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What decision had the biggest impact on the profitability of your business?

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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Continuing our series of posts on starting up a small business, the next order of business is profitability. Before we jump in, if you have missed any other posts from the series, check them out: Getting the confidence to start your own business Taking “bet the farm” risks in business What was the first defining moment of your business? Now, back to the topic of profitability. I have to say that, if I could just pick …

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What was the first defining moment in your business?

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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In continuing the entrepreneurship topics that I’ve been covering over the past few weeks here, this week we are looking at that first defining moment where you know that your business is going to succeed. In case you missed them, I also talked about getting the confidence to start your own business, as well as taking “bet the farm” risks in business. Check them out if you’ve missed them. When thinking about that one, first defining …

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Taking “bet the farm” risks in business

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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A few days ago, I talked about what gave me the confidence to start my own business, as part of a series going on over at Small Business Trends. Up next, I answer the question, “Have you ever taken a “bet the farm” risk in your business?”: While I think that there are many things we have done in our business that can be seen by different people as a “bet the farm” move, I can …

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Video: David Allen on Getting Things Done, GTD

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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In this day and age, getting things done is getting harder due to the massive increase in the number of things that grab your attention on the Internet. David Allen is the expert on GTD, or “getting things done” - above you will find a fantastic talk he gave at Google on the subject. This goes out to everything with an overflowing email inbox, tons of open apps on your desktop, or those suffering from …

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Is Bebo using your AIM credentials behind your back?

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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Here’s an oddity for you - it seems that Internet site Bebo took control of the AIM account of Teresa Valdez Klein just long enough to send me an invitation to check out her Bebo profile. I immediately realized that she wasn’t even online, and even tried responding - to no avail! When I asked her about it, it turns out that while she was signing up for the service, she put in her AIM …

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Scoble on Techmeme gaming, I’m still unexcited about the site

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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My friend Robert Scoble put up a couple of Seesmic videos on how to reverse-engineer Techmeme. For anyone who doesn’t know, Techmeme is a fringe site that aggregates technology news from blogs. The more a story is talked about, the more likely it will appear on Techmeme. And the more authoritative the people talking about the story, the higher they will appear on the Techmeme home page. I watch both videos in their entirety, and enjoyed …

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Heather Flanagan Interviews Todd Bishop

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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Here in Seattle, we have two major newspapers - The Seattle Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Todd Bishop writes about technology issues for the Seattle PI, and I’ve run into him a couple of times at a few technology conferences, and he also came to the first Seattle Mind Camp event that we put on. Heather Flanagan I met at the second Mind Camp event, and found her to be hilarious. We still look forward …

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The Gear Live Gives Back Education Charity Drive

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Alright, let’s take a break for just a moment away from the standard news fare. We know that you guys love the gadgets, gizmos, and consumer electronics just as much as we do.  These expensive and cool toys are often a marvel when you break them down to the technology that drives them. That’s what makes what we do fun, and why we love the interaction we have with our readers. However, we want to focus …

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Gear Live redesign coming soon…

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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A few people were wondering why I’ve been quiet here on the blog for the last couple of months. Truth is, I’ve been hard at work on a complete redesign of the entire Gear Live network, which is finally near completion. We should have it rolled out within the next two weeks, and the team that’s been working on it is very happy with the results. We think our readers are going to love it. Check …

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