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In Startup Land, Management Really Is Nimble

In Startup Land, Management Really Is Nimble

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Maybe it’s just because startup companies are small by definition, but management really isnimble.  In our company, “management” is three people:  the CEO, the CTO and the CMO. I’m still... read more

Are You Born an Entrepreneur? Or Can it be Learned?

Are You Born an Entrepreneur? Or Can it be Learned?

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I recently volunteered as a business plan coach for high school students through the National Foundation of Teaching Entrepreneurship, and was impressed that each and every student (in a mandatory... read more

Preventing Start-up Burnout In Four Easy Steps

Preventing Start-up Burnout In Four Easy Steps

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When you first start working from home, or first start-up your own business, it can be tempting to work nonstop, around the clock. Although it may appear you’re getting more... read more

How to Keep the Magic of Your Start Up as You Grow

How to Keep the Magic of Your Start Up as You Grow

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If you’ve grown organically in the early days of your start up, more than likely you have done the majority of your hiring from within your immediate network, filling key... read more

10 Tips for Encouraging Your Customers to Post More Online Reviews

10 Tips for Encouraging Your Customers to Post More Online Reviews

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What can I do to encourage more customers to post online reviews for my company on sites from Yelp to LinkedIn? 1. Send a Personal Note or Call Them Take... read more

Mistakes that Kill Startups

Mistakes that Kill Startups

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I was judging the Pepperdine Fast Pitch competition the other day and the question came up in the post competition networking with the students on what the leading causes of... read more

3 Suggestions for Naming Your Startup

3 Suggestions for Naming Your Startup

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Is a rose really a rose if we call it any other name? That’s what Juliet famously tells Romeo when she finds herself wishing that he wasn’t a Montague and... read more

How to Succeed in Startup Culture

How to Succeed in Startup Culture

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The past few months have been some of the most transformative of my life. No, I didn’t go on a soul-searching journey around the world or have a major life... read more

How I Went From Ad Land to Startup Land

How I Went From Ad Land to Startup Land

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This past year I moved to Startup Land. It wasn’t a complete break with Ad Land, because our media technology startup is squarely in the advertising business.  Although I’m not... read more

Symptoms of Customer Acquisition Procrastination Syndrome

Symptoms of Customer Acquisition Procrastination Syndrome

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It’s an epidemic out there in the entrepreneurial world.  Anyone out there suffering from CAPS (Customer Acquisition Procrastination Syndrome)? Symptoms include the eager urge to work on ANYTHING and EVERYTHING... read more

Business Challenges? Tackle Them Like a Startup Founder

Business Challenges? Tackle Them Like a Startup Founder

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Picture this: three people with minimal cash and a bowl of ramen noodles trying to win a share of business in the emerging social media landscape. That was me four... read more

The Trials and Tribulations of Funding a Startup Nonprofit

The Trials and Tribulations of Funding a Startup Nonprofit

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As a young nonprofit founder, I’ve learning to thrive in the cross section of the traditional nonprofit landscape and the contemporary technology of the for-profit world. The for-profit technology sector... read more

Could These Startups Help Boost Your Brand?

Could These Startups Help Boost Your Brand?

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Have you decided this is the year you up your brand marketing game? Are you already networking on social media to encourage business growth but feel like you could be... read more

Insurance Every Business Owner Must Have

Insurance Every Business Owner Must Have

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As business owners, we have a lot riding on us. We have to see to it that our customers are happy, our employees are well taken care of, that our... read more

The 4-Hour Shirk Week

The 4-Hour Shirk Week

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Now don’t get me wrong…I really like Tim Ferriss and his books, hacks, and inspirational goals. He seems to polarize with his material though: either you love his material or... read more