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Startups are relying more and more on big companies to fund them

Startups are relying more and more on big companies to fund them | Start-up Life | Scoop.it
As deals corporate VCs decline on the whole, corporations themselves appear to be pumping more and more money into keeping the startup scene alive.
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10 Empowering Quotes from Inspiring Women Leaders [Infographic]

10 Empowering Quotes from Inspiring Women Leaders [Infographic] | Start-up Life | Scoop.it
Need some additional inspiration to help you become successful?

These empowering quotes from inspiring women leaders might help motivate you to reach the next level. They come from different walks of life - business, politics and entertainment - but their messages resonate with all of us.

Need additional inspiration? Check out ResourcefulManager's 101 Leadership Quotes and quotes from Great Military Leaders.

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Startups Need to Focus More Energy on Their PR Strategy

Startups Need to Focus More Energy on Their PR Strategy | Start-up Life | Scoop.it
Startups need to keep in mind just how significant PR is to their success.
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An important part of any marketing strategy.
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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, April 15, 2016 9:21 AM

#PR is an essential element in building a succesful #startup. Not a simple task.

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What CEO Kerem Durdag Learned About Biovation's Failure

What CEO Kerem Durdag Learned About Biovation's Failure | Start-up Life | Scoop.it
An interview with Biovation CEO Kerem Durdag on what led to the company's failure and what he learned. From Maine Startups Insider. 
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The start-up community appreciates the openness and  introspection that Durdag shared with us.
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The Complete Guide to Building a Successful YouTube Channel

The Complete Guide to Building a Successful YouTube Channel | Start-up Life | Scoop.it
There are opportunities everywhere for content marketers. Different channels, different types of content, and different websites. One that I think ...

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Great and detailed overview of content marketing using YouTube.  

"YouTube is a fantastic marketing opportunity for businesses interested in content marketing. Almost all audiences use YouTube, and there really isn’t too much competition yet."

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Peg Corwin's curator insight, January 27, 2016 10:09 AM

Great and detailed overview of content marketing using YouTube.  

"YouTube is a fantastic marketing opportunity for businesses interested in content marketing. Almost all audiences use YouTube, and there really isn’t too much competition yet."

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How to Find Your Brand's Disruptive Opportunity

How to Find Your Brand's Disruptive Opportunity | Start-up Life | Scoop.it
Your brand's disruptive opportunity is likely right under your nose, if you're willing to look closely enough.

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"... brands are too focused on better serving audiences they neither own nor enjoy the full support of, instead of looking for the next opportunity on the horizon. Or they’re too focused on ideas, instead of opportunities."

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Peg Corwin's curator insight, March 6, 2016 7:59 PM

"... brands are too focused on better serving audiences they neither own nor enjoy the full support of, instead of looking for the next opportunity on the horizon. Or they’re too focused on ideas, instead of opportunities."

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Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Run a Business

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Run a Business | Start-up Life | Scoop.it

Tom Gimbel, founder of LaSalle Network, explains why it's crucial for entrepreneurs to connect with employees and customers on a personal level.

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So true!

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The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship | Start-up Life | Scoop.it

No one said building a company is easy. But it's time to be honest about how brutal it really is -- and the price so many founders secretly pay.

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Excellent article that every entrepreneur should read.

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9 Lessons From A 10-Time Startup Failure

9 Lessons From A 10-Time Startup Failure | Start-up Life | Scoop.it
What’s it like to live through 10 failed startups and still come out with a 3 million dollar company? Meet Kurt Theobald, Co-Founder and CEO of Classy Llama. He started 10 businesses over the span of 5 years.
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Some good insights from not so successful experiences.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, April 2, 2014 7:59 AM

Fabulous. Please read, don't let failure get you down.

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A New Way to Look at Competitors

A New Way to Look at Competitors | Start-up Life | Scoop.it

Every startup I see invariably puts up a competitive analysis slide that plots performance on a X/Y graph with their company in the top right. The slide is a holdover from when existing companies l...


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That's a great graphical way to depict a company’s high level operational environment.

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Sunil Malhotra's curator insight, November 16, 2013 12:38 AM

Absolutely brilliant visualisation and post! Cut & Keep for any startup/

Joanne Brooks's curator insight, November 16, 2013 10:17 PM
Today most startups are trying to ressegment existing markets or create new markets. How do you diagram that? What if the basis of competition in market creation is really the intersection of multiple existing markets? Or what if the markets may not exist and you are creating one? Today it's all about being visual.
Hanin Abu Al Rub's curator insight, November 18, 2013 2:55 AM

If you care to look...

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Lessons From Youngest Self-Made Female Billionaire

Lessons From Youngest Self-Made Female Billionaire | Start-up Life | Scoop.it
“Failure to me became not trying versus not succeeding” - Sara Blakely “What you don’t know can be your greatest asset” – Sara Blakely Sara Blakely had graduated from college with a communication degree.
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harish magan's comment, September 26, 2013 2:25 AM
There is razor thin difference between success and failure. Only those who keep on trying and minimize the difference on every new effort, finally succeed and arrive in this world announced by Media.
harish magan's comment, September 26, 2013 2:25 AM
There is razor thin difference between success and failure. Only those who keep on trying and minimize the difference on every new effort, finally succeed and arrive in this world announced by Media.
Shelby Stephens's curator insight, September 26, 2013 6:49 PM

Self-made billionaire, motivating article on how following your dreams and the art of not knowing can be a great asset.

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Like It Or Not, You Already Are An Entrepreneur - Forbes

Like It Or Not, You Already Are An Entrepreneur - Forbes | Start-up Life | Scoop.it
Like It Or Not, You Already Are An Entrepreneur Forbes “Whether you're active socially in your community, a serial entrepreneur who starts up multiple businesses, or a lifestyle entrepreneur who is looking to make money and have a business that...
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How AngelList Syndicates could actually hurt some angels, help ...

How AngelList Syndicates could actually hurt some angels, help ... | Start-up Life | Scoop.it
AngelList, a site that helps angel investors invest in technology startups by providing screening information about the companies, last week announced AngelList Syndicates. The new feature lets a trusted angel investor with a ...
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5 SEO Scams That Are Here to Stay

An SEO scam is easy to pull off whenever the customer knows less than the service provider. Here are five areas to know about.
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I've talked to so many start-ups and small business owners that don't understand how rankings work. One of the best opportunities is to set-up on Google Local for brick and mortar businesses and easy to do on your own.
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Only Interview One Woman? There’s Statistically No Chance She’ll Be Hired

Only Interview One Woman? There’s Statistically No Chance She’ll Be Hired | Start-up Life | Scoop.it
A new study found that when companies only interviewed one woman or minority they didn't get the job, but luckily there's a simple fix.
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There's a 'Shark Tank' for Women and Minority Entrepreneurs

There's a 'Shark Tank' for Women and Minority Entrepreneurs | Start-up Life | Scoop.it
Television is quickly becoming a space that embraces entrepreneurs. And a new show from Oxygen is carving out space for women and entrepreneurs of color.
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Looking forward to seeing this!
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Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups

Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups | Start-up Life | Scoop.it
Many entrepreneurs, and the venture investors who back them, seek to build billion-dollar companies. Why do investors seem to care about “billion dollar..
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Content Marketing ROI: Do eBooks and White Papers Generate More Leads Than Blogs? A Data-Driven Answer

Content Marketing ROI: Do eBooks and White Papers Generate More Leads Than Blogs? A Data-Driven Answer | Start-up Life | Scoop.it
Is it better to generate a few leads every day through a dynamic blog or to generate a massive amount of leads every month through a white paper or eBook?

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In case you missed this, check the ROI of short vs long form content in this content marketing case study.

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Peg Corwin's curator insight, January 31, 2016 9:16 AM

In case you missed this, check the ROI of short vs long form content in this content marketing case study.

Sales Drive's curator insight, February 14, 2016 6:41 PM

Check out Russ Phelps for your content writing http://russphelps.net

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Eight Startup CEOs Recount the Worst Entrepreneurial Advice They Ever Received

Eight Startup CEOs Recount the Worst Entrepreneurial Advice They Ever Received | Start-up Life | Scoop.it
We spoke to a few different startup entrepreneurs asked them what was the worst advice that they have received. Here’s what they had to say:
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I agree those are some bad ideas especially the cash flow!
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Women Entrepreneurs on the Right Time to Start Your Business

Women Entrepreneurs on the Right Time to Start Your Business | Start-up Life | Scoop.it

Rebecca Minkoff, Alli Webb (Drybar), and other founders offer practical tips on how to start a business today.

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Some good tips.

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25 Incredibly Useful Websites Every Entrepreneur Should Bookmark

25 Incredibly Useful Websites Every Entrepreneur Should Bookmark | Start-up Life | Scoop.it

Find out the 25 most useful websites every entrepreneur should bookmark for growing your business. You'll find tons of tools, strategies and motivation.

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10 Rules To Build A Wildly Successful Business

10 Rules To Build A Wildly Successful Business | Start-up Life | Scoop.it

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Tooliers's curator insight, January 23, 2014 11:10 AM

Well, it sounds wild to start a business.  Imagine how wild it is to build a truly successful one!

 

Tooliers will surely use each one of these 10 rules!

Special thanks @forbes.com

Patrick Soto's curator insight, March 6, 2014 9:00 AM

This article gives you 10 steps on how to have a successful business.

POS Maven's curator insight, June 19, 2014 11:25 AM

Build a "Wildly" Successful Business!

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How Funding Works - Splitting The Equity With Investors - Infographic

How Funding Works - Splitting The Equity With Investors - Infographic | Start-up Life | Scoop.it
This infographic shows how funding works for a hypothetical startup splitting equity with angel investors, venture capitalists and IPO.
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Michael Krok's curator insight, July 10, 2013 9:55 AM

Informative visual that shows how a great idea is turned into an IPO. The original idea generator gets less than 20% of the profit.

Gregg Turnbull's comment, July 14, 2013 1:23 AM
Many great infographics on this site. Thanks for scooping Sam
Charles Young's curator insight, September 29, 2013 1:19 AM

A great visualisation of how funding works.

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What I Wish I Knew Before Pitching LinkedIn to VCs

What I Wish I Knew Before Pitching LinkedIn to VCs | Start-up Life | Scoop.it
At Greylock, my partners and I are driven by one guiding mission: always help entrepreneurs. It doesn’t matter whether an entrepreneur is in our portfolio, whether we’re considering an investment, or
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Mike Doherty's curator insight, October 16, 2013 3:42 AM

Never forget your investors are your partners.  Make sure you have a good working relationship before you sign, you will be living with them  for quite awhile.

Timothy Jacquet's curator insight, October 17, 2013 12:32 PM

Well said!

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Hottest Startups In San Diego - Business Insider

Hottest Startups In San Diego - Business Insider | Start-up Life | Scoop.it
Just this month, San Diego-based startup 3D Robotics raised a massive $30 million Series B round to improve its drones and focus more on the agricultural industry. Other than unmanned vehicles, entrepreneurs in San Diego ...
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