Archive | March, 2011

Great Lawyers Are Worth More Than $5,000

If you want people to leave lots of comments agreeing with you, write a blog post saying that something is too expensive. And if you read the comments to Fred Wilson's latest post — "A Challenge to Startup Lawyers" — you'll see a whole lot of agreement. Fred argues that it should cost less than […]

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Blogging for Business with Metaphors

Learning how to blog and get found in search engines is not too difficult.  If there is not a limitation of creativity, titles can be confusing or misleading. (Apple might be in reality an apple.)  Getting to the point:  Metaphors, abbreviations, parables and acronyms may entice but not engage. When choosing titles for blog articles:  […]

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Get New Business By Asking Your Customers

Looking for ways to increase your sales? A lot of people overlook the fact that the best way to grow their business is through their existing clients. Send out an email or make a call to your existing clients and ask them if they can refer anyone. Offer them free services in exchange for referrals […]

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Building Great Startups in Europe

In the last month or so I have spent a fair amount of time in Europe, first in London and Cambridge, England with Silicon Valley Comes to the UK, and then in Paris, at the Le Web conference. I have judged two startup competitions, participated in a SeedCamp demo day, and met with dozens of […]

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The One Question To Ask Before You Start

There are a lot of entrepreneur books out there. I even wrote one! However, this new book from Carol Roth is special. The Entrepreneur Equation discusses the questions you should ask BEFORE starting.  She takes a step backward and talks about: Should I be an entrepreneur ? Why do you want to be an entrepreneur? Carol talks […]

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Eight Entrepreneur Attributes You Can’t Fake

Business success begins in the mind of the startup founder and his team. A winning startup is a team of entrepreneurs who build and run the business as an extension of who they are, rather than some extrapolation of the Google or Facebook model. It’s not so easy to fake the important attributes when the […]

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