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How to find the right advisors?

As our product development goes along, we are looking for more advisors to form an advisory board - we need well considered input from people who have already proven themselves in the tech / IoT...

asked Jun 28 '15 at 12:01
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Alexander Hill
1 point

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3 Answers
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What are some resources for learning about lifestyle-brand ecommerce businesses? [more answers welcome!]

I'm digging in to this industry and would love insight into what's unique about lifestyle ecommerce businesses / the consumer path to purchase in businesses like Holstee, Ministry of Supply,...

asked Jun 26 '15 at 19:46
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Jay Neely
6,050 points

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Is it worth implementing social login on your site? Any statistics that show it increases signups?

Almost every major site has multiple social logins (FB, Twitter, Google) in addition their own normal signup process (email and password).Is it even worth having social login? What about forgoing...


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2 Answers
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How to get freelancers to work on your website?

Releasing a website soon to connect ordinary people, students, business men with teachers and professionals, how do I recruit the teachers and professionals?

asked Jun 22 '15 at 02:46
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C Wakeboard
11 points

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383 Views
What can Silicon Valley do to get rid of the silent racism that exists in hiring?

It's an uncomfortable topic to talk about. Even with all the "hippy culture" in the valley, it's hard to argue that race doesn't play a role in hiring at tech firms.If you look at the statistics,...


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Everyone in startup running a long sprint to launch: are there any legal considerations on the maximum hours per week?

We are a small startup with five employees: Two co-founders Two software engineers One designer It's a non-issue for the founders as it's our company, but for employees, should we notgo over a...

asked Jun 21 '15 at 14:55
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Lance Hernandez
9 points

2 Votes
3 Answers
2.45K Views
Why does Wordpress have such a strong-hold on CMS marketshare?

Customizing Wordpress (apart from using themes) is very hard and it's all a bunch of spaghetti PHP code. Yet their marketshare keeps increasing over the years.Why hasn't another CMS platform that...

asked Jun 21 '15 at 13:58
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Chris Jenkins
11 points

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527 Views

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Biggest mistakes founders make when trying to build traction using a blog?

Everyone states blogging as being the biggest factor in gaining initial traction for your startup.What are some of the most common mistakes new founders make when going this approach?

asked Jun 19 '15 at 11:26
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James Nord
6 points

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0 Answers
478 Views
Is cold emailing all your potential clients a good way to get traction?

I am building a SaaS product aimed at website owners, and working our the marketing plan. I see a lot of new startups send an email blast to every potential customer (sometimes to the email address...


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Common stock or stock options when getting a co-founder prior to seed funding?

I have built a startup in the last 2 years by myself and have a decent amount of traction. While going out looking to raise some seed capital, one the things that keeps coming up is having a...


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Can I transfer funds from my LLC into my personal account?

If I am a joint owner in an LLC, can I transfer funds to my personal account. The LLC was under my husband's name when filed for the state number.

asked Jun 16 '15 at 15:55
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Andra Moss
6 points

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843 Views
How to get projects for startup software company?

I am planning to start a software company. How do I get projects?

asked Jun 16 '15 at 10:28
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Reddy
-4 points

2 Votes
2 Answers
957 Views
Pros and Cons of hiring remote contractors vs onsite employees?

What are some pros and cons of hiring full time employees onsite vs employing contractors on platforms like UpWork (ODesk)?Salary is one. In almost all cases remote workers are going to cost you...

asked Jun 16 '15 at 10:25
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Larry Lamas
14 points

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2 Answers
1.44K Views
Burnt-out startup founder: How can I find freelance clients?

I have been doing startups for the last 6 years and have had mostly failures, and a single success. I was able to sell the one startup that succeeded for about a year's salary that I would get...

asked Jun 15 '15 at 15:58
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George Kopp
12 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
443 Views
Marketplaces to sell a site apart from Flippa?

Are there any good marketplaces to sell a high quality site which generates over $5,000 a month in revenue?Flippa seems to be the only one I've come across, but most of the sites listed on there...

asked Jun 15 '15 at 10:13
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Eric Siler
12 points

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2 Answers
466 Views
Best city in the US which has a startup scene AND a low cost of living?

San Francisco and New York are notorious for their high cost of living. While the startup scene on those two cities is great, the downside is even a $100K+ salary means a mediocre living...

asked Jun 14 '15 at 17:40
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Sara Shepard
12 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
440 Views
What is the most critical decision your made in your startup?

What's the most challenging problem you faced in your business and had to make a critical decision?Mine was accepting that our niche wasn't big enough (due to lack of due diligence done before...

asked Jun 14 '15 at 15:11
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Melvin Jordan
11 points

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1 Answers
369 Views
Should you compensate engineers on a sliding scale based on performance of the company?

It's standard to pay sales people based on performance. But should something related be structured for software engineers as well?What's a good way to structure performance based incentives for...


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How is best to promote your Business' Social Media?

I've recently just revealed the branding for my up-coming start-up (still in development) and the aim to generate an interest before we officially launch the site - a few months down the line....