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Is Your SaaS Go-to-Market Strategy Tsunami-Proof?


Right now, there is a tsunami that’s coming to wipe out thousands of SaaS companies. In this article, I’ll walk you through the three tidal waves coming ashore and show you how to avoid their potentially disastrous consequences. The Three Tidal Waves Coming for Your SaaS Business.

Listen To the Haters So You Can Prove Them Wrong


by Judith Nowlin, Chief Growth Officer for Babyscripts. If I had a dime for every time someone told me “you can’t do this” on my entrepreneurial journey, I would be swimming in a pool of coins like Scrooge McDuck from DuckTales, my favorite after school cartoon from the late 80’s.

7 Tips For Building The Right People Relationships

Startup Professionals Musings

In big business, as well as startups, I have found that your effectiveness can be highly correlated to your ability to build and maintain people relationships, often more so than hard work, or how many hours you give.

When “fits and starts” is the most efficient path

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

You roll down the windows and wear a helmet when you take your car to the track. This does not make me less terrified of a fiery death. The American Autocross champion was sitting in my passenger seat screaming at me to not let my foot off the pedal until I bounced off the RPM limiter.

The Startup As a (dys)functional Family


It begins when the future startup CEO (mother) meets the co-founder (father). A love around an idea binds them to the point where they decide to spend most of their time with each other. Love at first sight.

Welcoming Nicole Sievers to the NextView Team!

View from Seed

Rob, Lee, Melody and I are all very pleased to announce that Nicole Sievers has joined the NextView team as Platform Associate.

Should you include a Series A investor in your seed round?

Version One Ventures

One of the most important decisions for a founder of an early stage company is deciding who should be on the cap table. We’ve written about doing your due diligence on investors and funds to make sure you find the right partners for the journey. Lately, we have seen more founders grappling with the question of whether to include a Series A investor in their seed round.

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Book: How to Meditate

Feld Thoughts

Over the past few years, I’ve incorporated meditation into my daily routine. I started by using Headspace , shifted to using Insight Timer , and now do whatever I feel like doing. A week ago, while proofreading a draft of Jerry Colonna’s upcoming book, I noticed a few sections where he mentioned Ani Pema Chödrön. When he referenced her book How to Meditate , I went on Amazon and bought a physical copy to read.

Jeff Bezos Schedules His Most Important Meetings Before Lunch. Here's Why You Should, Too

Inc Startups

In a recent interview, Bezos shared some tips on how to make "high-IQ" meetings count.


How to Write a Business Plan for a Cannabis Company

Up and Running

It’s a very exciting time in the cannabis industry right now. One of our Bplans writers described going into business in cannabis as a “ once-in-a-generation opportunity ,” with the product rapidly becoming legal for recreational as well as medical use in many states.

The Best Programming Languages for Digital Marketers


In the world of data-driven marketing, more and more tasks require a bit of coding. You might need to add an extra parameter to your tracking code or pull raw data from Google Analytics. You may want to create a simple prediction—or automate a few repetitive tasks in your PPC campaigns.

7 Keys To Selecting A Startup Idea That Works For You

Startup Professionals Musings

A common request I hear from aspiring entrepreneurs is for an assessment of their latest idea. I don’t even try to assess things at the idea level, since I can’t read minds. I can assess execution plans, if you have any.

Book: The Fixer

Feld Thoughts

I enjoyed Bradley Tusk’s new book, The Fixer: My Adventures Saving Startups from Death by Politics. It’s another memoir, a category which seems to be ending up on the top of my reading list a lot these days. It also was in the pile of books I get sent regularly by publishers hoping I’ll read and review them (as in “Dear Brad Feld, here is a form letter about my book, I hope you like it.”). ”).

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From Invoices To Customer Service: 5 Ways To Make Your Startup Look More Professional


It’s easy to come up with an idea for a startup business. What’s not so easy is executing on this idea. And even after you get the business up and running, you’ll find that you have to continually prove yourself in the marketplace.

Favor has Grown Tremendously Since its Acquisition by H-E-B


By Laura Lorek Publisher of SIlicon Hills News Favor, the on-demand delivery startup based in Austin, reached profitability last September. “We

Hong Kong Economic Outlook


Overview Recent data suggests that economic dynamics remain soft in the third quarter following a weaker-than-expected second-quarter expansion.

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8 Keys To Keeping Up With Technology In Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Technology is so key to every business these days that experienced business-smart but non-tech entrepreneurs are feeling deeper and deeper in the hole.

Book: A Gentleman in Moscow

Feld Thoughts

“How did your book end?” ” asked Amy from her position reading on the couch across the room. “Perfectly,” I answered. A Gentleman in Moscow was magnificent. While there’s still a chance I’ll read something better in 2018, for now, I’m declaring it the best book I’ve read this year.


Let me re-introduce myself

47 Hats

This is about the sixth reincarnation of my blog since I started with ToDoOrElse on in 2004. And, its on the JAMstack , which should give it awesome superpowers of ultrafast rendering, zero attack surface, and PWA out of the box.

Doreen Lorenzo on the Importance of Design Thinking for Problem Solving


Design thinking is a methodology designers have always used to solve problems, said Doreen Lorenzo, founder of the Center for Integrated Design.

Venezuela Deterioration Continues


ECONOMY The economy remains stuck in a deep depression. Despite oil prices hovering at over three-year highs in recent months, oil production continues to fall, plunging by over a third in July in annual terms according to OPEC secondary data.

6 Market Research Sources That Fit A Limited Budget

Startup Professionals Musings

Many entrepreneurs are so enamored with their product vision that they believe their own hype, and are convinced that the market for their solution is so huge that no one will ask them for independent market research data.

Oracles streak of missed opportunities

deal architect

No, this does not have much to do with Oracle’s recent quarter. Nor is it about intrigue and gossip so many analysts use to compare Oracle to the Trumpian White House. It has more to do with two decades of. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

7 Clever Ways To Train And Motivate Your Team

YFS Magazine

Without the right guidance, your team cannot perform at the level you expect. So let's explore some quick tips to lay the groundwork. Company Culture Grow company culture employee training HR human capital human resources workplace development

How to Break into a Senior Business Position at a Growing Startup

This is going to be BIG.

You’ve got a great resume. You went to top schools, trained at a prestigious bank/consulting firm/etc, and you’ve succeeded in the corporate world doing some important and impactful stuff. Now you want to take that skillset over to the startup world and you’ve got a lot to offer. You can bring some serious business chops to a company that is going up and to the right but needs to take it to the next level.

Ideas To Earn Money With Your Passion


While thinking about new business ideas , passion can be an ideal keystone for beginners. Your enthusiasm must not make you blind. It is essential to do some hard work to understand your passion. Evaluate your actual skills before turning your passion into a career.

Graham Weston Donates $15 Million for a UTSA School of Data Science and National Security Collaboration Center


Graham Weston, one of the co-founders of Rackspace and Geekdom, has donated $15 million to the University of Texas at San Antonio to establish a School of Data Science and a National Security Collaboration Center downtown.

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“The folks who have the most outsized successes are the least likely people to have been doing it for the money” – Jason Shellen Reflecting On His Time At Google, Startups

Hunter Walker

Jason Shellen and I overlapped at Google but for some reason, our best conversations always happened outside of the Plex – like on a bus heading to Google’s pre-TED dinner in Monterey, or some random startup event in San Francisco.

Disruption in the 2.0 Era

The Startup Magazine

From implementing an idea to working your way up in a hierarchical and rigid environment, don’t be afraid to challenge your industry’s dogmas.

A subdued SuccessConnect

deal architect

Vegas has way of making people, how do you say it, exuberant. On one day there was the CHRO of SAP, Stefan Reis presenting to the press corps about moving his workforce systems to the cloud to manage the giant. Cloud Computing, SaaS

10 Day Samadhi (Concentration) Retreat at Spirit Rock

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

So you should view this fleeting world — A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream, A flash of lightning in a summer cloud, A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream. — The Buddha. I recently got back from another 10 days of silent meditation at Spirit Rock.

This Billion-Dollar Brand Builder Says Normal Is Broken--and it Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Inc Startups

You can find success by breaking from the usual playbook of business. The Inc.

A video peek into the Dragon Army culture – the Huddle!

Jeff Hilimire

At Dragon Army , we run a version of The Great Game of Business. I’ve blogged plenty about it , if you’re interested. As part of running the game (which we call the Great Game of Dragon Army, or GGoDA for sure), we have a weekly Huddle.

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5 Tips to Choose A Bookkeeper for your Business

The Startup Magazine

Bookkeepers are an essential part of any company, and they can either make or break a business. Ensuring you have time to hire the correct person for this role is vital. So, how do you achieve this task?

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How Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) Can Help Your Business

Up and Running

UW-Madison Small Business Development Center (SBDC) celebrating SBDC Day. Source.] Starting a new small business? Looking for some professional consulting to help you think through your business plan or your strategies for growth? Your local Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can help.

5 Practical Ways Entrepreneurs Handle Stress

YFS Magazine

For the average person a certain level of stress has become the norm, but for entrepreneurs higher than average daily stress is common. Lifestyle health and wellness lifestyle managing stress

Lessons Learned: Hugh Molotsi

Startup Lessons Learned

Innovation within large corporations has more in common with startups than you’d think, but also comes with its own set of challenges.