Startup Investing: Relationships vs Money

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Lucas Carlson founded the startup AppFog which was acquired by CenturyLink in 2013. AppFog has signed up more than 100,000 developers, raised nearly $10M in venture funding and has become an industry leading Platform-as-a-Service. Below are a few words from Lucas on startup investing which … [Read more...]

Entrepreneur Q&A: Cereal Killer Café

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Following on from our first interview with Cereal Killer Café, the guys took part in our quickfire entrepreneur Q&A to share what they consider to be the basics behind starting a business. If you missed the original interview with the guys you can find it here, and it details the build up to the … [Read more...]

Networking is useless if you’re an idiot

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Before the eBay experiment, there was the time I decided to take on Myspace at their own game. Back in 2006 I was introduced to the world of MySpace. I can barely recall what the average user profile looked like but I certainly jazzed mine up to the max, taking particular care on the selected … [Read more...]

Entrepreneur Q&A: Steve Bennett of Gemporia

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Winston Churchill, chasing money and putting perfume on pigs? It's all here in Steve Bennett's quickfire Q&A session, delivering you some valuable business insights in just a few minutes. If you missed Steve's first interview with Breaking Biz you can listen to it by clicking here. … [Read more...]

Diary of an entrepreneur: Nick Hatter

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Here's a guest post from CEO of GiftGaming Nick Hatter, who scribbled down the build up and results of his experience at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe. Our recent podcast with Nick is available here, and our podcasts with advice on seeking investment can be found here. Monday 20th … [Read more...]

Betting against the banks and simple business lessons

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What happens if you build a successful business, sell it, watch it become very unsuccessful and buy it back against the advice of every bank and credit card company? Steve Bennett knows and today we're talking to him about Britain’s number one retail jewellery business and finding out the business … [Read more...]

Quickfire Q&A: Professor Cal Newport

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We welcome back Professor Cal Newport to Breaking Biz, following his first interview exploring the idea that 'follow your passion' is just plain bad advice when it comes to finding happiness at work. Today Cal steps up to take the quickfire Q&A, normally answered by entrepreneurs. Considering … [Read more...]

Is ‘follow your passion’ terrible advice?

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Our guest Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that “follow your passion” is good advice. He believes pre existing passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work— and he also thinks that the 'follow your passion' advice can be dangerous, leading to anxiety … [Read more...]