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Small Business Startup Information, Startup Basics

Small Business Startup Information, Startup Basics

The Eight-Word Mission Statement - Eric Hellweg - Our Editors by Eric Hellweg | 9:12 AM October 22, 2010 Day one of the PopTech conference in Camden, Maine was a polyglot delight. Presentations covered topics as far afield as the establishment of jaguar preserves to the neurological patterns that occur when humans encounter non-expected data. One of the many presenters who spoke on a topic of real interest to the HBR community was Kevin Starr, the executive director of the Mulago Foundation. Mulago has a compelling approach to help it winnow out the pitches and approaches of lesser quality, and it revolves around the mission statement and a very simple way to stay focused on a single issue. To combat this, Starr insists that companies he funds can express their mission statement in under eight words. The mission statement is a key part of Mulago’s approach, but it’s not the only part. Mulago’s approach is refreshingly sparse, and really helps to clarify the thinking. How long is your company’s current mission statement?

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The ABCs of Startup Marketing If you're new here or just an old friend, I'd love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. Thanks for taking time out of your day to come hang out here! 0inShareinShare Anyone that has worked the startup life before knows how different and difficult it can be and how important marketing and lead generation is to the survival of the company. Recently Mike Volpe, VP of Marketing at HubSpot spoke at Atlassian Starter Day in San Francisco about startup marketing. I think you’ll find this presentation really useful as it has all sorts of actionable nuggets hiding inside of it. In case you missed it during the presentation, Mike broke down the ABCs of startup marketing into the following: -Avoid Addiction -Blog Beforehand -Create Convenience -Data Drives Decision -Employ the Exceptional You can read a short description of each of these over on the OnStartups blog. If you don’t already know Mike, you should get to know him. Were there any letters in the alphabet that you think Mike was missing?

Startup Professionals Musings Scott Adams on How to Tax the Rich Evan Burfield: Innovation In the Other Half of the Economy The co-founder of 1776 argues that reinventing industries over the coming decade will make consumer lives easier and herald greater innovations. Over past decade, technology has given us tremendous power as consumers. Yet our lives as citizens are as inefficient and frustrating as they have been for decades. At 1776, we believe that this divide represents the next great frontier for entrepreneurship in America. It’s mind-boggling to make a list of every new invention or innovation in the past 10 years. Many of these same changes have also reshaped the structure of the companies that deliver them. What has driven this innovation is the continued refinement of a model that makes it easier to build and scale innovative new businesses. While this formula has come together over the past decade to power consumer innovation, our lives as citizens have stagnated. To be fair, it would be inaccurate to say there hasn’t been any innovation in these highly regulated markets.

25 Inspiring Quotes [SlideShare] So it's Monday. Hopefully, you've come back from a relaxing weekend feeling energetic for the new work week ... but maybe not. Maybe you haven't recovered just yet from last week's workload of Facebook posts, automated workflows, emails, and blog posts. Maybe, just maybe, you need a little inspiration to start your week off right. To help you start off on the right foot, we've compiled advice from three different experts who are at the forefront of marketing today. Flip through the SlideShare below for 25 inspiring quotes from statistician Nate Silver, best-selling author Seth Godin, and charity: water Founder Scott Harrison, or read the quotes in the copy below. By the end, that big, looming project you have this week might not feel so daunting. Nate Silver, Statistician and Founder, 1) "The signal is the truth. 2) “Distinguishing the signal from the noise requires both scientific knowledge and self-knowledge.” 3) “Success makes you less intimidated by things.”

Your Next Hire: Foreign, Web Savvy, Hungry for Challenge After years of launching companies, I've often wondered how today's entrepreneurs create, structure, and grow a small business. Finally, I took a 16-month tour to find out. Last week I attended the G20 entrepreneurship summit in Moscow, where I gave a keynote talk and met with entrepreneurs from 30 different countries. Social media, combined with the explosive growth of online education, has created a real opportunity. Take a young man I met in Senegal launching an online payment system. A few years ago, this young man could never have dreamed of leaving the agricultural job his family members have been doing for generations. But this isn't just a threat. You are a small business owner. So what should you do? Find them. I have never been more excited about the state of entrepreneurship worldwide.

Pamela Slim's Blog Many entrepreneurs dream of starting a business in their garage, scaling it, then selling it to Google for a billion dollars. Such things rarely happen. But scaling happens every day, in our career, our business or our workplace. We are constantly trying to improve ourselves, share our ideas, and put in systems and infrastructure that will grow our organizations without destroying that which made them great. Stanford professors Robert Sutton and Huggy Rao describe in their exceptionally well-researched and readable new book, Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less that knowing how to scale is a critical skill for the 21st century workplace. And they have 7 years worth of research, analysis and case studies, consolidated into this great book. In my lively conversation with Bob Sutton, we discuss: Bob has been my “adopted professor” and High Council of Jedi Knight member for the last 8 years. Listen to the podcast here: Happy New Year’s Eve! A for Awesome B for Bodacious