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126th 1M/1M Roundtable for Entrepreneurs: BlueSnap-Elance Contest Applications Deadline This Weekend

Entrepreneurship - 13 May 2012

126th 1M/1M Roundtable for Entrepreneurs: BlueSnap-Elance Contest Applications Deadline This Weekend

Today’s roundtable started with a reminder of a set of contests on which we are collaborating with corporate partners. A&N Media is offering a series of 1M/1M scholarships to entrepreneurs in Britain to stimulate entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom. With a reach into 130 million consumers, their channel will offer a significant go-to-market opportunity for [...]


125th 1M/1M Roundtable for Entrepreneurs: Some Wonderful Opportunities With Corporate Partners

Entrepreneurship - 06 May 2012

125th 1M/1M Roundtable for Entrepreneurs: Some Wonderful Opportunities With Corporate Partners

Today’s roundtable marked our 125th Free session. We’ve come a long, long way, offering these free consulting sessions consistently for some years now. Through the last couple of weeks, you have learned about some wonderful opportunities that our corporate partners, A&N Media, ELance, and BlueSnap have been creating for entrepreneurship development. A&N Media is offering [...]


1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: A Rare Women-Only Session

Entrepreneurship - 28 April 2012

1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: A Rare Women-Only Session

Today’s roundtable was a women-only affair, with WITI (Women In Technology International) San Diego entrepreneurs leading the way. But before we dive into the pitches, let me point you to the opportunity with BlueSnap and Elance, which are awarding 12 1M/1M scholarships to digital commerce and subscription businesses. Deadline for applications is May 11. Hera Hub [...]


1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Tyranny Of The TAM

Entrepreneurship - 22 April 2012

1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Tyranny Of The TAM

During today’s roundtable, I found myself discussing Total Available Market (TAM) issues with three of the five presenters. So let me start off by providing some guidance on the topic for all of them as well as others who are facing similar challenges. Folks, there can be no financing without a thorough articulation of market [...]


The #Buffett Rule Is Dead; Which Side Did You Support?

Thoughts - 17 April 2012

The #Buffett Rule Is Dead; Which Side Did You Support?

The Buffett Rule is dead. Senate blocked the bill. We won’t hear about another so called Buffett Rule for some time. It’s good however to look at what entrepreneurs thought of the issue. The entrepreneurs we talked to were just about evenly split on the issue, who raised up great points from both sides. Yay [...]


How Smart Businesses Create Dominos Effect With Word-of-Mouth

Entrepreneurship - 09 April 2012

How Smart Businesses Create Dominos Effect With Word-of-Mouth

Entrepreneurs all know the best form of marketing is Word-of-mouth marketing. But building buzz and referrals for a company that ultimately create the dominos effect is easier said than done. Thankfully, the following entrepreneurs share with us how they have done it for their businesses. Hopefully, with their guidance, you can also. 1. Getting Social [...]


121st Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight On 3 Day Startup Tel-Aviv

Entrepreneurship - 20 March 2012

121st Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight On 3 Day Startup Tel-Aviv

During today’s roundtable, we partnered with 3 Day Startup Tel-Aviv to coach entrepreneurs who are getting ready to pitch investors this weekend. The startups are hot off the presses and some have covered impressive ground in a very short time. Videochef Menachem Perlman pitched Videochef for team members Omer Lifshitz, Orly Yeruham, Omri Gabai, and [...]


You Want To Be A Die Hard Startup Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurship - 19 March 2012

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The entrepreneurship journey is a journey that is full of ups and down. In fact, the road is rocky. So for you to be able to make it through you must be a die hard entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs are people who change the world, they are the kind of people that makes the world go round [...]


120th Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Winners Of Microsoft Israel Scholarships

Entrepreneurship - 18 March 2012

120th Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Winners Of Microsoft Israel Scholarships

During today’s roundtable, we partnered with Microsoft Israel and the Israel Startup Network, to work with 10 companies. Below is a recap of the pitches, followed by the announcement of the winners of the three scholarships. As I worked with the entrepreneurs today, a couple of recurring gaps became apparent: (a) lack of thorough competitive [...]


Have A Business Hero You Admire?

Entrepreneurship - 12 March 2012

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Are there times were you want to quit? Well there are times when we feel down and need some inspiration. We all know that there are plenty of people out there that we look up to, but who is your business hero? So to get you feeling motivated, here are some great business people to [...]