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10 Tips on Making a Memorable Investor Pitch - New England Investment Network

Here are some tips on the right approach and the right points to hit when pitching to angel investors.
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In Search Of The Facebook Want Button - AllFacebook

In Search Of The Facebook Want Button - AllFacebook | Startup Sage Int. | Scoop.it
Do you want to play around with Facebook’s want button? Not every user of the social network can. In addition to a want button, Facebook is also testing a collect button, and another like button designed specifically for products.
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75 Startup Tools And Apps new business ideas and startups

75 Startup Tools And Apps new business ideas and startups | Startup Sage Int. | Scoop.it
So you have a new business or startup idea and based on your analysis and research you have conducted, your confident that there is a market for it. Ok, now what?

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Entrepreneurial revolution? Or redefinition?

Entrepreneurial revolution? Or redefinition? | Startup Sage Int. | Scoop.it
Many people around the world are calling for an “entrepreneurial revolution” to fix social and economic problems. This call naively assumes that more entrepreneurs are needed to address these issues.

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Why Startups Die

Why Startups Die | Startup Sage Int. | Scoop.it

Startups die due to a variety of causes. Over the course of the last three years, I’ve watched many of my friends pour their hearts and souls into companies that, for one reason or another, just fizzled out of existence.


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Eight Ways To Start A Creative Project Or Business Idea For Under $100 : Under30CEO

At the end of the day, these ideas are all designed to empower you to start, and take action. Too many brilliant ideas or projects are shelved for all the wrong reasons.
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Wishareit

Wishareit | Startup Sage Int. | Scoop.it
Wishareit: find and receive the perfect gift for your friends and family...
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How to order a coffee in Portugal

How to order a coffee in Portugal | Startup Sage Int. | Scoop.it
A post on the different varieties of coffee drinks in Portugal and how to order them.
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O Mirante Semanário online - 20-09-2012 - Sociedade - Santarém vai ser capital da inovação e empreendedorismo durante dois dias

O Mirante Semanário online - 20-09-2012 - Sociedade - Santarém vai ser capital da inovação e empreendedorismo durante dois dias | Startup Sage Int. | Scoop.it
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The 7 Deadly Sales Sins Committed By Startups | TechCrunch

The 7 Deadly Sales Sins Committed By Startups | TechCrunch | Startup Sage Int. | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Steli is the Co-Founder / Chief Hustler of ElasticSales and an advisor to several startups and entrepreneurs.
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Global Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Ernst & Young - Global

Global Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Ernst & Young - Global | Startup Sage Int. | Scoop.it
We bring entrepreneurs like you face to face with mentors, role models and successful business leaders from around the world.
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The Entrepreneur's Fall Reading List

The Entrepreneur's Fall Reading List | Startup Sage Int. | Scoop.it

Just because you've received your degree doesn't mean you're done learning.

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10 LinkedIn Tips for Building Your Business

10 LinkedIn Tips for Building Your Business | Startup Sage Int. | Scoop.it

In the business world, the social media platform of choice for business professionals is LinkedIn, and this platform is especially effective in delivering leads in the business to business market.

 

As well as delivering leads to business owners, LinkedIn is a very effective way of establishing your personal brand, which if effectively developed can also lead to greater opportunities for your business.

 

This excellent article, suggests that the real value of LinkedIn is the way it allows one to one connections with other business professionals, and it outlines 10 ways that you can use LinkedIn to build your business.


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Entrepreneur view: How can we help first-time entrepreneurs? - Startup Pirates

Entrepreneur view: How can we help first-time entrepreneurs? - Startup Pirates | Startup Sage Int. | Scoop.it
Entrepreneur view: How can we help first-time entrepreneurs? A couple months ago we asked more than 100 entrepreneurs a few questions about their experience as first time entrepreneurs. We wanted to...
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10 Hot Tech Startups: Where Are They Now?

10 Hot Tech Startups: Where Are They Now? | Startup Sage Int. | Scoop.it
Tech startups like Highlight, Turntable.fm and Color all received plenty of buzz when they launched. We check up on how they're doing now.

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The Entrepreneur Revolution - a presentation by Daniel Priestley

The Industrial revolution created two classes of people - those who could afford a factory and those who couldn't -The rich and the poor, the workers and the ow...

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8 Entrepreneur Mistakes Which Will Kill Seed Funding - Hong Kong Investment Network

8 Entrepreneur Mistakes Which Will Kill Seed Funding - Hong Kong Investment Network | Startup Sage Int. | Scoop.it
Too many people still believe the urban myth that you can sketch your idea on a napkin, and people will throw money at you.
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Three basic ingredients for a successful startup from Google - UK Angel Investment Network

Three basic ingredients for a successful startup from Google - UK Angel Investment Network | Startup Sage Int. | Scoop.it
As Google goes back to its roots with a series of events aimed at entrepreneurs and startups, its Australian engineering director offers three issues...
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Infographic - Startup Funding By The Numbers | Angel Investment Network Blog

Startup funding, known for its high-risk, high-reward nature, is an interesting game to keep track of — and there are entire publications dedicated solely to doing just that.
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10 Reasons Your Business Needs External Advisors

10 Reasons Your Business Needs External Advisors | Startup Sage Int. | Scoop.it

Far too many business owners baulk at the perceived costs of engaging external advisors to assist them to improve the performance of their businesses.

 

In the long run, this reluctance to invest in external advice generally proves detrimental, to the profitability and sustainability, of their businesses.

 

As a questionable but understandable cost saving measure, many owners of established businesses tend to rely on web-based information sites or Government Small Business sites in preference to engaging external advisors.

 

Whilst accessing free advice from reputable online sites is a step in the right direction, the main problem with this approach is that often, the key link between the advice offered and the skills available in the relevant business to successfully apply the advice, is missing.

 

Sometimes, less experienced business owners, access information from sites where the business information on offer is not only of poor quality but is often wrong, and acting upon such advice, can create additional problems.

 

The other aspect which limits the value of free online advice is the assumptions made by the business owners or their managers, as to the actual problem that they are seeking information to help them to resolve.

 

It is often the case, that a symptom of a problem is being addressed, where a more complete, focussed and analytical investigation by an experienced external advisor, would establish the real underlying problem, one that must be resolved before the business can move forward.

 

Aligned to the perceived cost of external advisors being a barrier to greater engagement between businesses and external advisors, is a poor understanding by many businesses of the benefits that external advisors bring to any assignment, and the real return on investment that building a short term or ongoing relationship with an external advisor, can provide.

 

The real benefits that external advisors bring to any business which has the foresight to engage them include;

 

1) Fresh and different perspectives

 

External advisors are usually very experienced, well qualified, and through interacting with numerous businesses in a variety of industries over many years, they can look at your business from multiple perspectives, as distinct from your own limited perspective.

 

2) Unbiased viewpoint

 

An external advisor is independent, unaligned to prevailing points of view within a business, and can call it exactly as they see it, usually without fear or favour. They are able to resist filtering information via the cultural bias of the prevailing culture, and as such, can readily spot the obvious.

 

3) Greater and often more up to date expertise

 

Good external advisors generally hold relevant business related tertiary qualifications, are usually continuous learners, and generally hold memberships of relevant professional bodies that assist them to stay up to date with current business thinking, and relevant technological advances.

 

4) Broader experience base

 

External advisors in general, work from a base of extensive experience, often across many industries, and most have held senior positions in listed and unlisted companies, as well as private companies, before becoming business advisors. They also come with an extensive base of contacts that they can draw upon depending on the situations they encounter.

 

5) Time management

 

Your time is vital, and the more of it you can spend on areas which utilise your strengths, the better off your business will be for this focus. An external advisor, by focussing on what they do best, will complete assignments much faster that you can, and the results they deliver will usually be time effective in implementation, thereby saving you even more valuable time.

 

6) Level of analytical skills

 

To survive in the business world, analytical skills of a high order are a pre-requisite for any professional business advisor. The skill to ask the right questions, of the right people, and analyse the information provided, before making recommendations or assisting to rectify a problem, is a skill not easily, or quickly, attained.

 

7) Add more weight to management change initiatives

 

Any management team attempting to introduce change initiatives, will find that support for the changes in the form of well justified recommendations coming from an external advisor, will assist greatly in selling those changes into the rest of the business.

 

8) Transference of skills and methodologies

 

External advisors undertaking assignments in any business will interact with key employees, who will observe both the skills displayed by the external advisor, and the methodologies they utilise as they proceed.

 

9) Stakeholder evidence of your mindset

 

All businesses have stakeholders and whether they are shareholders, vendors, suppliers, customers, clients or employees, they will notice the engagement of external advisors. The mindset of a business owner or manager who is willing to engage external advisors, is different than that of someone unwilling to do so, and engaging external advisors is a clear and positive mindset indication.

 

10) Profitability enhancement

 

To build a successful reputation, leading to future engagements, an external advisor is very conscious of the need to deliver tangible and measurable outcomes. As a consequence, the usual outcome of the involvement of an external advisor, are changes which once bedded down, positively impact on bottom line performance.

 

Clearly understanding the range of benefits that an external advisor can bring to a business, allows a business owner to conduct a more balanced assessment of the potential return on investment available, from engaging a suitable external advisor.

 

In most cases, a balanced assessment will establish that the returns on offer will fully justify a business owner’s decision, to advance down the path of engaging an external advisor.


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Marty Koenig's comment, September 28, 2012 9:13 AM
Right on!
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8 Tips For Getting Major Media To Care About You | unreasonable.is

8 Tips For Getting Major Media To Care About You | unreasonable.is | Startup Sage Int. | Scoop.it
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How to Raise Real Cash for Your Startup | YoungEntrepreneur.com

How to Raise Real Cash for Your Startup | YoungEntrepreneur.com | Startup Sage Int. | Scoop.it
Small business expert Kevin Hiser of QStart Labs answers readers’ top questions about entrepreneurship.
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7 disciplines for high performance | The Entrepreneurs Club

7 disciplines for high performance | The Entrepreneurs Club | Startup Sage Int. | Scoop.it
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6 Vital Decisions You Must Make to Succeed

6 Vital Decisions You Must Make to Succeed | Startup Sage Int. | Scoop.it
What's the difference between those who succeed and those who fail? The answer lies in these six decisions.
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Social entrepreneurship advocate focuses on Miami - Business Monday - MiamiHerald.com

Social entrepreneurship advocate focuses on Miami - Business Monday - MiamiHerald.com | Startup Sage Int. | Scoop.it
Lorena Garcia Duran is building a community of change makers in Miami...
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