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Lifestyle -Company-issued smartphones have obliterated the line between the workday and off hours. For employers and workers, 8 p.m. emails from the boss...
Uncategorized - Since the Industrial Revolution, commerce in America has been based on a chain of supply and demand: who was best equipped to provide a product to the customer who needed it? Until 2003, when everything was changed by a new...
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AlleyTalk - Noa Mintz is a freshman in high school, and she's taking the New York City childcare scene by storm, catering to a huge urban market.Now 15, Mintz started Nannies by Noa in August 2012. She said she saw a need through her own...
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Advice - Picking a co-founder is stressful, but there are some ways to tell if they’re right for your business.A group of successful startup CEOs recently asked fellow members in an online forum,“When do you know that it’s okay to...
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Uncategorized - We need to retain brain capital in the U.S. as the foreign nationals who exit our universities with graduate degrees are currently not allowed to stay. Entrepreneurs return home and end up competing with American companies –...
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#NYCTech -  The holidays are coming and it’s the same thing every year: holidays parties, office parties, family gatherings - and food, food, food. No worries – you’ll lose it in the new year. You’ll start going to the gym again....
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#NYCTech -Today we take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of July, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the national...
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Uncategorized - When a brand or manufacturer fails to execute a strong digital strategy, it risks falling short of customer expectations.“Consumers today do not distinguish between channels, or even brands versus retailers, but they do have...
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Cool Tech - Recently, I had the good fortune of meeting Jason Ravel, a new robotic entrepreneur out of Columbia University. He is focused on helping solve real problems for physically-challenged humans in an aging world. I am sworn to secrecy,...
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Advice - Following up on Lesson #145, Issues to Consider Before Selling to Big Companies, I wanted to drill down deeper on earnouts and potential pitfalls to avoid, as earnouts rarely payout as expected.First of all, what is an...
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Bitcoin - The price of bitcoin has stabilized around $650, but the future of the digital currency is still hazy. Michael Casey says digital currencies have a...
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Advice -The tax advantages to a U.S. startup of incorporating offshore typically outweigh the additional administrative and compliance costs in the long run for many successful businesses.  The tax advantage is due to the fact that many...
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Uncategorized - I’m not sure if there are any other occupations out there that require as many skills and abilities as it takes to be an entrepreneur. If you’re a pilot, you need to be familiar with the operation of your aircraft – but you...
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Angel/Seed - This week, we take a look at the state of enterprise venture capital and angel funding, through the end of September. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down national aggregate statistics...
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Uncategorized - It was another busy week in Silicon Alley and beyond.  InternetWeek took over the town this past week, which kicked off with the announcement that Yahoo! had just acquired home-grown Tumblr for $1.1  billion in cash. What...