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How to Get What You Need_JB
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...
How to Strengthen Startup SEO—Publish Off-Site Photo
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 - 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 - 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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Management - Truly awesome products speak for themselves. They have some magic quality to them. They feel just right.When you have to tell people that your product is great, there is something off.A great product is not an exercise in...
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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 - I’m a 23 year old female consumer and I’m most definitely not loyal. Disregard any Chris Brown lyrics that jump into your head, I’m referencing the loyalty a retail brand fantasizes about creating with me… and my...
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Advertising - It wasn't too long ago that the consumer in the market for new home exercise equipment would visit her local department or sporting goods store to test out the options and compare the prices. Maybe she would buy a new treadmill on...
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Advice - Something I have encountered on a daily basis throughout the process of growing both my family business Wine Library, and my agency VaynerMedia, is the concept of employee accountability. And I understand the challenges a boss or...
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Advice -  If you have been in sales for any period of time, you would have heard about “hunters” and “farmers”. But does this distinction really matter anymore? This question came to me recently from my friend who wrote a great post on...
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Advice - Most technical entrepreneurs focus hard on building an innovative product, but forget that an elegant solution doesn’t automatically translate into a successful business. Businesses require an equally elegant business model, with...
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Funding - Why the SEC is missing the forest for the treesThis morning - PEHUB ran a commentary that the SEC is warning GP's to pay close attention to waterfall calculations, as they're worried that imperfect calculation tables or...