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How Venture Capital Helps Drive the Startup Economy_MD
Advice - Companies usually begin with little more than a dream: a concept, an idea or an invention. But while hope, inspiration, and some personal savings can be the promising seed for a startup, it often takes much more to grow a concept into...
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Advice - The last thing a new entrepreneur wants to think about regarding a new startup is how it will end, yet one of the first things a potential equity investor asks about is an exit strategy. The answer you give can make or break your...
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Advertising - To say that Shari Redstone is a force of nature is putting it mildly. You might detect a twinge of a Boston accent, but when she speaks, it’s definitely at a breakneck New York pace. You can almost tell that the cofounder and...
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Advice - The yellow streetlight makes the shadows darker. Suddenly, a quick figure darts out and grabs a young woman, smothering her scream with one hand as he grabs her purse with the other. A group of people nearby witness the...
7 Ways Marketers Can Use Mobile to Tap Into Peoples Digital Home on the Range
Advertising - In just under a decade, mobile devices have morphed from a handy tool that allows people to make phone calls on the go into a users' primary communication channel and ubiquitous online connection to friends, family, business and...
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Advice - In the past few months, almost every discussion I have with founders who recently started their companies start the same way. “We are really excited to have you help us, do you know of any investors that might want to...
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Advice - In my more than 20 years as a serial entrepreneur and investor, I have seen a few common mistakes among startups and entrepreneurs. Here are some tips to fix those mistakes: Know What You Don’t Know When I visited New...
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Advice - We are not ignorant of the fact that there are times when enterprise social tools are not enthusiastically adopted. The reality is that relatively little of such Web 2.0 internal communications happens in companies today. Our initial...
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Advice - Cardinal Sin #1: Delusions of Grandeur The worst kind of founder is one who thinks they are the second coming of Christ. NO, your company isn’t going to be worth billions. NO, your idea won’t change the world and feed the poor...
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Advice - In their passion and excitement about a new product or service, entrepreneurs tend to continually narrow the scope of potential competitors, and often claim to have no direct competitors. This raises a big red flag with potential...
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Advice - The sound of a phone click used to make my stomach drop. Sales calls can be one of the scariest things to learn as a new employee or business owner. Although sales calls are not always necessary, getting them right is critical....
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Advice - A couple months ago, I posted a photo to Instagram, added all my hashtags and waited with glee for the likes and comments to roll in. Come on, admit it. You do this too. But instead of my daily dose of affirmation, I got this: a...
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Advice - This isn’t the first time I quit my job, but it will be the last. Honestly, saying goodbye to Google was supposed to happen a year ago…or six months before that if I’m honest. If you ask my friends, they’ll tell you that I’m...
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Advice - According to Bijan Sabet: It’s seductive to convince yourself in the early days that all we need to do is keep our culture and hire more people and assume productivity goes up. Hiring without great management can be a full-blown...
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Advice - As founder of Going GreenHouse, a cleaning service that uses natural products, April Prothero, 32, faces a challenge common to entrepreneurs. She has to invest in expanding her Chandler, Ariz.-based company, which has 12 full- and...
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Advice - Some analysts argue that revenue drives growth, while others say user growth drives revenue. Both have worked.Google reached $1 billion in revenue within five years of incorporation, and now has a market capitalization of over $400...

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