Monthly Archive: July 2016

Jul 26

84 coffee dates to Philly Startup Leaders

Yuval had a problem. She majored in strategic communications and took a few jobs that she liked, but didn’t see herself staying in. She explored what career might suit her best. After 84 coffee dates in 3 months, she said, “I realized I was just talking to entrepreneurs by the end. Everyone was in the …

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Jul 19

3 Knockout Words For Every Investor and Entrepeneur To Use on Day One

They all sounded good. All of them. I entered the world of angel investing 18 months ago and came to the immediate conclusion that every company seemed like a good idea. It’s like when I first started training in karate and thought every punch would result in a knockout. Surely, every opportunity wasn’t going to …

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Jul 14

I don’t know what to post: 7 ways to get noticed on social media

Think of social media as a big, hungry beast that needs to be fed. Your job is to prepare the meals. You could hire the top chef in the world and have a fancy meal prepared, perhaps caviar with perfectly placed garnishes on the plate. It takes the chef a lot of time, preparation and expertise …

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Jul 12

What’s better than 1,000 likes? Relational social media

Relational social media is not a Chewbacca mask, cat video, inspirational quote or a sponsored post with 1,000 likes. It’s when your customers comment to each other about your business on Facebook. It’s when your employees post about one of their work accomplishments, in their own words. It’s when an organization you work with tags you in a …

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Jul 12

Beyond the due diligence report

. The guru of due diligence reports, the man known for thorough research and reconnaissance at Kieretsu is Howard Lubert. At one point, he took a look at some of his investments and compared them to others that were more successful and he found one consistent pattern that determined whether a venture was successful or …

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