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Top 5 Positions For Startup and Where to Find Them

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BY:  JON BISCHKE  ~ It’s the New Year, which means setting new goals. For many startups, that means developing a new hiring plan. While the larger economy continues to mosey along, there’s high demand for a select group of individuals with skills that startups are looking for. We speak with hundreds of startups and recruiters  Read more

8 Reasons Startups With Good Ideas Fail

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Ilya Pozin, Contributor  ~ Most startups fail. Having a good idea isn’t always enough to be successful. I’ve personally been behind the build and marketing of over 2,000 websites for clients, serve as a mentor for StartEngine, a startup accelerator, and have founded several companies of my own, including Ciplex. My experience has allowed me get a  Read more

The Emergence of South American Startups

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The South American entrepreneurial community is no longer a small band of companies vying for attention. Instead, it is a full-fledged movement with an ecosystem that is creating new connections for the economies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and the rest of the world. These entrepreneurs represent a movement now. They are the “TechnoLatinas,” and their  Read more

Telefonica’s New $378M Latin American Incubator Fund

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By:  Mike Butcher  ~ There are a few significant trends going on in this particular era. There is an explosion of technology adoption and innovation happening in developing regions like Latin America, and a few of us are aware that big lumbering corporates are struggling to deal with the pace of change – indeed, it  Read more

Types of Startup Strategies

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By:  Jun Loayza  ~ I sat back and analyzed my startups today and compared my funded startups with my bootstrapped startups.  It’s logical to assume that my funded startups did better because we essentially had a huge influx of cash to invest into people, marketing, and product; however, my bootstrapped startups have done remarkably better  Read more

Labor Efficiency: The Next Great Internet Disruption

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BY: NICK CRONIN Editor’s note: Nick Cronin is a former corporate attorney and now the President and Founder ofExpertBids.com, which is based in Chicago. For more than a decade now, the Internet has done a great job of making things in our day-to-day lives more efficient by easily connecting parties who can have a mutually beneficial  Read more

Marketing is the Next Big Money Sector in Technology

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By Ajay Agarwal, Bain Capital Ventures “By 2017, a CMO will spend more on IT than the CIO.” —Gartner Group For the first time in history, businesses can leverage big data for the benefit of driving marketing insights. We are at the very beginning of this wave, but this fundamental shift will create several multi-billion  Read more

Lead Generation Technology is a Game Changer

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Posted by Vince Koehler on Sun, May 20, 2012 Lead Generation is a top priority for CEO’s, Marketing Leaders and Sales Leaders. Why?  Lead Generation is a game changer with a significant contribution to the bottom line.  Unfortunately many companies have an extreme focus on the technology portion of LeadGen — often over-emphasizing or completely neglecting  Read more

5 Tips for Killer Sales Pitches

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Last night I had the opportunity to hear three startups give their pitch to a room full of angel investors. Each one did a good job, but for different reasons. The angel investors and VCs in the room were attentive and asked solid questions. Towards the end of the night, the real test happened when  Read more

What’s Hot in CRM Applications, 2012

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Serving the salesforce is a mantra and mindset that resonates through the best companies I’ve ever worked with and for. That priority alone can help galvanize companies who are adrift in multiple, conflicting agendas, strategies and projects.  Uniting around that goal – serving sales and getting them what they need to excel – can turn  Read more

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