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Why B2B Startups Fail – And How to Prevent It

Why do startups fail in the B2B world?  Any number of reasons.  Today we’re going to take a look at some of the main reasons, and more importantly, what you can do about it. The numbers are daunting.  Startup failure rates indicate 50% of small businesses are out of business within five years. However, rather than focus on the negatives, ... Read More »

Small Businesses Can ‘Take Their Offices On The Road’ With New Broadband Data Bundle From AT&T

Dallas (PRESS RELEASE – August 7, 2010) — In today’s economy, small businesses are demanding “on-the-go” high-speed connectivity more than ever before to stay competitive, enhance productivity and grow their businesses. Thanks to a new bundled offer – “AT&T Broadband on the Go” – announced today, the options companies use to keep in touch with their office, customers and business ... Read More »

Start-up Failure Rates Vary — Choosing the Right Industry Matters

I’m following up my posting of a few weeks ago on new business failure rates where I said that there are considerable differences across industry sectors in business failure rates. Below is Figure 7.1 (p.113) from my book Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths that Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy Makers Live By. The data come from an article by Amy ... Read More »

29 Places to Market Craft Tutorial Videos to Attract Buyers

Let’s face it, there are a lot of people selling crafts online. It’s hard to break through all that noise, but it can be done by pouring some of your amazing creativity into marketing handmade crafts online. How? By discovering the best places to market craft tutorial videos. DIY (Do-It-Yourself) crafting is a hot topic. According to Google’s Keyword Planner, the ... Read More »

HubSpot Files for IPO, Hopes to Raise $100 Million

HubSpot, the inbound marketing company founded by Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah in 2006, has filed its intentions for an Initial Public Offering. The company says it hopes to raise $100 million from sales of public stock, according to its S-1 filing with the Security Exchange Commission. Hubspot says it plans to list shares on the New York Stock Exchange ... Read More »

Microsoft Nokia Acquisition: Good For Small Businesses

Yesterday’s news that Microsoft will acquire Nokia for $7.2 billion is probably good news for both Microsoft and Nokia, and also for small businesses. Naysayers – and there are a lot of them – use words like it’s “too little too late” and that Nokia “can’t save” Microsoft.  For instance, industry observer Vivek Wadhwa sees lots of problems on the ... Read More »

Cell Phone Plan For Small Business: Review of Ting

0 Small business readers routinely ask me tech questions and one that I receive often is: What Phone Should I Get?  The beauty of Ting is that you buy your phone, feature type, aka “dumb phone” or smartphone and then choose a plan configuration that works best for you. Ting sent me a loaner phone for this review so I could ... Read More »

Fix for Android Stagefright Bug Causes Phones to Crash

If you have an Android device, you are probably well aware of the Stagefright bug. Google, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony and Blackphone handsets as well as the different carriers released a patch for Stagefright, but apparently it may not be enough. Security firm Exodus Intelligence uncovered a mistake in a particular source-code tweak, which was responsible for crashing a device ... Read More »

Hey Mobile Entrepreneurs, Smartphones are Now Even Smaller

When ZTE introduced the Axon 7 earlier this year, the Chinese company was looking to boost the image of its brand with a high-quality full featured phone. By all accounts it succeeded, because it was able to deliver it for $400. As smartphones continue to get bigger, there is a segment of users, mobile entrepreneurs among them, that want smaller ... Read More »

New Promo Feature from Slidely Aims to Make Every Marketer Into a Video Creator: But Does it Succeed?

Usefulness Functionality Price Summary Promo by Slidely brings video content to any business, small, medium or large, to help them participate in the video age. With Promo it is now possible to effortlessly create instant, affordable promotional videos with access to premium footage from Getty Images – the same premium footage used by the biggest name brands. The current surge ... Read More »