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Silicon Valley startups are terrified by a new idea: profits

In it, he's explained why the startup world is freaking out about a strange new idea they've never had to consider before: profits.<p>Gurley writes:<p>In Silicon Valley boardrooms, where "growth at all costs" had been the mantra for many years, people began to imagine a world where the cost of capital …

60 seconds with a simple but smart home monitoring device

There are already plenty of ways to keep an eye on your abode from afar, so any new home monitoring product better have a fresh approach if it wants to stand out from the competition. For start-up Form Devices, the goal wasn't to create an elaborate, connected home security system that did <i>more</i> than …

This Is the Most Beautiful Way to Learn How to Code

These days, the sentiment of anyone who doesn't know how to code being destined to a life of homeless ineptitude has become a fairly common (if …

Stop Doing That! THIS is How You Do Social Media.

Social media has been the whipping boy of digital marketing for quite some time. It has been used, abused, and disregarded for far too long. But …

Migrating a Github repo to Bitbucket (or similar services)

Github is awesome. Bitbucket is awesome too. They are both excellent services, but Bitbucket has a plus: <b>it's free for private repos</b>.<p>That's one of the …

DevOps

Are You Making These 8 Foolish Social Media Mistakes?

So you’re building a new business and you’ve decided that social media is something you need to tackle to grow. After you read a few social media …

Social Media

3 Rules for Building a Billion-Dollar Business

At the LA Tech Summit today, a handful of experienced CEOs talked about what it really takes to grow a business.<p>Very few entrepreneurs wind up building a billion-dollar company like Twitter or Facebook. Those types of companies, that started with thin business models and experienced fast growth …

Startups

How To Attract The Right Investors For Your Startup

A good team of investors can be the foundation of your startup’s success, but a bad one can obliterate even the strongest ideas. Investors can provide more than capital to your business — they can become resources for organizing, marketing, and realizing ideas. Knowing what to look for in an …

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Easiest Ways to Do a Marketing Plan<p><i>by Sam Ashe-Edmunds</i><p>Creating an effective small-business marketing plan requires research, strategies and tactics. …

6 Habits of Remarkably Likable People

They're charming. They're genuine. And they can make an entire roomful of people smile.<p>When you meet someone, after "What do you do?", you run out of things to say. You stink at small talk, and those first five minutes are tough because you're a little shy and a little insecure.<p>But you want to make …

Self-improvement

Harendra Jani posted on their whiteboard: How To Attract The Right Investors For Your Startup

5 Ways to Turn Customer Leads Into Cash (Infographic)

1 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building and maintaining customer relationships is a vital part of growing your business, but it's easy to let it fall by the wayside amid the daily grind. Take advantage of the summer slowdown to improve your approach to …

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