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Advice - In their passion to succeed, too many entrepreneurs treat friends and family investments as “low-hanging” fruit, only to find out later, after a stumble, that the pain of lost relationships is greater than the loss of their...
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Advice - Choosing to become a business owner – and employer – is choosing to take on greater responsibility, greater risk, and inversely, a greater potential for reward. Such a decision is not an easy one and most people find they would...
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Advice - Starting on the first day of your new company, one of your most important jobs will be recruiting a team around you. That includes co-founders, employees and even your supporting cast like lawyers and accountants. Anyone that works...
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#NYCTech - It was not so much a debate as a "frank exchange." I was exchanging emails with the founder of one of the larger startup pitch conferences. He had asked me if I would promote his event with some of the DreamIt startups who are...
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Advice - If you’re on this site, you’re probably a believer in the idea of social business. You probably have some knowledge on the subject. You have probably even read a book or two (maybe more). Chances are also pretty good that at...
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Advice - One of the greatest TV commercials of all time featured a crotchety old Chicago woman (Clara Peller) whose plaintive 3-word inquiry ("Where’s the beef?") became not just a huge advertising home run for Wendy's, but a national catch...
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#NYCTech - Giff Constable and Frank Rimalovski don't think that entrepreneurs really know how to talk to their customers, or how to turn off their instinct just to sell to them. Constable, the CEO of NEO, and Rimalovski, the executive...
DisruptiveEntrepreneurs
Advice - One of the business ironies that many entrepreneurs have learned the hard way in the past is that ideas which are truly disruptive carry the highest risk of failure, take the longest to gain traction and thus are the least likely to...
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Advice - There’s an app for that. But should there be? These days, we all think we need an app. Restaurants want apps for online ordering, credit unions want apps for ATM maps, retail stores want apps that send coupons in real time, and...
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Advice - The name “investment bank” somehow always sounded like a place where I could deposit my investments, and maybe even earn a little interest. Then I learned that these banks really negotiate investments and collect fees on the...
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Advice - My startup, Speek, raised our Series A funding in March, and we’ve had to grow rapidly since. Our product and engineering teams redesigned our in-call experience and launched screen share for our Pro and Business users. In the...
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Advice - One of the most frequent questions I get as a mentor to entrepreneurs is, “How do I find the money to start my business?” I always answer that there isn’t any magic and, contrary to the popular myth, nobody is waiting in the...
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Advice - Whatever your destination may be, if you look hard enough and travel smart, you can discover a way to get there faster. They’re called loopholes and they are usually right in front of you. You need only to take your blinders off to...
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Advice - Startups.co went around and found words of wisdom for entrepreneurs, from some of the richest men in the world. While their advice boils down to things like never give up, always keep your goals in sight and don't be afraid to take...
Stanford’s “Billion Dollar Startup” Farm
Advice - There’s a lot of talk about Silicon Valley vs Silicon Alley. Let’s be honest: New York startups head west for the Silicon Valley investors. Silicon Valley companies open offices here for the access to the wealth of established...
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Advice - Entrepreneurs often talk about the “entrepreneur’s rollercoaster.”  Starting a company certainly induces ups and downs, victories and defeats, failures and successes and a ride full of differing emotions. Allowing yourself...

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