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URL :http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/
Filed Under:Business & Finance / Entrepreneurship
Posts on Regator:469
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Archived Since:July 16, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Menlo Talent Fund will do quick seed rounds

Menlo Ventures’ newest managing director, Shervin Pishevar, is getting off to a fast start. The serial entrepreneur turned Internet VC announced that his firm has formed a new early stage investment vehicle, the Menlo Talent Fund, which will fund rounds up to $250,000 in promising startups.

Two Degrees co-founders draw on 35-year age gap

The co-founders and entrepreneurs behind Two Degrees Food, a company that produces nutritional bars and feeds children across the world, have used one of their best assets to maximize their reach: a 35-year age difference.

Startups run the gamut from the sublime to the mundane

Demo Fall 2011 was in full swing yesterday. What stood out at the tech conference was an eclectic assortment of startups that varied from the sublime to the silly.

Vodafone opens Silicon Valley startup accelerator

Vodafone is the latest institution to open a Silicon Valley accelerator with the aim of sparking innovation, and, according to a press release, providing “potential financial assistance.”

Why the debt ceiling debate won’t stop America’s small businesses

At the end of the day, while the national dialogue is being dominated by gloomy statistics and debt ceiling controversy, America’s small business owners have – as always – self-reliantly sustained their enterprises, started new companies and created new jobs.

Startup adds Hollywood flare to small business videos

Small businesses have been fast to tap social media platforms like Facebook, but their efforts to provide compelling video about their products and services have fallen short.

Inkling launches digital textbooks 2.0 for iPads

Apple dominates the tablet market -- its iOS tablet software accounts for more than 60 percent of the tablet market in the second quarter, while Google's Andorid makes up about 30 percent, according to Strategy Analytics. So it's noShow More Summary

Why governments don’t get startups

Not understanding and agreeing what “Entrepreneur” and “Startup” mean can sink an entire country’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The No. 1 predictor of startup failure: Premature scaling

A report, published this week, crunches data from a set of more than 3,200 companies, seeking to identify the qualities that make startups most likely to either succeed or fail.

Do you want to sell sugar water or do you want to change the world?

The tech press is preoccupied with investments, trends, exits, and other “inside baseball” topics. But these are all means to an end. Investments provide fuel for entrepreneurs to convert ideas into products.

Sittercity founder to launch “social recommendation engine”

Next month, Sittercity founder Genevieve Thiers officially launches her newest startup, Contact Karma, which she characterizes as a “social recommendation engine.”

The entrepreneur’s equivalent of “10,000 hours”

50 coffee meetings. It should stick in your head as a metaphor for networking. For starting relationships today that won’t pay off for a year. It’s the entrepreneur’s equivalent of “10,000 hours.”

Blind entrepreneurs boost eBay sales

EBay is recruiting an unlikely group of new entrepreneurs into its selling ranks – the visually impaired.

7 business mistakes you ought to avoid

After a decade of being an entrepreneur, KISSmetrics co-founder Neil Patel says he still makes mistakes. Following is a list of the biggest mistakes he's made and how to avoid them.

Be careful with free Wi-Fi at your business

For a small business, free Wi-Fi can be a great way to lure in customers, encouraging them to spend time at your establishment.

Flickr founder looks to strike lightning again

Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield recently raised $17.2 million for his gaming startup, Tiny Speck, even though the Flash-based multiplayer game it’s been developing, Glitch, hasn’t launched publicly yet.

5 things entrepreneurs need to know about valuation

Valuation is one of those four-syllable business buzzwords you’re going to have to deal with, eventually, if you either want to start a business or own a business.

A look into Carbonite’s IPO

As an entrepreneur, David Friend has been around the block a few times. The 63-year-old has built and sold four companies and raised a ton of venture capital along the way. That still didn't prepare him for the wild ride he experienced in taking his company public.

Credit crunch forces small businesses to get creative

During a downturn, successful entrepreneurs work to create their own financing infrastructure by improving trade terms with suppliers and vendors, says Jeff Stibel, CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp, which studies credit ratings of small businesses.

Jane Pauley tackles reinvention

In an interview with SecondAct, Jane Pauley talks about her new series and her own process of self-discovery.

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