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from http://mixergy.com/ 56 days ago

I used to watch these 1-800-GOT-JUNK trucks all over the place, and I’d say, “Somebody’s got a successful business picking up junk?” My heroes are all people who create new software, new hardware, which seems like a tough innovation. And some guy out there created a successful business doing something ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 56 days ago

When you’re starting as an entrepreneur, much of your growth is caused by what you can do. But what happens when the business gets so big and you can’t fix things yourself? What happens when you have to go from being a doer to a manager? Today’s guest says that’s ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 56 days ago

After selling two multi-million-dollar companies, Mike Michalowicz decided to become an angel investor. “Quite frankly, I became the angel of death,” says Mike, author of The Pumpkin Plan and Profit First. “Every time I put money into a company, I was destroying it.” The problem is that when the companies ...

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from http://onstartups.com 56 days ago

I’m an introvert at heart. That means I don't draw energy from being around people and definitely don't crave it.  So I usually spend more time in twitter discussions and inbound.org AMAs than face-to-face conversations. As you can imagine, events tend to inspire some anxiety in me. Whether I’m at ...

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from http://onstartups.com 56 days ago

There are two things in my professional life that I'm passionate about. 1.  Startups.  I love startups.  It's an obsession.  I've started three companies, angel invested in over 50 and (hopefully) helped thousands more entrepreneurs in some small way through the OnStartups.com community. 2. Inbound marketing.  I love inbound marketing.  It's ...

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from http://onstartups.com 56 days ago

We failed. After 6 months poring over the code quality and refining the design of our mobile app, my partner and I finally launched it in the app store and the downloads started coming in. Then after a few days, BOOM. We got punched in the face by reality. No ...

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from http://onstartups.com 56 days ago

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure” - Bill Gates Much digital ink has been spilled trying to caution startup entrepreneurs against making mistakes. Type "mistakes entrepreneurs make" into Google and you'll find thousands of articles, sternly forewarning against the most ...

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from http://onstartups.com 56 days ago

This is a guest post by Jenn Steele.  Jen is the Head of Growth at RecruitLoop, an online recruitment marketplace based in San Francisco and Australia. Previously of Amazon and HubSpot, Jenn is passionate about growing humans and companies, working out, and wine. Follow her @jennsteele. I fired the first person ...

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from http://onstartups.com 56 days ago

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the invention of the BASIC (Beginners All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) computer language. I have fond memories of BASIC -- without it, my life may have turned out very differently. I went to highschool in a small town in India (Bilimora).  It was the ...

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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 104 days ago

Twitter hit the scene in 2006 and since then most industry experts have taken notice and have tried to master the art of promotion through this valuable and widely used social network. In 2013, Twitter was one of the 10 most-visited websites, and has been described as "the SMS of ...

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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 104 days ago

The idea of paid endorsements isn’t new, but the concept of connecting everyday people with companies seeking social media endorsement is a new twist. If you thought sponsored tweets were just for the Kardashians... think again. The founders of Blast Buzz (or Blast for short) are trying to reengineer the ...

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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 104 days ago

When I talk to small business owners about the benefits of blogging, I’m quite often met with resistance. Faced with mounting responsibilities on the operational end, finding the time to keep up with a blog can be regarded as a thorn in one’s side––just another mundane task that either the ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 104 days ago

Neil Patel is a well-known expert on how to get traffic. But even Neil struggled in the beginning. “It [was] my first real business,” says Neil, the co-founder Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics and the founder of Quick Sprout. “We tried to get our site ranked on Google, and we…never really ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 104 days ago

Most people don’t even consider starting a membership site. They think they’re not “expert” enough. Or that “information wants to be free.” Or that “nobody would pay for this stuff.” But a membership site can be a great business. For one thing, it’s a subscription business. So you aren’t “starting ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 104 days ago

When Steli Efti started his first company, he wanted to go after the big fish. “We even got really large organizations like Google, Intuit, and Oracle interested,” says Steli, now the founder of sales-as-a-service company Close.io. But he couldn’t close the deals with those big organizations. “The problem was not ...

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