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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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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...
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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 - 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...
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Advice -There was a time when it seemed as though there was a new diet every week. The most memorable one, at least for me, was the Atkins Diet. The Atkins Diet, I feel, started the craze. People started to realize that you can make a lot...
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Advice - Once you’ve outlined all of the elements of your marketing plan and started to execute on your tactics, you’ll be keen to understand how your marketing is performing for you.  There are a number of tools and processes that big...
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Advice -We're always excited to hear the top minds in tech talk about their hiring processes. The race for talent is incredibly competitive, and the need to locate and secure the best executive leadership is crucial to any firm or company's...
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Advice - There are several ways to build an investor deck for your seed round, but there is no perfect way, of course. The common thing between all successful decks is that they are short and clear. Be sure to read 9 seed funding gotchas and 8...
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Advice - Steve Jobs was one of those entrepreneurs who seemed universally either loved or hated, but not many will argue with his ability to innovate over the years. He was instrumental in creating Apple, which has pioneered a dazzling array...
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Advice - Whether you are an entrepreneur managing a startup or a corporate executive with thousands of employees, it’s hard to ignore the evidence of big value from happy employees. For example, the Harvard Business Review a while back...
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Advice - The way you spend your time and delegate your daily tasks is more critical to your success as a business owner than you realize. I grew up in a family where my mom went grocery shopping each week and as a family, we did weekly...
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Advice - People who have been followers too long as employees don’t realize how hard it is to be a leader. Every new entrepreneur has to initiate the right actions to be perceived as a leader in their chosen business domain by their team and...
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Advice - Go big, tech entrepreneur. Go really, really big. Let’s be clear: “Big ideas” don’t necessarily have to save lives, end poverty, or shift the culture — but they should alleviate real pain points for people. The tech...