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There’s only one thing that matters when you’re building a business …

Brad Feld is a partner at Foundry (a venture capital firm in Boulder, CO) and co-founder of TechStars. In 2011, he wrote an article for Reuters entitled, “Note to Entrepreneurs: Your Idea Is Not Special”. Since the article is no longer available online, I’ve shared some highlights below. After playfully mocking entrepreneurs who want experts …

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Five Ways to Know if You’re Connecting With Your Customers

Consider this familiar scenario. You’ve just released a new product or service and you’ve created some marketing materials to announce it to potential customers. You’re feeling proud of the accomplishment (as you should!) and excited about the new revenue potential. But how do you really know if you’re on the right track? Connection equals sales …

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Lessons from a 7-time CEO: What would you have done differently?

We’ve all heard the proverb that “hindsight is 20/20,” and the quote that “those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” (George Santayana) The very nature of being an entrepreneur or starting your own small business means that you will be traversing uncharted waters. The key to avoiding traps and pitfalls …

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