Jeremy Parsons

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If my first boss, Andy Johnson-Laird, hadn't rung Bill to back out of writing The Programmer's Guide to MS-DOS, I was the guy getting the code credits. Sigh.

Since making the move from hacking to hawking, I've climbed the corporate greasy pole, raised sums from loose change to a billion dollars (boy, was that a bubble!), co-founded product, service and professional service businesses and run startup centres (including the world's first popup accelerator). 

(I'm also an ordained minister in the Church of England, which is why I sometimes call myself an ordained entrepreneur . I thought I'd coined that term, but someone beat me to it. Drat.)

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Pricing x 31
Marketing x 27
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.
Getting Started x 19
These are the basics you'll need if you're looking to be an entrepreneur and start marketing yourself.
Funding x 17
Everything you need to know to fund and raise capital for your startup or small business. Advice from entrepreneurs and investors.
Equity x 16
Equity is ownership that both the business owner and investors have in a company.
Website x 15
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?
Business x 12
Increase your odds of business success: start with good people, make something customers actually want, and spend as little money as possible.
Sales x 12
Discuss startup sales strategies and what it takes to sell the product that you’ve designed and developed.
Software x 10
Successful startups make money by offering people better technology than they have now.
UK x 10
Investors x 10
Legal x 8
Essential legal issues that startups face, including corporate formation, fundraising documentation, founders stock, and board relations.
Launch x 8
Employees x 8
Hiring x 8
Design x 5
Payments x 5
Strategy x 5
Iphone x 5
Cost x 3
Promotion x 3
Budget x 3
Internet x 3
Project x 2
College x 2
Email x 2
CTO x 2
Books x 2
Phone x 2
Billing x 2
B2B x 2
Web Dev x 2
Advisors x 2
Web x 2
Lean x 2
LLC x 1
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.
Viability x 1
Financial x 1
Free x 1
Social x 1
Morality x 1
Skill x 1
Capital x 1
Bloggers x 1
Niche x 1
Agile x 1
Venture x 1
PR x 1
Market x 1
Writing x 1
Mentor x 1
Contract x 1
Company x 1
Bank x 1
Viral x 1
Retail x 1