Effective Email Introductions or Why Blind Intros Suck

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A well-intentioned colleague introduced me to a stranger via email, without first confirming with me that the intro was welcomed. The Art Of The Email Matchmaking. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. It just happened again.

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What The Heck Does “Traction” Really Mean To A VC?

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As noted in 6 Steps To Raising Venture Capital , as you accomplish your previously communicated milestones, send your target VCs a brief email update (think eye-candy graphics and charts, not dense text).

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From Startup Newsletter To Best Selling Book: How This Entrepreneur Pulled It Off

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You can watch/listen to how John and Kyle turned their email newsletter into an international bestseller in the following 9-minute excerpt from John''s recent talk at UC Santa Barbara. an email) to about 35 people. Saying, ''Hey, we want to pay you to write a book.’

Brad Feld: Secrets To A Successful Startup Life (Hint – Creating Wealth Ain’t Everything)

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Brad is in the midst of writing a series of startup-oriented books. When writing Startup Life , Brad noted that he and Amy''s primary goal was to avoid a YARB (Yet Another Relationship Book). The writing in the book and the boundaries and the context of that were interesting.

Startup Lessons From Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon

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Pink Floyd recorded DSOTM after a year of writing and performing the material in front of live audiences. • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • EmailRSS

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Here’s How You Get A VC To Pull Out Their Checkbook

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Who do I write the check to and where do I send it? • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • EmailRSS Business Plans are dead.

Why Startups Need to Blog (and what to talk about …)

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But should you actually write one if you’re a startup, an industry figure (lawyer, banker) or VC? This is a post to help you figure out why you should write and what you should talk about. Write out the topic and maybe even the blog title.

Startup Tips From College Dropouts: Zuckerberg, Jobs, Gates, Dell, Ellison, Branson and Disney

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Bill Gates – “The best way to prepare [to be a programmer] is to write programs, and to study great programs that other people have written. • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • EmailRSS

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Extracting More Than Cash From Your Angel Investors

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Ideally, such early-stage investors should have the experiences and motivation to help their ventures establish a sustainable business model, rather than simply writing a check before moving on to their next investment. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

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Guerilla Marketing, Brad Feld Style

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We write blogs, we do music videos, we show up, we engage with people…we love our product. Write Your Own Playbook. • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • EmailRSS

7 Business Mistakes Serial Entrepreneurs Never Make (Twice)

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Your commitments to investors must be significant enough to compel them to write you a check. • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • EmailRSS “Learn from the mistakes of others.

Using Social Media To Deal With Customer Trolls

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Hopefully your significant other won''t tell you that your customer responses sound like text generated by a foreign call center agent,cut and pasted from an email template. A version of this article previously appeared on Inc.

Serious Presentation Tips From Standup Comics

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They often write their own material, book their gigs, arrange their travel and negotiate and collect their compensation from club owners. • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • EmailRSS.

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How To Become a VC

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All you need do to become an Angel is identify a promising venture and write a check. • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • EmailRSS

Here are 10 Tips from BuzzFeed to Make Your Content Go Viral

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We talked about a lot of great stuff in the video including how to do sales calls and a how a new “culture of writing&# is emerging as a critical skill set in business today. In an era of RSS, Twitter, Facebook & new consumption tools like FlipBoard – titles matter.

Trade Show Guerilla Marketing – Booth Babes With Beards

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Of the 228 exhibitors at ad:tech, Brittany Fleit, writing for Allvoices , voted Central Desktop’s booth as her favorite, despite the fact that the company was outspent by nearly all the other attendees. This article originally appeared on Forbes HERE.

Social Media for Service Professionals

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Over the past 12 months, I've had roughly 284,000 people come visit that site and get exposed to things I write. Be interested in what they write. Plan out how you will interact with what they are writing. Use Feedburner or Feedblitz for Email.

Hacking Hacker News – How Wily Startups Leverage Social News Sites

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In a few instances, developers spent their weekends and evenings writing inferior versions of Microline's tools that they then released as free, open source alternatives. This article previously appeared in Forbes. I recently spoke with Michael Bleigh, Co-Founder and CEO of Divshot.

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Should You Blog? (yes, and here’s how …)

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Don’t just write a carbon copy of what somebody else is doing. OK, well, actually the first thing I did is come up with a list of 50 posts that I wanted to write. I didn’t want to run out of things to write about in the first 6 months. How frequently should I write?

Top 30 Startup Technology and Product Posts for September 2010

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Why Every Entrepreneur Should Write and 9 Tips To Get Started - OnStartups , September 27, 2010 "The best part of blogging is the people you will meet"- Hugh MacLeod repeating wisdom from Loic Lemeur to me at the Big Pink at 2 am in South Beach after the Future of Web Apps 2008. If you asked me to tell you a list of three of the best decisions in my life, I can certainly tell you that regularly writing is one of them. Why You Should Write.

This 28 Year Old Woman Co-Founded One Of The Most Successful YouTube Networks

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Also, when you become super, super successful and you want to write your book, it''s helpful!". • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • EmailRSS.

Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

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Vivek Wadwha - Campus Entrepreneurship , November 19, 2010 Best Practices for Introduction Emails - Israel Venture Capital 2.0 , March 25, 2010 Weekend Reading - The Mogul Mom , October 1, 2010 Make informal advisors part of the team. Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc.

23 Startup Tips From Oprah Winfrey

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The ratings were poor, the writing was uninspired and Oprah did not have enough time or energy to devote to the show. • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • EmailRSS

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Comments are the New Black

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Occasionally I’ll get an LinkedIn email from somebody saying, “I see you know such-and-such, would you mind connecting me?&# In a way, LinkedIn has become mostly a chore for me – a place to provide intros for two people that I know.

Brad Feld Drops Knowledge. Here’s What He Said …

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Huge thank you to Steve De Long for the write up. RSS was something that had appeared.” “….I The value of Pitch Decks; Brad’s personal preferences on deal presentation; and Brad’s practice of accepting cold approaches via email. Yeah, my email address is Brad@Feld.com.

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What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

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asymmetry, real-time, curated RSS / link-sharing]. We had email, instant messaging, group calendars, discussion boards, etc. They had a proprietary browser, their own search engine, their own content, chat rooms, email system, etc. And now they want to revolutionize email.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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Our Best Interviews Via Email: Monthly. Subscribe to RSS. Subscribe to RSS. Pingback: “5 Things You Must Do Before You Write Your Book” on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™ - The Society – Entrepreneurs Epicentre. Subscribe to RSS. Email Address.

Most Common Early Start-up Mistakes

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This is part of my ongoing series “ Start-up Lessons. &# If you want to subscribe to my RSS feed please click here or to get my blog by email click here. If you live somewhere where this is the case you’re better off discussing with your employer that you may from time-to-time work on private projects outside of work hours and you want their clearance in writing that this is OK.

Improving Website and Wordpress Performance with Hard-Coded Share Buttons

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you should follow me on Twitter here and you should subscribe to my posts via RSS here or email here. » about about Josh about JoshCanHelp about my network » portfolio web and wordpress design HTML emails My name is Josh Cunningham and I love the web.

The Entrepreneur Thesis

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Have you subscribed yet to my feed on Feedburner or do you want it delivered by email ? I know that people prefer to use Twitter as their RSS feed these days but wanted to remind anybody else that you can still get the traditional feed.

Quickly Enable Social Logins with JanRain Engage

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Your article is the only useful information Ive found about Engage but one thing I dont get is, what methods do you say we have to write? (in Is this error related to what Im supposed to write?

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The first 6 steps to homegrowing basic startup analytics | Futuristic Play by @Andrew_Chen

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Heres 5 steps to start exploring: View the "Best Of" list with 50+ essays on viral marketing, gaming, and ads » Get introduced: About this blog, why entrepreneurs and marketers recommend it » Receive updates by email or RSS feed or Twitter. Block email. Block email.

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Interview with Jason Kiesel and Kurt Daradics, FreedomSpeaks

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I am someone who likes to interact with my Representatives and Senators, by way of writing letters, emailing, and what not. When I was listening, I made a point to try to do that, but when I did, I found I had to go to twenty sites to find the information I needed--whether that was to write a letter, send an email, or whatever. We currently have data on 3900 counties, 1900 cities, including emails, web forms, web sites, telephones, faxes, you name it.

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Samsung Galaxy S Review

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Integrates SMS, Social Network Services, email, and calendar accounts. RSS reader. Swype, Write & Go. Allowing you to open a new tab, Add RSS feeds (if any), switch tabs, refresh the page, go forward, and open bookmarks.