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Social Trends: What does it take to create a remarkable industry blog?

Brandanew

Many small businesses and startups are out there to solve the content puzzle. We speak with the ex-blog editor of the SEMRush blog, Tara Clapper.

Add A Personal Story To Make Your Business Memorable

Startup Professionals Musings

The biggest challenge for every entrepreneur and every startup today is to get noticed and remembered in today’s information overload. worthy goal.

New Research Says There Are Four Basic Personality Types. Which One Are You?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

According to a recent study, 90% of us are either optimists, pessimists, trusting or envious. Guess which group was the biggest

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Whurley Helps in ITU and UN Women’s Global Mission for Gender Equality

SiliconHills

William Hurley, known as Whurley and co-founder of Honest Dollar and Chaotic Moon in Austin, is on a global mission to help women and girls learn technology skills and find jobs. Austin

Is Canva the Company That Will Disrupt the Design World? Not Quite

crowdSPRING Blog

Canva, the graphic design platform promoting itself as tool that empowers the world to design, is not new. It launched in 2013 with $3 million in seed money from American and Australian investors, and offers a series of templates intended to make good design easier to execute and more accessible. Impressive stuff, right? This tool was her answer.

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Empathic Design: Mapping Your Brain, Brand, and Data

ConversionXL

What’s the best way to increase conversions? Problem is, discovering user motivations is one of those things that is much easier said than done.

5 Reasons Why People Don’t Read Your Content

Rembrandt Communications

Stop wasting time on copy that doesn’t work. If you are like most small business owners, you spend a lot of time writing your own marketing materials.

7 things a large stinkbug on the back porch can teach startup founders

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Clickbait works. Stop clicking on crap and get back to work. How-To

How to Turn a Loan From Your Father Into $26 Billion: an Exclusive Interview with Roger Penske

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

"The Captain" on business, leadership, the importance of people. and Team Penske's 50th anniversary

Audio Of The Week: Kara Swisher Talks To Bill Gurley

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Regular readers know that I am a big fan of Bill Gurley. He and I are in the same generation of VCs. We started our careers in the PC era and learned VC in the first generation of the Internet era. Bill and I also bring a “fundamental investor mindset” to our work which is not the only mindset in the VC business.

Data should be the Common Language in an Organization

Instigator Blog

If I was to ask you what you do, I’m sure you could provide an answer. Most people lead with a title–“I’m an engineer working on software systems,” or, “I’m a senior marketing manager that drives marketing initiatives for our products.” ” Fair enough. That’s a reasonable answer.

A Teachable Moment on Race

Both Sides of the Table

It was signed into law 13 years ago by then president George W. Shouldn’t he protest in a different way?” I dunno. Would we be having the conversation?

Science Proves What Dale Carnegie Knew All Along About Motivation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Carnegie knew 100 years ago how to motivate people to strive for success

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7 Steps to Hacking for Defense

Steve Blank

Filed under: Hacking For Defense , Teaching. Hacking For Defense Teaching

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10 Tried-And-True Strategies For Funding New Ventures

Startup Professionals Musings

Of course, every alternative has advantages and disadvantages, so any given one may not be available or attractive to you. Fund your startup yourself.

Smart Event Planners Do These 7 Things Really Well (And Clients Love Them for It)

YFS Magazine

Here’s an inside look at 7 things the world’s best event planners do really well to create extraordinary experiences.

Why I Backed a 24-Year-Old Trying to Assess Human Potential

Both Sides of the Table

We led a $4 million investment along with Thrive Capital, GLG and Sound Ventures. How does one come up with the right idea to start a company?

5 Simple, Proven Ways to Find More Time In Every Day

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

We all need more time in our over-scheduled days. Here are 5 proven strategies for making the most of every minute you have

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Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 42: Tina Fitch and Alice Brooks

Steve Blank

The more that people pay you, the more influence customers feel they should have, but they don’t necessarily know what they want. Customers will try to be polite and tell you want you want to hear. We had to figure out how to get honest feedback. Doing customer discovery isn’t the same as running a focus group. Tina Fitch. Alice Brooks.

10 Keys To Great Startup Encores Following An Exit

Startup Professionals Musings

Encores are tough, especially in the high-risk world of startups, yet every entrepreneur I know can’t wait to start over and do it again.

Oracle: Time to push the pedal on cloud apps

deal architect

Larry Ellison joked at Oracle OpenWorld he was told Fusion applications would be developed in 4 years. They have taken over a decade.

Stephen Hawking, black holes and quantum physics

The Equity Kicker

I love it when complicated things are made simple and this Guardian animation does exactly that for Stephen Hawking’s theory of black holes.

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Study: Channel Anxiety Into A Performance Enhancer

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Too much anxiety can botch your performance. Here's a simple way to reframe it into something much more effective

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Busting Financial Woes: 5 Ways to Raise Capital for Your Business

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Great business ideas need cash to turn them into a success and that’s a fact that some entrepreneurs fail to acknowledge. Business adsense

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Reflections Of A Retired Senior Manager

Startup Professionals Musings

By Ernst Gemassmer, Chairman, Startup Professionals I am a retired executive with ample time to reflect on my personal and business life.

The Importance of Trademarking

Up and Running

When starting your own business, trademarking is just one of the steps to take to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Here are the basics.

PXL: A Better Way to Prioritize Your A/B Tests

ConversionXL

If you’re doing it right, you probably have a large list of A/B testing ideas in your pipeline. How do we do that? So we developed our own.

The Critical Value of the Exceptional Referral

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Excellent referrals are a key engine of success in angel investing and venture capital. Entrepreneurs need to know how to take advantage

Grow Your Business By Improving The Workflow Of Your Sales Team

YoungUpstarts

by Kevin Faber, founder of Silver Summit Capital. Sales is often a numbers game. Develop A Fixed Sales Process. Start Using A Calendar.

5 Engagement Principles Now Drive Business Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

The days of leadership without engagement are gone. Goldstein. No change means you are falling behind as a leader.

Oracle AI: Adaptive Intelligence

deal architect

Steve had said “Basically, what we're doing is leveraging our data cloud, which I know you're familiar.

Here’s What You Can and Can’t Say on Your Company Blog

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Usually while many do get it right, it could become disastrous for one to get it wrong. Your company blog should always add to your brand.

In an Act of Kindness, a Starbucks Employee Brought Free Coffee to Chelsea Explosion First Responders

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

"It was the least I could do," said Starbucks manager Germaine Zolkos

Some Top Shopping Cart Best Practices

YoungUpstarts

Building customer loyalty can be greatly enhanced through shopping cart systems. Cross-Sells and Up-Sells. Clean Layouts.