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From The BLS : Over the last 12 months, food prices increased 1.2 percent, with prices for food away from home rising 2.7 percent, and prices for food at home rising 0.1 percent. Prices for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs increased 2.3

What Media Execs Missed about YouTube Stars

Both Sides of the Table

For Father’s Day I was watching the most heartfelt movies I’ve seen in a long time, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.”

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Rapid Experimentation

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

It can be exhausting to try and stay caught up on every new tech company being started. The Gotham Gal said me to yesterday, “everyone is an entrepreneur these days.” She’s right about that directionally although most companies have employees who are not founders so it is not exactly correct.

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Young Entrepreneur Making Huge Strides Across Various Industries

Hearpreneur

How easy or hard is it to be successful in business at a young age? As a successful young entrepreneur (he’s only 30! ), Harrison Rogers is Founder and CEO of HJR Global, a private equity company that has increased at least 200% every year for the past 4 years.

How to Manage the Stress of Starting and Running Your Own Business

Up and Running

Getting your business off the ground and keeping it going comes with many challenges. You’re balancing everything from coming up with the right business name, developing your marketing plans, and figuring out how to maintain customer satisfaction.

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SapphireNow: Event Scorecard

deal architect

Readers know I prefer going to vendor analyst summits compared to user conferences. I feel like I am intruding on customer time and access to vendor execs at the latter. But in many ways, SapphireNow last week managed to bend. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary

Capital Should Follow Talent

Feld Thoughts

I love today’s post from Fred Wilson titled The Valuation Obsession. It has some good hints in it about valuation vs. ownership dynamics for founders, employees, and investors. It also calls out the silliness about focusing on the wrong things. Go read it. I’m even a bigger fan of a statement Fred makes in the post that William Mougayar calls out in the comments. “I like to invest in companies that smart people are joining.

Atlanta Fed CEO On Economic Resilience

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Top 5 Insights from Every Speaker of Digital Elite Camp 2018

ConversionXL

Elite Camp 2018 (10th anniversary!) brough together 180 marketing and optimization people all over Europe. It was 3 days in a secluded beach resort with the best speakers and parties. Here are 5 (or so) thoughts from every speaker from this year’s lineup. Peep Laja: Repeatable Patterns in CRO.

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What Do You Want From Me Besides Capital?

Hunter Walker

I live for that moment of flicker in an entrepreneur’s eye during a pitch discussion. The one which suggests I’ve asked a question which is simultaneously both new to their fundraising experiences AND interesting to them personally. “What do you want from me besides capital?”

SAP and Outsourcers: Fool me twice, shame on me

deal architect

I am often asked why I was tough on SAP in SAP Nation. I usually correct them and say I was tough on SAP’s partners and how SAP did a poor job monitoring and managing them. I must say I.

How to Avoid the 5 Most Common Small Business Accounting Mistakes

Up and Running

Managing income and expenses accurately is an important aspect of running a business successfully. Unfortunately, many small businesses make mistakes in their books, without even realizing the impact those mistakes can have on their long-term viability.

Eventador Lands $3.8 Million in Funding

SiliconHills

Eventador announced recently the company has closed on $3.8 million in seed stage funding.

Future Proofing Product Management Skills

The Product Guy

Product Management is rapidly changing and evolving. What are those skills you need to keep up and get ahead? Check out where product management expert, Alisa Warshawski, sees your greatest needs. product management expert product manager

Top 3 Startup Winner: Apptronik Systems

The Startup Magazine

Earlier this year at the FUND Conference in Austin, Texas, over 100 startups presented their early-stage companies in front of hundreds of investors and industry leaders.

Will SAP lead the next generation of enterprise applications?

deal architect

Franck Cohen, President SAP Digital Core & Industry Solutions, presented the slide below at SapphireNow last week. He did not spend much time on it and I would likely have not thought much of it if he had not shown. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary

Gov. Roy Cooper recalls N.C. National Guard in response to immigrant family separations

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Roy Cooper has recalled three members of the state National Guard from the southern border over the Trump administration policy of separating children from their migrant parents

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Convey Lands $10 Million in Additional Funding

SiliconHills

Convey, a member of the Techstars Austin class of 2014, announced Tuesday that it has raised $10 million in funding. The Austin-based startup received the investment from Silverton Partners, Techstars Venture Capital Fund, RPM Ventures, NextGen and others. To date, Convey has raised $25.75 million.

5 Ways To Ensure Your Business Is Change Ready

YoungUpstarts

by Gregg Brown, author of “ Ready… Set… Change Again!: Take Control of Change Before It Takes Control of You “ As an entrepreneur and small business owner, I find it often difficult to juggle all of the changing priorities that happen on a daily basis.

Help with Crowdfunding Your Startup – InventureX

The Startup Magazine

Crowdfunding is a form of alternative startup finance that entails funding your venture or project by raising relatively small amounts of money from a large group of individuals, typically via online crowdfunding platforms.

How to Create Perfect Custom Images for Your Website, Blog, and Social Media

Up and Running

Using high-quality images on your website, social media channels, and blog posts not only makes your brand more appealing—it also drastically improves conversion rates.

Rare manatee seen in Outer Banks marina

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

A sea cow decided to take a vacation at the Outer Banks this weekend

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Genstar Capital Acquires DrillingInfo

SiliconHills

DrillingInfo, the Austin-based startup digitizing the oil and gas industry, has been acquired by Genstar Capital, a private equity firm based in San Francisco. To date, DrillingInfo has raised $199.7 million in funding, with the bulk coming from private equity investor Insight Venture Partners.

Burnout Can Lead To Startup Failure – Here Are 4 Actionable Ways To Avoid It

YoungUpstarts

by Manish Dudharejia, President and Founder of E2M Solutions Inc. Entrepreneurial burnout is becoming a sadly common epidemic among business owners.

Starting a Brand New Business

The Startup Magazine

Entrepreneurship is a highly appealing concept to so many people in this world. There are many individuals who love the idea of being their own bosses.

7 detailed tips on how to improve you website in 2018

The Next Web

It’s no secret that Google loves technically excellent sites. If you want your sites to rank as well as possible, there’s no substitute for ensuring that you’re nailing the basics and doing everything you can beyond that.

2 firefighters injured after fire engulfs old rope factory in Mount Airy

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MOUNT AIRY — An early morning fire engulfed an old rope factory in downtown Mount Airy on Monday, leaving two firefighters injured

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Morgan Flager, General Partner with Silverton Partners, on How the Firm Picks Investments

SiliconHills

Morgan Flager, a general partner of Silverton Partners, one of Austin’s oldest home-grown VC firms, is an active investor in early-stage technology startups in Austin.

Is Your Brand Telling The Right Story?

YFS Magazine

Brands that stand out don't just shout "We are the best!" or focus on their ROI. Rather, they tell a brand story that sparks an emotional connection. Grow Marketing & Sales brand story brand storytelling branding inbound marketing

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Virtual Data Rooms are not Just for Big Companies

The Startup Magazine

A virtual data room is abbreviated as VDR and is also referred to as a Virtual Deal Room.

Key Skills to Develop to get into Product Management

The Product Guy

Excerpts from our conversation with The Best Product Person of 2017, Melissa Perri. Watch now and see why she is counted amongst the ranks of the best in product management. More to Come. The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management.

Scotty McCreery marries high school sweetheart in 'a little castle in the woods' of NC

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

"This is it," country music star Scotty McCreery tweeted Saturday morning

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Strangeworks Raises $4 Million in Funding

SiliconHills

Strangeworks, an Austin-based quantum computing software company, closed a $4 million seed round recently.

How To Find A Distributor For Your Food Startup

YFS Magazine

Whether you’re the proud owner of a baked goods empire or an organic farmer, here's how to find a food distributor that meets your needs. Plan distribution channels food distributors food startups