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7 Strategies To Accelerate Creativity In Your Company

Startup Professionals Musings

Within the startup realm, there is a big difference between having an innovative product versus an innovative business. Some startups have a new technology, but stick to a tried-and-true business model. Others take an existing product, and give it new life with a creative business model.

New Florence innovation catalog: 14 years, 6000 posts

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The New Florence innovation blog is celebrating two milestones in March. I started the blog in 2005 because enterprise tech was going through an innovation lull and I found inspiration in profiling progress in healthtech, cleantech, consumer tech and STEM


7 Action Items Build A Sustainable Innovation Culture

Startup Professionals Musings

Every business founder knows the need for a culture that promotes continuous innovation, an entrepreneurial spirit, and one that creates sustainable value across all functions in the business. Yet most don’t really know how to create that environment, or assess when they have achieved it.

Why Has Seed Investing Declined? And What Does this Mean for the Future?

Both Sides of the Table

Seed investments are down by any measure (funds, deals, dollars) over the past 3 years in deals < $1 million AND in deals between $1–5 million. What gives?

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Eight Reasons Why Your Subscription Model Customers May Be Jumping Ship


by Robbie Kellman Baxter, author of “ The Membership Economy: Find Your Super Users, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue “ Everyone knows that retention is crucial for subscription-based companies.

S.I.M.P.L.E. before S.M.A.R.T.

Grasshopper Herder

Yet another Experiment Template? Use this SIMPLE template to overcome the hardest part of running experiments.getting started. The post S.I.M.P.L.E. before S.M.A.R.T. appeared first on Lean Startup User Experience & Research Experiment Design & Template Generative Market Research lean startup

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Davos: Not just for the elite

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Alan Alper, VP and Editorial Director, has his fingerprints on most Cognizant marketing publications and events. He has been involved in the planning of Cognizant's presence and pitches at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum for the last. Globalization and Technology Industry Commentary

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Exploring The Everyday: Better Meat For a Better Future

View from Seed

Exploring The Everyday is an interview series exploring interesting individuals or companies who are trying to make an impact on the lives of everyday people. You can learn more about this series here , or read our past interviews here.

The Extraordinary Power Of Ordinary Creativity


by Henry Mintzberg, author of “ Bedtime Stories for Managers: Farewell, Lofty Leadership. Welcome, Engaging Management “ It is thrilling to listen to Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. How many people are capable of such creativity?

This is the Dumbest Op Ed I’ve Read in a While

Both Sides of the Table

I understand that Adam Grant is a fairly popular professor at Wharton and has a book that some people loved called “Originals” (for me it interesting but not mind blowing, and I have some first-hand knowledge of some of its inaccuracies).

Polishing brand ERP

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Kudos to Cindy Jutras for her study "Real Facts About ERP Implementation". Her survey showed that two-thirds of respondents graded their ERP implementation as "successful" or "very successful." The survey found 31% thought their ERP project was at least a. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Enterprise Software (other vendors) Offshoring (other vendors) Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS

Digital Marketing Trends to Drop and Trends to Follow


Trends are more or less dictated by the shifts in consumer behavior — as well as deeper elements such as changes in SEO, CTRs, and reach/impressions. This past decade also brought a surge in the awareness of the importance of digital marketing and doing it correctly.

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It All Impacts – Just Be Nice


by Bruce Hodes, CEO of CMI Teamwork Chicago and author of “ Front Line Heroes “ Our planning session was occurring and there he was. A Hilton employee quietly entered with copies in his hand. He was the red headed front desk guy who told me he would make copies.

6 Marketing Ideas to Try in 2019

The Startup Magazine

Effective marketing may be the key to an outstanding year for your business. If you’re using social media, email, and video without success…the problem might be how you’re using it. How can you change a few things to make this year better? Here are six ideas to up your marketing game.

Oracle and SAP: Quit sniping, start leading!!!

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In the Steven Spielberg movie, President Lincoln on the cusp of victory in the Civil War, is clearly grateful to Lieutenant-General Ulysses Grant and clasps his hand with both of his. However, he also says "We've made it possible for. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Enterprise Software (other vendors

Businesses Without A Website Are The “Walking Dead”

Startup Professionals Musings

These days, if your startup does not have an Internet home base up and running, you are not ready for business or potential investors.

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The Ones That Got Away: 5 Business Apps You’ll Regret Not Trying

YFS Magazine

By YFS Magazine. Today, instead of reminiscing over what you may have missed out on, these five business apps are tools that you will regret not trying. Grow Technology business apps mobile apps productivity apps technology

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Companies Typically Underinvest In Managers. Here Are 12 Ways To Invest In Yourself. 


by David Deacon, author of “ The Self Determined Manager: A Manifesto for Exceptional People Managers “. We all know managers do crucial work. They shape culture, improve employee performance, drive creativity and innovation.

9 Things That Take a Pitch From Good to Great

Up and Running

I’ve seen hundreds of startups pitch to angel investors and venture capitalists, and most of them—at best— are just okay. There have been plenty of pretty good ones that hit all the key components of a pitch , but only a handful of those took it a step further and were truly great.

Karma can be a real b h

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I am reading Tom Peters' The Excellence Dividend. It keeps reminding me of his 1982 classic The Search for Excellence and how much it influenced my writing style. My focus has always been on present and future excellence. My New. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Do You Know A “Downer” Who Is Killing Your Business?

Startup Professionals Musings

A “downer” is defined here as someone who seems to dwell on the negatives of every business challenge, and loves to highlight bad news or potential problems. No matter how smart or experienced this person may otherwise be, things must change or they will kill your startup.

10 Great Books on Black History, Culture, Business, Style and More

YFS Magazine

By YFS Magazine. YFS Magazine highlights works that shed light on the multifaceted experience of African-Americans in America. Culture art books culture

Pros Vs. Cons Of Affiliate Marketing


We live in a world where people can avoid the hassles of commuting to work by getting into passive income streams. Affiliate marketing is one such way to generate income passively.

7 Tips For February Sales Growth (Without Spending a Fortune)

Rembrandt Communications

It’s February. How are sales going? You may be ready to boost sales and experience success like never before. The only problem is… you have a very tiny budget for marketing and advertising. Well, don’t let that stand in your way! There are many things you can do to skyrocket sales right now.

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Rethinking future entrepreneurial ventures

The Startup Magazine

Entrepreneurship has long been praised despite the high failure rates. Most research shows that 90 percent of all startups fail, but that does not seem to deter most people from trying, hoping to be the lucky few that become a giant force to be reckoned with.

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Five Questions With Jeff Berman (Public Defender Turned Kardashian App Builder)

Hunter Walker

I met Jeff Berman during my YouTube years. He was an exec at MySpace and we were probably talking about a host of different partnership-type ideas that I don’t believe went very far. Fortunate for me, the collaboration of our friendship has been more enduring.

Pure Barre Franchisee Says Hire These 3 Personality Types For Your Member-Based Business

YFS Magazine

By YFS Magazine. When you employ The Natural, The Friend and The Achiever to take care of your membership base, your business wins. Here’s why. Human Capital company culture franchising hiring employees HR membership model

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6 Ways To Make Payment Easy For Your Online Customers


If you’re running an online business such as an e-commerce store, it is essential to give payment processing consideration as much as the shopping experience.

6 Simple Tricks to Avoid Late Paying Customers

Up and Running

This article is part of our Business Startup Guide —a curated list of our articles that will get you up and running in no time! More than 30 percent of small and medium-sized businesses surveyed by Sage say late payments are impacting staff pay, company investments, and supplier relationships.

Marketing Tips For Resorts

The Startup Magazine

All businesses require marketing and resort business is not an exception. No matter how confident you are of your services and customer satisfaction, you should not look down on proper marketing. There’s no doubt that most people dream of staying in a resort at least once in their lifetime.

Here are the 5 hottest startups in Norway

The Next Web

A country of never-ending sunsets, northern lights, and home to over 50 thousand islands and fjords, Norway has always been a haven for nature enthusiasts. But now it’s also becoming a haven for techies. Norway is home to one of the fastest growing startup ecosystems in the Nordics.

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Paid Search Advertising: 18 Tips To Create Effective Google Ads Copy

YFS Magazine

By YFS Magazine. Google processes over 3.5 billion searches per day which makes the online search behemoth a prime location to find new customers. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing online marketing pay per click advertising search engine marketing

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How Important Is Web Design For Your Startup?


Digitalization is at its peak. Every aspect of our life is being influenced by the digital progressions. Every now and then we come across a number of innovations that have impacted our lives in multiple ways. The financial and business field is also influenced by digitalization.

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The State of Marketing Training in 2019 [Original Research]


companies spend billions on training each year. What about marketing departments? How much do they spend? What are they getting out of it? And what are they struggling to solve? We surveyed 462 marketing leaders—CMOs, VPs of Marketing, Marketing Directors—to find out.

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Why Drop shipping is a Lucrative E-commerce Business

The Startup Magazine

As an online entrepreneur, your goal is to make a profit. To make supernormal profits, you need to engage in a business that requires low investment, and this is where drop shipping comes into play. In this type of business, you don’t have to keep any goods in your inventory.

Here are the 5 hottest startups in Sweden

The Next Web

Dubbed a ‘unicorn factory’ Sweden has become a powerhouse incubator for some of the most innovative startups.

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6 Ways To Retain Employees When Payroll Is Tight

YFS Magazine

By YFS Magazine. Many small businesses struggle with the revolving door of employee turnover at a high cost. Here are six ways to remedy the situation. Grow Human Capital employee retention employee turnover HR human resources