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from http://onstartups.com 96 days ago

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 ...

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from http://onstartups.com 96 days ago

I started working on Foundersuite in the Fall of 2012, and we launched our MVP in early 2013. Prior to this, I'd spent 10 years consulting to startups as a fractional CFO / BD / Ops guy, so I thought I had a pretty good idea of what to expect ...

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from http://onstartups.com 96 days ago

The following is a guest post by Todd Garland, the founder and CEO of BuySellAds.  Todd is a long-time friend, and was one of the early employees at HubSpot before he set out to build his own startup.  This article is about how Google (the 900 pound gorilla) launched a ...

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from http://onstartups.com 96 days ago

In early meetings, if a VC ever asks you what your exit strategy is, you should run, not walk to your nearest…um…exit. You want your investors to be more curious about how you're going to enter a market than how they're going to exit their investment. Thankfully, I hear much less talk ...

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 ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 96 days ago

Today’s interviewee turned me down for years because he said he wasn’t ready to come on the program. Finally, a few days ago, he said yes. Find out what happened that gave him urgency to be interviewed by me. Ben Congleton is the CEO and Co-founder of Olark.com which is ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 96 days ago

Why would a founder who did $250,000 in revenue his first year say he’d never build a similar business again? When he was in school, Chris Brisson sold car rims online. I invited him to talk about how he earned his first 1/4 million dollars, how the business grew, and ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 96 days ago

When the economy crashed, Hal Elrod lost everything. “My income dropped,” says Hal, bestselling author of The Miracle Morning. “I was $52,000 in credit card debt, and I lost my house.” Things were so bad that Hal didn’t want to get out of bed in the morning. “I’d usually hit ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 96 days ago

This is the story of a former Microsoft executive who had an idea for a board game, and how he turned it into one of the most successful game companies ever. Richard Tait is the co-creator of the game Cranium and he was the Grand Poo Bah of the company ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 96 days ago

I’m doing a membership series where I talk to entrepreneurs in the space about how they built their membership sites. If you’re considering creating anything online and selling it online I will make this interview very useful for you. The heavy lifting in this interview is going to be done ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 96 days ago

Today, I’ve got a conversation about the founding and the growth of Evernote. If you’ve heard my interviews, you know I have a note on the guest with all my research and Evernote up on my screen. David Engberg is the CTO of Evernote, a technology company that is developing ...

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from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 96 days ago

It will surprise a lot of entrepreneurs to learn that building an e-commerce business with $10 million to $20 million in revenues is not that hard. It also surprises many to learn that it’s not actually that valuable. This is in stark contrast to, say, a SaaS business, which is ...

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from http://www.chiefhomeofficer.com/ 191 days ago

Every year about this time in the home office, I open Quicken and do some simple calculations regarding my home-based business’s performance for the previous year. Actually, it’s more about my clients’ performance – how they affected my bottom line and what trends unfolded over the course of the last ...

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from http://www.chiefhomeofficer.com/ 191 days ago

In more than 20 years of writing about and speaking to home-based business owners and other entrepreneurs, I’ve discussed the concept of “learning to hit the curveballs.” Business and client service aren’t always “straight down the middle” fastballs served up for us to crack out of the park. Sometimes, they’re ...

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from http://www.chiefhomeofficer.com/ 191 days ago

In my home-based business, I don’t make resolutions. That doesn’t mean I don’t try to shake things up, start the year fresh and improve my batting average. It’s especially true this year with various changes in client relationships; no time like the present to prepare some new marketing outreach. Beyond ...

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