Archive | April, 2011

Startups With Real Revenue Can Get Venture Capital

I just read the Q1 2011 report from CB Insights, which shows venture capital is back. Overall, investors put $7.5 billion to work across 738 financing deals with U.S. startups. That represents a $1.5 billion jump in funding over the same quarter of 2010 with a similar number of deals, so it clearly shows a […]

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ERP Questions and a Move to Cloud Computing

At what point does a small business owner get questions about ERP software answered?.  (Enterprise Resource Planning Software)  ERP software is NOT simply accounting software.  With enterprise software, business leaders attempt to analyze the business quickly with one commonality in reporting.  To get the questions answered about enterprise resource planning software, we have turned to […]

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Resistance is Futile

    I encounter tough resistance every single business day.  It’s never what you think.  It’s not resistance from the heavy demands of my customers or prospects.  it’s not the long days of travel or presenting in front of an audience.  It’s the battle going on inside my own head.  It always goes something like […]

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Many Startups Stumble on International Cultures

By Ernst Gemassmer Most of us have travelled abroad and experienced the challenges and frustrations of getting what we want without being laughed at or insulting our hosts. Similar issues prevail when doing business in other countries, cultures and languages. Even if you think your business is all local, multi-ethnic sensitivities are more relevant than […]

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What have your friends done for you lately?

Your ability to be successful hinges largely on who you surround yourself with. If your friends are all super-achievers, its going to be easier to become a super-achiever yourself. It’s tough to change your friend circle, so you should work on getting the most out of your network. Here’s some tips I’ve used myself. Bill […]

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