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Privacy In Social Networks From The Provider Perspective

More often than not, social network providers are commercial enterprises. And because most of these services do not charge their users (despite the high costs of developing, bootstrapping, and running the thing), social networks instead opt for other revenue streams. However, many users do not question the consequences and meaning of this.     Most social network providers (particularly the non-business kind) run their...

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Top VCs Reveal Their Secrets: Tarang Shah Explains How To Get VC Funding And Be A Successful Entrepreneur
Jun12

Top VCs Reveal Their Secrets: Tarang Shah Explains How To Get VC Funding And Be A Successful Entrepreneur

Good news: it is becoming increasingly easier for entrepreneurs to access the necessary capital and get their companies going. Resources such as AngelList help bring together founders and investors, and the passing of the JOBS Act will help early-stage companies access crowdfunding. There is a fundamental reshaping of the venture capital business going on, in a way that is great for entrepreneurs. Nonetheless, the top VC firms still...

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Five Simple Tips For Bootstrapping Your Startup

When starting your own company, you must tightly manage your time and money. Some juggle a full-time job with entrepreneurial exploits, while others set personal deadlines to accomplish certain goals within an established time frame before moving on.     The following are a few “must-knows” to help entrepreneurs bootstrap successfully:   1) Press + Start With What You Know Access to the press can do a lot for any...

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Focus More On Personal Development Than Developing Your Startup

Joel Cascoigne, founder of the online startup Buffer, recently shared some wisdom on his personal blog, joel.is, (which may very well be the absolute coolest personal blog URL I have ever read, btw), as to why it is so important to focus even more on yourself than you do on your job or startup.     Joel gives the following reasons why personal development is so important:     1. It will usually take a few tries It...

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Are Lessons Learned As An Entrepreneur More Valuable Than A University Education?

Matt Langan recently celebrated his one-year anniversary of becoming a full-time entrepreneur. A former Washington and Lee University student and analyst for a successful company in the insurance industry, he concludes that his one year being an entrepreneur has taught him more than either of these experiences combined.   Matt strongly believes this past year alone taught him more valuable skills on his own than what he learned...

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