment options are currently medicine, and at some point the medicine is not enough, and these patients get really sick at home,” Clifton said.  “And by sick I mean – a heart failure patient is someone who can’t walk to the mailbox, they get out of breath, they get fluid overloaded, they get all this painful swelling in their bodies, and their heart can’t pump effectively enough. At some point,…
  • Medical Informatics: Saving Babies with JavaScript

    Tina Nazerian
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    The colorful, dancing ballerina pig statues on the first level of the Texas Children’s Hospital‘s Abercrombie building provide an odd sense of visual harmony. Their floral tutus add extra shine, which is hard to come by in a building filled with sick – some of them really sick – children. On a sweltering Tuesday afternoon, Samantha Jacques, Director of Biomedical Engineering at the Texas Children’s Hospital, took me to the Progressive Care Unit, to show me the importance of alarm management. As soon as we entered the hallway, I could hear numerous beeps in the…
  • A Look Inside of AMRI

    Tina Nazerian
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    AMRI, short for the Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute, is a fellowship program “dedicated to fostering collaboration between the open source Maker community, the DIY Bio community, and the scientific research communities. Fellows at AMRI use their familiarity with open source technology to develop tools used for forwarding scientific research. Mentors at AMRI use their background in scientific research to suggest strategies for overcoming engineering challenges encountered in development of open source technology. The goal is to use this collaboration to improve the general…
  • A Look Inside of AUGMENTe and The Future of Online Commerce

    Tina Nazerian
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    AUGMENTe TechStudio is a tech development studio that comes up with mainly augmented reality technological developments. I took an office tour with Director of Marketing Mel Mamula and learned more about their work. “It can be for businesses or customers; right now, it’s focused on businesses,” Mamula said. “The application that I probably would describe first is the seminal app for the company, and then the focus of the CX Solution Suite, or a customer experience solution suite. It’s called holistic media; it’s an app that is focused on improving the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Techstars

  • Techstars Descends Upon Austin, TX!

    Sonya Caprio
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Techstars is descending upon Austin, TX next week for two back-to-back events – our Austin Demo Day on Wednesday, September 3rd, followed by FounderCon on the 4th and the 5th. Check out the list of companies who will be participating in Demo Day, and to the Techstars Austin 2014 class, best of luck! FounderCon is our annual event for all Techstars companies past and present – with two full days of keynotes and breakout sessions, and tons of opportunity to network with almost 400 Techstars founders and alumni from across our 36 programs to date. This year’s FounderCon theme is…
  • The 10 Newest Techstars Alumni

    Troy Henikoff
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Each year I look forward to Demo Day more than any other day of the year. Each year I am more and more amazed by the entrepreneurs and what they accomplish. Each year the bar is raised higher and higher. It cannot continue forever, but it certainly did yesterday, WOW! With the pressure on and the House of Blues packed, our ten companies gave the best presentations of their lives. They rose to the occasion, putting an exclamation point on months of intense hours and late nights. It has been my pleasure to watch our entrepreneurs grow and their products develop over the summer. It’s a…
  • Mentor Spotlights

    Megan Sweeney
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    It’s time to show off some more amazing mentors in the Techstars network.  Below are some super short videos with tips and recommendations from some of the most seasoned entrepreneurs from across the Techstars network. Jason Mendelson, Managing Partner at Foundry Group David Mandell, CEO & Founder at PivotDesk Howard Diamond, CEO at MobileDay Chris Moody, Data Strategy at Twitter Kevin Menzie, CEO & Founder and Jeff Rodanski, Partner & Creative Director of Slice of Lime The post Mentor Spotlights appeared first on Techstars.
  • Wisconsin Patriot Boot Camp presented by Techstars

    Taylor McLemore
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    We are excited to announce the next Patriot Boot Camp (PBC): Wisconsin Patriot Boot Camp presented by Techstars. (Apply here!) The event will be held in Madison, WI from September 26th – 28th, 2014. For those of you not familiar with PBC, it is a 3-day program focused on our nations’ veterans and their families, intended to be the catalyst to spark a company, find a co-founder, or connect with a business mentor. PBC leverages the Techstars network to provide entrepreneurial education and mentoring that helps participants solidify a business idea, improve their fundraising pitch,…
  • Techstars Boulder Informal Job Fair on 8/27

    Nicole Glaros
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Companies in the current Techstars Boulder 2014 class are trying to do more faster, and they need to hire immediately! On Wed, Aug 27th, from 6-7:30 pm EST, Techstars Boulder will open its doors to highly passionate and motivated people wanting to work for a startup.  You’ll meet the companies in the current class that are hiring over an informal beer. There won’t be an agenda for the evening, just networking with great startups! Available Positions include: Designer (UI/UX) Graphic Designer Business Development Growth Hacker Account Manager Inside Sales Person Sales &…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Valleywag

  • San Francisco Gets Lazier: An App for Valet Parking Everywhere

    Kevin Montgomery
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    Another week, another app designed by the entitled techno-brats of San Francisco, for their entitled friends. Here's Zirx, an app that makes someone else park your car. Read more...
  • Angry Birds CEO Resigns Because Who the Hell Still Plays That?

    Sam Biddle
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    There was a moment in recent history when Angry Birds, a smartphone game people play on the toilet, was poised to sweep all of pop culture. There would be Angry Bird theme parks, museums, stuffed animals, and tampons. Now, that dream is dead.Read more...
  • Bloomberg: Google Exec Headed to White House for Top Tech Job

    Sam Biddle
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    According to the usual anonymous administration sources, Bloomberg is reporting that Megan Smith, VP of Google's shadowy R&D lab, will assume the role of Obama's top tech advisor: Read more...
  • Apple Store Guards Stage Sit-In Demanding Higher Wages

    Kevin Montgomery
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Silicon Valley's top tech firms are infamous for paying their help borderline-poverty wages, including private security. Today, some of Apple's retail and corporate guards protested their low pay at the company's flagship shop in San Francisco.Read more...
  • LA Sheriff's Deputy Who Killed Former Napster Exec Won't Be Charged

    Kevin Montgomery
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. was killed while biking last December when a Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy lost control of his vehicle while using a laptop. Now, the L.A. County District Attorney is declining to bring charges against the deputy, saying there is not enough evidence to prove negligence.Read more...
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Freestyle Entrepreneur

  • RECOMMENDED READING

    John Ingrisano
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:04 am
    FOR THE CHRISTIAN BUSINESS PERSON If you’re in business – a sales professional, manager, or entrepreneur – you read how-to books.  And the first thing you check out is the subject’s or the author’s credentials.  Makes sense.  After all, you don’t want biz advice from a person best known because “he once ran a lemonade stand; it failed.”  No, you want to hear from someone who knows the game. Well, how about a business how-to book about how Jesus would do it?  That’s what you’ll get in Dennis E. Hensley’s Jesus in the 9 to 5.  Hensley, the director of professional…
  • FIRST SHORT STORY PUBLISHED

    John Ingrisano
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    MY FIRST SHORT STORY PUBLISHED As some of you know, I have been working on a novel about the sex trade.The working title is Daughters of an Abandoned Civilization.  It is more than half done and coming along nicely.  Along the way, I have also been carving out free-standing short stories and submitting them for publication.  Though a professional writer for around 40 year, I have never had any fiction published.  No takers … until now. So, I am pleased – more like delighted and thrilled – to announce that, finally, one of my stories, “The Prostitute,” has been accepted and…
  • MAKE NETWORKING WORK FOR YOU

    John Ingrisano
    30 Mar 2014 | 12:04 pm
    by John R. Ingrisano Think of networking as mostly free, word-of-mouth, marketing.  Here are some ideas to make networking work for you: Be in touch.  Thanks to email, it’s never been easier to stay connected with clients and prospects.  Send out very, very short mini-newsletters (200 words at the most) once a month or so to remind them you’re still around. Be involved.  Join organizations — Lions, Optimists, etc. —  in your local community.  The personal and professional relationships are priceless. Polish your elevator talk.  Be prepared to tell people who you are and…
  • PRACTICE EXCEPTIONALISM

    John Ingrisano
    12 Jun 2013 | 10:34 am
    by John Ingrisano The Freestyle Entrepreneur We remember exceptionalism … and the people who do the exceptional. We remember the bad stuff:  Recently, while talking to a cell phone company representative, I was told I needed a ton and a half of special add-ons that would more than double the cost I was told I would pay.  I spent more time deflecting aggressive sales tactics than I did actually learning about what services were best for me and my business.  It was an unpleasant experience, at best.  I will avoid going through it again with that company, and I certainly will not…
  • OFFER: FREE PRESENTATION OR WORKSHOP

    John Ingrisano
    3 Jan 2013 | 7:46 am
    HERE’S A FREE OFFER … WITH A FEW STRINGS ATTACHED:  Do you need a quality keynote or motivational business presentation for your 2013 annual meeting?  Or a speaker for a sales or customer service session or after-dinner talk?  An established business journalist, public speaker and sales trainer, I am giving away a free one-hour program to the first two responders.  If you represent a business or business organizations (such as a Chamber of Commerce, SCORE, Rotary, etc.), you are eligible to accept this offer. This offer is valued at more than $3,000.  And it is free.  TWO…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    StartupMuse

  • How to Fix Healthcare: QUOTE!

    Alexander Muse
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    The quickest way to fix healthcare is to require that doctors provide quotes BEFORE delivering service. If most of us knew what our doctors PLANNED to charge before providing their services I suspect healthcare would cost a LOT less. Here is a recent experience I had with a service I would have rejected had I known the cost: In July my daughter was running around her aunt’s house and bumped her head on a chair sustaining a small cut above her eye. It didn’t appear that she needed stitches, but out of an abundance of caution I decided to take her to Doctors Express @ Frankford…
  • Update on ‘TEN’ my Mentoring Program

    Alexander Muse
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    Back in April I announced my mentorship experiment I called ‘TEN’. The plan was simple, find ten entrepreneurs and spend a year working with them on their businesses. The idea was that by spending MORE time with FEWER entrepreneurs I could make a more significant impact AND have more time to work on my own startup. Time for an update. After announcing the program I had more than 40+ applications and quickly selected the first ten with plans to bring them on over three months. To date I have ‘turned up’ five entrepreneurs, had three drop out before starting and had one…
  • Announcing ‘TEN’

    Alexander Muse
    12 Apr 2014 | 6:58 pm
    For more than five years I’ve been actively involved in the Dallas startup community. During that time I have advised scores of entrepreneurs; however, I’ve often wondered how valuable my advice really was. For example, in the last thirty days I have ‘touched’ almost 100 different entrepreneurs. Touches include emails, voicemails, texts and face-to-face meetings – 100 unique connections over 30 days. I’m giving advice, making suggestions, referring employees and investors, but there is no way I have enough information about 100 entrepreneurs and startups to…
  • Investor Referrals – HELP ME HELP YOU!

    Alexander Muse
    7 Mar 2014 | 6:45 am
    Remember that scene from Jerry Maguire where he tells his client, “HELP ME HELP YOU!” Each day I get a message from an entrepreneur asking for help finding an investor for his or her startup. The message goes something like this, “Working on the next big thing, can you refer me to a few local investors?” In variably I will put this request in my ‘to-do’ mailbox and forget to respond. Sorry? Not sorry? Here are 9 things I need so that I can you can help me help you: Explain the stage of the product/service: idea, prototype, mvp, revenue, growth, exit……
  • Should you share your idea?

    Alexander Muse
    21 Feb 2014 | 12:13 pm
    You’ve got an idea for the next big thing, a new iPhone application that could change the world, and you’re looking for developers and/or looking to raise capital. You are not entirely certain where to turn so you reach out to local entrepreneurs who have ‘been there and done that’. I get calls like these all of the time. Prior to 2008 most entrepreneurs here in North Texas were scared to share their ideas without getting an NDA in place beforehand. This put them at a HUGE disadvantage over their peers on the West Coast where collaboration and community have a long and…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    CollegeMogul

  • Eating Healthy Foods On A Daily Basis

    JohnnyG
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    Doctors recommend a healthy diet as one of the three most crucial aspects of enjoying a healthy, rewarding and long life. The other two aspects are: first, a moderate exercise program consisting of cardio, strength and flexibility training exercises and; second, sensible lifestyle habits, such as sufficient sleep, effective stress management, and avoidance of cigarettes, illicit drugs, and other harmful substances. Healthy Diet and Disease Why is this so? With a healthy diet, you can prevent many diseases from taking root in your body, so to speak. Your healthy diet should consist more of…
  • Teachers Educate the Future Leaders

    JohnnyG
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    Teachers are very important to our society, more so than most people give them credit for. Every year, these teachers come in contact with a few students that will go on to become the future leaders of our world. These important individuals are one in million and it is critical that these professionals are doing what they can to ensure that our future leaders are having all their educational needs being met. Since schools often have small budget so reducing printing costs and other operational costs is crucial, it is important that they get things right, within the budget that they are…
  • Useful Haircare Tips for Teens

    JohnnyG
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:05 am
    Teens have enough going on to have to deal with unruly hair too. Taking care of your hair can be a chore, but it doesn’t have to be. There are actually many different hair care tips for teens, many which can be used through adulthood. Here are some of these tips to help you better take care of your hair and scalp. Dry scalp is often a problem with teens. It’s dry, it’s itchy, and makes you want to scratch. Dry scalp often happens because you may wash your hair too much. Washing your hair every day can strip your scalp of essential oils that your scalp needs to maintain healthy hair…
  • Benefits of Business Advisory Services

    JohnnyG
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:14 am
    What are business advisory services? These are services that include accountants, tax preparers, investment consultants and others that help businesses do what they need to do to achieve their financial goals. It doesn’t just include these professions either. It also includes consultants and analysts that help promote your business, both off and online. Analysts help you determine what trends are going on in your business, what people are saying about your company, what your competition is going that may be better than you. How can you improve your public relations, and take your business…
  • Do I Really Need Computer Skills?

    JohnnyG
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    Is there anyone out there who is still wondering why they need computer skills? These days, any kind of real job requires some kind of computer training. Some of the most important training is using Excel. Excel is a Microsoft program that’s included in Microsoft Office. This program, also known as spreadsheets, is a grid setup where you input information into the different cells. This information can be used for numerous applications. It can be used to record information about your inventory, it can be used to explain how well a company is doing over a period of time. While a beginner may…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Start Up Blog

  • What we get paid for

    Steve Sammartino
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:58 pm
    What we actually get paid for is all the work we did yesterday, and the day before that, and the year before that. In fact, what we get paid for is the work we did when no one was watching and no one was paying.
  • How to solve the busy problem

    Steve Sammartino
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I feel like no one should be permitted to call ‘busy’ anymore. If everyone is busy, then it is as if no one is busy. In classic algebraic form, we can strike it from both sides of the equation and just call it equal. But it does surprise me that people don’t employ the oldest rule in economics when they get too busy: Put the price up. Economics 101 tells us that increased prices reduces demand and equalises supply. And believe it or not we can do it with our time, our job, our freelance work and even our startup. It seems as though the first rule in economics is the one…
  • The average success story

    Steve Sammartino
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:34 pm
    While success is in the eye of the beholder, I heard an interesting fact recently about intelligence and financial independence.  And that fact was that the vast majority of financially independent people have average or below average intelligence. We are talking here about raw intellectual capability. This would seem counter intuitive to everything we are taught to believe in school, the corporate world and life. That we have to be ‘smart’ to accumulate financial advantage. Turns out the opposite is true and social researchers put it down to one simple thing: “People of…
  • My favourite entrepreneur hacks

    Steve Sammartino
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:59 pm
    I recently did I podcast with a friend Murray Galbraith who runs Dads.co – a place for dads to share and celebrate being a rad dad. I was particularly happy with the chat we had as it covered many of the important parts of being a dad, and being independent economically. I really think it’s some good ear candy. You can listen to it here. Also, this Wednesday night I’ll giving a talk at the Entrepreneurs Club in Melbourne, about how to transition from employee to entrepreneur. I’m really excited about this one as I’ll be sharing my top 10 “Hacks of…
  • How small changes in where we work can change everything

    Steve Sammartino
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:32 pm
    I’m going to tell you quite a personal story about how changing one simple thing last year changed my earnings and work life dramatically. It starts with a story I heard from an old 1960’s business coach called Bob Proctor. I was listening to a podcast of his where he described the following situation. A gentleman was the owner of a medium sized, $10 million dollar enterprise. He was the sole owner of the business and employed a large number of staff for the time. It was during the 1980’s. Unfortunately he passed away unexpectedly and all of the staff members and senior…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Springwise

  • Tag for micro Bitcoin donations rewards online content creators

    Springwise
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    Add / Remove The hype around new cryptocurrencies — particularly Bitcoin — has died down somewhat in recent months. However, rather than being the result of a falling out of fashion, it may be because Bitcoin has kept its market price fairly steady since the beginning of the year. It's also gaining traction as a digital tipping option, with platforms such as Cheers enabling buskers to accept the virtual currency. Now ChangeTip wants to encourage web users to show their appreciation for online content by sending a small Bitcoin donation with a comment tag. At it's simplest,…
  • Smart lightbulb features a HD speaker for music and room-to-room chat

    Springwise
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    Add / Remove This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding. Smart lightbulbs aren't a new concept — we wrote about the smartphone controlled NXP system back in 2011 — but so far, they've mostly been limited to the task of illuminating a space. Recognizing that smart capabilities can enable devices to do much more than their original function, LightFreq has created a bulb that offers intelligent audio features on top of…
  • In SF, app delivers a personal bouncer within 30 minutes

    Springwise
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:13 am
    Add / Remove Apps such as Uber, Caarbon and Paris Picnic are all part of a trend to deliver services on demand, offering speedy taxi, valet and impromptu meals at the tap of a button. Following in their footsteps, Bannerman is a San Francisco-based service that provides professional private security for any event or venue at short notice. Using the startup's site or free iOS app, customers simply select the date, time and location they'd like to hire some extra security. Users also indicate the type of booking — whether they need someone to protect an empty home, act as a bouncer on…
  • Location-detecting beacons help blind travelers navigate San Francisco Airport

    Springwise
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    Add / Remove Airports are confusing places at the best of times, but to navigate them with a visual impairment can be a trial for many blind people. To make the experience of flying more enjoyable for those with sight difficulties, indoor mapping firm indoo.rs has now installed its beacon technology at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), delivering location-sensitive, voice-based directions via smartphones. Some 300 of the beacons — which behave in a similar way to Apple's iBeacon technology — have been placed at various points of interest around Terminal 2 at the airport,…
  • Sleek desk lamp doubles as an emergency flashlight

    Springwise
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    Add / Remove When the power goes out, it can often be a hectic rummage around in the dark to find a flashlight — that's if you can even remember where it is. While we've already seen the Bulb Flashlight turn into a convenient battery-powered torch when it's unscrewed, Trioh is a stylishly designed device that serves as both a wireless desk lamp and a flashlight that's always on hand. The device is an upright lamp that differs from your standard desktop lighting in that it features a dock, making it wireless and portable. When it's on the dock, the lamp is powered by…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    entrepreMusings

  • How do You do Your Homework?!

    Aruni
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    The cutting edge education technology company (Querium), where I run client services and operations, has submitted a a Future 15 session idea for our CEO, Kent Fuka.  Here’s an overview: Ask any math instructor and they’ll tell you that while it’s nice to see a student’s answers to homework and test questions, what they really want to see is how the student got that answer. In this session we will demonstrate expert system technology that provides step-by-step tutoring assistance in a virtual, one-to-one experience. The system has students “show their work” by supporting…
  • A Trip of a Lifetime – Sri Lanka

    Aruni
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Yes, the elephants did strike back!  The trip was amazing and despite me thinking I might have time to type up some blog posts on the plane, sleep, kids, and other distractions (free movies) got in the way. I think we took close to 900 photos in the many cities and tourist sites that we went to on the island.  The kid’s impressed me with their ability to tolerate the long travel and long days with different eating schedules.  I guess that means it was the perfect age for them to go! Last Friday I hosted a slideshow for the folks where I work (Querium).  Lots of people showed up in…
  • Elephants Strike Back

    Aruni
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Phone booths in DubaiThe title of this post comes from my son with affirmation from my daughter.  We are on a journey back to my homeland and plan to see and ride an elephant or two.  As usual, life has been busy and all the blog post ideas that fleet across my mind, never end up making it into a proper post.  I’m hoping that while we are on  numerous airplanes and airports that I will have a few moments to write up some posts to share after we return. I’m writing this post from the Dubai airport in a lounge that has WiFi included.  Thank goodness for WiFi and modern…
  • Magellan International School’s Entry for the Gigabot 3D Printer Giveaway. Happy Father’s Day!

    Aruni
    15 Jun 2014 | 2:28 pm
    My son’s 6th grade class at the Magellan International School, that was founded 5 years ago, is attempting to win a 3D Printer in the The Great Big Gigabot Giveaway!  Their video entry is on Vimeo here:  http://vimeo.com/97991510.  I was trying to find a way to embed the video, but it doesn’t work like YouTube so I included a photo of one of their 3D printers instead. Please watch the video to learn how they plan to use the 3D printer to design and create toys for children at an area hospitals or shelters as part of their community service endeavors.  Then please go to to…
  • Songs In The Wild

    Aruni
    3 Jun 2014 | 7:33 pm
    I finally faced a big fear of putting my “art” out there for the world to judge, hate, like, love, or be indifferent about.  It’s been a multi-year endeavor, and I published them online via DistroKid back in March 2014.  Getting them on the sites below was the easiest part of this whole endeavor and apparently I’ve made $10.50 on them in March and April!  There’s a two month lag in reporting sales via DistroKid.  I wasn’t sure I’d even get $5, so I’m excited about the extra $5.50 that I can use to buy lottery tickets! I didn’t create the songs…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Next Web

  • Photoshop Mix update makes app easier to use and interoperable with Photoshop Express

    Jackie Dove
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Adobe’s Photoshop Mix app for iPad, released alongside a flurry of new updates for Adobe’s Creative Cloud 2014 suite, did something no other tablet-based app could — use the power of the cloud to perform sophisticated, processor-intensive editing functions such as content aware fill, lens correction and shake reduction. With its first upgrade — to version 1.1 — Adobe integrates some significant new elements and refinements to the Mix operation, as noted in the company’s blog post. An enhanced undo/redo lets you apply multiple undos or redos within a task, while the new…
  • Postmates launches a General Store for on-demand daily necessities

    Josh Ong
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Postmates is expanding its on-demand delivery service to include a new General Store option sotck with everyday items like medicine, energy drinks, cleaning supplies and condoms. Here are some of the products you can order: General Store is available 24/7 in all of the markets where Postmates operates. The startup’s running a promotion with free delivery this weekend through Monday, September 1st at midnight. Postmates deliveries start at $5 and vary based on distance. When I checked out General Store in the LA area, it had a sizable selection. Categories include: Allergy, Baby, Bath…
  • When should you delegate your tasks? A helpful guide for control freaks

    Ilya Pozin
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex. Are you killing your employees or coworkers with your controlling behavior? Delegating doesn’t come easy to many of us, but micromanaging rarely motivates people to work harder. According to a survey from OfficeTeam, nearly one in two employees have worked for a bad boss at some point in their careers. The book What To Do When There’s Too Much To Do by Laura Stack actually discovered 75…
  • YouTube now lets you queue videos on the Web to send to Chromecast

    Josh Ong
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    Following its recent facelift, YouTube today began rolling out a new queuing feature for sharing videos to Chromecast from your computer. Google expects the updates to arrive for all users by early next week. With the new changes, you’ll be able to use a single tab to cast a video and then continue browsing to line up more to watch. You’ll also be able to cast playlists. YouTube has also confirmed updates we noticed earlier in the day that unify the design of the Add to Playlist and Share buttons on the desktop with the mobile apps. The company has... This story continues at The Next Web…
  • Internet Archive posts millions of images from old books on Flickr

    Josh Ong
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    If you’re up for taking a trip down memory lane, this new Flickr photostream has got you covered. The Internet Archive teamed up with a researcher to upload images from its collection of scanned public domain books. Currently, the collection features 2.6 million of the 14 million total photos in the archive. The image entries also include the text before and after the image, so the photoset is quite searchable. If you want to read the book, there’s a link to the Internet Archive’s ebook viewer in each photo’s description. Since the images are already in the public domain, they’re…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Entrepreneur Success Blog

  • How to Start a Successful Company in Healthcare

    Jared Reitzin
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Tomorrow I am speaking at a Meet Up in Pasadena across from the Huntington Hospital, or in a building at the Hospital; I cannot tell. The topic is about how to succeed in marketing your startup to the healthcare industry, but I plan on talking about how to win in general. I admit the start time is a little too early, but if you are creating a startup, or a startup focused on healthcare, you might want to join us. We can take espresso shots together. You can RSVP by going here. Here are just a few things I plan on covering tomorrow: It’s all about the relationship: If you…
  • The World’s Most Impressive Invitation Ever Sent Promoting a Grand Opening

    Jared Reitzin
    10 May 2013 | 12:34 am
  • Creating Culture, One Step at a Time

    Jared Reitzin
    28 Mar 2013 | 11:59 pm
    For the past decade I have been focused on a bunch of things, but besides selling, my top two priorities have been: 1. To develop a web-based software that companies can use to grow their business. 2. To create a very special company culture that makes mobileStorm a sought after place to work. mobileStorm’s Core Team My travel to India (still here actually), has allowed me to combine these two passions. I started mobileStorm, not because I thought mobile was going to be the next big thing (even though I knew it would be), but ultimately I didn’t want to work for anyone. I…
  • Going to the mHealth Summit in D.C. Next Week?

    Jared Reitzin
    28 Nov 2012 | 9:34 am
    I wanted to personally invite my readers to an awesome event we are hosting with Kony Solutions during the mHealth Summit in D.C. on Tuesday December 4th. We are taking over the Cherry Blossom, a replica of a 19th century Victorian riverboat. We will have a complete open bar, dinner, and great music that will have you dancing for the entire trip. We will dock for the first hour and then start our journey around D.C. taking in the sights and enjoying each other’s company. The boat will dock directly behind the Gaylord for easy access to the event. Spots are very limited so if you are…
  • How to Protect Yourself From Your Client’s B Player Employees

    Jared Reitzin
    5 Jul 2012 | 5:20 pm
    Everything is going great with your prospect. You think you have a potentially huge deal, and are way down the road on closing it — then bam; your prospect stops engaging and you get an email that they went in another direction. Or how about this; you have been working with your client on a huge upgrade, and the next thing you know they are going in a totally different direction and their reasons make no sense. You are blindsided because you thought everything was going to happen, but after a bit more thought you realize its because the decision makers had the wrong information. Do any…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Product Guy

  • In the Now with Matthew Smith #TBPP

    Jeremy Horn
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:40 pm
    More segments from the Q&A session I had with Matthew Smith  — and shedding some light onto just exactly what made Matthew an outstanding runner-up to The Best Product Person of 2013. Take a moment and congratulate this year’s runner-up to The Best Product Person of 2013: Matthew Smith. (tweet) In the Now > Whose shoes would you like to walk in for a day? why? I actually don’t have a single person in mind, but I have always wanted to be part of a “product person swap”.  Specifically, I’ve had this idea that it would be amazing to due a week of…
  • This Week’s Featured Product Management Jobs (Week of August 24, 2014)

    Jeremy Horn
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Product Developer @ FactSet (New York, New York )Keywords: financial analysis , market data , product management, project management, user experiencehttp://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1025&lf=twf Director Consumer Product Management @ Mobile Technology Company (NYC or Pittsburgh, PA)Keywords: Consumer, Consumer mobile technology products, Get stuff done, Location based apps, Mobilehttp://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1026&lf=twfFiled under: product jobs Tagged: product management
  • Guesterly, Execution and September Viewings!

    Jeremy Horn
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Please submit your nominations for 2014’s great product management candidates @ http://TheBestProductPerson.com ! (prizes and recognition for both winner and nominator) Thank you to everyone who made it to our latest roundtable meet-up of The Product Group at MTV Networks / Viacom, as well as to our other sponsors, SUMMIT, Balsamiq Studios, Sunshine Suites, and Ryma Technology Solutions.   Over the course of the night a few of the highlights were… Featured Product: Guesterlyexploring the product, its challenges and successes, from the importance of every customer to beyond…
  • This Week’s Featured Product Management Jobs (Week of August 9, 2014)

    Jeremy Horn
    10 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Product Management Instructor @ General Assembly (New York, NY)Keywords: Education, Mentor , Product Management, Startup , Technologyhttp://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1008&lf=twf Product Manager – Web Analytics @ TMP Worldwide (New York, NY)Keywords: Agile, Analytics, SDLC, User Storieshttp://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1012&lf=twf Associate Product Manager @ TMP Worldwide (New York, NY)Keywords: Agile, SDLC, User Storieshttp://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1011&lf=twf Product Manager @ eFront (Boston or New…
  • This Week’s Featured Product Management Jobs (Week of July 12, 2014)

    Jeremy Horn
    12 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    Product Consultant @ Amplify (Brooklyn, NY)Keywords: Agile, Consultant, Digital, Product Manager, Technologyhttp://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1007&lf=twf Product Manager @ DailyBurn (New York, NY)Keywords: consumer facing, fitness, subscription, video contenthttp://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1006&lf=twf Director of Product Management @ Artnet (New York City)Keywords: Agile, Product Manager, Product Owner, Project Manager, Scrumhttp://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1005&lf=twf Associate Product Manager @ ALM (New…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Ben Casnocha

  • Unintended Consequences of Messing with Complex Systems

    Ben Casnocha
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:08 am
    Ecosystems are complex. When you try to intervene and “fix” one discrete part of an interconnected ecosystem, you’ll likely incur unintended and unpredictable consequences elsewhere. An ecosystem can be a biological community; it can also refer to a large company or even an entire economy. I love Arnold Kling’s metaphor of a country’s economy being like a rainforest. It’s a metaphor that should humble any policymaker who thinks he can simply turn a knob here or a knob there to shape economic outcomes. In a recent episode of Econtalk on free market…
  • What I’ve Been Reading

    Ben Casnocha
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    Books. More books. 1. The Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health by John Durant. A good introduction to all things paleo. I’m largely convinced that bad carbs are bad for you, and I’m trying to move to a more meat-heavy diet. 2. Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection by Ethan Zuckerman. Ethan is a longtime deep thinker on issues of the internet, and in his first book, he provides his usual astute analysis of what it means to live in the digital age. I enjoyed his emphasis on globalization and how that’s shaping our identities. He makes some…
  • Book Review: Stoner by John Williams

    Ben Casnocha
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:57 pm
    After posting an excerpt of John Williams’ novel Stoner, I knew I had to read the entirety of the book itself. I did, and it totally delivered on my high expectations. The protagonist, named Stoner, is an unglamorous professor at a small university in rural America. The story focuses on his life, his family, his petty academic disputes, his affair, his love of language, his career ambitions (or lack thereof). Nothing crazy happens. It is simply the story of a reasonably straightforward life as lived by one particular man. He accumulates quite a bit of wisdom along the way — wisdom…
  • Econtalk on The Alliance and Future of Work

    Ben Casnocha
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    Having raved about Econtalk just the other month, and as a long time listener, it was a particular delight to be invited to go on the show and talk, with Reid and host Russ Roberts, about The Alliance and the history of LinkedIn. We also talked about whether you can explore the meaning of life while in the working world, and I predicted that the ethics of cognitive steroids will be hotly debated in the years to come. The show is an hour long. ### The Alliance is on the New York Times bestseller list for the fourth straight week. Thanks for the support. If you’ve read the book, please…
  • Book Review: Our Story Begins by Tobias Wolff

    Ben Casnocha
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Some months ago, I was driving, listening to the audiobook of Our Story Begins by Tobias Wolff, a collection of short stories. I got home and pulled into the parking space for my apartment. It was nighttime and quiet — all the neighbors were asleep. I turned off the engine but kept the key in the ignition so the battery would power the audio system in the car. I switched off the headlights. I sat in my car, engulfed in darkness, and took in the rich voice the narrator until the story came to an end. They is. They is. They is. The story, “Bullet in the Brain,” which ends that…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    John Greathouse

  • 5 Time-Tested Success Tips From Amazon Founder, Jeff Bezos

    John Greathouse
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Amazon's Founder, Jeff Bezos has had an incredible entrepreneurial career. He has gone from simply selling books online to offering consumers tens of thousands of products. Not satisfied with conquering the online retail world, Amazon then productized access to its infrastructure, ushering in the era of the public cloud. This innovation has eliminated billions of dollars of annual costs previously associated with creating and maintaining web-based businesses. 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of Amazon's founding. During the intervening…
  • This Comedian Discovered Jon Stewart AND The Secret To Entrepreneurial Success

    John Greathouse
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Bill Grundfest, Founder of the Comedy Cellar, Golden Globe winner and three time Emmy nominee, recently spoke to an audience of entrepreneurial students as part of UC Santa Barbara's Distinguished Lecture Series. Mr. Grundfest has a nose for comedic talent, discovering and the launching the career of many notable comedians, including Steven Wright, Bill Maher, Ray Romano and Jon Stewart. He was also instrumental in Richard Pryor's comeback campaign. If you haven't already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly JohnGreathouse.com…
  • Dynamic Duos – Are You Batman Or Robin?

    John Greathouse
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    A version of this article previously appeared in The Wall Street Journal. Balance is one of the most important aspects of skiing. A solid foundation formed by two strong legs is key, especially at a competative level. Balance is also an extremely important factor among a founding startup team. Although it is difficult, balance can be achieved on one leg. Just ask Paralympic Champion Michael Milton, who has hurled himself down mountains at 133 miles per hour on a single ski. His time compares favorably with the two-legged world speed record of 157 miles per hour. Just like starting a company…
  • Want To Trip Out? This Entrepreneur Can Hook You Up

    John Greathouse
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Kurt Kutay, Founder and CEO of Wildland Adventures, believes that "luxury adventure travel" does not have to be an oxymoron. In fact, for the past 27-years, he has specialized in bringing exotic travel destinations to those of us who are healthy and active but whose competitive sporting days are long behind us. Ever fantasized about climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro but aren't on speaking terms with any Tanzanian Sherpas? How about hiking in Patagonia without carrying a 60-pound backpack and eating freeze dried food? Kurt and his crew can make…
  • The Newest Source Of Startup Funding – The Sharing Economy

    John Greathouse
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. The broad implications of the sharing economy are only beginning to be felt. The ability for people to turn their time, residences, cars and other personal assets into viable income streams is revising the traditional definition of "employment." The sharing economy is also proving to be a significant source of bootstrap startup capital. In the past, a struggling entrepreneur's options for paying the bills were limited. Part time jobs typically generated minimal income while requiring the entrepreneur be at a specific place at a specific…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Young Upstarts

  • 5 Lead Generation Avenues You May Never Have Thought Of

    Contributor
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    by Frank E. Paterno, VP of Marketing at Intelliverse The Internet is a powerful channel that continuously develops the way people connect with brands, products, and services. In the age where the Internet is in full swing and people’s attention spans are slim to none, it’s important to ensure that your brand sticks out from the pack.  Looking beyond the typical lead generation avenues of your business can significantly increase the top of your lead funnel. Below are 5 simple and easy Internet based lead generation avenues every company should be taking advantage of: Twitter While…
  • Top 3 Do’s Online Before Starting that Job Hunt

    Contributor
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    by Lior Tal, co-founder of Repnup A job hunt isn’t the easiest task in the world, but if you have to get ahead, you have to look out for better opportunities. Hunting for a great job is inevitable in professional life, until you attain your elusive goals of success. But before you start applying to roles and companies for better professional growth, there are some very important steps you must take to improve your chances in landing that dream job. Read on to know more about things to do online before getting started with your job search. 1. Create and maintain an updated LinkedIn…
  • 3 Considerations Before Deciding To Hire Or Outsource

    Contributor
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    By Hunter Hoffmann, Head of US Communications at Hiscox Small Business Insurance At some point in their journey, most entrepreneurs will reach a tipping point where they need to grow from a one-person shop into a small business with extra help on board to really expand and reach their goals. If you’re reaching the point where there just aren’t enough hours in the day, should you hire some employees and create an in-house team, or outsource as many roles as possible as you work to get your business to scale? Many businesses run a hybrid model mixing both in-house and outsourced…
  • Lack Of Access To Bank Loans Prompts Increase In Alternative Finance Sources

    Contributor
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    by Kathryn Donovan One key parameter the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards wished to improve was businesses’ access to bank loans, yet two years after its establishment, only ten percent of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) believe sourcing bank loans has become easier. This is in stark contrast to 50 percent of bankers who believe SMEs’ access to bank loans has improved. This insight is the result of recent research carried out by one of the City’s leading law firms. Given these figures, it’s perhaps unsurprising that 67 percent of SMEs to approach their bank for…
  • The 5 Best States In America For New Business

    Contributor
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    byLewis Robinson Looking to start a business? Prospective business owners must make a myriad of choices before even opening up shop. One of the most important is where to locate the business. The United States is not uniform in its friendliness toward small businesses, and some states make operating a business easier than others. There are many factors to consider in determining which state is the best to locate a new business. Corporate tax structure is one of the most important, but should not be the sole consideration. The state’s economy, government incentives and training, business…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ArabCrunch... Arab Tech Arab Startups

  • Twitter Suspends Thousands of #ISIS Islamic State Fans, Anti Iraqi Government Activists and Independent Iraqi News Accounts

    news
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    Many people were optimistic about social media as a platform for free speech and a platform to bring people together and bring change to this world. But that is not the case, Twitter has made a massive suspension move against fans of ISIS or Islamic State accounts along with activist who are against the American and Iranian backed government in Iraq, not just that even the big accounts such as @Iraq_now1 that tweets news from Iraq not found on censored mainstream media has been cut off too. Whatever your point of view regarding  the Islamic State, but people have the right to speak their…
  • ArabCrunch is Back

    news
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    Dear ArabCrunch readers, we are sorry for not updating ArabCrunch with news and features in the last period. But we are now back again and we try to be very active, In reporting tech news that covers the Arab world and you free speech and Internet rights. Share and Enjoy • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS
  • Twitter Suspends Hamas Military Wing Qassam’s Twitter Account While Keeping “Israel Defense Forces” Account

    news
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Activists raised objection regarding Twitter’s decision to suspend Hamas Military Wing Qassam’s @Qassam_Arabic Twitter Account in while keeping Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Twitter account ,as biased and unjustified.   It looks like biased @Twitter suspended @Qassam_Arabic while allowing terrorist account @IDFSpokesperson to keep functioning. — Ali Abunimah (@AliAbunimah) July 18, 2014 Qassam_Arabic was tweeting about Al Qassam military activists from launching rockets into “Israel” and from clashes with Israelis. While IDF twitter account is tweeting propaganda about…
  • Google Shuts Down its Arabic Q&A Site Ejabat

    Gaith Saqer
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Google is shutting down its Arabic Q&A site Ejabat, in a message posted on the site,google said it won’t accept answers and questions after 23 of next month however questions asked before that date and the answers on it will be available for web surfers. We asked google around 2 weeks ago about this decision but we got no answer we will try to ask again, however on the page announcing this event, google said the reason is that in emerging markets where it had Q&A sites, many local content sites in the local languages has emerged so the need for a local Q&A site is not…
  • Iraqis Government Blocks the Internet in Revolted Sunni Province and Parts of Baghdad, Iraqis Find Ways to Go Around

    news
    19 Jun 2014 | 4:37 am
    3 days ago, Iraqi bloggers reported that the Iraqi government has shut down the internet in Sunni revolted province. Arabic tech blog Tech World confirmed this news with a document by Iraqi ministry of communications ordering ISP to block the Internet in: Niniwah province, Al Anabar province, Salah Aldeen province, Karkuk province, Diyala province and parts of Baghdad. The order from the ministry to ISPs is also to block as we reported before, social media sites and mobile messaging services: facebook, YouTube, Twitter, whatsapp, Viber and skype, Tango, weChat, instagram, didi. Activists say…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    IttyBiz

  • 6 Remedial Rules For A Respectable Looking Blog

    Naomi Dunford
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:12 pm
    So, recently we posted the 6 unbreakable rules for contact pages. There was the threat of death, and also a kitten. Some time before that, we posted an idea of what to do if you don’t want to blog. This piece was borne of me being sick, and sad that the state of blogging is not what it once was. Well, I’m sick again. This time it was my fault. I broke a cardinal rule, which is: When the question is, “That should be okay to eat still, right?” the answer is NO. I ate something knowing full well I was taking my life into my hands, with predictable results. That leads me,…
  • What To Put On Your Contact Page: 6 Unbreakable Rules to Avoid Certain Death

    Naomi Dunford
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:45 pm
    The Contact page seems like such a simple little thing, doesn’t it? You wouldn’t think that certain death was even a possibility. Well! Aren’t you glad you read IttyBiz? Let’s discuss. We’ll start with the basics. Do you have a website? If so, does it have a Contact page? If so, please go to your Contact page now and read it. Go. Now. This will wait. The internet lasts forever. I will quietly hum in your absence. Ok. You’re back. Good. Now, I want you to think of the most exciting person or entity that could ever visit your website. Perhaps it’s the…
  • 13 Lessons on Unschooling and Running A Business

    Naomi Dunford
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:29 pm
    For the beautiful Ali Luke, who requested a post about unschooling while running a business. If we’ve never met, and you got here because some lovely unschooler forwarded this to you, hello, and welcome! I’m Naomi, one half of Naomi-and-Dave. I’ve been running IttyBiz since 2006, and we’re unschoolers. The boys - Jack and Michael – are 7 and 15. So. Unschooling and business. Here’s what I’ve learned so far. 1. Embrace multitasking. There is a lot of advice out there saying that when you multitask, you’re less productive. I would agree with that.
  • 4 Steps That Stop Your Brain From Hijacking Your Goals

    Naomi Dunford
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:52 pm
    In our summer business planning class, we ask people to select an Area of Devotion – like lead generation, or building up a back catalog, or improving conversion rates – and then set a goal for that area. Then we ask, “What does success look like for this goal at the end of six months?” The reason we ask this question is because we want them to come up with a specific goalpost that will feel satisfying to reach. It’s like when you’re cleaning up for company to come over – if you don’t know what “success” looks like, then you’ll never…
  • How To (Honestly) Love Your Customers

    Naomi Dunford
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:58 pm
    We’re bringing back some old favorites by request. If there’s anything you’d like to see us run again, please get in touch. This one is for Jenny. Originally published December 7, 2009 as Crushed Hopes and Spicy Chicken. I’m not a big cook. I’m not a cook at all, really. I didn’t cook before I started IttyBiz and I sure as hell don’t cook now. My husband and I eat out a lot, and if we’re not actually eating in a restaurant, somebody’s going for takeout. One day, we were having one of those not-really-an-argument arguments, the kind you’ll often see in…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Business of Software US 2014

  • What kind of AdWords user are you?

    Hermione Crease
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
    The doyenne of Adwords wranglers, Dave Collins, has put together a nice little cheat sheet for anyone who is trying to use Adwords more effectively. If you use Adwords, here are Dave’s thoughts on how to get more from your adwords budget. Perhaps you don’t have time to learn the intricacies of the system, so instead play it safe. Or you may be the person who simply trusts Google, and assumes that their defaults will be more or less aligned with your own best interests. Or maybe you’re the type of person who’s happy to throw money at anything and then measure what…
  • How to scale an international software business successfully. Thomas Erickson, CEO Acquia at Business of Software Conference 2013

    Hermione Crease
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    Last week, Acquia announced a $50 million funding round for its open source web business including investment from Amazon.com. As Tom Erickson, CEO of Acquia spoke at Business of Software Conference 2013 on the topic of how to scale an international business successfully so this seems like a great time to share his insights. 7 companies, 7 million air miles. That’s a lot of experience in building successful international businesses to stuff into one head. Thomas Erickson, CEO, Acquia, unpacks his experience for the audience at BoS 2013 with some great examples of how it’s done…
  • Avangate scholarship winners for Business of Software Conference USA 2014

    Mark Littlewood
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
    Avangate announced the recipients of its 2014 Business of Software Conference Scholarship today. The three winners, CloudPress, Effective Computing and Pivotdesk, will receive complimentary passes to the Business of Software Conference USA taking place in Boston September 15-17, as well as the opportunity to attend an Avangate networking dinner with software industry leaders.
  • Building a bad ass software company: Dharmesh Shah at BoS 2011

    Hermione Crease
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Dharmesh neatly sums up BoS’s mission in one short talk title. As a contributor to many editions of Business of Software – in the audience as well as on stage – Dharmesh is one of the most helpful and generous members of the BoS community. Here he is talking about the most important things you need to consider as your business goes for growth. Find more great talks from our archive in our talks library. Or to hear them live, register for Business of Software now and meet some of the brightest and nicest founders around.
  • Ideas that spread, win. Recap of Seth Godin at Business of Software Conference

    Hermione Crease
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Even if you know next to nothing about marketing, you’ve probably heard of Seth Godin. Nobody knows more about how marketing works and how it can work for people building businesses. Seth came to Business of Software in 2008 full of excitement about the internet’s industrial revolution and the potential of software to change the way marketing works: Why interruption marketing results in average products for average people Why ideas that spread, win. And why software is so well placed to create those ideas Why you should be looking for ways to connect people A six year old talk…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Dr Jeff Cornwall

  • Diapers with a Triple Bottom Line

    Jeff Cornwall
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    Entrepreneurial Profile: Jessica Alba: The Honest Company Jessica Alba, a successful actress, founded The Honest Company with the vision of pursuing the three “P’s” of a triple bottom line business: profit, people, and planet.  The Honest Company initially sold diapers online, but quickly expanded its product line and began selling through retail stores, such as Target and Costco.  Through its commercial success, the Honest Company has realized economic growth, which is the first “P” of a triple bottom line business.  In 2012, its first year in business, the company had revenues…
  • Entrepreneur Helps Brings Clean Water

    Jeff Cornwall
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:46 am
    Entrepreneurial Profile: Kathy Ku: SPROUTS of Water Kathy Ku, a graduate from Harvard University, applied the knowledge she gained during her college education to solve a pressing social problem.  Uganda has more than 10 million people without safe water to drink.  Ku launched SPROUTS of Water to provide affordable clay water filters to improve water quality and thereby help reduce waterborne illness, which is the leading cause of death among Ugandan children.  The idea for the business came to Ku when she was a nineteen-year-old volunteer at a clinic in Uganda.  Ku started her non-profit…
  • Healthcare Full of Interesting Niche Markets

    Jeff Cornwall
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Entrepreneurial Mind : Chris Redhage talks about the niche his company is exploiting in healthcare TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDeliciousThe post Healthcare Full of Interesting Niche Markets appeared first on Dr Jeff Cornwall.
  • Entrepreneurs Bring Escape Game to the US

    Jeff Cornwall
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    The Entrepreneurial Mind : Jonathan Murrell TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDeliciousThe post Entrepreneurs Bring Escape Game to the US appeared first on Dr Jeff Cornwall.
  • Entrepreneur Recognizes Importance of Culture

    Jeff Cornwall
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    The Entrepreneurial Mind : Tom Haarlander and Arciplex TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDeliciousThe post Entrepreneur Recognizes Importance of Culture appeared first on Dr Jeff Cornwall.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    CollegeMogul

  • Eating Healthy Foods On A Daily Basis

    JohnnyG
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    Doctors recommend a healthy diet as one of the three most crucial aspects of enjoying a healthy, rewarding and long life. The other two aspects are: first, a moderate exercise program consisting of cardio, strength and flexibility training exercises and; second, sensible lifestyle habits, such as sufficient sleep, effective stress management, and avoidance of cigarettes, illicit drugs, and other harmful substances. Healthy Diet and Disease Why is this so? With a healthy diet, you can prevent many diseases from taking root in your body, so to speak. Your healthy diet should consist more of…
  • Teachers Educate the Future Leaders

    JohnnyG
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    Teachers are very important to our society, more so than most people give them credit for. Every year, these teachers come in contact with a few students that will go on to become the future leaders of our world. These important individuals are one in million and it is critical that these professionals are doing what they can to ensure that our future leaders are having all their educational needs being met. Since schools often have small budget so reducing printing costs and other operational costs is crucial, it is important that they get things right, within the budget that they are…
  • Useful Haircare Tips for Teens

    JohnnyG
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:05 am
    Teens have enough going on to have to deal with unruly hair too. Taking care of your hair can be a chore, but it doesn’t have to be. There are actually many different hair care tips for teens, many which can be used through adulthood. Here are some of these tips to help you better take care of your hair and scalp. Dry scalp is often a problem with teens. It’s dry, it’s itchy, and makes you want to scratch. Dry scalp often happens because you may wash your hair too much. Washing your hair every day can strip your scalp of essential oils that your scalp needs to maintain healthy hair…
  • Benefits of Business Advisory Services

    JohnnyG
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:14 am
    What are business advisory services? These are services that include accountants, tax preparers, investment consultants and others that help businesses do what they need to do to achieve their financial goals. It doesn’t just include these professions either. It also includes consultants and analysts that help promote your business, both off and online. Analysts help you determine what trends are going on in your business, what people are saying about your company, what your competition is going that may be better than you. How can you improve your public relations, and take your business…
  • Do I Really Need Computer Skills?

    JohnnyG
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    Is there anyone out there who is still wondering why they need computer skills? These days, any kind of real job requires some kind of computer training. Some of the most important training is using Excel. Excel is a Microsoft program that’s included in Microsoft Office. This program, also known as spreadsheets, is a grid setup where you input information into the different cells. This information can be used for numerous applications. It can be used to record information about your inventory, it can be used to explain how well a company is doing over a period of time. While a beginner may…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Entrepreneur Bootcamp

  • 6 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Business

    Delores Williams
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Everyday someone hangs out their shingle declaring they are in business. It is a noble idea, a little exciting, and some admit they enter with a little too much optimism and not enough planning. Many have been sold on the idea that if they want to be wealthy they have to start their own business or invest in real estate. But, do some enter business without really thinking and planning it out? Yes. Businesses require planning or a person will jump from idea or strategy to another with little results to show for it in the end. It is one thing to sell stuff on the side on eBay, but the real…
  • Five Errors to Avoid in Business According to the Apprentice

    Delores Williams
    24 Mar 2014 | 10:52 am
    I am sort of aficionado when it comes to the show The Apprentice. I have watched the show from every English speaking Country, and have learned quite a bit from the show. Some of the errors of candidates, regardless of the Country, seem to be universal. Could it be that those same mistakes make it into real business, which is why so many fail? The mistakes are:  Ignoring Market Research: Without a doubt this is the one that seems to be more about ego than the idea that the market is wrong. Let me give you two examples. One, there was a task to make a home exercise piece of equipment. The…
  • Google Plus is Not an Option

    Delores Williams
    5 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    I have a friend who hates Google+. There's no real reason for this animosity, but she just hates it. My guess is because it takes time to develop relationships on it. It's not like Twitter where you can throw out some tweets on a popular Tweet and someone will possibly start a chat with you. Nope, Google+ takes work, but the spoils go to those who are willing to do the work. As you know, every platform has an audience and serves a particular purpose. Twitter used to be if you wanted to meet people, then you could send them a tweet, but with the rise of so called social media experts, the…
  • Umango the Personalized personal assistant

    Delores Williams
    4 Mar 2014 | 4:45 pm
  • Opportunities Where You Are by Orison Swett Marden

    Delores Williams
    6 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    No chance, no opportunities, in a land where many poor boys become rich men, where newsboys go to Congress, and where those born in the lowest stations attain the highest positions? The world is all gates, all opportunities to him who will use them. But, like Bunyan's Pilgrim in the dungeon of Giant Despair's castle, who had the key of deliverance all the time with him but had forgotten it, we fail to rely wholly upon the ability to advance all that is good for us which has been given to the weakest as well as the strongest. We depend too much upon outside assistance."We look too high For…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Growthink blogs

  • For Emerging Companies, Do Financial Projections Even Matter?

    Jay Turo
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    As any venture capitalist worth his salt will tell you, there is a chasm of difference between the mostly grounded-in-reality financial forecasts offered by public companies, and the almost never to come true "rosy scenario" projections offered as a matter of course by startups and small businesses.And while large public company CEOs and CFOs are judged as a matter of the highest honor on their ability to deliver on projections, exceedingly rare is the entrepreneurial executive that comes anywhere close to meeting forecasted results. For a sense of the extent of how bad this problem is, a…
  • RISK…and what to do about it

    Jay Turo
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:07 am
    The four letter word in all conversations between entrepreneurs and investors is risk.Investors are always interested in getting ownership stakes in high potential companies but are also always weary of the considerable risk-taking necessary to actually do so.  The most successful investors and entrepreneurs I know take a dispassionate and detached approach.  They don’t get caught up in all of the “drama” around thinking and talking about risk. Rather, they view it for what it actually is - simply a measurement of the likelihood of a set of future outcomes.In the context of…
  • What Do Wal-Mart, McDonalds, and Starbucks have in common?

    Jay Turo
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    Wal-Mart.McDonalds. Starbucks.What do they have in common? Well, for one, they are businesses that were not started and grown from scratch by their original founders.Rather, they were all started by others and then bought by ambitious and talented entrepreneurs (i.e. Sam Walton, Ray Croc, and Howard Schultz) who propelled them to a new stratosphere of growth.And while high profile, statistically they are not atypical. Census Bureau statistics show that a purchased business is eleven times more likely to still be in business 5 years from time of purchase as compared to those started from…
  • What Unifies All Great Businesses?

    Jay Turo
    6 Aug 2014 | 1:07 pm
    The fundamental challenge of modern business is finding that right balance between tactics and strategy, between execution and innovation, between management and entrepreneurship.Typically, as companies grow and age, they naturally become more tactical, more execution - focused.In contrast, the “tabula rasa” of startups has traditionally been the best milieu for out-of-the-box strategy and innovation to thrive.Now in the old days, businesses could do ok by being very good at just one of these. Big businesses could sustain profitable franchises for years by leveraging their resource…
  • The Power of Failure

    Jay Turo
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    crowdSPRING Blog

  • Twitter Link Roundup #232 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

    Ross
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:51 am
    Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account, I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week! If you’re a little kid and your dad is a video animator, you can have quite a lot of fun, as the above video shows. Empower Your Small Business, the latest crowdSPRING SmallBiz Newsletter – crowdspring.co/1zL7c26 Labor Day! TCB…
  • Labor Day! TCB and TCP

    Mike
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    “My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.” —Indira Gandhi Next Monday is not just a day off for our team, but is also the holiday that I believe matters most of all to businesses. This time last year I wrote about the protests that were occurring around the country in support of an increase in the national minimum wage rate and the movement to empower fast food workers. This is s subject that I care deeply about, and one that…
  • Twitter Link Roundup #231 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

    Ross
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:33 am
    Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account, I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week! The image above shows Caesar’s movements as he defeated Pompey and allies in the civil was around 48 BC. You’ll find 39 more interesting maps that explain the growth and ultimately collapse of the Roman Empire, in the Other…
  • Cause Marketing on Ice

    Mike
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    The other day while sitting on the deck, we heard a great splashing sound from across the way. We looked over to see a neighbor pouring a huge bucket of ice-water over his head while his girlfriend recorded the chilly event on her smartphone. It took me a second to grasp what was happening, but I quickly realized that he was not crazy and not trying to cool himself off from the heat of a Chicago August. The guy was raising money for a charity which he may or may not even feel a particular affinity for. Right now, today, appearing in virtually every corner of the the internet you can be…
  • Twitter Link Roundup #230 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

    Ross
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
    Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account, I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week! The image above is a fun look at how some of the most famous scientists in history might have personally branded themselves.. Small Business Tips: 5 Steps to Building Great Customer Relationships – crowdspring.co/1kb8kKm Small…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

  • Paris Hilton joins the ice bucket trend

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Paris Hilton joins the ice bucket trendAPJust about everyone and your mother has tried the challenge, but finally Paris Hilton has too, in the most obvious way imaginable. How she included champagneMore entertainment newsJolie/Pitt spotted on honeymoonPilots to watch this weekend
  • Officials identify fighter pilot killed in crash

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Officials identify fighter pilot killed in crash US Air ForceTwo days after an Air Force jet crashed in Virginia, search crews found the body of Lt. Col. Morris 'Moose' Fontenot Jr. on Friday. Fotenot's last known words More newsTexas abortion clinics await fateStewart speaks about fatal crash
  • Paddleboarder has no clue what's coming

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Paddleboarder has no clue what's coming Rumble/Adriaan OelofseThis poor guy doesn't see dolphins approaching -- and the dolphins aren't about to move out of his way.'Bump' makes beachgoers scream More to readAbandoned mountain lion savedEpic 'Friends' reunion
  • Melissa gives troubling update on Joan's health

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Melissa gives troubling update on Joan's healthAPJoan Rivers' daughter Melissa released a statement Friday about the comedian's health, one day after she went into cardiac arrest. Condition she says her mom is in More to see'Brittany Murphy Story' previewDid Tony Soprano really die?
  • Notorious spy mastermind dies in prison at 77

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Notorious spy mastermind dies in prison at 77APRetired Navy officer John A. Walker Jr. died Thursday decades after he was convicted in one of the worst security breaches in U.S. history.Espionage ring he brazenly ledMore newsPlayboy model headed to prison Ga. cop charged in brutal murder
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Xconomy

  • Update: Ingress, LevelEleven, Rubicon, ArdentCause, Time Magazine

    Sarah Schmid
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Sarah Schmid We glide into the long weekend with a report from an Ingress event held in Detroit on Aug. 23, an update on three expanding local tech startups, and brief, gloating commentary on the new story about Detroit in Time magazine. Have a lovely holiday! —The Ingress XM wagon (pictured) stopped in Detroit last weekend for the first-ever Anomaly held in the Motor City, part of a series of events happening across the world under the #Helios tag. I attended the Anomaly’s cross-faction afterparty at St. Andrew’s Hall in downtown Detroit. Hundreds of people of all ages, colors, and…
  • East Coast Biotech Roundup: Biogen, Civitas, Rhythm, Alkermes, & More

    Alex Lash
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Alex Lash To get ready for the annual post-Labor Day market revival, three Boston-area biotechs have put their IPO plans on the front burner. Syndax Pharmaceuticals has come back to the table after postponing its plans earlier this year, while Rhythm Pharmaceuticals and Civitas have declared their intentions for the first time. In pipeline news, Alkermes has filed its FDA application for approval of a schizophrenia drug, and Merck and Pfizer are combining drugs in a Phase 1 cancer trial. Let’s get to the roundup. —Civitas Therapeutics, a Chelsea, MA-based developer of inhalable…
  • From Atari to VC’s Future, Highlights From Madison’s Forward Festival

    Jeff Engel
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am
    Jeff Engel It’s a “dangerous time” for the VC world because the majority of the industry’s money is concentrated in a relatively small number of firms, primarily in Silicon Valley. And that makes it tougher for startups in the Midwest to grow. That warning came from Chris Olsen, co-founder of Columbus, OH-based Drive Capital, during a panel discussion among Midwest venture capitalists at the fifth annual Forward Festival in Madison, WI. The eight-day festival is the city’s answer to more high-profile conferences celebrating creativity and startups in other parts of the country, like…
  • Seattle Roundup: Bizible, Fledge, CleanTech Alliance, & More

    Benjamin Romano
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Benjamin Romano On this end-of-summer week, we’re following fresh funding for Techstars Seattle company Bizible, seven startups selected for accelerator Fledge, a name change for the WCTA, a standout series on Amazon in Europe, and more: —Bizible, a Seattle startup helping companies better understand their marketing spending and its impact on sales, has raised an $8 million Series B funding round led by Scale Venture Partners. The company, which was part of the Techstars Seattle 2012 class, raised a $1.7 million Series A late that year from Madrona Venture Group, MHS Capital, and…
  • Colorado Tech Roundup: TeamSnap Buys Rival, Corgenix Sells for $16M

    Michael Davidson
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am
    Michael Davidson Here is a quick roundup of some news from Colorado startups and tech companies, featuring TeamSnap and Corgenix, which is making a test for the Ebola virus. TeamSnap Snaps Up Competitor: TeamSnap, a Boulder, CO-based startup, continues to grow. This week, the company announced it bought Easy Team Manager from Kranitz Enterprises for an undisclosed amount. TeamSnap makes cloud-based software that members of sports teams and clubs use to keep in touch about schedules and to receive updates. The company says it has 7 million users. TeamSnap can be used on the Web, but it sees…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Thisisgoingtobebig.com

  • Invest in Karma for Above Market Returns

    Charlie O'Donnell
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    Yesterday, I took my 96 year old Nana to Atlantic City.   As you can see from the photo, she didn't win, but I did.  Almost $200.  Still, she had an awesome time and was thrilled to go.  Protip: Don't bother with the valet at the Taj Mahal.  By the time they get to you, you could have walked over, gotten your car yourself and come back to the front.   Just this morning, someone on a rec sports team that I play on just told me that they lost their job and couldn't pay for softball anymore.  This season costs about $100.  House money, as far as I'm…
  • How Technical Advisors can Help Non-Technical Founders

    Charlie O'Donnell
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    No one wants to be *that* founder--the non-technical founder poking around developer meetups asking for a unicorn with a Github account.  It's not that there aren't great technical people willing to take a lot of risk to join a small team--it's just that there are *so many* people out there looking for them that it's hard to figure out who to take seriously.  This is where a good technical advisor can help.  They can help vet what you're building, give you credibility in the hiring process and help assess candidates. Go find someone technical you could probably never hire.
  • The Things that Fall Down

    Charlie O'Donnell
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    The other day, I found this neat inbox stats tool from Front App called Inbox Checkup.  (Thanks Product Hunt!) I've been wanting something like this for a while.   Apparently, I respond to 18% of my e-mails, way above the average of 11%, and was #62 out of over 4,000 in terms of e-mails sent.  It was happy to know that I'm getting to a lot of things.   Unfortunately, I was also #145 in actually getting e-mails, so what that also means is that while I'm getting to a lot, I'm also missing out on a lot.  What is painful is when I know there's that one note I should be…
  • Piers, Parks and Why White People Suck

    Charlie O'Donnell
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    There's a saying... "There's nothing worse than rich white people living in luxury housing in a park than the rich white people living in luxury housing protesting against them." Ok, well, there wasn't a saying, but there should be.   Maybe you've heard about "The Battle of Brooklyn Bridge Park."  It's a long and winding tale that basically amounts to this: There once were some unused commercial piers.  Someone decided they should become a waterfront park.  Parks are expensive to build, so it was decided to cleave off a little bit of the park for waterfront housing to pay…
  • Step Up

    Charlie O'Donnell
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
    I wrote this note to a young company that had recently raised some money and moved into a shiny new office after busting at the seams in a makeshift setup.  The company was full of super young, vibrant, and incredibly talented people with a huge opportunity ahead of them--and a lot of difficult challenges. Congrats on moving into your new office. While I'm there are still a few bugs, bells, whistles, and bandwidth to work out, let me be the first to officially point out... Shit just got real. You have a real office. You're all together. You're organized into teams that are basically…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

  • I Killed Almost All My Income Streams, And I Did It On Purpose…

    http://ReplytoYaro.com (Yaro Starak)
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    It felt like deja vu. Two years ago I found myself in a place I didn’t think I could return to. I was lost. I didn’t know what to do next. The deja vu feeling appeared when I realised I was making mistakes I had made before. I was jumping... The post I Killed Almost All My Income Streams, And I Did It On Purpose… appeared first on Entrepreneurs-Journey.com.
  • Whom Do You Lean On When Nothing Is Working?

    http://ReplytoYaro.com (Yaro Starak)
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:54 am
    I’m at a party. The pretext is simple, people drinking and chatting, attempting to form meaningful connections, to bond over shared interests. As expected, everyone asks what I do. When I answer that I “work online” the response is an expression like I just said something in another language. I... The post Whom Do You Lean On When Nothing Is Working? appeared first on Entrepreneurs-Journey.com.
  • Tracy Raftl: How This Confident Adult Acne Blogger Makes $80,000 Year

    http://ReplytoYaro.com (Yaro Starak)
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Long term readers of this blog may remember I published an interview with acne blogger Fran Kerr, whom I coached to help start her blog. Fran eventually became a leader in the field, making $4,000 to $12,000 a month thanks to her blog. Tracy Raftl came across Fran’s blog while... The post Tracy Raftl: How This Confident Adult Acne Blogger Makes $80,000 Year appeared first on Entrepreneurs-Journey.com.
  • Barbara Turley: How A Non-Techy Started A Blog, Podcast & Online TV Show, And Today Makes $100,000+ Year Coaching Woman About Wealth

    http://ReplytoYaro.com (Yaro Starak)
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Barbara Turley serves as inspiration to anyone who is currently working a job they like, yet want to quit because of a desire for the kind of freedom that comes from being your own boss. [ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] Barbara had... The post Barbara Turley: How A Non-Techy Started A Blog, Podcast & Online TV Show, And Today Makes $100,000+ Year Coaching Woman About Wealth appeared first on Entrepreneurs-Journey.com.
  • Tom Menditto: Pittsburgh ADHD Coach Goes From $300 In The Bank To $30,000 A Month Applying Online Marketing To His Local Business

    http://ReplytoYaro.com (Yaro Starak)
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Get ready to be inspired… Tom Menditto is one highly passionate fellow! Tom rose from a previous life suffering from the mental illness ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). He mastered his own condition and today helps other people do the same through his coaching practice based in Pittsburgh. [ Download... The post Tom Menditto: Pittsburgh ADHD Coach Goes From $300 In The Bank To $30,000 A Month Applying Online Marketing To His Local Business appeared first on Entrepreneurs-Journey.com.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Men with Pens

  • Win a Scholarship to the Best Writing Course for Business Owners

    James Chartrand
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    Each time I prepare for a new session of the Damn Fine Words writing course, I open up the DFW writing contest. Many people tell me they wish they could register for the course, because if they could just get in... ... they'd finally have the skills to write engaging website copy that pulls in much-needed clients. ...they could make more money, instead of guessing at what to write and struggling to get words out on the page. ...they could feel excited and happy about writing for their business for the first time in their lives, instead of agonizing over every word. I want to help make that…
  • 5 Smart Sentences that Clients Need to Hear from You

    Agent X
    2 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    “Thanks, but we decided to go with someone else.” You don't understand what happened. You've lost the gig… but everything was going so well! The client seemed keen to work with you, you’d hammered out the details, and the only thing left was the final go-ahead to start the work. Instead of getting a green light, you receive a one-line email from the client that says they chose another freelancer. That’s when warning signals start going off in your head. Maybe the problem isn't with the client – maybe the problem is you. Click here to read the full article →Another…
  • How to Get Back to Writing After a Death in the Family

    Agent X
    26 May 2014 | 10:00 pm
    2013 was a good writing year. At least, for me: I wrote and self-published two books, began writing a third and had articles published as well. I was proud of what I'd accomplished and was determined to ride the momentum to make 2014 even better. I set my goals, made my plans, and on January 1st, I was off to the races. Then one morning in mid-February, I got the news that a cherished family member had died. All my writing progress came to a grinding halt. Click here to read the full article →Another rocking post from Men With Pens! How to Get Back to Writing After a Death in the…
  • How to Find Your Muse – and Fire Her

    Agent X
    22 May 2014 | 7:37 am
    The Muse - the source of creativity and inspiration that all writers search for so desperately. I’d found mine a few years back, and oh, what a vision she was! Airy and beautiful, lulling me with dulcet tones. I was enthralled. No more writer’s block, no more floundering for inspiration and ideas. She was the answer to my literary prayers. I summoned my beleaguered Muse more and more often until we arrived at an impasse. “I’m sorry,” she said, “but this is untenable. Can’t you do any of this yourself?” I sought out the answers on how to find my own inspiration, but the…
  • The Bad Writing Advice that Kills Your Success

    James Chartrand
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    The writing industry is rife with advice. Some of it is great advice. Some is good advice, even if it's fairly commonplace. But amidst the great and good advice is bad advice, and it's not always easy to tell the difference. The bad advice isn't just bad – it's often so bad that it does more harm than good. I've held the hand of many a writer as I coach them back out of the sucking quagmire of bad advice before they get pulled under by the quicksand. It's not always pretty. It's definitely always hard. Want an example of bad writing advice? You'll get it – and learn how to avoid it – in…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    OnStartups

  • Startup Traction Starts With The Right Goal. How To Get It Right.

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    Without traction -- sustainable customer growth -- your startup will languish or die. As such, traction should always be top of mind. To focus your traction efforts, you need a traction goal to work towards. Example goals are 1,000 new users, 100 new customers or 10% market share. The right goal for you depends on your business. It should  be chosen carefully and align with your company's next inflection point. When you reach this goal, what will change significantly? Perhaps you’d be profitable, be able to raise money, or become the market leader. The importance of choosing the…
  • The 7 Speakers Even This Introvert Will Go See At INBOUND 14

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    I’m an introvert at heart. That means I don't draw energy from being around people and definitely don't crave it.  So I usually spend more time in twitter discussions and inbound.org AMAs than face-to-face conversations. As you can imagine, events tend to inspire some anxiety in me. Whether I’m at a conference as an attendee or as a speaker, thousands of humans in one place usually sends me running in the other direction. But, some events are worth standing in place for. At the Business of Software conference each year, I camp out at the venue before and after my talk to…
  • The Gentle and Visual Guide to Startup Marketing

    8 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    There are two things in my professional life that I'm passionate about. 1.  Startups.  I love startups.  It's an obsession.  I've started three companies, angel invested in over 50 and (hopefully) helped thousands more entrepreneurs in some small way through the OnStartups.com community. 2. Inbound marketing.  I love inbound marketing.  It's the idea that's at the heart of my company, HubSpot.  It's about marketing that focuses on attracting customers — not annoying them with interruptions.  It makes marketing about helping people, not…
  • The Most Important Thing to Do Before Building Your Startup

    3 Jun 2014 | 8:30 am
    We failed. After 6 months poring over the code quality and refining the design of our mobile app, my partner and I finally launched it in the app store and the downloads started coming in. Then after a few days, BOOM. We got punched in the face by reality. No users returned to the app. This was a devastating shock, since most people we spoke to were excited about the idea. Our app allowed you to take photos and ask questions to learn about what you were looking at. It had all the traits of the most-hyped startup trends that year: mobile, social, local. It was early 2011. Frustrated and…
  • 5 Mistakes Every Startup Founder SHOULD Make

    2 Jun 2014 | 11:41 am
    “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure” - Bill Gates Much digital ink has been spilled trying to caution startup entrepreneurs against making mistakes. Type "mistakes entrepreneurs make" into Google and you'll find thousands of articles, sternly forewarning against the most prevalent pitfalls and errors that stand between you and your startup's success. But wait a second. How many times have you heard "We learn from our mistakes"? As an entrepreneur and investor, I've definitely made some doosies - and if my experience is any…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Blogtrepreneur - The Business of Blogging For Busy Entrepreneurs

  • 4 Super Stealth Moves To Secure Valuable Domain Names For Cheap

    Adam Toren
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Buying and selling valuable domain names can be a great business if you know how to do it right. Just like buying and selling real estate, you have to know the tricks of the trade to get the right domains at the right price, and then be strategic about selling. You might think that the days of making a profit from securing domain names are long gone now that the internet has become such an integral part of daily life but if you do, you’re missing out on a profitable practice that could earn you some great returns. You just have to be willing to do the research and learn some of the moves…
  • Giving You Your Brain Back — How Passive Brain Fitness Will Change Your Life

    Adam Toren
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    You know that training your body is important but what about training your brain? Active brain training mechanisms like Luminosity, Sudoku and other puzzles are made to give your mind a workout, which has been proven to improve and enhance neurological pathways. However, is active brain fitness the only method on the market worth practicing? According to Jeff Gignac the answer is no. While Jeff will be the first one to tell you the importance of active brain training, his passion and expertise has focused in on the often-overlooked science of passive brain training. What’s the difference?
  • Blinkist Helps You Read Books in Only 15 Minutes

    Blogtrepreneur
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    As a busy entrepreneur, you have been conditioned to consume an overwhelming amount of information by feverishly scrolling and swiping your way through hundreds of brief news updates and 140-character industry tidbits, so reading actual books from cover to cover has become somewhat of a luxury that many of us can only fit into our occasional weekend getaway (if we’re lucky). Aside from choosing to sleep even less than you already do or squeezing in a chapter here and there during bathroom breaks, there just isn’t a lot of time leftover to read everything on your wishlist from start to…
  • Turning Passion into Profit with the Co-Founders of Kandy Kruisers

    Adam Toren
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Entrepreneurship is about turning your passion into your profession. That’s certainly what the brilliant minds behind Kandy Kruisers did. And these start-up entrepreneurs are making big waves in the skateboarding market -- while they’re still in college! Timur Daudpota, Hamza Amir and Jesus Hernandez are three college guys from the University of Houston who got together to collaborate and create, Kandy Kruisers, their own vintage inspired, colorful skateboard. Kandy Kruisers began when they were freshman in college and noticed longboards everywhere on campus. They loved longboards, but…
  • Four Ways You Can Succeed as a Social Media Superstar

    Matthew Toren
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Ever wonder why some small businesses seem to rock at social media whilst others (maybe even yourself) are anything but superstars? I am going to give you the secret formula in this post. People like to buy; they don’t like to be sold to. This can be a tricky proposition and has to be done with a well laid out strategy. The formula consists of four social media basics, that when combined will take your from a ho hum marketer to super stardom.1. Be ConsistentEverything about your social media strategy needs to be consistent––from your tone to the frequency of posts. There’s nothing…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss » Blog

  • The Art of Strategic Laziness

    shanesnow
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:20 pm
    David Heinemeier Hansson (“DHH”) The following is a guest post by Shane Snow, a frequent contributor to Wired and Fast Company.  Last year, he wrote about his two-week Soylent experiment, which went viral and racked up 500+ comments. This post is adapted from his new book, SMARTCUTS, and it will teach you a few things: How to use strategic “laziness” to dramatically accelerate progress How “DHH” became a world-class car racer in record time, and how he revolutionized programming (they’re related) A basic intro to computer programming…
  • The Random Show, Episode 25 — Gut Bacteria, Meditation, Startups, and More

    Tim Ferriss
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    If you can’t view the above video, please click here or here. To download the audio as an MP3, just right-click here and choose “save as.” There are dozens of topics covered in this bromantic episode of scatterbrained banter. Like what? To start off: tracking gut bacteria, favorite documentaries, keys for novice meditators, startup lessons, Kevin’s new obsessions, and more. O-tanoshimi dane! The last few blog posts have been rather serious, so this is intended as an informal (but still informative) mind snack. For all previous episodes of The Random Show, including…
  • The Truth About “Homeopathic” Medicine

    Tim Ferriss
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Homeopathy — effective, useless, or dangerous? (Photo: Marcos Zerene) [Audio version] [Text version] I routinely use an arnica gel for minor muscular strains. In fact, it’s one of my “go to” treatments. In 2010, however, I found myself swallowing Boiron Arnica Montana 30C pellets, an oral version that was the only option at the closest GNC. I started at five pellets, SIX times a day–TWICE the recommended dose. Risk of overdose? Not likely. “30C,” which I looked up that evening, tells you all you need to know. This consumable version of arnica, unlike the…
  • The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 22: Ed Catmull, President of Pixar, on Steve Jobs, Stories, and Lessons Learned

    Tim Ferriss
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Ed Catmull, President and Co-Founder of Pixar. NOTE TO E-MAIL SUBSCRIBERS: Please see this post in your inbox for a recording of the recent 2.5-hour live Q&A. Not on the email list? Sign up here and get extras like this for free. Listen on iTunes, download (right click “save as”), or stream below now: This podcast is brought to you by The Tim Ferriss Book Club, which features a handful of books that have changed my life. Here’s the list.  You can also find all 20+ episodes of this podcast here. Some are sober and some are drunk,  so you can roll the dice. Now, on to our…
  • How to Never Check Luggage Again

    Tim Ferriss
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Travel has many joys. Luggage is not one of them. NOTE: If you signed up for my email list, please see this post in your email (perhaps on Saturday afternoon PT) for the Monday night Q&A info. This post will explore three options for never checking luggage again. Some of them are extreme; all of them are effective. In my next post, I’ll detail what I (and some friends) pack in carry-on. Some are surprising and hilarious. Given that I spend 100+ days of the year traveling, and that I’ve been to 40+ countries, I’ve tested just about everything. Hauling a five-piece…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

  • An $85,000 Profit Monthly Report: A Guest Post by AffEngineer!

    AffEngineer
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Hello hello! To think one day, lil ol’ affiliate Mateen would be guest posting on TylerCruz.com… Who’s Mateen and What is He Doing on Tyler’s Blog? Before I forget, let me introduce myself, I run a blog called AffEngineer.com. I’ve been monitoring my progress from the day I spent my very first dollar on paid advertising up till today. From seeing 20 days of continuous red, to making a small profit, to turning an 85k profit month in March all within a year of being in this industry, it’s been a crazy roller coaster ride! AffEngineer was inspired by…
  • How I Dramatically Improved My Online Productivity

    Tyler Cruz
    16 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    There was a time, around 6-7 years ago, when I was extremely productive when I worked. All you have to do is take a look at my archives page from 2007-2008 and you can see that I used to average a new blog post every day. I’m lucky now if I get a new one up every week. Go back even further, and I was even more productive. I could basically work the entire day, focused on my work, and be happy (albeit drained afterwards) about it. In fact, going back to around 2001-2002, back when I was still actively developing websites with HTML and Perl myself, I would even work on my own stuff while…
  • Affiliate Marketing Income Report: May 2014

    Tyler Cruz
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    Well, I better get May’s affiliate marketing income report up before I start to fall too far behind on them again. If you remember, April 2014 did not bode well, netting only $336.55. And then I didn’t post another income report until just now, a month later. Things must have continued in a downwards spiral, right? Wrong. As explained in my previous blog post, I had just been busy looking into real estate investing. My affiliate campaigns did just fine in May, but even if they hadn’t, it’s not like I would purposely try to avoid posting about it. So how well did May…
  • So I’m Thinking of Investing $200,000…

    Tyler Cruz
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:43 pm
    Another 3 weeks without a post. What happened? As per usual, I’ve been here all along. I didn’t go on vacation, there wasn’t an emergency, and everything has been going along as per usual. After tending to my e-mails and morning maintenance of my campaigns, I’ve been spending the rest of my work time looking into getting into the investment real estate business – specifically buy-and-hold rental properties. I’ve made my living for the past 10 years entirely from the Internet by working for myself, and have done moderately well as a result. So why the sudden…
  • Affiliate Marketing Income Report: April 2014

    Tyler Cruz
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:47 pm
    April’s Report! Only one more report to go and then I’m finally up-to-date! Unfortunately, that’s the only good news you’ll see in this report, as April ended up averaging only $11 net profit a day! Ah, the highs and lows of affiliate marketing. When things are good, things are really good. When things are bad, things are really bad. The swings are almost as bad as in poker, only it’s a lot harder to go into the negative territory in affiliate marketing as you have a lot more control over what happens. In fact, that’s why you have yet to see me finish a…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Inventor Spot - Inventions, Innovations, and Interesting Ideas for the Inventor in All of Us

  • Brush Hour: The World's 7 Neatest & Sweetest Street Sweepers

    Motors.new
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Street sweepers might not have the celebrity clout of other motorized vehicles but you'll appreciate them every time one of those “cool” cars doesn't leave you in its dust.
  • Want A Cookbook You Can Eat?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Just about everybody thinks they have got a cookbook in them so you have to have a pretty strong angle or gimmick to get one to actually sell. Even the "gimmicks" are running rather thin -- from every kind of diet plan under the sun to those for every charity under that same sun. The latest idea is a really tasty one -- literally. The novelty of this particular tome is that it is the one and only Edible Cookbook.
  • Squarebar Is Nutrition In An Organic Square

    Samantha Pankey
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Are you on a gluten-free diet? No dairy? No soy? Are you a supporter of the organic and non-GMO movement? Do you try to stay away from high-fructose corn syrup or anything that is full of sugar? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions or if you just like a delicious nutrition bar, you may want to try Squarebar.
  • Light My Way Owl Nightlight Will Lighten Your Child's Night

    Amber Leventry
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Part nightlight. Part flashlight. All super cute. This woodland creature can keep your child company while winding down with a book before bed and guide their way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. It can also be placed on a bedside table to create a glow bright enough to keep the boogie man away but soft enough to drift off to sleep. It’s no wonder the Light My Way Nightlight by Munchkin is the #1 best seller on Amazon for nightlights.
  • Want A New Star Trek Movie Funded By Kickstarter?

    Laurie Kay Olson
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:51 am
    It has been nearly 50 years since The Great Bird of the Galaxy Gene Rodenberry, had his view of where no man has gone before head out into the minds of the American people. His "wagon train to the stars" television series has spawned a movement of people called Trekkies, several spin-offs and movies, and billions in merchandising. Now a new independent Star Trek film is heading into production thanks to the success of a couple of Kickstarter campaigns -- Star Trek: Axanar.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • Reigning as the Entrepreneur of Your Destiny: Inspiration from Career Contessa Founder Lauren McGoodwin

    Octavia Smith
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Octavia Smith talks to Lauren McGoodwin, Founder of Career Contessa – an interview series showcasing women's career stories – about Lauren’s experience with guiding women to reign as the entrepreneurs of their professional destinies.read more
  • Two German Ladies Make An Eco-IT Bag In Poland...

    Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    ...And maybe there is a revolution in that.Computers are the new social currency, and how we carry them around is as much our status as our choice between iOS and XP. Tatjana, from Germany, is the associate of mySTid and partner of Samka, the CEO of an innovative computer bag company based in Germany. Tatjana and Samka had been friends for years and lamented the inability to find trendy and sustainable bags for their busy corporate lifestyle.read more
  • Startup Diaries: From Farm Life to Glam Life

    Guest Author
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    SkinYoga is the brainchild of sister-trio: Radhika, Jagriti and Deepika. They were born in West Bengal in India and grew up in a 20-acre farm in Gujarat where they grew their own vegetables and milked the cows for their daily dairy. Later, they moved to other countries in order to pursue their respective college degrees. The transition from farm life to the concrete city life inspired them to create SkinYoga and to share with the world the importance of leading a yogic lifestyle.read more
  • Network to Net-Give?

    Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    How do you decide which of those invitations to networking events, to accept? Alyssa Jade McDonald discusses...read more
  • A Look into the Educational Technology Field: Kate Lewis, Commercial Director at Frog

    Adriana Galue
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Frog is a leading education technology solutions provider. Kate Lewis, Frog's Commercial Director kindly talked to Adriana Galue of her rise in becoming one of the leading figures at Frog, within an industry almost entirely dominated by men. With her vast experience spanning across several countries and working for some of the sector’s biggest businesses, Kate has helped shape a company that now has an annual revenue of £9.5m, offering learning tools to over 12million students, teachers and parents worldwide. read more
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Wright Place TV Show

  • The Client Gift They Will OPENLY Adore

    Dr. Letitia Wright
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    There are a lot of products and systems that an entrepreneur can use to thank and support clients. You can send them thank you cards, candy, products with you logo on them. I used to work with a company that gave their clients beach kits in the summer. It consisted of a large towel, bag, […]
  • The Number One Solution For Your Hiring Woes

    Dr. Letitia Wright
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:19 am
    The Number One Solution For Your Hiring Woes The hiring process can be excruciating. From posting the position to sifting through the dozens of replies, it’s a process that requires time, money, and a lot of patience. In fact, the American Staffing Association estimates that hiring a worker can cost 7 to 20 percent of that […]
  • Increase Your Business Efficiency With Liquor Store Management Software

    Dr. Letitia Wright
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:54 am
    Ever wish your business “ran itself?” Most people do. From the everyday tasks to monthly obligations, it all can be very overwhelming. Especially, if you have other priorities.Fortunately, liquor and wine store software can solve everything nowadays. It can store your data, track growth, process sales, and even drive sales. What a blessing! Yet, many […]
  • 4 Divas World Conference

    Dr. Letitia Wright
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:46 am
    This is a Virtual event airing on September 14, 2014. I’m excited to be the Keynote speaker for this event and look forward to hearing all the other speakers. Want to be a part of it? Just call me directly at 909 235 9744!
  • 12 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am

    Dr. Letitia Wright
    12 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    Crowdfunding 101 (July 23rd @ 10am) Crowdfunding 101 Workshop will cover: The Basics of Crowdfunding How Crowdfunding Works What are the latest developments Where should an entrepreneur start when raising capital When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 10:00 am to Noon Where: Los Angeles SBA District Office, 330 N. Brand Blvd., Suite 1200, Glendale, CA 91203 NO […]
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Steve Blank

  • What Do Customers Get From You? 2 Minutes to Find Out

    steveblank
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you can’t see the video click hereFiled under: 2 Minute Lessons
  • Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould

    steveblank
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    I met Kathryn Gould longer ago than either of us want to admit. Kathryn has been the founding VP of Marketing of Oracle, a successful recruiter, a world class Venture Capitalist, a co-founder of a Venture Capital firm, a great board member, one of my mentors and most importantly a wonderful friend. During her career she made a big point of not telling you: she was one of the first women Venture Capitalist’s in Silicon Valley (along with M.J. Elmore and Ann Winblad) – “I’m just a VC.”  Or one of the first women co-founders of a VC firm – “I co-founded a great firm.” She…
  • Driving Corporate Innovation: Design Thinking vs. Customer Development

    steveblank
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Startups are not smaller versions of large companies, but interestingly we see that companies are not larger versions of startups. I’ve been spending some time with large companies that are interested in using Lean methods. One of the conundrums is why does innovation take so long to happen in corporations? Previously Hank Chesbrough and I have written about some of the strategic issues that impede innovation inside large corporations here and here. Two methods, Design Thinking and Customer Development (the core of the Lean Startup) provide the tactical day-to-day process of how to…
  • Not All Startups Are the Same. 2 Minutes to Find Out Why

    steveblank
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you can’t see the video click here Subscribe for more videos than you can ever watch here Filed under: 2 Minute Lessons, Market Types
  • Getting Lean in Education – By Getting Out of the Classroom

    steveblank
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    This week the National Science Foundation goes Lean on education by providing $1.2 million to educators who want to bring their classroom innovations to a wider audience. ——– The I-Corps program started when the U.S. National Science Foundation adopted my Lean LaunchPad class. Their goal was to train University scientists and researchers to use Lean Startup methods (business model design, customer development and agile engineering) to commercialize their science. Earlier this month the National Institutes of Health announced I-Corps @ NIH, to help scientists doing medical…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    First Class Fashionista

  • Amp Up Your Style with Tresemme Styling Tips on Walmart.com

    First Class Fashionista
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Beehive pony, loose waves to braided faux hawk, last Sunday Tresemme worked behind the scenes of MTV’s VMAs to create some of the most glamorous red carpet hairstyles. The good news is: Tresemme is not only a professional product, but it’s also an affordable product. Walmart and Tresemme want you to know that they’ve teamed up to help you get salon gorgeous hair this VMA season too. You’ll love the helpful how-to video tutorials featuring styling tips from Tresemme stylists posted on Walmart.com! Whether it was a center-part or slicked back, sleek and straight hair was…
  • Step Up Your Brow Game

    First Class Fashionista
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Although I’ve always had a personal obsession with my eyebrows, I’m starting to notice that there’s been more and more attention being diverted to our forehead friends as of late. If you haven’t been noticing, please take a moment to look up the hashtag #browgame on your favorite social media platform, and prepare for the mass amounts of posts that will follow. What is “brow game”? This new eyebrow trend not only embraces the often-times bushy brows of women, but actually works to achieve them. Young starlets like Lily Collins and Cara Delevingne are at the…
  • Old Spice Stairs Commercial is About Successful Combinations

    First Class Fashionista
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    The Old Spice “head to toes” Stairs commercial is about a mandroid, half-man/half-robot, who says he loves human women and explains that he uses Old Spice products all over his body to smell like a real human man. Thanks to Old Spice anti-perspirant and deodorant, body wash and 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, mandroid is irresistible. He misses a step in a high-end restaurant and falls, landing atop an occupied table for two. He asks the woman, “Is this seat taken?” She gets a whiff of the Old Spice and replies, “It is now.” Yes, Old Spice Swagger does it…
  • Get Results with Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair

    First Class Fashionista
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:04 pm
    I’ve had my laugh lines as far back as I can remember, like almost forever. Looking at old photographs, I think they were there when I was six years old. I smile from ear to ear, especially when I’m laughing, and I’ve had the wonderful privilege in life to laugh at least one hardy laugh a day. So, the first question I had when I started using the Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair kit, courtesy of Vogue, was: At what age should you start using anti-aging moisturizers or serums? This was an important question because my teenage daughter even wanted to try it! “I’ve…
  • Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin Dating or Not

    First Class Fashionista
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin are dating!!! Beginning in late June, the two have been reportedly spending quality time together. According to a source Jennifer was seen flirting with Chris at his concert in London. This unlikely pair may have met during the making of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” when Coldplay recorded the song “Atlas” for the “Catching Fire” soundtrack. After Jennifer split with “X-Men” actor Nicholas Hoult, in early August, due to both of their very successful careers, it seems it made it difficult to find…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Begin the Begin

  • When it comes to your job, passion should trump money every time

    jeffhilimire
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:12 am
    I went to visit a friend at his new job recently and he seemed like an entirely different person. He lit up when he talked about the business and the work that he’s doing. Heck, I wanted to work there after hearing him talk about it! I felt like high-fiving people on the street after I left, I was so pumped up. And he had a really great job before, but I can now tell – and so can he – that it wasn’t fulfilling him. He wasn’t leaping out of bed excited to get to work the way he is now. And its hard to put a price on that! Its so energizing being with people who…
  • The disappointing Kreyos watch

    jeffhilimire
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:47 am
    Way, way, way back in June of last year, I backed the Kreyos watch on Indiegogo. At the time, the Kreyos was positioned to be the most amazing watch the world had seen. And I blogged about it in my post, 11 Reasons I Backed the Kreyos Smartwatch. Unfortunately, after I wrote that post, 708 people clicked through to the Kreyos website and 16 people backed the watch, spending a total of $1,850. I say “unfortunately”, because so far the watch is a real dud. You can read more about why the watch completely stinks on this blog, this blog, or by searching things like “Kreyos…
  • Teaching an old dog (me) new tricks

    jeffhilimire
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    I’m constantly studying entrepreneurs (both via media and in person), as well as successful startups and companies, in an effort to continue learning and growing as a CEO. Many of my favorite books are great examples of this. Dragon Army will be a year old in 11 days (September 1st). The amount of things I’ve learned over the last year about the gaming industry, about raising funds, about running a consumer-focused startup, is quite frankly staggering. I can’t believe some of the things I did not know before I started this company. And while I have more to learn, I feel…
  • Good Will Hunting’s story is a terrific example of the entrepreneurship journey

    jeffhilimire
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:12 am
    If you’re a fan of Good Will Hunting (and let’s be real, who’s not?), then you’ll probably really enjoy this story in Boston Magazine about how the movie was made. Ben and Matt went through a LOT to find a way to get the movie done their way, and many aspects of their journey are similar to the journey that a startup goes through. F0r example: ~ Good Will Hunting, a terrific film by all accounts (critical acclaim and the awards to back it up), started with a small team and a burning passion to bring their idea to life. Every great company we know started this way. ~ At…
  • It’s good to be back

    jeffhilimire
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:09 am
    Wow. That was some kind of break! It’s been over three weeks since my last blog post which I think is some kind of record since I started this blog in 2008. Where have I been? Well, we took our family on an Alaskan cruise and tour, which lasted from July 24th until August 6th. It was FREAKING AMAZING. My wife posted about it on her blog, but here is some of what we saw: Insane, right? Then a few days after we got back, I went to a massive game conference (Gamescom) in Cologne, Germany. That was a blast and we met a lot of great companies there. Plus, Cologne is a pretty cool place.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    TheFunded Founder Institute News

  • Why You Should Launch a Startup in Washington DC

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Primarily known for its influential scene of bureaucrats and politicians, Washington DC is now transforming into a hub for entrepreneurs and startups with government ties. If you’re teetering on the thought of launching a business in the DC area, we’re here to provide you with exclusive insights, laying out the benefits and drawbacks of starting up in Washington, DC. Recently we spoke with Dede Haskins, the Director of the Washington DC Founder Institute. With more than 20 years of experience working with some of the most powerful and fastest growing companies on…
  • First Jobs of Successful Entrepreneurs

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    While the achievements of successful entrepreneurs are usually what make the headlines, it is too often overlooked that they started somewhere, often working typical blue-collar jobs. So if you think your current job is holding you back from launching that dream company of yours, don’t despair, because we have a list of industry leaders who managed to make the leap from employee to entrepreneur: Warren Buffett Widely considered to be the most successful investor of the 20th century, Warren Buffett is consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people. However, this…
  • The Eating Habits of a Successful Entrepreneur

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    So much has been written about the traits and skills one must have to be a successful entrepreneur that it’s easy to forget that sometimes it is the little things in life that lead to the greatest success. In Entrepreneur Habits, we provide you with simple yet effective habits that any fledgling founder can employ in their daily -- or nightly -- routine. With advice from top entrepreneurs and innovative practitioners, these creative customs can help put you on the path to progress. For this installment, we take a look at some helpful, and healthful, eating habits that every…
  • Founder Institute Officially Launches in Costa Rica, our First Program in Central America

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Today we have some very exciting news - we are officially launching our newest chapter in San Jose, Costa Rica! Although the Founder Institute operates across over 65 cities and six continents, the new Costa Rica Autumn 2014 Semester will actually be our first in Central America. Applications to the program are open now, and anyone interested in launching a technology company is welcome to apply to the Costa Rica Founder Institute at http://fi.co/apply/san_jose.  In order to celebrate the launch, the Costa Rica Founder Institute will host a “Pre-Curriculum” of free startup…
  • How to Build a Strong Startup Team

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Inside FI gives you exclusive access inside the training sessions of the Founder Institute. To get updates when we release new videos, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our weekly newsletter here. Why do some startup fail and others succeed? Could it be the idea? Access to capital?  Perhaps the secret to startup success actually lies in who you choose as your cofounder. According to Joe Abraham, most successful companies started with just two things: complimentary cofounders, and team members. “Not all entrepreneurs are the same”, says Joe, “and when you begin…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

  • In its emptiness, there is the function of a startup

    Jason
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    This article was originally published on the WP Engine Blog. Calm your frenetic TL;DR twitchy-Twitter-brain for five minutes, and let some Chinese philosophy wash over you.Thirty spokes join in one hub In its emptiness, there is the function of a vehicleMix clay to create a container In its emptiness, there is the function of a containerCut open doors and windows to create a room In its emptiness, there is the function of a roomTherefore, that which exists is used to create benefit That which is empty is used to create functionality–Lao Tzu, Chapter 11, Tao Te Ching, ~600 BCE,…
  • The only way to guarantee startup success

    Jason
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    Everyone said this would be the most embarrassing moment in the band’s eight-year career.Depeche Mode had decided to play the Pasadena Rose Bowl — capacity 60,000 — for the 101st show of their 1988 tour. To sell out would make it one of the largest music concerts ever played in America — highly unlikely for an English electronic band. Claiming they were popular enough to fill that stadium was an audacious act of bravado that critics were eager to see transform to humiliation as they played to a vast, near-vacant space, mocked by the each of the tens of…
  • No, *I’ll* tell you the answer!

    Jason
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    If you bet a startup will fail, you’ll be right most of the time, but not because you’re insightful. (The Critic)If you bet only on huge ideas, you’ll be wrong most of the time, but because in high tech the financial successes are orders of magnitude larger than failures, this is still a profitable bet. (The Professional Investor)If you bet only on small, conservative ideas, and stay focussed, you’re most likely to actually succeed, with normal-sized outcomes. This is the best bet for sustainable personal fulfillment and freedom, which after all is the core promise of…
  • Why startup biz dev deals almost never get done

    Jason
    28 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    As the founder of WP Engine, I receive weekly emails from startups proposing a “win-win” deal.  So far, approximately zero have resulted in an successful deal.Here’s the problem, and how you can change your approach to business development so that it can succeed.Distribution is the hardest thing for a young startup, defined as “getting in front of potential customers.” Large companies, on the other hand, have solved the distribution problem (proof: 100,000 paying customers).“Maybe,” thinks the startup founder, “I can tap that ass. I mean…
  • The public invisibility of running mid-stage successful companies

    Jason
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Keith Rabois famously quipped, “I don’t know of a single successful CEO or entrepreneur who blogs regularly.”That was five months ago, and people are still talking about it. And agreeing.But why?Sure the usual exceptions are trotted out – Rand Fishkin, Joel Gascoigne, etc.. But the examples outweigh the exceptions 100-to-1.Much easier is listing those who used to blog a lot, but trailed off as their companies grew — Joel Spolsky (who essentially stopped blogging after raising money for StackExchange), Dharmesh Shah (who trailed off substantially when…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Thriveal CPA Network

  • Enthusiasm Is A Single Transaction Of Passion (Don’t Make It Dirty)

    Greg Kyte
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    When Jason and I interviewed Cal Newport on the ThriveCast, he called BS on following your passion.   Everybody’s been told – and most people believe – that you first find your passion, and then you find a way to make money pursuing that passion.   And we buy it, even though the logic’s clearly […]
  • 9 Things I Learned From Two Years As A Virtual Firm

    Jason Blumer
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    July 1, 2014 was the Blumer CPAs 2 year anniversary of being a virtual firm. We messed some stuff up, but have also learned a lot. I believe our virtualness sets us apart, so we are committed to getting better at being a virtual firm. So that I can add to my learning around being […]
  • It’s Easier to Find a Drug Dealer Than To Hire a Business Coach

    Greg Kyte
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    The title of this post is a lie. We’ll get to that in a minute. Actually, we’ll get to a lot of crap in a minute. Like why it’s maybe not the best idea to post the following status on Facebook:   And also – just a heads up – it’s maybe not a good […]
  • Doodle in the Margins

    Adrian Simmons
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:18 am
    When I’m reading for content, I’m all about the marginalia: underlines, questions in the borders, even one­ sided hand­written debates with the author. Which is why I was much relieved that the Kindle allows you to digitally underline text and add notes too — you can even export them to a PDF to save and […]
  • The Rise of Superman – Book Review

    Scott Kregel
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:01 am
    In Thriveal we talk about many key tenants as we are building our practices… value pricing, results only work environments, business models and system design, and knowledge work. Part of knowledge work requires understanding how our brains function and how we build disciplines into our daily, weekly, monthly schedules so that when called upon, we […]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Brent Britton

  • Embaggen the cat, or let it out? (to NDA or not to NDA)

    bcjb
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    When first conceiving of a new startup idea, lots of entrepreneurs experience a measure of paranoia about it and start demanding that everyone with whom they discuss it sign a nondisclosure agreement (NDA). My opinion is: Don’t use an NDA until you must in order to protect highly sensitive, non-public information. NDA’s protect actual secrets, not things anyone can just look up online or read about in the news. Once you’ve written some key code or developed a secret sauce that no one else has thought of, then consider assaulting people with an NDA, but not before. It turns…
  • The Company You Keep

    bcjb
    13 Nov 2013 | 7:32 am
    With few exceptions, all business should be conducted from within a company that is properly formed and organized as a corporation, a limited liability company (LLC), a limited partnership (LP) or the like. Why? Four basic reasons: a. Asset Protection. Deservedly or not, almost all businesses get sued. Forming a company around the business can shield the owners’ personal assets (and other business interests) from being attached to satisfy the company’s liabilities. b. Asset Creation. A “d/b/a” does not a company make. If you’re doing business without a company,…
  • Bi-polar IP Strategy for Startups: Protect What You Can, then Tell Everyone

    bcjb
    8 Aug 2013 | 8:02 am
    If you’re starting a company, you may wish to begin in stealth mode, keeping your business idea and plans secret for a little while. During this stealth phase, consider doing the following to protect your intellectual property: Think of a name for the company. Do a trademark search before you form a company. If it’s clean, form your company with that name and file a federal trademark application at the USPTO. Also file a state trademark application in your state. If you think you’ve invented something that’s never been done before, file a provisional patent on your…
  • Copyright Duration: How Disney Moved the Finish Line

    bcjb
    6 Aug 2013 | 2:26 pm
    This post is excerpted from Ownability – How Intellectual Property Works, now available for pre-order at a 20% discount at myownability.com. In 2002, Steam Boat Willy, the first major film in which the venerable Mickey Mouse character appears, was about to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its release. Under the copyright law in force at that time, which dictated a 75-year duration for copyrights held by companies, the copyright for Steam Boat Willy was set to expire on the 75th anniversary of its release.This would have thrust the movie into the public domain for all to copy and enjoy.
  • The Light Within

    bcjb
    3 Aug 2013 | 10:25 am
    The word “namaste” roughly translates to “the light within me honors the light within you.” Beautiful, right? A really awesome way to view the world and everyone in it. But what is this light within? Can we find it? Can we become the light within? There are voices in your head, incessantly chattering at you. They narrate your day; they have an opinion about everything. Your parents are in there somewhere, I bet. And your exes. But mostly the voices are yours. There are Oscar the Grouches in there too, always threatening to drag you into their garbage cans. They are…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Carol Roth » Business Unplugged

  • How to Re-Launch Your Offerings to Save Your Sanity

    Catherine Morgan
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    “I have tried everything!” you may be screaming at the mirror. Are you at your wits’ end? This time of year we tend to get introspective as we look forward to September and getting back to work for real. Here in the northern hemisphere, we are back to school and back to work. But if [...]
  • You Are What You Eat

    Rich Gallagher
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The foodies are out to kill me. Seriously. As a public speaker, I often travel and have to eat out. Many people don’t realize that I have a cluster of food allergies and carry an epinephrine injector with me. And therein lies a tale of where many small businesses succeed or fail. You see, dining [...]
  • 4 Tips for Getting Paid Speaking Gigs

    Carol Roth
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Getting booked for speaking engagements (especially paid ones!) is something that many would-be speakers struggle with, especially when they are first starting out. So, here are 4 tips to help make this often arduous process a little less challenging: (1) Build Up Your Rep It’s very hard, if not impossible, to get booked as a [...]
  • Best Type of Social Network? Not What You Think.

    Catherine Morgan
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Editor’s note: As you probably know, Carol writes for several other sites. Her recent post on Entrepreneur.com is one that I think you will really enjoy. She talks about her father’s amazing social network that really came through and supported her book. It’s a great story – and a business lesson for all of us. [...]
  • 5 Things Entrepreneurs Are Wasting Time On

    Brad Shorr
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Time is the entrepreneur’s most valuable commodity, and great entrepreneurs know how to make every minute count. Do you? Many small business operators teeter on the brink of failure because they are not using their time wisely – i.e., productively. Here are five of the most common time wasters. Social media. Social media marketing is [...]
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Lessons Learned

  • Last Chance for Summer Sale Prices

    Sarah Milstein
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    Post by Sarah Milstein & Eric Ries, co-hosts for The Lean Startup ConferenceAt this year’s Lean Startup Conference, we seek to answer the difficult questions you face as an entrepreneur. To give you a sense of how we’ll do that, we’re introducing you to three of our speakers—all of whom are appearing for the first time at The Lean Startup Conference, and all of whom have advice you can put to work today. Note that summer sale pricing for the conference ends on Monday night, so register now for the best deal possible.Herewith, our introductions.Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz.
  • New Call for Speakers and Top Three Reasons to Bring Your Child to The Lean Startup Conference

    Sarah Milstein
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    Post by Sarah Milstein & Eric Ries, co-hosts for The Lean Startup ConferenceWe’ve found more than half the speakers for The Lean Startup Conference, and we’re pretty excited about them. Ranging from Ben Horowitz, Mitch Kapor, Laura Klein and Cheryl Contee to entrepreneurs you probably don’t know but who have valuable stories to share, this year’s speakers—and mentors like Tim O'Reilly and Erin McKean—will help you become a more successful entrepreneur. We’re now seeking a few more speakers for the conference, December 8 – 12 in San Francisco, and we’ve opened a new…
  • A Few Surprising Facts about the 2014 Lean Startup Call for Speakers

    Sarah Milstein
    28 May 2014 | 11:16 am
    Post written by Sarah Milstein & Eric Ries, co-hosts for The Lean Startup ConferenceWe’re seeking speakers we don’t already know for this year’s Lean Startup Conference, December 10 -11 in San Francisco. Our call for proposals is open now, and if you know already that you want to apply, jump to it (but read the directions first!).If you’ve never applied to speak at The Lean Startup Conference before—or never even considered it before—here are a few things to keep in mind, some of them surprising:You don’t have to be on the speaking circuit already.In fact, we’re psyched if…
  • A New Approach to The Lean Startup Conference

    Sarah Milstein
    21 May 2014 | 6:10 am
    Post by Lean Startup Conference co-hosts Sarah Milstein & Eric RiesWe’re excited to announce this year’s Lean Startup Conference, December 8 – 12 in San Francisco. Tickets are on sale now, at the best price we’re offering this year, so we recommend registering today. But that’s not really what we’re here to talk about. Instead, we want to focus on the themes of the conference. This year, we’re defining the conference program as a series of hard questions entrepreneurs commonly face, and we’ll address them in our talks and workshops. Below is our initial list of questions.
  • Two New Experiments from The Lean Startup Conference Team

    Sarah Milstein
    11 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    Guest post by Sarah Milstein, CEO of Lean Startup ProductionsThe 2013 Lean Startup Conference was a hit on several levels, with many people telling us it was the most valuable business conference they’d ever attended. To extend what we learned and help more people build and scale successful companies, we’re testing out two brand new events this spring:* Office Optional, a one-day conference on April 22 in San Francisco. One of our most popular talks at The Lean Startup Conference was my interview with Matt Mullenweg, in which he talked about Automattic’s unusual setup: They have no true…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Entreprenette Gazette

  • August Checklist

    Sarah Shaw
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I know it can be hard to keep up. Believe me, I know. But I can tell you from experience, that being organized and having a checklist is one way to start tackling the hard stuff. What I like about a list, is that when I get a brain freeze and don't know what I should do that day, I can get some ideas from my task list and see what I can wrap my thoughts around and actually get something done, rather than sit there wondering……. yes sometimes sitting there is the best thing on the menu, but I bet you'll feel more full if you take charge and get ahead. Download my August…
  • How to Find Popular Celebrities Every Day of the Week

    Sarah Shaw
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Get ready to learn a few more of my ninja tricks to get your products to celebs all year long so you can continue to turn yourself into a celebrity designer One of the fastest ways to get your product seen is to find the most popular celebrities each month.  What is the #1 fastest way to see who the most popular celebrities are? Magazines! Magazines tend to find their “favorites” and then stalk them.  Keeping track of who is popular is a fairly easy task. No matter where you live, here are a few ways you can find the hotties and get them your products.  The…
  • July Checklist

    Sarah Shaw
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    I know it can be hard to keep up. Believe me, I know. But I can tell you from experience, that being organized and having a checklist is one way to start tackling the hard stuff. What I like about a list, is that when I get a brain freeze and don't know what I should do that day, I can get some ideas from my task list and see what I can wrap my thoughts around and actually get something done, rather than sit there wondering……. yes sometimes sitting there is the best thing on the menu, but I bet you'll feel more full if you take charge and get ahead. Download my July…
  • Pitching for Holiday Gift Guides

    Sarah Shaw
    25 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    I know, I know, it's only the end of June, but Holiday Gift Guide submissions are starting now…….so get on it sister, as it will end in July.  This can be a great way to get into magazines that might be more challenging for you in the "everyday" editorial world.  Gift guides often put in items that appeal to their audience, but might not have a good place in the monthly magazines.  Magazines try to appeal to a broad audience with the gift guides, so I would suggest being bold about your choices. Here is what you'll want to do: Figure out which…
  • Are you in love with your blog?

    Sarah Shaw
    12 Jun 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Are you in love with your blog?  That might sound like a funny question, but if you aren't, you may find figuring out what to blog about a big bore. Have you ever thought about a theme for your blog?  I find that once you have a theme in mind, it makes it sooooo much easier to come up with topics.   And, if you are not aware – it is super important that your target market (AKA Avatar) will like the theme that you pick.  We want her/him to be super psyched each time you write a new blog post and we want them to sit down and snuggle up to whatever you…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Under30CEO

  • There’s No Time Better Than Now to Become Your Own Boss

    Under30CEO
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s no surprise to me that everyone and their friend is interested in learning more about what it takes to ditch the corporate drone power suit and become their own bosses. It took three months out of college at a consulting gig to know that corporate life was not for me: too much red tape, not enough professional autonomy, and moronically slow growth, all to be labeled an impersonal number in a sea of thousands. Halfway into my time at the consulting firm, I remember looking up at a clock one day and being reminded of two things that would prove to be life changing: first, that at 4:27 in…
  • Pursuing Passion: 4 Things I’ve Learned From Passionate People

    Under30CEO
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    “…the saddest people I’ve ever met in life are the ones who don’t care deeply about anything at all….” – Nicholas Sparks, Author of The Notebook These days, you’re urged to “follow your passions” – “follow your heart” – and “lean in”–but what if you’re not sure where your particular passion lies? What if you don’t know which way to lean? The modern definition of the term passion or passionate means to have strong feelings or a strong belief towards something, however, the root word of passion expresses the idea of being moved to action…
  • How To Start A Profitable Freelance Business In 24 Hours Or Less

    danieldipiazza
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Note: Today’s post is about a powerful method for finding freelance clients quickly, and it’s part of a FREE advanced class I’m teaching on 8/28 called “How To Make Your First $1,000 Freelancing Online.” It doesn’t cost anything to register, but you have to grab your spot. Click here to reserve your seat now. When I first started brainstorming different ways to make money, or possible businesses to start, I felt like taking a can of bright red spray paint, drawing an X on a concrete wall and smashing my head straight through it. Hopefully I would just hit a…
  • 3 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Robin Williams, Depression, & DNA That No Else Is Talking About

    Under30CEO
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    As entrepreneurs, we know there are going to be ups and downs.  Lots of them. It’s an inevitable result of our responsibilities and occupation.  Sometimes though it feels like there’s a lot more downs than there are ups.  In a community that made it “pick yourself up by your bootstraps” cool (and then turned it into a popular verb for growing our businesses without outside funding with “bootstrapping”), there’s not a lot of room for complaining. Even when those downs make us feel really down.  What do we do in those times of downs?  I know one thing we don’t do much of……
  • 5 Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Answer

    Matt Wilson
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    Our generation has more questions than we have answers when it comes to starting a business, managing our finances, being productive, and our health and nutrition. We created Under30CEO to give young people the tools to live happier, more successful lives, and build a rock solid foundation for our generation. Last week I received over 300 questions from our readers and I try to give a response to every single person who emails me… But when the most comment questions about life and business get asked, I try to scale my response and do some video Q+A.  Take a look at the top 5 questions…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Fizzle

  • Work for Yourself or for Others? (FS069)

    Chase Reeves
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    In certain circles there’s a stigma about working for others. These people believe everyone should be independent and work for themselves. Corbett has written passionately on this subject a few different times. In this conversation we explore whether or not you should work for yourself or for others (some of us don’t think what you may think we think… savvy?). Enjoy! Push Play: Work for Yourself or for Others? (FS069) / Listen to Work for Yourself or for Others? (FS069) A podcast for creative entrepreneurs and honest business builders... TO SUBSCRIBE: simply search for…
  • What I Learned from Two Weeks in Seth Godin’s Office

    Barrett Brooks
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:11 am
    I saw the city through the small window next to my exit row seat and I felt a swell of creative energy, anticipation, and excitement well up from my gut. Here we go… The opportunity of a lifetime starts now. On July 21st, 2013, I landed at JFK airport for a two week project with a team of 16 other interns and Seth Godin. I had been chosen after applying via Seth’s Squidoo lens and the time had finally come to get started. While I knew I could expect the internship to change everything about the way I think about life and work, I don’t know if I fully understood what it would be like to…
  • When To Move On (FS068)

    Chase Reeves
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    How long are you going to think to yourself “I need to give that a shot” before you take the leap and try it? In this episode we share our own stories about moving on, what we learned, how we did it, and how to do it better. We also tell, for the first time, a new story about someone near and dear to this podcast. We start the episode with that announcement. Enjoy! Push Play: When To Move On (FS068) / Listen to When To Move On (FS068) A podcast for creative entrepreneurs and honest business builders... TO SUBSCRIBE: simply search for “The Fizzle Show” in your podcast…
  • Should I Start a Blog?

    Corbett Barr
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Try this to find out what people are thinking: start typing a question into the Google search box. Something like “where does” or “why can’t” or “how come” — anything that starts with a question word. When the little list of suggestions pops up, it’s usually either hilarious (like when I typed in “why does” and the third answer was “why does my husband fart so much”), or insightful, like in this case: So many people are asking the questions “should I start a blog?” and “should I start my own business,” and they’re related. (By the way,…
  • Insights About Customer Service That Will Change The Products You Make (FS067)

    Chase Reeves
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Customer service isn’t an afterthought for you. If it is, you’re already well on your way to being an uninteresting, middling, forgotten business. If, on the other hand, you have a deep understanding of the people you serve, that reality will be visible in so many delightful and visible moments in your customers’ interactions with you. In this conversation we share what we’ve learned about how customer service and the deeper philosophy we can all have about customers in general can revolutionize the way we build our business. Note: if you haven’t yet listened to…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Strategy

  • JOB OF THE WEEK: Senior Director, Marketing Technology Solutions

    Business Insider
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Check out the Business Insider Jobs section >> As part of our new partnership with CareerBuilder.com, each week we'll feature one of the awesome jobs advertised on the Business Insider jobs board. To learn more about this opportunity click here Follow Business Insider Jobs on Twitter here  Join the conversation about this story »
  • Wired Magazine's Cofounder Shares 3 Books That Can Change Your Life

    Richard Feloni
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:46 am
    Wired magazine cofounder, entrepreneur, and prolific writer Kevin Kelly has a two-story personal library in his home and says that he's read thousands of books. In an episode of writer and speaker Tim Ferriss' podcast, he talks about the three that he recommends the most. We've taken these selections from the third and final part of the full interview. All three parts are available on iTunes. Scroll down for Kelly's choices, and check out his writing at his website."The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need" Kelly says he recommends this graphic novel from author…
  • How A Comedian Tricks Small-Business Owners Into Outrageous Marketing Ideas On 'Nathan For You'

    Aly Weisman
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    Nathan Fielder, the 31-year-old Canadian comedian behind stunts like the "Dumb Starbucks" prank, just wrapped up Season 2 of his Comedy Central show, "Nathan For You." In the show, a deadpan Fielder offers outrageous advice to business owners, trying to help them increase revenue, but through the most extreme means.  In the show's intro, Fielder explains: "I graduated from one of Canada's top business schools with really good grades. Now, I'm using my knowledge to help struggling small-business owners make it in this competitive world."   We broke down one segment from last week's…
  • Here's How To Avoid Being The Office Jerk

    Emmie Martin
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:26 am
    You've probably encountered a coworker who was outright rude — always picking fights, hurting feelings, and throwing teammates under the bus. However, there's also office jerks who take a more subtle approach: they constantly critique your work, don't listen to your ideas, or only look out for themselves. These annoyances may even be so slight the individual doesn't realize how they're coming across to coworkers. Luckily, these transgressions are avoidable. Here are four ways to keep yourself from being the office jerk: 1. Downplay your ego. Your accomplishments are important and should be…
  • 7 Surprising Ways Your Company Can Still Discriminate Against You

    Aaron Taube
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am
    Despite the progress the United States has made in the area of civil rights, many people of various groups remain vulnerable to legal workplace discrimination. For instance, did you know that in the majority of states, an employer can legally fire someone for being gay? Or that it is actually possible to be too sexy for your job? Here are seven surprising ways employers can still discriminate against their workers. Keep in mind that many laws vary from state to state, and that government workers also have different protections than private sector employees. 1. If you're gay. Just 20 states…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    800 CEO Read

  • ChangeThis: Issue 120

    dylan
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Tweet Creating a Coaching Culture: A Playbook to Build Winning Business Teams by Nathan Jamail “In business, most of our employees are not as good as they could be—not because of our love for them or our desire to make their lives better than ours, but … because most of the time we think they are not worth the effort to really coach them.” Beyond Keeping Afloat: How Established Business Can Get Breakthroughs by Tony Davila & Marc J. Epstein “What can be done to avoid the seemingly inevitable drought of innovation that comes along with building and cementing the apparatus of…
  • Authors On the Road, Changing the World – John Hope Bryant

    Aaron
    17 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    TweetIn the rapidly changing world of technology and the way we utilize that technology, we often forget many of our institutions were built over the phone, forming relationships with the people with whom we wanted to do business. In a group meeting here this week, our retired founder and president Jack Covert made the argument that if we want to maintain our current relationships better than our competitors and add something to their lives that others don’t, we need to pick up the phone and have a real conversation with these people we value. We are fortunate that our business is still…
  • Jack Covert Selects – Powers of Two

    Michael
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    Tweet Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs by Joshua Wolf Shenk, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 339 pages, $28.00, Hardcover, August 2014, 9780544031593 There is something thrilling about reading accounts of great creativity. We love when a writer can bring together a collection of anecdotes that might reveal something profound about how to ignite the creative spark and nurse it into a blaze of genius. The purpose, of course, is not mere vicarious experience; we hope we can truly take something away—a recipe for innovation—that will help us spark innovation in…
  • Jack Covert Selects – The Power of Noticing

    Sally
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    Tweet The Power of Noticing: What the Best Leaders See by Max H. Bazerman, Simon and Schuster, Hardcover, 215 pages, 9781476700298 Sandusky. Madoff. Enron. Hurricane Katrina. These are well-publicized examples of our failure to notice impending disaster. In his new book, The Power of Noticing, Max Bazerman expounds on these tales to reveal how we might learn from them in order to prevent similar calamities. As he says, “Understanding what is at work when we fail to notice is crucial to understand how we can learn to pay attention to what we’re missing.” In fact, in the worst cases, we…
  • Jack Covert Selects – The End of Absence

    Ryan Schleicher
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    Tweet The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection by Michael Harris, Current, 243 pages, $26.95, Hardcover, August 2014, ISBN 9781591846932 Journalist Michael Harris approaches the often-discussed topic of the internet’s impact on our lives from a very specific angle: people living now who were born prior to 1985, who will be the only people in world history to know what life was like both with and without the internet. As part of this generation of people, Harris sets out to discover what we need to do to reclaim what the internet stole from everyday…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Danke sagen

  • Dankessprüche

    raik
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    Worte des Dankes an Freunde oder die Familie Sie möchten ein Mal richtig Danke sagen? Dann machen sie es doch mit einem selbst geschriebenen Gedicht oder einen selbstausgedachten Spruch. Mit persönlichen Worten des Dankes können sie sich bei lieben Personen bedanken, die ihn immer zur Seite gestanden haben und die immer ein offenes Ohr für sie hatten. Ihn liegt das dichten nicht im Blut, sie möchten aber trotzdem mit einem einzigartigen Dankesspruch glänzen? Dann besuchen sie http://www.gedicht-welt.de/gedichte/dankeschongedichte/ dort finden sie ein sehr große Auswahl an passenden…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Boston Business News - Local Boston News | Boston Business Journal

  • Lawyers with regulatory and data security skills are in high demand

    Mary Moore
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Times may be tough for the legal profession as a whole, but lawyers who specialize in certain areas are in high demand – and competition to hire them is strong. That’s among the findings of a report released this week by Robert Half Legal, which examined trends in the legal industry based on interviews with lawyers at the largest law firms in North America. The report includes interviews with hundreds of lawyers and law firms, corporate counsel and e-discovery experts. The legal specialists…
  • Local dealmakers say it's a busy time for M&A among private companies

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    The frenzy of deal-making seen among big public companies is also trickling down to the smaller private companies: Entrepreneurial dealmakers are drumming up business, driven by the low cost of debt, attractive valuation multiples and a sense of urgency that opportunities may not be as sweet two years down the road. “There’s quite a bit of activity at the middle market, privately held companies,” said David Barbash, managing partner at Posternak Blankstein & Lund, a law firm that specializes…
  • Restaurateur alleges mall owner is double-dipping when collecting real estate taxes

    Eric Convey
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    The owner of a Burger King in the Solomon Pond Mall sued Simon Property Group in federal court Thursday, accusing the giant owner and operator of malls of double-dipping when collecting real estate taxes from tenants. Store #4 Inc. claims in its suit that several years ago, Simon changed the formula it uses to collect taxes from the owners of tenants other than major anchor stores. Under the old formula, the suit states, Simon split the total real estate tax bill for the mall up proportionally…
  • At Boston's biggest downtown towers, landlords still prove they can hustle

    Craig Douglas
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    So much attention is paid to Cambridge's Kendall Square and the Seaport these days that it's easy to lose sight of the fact that most of the region's most prominent — dare we say most important? — properties are still packed into the Financial District and Back Bay. And while the headlines might suggest these behemoths are being emptied faster than Arthur T. Demoulas' bank account, it's just not the case. A Boston Business Journal analysis of some of the largest towers in the city shows that…
  • Company tests a way to deliver vaccines by a skin 'patch'

    By Patricia Resende
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am
    Vaccines for infectious diseases and oncology have taken a new form — and it doesn’t involve a needle or nasal spray, as traditional vaccinations do. An Australian biotech startup with an office in Cambridge's Kendall Square has developed a way to deliver vaccines to patients without using a syringe or nasal mist. Vaxxas Inc. has developed the Nanopatch, which consists of thousands of vaccine-coated microprojections that penetrate the outer layers of a patient’s skin. The nano-level sized…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Alltopstartups.com

  • Why Your Startup Should Consider a Coworking Space (Before Getting Locked into a Lease)

    Thomas Oppong
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:28 am
    It is no big secret that money is a major concern for many startups. Unless they have a hefty investment or a fair amount of funding, startups often rely on bootstrapping. Startups need a space for their base of operations; however, a dedicated office space can exceed far beyond the entrepreneur’s budget. Many entrepreneurs rely on coffee shops, cafes, or even working from home in their early years.But there is another option for startups, who require a space without the high costs. Coworking spaces are an attractive alternative, providing a dedicated space at a cost-effective…
  • The Type of CEO You Don’t Need to Be

    Thomas Oppong
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:51 am
    Many people only dream of becoming a CEO, but most would agree that this is a great goal to aspire to. Good CEOs need to possess certain traits in order to lead effectively. Experience and education both make a difference, but must be used in conjunction with good leadership skills. Otherwise, a natural leader with a bright future could end up being the type of CEO who ends up failing.1. Maverick – One of the 6 types of bad CEOs, a maverick often ends up taking their independence too far. Some of the things done by maverick CEOs in the past that have caused problems include becoming too…
  • 20 Of The Best Upcoming iPhone Apps (of the Year) You Are Not Using

    Thomas Oppong
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    There are now hundreds of thousands of apps available for your iPhone and, surprisingly, many of the best are free. You may be using all the best apps you need, but these are a few of the best iPhone apps you could try. Almost all of them are free. If you are bored with the apps on your iPhone, you could try a few more.These great upcoming apps will give your iPhone a bit of a refresh. Here are 20 of the best and promising apps we have discovered so far this year.1.  addappt– An address book that updates instantly when friends change their contact information on their…
  • [Marc Andreessen] The 10 Biggest Risks That Prevent VCs From Funding Your Startup

    Thomas Oppong
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:24 am
    This great post was discovered in Marc Andreessen’s archives. It is still worth your time today. Pass it on to your fellow entrepreneurs. Marc Andreessen is an American entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer. He is co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz ($4 billion venture capital firm, founded in 2009), a venture capital firm. He is the Board Director of Hewlett-Packard and also a Director of eBay, Facebook, and several private companies.Until the risk in your startup is reduced to the point where investing in your startup doesn’t look terrifying, investors will continue…
  • Drywired Offers a Range of Products Aimed at Increasing Safety and Productivity

    Thomas Oppong
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    Cutting-edge technology can have limitless applications. To this end, Drywired remains one of the leaders in innovative solutions to everyday problems. From creating a clean environment to protecting valuable computer equipment, www.drywired.com features an array of products that can be highly useful to both commercial enterprises and personal life.The following is just a sampling of the many products created by the innovative minds at Drywired. Use of these products can ensure that both individuals as well as corporate enterprises have the means to operate efficiently and…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Startup Blog

  • Startup Blog Insights - Agile Contingency Planning and Agile Success

    Taffy Williams
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:26 am
    Referenced Articles:Agile thinking requires forward contingency planningAgile success generates great feelingsTaffy Williams can be found on LinkedIn, Twitter @twilli2861 ColonialTDC ,  photo  website,  Google+,   Facebook, and Startup  Group.  He has written more than 300 articles for: Startup Blog and Examiner Charlotte, NC- small business.  More on the agile concepts may be found in soon to be released book:  Think Agile
  • Agile success generates great feelings

    Taffy Williams
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    Yes, it is a bit like THIS!Highs and lows are part of being an entrepreneur.  No matter how hard you try there will be failures and successes.  Finding ways to convert failures to successes generates a great sense of satisfaction.  The process can be arduous and create lots of stress, but it is an essential part of developing a business.It is easy from the start of the endeavor to believe that the company will be wildly successful.  You go on the road and try to raise funds.  The road trip seems to take much longer than you imagined and the people you meet range from…
  • Startup Blog Insights - Are Your Partners Agile and How does Your CEO Spin?

    Taffy Williams
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    Reference Articles:Investors and partners may not think agile  CEOs walk a fine line when using a positive spinTaffy Williams can be found on LinkedIn, Twitter @twilli2861 ColonialTDC ,  photo  website,  Google+,   Facebook, and Startup  Group.  He has written more than 300 articles for: Startup Blog and Examiner Charlotte, NC- small business.  More on the agile concepts may be found in soon to be released book:  Think Agile
  • CEOs walk a fine line when using a positive spin

    Taffy Williams
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:20 am
    That CEO said WHAT?One of the many tasks a CEO performs is engaging and explaining the company to the investment community.  They may use a positive spin to present their data in the best manner.  Positive spin is a method were data, while factual, is presented in a manner to highlight the positive and down play any negative.  You may hear this term a great deal in politics as it is a means of trying to get public sentiment on the side of the politician.  Whether one is a CEO or a politician, there is a fine line between positive spin and over doing your…
  • Startup Blog Insights - Thinking Agile is Important to Your Business

    Taffy Williams
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:27 am
    Taffy Williams can be found on LinkedIn, Twitter @twilli2861ColonialTDC ,  photowebsiteGoogle+,   Facebook, and Startup  Group.  He has written more than 300 articles for: Startup Blog and Examiner Charlotte, NC- small business. More on the agile concepts may be found in soon to be released book:  Think Agile
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    YourStory.com

  • How REALiz3D is making a dent in the 3D printing sector

    Harshith Mallya
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    3D printing is still at its nascent stages in India compared to the West. With recent developments and awareness among Indians, 3D printing could explode and thrive any time in the near future. The possibilities and innovations through 3D printing are limitless. A user can ideate, design and print anything under the sun for their personal or professional use. REALiz3D is a 3D printing service provider and among the early movers in this segment in India. They currently provide professional-quality 3D models to architects, engineers, designers and medical professionals. REALiz3D – How it…
  • Two IIT Kharagpur alumni aim to disrupt location based advertising for local merchants via mobile app Yo!

    Jai Vardhan
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    With more than 11 years of product development experience, Prasanna Jha began his entrepreneurial journey by starting Jhamobi.com, a mobile application development company. Jhamobi has developed its flagship mobile app, Yo!, which connects people and businesses around them. When Prasanna quit his job and thought of launching a startup in the mobile app development industry, he had no vision, no business plan, capital or partner. “What I had was a strong conviction that I am not going to do another job again because I would not be doing justice to myself, my family as well as my employer,”…
  • XLR8: eight steps to accelerate success by blending innovation and productivity

    Madanmohan Rao
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    In an era of the most rapid pace of change in business, the challenge for startups is to scale by adding professional management without losing the innovative edge – and for large companies to retain their productive edge while also re-connecting with their startup roots. In his new book, Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World, change expert John Kotter spells out eight steps for companies to blend innovation and productivity. Organisations need to have not just change projects, tiger teams, task forces and M&A strategies, but a dual operating system: a…
  • What’s your Whale Strategy?

    Sanjay Nath
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Startups are often asked – who are your ‘best customers’ that will ultimately drive a majority of your growth?”  In a B2B context this could mean “who are those top 10 enterprise clients?”; for a consumer internet startup, “who are the largest core groups within your target user base”? This article touches upon Amazon’s own ‘whale strategy’ as a starting point. As it outlines, Amazon’s whales are the top 1%: Prime subscribers who buy the Fire Phone. After observing this to be a common question across a large swath of our portfolio (and for all startups broadly),…
  • Mohani Tea shows how to crack distribution network in remote areas

    Aditya Bhushan Dwivedi
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    When Ramesh Chand Agarwal went for a holiday to Darjeeling after his graduation little did he know that it would decide the course of his future. As he visited the tea plantations in North Bengal and saw tea auctions in the open market, he felt that this was going to be his calling. Ramesh instantly bought a small consignment of tea to test out his potential and there has been no looking back since. Initially Ramesh was just testing the waters by being involved in trading operations for bulk tea. But then one incident changed his perspective. Ramesh shares, “It so happened that once…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    StartUpLift

  • ClipArtLord – Collector of the Finest Free to Use and Public Domain Clip Art

    StartUpLift
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    ClipArtLord.com is the place to find high quality clip arts Target Audience: Students, teachers, graphic designers, mothers Website URL: http://www.ClipArtLord.com No. of Feedback Providers Requested: 3 Feedback sought: Note to Feedback Providers: Please note that startups are looking for in-depth feedback that gives them thorough, insightful and actionable input. A ‘superficial’ submission that does not add value, is not thorough (i.e. written in a hurry, with poor grammar, punctuation etc.) and does not offer any constructive feedback is not particularly helpful and will…
  • FobeSoft – Restaurant Management Software

    StartUpLift
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    FobeSoft is restaurant management software with 30+ years of industry experience baked in. Target Audience: independent restaurant owners and managers Website URL: http://www.FobeSoft.com/ No. of Feedback Providers Requested: 5 Feedback sought: Note to Feedback Providers: Please note that startups are looking for in-depth feedback that gives them thorough, insightful and actionable input. A ‘superficial’ submission that does not add value, is not thorough (i.e. written in a hurry, with poor grammar, punctuation etc.) and does not offer any constructive feedback is not…
  • Cigars City – The Best Prices on In-Stock Premium CIgars

    StartUpLift
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    Cigars City features the best cigars available to today’s modern aficonado – Arturo Fuente, Macanudo, Gurkha, Acid and more! Target Audience: Men, 18-34 Website URL: http://www.CigarsCity.com No. of Feedback Providers Requested: 3 Feedback sought: 1) Look around the home page – what is your initial impression of what you see? 2) Think of something you want to find on this website. Now try to find it. Did you find what you were looking for? Was anything confusing? 3) Are you encouraged to (create a new account, subscribe, sign up for a free trial, etc.)? Can you tell us why…
  • Trveler – Subscription Based Spontaneous Traveing

    StartUpLift
    23 Jun 2014 | 9:47 am
    Subscription service that provides users with 2 travel packages every week for 8 weeks. Trip options are once every three months. Target Audience: 18-35 active travelers with discretionary spending. College students and business professionals. Couples with no kids. Website URL: http://www.trveler.com No. of Feedback Providers Requested: 3 Feedback sought: Note to Feedback Providers: Please note that startups are looking for in-depth feedback that gives them thorough, insightful and actionable input. A ‘superficial’ submission that does not add value, is not thorough (i.e. written…
  • Dealhackr – Killer Android App for Salesforce.com

    StartUpLift
    22 Jun 2014 | 6:46 am
    Caller ID for Salesforce.com + Call Transcription Target Audience: sales professionals Website URL: http://dealhackr.co No. of Feedback Providers Requested: 5 Feedback sought: Note to Feedback Providers: Please note that startups are looking for in-depth feedback that gives them thorough, insightful and actionable input. A ‘superficial’ submission that does not add value, is not thorough (i.e. written in a hurry, with poor grammar, punctuation etc.) and does not offer any constructive feedback is not particularly helpful and will therefore be rejected. 1) What do you think about…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Metropreneur Columbus

  • Hemisphere Coffee Roasters, Good Coffee Doing Good

    Susan Post
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    There’s a story behind each cup of coffee from Hemisphere Coffee Roasters. The roastery is not only focused on brewing quality java, but helping the international communities in which their beans grow. Hemisphere imports coffee from across the world to roast at their Mechanicsburg facility. “Coffee is a commodity,” Hemisphere Founder and Owner Paul Kurtz says. […]
  • In The Company of Women, 2014

    Anya Sattely
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Women’s Business Center of Ohio (WBC), powered by the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI), has spent the last year and a half building a network of women business leaders in the Central Ohio community. The organization provides business counseling, training, networking and funding resources to assist women who are looking to successfully start […]
  • 45 Central Ohio Companies Make Inc. 5000

    Susan Post
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Forty-five Central Ohio Companies have been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the U.S. Columbus boasts five companies in the top 500. Highest on the list is RevLocal, ranking at 108. Experiencing a three-year growth of 3,342 percent, the company helps businesses improve their online presence through local search, paid search, […]
  • Sculptify Shaking Up 3D Printing Industry

    Susan Post
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    3D printing is a rapidly growing industry and one in which the possibilities of what can be printed seemingly expand every day. Columbus-based Sculptify is upping the ante with their pelletized material 3D printer. “We started talking about how limiting the technology was and how powerful it could be,” says Co-Founder Slade Simpson of a […]
  • Beam Technologies Receives Investment from Drive Capital, Relocates to Columbus

    Susan Post
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Drive Capital’s latest portfolio company is relocating to Columbus and has a unique niche in the technology industry. Beam Technologies focuses on dental technology and dental-related data. The product they are most known for that serves as the fundamental building block of the company is a smartphone connected toothbrush. The Beam Brush allows users to collect […]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Visionwiz » Business and Technology blog, venture funding and Start ups

  • 4 Hot Startups From NewYork

    Vineet
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:51 pm
    4 Hot Startups From NewYork 1. Circumrent Circumrent  is  a new startup that aims to help you pay less when you move in and pay you more when move out from rental place. 2. LookBooker LookBooker is a real-time online salon booking network that brings together the availabilities of multiple salons (hairdressers, barbers, spas, tanning, massage, nails and more!) and lets consumers browse, book, and confirm appointments instantly from the comfort of their mobile or web device. Appointments can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – no waiting on hold, waiting for business hours or booking…
  • How To Take Calculated Risk For Your Startup Company Success

    Martin
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:18 pm
    There is old saying that good lawyers run away from risk, while good businessmen run towards risk. Entrepreneurs see “no risk” as meaning “no reward.” In reality, all risks are not the same. Many risks can be managed or calculated to improve growth or provide a competitive edge, while others, like skipping quality checks to save money, are recipes for failure. The challenge is to avoid the bad risks, while actively seeking and managing the smart risks. There are no guarantees in business, but it pays to learn from the experiences of entrepreneurs and business experts who have gone…
  • 3 Smart Apps To Explore

    VisionwizTeam
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:50 pm
    1. The Defender The Defender is a new smart personal protection device that aims to help you raise alarm if any bad situations emerge like rape or attack. The Defender takes a photo, initiates an alarm, and disrupts an attacker. The Defender connects to the iOS or The Android app, which sends the picture, GPS location and other user authorized information to its 24/7 monitoring service. Once initiated this alert connects directly with a central station monitoring service to notify medical authorities. Users can rapidly transmit to medical personnel user preauthorized information. 2. IgnoreMe…
  • What are the attributes that make an entrepreneur unstoppable?

    Martin
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:28 pm
    We all know at least one entrepreneur who always gets things done, and appears unstoppable in his quest. All of you probably know many others who talk incessantly about their great ideas, but never seem to even get started, or they give up at the first obstacle. What are the attributes that make an entrepreneur unstoppable, and is it possible for people to learn to be unstoppable? According to my own observations, and a recent book by Bill Schley, “The UnStoppables: Tapping Your Entrepreneurial Power,” there are some key “emotional mechanics” that put entrepreneurs in motion, and…
  • How Entrepreneurs Should Focus On Their Startup Company

    Martin
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:17 am
    One of the most common failures I see in startups is lack of focus. Unfocused entrepreneurs boast that their new technology will generate multiple disruptive products for consumers as well as enterprises around the world. Investors hear this as trying to do too many things with limited resources, meaning the startup will not shine at anything, and will not survive the competition. For example, a while back I received a startup executive summary, requesting Angel investor funding, that touted technology for a line of new medical devices, also to be offered in a new military radar device. Even…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ChrisReimer.com

  • The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Chris Reimer
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    Click below to listen to my most recent appearance on the Mark Reardon show on KMOX 1120. We discussed the super-successful ALS Ice Bucket Challenge charitable campaign that’s generated well over $60mm in donations, and even more visibility and awareness. Has the backlash begun? How did this campaign take off? When people refuse to do […] The post The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge appeared first on ChrisReimer.com.
  • Texting and Driving – Dangerous!

    Chris Reimer
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:09 pm
    A few months ago, I joined Mark Reardon on KMOX for a discussion on texting and driving. He noted that I posted about the subject on Facebook and foolishly challenged me to a debate. In all seriousness, I always enjoy going on Mark’s show, and I hope you enjoy the discussion we had. And I […] The post Texting and Driving – Dangerous! appeared first on ChrisReimer.com.
  • Big Announcement – I’m Headed to Kaldi’s Coffee

    Chris Reimer
    15 May 2014 | 4:28 am
    I am elated to announce that I have joined Kaldi’s Coffee as their new Marketing Director. This is a newly created position that will have me creating and implementing marketing strategies, monitoring and posting on social media, and finding ways to sell more coffee (especially online). I’m thrilled to join the organization, while having mixed […] The post Big Announcement – I’m Headed to Kaldi’s Coffee appeared first on ChrisReimer.com.
  • A Gay NFL Player? Dale Hansen Says We’re Going to Be Fine

    Chris Reimer
    13 Feb 2014 | 8:32 am
    “I don’t understand his world, but I do understand he’s part of mine.” The post A Gay NFL Player? Dale Hansen Says We’re Going to Be Fine appeared first on ChrisReimer.com.
  • Social Media Look Ahead for 2014

    Chris Reimer
    14 Jan 2014 | 8:18 am
    What are the social media trends we should be keeping an eye on during the coming year? I recently appeared on Fox 2 TV with Angela Hutti to provide my social media look ahead for 2014. We discussed Google Plus, Snapchat and Twitter. The discussion on Twitter at the end had to be cut short […] The post Social Media Look Ahead for 2014 appeared first on ChrisReimer.com.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    EpicLaunch

  • 3 Innovative Storage Ideas for Your Small Business

    EpicLaunch
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The construction industry is relatively buoyant at the moment, thanks primarily to widespread economic growth and the positive levels of sentiment that exist within the business sector. As output has continued to deliver a robust performance throughout the second financial quarter, it has become clear that both commercial and residential developers are preparing for a prosperous future. With so much commercial office space being built, however, some businesses are being forced to operate within a confined space with minimal storage. 3 Innovative Storage Solutions for Business Owners With this…
  • Credit Card Processing for Businesses: Why You Should Swipe Not Type

    EpicLaunch
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:44 am
    It seems crazy, in this day and age, that a company wouldn’t accept credit card processing. But, there are many cash-only businesses out there that survive and thrive. At the same time, the companies that accept credit cards have a choice to make: to swipe or type? Here’s why you should consider swiping instead of the old-school method. It’s Easier Companies, like Authorize.net, make taking online payments easy. But it’s not always easy to swipe a card if you’re an online merchant. If you’re a duel merchant, though, you have options. And, one of those options is to just send the…
  • The new tendency of energy consumption

    EpicLaunch
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    As we all know that nowadays the whole world is facing fierce environment problem and the depletion of primary energy with the over consumption of the energy. We realize that we must take measures to save our earth and insist sustainable development. However, our society has to develop everyday with a more rapid speed and it is totally based on the energy to generate the electricity and other kinds of resources. In this way, the scientists keep searching the new energy which is renewable and environment friendly.  In recent years, the solar energy is quite popular around the area with long…
  • New TLDs – Great Opportunity for Everyone

    EpicLaunch
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has done something amazing for your online business presence. They have created new Top Level Domain (TLD) names. What this means for your business You likely already have a website that is probably named something like “mybusinessname.com.” The dot-com addresses are used for everything from business to personal websites. There are other domain names reserved for certain types of websites. For example, “.gov” is used for government websites, “.edu” is used for universities, and…
  • 8 Tips for How to Market Your Business on a Budget

    EpicLaunch
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    Sadly, having the best product on the market won’t automatically lead to sales. You’ve also got to market your product well so that customers know where to look and why yours is the one they should buy. Marketing budgets can stretch far beyond the modest capacities of most small businesses but you can still mount an effective campaign without breaking the bank. Here are 8 tips for how to market your business on a shoestring budget. 1. Set SMART Goals. Before you embark on your brilliant marketing campaign, make sure your goals are realistically achievable. The SMART rule of business is a…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Internet Entrepreneurship skills | Learn How to Earn Money Online

  • Running a B2B Business? Here is how you can Benefit from Pinterest

    Guest Blogger
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:52 am
    Amazon and eBay may provide you with an opportunity to reach out to millions of people by advertising your business or products on their websites, but you cannot do much with the limited space provided to you for convincing the potential customer or buyer. Pinterest, a newbie in the realm of social media, gives you […] The post Running a B2B Business? Here is how you can Benefit from Pinterest appeared first on Internet Entrepreneurship skills | Learn How to Earn Money Online.
  • Don’t Guest Post to Get Backlinks! Guest Posting Benefits from a better Strategy

    Dilip Kumar
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    On 20th January, Matt Cutts published a post with a weird title – “The Decay and Fall of Guest Blogging for SEO”. This post and that day shook the entire blogging world, the after effects of which is still visible to a lot of bloggers. I keep getting emails even today from people who has […] The post Don’t Guest Post to Get Backlinks! Guest Posting Benefits from a better Strategy appeared first on Internet Entrepreneurship skills | Learn How to Earn Money Online.
  • List Building using Social Media – How to Use Social Media to Build You a Responsive List?

    Dilip Kumar
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    Another list building post.. you may think! One hard fact about internet marketing is that the basics just doesn’t change. So if you hear terms like list building, social media, customer engagement, sales funnel etc. you shouldn’t be too much worried. Because this is what Internet marketing is all about. These are some of the […] The post List Building using Social Media – How to Use Social Media to Build You a Responsive List? appeared first on Internet Entrepreneurship skills | Learn How to Earn Money Online.
  • CB Passive Income Review – The Readymade Make Money Online Program

    Dilip Kumar
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:03 pm
    One common problem that my students and subscribers approach me with is getting started with Internet Marketing. People spend thousands of dollars on hiring mentors and tutors, who teach them concepts after concepts in internet marketing. But, in spite of people learning all the concepts, they end up on the losing side when the actual […] The post CB Passive Income Review – The Readymade Make Money Online Program appeared first on Internet Entrepreneurship skills | Learn How to Earn Money Online.
  • How to Create a Money Making Blog Without Writing Content for it?

    Dilip Kumar
    6 Aug 2014 | 1:42 am
    If you have clicked through the headline over to this article, I am sure that you first thought might have been Looks like an insane blogger playing gimmicks with his headline So, my first objective here will be to prove you wrong, if you had a similar thought. On the other hand if you are […] The post How to Create a Money Making Blog Without Writing Content for it? appeared first on Internet Entrepreneurship skills | Learn How to Earn Money Online.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Fadzuli.com

  • The typical mindset to start a business. Can you give me the capital to start?

    Fadzuli
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:25 pm
    The typical mindset to start a business. Can you give me the capital to start? In the past I’ve started my businesses with $20 and $150. Many others with even $0. Don’t think of capital when you begin. Think of getting your customers first. No customers no business. So you’ve got to know how to get your customers first. From there then you build your capital. If u want a $4000 salary that month then think of the number of clients u need to get. If that is still too hard, then divide it into days. So per day u need to make $120. If that is still too hard, then think of the…
  • 10th March 2014

    Fadzuli
    9 Mar 2014 | 6:00 pm
    10th of March 2014.. Another age catches up and I am already 32. Still a long list of targets to achieve. Career and family balance is something to look forward to. Perhaps I’ve gotta to start living life slower.
  • Happy Holidays

    Fadzuli
    30 Jan 2014 | 7:14 pm
    A long weekend for  everyone. Make sure you drive/ride safe if you are travelling up the peninsula.
  • The Tawakkal of a BOSS

    Fadzuli
    23 Jan 2014 | 7:05 am
    Tawakkal means “Trust in Allah swt” I realise there are many levels of tawakkal for a person and it actually boils down to his/her relationship with Allah swt.  To be a BOSS, the degree of tawakkal or trust in Allah is much higher than most people out there. The BOSS will never know the future although he has to plan for it. A BOSS is responsible for the people whom he is entrusted to such as his staff and have to always think of how to support them. And the BOSS needs to keep the company going. There is also so much that the BOSS can do. He will also have to rely on his staff…
  • 2014.. What Do I want..

    Fadzuli
    5 Jan 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Alhamdulillah. Another year another fresh beginning. ~ Reflections this morning.. To take care of myself more. I guess in this world we called entrepreneurship, you can end up a slave to the community, we serve and serve yet personal interest haven’t really been taken care of. In my case then. So this 2014, I wanna delegate more, work lesser, pray harder, travel more for business and leisure and spend time with parents who are truly ageing fast. And who knows the right one might come along and weddings in this year. And also no more waiting and hoping that things will turn out right.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Entrepreneurs Unpluggd

  • Video Games Are NOT Free

    Guest Author
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Wait… Games Aren’t Free? Many people today consume their gaming entertainment via a mobile device (iPhone, tablet or Android device). When they download their game or app, the average price people commonly tell me they spend is FREE. I ask people all the time and a large percent of mobile users pay nothing for their games or apps. It is an unfortunate cultural norm that is generally expected on a mobile device. However, when I ask that same question, “How much do/did you spend on a video game for Nintendo, Playstation or Xbox?” People give me figures from $20 to…
  • 3 Marketing Trends to Watch for the Rest of 2014

    Guest Author
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    Image credit It is an amazing time to be working in marketing. With the field evolving almost every day, client expectations have soared. There are, however, several diverse and innovative tools available today that help marketers meet their high expectations. The marketing arena has witnessed many changes in the recent years. Marketers are more alert than ever before with their number one priority being to create and strengthen marketing plans for the time to come. The way companies communicate with their customers goes a long in way in establishing how the former will be perceived. While…
  • Free Cloud Storage Options for Entrepreneurs

    Christine Mortensen
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    As your small business starts to grow and become more successful, you will probably find that your emails and other computer-based data are starting to overwhelm your computer. Small businesses require more room to store all of their data for a variety of reasons including government regulations that require companies to back up certain types of data, archived emails and large media files that take up a lot of storage space. In order to safely store all of this important information without rendering your office computers utterly useless, many entrepreneurs are starting to look to the cloud…
  • The Benefits and Risks of Issuing Equity In a Startup

    Christine Mortensen
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    This month we answer the question: What are the benefits and risks of issuing equity in my startup and what should I look out for? Startups often compensate employees and/or service providers with equity in exchange for services.  The type and form of equity may vary based on your company’s desired outcome and goals, which come in various forms such as stock options, stock grants, stock appreciation rights and restricted stock to name a few. Advantages When you pay employees with equity, it affords your employees with an opportunity align their interests with those of your company. …
  • Avoid Rookie Mistakes: Understand the Power of Marketing Videos

    Christine Mortensen
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Video brings a lot of value to the marketing table for entrepreneurs. Here are the facts: Forrester Research’s Dr. James McQuivey says a one-minute video is equivalent to 1.8 million words. Online engagement measurement and usage site comScore says almost 50 percent of Internet users view at least one video online each month. Forbes says 75 percent of executives watch work-related videos each week. As you can see, incorporating video into your marketing strategy can potentially provide an enormous ROI. Avoid making a rookie mistake and seriously consider integrating videos into your…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Start Up Donut blog feed

  • How to ensure high quality when working with a translation services provider

    guestblogger
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:39 am
    When trading internationally, translation is an essential tool. Materials translated accurately by humans have the potential to greatly improve conversions when compared to computer-generated translations. There are numerous factors that underpin high-quality translation, so here is our advice if your business needs translation services… 1 Only work with mother-tongue translators Mother-tongue translators offer skill and knowledge that can’t be matched. They have an unrivalled familiarity with their own language, and can pick up on nuances that someone who’s only been speaking the…
  • Six tips to prevent important tasks from falling through the cracks

    guestblogger
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:57 am
    Whether you’re a sole trader or manage many employees, you must ensure that important work gets done to a high standard and on time. So how do you prevent important tasks from being neglected? 1 Stop doing everything yourself Share the load with people who are stronger in areas where you are weaker. The work will get done; you’ll feel less stressed; and your business will benefit. 2 Give away low-skill, low-fun tasks first The tasks to delegate are the ones that are least enjoyable and require less-skill. Why? Because they are: easier to train others to do; cheapest to hire for; and often…
  • Four ways to guarantee fast and effective team meetings

    guestblogger
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:41 am
    Although they can sound like a waste of time, effective team meetings are essential for all new (and existing) businesses if they are to reach their potential. They can help you leverage the collective intelligence in your business, as well as move the team forward cohesively. Ideally you should have more team meetings, not fewer. This is because effective meetings lead to: Broader buy-in and consensus. Better understanding of complex problems and issues. Better understanding of individual contributions. Greater positive social obligation. But what should you avoid if you want to ensure…
  • How long can you bootstrap a start-up before real investment is required?

    guestblogger
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:29 am
    Battle lines have been drawn in the entrepreneurial world, with venture capital squaring up to its penny-pinching cousin, bootstrapping. Before budding entrepreneurs can reach the dizzying highs of business triumph, they must first launch their idea off the ground, and this requires finance. Venture capital (AKA private equity) is hard to obtain, competition is immense and investors can be reluctant to hand over their capital without evidence that the business can work and eventually bring a return. Most start-ups must go through a phase of bootstrapping before they can prove to investors…
  • Do you have to give your employees time off for bank holidays?

    guestblogger
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:43 am
    Many of us look forward to that longer break that bank holiday weekends bring, because it can provide the perfect opportunity to get together with family and friends, who we don’t see as much as we’d like due to the demands of our busy daily lives. But do businesses look forward to bank holidays? Each bank holiday is reported to cost the UK economy £2.3bn (according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research) and they can cause a headache for business owners, with some questioning the need for so many public holidays. But the UK has the lowest number of national public holidays of…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    SKMurphy, Inc.

  • Entrepreneurs Blend Passion and Prudent Risk Taking

    Sean Murphy
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Successful entrepreneurs are fueled by a passion to change the world tempered by prudent risk taking. Many risks have to be managed on an ongoing basis cannot be eliminated once and for by careful planning or the achievement of a particular milestone: managing cash flow and the risk of a downturn, meeting your obligations to your family as well as your business, continually developing new skills and connections to cope with evolving customer needs and new competitive threats. Noam Wasserman had an article yesterday’s Wall Street Journal on “How an Entrepreneur’s Passion Can…
  • Customer Interviews: Spend an Hour to Save a Minute

    Sean Murphy
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:04 pm
    For customer interviews we have a rule of thumb that if an hour or research saves a minute early in the conversation it’s a good investment.  When you look at the list of questions you have prepared to learn about the prospect’s business and their needs, it’s easy to say to yourself, “I am really busy I can just ask these at the start to ‘set the table.’” But there are significant risks with this approach. Preparations Cuts Risk Of Customer Interviews Ending Prematurely While the interview may be nominally scheduled for 15 minutes or a half-hour and…
  • Five Blogger Outreach Mistakes To Avoid

    Sean Murphy
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    I got the following unsolicited E-mail this morning; I think the marketing term for this is “blogger outreach.” I have redacted the name of the sender (“YYY”) and the name of the firm/product (“XXX”) but “[press kit]” and “[review/checkout]” were included verbatim in the original. There was no footer with an unsubscribe option although phone number and address were included after the person’s title. Good Afternoon, My name is YYY from XXX. We have developed an online innovation platform that allows businesses to create…
  • An Entrepreneur Is A Change Agent

    Sean Murphy
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:24 pm
    I like this 2009 video by Grasshopper “Entrepreneurs Can Change The World” that portrays the entrepreneur as a change agent and celebrates the freedom and economic opportunities that America has traditionally offered immigrants. Here is the transcript from the Grasshopper site with some observations interspersed Do you remember when you were a kid and you thought you could do anything? You still can. Because a lot of what we consider impossible is easy to overcome. Because in case you haven’t noticed, we live in a place where one individual can make a difference. Want proof?
  • Q: Side Payment Requested In Negotiation

    Sean Murphy
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Q: We have been in customer discovery for a few months and have a situation in a negotiation that I am not sure how to deal with. A decision maker at a potential customer says he believes that our product can help but it’s not addressing a burning problem. The wrinkle that I have not encountered before: he says he would like to pursue this idea on his own so he wants us to compensate him for the ideas he is bringing. Any advice on how to look at the situation or how best to handle it? Some Questions to Consider: Who owns the ideas that he gave you? Has he disclosed them to his company?
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    EpicLaunch

  • 3 Innovative Storage Ideas for Your Small Business

    EpicLaunch
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The construction industry is relatively buoyant at the moment, thanks primarily to widespread economic growth and the positive levels of sentiment that exist within the business sector. As output has continued to deliver a robust performance throughout the second financial quarter, it has become clear that both commercial and residential developers are preparing for a prosperous future. With so much commercial office space being built, however, some businesses are being forced to operate within a confined space with minimal storage. 3 Innovative Storage Solutions for Business Owners With this…
  • Credit Card Processing for Businesses: Why You Should Swipe Not Type

    EpicLaunch
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:44 am
    It seems crazy, in this day and age, that a company wouldn’t accept credit card processing. But, there are many cash-only businesses out there that survive and thrive. At the same time, the companies that accept credit cards have a choice to make: to swipe or type? Here’s why you should consider swiping instead of the old-school method. It’s Easier Companies, like Authorize.net, make taking online payments easy. But it’s not always easy to swipe a card if you’re an online merchant. If you’re a duel merchant, though, you have options. And, one of those options is to just send the…
  • The new tendency of energy consumption

    EpicLaunch
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    As we all know that nowadays the whole world is facing fierce environment problem and the depletion of primary energy with the over consumption of the energy. We realize that we must take measures to save our earth and insist sustainable development. However, our society has to develop everyday with a more rapid speed and it is totally based on the energy to generate the electricity and other kinds of resources. In this way, the scientists keep searching the new energy which is renewable and environment friendly.  In recent years, the solar energy is quite popular around the area with long…
  • New TLDs – Great Opportunity for Everyone

    EpicLaunch
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has done something amazing for your online business presence. They have created new Top Level Domain (TLD) names. What this means for your business You likely already have a website that is probably named something like “mybusinessname.com.” The dot-com addresses are used for everything from business to personal websites. There are other domain names reserved for certain types of websites. For example, “.gov” is used for government websites, “.edu” is used for universities, and…
  • 8 Tips for How to Market Your Business on a Budget

    EpicLaunch
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    Sadly, having the best product on the market won’t automatically lead to sales. You’ve also got to market your product well so that customers know where to look and why yours is the one they should buy. Marketing budgets can stretch far beyond the modest capacities of most small businesses but you can still mount an effective campaign without breaking the bank. Here are 8 tips for how to market your business on a shoestring budget. 1. Set SMART Goals. Before you embark on your brilliant marketing campaign, make sure your goals are realistically achievable. The SMART rule of business is a…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Technical.ly Baltimore

  • Jobs: Tech/Media Sales Rep at Chesapeake HR, SQL Server Dev at nTech, more

    Cary Betagole
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    Technical.ly’s Jobs Roundup is a weekly series that shares local and regional tech job postings. See the Technical.ly Jobs Board for the most up-to-date listings. Baltimore .NET Developer Full Stack Web Developer Data Analytics / Processing Engineer Python Developer DevOps Engineer Software Engineer Applications Development Project Manager Technology/Media Sales Representative WEb Developer SEO & Web Analytics Specialist Front End Developer Modeling & Simulation Software Engineer SQL Server Developer Software Engineer, Junior Job test Engagement Manager/Project Lead Web…
  • Education, health sectors prop up Baltimore business: report [Links Roundup]

    Tyler Waldman
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    ‘Eds and Meds’ crucial to Baltimore’s economy, Moody’s says [Baltimore Business Journal]: “Baltimore is going to be OK, as long as it has its big name medical centers. That’s the big takeaway from a new report by Moody’s Investors Service that looked at the economic impact large medical and education systems have on the cities where they are based.” Maryland updates, eases business licensing, registration [MDBIZ News]: “Licensing and registering your Maryland business just got even simpler. The State of Maryland has released an updated version…
  • How FutureMakers is reaching young tinkerers in Baltimore city

    Keisha Reed
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    FutureMakers is a roving educational organization partnering with organizations from Rising Sun, Md., to Loudon County, Va. Founder Matt Barinholtz describes it as a mobile makerspace. The organization provides hands-on skill-building workshops for children — outfitting kids with tools, not just toys. FutureMakers was founded in 2012. For 2014, Barinholtz set his sights on Baltimore, with three main goals: Be based in the city. With the help of Baltimore tech scene connector Ed Mullin, FutureMakers moved into the Baltimore City Robotics Center, near the B&O Railroad Museum.
  • Baltimore undergrads boldly go into Tricorder XPRIZE finals

    Tyler Waldman
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    A group of Johns Hopkins University undergrads is one of 10 finalists in a $10 million competition to reach the final frontier of health IT. Team Aezon is vying for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE. The challenge tasks groups with creating a real-life version of the Star Trek tricorder, a gizmo that could diagnose 15 different conditions and diseases. In March, the group of 30 students cleared the preliminary round. Actual science not included. (Photo by Flickr user Joe Haupt, used under a Creative Commons license) Aezon’s system includes a vitals monitoring unit (developed…
  • Pharmaceutical firm Vaccinogen to move to Baltimore

    Tyler Waldman
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Frederick, Md.-based pharmaceutical firm Vaccinogen will move to Baltimore following an $80 million round of funding, the Baltimore Business Journal reports. On Monday, Vaccinogen officials announced the funding had been secured from a “Stockholm-based investor group known as The Investment Syndicate (‘TIS’).” Additionally, celebrated pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson was named chairman of the company’s board. “We believe this level of financing is very significant and the market will be very receptive to us at this time as we go through rapid…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    inside-Startups

  • Puppet Labs – Making System Administrators More Productive

    Rich
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:12 am
    In this video, Puppet Labs Founder Teyo Tyree describes how the company’s datacenter automation software makes system administrators more productive.
  • Review: Sound Blaster Roar is One Great Bluetooth Speaker

    Rich
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    We love our music over here at inside-Startups, so when we got a chance to review the new Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth system, we jumped at the chance. It’s all about the sound If you don’t get much chance to read further, this is a great-sounding portable speaker that puts out incredible sound for the money. If you like to entertain on the patio, this thing will get your guest’s toes tapping without the blaring loudness you might remember from the Boom Box days. I’m not an expert audiophile or anything like that, but I really enjoy listening to the Roar outdoors. The…
  • Stephen Key’s One Simple Idea for Startups

    Rich
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    In this video, Stephen Key, the entrepreneur behind the Teddy Ruxpin toys, describes his book One Simple Idea for Startups and Entrepreneurs: Live Your Dreams and Create Your Own Profitable Company.
  • Video: Why You Should Move to Oregon

    Rich
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    In this video, Skip Newberry, President of the Technology Association of Oregon presents:  Why You Should Move to Oregon. Joining Newberry are Eric Sorenson, Open-Source Product Owner at PuppetLabs and Jared Wiener, Industry Liason at PDC. Attend this presentation to learn why technology professionals and entrepreneurs are relocating to Portland, Oregon. You will hear firsthand from Eric Sorenson, who recently left Apple in Cuppertino, California, to join Puppet Labs in Portland. You will also hear about economic trends, startup initiatives and unique industry resources that paint a…
  • Video: How GoodData Brings Insight to Big Data

    Rich
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:16 pm
    In this video, Robert Scoble interviews Roman Stanek, founder and CEO of GoodData, a business intelligence company. Companies are spending billions on BI, but aren’t getting the insight they need into their data. BizData Monetization is a new strategy used to generate business value from data. GoodData Bashes provide real-time, actionable insight to help monetize BizData.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Tech Hustlers

  • Tackle Youtube’s Multi-Billion Dollar Industry with Bent Pixels

    Eric Strait
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Learn how digital media leader Bent Pixels will help you tackle Youtube’s multi-billion dollar industry.   As a Certified Youtube MCN, Bent Pixels hosts the channels of some of the world’s leading brands including UFC, Shaq Entertainment, Joe Rogan, Kevin Hart and America’s Funniest Home Videos (AFV), generating 5 billion annual views from an audience of over 11 million monthly unique viewers.   For the first podcast of our Digital Media Series, I sat down with the Vice President of Operations at Bent Pixels, James Creech.  James’s experience as the…
  • Hire Fast, Fire Fast

    Eric Strait
    16 Jun 2014 | 10:39 am
    Being an entrepreneur is like riding a roller coaster day after day, so unless you are Richard Rodriguez trying to break the break the World Record for the longest roller-coaster ride, you will want to get your startup to flat solid ground as soon as you possibly can–and keep it there. If you begin to hire fast and fire fast, you will add loops and turns to your ride by creating an unstable company culture and work-group disharmony. Hiring slow is a key ingredient to keeping your startup on stable ground. Because hiring the right employees is such a critical decision to make for…
  • 10 Tips for Getting Media Coverage

    Lorenzo Grandi
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:24 am
    Lots of journalists keep receiving bad pitches everyday. Help them out. Help share the word about engaging reporters the way they like. Keep in mind the following tips to please your media contacts and increase your chances of getting covered. Courtesy of PR professional Sally Saville Hodge, Hodge Media Strategies, Adventures in Communicating. 1. Learn how to tell a story If you haven’t already, consider starting a blog today. If you blog and read blogs constantly, you’ll become a better writer. You will understand what headlines get shared more than others and what stories are…
  • Starting your Dream

    Paul O'Brien
    21 Jan 2014 | 7:46 pm
    This article has been syndicated in partnership with Paul O’Brien of  SEO’Brien Just the other week, I had the distinct pleasure of joining Dreamit Venture’s kick-off of their spring 2014 class. The roster of incredible teams, including ChegginCollaborateCloudeyeQNotoriousOctane LendingStereoSwanTeleCog, and UserApp, set me wondering what role dreams play in one’s success as an entrepreneur. Thinking more about the shifting role of capital and the emigration of innovation from Silicon Valley, it’s hard not to turn to all of the startup dreams I’ve heard and…
  • Sideqik: Ultimate Growth Hack and Partnership Platform for Marketers

    Eric Strait
    20 Jan 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Sideqik: The Best Partnership Platform for Marketers   First off, I do not say this lightly, but Kurt Uhlir is a friend and just a great person due to his genuineness, humility, and servitude. Now throw in brilliant visionary, and you have one tough business savant to tango with!   Kurt started his first company when he was 14 and has helped drive more than $8 billion in value creation and exits in Social, Location and Mobile.   He has 15+ years experience launching new businesses and effectively leading teams across six continents. During his tenure leading competitive strategy and…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Startup Law Blog

  • Startup Public Policy with Congressman Adam Smith

    Joe Wallin
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) will be joining us to discuss some of the very exciting state and federal public policy issues being bandied about both in Olympia and on Capital Hill in Washington D.C.A skilled lawyer and a longtime public servant–starting as a WA State Senator at the young age of 25–Congressman Smith has taken an active role in the advocacy of small business in his district and across the U.S.Currently there are many policies in the works that could benefit the startup community. His insights into how policy is written, some of the obstacles the new policies…
  • Crowdlending for Businesses

    Joe Wallin
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    By Tabitha CreightonFinding capital for a startup can be as tough as any other part business and sometimes emotionally draining, since everyone seems to have an opinion on your concept. Borrowing money from a bank can be just as harrowing, however, borrowing money from “the crowd” via the Internet is one of the fascinating new ways for businesses to raise capital.Who is the Lender in Crowdlending?It is way of raising capital that permits high net worth individuals (corporations, trusts, other institutions, etc) to invest in businesses through debt.Lenders discover opportunities to invest…
  • Intrastate Crowdfunding and the 499 Shareholder Problem

    Joe Wallin
    16 Aug 2014 | 4:12 pm
    In prior posts I have lamented the problems with the federal crowdfunding law.  The SEC is still behind on finalizing rules implementing the crowdfunding provisions of the JOBS Act. In the meantime, Washington State and a handful of other states have pushed forward with crowdfunding laws of their own that are meant to offer a less expensive and more practical and usable alternative to the federal crowdfunding law.The Basis of State Crowdfunding – The Intrastate ExemptionState-level equity crowdfunding laws allow a company to equity crowdfund without having to comply with the federal…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Anthill Online » Venture Capital

  • $3 million raised for a product I’m not convinced the world needs [VIDEO]

    Jen Storey
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:54 pm
    People in 75 countries have pre-ordered this cup. While that may be a sign of mega success, I’ve got a bit of an issue with the Vessyl. And, surprisingly, it’s not just the hip spelling of its brand name. This is a cup that ‘knows what you’re drinking’. It’s fitted with sensors and, according to [...] The post $3 million raised for a product I’m not convinced the world needs [VIDEO] appeared first on Anthill Online.
  • DesignCrowd’s Alec Lynch is the 2014 Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year in the Eastern region

    Gerald Ainomugisha
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Alec Lynch, the founder and CEO of DesignCrowd, was recently named Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year in the Eastern Region by Ernst & Young. While working as a management consultant at Booz & Co, Alec discovered that the traditional graphic design industry was slow, expensive and risky. Determined to do something about this, he started DesignCrowd in his [...] The post DesignCrowd’s Alec Lynch is the 2014 Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year in the Eastern region appeared first on Anthill Online.
  • Senate innovation inquiry: the same old lines?

    Dominic Collins
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:41 pm
    There is a saying, “a camel is a horse designed by a committee”. The implication being that each member of the committee advocates their own preferences and wants, compromises occur, and the result is uncomfortable, temperamental and not fit-for-purpose. The current approach to innovation in Australia appears to be something more like a camel than [...] The post Senate innovation inquiry: the same old lines? appeared first on Anthill Online.
  • Blue Sky is looking to raise a $30 million fund in Australia’s starved venture capital sector

    Gerald Ainomugisha
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Blue Sky Venture Capital, a division of Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited, is looking to raise $30 million for a new fund in a bid to capitalise on Australia’s underpenetrated and cash-starved venture capital sector. It’s worth noting that $30million is a pretty considerable amount considering the fact that just $100 million was raised for [...] The post Blue Sky is looking to raise a $30 million fund in Australia’s starved venture capital sector appeared first on Anthill Online.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    JUAN GREAT LEAP

  • Machine Failure!

    Peter Cauton
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:58 pm
    So sorry for the lack of posts last week. I poured water over my laptop. Of course, I did something phenomenally short-sighted when I tried turning it on to see if it still worked. It did. For around 2 minutes. Until it permanently died. I tried writing on my tablet, something less comfortable than writing on a real keyboard, but still palatable. There was just something seriously demotivating typing on something which had major cracks on the screen. You see, a friend of mine accidentally dropped it a few days ago. I found it amusing that after years and years of surviving multiple crazy…
  • Release Your Inner Kraken: The Folly of Hidden Talents

    Peter Cauton
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:56 pm
    For as far as I can remember, I’ve always loved writing. I enjoyed paragraph writing in grade school. There was always a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction when I felt a paragraph was complete, when I felt every word I used was the right one. It was simultaneously art and science for me. This love for word construction continued throughout my high school and college stints. Writing assignments wouldn’t feel like homework. I would volunteer for writing tasks across my different subjects, projects, and the clubs I belonged to. In my first year after graduation, I taught…
  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Quit Your Job Now and Work for a Startup (With Traction)

    Peter Cauton
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:31 pm
    So, you want to put up a startup. You want to take the leap. But it’s sooooo hard to let go of the cushy job you’ve spent numerous years cultivating… You worry about the sudden disruption of that bi-monthly cashflow you’re now so accustomed to and built your life around. So what now? Here’s a solution – work for a startup. But don’t just work for ANY startup – work for a startup with traction. What’s traction? I like Naval Ravikant’s (Angelist founder) efficient definition of traction: “Quantitative evidence of market…
  • Thursdays Unplugged Postscript (July 31 Edition)

    Peter Cauton
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:21 pm
      See that bottle of Pepsi in the picture? I started this Thursdays Unplugged session by accidentally dropping the closed bottle, and then proceeding to absent-mindedly open it. The result was an explosion of cola and pride, mostly on my shirt (which, incredibly, looks the same in the picture). It was all uphill from there though! With the third participant calling that he couldn’t make it the last minute, this became a 3-person session. Of course, I loved the result, as Jode, Gerome, and I not only got into the technicalities of the their startup ideas, but more importantly, we…
  • Risk Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

    Peter Cauton
    3 Aug 2014 | 9:19 pm
    The older we get, the more permanent our decisions become. In high school, the biggest decision we made was probably what school to take (a lot of people I know didn’t have a choice in this matter as well), or perhaps what course to take. We could then easily shift courses. A lot of people I know even shifted schools. We also choose who to hang out with. This can change easily as well. Then one day, we graduate from college. Then we have to face the next big decision in our lives – what job to take. Not quite happy with our first job, perhaps we transfer to another firm. It…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Blog

  • Boston Tech Events Look-Ahead: September 1 - 6

    joshboyle
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Premium Company:  Constant Contact Release Date:  Fri, 08/29/2014 - 07:00 Author:  Josh Boyle - Director of Community & Marketing, VentureFizz Thumbnail:  Home Page Image:  Teaser:  VentureFizz strives to be your one-stop shop for the Boston Tech Scene. Our calendar is stockpiled with classes and events for Boston entrepreneurs to learn and network. They all deserve their due, but I want to highlight a few... VentureFizz strives to be your one-stop shop for the Boston Tech Scene. Our calendar is stockpiled with classes and events for Boston entrepreneurs to…
  • Talent on the Move! August 29, 2014

    Keith Cline
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Release Date:  Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:30 Author:  VentureFizz Thumbnail:  Home Page Image:  Teaser:  Talent on the Move - August 29, 2014 - Your weekly roll up of who is coming and going within the Boston tech scene! Talent on the Move - August 29, 2014Your weekly roll up of who is coming and going within the Boston tech scene!Looking to announce a recent hire?  Or, have a tip?  Email us here.Karen Rubin, Director of Product @ Quanttopian.  Previously, Product Management at Quanttus.  Link Keith Frankel, Chief Digital Officer @…
  • Profile - Dan Sullivan: Crowdly Founder & CEO Takes Advocate Marketing to New Levels

    joshboyle
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:53 am
    Release Date:  Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:00 Author:  Josh Boyle - Director of Community & Marketing, VentureFizz Thumbnail:  Home Page Image:  Teaser:  Earlier this month Crowdly, the innovative advocate marketing platform, announced strong company momentum, a new platform launch and customers wins that include SodaStream and William Grant & Sons’ brands... Earlier this month Crowdly, the innovative advocate marketing platform, announced strong company momentum, a new platform launch and customers wins that include SodaStream and William Grant…
  • Techstars Boston Fall 2014 Class [Slideshow]

    joshboyle
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Release Date:  Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:00 Blog Slideshow:  Techstars Boston Fall 2014 Class Welcome New Managing Director, Semyon Dukach Codeanywhere CoolChip Technologies EdTrips Fairwaves Fortified Bicycle Headtalk Helloblock Indico ROCKI Spitfire Athlete Splashscore Steamroot Teaser:  This session the program includes five hardware and seven software companies that range from bringing cellular connectivity to the next billion people in the developing world, to sparking a new generation of innovation in data science through a machine learning platform. Thumbnail:  Home Page…
  • How to Balance a Startup With Parenthood

    joshboyle
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Release Date:  Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:30 Author:  Apollo Sinkevicius - COO, Robin Thumbnail:  Home Page Image:  Teaser:  A look at balancing parenthood with the demanding schedule of a startup. One of the common startup myths is that single 20-somethings are the most successful entrepreneurs and that they are the demographic that starts the most companies. A look at balancing parenthood with the demanding schedule of a startup.One of the common startup myths is that single 20-somethings are the most successful entrepreneurs and that they are the demographic that…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Tithe(H)acker

  • How to Overcome the Spirit of Mammon

    mholmes
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:54 pm
        Today I’m going to walk you through the EXACT step by step process that will ensure you make the BEST financial decisions, large or small, every single time. Make sure you read all the way to the end for a special Bonus Guide that will teach you EXACTLY How my wife and I […] The post How to Overcome the Spirit of Mammon appeared first on Tithe(H)acker.
  • Are You Under the Curse for Not Tithing?

    mholmes
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:17 pm
      Sometime ago I wrote that you WILL NOT be cursed if you don’t tithe. In fact I said: You will not be cursed. In fact, in Christ you’re eternally blessed! All the curses under the law came upon Christ…All the curses of the Law were laid on Christ at the cross. Period. So no […] The post Are You Under the Curse for Not Tithing? appeared first on Tithe(H)acker.
  • My First Year Results with Tithing: A Personal Case Study (Part 4)

    mholmes
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:37 pm
      So we’re finally here: the last installment. In this post we conclude my year of tithing and its results. In case you missed the first 3 installments here they are: My First Year Results with Tithing: A Personal Case Study (Part 1) My First Year Results with Tithing: A Personal Case Study (Part 2) […] The post My First Year Results with Tithing: A Personal Case Study (Part 4) appeared first on Tithe(H)acker.
  • My First Year Results with Tithing: A Personal Case Study (Part 3)

    mholmes
    10 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    In case this is your 1st time here, this case study is an unbiased account of my first year tithing. In my first post I spoke about being fired within my first 90 days of tithing (click here). In the 2nd post, I spoke about being disheartened not seeing the results from my tithing experiment […] The post My First Year Results with Tithing: A Personal Case Study (Part 3) appeared first on Tithe(H)acker.
  • My First Year Results with Tithing: A Personal Case Study (Part 2)

    mholmes
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:38 pm
    As I stated in the last post I wanted to give an unbiased and truthful account of my first year with tithing. Up to this point in my life I had never seen anything done like this before. Most people when they talk about tithing are quick to talk about how much of a multiplication […] The post My First Year Results with Tithing: A Personal Case Study (Part 2) appeared first on Tithe(H)acker.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Verge

  • How to Win at Google’s Game

    Tim Flint
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    “Play their game. You need to embrace that they have a business model. Embrace it and the rules are there. Play the game.” – Ryan Mull, Partner and Director at Imavex In the game of business, the premise is simple: make more money than you spend. When you take your business online, the game gets more complicated. Cheats and shortcuts that were once overlooked can be taken away, and even the rules you were playing by can change and essentially leave you starting over. Google is famous for switching the rules of the game, especially when it comes to SEO. Why can this one company have such…
  • 5 Tips For Learning to Code

    Forest Good
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Like learning any new domain (be it music or a foreign language), there is a tremendous learning curve to programming.  At first, it seems like a massive mountain to climb, but the most important thing is to keep learning and not to give up when you feel discouraged.Here are a five tips for anyone considering whether they should take the time to learn how to program. Bet on any horse, because all of them will get you where you need to go – When it comes to which programming language to choose, think about what type of skill set you want to develop. Mobile – Objective-C (iOS),…
  • How To Re-Invest In Midwest Startups

    Matt Hunckler
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    Indiana and the surrounding Midwest has an exciting history of software entrepreneurship. Large sales of companies like Software Artistry and Baker Hill in Indianapolis, and Resite in Bloomington, started a movement that has snowballed into a powerful Midwest startup community. In this interview from the The Innovation Showcase, entrepreneurs and business leaders from around the Midwest share their perspective on how to keep the momentum going and re-invest in Midwest startups: First you have to have success. And early software successes in Indiana made way for even bigger wins for the state,…
  • Can Indiana’s New Crowdfunding Law Help Your Business?

    Chuck Switzer
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Photo Credit: LendingMemo.com As of July 1, Hoosier entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital (join the club, right) now have a new tool: crowdfunding.  Indiana’s new crowdfunding law sailed quickly and almost unopposed through the General Assembly—140 yeas to 1 nay.  Despite any instinctual suspicion some may have of a law that both parties agree on, this legislation may actually be useful to you.  Here are six questions to consider in deciding whether to Hoosier crowdfund: Can I raise capital from out-of-state investors? No.  For the time being, federal law still prohibits you from…
  • WATCH: Verge Organizer Jordan Updike Discusses Indiana’s Growth on IIB

    Tim Hickle
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last week, Verge organizer and all around stud Jordan Updike made a visit to Inside Indiana Business to chat with Gerry Dick and Ike Willett about the growth of Indiana’s tech sector and the new capital the Circle City is seeing because of it. “The beautiful thing is we’re starting to get a reputation as an area that’s putting out quality companies and quality work.” - Jordan Updike Perhaps the greatest evidence of this comes from the Innovation Showcase. In the past six years, this event has grown from a small, niche event to a startup spectacle that attracts…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Startup Flavor

  • Uber Recruiting Drivers During Paid Rides Is Awesome

    Alex Lawrence
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Twitter exploded today (at least my feed did) with discussion about the fact that Uber pays teams of people to book rides via their competitor, Lyft, and then proceeds to recruit the drivers during those rides to leave Lyft and drive for Uber. I think this is a brilliant strategy. Before going any deeper on ...
  • Outdoor Products and Aviation — Partner With UCAID

    Alex Lawrence
    8 May 2014 | 10:46 am
    I get to work with a unique and diverse set of people at Weber State University. One of the most interesting groups is UCAID, which stands for the Utah Center for Applied Innovation and Design. UCAID serves the nation’s aviation and outdoor products industries by conducting contracted applied scientific and engineering research for our industry ...
  • The NBA – It’s A Franchise

    Alex Lawrence
    30 Apr 2014 | 1:34 pm
    I’ve read a few posts lately from some celebrities like Mark Cuban as well as friends of mine via their FB and Twitter updates or comments. The theme of the ones I am referring to go something like this: “Sterling is a horrible person. Racism is despicable and cannot and should not be tolerated.” After ...
  • For Entrepreneurs, By Entrepreneurs

    Alex Lawrence
    16 Mar 2014 | 12:05 pm
    I wanted to get some feedback from the Utah startup community before we get too far with this idea. Some community members at Startup Ogden have come up with an idea for an “event”. I put that in quotes because all the world needs is *another* entrepreneurship event, right? Right. So this isn’t an event, ...
  • Summit: Outside — From The Inside

    Alex Lawrence
    29 Jul 2013 | 8:53 pm
    Much has been written about Summit, their events and the people that attend them. Summit, as a whole, now includes Powder Mountain and all of the property, employees and outdoor opportunities that come along with these terrific mountains of Northern Utah. They’ve been hosting events for years in different locations around the US but are ...
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Startup Champ

  • From Start Up To Success – Making It To Ten Years In Business

    Gus
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:48 am
    In today’s modern society, it’s somewhat easy to be sceptical about businesses based on a ‘traditional’ business model. Everything’s about digital these days, after all. But that isn’t to say that we don’t need traditional businesses. For example, Paperstone, the office supplies company, are currently celebrating ten years in business. Selling paper, pens and all things ‘non-techy’ can be a bit of a struggle in this day and age. Of course they sell all kinds of other stuff too, like printers and so on, but it’s a struggle nonetheless. We do need these products though, so…
  • The Importance of Window Displays and How to Get Them Right

    Gus
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:25 am
    Does your business involves selling from a physical location, where you need to attract customers off the street? If so, you need to be giving some serious thought to your window displays. Your shopfront and the display in its window is the first impression that your potential customers get of you business. Much like someone buying a house, they aren’t going to walk inside if the exterior doesn’t impress them. Your window display is your chance to let the people walking past know who you are. You should use it as an opportunity to display your brand and tell passersby what you can…
  • Which 4 Unknown Geeks Secretly Rule the Tech World?

    Gus
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    Source: WhoIsHostingThis.com
  • Show Your Employees You Care with These Easy Methods

    Gus
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    The happiness and health of your employees are paramount to the success of your business. Unhappy employees don’t work well, especially if they feel underappreciated. Employees who feel they aren’t being treated fairly will harbour resentment. This creates a bad atmosphere and depletes workplace morale. Showing your employees you care isn’t an effortless job, but it is something that you can do with lots of small gestures. You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to do it, and it should be something that’s woven into the fabric of your employees’ time…
  • Why Back-Up Power Supplies are Crucial for Your Business

    Gus
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    The inter-connected worlds of business and commerce are challenging for start-up ventures, even as the economy continues to grow considerably. There are issues that are continuing to cloud the UK’s economic performance, however, including an increasingly precarious housing market and weak productivity figures. When you consider these factors alongside the pitfalls of an increasingly competitive market, there is a pressing need for business start-ups to work diligently if they are to fulfil their potential and ultimately achieve optimum performance in their chosen market. The Importance of…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Funders and Founders | Funders and Founders

  • Late Bloomers – Late In Life Success

    Anna Vital
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:28 am
    Late bloomers are people who achieved proficiency in some skill later than they are normally expected to. The key word is “expected.”   School Is a Machine, Learning Is Not Ever since the 19th century, when education was first standardized, learning in popular imagination is highly connected to age. The school system, back then and now, is modeled after a factory – people get education in batches, based on their date of manufacture. If you were manufactured seven years ago, that means it’s time to learn the multiplication table, for instance. And if you are ten…
  • Too Late To Start? Quarter Life Crisis and Late Bloomers

    Anna Vital
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    Does success have a deadline?  And if yes, what is the best age to succeed? Here is a visualization of the relationship between age and success. Tap on the circles below and investigate for yourself. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE. quarter-life crisis mid-life crisis by Anna Vital TOO LATE TO START? years of life “The Critical Period” – Do It Early or Bust? Language, it is believed, cannot be learned without an accent after the critical age (usually 16). Musical talent is usually apparent in the first ten years of life. Most people we know as successful programmers started coding as…
  • The Aha Moments – How Entrepreneurs Realized What To Do In Life

    Anna Vital
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Before any entrepreneur became successful there was a time they did not know what to do. And then the aha moment happened. How? About 2200 years ago Archimedes stepped into his bath and exclaimed, “Eureka!” It means “I found it.” At that moment Archimedes found a solution to a problem he had been pondering for a long time. It was a moment of sudden discovery. The eureka effect. A moment of deep insight. It’s an epiphany which translates as “striking appearance.” In that moment a previously unsolvable problem becomes suddenly clear and obvious. Before…
  • Serial Entrepreneurs – The Founders Who Pursue Multiple Opportunities

    Anna Vital
    23 Aug 2013 | 9:21 am
    Do most great entrepreneurs focus on one idea or pursue many? A quick look at billionaire entrepreneurs reveals that most of them are serial entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are known for being able to focus on one thing to the point of making it a reality. Entrepreneurs are also known for their ability to recognize business opportunities when they come. These two qualities can be at odds with each other: focusing on one thing while looking around for more opportunities contradicts itself. For many new entrepreneurs there is a real dilemma here. Should you start a lot of companies, or should you…
  • How Startup Valuation Works – Measuring a Company’s Potential

    Anna Vital
    1 Jul 2013 | 11:20 am
    How would you measure the value of a company? Especially, a company that you started a month ago – how do you determine startup valuation? That is the question you will be asking yourself when you look for money for your company. Let’s lay down the basics. Valuation is simply the value of a company. There are folks who make a career out of projecting valuations. Since most of the time you are valuing something that may or may not happen in the future, there is a lot of room for assumptions and educated guesses. Why does startup valuation matter? Valuation matters to entrepreneurs…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Life-Long Learner

  • Speedreading People With Vanessa Van Edwards – TCE 037

    Scott
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes Today is an absolutely fascinating episode and one that I think has the ability to change the way you interact with people ipso facto the quality of your life experience. Our guest Today is Vanessa Van Edwards founder of the Science of People. What the heck is the science of people…well, you’ll find out in a minute when we hear from Vanessa, but I know some people hear the word science and immediately think BORING and I can assure you today’s episode is far from it. A blaring majority of how people perceive us is tied to…
  • Zero to Hockey Stick Growth: How to Get Startup Traction with Justin Mares – TCE 036

    Scott
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes Today we have a good old fashioned roommate special. My current roommate Justin Mares, who is one of the most interesting and accomplished young studs I know, just released a new book called Traction Book with Duck Duck Go founder Gabe Weinberg. Today I brought him on the show to discuss the theme of the book how startups can acquire customers. This conversation which was done on the ol kitchen table of our apartment covers some of the meatiest concepts in the book. We’ll touch on everything from how to think effectivelty…
  • How to Become More Charismatic With Charlie Houpert – TCE 035

    Scott
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes Today is an episode I’ve been looking forward to for a long time…. I am so excited to be having one of my best buds and former roommates Charlie Houpert on the show. Charlie is a brilliant mind especially when it comes to people and social skills. Teaching other people how to develop them is his passion and the focus of his current business Charisma on Command. I’ve been around a lot of social butterflies and people into self-development and I can’t say I’ve encountered anyone more on the cutting edge of charisma…
  • How to Go From Product Idea to The Shelves of Your Favorite Retailers with Brandon Rickman – TCE 034

    Scott
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes Have you ever had an idea for a physical product or a way to make something that already exists even better? Maybe it’s something as simple as looking at a popular kitchen utensil and wishing it had your favorite sports teams logo on it… If you’ve ever hard an idea for creating a physical product and want to know exactly how to do it, today you are in for a special treat. We’ll be hearing from Brandon Rickman, an awesome entrepreneur whose literally brought hundreds of products to market. He’s has patented, licensed ,…
  • Doubling Testosterone and A Business That I Didn’t Start

    Scott
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:14 pm
    This is a story about being a testosterone guinea pig and a business I decided not to start. Just over a year ago, I decided to move to Brazil with some of my buddies from NYC. A few months prior to our departure, my future roommate Ben tried a new diet regimen called intermittent fasting which increased his testosterone by 30%. I knew testosterone was an important hormone for dudes,  but wasn’t really sure why increased levels were desirable. After he told me this, I did some more research…. A lot of people hear the word Testosterone and just think of aggressive males, bar fighting…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    IdeaMensch

  • Isaac Morehouse – Founder and CEO of Praxis

    Mario Schulzke
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:42 pm
    If I do at least one thing every single day to get an idea closer to life, it has a far higher likelihood of success than if I wait around for a time when I can make one big move. I see it like exercising. If the idea is a healthy body, you’re better off doing one thing every day, even if it’s just twenty push-ups, then waiting for the perfect day to spend two hours in an elaborate workout at the gym. Isaac Morehouse is the founder and CEO of Praxis, and intensive ten-month program for entrepreneurial young people who want more than college. Isaac has tried just about every form of…
  • Kerrie Kelly – Founder of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab

    Mario Schulzke
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    I touch things once. I open the mail, schedule the bill payment and file it. You won’t see heaps of paper on my desk or a full inbox of unanswered emails from me. I value time and efficiency and this is how I honor that. Northern California interior designer Kerrie Kelly founded Kerrie Kelly Design Lab in 1995. She is an award-winning interior designer, author and multimedia consultant, helping national brands reach the interior design market. She is a certified interior designer with an Interior Design degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and has a Master’s in Business Administration…
  • Sandra Lewis – Founder and CEO of Worldwide101

    Mario Schulzke
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    I would probably put systems in place much earlier on. I wish I had created procedures early on, so that the work didn’t depend on me so much and for so long! Sandra Lewis is the Founder and CEO of Worldwide101, a virtual assistant company with team members located in the US, Canada, and throughout Europe. During her career, Sandra has worked as operations manager for companies such as Regus and BuroServices, with a focus on supporting small businesses to be effective as they scale. Where did the idea for your company come from? I noticed how hard it was for successful business owners, and…
  • Mina Chang – CEO and President of Linking the World

    Mario Schulzke
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    Come from a place of abundance, and look for ways to give to others. Mina Chang is CEO and president of Linking the World, an international humanitarian aid organization with a focus on children, global awareness, and breaking the cycle of poverty around the world. As the eldest child of two Salvation Army commanding officers, Mina was immersed in inner-city social programs and world mission projects and got a first-hand look at how these efforts can save and change lives. Her giving spirit and dedication to philanthropy have earned her widespread recognition, and she was chosen by the Dallas…
  • Asier Galdos – CEO and Co-founder of Greenius

    Mario Schulzke
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    I walk the talk. Ideas have almost no value (everyone has good ideas!) so I try to build simple (but not simpler) solutions interactively, releasing early and often, and attacking only one problem at a time. This approach has some costs (perfection is not gained immediately) but it’s the only way I know to be more efficient. Asier Galdos is CEO and co-founder of Greenius, a smart gardening platform that brings together people who love growing their own food, giving gardeners an easy, real-time and cool tool to connect to other growers and a smart platform that helps them become better…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    swombat.com

  • Non-violent communication

    Salim Virani
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:15 am
    First Round Capital's written a thought-provoking guide to internal startup communication: When startups experience conflict — particularly between leaders — efforts quickly become uncoordinated, motivations get misunderstood, and results fall short of expectations. You simply can’t produce an incredible product if the team building it won’t agree on fundamentals. Avoiding problems only allows them to fester and impact more people, while hasty, non-strategic communication can turn a small fire into a blaze. It centralises around a commmon mistake: Watch out, because the jump from…
  • Coding isn’t easy, but it is learnable

    Salim Virani
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:15 am
    Pamela Fox, from Khan Academy: These campaigns are telling students that “coding is easy,” and then they’re trying it, and now not only are they struggling to learn something new, but they’re feeling bad about themselves because hey, “coding is easy”, they shouldn’t be struggling. Nobody should feel bad for struggling to learn something new. They should be commended for trying to learn something new at all. It's interesting that most founders are brazen and keen to tackle a load of business challenges, figuring things out and learning new skills - but we often put "the technical…
  • More about NDAs

    Daniel Tenner
    9 Aug 2014 | 12:47 am
    Stef Lewandowski takes a slightly different angle about NDAs. Whereas I previously explored why I wouldn't sign NDAs in initial conversations as a recipient of those documents, Stef looks at why he used to ask for NDAs and how he's changed his mind about it: Non-disclosure-by-default introduces the risk that your company culture could be poisoned by secrecy at an early stage. I distinctly remember moments in a previous “stealth startup” company where I and those around me were so tied down with non-disclosure that we didn’t tell our own families what we were working on. The effect of…
  • Building international relationships

    Salim Virani
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Irina Dzhambazova shares how Bulgarian startups deal with obscurity, and succeed building international relationships: Serendipity and true partnerships "Investing time in getting to know an organisation or a person, without looking for the immediate quid pro quo is the way to go. Just get to know people, interact with them in the manner you do with friends and leave the rest to chance." - Vesselina Tasheva Good partners understand each others goals and can act proactively on each other's behalf. This type of relationship is much easier when you can relate this way at a personal level.
  • Take pleasure in the journey

    Daniel Tenner
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Jason Cohen: Rather, you must understand that it is the building, not the result of that building, that matters. Keep score, so long as you can distinguish between the game and life. Keep score, while also basking in the thrill of generating happy customers and launching unique products and gathering the energy and brainpower of brilliant humans tackling interesting problems. Or, to put it in the poetic words of Constantine P. Cavafy: When you set out for Ithaka ask that your way be long, full of adventure, full of instruction. The Laistrygonians and the Cyclops, angry Poseidon - do not fear…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Platform Thinking

  • Will peer lending platforms disrupt banking? Feedback loops may hold the key

    Sangeet Paul Choudary
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:51 am
    Earlier this week, I had an interesting tweet exchange with Giles Andrews, the founder of Zopa, one of the leading peer lending platforms. Clearly, Zopa and peer lending platforms of its ilk are going strong. The strong growth notwithstanding, they are a drop in the ocean of traditional lending models, as is often the case with emerging platforms. Will such platforms ever pose a compelling alternative to the banking industry? The answer to this question may lie in their ability to build a data-driven feedback loop. Feedback Loops A platform’s ability to use data often has a direct…
  • The Lepore-Christensen Debate: A repeatable pattern for Platforms and Disruptive Innovation

    Sangeet Paul Choudary
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Airbnb was recently valued at an eleven figure sum, which overshadows all, except the largest hotel chains. The usual criticisms to tech valuations aside, the impact of Airbnb on the traditional hotel industry is definitely being felt. But why did the industry fail to spot this threat for so long? How does something like Airbnb come out of the ordinary and change the rules of an entire industry? And how could something like this be repeated in another industry? Getting Blindsided By Platform Thinking Airbnb is the latest in a series of disruptions brought about by internet businesses over the…
  • From Twitter to Tinder: Why you should stop launching at tech conferences

    Sangeet Paul Choudary
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:05 am
    If you’re running a tech startup, you’ve probably tried to (or would love to, if you could) do at least one of the following: - Get TechCrunch to cover you - Launch at SXSW Unfortunately, as launch channels go, the more unimaginative the channel, the less successful it is at getting you traction. This is because everyone else is trying to do the same thing as well and the audience has had too much of the same thing. But more importantly, these launch strategies are bumps, they’re not engines. As Paul Graham points out in his startup growth curve, the TechCrunch of initiation…
  • From Social Media to the Sharing Economy: The Three Drivers of Business Disruption

    Sangeet Paul Choudary
    5 Jun 2014 | 8:56 am
    First we went wild about social media disrupting the world of business communications and media. Then the Sharing Economy sprang up and we talked about how the traditional ownership model was getting disrupted. We’re looking at the 3D printer as the democratization of manufacturing much like Twitter and blogging democratized publishing and YouTube democratized broadcast. Disruption isn’t over yet. In fact, it’s just getting started! But irrespective of which phenomenon you look at ( and even if you dismiss all of these as fads), the enduring shift that underlies all these disruptions is…
  • A SCALING FRAMEWORK FOR NETWORK EFFECT PLATFORMS

    Sangeet Paul Choudary
    28 May 2014 | 6:32 am
    One of the most common misconceptions about running a platform business is that it’s all straight and easy once the initial chicken and egg problem of getting both producers and consumers is solved. Ironically, in an age where kicking off new platforms isn’t quite as difficult as it used to be, the most important platform management issues really come up once the platform starts working and delivering value. But let’s start this at the beginning: The original platform hassle Everyone loves a good network effect. The problem is often that it is quite difficult achieving it.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Business Start Ups

  • Small Biz Guide to Social Media

    Caroline Baxter
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    Looking for an up to date guide on what to post and how to use all the top social networks? This handy infographic shows you how. Created by Magic Logix, the guide encompasses all the essential networks for your business and gives a great overview of how you can use them for brand exposure, customer […] The post Small Biz Guide to Social Media appeared first on Business Start Ups.
  • How To Increase Your Email Response Rates

    Caroline Baxter
    27 Jan 2014 | 2:28 am
    Email Marketing Best Practices Organising your email marketing should be a priority for 2014 You may have been sending emails for years now, but sending emails and getting them to be actually opened and read are two completely different things. Is your database organised? Do you write your emails or newsletters with a goal in […] The post How To Increase Your Email Response Rates appeared first on Business Start Ups.
  • Business Writing – The Secret Recipe [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Caroline Baxter
    22 Jan 2014 | 4:22 am
    Magentic Writing Always wanted to write a truly magnetic Blog post? The article readers come back for, time after time? Getting traffic to your website is only part of the recipe for business success. Essentially, there are many ingredients which count towards making your business website the connoisseur of the industry. My article How to get original […] The post Business Writing – The Secret Recipe [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Business Start Ups.
  • WordPress Tutorial – An Introduction to WordPress

    Caroline Baxter
    25 Sep 2013 | 6:09 am
    WordPress So how can you have the website you dreamed of, at little or no cost, with a fully integrated CMS (content management system) and thousands of ready to use, free or paid templates? Every business owner knows the importance of having an up to date website. You may also know that getting a new website […] The post WordPress Tutorial – An Introduction to WordPress appeared first on Business Start Ups.
  • Master LinkedIn Skills and Expertise in 5 Minutes

    Caroline Baxter
    5 Sep 2013 | 4:08 am
    Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was an online social media platform that could show you; Who the key influencers are in your field along with their contact details The exact keywords you should be using in relation to your skillset to optimize your profile What social groups you need to join to connect with […] The post Master LinkedIn Skills and Expertise in 5 Minutes appeared first on Business Start Ups.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Startup Videos

  • Animated Videos Done Right: First look of Animaker.com

    bhuvana
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    Now, for creating high quality, interesting, compelling video, you don’t need to start spout a thousands of words of brilliant prose with your camera and also you don’t need a giant video production department. Then how its possible! you have this question in mind? But not certainly, we gonna talk about a video making tool. You may heard about several free and paid tools online that can help you create something that really stand out. An up-and-coming online tool (Its in Beta version) help you to hold your viewers attention and make them feel wow, called “Animaker”. the company…
  • Vizury Central: All Campaigns in one place

    bhuvana
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:36 am
          Vizury Central App, a simplified or complex process of tracking multiple campaigns across channels.       A campaign management app, which is also useful for reporting needs. With this vizury central app, now the campaign management became easier as we get the overview of our digital marketing performance all through a single interactive window. The main features of Vizury Central App: 1. Real-Time Campaign Management 2. Intuitive & Insightful Reporting 3. Meaningful Data Insights & Analytics 4. Smoother Marketing…
  • 10 gamification techniques that work for startups

    bhuvana
    6 Jun 2014 | 12:10 am
          Gamification – the term may be new but gaming tactics used in the businesses are not new. It is about taking the essence of games, and applying into real world, non-game situations. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”      – George Bernard Shaw       Today to engage users, game elements and game design techniques are start used in non-game contexts and thats how the unofficial term “gamification” arrived officially as a secret weapon…
  • Beginner’s Guide: 10 Simple steps for Startup Valuation

    anandarajan
    3 May 2014 | 7:55 am
    How will you evaluate a company’s value? Especially an organization, which you have kick-started a month, back. Start-up valuation is an art which you need to perform if you are expecting money from investors. This strategy helps to take your business to the next level. It is no rocket science. Adopting some simple steps helps you to easily assess the value of your start-up. Why start-up valuation is so important? As an entrepreneur giving significance to start-up valuation will help you to determine how much of your company‘s shares you would be giving to the investors in exchange for…
  • Interview with Explainer video Expert: Demo Duck

    bhuvana
    3 May 2014 | 2:25 am
          In today’s advanced online culture, video is the most valuable advertising tool for a particular product or service and Explainer videos are something quick, fun and simple. A well made explainer video consolidates all the business key information to explain simply in a minute or two and also adds the magic ingredient as storytelling.       People are definitely becoming more comfortable with the term “explainer videos”, often using it interchangeably with “marketing video” or “web video” and consumers have fallen…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    AlleyWatch

  • How Much Founder Stock Should You Offer Co-Founders?

    Martin Zwilling
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Two heads are better than one, so the first task in many startups is finding a co-founder or two. You need to find the skills or experience you don’t have in business, technology or money. The first...
  • #NYCtech Week in Review

    AlleyWatch
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Extra bonus points to anyone who can correctly identify the location of the image in this piece. Another busy week in NYC Tech with no holiday slowdown edition… With so much going on in the city’s...
  • 8 Traits of a Great Startup Product Manager

    Iain Grant
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    Many a startup was founded on a great idea, but it takes a great team to make sure that idea doesn’t falter before hitting the go-to-market finish line. The companies that end up with the best...
  • Hackerspace Provides Hackers Creative Haven

    AlleyWatch
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
    HeatSync Labs, a so-called hackerspace in Mesa, Arizona provides members and the public alike a space to allow their creative juices to flow and make their tech dreams into a reality.
  • Freelance Bike Delivery Guy for NYC Startups Makes $50,000 a Year

    Uptin Saiidi
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    It’s becoming faster and easier to get anything you want, when you want it. A lot of the thanks go to people like Sean Lyons, a 23-year-old bike messenger in New York City who rides between 20...
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Startup Freak

  • Hotel Amar Palace Mathura

    StartupFreak
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    Company Name : Hotel Amar Palace Mathura Description : Cheap Hotel in Mathura Company Overview : Looking Cheap Hotel in Mathura? Contact Hotel Amar Palace is is offering budget Hotel in Mathura. Book affordable Hotel in Mathura with us to get the best deal. Homepage URL: http://hotelamarpalacemathura.com Industry : Transportation/Logistics Number of Employees : Location : Mathura, UP Looking Cheap Hotel in Mathura? Contact Hotel Amar Palace is is offering budget Hotel in Mathura. Book affordable Hotel in Mathura with us to get the best deal.
  • HIMALAYA GUEST HOUSE

    StartupFreak
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    Company Name : HIMALAYA GUEST HOUSE Description : GUEST HOUSE Company Overview : A BUDGET CLASS AND COMFORTABLE GUEST HOUSE LOCATED AT THE IT HUB OF SECTOR-V SALT LAKE , KOLKATA, JUST 30 MINUTES DRIVE FROM THE AIRPORT ,OFFERING 12 WELL APPOINTED A/C AND NON A/C ROOMS, WITH ATTACHED BATH,GEYSER, ROOMS FITTED WITH LED TV, ROOM SERVICE, BREAKFAST/LUNCH & DINNER, FULL FLEDGED TRAVEL DESK OFFERING AIRPORT/RAILWAY STAION PICK UP AND AND DAILY KOLKATA & ADJOINING AREA TOUR (AT ADDITIONAL COST) Homepage URL: http://www.himalayainn.in Industry : Hospitality/Travel Number of Employees : 45…
  • GeniPro Technologies

    StartupFreak
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    Company Name : GeniPro Technologies Description : WE ARE A COMPANY OF GENIus PROfessionals Company Overview : GeniPro Technologies is an IT Services company providing a wide-range of services like Web Designing, Web Application Development, SEO Optimization, E-commerce solutions, Digital Marketing, Custom CMS Solutions and Application Maintenance. Our goal is to create lasting and meaningful relationships between our client’s brand and audience through smart thinking and thoughtful design. Homepage URL: http://genipro.in Industry : Technology Number of Employees : Location : Bangalore Key…
  • Silcarb Recrystallized Private Limited

    StartupFreak
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    Company Name : Silcarb Recrystallized Private Limited Description : Silicon Carbide Heating Elements and Furnaces Manufacturers Company Overview : Silcarb has been in the field of manufacturing Silicon Carbide Heating Elements and Furnaces for the past three decades, with its plant located at BANGALORE, South India. Silcarb uses advanced materials and innovative engineering concepts in order to reduce energy consumption in any furnaces manufactured. Heating Elements 1. Three Piece Straight Alpha SIC Rods 2. Reaction Bonded Single Spiraled Heating Elements 3. Reaction Bonded Double Spiraled…
  • point perfect technology

    StartupFreak
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    Company Name : point perfect technology Description : PPTS, we believe in developing solutions based on your business requirements Company Overview : Point Perfect Technology Solutions (PPTS) is a web designing and development company focussing on niche areas of web design including web graphic design, interface design, authoring, including standardised code and proprietary software, user experience design and search engine optimization. Homepage URL: http://www.pptssolutions.com Industry : Technology Number of Employees : Location : 444, PPTS Tower, Trichy Road, Ramanathapuram,Coimbatore…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Onboardly

  • Pop-Up Shops: Your Key to Quick Customer Acquisition

    Guest Post
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The benefits of pop-up shops are easy to see on the surface. Look a little deeper, and they also present more subtle, yet just as valuable, opportunities. In some respects, a pop-up shop is analogous to a Swiss Army knife. It’s a marketing tool, a demographics tool, a revenue enhancement tool…you get the idea. If you have a pop-up shop, use it often and exploit every opportunity to acquire new customers. What are the benefits of a pop-up shop in regard to quick customer acquisition? Show Me It’s a space where retailers can conduct a “show and tell” of their products and for…
  • How to Not Suck at Hootsuite

    Shanelle Mullin
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    If you think that social media managers just get paid to sit around refreshing Twitter all day, let me take this opportunity to correct you. We also refresh: Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Quora Reddit And sometimes even Google+! The task of managing social media for a brand is becoming increasingly complex. Those with this role are responsible for creating content, engaging in conversations and monitoring ROI for a huge variety of platforms — each with their own intricacies. Enter social media management tools like Hootsuite, Buffer, and Tweetdeck that allow brands to create, schedule,…
  • The Secret Formula to the Perfect Viral Share [Infographic]

    Guest Post
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    You’ve got your business set up with the essentials: a clear business plan, a fantastic idea that you know will sell, and a space on social media carved out for yourself. All you need now is a loyal army of followers. Really, in a nutshell what you need is to go viral. This takes more than luck. It’s both a skill and a science. The key is to tap into the psychology of your targeted clients, figure out what content will be most likely to move them emotionally, and once you strike a chord, you will know be able to spread content twice as fast with information that is practical, surprising,…
  • How to Not Suck at Befriending Journalists

    Crystal Richard
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Making friends. It starts at our first play date. Evolves onto the playground. Carries us through to frosh week and follows us into our career. Of all the survival skills one doth possess in life – making friends is an invaluable talent. So what happens if you really suck at it? Or if you just suck at communicating with strangers in general? It’s not news that connecting with journalists is trying in itself. Making friends with them first is always encouraged, but that can be easier said than done. Especially for those who find social interaction tricky on their best of days. Do you…
  • You Don’t Need More Content, You Need Better Content

    Renee Warren
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    If you go to a restaurant and are served a bland meal, would you be happy if the manager offered you more of that same disappointing food in an effort to make it better? Of course not — you’d want to go to a different restaurant and eat better food. More is not always a good solution. So why, then, are you working yourself ragged in the metaphorical kitchen trying to churn out more and more and more bland content that your readers don’t even want? If your content isn’t generating the results that you were hoping for, the solution isn’t to do more of what doesn’t work, it’s…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Grasshopper Blog

  • Sponsored Posts on LinkedIn: The Small Business Owner’s Quick Guide

    Kaleigh Moore
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    You’ve been using LinkedIn as a professional resource for a while now. As a business owner, you use it to connect with others you know and have worked with—and it’s a great tool for networking. But have you ever noticed the sponsored content pop up toward the top of your LinkedIn feed as you scroll through? Probably so. You may have even clicked through to read more about a relevant piece of information or discovered a new product. Like many other social networking platforms, LinkedIn has opened up advertising for businesses small and large. And with over 313 million users, sponsored…
  • Sponsored Facebook Ads: The Small Business Owner’s Quick Guide

    Grasshopper Team
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    You know those sponsored ads you see when you’re browsing your personal Facebook page? Sometimes they’re not so relevant. You tell Facebook that you enjoy “Game of Thrones” and NFL football, and they deliver you ads for gardening tools and baby clothes. But sometimes they are relevant, and you find yourself clicking through anyway. If you’re a small business owner, you’re highly interested in switching roles—instead of being the person to click the ad, you want to be the person behind the ad. And why not? Facebook allows you to target highly specific audiences: people who have…
  • The Small Business Owner’s Quick Guide to Sponsored Twitter Ads

    Grasshopper Team
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    When you’re a small business, investing a lot of time and effort into social media can be frustrating. Even if you’re somewhat Twitter-savvy, there’s no guarantee that your Twitter account is going to spread like wildfire right away. And those web-exclusive promotions you’ve been offering won’t generate a lot of buzz if you only have 35 followers, many of whom are only half-interested in your Tweets to begin with. The quickest and most direct route to more followers, more clicks to your website, and more Twitter success is simple: sponsored Twitter ads. We know what you’re…
  • What Should a Small Business Post on a Blog? (And Should You Even Have One?)

    Kaleigh Moore
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’re like me, you probably have a few blogs you read religiously each week, so you appreciate the content and understand the premise of having a blog. But when it comes to creating and maintaining a blog for yourself— maybe you’re not sure where to start…. or maybe you don’t think it’s worth it. Guess what? You’re not alone. Lots of small business owners are asking themselves, “What the heck do I post on a blog? Should I ramble on about my services or share a few photos from a recent event? And what’s the point of taking the time to do that?” No more…
  • Perfect Voicemail Greetings: 10 Tips for Recording Effective and Professional Messages (Plus Examples!)

    Kiera Abbamonte
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Most business advice highlights tools, tricks, and other fast tracks to success. Before you go there, you need to have the basics right. If you’re going to effectively market your new business, then your email signature, voicemail, and tone of voice need to be considered. These things seem small, but put together they make up your brand. So, yes, of course you have voicemail, but are you leveraging it to its full potential? Are you presenting yourself professionally? These 10 tips are a surefire way to maximize the value you’re getting from your voicemail service and delight callers…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Tech Tidbits

  • Business Bits - Kenya - Illuminum Greenhouse

    Eleanor Wall
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Illuminum Greenhouse - Sensor technology for greenhouses- Farmers receive irrigation SMS messages- Monitor greenhouse temperature- Monitor soil conditions- Also provides soil testing/fertilizer recommendations
  • Business Bits - Tanzania - Mitikaz

    Eleanor Wall
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Mitikaz- Online marketplace for developing countries- Users can place items for sale/for auction- Users can create classified ads- Payment methods include PayPal, credit/debit cards- Mobile payments available via M-pesa- Payments via eZyPesa and Airtel coming soon
  • Business Bits - South Africa - Enkore

    Eleanor Wall
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Enkore- Bitcoin/P2P tipping to creators- Searchable database of creators (alpha)- Founded by Simon de la Rouviere
  • Can These 10 Tools Improve Your Content Marketing ROI?

    Eleanor Wall
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Are you searching for tools that can improve your content marketing ROI? Do you need resources that can ease your content curation duties, lessen the burden on your social media management team, or spread your branded content further? It might be time to investigate the intriguing array of fresh marketing tools at your disposal. Whether you are a small business owner, a brand marketing content creator, or a social media 'guru', paying attention to changes within the content marketing sector can have a long-lasting impact on your bottom line. Peruse the possibilities when you incorporate some…
  • Business Bits - Egypt - F16Apps' Neatly for Twitter

    Eleanor Wall
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Neatly for Twitter- Twitter timeline sorted by interest- Customizable- iOS, Android, Blackberry- From F16Apps- Based out of Cairo, Egypt
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    e27

  • Head in the clouds: 5 elements of cloud robotics

    geektime
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Robots are a “gateway drug” for getting students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Do you agree? Robots haven’t yet lived up to their potential, but they’re about to benefit enormously from the Cloud. In this talk I’ll describe how a new generation of robots can use wireless networking, big data, machine learning, open-source, and the Internet of Things to improve how they assist us in tasks from driving to housekeeping to surgery. The roots of this trend go back to the early 1990s, when the World Wide Web was first introduced. I was a young professor at…
  • It has never been easier and harder to brand yourself

    geektime
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Is it important to have a branding strategy? You bet! It has never been easier – and harder – for companies and individuals to brand themselves. Let me explain. Companies used to be largely in control of their brands. Top executives would identify their business and marketing goals, and then the marketing, communications, and design staffs would create a brand strategy that would help to achieve those goals. The marketing and sales departments would carefully select the words that would appear in taglines, advertisements, brochures, and more. Designers would brainstorm and create…
  • HRBoss’ head honcho Bernie Schiemer: Locals matter

    Elaine Huang
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:04 am
    With five offices across Asia, Bernie Schiemer, the man behind HRBoss, believes that people want to talk to their own countrymen “Locals matter,” said Bernie Schiemer, CEO and Founder, HRBoss, a software company with offices in five countries across Asia. Bernie Schiemer, CEO and Founder, HRBoss He added, “I noticed the difference. You don’t realise how much Singaporeans want to speak to Singaporeans, period.” The same went for other parts of this region, where different countries mean different languages, culture practices and behavioural styles. “The…
  • Ashley Madison sues South Korea for being anti-competitive

    Elaine Huang
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:08 am
    The website for married individuals to meet one another states that South Korea has spared other similar platforms such as Gihonja Canada-based dating platform for married individuals Ashley Madison has announced that it has filed a suit in Canadian federal court against the South Korean government for “wrongfully blocking” its business. For background, in April 2014, Ashley Madison had launched its site in South Korea, only to see it being shut down by the government’s Korea Communications Standards Commission. In an email to e27, the firm wrote that the Commission had shut…
  • SingTel launches accelerator challenge for startups

    Twishy
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:15 am
    The challenge is to find and incubate the next best app or service focussing on consumer lifestyle and the Internet of Things SingTel is organising the SingTel Accelerator Challenge to find and incubate the next best app or service for consumers, focussing on consumer lifestyle and the Internet of Things. This challenge is supported by Samsung and organised in collaboration with Padang & Co. The top three participants will win a total of S$24,000 (approx. US$19,200) in cash prizes, and will get an opportunity to participate in a three-month SingTel incubation programme that will help them…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Tech in Asia

  • Recycling startup bags $16.5M in funding as ewaste piles up in a gadget-loving India

    Malavika Velayanikal
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:09 am
    There are two sides to the narrowing of the digital divide: on the negative side is exponential growth of electronic waste in emerging countries. Ewaste in India is estimated to reach 1.72 million metric tonnes (PDF link) by 2020, as growing consumption of electronics goes hand in hand with faster discard rates. Yet, most of its disposal and recycling is unorganized, resulting in pollution. Roorkee-based Attero Recycling attempts to fill that gap. This Indian startup, which offers end-to-end ewaste recycling solutions, just announced an INR 100 crore (US$16.5 million) series C round of…
  • Here are 4 investments by Singapore’s Crystal Horse you didn’t hear about

    Terence Lee
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:04 am
    Crystal Horse recently topped up five digits in Kluje, a home renovation site. Crystal Horse Investments is a stallion among seed investors in Southeast Asia. Already, the Singapore- and Malaysia-based firm has made 49 investments in four years. Its returns aren’t shabby: it made an estimated 3x from its exits, above the norm for angel investors in the US and UK. And it’s still galloping along steadily, making a bunch of new investments this year. It puts in five- to six- sums in each startup. “If things go good and the startup has everything ready, two to three months is quite…
  • Tesla to build 400 charging points in 120 cities across China thanks to major new partnership

    Steven Millward
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:57 am
    Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is set to build 400 electric car charging points in 120 cities across China. This will be done in partnership with China Unicom (NYSE:CHU; HKG:0762), the country’s second largest telco in terms of 3G subscribers. The deal will also see Tesla build 20 supercharging stations in China that can charge the vehicle as much as 16 times faster than a conventional power outlet, according to a report today from Bloomberg. Xinhua adds that China Unicom “will provide space for the construction and some basic services, while Tesla will be responsible for the charging…
  • This Hawaii accelerator is helping American startups enter Asia and vice versa

    Leighton Cosseboom
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:45 am
    Blue Startups Honolulu team members. Adding to the list of tropical destinations for entrepreneurs to grow their businesses, Blue Startups is a US-based tech accelerator that set up shop in Hawaii two years ago. Although Blue Startups calls Honolulu home, it looks to be the stepping stone for Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who want to penetrate emerging markets in Asia and vice versa. Matt Melloy, Blue Startups’ point man for business development, explains: “Hawaii is culturally and geographically close to Asia – providing [...] opportunity for US entrepreneurs.” Melloy conducts…
  • Twitter confirms upcoming office in Indonesia

    Lina Noviandari
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Indonesia is an attractive emerging market for many tech companies due to the large number of young consumers and the slowly expanding middle class. Along with its good internet penetration, Indonesia could become an important technology market in the future. Following Facebook’s and Apple’s moves to open representative offices in Indonesia, Twitter revealed today that it also plans to do just that. As reported by WSJ (via The Next Web), Twitter plans to set up an office in Indonesia within the next six months. This report was strengthened by a tweet sent this morning by Adam Bain, global…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Swedish Startup Space

  • Biohacking – the next big thing?

    Einar Persson
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A biohacking community was launched in Stockholm last week. But what is biohacking? Read on and get ready to mingle with cyborgs. There is a new kind of hackers in town – biohackers. The biohacking community BioNyfiken (eng. Bio curious) was officially announced last week. Biohacking can be described as a wide spectrum of futuristic practices including do-it-yourself biology and high tech body implants. What about hacking your own yogurt? Or why not upgrade your finger with a RFID tag? What about hacking your own yogurt? Or why not upgrade your finger with a RFID tag? To be honest, I…
  • Should we teach programming in Swedish schools? Codarica think so.

    James Pember
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If children are our future, we better make sure they’re well equipped to succeed in the society they’ll grow up in. As our society becomes increasingly “tech-driven”, there is a strengthening school of thought that says programming and technology needs to demand more attention from the education system. If children need to learn to code, Codarica want to be the platform to make that happen. The team believes that programming is the literacy of the 21st century and an early start to learning basic programming and technology is an essential skill for the future.
  • What impact has STING had on the Stockholm tech scene?

    Anders Hassis
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Here in Sweden, we know great things are happening in our startup community, but it’s time to make sure the rest of “startup world” knows what’s going on here! STING helps accelerate tech startups in the dynamic Stockholm region. The ecosystem encompasses comprehensive business development support, own financing sources, a recruitment service and access to STING’s broad business network – all interacting with each other to faster build Sweden’s new global growth companies. What STING and their companies have achieved over the past few years is nothing…
  • Prove your sporting prediction prowess with social betting platform Bethall

    James Pember
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The sports fans amongst us just cannot get enough sports. They want to watch it, talk about it and bet on it. Bethall is a Swedish startup with a slightly different take on the betting game though. Bethall is a social sports prediction network for sport fanatics. Essentially, once registering an account the world of “sports betting” is at their fingertips. Users publish predictions, or bets on certain matches and users accrue points and credibility over time depending on how accurate their predictions are. Whilst it’s free to “play” initially, there is a credits system…
  • Startup Grind: Karin Nilsdotter & Spaceport Sweden

    Marwan Ayache
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Kiruna. One hundred and forty five kilometers north of the arctic circle. Home of the midnight sun, reindeer, iron ore….and orbital space tourism. On actual spaceships. To actual space. It’s a quiet town-so quiet that if you listen closely at times you can literally hear the sky crackling, making it the perfect place for astronomical research, atmospheric sounding, and suborbital tourism. Kiruna is as far north as you’ll ever go, and it’s where Spaceport Sweden is hoping to take you as high up as you’ll ever dream. That’s precisely why CEO Karin Nilsdotter…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Barcinno

  • #Barcelona #Startup Jobs: Startupbootcamp IoT & Data (@sbcIoT_Data) Marketing & Events Manager

    Scott Mackin
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:09 am
    Company: Startupbootcamp IoT & Data Area: Global Startup Accelerator Place: Barcelona Job type: Marketing About Startupbootcamp IoT & Data: Startupbootcamp Internet of Things & Data is the leading global startup accelerator with a focus on Internet of Things & Smart Data delivering unparalleled support, mentorship, and connections to world class startups building disruptive solutions with connected devices and the […] The post #Barcelona #Startup Jobs: Startupbootcamp IoT & Data (@sbcIoT_Data) Marketing & Events Manager appeared first on Barcinno.
  • #Barcelona #Startup Jobs: Qipp (@weareqipp) HTML Javascript Developer (f/m)

    Scott Mackin
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:36 am
    Company: Qipp Area: IT/Internet of Things Place: Barcelona Job type: Engineer HTML/JavaScript developer (f/m) Show us what you are made of. You have fresh ideas, you are excellent in your field and you would like to work with experienced developers in an IT start-up? Then the perfect employer for you is qipp, an award-winning, well financed German-Swiss start-up. Part […] The post #Barcelona #Startup Jobs: Qipp (@weareqipp) HTML Javascript Developer (f/m) appeared first on Barcinno.
  • #Barcelona #Startup Jobs: Qipp (@weareqipp) HTML Javascript Jr Developer (f/m)

    Scott Mackin
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:38 am
    Company: Qipp Area: IT/Internet of Things Place: Barcelona Job type: Engineer ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY Show us what you are made of.You have fresh ideas, are excellent in your field and would like to work with experienced developers in an IT start-up? Then the perfect employer for you is qipp, an award-winning, well financed German-Swiss start-up.Part of your every-day tasks […] The post #Barcelona #Startup Jobs: Qipp (@weareqipp) HTML Javascript Jr Developer (f/m) appeared first on Barcinno.
  • The Definitive Barcelona BIG Tech Event List for the Second Half of 2014

    Scott Mackin
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:08 am
    Well, it’s August and there’s not much to report on during these sultry Barcelona summer days. Many escape the city for a few weeks of holiday bliss, while the rest put their heads down and actually get some work done, undisturbed from the usual hustle and bustle of startup life. So, as you have some […] The post The Definitive Barcelona BIG Tech Event List for the Second Half of 2014 appeared first on Barcinno.
  • #Barcelona #Startup Jobs: Quizlyse (@Quizlyse) BSoftware Engineer

    Scott Mackin
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    Company: Quizlyse Area: Social Games Place: Barcelona Job type: Engineer Are you senior Backend Engineer? Are you passionate about Social Games? If so, continue reading: Quizlyse is looking for a Lead Programmer to have the opportunity to live the adventure at a game startup with high international projection, we developed the Social Game called MARCAQuiz (Marca.com).We need a […] The post #Barcelona #Startup Jobs: Quizlyse (@Quizlyse) BSoftware Engineer appeared first on Barcinno.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    BangkokStartup

  • JetRadar – flight search engine for Thailand

    Christian Walter
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    A wave came over South-East Asia in the last couple of years, that can probably be summed up in two words: Rocket Internet. While Rocket is all over the news, there are other tech companies that have set foot into the local market, particularly from Russia. Last year we wrote about the SEO service UpToPromo, which is of Russian decent. Now Aviasales, the leading Eastern European flight search engine launched Jetradar.co.th, a fully localized flight search engine for the Thai market currently managed by CEO Max Kraynov. This went along with a recent 10million investment from iTech Capital.
  • Coworking Camp Event in Turkey November 2014

    Christian Walter
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:09 pm
    For those who would like to visit Turkey but need a good excuse, here it is. Founders, startups, digital nomads and freelancers will have the opportunity to network, work on new ideas, grow business and make new friends in Kemer, Turkey thanks to Coworking Camp. “Even though new coworking spaces are opening every day, and there is a flurry of startup events and incubation programs, it is sometimes difficult to make meaningful connections with other startups from different cities. Coworking Camp is specifically designed to let you meet founders that can help you to grow your network and…
  • Get Ready for I4-X – New Business Accelerator Coming to Bangkok

    Geoffrey Guyonnet
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:46 pm
    “I4-X“ is accepting applications for it’s first term starting  September 15th The 3 month accelerator program  was developed by the Singapore based Expara IDM Venture in collaboration with N-VEst Ventures. Expara is a leading provider of incubation and mentorship to early-stage interactive and digital media (IDM) companies across South-East Asia. I4-X will be based full-time at the co-working space Glowfish, where the companies can meet and discuss with the accelerator coaches and mentors. Each of the startups will receive a small pre-seed investment of THB 250,000 to cover the…
  • WearYouWant raises USD 1.5mil Series A

    Christian Walter
    3 Aug 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Bangkok based e-commerce Startup WearYouWant has announced a USD 1.5mil Series A round to expand into South-East Asia. Unlike other e-commerce solutions WyW is unique in that it positions itself as a fashion community. WyW enables local fashion retailers to compete with the online only ecommerce solutions, such as Zalora, by selling their inventory online.   WearYouWant collaborates with local fashion brands in a very unique way. Labels that join the fashion community can sell their products online through the WyW websites. The shops decide which items should be sold online and the…
  • Startup Nation and Katherin Ventures Invest in MAD Incubator

    Christian Walter
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Malaysia’s Largest-Private Business Incubator, MAD Incubator (MAD) has secured an undisclosed sum of investments led by Singapore-based Start Up Nation’s Malaysian subsidiary and joined by Kathrein Ventures based in Singapore. The investment will be used to expand MAD to new markets and further establish MAD as the leading incubation play for South East Asia with the mission to grow the startup ecosystem in SE Asia. MAD and SUN inked an agreement for collaboration in 2013 and have been working together since the beginning of the year 2014. Their visions have grown even bigger, ever since…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Uncanny Owl

  • LearnDash Review Revisited

    Ryan Moore
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    A few months ago, Ken wrote a brief review of his experiences using LearnDash to develop Grade Hacks, Uncanny Owl’s study skills program. It remains our second most-visited page on this website and attracts a lot of traffic for people searching for LearnDash reviews. Since that article was originally published 6 months ago, LearnDash has gone through a number of big changes, including the release of version 2.0. Ken’s original article is now outdated in a number of areas and we thought it was time to revisit some of the problem areas to see where things stand in the current release (2.0.3…
  • WordPress LMS Showdown: Sensei vs. LearnDash

    Ryan Moore
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    I recently decided to build a new LMS demo site with WooThemes Sensei, which gave me the opportunity to spend a lot of time setting Sensei up and integrated it into an existing site. Since most of Uncanny Owl’s platform consulting work involves LearnDash, it was great to explore a different approach to a WordPress LMS solution. In this article I’ll discuss some of what I really liked about Sensei (compared to LearnDash) and where I  have concerns about using the plugin to deliver training. First, some history. Uncanny Owl started working with WordPress LMS products just over a year…
  • WooThemes Sensei LMS Demo Site

    Ryan Moore
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    Ever wanted to see what Sensei looked like with a third-party theme? Maybe try it out on a platform where it could be more directly compared to LearnDash? Now you can! Uncanny Owl now has a completely functional Sensei site up at http://sensei.uncannycloud.com/. Sign in and check out some demo courses and lessons created with Sensei! If the new Sensei site looks familiar, that’s because it’s a clone of our LearnDash demo site. We took a snapshot of that site, replaced LearnDash and iThemes Exchange with Sensei and WooCommerce (and a whole lot of other stuff) and then rebuilt the same demo…
  • Instructor Led Training with WordPress

    Ryan Moore
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
    Facilitated training isn’t just for the classroom and complex Learning Management Systems. Even though WordPress learning solutions are primarily targeted at self-directed programs, it is absolutely possible to build facilitated learning with them. In this post I’ll share some of the ways we do this for our clients at Uncanny Owl. Let’s suppose you want to offer a 4-week paid course to the public. Each week, you want learners to go through some self-directed lessons (that include text, video, and offline readings), participate in online discussions with you and other learners, and then…
  • Keeping Client Sites Up and Running

    Ryan Moore
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    At Uncanny Owl we do everything we can to make sure our clients are happy before, during and after projects. We design simple, straightforward solutions that are easy to manage, yet the platforms will be do sometimes require periodic updates and oversight to stay secure and operational, just as any other software does. That’s why we build long-term relationships with our partners and help out proactively—so they can focus on their business rather than their systems. In the past we’ve managed ongoing maintenance on an individual basis. It worked, but coordinating everything on…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    NextShark

  • One of the Earliest Bitcoin Pioneers is Cryonically Freezing Himself For the Future

    Editorial Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Hal Finney, renowned cryptographer, coder, and bitcoin pioneer, died on Thursday at the age of 58 after battling ALS for five years. However, his journey isn’t over- he is now freezing himself using advanced technology so that he can be revived and cured in the future. Finney was one of the first programmers for bitcoin’s open source code- he received the first bitcoin transaction from Satoshi Nakamoto. As a fan of futurist technology, Finney requested to be cryonically (not cryogenically, that’s a false movie fact) frozen after his death to be revived in the far future. Shortly after…
  • Abercrombie is Desperately Trying to Lure Back Teens By Changing Its Image

    Editorial Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:47 pm
    via For any company in any industry, staying relevant is the greatest long-term challenge they can face. For a company like Abercrombie & Fitch, who has finally lost relevance amongst teen shoppers, they have a lot of work to move on from their more than less desirable image. via According to Business Insider, last year saw a 10% fall in sales- it’s now 7% in the latest quarter alone. Teens are more fickle than ever it seems. Now they are scrambling to change their image, taking measures including: Ditching their obnoxious logo style. A&C clothes are well known for sporting that…
  • Scientists Now Recommend “Coffee Naps” To Maximize Energy Throughout the Day

    Sebastian Dillon
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    New studies show that drinking coffee and then taking a quick nap, or a “coffee nap,” actually works to energize your brain. via Contrary to the popular belief, there is a way to mix coffee and napping without disrupting your sleep cycle. Here’s how it works. Caffeine takes a little while to hit your brain after you drink it. You start by drinking a cup of coffee quickly and then you try to take a short 20-minute nap. In 20 minutes, you don’t fall fully asleep, but you prime your brain for a coffee buzz. That buzz feeling comes when caffeine fills your adenosine receptors; adenosine…
  • 8 Outstanding Co-Working Spaces in Asia You Can Work Remotely From

    Joanna Riquett
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Have you ever felt that need of a change of scenery? You are not tired of your job, you are tired of being in the same place all the time! Here are some amazing co-working spaces in Asia that I’ve tried myself when traveling and that will help you convince your boss how awesome it would be for you to meet people in other countries for the business (but seriously though!). 1. An Unexpected Community in Bali Overlooking a rice paddy When you think of Bali you think of unplugging, a yoga retreat, a healthy diet, surfing, feeding monkeys or watching spectacular sunsets, but did you ever think…
  • Ferrari is Pissed Over Deadmau5’s “Purrari”

    Editorial Staff
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Sometimes when you buy something, you still don’t actually own it, even if you do pay over $300,000 for it. That’s what EDM artist Deadmau5 discovered during a row he had with Ferrari’s legal team over his customized Nyan cat themed 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider F1 Edition affectionately called the Purrari. Deadmau5 had previously raced the car in the Gumball 3000 from Miami to Ibiza, Spain. Allegedly, Ferrari USA’s legal team asked Deadmau5 to remove the Nyan cat wrapping around the car, the custom floormats, as well as the Purrari badge. Of course, he vented about it over Twitter. I…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    StartUp Beat

  • Featured Startup Pitch: The Baby Burp is a marketplace for independent baby- and mom-focused retailers that features an integrated gift registry

    Editor
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    By Amy Lingawi, The Baby Burp founder and CEO ELEVATOR PITCH The Baby Burp is an online marketplace of everything baby, toddler and mommy. It is unlike any other baby-related marketplaces that are found on the web that focus on used or gently-used baby items. The Baby Burp has new, handmade, custom and innovative products. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION The Baby Burp is a marketplace website, so all products are from sellers who consist of mostly moms and small businesses. The products range from handmade hair bows to new products on the verge of retail stardom. Since all products come from small…
  • As mobile video advertising grows by leaps-and-bounds, Conversion Logic offers advertisers analytics across platforms and devices

    Editor
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    A Q&A with Conversion Logic co-founder and CEO Trevor Testwuide. The Santa Monica-based startup, which offers video ad performance insights and analytics across platforms and devices, earlier this month announced the closing of a $1.1 million Seed funding round from Angel investors. It was founded early this year by Testwuide and COO Allison Lohse. This is its first round of outside funding. SUB: Please describe Conversion Logic and your primary innovation. TestwuideConversion Logic is building a next-gen attribution platform with deep focus on cross-platform video. We are modeling…
  • Why be ‘lean’ when you could run a ‘fat’ startup?

    Editor
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    By Sagi Bakshi, GM of installCore at ironSource From diets to startup advice, everyone is promoting the idea of ‘lean.’ But being told to create a lean startup was one of the first (of many) rules we ignored when we established ironSource. Instead of concentrating on one product for a sustained amount of time, we quickly developed four core products with unique revenue streams. Instead of remaining content with those, we also established our own internal innovation lab to grow mini-startups within the larger company. Running a ‘fat startup’ has its advantages. By diversifying your…
  • Featured Startup Pitch: SEWORKS is on a mission to help developers identify and fix real vulnerabilities in mobile apps

    Editor
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    By Min-Pyo Hong, founder and CEO, SEWORKS ELEVATOR PITCH The mobile app client is often the weakest link targeted by hackers, yet a majority of security solutions focus exclusively on protecting the device or the server data. SEWORKS provides layered, comprehensive security for mobile developers that secures apps against the widest possible range of hacking threats. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION SEWORKS provides comprehensive security technology for mobile developers that protects the mobile app client from hacking attacks. We’re a team of internationally-renowned white hat security experts who…
  • StrataCloud’s enterprise IT solution is built to make data centers more manageable

    Editor
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:28 am
    A Q&A with StrataCloud CEO Brian Cohen. The Atlanta-based startup, which offers enterprises a unified IT infrastructure management solution, announced a couple of weeks ago that it has raised $2 million in Seed funding from investors Hallett Capital and BLH Venture Partners. The company was founded earlier this year after the team acquired the assets of Reflex Systems. SUB: Please describe StrataCloud and your primary innovation. Cohen: StrataCloud provides a unified infrastructure management solution for virtual, converged and cloud environments. Our primary innovation is through our…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    thinkfuture

  • Put Down The Mouse And Step Away From The Computer

    Chris Kalaboukis
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Jonathan Philips / Flickr As someone who’s been steeped in the culture of innovation most of my career and in Silicon Valley for the last 15 years of my career, I sometimes find that those two ethos’s (ethii?) sometimes compete with each other. After all, the Silicon Valley ethos is one of entrepreneurs sacrificing all sorts of things (social life, time, money) in order to build the next big amazing new thing and change the world. This place is rife with stories of people pulling months and months of all nighters and sleeping under their desks in order to just get world changing…
  • The Top 100 Least Innovative Companies

    Chris Kalaboukis
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Now, you didn’t really think that this was going to be a post with a list of the top 100 least innovative companies in it, did you? I mean, how would I go about doing that anyways – call up companies that I think are not innovating and ask if they want to be on this list? I doubt if anyone would admit to it. But I’ll bet that when you saw that headline you probably thought to yourself – hmm – I wonder if MY company is on that list? Tell the truth, how many of you clicked on that link thinking that you’d see your company at the top of that list – or…
  • 100% Of Business Is Following Up

    Chris Kalaboukis
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Iain Watson / Flickr The quote “80 percent of life is showing up” is widely attributed to Woody Allen, although the authority of the internet, Wikipedia, doesn’t confirm it – personally I think its true. But in business, showing up 100% of the time is table stakes. What I do see too much of though is a lack of follow up. If I had a nickel for every time I’ve not gotten as much as a acknowledgement email from someone – even from an INTERNAL person needing a response for an urgent matter, i’d be retired in Hawaii living in a huge mansion. You know what…
  • What Kind Of Innovation Is That?

    Chris Kalaboukis
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    Tsahi Levent-Levi/Flickr Last week, Forbes reported that the father of disruptive innovation, Clayton Christensen, who wrote the original text on innovation – The Innovator’s Dilemma, said that he may have regretted the use of the word “disruptive”, and may now be working to replace it with something like “quantum” instead. Methinks that people are having a bit of trouble with the meaning of the word “disruptive” because if you ask me, its 100% accurate, and backtracking or revising isn’t going to solve the problem. If you ask me –…
  • Do It Differently

    Chris Kalaboukis
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    Yoel Ben-Avraham / Flickr Apologies to Apple, but isn’t “Think Differently” more grammatically correct? When I was in elementary school, I used to get teased incessantly because of my last name. Kids would surround me in the playground and chant my name over and over and make faces at me. I guess at the time my last name was kinda long and strange sounding, considering everyone else around me was called either “Smith”, “Martin” or “Brown”. It was different from the other names. Of course nowadays my name would be considered one of the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Startup Jobs and Career Advice from Startup Leaders

  • Startup Jobs and Career Advice for 8/27/14

    John Gannon
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:28 am
    Carrie Melissa Jones writes for CMX about 8 community jobs you can apply for right now. Andy Rachleff and Avery Moon write for the Wealthfront blog about the two types of job offers. Want more startup job posts and career advice? Subscribe to my mailing list to receive startup career advice and job postings delivered to your Inbox.  Email The post Startup Jobs and Career Advice for 8/27/14 appeared first on Startup Jobs and Career Advice from Startup Leaders.
  • Startup Career Advice for 8/25/14

    John Gannon
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Jared Cohen, COO at See.Me, writes on LinkedIn about his transition from lawyer to startups. Alexander Taub writes on his blog about the fear of getting fired. Want more startup job posts and career advice? Subscribe to my mailing list to receive startup career advice and job postings delivered to your Inbox.  Email The post Startup Career Advice for 8/25/14 appeared first on Startup Jobs and Career Advice from Startup Leaders.
  • Startup Jobs for 8/21/14

    John Gannon
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Shyp, a company focused on improving the customer experience of shipping, is hiring for numerous positions. CloudBees, a cloud services company, is hiring a Business Development Representative. Want more startup job posts and career advice? Subscribe to my mailing list to receive startup career advice and job postings delivered to your Inbox.  Email The post Startup Jobs for 8/21/14 appeared first on Startup Jobs and Career Advice from Startup Leaders.
  • 3 Tech Skills You Absolutely Need—Especially if You Don’t Code

    John Gannon
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    When you’re working at a startup, even if you’ve never touched Python or Photoshop, you still need to be able to get stuff done when technical or design tasks come your way. See my post at The Daily Muse to find out why. The post 3 Tech Skills You Absolutely Need—Especially if You Don’t Code appeared first on Startup Jobs and Career Advice from Startup Leaders.
  • Startup Jobs and Career Advice for 8/13/14

    John Gannon
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Bowery Capital published a list of top tools for startup job seekers on their blog. Figure 1, a network for health professionals to view and share medical cases, is hiring a Director of User Growth. Want more startup job posts and career advice? Subscribe to my mailing list to receive startup career advice and job postings delivered to your Inbox.  Email The post Startup Jobs and Career Advice for 8/13/14 appeared first on Startup Jobs and Career Advice from Startup Leaders.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Accredible

  • edX Courses Starting in September

    Elizabeth Randell
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    EdX is bringing many new courses to you again this month, including several from Peking University (PekingX) and one from Université catholique de Louvain (LouvainX).  Topics vary from the Civil War to the War for the Greater Middle East and many subjects in between.  What courses will interest you?     A Global History of Architecture — Part 1 – Sep 23 Anthropology of Current World Issues - Sep 1 Behavioral Medicine: A Key to Better Health – Sep 9 Civil War and Reconstruction – Part 1 A House Divided: The Road to Civil War, 1850-1861 – Sep 17…
  • Coming to Canvas in September: Part Two

    Elizabeth Randell
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    We are heading into September with images of bright yellow school buses, new backpacks and brown bagged lunches in our heads.  The school supplies are purchased, the first day of school clothes are picked out and the kids have decided who they will sit with in the class.  Ahhh…September and Back to School… But it’s not just the kiddies who are headed back to school!  Grab your calendar and a pencil and schedule in YOUR back to school plans for September!  Canvas has 15 new courses to choose from this month – so whether you want to study Laura Ingalls Wilder books,…
  • Coming to Canvas in September: Part One

    Elizabeth Randell
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:59 am
    We are heading into September with images of bright yellow school buses, new backpacks and brown bagged lunches in our heads.  The school supplies are purchased, the first day of school clothes are picked out and the kids have decided who they will sit with in the class.  Ahhh…September and Back to School… But it’s not just the kiddies who are headed back to school!  Grab your calendar and a pencil and schedule in YOUR back to school plans for September!  Canvas has 15 new courses to choose from this month – so whether you want to learn how to design a course,…
  • Around the World in 62 Days: Day 57-62

    Elizabeth Randell
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:59 am
    Welcome Back! We are in our last week of travelling the world together – but we will be visiting eight countries this week – eight!!  From Moldova on August 27th to Trinidad and Tobago on August 31st, we will be kept busy!  Are you ready to finish off our summer journey with one last week of spectacular views, delightful cultures and of course, the amazing arrays of fireworks?  Let’s get to it!   Moldova Moldova is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe located between Romania and Ukraine. The first democratic elections for the local parliament were held…
  • Coursera Courses Starting in September

    Elizabeth Randell
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Once again, Coursera is bringing you hundreds of courses this month!  Introduction to FInancial Accounting and Introduction to Operations Management, brought to you by Wharton, are back this month – these courses are key for anyone trying to create their own DIY MBA.   Check out these great courses that run in September…   Arts and Humanities   Classics of Chinese Humanities: Guided Readings – Sep 1 Comic Books and Graphic Novels – Sep 22 Creating Site-Specific Dance and Performance Works – Sep 29 English Composition I: Achieving Expertise – Sep…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Entrepreneur Sky | Startup & Tech News, Buzz, Tips

  • KillTheCup.com Launches Nation’s Largest Reusable Cup Contest.

    Kevin
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    KillTheCup.com Launches Nation’s Largest Reusable Cup Contest. KillTheCup.com today announced the launch of the inaugural Kill the Cup University Challenge, a four-week nationwide contest that encourages students at 10 top universities across the country to reduce waste from disposable coffee cups. Campaign. The campaign, which will last from Oct. 6 – Oct. 31, combines gamification and social media to communicate a message of sustainability to students, faculty, and staff. KillTheCup.com is providing online training and resources to student ambassadors at each of the participating…
  • Member Solutions Announces Robust Billing and Servicing Platform.

    Kevin
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    Member Solutions Announces Robust Billing and Servicing Platform. Member Solutions, the leading provider of full-service membership billing, payment processing and member management software solutions for membership businesses, today unveiled its robust billing and servicing platform for growing enterprises. The solution gives enterprise and corporate entities a solution to capture and optimize recurring revenue while securing their customers’ personal financial data through the most stringent PCI compliance requirements. “Our Enterprise Billing Solution enables growing enterprises…
  • Notability, The Leading Note-taker On iPad And iPhone.

    Kevin
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:47 am
    Notability, The Leading Note-taker On iPad And iPhone. Ginger Labs today announced the release of Notability on Mac – a powerful note-taker to annotate documents, record lectures, sketch ideas, and more. In combination with Notability for iPhone and iPad, the Mac version provides the first full-featured note-taker for all Apple devices. With built-in iCloud support, your notes automatically sync across your Mac, iPhone or iPad, enabling you to access and edit notes anytime, anywhere. Mac. Notability for Mac was specifically designed to increase the productivity and effectiveness of…
  • PrideStaff Expands With New Staffing and Employment Agency.

    Kevin
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:12 am
    PrideStaff Expands With New Staffing and Employment Agency. PrideStaff, a national staffing organization, is pleased to announce the opening of a newstaffing and employment agency in Charlotte, NC. The new office will offer a full range of staffing and employment services in a variety of professional and light industrial disciplines serving the Charlotte Southeast area. “After more than 20 years in corporate marketing positions in very large companies, I’m excited at the change to help the local community,” said Denis Pringle, Owner and Strategic-Partner of the Charlotte…
  • Wi-Next IoT and Wireless Networking Get a Boost with Axiros.

    Kevin
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:24 am
    Wi-Next IoT and Wireless Networking Get a Boost with Axiros. Wi-Next, a pioneer of IoT technologies over Wi-Fi, has selected Axiros for the development of IoT applications in the Cloud. Axiros. This means that Axiros will provide hosted solutions enabling Wi-Next with more efficient management while delivering plug-and-play, personalized next-generation services of both IoT and wireless networking for its industrial IoT and personal area network customers. “Wi-Next’s mission is to provide wireless networking solutions to solve the significant network constraints that the data will…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    PAYMILL Blog

  • What You Need To Know About The New 2015 EU VAT Rules

    Guest Blogger
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    This guest post is written by John McCarthy, CEO of Taxamo, a service solution for the 2015 EU VAT changes, outlines the EU VAT compliance challenges that await online merchants on January 1, 2015.  An … Read more The post What You Need To Know About The New 2015 EU VAT Rules appeared first on PAYMILL Blog.
  • 4 Science Backed Ways To Increase Conversions

    Kostas Papageorgiou
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:51 am
    If you’re like most people, you probably want to do everything in your power to increase sales. Whether it’s through search engine optimization (SEO) or old fashioned banner ads – the goal is the same: … Read more The post 4 Science Backed Ways To Increase Conversions appeared first on PAYMILL Blog.
  • 13 Glorious Tools For Content Marketing

    Kostas Papageorgiou
    23 Jun 2014 | 7:32 am
    Lets be honest. Content marketing is not easy! Sure, anyone can set up a blog, sign up for Twitter and open a MailChimp account. The challenging part however is creating relevant content your target audiences … Read more The post 13 Glorious Tools For Content Marketing appeared first on PAYMILL Blog.
  • The Value of Support in Open Source

    Guest Blogger
    13 Jun 2014 | 4:57 am
    Open source software has never been so popular. With GitHub becoming the “Facebook for Developers” we see a growing amount of new projects every week. Some are initiated by big companies and others by individual passionate developers. But what … Read more The post The Value of Support in Open Source appeared first on PAYMILL Blog.
  • First impressions of Apple’s new programming language Swift

    Yann Irbah
    4 Jun 2014 | 6:56 am
    Apple had some interesting news for us at the WWDC 2014. But besides the new flat user interface (UI) OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 – the most surprising announcement was the new language Swift. This … Read more The post First impressions of Apple’s new programming language Swift appeared first on PAYMILL Blog.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    TheTechPanda.com

  • iSPIRT launches BootUpINDIA on Independence Day, Celebrating Bootstrapping!

    Prateek Panda
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:20 am
    We’ve always glorified venture funding and the media always jumps to report anything around venture funding. Honestly, there are two ways to run your company – the venture funding way and the bootstrapped way. There[...]
  • TastyKhana.in introduces ‘Express BOX’

    Team TechPanda
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:16 pm
    TastyKhana.in, India’s leading online food portal, has introduced yet another clutter breaking innovation in the food ordering industry – the “Express Box”. Patented by their holding company, Delivery Hero GmbH, the ‘Express Box’ will facilitate[...]
  • Life Beyond Shadow of Ecommerce Giants and their Big Funding!

    Guest Author
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    The following is an unedited & candid post by Amit Gupta, Founder of OyeShoppy.com. Ohk , let me tell you first my intentions about writing this post is very personal in nature and not to market[...]
  • SocialCops Raises USD 320K from 500 Startups, Rajan Anandan and Manoj Menon

    Team TechPanda
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:22 pm
    SocialCops, a technology data company that aims to power decision making through high quality data sourced from the grassroots has announced USD 320k in seed funding from investors including 500 Startups, Rajan Anandan (MD, Google[...]
  • Think Twice Before you Start a Startup.

    Guest Author
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:38 pm
    If you are an Indian working in an MNC drawing a fat pay check, then throughout your career you have been advised about how starting up is the right thing to do. I will tell[...]
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Asia Tech Hub | Asia Startup & Tech News

  • Orient Paper, Inc. Announces $2.5 Million Registered Direct Offering.

    Kevin C
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    Orient Paper, Inc. Announces $2.5 Million Registered Direct Offering. Orient Paper, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of diversified paper products in North China, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with an institutional investor for a registered direct placement of $2,500,000 of shares of common stock at a price of $1.60 per share. In addition, the Company will issue to the investor warrants to purchase up to 781,250 shares of common stock. The warrants have an exercise price of $1.70 per share and are exercisable for five years following…
  • CPI’s DistributionFrame is the High-Quality, Low-Cost Solution.

    Kevin C
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
    CPI’s DistributionFrame is the High-Quality, Low-Cost Solution. Chatsworth Products (CPI), a global innovator in cabinet and cable management solutions, introduces DistributionFrame Cabinet System, a high quality, cost-effective solution engineered to store, organize and support networking and building automation equipment in today’s Intelligent Buildings. The DistributionFrame is a secure, compact Intermediate Distribution Frame (IDF) cabinet designed with a small footprint to conserve floor space, as well as a frame that supports up to 1100 lb (500kg) of equipment. It is a…
  • CREG Chairman Commits An Additional Investment of US$18.9M.

    Kevin C
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
     CREG Chairman Commits An Additional Investment of US$18.9M. China Recycling Energy Corp., a leading industrial waste-to-energy solution provider in China, today announced that its Chairman and CEO, Mr. Guohua Ku, has entered into a Share Purchase Agreement (“SPA”) with the Company on August 27, 2014 to purchase 13,829,074 shares of common stock of the Company (the “Shares”) at the market price. The SPA was unanimously approved by the Company’s Board of Directors on August 25, 2014, and became effective upon the execution by the parties, today. SPA. Under…
  • Wikia Further Expands Globally With $15 Million In D-Round Funding.

    Kevin C
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    Wikia Further Expands Globally With $15 Million In D-Round Funding. Wikia, the social universe of fandom, today announces it has secured Series D Funding to enable the company to accelerate its global momentum with a focused entry into the Japanese and Asian markets. Digital Garage joins existing investors Amazon, Bessemer Venture Partners and Institutional Venture Partners, as well as a strong line-up of additional investors with strategic strength in Japanese and Asian expansion, significantly raising the company’s valuation. WIkia. As one of the world’s largest media companies,…
  • Camera360 Launches Revolutionary Photo Editor ‘MIX’.

    Kevin C
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:34 am
    Camera360 Launches Revolutionary Photo Editor ‘MIX’. The global tech pioneer Camera360 has launched a new app called ‘MIX by Camera360′ on the Android platform. On the surface, MIX is a photo editor designed specifically for Instagram with plenty of textures and adjustment tools. However, the unique feature of MIX, which lets users design and save their own editing experience, leaves much room for imagination. MIX. The idea behind MIX is to empower users’ creative nature by giving them the means to design their own filters and save their editing experience for…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Technora

  • Reviewgist-A product review aggregator site

    Susmitha Kasaram
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    Assume that you are planning to buy a gadget, what do you do? Some conventional things what we usually do are we will ask a friend, check some websites to review about the product and finally ratings of the product. But, do you think these things will provide the complete information about the gadget? May […]
  • Freekall

    Susmitha Kasaram
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Freekall is an excellent mobile service that allows us to make free calls, when we run out of balance and in urgent need of making a call. This service is free and we need not to pay a single penny. Some of the mobile services allow making calls for free but after installing the mobile […]
  • Yourcabs

    Susmitha Kasaram
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    To move from place to place we need some means of transportation. Typically, there are many alternatives for moving from one place to other place. One of the best choices is to take a cab. Why cannot it be Yourcabs.in! Yourcabs is the best platform to connect with the customers, who are in need of […]
  • “Internet For All” Tech challenge by Uninor

    Sarath Budam
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:24 am
    Uninor, one of the network providers in India launched “Internet for All(IFA)” challenge this week. Youngsters within the age group of 18-25 can participate in this challenge. Aim of this challenge is to find innovative and feasible solutions to present day social needs, empower societies, drive inclusive growth using the internet technologies. This challenge is […]
  • Babajobs-Are these job portals does only meant for white collor jobs?

    Susmitha Kasaram
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    Every job portal shows formal jobs and it is restricted only to some jobs. However, Babajobs is a portal that allows informal job searching to the job seekers. It is one of the India’s largest informal and entry-level job portals. The main aim of babajob.com is to provide the job seekers better paying jobs that […]
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Blog - iGoStartup

  • Accounting for small business startups

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:58 am
    Accounting, by far, is one of the most important elements of both starting, and operating any small business. It is very easy to be caught up in the glamorous start-up tasks of business card creations, name choosing, website design and so on, yet without a genuine understanding of the accounts, your business will simply not survive.
  • 5 Reasons You Haven’t Started Your Business Yet

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:48 am
    Starting a business can be a challenging, yet amazing experience. It’s a shocking statistic that 80% of new businesses will fail within their first twelve months, so the level of risk people take when starting a business can’t be taken lightly. For all new business owners it’s a gamble, but for those with responsibilities such as a family to support, or people who have left secure employment to venture out alone, there’s a significant amount riding on your business succeeding. The key is to have a clear purpose, a passion and determination.
  • 3 ways to get into starting your own business

    18 Aug 2014 | 4:47 am
    The first thing you need to think about when you’re trying to start your own business is to have a good idea that you can make into a commercial prospect. What this means is that you have to think about a problem or an issue that you think you can help solve.
  • StartHQ – Your Everyday Tools at your “New Tab Page”!

    6 Aug 2014 | 4:31 am
    Imagine all the specific tasks you have to do in one day. Now open your browser and look at your browser’s start page. Does this page help you complete these tasks? If your answer is NO, then you have to check out StartHQ.
  • How to Start Your Business: Some Lessons to Learn

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    If you are wondering how to start your own business and you don’t feel that you’re making any progress we’ve got some general lessons here that should help you out. Take into account the tips and approaches that we outline in this article and you should be able to easily manage starting your own business.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    RapidResource Small Business Blog

  • Everything You Need To Know About Live Tweeting

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:56 am
    In recent years, social networks have expanded features to provide users with the highest quality tools to enhance their online presence. Twitter, one of the most influential and heavily populated social media sites on the Web, offers a range of resources ideal for small business owners.  Since Twitter allows people to quickly and easily upload short posts, many users have found unique ways to express themselves on this format. One practice frequently adopted during major events is live tweeting, or the act of sending a series of reactive tweets that respond to certain occurrences during…
  • Infographic: How to Create Influential Brand Advocates

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:36 am
    A satisfied customer is a powerful customer, at least with regards to how other people view your brand. Consumers who have had an overwhelmingly positive experience with your brand are far more likely to talk you up among their friends, family and followers on social networks.  In this sense, your consumers transform into brand advocates - essentially acting as walking advertisements for your business. Developing and fostering these strong relationships is crucial for the success of any small business, especially those looking to make their mark in their respective industries. …
  • Protecting Your Brand From Digital Hackers

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:47 am
    Business owners are susceptible to a variety of thefts that may hamper their daily operations. While criminals who enter the business' physical site can be easily spotted, those that steal valuable information digitally may be much harder to catch.  As the number of companies that have adopted more complicated technology to supplement their business efforts grows larger, the risks associated with digital software have risen as well. Businesses must now safeguard their virtual assets as well as their physical ones, as the threat of cyber theft has only gotten greater in the recent…
  • Infographic: How to Run a Successful Facebook Ad Campaign for Your Small Business

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    Facebook is a gold mine for small business owners. The king of social networks poses a range of features ideal for companies looking to promote their brands - some of the most effective of which are its ad campaigns. Launching a successful advertisement campaign on Facebook is as easy as 1-2-3 - literally. Follow these steps to ensure your small business gets the most it can from its online marketing efforts on this site.  Choose your method There are three separate forms of advertisement your business can create on Facebook: engagement ads, promoted posts and page post ads.
  • Retail Resources: In-store Promotions

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Small business owners are constantly trying to attract new consumers to their stores. Buyers are often intrigued by promotions, sales and displays - all of which can be tailored to your target demographic, whether you're reaching them on a virtual platform or trying to attract onlookers from the street. As you're plumping up your physical location, it's important to place several in-store promotions around in order to attract and intrigue visitors. There are many options from which small business owners can choose when selecting the ideal display. Depending on the type of buyer you're…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    TechJuice

  • Wi-Tribe Launches Hi App Pakistan’s First Communication Application

    Immad Khan
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Wi-Tribe, the no.1 ranked company in terms of quality by PTA, recently unveiled Pakistan’s first ever, locally developed communication application for smartphones. The app, available on the play-store by the name of Hi App, was made available to the public at the recently held ITCN Asia 2014.The app, positioned against Skype, Line, Viber, Google Hangouts and other voice communicating applications, features voice communication between groups on smartphones – via the internet – and landline – via Wi-tribe scratch cards and credit cards – the users would have to…
  • Zameen.com rolls out mobile app for iOS users

    Reporting Desk
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:20 pm
    PRESS: Lahore: Adding to its recent string of successful initiatives, Pakistan’s leading real estate portal Zameen.com has launched its mobile app for iPhone users to explore its extensive property database on the go.“Zameen.com is proud to present the Zameen App, which is available for download from the App Store. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to add value to our users’ experience, and this app is a great new avenue for us to do that,” said Imran Ali Khan, Co-Founder of Zameen.com.The app allows users to interact with the Zameen.com database, save their searches,…
  • 10 reasons why you didn’t get interview call for the job!

    Immad Khan
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    The world is still trying to recover from recession. And with a down economy, come a lot of layoffs and downsizing or, in a more polite manner, cost savings. All these drastic measures open doors for prospective job seekers around to start applying for the vacant positions. Some are advertised, some abolished, while some are filled from within an organizations.Being a part of the job seeking pool, I have heard countless accounts of job seekers sending 10, 20 and sometimes even 30 resumes to different organizations, yet not even getting a single response. Yes, the economy is down,…
  • Daunting task of choosing an Android phone

    Imran Haider
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    My wife broke her Nexus 4. Actually our little one did. After few trips to market and spending some good cash I gave up on getting it repaired. Here is a little advice for you as well, if your smart phone is giving you trouble and isn’t brand new, it’s time to replace it. The engineers in market don’t know the heck about fixing the problem. At best, they will temporarily fix the issue which will probably pop up again within one week. And it’s almost impossible to reason with them.Back to the topic.I now had this daunting task at hand of picking up another Android phone. My…
  • Lenovo Launches SmartPhones in Pakistan

    Immad Khan
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:13 pm
    The smart phone market of Pakistan is about to shake up a bit. With the entry of devices by Lenovo, which is going to launch its smart phone brand in Pakistan this September, by penetrating the market through the ten devices that it introduced in an event held at local hotel on August 25th, 2014. Their portfolio is designed in such a way that it will suit people with different tastes and style, as well as budget, as their entry level phone is going to be priced at Rs. 8900.The Head of Smartphone Business at Lenovo Middle East was quite vocal about the aim of the company at launch of the new…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Startup Journal - Indian Startup Stories, News, Resources, Interviews

  • How Hard Is It To Get A Job At Google? [Startup Infographics]

    Asish Das
    23 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Everyone knows that Google is the search giant and hires the best possible candidates for the company. Many of us dreamed about working at Google. But what does it take to get a job at Google? How hard it is to be selected for it? Does your college percentage or high qualification really matters when applying for the search giant? Did you know? It takes an average of 37 days to complete an interview process at Google  with about 5 interviews? How Hard It Is To Get A Job At Google The post How Hard Is It To Get A Job At Google? [Startup Infographics] appeared first on The Startup Journal -…
  • Jack Of All Threads – India’s First Crowdfunding Platform For T-Shirts

    Asish Das
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:57 am
    Jack of all Threads is India’s first platform to crowdfund t-shirts.  JoaT makes it super-easy for absolutely anyone to make money by designing and selling t-shirts online, 100% free of cost, using the power of crowdfunding technology. Raisers design their t-shirts in minutes using JoaT’s online Designer and set their own selling price. JoaT handles the production, distribution, payment collection and customer support and transfers the profits to the Raiser. Best part, the Raiser pays NOTHING– all costs are transferred to the buyers. Founders, Jack Of All Threads Founded by four young…
  • GoPaisa – India’s Highest Paying Cashback Portal

    Asish Das
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:50 am
    For a country which thrives on bargains and loves to save! Gopaisa.com comes as a relief to all the online shoppers who can not bargain face to face with their online sellers. For the best deals, discounts and a unique concept of added cashback gopaisa.com gives the customers a chance to save money all the way. Brainchild of brother duo Mr. Aman Jain and Mr. Sugam Jain GoPaisa is a team of youngsters who are driven to provide the best deals to their customers. Gopaisa.com boasts of the most up-to-date repository of working coupons and cashback deals at over 350+ online store in India. HOW IT…
  • Asia’s Largest Mobile Conference GMIC Expands to Bangalore, India

    Asish Das
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) – Asia’s largest mobile industry gathering is making a foray into India with GMIC Bangalore on September 26th, 2014. GMIC Bangalore will bring together mobile industry executives, experts, entrepreneurs and developers at Vivanta by Taj – Yeshwantpur in Bangalore. The latest edition of GMIC Beijing in May attracted more than 20,000 attendees. In addition to Beijing and Bangalore, GMIC is also hosted in San Francisco and Tokyo. With the theme of “The Next Wave of Mobile”, GMIC Bangalore will explore the current and emerging trends,…
  • HelpingDoc Raises $1.6 Million In Its Series A Funding

    Asish Das
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    HelpingDoc which helps the patients to connect with the healthcare providers has raised $1.6 million (approx. 10 crore) in its series A funding round from Senior Marketing Systems (SMS), a Singapore based investment company. The company said that, the infused funds will be used for strengthening the field force and enhancing the technology back-end of the company. The company wants to extend its services area and go beyond the Delhi-NCR region like Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai within next 18-24 months. It also aims to scale up by 4-5 times and enroll over 20,000 doctors in the next…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    SEO Plugin for Wordpress by Squirrly

  • What it takes to be a zombie VC firm

    Florin Muresan
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:13 pm
    We’ve all noticed the wide apocalyptic scenarios spread in the media and fiction. I’m sure we all have our fears, doubts and probably our own world-destructive phantasms. One of these scenarios, funny, crazy and terrifying at the same time, is the zombie apocalypse. Oh, sure, we’re here to talk business.…
  • Lesson 5: Moment of Truth. Showing our OWN stats and teaching you how to get yours

    Florin Muresan
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    Hey, Such a great time to be in class today. You will get answers to some of your most burning questions like: “Is this guy for real? I mean yeah, Squirrly does have almost 600,000 downloads for their software, but do they really get that much traffic to their blog…
  • 5 startup resources for dummies

    Florin Muresan
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:12 am
    When you’re building a startup it’s not that easy to know what to do and whom to speak to. Sometimes you don’t have the time, sometimes the idea, other times the inspiration. Well, it’s ok. You’re a beginner. Following Ben Parr’s “20 of the Best Resources to Get Your Start-up…
  • Silicon Valley. Great city, greater startup failures!

    Florin Muresan
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:27 am
    Does Silicon Valley ring a bell? Of course it does. At every startup event you go, this great city’s name is invariably brought up. It’s a symbol of power, myth, glamour, and great business success. Even so, Silicon Valley has also a dark side: the failed start-ups’ side. They form…
  • Lesson 4: How to use Quora for your marketing strategy and get more readers for your blogs

    Florin Muresan
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:31 am
    Hey, It’s good to see you today for the 4th Lesson of our new course, that will help you get to 300 readers / blog article. This time around, I will show you how the hashtags that you researched in the previous lesson will help you build up some amazing…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Startup TipStartup Tip

  • Startup Competition For Gaming Companies

    Startup Tip
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:32 am
    Startuptip news New Zealand Game Developers Association KiwiGameStarter The New Zealand Game Developers Association has launched KiwiGameStarter. KiwiGameStarter 2014 is a business start-up competition for New Zealand-based game development teams. Its purpose is to support the commercial success of one high-potential team or project. The startup that wins the contest will receive funding, software, marketing, legal and business mentoring support worth $25,000. To participate in the contest teams must submit a playable demo or prototype for any popular platform, and a four page pitch proposal…
  • It Is Time To Brew Your Own Beer

    Startup Tip
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Startuptip news Brewbot is a startup that wants you to brew your own beer. Brewbot is the world’s smartest personal brewery. Brewbot raised more than 100K dollars backed by 381 people on Kickstarter. Brewbot uses sensor technology to track and automate the brewing process. Simply follow the instructions in the app, add the ingredients when prompted and your brew is ready. Brewbot currently produces 18 litres depending on the type of beer you are producing while stronger beers may produce less. The fermentation on average takes 2-4 weeks depending on the type of beer while some aged…
  • Cybersecurity Startup Accelerator Program By Akamai, Microsoft, JVP

    Startup Tip
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Startuptip news Cybersecurity Startup Accelerator Program By Akamai, Microsoft, JVP Akamai Technologies, Microsoft and Israeli venture capital firm Jerusalem Venture Partners team up to launch a startup accelerator program specifically focused on the field of cyber security. Six startups, mostly headquartered in Israel, will be chosen to participate in the accelerator program which will run from September through January 2015 and will include mentorship, access to workspace and free software tools and funding. Startups accepted into the program will be announced Aug. 24, 2014, and the class…
  • Health Packs In Monthly Boxes

    Startup Tip
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:15 am
    Startuptip news race pak monthly health packs RacePak, a customizable monthly box of healthy bars, snacks and products for atheletes, sports and fitness freaks who live on these healthy snack bars and is door delivered every month. There is also option to send a gift pak. The Paks make it easy for active people to get great tasting, high quality nutrition for a healthy lifestyle. RacePak offers the option to customize a Pak complete with gluten-free, Paleo-friendly athletic-inspired treats or pick from any of the existing packs avaialble. The products are classified based on product types as…
  • Cubiq Launches Personal Warehouse And Storage Service

    Startup Tip
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Startuptip news Cubiq Storage – Store your personal goods Boston based Cubiq announced the launch of its warehouse storage service to store your physical goods. It is not just digital storage but boom time for physical storage services as the self storage market is estimated to be around $24 billion thanks to the increasing space constrains in the urban centers. “As more people flock to urban centers in living spaces with limited storage options, storage has emerged as one of the top concerns for Boston apartment and condo dwellers,” said Cappelletti, CEO. “We are providing…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    outliermagazine.co

  • John Richards: Avoiding Common Blunders

    Melinda Yeaman
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:31 am
    Podcast: Play in new window | Play in iTunes | Play in Stitcher “The magic answers to success are buried in the brains of the customer” -John Richards This interview is all about the things that investors are wishing you knew. Are you asking the right questions to get legitimate customer validation? John walks us through specific strategies to get it right. Are you solving a problem in the world that is a monetizable pain? Listen to this podcast and ask yourself some hard questions; you will be glad you did. Highlights: Customer Validation Seed Funds Angel Investors…
  • James Lopez: Building a Supporting Cast of Mentors

    Melinda Yeaman
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Podcast: Play in new window | Play in iTunes | Play in Stitcher “Hey, closed mouths do not get fed” I think he just said that “Gary Vaynerchuck is the Jay-Z or the Puffy of the media world.” This is a fun energetic listen that really gives some great insight to finding mentors and making introductions,  even if you are not an entrepreneur in the music business. James shares with Melinda how hard it was to let go of his great corporate job with Random House and how he has learned from people he never thought he could meet. Highlights: How to make…
  • Skylar Topham: 4 Ways to Increase Revenue

    Melinda Yeaman
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:18 am
    Podcast:Play in new window | Play in iTunes | Play in Stitcher “The fortune is in the follow-up” Skylar Topham is currently the co-founder of smartclinic.io, a software in the works that will help hearing practitioners run a far more efficient practice. He’s an avid reader and a surfer living 450 miles inland. While most are keeping up with the Kardashians, and listening to Maclamore, he’s reading to stay current in his craft (sales and marketing) and drives around pumpin’ podcasts. He and his small team also work for a handful of companies, helping them…
  • Joshua and Jill Stanton- Screw the Nine to Five with Affiliate Marketing

    Melinda Yeaman
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Podcast: Play in new window | Play in iTunes | Play in Stitcher “This is the moment we pivot” – Jill Stanton on Failure “If we build a vague audience eventually someone will buy something” -NOT! Jill tells us this was their “jaw-dropping failure” that caused them to pivot and create the process that began making them 10 grand a month in a year and a half. This fun couple enjoy location freedom by using a process for affiliate marketing that they developed together. Listening to Joshua and Jill is worth the time to figure out how they…
  • Claudine Hellmuth: Passive Income for Artists and Makers

    Melinda Yeaman
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Podcast: Play in new window | Play in iTunes | Play in Stitcher “Feeling the fear, but doing it anyway” Martha Stewart’s stalker decided to interview with us! Okay, so not really a stalker, but Claudine Hellmuth was determined to get on Martha’s show. This girl has tenacity and she shares her story of TV, licensing, webinars, blogs, and how she made it all work. Not only is this a fun episode to listen to, but there is a lot of insight into passive income streams and how to capture your audience. Highlights: Passive Income Streams How to get on TV Makers…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    1CLICK.io

  • How secure is your 1Click Live Video Chat?

    Deepthi Ramdas
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:32 am
    According to a Forrester report, the general features of any good live video chat software are customization, routing, efficiency, chat interface, systems integration and reporting and analytics. However, no live … Continue reading →The post How secure is your 1Click Live Video Chat? appeared first on 1CLICK.io.
  • Failed Text Chat Support-how a Video Chat can solve the problem

    Deepthi Ramdas
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    I was thinking of topics to write on when I came across an article about how a text chat support failed. A lot of my recent articles spoke about video … Continue reading →The post Failed Text Chat Support-how a Video Chat can solve the problem appeared first on 1CLICK.io.
  • World Entrepreneurship Day – a day for Entrepreneurs

    Deepthi Ramdas
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:22 am
    Today is 21st of August, a very special day for entrepreneurs. For all those who are unaware, today is World Entrepreneurship Day, a day for entrepreneurs, a day to celebrate … Continue reading →The post World Entrepreneurship Day – a day for Entrepreneurs appeared first on 1CLICK.io.
  • Future of Live Customer Support

    Deepthi Ramdas
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:46 am
    According to Wikipedia, Moore’s law is the observation that, over the history of computing hardware, the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years. This … Continue reading →The post Future of Live Customer Support appeared first on 1CLICK.io.
  • Live Video Chat VS Live Text Chat

    Deepthi Ramdas
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    Live chat softwares are those softwares used by businesses to communicate in real time with their customers or clients. These live chat softwares could either be through text messages, audio … Continue reading →The post Live Video Chat VS Live Text Chat appeared first on 1CLICK.io.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Potknox Blog

  • 4 Alternatives to Resumes

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Dear Employers and Employees alike, to quote Phoebe Buffay as she *pwned* Ross Geller, “Wasn’t there a time when the brightest minds in the world believed that the world was flat? And, up until like what, 50 years ago, you all thought the atom was the smallest thing, until you split it open, and this like, whole mess of crap came out. Now, are you telling me that you are so unbelievably arrogant that you can’t admit that there’s a teeny tiny possibility that you could be wrong about this?” What if you’re wrong about resumes being indispensable to the hiring…
  • Startups and Interns Are Made For Each Other

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    Interns are to Employees what Startups are to MNCs; both the smart new kid on the block giving the older kids a run for their money. We spoke to 3 young, successful entrepreneurs who agreed that interns have been invaluable to them, when handled with care. But what is it about interns that make them so perfect for startups? Are startups and interns really made for each other? 1. They’re Useful- I solemnly swear I’m up to some good. Interns have been found to be the source of some truly brilliant ideas, thereby giving fantastic returns on investment. Call it beginner’s luck or a…
  • Cold Calling That Works

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    There is a lot of literature available about how to improve cold calls, but the suggestions are usually quite basic, covering things like “introduce yourself with your name and company”, “sound pleasant” and “know your product”-most of which are a given- and obsolete, in that they disregard the plethora of new tools and technology that have now become available to us. Here we’ve listed a couple of tried and tested ways that have been effective in 2014, and can make this process more effective and less of a pain: 1. Look It Up Before You Pick It Up Usually cold calls are…
  • Why Resumes are a Fresher’s Nightmare

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:55 am
    Job seekers have managed to make order amidst the chaos that is recruitment: identify the HR manager, write a cover letter, send across your resume, and pray. But for freshers, the prayer begins long before they’re done with college. For most recruiters, the idea of hiring someone without having a look at their resumes is unthinkable, with the likelihood of its acceptance being inversely proportional to the size of the company. They might be open to find a way to replace the interview round with a group discussion, or the technical round with an online assessment tool, but even ruminating…
  • 4 Reasons People Quit Startups

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    Startups are everywhere and everything for so many people, but there are just as many workaholics who don’t find startups to be the ideal workplace. We talked to 4 young entrepreneurs as we analysed what might make someone want to quit a startup, and what it takes for them to be a perfect fit: 1. “Wait what… so… wait… SLOW DOWN!” Everything in a startup happens fast. There are no multiple managers or numerous needed nods to slow you down, and more often than not you’re going to have to take a decision in the few minutes after you’ve collected all the facts. You won’t…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    SuperbCrew

  • Noke: Bluetooth Padlock – No Key. No Problem.

    SuperbCrew
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:57 am
    Noke is the world’s first bluetooth padlock. Once you’ve downloaded our iOS or Android app, Noke automatically finds and pairs to your Bluetooth 4.0 enabled smartphone. To unlock Noke, simply press the shackle. Noke wakes up and searches for your phone or a shared phone. If the phone is within 10 feet, Noke will instantly unlock so you can be on your way. If you have a specific reason to limit the range or turn off the auto-unlock feature, you can do this within the app. In order to unlock with the auto-unlock feature turned off, you can simply press unlock button in the app or…
  • Startup SwitchBoard – Conference Calls Made Simple

    SuperbCrew
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:02 am
    New startup SwitchBoard makes it easy to join conference calls. Just forward the conference call invite (contains the phone number and the meeting number), and switchboard will call you when the conference starts. Our recent chat below is with SwitchBoard founder Marcus: Q: Marcus tell us what is SwitchBoard and how does it work? A: Switchboard is an office automation service. It automatically connects you to any conference call. Switchboard just calls and connects you to the bridge number, right on time. It works a-la TripIt. You just forward the invite which contains the conference call you…
  • Startup Caboh – Makes Work More Enjoyable!

    SuperbCrew
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:49 am
    Startup Caboh works on mission to create engaging experiences that connect coworkers in a more personal way. Interview below is with Alicia Barron, from Caboh team: Q: What is Caboh? A: Caboh is a cloud-based application that combines connectivity and productivity tools in one personalized platform. Caboh gives coworkers the opportunity to connect with each other and their company in a more personal and engaging way. Caboh naturally promotes the sharing of information, documents, and employee milestones because these are the social currencies that drive and engage team members in a business…
  • Vidtok – Allows Anyone To Add Live Video Chat To Website Or App

    Alex Ivanovs
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:02 am
    How important it is for customers to have one-on-one relationships with the businesses that they purchase products, services or other appliances from? You could say, that with currently technological breakthroughs and advancements, we’re very close to have real-like experiences with our customers, trough our computer screens. Which is wonderful, and it is great to see companies taking the initiatives to help this technology grow. Vidtok offers its customers an amazing product that will enable them to install and utilize a live video chat technology that will accelerate and amplify the…
  • Top Five Tips To Get Your App Noticed

    SuperbCrew
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:06 am
    Written by: Marcos Sanchez, VP global corporate communications of App Annie: The mobile app market is quickly becoming saturated. With the public’s appetite for downloading apparently waning, it’s even more important that developers plan carefully how to to stand their app apart from the other two million across the app stores – as without continuous downloads the possibility of growth for an app business is near to nothing. Marcos Sanchez, VP global corporate communications of App Annie, the leading provider of app analytics and market data, offers five pointers on increasing an…
Log in