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January 7th, 2015

Learn To Pitch BEFORE You Start Raising Capital

It only took about six months of deal flow and a handful of “pitches” before I realized that most entrepreneurs are really, really bad at “selling themselves” and “pitching” their ideas and companies to investors. I cringe every time I listen to a great start-up idea or read a well-written executive summary, and then watch […]

August 20th, 2014

Is Your Public Relations Strategy Outdated?

John Hall is the CEO of Digital Talent Agents, a company that helps experts build their personal and company brand through producing high quality content for reputable publications. There’s one thing that’s consistent in this world: change. This is no less true in business; industries have to evolve to keep up with developing technology and […]

August 20th, 2014

How To Find The Right Venture Capitalist For Your Startup!

This is one match that’s certainly not made in heaven — you’ve got to toil and woo several partners to finally arrive at one that best understands you and your business, and is ready to commit to you in the long term. I’m talking, of course, about your relationship with a venture capitalist. You’ve probably […]

August 20th, 2014

10 Must-Read Startup Tips For Young Brands

Everyone wants a “startup” these days. Everyone wants to be a “founder” with little more than a concept, an LLC filing, some Web real estate, and a dream. But how do you really get it done? In early stage brand building, traction is king. You’ve likely seen the HBO Series “How To Make It in […]

August 20th, 2014

3 Components of an Indispensable Product

What is indispensable? So, what exactly is an indispensable product? I believe you can divide it into three different components: 1. An indispensable product solves an important or meaningful problem. Every indispensable product out there solves important problems for its users. VCs often refer to this as as the “aspirin” vs “vitamin” scenario (whenever you […]

August 20th, 2014

QuickBooks On Mountain Lion

Like a lot of Mac users, everyone is excited about Mountain Lion. You may be wondering how Mountain Lion will affect your version of QuickBooks for Mac. QuickBooks 2011 and prior are not supported on Mountain Lion. However, Quickbooks 2012 is supported on Mountain Lion. If you decide to upgrade your OS, you may find […]

August 20th, 2014

A Lesson From The IRS For Students Starting A Summer Job

IRS Summertime Tax Tip 2012-03 School’s out, but the IRS has another lesson for students who will be starting summer jobs. Summer jobs represent an opportunity for students to learn about the tax system. Not all of the money they earn will be included in their paychecks because their employer must withhold taxes. Here are […]

August 20th, 2014

11 Tax Audit Red Flags

You have a sketchy tax preparer Sometimes your tax preparer is to blame for an audit. If a preparer promises unusually high refunds without asking to see proper documentation for deductions and credits, don’t be fooled, said Vincenzo Villamena, CPA and managing partner at accounting firm Online Taxman. You’re legally responsible for the information on […]

August 20th, 2014