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Is 2017 The Year Of Flat Headcount?

Feld Thoughts

If you are growing at a rate of less than 50% year over year, you should consider viewing 2017 as  the year of flat headcount. As budgets are settling down and getting approved for many of the companies I’m on the board of, I’m seeing a general trend of much less headcount growth in 2017 than in 2016. agree that it’s a feature.

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Beware this New Gmail Scam that is Tricking Even Tech-Savvy Users

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here is what you need to know in order to stay safe from a new, sophisticated phishing attack

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The Three Machines

Feld Thoughts

Lately, I’ve been stewing over increased complexity being generated by companies around their organization approaches. But it might.

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Innovation – something both parties can agree on

Steve Blank

On the last day Congress was in session in 2016, Democrats and Republicans agreed on a bill that increased innovation and research for the country.

6 Elements Of Every Message Stand Out Above The Text

Startup Professionals Musings

Effective communication is an absolute requirement for successfully starting a business, but it doesn’t come naturally to many entrepreneurs. Empathy.

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12 Things That Can Really Influence What People Think of You

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You will never get a second chance to make a first impression

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Meet Amy Ingram

Jeff Hilimire

Amy Ingram is my assistant. She schedules my meetings and reminds me about appointments I have. And, most impressively, she’s a robot. Random

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Help Launch Gaza’s First Coding Academy

Feld Thoughts

Several months ago I agreed to be part of a funding campaign for Gaza Sky Geeks. This is an organization that we had previously supported through the Techstars Foundation , which is how I was introduced to them. The support for this effort has been awesome and the campaign has expanded as it blew through the original $60,000 goal. Skoll Foundation.

The Application Vendor is dead. Long live the Application Vendor!

deal architect

I have just come back from a round the world trip with frequent reminders of Great Britain's wide influence - Victoria Harbour, Raffles Hotel, Brabourne Stadium, Kipling's Kim in bookstores among others. You could almost visualize the rise and fall. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary

10 Habits That Will Get You Promoted In Any Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Everyone knows that that startups are risky, but they also expect that the job will be exciting and potentially very lucrative (think early employees at Facebook and Google). Yet we have all heard stories about the high turnover, unstructured work environment, lower base pay, and unpredictable expectations from the top. You can’t outsource that one.

9 Toxic Habits That Are Slowly Wearing You Down

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Stop taking everything so personally

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What every entrepreneur should know about doing business in Bangkok

The Next Web

Paul Srivorakul is a Thai-American serial entrepreneur. Paul graduated from UC Berkeley and started his career working in sales for Ask Jeeves Inc.

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My 2016 Phone Homescreen

Jeff Hilimire

This is a screenshot of my homescreen at the end of 2016. More on how I get the news via apps. and I love it. referral code ). Random

Main Street Hub Closes on $27 Million in Debt Refinancing and Expansion

SiliconHills

Main Street Hub, announced this week, that it has closed on $27 million debt refinancing and expansion with Silicon Valley Bank. The Austin-based startup plans to use the funds to further develop its technology and sales operations. To date, Main Street Hub has raised more than $70 million of equity and debt financing. Austin

7 Steps To Kicking Your Selling Skills Up To The Top

Startup Professionals Musings

A good entrepreneur is not necessarily born a good salesman. Julie is known as the entrepreneur’s selling mentor, for both men and women.

What Martin Luther King Can Teach You About Achieving Your Dreams

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Martin Luther King fought hard for his dream and inspired a nation. MLK Quotes and observations to help you to achieve your dream

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10 Ways To Promote Globalization In The Workplace

YoungUpstarts

Globalization in the workplace is about more than just sharing different cultures. Travel More. Recruit Diverse People. Encourage Cultural Sensitivity.

How tech is turning CMOs into Chief Collaboration Officers

The Next Web

For marketers, the easy days are over. Once upon a time, maybe four or five years ago, it was fairly straightforward to segment customers, predict their behavior and schedule broad but impactful marketing campaigns. Technology has changed all that. Business Entrepreneur Insider

Must-Attend Events in Austin This Week

SiliconHills

The Silicon Hills News Tech Calendar Party kicks off on Friday at 6 p.m. at Galvanize. There are still a few regular priced tickets available, but only through Monday. We hope to see you there. Austin

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10 Ways Aspiring Entrepreneurs Are Often Victimized

Startup Professionals Musings

One would think that with all the sad stories and tools published over the past twenty years, this problem would be behind us. Phantom fund investors.

The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr Leadership Lesson All Good Leaders Should Master

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Exercising this skill will make you more effective, and will give you a competitive advantage

How To Dress Like An Entrepreneur Everybody Wants To Invest In

YFS Magazine

While you should wear what you feel the most confident in, dressing to impress is also a goal.

The best fiction books I’ve read over the last two years

Jeff Hilimire

Crushed this series, really well done. The Yard , suggested by Steve Swanson. LOVED this book, tore through it in less than a week. Good stuff. Rando

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Grayline is the Brainchild of Joseph Kopser and Bret Boyd

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Austin entrepreneurs Joseph Kopser and Bret Boyd have launched Grayline, a corporate consulting firm. Kopser previously worked as global president of moovel, a subsidiary of Diamler AG. Moovel recently announced plans to consolidate operations to Portland. Austin

The Latest Product Management Mentors

The Product Guy

We are very excited to announce The Product Mentor Session 6 has just launched! Help us with our global backlog of mentees and…. Sunday, Feb. Enjoy!

Sick Of The Gym? Science Says This 40-Second Workout Could Make You Fitter Than Manic Classes

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This might lift many spirits. Especially those who don't like gyms

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What separates a $100 idea from a $1,000,000 one?

The Next Web

As an entrepreneur you hear this question nonstop, how big can your company get? The underlying way to show value as a startup is scalability.

5 Ways to Monetize Your Content in the Age of Facebook and Google Dominance

Duct Tape Marketing

5 Ways to Monetize Your Content in the Age of Facebook and Google Dominance written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Native Advertising.

Roomify Relocates to Austin to Scale its Dorm Room Furnishing Business

SiliconHills

By Laura Lorek Reporter with Silicon Hills News Roomify moved from Dallas to Austin last summer to plug into the city’s vibrant tech entrepreneurial scene. This is where we wanted to scale the company,” said Shanil Wazirali, the startup’s co-founder. Austin

Conscious Startups Will Shape The Future Of Social Good

YFS Magazine

Here are five ways you can hit the ground running as a conscious startup.

5 Failed Entrepreneurs Who Made a Big Comeback

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

From Ariana Huffington to Warren Buffet, these 5 entrepreneurs missed on their first attempt, but made a big comeback

How Blacklane went from one city to over 250 around the world

The Next Web

Today, Blacklane Co-Founder and CEO Jens Wohltorf shares the story of how the Blacklane went from one city to over 250 round the world.…

7 Steps To Launch A Passive Income Business Selling Services Online

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Welcome to a complete overview of the steps to launch what I call a Services Arbitrage business.

5 Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Better Work Focus

Up and Running

When I first became a digital remote worker back in 2005, I had no idea how big of a role distraction would play in my day-to-day life.