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Advice - “Employees should use the products and services produced by the companies that employ them. They should be emphatic fans of their company’s products. Nothing less.”— “How to Get People to Eat Dog Food” by Ethan Mayers...
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Advice - Knowing the right time to quit your day job after starting your business can be a big decision. Moving from your standard paycheck to relying solely on yourself for an income can be a daunting time. Unfortunately, there is no set...
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Advice - Retail shoppers’ expectations have changed a lot over the years. Even just 10 years ago, walking into Nordstrom I would have to literally start from the ground floor.Today, I walk in already knowing what deals are available,...
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Advice - What is more important in an early startup; having a great team or having a great product?  The answer happens to be neither according to Marc Andreesen.  In a piece he reposted recently, “In a great market — a market with lots...
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Advice - “Scope creep” (or feature creep) is an insidious disease that kills more new business solutions than any other, especially high-tech ones, yet most founders (who may be the cause) never even see it happening. This term refers to...
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Advice - Adora Cheung, the founder of Homejoy, a professional house cleaning and home service, explains what’s needed to build product, talk to users, and grow your startup:Like any normal project, you as the creator will have to...
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Advice - Tech startups don't talk much about interest rates. New products, customer acquisition and growth, growth,growth are top of mind. To the extent that today's emerging companies consider the cost of capital, it's usually while raising a...
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Advice -It’s said that any entrepreneur should be able to deliver an engaging and succinct elevator pitch to anyone at any time. Entrepreneurs hone and hammer their pitches every day with each new person they meet, answering the same...
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Advice - There has been a lot written about how to effectively manage your time as a leader when building a new company. Paul Graham has a famous essay where he divides the needs of the engineer from the needs of the manager through...
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Advice - Personalization.You might define it as delivering the right content/products/offers, at the right time to the right customers.Of course, it’s easy for marketing gurus to preach and vendors to promise – but in reality,...
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Advice - I have previously written about The Role of a Startup CEO. This article is going to detail how that role changes over time, between a company’s early days and when it starts to scale. For simplicity sake, I am going to compare the...
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Advice - Your business can’t be all things to all people, and excel at anything. Every entrepreneur and every business needs a strategy to keep them focused. In fact, in this new world of pervasive interactivity, it’s time to rethink even...
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Advice - According to The Freelancer’s Union, 1 in 3 Americans (roughly 42 million) is an independent worker. And by 2020, many predict that freelancers will make up 50% of the labor force. So basically that means, a lot of you reading this...
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Advice - I’ve always loved meeting new people. When I was a child I walked around the play area at my kindergarten school and offered up whatever toy I had in my hand to other kids to get them to share and play with me. It’s been thirty...
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#NYCTech - Recently, Innovention, one of three non-profit Incubators operated by New York University, held a discussion on the legal and fundraising aspects of startups. The organization strives to help students and entrepreneurs stay on the...
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Advice - Content marketers love trends and buzzwords.Digital marketing is a culture that is changing as fast as the technology that informs it. Blink and you might miss the next Meerkat. But with all the different terms, concepts, and...