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How to Showcase Your Startup without Giving Everything Away

How to Showcase Your Startup without Giving Everything Away

| August 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

Entrepreneurs may find it difficult to garner enthusiasm for their ventures without giving away everything involved, but by maintaining a simple and to-the-point description of their new enterprises, entrepreneurs can “tease” potential clients and investors without exposing the whole idea upfront. The use of advertising, modeling, and promotional materials can lend a helping hand to […]

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Going after the “American Dream”: Starting a Business as an Immigrant

Going after the “American Dream”: Starting a Business as an Immigrant

| August 6, 2012 | 1 Comment

I came to the U.S. from Colombia like many immigrants do: I was looking to find my “American Dream” and have the chance to take part in all life has to offer here.As with any move of significance, there are not only logistical changes, but cultural ones. Running a business in Colombia and overseeing one […]

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8 Common Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

8 Common Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

| July 2, 2012 | 10 Comments

When you decide to start up a company it can be very exciting yet exhausting at the same time. You are filled with joy but at the same time you can’t wait to get everything started and going as well. Throughout the process there are some things that you may accidentally forget or even do […]

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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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