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Advice and Insights for Entrepreneurs

Advice and Insights for Entrepreneurs
The following is a guest post by Chris Sheehan. Chris is COO of TrueLens, an early stage startup in the social marketing space. He is also a board member, advisor and investor in many Boston and NYC startups. You can follow him on Twitter at @c_sheehan and his blog Early Stage Adventures. What the heck is corporate development and why should I care? Back in the first wave of the Internet, I was part of the team at BEA Systems that built up in-house corporate development.

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How do we get the margins up to increase the bottom line? Q: It seems like the price is even more an issue today then ever before. In this environment, how do we get the margins up to increase the bottom line? Copyright MMX, by Dave Kahle A: Thanks for the question. .NET Culture Shock: Why .NET Adoption Lags Among Startups One of the other things I took away from Code Camp was a bit of .NET culture shock. As you can tell by glimpsing around on this blog, I am somewhat enamored with the idea of starting my own business. I’m a natural entrepreneur and it is my wont to think about startups constantly. That being said, I’ve always wondered why a platform as widely adopted and supported as .NET isn’t more visible in startup culture.

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Small Business Idea: Professional Organizer Are you a highly organized person who knows where everything goes and enjoys sticking to the system you've created? If you are, and you're also interested in helping others reach the same level of organization, starting a small business as a professional organizer may be an option for you. Professional organizers work with both individuals and companies to help them create and maintain organizational systems so they can become more efficient and productive. Some benefits of professional organizing as a small business include: You don't need any specific training or education to be a professional organizer. Your target market can be extensive.

Corporation - About - Jobs At Stardock we pride ourselves in taking care of our employees - our people are our family. Because we expect only the best out of our employees, they deserve the best in return. We offer attractive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and an empowering work atmosphere filled with passionate people. How to Build an App Empire: Can You Create The Next Instagram? Chad Mureta runs his seven-figure app business from his iPhone. (Photo: Jorge Quinteros). I first met Chad Mureta in Napa Valley in 2011. Two years prior, he had been in a horrible car accident. He’d lost control of his truck in at attempt to avoid a deer, hit a median, and flipped four times, nearly destroying his dominant arm in the wreckage.

The 18 Mistakes That Kill Startups October 2006 In the Q & A period after a recent talk, someone asked what made startups fail. After standing there gaping for a few seconds I realized this was kind of a trick question. It's equivalent to asking how to make a startup succeed—if you avoid every cause of failure, you succeed—and that's too big a question to answer on the fly. Afterwards I realized it could be helpful to look at the problem from this direction. If you have a list of all the things you shouldn't do, you can turn that into a recipe for succeeding just by negating. Assess — Opportunity Analysis Canvas For aspiring entrepreneurs, new approaches and tools are necessary to develop the ideas that can lead to successful companies and organizations of all types. The emergence of business model courses, tools, and competitions are a step in the right direction. The focus of these new activities is engaging aspiring entrepreneurs in customer discovery and developing and testing a business model canvas. While this is a viable approach and valuable lesson in entrepreneurship education, business models only begin to take shape when a new venture idea is formulated.

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