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Scott McNealy Reflects on the New Startup

December 28, 2011 Rich 0

Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy discussed how Startups have changed in the past two decades. What [venture capitalists] want to do is get a company that’s valued at $4 million, give it two [million dollars], and own half the company, he added. “And we’re kind of beyond that day one.” […]

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Sorting the Data Cloud Is the Next Big Thing

December 27, 2011 Rich 0

Malia Wollan writes that Startups like Splunk are encroaching on the turf of much larger companies like IBM in the world of Big Data. There is a lot of money chasing this new world of unstructured data,” said Mr. Sullivan. “I would call Splunk the first mover in big data […]

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Video: Why You Shouldn’t Launch in the Press

December 19, 2011 Rich 0

In this video, Eric Ries opines that the press is wrong place to launch a Startup. It’s really an important point. We try to teach entrepreneurs not to launch in the press, with all due respect. When you’re iterating and making mistakes and failing, you want to do that in […]

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15 Tips for Entrepreneurs from the Marketing Nut

December 18, 2011 Rich 0

Pam Moore has posted 15 Tips for Entrepreneurial Success: Focus on a sustainable business platform versus short term revenue. It is tempting to accept the big contract and check that will help pay off your car, mortgage and fund a nice big fat vacation. However, do such only if it […]

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One Pager – Easy Web Pages for Startups

December 17, 2011 Rich 0

Clipped from: (share this clip) Your Startup is your business, and chances are it has nothing to do with building web sites. Enter OnePager, a New York startup that enables you to drag and drop to build professional-looking web-sites. We got a lot of requests from small business owners […]

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Video: How Startups Are Key to Job Growth

December 16, 2011 Rich 0

Watch How Startups Are Key to Job Growth on PBS. See more from PBS NEWSHOUR. In this video, Wade Rousch describes how only new companies create real job growth. With new jobs being so difficult to find in this economy, some say startups may be the answer. These companies are […]

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5 Startup Trends in 2012

December 15, 2011 Rich 0

John Jantsch from Duct Tape Marketing lists five reasons why 2012 is going to be an all-new year for Startups. As social networks become more important in the lives of their users and the level of social behavior continues to evolve, they will become much more than outposts. These sites […]

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Why Getting a Micro Loan May Just Get a Lot Easier

December 13, 2011 Rich 0

This week U.S. Rep Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced a “micro biz” bill designed to encourage small banks and other financial institutions to make more loans of up to $25,000 for start-up businesses. The bill would establish a federally-funded loan-loss reserve, which would act as insurance to lenders in case borrowers […]