Money Blitz Word of the Day

Mécénat - The generally accepted French term, close to the English use of "sponsorship". Derived from the name of Maecenas, who was a prominent patron of literature under the Roman Emperor Augustus in the late 1st century BC and something of an unofficial diplomat on behalf of the Imperial State. The literal implications of the term as used in modern Latin-based languages are consequently, and rather misleadingly, closer to the personal patronage of wealthy individuals (and external national cultural institutes) than commerce/business as such.

JANUARY ARTICLES

Jan 015 Tips to Start a New Business in the New Year
Jan 02How to Research Your Business Idea
Jan 03Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Jan 04Kauffman encourages Entrepreneur’s Pledge to build a stronger America
Jan 05What is an Entrepreneur?
Jan 06Who exactly are angel investors?
Jan 07The Top 10 Angel Investor Groups
Jan 08 Venture Capital, Angels or Bootstrap?
Jan 09How to Raise Venture Capital
Jan 10The Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists
Jan 11Valley VCs Get Busy
Jan 127 Questions LPs Should Ask VCs (But Don’t)
Jan 13The Day our investors came to see the office
Jan 1410 Questions Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors AreGoing To Ask
Jan 15How the Pitch Process Works
Jan 16 “Happy Martin Luther King Day”
Jan 17Keeping Investor Leads Warm After Your Pitch Gets Shot Down
Jan 18So your pitch hooked an investor – what next?
Jan 19Rounds of Financing
Jan 20Should entrepreneurs raise a seed round?
Jan 21What Is a Series A Round?
Jan 22Watch Out for “Seed Snake Oil” – Silicon Valley Venture Capital Series B Round Recession – Market is Correcting
Jan 23Down Round Financing — Practical Realities / Legal Considerations and Protections
Jan 24Preparing for Due Diligence for the Sale of a Company
Jan 25What to Expect in Negotiations of a Venture Capital Term Sheet
Jan 26Valuations and Company Stages
Jan 27VC Tips for Entrepreneurs: Thoughts About Raising Money
Jan 28Let the Crowd Buy Equity in Private Companies
Jan 29How SecondMarket works
Jan 30Going Public
Jan 31How To Use SEC Filings For Your Market Research

FEBRUARY ARTICLES

Feb 01Personal Branding: 5 Secrets of Success
Feb 02What Is Hustle And Why Successful Entrepreneurs Have it Mastered
Feb 03Make Money Blogging
Feb 04Why You Should Quit the Working Class
Feb 05The Essentials of Guerrilla Marketing
Feb 0610 Low Cost Ways to Market your Business
Feb 07Street Marketing for Small Business
Feb 08Staying Hungry: 5 Things You Can Learn From A Startup
Feb 09Startup Lesson Learned: Marketing on a Shoestring Budget
Feb 10DIY SEO: THRIFTY LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES
Feb 11The 17 Rules of Bootstrap Marketing
Feb 12Marketing Strategies and Tactics
Feb 13PRofiting from Publicity
Feb 144 Valuable Link Building Service (Zemanta, My BlogGuest, EightfoldLogic, & Whitespark)
Feb 154 The 5 Minute Guide To Cheap Startup Advertising
Feb 16Measuring Offline vs. Online Word-of-Mouth Marketing
Feb 17How can entrepreneurs use social media sites to their advantage?
Feb 18Launch an E-mail Marketing Campaign in 7 Steps
Feb 1950 Bootstrap Marketing ideas for Startups
Feb 20Internet Marketing-Making the most of your marketing efforts
Feb 21The Affiliate Marketer vs Network Marketer, You Choose!
Feb 227 Steps to the Perfect Marketing Plan
Feb 23Venture Capital & Marketing - A VC's Perspective on Marketing, SEO, PPC, & Search
Feb 24What Every Entrepreneurs Needs To Know About Pay-Per-Click Advertising
Feb 25Think Like a Venture Capitalist and Change the Marketing Model
Feb 26Viral Marketing For Startups is Not Enough Today
Feb 2749 Creative Ways You Can Profit from Content Marketing
Feb 28What is B2B Marketing

MARCH ARTICLES

Mar 01Are you selling your startup’s shares door-to-door?
Mar 02Choosing a Product or Service to Sell?
Mar 03Don’t Fail Fast, Sell Fast?
Mar 04Four Rules for Pricing Products
Mar 056 Simple Selling Tips For Software Entrepreneurs
Mar 065 Sales Techniques for Small Businesses
Mar 07Sound Sales: Sales vs. Negotiating
Mar 08Cold Calling Advice for Entrepreneurs
Mar 093 Rules to Startup Negotiations
Mar 10Should you raise Angel or Venture Capital money?
Mar 11No B.S.: What Entrepreneurs And Salespeople Need To Know About Business, Wealth, Sales And Time
Mar 125 things entrepreneurs need to know about valuation
Mar 1315 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Benefit From a Sales Strategy Session
Mar 14The Sales Theory of Relativity:ABC = Always Be Closing!
Mar 15Salespeople are Different….Manage to their Personalities!
Mar 16Speed Pitching: Your Gateway to Better Sales
Mar 17What Are the Characteristics of a Successful Entrepreneur?
Mar 18The only three things you need to be an entrepreneur
Mar 19The Art of Selling Your Firm
Mar 205 Essential Skills for Entrepreneurial Survival
Mar 21The DNA of an Entrepreneur
Mar 22Selling Your Soul: The Personal Sacrifices of the Entrepreneur
Mar 23Why Entrepreneurs Rule the World
Mar 24Ten Powerful Business Tips so you can Negotiate Like Ari Gold
Mar 25Why Entrepreneurs Can't Sleep
Mar 265 Annoying Habits of Entrepreneurs
Mar 27Treadmill Entrepreneurs Versus Startup Business Go-Getters
Mar 28Driven entrepreneurs are not good guys
Mar 29Lead, Follow, or Get the Fuck Out of the Way
Mar 30Money vs. Passion
Mar 319 Favorite Startup Lessons From Startup School

APRIL ARTICLES

Apr 01Angel Investors Counter Y Combinator Start Fund With New $100 Million Early Stage "End Fund"
Apr 02What Is The Definition of An Angel Investor?
Apr 03Who are Angels & Angel Groups?
Apr 04New Data on Angel Investor and Angel Fund Returns
Apr 05A Guide to Angel Investors
Apr 06A New Deal Flow: Startup Raps For Angel Funding, Venture Firm Responds In Kind
Apr 07Super Angels Fly in to Rescue Startups
Apr 08Don’t Send in the Porn Surfers; Rules for Angel Investing Saved
Apr 09The 25 tech angels, 11 good angels, and 18 geeks everyone wants to fly with
Apr 10How "Super Angel" Investors Are Reinventing the Startup Economy
Apr 11The Metrics of Fundraising from Business Angels
Apr 12Concentric Circles of Angel Investors
Apr 13Beware Of Angel Investors Who Aren't
Apr 14Exit Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors (But Maybe Not Venture Capitalists)
Apr 15Angel Investing: Invest in C Corps, S Corps, or LLCs?
Apr 16 IP Mistakes Startups Make That Could Jeopardize Your Angel Investment
Apr 17Angels Need to Break Bread With VCs
Apr 18My Angel Investor Checklist
Apr 19Find Angel Investors In Any Location
Apr 20Calling All Angels: Experienced, Aspiring Angel Investors Confer in Cambridge
Apr 21Angel Funding Waiting for the World to Change
Apr 22Six entrepreneur skills that angel investors love
Apr 238 tips for finding angel investors
Apr 24Thoughts on Angel Investing: Angel Bootcamp
Apr 25Are Silicon Valley Angel Investors Colluding Over Deals?
Apr 26Fred Wilson Explains Why Most New Angel Investors Are About To Get A Seriously Rude Awakening
Apr 27Sean Parker Thinks Angel Investors Not Named Ron Conway Should Stop Writing So Many Checks
Apr 28How to Find Angel Investors Now
Apr 29The Angel & The Gambler (Royalty-Based Financing Terms)
Apr 30Research on Women Angel Investors

MAY ARTICLES

May 01Introduction to Venture Capital
May 02Venture capital is dead! Long live venture capital!
May 03You Got To Be In It To Win It
May 04Ask the Venture Capitals Bonus Material
May 0550/50 Cofounders
May 06The Real Valuation of a Venture Bubble
May 07Sequoia Capital’s Business Plan Advice
May 08Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Doubles iFund to $200 Million
May 09Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist
May 10How Venture Capitalists Think – A Good Hard Kick in The Ass
May 11Are Venture Capitalists Making Money?
May 12The Right Entrepreneur for a VC
May 13Venture Capital Tutorial
May 14How Venture Capitalists Make Investment Choices
May 1510 Reasons to Shy Away from Venture Capital
May 16How to be a better VC to your Entrepreneurs
May 17Entrepreneur turned VC: Who Should Attend Your VC Pitch?
May 18The Venture Capital Math Problem
May 19How VCs Do Tech Diligence
May 20Venture capital investor offers a new handbook for Entrepreneurs
May 21What’s More Evil? VCs or Startups?
May 22Angels and vultures: how to get venture capital funding
May 23Why are VCs so greedy?
May 24Venture capitalists focus on later stages, but Silicon Valley still rules
May 25How to be a better venture capitalist: Run a startup
May 26The Venture Capital Aptitude Test (VCAT)
May 27Private Equity vs. Venture Capital
May 28The SEC defines 'venture capital'
May 29Global Venture Capital (VC) Blog Directory – Ranked By Monthly Uniques
May 30Do You Really Even Need VC?
May 31Startup CEOs: A Learning Lesson for Early-stage VCs

JUNE ARTICLES

JULY ARTICLES

July 01Young Entrepreneur Advice: 100 Things You Must Know!
July 02The One-Paragraph Start-Up Plan
July 03Free Is Not A Fucking Business Model
July 04Choosing a Legal Structure for your Business
July 05Your Startups Pre-Launch Checklist: Trademarks, Patents, and Copyrights
July 06Types of Business Licences
July 07Top 5 Legal Considerations When Starting a New Venture
July 08Why Entrepreneurs Need Life Insurance
July 09How To Create a Great Business Name
July 1012 Ways to Determine Costs for Your Startup
July 11Hire Great Employees
July 127 Relationship-Building Strategies for Your Business
July 13When to Outsource Your R&D Process to a Specialist
July 14Secrets to Being a Great Entrepreneur
July 15Choosing Your Exit Strategy
July 16Why an MBA Is a Waste of Time and Money
July 17The One Mistake Most First Time Entrepreneurs Make
July 18MENTORING: WHY ENTREPRENEURS NEED MORE THAN JUST ‘OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE
July 19Top 10 U.S. cities for young entrepreneurs
July 20If You Don’t Become an Entrepreneur Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later
July 21How To Narrow Your Focus To Get More Done
July 22 A Business Owner's Secret Weapon: Swot Analysis
July 23Cash is King: 8 tips for Optimizing your Startup Financing Strategy
July 24How Do New Businesses Get Ahead in the ‘Money Game’
July 25Decision Making Tips for Small Business Entrepreneurs
July 265 Quotations: Entrepreneurs Innovate – Peter Drucker
July 27 What Are the Most Important Characteristics of an Entrepreneur?
July 28Do You Need Excellent Credit to Start a Business?
July 29Entrepreneurs Guide to Coffee Shops
July 30Ten Business Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Can Avoid
July 315 Tips on Managing Social Media for Entrepreneurs

AUGUST ARTICLES

August 01The Science & Art of Term Sheet Negotiation
August 02Finance: "The secret to startup success is not to tap into the best source of capital, but rather to tap into every source of capital."-Michael Dell
August 03Basic Accounting Principles
August 04Top 10 List of Accounting Services to Entrepreneurs
August 055 Reasons Convertible Debt Sucks
August 06Start with Nothing
August 07Why Is Accounting Important for the Start Up of a Business?
August 08Accounting for Entrepreneurs (Start ups)
August 09Role of Accounting in a Start Up Business
August 10How to Set Up Accounting for Small Business
August 11Taxes for Entrepreneurs Limiting Your Audit Risk
August 12Basics for Startups
August 13Cash-basis or Accrual-basis?
August 14What is a Pre money and Post money?
August 15Accounting for Start-ups
August 16Your Financial Statements: What Every Entrepreneur Must Know
August 17How to Calculate ROI (Return on Investment)
August 18Financing a Business
August 19Legal & Tax Tips for IT-Startup Entrepreneurs
August 20Pro Forma Statement
August 21So What’s Accrual Accounting and Why Does it Matter?
August 22How Do I Prepare a Startup Profit and Loss Statement or Income Statement?
August 235 Ways Entrepreneurs Improve Cash Flow with Benchmarking
August 24Beginners' Guide to Financial Statements
August 25How to Target and Land Financing for Your Start-Up
August 26Attractive Financial Statements – The First Step to Getting the Attention of the Venture Capitalists
August 277 great ways to finance a startup
August 28Basic No-Frills Ways to Finance a New Business
August 29Basic Principle of business finance
August 30What are ISOs?
August 3110 Tips On Negotiating With VCs

SEPTEMBER ARTICLES

OCTOBER ARTICLES

Oct 01Entrepreneur just sound so hipster
Oct 02The Rise of Hip Hop's Entrepreneur-in-Chief
Oct 0310 things entrepreneurs can learn from athletes
Oct 04 Jenna Jameson's Transformation from Porn Princess to Media Mogul
Oct 05 'You've got to find what you love'
Oct 06Successful Model and Entrepreneur : Tyra Banks
Oct 075 Marketing Tips from a New Generation of Celebrity
Oct 08Seven Steps To Pimp Like Hef
Oct 09Why a Drug Dealer is a Better Entrentrepreneur
Oct 10The 39 Most Influential & Successful Entrepreneurs of the Past 100
Oct 11How To Become A Bookie A Guide For Entrepreneurs
Oct 12 Tips to Building Your Art Career
Oct 13Lessons from the lawbreakers
Oct 14 The Godfather MBA
Oct 15Never trust a hippie: Steve Jobs and the neoliberal work ethic
Oct 165 Entrepreneurs in the New Congress
Oct 17 The Hardest Working People on the Planet
Oct 18Stop Wasting Time Doing Stupid Things and Go Make Money!
Oct 19Learn to Survive Setbacks
Oct 20John D. Rockefeller Teaches The Young Entrepreneurs
Oct 21Rocky Balboa – the perfect Entrepreneur?!?
Oct 2213 Entrepreneurs’ Business Tips to Follow – or Not
Oct 23Aristotle Onassis Was One of the Worlds Richest Men - How He Recreated Himself Makes a Great Success Study
Oct 24Entrepreneurs: It's Not What You Do, It's Why You Do It
Oct 25 What a Life
Oct 26History's 10 greatest entrepreneurs
Oct 275 Tips for Entrepreneurs Henry Ford
Oct 28Niccolo Machiavelli on Entrepreneurs and Ideas
Oct 295 lessons entrepreneurs can learn from Navy SEALs
Oct 304 PRESENTATION TIPS FROM LEE IACOCCA
Oct 317 Tips Your Business Can Learn From Oprah

NOVEMBER ARTICLES

Nov 017 Tips To Help You Become A Millionaire
Nov 02A Frugal, Happy Life
Nov 03The Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Good Virtual Assistant for Your Small Business
Nov 04Retirement Savings Tips For 18- To 24-Year-Olds
Nov 05Benjamin Franklin, Entrepreneur
Nov 06Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups
Nov 076 Ways Young Entrepreneurs are Making Money – The Report
Nov 08Six Ways to Monetize Your Business and Increase Profits
Nov 095 Ways to Count Your Money
Nov 10Greed is Good: Why You Need to Tap Into Your Inner Gordon Gekko
Nov 11Eight Tips to Boost Your Business' Bottom Line
Nov 12Can Entrepreneurs Raise Fast Funds from Friends & Family
Nov 13Petition: Long
Nov 14In Silicon Valley, the Ripe Scent of New Money
Nov 155 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make While Raising Capital
Nov 16Warren Buffets’ Top 10 Ways To Get Rich
Nov 17Money hungry entrepreneurs
Nov 18When Not to Take the Money
Nov 197 Skills That Entrepreneurs Are Not Born With And Need To Learn
Nov 20Billionaire tips for new entrepreneurs
Nov 216 Wealth Creation Tips From Top Billionaires
Nov 22Bubble or No Bubble: Money Talks
Nov 23What is getting funded?
Nov 2421 Reasons You Should Work for Yourself
Nov 25Four Career Tips From Billionaires Who Never Graduated College
Nov 26Landing seed money - five tips
Nov 27Deciding Whom to Ask for Money
Nov 28 “The World's Richest Source of Cash — and How You Can Tap Into It to Start or Grow Your Business”
Nov 29Eleven Business and Life Lessons from Carlos Slim Helu
Nov 30If It Doesn’t Make Dollars, It Doesn’t Make Sense

DECEMBER ARTICLES