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.

Jobs, Bezos, Gates, Branson. Inside the Brains of the CEOs

The Startup Magazine

The industries that employ the most CEOs are management (76%), computers (35%), state government (33%), local government (32%) and schools (12%). (1) Around 4 out of 10 hail from the same 4 states; California, Texas, Illinois and New York. (7)

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.

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.

Going Out With His Boots On

Steve Blank

With 37 mllion people it’s remarkable that California has one of the most pristine and unspoiled coastline in the United States. ———– California Dreaming. It goes through quintessential California beach towns right out of the 1950′s.

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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to use metrics and a dashboard

Berkonomics

I had that thrill when a student at the Richard Petty Stock Car School of Driving at a motor speedway in California. Email readers, continue here…] Metrics should be created by you and your managers to measure near real time progress for your enterprise.

Starting A Profitable Recycling Business

YoungUpstarts

by Erich Lawson, online marketing manager at Northern California Compactors, Inc. Stringent regulations have also contributed to the drive towards use of recycled products and proper waste management and disposal practice.

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.

The Perils of Founder Fighting

Both Sides of the Table

I think as a tech industry we have bred a culture that places more emphasis on product excellence than managing human behavior. Of course it makes no sense to have great people management and a crappy product.

Valuation Methods 101

Gust

It is one of the most useful methods for establishing the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue startup ventures. Dave Berkus is a founding member of the Tech Coast Angels in Southern California, a lecturer and educator. Reflecting the premise that the higher the number of risk factors, then the higher the overall risk, this method forces investors to think about the various types of risks which a particular venture must manage in order to achieve a lucrative exit.

Why You Should Use Localisation in a Globalised World

The Startup Magazine

The globalist McDonalds managed to beef up its falling profits in 2015 by adopting a localisation strategy. Localisation prevents embarrassment and improves revenues.

Clarity Is Key When Negotiating with Investors

ReadWriteStart

To make sure that doesn't happen - and help startups avoid costly lawsuits (another instance where the only people who get rich are the lawyers) I asked Anton Rosandic , a California-based attorney and an entrepreneur himself, for some free advice.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: VCs Are Not Always Right

ReadWriteStart

In How To Defend Your Dream Against All Odds , Alex and I explore the company's journey to $200 Million in revenue, while their VCs wrote them off. Zoho is already over $100 million in revenue and is seeing tremendous traction. Is it inventory risk that Statisco manages well?

One Little Ice Cream Cart That’s About to Have Big Growth

Up and Running

From the beginning and all along the way, careful planning has guided the business from revenues of $35,000 in 2011, to $400,000 in 2014, and estimates of $700,000 for 2015. Increased revenue has gone hand-in-hand with public acclaim. An employee at Red Wagon Creamery serves up a scoop.

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[US] The 10 Best Sectors That Are Boosting The Economy

YoungUpstarts

According to eWeek , India-based tech firms support more than 280,000 jobs in the United states, concentrated primarily in California, Michigan, Texas, and Illinois. A Bloomberg report indicates that there’s been a distinct rise in The Institute for Supply Management’s index of non-manufacturing industries, signaling a very positive move for the service industry and economy as a whole. The poultry and livestock industry recently added $19 billion in tax revenues for the U.S.

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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

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.

How Finding Your Purpose Can Build Your Business

YoungUpstarts

Sure, a company’s goal may be to generate a revenue, but corporate purpose focuses on a business’s aspirations beyond that. Kevin Xu is the CEO of MEBO International , a California- and Beijing-based intellectual property management company specializing in applied health systems.

Why The Next Generation of Online Video Companies Will be Vertical

Both Sides of the Table

And maybe that openness is what has attracted many on the management team of other ethnic groups of Chinese, Iranians and the like? We are now doing 2 billion video views per month and will do tens of millions in revenue this year.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 42: Sunny Shah and Curt Haselton

Steve Blank

from University of California, Davis in Biomedical Engineering. What that meant was that until the test results came back the food can’t ship and that’s lost revenue for them. He’s a co-founder and CEO of HB Risk , and a Professor and Department Chair in Civil Engineering at California State University, Chico. We as researchers go in with a bias – that obviously these guys want our technology – but that is not the case for a lot of customers.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 42: Sunny Shah and Curt Haselton

Steve Blank

from University of California, Davis in Biomedical Engineering. What that meant was that until the test results came back the food can’t ship and that’s lost revenue for them. He’s a co-founder and CEO of HB Risk , and a Professor and Department Chair in Civil Engineering at California State University, Chico. We as researchers go in with a bias – that obviously these guys want our technology – but that is not the case for a lot of customers.

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.

Is it Time for You to Earn or to Learn?

Both Sides of the Table

If you’re thinking about joining as the director of marketing, product management manager, senior architect, international business development lead, etc. In California that averages around 42.5% Ventro was trading at $8 billion on sub $2 million of revenue.

boldstart 2018 recap and what’s hot in enterprise 2019

BeyondVC

While developers can now spin up applications faster than ever before, one of the downsides is the complexity of managing these distributed applications and technologies. The 10 year bull market where every company’s revenue chart is up and to the right is over. 2018 Recap.

Lean Startups aren't Cheap Startups

Steve Blank

In times when venture capital is hard to get, investors extract high costs for failure (down-rounds, cram downs , new management teams, shut down the company.) Lean Startups aren’t Cheap Startups « Steve Blank (tags: startup product-management strategy) [.]

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