Sidra Ahmed

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Social is dead: What 146 startup pitches showed me about the next wave of tech companies

Over the past two weeks, I have listened to 146 startups pitch in rapid-fire succession at demo days for Y Combinator and 500 Startups.<p>Of those startups, probably five or six will emerge as the next Airbnb, Dropbox, or Reddit. The founders of the next billion-dollar startup have probably run …

Startups

Updated! A Master List of Social Media Marketing Management Tools

Tools make reaching social media marketing goals possible. Whether you're a soloprenuer or a multinational enterprise, it's nearly impossible to …

Marketing

Top tools to get your startup off the ground

Which comes first – the apps or the business? It might sound like a dumb question, but the consequences of building a business on the wrong software tools can be serious. What if your customer database can’t talk to your accounting system? Or your resource planning is in chaos because everyone’s …

Project Management

Start A Fire

9 successful entrepreneurs share their biggest regrets

And it's not my only one: We've all made decisions (or failed to make decisions) we wish we could take back. Even the most successful entrepreneurs are no different.<p>I asked nine founders about their biggest regrets in business. And I learned a lot from what they shared. I hope you do, too:<p><i>Regret:</i> …

11 Insider Secrets for Getting VCs to Fund Your Company | Inc.com

You hear a lot these days about the Series A Crunch, how the search for VC funding is getting more difficult and entrepreneurs are facing more and more competition when they pitch their companies to investors. While that may be true, there's still plenty of money out there. You just need to be …

Venture Capital

Presenting To Venture Capitalists: 15 Rules For The Perfect Pitch

Funds raised from investors for venture capital investments hit $32.97 billion in 2014, a 62 percent increase over 2013 and the highest total since 2007. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal,</i> fundraising was up across the board, with venture firms focused on early-stage investing showing an increase …

Venture Capital

Want to Generate Buzz? Create Your Own Holiday.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Tying your news to major or minor holidays like Christmas, Valentine's Day and Mother's Day can help you generate publicity for your business, but it means competing against other businesses that are doing the same thing. Instead, choose …

7 Social Media Psychology Studies That Will Make Your Marketing Smarter

One of my favorite things about social media is that it’s still such a young and new form of communication. It feels too early to take anything as a …

Psychology

By: deb1221

Unfortunately NavNeet, I can only share what I’ve read. I am not affiliated with Pinterest in any way.Here’s a useful link about issues people have …

Writing

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Turns out, something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Buffer’s Leo Widrich explains the importance of color in website and brand design.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the</i> …