Tag: Finance and Funding

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Writing for B5 Media – Come on over to Startup Spark

Hello all, just wanted to let you know that I have been offered an opportunity to write for a great blog on the B5 Media Network. The blog is called Startup Spark and is similar to Venture Files but is a broader version on all types of entrepreneurship. I invite […]

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Business Plan Series: Part 1 – Framing your plan

First, let me start by saying that by the time you are done with your business plan your first draft will look completely different than the one you share with everyone. There are a few different forms that your business plan will take: Business Plan Type #1 – Business Plan […]

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New Series: Practical Advice for writing a Business Plan

I have been thinking a lot about how many entrepreneur’s ask “should I write a business plan?” and regardless of what you think should go in one or what format it may take, the answer is essentially yes. Then I started to look at all my previous business plans and […]

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FOWA Presentation on Venture Capital

I saw this presentation that Ben Holmes of Index Ventures gave at the FOWA Conference in London “Everything you need to know about Venture Capital“… He put his slides on slideshare so take a look. (BTW, Slideshare rocks) Here is an entrepreneur’s take on the slideshow: Think of this as […]

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As an entrepreneur, "NO" from a VC is a good thing

In the blogosphere, there is some buzz as to why VC’s don’t say no. There has been early writing on this topic, but Stu Phillips of Ridgelift Ventures and his entry, Getting to NO!, is getting a lot of buzz. I would like to add the entrepreneur’s perspective on the […]

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Bubble, Bubble, Bubble. – In Private Equity not Web 2.0

Being a serial entrepreneur I have been through many business cycles, but the Internet boom of the late 1990’s was an extremely heady time. People were so enamored with what the Internet could do, every one really believed that the old rules didn’t apply. The reality was that those rules […]

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Bubble, Bubble, Bubble. – In Private Equity not Web 2.0

Being a serial entrepreneur I have been through many business cycles, but the Internet boom of the late 1990’s was an extremely heady time. People were so enamored with what the Internet could do, every one really believed that the old rules didn’t apply. The reality was that those rules […]

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2007 Predictions – Apple

There are tons of blogs doing predictions and Macworld rumor control. Macworld and the reactivation of the reality distortion field (RDF) will be in full effect in a few days. I take an approach that is different and looks more at obvious trends than wild guesses. To sum it up: […]

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2007 Predictions-VC Market

As I get back in swing of blogging after a few months off, starting the new year with a predictions entry is a good way to start. I thought I might do this topically to keep things organized. This is also going to be separate into easier digestible posts. Let’s […]

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