Archive for the ‘America’ Category

The Great California Time Myth

I deal in myths all the time in building a tech business (i.e. how easy it is, how hard it is, how you need traction to get investors, how you don’t need traction to get investors…). But the most frustrating myth I’ve had to deal with is is the myth that being based in California […]

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International Opportunities – Part II – Copycat Entrepreneurialism

Picasso said the good artists copy and the great artists steal. Look for opportunities in the US you can take to the non-US market AND look for opportunities in the non-US market that you can take to the US. Make Picasso proud!

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American Censorship Day – Be Very Afraid!

    On November 16th the US Congress will hold hearings on the first American Internet censorship system. This bill can pass. If it does the Internet and free speech will never be the same. It’s your Internet don’t let them take it away! Click here http://www.americancensorship.org/# to send a message to the US Congress […]

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Biz Dev – Part III – Why No Revenues is Better

Companies can still have zero revenues and have tremendous value. Most VC’s assume $2 per user per year in revenues, with one million users and a multiple of 20X that’s $40 million of value with zero revenues. Good, if you’re a US company. Difficult if you’re in Europe where angels and VC are still struggling with the concept that a company with zero revenues can have tremendous value. So, what’s a European entrepreneur to do? Simple, find a local VC who “get’s it” or come to America and unlock the value you’ve created!

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New Patent Law Embraces First to File, un-American July 4th

The new patent law which recently passed the House and Senate in order to make US patent law more in line with international patent law will change the US patent system from one of First to Invent to one of First to Patent – a change which will benefit established companies and smother innovation.

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Understanding America – Part III – 5 Things You Need to Know

5 tips on understanding America. 1) It’s a huge market, 2) People have money and credit cards (businesses too), 3) Everyone speaks one language, 4) It’s one culture and 5) It’s easy to do business in America compared to many other places.

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Understanding America – Part II – How To Incorporate (or how easy it is to get things done)

Incorporating in any country in a daunting task but the easy with which one can do this in the US is truly astounding. In Europe it might take you 56 hours (7 days) to incorporate. In the US it takes less than one hour and that includes getting your official EIN number (Employer Identification Number). It really is as simple as 1-2-3.

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Understanding America – Part I – The Billion Dollar Sure Thing

A way is presented for European entrepreneurs (and Americans also) to look at the American market in a way that will permit them to identify billion dollar opportunities.

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