5 Signs You're Ready to Start a Company [0.17]

Posted on July 2, 2013, 11:55 a.m. by Start-up @ [source]

Andy Palmer has started at least five companies by my count--and I’d guess he has invested in dozens of others.

From there, Palmer went on to be part of the founding team of five start-ups: Austin’s Trilogy;, a Trilogy spinoff for buying PCs and software online, that was spun back in; Bowstreet, a “portal-based tool provider,” that IBM acquired in 2006, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, a cancer drug developer that went public 2000; and Vertica Systems, a database company that Hewlett Packard bought in 2011.

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Lesson From Zynga: Not All Founders Make Good CEOs [0.15]

Posted on July 1, 2013, 9:50 p.m. by Start-up @ [source]

Mark Pincus has left the building.

But despite what the critics will say about Pincus himself amidst his departure, I empathize with the guy: Founders don't always make the best corporate CEOs of publicly-held companies.

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Inside Story: Inc.'s 'How I Did It' [0.16]

Posted on July 1, 2013, 2 p.m. by Start-up @ [source]

I had coffee on a recent morning with an entrepreneur, as I often do. What struck me about this founder, an enthusiastic Ohioan named Austin Allison, was how unremarkable his remarkable story was.

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Good News: Your Budget Is Probably Too Pessimistic [0.15]

Posted on July 1, 2013, 11:06 a.m. by Start-up @ [source]

A few phantom green shoots a couple of years back aside, it’s been a long time since entrepreneurs had much in the way of positive economic news to celebrate. But while it’s still not exactly boom times, author and business expert Ram Charan may have finally located a reason to feel cheery.

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How to Tell If Your Employees Are Bored [0.09]

Posted on July 1, 2013, 5 a.m. by Start-up @ [source]

Sometimes your best employee leaves because he wants to move somewhere sunny or because his wife got a new gig on the other side of the country. Many employees leave simply because they’re bored.

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Fail on Your Own Terms [0.04]

Posted on June 28, 2013, 3:14 p.m. by Start-up @ [source]

The startup-childbirth analogy ranks among our most overworked business clichés. But as this recent Tumblr post attests, that metaphor is just as apt.

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5 Ways to Vet an Incubator [0.23]

Posted on June 28, 2013, 1:30 p.m. by Start-up @ [source]

The age of the accelerator is officially upon us.

Simply put: there are a ton of incubators and accelerators to which you can apply.

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Best Advice I Ever Got: Yosef Martin [0.11]

Posted on June 28, 2013, 12:47 p.m. by Start-up @ [source]

Yosef Martin founded the fast-growing Merchandize Liquidators in his one-bedroom condo in 2003 with nothing but $375--and these three pieces of advice. I credit this success to my willingness to diversify the business and sell in every logical category--and by only hiring salespeople who have a passion for the business and know how to be legitimate team players.

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Why Culture Matters So Much for Start-Ups [0.09]

Posted on June 28, 2013, 11:44 a.m. by Start-up @ [source]

The internet is full of tales of startups going to extreme lengths to get company culture right and keep morale high. From paying employees to vacation to moving the company to Morocco, we’re not talking about simple office foosball tables here.

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Blast From the Dot-Bomb Past [0.06]

Posted on June 27, 2013, 5:27 p.m. by Start-up @ [source]

Same-day delivery services (think Webvan and Kozmo) crashed and burned in 2001. But a new crop of start-ups claims this time is different.

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How to Make the Best Misteaks [0.15]

Posted on June 27, 2013, 4:49 p.m. by Start-up @ [source]

Winston Churchill famously said success is defined by the ability "to go from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

The only problem, she said, was that the buyer turned out to be "a very sophisticated con artist.

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Stop Being Awkward on the Phone [0.06]

Posted on June 27, 2013, 2:46 p.m. by Start-up @ [source]

No one uses the phone anymore, the New York Times declared a couple of years ago and millions of young people shrugged. Of course, but for a certain generation of young business people currently entering the world of work, actually dialling a number is mostly for moms and telemarketers.

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The Sabbatical That Changed My Life [0.05]

Posted on June 27, 2013, 1:40 p.m. by Start-up @ [source]

As much as I'd like to boast about my ability to see the big picture, day-to-day details have long prevented me from fully observing what was happening around me. But I still kept thinking, "If we can just get past this one last hurdle, I'll be able to step back.

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A New Kind of Start-Up Incubator [0.18]

Posted on June 27, 2013, 1:18 p.m. by Start-up @ [source]

Incubators are a fairly recent trend in the start-up world.

We recently learned of an interesting new model led by Steve McPhillamy at Insight Product Development.

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When we think of entrepreneurs, we think of visionaries working with a brilliant team of coders, disrupting an industry for millions of fans.

According to the report, an increasing number of U.S. entrepreneurs (69 percent) start their business at home, and many (59 percent) continue to work from home, even after it's up and running.

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Peter Thiel may be paying students to skip college, but undergrad entrepreneurs need not worry--there's plenty of money out there for them as well.

Several VC firms on the lookout for the next Michael Dell or Mark Zuckerberg have launched investment funds aimed at college entrepreneurs.

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The Crock Pot Approach to Creativity [0.11]

Posted on June 26, 2013, 12:36 p.m. by Start-up @ [source]

You’ve no doubt heard of Google’s famous 20 percent time, and here on we recentlly offered another bit of advice for long-term sucess that suggests only working to 80 percent of your capacity on a daily basis.

Like the other tips, Belsky’s suggestion boils down to setting aside some time for less immediate concerns and not burn all your energy on putting out myriad small daily emergencies, but he adds a culinary twist to his advice.

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This App Predicts the Weather--Down to the Minute [0.17]

Posted on June 26, 2013, 4 a.m. by Start-up @ [source]

Adam Grossman, Jack Turner, and Jason LaPorte had an idea for a simple weather app, with one major twist. Instead of predicting weather by the day or week, their app would predict rainfall minute by minute-one hour into the future.

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How Not to Get Fired [0.13]

Posted on June 25, 2013, 7:50 p.m. by Start-up @ [source]

Getting fired from the company you created is probably the last thing you can imagine. Unfortunately, it's a fairly regular occurrence that can have devastating effects on both you and the company.

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3 Kickstarter Campaigns That Went Horribly Wrong [0.09]

Posted on June 25, 2013, 7:16 p.m. by Start-up @ [source]

Kickstarter, the world's largest crowdfunding site, gives entrepreneurs a platform to raise money for pet projects like a new business, a film, or even a music video. Some fundraisers simply aren't prepared to handle the demand that comes with thousands of new backers and hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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