As a company executive, or a business advisor, we have to always be on the alert for indications that your business, while looking calm on the surface, has strong undercurrents starting that can lead to disaster. You don’t want to be in one of those high-flying companies, like Webvan, Pets.com, and eToys, that almost made […]
Who knew that the privacy of one’s personal information would become a variable? Our parents admonished us not to write anything in a letter or note to another that we would not be comfortable seeing on the front page of The Wall Street Journal. We were well schooled in the art of bifurcating our lives […]
Each week, we bring you some of the notable startup fundings from the previous week in a clear, concise, easy-to-read report to keep you on top of things. This week, we feature the following startups:
If you’ve ever put your trust into a business by making a purchase from it, you likely know what it feels like to go through a poor customer service experience. In just the blink of an eye, you go from excited and hopeful, to frustrated and angry. With experiences like these being so commonplace today, […]
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Smoothies are making a comeback – but if you want that Instagram worthy smoothie, your old blender is not going to cut it. Luckily, there’s the new smart blender from Blix. Removing the mess and preparation of antiquated smoothie making methods, just pop a premade Blix cup into your Blix and your healthy and nutritious […]
Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 5/18/18. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
The startup world is growing up! Ten years ago, the average age of a startup hire was around 25 (remember when Mark Zuckerberg proclaimed that “young people are just smarter”?). But today, tech is a maturing industry – not just for the post-college set; especially since the financial crisis, it’s attracting the eye of experienced professionals who in years […]
Enthusiastic startup founders may try to deflect or minimize these questions in true media-training style, so you need to be patient, calm, and persistent to get the whole story.
A recent new trend that’s popped up is the emergence of virtual influencers, particularly for those active in social media and the influencer marketing space. Virtual influencers are CGI-created influencers who are designed to portray ideal lifestyles—with Vogue dubbing one of the first virtual influencers, @lilmiquela, as the Fictional It Girl. A recent BBC article […]
08 My father was a great businessman, entrepreneur, successful CEO and avid reader. I’ve been fortunate enough to inherit his books, and I came across this older one recently: Cold Calling Techniques (That Really Work!) Have you ever cold called or do you now? Cold calling can be exhausting and frustrating. “I wanted to introduce you […]