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Advice - The average length of a funding pitch to angel investors is ten minutes. Even if you have booked an hour with a VC, you should plan to talk only for the first 15 minutes. The biggest complaint I hear from investors is that startup...
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Advertising - Consider giving away a tool or sharing your knowledge in your next advertising campaign.I’m not sure I’d believe any modern entrepreneur who tells me that sharing their work wasn’t part of the reason they succeeded.Most...
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Advice - Like most entrepreneurs, I wasn't CEO of my first startup. While I had a fair share of the company, I owned far less than the CEO who, in addition to having had the concept, also initially bankrolled us.For the most part, this...
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Design - Graphic designer. Visual designer. User interface (UI) designer. User experience (UX) designer. Web designer.How many different designer job titles are there? And are they all just fancy names for the same thing?If you’ve...
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LA Tech Week in Review - With so much going on in the thriving LA tech and startup ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the news in the space. We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in LA Tech news this week including the...
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Advice - This is Startup Marketing at Events Done Right courtesy of the Startup LeagueGet paid to exhibit at events like Collision, TechDay, TechCrunch Disrupt and more...So you’ve launched your startup and now the conversation...
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Op-ED - Recently I wrote about the cultural difference between entrepreneurs in the Nordics and in Silicon Valley. Now, I want to talk about the cultural differences between investors. In each country the investors and the investment climate...
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Advice - Traditional business-intelligence (and data-mining) software does a good job of showing you where you’ve been. By contrast, predictive analytics uses data patterns to make forward-looking predictions that tell you where to go next....
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Advice - Every entrepreneur and business executive knows that continuous innovation is required to survive, but most struggle with this more than any other challenge they face. They know they need to act proactively, but still are often...
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Advice - For young entrepreneurs with minimal funding and maximum energy, building a team is not typically top of mind. The train of thought seems simple: Why not work alone to stretch out limited financial resources, building the team out as...
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Advice - I’m frequently asked by some of NYC’s sharpest entrepreneurs how and where I find strong talent. The question is typically followed by the assertion that it is hard to find enough good engineers in NYC and considerations about the...
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Advice - Every new venture that survives the first 5 years starts to drift away from their entrepreneurial thinking, and assumes they have achieved the path to longevity. In fact, even within Fortune 100 companies, almost 90 percent have...
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Advertising - As the owner of a digital marketing agency, adapting to change is one of the most important parts of my job description. It’s hard to believe, but just 15 years ago, the majority of American adults reported that they did not use...
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Advice - For years, many investors have advised all startups to take all the money they can get.The last 12 months have been tougher for all startups, including marketing technology companies. The darling among marketing technology companies...
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Resources - I love sales.  I have led sales for startups in my portfolio and have been selling or leading sales teams for over fifteen years. I found that I am at my best when I am in front of customers, working with them to understand their...
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Advice - It takes money to make money, and finding people willing to invest their hard-earned dollars into your startup or venture isn’t always easy. Raising money can be challenging and often downright dejecting, but it can also be...
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Advice - As a startup advisor and investor, I’ve met many aspiring entrepreneurs, and I often get asked the question, “I have a great idea for a startup—do you agree that it has real potential?” They don’t know that most experts...

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