Start-Ups

Business technology startups are increasingly attracting venture capital.

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Many Type Of Business And Benefits Of Business

    Starting Business Secrets will help you to start your own business successfully. The American Dream is, and always will be, to come up with an idea, start a business and become rich from your own efforts. Based upon this motivation, thousands of businesses fail each year, due primarily to not...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Teaming: Be Transparent, Be Open

    Theresa Daytner, CEO of Daytner Construction Group, believes that businesses involved need to be open to all the potential opportunities available to them. During OPEN's Victory in Procurement (VIP) event, Theresa encourages small business owners to team with as many businesses that are a right fit and explains the key...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Hard To Say Goodbye

    It may seem unthinkable-intentionally retiring off one of your small business's products or services. But just as all businesses both small and large grow, mature, and change, so too do the brands that they sell. And as one-time successful products or brands start to lose their consumer cachet and gaudy...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Opportunities For Startups

    During a panel at OPEN's Victory in Procurement (VIP) event, three government employees discuss tips and resources for new startups attempting to grow their business through government contracting.

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Look For Opportunities To "Go Deep"

    Miles wide and a quarter-of-an-inch deep, recalls Tom Conrad, Pandora CTO, of the work experience that he had while working at Apple. Employees were expected to dabble in all areas, from engineering to product design. Conrad contrasts this with his experience at Berkeley Systems, where he had the opportunity to...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Dwarfed By Metrics

    With over 50 million listeners, Pandora is easily one of the most popular online music vehicles. But as compared to the entire mass radio spectrum, Pandora remains a mere blip on the airwaves. CTO Tom Conrad states that a key strategy in remaining focused comes from the metrics enterprises choose...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    The Advantage Of Not Marketing

    Pandora CTO Tom Conrad invites start-ups to "Be genuine". Rather than investing in marketing, Pandora simply asks its users to a coffee. In lieu of a form letter, new users - all 50,000 of them daily - receive an automated email with the founder's true email address, and their feedback...

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  • Podcasts // Apr 2010

    A Pandora's Box Of Start-Up Expertise

    After nearly two decades in the trenches of Pets.com, Apple Computer, and the You Don't Know Jack game series at Berkeley Systems, Tom Conrad (Pandora CTO) shares his acquired wisdom on succeeding in the consumer internet space. He discusses agility, crisp decision making, and focus, and peppers his lessons with...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Start With A Niche

    The presenter of this webcast talks about the small businesses owners who start small business to truly understand the procurement marketplace.

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Stop Wasting Your Time On The Internet

    If you consider yourself a business person, and your business revolves around the internet, it might be good to consider how you spend your time building that business. Why bring this up? Because it's very easy to find yourself doing what "feels" like business instead of working on what will...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Does Your Small Business Really Need An Internet Presence?

    The advantage of Internet promotion of your small business, though, is that the costs are small and the potential upside is high. There is no financial cost at all to promote your business on Twitter or Facebook, and little financial cost to set up a simple Web site for your...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Transitioning From Executive To Entrepreneur

    Corporate executives are trained to collaborate and reach consensus on major decisions. But, most business owners, especially the founders, rarely seek anyone else's input. Entrepreneurs also expect their employees to be self-directed and able to juggle multiple tasks. "A lot of former executives will never be able to go back...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Don't Lose Faith In Your Start-up

    Frazzled feelings and brick walls are frequently part of the trying path to start-up success. In this inspiring webcast from Miox CEO Carlos Perea, he shares in that frustration, and also shares an anecdote that rekindles his company's opportunity to save lives and improve living conditions worldwide. Perea urges other...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Venture Capital's Improved Navigation Of Clean Tech

    Emerging technologies in the field of energy have the potential for tremendous pay out. But the flip side of that equation also means that some ventures require substantial investment to launch. Miox CEO Carlos Perea offers an interesting industry perspective on the state of venture funding in clean technologies. In...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Putting Cloud Computing into Action

    One key advantage of Cloud Computing is that it provides businesses with crucial software and hardware online. Instead of having a data center on the premises, businesses access data transfer and processing at remote locations via the Internet. With Cloud Computing businesses greatly reduce their capital expenditures while responding to...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Applying The 80/20 Rule To Your Inventory

    The 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto principle, simply means that roughly 80 percent of the effects of anything you might be doing come from 20 percent of the causes. For example, 80 percent of your sales are likely generated by about 20 percent of the items you carry...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Material Science Start-Ups In The Modern Age

    With just ten people and as little as $50,000, new garage-based enterprises that used to require hefty start-up costs and infrastructure can grow larger and more productive with fewer resources than ever before, says Deloitte Center for the Edge Independent Co-Chairman John Seely Brown. Entrepreneurs in the 21st century need...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    The Power Of Local Search Marketing For Small Businesses

    In midst of recession, many small businesses today are concerned about how to win over hearts, minds, and of course buying power of local consumers. Years ago, local businesses would look to Internet to simply expand reach of their products and services. Perhaps people would like to have uniquely flavored...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Does Inferior Financing Hold Back Women-Owned Businesses?

    Much academic research shows that, on average, businesses owned by women perform worse than those owned by men. But that's just an observation. The really important question is why? One common explanation is differences in financing. Because female business owners can't access as much outside capital as male business owners...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    How Can I Start a Small Business?

    These days, home based businesses are thriving. Owe it to the growing complexity of big companies, most people now favor the simple and direct services of a home based business. Starting a home-based business is not as complicated as you think it is. You just have to follow certain steps...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    The Benefits Of Mapping Plan A

    Though Randy Komisar, KPCB partner and seasoned entrepreneur, proposes that most successful ventures do not find success in their initial business idea, he still maintains that there's value in constructing a thoughtful initial business plan. "Plan A" should help flesh out your business' assumptions, challenges, and risk mitigation. Those critical...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Are Business Plans A Work Of Fiction?

    Can one truly develop a business plan before having a product or a customer in-hand? Not very successfully, contends KPCB partner Randy Komisar. In this webcast, Komisar discusses the premise for his book, Getting to Plan B, in which he points out how often the theory of a start-up succumbs...

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  • Podcasts // Apr 2010

    Getting To Plan B

    While Plan A may begin the backbone on which an entrepreneurial idea is hinged, succinct data gathering and constant market evaluation more often lead to profit with the next idea in line. The tech sector breeds innovation, says KPCB partner and frequent speaker Randy Komisar, and to do so it...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    How To Create A Killer Local Partner Team Program

    Everybody needs a little help from their friends. Businesses large and small can benefit greatly from the partnering mindset, particularly hyper local businesses. The partnering mindset is simply a business point of view that suggests a great deal of the organization's marketing mix will involve seeking out and activating business...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Learning From The Pros: Trish McEvoy

    Trish McEvoy is a household name in the beauty business. This make-up artist turned entrepreneur has earned a reputation for personally educating her clients and encouraging them to use her unique line of products.

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    Economic Zone Implements Cutting-Edge Technology and Saves U.S.$60,000 a Year

    The Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) manages the administrative and governmental services of the zone and encourages international businesses to operate in Jordan. Businesses expect round-the-clock services, supported by the most up-to-date technologies possible. To provide this, the authority deployed Windows Server 2008 R2 for a stable IT environment...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Small Business Guide To Doing Business In Alabama

    There are a number of steps which should be taken before anyone starts a small business in Alabama. Detailed descriptions of all the areas involved in planning a business venture are discussed in the following sections of this book. The following checklist is designed to be used as a general...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Startups Are Graying? But Is it A Good Financial Move?

    The face of the typical startup entrepreneur these days is a bit wrinkly, sporting some gray hair, and having the wisdom that comes with age. But is it a good financial move to start a business late in life? Many people at age 55 and up tend to be at...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Performance Of The Companies In The Kauffman Firm Survey

    Last year, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation released a report describing what had happened over the 2004 to 2007 period to the cohort of 2004 start-ups that it has been following. While their method of identifying the cohort of new businesses is complicated and not necessarily comparable to data from...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Small Businesses Face Rising Health Care Costs As New Laws Loom

    The final health care reform bill has been signed by the President. Now, businesses across the country are beginning to prepare for its impact. While the bill is set to cost $938 billion over the next 10 years, it is set to provide insurance for an estimated 32 million more...

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  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    Small Business Rules : The Art Lewin Rule

    "Old School has become the new school" - Art Lewin Executive Clothiers Rule. Art Lewin literally had nothing when he came to the U.S. from Chile in 1977. These days he's running Art Lewin and Co. Custom Clothiers and is living the dream, he said in an episode of Small...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    What Should You Pay Yourself?

    Stories abound about how executives at large financial institutions receive big paychecks and multimillion dollar bonuses. As an owner of a small business, these pay packages are way out of your league. But how much should you be earning from your business? Legal, financial, and tax considerations will affect the...

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  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    Small Biz Lending: Bank Failures

    192 banks have failed since 2008 and as a result, there's new concern that the cost of borrowing could go up, making it too expensive for small business owners to get a loan. Greg Clarkson, executive vice president of BBVA Compass, Jennifer Hill, vice president of Astia, and Gene Marks,...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    How To Open A Small Business Bank Account

    Business bank accounts offer many benefits, even if you own a small one-person business. Keeping your personal and business finances separate is essential and of course makes bookkeeping easier. You will appreciate this even more during tax time. With a business bank account, you will also be able to write...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    The Importance Of CRM For A Small Business

    Running a Small Business unit has unique challenges. With so many people starting out as entrepreneurs the number of small local businesses has increased drastically over the last decade or so. The personalized service that such small startup companies offer is what endears them to their potential and existing customers....

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  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    From The Floor: Women In Business

    In a new survey, female entrepreneurs say they believe cultural attitudes present a unique challenge for them and often hinder their ability to grow their companies. The presenters asked business owners at the Women's Business Summit in Houston about some of the difficulties they face on a daily basis.

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    North-South Trade And The Non-Neutrality Of International Money

    This paper develops a Ricardian model with money to study North-South trade that is mediated by the currency of the North. The model shows that an increase in the supply of Northern money results in inflation being "Exported" to the South. The increase in the supply of Northern money also...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    The Perks Of Being A Virtual Assistant

    For those who are already tired going to the office and doing the same chores everyday, working online is one of the greatest venues they can try. The Internet has opened many opportunities for those who are looking for online jobs and because your skill is adapted to office chores,...

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