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Yahoo buys Vizify, firm that visualizes social-media data

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The tech giant buys another company, this time a startup that lets people create infographics and videos out of social data. Read this article by Richard Nieva on CNET News.

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Wow, got an email about my Vizify account today saying I'm getting a refund since Yahoo wrote a much bigger check than nine. 

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Entreprenuers With Choices - Forbes

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"So you’re in your twenties and you want to be an entrepreneur. A Mark Zuckerberg. A Steve Jobs. A Bill Gates. After all, you devoted four years studying for it, another five years (or longer!) paying back student loans. And if you do start a business, you’re probably taking out another loan to kick-start it – and then spending another bunch of years trying to pay it back. Considering the options, a 9-5 job doesn’t sound so bad.

So who in their right mind would walk out of a stable career and risk everything? Well, me ..."

An interesting personal story of the trials and tribulations of being an entrepreneur ...

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Starting a Business? 5 Disciplines Every Business Owner Should Practice

Starting a Business? 5 Disciplines Every Business Owner Should Practice | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

Whether you are just starting out on your journey as a business owner, or have been on the journey for sometime, there are a number of key business disciplines that you need to know and practice.

 

Commencing or operating a business, in the absence of a clear understanding of  basic business disciplines, is foolish and can have fatal consequences for the health of your business.

 

This excellent article, suggests you must become knowledgeable and skilled in each of the basic disciplines if you are going to build an enterprise and become a successful entrepreneur, and it provides a summary of each of the five key disciplines.


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Startup Success: Is Hard Work Enough?

Startup Success: Is Hard Work Enough? | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

A good friend of mine has long argued that startups can succeed through vision and hard work. Because I only partially agree with his position, we have had more than one heated argument on the subject. It is my belief that hard work and a great idea are required ingredients for success, but that those two elements alone are not enough for a startup to become a success.

 

Imagine a great Amazonian rainforest. As your mind floats along the banks of a surging river in this rainforest, pause for a moment and take in the strength and beauty of the mightiest of the trees that you can see in front of you. Reaching above all of the other plants and collecting a shower of precious sunlight, this tree is over 100 feet tall, with sinewy roots reaching deep into the rich forest soil. Beautiful isn’t it?

 

Did this tree get to be the the giant that it is because of hard work? Not hardly.

 

Read more: http://onforb.es/LwVu1O


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How To Raise A $1M Seed Round

How To Raise A $1M Seed Round | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

You have a great idea but not funds... welcome in the real world! A very interesting post about this matter, if you search some investors, you should read it. [note mg]

 

When I talk to my friends who are not currently at startups, or the Silicon Valley, the perception is that VCs and individual investors are throwing around investment dollars like drunken sailors. Outsiders think that there is a bubble, and that any company with two engineers and an idea will get funded (though there is some truth to that in certain cases).

 

The reality is, competition has never been fiercer for startups, especially at the seed stage, to close a round. The pendulum may have swung for Y Combinator companies, but not everyone else.

 

I am a non-technical co-founder of Scripted.com – a marketplace for businesses to hire freelance writers. We recently closed a $1M seed round led by an institution (Crosslink Capital) – I wanted to highlight some of the lessons I learned along the way, and pass along a few tidbits for those of you who may be in the same situation.

 

Read more: http://tcrn.ch/JiUFbv


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Buried: Digg Sells For $500,000 [REPORT]

Buried: Digg Sells For $500,000 [REPORT] | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it
Once-hot social startup Digg was sold for just $500,000.

The small selling price just goes to show how quickly fortunes can turn for even the hottest web startups. According to The Wall Street Journal, Digg took more than $45 million from investors since launching in 2004.

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4 Web Design Tips for Startups

4 Web Design Tips for Startups | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

Each week on Mashable, the Vungle team offers readers some tips and lessons learned from their own startup experience.

This week, Vungle met with design partners from Google Ventures, one the startups investors. 

And Jordan Batch, co-founder of the San Francisco-based design studio Takifugu, shares web design tips for startups. And he should know — he designed Vungle’s site.

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Why Small Businesses Fail | Young Upstarts

Why Small Businesses Fail | Young Upstarts | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it
Business can fail for a lot of other reasons, and some are completely out of the owner's control. Most failures boil down to one thing, however - a lack of business knowledge is the primary culprit.
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The Hack That Helped Launch a Company

The Hack That Helped Launch a Company | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it
Start-up Voyager Mobile got hacked--and wound up tripling the media attention for its launch.

The service announced its launch, to a fair amount of press. Then it announced it was delayed because of the hacking, which generated another bunch of news stories. Then a week later, the site launched for real. The third time around, some news outlets that hadn't covered it the first two times picked it up, including Inc. Wire.

In other words, the company wound up with three times the publicity it would have had if the launch had gone according to plan. 

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