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Always Be Closing (v. 2.0)

I do a fair share of meetings. Some of them are necessary to get a deal done. Others are essential to build or maintain my network of contacts, which is probably the most valuable asset a business developer has. Finally

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Better is the enemy of done

Author Jim Collins once noted that ‘good is the enemy of great’ having in mind that companies that ‘do well’ rarely have the incentive to really innovate and push things to the limit. I however more often have in mind

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We are not in a ‘let’s do it cheap’ business

Image by ~νєℓνєT-∆-Tωєяρ~ via Flickr Are you proud of using open-source software to leverage super smart and savvy community of developers, or do you live by ‘We don’t pay for nothing’ rule? It’s a fine line, but more and more I see startup teams

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Why European startups need to stop hiring cheap

Image by cobalt123 via Flickr I keep hearing this over and over: ‘You know, we’re a startup, so we can’t pay people much’. Usually it means that you’re hiring second class players, people that weren’t good enough to get into corporate

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Pivoting this blog

Originally I started writing because I wanted to spill out some of my creative energy, but also as an online resume where people could get to know more about me, or at least the professional side of me. For quite

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The value of a timely 'F*ck Off'

There is one thing I wish western culture learned from Eastern European folks, and it’s being more straightforward. I meet new people everyday. Quite a lot of those new connections can be potentially good for my business. Most of them

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Networking in Bucharest

A short update about my trip to Digital Marketing Forum in Bucharest, where I delivered ‘The simplicity of online advertising” speech for my current employer – online advertising network AdTaily. You can find the full post I wrote about it on Daily

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6 reasons why you need business networking for your startup

Because you do, no question about it. There are a couple areas where knowing people directly is a great help (random order): Partnerships You will need them at some point if you want to grow fast – be it your

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Social Selling

Now this title might seem a bit weird a couple years ago, when you really needed to be face to face with your client in order to make a sale. But today in the time of e-commerce, everything-as-a-service, virtual currency

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