SEM on Five Dollars a Day

written by admin on January 13, 2009 in Guest Blog with no comments

Staying frugal on spending is of utmost importance to the startup who wants to survive (and thrive) through tight economic times (and lower – or some might say -’more realistic – valuations) 2009. So how do you market your startup Read the Rest…


A Tale of Two Tech Cities , Jason Nazar on the Silicon Valley vs. Los Angeles

written by admin on November 24, 2008 in Guest Blog with no comments

Jason Nazar, CEO of DocStoc posted a blog that got our attention today. As a company that strives to support the startup ecosystem in both these markets, we wanted to share his thoughts on the startup diferences between LA and Read the Rest…


William Quigley: "This time around the entire tech sector will not be abandoned"

written by admin on November 19, 2008 in Guest Blog with no comments

Remaining objective when fear is in the air By William Quigley, Clearstone Venture Partners William Quigley, one of our L.A. ambassadors, is a venture capitalist at Clearstone Venture Partners. Here, he counters the latest fear and doom attitude within the Read the Rest…


10 Reasons You Are Not a Successful Entrepreneur

written by admin on September 23, 2008 in Guest Blog with no comments

If you haven’t read some vulgar words of wisdom from Neil Patel lately – you should. Not only will you get a laugh – you’ll learn something. Whether you’re about to launch your startup, you’re a year or two into Read the Rest…


How to Achieve Better, Faster Design

written by admin on September 18, 2008 in Guest Blog with no comments

This is an excerpt of guest post by Erika Hall, a founder of Mule Design Studio and expert in audience-centered design strategy, content development, branding, and information architecture. Come hear her at Startonomics (session: Marrying Design & Development: a Match Read the Rest…


Using Quick SEM to Identify and Maximize Long-Term SEO

written by admin on September 10, 2008 in Guest Blog with no comments

This is an excerpt from a guest blog post by Ted Rheingold, founder of Dogster. The full blog can be found on the Startonomics blog here. With web stats it's very easy to maximize your existing search traffic by simply Read the Rest…


RE: 4 Keys That Unlock Success by LA Entrepreneurs

written by admin on August 1, 2008 in Guest Blog and Startups with no comments

Debbie,  “lead with your gut, trust your instincts and be true to your vision” wholly agree- stick to your vision but keep your ear to the rail. If the market starts telling you a different story you have to either Read the Rest…


4 Keys That Unlock Success by LA Entrepreneurs

written by admin on August 1, 2008 in Guest Blog and Startups with no comments

4 Keys That Unlock Success by LA EntrepreneursGuest post by Jackie Peters, Founding Partner at Heavybag Media I had the pleasure of attending Mondayʼs roundtable panel discussion FounderʼsWisdom: I Wish Someone Had Told Me That. The discussion was part of Read the Rest…


.The 5 Keys to Building a Successful Team

written by admin on June 12, 2008 in Guest Blog and Startups with no comments

Here’s a post I just found on BNET on the various personality types of a successful team. Considering how painstaking the hiring – and managing – process can be, I thought this was an important resource. What do you think? Read the Rest…


The VC-English Dictionary

written by admin on April 1, 2008 in Funding and Guest Blog with no comments

Sean Wise is a good friend of ours, and he published a book called “Wise Words” in 2007 — it’s filled with all kinds of how-to’s for the novice entrepreneur. Here’s some VC vocab for those of you who are Read the Rest…