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How Idea People Can Transform Into Visionary Leaders

Startup Professionals Musings

A popular approach for aspiring entrepreneurs these days seems to be to corner anyone who will listen, with a pitch on their current “million dollar idea.” The initial monologue usually ends with the question “How much money do you think this is worth?”

Pitch Deck Month: The “Can You Be The Best?” Slide

View from Seed

*This post is part of our “pitch deck” series where we dissect the seed stage pitch deck and discuss the ideal flow for a pitch. You can read the rest of the posts in the series by clicking here *.

Zoho One evolves at rapid clip

deal architect

Earlier this year, I wrote about Zoho One ". the bundle priced at $30 a month an employee, or $75 a month on per-user basis. It was launched in 2017 with 35 applications, it now has over 40. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (other vendors

8 Strategies To Avoid The Entrepreneur Arrogance Trap

Startup Professionals Musings

In my years of mentoring entrepreneurs, a problem I have seen too often is low self-esteem, and over-compensating through arrogance and ego. These entrepreneurs find it hard to respect customers or team members, and their ventures usually fail.

AI is the Big Data of 2019

Feld Thoughts

I attended a Silicon Flatirons Artificial Intelligence Roundtable last week. Over the years Amy and I have sponsored a number of these and I always find the collection of people, the topics, and the conversation to be stimulating and provocative. At the end of the two hours, I was very agitated by the discussion. The Silicon Flatirons roundtable approach is that there are several short topics presented, each followed by a longer discussion.

10 Common Mistakes To Avoid While Getting Business Cards Printed Online

YoungUpstarts

A business card is like your information calling card. It is used as a marketing tool to help people learn more about your products and services. A sound business card is one that is designed in a way that will make people remember your company.

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Pitch Deck Month: The “Why Does It Matter?” Slide

View from Seed

*This post is part of our “pitch deck” series where we dissect the seed stage pitch deck and discuss the ideal flow for a pitch. You can read the rest of the posts in the series by clicking here *.

Book: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

Feld Thoughts

The view from my living room in Homer, Alaska. Amy and I arrived in Homer this evening for some time in a different place. We are TV-free up here, so that means, well, books.

Rebranding Your Business? Key Things To Keep In Mind

YoungUpstarts

Rebranding a business is a marketing strategy wherein a new name, design, concept, term, symbol, and combination of these elements are created for a brand. The aim is to develop a differentiated and new identity in the minds of consumers, competitors, investors, and other stakeholders.

Re: Oracle OpenWorld

deal architect

I am going to miss going to the event next week. My fault. I had a conflict that cleared up, but not in time for Oracle to register me. I have asked them for streaming info so will catch up. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

10 Academic Courses To Kickstart Your Business Career

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m sure that every one of us who has been out in the business world for a few years can look back with perfect hindsight and name a few college courses that we should have taken.

Pitch Deck Month: “Is It Working?” (aka the “Traction” Slide)

View from Seed

*This post is part of our “pitch deck” series where we dissect the seed stage pitch deck and discuss the ideal flow for a pitch. You can read the rest of the posts in the series by clicking here *. By now, you’ve described your team and the high level overview of what your company does.

Authors and Innovators Business Ideas Festival

Feld Thoughts

I’m keynoting the Authors and Innovators Business Ideas Festival on 10/24/19 at the UMASS campus in Newton, MA. As a writer, I’m excited to see events like this happening.

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Communication In A Multi-Location, Multi-Team, Multi-Project Business

YoungUpstarts

As the world of business evolves, the small business only remains small in name. Nowadays, small business that have 20 or 30 employees have to act and behave like medium-sized businesses. The workplace has also evolved whereby employers and employees need to communicate on just about everything.

How To Improve Your LinkedIn Visibility And Engagement

YFS Magazine

Every single week, content in the LinkedIn feed is seen 9 billion times. Still, only a small number of users and posts get enough visibility and engagement. Grow Marketing & Sales linkedin marketing social media social media marketing

6 Founder Actions That Can Kill A Promising Business

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience as an advisor to entrepreneurs, business startup founders most often point to a shortage of funds as the primary cause of their startup failure.

I’ve Built Multiple Growth Teams. Here’s Why I Won’t Do It Again.

ConversionXL

I love running growth teams. It’s everything I could want from a job. It directly impacts the company, is fairly autonomous, works great with a few high-caliber folks, and involves a ton of A/B tests. I’ve spent years running these teams—but I don’t know if I’ll ever build one again.

The Passing of Two of My Childhood Business Heroes

Feld Thoughts

Two of my childhood business heroes, T. Boone Pickens and H. Ross Perot , died this year. Perot passed away this summer at age 89 and Pickens passed away yesterday at age 91. As I was typing this, I thought maybe I’d call them T and H. But, growing up they were referred to as “T Boone” and “Perot.” ” I didn’t know either of them personally, but they loomed large over the business community in Dallas where I grew up (from 1969 – 1983.)

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How To Develop An Online Course

YoungUpstarts

E-Learning courses are an emerging trend in the online content distribution industry. As you could have guessed from the title, sharing your knowledge online could be rather profitable.

How Brands Master The Art of Influencer Marketing

YFS Magazine

Influencer marketing has quickly become one of the most effective PR and social media strategies for marketers and individuals alike. Grow Marketing & Sales Influencer Marketing marketing social media social media marketing

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10 Tips On Managing An Overwhelming Business Workload

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the most common complaints I hear from entrepreneurs is that they are overwhelmed by the workload and stress of starting their company. Then there are the additional challenges of balancing the demands of family and friends. Having too much on your plate can turn your dream into a nightmare.

25 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names

Hearpreneur

The idea of exactly what your business is going to usually come first. Secondly, most often, is giving a title to your idea. What exactly is going to be the name of your business? Some people turn to their childhood for inspiration or a beloved family pet.

Becoming the CEO of Your Own Business with a Virtual Answering Service

The Startup Magazine

If you’ve always dreamed of becoming the Chief Executive Officer of your very own company, you might not be far off in making that dream a reality.

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Not So Petty Cash: A Guide To Small Business Billing Systems

YoungUpstarts

When you’re trying to handle your business in a way that is organized and productive, you have to get a handle on your billing and invoicing. While you surely love what you do, it’s not a business unless you’re getting paid.

5 Brilliant Tips To Increase Email Response Rates

YFS Magazine

Don’t let critics fool you. Email marketing is still a highly effective way to acquire new clients, increase sales, and grow your business. Grow Marketing & Sales email marketing marketing

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Carey Smith Launches Unorthodox Ventures in Austin to Invest in Startups with Great Products

SiliconHills

Carey Smith sold Big Ass Fans, the company he founded in Lexington, Kentucky, for $500 million in December of 2017 and then moved to Austin.

Monday Motivation: REFUSE TO LOSE – (Mindset Is Everything Speech)

Hearpreneur

This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. You have to sacrifice to develop a powerful mind. Seek out success to allow your growth to grow exponentially. Learn from anyone willing to teach. Success leaves clues.

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5 Financial Concepts Every Startup Founder Should Know

The Startup Magazine

So you’ve started a business: you’ve made a great product, achieved product-market fit and have an extraordinary road map laid out. But to build a scalable business you need more than just product-market fit. There’s more to your business’s success than how great your product is.

3-Step Burnout Prevention Plan

YoungUpstarts

by Nicole Lapin, author of “ Becoming Super Woman: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Go from Burnout to Balance “ I thought I was Superwoman. I’d wrapped up shooting for the second season of my TV show and had just finished touring the country promoting my second book.

Micro-VC fund management and capital account statements

David Cohen

I’m a personal investor in about 20 micro-VC funds.

Headphone Maker AfterShokz Moves from New York to Austin

SiliconHills

AfterShokz, which makes sports headphones that transmit sound via bone conduction, announced this week that it is moving its headquarters from New York to Austin.

5 Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Favorite Business or Entrepreneur Turnaround Story

Hearpreneur

Poor performance in business doesn’t always imply the failure of a business. It can be an improving point for a business or mark its upward trajectory.

Keeping Organized and Focused During an IPO Launch

The Startup Magazine

Starting a business is complex, time consuming, and stressful. As you move from startup to scaleup, and then to a corporate entity preparing for an IPO for your exit, you learn how to stay focused.

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5 Top-Rated Forex Trading Apps In 2019

YoungUpstarts

Recently, there has been an increase in the number of forex trading apps in the market. While this gives traders a healthy number of choices, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the numerous choices.