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    How an Early-stage Investor Values a Startup

    by Carlos Eduardo Espinal (@cee), via SeedCamp | One of the most frequently asked questions at any startup event or investor panel, is “how do investors value a startup?”. The unfortunate answer to the question is: it depends. Startup valuation, as frustrating as this may be for anyone looking for a definitive answer, is, in …

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    How Startup Valuation Works – Measuring a Company’s Potential [Infographic]

    by Anna Vital, via Funders & F0unders | How would you measure the value of a company? Especially, a company that you started a month ago – how do you determine startup valuation? That is the question you will be asking yourself when you look for money for your company. Let’s lay down the basics. …

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    Startups Focus: Growth vs. Profit

    by George Deeb, via The Next Web | This really is not a simple question to answer. There are so many nuances that go into assessing the right answer: What is going on with the economy? How liquid is the fundraising climate? Are you B2B or B2C? Are you the first mover? How defensible is …

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    6 Tips to A/B Test Your Way to Winning PPC Ads

    by Larry Kim | Did you know that in paid search, one ad can dramatically increase your clients click-through rate, drive more conversions, and improve their return on investment? But another will result in fewer clicks, a lower Quality Score, and will waste your clients budget! So how do you tell the difference? Answer: A/B Testing. I recently teamed up …

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    3 Steps to Value Your Startup

    by Asheesh Advani | It’s commonly said that business valuation is more art than science. If this is true, then the practice of valuing a startup business is squarely in the domain of the artist. Nevertheless, entrepreneurs need to put a value on their startups in order to raise money, and investors need to put …

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    Nielsen: Media Viewing Grows Thanks to Digital Video, TV Viewing Declines

    by Ayaz Nanji  |  Digital video consumption has fueled an overall increase in Americans’ media viewing over the past year, according to a recent report from Nielsen. Average time spent viewing digital video (on computers and mobile devices) by adults in the United States increased significantly among all age groups between 2Q13 and 2Q14, the analysis found. Digital video viewing was up …

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    Branson Reveals Entrep’s Common Misconceptions About Becoming an Entrepreneur

    by Richard Branson | Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur Richard Branson regularly shares his business experience and advice with readers. Ask him a question and your query might be the inspiration for a future column. Q: My brother used to work at the Virgin Group’s Ulusaba resort near Kruger National Park in South Africa, where he prepared food for …

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    How Investors Valuate Pre-Revenue Startups

    via Forbes | Answer by Leo Polovets, Partner at Susa Ventures, Early LinkedIn/Factual engineer, Ex-Googler, http://codingvc.com, on Quora, Deciding how to value pre-revenue companies is hard. There are many signals to process, and even after you’ve taken all of them into account, the final estimate is as much art as science. Deciding how much a startup should be worth is …

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    Nielsen: Media Viewing Grows Thanks to Digital Video, TV Viewing Declines

    by Ayaz Nanji  |  Digital video consumption has fueled an overall increase in Americans’ media viewing over the past year, according to a recent report from Nielsen. Average time spent viewing digital video (on computers and mobile devices) by adults in the United States increased significantly among all age groups between 2Q13 and 2Q14, the analysis found. Digital video viewing was up …

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    How to Build an Influencer Marketing Strategy

    by Andrew Cravenho  | via MarketingProfs | Today, consumers are bombarded with messages from marketers about how those marketers’ products or services are better than those of others, and how those offerings will fulfill consumers’ needs and expectations better than the offerings of competitors. As they receive competing marketing messages from different brands, consumers become cynical about …

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Business Travel & Leisure

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    Best Honeymoon Destinations in Australia

    Angel Jessica | No one can deny that the honeymoon period is one of the most important times for any couple. Indeed, this is always an opportunity for couples to be alone and spend time together. In line with this, it is clear that couples should make this period memorable. It is true that different …

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    Road-tripping in Ireland

    A view from The Planet D | It’s hard to imagine that the world’s longest defined coastal motorway is located in a country the size of Indiana. One might expect it to be in Australia or the United States. But Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way boasts a 1,550-mile scenic drive that would make any larger country green with …

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Money | Success

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    Looking for investors? First, Here’s How to Value Your Startup!

    via The Next Web | George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. You can follow George on Twitter at @georgedeeb and @RedRocketVC. One of the questions I get, more often than not, is what is the appropriate valuation of my business. This is typically in …

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    Stephen Hung Buys 30 Rolls-Royces for His Macau Hotel

    via AP | HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he’s building in the global gambling capital of Macau. Stephen Hung’s $20 million purchase surpasses the 14 Phantoms bought by Hong Kong’s Peninsula …

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    Asia’s Billionaires See Fastest Wealth Growth

    via AFP | Asia’s billionaires led by Chinese tycoons enjoyed the fastest increase in their wealth this year compared to their peers in the rest of the world, a report said Wednesday. The combined wealth of Asia’s billionaires grew 18.7 percent from last year to $1.41 trillion, said the report by Wealth-X, a research firm …

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Retailing Tips & Trends

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    How to Be Great as a Manager in Retailing

    via RetailChoice.com | Having a retail manager job is something to be really proud of. But amongst your dancing and celebrations, part of you still might be nervous about your new management job. How do you be a good manager without appearing to be an embarrassing try-hard with the assertiveness of a doormat or an unapproachable dragon with the temper …

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    10 Insider Tips for Retail Success

    by Delvin Smith, via Entrepreneur.com | Learn some of the ins and outs of successfully running your own retail location from a tween clothing and accessories retailer. Margarita Olivares doesn’t operate typical retail stores. In her shops, the walls are pink, floors are covered in animal-print carpet, employees wear fluorescently colored wigs, and merchandise is …

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