Laura Kim

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Valuing a Startup for Investment

Valuing companies can be a tricky business and valuing a start-up even more so. As a founder of a business looking for investment, how do you know …

Ask HN: Should I consider a startup based on scraped data?

A friend who is a sales associate within this particular industry complained to me about how hard and time consuming it can be to search for a …

Web Applications

Growth Hacking Your Small Business Or Startup

When you’re building a business from your parent’s garage and eating ramen noodles every night, the prospect of spending big bucks on marketing can make launching a successful startup feel completely out of reach.<p>How can you compete with existing companies who have millions of dollars in ad buys? …

Small Business

What to Expect When You are Expecting Series A?

Image Source: SujanPatel<p>As an entrepreneur, who is all dreamy-eyed about transforming their startup into a world class organization, there couldn’t …

3 startup mistakes to avoid at all costs

Feasible business idea. Check. Solid product. Check. But does that guarantee success? Here's what not to do if you want a chance at success

Home Health Technology Utilization to Reach 78M by 2020

Home Care platform eCaring<p>Consumers utilizing home health technology will increase from 14.3 million worldwide in 2014 to 78.5 million by 2020, …

3 Ways Big Data Will Personalize Medicine

The definition of “healthcare” in recent years has expanded beyond referencing providers and hospitals to include pharma, insurance, biology life science organizations, medical device manufacturers, and public agencies.<p>For IT providers, this vast, heterogeneous landscape brings with it inherent …

Digital Health

Google is making a giant change this week that could crush millions of small businesses

The algorithm will start favoring mobile-friendly websites (ones with large text, easy-to-click links, and that resize to fit whatever screen they're viewed on) and ranking them higher in search. Websites that aren't mobile-friendly will get demoted.<p>About 60% of online traffic now comes from mobile …

It's Inevitable -- How To Have Tough Conversations With Your Employees

While popular media likes to portray entrepreneurs as fearless conquerors willing to storm the beach single-handedly, the reality is that entrepreneurs are quite a diverse population. Sure, it takes courage to be an entrepreneur, and there are many who don’t back away from a challenge, but there …

5 project management methods you can use to get the most out of your startup team

Many associate startup with spontaneity and a can-do attitude, but not as much with project management. This is not terribly surprising. With the …

The 14 Best Examples of Responsive Design

1<p>More Hazards<p>More hazards removes any anti-mobile hazards by keeping its mobile version pretty minimal. It retains functionality, but we want to know …

Go Die MotherF***** : The changing relationship between investors and entrepreneurs.

[Mahesh Murthy brings an interesting perspective on the recent Housing/Sequoia saga]<p>Some of you may get the allusion in the headline. For others, …

Entrepreneurship

Have a business idea? Get started

There’s no doubt your idea is great. But with the boom of startups and the aid that’s available in the country for entrepreneurs, what should be …

Bug Fixing Vs. Problem Solving - From Agile to Lean

There are many definitions of lean but the most inspiring for me is the one that Lean Enterprise Institute Chairman John Shooke gives in his book</i> …

5 Important Tax Season Tips For Startups

It’s tax season and a good time for business owners to take a look at their accounting system, tools and processes to make sure they’re doing everything they can to maximize income and minimize taxes. Startup founders and small business owners generally concern themselves with growth and …

Small Business

A British startup is trying to make social media shopping succeed where everyone else failed

Shopa is hoping that this time rewarding users with discounts will be the way to drive an audience around a shopping-oriented social media app.<p>Social-media shopping has never quite taken off: eBay and Amazon, while successful, lack a social sharing aspect that appeals to younger consumers. …

Techstars' David Cohen on How to Get the Most Out of Accelerators | Inc.com

Being accepted to a startup accelerator is a great way to turn a fledgling business into a fast-growing company, but sometimes entrepreneurs pursue accelerators for the wrong reasons.<p>During a recent interview with <i>Inc.</i>, Techstars co-founder David Cohen explained why the real benefit of his …

These young entrepreneurs got a loan from billionaire Richard Branson — here's how

In the early stages of launching theirs, Cramer and Russo, who cofounded Glow Away, a glow-in-the-dark duvet cover for children, realized they desperately needed all three — <i>especially</i> the money.<p>After spending months researching, planning, and sourcing designers, suppliers, and distributors, the duo …

Don’t get routed like REA Group’s founders: positive ways to postpone raising capital

by Nigel Johnston<p>Conventional wisdom says that the capital raising is the black and white checkered flag for any startup. It means you’ve won the …

10 Problems, 10 CEOs, 10 Days: New Program Disrupts The Startup Business Model

For several decades the entrepreneurial world searched for magic ideas. Today, we are seeing far too many great technologies and great ideas that have very little significance to the key issues, pain points and challenges facing the world.<p>One interesting program that is changing the way start-up …

Startups

7 Pricing Mistakes To Avoid: Data-Based Insights from Salesforce, Uber and Kraft

One of the biggest mistakes I’ve seen executives make over the years is not spending enough time thinking about their pricing models. They think about price, but not creatively enough about pricing model, which is more about how you package your prices.<p>In an interview with Anil Kaul, the CEO of …

Business Strategy

Blogging For Startups: 7 Tips To Jump Start Your Startup Venture

<i>This article has been contributed by Gary Dek.</i>Startups, perhaps more than other types of companies, require great web design and a strong marketing …

How to increase employee satisfaction for the long haul

Professor Alex Edmans of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania discovered that businesses with high levels of employee satisfaction perform better than those without. Research from the University of Warwick says happiness makes people 12 per cent more productive.<p>And yet a report from …

How to Master the 4 Big Social-Media Platforms | Inc.com

Think of how you act with your friends versus how you act with your clients. You behave differently based on your environment. Social media is the same thing. Every platform is like a different meeting, a different room, and you have to be cool or quality depending where you are. Most people think …

How to Build a Digital Reputation When You Have No Time

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, we know the importance of building a strong digital reputation. These days, the Google search result for your name is equivalent to your resume. But building up your online reputation takes time – something a lot of …

5 Psychological Hacks That'll Give Your Marketing a Boost | Inc.com

Successful marketers know how to ethically use psychological principles to understand their customers, in order to deliver exactly what those customers need and want.<p>Here are five of those powerful psychological hacks that will take your business to new levels.<p>1. Cater to curiosity: We have an …

4 Questions You Must Think Critically About Before Starting a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are an eager bunch. That’s part of what makes us so great!<p>We’re go-getters. We wake up early. Mondays excite us. (Okay, maybe that last one is a bit of a stretch.)<p>I’ve had the pleasure of working with thousands of …

How to go from $0 to $75,000/mo. without taking on an investor or hiring a single employee

In case you didn’t know, we (Talkroute) declined our acceptance into a well-known accelerator, and a lot of people thought we were stupid. Even after I published a ridiculously long blog post explaining why we said “no thanks,” the skeptics remained, well, skeptical.<p>But today, right here on …