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Report: VCs Need a New Marketing Schtick

Report: VCs Need a New Marketing Schtick

Venture capitalists may have money to throw at entrepreneurs, but their messaging needs a facelift. A new report suggests VCs could use a “rebrand.”... »

US Accelerator TechStars Kicks Off its London Expansion Today

US Accelerator TechStars Kicks Off its London Expansion Today

US startup accelerator TechStars is opening its doors in London for the first time today, following its expansion into the UK after its purchase of Springboard.... »

The Single Most Important Rule of Business

The Single Most Important Rule of Business

Entrepreneurs are great at meeting challenges with optimism–but sometimes that’s not what the business needs. There’s a funny thing about entr... »

Why Your Start-Up Stopped Growing

Why Your Start-Up Stopped Growing

What’s holding you back? Rob Ashkenas, managing partner of Shaffer Consulting, points out the root of the problem, and smart ways to fix it. Slowdowns are... »

Attention Start-ups: Big Corporations Want to Work with You

Attention Start-ups: Big Corporations Want to Work with You

How young businesses can develop relationships with companies such as Nike and Pepsi. Earlier this year, Kathryn Sheaffer made her daily commute to the Palo Alt... »

Avoid the Entrepreneur’s Curse: 5 Tips

Avoid the Entrepreneur’s Curse: 5 Tips

This vicious curse can take you down if you let it. Here’s how to beat it. Anyone who has started and ran a business knows the entrepreneur’s curse.... »

Josh Kopelman on Funding the Next Wave of Start-Ups

Josh Kopelman on Funding the Next Wave of Start-Ups

With his Dorm Room Fund, the serial entrepreneur is putting more cash in the hands of college start-ups–and that’s a good thing. By his sophomore ye... »

Feeling Stuck? 3 Simple Steps to Shake It Off

Feeling Stuck? 3 Simple Steps to Shake It Off

Even the most successful leaders get stuck in their careers. Here’s a surprisingly simple way to break through and achieve your goals. It happens all the ... »

Your Elevator Pitch Stinks. Here’s How to Fix It

Your Elevator Pitch Stinks. Here’s How to Fix It

The old, boring elevator speech is dead. Finally. Use these four tips to create a pitch that doesn’t sound like an outdated sales speech. Since the 1950s,... »

VC to Entrepreneurs: Just Be Yourself

VC to Entrepreneurs: Just Be Yourself

Of course you put your best foot forward when courting investment. But there are good reasons to be a bit more transparent, too. I suppose it’s only natural for... »

Should You Join a Start-Up Accelerator?

Should You Join a Start-Up Accelerator?

When you’re just starting out, it’s hard to tell the pros from cons. Jeff Bussgang gives his take. Last month was Demo Day for Techstars Boston. I l... »

6 Steps to a Perfect Pitch

6 Steps to a Perfect Pitch

You’d be surprised at the difference a perfect pitch can make. But first you have to get there. No matter how obvious it may seem that you have a winning ... »

Before Raising Capital, Find Your Spark

Before Raising Capital, Find Your Spark

Most successful businesses are built from a proprietary asset, not just an idea.Until that spark is in place, outside investment is a risky proposition. The ess... »

Never Give Up? That Could Be a Mistake

Never Give Up? That Could Be a Mistake

Persistence is often the key to success–unless you’re chasing the wrong idea. A recent study examines how blind persistence can cloud your judgment.... »

Need a Great Idea? Here’s Where to Look

Need a Great Idea? Here’s Where to Look

It’s not rocket science: Sometimes the best ideas come from places you already know. Here’s what that means. Does the daily grind make it hard for y... »

Sean Percival’s Rules for Accelerated Start-Ups

Sean Percival’s Rules for Accelerated Start-Ups

The ex-MySpace VP shares the unspoken rules investors go by when shopping for start-ups. To get their companies off the ground, many entrepreneurs have turned t... »

7 Characteristics That Will Kill Your Start-up

7 Characteristics That Will Kill Your Start-up

Don’t let these common short-comings destroy your shot at a successful business. You are creative, resourceful, visionary, driven, and probably a touch hy... »

COPPA: The Law Most Startups Ignore that Could Have a Big Financial Impact

COPPA: The Law Most Startups Ignore that Could Have a Big Financial Impact

Think the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the expanded revisions don’t affect you? If you are an app or website and you collect, share or s... »

9 Key Things to Mention When Pitching Your Software Startup

9 Key Things to Mention When Pitching Your Software Startup

When it comes to pitching investors on something like software, the presentation is often more pivotal than the product itself. It’s not something that can sit ... »

8 Tips to Get More From Your Investors and Board

8 Tips to Get More From Your Investors and Board

If you don’t ask, you won’t get, says Mark Suster. Rob Bailey is the CEO of DataSift. He wrote a post this long weekend on how he manages the board ... »

Want to Perform Better? Get Uncomfortable

Want to Perform Better? Get Uncomfortable

Blogger and career coach Penelope Trunk gives her spin on Eleanor Roosevelt’s classic advice to do one thing every day that scares you. Do one thing every... »

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