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Advice - Most startups are happy to find any customer, and will hang on for dear life to every one. Only later do they realize that some of these cost more than they are worth, or lead into commitments they can’t sustain. But no business...
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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 are introducing This column will keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech this...
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#NYCTech - Here’s how to play the game – and come out a winner. 50 million Americans solve a crossword puzzle every week, but it’s a highly fragmented market (local newspapers, in-flight magazines). Along comes a company that knows all...
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Venture Capital - Ever wonder what’s going on inside the mind of Venture Capitalists? Tim Draper and Anna Vital are taking us through the mind of the VC. They have found that Venture Capitalists don’t like to play it safe. Small markets are not...
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AlleyTalk - If you're looking for signs of a tech bubble, you don't have to do much searching these days. From start-up valuations and real estate prices to fancy perks and outlandish parties, practically everything in Silicon Valley is headed up...
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Advertising - "It takes money to make money." You can bet that phrase originated with an investment banker, not an entrepreneur. If you're passionate about building a successful business, it's possible to do so with little or no capital--as long as...
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Advice - Most people who have ever been employed by someone else have entertained thoughts of starting and owning their own business. They may see successful entrepreneurs and business owners living the good life and wonder, “Why can’t...
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Advice - Starting a business definitely comes with its fair share of difficulties.  The process often feels like a roller coaster.  Some days, weeks, and even months on end will run smoother than you ever could have hoped for.  Then just...
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Advice - One of the best ways to think you are the only company not doing well is to go to a networking event and ask other founders about their “run rate.” You’ll hear that 6 month old companies are on a $50M run rate or that a three...
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Advice - Founding a startup backed by an “amazing idea” that you believe will change the world sounds quite glamorous when you think about it.  The allure of startups is taken a few notches higher when you read about that hot-shot...
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#NYCTech - Fog Creek Software’s website claims that they build great companies. Must be true, as they’re spinning out yet another company, Trello, a free app that makes working on group projects as easy as using sticky notes on your...
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Bitcoin - Bitcoin and The New World Order is Bitcoin part of a global conspiracy involving the richest and most powerful people in the world?
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Analytics - Been eating a lot of fast food lately, buying alcohol and smoking cigarettes? Don’t be surprised if your doctor calls you on it – before your next visit. Bloomberg Businessweek is reporting that Carolinas HealthCare, a large...
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Advice - And you thought parental control apps were just for kids! Joanna Stern shares how she learned to unplug on her summer...
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Big Data - Still demystified by Big Data? What is it? Where does it come from? What do you do with it? Kapow Software has a very interesting visualization of the various sources of Big Data that organizations can use to forward their business,...
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