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#NYCTech - I’ve heard it maybe a dozen times in the past few weeks: “It’s the dead of summer. Nobody’s around. We can’t make any progress until September.” Sound familiar? Of course it does. I often feel the same way myself....
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Accelerators - With the explosion of corporate-backed venture capital funds, accelerators and incubators in the last couple of years, I think the big companies are starting to realize: 1) how important innovation is to staying relevant (watching...
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Advice - One Kings Lane co-founders Susan Feldman and Alison Pincus talk to Kathryn Eisman about how to create a successful startup online.
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Advice - We are talking about angel investors here, meaning people who invest their own money in early-stage startups for a share of the equity. These people are highly focused on investment areas they know, which have a large opportunity for...
Behind Every Great Entrepreneur Is a Great Comeback Story
Advice - One tends to forget, but 25 years ago things were really different. Your phone and computer—if you had one—were just tools, no more or less sexy than a filing cabinet. There was also no such thing in America as a real café, a...
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Advice - One of the top reasons companies fail is that they run out of money. That seems easy to avoid, right? Oddly enough, many entrepreneurs do not have clarity around their revenue sources and even fewer have a strong grasp of their...
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Advice - Getting a new business off the ground is never easy.  Increase your chances of success by avoiding these common business plan mistakes:   1. Giving top-down financial projections Don’t base your entire business plan on...
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Advice - Anyone who's been around social media for longer than about a week has probably heard of buying Twitter followers (or Instagram followers, or Facebook likes, etc.) Although the idea of buying followers is tempting to many (especially...
Sales for Startups-The Best Sales Methodology
Advice - A friend recently asked if I had any recommended sources for learning about strategic account selling, the type of selling you do when targeting big companies. Over the years, I have been trained on a number of methodologies and...
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Advice - It wasn’t so many years ago that starting a new e-commerce business on the Internet was a complex custom development project, usually costing a million dollars or more. Now you can do it for free, or a few hundred dollars, with one...
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Advice - So you finally mustered the nerve to ask a mentor for a cup of coffee. You’re sweating. You can feel pressure mounting. She strolls through the Starbucks door holding an Americano with two pumps of hazelnut in one hand and years of...
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Advice - Too many entrepreneurs tell me they are looking for an investor, and can’t differentiate between venture capital (VC) investors versus accredited Angel investors. They argue that the color of the money is the same from either...
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Advice - Landing a partnership with a Fortune 100 company could be the deal that puts your startup on the map. It could be the difference between linear and exponential growth; landing a big round of funding or plugging away as a bootstrapped...
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Advice - What do you see when you look at a successful human? I see determination, purpose, and a plan that most people are too afraid to ever create for themselves. Have you ever met anyone who achieved something important in life,...
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Advice - Recently, I have been helping  a lot of companies by pitching their business back to them in a process I call Reverse Pitching. I put together a investment or sales presentation of the company, from scratch, and present it to the...
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Advice - Big data is a big buzzword, and as an emerging technology, sits at the peak of the 2013 Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. We’re happy to announce Elastic Path has been recognized in Gartner’s “Hype Cycle for...

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