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What to do when a VC says no

You need to be emotionally prepared. This wasn’t my first startup, so I was braced for rejection and for not getting my way immediately. You need to expect this, and to not take it personally.

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The Internet of Things: 4 considerations for every business

Businesses that don’t embrace the fast-paced Internet of Things opportunity will struggle to survive as competitors will continue to disrupt the market by tapping into the vast potential of this new paradigm.

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Why more small businesses are choosing cloud phone systems

For small companies, the initial price tag of traditional communication systems can be daunting. That’s why many are turning to cloud VoIP PBX as a scalable, flexible, cost-effective alternative.

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Are you funding ready? Top 5 tips to get your company funding fit

Are you in shape to secure the funding you need? As you start planning for 2015, here are 5 things you can do to give yourself the best chance of securing new investors in your business – either debt or equity.

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It’s time to accelerate hardcore tech

We’re now seeing a new kind of accelerator emerge that aims to match existing tech with talented entrepreneurs who can bring these technologies to market.

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The commoditizing of humans

There is a downside to Internet connectivity that is rarely considered. Easy access to large, almost unlimited, numbers of people has turned us into commodities.

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Software CMOs, meet your toughest customer: developers

Tech-savvy businesses have known for years that they must market to those who influence a brand’s customer experience the most — application developers.

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VentureBeat Webinar: The growth of fintech and wealth apps, plus the role of big data

A $41 trillion transfer of wealth from boomers to millennials coinciding with significant technological change is creating massive opportunities for innovative fintech companies. Meeting these opportunities head on — and the challenges involved — will be at the heart of this animated roundtable discussion.