Startups

How Do You Set Up Operations In The US And Why?Interview With Microtask CEO

By at December 16, 2011 | 12:39 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by Antti Vilpponen via  ARCTIC STARTUP Microtask has been putting in a lot of effort in the recent year or so to expand their operations beyond the Finnish borders. They've been restructuring their business this fall by moving all Finnish operations to... Read more »

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Marketing matters

By at December 15, 2011 | 2:58 pm | 0 Comment

Marketing matters

Original post by Kevin Duncan via The start up donut Your business is going to develop a reputation whether you like it or not, and this is likely to be determined by: How you behave. How you tell people you behave. How you tell your people to behave (if you... Read more »

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3 Tactics That Can Help Generate More Leads For Your Business

By at December 15, 2011 | 1:38 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by SAMIR BALWANI via SEJ This is the expanded version of my talk at Startup Marketing School in NYC. You can learn more about the series here. In a world that seems to have gone social media crazy, it’s important to not lose sight of the end goal.... Read more »

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Can only startups innovate?A brief history of acquisitions

By at December 14, 2011 | 3:57 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by HARRISON WEBER via TNW  The magic of startup life is the constant flow of new information; new ways of solving problems with solutions that surface from sleepless nights and wandering minds. Major tech companies like Microsoft and Apple were once... Read more »

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Yelp’s IPO Will Test the Flaws in Its Business Model

By at December 14, 2011 | 3:42 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by MICHAEL LUCA via HBR Yelp’s IPO filing comes hot on the heels of successful IPOs and high valuations for Angie’s List and Groupon. Yelp’s timing reflects both a tech-friendly market and the company’s current position as the... Read more »

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Noo.com Launches the Most CreativeNew Year’s Eve 2012 Party in the World … To Give Water

By at December 13, 2011 | 1:38 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by DIGITAL JOURNAL The Noo Group Ltd. (‘Noo’), a creative startup in New York, is redefining New Year’s with Noo Year’s once again by hosting The Digital Party, an original, animated fundraiser to help give people in developing countries clean... Read more »

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Tech startup 2tor rides surge in online education

By at December 13, 2011 | 1:13 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by  Jillian Kitchener via REUTERS [caption id="attachment_4172" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="2tor's Chief Marketing Officer Jeremy Johnson stands beside the 2tor logo in their New York office, September 2011."][/caption] (Reuters) -... Read more »

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Stop Competing to Be the Best

By at December 11, 2011 | 2:28 pm | 0 Comment

Original POST by JOAN MAGRETTA via HBR  With Cyber Monday, the tablet wars kicked into full swing. Which one is the best? Is it the iPad? The Kindle? Who has the best technology? The best distribution? Who's the best overall? For most people, "being the best" is what... Read more »

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Osborne: Seed EIS To Boost Start-Up Investment

By at December 11, 2011 | 1:30 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by Todd Cardy via growthbusiness.co.uk Updated: The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) will be expanded and boosted to enable investors to claim hefty tax relief for backing start-up businesses. [caption id="attachment_4149" align="aligncenter" width="200"... Read more »

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Startup Marketing: The Power Of Social Proof and How to Use it to Double Sales

By at December 10, 2011 | 12:56 pm | 0 Comment

Startup Marketing: The Power Of Social Proof and How to Use it to Double Sales

Original post by  Keith Griffis via B2C As you begin to build your business and attempt to attract customers you quickly realize that everyone is a skeptic. This is especially true if you are are new to your market and not well known before taking the leap to owning your... Read more »

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