Start-Ups

Business technology startups are increasingly attracting venture capital.

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Bench Jeweler

    The jewelry industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that provides a variety of products to customers. Bench jewelers are trained workers that create and repair many different types of jewelry. Bench jewelers must have at least a high school diploma. Many learn their skills through on the job training, but...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Human Resource Manager Career Description

    Hydrology is the study of the occurrence, distribution, quality and movement of water in both natural and people-affected environments. Hydrologists contribute to the efficient planning, development and optimal, sustainable utilisation of available water resources, to ensure that sufficient water of acceptable quality can be supplied in the most cost-effective manner....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Good Quote To Cash Is Good CRM

    Continuous improvement programs in Quote to Cash can yield direct cost savings for existing business, avoid significant headcount additions in growing business, reduce overall customer churn and improve loyalty. Improvements are often measurable in real dollars, which for most businesses and their customers and shareholders are exactly the type of...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become An Investment Banker

    On a daily basis, hundreds of billions of dollars and invested. The money is used to buy stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and securities. Investment bankers are essential to help people invest their money wisely and make good banking decisions. Most investment bankers have a bachelor degree in finance, business, or...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become An Engraver

    Engraving is an important part of the jewelry field that involved incising designs into a variety of pieces of jewelry. Engravers are specially trained jewelry professionals that etch a variety of designs for many different customers. Engravers must have at least a high school diploma, but many have a Bachelor...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Landscaper

    Landscapers set up and maintain many outdoor elements such as grass, plants, flowers, and other elements of landscaped areas. They mow, trim, edge, detach, fertilize, water, and mulch lawns and other elements throughout the growing seasons. Landscapers usually learn their skills on the job, but many employers prefer applicants who...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Groundskeeper

    More and more people, businesses, and organizations are seeking attractively designed and well-maintained gardens, lawns, and grounds to make a positive impression and increase the value of their properties. Groundskeepers perform a variety of tasks to create a functional and appealing outdoor environment for many different outdoor and indoor environments....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Jeweler

    Jewelry and precious stones are very important valuable items to many people around the world. Jewelers are trained professionals that use different equipment to design and create a variety of pieces of jewelry. Jewelers typically need at least a high school diploma. Many employers prefer candidates with some formal training...

    Provided By DegreeFinders.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Cross Cultural Negotiation

    The impact of international business in domestic markets compels one to ask a question: "How can one survive in this global playing field, and what can one do to run the businesses more effectively?" Nowadays, businesses of all sizes search for suppliers and customers on a global level. International competition,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Have Your Own Online Business

    So you've decided to have an online business. Before you start having those big cash flow dreams, stop and get some tips for having an online business. There are many internet information resources for doing this sort of thing. However, the basic tips for an online business are very close...

    Provided By HowToAll

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Accounts Payable Financing Should Be Used By Your Business

    Accounts payable financing should be considered by your business because staying in good standings with your suppliers and creditors is extremely important to the survival of a business. Accounts payables are best described as money owed by a business to suppliers or creditors. Often times a business starting out will...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Account Receivables Factoring Saves Time And Hassle

    Let's face it; you didn't start your business for the thrill of placing collections calls or faxing multiple invoices. A non-paying customer is one of the most common nightmares for business owners that can waste time and man power. Businesses can become tangled in time consuming processes of chasing debtors...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Invoice Factoring: Cash Now, No Waiting, NO Debt... Your Competitor Is Doing It, Are You?

    Is long billing cycles putting a strain on your business cash flow? Despite increasing sales, does the management of receivables and payables seem like a juggling act? Could your business increase sales by offering better terms to your new and larger customers? Are you spending too much time collecting from...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How Invoice Factoring Can Help Your Business

    Unless you have the privilege to have attended business school, you probably don't know what invoice factoring is. Perhaps you have never even heard of it. Do not worry: not everyone has and, even if they have, they may not understand what they have heard. It is only common in...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Invoice Factoring

    A problem many business owners face regarding business funding is the amount of time a client can take settling their bill, generally a client can take up to sixty days before settling. This can be a problematic especially for small businesses that require available capital. Help is available for such...

    Provided By TryFactoring.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Sales Strategies For A Tough Economy

    Anytime you meet with a prospect or existing client, make sure that your presentation is directly focused on their problem. Skip the nonsense about your company, how long you have been in business, blah, blah, blah. Instead concentrate on showing your prospect EXACTLY how their business will benefit from using...

    Provided By Salesopedia.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Worm Farmer

    Worm farming may seem silly to some, but to those who realize its potential as a way to make money, save money on bait, create your own compost for your garden or reduce your carbon footprint, it is far from it. This paper gives few tips if you want to...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Franchiser

    Becoming a franchiser allows you to generate more income through your franchisees. The secret to being successful is to have a unique business concept that will attract a variety of customers. There are a couple of different ways to begin a franchise, and success is never guaranteed. Investing in franchises...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Clothing Wholesaler

    Being a Clothing Wholesaler is a fun and exciting job, and can very often be done from the comfort of our own homes. At first we might think that being a Clothing Wholesaler is not something we can do, but we would be mistaken, there are many of us who...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Nature Photographer

    If you have a passion for photography and a love for the outdoors, combine the two and the potential for becoming a nature photographer is a definite possibility. While both physically and mentally challenging, the physical part is largely because of the environmental land, from 90 degree cliffs and steep...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Virtual Business Coach

    A virtual business coach delivers online personal and business training, using interactive media and the latest technological innovations. A good virtual business coach is someone who motivates, retains and manages a steady base of clients; and is able to produce substantive successes with an effective and simple coaching program. Creating...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Grow Your Business With CRM

    Do you feel as if you have reached a stalemate with your business? If you feel as if you have reached a plateau and you are not able to grow your business any further, it is time for you to seriously consider purchasing customer relationship management (CRM) software. The reality...

    Provided By CRM & Social Media Online

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Why Pay For CRM Services?

    As a business owner, you have one main goal: to ensure the profitability of your business over the long run. For most businesses, attaining this goal involves a careful balance of income versus expenditures. As you look for ways to boost revenues, you are also looking for ways to cut...

    Provided By CRM & Social Media Online

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    How Do Entrepreneurs Really Finance Their Businesses?

    If you crack open most entrepreneurship textbooks, you'll find that they talk a lot about how entrepreneurs finance their businesses. Because these books are targeted at students in courses that focus on the creation of high potential businesses, they spend a lot of time discussing venture capital, angel investing, and...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Entrepreneurial Careers And Education

    What causes an individual to take all the social, psychological, and financial risks involved in starting a new venture? At first there was limited research on this aspect of entrepreneurship, but since 1995 there has been an increased interest in entrepreneurial careers and education. This increased interest has been fostered...

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  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    Momentum Webcast: Scale Your Technology Needs on Demand (Level 100)

    Businesses are constantly looking for ways save money, improve efficiency, and innovate. As a result, businesses are turning to their IT departments to help save money by controlling costs, improving efficiency, and increasing revenue streams through innovation. The presenter will show how a Microsoft software-plus-services solution can rapidly scale on...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Are You A Serial Entrepreneur Or Mission-Driven?

    Some people just love coming up with a new idea and pursuing it from scratch. As one knows the type. These classic entrepreneurs love to sit back and recall their "many companies." Failed attempts and false starts just add to their track record. More than anything else, they are motivated...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    Know Your breed. Stick To Your Strengths, And Hire Specialists To Do The Rest. - The Camp Bow Wow Rule

    After a personal tragedy, Heidi Ganahl's hopes to start a business were temporarily derailed. After some encouragement from her brother several years later, Camp Bow Wow came to fruition as the country's first dog day care franchise. In an episode of Small Business RulesSM, HeifiGanahl say that today, she harbors...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    Bite-Sized Buy-In

    Entrepreneurs are looking every which way these days to try to find funding for their businesses. Some are getting more creative than others. Meet one business owner who decided to get his customers involved.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    Momentum Webcast: Leveraging New Ways to Work (Level 100)

    Businesses are constantly looking for ways save money, improve efficiency, and innovate. As a result, businesses are turning to their IT departments to help save money by controlling costs, improving efficiency, and increasing revenue streams through innovation. The attendee of this webcast learns how to enable a highly flexible, reliable,...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Dec 2009

    Using Technology to Work Smarter: How Four Companies Are Building a Sustainable Advantage

    For many businesses, working smarter is a journey that begins by taking the time to evaluate business drivers and understand how they define the core business products and services. What has made one successful in the past, and how will their business need to evolve in the future? How can...

    Provided By IBM

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    A Conversation With Lisa Price

    What began as a hobby mixing fragrances to sell at her church's flea market grew into a business with an investment team that includes Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. In this video, Carol's Daughter founder Lisa Price walks the audiences through the process of creating a leading beauty company for...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Doing Business In Russia, Part 7: Deciphering The Culture

    "Their starting-point is different, and their courses are not the same; yet each of them seems to be marked out by the will of Heaven to sway the destinies of half the globe." Alexis de Tocqueville had it right in 1831 about America and Russia. And his perspective is right...

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    A Conversation With Aaron Patzer

    Aaron Patzer, CEO and founder of Mint.com, didn't plan on flipping his startup for $170 million. He created a business to solve a real problem: managing one's personal finances. In this webcast, he talks about how crucial it is have a concrete method for screening new hires.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    Projecting Your Income

    Erica Duignan-Minnihan, CEO of Healthy Mama Enterprises, and Gene Marks, president of The Make Group, answer viewer questions about startup issues like projecting your income and getting employees to handle the long hours and certain tasks it takes to get a business going.

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Doing Business In Russia, Part 8: Power Of Human Capital

    "Their starting-point is different, and their courses are not the same; yet each of them seems to be marked out by the will of Heaven to sway the destinies of half the globe." Alexis de Tocqueville had it right in 1831 about America and Russia. And his perspective is right...

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Small Business Recession Tactics

    So, it is official. We are in a recession. Should you open a new business? Should you be in the small business capital market right now? The simple answer is YES! This paper used real world examples from papers in the Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily and Entrepreneur Magazine...

    Provided By ABC Business Consulting

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    The Origins Of A Paper Money Economy - The Case Of Norway

    This paper sketches the origins of paper money in Norway back to the last half of the 18th century and asks why there was no circulation of full-bodied coins even after notes had become convertible into silver at par in 1842. The argument put forward is that the choice of...

    Provided By Norges Bank

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    On The Fast Track

    Imagine losing your job and weeks later launching a business of your own. Meet Tommy Baldwin, a man who has turned a professional setback into his own checkered flag.

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Why The Best Family Businesses Plan

    Families are about caring and businesses are about money - not a likely formula for a successful partnership. Unfortunately those are the facts and family enterprises around the world have found that planning for these two often-conflicting systems is the key to family harmony and business success. The new Parallel...

    Provided By INSEAD

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Finally - Online Businesses Get Some Respect

    Online businesses and the Internet entrepreneurs who run them sometimes get the Rodney Dangerfield treatment - "No respect." Despite examples of huge commercial success, such as Google, there's still a tendency by traditional establishment to treat them as hobby businesses, as if they are not serious. For some, the idea...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    First, You Start A Business. Then, You Graduate

    New trend! With the job market, both generally and in particular for smart, ambitious college graduates (who might be inclined to look for jobs in, say, finance), being dismal right now, many college kids and recent graduates are looking into creating their own jobs rather than going looking for them...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Do You Understand The Realities Of A Start Up?

    You can get the impression that startups work like this: you come up with a clever idea; you work on it for a few months with your buddies; customers love it, and it's off to "Infinity and beyond." The reason that journalists and bloggers write about startups that fit this...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Small Business Start-Up Myths? Fact Or Fiction?

    There is so much to consider when starting up a business these days. First, do you have the money? That's the big question. Next, do you have a product or service that people want? If so, will you make money selling it? Starting up a business is risky. There's so...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Should You Borrow Money To Finance Your Start-Up

    Leverage is the amount of debt that a company uses to finance its assets. According to the pecking order theory of finance, companies first use internally-generated capital, then borrow money, and finally obtain outside equity. Obtaining outside equity isn't something most entrepreneurs do successfully when they first start their companies....

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    5 Financial Rules For Startups (Hint: Be More Like Mark Cuban)

    Startups have to be willing to say no - no to partnerships and unnecessary product features and the wrong employees. More wasted money and time comes from going in too many directions than from focusing. Not only should you watch every penny - but squeeze those nickels for more. Start...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    How To Save Your Startup

    The government won't say so, but we're in the middle of a second Great Depression. That's a tough time to run a cash-constrained small business. But here's the good news: If you can make it through this, you can make it through anything. Take your landlord out for a drink...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Create Your Own Small Business Economic Stimulus

    It's pretty obvious that those of you who are the backbone of the US economy aren't going to get an economic stimulus package anytime soon. As a matter of fact, you may even have a hard time getting a business loan if you need one. So that means it's high...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Using Business Model Innovation

    Successful business model innovation requires identifying new, previously uncovered opportunities and changing how a firm operates. Large corporations struggle with business model innovation. Corporate bureaucracies, aversion to risk and entrenched ways of doing business make it hard for them to identify and pursue new ways of doing business. Small businesses,...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Earth To Venture Capitalists: Are You Out There?

    Business is pretty easy really, don't be boring, don't be rude, give to get. See, prospects need to understand how one business is different from another, if they can't tell, if you aren't dripping in valuable differentiation, they will default to the only thing they can measure - price. If...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Paying Your (Small Business) Bills

    Don't let the vendor be the one to notice you haven't paid your bills. Communicate early and often to keep your business in good standing. Reevaluate your business. Sure, there's a credit crunch and a draining customer demand in general, but have you done enough to refocus your business in...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Shareholder's Agreement: What It Is And Why You Need To Review Your Own

    When you get into business with a partner or partners (be they a friend, family member, or simply a business acquaintance), you do so with the best of intentions. As such, in many cases, the apparent need for a Shareholder's Agreement goes unnoticed. In fact, you may be embarrassed to...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Learning To Cut To Win

    If only everyone had cut out all the excessive crap back in 2006 when it might have mattered. Since most small businesses didn't, many have streamlined and are quickly learning how to tighten things up without going under. The bottom line: every business still in business has discovered that keeping...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Building Some Protection Against A Down Economy

    Today, business owners find themselves pressed to keep up with uncertain economic conditions. But even in an economic downturn there are opportunities to be had - if you are prepared to take advantage of them. The tips given in this paper can help you to assess where you stand and...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Building And Protecting Your Business Credit

    It is difficult to predict when your business will need to borrow, so it's important to demonstrate responsible credit management long before funds are needed. Lenders consider a variety of factors when evaluating your business credit, including both your personal and business payment and credit history. This paper explains some...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Checks And (Watch Those) Balances

    "From raising start-up funds to running a business, the internet has changed the rules for entrepreneurs," "Now, a click of a mouse gives you instant access to numerous funding options". Funding is just the first step. A start-up must focus on containing operating costs. A better scenario for a startup...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    You Aren't Crazy, You're Just An Entrepreneur

    You aren't crazy - there are good reasons why starting a business feels hard. Like any big change in life like getting married or having a baby, entrepreneurship has its ups and downs. Once you get over the initial rush of your launch, certain that everything is going to go...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Franchise Players

    The U.S. economy is decidedly downbeat, and that may make it the best time for someone with an itch to start a business to look at snapping up a franchise. The startup costs for the popular Subway, for instance, run between $78,000 and $238,000, while a Circle K convenience story...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // May 2009

    6 Tips For Running Your Business Lessons From 2 Failed Restaurateurs

    Why do restaurants often struggle to succeed? Why are they the first businesses to fold, and often in the shortest amount of time? The answer to these questions goes beyond the adage of "Location, location, location". Too many people open restaurants or eateries on the heels of a great dinner...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Social CRM: Customer Relationship Management In The Age Of The Socially - Empowered Customer

    Adding a social media strategy to CRM initiatives is critically important to doing business in the 21 century. People like doing business with people they like, and love doing business with people they trust. But how do you get people to like and trust you enough to do business with?...

    Provided By Sage Group

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Social Entrepreneurship: Beyond The Hype

    Private for-profit companies are playing an ever-larger role in the microcredit industry. The volatile combination of profit seeking companies, minimal competition, and vulnerable, ill-informed, ill-educated borrowers has opened up dangerous potential for exploiting the poor. Expecting microcredit organizations to exercise self-restraint and self-regulation is naively optimistic and will not work....

    Provided By University of Michigan (Ross)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    The Capital Structure Decisions Of New Firms

    This paper investigates the capital structure choices that firms make in their initial year of operation, using restricted-access data from the Kauffman Firm Survey. Contrary to many accounts of startup activity, the firms in our data rely heavily on external debt sources such as bank financing, and less extensively on...

    Provided By University of Michigan (Ross)

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Markets With A Mission

    The mission of a business might seem simple: Produce a product or a service, make a profit, and use that profit to expand the business. But social and environmental issues are impacting the business world like never before. Customers and shareholders are demanding more accountability and, in return, these companies...

    Provided By University of Michigan (Ross)

  • Webcasts // May 2009

    Energy Entrepreneurship And Innovation: Today's Challenges, Tomorrow's Opportunities

    There are sample opportunities for new energy entrepreneurs, these panelists agree, but motivation and certain kinds of know how play key roles in bringing new ventures to fruition. Idealism led Christina Lampe-Onnerud to "Go into the energy space" at 23, but "Inertia" surrounding the energy business may intimidate today's entrepreneurs.

    Provided By Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Case Study: Mission Australia: Better Serving the Community

    Most of organisations or businesses wanted to respond to their clients faster and more efficiently. This study gives you an idea on how to drive value-add IT projects and the ability to scale up and down as well as increase performance effectively. Download this case study today to learn...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Do you Have an Enterprise-wide Cloud Strategy?

    Cloud computing is experiencing strong, sustained growth across enterprises large and small. Proven benefits like flexibility, cost reduction, and rapid provisioning of new applications and services are among the drivers. But as cloud models continue to mature, IT leaders face a number of decision points as they seek to maximize...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Building a Better, Faster, and Stronger IT Infrastructure

    Businesses of all sizes are faced with continual demands from all fronts (including clients, customers, workers, and even executives) to develop and maintain a faster and more reliable IT infrastructure that can not only cope with current demands but also be scalable to cope with changing workloads in the future....

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Video: Differentiate Your Company With Complete CRM

    This white paper will expand on what Oracle defines as Complete CRM - how businesses can better engage customers and users, manage customer transactions, and analyze results to adapt and take advantage of changing business and economic circumstances to realize greater value from CRM.

    Provided By Oracle

  • Tools & Templates // Jun 2010

    Mobility Management for Dummies

    Every day, more and more of your enterprise operates outside the four walls of business where you interact directly with your customers and wherever your employees are. This presents a key opportunity for your business to gain a competitive advantage by having the information necessary to take decisive action when...

    Provided By Sybase

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Startup rockstars: A roundup of innovative newcomers

    Fame, quick profits, a career marked by creativity, pushing boundaries, popularity and chasing that one big deal that could change everything. You can see why there are parallels drawn between startup founders and rock stars. While the nexus of startup funding has traditionally been Silicon Valley, technology startup hubs outside...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Webcasts // May 2011

    From Stanford To Startup

    In this webcast, the presenters challenge many of the myths surrounding startups and the lives of entrepreneurs. Both the presenters share their first-hand experiences of the entrepreneurial process, including identifying good problems to solve and the value in building simple solutions and minimum viable products.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Following Your Startup Vision

    In this webcast, the presenter is an innovator who believes that successful entrepreneurs are the ones who follow through on their original vision. Drawing upon his deep background as a successful serial entrepreneur, the presenter shares his entrepreneurial experiences and discusses many of the competitive and strategic issues facing his...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Honest Advice On Starting A Company

    In this webcast, the presenter says that entrepreneurship is an emotional and economic roller coaster. In this candid and informative lecture, S defies some of Silicon Valley's conventional wisdom. Based on his extensive experience with multiple companies, the presenter shares his thoughts on the real day-to-day life of startups, smart...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // May 2009

    The History Of Palm And The Part-Time Entrepreneur

    Jeff Hawkins, Founder of Numenta, was an early observer of the idea that people wanted their primary personal computer to be in their pocket, thus he launched Palm in 1992. The self-described "Reluctant entrepreneur" says that he never intended to launch a mobile computer industry (or any company, for that...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Three Necessities For Start-Up Success

    Seasoned serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen shares his three criteria for a successful start-up. He states that there must be a substantial market opportunity, a product that's a 10x better solution, and an outstanding team. Andreessen goes on to state that there can be some compromise in the product area, but...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Start-Up And See It Through

    Most startups won't achieve the acclaim of Google, but that does not preclude these ventures from creating value for the entrepreneurs who start them. With conviction in life, and a respect for the stress, competition, and long hours of entrepreneurship, having a passionate idea that you're willing to see through...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Strive To Remain Agile

    Despite the company's growing size, Pandora CTO Tom Conrad states that his company resists the urge to make any long-term plans. In fact, they never plan an operating schedule more than three months in advance. Though this practice makes some operations more difficult, the flexibility allows the upstart enterprise to...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Success Is Not About You

    Being humble isn't merely a kind gesture; it's the only way to still respect yourself in the midst of a trying start-up experience. Pandora CTO Tom Conrad urges entrepreneurs to resist the cult of personality that can permeate a company, and instead revel in the combined success of your team...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Who Makes The Best VC?

    Is an operations background a mandatory prerequisite for running a start-up? Not necessarily, but it helps, says serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen. While nearly anyone with any experience can manage a successful enterprise, it helps to have had hands-on experience in the event of layoffs, restructuring, and the like.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    The First Six Months Of NVIDIA

    Jensen Huang, Co-founder of NVIDIA, recalls in vivid detail how the three founding members of the company gave the company legs - from learning the basics of incorporation, to hiring their first lawyer, to keeping a supply of breakfast donuts on hand. They acquired books on how to start a...

    Provided By Stanford University