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Glowforge Plus Launches on Amazon Exclusives

Feld Thoughts

Glowforge recently launched their 3D laser printers to the public , making their product line available within 10-day delivery.

19 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.

The REPL For Hardware

Feld Thoughts

We’ve been soaking (and investing) in the world of 3D printing since our investment in MakerBot in 2011. Since then, we’ve made three other investments in the world of 3D printing – Formlabs , Glowforge , and Looking Glass.

Some Quick Things Every Founder Should Know

Both Sides of the Table

One thing that comes with being a venture capitalist is you see hundreds and hundreds of businesses. You get to have interesting conversations with founders and review business plans and then see how these businesses evolve over the years.

Tech marathoners: Bruce Rogow

deal architect

This continues a new series of interviews with tech executives who have seen the industry evolve over a minimum of two decades. They have helped analyze, envision, develop and take to market some of the most influential technology the world. Tech Marathoners series

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How To Adopt Inbound PR Methods That Amplify Media Coverage

YFS Magazine

Gain more media exposure with inbound PR media strategies that will keep your small business top of mind with your audience. Grow Marketing & Sales inbound PR media coverage PR publicity

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Benefits Of Outsourced Bookkeeping

YoungUpstarts

Bookkeeping is often considered to be an ardourus and painstaking task. Regardless, it is vital for a business of any size to maintain impeccable financial records. These records are important for many reasons including keeping track of day-to-day spending and filing yearly taxes.

Early Stage VCs – Be Careful Out There

Feld Thoughts

In addition to our own funds, we are investors in a number of other early-stage VC funds as part of our Foundry Group Next strategy. Yesterday, in one of the quarterly updates that we get, I saw the following paragraph. “Historically, the $10 million valuation mark has been somewhat of a ceiling for seed stage startups.

9 Skills Marketers Need in the Age of AI

ConversionXL

The robots are taking over. They’re going to be better than us, and then steal our jobs, and eventually turn on us and conquer the world. That’s the kind of hyperbolic language you’re probably hearing everywhere today. But some of it is true.

Product Management & The Nuances of Digital Health Apps

The Product Guy

Creating digital health applications requires product managers employ a unique and specific skill set, one that is often only learned by effective collaboration with clinical and administrative personnel. The learning curve can be very steep!

4 Ways a Startup Consignment Shop Can Increase Revenue

The Startup Magazine

It’s important to do research on successful consignment businesses when creating your own business plan. What are the common denominators among the businesses that you admire? Which are most like the business you would like to run?

5 Growth Hacks To Accelerate Your Startup

YFS Magazine

How do startups experience fast growth? If you are ready to accelerate startup growth without delay, consider these five tips. Grow Operations growth hacks growth strategy small business growth

Binary Star Startup Communities

Feld Thoughts

I had dinner with Ian Hathaway a few weeks ago when I was in London. It was a delight to see him in person. While we’ve been collaborating on Startup Communities 2 (which we are now calling The Startup Community Way), which will come out at the “end-of-the-year-ish,” having dinner was a delight and reminded me how much I like him. A few months ago he wrote a post on Waterloo, and activity in Canada in general, titled The North Star.

4 Tips for Creating an Offline Experience That Builds Brand Loyalty

Up and Running

Congratulations, you’ve launched an online startup! But—now what? The first few months after a launch can set the tone for the future. One of the biggest challenges to launching a new business is the fact that no one has heard of you yet.

3 arrested after drugs, weapons found at North Carolina daycare

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

FAYETTEVILLE — A drug bust in North Carolina led police to a day care center, where they found not only a half-dozen guns but also cookies and gummy bears laced with marijuana

Promote Your Startup with the Right Marketing Agency

The Startup Magazine

If you need to hire a marketing agency to promote your startup, how do you choose one? Pick an agency that has a good process for coming up with a marketing strategy. Source: Pixabay. How do marketing agencies come up with marketing strategies?

5 Factors To Consider When Creating A Memorable Logo

YFS Magazine

If you want to be perceived as more than a commodity, incorporate these brand factors as a part of your logo development and strengthen your brand appeal. Grow Marketing & Sales brand identity branding logo logo design marketing

Google Boulder’s Gift to NCWIT

Feld Thoughts

Google Boulder recently did a phenomenal thing. They recently gave a gift of over $2 million to CU Boulder , which included free office space for NCWIT for the next six years (valued at $1.3 million.) As of a few weeks ago, NCWIT now has a great long-term home in an older Google office on 26th Street in Boulder off of the CU Campus. The head of Google Boulder (I think his official title in Googlespeak is “Engineering Site Director”) is Scott Green.

How to Start a Business When You’re Starting Your Whole Life Over

Up and Running

Starting your own business, especially for the first time, is a major life transition—and even positive transitions are by definition stressful.

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How Can Display Advertising Drive Revenue And Brand Loyalty?

YoungUpstarts

In the modern, technological economy, it is becoming increasingly difficult for companies to make their presence known in the marketplace. This means that to stand out, companies now have to be more creative and ingenious than ever before.

A Guide to Conducting Business In France

The Startup Magazine

France is one of the world’s leading global powers, but what is it like to conduct business there? The following are 10 things you need to know about conducting business in France. France Has A Very Large Market. The market in France is 65 million consumers.

Fintech: What Every Online Retailer Should Know

YFS Magazine

Online retailers who pay attention to fintech innovations will stay a step ahead of their competition. Here's what every e-commerce founder should know. Grow Technology e-commerce Finance fintech online business technology

More Thoughts on Lanier’s Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

Feld Thoughts

A few weeks ago I read Jaron Lanier’s Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now. It helped consolidate some thinking on my part and I sent a few copies out to friends who I knew would have thoughtful and interesting responses. One that came back is very worth reading as it has a healthy critique as well as some personal reflections. The note from my friend after reading Lanier’s book follows.

GOP panel picks Charlotte for its 2020 convention, putting city, state in national spotlight

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The Republican National Committee’s site selection committee backed Charlotte on Wednesday as the location for its 2020 national convention, according to two Republican officials familiar with the process

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Why You Should Consider Renaming Your Business (And How To Do It Right)

YoungUpstarts

by Katie Lundin of crowdspring. A great business name identifies your business, tells your customers and prospects something meaningful about your brand , and helps to differentiate your business from your competition.

Side Hustles You Can Do While Traveling The World

The Startup Magazine

Listen to Google — UX and SEO are a match made in heaven

The Next Web

To the layman UX and SEO (if they even understand what they mean) sound like two entirely unrelated things. The one is about some plumber jabbing away at their phone, while the other is about satisfying the algorithms of a company in Silicon Valley. But we know better.

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A New Flavor of Agile

The Product Guy

How to thoughtfully include everyone’s experience to build the most effective product. “Absorbing what is useful, discarding what is not, adding what is uniquely your own.

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4 Ways To Focus Your Social Media Marketing Efforts

YFS Magazine

Social media marketing can make or break a company; make sure your business gets specific, develops a strategy and thrives. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing social media social media marketing

Communities Can Grow Too Quickly

Hunter Walker

I was recently granted access to a Slack community associated with a newsletter I’ve been reading for a while. The kinetic energy of new members started on the #Welcome channel and then flowed to other discussions on themed channels.

Affordable Shipping Options for Your Small Businesses

The Startup Magazine

There are some expenses which are unavoidable when starting a new business. Shipping fees might, unfortunately, be one of them. While expensive transport costs can quickly reduce your profitability, there are many ways you can reduce your overheads, which will increase your annual profit margin.

Who's got the best cruiser? The N.C. Highway Patrol wants your vote

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

There's serious competition, and North Carolina troopers are confident. But they need your help

Tech Marathoners: Bruce Rogow Part 2

deal architect

We ran yesterday Part 1 of the interview with Bruce Rogow. Part 2 below focuses on his time and learning at Gartner and since As I mentioned, he is a throwback to the time of really big IT thinkers and. Tech Marathoners series

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3 Apps To Help You Focus And Get More Done

YFS Magazine

Once I found ways to consistently focus on my business I became a consistency queen. Here's how I get more done – in a short time. Back Office Grow mindfulness personal development productivity time management