Archive | March, 2013

The Semantic Web Opens a New Age for Entrepreneurs

Someday you will be able to ask your browser or smart phone open questions like "Where should I take my wife for a good movie and dinner?" Your browser would consult its intelligence of what you and she like and dislike, take into account your current location, and then suggest the right movies and restaurants. […]

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Reach and Teach Your Way to Small Business Success

When I ask small business owners what their biggest challenge is in today’s market, many say it’s attracting new business.  That’s a challenge in any economic climate, but it’s even more difficult in tough times because most businesses don’t have big budgets to spend on marketing. One of the least expensive and most effective strategies […]

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Break the Barrier: A Guide to Successful International SEO

International marketing is gaining online momentum and sweeping the industry as businesses realize the number of opportunities to sell overseas. With a staggering 86 percent of Internet users coming from outside of the United States, it is imperative that businesses move forward with their SEO efforts and market internationally. To best reach your multinational audience, […]

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10 Entrepreneurial Lessons From the ‘Gang of Four’

Every startup, as well as mature business, needs to learn as much as possible from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, who have set the standards for fast growth and success in today’s business world. These companies, designated the “ gang of four” by Eric Schmidt a couple of years ago, are clearly driving a consumer […]

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Don’t Forget to Spring Forward Today

I’m a punctual person.  In fact, I usually arrive 10 to 15 minutes early for a meeting.  If for some reason, I’m running late it makes me a nervous wreck.  Even if I’m only going to be a few minutes late, I call or text the person I’m meeting to let them know and apologize […]

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Ten Years of VC Blogging

Yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of Venture Capital blogging. How do I know? Because my first post on VentureBlog was on March 5, 2003 (a pithy little post entitled " I'm a VC. Who the hell are you?" — no, it wasn't a precursors to my post on Narcissistic Personality Disorder, it was a post […]

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In Memory of Jody Sherman

I flew down to Santa Monica today to attend a memorial service in celebration of the life of Jody Sherman.  Along with a hundred and fifty of his closest friends, we shared stories of the Jody we remembered.  We celebrated his incredible spirit.  More than a few tears were shed, including a ton of my […]

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