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Five Biggest Mistakes Made by Entrepreneurs

May 31, 2011 Rich 0

In this video, serial entrepreneur Jerry Kaplan describes the five biggest mistakes made by entrepreneurs. Read the transcript or check out related videos at Stanford University’s eCorner.

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How to Not Waste Your Life: Startup Lessons Learned Conference

May 30, 2011 Rich 0

Nathan Furr from Forbes writes that one recurring theme from the Startup Lessons Learned Conference was to avoid all this waste. At the conference, Eric Rues called the “Lean Startup.” The Lean Startup focuses on how to manage entrepreneurial problems–any problem with unknown–whether in a small business or a large […]

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Why Letting Go is Essential for the CEO

May 29, 2011 Rich 0

Jason Baptist at the OnStartups blog writes that the most underrated quality of a CEO is the ability to let go. As a growing company, there is absolutely zero chance that you can do it all yourself. Even if you had 24 hours in a day, there’s no way to […]

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10 Ways for Entrepreneurs to Build a Brand Online

May 29, 2011 Rich 0

Benjamin Lang has written a nice post with 10 Ways to Build Your Brand Online. Everybody needs to get their name out there on the social web. For entrepreneurs, however, it’s an even more critical aspect of the job. A social presence gives you the credibility to attract clients, partners […]

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Contest Seeks 50 Most-Promising Startups

May 29, 2011 Rich 0

Looking for some recognition for your Startup? Colleen Taylor writes that the Kauffman Foundation is looking for the 50 most promising startups from around the world in its second annual “Startup Open” competition. The Startup Open is a part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), a Kauffman Foundation initiative aimed […]

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Why Startups Should Hire and Fire Fast

May 29, 2011 Rich 0

Mark Suster over at TechCrunch writes that the conventional wisdom is wrong when it comes to Startups needing to be slow to hire. In fact, he contends that hiring decisions need to happen at the same rapid pace that drives the business day to day. There’s a certain cadence that you […]

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Top Five Trends in Venture Capital

May 27, 2011 Rich 0

Thomas Thurston writes that VC exit markets are coming back to life in this posting on the Top Five Trends in Venture Capital today. VC Exits: The total number of VC-backed exits soared upward in 2010 with 72 IPOs and 427 M&A transactions.  The average VC-backed M&A transaction in 2010 […]

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Announcing Our New Job Board – Free Listings for Portland Startups

May 27, 2011 Rich 0

Clipped from: inside-startups.jobamatic.com (share this clip) In partnership with SimplyHired, inside-Startups is very pleased to announce our new Job Board. Simply Hired is a vertical search engine company based in Silicon Valley, and we’re building the largest online database of jobs on the planet. Our goal is to make finding […]

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Why Startups Need a COO

May 27, 2011 Rich 0

Firas Raouf writes that while most Startups are founded by inexperienced CEOs, success can often depend on brining in a Chief Operations Officer to keep the money machine in motion: But once the company passes the startup phase where the product, customer and distribution model have been identified, operational expertise […]

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Age and Ideas – Should it Matter?

May 25, 2011 Rich 0

Thomas Thurston writes about society’s unfortunate tendency to judge people and their ideas based on the their age. The sweet spot, it seems (in my completely unsupported, spur of the moment analysis) is between 36 years old and 49. These are the “right answer” years. The golden time for careers. […]