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How to Run a Startup While Homeschooling 6 Kids

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Before her six kids wake up, entrepreneur Ariane Fisher is already awake and (on good days) working out. It’s going to be a long day, and the quiet time in the morning helps her get started on the right foot. In the morning, Fisher homeschools her kids, ages 2 to 13. Homeschooling might seem like… Read more »


What You’ll Learn Raising Capital

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Raising capital is one of the hardest jobs an entrepreneur has to do. Not only does it take time away from your company, but you also have to hear every reason about why your company will fail. “Your business model is garbage.” “I still have no idea what your company does.” “Yeah, that will never… Read more »


5 Tips to Easily Customize Website Templates

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Sometimes it’s better — and certainly faster — to run your website on a pre-built template rather than design it from scratch. Especially when your website is an important part of your strategy. There are two main scenarios for choosing ready-made templates: you either test your website and want to see how it performs with… Read more »


When Do You Need a CTO?

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Had lunch recently with the CTO of a growing lead generation company and as we talked, it became apparent that this question is a growing decision point for Founders. When do you need a CTO? The question of whether you need a CTO and when, depends on three main factors: – your company life cycle… Read more »


5 Online Marketing Trends of 2014

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Some online marketing trends are going to take years to die, and some come-and-go within a matter of months. We are well in to the year 2014, so here are some of the most prevalent trends of the year. Images are still becoming more and more search engine friendly   Image courtesy: Google Blog Google… Read more »


WalkTheChat Gives a Walk-Through of WeChat Ads

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When designing this second article on the Wechat opportunity in China, I sat down with Thomas Graziani, founder of WalktheChat, a Wechat-focused agency in Beijing and Shanghai. We discussed about the monetization of Wechat adds.  A few months ago, WeChat rolled out their ad plan for public accounts. You can display ads on your public… Read more »


No More Yellow Pages: Getting Your Law Firm Online

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Research shows that as many as 90 percent  of consumers begin their hunt for any kind of service through search engine exploration and 70 percent of them do not even go past the first page of the results. While these statistics apply to almost all kinds of businesses, it is beneficial for attorneys to get their law firm online as… Read more »




Flickr Co-Founder Launches Social Discovery App Findery to Android

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Places have unique stories, and no one can tell those stories better that people experiencing them first hand. That’s the idea behind Findery, a social discovery platform that lets you share stories and discover places near and far. They announced today their app is available for Android. Findery users can search and find interesting information about… Read more »


5 Ways to Be Happier at Work

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When former Zappos culture consultant Jenn Lim climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with Tony Hsieh, it was one of the most meaningful experiences of her life. When we’re young, we often idealize work, as if our ascent to success will be as clear and rewarding as a climb up Mount Kilimanjaro. But as we get into the… Read more »


Inside the Company Culture of Meetup

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At any given moment, something like 2,000 meetups are going on simultaneously around the world. Meetup has a whopping 18.95 million members who are part of over 170,00 groups in 176 countries. Managing this flurry of activity are 123 employees, mostly based in Meetup’s New York City headquarters. They also have scattered team members in Philadelphia, Providence,… Read more »


MeteorJs: Prototype to Production App In A Few Weeks

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MeteorJs is an open-source framework to quickly build web apps that is powerful enough for an experienced developer, but easy enough for a beginner to get started on building a production app. Meteor Development went through Y Combinator in 2011 and also raised $11.2 million from Alexis Ohanian and Andreessen Horowitz, among others. When my co-founder and… Read more »