Entrepreneur Corner: Inspiring ideas and arguing in favor of outsourcing

Here’s the latest from VentureBeat’s Entrepreneur Corner.

Demystifying the VC term sheet: Redemption rights – Attorney Scott Edward Walker continues his ongoing series looking at the often dense language of VC term sheets, this week focusing on redemption rights, which can put founders in the crosshairs, if they’re not careful.

Smart marketing in the era of agile commerce – As the need for agility grows at eCommerce startups, marketing departments need to extend their reach to all aspects of a company’s outreach. David Brussin, the founder and CEO of Monetate, offers four tips on how to become more nimble – and lock in more sales.

21 inspiring ideas from Derek Sivers – Derek Sivers, the founder of CD Baby who gave away his company, has an unusual method of running a startup, but it’s one that is inarguably successful. Serial entrepreneur Dharmesh Shah looks at 21 things you can learn from Sivers to improve your company – and your attitude about running it.

3 ways international resources can help you scale – Outsourcing tends to get a knee jerk reaction for some people, but Chad Walter, VP of Operations for Chile-IT, notes it’s actually a great way to help startups scale their business – and it gives fledgling companies a good chance to establish a footprint for later international expansion.

Education’s entrepreneurial opportunities – Education may be America’s most important legacy, but the amount of R&D dollars that go into updating and improving its techniques are embarrassingly small. That represents a lost opportunity that the wise startup owner can capitalize on, says Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer of the United States.