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#NYCTech - Are you a woman in NYC Tech and interested in participating in this series? Make sure to read the whole article…Much has been said and written about the lack of women in the tech sector, be it as investors (or associates),...
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Advice - The “firsts” of your business can be nerve-wracking. Here’s how to make sure everything goes smoothly.In the startup world, beginner’s luck won’t cut it. The bitter truth is that most startups will fail, and the odds are...
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Strategic - Every business professional and entrepreneur believes they are a good communicator, but how do they know? It’s really the perception of the recipients that counts, and poor communicators are almost always poor listeners, so they...
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Resources - Through the ages, the impact of entrepreneurial activity has often extended well beyond the entrepreneur’s immediate profit-seeking objectives. In some instances, the economic consequences were far more significant than expected...
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Resources - There’s nothing quite like the feeling of opening an email that says: “You got an interview!”However, this sense of elation melts away as soon as you start to think about the interview. It’s the kind of dread you only feel...
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#NYCTech - Welcome back to Inside the Mind of an NYC VC, a new series at AlleyWatch in which we speak with New York City-based Venture Capitalists. In the hot seat this time is Vasu Kulkarni, Partner at Courtside Ventures and CEO at...
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Advice - There has been much talk of late about the end of easy venture capital and what will happen to startup economics when everyone is forced to spend more wisely. Spending wisely should always be an objective regardless of the...
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Management - Since starting my first book publishing business in 2005, profit margins have been under pressure. Internet retailers with relatively low overheads are selling products for less profit. Supermarkets are selling books at a loss to get...
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Lifestyle - Why Entrepreneurs Should Strive to Be SensitiveEntrepreneurs get lauded for a host of great traits—passionate! self-directed! high-achieving!—but the one big negative that’s often thrown their way is insensitivity. Our...
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Tech - A really fantastic article from social media consultant and Entrepreneur contributor Ann Tran was published today about the pitfalls of believing that there are shortcuts to success in social media. Her frustration is rooted in the...
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#NYCTech - Are you a woman in NYC Tech and interested in participating in this series? Make sure to read the whole article…Much has been said and written about the lack of women in the tech sector, be it as investors (or associates),...
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Resources - Your target market may not know they need your product right off the bat. That’s why a face-to-face meeting is key.When we launched Varsity News Network (VNN) in 2011, we didn’t plan on building a national sales team. Our...
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Advice - Most entrepreneurs are so overwhelmed by the day-to-day challenges of their business that they rarely take the time to work on longer-term strategy (they work in the business versus on the business). As a result, strategic decisions...
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Advice - Walkmen were all the rage, cell phones were the size of eggplants, and Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody was the No. 1 hit. The year was 1987, a time when technology was advancing at a tremendous pace. Just imagine—in...
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Cool Tech - JD Claridge’s story epitomizes the current state of the drone industry. Claridge, founder of xCraft, is best known for being the first contestant on Shark Tank to receive money from all the Sharks – even Kevin O’Leary!...
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#NYCTech - With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space. We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech News this week including the fundings,...
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#NYCTech - While working with traditional SQL databases one inevitably runs into issues while scaling as these database were not conceived to run in cloud environments and the underpinning architecture was often devised 30 years ago. NoSQL...

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