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6 Tools to Assess Your Potential as an Entrepreneur Photo
Advice - Too many people, young and older, let their career and their lifestyle happen to them, rather than proactively making things happen based on their personal passions, skills, and interests. Others make decisions based on someone...
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Advice - As venture capital investment dollars become more guarded and less deals are happening, avoiding some of the most common mistakes and pitfalls becomes even more important.  One of those pitfalls is the illusive pursuit of the big...
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Advice - Adverbs flash across an LED wall in 'Monument to Change as a Verb,' part of a multi-artwork project for Stanford's Graduate School of Business campus.In an environment of billion-dollar valuations for private companies and...
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Advertising - With more and more content being created every day, here are a few ways to ensure yours is both original and memorable. Tens of thousands of new blogs are created every day, but that doesn’t mean that all of them are being read or...
The Myth of SaaS Photo
Advice -Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has taken the technology world by storm. Nowadays, all new software companies are SaaS, which simply means they are based in the cloud and have subscription pricing. With the exception of mobile...
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Advice - I interview a lot people - applicants to Dreamit's accelerator program, prospective employees, interns, etc. - and one of the questions I *never* ask is, "What is your biggest weakness?"I've learned that you never get an honest...
How to Flip Failure to Make Startup Success ft. Nihal Mehta Photo
#NYCTech - Secret sauce. There is a secret sauce for every successful business, particularly in the tech, retail, and consulting worlds. Check out Shawn Agyeman’s clutch piece earlier this year how hackers are the entrepreneurs’ secret...
Social Media and the Quest for Authenticity Photo
Advice - Lately, quitting social media in a “powerful way” has become even more interesting than social media itself. Take Essena O’Neill, who is an Australian-born model with over half a million followers on multiple platforms. Fox 8...
6 Ways For Startups To Offer Greater Marketing Value Photo
Advertising - Entrepreneurs have always believed that their product or service must show real value to customers, but today the smart ones are even able to make their marketing valuable. The days are gone when marketing was all “pushing...
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Advice - For Jack Dorsey, being the CEO at Twitter and Square means 18-hour days, a meticulous schedule and impromptu business meetings.
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Advice - When investors take stake in a company, they are quick to identify what might diminish the value of their investment: Antiquated equipment, excess space, obsolete mission, a culture at odds with the mission, or lastly employees...
4 Ways to Take Advantage of the New Age of Marketing
Advertising - It’s time to ditch habits that don’t translate into the digital world. TV, billboard, and print ads were once the gold standard for marketing. Basically, companies pushed their name in front of the masses in an attempt to build...
How to Set Up Your Investor Tunnel Photo
Advice - We have written here about spending time preparing for fundraising. We also talked about various sources of startup capital. Fundraising is much like sales–it is numbers game, and it is best attacked with a strong funnel. As a...
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Advice - Investing in something shiny and new is quite alluring. It’s even more tempting when the potential for profit is not just enormous, but the investment can also literally save lives. That’s the attraction of biotechnology. However,...
Chris Sacca and the Evolution of Twitter Photo
Advice - Twitter recently ditched its star-shaped ‘favorite’ button for the more familiar heart-shaped like button. In a blog post, the company said, “you might like a lot of things, but not everything can be your favorite.” And that...
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Advice - As an entrepreneur mentor and startup investor, I see with sadness the 50 to 90 percent that fail. If you ask them for a reason, most will insist that they couldn’t get funding, or they ran out of money too early. But I’m not...