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6 Ways To Make You An Entrepreneur Before The Product

Startup Professionals Musings

Many of the entrepreneurs I advise or invest with spend considerable time on the Internet, keeping up with technology, customers, and competitors, but very few feel the need for an early personal presence. In fact, some totally avoid it, assuming their product or solution will speak for itself later.

SAP's Integration Urgency

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Talking about the heady days in the late 90s, one of SAP's best salespeople had reminisced: "It was a truly transformational time for the technology industry. We replaced thousands of departmental and mainframe systems. We put MSA, M&D, and many. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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Plex flexes its shop floor muscle

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When I joined Gartner in 1995, I was part of the AAS (for Administrative Application Systems) service which largely covered accounting, financial planning and hcm applications. We gradually expanded the AAS scope to also cover procurement, order management and other.

Why Meg Whitman is Betting on Quibi as“The Da Vinci Code of Content”

Both Sides of the Table

Every year, a personal Upfront Summit highlight is getting to sit down with experts in a field I care about.

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.

5 Best Ways To Invest Money From Your Business


Business owners and entrepreneurs are unique positions for an investor’s point of view because they don’t have the security of a large salary from a big company from which they can slowly build up an extensive portfolio of investments over their career.

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How to Bootstrap Your Startup for Years Without Funding


When starting a business, it’s typical to look for venture capital, angel investors, and even co-founders to help get the company up and running. While funding is necessary for almost all businesses, seeking it out yourself isn’t necessarily the right path for everyone.

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A scientific and spiritual conversation with Sridhar Vembu, CEO of Zoho

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Zoho is a remarkably different enterprise software company. It has no VC investment, it has an inbound, web-centric sales model which allows it to reverse the industry spend on sales/marketing v. product , it runs its own data centers, it. Cloud Computing, SaaS Globalization and Technology Sustainability, Green Computing

Who’s watching the algorithms? 3 Israeli startups predicting performance of AI models

VC Cafe

It’s the opposite of an “AI winter” it seems, as investment levels in Artificial Intelligence continue to break records globally. According to the State of European Tech 2019 report by Atomico, European AI companies raised $4.9 billion in 2019 alone.

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Successful Entrepreneur?


by T.W. Lewis, author of “ Solid Ground: A Foundation For Winning In Work and In Life “ Many people dream of starting their own businesses, but, take it from me, it’s not easy. It took me eighteen years to get prepared so that I could be successful.

Venture Deals Online Course – Spring 2020 Registration Is Open

Feld Thoughts

We are running the Venture Deals Online Course again. Registration is now open and it runs from March 8, 2020 – May 1, 2020. It’s produced by Techstars and Kauffman Fellows. We’ve run the course six times now and have had over 25,000 people take it.

5 Priorities For New Business Leader Self-Development

Startup Professionals Musings

In my business of mentoring new entrepreneurs and advising small company owners, I recognize that most don’t start as experienced leaders, and most don’t realize that people leadership is a primary key to their future success.

The stars align for AR to go mainstream

VC Cafe

“I do think that a significant portion of the population of developed countries, and eventually all countries, will have AR experiences every day, almost like eating three meals a day. It will become that much a part of you.” —Tim Tim Cook , Apple CEO. One of the top reasons startups fail is timing.

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What Happens When Leaders Forget The Culture That Made Their Company Great?


by Bill Higgs, author of the upcoming book “ Culture Code Champions: 7 Steps to Scale & Succeed in Your Business ”.

A Look at What’s Fueling Startup Investments in Colombia


The Latin American startup scene is attracting more and more attention and investments. In 2018, venture capital investments in Latin America doubled for the second consecutive year, according to LAVCA’s Annual Review of Tech Investment in Latin America.

7 Ways Growing Companies Drift From Startup Thinking

Startup Professionals Musings

Every new venture that survives the first five years starts to drift away from their entrepreneurial thinking, and assumes they have achieved the path to longevity.

6 Creative Ways To Spend Your Extra ‘Leap Year’ Day

YFS Magazine

Leap year only happens once every four years. Here are some creative ideas to make your extra day count by improving yourself and your team. Lead leadership leap year personal development

Our areas of interest in healthcare

Version One Ventures

Over the past two weeks, Boris and Max have shared their investment themes and interests. Boris wrote about the latest opportunities in enterprise SaaS , while Max outlined some of his current investment themes , from the Open Internet to climate change.

What’s The Difference Between A Will And A Trust?


Managing your estate in a way that protects yourself and your family should be one of your top priorities. Even if you believe that you are in the best shape of your life, you never know when illness or accident will descend on you.

Software Pre-Launch Checklist: 6 Things You Have to Do


You’ve got a great idea, and you’re hoping to get the most money out of it. However, even with the best software package in the world, you won’t be earning much if you don’t follow a few basic pre-launch steps. Here is a software pre-launch checklist — six things you have to do.

5 Strategies For Startup Partnering To Win Long Term

Startup Professionals Musings

Business partnerships have traditionally been agreements to drive more transactions than either company could do alone.

6 Ways To Love Your Employees and Customers Better

YFS Magazine

Want your customers and team to love you? Chocolates are enjoyed and forgotten. Roses eventually wilt. But heartfelt leadership endures. Culture company culture customer satisfaction employee satisfaction valentines day

9 Steps to Repeatable, Scalable, and Profitable Growth

For Entrepreneurs

I recently did a podcast interview with Harry Stebbings of “The Twenty Minute VC” where we talked about the 9 step model for how B2B startups need to get through product/market fit, and then how they should go about finding a repeatable, scalable, and profitable growth process.

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Tech Career Advice For People Looking To Enter The Industry


As the tech industry advances into new levels of highs and popularity, this also means that careers in this sector are becoming more and more lucrative.

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Digital Transformation Tips for Beauty Ecommerce

The Startup Magazine

The beauty industry is growing, as people are more informed about the positive benefits of skincare and cosmetics. The rising global demand has brought about the need for beauty ecommerce digital transformations across the board.

10 Timeless First Principles Of A Prosperous Business

Startup Professionals Musings

In this world of constant change, new technologies, and a thousand cultures, it’s evident and somehow comforting to me that the basic rules for business prosperity really haven’t changed in the last hundred years. Business success is still more about the people than the technology or idea involved.

Four Home Office Design Tips To Boost Productivity

YFS Magazine

While the workforce has pivoted from a standard office environment towards a variety of workspaces, the need for productivity has remained unchanged. Workspaces home office productivity workspaces

Should you be working on this startup?

This is going to be BIG.

We’ve all heard the anecdotes—the famous founder who pitched 1000 investors before any of them said yes. That kind of story drives founders to take a “VC’s don’t know anything” approach to their business and trudge on despite legitimate criticisms of the business, often costing themselves tens of thousands of dollars or more of personal savings. So how do you know whether or not something is worth working on?

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Tips For The Self-Employed: From Launching Your Business To Getting Health Insurance


Self-employment can be great. You have a flexible schedule and you are your own boss. But being self-employed means you are not just the boss, you are also the accountant, office manager, and marketing person all in one.

Entrepreneurial Journey Takes Melvin Brewing To Denver’s Heights and Beyond

The Startup Magazine

Jeremy Tofte’s family background in the beer business shows through in his work with Melvin Brewing. As an entrepreneur in the crowded craft brewing business, his company’s dedication to quality has fostered its popularity among the beer-drinking public.

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I’ve gone plant-based for a month, here’s my experience

VC Cafe

While this blog is normally about startups and venture capital, I wanted to share a personal experience. If you don’t care about nutrition, you can stop reading now… A couple of weeks ago, I watched Game Changers on Netflix.

Five debtor management tips for better cashflow

NZ Entrepreneur

Business success is about more than finding a new customer. A more complete picture looks at your cash flow – because being paid on time and in the right amount is a critical part of your overall business health.

Neuromarketing Ethics: How Far Is Too Far?


As the marketing industry developed, researchers dove deeper into buying behavior and buyers’ minds. One early researcher was Edward Bernays—Sigmund Freud’s nephew—who coined the term “public relations.”. Bernays believed that people could be influenced via crowd psychology and psychoanalysis.

How You Can Start Your Own Turnkey Business


For most people, to be able to put up their own business is the dream. Quitting their nine-to-five jobs and devoting themselves to an enterprise of their own is their primary, most important life goal. However, building a business can be tedious and risky.

How to Set Up Your Small Construction Enterprise

The Startup Magazine

Working a life in which you’re an employee can be a little tiring. You work hard every day – often in a role that you feel you could do all by yourself – only to be paid a wage, with the profits siphoned off at the very top.

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What's Wrong With Tech Folks Who Attack The Tech Media. And What's Wrong With Tech Media Today.

Hunter Walker

[with a post like this, i’m not 100% sure i got it right in first publish – i don’t draft and i don’t circulate for feedback – so if anything is incomplete or unclear, i might update later without specifically calling out the edits]. Lots of mutual bad faith. Reporters I respect indulging themselves in screenshotting and quote dunking tech folks, performative for their tribe.

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Reasons why you should study online

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Here are the many reasons why you shouldn’t miss such an opportunity. Special Feature benefits of online courses benefits of study online online management courses reasons why you should study online study online study online courses study online tips why you should study online