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

What effect will the financial reform bill have on angel investing? – The early draft of Sen. Dodd’s financial reform bill could have had disastrous effects on angel investors – but what about the version that passed in mid-July? Attorney Scott Edward Walker looks at the pros and cons of the bill.

You drive traffic on your website – but what about the real world? – Calls to action on your web site are pretty easy to position. But what about in the real world? Brant Cooper, an independent consultant specializing in marketing and product management, walks you through how to set up a call to action in your day to day actions.

Startups: Welcome to the lost decade – If you’re looking to build a long, enduring company, you really couldn’t pick a much worse time to do it, says serial entrepreneur Steve Blank. The collapse of the IPO market and dysfunctional math in the venture capital community has made this a risky time for Web-based companies – and even scarier for other fields.

How to grow your e-commerce business on a tight budget – For small e-commerce companies, finding a storage and shipping option that can scale is a big challenge. Shipwire CEO Damon Schechter suggests outsourcing the process – and offers a few tips on how to find the right one.

EC Book Review: – “Drive,” by Daniel Pink – Money isn’t always the best motivator. In “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us,” author Daniel Pink details how to use other tools to get the most from your employees. Javier Rojas reviews the book and filters the big ideas for you.


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