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Invest in Lines, not Dots

Both Sides of the Table

Everyone seems to be in such a rush to get shacked up these days. And remember, if we get married you’re stuck with us, too.

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Better Business Bureau? For who?

Eric Greenspan

How many BBB logos are there? What is the Better Business Bureau? It’s not a government agency. It’s not policed by a government agency.

Startup CTO or Developer

SoCal CTO

I’ve been having discussions with several people recently about the role of the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in very early stage companies.

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Networking Tips for Entrepreneurs

Jason Nazar

Ten Tips on How to Make it in the Meet-up Scene. The technology meet-up scene is an odd co-mingling of entrepreneurs, engineers, social media mavens, service providers, and up and comers. Here are ten actionable tips to make the most of your meet-ups. Meet More – the key to any meet-up is first to meet others.

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Intellectual Property – Worthless To A Startup, Priceless To A Big Dumb Company

InfoChachkie

William Shakespeare, British Playwright, from Love’s Labour’s Lost , 1598. Intellectual Property (IP) is an ugly thing at a startup.

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Have a Look Inside an Angel’s Brain

Ask the Angels

As Angel investors, we like to see entrepreneurs with a laser-like focus on themselves, their venture, and fundraising. However, there are times when that single-mindedness can work to their disadvantage. With startups, fundraising is usually the most formidable challenge, whether the money comes from Angels, VCs, or other sources.

Failing to Plan, Is Planning to Fail

Tech Coast Venture Network

Virginia Lorimor 9 out of 10 businesses fail in the first 5 years, primarily for one reason; the business owner fails to plan. It is not that they lack a good product! So we know that your in business to succeed - what kind of plans do you need: Business Plan. Vision: The components required to achieve the mission. Current owner investment.

It was a Blue Moon, now it’s a Brand New Decade

Daradiction

Another @KurtyD Production. Click here to view the embedded video

Understanding How The Innovator’s Dilemma Affects You

Both Sides of the Table

Professor Christensen uses real data from the disk drive industry to make his points. So the startups tend to focus on totally new customers. billion.

Is life moving faster now or does it simply move faster as you age?

Eric Greenspan

Jackson Greenspan, 6 months. It’s hard to believe that my newborn is not so new anymore. Is life moving faster or is this how it works?

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Startup Development

SoCal CTO

I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. Thought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources. How to Work With a Contract Web Developer How To Bootstrap Your Startup

Bootstrapping Your Business – Startups Uncensored #19

Jason Nazar

This month’s Startups Uncensored will be on “Bootstrapping Your Business”.  It will be an open and frank town-hall conversation with some of the most successful LA entrepreneurs talking about how they started and grew their successful businesses without raising outside financing. TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT, CLICK HERE. 00pm on, Reception. Cost: FREE.

Some People Are Indispensable, But No One Is Irreplaceable

InfoChachkie

Reginald Martinez Jackson was a perennial major league baseball all-star throughout most of his 21-year career. Reggie earned the nickname “Mr.

Things Get More Crowded For HauteLook, As Amazon Gets BuyVIP

socalTECH

The online, flash sales market for fashion is looking to a bit more crowded this week for Los Angeles-based HauteLook , as Amazon.com said that it had acquired BuyVIP.com. BuyVIP.com is a Spanish operator of a fashion and lifestyle site, which serves the European market with flash fashion sales, similar to HauteLook. READ MORE>>.

Pacific Coast Business Times - Hall of Fame Announced

SoCal Delicious

Same as the old economy. Here is a little more about each hall of fame winner: • Martin V. But the Martin V. and Martha K. family business.

25 Digital Entertainment Executives to Watch and Your Chance to Meet Them

Tech Zulu Event

On January 6, 2011, Digital Media Wire is hosting its 4th Annual Digital Media Insider at CES, an exclusive event for the digital media industry’s key movers and influencers at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Visit TechZulu for full story. Arts & Entertainment Events New Media Retail & Consumers Alex St.

Marketing Trends for 2010 - And What to Do About Them

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Changes in how customers make purchase decisions. New technologies for communicating with customers. Spotting marketing trends.

January Forum Event: The Do's and Don'ts of Fundraising

Tech Coast Venture Network

Entrepreneur Snapshots.

Early stage boards work for stock options, not cash.

Berkonomics

Give one percent equity to each outside board member vesting over four years of service. Many early stage CEOs and board members have asked for some guidance regarding pay and time commitments for board members.  Here is my best advice, based upon many boards and many years.  Email readers continue here.]

Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering?

Both Sides of the Table

Every team configuration is different. But I do have more insight into understanding your startup team. Let’s start with the basics. But barely.

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The Superfriends on the Food Network, Tonight!

Eric Greenspan

Then we enjoyed a few adult beverages and cigars from a special island around a raging campfire. link]. link]. link]. link].

When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication?

SoCal CTO

One of the topics that came up in my post Mobile Internet Apple Facebook was around open vs. closed platforms. Example What do I mean? That’s it.

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How to Persuade People – Startups Uncensored #15

Jason Nazar

This month the session will be run by Jason Nazar, in a presentation format.  TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT, CLICK HERE. 00pm on, Reception. Cost: FREE.

Making Revenue Sharing And Cost Savings Deals Work – Sharing Means Caring

InfoChachkie

During the height of the dotbomb bubble, numerous companies struck Barney deals. We’re a great big family.”. free weekly Infochachkie articles!

What Mattered in 2010: Greg Martin, Archer Venture Capital

socalTECH

All this week, we are sharing the opinions of some of the top influencers in Southern California's high tech community. Stay tuned. 2. READ MORE>>.

How to Block Unwanted Bots from Your Website with.htaccess

SoCal Delicious

Preliminary Information What are bots? Bots", for those not familiar with the term, are basically computer programs that "surf" multiple websites toperform a variety of automated tasks. Examples of bots include those used by the search engines. Other bots probe your website forsecurity vulnerabilities. Who is this article for? Be careful though.

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Happy Holiday’s From The TechZulu Crew!

Tech Zulu Event

As Christmas Eve approaches, we here at TechZulu would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday. Visit TechZulu for full story. Arts & Entertainment Blogging Video christmas TechZulu

What’s Wierd About Being a Cyborg

Daradiction

Kurt Daradics speaking at Ignite LA March 2010. Click here to view the embedded video

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Kindergarten Financing

Tech Coast Venture Network

Kindergarten Financing. According to Robert Fulghum and his bestselling book “All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten,&# I should have learned how to finance a start up business in kindergarten – when I learned to share everything, play fair, and not to hit people (well, 2 out of 3’s not bad)! Barter or Negotiate.

Want to Know How VC’s Calculate Valuation Differently from Founders?

Both Sides of the Table

Back in 1999 when I first raised venture capital I had zero knowledge of what a fair term sheet looked like or how to value my company. Normal.

The Benefits of Top-Down Thinking & Why it is Critical to Entrepreneurs

Both Sides of the Table

You need to be able to structure problems / solutions at the appropriate level to communicate effective and drive decision-making. Heresy. discuss.

Make It Work Radio Gets National Syndication Deal

Eric Greenspan

Now Syndicating Nationally. Today, Make It Work entered into a national syndication agreement with Envision Radio.

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Caution 2.0

SoCal CTO

Just saw this tweet fly by: Unfortunately, this CTO happens to be the CTO of a restaurant chain which was probably the reason that this was tweeted.

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Business Development Advice (for the online world)

Jason Nazar

This post is geared toward folks looking to do BD deals in the online world. 10 Tips for Better BD. 1.) Information, a deal does not close. 

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