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Framework Benchmarks Round 19


Round 19 of the TechEmpower Framework Benchmarks project is now available! This project measures the high-water mark performance of server side web application frameworks and platforms using predominantly community-contributed test implementations.

New Normal: Conversation with Doug Belden of Hillsborough County, FL

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I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.

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7 Tips For Expediting The Scaling Of Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

The military has long recognized that machine guns are force multipliers for rifles, but businesses have been slow to capitalize on this concept. Sometimes all the planning in the world isn’t enough for business survival, when things change as fast as they do today.

How To Craft The Perfect Sales Presentation For Small Businesses


by David Duford , author of “ The Official Guide To Selling Insurance For New Agents “ If you’re a small business owner, chances are you persuade your clients on some level. .

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Don’t Burn Down Your Own House

Feld Thoughts

Dave Mayer pointed me at this video today. After struggling with how I was feeling all morning, during my run, and while I read the Sunday New York Times, this finally helped me put a framework around my feelings. I’m angry. I’m sad. I’m confused. I’m appalled.

Foodtech Trends That Are Here to Stay

View from Seed

Advances in technology and changing consumer preferences have long been transforming the way food is created, distributed, and consumed. Now, as COVID-19 revolutionizes much of what was “normal” before March, several trends in foodtech are experiencing tailwinds.

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6 Keys To Startup Wins Without Disruptive Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

As an investor, innovation is a term I certainly like to hear these days, but many of you entrepreneurs try to take it to the next level, by claiming to have a “ disruptive innovation.”

Top 4 Ways To Rank Your Business Higher On Google


It is not a surprise that people want to rank higher on Google particularly, as it is the most used search engine around the world. But for the same reason, every popular niche is saturated with competition.

The API-as-a-marketplace

Version One Ventures

As we’ve been spending time on B2B marketplaces and dev tools/platforms, we’ve come to realize that there’s an interesting sub-category that combines elements of both: the API-as-a-marketplace. What is an API-as-a-marketplace?

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Why Blog?

Rembrandt Communications

Do You Really Need to Have a Blog? You hear all about people posting blogs. Maybe you’ve tried blogging without success? Well, a blog (short for web log) may be the secret tool you need to boost awareness and sales fast… without spending a dime! Why blog?

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New Normal: Conversation with Peter Maier of SAP

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I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.

8 Ways Your Old School Can Energize Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

Most aspiring entrepreneurs look to their alma mater, or any university, as a source of classes that can help them, but neglect to think outside the box or take advantage of all the other resources to be found there.

The New Startup: Legal Financing & Lawsuit Loans


If you haven’t heard about legal financing or lawsuit loans before, that may change.

You are Not Alone

Feld Thoughts

On Wednesday 6/3 at 11am Energize Colorado will be launching our Mental Wellness initiative. While we already have a Mental Health Resource section up on the Energize Colorado , we are starting a weekly webinar series called Wellness Wednesdays.

17 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Leverage Networking in Business


Networking in business helps you reach more clients and more importantly, share your lessons and successes with other business owners. This ultimately improves your confidence and reminds you to push harder regardless of the obstacles you face in business.

New Normal: Conversation with Ben Pring of Cognizant's Center for Future of Work

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.

Why Smart Entrepreneurs Build Plans For Their Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Most technical entrepreneurs I know demand the discipline of a product specification or plan, and then assume that their great product will drive a great business. Serious investors, on the other hand, look for a professional business plan or summary first, and hardly ever look at the product plan.

8 Simple Ways To Market Your New Business On A Budget


Anyone who’s looking to start a new business or has recently set up a company will understand how important budgeting is. You’ve got to buy equipment; you may have employees and then there is marketing.

Contact Tracing and Technology Conference – 6/3/20

Feld Thoughts

On Wednesday, June 3rd, a team led by the COVID Tech Task Force is putting on the first of several free public conferences on the topic of Contact Tracing and Technology.

Will COVID-19 mainstream AR/VR?

VC Cafe

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to impact nations, businesses and the lives of billions, and the aftermath of the recession remains to be seen, some trends are already emerging, such as the embracing of digitization.

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Business acrobatics and heroics that also deserve flyovers

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It's been wonderful to see Blue Angels, Thunderbirds and other planes do flyovers over different cities to honor front line workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Here is one over Washington, DC. While those flyovers have received media attention, very little. New Normal COVID-19

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9 Subscription Model Variations To JumpStart Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

Every new business quickly realizes that revenue coming in every period on a committed basis is the Holy Grail to survival and growth. Based on traditional research, getting new customers is five to ten times harder than getting additional revenue from existing customers.

Together At Home: 3 Ways To Create Human Connections On Virtual Teams


by Tara Peters, Ph.D., coauthor of “ The Demotivated Employee: Helping Leaders Solve the Motivation Crisis That Is Plaguing Business “ Tune into social media, and you’ll most likely see the trending hashtag #TogetherAtHome.

How Entrepreneurial Planning Helps You Have Smoother Sailing


Being an entrepreneur is a state of mind, way of living. To get started in business, you have to be rigorous and have proper methods. Even if working in entrepreneurship is not what you might call entertainment — passion is essential.

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Q2 Vacation Reading

Feld Thoughts

I took an off the grid vacation last week. I needed it as I was pretty fried feeling on May 15th when I checked out. Amy and I went … nowhere. We stayed at home. I slept late each day. I exercised. I read. I napped. We finished watching Breaking Bad.

26 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Break Through The Noise With Their Business


How do you gain the attention of your preferred audience in an era of stiff competition? The truth is, both new and existing business struggle to create a sustained buzz around their business.

Building Assets – 5 Ways to Increase Your Property Value

The Startup Magazine

Regardless of the property value in the market, everyone wants to get the best price for their home or business. Although you don’t have any control over the property market, still there are tips and techniques to get the maximum value for your property.

Top 3 Ways Your Company Can Attract Employees


If you’re looking to grow your business and attract top talent, you may be looking for some hiring ideas. After all, growth is a sign of a healthy business, and investing in high-quality, capable employees is one of the best investments you can make for your company’s long-term success.

Startup Funding – A Comprehensive Guide for Entrepreneurs


I have often been asked about Startup Funding by entrepreneurs. Many myths surround the subject of startup funding. Here is Startup Funding, a Comprehensive Guide for Entrepreneurs. Pre-Requisites of Funding. Gone are the days where you can get funded based on an idea.

How To Validate Your eCommerce Product Idea

Up and Running

You’ve got a great eCommerce product idea and you’re ready to get started building a new online business venture. But, before you dive headfirst into developing and producing your product you need to do some serious fact-checking.

Top 3 Reasons Why Veterans Make Successful Entrepreneurs

YFS Magazine

The mission comes first. Here's a look at three key reasons veterans often have what it takes to become successful entrepreneurs. Launch recommended starting a business veteran entrepreneur veterans

How You Can Get Your Startup Off on the Right Track

The Startup Magazine

If you are planning on setting up your own business to run then, you will have a lot of things to think about. From choosing the kind of business you want to run to signing paperwork to finding the right office location, there are plenty of things that you will need to keep in mind.

Effective Ways To Hang On To Your High-Potential Employees


If you thought that the war for talent is slowing down, you’re wrong. Even in industries experiencing modest growth, the war for top-notch talent is showing no signs of letting up. You see, high-potential employees are a crucial part of an organization.

On-Demand Money Making Business Model for Startups


It wasn’t so long ago when we used to stand in queues waiting for taxis or go to local stores for grocery shopping. However, owing to the rise of on-demand businesses – stepping out of our homes for our daily needs seems to be an idea of another era. And the COVID-19 crises has sealed the deal.

What Is a Cash Flow Statement?

Up and Running

The cash flow statement is one of the three main financial statements (along with the income statement and balance sheet ) that shows the financial position and health of a business.

Getting to the Other Side: Travel

The Entrepreneurial Mind

recently mentioned that she would consider taking a trip in an RV. Many of you might not consider that blog-worthy, but traveling the country in a motor home is something we never would have considered in the past. We love to travel.