As a startup mentor and investor, I am approached regularly by aspiring entrepreneurs who assert that business plans are a waste of time. They cite sources like the BusinessWeek story, “Real Entrepreneurs Don’t Write Business Plans” and this Forbes article. From my perspective, much of this advice Read More

Women-Run Businesses Make More Money -- Or Do They?

Women-Run Businesses Make More Money -- Or Do They? Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Finance
From http://smallbiztrends.com 11 days ago
Made Hot by: justretweet on November 24, 2014 12:28 pm
Women might not own as many businesses as men do. But it seems that their businesses tend to be more successful, concluded a global survey from French bank BNP Paribas and consultancy firm Scorpio Partnership found. The survey included more than 2,500 entrepreneurs from the U.S., Europe, Asia and t Read More

Disruptive Businesses Face Some Extra Challenges

Disruptive Businesses Face Some Extra Challenges Avatar Posted by martinzwilling under Startups
From http://blog.startupprofessionals.com 26 days ago
Made Hot by: PMVirtual on November 7, 2014 12:19 pm
How many times have investors heard startups start their pitch by touting that their technology is “disruptive?” What entrepreneurs forget or don’t realize is that most customers are wary of all technology, educating the market on new technology is expensive, takes a long time, and people buy probl Read More
There’s no doubt about it, focus is a crucial skill in becoming successful and achieving your dreams. Without it, your productivity will be low and the progress you make towards any goals will be minimal. Plus any work that you do manage to eventually produce won’t be anywhere near the standard it Read More
For many retailers, Black Friday is a hectic mess of organizing, planning, and logistics. Whether a store’s Black Friday sales are successful is highly dependent on preparing prior to the rush — and each year there is more to accomplish before doors open. In 2012, Black Friday shopping hit a recor Read More
"You’re a blogger, and of course you love it.

But let’s be honest – sometimes, blogging can take a toll on you.

As a blogger, you have an unending list of things to do in a day. Be it coming up with article ideas, curating content, researching keywords or writing a blog post; it seems like bl Read More
Recently, a member of Q&A platform Quora asked if it was possible to display a Twitter widget with selected tweets in the sidebar of their blog.

The answer is yes. And it’s very easy to do. Here is a short tutorial below. Read More

Top 5 holiday gifts for clients and employees

Top 5 holiday gifts for clients and employees Avatar Posted by devan under Management
From http://breakingdownyourbusiness.com 24 days ago
Made Hot by: logistico on November 11, 2014 11:27 am
Besides the fact that Brad doesn’t believe employees should buy gifts for bosses, and the fact that Jill wishes that regifting was socially acceptable, Jill & Brad discuss their Top 5 gifts that make them, and the recipients, very happy to know each other. Things like food and booze don’t fly for s Read More
Many entrepreneurs seems to be convinced that the “crowd” of regular people using the Internet will somehow solve their startup funding needs, when they sense a lack of interest from accredited investors. Professionals maintain that there is plenty of money and equity for qualified startups, and fu Read More

Zig Zag Track [podcast]

Zig Zag Track [podcast] Avatar Posted by lyceum under Social Media
From http://trendpal.tumblr.com 11 days ago
Made Hot by: DigiTechBlog on November 21, 2014 9:56 am
Episode 15 (Zig Zag Track) of TrendPal podcast with Lotta Gergils Aston and Martin Lindeskog.

Are you on the right track? Take a bus ride and tune in to the “zig zag" episode of TrendPal Podcast!

Show notes:
Uber and Spotify set to announce partnership? - CNET
“Night bus music" - 8tracks
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