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Use Key Strategic Elements To Avoid Business Plateaus

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the biggest challenges I find for new business owners is for them to move from working in the business to working on the business.

Raising a Series A Away From Home

View from Seed

This is a post about raising a Series A from an investor that is not based in your home city. Let me preface this by saying that if all things were equal, you would probably prefer to have a local series A investor.

7 Wise Leadership Strategies When Smart is Not Enough

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of the entrepreneurs I have met are smart, but many are not always wise.

SAP Nation 3.0:  Excerpt Chapter 12 - Manifest Destiny?

deal architect

I excerpt 10% from every book in a series of blog posts. I posted several on SAP Nation 3.0 in April, then took a break after the Sapphire event. This is the final batch I am excerpting. The book is. SAP Nation, the book

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Do distributed teams need new tools?

Version One Ventures

A question I have been pondering for some time now, especially since a lot of our portfolio companies are now distributed organizations …. This tweet sparked a lot of thoughtful reaction and discussion. Here’s where things have landed at the moment: .

How The Workplace Divides, Not Unites, Women 

YoungUpstarts

by Joy L. Wiggins, PhD and Kami J. Anderson, PhD, co-authors of “ From Sabotage to Support: A New Vision for Feminist Solidarity in the Workplace “ Hostility between working women is trending.

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Is Artificial Intelligence Still Relevant for Startups?

ReadWriteStart

If artificial intelligence confuses you, think about what happens when it’s not leveraged properly. For context, consider the London-based VC firm MMC who found that about 40% of European AI startups don’t use AI in any tangible way.

Discover These Effective Strategies in Lead Generation

The Startup Magazine

A dependable source of new leads for your website, product, and service can set you up for success in more ways than one. Lead generation ideas and strategies you decide to pursue today could make a difference in the future of your company.

Tech Industry Hiring In Canada Continues To Grow

YoungUpstarts

The tech job landscape across Canada has continued to grow. In 2018, Canada had a record-low unemployment rate and as a result we are seeing more companies, startups and online-based businesses dedicated to serving the niche-jobs industry.

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10 Innovation Myths For New Venture Founders To Avoid

Startup Professionals Musings

Most people think innovation is all about ideas, when in fact it is more about delivery, people, and process.

Friday Fun-isms: Handoffs

View from Seed

Given our high-conviction, hands-on strategy and NextView, we tend to take an approach where each one of our investments has a very clear lead partner within the firm. This is the person who ends up being the primary point of contact for a founder and is the one that drives the majority of the due diligence and day to day management of the investment. This is pretty typical for many institutional funds.

5 Ways Blockchain Startups Can Appeal to Enterprises

ReadWriteStart

Though enterprises see the appeal of using blockchain , companies often don’t want to take on the challenge of working with their business partners to create a new blockchain solution.

Startup a Business in Florida – Everything You Need to Know

The Startup Magazine

Fewer places are better to start a business than the ‘Sunshine State.’ For starters, there are no state income taxes in Florida, so your business expenses and financial obligations are going to be lower than others.

Why It’s So Important To Cross-Train Your Employees

YoungUpstarts

Too many companies focus exclusively on training employees for their primary role. They’re willing to invest whatever time and resources are necessary to help them succeed in a single department, but never go beyond those confines.

9 Elements Of Every New Venture That Investors Expect

Startup Professionals Musings

New entrepreneurs are always looking for a shortcut in getting their venture story and plan across to investors, and closing on the funding they need.

Our Investment in Otis

View from Seed

On Tuesday, one of our most recent portfolio companies, Otis, came out of stealth and announced its public launch. Otis is founded by Michael Karnjanaprakorn, and is focused on creating a marketplace that enables fractional ownership of culturally relevant assets. That sentence is quite a mouthful :), so I wanted to share a bit more about why we were excited by the team and concept and were the first investors to join them on this journey.

Marketing Project Management: A Reliable, Reusable Framework

ConversionXL

Lurking beneath every goal are dangerous assumptions. The longer those assumptions remain unexamined, the greater the risk. – Jake Knapp, Sprint: How To Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just 5 days. Imagine this scenario.

Side Hustle : Things to Know About InboxDollars

The Startup Magazine

So you’re looking to make a bit of extra cash, are you? We’re guessing that’s why you’re an entrepreneur looking for a side hustle. There are a lot of websites out there which claim they’ll pay you to fill out surveys or something of the sort, but too many of them are scams.

Questions To Ask A Workers’ Comp Lawyer After An Accident

YoungUpstarts

As an employee, you are entitled to numerous benefits. One of these is in the form of free insurance, which you do not pay for.

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10 Ways Your Startup Co-Founder Is Like A Good Spouse

Startup Professionals Musings

As a long-time business advisor and angel investor, I’m a believer that “two heads are better than one” in building a new business. Very few entrepreneurs have the range of skills and experience to be the solution creator as well as business creator, or operational as well as sales leader.

How To Become The CEO Of Your Business (And Work Yourself Out Of A Job)

YFS Magazine

It’s possible for you to become the CEO of your business, where your business can make money and survive, even when you aren’t there. Here's how! Grow Human Capital hiring employees hiring freelancers HR human capital human resources scale your business scaling

5 Things We Learned from Analyzing 28,304 Experiments

ConversionXL

How do CRO professionals run experiments in 2019? We analyzed 28,304 experiments, picked randomly from our Convert.com customers.

Leveraging Expired Domains for SEO

The Startup Magazine

Yup, expired domains can give an SEO head start. The fact that someone owned a domain (now expired) before you can imply a couple of things. For starters, it means that you’ll be getting some links, and if they aren’t spammy, then you’re in luck!

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Riding The Digital Nomadism Wave In 2019

YoungUpstarts

It’s the 14 th of July, 2019 today. Do you know what was one of the biggest headlines – globally – just a few days ago? All told, globally, there were 18,000 jobs lost. And due to a variety of reasons, I believe that most of these are permanent cuts.

Watch out for unfair indemnity during acquisitions

David Cohen

Unfair by Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 Alpha Stock Images?. Recently, at Techstars , we’re noticing more and more that we are being asked to sign up for joint unlimited liability for fraud in the context of M&A with one of our portfolio companies.

How To Create High-Quality Content That Drives Traffic To Your Website

YFS Magazine

How do you create exceptional content that drives traffic to your website? Here are six proven and powerful ways to create content that delivers results. Grow Marketing & Sales content creation content marketing content strategy marketing

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H-E-B Tests Driverless Vans in San Antonio to Deliver Groceries

SiliconHills

A robot rolling down the road bringing butter, milk, and eggs. That’s on the horizon for San Antonio-based H-E-B. Texas’ largest grocer announced Wednesday plans to use an autonomous van to deliver groceries in San Antonio. The pilot program will roll out later this year.

Overcoming Fear When Starting Your Own Business

The Startup Magazine

It’s not uncommon for budding entrepreneurs to be racked with anxiety before plunging into uncharted waters. Entrepreneurship is a daunting undertaking of vast unknowns, but with some grit and resilience, anyone can conquer this giant. Source: Pixabay.

6 Reasons Diversifying Offshore Is An Urgent Agenda In Today’s Uncertain World

YoungUpstarts

by Lief Simon, editor of the Offshore Living Letter. Moving assets offshore isn’t a new idea. But, in the minds of most Americans, it continues to bear the stigma of tax evasion or other shady dealings. If you’ve been to one of my Offshore Wealth Summits in the past, you know better.

How to Reduce Shrinkage: Loss Prevention for Small Businesses

Up and Running

Shrinkage—or loss of inventory due to employee theft, error, shoplifting, or fraud—is an issue no small business owner can afford to ignore. In fact, a 2018 survey from The National Retail Federation found that shrinkage accounts for 1.33 percent of retail losses every year.

Are You Making It Hard For Me To Hire Your Company?

YFS Magazine

I have a theory, and it has everything to do with how you price your services and how easy – or hard – you make it for people to hire you. Editor Picks Grow Marketing & Sales marketing pricing pricing strategy

Austin’s VC Investments Drop 52 Percent in the Second Quarter Following a Record First Quarter

SiliconHills

Austin-based Everlywell, a healthcare testing platform, received $50 million early-stage investment in April, making it Austin’s top venture deal for the second quarter. Flosports, a sports media startup, claimed the number two spot with $47 million in expansion-stage financing, followed by Lung Therapeutics with $36 million, Arrive Logistics with $25 million and Elligio Health Research […].

Role of Jewelry in Your Personal and Business Brand

The Startup Magazine

A big part of your startup’s success will depend on the power of your personal brand.

[Interview] William Ammerman, Author Of ‘The Invisible Brand: Marketing In The Age Of Automation, Big Data, And Machine Learning’

YoungUpstarts

How you market your business is undergoing dramatic change. Sophisticated computer algorithms can test billions of targeted messages, measure the results, and rework how you attract and retain customers ? all in fractions of a second.