Archive for the 'Entrepreneurship and Small-Business Ownership' Category

How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media

04 22nd, 2013 Author: Publisher

Social media gives small businesses a platform to amplify their voice and visibility among prospective customers. For many small businesses, this is a rich opportunity, as you can see in the following infographic . . .

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Ten Million-Dollar Start-Up Mistakes

04 22nd, 2013 Author: Publisher

It’s a well-accepted axiom in the investor community that entrepreneurs learnmore from their failures than their successes.Thus a well-explained startup failure often can actually improve your odds of funding in the next go-round.

Yet, there is no doubt that the best strategy is to learn from someone else’s mistakes, so you can enjoy the millions that someone else lost in learning.

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The 50 Coolest New Businesses in America

04 10th, 2013 Author: Publisher
Year after year, cities across America continue to surprise us with new, innovative, and downright awesome businesses.

This year we've already brought you the coolest new businesses in Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco, and now we've gone nationwide, finding the hottest restaurants, boutiques, startups, and everything in between across the U.S.

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Every year or so, I’ll informally poll veteran entrepreneurs I know.  The questions I ask have evolved over time, but a few remain pretty consistent.  One that I find elicits some of the more insightful comments is this question:

“What is the single best piece of advice you received — or wish you’d received — when you were just starting out as an entrepreneur?”

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Mark Cuban has taken to Reddit to answer questions on everything from the NBA, to his famous confrontation with ESPN talking head Skip Bayless, to his unconventional ideas on tax policy

He also gave advice on what made him famous before he became the high profile owner of the Dallas Mavericks and his incredible success as an entrepreneur.

Discover what Mark Cuban said when asked what people should know before starting a business.

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As young entrepreneurs it’s important that we keep swinging for the fences. Super successful investors like Ron Conway say they’d rather invest in an 18 year old Mark Zuckerberg than a 31 year old seasoned entrepreneur because the young Sean Parker types truly think the sky is the limit. At Under30CEO we’re going to carry that mentality into the interviews that we conduct on the site.
The list below is the most incredible people to learn from as entrepreneurs and we intend to interview them all…somehow.

Why do some startups succeed and others fail? Paul Gompers, Anna Kovner, Josh Lerner and David Scharfstein put together a Harvard Business School working paper to answer that question . . .

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The Best and Worst States to Open a Small Business

10 27th, 2012 Author: Publisher

An infographic of the best and worst states for opening a new business based on tax rates, electric utility costs, and the minimum wage.

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When it comes to swaying consumers, nothing beats word of mouth. That’s because, 92 percent of people trust recommendations from friends and family above all other forms of advertising when making a purchase decision, according to a new study. That number was up nearly 20 percent from 2007.

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As a member of the local Angel group selection committee, I’ve seen a lot of startup presentations to investors, and I’ve never seen one that was too short – maybe short on content, but not short on pages!

A perfect round number is ten slides, with the right content, that can be covered in ten minutes. Even if you have an hour booked, the advice is the same.

Here are the slides . . .


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