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Helping Startups Understand Salespeople & the Sales Culture

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Most technology startups seem to be funded by product people or business people. Sales people often blame the product. Excuses. Sales

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VC Confessions: I Don’t Really Care About Your Product Demo

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The entrepreneur cannot wait to show me their product via a demo. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Don’t Demo Me Bro.

LawKick: A Modern Way To Find Legal Help

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Michael Chasin: LawKick.com is essentially a marketplace that makes it easier than ever to find legal help. But, how do you start? READ MORE>>.

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Helping Consumers Name Their Own Price For Products, With Greentoe

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Joe Marrapodi: GreenToe is a name your own price marketplace for products. However, rather than travel services, it''s for products.

The One Key Person That Will Help You Improve Sales

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The “P” stands for Pain or  the reason your customer needs to implement a new product. This post is about finding your “champion.”

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Hiring Developers Before Product/Market Fit?

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The problem is you don't yet have product/market fit, and until you do, you don't really know what to build. Far from it. They are very early.

Staff Ranker: Helping Hospitality Businesses Better Manage Workers

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It''s too cumbersome, and most of the products are 360 reviews, corporate management type products, which are too expensive. Thanks!

How Classy Is Helping Nonprofits To Attract and Retain Supporters

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Our customers use this to raise more money, and we can make the case that investing in the product will get them X return. What is Classy?

Colony Logic: Helping The Enterprise Overcome Legacy Systems

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Andy Vogel: Typically, we are looking at people who have complex or very large product catalogs. What is Colony Logic? How do you do that?

How Card.com Is Helping To Power The Branchless Banking Revolution

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One of the startups looking to help power the "branchless banking revolution" is Los Angeles-based Card.com. What is Card.com? Thanks!

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Qualaroo Launches New Product, Helps Convert Web Visitors

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Qualaroo , a developer of website conversion and analytics software which helps web businesses improve the experience and conversion of their visitors, has launched a new product. Qualaroo''s CEO, Sean Ellis, has been involved in such startups as Eventbrite, Dropbox, Xobni, LogMeIn, among other companies. READ MORE>>.

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Spreeify Launches New Mobile Ad Product

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Los Angeles-based Spreeify , the developer of display ad technology which is led by Ruben Dua, has rolled out a new product aimed at the mobile market.

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ZEFR Launches New Product

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ZEFR said its new BrandID Suite is aimed at brands, to help them better understand and harness the power of YouTube. READ MORE>>.

Mommy Bloggers Review Service for Manufacturers of Kid and Family Products

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So, because I’m a dad, a customer service enthusiast, product evaluator and entrepreneur, I’ve decided to build a business around it.

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YP Rolls Out New Search Advertising Product

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Los Angeles-based b> YP , the provider of business search and local marketing services, said today that it has launched a brand new product. YP said it has launched ypSearch , a new product aimed at small business owners, which both provides search ads on YP''s properties, as well as on major search engines. READ MORE>>.

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A Day in the Life of a Product Manager

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Jay Stakelon , VP Product Design,  Fullscreen. Jen Robinson ,  Head of Product Manager,  Bigframe. Making ideas reality : dependency.

How Thrively Wants To Help Your Child Reach Their Full Potential

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Jon Kraft: Our mission is to help kids discover and pursue their passions in life. Tell me about your new company? Thanks! READ MORE>>.

Shopatron Launches Product Locator Tool

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San Luis Obispo-based Shopatron , which develops software which helps manufacturers direct online orders to local retailers, said it has launched a new product aimed at product search. The company says its new tool instead directly points consumers at available inventory of product. READ MORE>>.

Social To-Do List iOS App WeDo Launches Out of Beta

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Customers have shared how much the communication function is helping them collaborate,” adds Mobrem.

Making the Internet Smarter at Helping Us

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Help me cut through the clutter. Recommendation Slicing. The Internet has a problem.  It’s one you know well. Problem. Hmmmmph. Regis.

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Pharma’s Productivity Problem: Finding More Blockbuster Drugs

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A recent Wall Street Journal article that raised the possibility of Biogen as the target of another huge pharma buyout cited the lack of productivity as a major driver of M&A in the pharmaceutical industry.  The authors made the point that, given the size of companies today, a single garden-variety blockbuster hardly moves the needle.

Smoke Alarms: The Smartest Smart Home Product You Can Buy

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” This is great for new construction or remodels, but not so helpful otherwise. Why a Smart Smoke Alarm is Better. Color-Coded Awareness.

NantHealth Launches Molecular Testing, Decision Support Product

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Culver City-based NantHealth has launched a new product, which provides molecular testing and decision support solutions for cancer patients. The company said its new product provides oncologists with a detailed, molecaulr profile of a patient's cancer to help shape treatment strategies. READ MORE>>.

Ixia Rolls Out New Network Security Product

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Calabasas-based Ixia said this morning that it is expanding out its lineup of products for the cybersecurity market, with a new product called ThreatARMOR. Ixia said the new product lists at $19,995 plus $2,995 for a subscription to application and threat intelligence data. READ MORE>>.

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Why Email May Be Draining Your Company’s Productivity

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will even take to emailing people I don’t know offering small bits of advice. I try to be helpful. If I can help I will. Email.

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CES: 5 Connected Home Products for 2016

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The key is in the extra Wi-Fi components, which help send a signal to your phone when your connected home batteries are running low.

The Perfect Pithy And Productive Investor Pitch

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The post The Perfect Pithy And Productive Investor Pitch appeared first on John Greathouse Is One Line Enough? One-liners. Ironic. 3.But better.

Startupli.st Helps Early Adopters Find The Latest

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static way to read what people were saying would be even more helpful ie a comment box. Startups StumbleUpon

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VIEVU Helps Cops turn the Camera on YOU

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What got you designing a product for law enforcement in the first place? SW:   We have two primary products. Where is VIEVU based?

Fan Appz Launches Social Media Marketing Product

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Los Angeles-based Fan Appz , which is headed by Jon Siegal, said today that it has launched a new social media marketing product. The firm said its Personalized Marketing Platform is aimed at brand, to help them turn their fans into customers. Jon Siegal was previously a VP of Sales at Siebel Sytsems., READ MORE>>.

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How Focus@Will Uses Music To Help You Concentrate Better

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Can music help you concentrate (on school, work, or other tasks) better? It's quite simple really, it helps you concentrate better on tasks.

Punchcard Launches Business Analytics Product

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Pasadena-based Punchcard , the Idealab startup developing mobile apps to encourage customer loyalty at retail businesses, announced today that it has launched a new product, Punchcard for Business. Pricing on the new product was not disclosed. The firm's apps run on both Android and iPhone. READ MORE>>.

Why Mommy Bloggers Can Help Your Business

Eric Greenspan

Each of these “moms” spend their days researching products and services that may benefit their respective audience. They are easy to reach out to and willing to consider new products. There are over 4,500 influential Mommy Bloggers covering topics from pregnancy to child raising to education. INTERACT! ENGAGE! link]. link].

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Please Help Me Congratulate Jordan Hudson as @UpfrontVC’s Newest Investment Principal

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Please help me congratulate him by Re/Tweeting this post (and following him if you don’t already). Happy official New Year’s, all.

Triton Digital Rolls Out Podcast Product

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Los Angeles-based audio advertising provider Triton Digital has rolled out a new product specifically aimed at podcasting proviers, the company said Tuesday. According to Triton, its new Tap Podcast product is a version of its advertising platform, which specifically helps podcast publishers insert ads into their audio stream.

Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

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His impact has even helped a small country gain admission to the United Nations. They would give companies $250,000 to launch their products.

Google Enters Financial Products Comparisons Market

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Search engine giant Google has made its entree into an area long dominated by Southern California technology startups: financial products and leads generation. According to Google Thursday, it has launched Google Advisor , a new service to help users find mortgage, credit card, CD, or checking and savings account offers and rates.

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8 Questions to Help Decide if You Should be Raising Money Now

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When you see evidence that there is this so called “product / market fit&# then you may be ready for larger amounts of capital. Raise now.

How to Ask for Help, Favors and Intros

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It brought up a broader point for me, though.  In today’s era we’re all asked for help, favors or introductions all of the time.

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RealPractice Launches Marketing Automation Product

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The company said the new software is aimed at all types of small businesses, and helps local businesses to respond faster to customer inquiries, track online and offline advertising, and reply more effectively to calls, emails, and social media inquiries. RealPractice is headed by Carey Ransom. READ MORE>>.