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The Ideal Financial Reporting Tempo For A VC-Backed Company

Feld Thoughts

Over the past few days, I’ve had a similar conversation about reporting tempo with three different people (2 CFOs and 1 CEO). In each case, we snuck up on the issue, rather than starting with it. The fundamental question addressed what the reporting tempo to the board should be. This does not mean that quarterly financials work for me.

This Remarkable Flight Attendant Showed Exactly How Airlines Can Improve Their Customer Service

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

She could have said nothing. She said everything

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.

Hurricane Oracle

deal architect

Three presentations really stood out during the Oracle Cloud analyst day in NYC this week.

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You Like Eating Strawberries? Here's The Bad News

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

We'll try for some good news, too

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4 Skills Every Project Manager Needs

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Being a project matter is tough, yet rewarding work. Everyone has a set of soft skills unique to their personality. Blog & Grow

Announcing Techstars AngelList Funds for Mentors and Alumni

Feld Thoughts

A key ingredient of Techstars accelerator programs is our experienced and engaged mentor community. Mentors embrace the Techstars “Give First” philosophy by offering founders their time, advice, and connections. We treat mentorship seriously – you can read about it in our Mentor Manifesto and my blog series on the mentor manifesto.

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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7 Work Ethic Elements Will Get You Investor Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

Starting and running a business is hard. Business is more about people than product. You need team members who genuinely enjoy delighting others.

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 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

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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What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Social Selling

YFS Magazine

Are you using social media to sell directly to prospects? Grow Marketing & Sales sales selling tips social media social selling

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.

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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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

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

Business Expansion: Increasing Sales to Enter New Markets

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you’re serious about business expansion, be sure to get serious about increasing sales. Another is by providing incentives. Business

8 Success Drivers Define A Lifestyle Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

More recently, the desire for extra income has become the key driver in new startups, according to a 2015 study. According to William R. Cobb and M. L.

Want to Develop Incredible Willpower and Mental Toughness? A Navy SEAL Says Always Do This

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Persistence isn't just something you're born with. You can also develop willpower, especially when you make one key decision

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

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.

8 Keys To Developing A High-Trust Business Culture

Startup Professionals Musings

It has a huge impact on productivity, as well as morale and loyalty to the company. He says trust is the key to a good culture.

Instant Pot: How a Tiny Company With No Marketing Landed the No. 1 Product on Amazon

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's a lesson in how to sell $14.8 million worth of product in a single day with no advertising

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

Jeff Hilimire

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” ” ~ Mark Twain. There sure are a lot of angry people in our country these days. Sure, I try my best to understand other people’s perspective, but you can only ever really know the world from your perspective.

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How To Survive As An Expat Entrepreneur Abroad

YFS Magazine

With opportunities for business in every corner of the world, many entrepreneurs travel far and wide in search of success.

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.

Is it Time For Outsourced Accounting?

YoungUpstarts

by Scott Anderson, Small Business Services Partner-in-Charge at Sensiba San Filippo. Sound familiar? Evaluate internal and external solutions.

The Surprising Reason Introverts Are Actually Better at Sales

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Back in the day, salespeople needed to be extroverted simply to survive. Today, not so much

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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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How to Get 70 Percent of Your Invoices Paid Instantly

Up and Running

You’ve probably had to ask yourself: Why don’t my clients pay on time? Payment delays are often a matter of life and death for a small business.

How to use data to make killer content decisions

The Next Web

The end of the year isn’t merely the end of the financial year for many companies, it’s also the time when many people take a few extra days off.

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