Selling

  • Sold, The App That Sells Your Stuff For You, Arrives On Android

    Sold, The App That Sells Your Stuff For You, Arrives On Android

    Too lazy busy to handle selling your stuff on eBay or Craigslist, or having a yard sale? Yep, same here. That's why a startup called Sold, launched earlier this year, had me intrigued. Its big idea is to take the whole e-commerce process out of your hands by pricing your items for you, finding a buyer, sending you packaging, handling shipping, completing the transaction, and then getting you… Read More

  • Backed By Google Ventures, Greylock & Matrix, Sold Launches A Mobile Service That Takes The Hassle Out Of Selling Online

    Backed By Google Ventures, Greylock & Matrix, Sold Launches A Mobile Service That Takes The Hassle Out Of Selling Online

    While eCommerce has exploded over the last decade, digital marketplaces still suffer the same nagging user experience flaws they always have -- particularly person-to-person marketplaces. It probably hasn't been that long since you heard someone mutter "craigslist is creepy," or lament about digital payments, security issues or about how it takes forever to sell something on eBay. Read More

  • Ditch the Biz Plan, Buy a Lottery Ticket

    Ditch the Biz Plan, Buy a Lottery Ticket

    Hardly a day goes by when I don’t have a rookie entrepreneur ask for advice on raising money from VCs. They usually have a fancy-looking business plan with detailed spreadsheets showing how their company will be worth billions by capturing just 1% of a market. All they need is some financing, and they’ll take the world by storm. My advice is always the same: ditch the business plan, and buy a… Read More

  • It's All About Selling for Survival

    It's All About Selling for Survival

    The one skill which entrepreneurs need is something they don’t teach in business school—selling.  Yes, I know that “selling” conjures up negative images of used-car salesmen peddling clunkers. But the ability to persuade people to believe in you is a necessity. That's because sales is not just about selling things for money. Selling is about life. Convincing the perfect soulmate to go out… Read More