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What Makes an Entrepreneur? Four Letters: JFDI

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You are constantly faced with decisions and there is always incomplete information.  This paralyzes most people.  Not you. Making Things Happen.

How to (re) Approach People (Advice on the Eve of LeWeb)

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When I first read this post I immediately filed away in memory that there was important information to impart on entrepreneurs and led to this post.

Most Common Early Start-up Mistakes

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You can probably get loads of information on Legal Zoom also. 3. Treat this person like your true partner where you share all information with them and involving them in the decision-making processes. often talk with entrepreneurs who are kicking around their next idea. Here are some lessons to avoid common traps. Not worth it.

How to Deal with Skeletons in your Closet

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This is part of my series with Advice on Raising Venture Capital. Skeletons in the Closet are these types of issues. 

SharesPost Expands Research Information

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Santa Monica-based SharesPost , which operates a secondary marketplace for privately held company shares, is expanding the amount of third party research on its market. According to the firm, it has added Blueshift Research and Liquid Scenarios as providers of private company research and data to its subscribers. Research and VC Experts.

Creating Informed Consumers For Sustainable Health Care

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009 -- "Creating Informed Consumers For Sustainable Health Care" TechAmerica. Are your employees informed? In this informative lunch gathering you will hear: Tips in creating a successful culture of health; What others have done and how they fared; Short and long-term incentive program. See [link].

Health Information Technology and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010 -- Health Information Technology and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Pease join us as Dr. Joel Kallich discusses "Health Information Technology and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009". IEEE EMBS. See [link] (more

CoreLogic Sells Unit to Private Equity Firm

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CoreLogic said it would retain the remainder of First Advantage Corporation, which it acquired in November of 2009. READ MORE>>.

ZAM, Sony Tie In Game Information Deal

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Los Angeles-based ZAM , and San Diego-based Sony Online Entertainment announced Wednesday that the two companies have tied on a new online site focused on information from Sony's EverQuest II massively multiplayer online game.

Are MBAs Necessary for Start-ups or VC?

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BCG, Bain, LEK – they’re all great), a few years at a start-up or a few years somewhere like Microsoft, Google, Amazon or Apple. 

Information Technology Bucks Downward LA Employment Trend

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Bureau of Labor Statistics released its March 2010 employment numbers today, showing that the information sector was one of the only employment sectors to buck a further decline in employment in the region in March. percent between March 2009 and March 2010. For Los Angeles, the information sector saw a 6.5 The U.S. percent.

Got 2020 Clear Vision?

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Early 2009 I stopped drinking alcohol and putting damaging substances into my body and this has been given me remarking clarity and performance benefits. Model nature,  be like the Japanese gardener , and let your vision and the effects you want to create inform your strategy and positioning; and you’ll eventually get there.

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San Diego Gas and Electric Partners With Google PowerMeter

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Google said that its widgets are only available to a limited group of partners, but will roll out more widely later this year with other partners.

Why I Don’t Like Board Observers

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That’s what “information rights&# are for and you can promise the investor to meet 1-on-1 on a quarterly basis. So here is the rub. 

Angel Funding Advice

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But this is all public information that has been Tweeted by people who KNOW this is public information.  I think it is a legitimate research tool; however, I would never considering bringing up something you read in a person’s Tweet stream with them when you see them.  It creeps people out. The information is publicly available.

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Pour And Stir I – In Pursuit Of The Ideal Business Model

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If you cannot offer a trial, capture enough information online so an inside salesperson can readily contact your prospects. Note: This is Part I in a three-part series on The Perfect Business Model. Click here for Part II , and Part III. Authentic, hand-crafted Persian rugs always include intentional imperfections. Perfect Imperfection.

The Best VC Meetings are Debates not Sales

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Even more importantly you have the ability to say, “that’s a great question.  I’m not actually sure what the answer is.  I’ll look into it and get back to you.&#  It gives you an opportunity to email the VC after the meeting with more information and the potential to continue the dialog.

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Mahalo: Our Writers Making Over $20,000 A Year

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The search site began offering its users revenue share back in June, as the site began looking to crowdsourced information to supplement the work of its employees and contractors. Calacanis claims that writers of its how to articles are now making between $10 and $2000 a year, depending on traffic to those articles. READ MORE>>.

Southern California Deals Total Around $932M For Q2

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Surprisingly, the numbers--based on information gleaned from funding announcements, regulatory filings, and other sources--are approximately the same as numbers in Q2 of 2008, which total around $955M, according to our own data. Tags: venture capital investment southern california 2009

2009 Coming To A Close, 2010 Just Around The Corner!

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SoCal Venture Totals Slip, But IT Shines

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Among the few bright spots for Southern California as a whole was the Information Technology industry, which was up both quarter-to-quarter and year-to-year at $222.4M, up from $184.4M for the same quarter last year, and up from $179.68M in Q3. Tags: california jones 2009 venturesource southern venture capital investment invested.

Founders, Ownership and Prenuptials

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They should have access to all the same information. This is part of my ongoing series, “ Startup Lessons.&#. Yesterday I wrote a blog post ( here ) in which I urged people to not have too many founders. If you’re not an overnight success or if you do struggle what happens?  . Should he/she keep 50%? Who prevails?

2009, a new year for innovation

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report just released by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation says that spending $30 billion in taxpayers' money in 2009 on broadband infrastructure, health IT, and electric grid technologies could create or save approximately 949,000 U.S. We are at a critical juncture for our country. Bondi. Get involved.

Enclarity Gains $5.5M In Series C Funding

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Enclarity develops healthcare information systems which help keep databases up to date, including information about physicians and their practices.

Maverick Angels Santa Barbara Arena

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Thursday, October 22, 2009 -- Maverick Angels Santa Barbara Arena. Contact jerry@maverickangels.com for more information.

Maverick Angels Westlake Village Arena

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009 -- Maverick Angels Westlake Village Arena. Contact brian@maverickangels.com for more information.

Platinum Equity Buys IT Technology Provider

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Los Angeles-based private equity firm Platinum Equity said Thursday afternoon that it has completed its acquisition of Pomeroy IT Solutions , a Kentucky-based provider of information technology solutions and services. Tags: platinum equity pomeroy solutions merger acquisition information technology

Developing a Marketing Communications Strategy

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The marketing communications function (commonly called "marcom") has many communications tools available. Selecting effective marketing programs.

Maverick Angels South Bay

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 -- Maverick Angels South Bay Arena. Contact mike@maverickangels.com for more information. Angel screening event.

Maverick Arena Meeting

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 -- Maverick Arena Meeting. Contact jerry@maverickangels.com for more information. Maverick Angels investment group.

Maverick Arena Meeting

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 -- Maverick Arena Meeting. Contact brian@maverickangels.com for more information. Maverick Angels investment group.

Maverick Arena Meeting

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 -- Maverick Arena Meeting. Contact mike@maverickangels.com for more information. Maverick Angel investment group.

MobileXL Signs African Customer

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Mobile-XL, which is angel backed by the Tech Coast Angels, said that information from KenyaBuzz will now be available to mobile phone users via its XLBrowser product. Tags: mobilexl application kenya mobile information news africa wireless Financial impact of the deal was not disclsoed. READ MORE>>.

CarsDirect Targets Former Chrysler, GM Dealers

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El Segundo-based CarsDirect , the online automotive shopping and information site owned by Internet Brands, said Thursday that the firm will offer free online used car inventory listings to the unfortunate Chrysler and General Motors franchise dealers who were recently terminated by those auto brands. READ MORE>>.

MakeItWork Targets National Expansion

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Innovation During Economic Uncertainty

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 -- Innovation During Economic Uncertainty. Speaker: Jennifer Sepull, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, American Honda Motor Co., WITI Los Angeles. See [link] (more

Aspyra Reorganizes, Delays 10-K

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Calabasas-based Asprya , a provider of clinical information management systems for the healthcare market, said today that it has reorganized its management team. Tags: aspyra clinical information systems lifescience healthcare The firm said the moves would help "define greater communication and efficiencies" at the company.

GoodFoodNearYou Expands Listings

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GoodFoodNearYou allows users to use their computer, iPhone, or BlackBerry to find the healthiest menu items at local fast food and other restaurants near them, using GPS and other location information from their phones. Tags: eating content information healthy goodfoodnearyou restaurant Music and ExerciseTV. READ MORE>>.

TrueCar Officially Launches Car Pricing Site

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Autobytel Sees Online Advertising Revenue Plunge

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Tags: automobile leads information autobytel advertising automotive