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Central America and Caribbean Economic Outlook Worsens


REAL SECTOR | Growth momentum stays solid in most countries, although Puerto Rico distorts the regional picture Preliminary estimates suggest the economy of Central America and the Caribbean remained largely in good shape at the outset of the year, with growth expected to have reached 2.1%

Do You Consider Yourself a Texan?

Feld Thoughts

Did you know that 28.5714% of the partners at Foundry Group are Texans? Recently, I was asked if I consider myself a Texan. I answered that I grew up in Texas, live in Colorado, was born in Arkansas, and went to school in Massachusetts. While I have a house in Alaska, I never lived there (that’s where Amy grew up.). I hadn’t really thought about this before I answered the question. While Massachusetts was very good to me, I never felt at home living in Boston or Cambridge.

What Media Execs Missed about YouTube Stars

Both Sides of the Table

For Father’s Day I was watching the most heartfelt movies I’ve seen in a long time, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.”

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Rapid Experimentation

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

It can be exhausting to try and stay caught up on every new tech company being started. The Gotham Gal said me to yesterday, “everyone is an entrepreneur these days.” She’s right about that directionally although most companies have employees who are not founders so it is not exactly correct.

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Young Entrepreneur Making Huge Strides Across Various Industries


How easy or hard is it to be successful in business at a young age? As a successful young entrepreneur (he’s only 30! ), Harrison Rogers is Founder and CEO of HJR Global, a private equity company that has increased at least 200% every year for the past 4 years.

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Top 5 Insights from Every Speaker of Digital Elite Camp 2018


Elite Camp 2018 (10th anniversary!) brough together 180 marketing and optimization people all over Europe. It was 3 days in a secluded beach resort with the best speakers and parties. Here are 5 (or so) thoughts from every speaker from this year’s lineup. Peep Laja: Repeatable Patterns in CRO.

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The Three Drivers of Contentment & Motivation at Work

VC Confidential

What motivates us to perform and drives contentment at work? Most entrepreneurs struggle with this question. You want success, want to have drive and yet rely too heavily on fear-based or external motivators which often leave a negative residue.

CPI Changes In May


From The BLS: Over the last 12 months, food prices increased 1.2 percent, with prices for food away from home rising 2.7 percent, and prices for food at home rising 0.1 percent. Prices for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs increased 2.3

SapphireNow: Event Scorecard

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Readers know I prefer going to vendor analyst summits compared to user conferences. I feel like I am intruding on customer time and access to vendor execs at the latter. But in many ways, SapphireNow last week managed to bend. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary

Capital Should Follow Talent

Feld Thoughts

I love today’s post from Fred Wilson titled The Valuation Obsession. It has some good hints in it about valuation vs. ownership dynamics for founders, employees, and investors. It also calls out the silliness about focusing on the wrong things. Go read it. I’m even a bigger fan of a statement Fred makes in the post that William Mougayar calls out in the comments. “I like to invest in companies that smart people are joining.

How to Avoid the 5 Most Common Small Business Accounting Mistakes

Up and Running

Managing income and expenses accurately is an important aspect of running a business successfully. Unfortunately, many small businesses make mistakes in their books, without even realizing the impact those mistakes can have on their long-term viability.

What Do You Want From Me Besides Capital?

Hunter Walker

I live for that moment of flicker in an entrepreneur’s eye during a pitch discussion. The one which suggests I’ve asked a question which is simultaneously both new to their fundraising experiences AND interesting to them personally. “What do you want from me besides capital?”

Atlanta Fed CEO On Economic Resilience


20 Secrets To Create Content Your Ideal Customers Will Love

YFS Magazine

Great content attracts and converts. Here are 20 tips to ensure your content is simple, clear, and compelling to your audience. Grow Marketing & Sales content creation content marketing inbound marketing marketing

Top 3 Startup Winner: Apptronik Systems

The Startup Magazine

Earlier this year at the FUND Conference in Austin, Texas, over 100 startups presented their early-stage companies in front of hundreds of investors and industry leaders.

The Long Game

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Have you been watching the FIFA World Cup? I have been watching highlights. And peeks at an occasional game on Fox Sports Go. It’s humbling to think I will likely watch less than 1% of the 96 Group Stage games. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

The New $35 Million Trust Ventures Fund is Looking to Invest in Disruptive Startups with Billion Dollar Big Ideas


Trust Ventures, an Austin-based venture capital firm has raised an initial $35 million fund, backed by Koch Disruptive Technologies, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, to invest in and support innovative startups facing public policy barriers. Salen Churi and Brian Tochman lead Trust Ventures.

Finished a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign? Go Straight to Amazon

Up and Running

Congratulations on tapping into crowdfunding to get your project off the ground! There are plenty of million-dollar Kickstarter projects, such as Pebble and Bunch O Balloons , that make crowdfunding look easy. But—as you’re probably aware—successfully crowdfunding a project is a challenging endeavor.

How To Find A Distributor For Your Food Startup

YFS Magazine

Whether you’re the proud owner of a baked goods empire or an organic farmer, here's how to find a food distributor that meets your needs. Plan distribution channels food distributors food startups

Future Proofing Product Management Skills

The Product Guy

Product Management is rapidly changing and evolving. What are those skills you need to keep up and get ahead? Check out where product management expert, Alisa Warshawski, sees your greatest needs. product management expert product manager

SAP and Outsourcers: Fool me twice, shame on me

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I am often asked why I was tough on SAP in SAP Nation. I usually correct them and say I was tough on SAP’s partners and how SAP did a poor job monitoring and managing them. I must say I.

Eventador Lands $3.8 Million in Funding


Eventador announced recently the company has closed on $3.8 million in seed stage funding.

11 Uncommon Behaviors That Define Great Leaders

Inc Startups

Consider this your personal guide to a higher and purer form of leadership.

Influencer Endorsements: What Every Small Business Should Know

YFS Magazine

As a small business owner, you may not have an extra million or two laying around, but you can also benefit from the power of influence. Grow Marketing & Sales celebrity endorsement celebrity seeding Influencer Marketing marketing

Help with Crowdfunding Your Startup – InventureX

The Startup Magazine

Crowdfunding is a form of alternative startup finance that entails funding your venture or project by raising relatively small amounts of money from a large group of individuals, typically via online crowdfunding platforms.

Will SAP lead the next generation of enterprise applications?

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Franck Cohen, President SAP Digital Core & Industry Solutions, presented the slide below at SapphireNow last week. He did not spend much time on it and I would likely have not thought much of it if he had not shown. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary

Genstar Capital Acquires DrillingInfo


DrillingInfo, the Austin-based startup digitizing the oil and gas industry, has been acquired by Genstar Capital, a private equity firm based in San Francisco. To date, DrillingInfo has raised $199.7 million in funding, with the bulk coming from private equity investor Insight Venture Partners.

This Simple Routine is the Best Way for Desk Workers to Stay in Shape

Inc Startups

The physical inactivity involved in sitting in front of a computer all day will ruin your physique, but these tips can help. The Inc.


Atlanta developer buys Kernersville sites primed for Amazon fulfillment center

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

An Atlanta commercial real-estate developer has bought three Kernersville sites being primed for a potential Amazon fulfillment center

5 Ways To Ensure Your Business Is Change Ready


by Gregg Brown, author of “ Ready… Set… Change Again!: Take Control of Change Before It Takes Control of You “ As an entrepreneur and small business owner, I find it often difficult to juggle all of the changing priorities that happen on a daily basis.

How to Create Perfect Custom Images for Your Website, Blog, and Social Media

Up and Running

Using high-quality images on your website, social media channels, and blog posts not only makes your brand more appealing—it also drastically improves conversion rates.

Convey Lands $10 Million in Additional Funding


Convey, a member of the Techstars Austin class of 2014, announced Tuesday that it has raised $10 million in funding. The Austin-based startup received the investment from Silverton Partners, Techstars Venture Capital Fund, RPM Ventures, NextGen and others. To date, Convey has raised $25.75 million.

Angry American Airlines Employees Say the Airline is Transporting Migrant Children Separated From Parents

Inc Startups

Some say they were brought to tears. And now the airline is reacting.

Gov. Roy Cooper recalls N.C. National Guard in response to immigrant family separations

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Roy Cooper has recalled three members of the state National Guard from the southern border over the Trump administration policy of separating children from their migrant parents