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Mohan Belani presents Asia's Leading Web Tech Event: echelon 2010

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 22, 2010

Mohan Belani presents Asia’s Leading Web Tech Event: echelon 2010 from John Exley on Vimeo. This is part 1 of 3 of my conversation with Mohan Belani (twitter.com/mohanbelani), the Founder & Director of Singapore’s e27 (e27.sg/), a media startup servicing Southeast Asia. Mohan is also the organizer of ‘echelon 2010’ (amiando.com/echelon2010.html), Asia’s leading web technology event, happening in Singapore on June 1-2nd. 40 speakers, 50 startups exhibiting, and…

The One Thing Every Collegiate Entrepreneur Needs to Know

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 21, 2010

If you’re thinking about starting your own business before you’re 30, you’re in for a ride. You are going to learn more than you ever imagined and it’s all going to happen fast. You’ll learn through each success and even more through every “failure.” You’ll learn through advice you’ll take and won’t take, and through all the sleepless nights that lay ahead. You’ll learn from the bonds you…

Startup Udemy is Building a Virtual Classroom

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / May 20, 2010

What is the story behind Udemy? Udemy began as a project by two brilliant developers in Turkey, Eren Bali and Oktay Caglar, who were building a live virtual classroom on contract for another company. By the end of the project, the company had dissolved and the pair owned the rights to the virtual classroom tool. They decided it would be best if they could make it completely free…

Startup Profile: Alister & Paine is Building a Digital Magazine

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / May 20, 2010

What is the story behind your company? Alister & Paine is a digital magazine for 21st century executives… nothing new, we know.  Sure, we have awesome writers (Jeffrey Miron, Harvard Economist–for one) and great interviewees spouting amazing advice (Rick Alden, CEO of SkullCandy) but our real value is what we do behind the scenes… our secret recipe of B2B Market Engagement that no one sees from the front-end.…

How to Keep Your Sanity Riding the Entrepreneurial Roller Coaster

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 19, 2010

Let’s face it- entrepreneurs tend to be a little bit crazy.  Starting a business takes a touch of insanity, but running a business can sometimes send you over the edge. You put everything you have into your business, face challenges you never could have prepared for, & on top of it all, are constantly scrutinized.  How do you stay sane?   After two years of being on the rollercoaster…

How 5 Bloggers Went From Blog to Book Deal

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / May 18, 2010

These days it seems like everyone has a blog.  While having one can certainly help lead to potential clients and brand awareness for your business, sometimes they even lead to book deals.  After all, if you can prove to a publisher that there’s a following that already wants to read your work, it’s a good indication for greater things to come.  Whether the original intention in starting a…

Alyssa Wasko Describes Entrepreneurship as Priceless

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / May 17, 2010

Alyssa Wasko is a student at the University of Arizona. However she is doing a lot more then going through the average college routine of classes and parties. She is already running her own fashion company, Donni Charm. Donni Charm scarves have been seen on celebrities and can be found in some of the top fashion boutiques around the country. Alyssa has an undeniable passion and drive for…

8 Startup Incubators You Should Know About

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 14, 2010

One great option for up and coming businesses are the various startup incubators out there. Incubators usually will provide space, mentorship and services to help an entrepreneurs business launch. Many of them also play a large role in assisting a business with getting funding. Incubators are responsible for assisting in the start of thousands of companies each year. You will find incubators in any industry niche like arts,…

Are You Crossing Over or Fleeing From These Seven Entrepreneurial Bridges?

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / May 12, 2010

•    Applicability is the bridge between information and insight. Anyone can be a vending machine of good information. Only a true thought leader could bridge the gap. The difference is: Information is just content; insight is a penetrating mental vision. Which one do you deliver? •    Execution is the bridge between creativity and innovation. Everybody is creative. My five-year-old nephew is creative. That’s the easy part, since creativity…

Networking and Social Media Marketing 101

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / May 11, 2010

When starting a business, the word “free” is music to your ears, so two areas where you can market your new business freely is through networking and social media! However, networking and social media shouldn’t be thought of as the poor man’s advertising. In fact, these areas are a crucial piece in building a brand in today’s market. But before you get started, here is the cliff note…

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