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How To Hire the Best Employees For Your Young Startup

How To Hire the Best Employees For Your Young Startup

| May 10, 2012 | 3 Comments

Hiring your first staff as a young entrepreneur and business owner is crucial to determining how far you go with growing your company. You have certain challenges as a young business owner looking to hire great talent to work for you. The earlier you know of these challenges and how to overcome them the better […]

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Please Don’t Try to Build the Next Instagram

Please Don’t Try to Build the Next Instagram

| April 15, 2012 | 15 Comments

2 years of work…  $1 billion payout… In an instant, this became the dream of thousands of young, enthusiastic entrepreneurs.  Instagram was founded in 2010.  They built a relatively simple photo sharing application, gained traction, raised capital, continued to grow, found a buyer (Facebook) at just the right time, and cashed out big time.  Sounds […]

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How to Budget Your Startups Tech Needs

How to Budget Your Startups Tech Needs

| February 7, 2012 | 6 Comments

More and more startups these days have a technology component to their business. And then for some, technology is not only core to their business, but the foundation of it. But while tech has reduced or altogether eliminated many of the barriers to entry that existed even 10 years ago, not every business owner has […]

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8 NYC Startups to Watch. Which Catches Your Eye?

8 NYC Startups to Watch. Which Catches Your Eye?

| December 18, 2011 | 3 Comments

December 8th, 2011. I’m at the last Ultra Light Startups meetup of 2011, and hoping for a good set of pitches to finish off a great year. Every once in a while, there are pitches that wow you and other times, the pitches are just lukewarm. After attending a few of these meetups, I noticed […]

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Brand Matters: Trademarks 101 – The Legal Side of Branding

Brand Matters: Trademarks 101 – The Legal Side of Branding

| December 5, 2011 | 2 Comments

In my last post I discussed some of the key considerations for preparing to submit a trademark registration application to the USPTO. In this article we take a step back, and clarify what exactly can (and cannot) be protected as a trademark. What is a Trademark? In broad terms, a “trademark” is the market identify […]

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Don’t Miss Deadlines for Techstars: #1 Startup Incubator in the World

Don’t Miss Deadlines for Techstars: #1 Startup Incubator in the World

| November 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

TechStars is one of the best incubator programs in the world. Every year thousands of companies try to get in but only a select few make the cut. TechStars has expanded to 5 programs in New York, Boston, Seattle, Boulder and Cloud. Companies in the program have a chance to work with over 75 VC […]

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Got the Spirit But No Capital? Think about These Trendy Start-Ups

Got the Spirit But No Capital? Think about These Trendy Start-Ups

| July 14, 2011 | 4 Comments

You may have the entrepreneurial fire in the belly. You may have a new product or service in mind that’s going to knock the socks off the competition. You may even have the business plan to back it all up. But if you don’t have any start-up capital to get your business idea off the […]

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Top 15 Young Female Entrepreneurs and Their Rising Companies

Top 15 Young Female Entrepreneurs and Their Rising Companies

| March 15, 2011 | 41 Comments

Today we are looking at 15 young women who are building and running some of the next great companies. These women who range in age from 15-29 are running multi-million dollar business in a diverse set of industries. Check out these women and the companies they are building… Sarah Prevette Company: Sprouter.com Age: 28 Sarah […]

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Top 7 Websites to Submit Your Startup Company to for Free Publicity

Top 7 Websites to Submit Your Startup Company to for Free Publicity

| December 19, 2010 | 33 Comments

Entrepreneurs are always looking for an easy way to make a big PR splash.  If you are a local business that only serves a specific geographic area, then your local newspaper is still probably your best option for some free publicity.  On the other hand, if you offer a product or service that is available […]

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Top 5 Hiring Tips for Start-Ups

Top 5 Hiring Tips for Start-Ups

| October 26, 2010 | 5 Comments

Building a great team is crucial to ensuring the success and sustainability of any startup venture. But, there are potential pitfalls to consider, and there’s little room for error if an employee constitutes 25% or even more of your workforce at an early stage company. While the to-do list of an entrepreneur is endless, it’s […]

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