Oldies but goodies.

Corporate Investing

Earlier this week, the NVCA release venture investment by corporate venture funds.  According to the report, corporate venture groups invested $5.4 billion in 775 deals to U.S.-based companies in 2014. Additional data released shows: Corporate venture accounted for 11.0% of all venture dollars invested and 17.8% of all venture deals Investingcorporate_1

Founder Compensation

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal’s Accelerator’s column focused on the topic of executive compensation.  This is a hot topic in the startup world, especially when investors are involved. Christina Bechhold, co-founder of Empire Angels, has some great advice — talk about it.  Those founders who are transparent about Compensationsalary_1

Business Resolutions

It’s January, the time of year when many personal resolutions are made.  It’s also the time of year when companies should hit the reset button and take a look at the way the company is operating. In a recent Inc. column, John Boitnott explains three things your business should stop Resolutionsresolution_1

Failure Warning Signs

As an entrepreneur, you should constantly look for ways to improve your company, your employees, the daily operations, and each operating division.  Take off the blinders and heed the warning signs things are going south.  Most entrepreneurs are too wrapped up in the daily grind to pay attention — this Warning Signswarning_1

State of Small Biz — Straight From The Horse’s Mouth

Inc. surveyed past Inc. 5000 winners about a range of business, political, and cultural issues. Some of the survey results, we share below, might surprise you. When reviewing the results, keep in mind, most entrepreneurs are optimistic by nature — after all they navigate a long, hard road in building of Small Biz — Straight From The Horse’s Mouthsmallbiz_1

Young Startup Scene

According to NerdWallet, the best place for a young entrepreneur to start a business is Arlington, VA. As reported by the Washington Business Journal, Arlington tops its list of Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs for several reasons, including access to funds, networking and mentorship and the local economy. NerdWallet’s Top Startup Sceneyoungentrep_1