Entrepreneurial

from Reuters Money:

Raw deal: Why Groupon might be bad for business

July 1, 2011

When Fan Bi wanted to get the word out about his new company, Blank Label, he instantly thought of popular daily-deal sites like Groupon and LivingSocial. By offering a healthy discount for custom-designed dress shirts, “it wouldn’t cost us anything up-front, and we’d get all these new customers,” Bi remembers. “It sounded like a no-brainer.”

Is Airbnb growing too fast?

By Guest Contributor
July 1, 2011

– Connie Loizos is a contributor to PE Hub, a Thomson Reuters publication. This story originally appeared here. The views expressed are her own. –

10 marketing lessons for early stage tech startups

June 29, 2011

– Mark Suster is a former serial entrepreneur and a partner at Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners. This article originally appeared on Suster’s blog “Both Sides of the Table”. The views expressed are his own. –

Entrepreneur Peter Yared: Social is “so over”

By Guest Contributor
June 28, 2011

– Connie Loizos is a contributor to PE Hub, a Thomson Reuters publication. This story originally appeared here. –

Author self publishes aromatherapy-scented children’s books

June 27, 2011

The idea for a children’s aromatherapy-scented book about a rescue dog came to Margaret Hyde in a dream.

Are peer-to-peer loans a good small business Idea?

By Guest Contributor
June 25, 2011

– Cynthia Hsu is a contributor to FindLaw’s Free Enterprise blog. FindLaw is a Thomson Reuters publication. This article originally appeared here. –

Banjo mobile app keeps travelers in touch

June 24, 2011

A missed opportunity to connect with friends at an airport was the impetus behind a new social discovery service targeted at smartphone users.

from Chrystia Freeland:

America’s economy: glass half full?

By Chrystia Freeland
June 24, 2011

Is it morning in America? Or is now a time for blood, sweat, toil and tears? As the United States warms up for the presidential elections, the choice between those two narratives will be the most important decision each party makes and may determine who wins in 2012.

from Business Traveller:

The story of LUXE City Guides

By Guest Contributor
June 21, 2011

His “piece of folded card” has now sold over a million copies; the man behind the sassy and saucy LUXE City Guides explains why no other travel companion comes close

Founder-market fit a key for startups

June 20, 2011

– Chris Dixon is the co-founder of Hunch and of seed fund Founder Collective. This blog originally appeared here. The views expressed are his own. –