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Advice - I have many conversations with founders that start with “I need…” “I need to raise money.” “I need to hire more people.” “I need to find some more customers.”It is very easy to develop tunnel vision when...
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Advice - If you are in the B2B space, odds are you will need to respond to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from prospective customers throughout your normal course of business.  The RFP process is typically filled with potential pitfalls...
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Advice - Prior to stepping into a management role last year, I had little experience managing other people. I’ve never taken a management class and I hadn’t done it in the workplace before. Fast forward a year or so later, and I’ve...
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Advertising - Off-site SEO. If you research it online, your head will probably start spinning in about 30 seconds. There is so much written on the subject, so many technical guidelines, and so many recommendations that the average startup company...
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Advice - A perfect storm is an expression that describes an event, where a rare combination of circumstances aggravate an environment drastically. In the entrepreneur world, we are in such a situation now for new startups, with the...
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Advice -  I had lunch with a friend a few weeks ago and we were talking about some of the companies we were seeing in the market and how our portfolios were doing. Generally when this happens you break out in hyperboles and...
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Advice - As a startup founder, I have grown two separate products (HelloSign and HelloFax) from $0 to $1 million in revenue. In doing so, I found a lot of growth truisms to be false, many of which I debunked in part one of this series....
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Advice - I’ve spent years in the tech world, as a designer, sometimes-developer, and mostly as a writer. I devour new content wherever I can get it, but sometimes, no matter how valuable I find all that information, I want to dive...
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Advice - As we go into this New Year, I wanted to round up four problems you may face as a company leader in 2016 and offer my solutions to those problems. Whether you’re a small start up or a Fortune 500, these four pieces of advice have...
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Advice - You think you know your messaging—but do you really?Is your messaging consistent across every piece of marketing collateral you produce?Do you talk about your messaging with every recruit you interview?Does your...
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Advice - In June of 2010, something really extraordinary happened in the world of Philanthropy. Bill Gates and Warren Buffet began recruiting for what is known as “The Giving Pledge.”As many of you know, the giving pledge is a...
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Advice -  Getting investors on your side starts with a very simple formula, and it has nothing to do with financial projections.There’s no better time to be an entrepreneur than right now. Not only is there a low barrier to entry...
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#NYCTech -  Ad-blocking. Algorithm changes. Augmented reality. The marketing universe is riddled with buzzwords and hyperbole, which shouldn’t be so surprising – after all, this is an industry of storytellers. For all of the excitement that...
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Advice -  Traditional business intelligence and data mining software do a very good job of showing you where you’ve been. By contrast, predictive analytics use data patterns to make forward-looking predictions that guide you to where you...
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Advice - Need a dose of inspiration? These techniques can help you get back on track.When I started my company 12 Labs, I initially struggled. But once I learned how to be productive, I was able to grow my app to 450K+ downloads, a...
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Advice -  Investors will tell you that they love to put money into startups that are scalable, and ready to scale. But what does that really mean? Simply stated, it means that your business has the potential to multiply revenue with minimal...