There are no good domains left!

Many, many short(ish) domains are still available if you are creative. Search alternative phrases on thesaurus.com or find some popular suffixes on dotomator.com. I would rather rename the company (a couple of bucks) then buy an expensive domain that matches it. Google has gone away from exact match quite a bit to brand match. I always register a brand-able domain without keywords and a few keyword rich ones. Have never bought a domain off the …

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How to start a startup

You prove the concept in a limited way before you commit any additional time and money. Sometime this can be as easy as searching for any profitable competitors. This of course doesn’t mean that you won’t have to change direction or your strategy in some way or even completely once you start getting bigger and you have a lot more data that either show you are on the right track or not. The data comes …

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Crowdfunding vs Private Equity

The web is awash with glowing screams of interested parties promoting the idea that crowdfunding is and will continue to replace classic “private equity” – Angels and VCs. I agree about the point that it will disrupt Angel investors and it might impact VCs if the amounts raised grow larger still. The problem is that the crowd funds things they deem “cool”, fall for empty marketing lingo and support the projects based on ideological and …

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How to convince the first customer

1) Tell them they are the first and that is why you are going to give them an awesome deal. 2) Take the risk out of it for them and prove it to them. If/when you prove valuable, they will pay up and you’ll have a track record to show new clients. You can also make it appear that you already have clients and other interested parties. No one wants to be first, unless they …

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Backlinks

Look, almost anything works as long as you don’t spam in a moronic way. Variety is the spice of life… OP, you’ll have to decide right now what kind of SEO you like doing 1) Slow and concentrate on quality 2) Quick and concentrate on quantity If PR was as dead as some people say (true, it has been cut down to size significantly to make way for other factors such as brand and social …

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Getting things done

I kind of like working in bursts. When I feel lazy I am lazy (a lot of the time), when I feel motivated or something motivates me I work for 3 days straight. That’s how I feel most comfortable with my life and myself. I hate being forced into anything and that includes by myself. It works for me, if you are more stable and constant then doing a little each day will work for …

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Best business books

I don’t know if best, but certainly one of my top 5: 1) E-myth revisited 2) Blue Ocean Strategy 3) Millionaire fastlane 4) Art of manipulation 5) Spin selling

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Causes of in-action

Fear of failure/fear of success, distractions. In-action is also telling you something. You might suck at or hate what you want to do (you don’t really enjoy the process of it). Find something that will excite you and be fun for you, process wise.

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Don’t copy success, copy upcoming success

Want copy that helped sites (the ones you know sold stuff from the beginning) to good conversions BEFORE they got large? archive.org, model, don’t copy.

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