Archive for August, 2012

Best Buy move puts pressure on founder Schulze to bid

August 28, 2012

Best Buy granted Richard Schulze, its estranged founder, access to its books on Monday after several weeks of acrimony, putting the onus on him to firm up a possible takeover bid for the struggling electronics retailer. See on www.ft.com

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Been there, raised $1 billion

August 27, 2012

Serial entrepreneur Scott Painter, currently the chief executive of TrueCar, has… See on upstart.bizjournals.com

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Fundraising rule of thumb: $19M, $9M and $4M

August 24, 2012

Don’t get hung up on high valuations; Very simple math is at the heart of getting a deal done… See on vator.tv

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The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades

August 24, 2012

Somewhere in West Tennessee, not far from Graceland, nine women — or The 9 Nanas, as they prefer to be called — gather in the darkness of night. See on www.stumbleupon.com

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Fine example of innovation lacking – Key investors including Marc Andreessen leave Groupon

August 20, 2012

Here is a great example of a company that took the lead, set the example, innovatedto the tune of hundreds of me-too offerings, then fell flat on its face as it rested on its laurels. A culture of innovation may save them, but is the management/executive team willing? — Silicon Valley venture capitalist Marc Andreessen […]

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Startups: Put together all the pieces of the puzzle.

August 16, 2012

“When I struggled to get my startup going, I felt nobody knew what I was going through and nobody had the answers I needed”. See on money.cxotogo.com

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Is J.C. Penney your new yoga studio?

August 15, 2012

Would you take a yoga class in the middle of a J.C. Penney store? See on www.bizjournals.com

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Marketing Is Dead

August 13, 2012

In our social media-infused world, traditional marketing logic just doesn’t work. See on blogs.hbr.org

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Who’s Lending? How to Find Small Business-Friendly Banks

August 12, 2012

If you’re seeking financing for your business, you may have noticed promising signals in small business lending. Banks overall are reporting the biggest increase in lending to small businesses in four years. See on www.sba.gov

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Entrepreneurs: Sign up today for Main Street Mentors Walk. I’m a mentor.

August 12, 2012

Walk around City Park where successful business owners (mentors like me) are matched with early stage entrepreneurs (mentees) to walk and talk about business.  See on www.denversbdc.org

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