Archive | February, 2011

New Technology: Tiny Transistors Inside Cash

Business success tip:  Save your bills.  The entrepreneur may have a few surprises coming soon. In the photo above you see an example of a manufactured bill with minute amounts of aluminum and gold using a special dry process, each flexible 250-nanometer-thick array only needs three volts to operate.  From:   Hagen Klauk, Max Planck […]

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3 Easy Steps to Turn 1 Employee into 2

If you want to expand your company, the immediate thought is you need to hire more people, which is costly and takes a lot of time. What if there was a way to double the productivity of your staff? This is something Tony Hsieh from Zappos has been able to do, here are 3 easy […]

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How to Succeed With Today’s Empowered Customers

You can’t succeed in your new startup if you can’t win customers, and the new Internet-empowered customers are tough. They are in control, and they no longer care where or from whom they buy. They do have a specific purchase progression with key milestone moments that determine your win or loss outcome in every transaction. […]

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LinkedIn Maps

LinkedIn InMaps is a new visual gadget which automatically takes your LinkedIn network and creates an infographic clickable map. This is pretty clever of LinkedIn to create a graphic presentation of the business network.  “What does my network look like?” is a question others ask.  It is not a question I have heard as of […]

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Startup Advice: How Entrepeneurs Gain Credibility

While talking with young founders in Europe and the US over the last couple months, I have been asked the same question repeatedly — how can an entrepreneur just starting out gain the necessary credibility to attract capital? It is an important question because, at its heart, a startup investment is an investment in the […]

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Born to Run…Err, Sell

The guest post today is from Adrian Miller.  It talks about an issue for every business person- Selling! “Yes, some people were born to sell.  Naturally extroverted, intrinsically good listeners, blessed with what is commonly referred to as a “thick skin”, these folks often gravitate towards sales and more often than not, they excel in […]

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