David Ronick has penned a winner. If you’ve never drafted a business plan (and need to), “Hit the Deck” is a great investment. The title of Chapter 1 is “You Need a Business Plan. (Yes, This Means You)”. We absolutely agree, so […]

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Roller derby leagues are resurging around the world, with the growth coming from the grassroots, entrepreneurial spirit of enthusiasts that view the sport as more than entertainment and exercise. ActSeed is proud to count one of the up-and-coming roller derby […]

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Congratulations to Heidi and her new company, The Kids Cooking Corner, on its grand opening. Heidi exemplifies the spirit of entrepreneurship and the tenacity and planning that is required to get an idea off of the ground. With an overall […]

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Innovation may begin with an entrepreneur’s great idea, but the same innovative spirit must be applied to how that idea is transformed into action. We all know this business climate is one of the toughest since the Great Depression. Most […]

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Peer mentoring can be a valuable ongoing activity even for early stage, pre-revenue and pre-profit companies. What is peer mentoring? We’re not talking about unstructured group discussions, online forums or classroom settings.  These can be helpful, too,  but peer mentoring is different […]

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ActSeed is excited to partner with Step-Up Venture University! Step-Up Venture University (Step-Up VU) is a non-profit organization dedicated to global innovation through business education. Established in 2009 by Henry Shterenberg, a successful entrepreneur and adjunct professor at Bentley University, […]

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“Web Analytics 2.0” by Avinash Kaushik is one of the most insightful and actionable book ever written on this topic. Released in mid-2010, the book provides understandable technical content and concepts along with coaching and advise to readers seeking career advancement […]

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A highly recommended, workbook-style, practical yet innovative guide to nearly every aspect of marketing, pricing, and measurement for new and emerging companies. This book provides advice, examples, insight from industry leaders, and easy to use templates for key marketing, channel, […]

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“You can tell a story in a sentence; you can tell a story in a paragraph; and you can tell a story in a 20-minute pitch. Startups need to do all three.”                                   – from “Pitching Hacks” introduction I’ll try […]

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