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ThePresent.Co Mines Public Facebook Data To Make Choosing A Gift Less Of A Pain

If you’re in the business of gift-giving, they say it’s the thought that counts. That’s all well and good unless of course you can’t think of anything to buy. Launching officialy today, UK startup ThePresent.co promises to numb that pain-point.<p>Using its own recommendation engine and algorithms, …

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The Goo Goo Dolls- "Black Balloon" Live Acoustic

Microstock Library 123RF.com Is a One-Stop Shop for Royalty-Free Images

<i>Content Sponsored by 123RF.com</i><p>Considering the easy availability of images out there these days, it's nice to have a reliable and legal resource for …

Web Design

Seth Godin at Creative Mornings - The Fox Is Black

“There’s no room to be the next Seth Godin, cuz’ I’m still here for now. So you need to be the next whatever your name is. The first one.”<p>Seth Godin …

The Entrepreneurs Handbook: 52 Essential Resources for Startups

The thought of launching a Startup is incredibly intimidating with most failing to survive their first few years, it can often result in an …

Startups

10 SEO Tips for 2013

The team at Cognito just put together the following 10 tips on search engine optimization for our clients. SEO is a shifting landscape and as search engines have evolved over the past few years, greater emphasis has been placed on the quality of the actual content, versus the quantity of text. …

5 Basic Principles of Selling

The essence of what I've learned in over a decade of writing about sales.<p>What is selling, really? Ask ten salespeople you'll get ten different answers. Ask ten executive, you'll get ten more. But what is selling, really? IMHO, selling can be boiled down to the following basic principles:<p><b>1. Selling</b> …

Selling

Cold Calling Can Be Fun

This simple process will help you turn cold calling from a chore into a pleasure.<p>Contrary to popular belief, cold calling needn't be a chore. In fact, cold calling can actually be fun, if you go about it the right way. The key to success (as with everything else in the business world) is your</i> …

Cold Calling

5 Thoughts to Make You a Better Salesperson

Do you give up after a few sales calls? Expect new business to come from every networking event? It's time for a shift in mindset that you can take all the way to the bank.<p>Does the thought of hearing "no thank you" one too many times slow you down? Getting your products and services into the hands …

Self-improvement

10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

Everybody knows Evernote and Dropbox. Here’s a sneak peek at the next wave of productivity apps that top entrepreneurs like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, and Guy Kawasaki are working with daily.<p>Recently something terribly obvious–yet powerful–occurred to me: If you want to achieve things that no one …

Infographics

25 Apps That Will Keep Your Life Organized

BUT if you gave us a nickel for every time someone's asked us what SaaS apps we use every day, well, we still wouldn't have any money, but it would be a perfect prompt for this post, which covers the SaaS apps we use every day.

5 Apps to Help Unclutter Your Life

2 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>A few apps were made to de-clutter your inbox, desk and life.<p>Here are a few that we've tested and praised as sanity-savers:<p><b>1. Swizzle cleans up email spam by removing your name from multiple email lists at once.</b> <br>Swizzle is a new product …

Apps

Trends You Can't Afford to Ignore--From Eric Schmidt's New Book

We all know we need to keep up with tech trends that affect our work–but it’s hard to figure out which ones are truly important and which will fade quickly.<p>That’s why I’ve stayed up late this week reading <i>The New Digital Age</i>, by Eric Schmidt, former CEO and current executive chair of Google, and …

The Marketer Is Dead, and We Have Killed Him

The Marketer is Dead, And We Have Killed Him. I thought about going with a less provocative title, but the purpose of this blog post is to prove that …

Marketing

The Best Windows 8 Apps You Can Run on Your Desktop

Even if you bypass Windows 8's "modern" UI entirely using a tool like Start8 or Classic Shell, there are some great apps available for it. Thanks to …

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What Not To Do In Your Startup Promo Video

Thanks to my job, I get to see a lot of stupid bullshit. Most gets filtered out, but every now and then something just rises up that is so ridiculously stupid, it’s just begging to be called out. That’s the case with this promotional video from the kind folks at Rippln, which is more or less a …

NASA Drew This Giant Penis on the Surface of Mars

Apparently, this drawing of the male genitals etched into the surface of Mars—which has popped up on NASA's website—was just an amusing accident. …

19 Things Every Salesperson Should Know

The essence of sales success distilled into a single, short list.<p>Over the years, I've listened to dozens of pundits and trainers explain what it takes to be successful in sales. Here's what they've told me, distilled to its essence:<p><b>1. How to research prospects and their industries.</b><p>Use the web to …

World Wide Web

Down - Bury me in smoke (Chile 2013)

HTC One fends off the Samsung Galaxy S4 to retain Stuff's number one spot http://bit.ly/ZOoEAb

How to cut the cost of your gig tickets

10 Unexpected Business Strategies That Helped Startup Founders Thrive

Ever wonder what unexpected business strategies have worked for other startup founders? The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only …

Six feet greener

BRITONS are increasingly opting for an alternative send-off. Funeral directors and coffin-makers are taking note<p>Latest stories<p>Why STDs are on the …

Contest: Tell Us Your Bright Idea

How creative are you? Come up with an elegant solution to this real world problem and you could win a spot in Inc. Magazine<p>Entrepreneurs are great problem solvers. Countless successful companies have been created to alleviate (and cash in on) the woes of a particular market. So--with the help of …

Entrepreneurship

IT'S OFFICIAL: The New HTC One Is Hands Down The Best Android Phone Around

While the Taiwanese company doesn't have the same marketing man-power as its top rivals Apple and Samsung, it does have an incredibly well-crafted offering that easily stands above the rest.<p>The high-quality smartphone is receiving high praise across the entire industry today.<p>Here's what top …

The Surest Way To Build A Billion-Dollar Internet Company

<i>Written by James Slavet, a partner at venture capital firm</i> <i>Greylock</i><i>. His current investments include Coupons.com, One Kings Lane and Redfin. You can follow him on Twitter</i> <i>@jslavet</i><i>.</i><p>As a venture capital investor, I’m focused on identifying and backing high potential consumer technology startups. It’s …