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Advice - How YouTube, Twitter, and Groupon Really Got Started You hear stories of successful billionaire tech entrepreneurs, but do you really know the inside story of how some of the tech industry’s biggest names got started? Believe it or...
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AlleyTalk - Activists who campaigned for the ouster of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich over a $1,000 anti-gay marriage donation made in 2008 got their wish, but may also have inadvertently opened a Pandora's Box in Silicon Valley, where Birkenstocks and...
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Advice - As a purple cow evangelist, I always have a few crazy ideas that are percolating in my head, which is why I started the Purple Cow, Startup Edition. I will take a fledgling startup and come up with a few remarkable ideas. My goal is...
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Advice - Marketing is everything these days. You can have the best technology, but if customers don’t know you exist or don’t know how your technology solves a real problem for them, your startup will fail. Yet I see many entrepreneurs...
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Advice - Oh, the lure of the VC. When they call you had better answer, right? I get the phone call often, “VCs are calling us, what should we do?” My response is always the same, “Take the meeting. Explain where you are in the...
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Advice - During my tenure at Red Rocket, I have had exposure to over 500 startups in the last few years.  I have seen really good startups and really bad ones.  Below is a summary of the recurring problems I have seen in the flawed startups,...
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Advice - When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Or so the proverbial goes. And yet, the origins of this phrase had a more poignant and entrepreneurial lesson. Elbert Hubbard, in a now famous obituary for dwarf actor Marshall P....
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AlleyTalk - After several companies have been stung by social-media stumbles, a cottage industry of experts has emerged to help brands navigate the social-media...
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AlleyTalk - How many times have you wished that there was such thing as a national Do Not Email list? UnRollMe is way ahead of you and it’s this simple: you decide which companies’ emails newsletters are still worth receiving, and UnRollMe will...
Marketing Stunts on Twitter - Good or Bad
Advice - For better or worse, social media has brought with it its share of users and brands looking to get others' attention. No surprises there–it's not a new thing to want to get attention, nor are publicity stunts of any kind a new...
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Advice - You probably have heard of this term as a reference for really big, market-dominating companies. It originated from the quip: "Where does an 800 lb. gorilla sit?"  "Anywhere it wants to." While there may be other big...
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Advice - Most startups dream of attracting a celebrity endorsement, and assume that it will take their startup to the stars. Startups such as Chirpify have managed to flourish and raise millions with endorsements from folks like Lil Wayne and...
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Advice - At age 16, I started my first business. I was among the throngs of a community that gathered on muggy summer nights to cheer on the home team at our high school football games. Cheering means one thing: yelling. And yelling means that...
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Advice - If you’re wondering what your marketing budget should be, you’re not alone. This is the million dollar question: How can you be sure you’re spending the right amount of money on the right types of marketing? Many say it’s an...
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Advice - Everyone knows that startups are risky, but they also expect that the job will be exciting and potentially very lucrative (think early employees at Facebook and Google). Yet, we have all heard stories about the high turnover,...
Stanford’s “Billion Dollar Startup” Farm
Advice - Entrepreneurship has changed dramatically in recent years. Through the advancement of technology, what used to be a multimillion dollar development process, can now be developed rather cheaply with a PC and some open-source software....

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