António Costa

52 Flips | 2 Magazines | 8 Following | 3 Followers | @tocosta | Keep up with António Costa on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “António Costa”

Just another WordPress site

Featured<p>Featured<p>3 iOS Power Moves You Need to Know<p>Getting the most out of Evernote on your device is easy with these tips.<p>Read More<p>Asset …

How to increase your SEO

<i>For an up-to-date guide to SEO, read: SEO basics: Getting Started with Search Engine Optimization for Absolute Beginners.</i><p>Google Plus is more than …

George R.R. Martin Answers Our Toughest Song of Ice and Fire Questions

When we interviewed <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> author George R.R. Martin at Comic-Con, we decided to drill down and ask some intense questions. Like, is …

Big Presentation? 5 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid

Every entrepreneur needs to present at some point. From apologies to information overload, a primer on what not to do.<p>As you grow your company, you will find yourself standing in front of an audience more often. After all, you are the best person to take your message to the masses: You feel the …

Top Tech Entrepreneurs Offer Tips on Starting Up

This story originally appeared on Business on Main<p>Launching a new technology startup is a major undertaking. It's not for the faint of heart. There'll be plenty of mistakes to deal with, late nights at the office, and a hell of a ride all around. But if you're lucky and do a few things right, maybe …

Entrepreneurship

Pre-money valuation

A <b>pre-money valuation</b> is a term widely used in private equity or venture capital industries, referring to the valuation of a company or asset prior to …

People don't leave companies - they leave leaders!

People don’t leave companies – they leave leaders!<p>I have employed thousands of people over the years. And every time one resigned, a little part of …

ebooksocean.com

5 livros essenciais para começar sua startup

Confira uma seleção com dicas de títulos para começar seu negócio neste ano<p>Se você está pensando em começar um negócio, o primeiro passo é se …

The Money Making Techniques every startup should know (by @boardofinno)

cases & examples by www.boardofinnovation.com on why people put money on the table. Digital revenue models explained. (facebook, zynga, flickr, app.net, kickstarter, evernote, yammer,...) - Board of Innovation

Zynga

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.

How to permanently bootstrap your startup

Are would-be entrepreneurs letting the funding-equals-success myth stand between them and true success?<p>Too many startup founders crave the validation of big-name investors and end up buying into the idea that getting venture capital somehow means their business has a better shot.<p>I became an …

Startups, here’s your idiot’s guide to video

<i>This is a guest post by entrepreneur Adam Peterson, CEO</i> <i>of video-sharing platform VipeCloud</i>.<p>Do startups need a video strategy? I’ve been in and around the “video for business” industry for the last six years and I get asked this question by startups quite often. The answer is always yes.<p>Video is the …

Lean startups and 4-hour bodies: How Eric Ries and Tim Ferriss tell stories on the web

If you want to highlight a product, build a landing page. If you’re an internet marketing guru, make a squeeze page. But if you want to start on online movement — and maybe sell a few books, speaking events, or other products along the way, create a “smart site.”<p>Author, speaker, and general startup …

Selling Solutions In 4 Steps

Most businesses fall into a sales slump from time to time; we blame the economy or fickle customers but it’s probably that your message needs some tweaking. Try focusing your marketing message on how your business solves problems and watch how your own problems go away, here’s how to do it.<p><b>Step 1:</b> …

The Facebook Launching Pad

Facebook has promoted intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship for years. In 2011 he told the crowd at Startup School that he encouraged his employees to experiment: “If people want to come for a few years and move on and build something great, that’s something we’re proud of.” These nine took …

How Stagnation -- and Pivoting -- Can Crush a Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Oscar Wilde famously quipped that "Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months." One could say the same of startups.<p>Most early-stage companies -- bootstrapped or VC-backed -- take time to …

Startups

37signals vs Zappos

Recently 37signals opened their new office. It’s beautiful <i>and</i> functional, with public spaces so you can chat and hang out, and private spaces when …

Customer Service

As Pirâmides do Egito

Renata Campos | 5.4.13 |<p>Ah, as pirâmides... quem nunca sonhou em ver de perto as famosas pirâmides do Egito?<p>Há mais de 4.500 anos, as pirâmides de …

Nova York - Planejando a Sua Viagem

<b>Nova York</b> é uma das cidades mais procuradas para quem planeja vir aos Estados Unidos. E também uma que gera sempre dúvidas na hora do planejamento. …

Where Should You Launch Your Startup?

There is a lot of buzz lately about entrepreneurship hotspots across the country. We hear about successful startups in many places, from Austin, Tex., to Reston, Va. What does this mean for entrepreneurs? If you’re launching a startup, does it really matter where you locate?<p>Yes, it does matter. If …

The Most Important Elements of Your Business Plan

Whether you’re training for a marathon or have a dream of taking your business public, one of the most essential tools to success is writing down …

Small Business

Teen developer funds startup by auctioning 10% of her future income (interview)

Who wants to go to college if you can start earning money right away?<p>That’s one of the questions that Sarah Hanson, a 19-year-old developer and entrepreneur, asked herself. Especially since she knows exactly what she wants to do with her life already.<p>Last year, Hanson helped her grandmother find a …

How to Start an Online Business: Tips from the Front Line

As an entrepreneur, you have the great fortune of being able to get tons of information about how to start a business, build your brand and create a …