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Startups and Crowd-First Tactics: The Minimum Run, and the Long Stretch

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Kevin Berg Grell, APEN Designs. Kevin Berg Grell, APEN Designs<p>Millions of entrepreneurs seek crowdfunding each year; the …

The 1 New Year’s Resolution That Can Change Everything

Why start the new year with a giant list of goals for your business when a single goal can take you just as far (if not miles ahead).<p>Here's a decidedly non-CEO sentiment that I've been having while reflecting on the past year: I am happy about this business year and it has absolutely nothing to do …

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5 fears that founders and funders have in common

As 2014 draws to a close, while I read all the amazing achievements by my colleagues and all the upcoming new year solutions, I find myself thinking very philosophically about the topic of fear.<p>As individuals, we all have fears. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a founder or a funder, it’s an …

What Your Wine Choice Says About You

An unscientific analysis of your personality type based on your favorite vino.<p><b>Champagne:</b> You have a closet full of cashmere sweaters and Manolo Carolynes, your favorite place in the world is Paris and all your Instagram photos (of macarons, pretty stationery and flowers) have a dreamy pink filter. …

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Four basic skills of CEOs who can sell well

The CEO of any company is expected to sell at all times. The primary objective of any business is sales. You begin by selling to yourself, then you sell your co-founders. Later, you'll sell your first client and you'll continue until you retire. The job of any CEO is sales.<p>This primer will help you …

Six science stories we can't wait to follow in 2015

Some serious groundwork has been laid. Some amazing instruments are turning on. Some incredible destinations are in sight. If you ask us, 2015 is going to be an awesome year in science.<p>From solar system exploration to new adventures in particle physics to the possible defeat of a microscopic foe, …

5 Keys To Good Business Intelligence

When a technical term enters “buzz” status, definitions change and meaning can get lost. This is arguably the case with “business intelligence,” or BI. In the time since the BI term was coined, new technologies have greatly expanded our understanding of BI and how businesses can gain value from …

5 'Can't Miss' Conferences For Entrepreneurs In 2015

Where will entrepreneurs spend their networking and learning time in 2015? With the help of Orange County friend Dave Phillipson, I’ve compiled a list of 5 can’t miss conferences in 2015 for entrepreneurs.<p>This is an unofficial list compiled on the basis of quality of attendees, avoidance of hard …