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6 Considerations For Going Public Via Reverse Merger

Startup Professionals Musings

With the current strong economy, as an active startup mentor, I’m seeing a new surge of entrepreneurs and startups, with the commensurate scramble for funding. There just aren’t enough angel investors and VCs to go around.

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The Future of Work will be.fascinatingly complex

deal architect

Let's face it the term "future of work" has been hijacked by technology vendors and "thought leaders" of every stripe - often peddling products and one-dimensional concepts which are spray painted to cover their distant past. So, it was refreshing. Future of Work

Decade-end review: Enterprise Applications have NOT eaten the world

deal architect

Over the last couple of weeks, as we get ready to welcome the 20s, I have been reviewing blog posts, books I have written and notes from advisory work helping clients pick vendors, negotiate contracts, review vendor performance etc from


How is the VC Asset Class Doing?

View from Seed

One of my more popular posts in recent years was a long write-up on how VC’s get measured. It occurred to me that about 2 years has transpired since that original post and I thought I’d write a follow-up.

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Small Business Owners, Change Your Life Instantly With This 6-Letter Word!

Rembrandt Communications

Small Business Success is More Than Sales, PR and Marketing… As a small business owner, you probably utter many four-letter words under your breath, or hear them from others, on a regular basis. Well, I’m going to remind you of a six-letter word you can say as much as possible, 365 days a year.

Getting Schooled – Lessons from an Adjunct

Steve Blank

This post previously appeared in Poets and Quants. I’ve been an adjunct professor for nearly two decades. Here’s what I’ve learned. Colleges and universities that offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to teach innovation and entrepreneurship classes may benefit from a more formal onboarding process. The goal would be six-fold: Integrate adjuncts as partners with their entrepreneurship centers . Create repeatable and scalable processes for onboarding adjuncts.

Trailblazer by Marc Benioff - a review

deal architect

I have been reading Marc Benioff's new book and also factoring what I heard at the latest Dreamforce, Salesforce's annual conference. At times, I felt like I was re-reading Frederic Laloux's "Reinventing Organizations" and his points about companies like Patagonia. Cloud Computing, SaaS

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3 Benefits Of Earning An SOC Compliance


SOC, also known as System and Organization Controls, is a crucial framework that was developed by the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA). It’s both a requirement and a technical audit for today’s cloud and technology computing companies. .

Help a Denver Food Bank Stay in their Home

Feld Thoughts

If you have an office in Denver, just five miles away from you is a food bank operating out of a warehouse month to month just so it can help anyone who comes through their doors.

How to Get Started in China and Have Success


Are you an ambitious entrepreneur from the west seeking to expand to China? Or are you interested in opening a new business in China? If yes, this article is for you. Here is how to get started in China and have success.

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8 Steps Every Leader Must Take To Deal With Setbacks

Startup Professionals Musings

As a business owner in this age of rapid technological change, with the surge of worldwide competitors, setbacks and adversity are virtually guaranteed.

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Why Traders Should Be Using MetaTrader 4


Established in 2000 in Russia, the MetaQuotes Software Corporation has arguably revolutionised mobile trading in developed companies across the globe.

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@bfeld v54.0

Feld Thoughts

Simply begin again. I turned 54 today. I’ve always marked the start of a new year on my birthday rather than January 1st. As part of my birthday tradition, I write myself a letter about my upcoming year. I started posting these publicly when I was 51 and they serve as a nice reminder of where I was at v52 (focusing on what I want to do ) and v53 (exploring what I want to be).


5 Useful Tips Consider When Building A Startup

YFS Magazine

For would-be entrepreneurs, advice will pour in from every direction. Most would be common and familiar, but seasoned entrepreneurs will recommend this. Plan business lessons starting a business startup advice

How Self-Service Technology Can Boost Startup Growth


For every startup business, the need to give customers the best customer service experience is the key priority. Customers are kings, and they determine business growth. Your company growth will largely depend on how you treat them. Here is how self-service technology can boost startup growth.

How Smart Entrepreneurs Don’t Hesitate To Seek Help

Startup Professionals Musings

While starting a new business always involves tackling many new challenges, I’ve personally found myself reluctant to ask for help. I suspect it’s a function of pride and confidence in my own problem solving abilities, but my hesitation has definitely cost me time and money.

5 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Improve Your Ad Conversion Rates


For all of the time and effort you pour into your advertising campaigns, poor results are frustrating and costly to the bottom line. But there is good news: With a few simple tweaks to your approach, you can improve your conversion rate and see immediate results. Here are some helpful tips: 1.

The Version One Anti-Portfolio – the opportunities we missed…

Version One Ventures

Bessemer started the idea of the “anti-portfolio” – the companies that you passed on, but ended up doing very, very well. . After Honey was acquired by PayPal for $4B a few weeks ago, we thought it was a good time to share the Version One anti-portfolio: Honey.

5 Ways To Create A Productive Coworking Environment

YFS Magazine

A collaborative workspace requires ingenuity, creativity, inspiration and sometimes a little help. Here's a look at five tips to get started. Workspaces collaboration coworking workspaces

25 Entrepreneurs Explain Their Major Accomplishments in 2019


The end of every year is the opportunity reflect on a 365-day journey. 2019 may have been a bad year for some and to others, it was a great year. Many businesses were launched and others were closed. Pivots were made and goals were shattered.

10 Financing Alternatives For Your Next New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

The “valley of death” is a common term in the startup world, referring to the difficulty of covering the negative cash flow in the early stages of a startup, before their new product or service is bringing in revenue from real customers.

5 Ways To Save On Business Expenses


The cost of running a business seems to increase annually. Without fail, you will see everything getting more expensive, from renting the space needed to run the business to paying employees and even down to the additional fuel tax on your next flight. It all adds up.

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Book: No Vision All Drive

Feld Thoughts

I love origin stories. David Brown , Techstars CEO and co-founder, just updated his and published a new edition of No Vision All Drive. It’s the story of Pinpoint Technologies, his first company with David Cohen, one of the other co-founders of Techstars. As an origin story, it’s a detailed autobiography of what David learned from the experience of his first company.

Office DIY Makeover: How To Install Laminate Flooring

YFS Magazine

If you're ready for an office makeover, pay close attention to flooring. Floors are one of the most misunderstood renovation items in general. Workspaces home office office office design workspaces

25 Entrepreneurs Share Their #1 Goal for 2020


Every new year and right after the ball drops, it’s time to go to work. Often entrepreneurs and business owners create their New Year’s Resolutions around their business.

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8 Attributes Shared By Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Maybe starting a new business isn’t your passion, but in these days of rapid change, where everyone is dealing with uncertainty, I believe that thinking and acting like entrepreneurs will help you get ahead in any profession.

What To Know About Friendly Fraud


While online transactions have done much to help retailers and consumers alike, the technology has also opened up avenues for new kinds of fraud. Some instances of fraud are perpetrated by criminals against merchants. Others, though, occur through preventable mistakes.

How do you handle your cash reserves?


Here comes some advice for all of us to use in business or in our personal lives. But to understand it, we need to delve into the short-and long-term sources and uses of cash. Good cash strategies to remember.

5 Lifestyle Hacks To Get Unstuck And Back On Track

YFS Magazine

There comes a point in life, and business, when we suddenly feel directionless. It seems like we are living the same hackneyed day over and over again. Lifestyle health and wellness lifestyle mental health personal development

Don’t follow anyone

Start Up Blog

Some people like to accumulate followers. Not me. I hope I don’t have a single follower. I’d much rather have students of my work, as opposed to followers.

4 Ways you can outsource work at your startup

Our Own Start-up

Setting your startup up for success is made possible with helping hands. Startups budding business owners business owners collaborating with service providers outsource work startups successful startups

5 Questions To Ask Your Employer About Family-Building Benefits This Open Enrollment Season


by Peter Nieves, Chief Commercial Officer at WINFertility. Open enrollment, happening now until December 15th, is the period during which you may freely enroll in or change your benefit selections.

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The 2019 State of Conversion Optimization Report


This is the fourth edition of our State of Conversion Optimization report. The upward and downward trend data is increasingly interesting. But it’s also easy—and equally useful—to spot the things that haven’t changed: the strategies that continue to work and the issues the industry hasn’t yet solved.

What Job is Your Customer Hiring You to Do?


My friend George, one of our co-founders at Return Path (according to him, the best looking of the three), has a wonderful and simple framing question for thinking about product strategy: what job is your customer hiring you to do?

Will WeWork finally put our image of a "backable" founder to rest?

This is going to be BIG.

There’s one thing that no one can ever take away from Adam Neumann—he was world class at fundraising. His ability to tell a story and gain investor confidence was unmatched relative to the underlying progress of the company. He exuded confidence told people he was going to change the world.

Eliminate This for a Successful Business

Mike Michalowicz

Want a superpower in your business? Be user friendly. Watch me open my new iPhone. Left handed. Which I am not. You don’t get more user friendly than that. User friendly. There’s an attractive phrase.

5 Essential Habits You Need To Become Successful


by Andrew Armstrong. Success is not easy. Some think that people are born talented, while others believe it comes down to hard work and luck. It’s true. A select few people do have the innate ability or good fortune to achieve success, but this isn’t true of the population at-large.