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It's the rare new business that wouldn't benefit from a home on the Web. Quite the opposite: If someone goes looking for a business like yours and doesn't find at least a simple Web site for it, well, that's a customer who's probably going to a competitor. You might...
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Startups Are Running Out Of Cash, And Founders Need To Know When To Quit

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Many startups that were able to raise a seed round are running out of cash because of the Series A crunch. Even though quitting is never an ideal situation, serial entrepreneur and investor Howard A. Tullman recently wrote on Inc that entrepreneurs need to know when enough is enough.  "Sometimes you...
Startups Are Running Out Of Cash, And Founders Need To Know When To Quit

Jerky Week, Part 1: How SlantShack Scales Artisanal Jerky

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For the first installment of an important Fast Company investigation into the business of jerky, we talk with David Koretz of New York-based SlantShack. Watch him try to sell us a $12,000 beef jerky eye patch. Each week, Fast Talk brings you conversations with innovators across countless industries. This week,...
Jerky Week, Part 1: How SlantShack Scales Artisanal Jerky

Thoughts from Penelope Trunk of Brazen Careerist

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Penelope Trunk is the founder of Brazen Careerist and two other startups. She is a prolific writer and her blog, mixing a combination of work, entrepreneurship, and personal anecdotes, is one of the most popular blogs on the Internet. Penelope recently took the time to speak with me as...
Thoughts from Penelope Trunk of Brazen Careerist

Review: Nimble is a powerful CRM system for business users

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If you're having trouble keeping up with email, events, and multiple social networks, you might be considering an all-in-one solution. Free and simple options such as MultiMi or Fanmix turn your social networks into one big inbox, but if you're running a business, have a team to manage, or...
Review: Nimble is a powerful CRM system for business users

Google cuts the cost of Apps for Business in India by half, seeking to sign up more local SMEs

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As part of an effort to help small and medium sized enterprises in India, Google today announced it would slash the cost of its Google Apps for Business suite in the country by almost half. Citing the miniscule percentage of small businesses in the country that are online – just...
Google cuts the cost of Apps for Business in India by half, seeking to sign up more local SMEs
Non-profit ISP wages war on FBI and DOJ by putting privacy first [video]

Movie Studio Wants to Bankrupt Pirate Bay Founder

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November 2010, the Swedish Court of Appeal found three people behind The Pirate Bay guilty of criminal copyright infringement offenses. Fredrik Neij, one of the original founders of The Pirate Bay, was sentenced to 10 months in prison and ordered to pay several million dollars in damages to various movie...
Movie Studio Wants to Bankrupt Pirate Bay Founder

Mobile Web overtakes desktops in China as over 50% of new Internet users come from rural areas

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Mobile phones have become the most common way for Chinese citizens to connect to the Internet, meaning the mobile Web has surpassed desktops. This is largely thanks to rural areas, which are driving over 50 percent of new Internet users in the country. The latest numbers come from a report...
Mobile Web overtakes desktops in China as over 50% of new Internet users come from rural areas
Get acquired! An idiot's guide to technology M&A
Social Recommendations Startup Stik Relaunches, Raises $2.3M From Detroit Venture Partners And North Coast Technology Investors

How To Be In Business Forever: Week Two

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First we'll take care of some logistics and then we'll get to the post of the week on sustainability in business. Office hours will take place at 6pm eastern today. The link to the hangout is here. I don't like the way office hours worked last week and so I...
How To Be In Business Forever: Week Two
Life after Kickstarter: Daily Grommet supports projects after honeymoon ends

Hey, Neelie Kroes, Maybe You Could Return Our Calls About This EU Cookie Law?

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Early last year we pointed out that implementing the proposed EU cookie law would profoundly affect European technology companies and anyone running a business online out of Europe. Let’s review why. First of all, it could mean that a staggering 90% of a site’s visitors would run a mile rather...
Hey, Neelie Kroes, Maybe You Could Return Our Calls About This EU Cookie Law?

Everything you need to run your business... from your iPad

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This week, TIME Magazine editor-at-large Harry McCracken interviewed himself as a follow-up to his piece on how he had been using his iPad as his primary computer. During the interview he mentions that he still uses his iPad a lot – so much so that it is still his favourite...
Everything you need to run your business... from your iPad
Your 2013 resolution: Come to terms with being "only" an engineer...

Obama calls on Congress to pass bill aimed at helping startups

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President Obama photo: Dave Brenner/Flickr A day after showing his techno savvy with an appearance in a Google+ hangout, President Obama is calling on Congress to pass new legislation that would aid startups, and put them at the center of an agenda, “Startup America”, focused on creating new jobs. “The...
Obama calls on Congress to pass bill aimed at helping startups

This Stay-At-Home Mom Turned $500 Into Millions With Her Jewelry Designs

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As the chief executive officer of a multi-million dollar jewelry design company and an active philanthropist, Kendra Scott's work never stops. But when you ask this busy woman how she describes herself, she doesn't hesitate in saying, "I'm a mom first." "I created a company that allowed me to be a...
This Stay-At-Home Mom Turned $500 Into Millions With Her Jewelry Designs

Dumb Policy: Store Charges $5 Just To Look At Goods, To Keep People From Looking And Then Buying Online

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It's really incredible how many bad strategies legacy companies come up with in trying to compete with the internet. Rather than increasing their own value and figuring out ways to leverage that value, they often go in the other direction and make the experience worse. Case in point, this store...
Dumb Policy: Store Charges $5 Just To Look At Goods, To Keep People From Looking And Then Buying Online

Add useful tools to your Skype desktop app with Pamela Professional

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Skype is being used by millions of people, and not all of them are casual users. Heavy users or small business owners should check out Pamela Professonal ($40, 30-day free trial), a software app that adds a lot of useful tools to the Skype experience. With Pamela Professional, you...
Add useful tools to your Skype desktop app with Pamela Professional
Outright and Big Cartel Partner to Help Artists Run Their Businesses

Advice: My startup adventure

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Photo via RootStartup Admit it, you are dying to jump off and “do a startup.”  Whether you are currently at Microsoft or at Amazon, you’ve been reading the crazy stories of entrepreneurs committing everything to a new idea in their desire to change the world. I read the same stories....
Advice: My startup adventure

Weekend Reading: Drive, by Daniel Pink

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The businesses of the 21st century are rapidly evolving to incorporate radical new methods of running a business and managing employees, and no group knows this better than the startup community. Startups have been at the cutting edge of innovation not only in the products they create, but in the...
Weekend Reading: Drive, by Daniel Pink

How IT Addresses the Growing Cost of Poorly Planned Changes

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"I like to describe the roots of all evil being unplanned, or poorly planned, changes," states Jimmy Augustine of HP Software. "Somewhere between 70% and 80% of all service disruptions are caused by faulty changes. Somebody goes in and makes a security change to a network device, and brings down...
How IT Addresses the Growing Cost of Poorly Planned Changes

Rework is Brilliant

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I just read Rework, the new book by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson of 37Signals.  It’s fantastic.  If you are starting a business, or thinking about starting a business, or running a business, or breathing air, this is a book you should read. There are an endless array of...
Rework is Brilliant

Pay Pad lets you manage your Stripe account and get paid via iPad

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Payment service, Stripe, has been making waves with its innovative approach to fixing the tangled mess that is payment processing, now has its first iPad app for the Stripe API. This isn’t an official app, mind you, but it’s pretty full-featured for a third-party offering. Pay Pad for Stripe gives...
Pay Pad lets you manage your Stripe account and get paid via iPad

Does TiVo make Products or Patents?

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For all intents and purposes, TiVo “invented” the DVR. Actually, they didn’t, but it’s a fair statement that they first successfully commercialized it and brought the concept to the massess.  Further, they did it with competition (ReplayTV), which is often the exact thing that stalls new consumer technology adoption....
Does TiVo make Products or Patents?
Y Combinator-Backed Zenefits Gives Small Businesses A One-Stop Shop For Finding And Managing Employee Benefits

Say Goodbye To Ugly Newsletters, Stamplia Launches Its Email Templates Marketplace

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Stamplia, launching today from French startup Kiwup, is an email templates marketplace where web designers can sell HTML templates for newsletters, transactional emails and signup forms, and in turn let companies focus on the messaging of their email campaigns rather than design. “The current problem is that customers know what...
Say Goodbye To Ugly Newsletters, Stamplia Launches Its Email Templates Marketplace

Why this startup issued a copyright takedown to one of Canada’s largest real estate firms

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Estately's Galen Ward Earlier this week, we told you the story about Estately sending a cease-and-desist letter to one of Canada’s largest real estate companies, alleging that Sutton West Coast essentially ripped off code, images and design elements in creating its new Web site. The story attracted a lot of...
Why this startup issued a copyright takedown to one of Canada’s largest real estate firms
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