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Moderator of this site (with Dharmesh Shah).

I'm a founder of three companies.

I blog weekly about marketing, startups, and geekery .

Twitter: @asmartbear

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213 Topics

Marketing x 55
Marketing is the process of communicating the value of a product or service to customers, for the purpose of influencing buyer behavior and/or precipitate behavioral change.
Sales x 25
Discuss startup sales strategies and what it takes to sell the product that you’ve designed and developed.
Software x 19
Successful startups make money by offering people better technology than they have now.
Pricing x 17
Legal x 15
Essential legal issues that startups face, including corporate formation, fundraising documentation, founders stock, and board relations.
Website x 14
Setting up a website is a key step in starting a new business and in today's world, an effective web presence is a vital marketing tool.
Co-Founder x 14
What are the pros and cons of starting a business alone versus with cofounders? How many founders are too many?
Employees x 13
Getting Started x 13
These are the basics you'll need if you're looking to be an entrepreneur and start marketing yourself.
Ideas x 11
Blog x 11
Saas x 11
Funding x 10
Everything you need to know to fund and raise capital for your startup or small business. Advice from entrepreneurs and investors.
Hiring x 10
Equity x 8
Equity is ownership that both the business owner and investors have in a company.
Strategy x 6
Founder x 6
B2B x 4
Choices x 3
Research x 3
Risk x 3
Pitch x 3
Trademark x 3
Analytics x 3
Launch x 3
Email x 3
Hosting x 3
Payments x 3
Mentor x 3
Twitter x 2
Free x 2
Business x 2
Increase your odds of business success: start with good people, make something customers actually want, and spend as little money as possible.
Growth x 2
Community x 2
Beta x 2
Release x 2
Demo x 2
Prices x 2
Vendors x 2
Success x 2
Office x 2
Culture x 2
Ecommerce x 2
Jobs x 2
Board x 2
LLC x 2
A corporate structure whose members cannot be held personally liable for the company's debts or liabilities. Combines characteristics of corporations and partnerships or sole proprietorship.
Location x 2
Tax x 2
Entrepreneurs can set up their business as a Sole Proprietorship, C-corporation, S-corporation, partnership, non-profit, Limited Liability Company, or Limited Liability Partnership.
Advisors x 2
License x 2
Benefits x 2
Personal x 2
Freemium x 2
RSS x 2
Affiliate x 2
Costs x 2
Team x 1
Buzz x 1
Ebook x 1
Timing x 1
Tips x 1
Linkedin x 1
Leads x 1
Books x 1
Career x 1
Conflicts x 1
Press Kit x 1
Agile x 1
Doubt x 1
CTO x 1
Profile x 1
PR x 1
Video x 1
Shopping x 1
Fees x 1
IT x 1
Iphone x 1
Copyright x 1
Naming x 1
NDA x 1
Web Dev x 1
Backup x 1
Swag x 1
Code x 1