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Advice - 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...
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Advice - If you’re part of an accelerator or startup, the SEC just granted you a new way to approach funding in 2014: the right to solicit a broader range of investors. I wouldn’t jump the gun on this opportunity too quickly, though —...
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Advice - I have worked with quite a few entrepreneurs that have gone through a group program of mine or even paid the premium rates to get the personalized attention through one on one coaching sessions. There are common traits that most...
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Advice - A significant amount of your time is spent selling when starting a company. Assuming you are good at selling your company/product/vision, you will often get to the point where you need to close the deal. In between the selling and...
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#NYCTech - Mankind has a history of passing down stories from generation to generation, but it’s a tradition that’s gotten a bit lost in the past few hundred years, if not longer. Yourbot is changing all of that by literally immortalizing...
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Advice - With my kids now in elementary school, I find myself back playing the same board games again, that I grew up playing. So, with the game of Monopoly fresh in my head, I found some terrific entrepreneurial lessons to share...
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Advice - If you passed the simple test in my last post for determining if you’re ready to start pitching your FinTech product to customers, you now have a new question to answer: what do you want to get from these first users? Few...
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Advice - 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...
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Advice - One of the primary reasons I quit my job 2 years ago was so that I would have time to do things that I enjoy. Time to read, write, meditate and train my body. Time to learn languages and master new skills. Time to travel and...
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Advice - Regardless of the strategy you choose – IPO, sell or stay private – the best possible outcome for your company is to “make a dent in the Universe,” as Steve Jobs would say. While Apple was changing the way the world...
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Advice - Kit Eaton reviews three apps that will help you learn the basics of computer programming from your mobile device.
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Advertising - A few weeks ago, Adrian wrote a post about engagement and social media. In it, he argued that the term "engagement" is a bit of a misnomer in social media; many brands wrongly assume that engagement means success, and accordingly...
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#NYCTech - James Altucher was a loser in the most literal sense of the word. He lost millions of dollars, his home, his family life, and his will to live. That was many years ago. Now Altucher is known as a “Jedi Master,” a “Guru of...
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#NYCTech - The first ever NYC Enterprise Sales Meetup went down recently at Work-Bench’s Union Square headquarters, and it set a great precedent for meetups to come. Organized by Mark Birch and moderated by Jake Dunlap, the meetup focused...
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Advice - Successful startups seem to follow similar paths to greatness, and, unfortunately, that path all too often leads them back down the hill much faster than they went up. Big company powerhouses, like IBM and Xerox, took fifty years to...
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Advice - The words entrepreneur and startup have had a great run of late. A study of Census Bureau data analyzed by scholars at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation demonstrated that virtually all net new job creation over the past three...

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