In Defense of Unreasonableness – Saving the California Coast

Steve Blank

Last night Alison and I along with others were honored for environmental leadership by the California League of Conservation Voters. —— Alison and I both grew up on the East Coast but we’ve been fortunate to live in California for 30 years.

Strategies to Increase Your Construction Business Revenue

Up and Running

George Hedley, a CSP based in California, is known as “The Business Builder” and has worked in the construction industry since 1977. Job costs are specific to each job your firm is working on, from labor and equipment to project management and worker’s comp.

Digital Revenue Expert – Vince Thompson

SoCal CTO

Vince: I’m an author, speaker and management consultant with a special expertise in online media sales. My management book, Ignited, was released in 2007 and serves a guide and champion for middle managers. Today I lead a small consultancy that helps advertising supported develop and scale the revenue producing sides of their businesses. I usually.just focus on revenue. Vince: In addition to my management writing I’ve interview many CEOs and innovators.

Business Development vs. Product Management

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Chris Butler, lead a conversation around “Business Development vs. Product Management”. Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Dustin Levy Director of Product Management, Gentex Corporation.

The LeanLaunch Pad at Stanford – Class 7: Revenue Model

Steve Blank

This week they were testing their hypotheses about Revenue Models: what are customers really willing to pay for? Are you generating transactional or recurring revenues? providing a tool set for managing Amazon Web Services cloud compute usage.

So you say you want to be a Product Manager …?

Austin Startup

(Almost) everything you need to know (but are afraid to ask) before you wistfully ask a product manager to coffee so they will help you find a job. TL;DR Product management is a unique and poorly understood discipline, especially as it applies to software and other tech-related companies.

LinkedIn Recommendations and Endorsements

Scalable Startup

Tom Nora has recommended your work as Silicon Valley Sales and Sales Management at Mentor Graphics. Details of the Recommendation: “Teo and I worked together for a brief time in Silicon Valley in 1987-88 and I’ve told this story many times over the past 20+ years: I was managing a few account managers at Mentor Graphics, a fast growing high flyer in the EDA/CAE industry, we were #1 against several tough competitors – Daisy, Valid, the brand new Cadence, etc.

I Just Invested in @Burstly, a Mobile Ad Management Company

Both Sides of the Table

I’m very pleased today to announce that I invested, on behalf of GRP Partners, in Burstly alongside Rincon Venture Partners , an early stage VC in Southern California whith whom we love to work (and were our co-investors on RingRevenue ). Burstly, a Santa Monica based company, provides an open and free ad management platform that helps mobile application developers better monetize their inventory. He knows the ad management and ad network businesses.

Mobile 102

Startups & VCs: Learn How to Design, Market, & Eat Your Own.

500 Hats

Memo to GOOG/YHOO/MSFT/AOL: How to Turn 500M email logins into Facebook Platform & Crapload of Revenue Resumes are for Sh*t. guess i've been doing a lot of travel lately, but now that i'm back in California for awhile, there's something i've been meaning to bring up that bothers me.  Throughout both, i spent another 10-15 years managing projects, products, & teams, some of which might be called product management.

How SoulCycle Manages to Keep Customers Paying $34 for Spinning Classes

Inc Startups

The company currently has 18 locations in and around New York and seven in California, and is planning studios in Massachusetts and Washington D.C. It boasts an 85% retention rate among riders, and revenue has risen 60% each year since 2010.

How to Know When to Close Your Business and Start Over

Up and Running

Make sure your really on top of your financial metrics so you’re not suddenly surprised that even though you’re bringing in revenue, you don’t have enough cash flow to survive. . Managing a Business Starting a Business entrepreneurship failure

The State and Municipal Lobbying and Pay-to-Play Regulation of Pension Fund Management Participants

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Original Title: The State and Municipal Lobbying and Pay-to-Play Regulation of Pension Fund Management Participants - A Growing Trend? More recently, this trend has included the very specific application of lobbying laws and pay-to-play laws to investment managers.?

Product Strategies for Non-Strategists

The Product Guy

Each Session of the program runs for 6 months with paired individuals… Conducting regular 1-on-1 mentor-mentee chats Sharing experiences with the larger Product community Participating in live-streamed product management lessons and Q&A. Amanda Ralph Product Management Consultant.

Stage 5 of Non-Profit Incorporation: Sustain

Business Plan Blog

In California, a biennial Statement of Information can be submitted on Form SI-100. In California, charitable corporations with gross revenues of over $2 million must prepare annual ?nancial In California, the Nonprofit Integrity Act is available here.

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Bizshark Helps You Search For Business Contacts (Or Sales Leads)

YoungUpstarts

Each contact profile is categorizes by fields such as job title, department, phone number, and email information, and even includes include company revenue estimates and built-in company directories by department and geographical location.

Be Like Ray Kroc? Or Not?

Growthink Blog

These innovations were those of the McDonald brothers - poor, first-generation Irish immigrants that made their way during the Great Depression to California to seek their fortune. Business Planning Entrepreneurship Financing Investing Jay Turo Management Venture Capital

Killing Innovation with Corner Cases and Consensus « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

He had just filmed the second of a series of videos called, Speaking to the Big Dogs: How mid-level managers can communicate effectively with C-level executives (CEO, VP’s, General Managers, etc.) We were happily brainstorming when one of his managers spoke up and said, “Well, the phrase ‘Big Dogs’ might not work because it might not translate well in our Mexican and Spanish markets.”

Stage 4 of Non-Profit Incorporation: State Filing

Business Plan Blog

California requires a separate application for exemption from state taxes: Form 3500. For other states, search for state tax exemption in your state or look at your state’s Department of Revenue web site. In California, forms are available on the Attorney General’s web site.

The 11 Bad Habits Killing Innovation in Your Company

Steve Blank

Big companies have great execution habits to manage and improve successful business models and value propositions. This happens because managing the present often takes oxygen away from inventing the future.

The 11 Bad Habits Killing Innovation in Your Company

Steve Blank

Big companies have great execution habits to manage and improve successful business models and value propositions. This happens because managing the present often takes oxygen away from inventing the future.

There's a Pattern Here « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

In hindsight it appeared clear that startups that survive the first few tough years do not follow the traditional product-centric launch model espoused by product managers or the venture capital community. As you stated, the VCs only want to hear about product development and, I would add, revenue models.

Map of VC Investments

SoCal CTO

Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

When DIY Is A Terrible Idea

YoungUpstarts

The Tax Foundation, a tax policy research organization, found that the total number of words in the Internal Revenue Code & Regulations grew from 1.39 For instance, California and Connecticut set the 28 th as their deadline while Maine goes with the 15 th of every month.

Is Passion Enough to Make Your Business Succeed?

Up and Running

BlueVine, which is based in Redwood City, California, offers online working capital financing to small- and medium-sized businesses in many industries. I was head of the company as well as the accountant, the press relations person, and the back-office manager.

The Top Nine Challenges Of Growing an Entrepreneurial Business And How To Tackle Them

YoungUpstarts

years, and had reached an average revenue level of $60 million with the range being from $5 million to $350 million. Too much growth too quickly can create financial, quality, and reputational risks that if not properly managed can lead to the demise of the business. Managing cash flow.

Keeping A Struggling Business Afloat

YoungUpstarts

Many successful enterprises encountered difficult times and manage to endure, adapt, and even grow stronger and larger because of the trials. She is based in San Diego, California, and maintains a blog with her closest gal pals, Word Baristas. by Stacey Thompson.

Open Source Business Model

SoCal CTO

However, Elgg could power 100,000 networks and it would make no difference - there is no revenue stream as we give everything away under a GPL license. There are quite a few other Software Development Companies in Southern California working on open source and/or freemium business models. Common revenue streams are consulting, training, support, customization, upgraded versions for corporate applications, etc. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

Realistic Entrprenuers Guide to Venture Capital

SoCal CTO

Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0

F2F Still Matters

SoCal CTO

Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

Six Nudges: Creating A Sense Of Urgency For Higher Conversion Rates!

Occam's Razor

Increase current conversion rate by 25%, quantify how much increased revenue there will be. These two recommendations will help you compute the opportunity size for your management team. In the long run that’ll also create a positive revenue outcome for you.

Booming Companies That Should Inspire Entrepreneurs

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Each of them managed to turn rather simple ideas into multi-million dollar businesses. Uber Uber started out as a small San Francisco business that managed to generate $200,000 in seed money in 2009.

Tips to Tackle the Difficulties of Scaling your Business

Deimar

Study your revenue stream: What are your current sales and net profits? Online tools: Analytics, project management, and a host of cloud-based services made the issue of operations and document management one, which can be handled proficiently, even with a shoestring budget.

5 Tips for Private Practice Optometrists to Grow Profits This Year

Mike Michalowicz

Dr. White has one of the highest Yelp scores among private practice optometrists and has one of the highest per-patient revenues in the country. His practice, Complete Family Vision Care Optometry, is in San Diego, California. Profitability is the main key to business success.

Events and Networking in Los Angeles

SoCal CTO

And there are definitely other service providers who provide things like marketing services who are interesting, so its not all service providers, its more like the wealth management types. Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

Valuations 101: The Dave Berkus Method

Gust

We recently started a series of posts on establishing the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue startup companies for purposes of investment by seed and startup investors. Dave Berkus is a founding member of the Tech Coast Angels in Southern California, a lecturer and educator. Quality Management Team. Best practice for angels investing in pre-revenue ventures is to use multiple methods for establishing the pre-money valuation for seed/startup companies.

Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple

SoCal CTO

Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0

Kevin Federline Search Engine

SoCal CTO

Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0

8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing

SoCal CTO

Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0

MyShape Article - Analyst Misses the Point

SoCal CTO

Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0

Entreprenuer Network

SoCal CTO

Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0