Venture startup resources from Jason Dewland

http://www.mybizresearch.com/startup.html This is a super resource from UA business librarian Jason Dewland!! Thanks, Jason!!

Experience the new IBM Watson Analytics

Interesting tool for innovators and entrepreneurs ... Like new experiences? Then try this. Click here to register for the new Watson Analytics free edition to test drive the new user experience and receive complimentary access to Watson Analytics Professional edition for the first 30 days. Watson Analytics just unveiled an ultra-intui...

Content-First Prototyping

[From Dan Janes ...] Content is the core commodity of the digital economy. It is the gold we fashion into luxury experience, the diamond we encase in loyalty programs and upsells. Yet, as designers, we often plug it in after the fact. We prototype our interaction and visual design to exhaustion, but accept that the “real words" can just be dro...

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Unlicensed tunes have high-end steak house singing the blues

[Jim's 2 cents: Don't mess with the taxman or the copyright licensing agencies ... ] The Five Palms Steak and Seafood restaurant is facing a lawsuit over licensing for some of the m...

27 Businesses You Can Start for Less Than $1,000

Laura Cattano went from working in a restaurant to managing her own business in less than a year and spent "next to nothing" to get started. Her biggest initial startup costs? Replacing an old computer and spending about $400 to create an LLC. Since then, Cattano's client list for her professional organizing business has grown to be "in the tho...

7 ways to attract and keep customers

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson.(Photo: Getty) Recognizing that a lot of makeup goes unused, Julie Fredrickson and Chelsa Crowley set out to revolutionize the cosmetics industry.Last year, the duo launched Stowaway Cosmetics, which offers smaller, “right-sized" products designed to not weigh down a purse or makeup pouch. But acquiring cu...

A 10-Point Checklist to Confirm You Can Be an Entrepreneur

As entrepreneurs, we are in complete* control of our destiny. We steer our own ship, and have two possible outcomes: Sailing into a glorious sunset or crashing and watching the ship sink. This scenario appeals to true entrepreneurs and scares the crap out of those that just aren’t cut out for it. [*FYI, Jim has an issue with the word "compete" ...

McG 2017 Orientation Session slides

Greetings to the McG 2017 innovators and entrepreneurs! Here are the slides from the orientation sessions ... Download PDF

Technology Readiness Levels (TRL)

Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) are a method of estimating technology maturity.

New AZ state law eases venture-capital rules

A new law will make it easier to attract much-needed private investment to Arizona by removing unnecessary state regulation of venture-capital funds, backers say.The legislation, SB 1005, essentially exempts venture-capital managers from state laws requiring registration of “investment advisers," which includes p...

Using the Biz Model Canvas to create a Go to Market Strategy

The business model canvas is a good checklist when creating a new venture. The original "canvas" format has been adopted for use in other applications, like creating a GTM strategy ...

Mark Cuban's Rules for Startups ...

You probably know him best from Shark Tank on ABC where he invested in a McG venture: MistoBox. He has a "colorful" history as an entrepreneur and sports team owner. There are hundreds upon hundred of "rules" for innovators and entrepreneurs. I know because I actually collect them. (Yes, I am weird.) Some of the rules are hooha, others are prett...

Journalism 101

WWWWWH ... What is it, who does it, where do they do it, when did they do it, why do they do it, how do they do it ... how might we do it better?

6 Low Cost Ways to Test Your Business Idea

So you’ve got a great idea for a new product or solution and you think it’ll be a sure-fire hit.Not so fast. To find out if your idea has traction, you need to test it.It’s an often-overlooked step that can help you refine your offering and ensure a successful go-to-market strategy. So before you put pen to paper and write your business plan, g...

9 Actionable Presentation Tips That’ll Make You Stand Out

Chances are your presentations are designed to generate leads, produce sales, convey ideas, educate people, or get them to make a decision. But whatever your goal is, you’ll never succeed at reaching it if you can’t create effective presentations that have clear objectives and create value for your audience.To show you how you can create great ...

Sticky lawsuit: $400M dispute lingers over Post-it inventor

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Alan Amron has invented a battery-powered squirt gun, a digital photo frame, even a laser system that may someday provide a visible first-down line for fans inside NFL stadiums. He holds 40 U.S. patents, but he's most interested in an invention for which he gets no credit: the Post-it Note, that ubiquitous sticky-bac...

65 Questions Venture Capitalists Will Ask Startups

This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.Entrepreneurs need to be prepared in pitching their startup companies to a venture capitalist by anticipating the questions they will receive. The failure to have thoughtful and reasonable answers to VC questions will decrease the likelihood of the company getting funded. The following is a list...

Arizona entrepreneurs guide ...

Helpful resources for Arizona entrepreneurs ...Download PDF

Some resources for entrepreneurs ...

SBA.gov www.thinksmallbizaz.com www.asba.com www.azcommerce.com/start-up/innovation-in-arizona/resources/start-up-assistance/entrepreneurs-edge www.caycon.com entrepreneurship.asu.edu investsouthwest.org/15-great-resources-for-phoenix-startups ftc.gov sec.gov 1.07

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