Business 2015 - Optimism, But Upgrade Your Strategy

Startup Professionals Musings

A healthy manufacturing sector, likely to gain even more strength in 2015, is creating an impetus to invest. 2015 business optimism entrepreneur strategy

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Kauffman Thoughtbook 2015

Feld Thoughts

My friends at the Kauffman Foundation have released the Kauffman Thoughtbook 2015. . If you are interested in startup communities, entrepreneurship, and how it grows and develops, spend some time online with the Kauffman Thoughtbook 2015. The post Kauffman Thoughtbook 2015 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. It’s a beautifully done, well-organized, and super rich with content web document about entrepreneurship.

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[Event][Singapore] 2015 Battlehack


The global 2015 BattleHack , organized by leading global payments providers PayPal and Braintree , will be coming to Singapore as part of a worldwide global hackathon competition that will see developers across the globe tasked with creating applications that solve specific challenges.

Business Owners Share Their 2015 New Year’s Resolutions

Up and Running

2015 is here, and you’ve got plans for your business. To give you an idea of what other business owners are planning to do in 2015, we asked entrepreneurs to send us their resolutions. Here’s a compilation of business resolutions for 2015. In 2015…Simplify.

Three Retail Trends This 2015 Holiday Season


Forbes discussed the omnichannel revolution in an article from February 2015 , where, “according to a survey conducted by Retail Systems Research in June 2013, around 84% of the retailers polled worldwide believed that creating a consistent customer experience across channels was very important.

How to Become Your Own Boss in 2015 [Free Webinar]

Up and Running

Join us on January 20 at 1:00pm EST for a free webinar on how to become your own boss in 2015! Are you ready to become your own boss in 2015? The post How to Become Your Own Boss in 2015 [Free Webinar] appeared first on Bplans Blog. Are you unhappy with your soul-sapping job?

SXSW 2015

Startup Lessons Learned

I''m excited to be speaking at SXSW for the first time in two years. On March 16, I''ve promised to talk about " Everything Eric Ries Has Learned Since 2011 " - the ways the Lean Startup movement has grown and transformed since I published The Lean Startup. I''ll also be officially announcing the launch of the Kickstarter campaign that I teased a few weeks ago.

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Top 10 Wearable Tech For 2015


So, here are the top 10 wearable techs for 2015: 1. Fitbit has released two new fitness trackers for 2015. Technology is now not only changing the way we use mobile phones, but also the way we tell the time, track our fitness and so much more.

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[Event][Asia] Next Bank Asia 2015


This year’s instalment of banking and financial technology conference Next Bank Asia will be taking place on May 27-28 in Singapore with the theme of “Tracking the Digital Shift”, where participants will be engaged on topics surrounding disruptive technologies relevant to the Asian financial sector. o be held at Red Dot Design Museum, Next Bank Asia 2015 – first founded in 2011 – looks to bring together over 200 financial professionals, entrepreneurs, innovators, designers and creatives from across the banking, design and technology sectors together in this global forum to discuss the future of finance, driven by design, innovation and entrepreneurship. This year key speakers include Roy Teo, Director and Head (Technology and Payments Division), Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Paul Cobban, COO, Technology & Operations, DBS Bank, Amy Bonsall, Design Director, IDEO, and Khailee Ng, Managing Partner, 500 Startups, as part of a lineup of 30 speakers and 25 start-ups in a range of talks and discussion panels. “This is an exciting time to be in the banking industry in Asia and globally. New disruptive technologies and business models are emerging which are challenging the way we bank and transact with each other,” says Rob Findlay, the founder of Next Bank Asia who recently named by FinServ 25 as the 8th most influential voice in banking Singapore is at the heart of that transformation in Asia. “We are looking forward to bringing together thought-leaders from around the region and around the world to share ideas and their vision for the future,” he adds. Go to to find out more. Events & Happenings Asia banking industry banking technology financial services Next Bank Asia payments Singapore

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Four predictions for 2015

Version One Ventures

As we end an incredibly active 2014 in the tech/investment world, I am adding my own thoughts on what might be coming in 2015. Expect both of these trends to take off in a big way in 2015. In 2015, we will see the first major applications of VR outside the game industry. This dynamic has just started to emerge and will accelerate through 2015. Which technologies, trends, and areas do you think will break out in 2015?

Need Funding? 2015 Is A Strong Year For Startups


2015 is shaping up to be a strong year for the startup and early stage investor ecosystem. 2015 Is A Strong Year For Startups appeared first on The Gust Blog.

How To Meet Your 2015 Goals


But the difference between typical New Year’s resolutions and my 2015 goals is the very specific plan I have in place to guarantee achievement. Specific key results are assigned to each goal, like playing board games with my kids ten times in 2015 and weekly lunches with my wife.

9 tech investments entrepreneurs should consider in 2015

The Next Web

Entrepreneur 2015 Investment Tech There are so many new apps or pieces of software designed to make your business life easier – and more new technologies come out every year.

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Be courageous in 2015

The Equity Kicker

Forbes have published a list of the 7 Cs to guide you in 2015 : Centre yourself. Be curious. Be courageous. Be candid. Be competitive. Instil character. Embrace change. All good advice, but for me ‘be courageous’ is the most interesting on the list.

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Key Insights from Elite Camp 2015 Speakers


Elite Camp 2015 had an enviable line-up of heavy hitters and rock stars. Chris Hexton ( Vero ): Top 10 Email Hacks for 2015. Aleyda Solis ( Orainti ): The Ingredients for SEO success in 2015. The post Key Insights from Elite Camp 2015 Speakers appeared first on ConversionXL.

Top Conferences In 2015


Then get flights arranged, prepare out that travel money card and get yourself in town for one of these major conferences taking place in 2015. The theme for the 2015 event is “Leading Global Learning: Envisioning New Paradigms”. Events & Happenings 2015 conferences events

Cyber Threats Startups Need To Watch Out For In 2015


2014 will be remembered for many reasons, one of them being the rise of cyber crime by sophisticated hackers who managed to breach startups, international corporations, and government agencies to steal sensitive data , inject malware in corporate servers, and cause other types of damage.

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Top iOS App Development Trends For 2015 (And Their Business Impact)

YFS Magazine

What does 2015 hold for the iPhone apps market (and the businesses that rely on them to market and sell products and services)? Grow Marketing & Sales mobile mobile app development mobile apps technology

The Great Coding School Rollup of 2015

Feld Thoughts

The post The Great Coding School Rollup of 2015 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I just saw my first proposal for a Coding School Rollup. As you are probably aware, 2014 saw the explosion of coding schools all over the US. These are typically four to 12 week programs. Some are full-time, others are part-time. Many are immersive and include internships. A few are longer than 12 weeks.

2015 Pacific Crest SaaS Survey – Part 1

For Entrepreneurs

For the fourth year in a row, we worked together with Pacific Crest Securities, an investment banking firm with a specific focus on SaaS, to survey 305 SaaS companies. This survey represents deep benchmarking data and insights on the growth and operations of the companies in this space. I want to extend my personal thanks to the […]. Startup Help

These Are America’s Most Entrepreneurial Universities Of 2015

YFS Magazine

Here's an insider look at the top 10 startup research universities that made the 2015 Forbes list. Culture college entrepreneurship culture entrepreneurship degree

Monthly Roundup October 2015: How To Do Content Marketing Right


As you can see on my personal blog, 2015 has been a very heavy year of writing – which I truly feel grateful for and have enjoyed working on. The post Monthly Roundup October 2015: How To Do Content Marketing Right appeared first on Brandanew.

2015 Upgrade

The Startup Lawyer

I am happy to present an upgraded! While just a soft launch, we added a left-side navigation bar with the intent of making content more accessible. Early reviews have been positive: About a year ago we released a Glossary.

Payment Predictions For 2015


But as big as 2014 was, 2015 has the potential to be even bigger. 2015 will be when a lot of the seeds planted in the past year start to bear fruit. 2015 will be a good year to be a mobile wallet or point-of-sale terminal company. by Bill Clerico, CEO of WePay.

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The 15 Best Movies for Entrepreneurs of 2015

Up and Running

If you’re looking for a movie recommendation, I’ve curated this list of 15 films from 2015 that are worth your time. This was one of my favorites from 2015. This is unequivocally the movie of 2015. Here are a few documentaries that are sure to fascinate from 2015.

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Branding Your Startup- Monthly Round Up, June 2015


The post Branding Your Startup- Monthly Round Up, June 2015 appeared first on Brandanew. The month of June just ended, and was full of wonderful energy and creativity at Brandanew. As usual, here’s a round up of all the content we shared with our partners in the last month.

7 Social Media Events In 2015 Most That You Can Still Make To


A biggie or newbie, here are 7 social media events in 2015 most that you can still make it to if your decisions are made at the speed of light. Date: November 10-11, 2015. Date: September 23-24, 2015. Date: June 15 – 16, 2015. Content Marketing World 2015.

Must-Haves For Your Online Store In 2015


With continued innovation in e-commerce technologies, what should online merchants do to take advantage of such innovation to keep their online store abreast in 2015? by Rostyslav Demush, marketing manager at Cart2Cart.

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The Lean Startup Conference 2015

Startup Lessons Learned

These community-led experiences were so much fun -- and became a source of such serendipitous, fruitful connections -- that we’ve decided to iterate on the idea for the 2015 conference and make it a core part of our program. Why You Should Join Us in 2015 Since 2011, The Lean Startup has helped countless ventures transform ideas into thriving businesses. Get Involved The 2015 conference will be held from November 16th-19th at historic Fort Mason in San Francisco.

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My Mom’s Exhibit At CU’s Macky Fall Exhibition 2015

Feld Thoughts

The post My Mom’s Exhibit At CU’s Macky Fall Exhibition 2015 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I love my mom’s art. If you aren’t familiar with it, following is a piece that will be at her exhibit starting next week at CU.

2015 Pacific Crest SaaS Survey – Part 2

For Entrepreneurs

Last week I posted the results from Part 1 of our survey in which 300+ SaaS companies shared data on their growth and go-to-market strategies. This week I’m sharing the results from Part 2 of the survey where we compare application delivery methods, operational costs and gross margins, contract terms, churn rates, capital requirements and accounting methods. We’re also very […]. Startup Help

PR Checklist For 2015 To Get Back Into The Swing Of Things


There is still time to take action to make 2015 the year that your business sees the success it deserves. Make 2015 the year you love your business back to success. Can you update your Facebook timeline and make it more 2015?

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Conversion Feud – Live Entertainment Show at ConversionXL Live 2015


The post Conversion Feud – Live Entertainment Show at ConversionXL Live 2015 appeared first on ConversionXL. At ConversionXL Live fun is a serious business. This year we tried something never done before – we played a Family Feud style game show we called Conversion Feud.

5 Things Businesses Should Do Now To Ensure 2015 Success


With the end of the 2015 fiscal year nearing, businesses may be reviewing their consolidated revenues and thinking of ways they can increase their profit margin as they enter the new fiscal year or second-half of the calendar year.

Innovation 2015 or Five Lame Excuses?

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Now is the time to impact 2015. Death or Kryptonite? From Superman Wiki. I have a vinyl record with one of those strategic skips that has it repeating — it drives me nuts — but I still play the record because I love the song so much.

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Q2 2015 DDoS Trends – The Fall Of Search Engine Impersonators


According to Incapsula “threat landscape report” , search bot impersonation was detected in 60% of the DDoS attacks in 2014 but only in 1% of those in 2015! Google and Baidu impersonators bots – 2015 compared to 2014.

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Books I Read On Sabbatical 2015

Feld Thoughts

As 2015 comes to an end, it was a good year. The post Books I Read On Sabbatical 2015 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Amy and I take an annual one month sabbatical completely off the grid. This is something that each of my partners and their families also do – we rotate throughout the year and the other partners completely cover for whomever is on sabbatical.

5 Insights from Every Speaker of ConversionXL Live 2015


I took inspiration from the good things I’ve seen at other conferences, made sure I avoided the bad things – and so ConversionXL Live 2015 was born. André Morys Web Arts (@morys) March 12, 2015. ConversionXL Live 2015 was a success, and we’ll do it again next year.

NextView’s 2015 Year in Review: Recapping Investments, Experiments & the Theme of the Year

View from Seed

In 2015, we decided to triple down on this idea of focus. Also on the investment team side, we were pleased that the last three checks we wrote in 2015 were all to companies based in Boston and New York led by female founders. Of the 10 investments we made in 2015, 7 were pre-product. Along those lines, here’s to a great 2015 but an even better 2016 for you, your team, and your business. NextView 2015 Year in Review from NextView Ventures.

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YFS Magazine’s 20 Most Popular Articles Of 2015

YFS Magazine

Out of everything we’ve published in 2015, there were some articles that truly connected with readers across the world. Here’s a look at the 20 most read stories we published in 2015. Editor Picks Entrepreneurship Small Business startups startup lessons top 20 startup advice business lessons

Pictures from #FriendsOfK9 2015

K9 Ventures

Check them out by clicking through to the album on Facebook… #FriendsOfK9 2015. The post Pictures from #FriendsOfK9 2015 appeared first on K9 Ventures. Pictures from the #FriendsOfK9 event on Thursday, September 17th are in! K9 The Kennel #FriendsOfK9 Facebook Pictures


New Study Reveals Business Owners Investing in Technology in 2015

Up and Running

In January 2015, Palo Alto Software surveyed approximately 500 small business owners and entrepreneurs from across 18 different industries. The post New Study Reveals Business Owners Investing in Technology in 2015 appeared first on Bplans Blog.

Artists and John Mayer Entertain the Crowd at DellWorld 2015


Bathed in a blue hue of light, DellWorld 2015 officially kicked off Tuesday night with a big party in the Austin Convention Center. Another […] The post Artists and John Mayer Entertain the Crowd at DellWorld 2015 appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin DellWorld 2015At the event, Dell brought in a variety of artists to entertain the crowd including a sketch artist. She drew people’s portraits on a tablet computer and then printed them out.