Announcing NextView Operator Guilds

View from Seed

And they tell us over and over again that they just care about four things: Hiring and developing a great team. We’re calling them NextView Operator Guilds. . Here is who will be joining the NextView Operator Guilds (for full bios, click the link in their name): Product Guild.

4 Ways To Improve Your Business Operations

YoungUpstarts

If you run a small business or large company, there are several ways that you can improve your operations. Here are some of the best ways to improve your business operations. Spend More Time on Research and Development. Others business advice business operations

Top Goals For Operations Managers In 2014

YoungUpstarts

Whether you’re an operations manager with an MBA in operations degree or merely looking forward to being one in the future, there are some goals that all operations managers will need to have in 2014. Move your core operations to the cloud.

Start Your Business: From Truck Driver to Owner-Operator

The Startup Magazine

There are few workers out there who don’t dream of a day when they could go into business for themselves, doing the same work they already love–but as an owner-operator. Business management is just one area of concern for owner-operator trucking companies.

If CAC is the New Rent, How should You Operate Differently?

View from Seed

Now in 2018, I believe that digitally-native brands should actually develop a holistic picture across offline/physical retail, brand marketing, and performance marketing earlier in their lifecycle. The post If CAC is the New Rent, How should You Operate Differently?

What Happens When Startups Turn from Their Innovation Stage to Operational Excellence?

Both Sides of the Table

Nearly every successful tech startup I’ve observed over the past 20 years has gone through a similar growth pattern: Innovate, systematize then scale operations. Sam & Rahul have worked closely together on “innovate & operate” since the earliest days of MakeSpace.

5 Benefits of Training and Development in the Workplace

The Startup Magazine

Having engaging, ongoing worker training and development at work can bring a range of positive outcomes. Here are five potential benefits that can come from investing in the development of your employees. So prioritizing internal mobility and development is key.

Should you outsource your financial operations?

Version One Ventures

For most startups, core functions are product design, product development, marketing, sales, PR, and customer service. The post Should you outsource your financial operations? This week everyone has been talking about Zirtual – the on-demand virtual assistant company that collapsed on Sunday night, suddenly laying off more than 400 employees (the company now is going to be acquired by Startups.co).

How Great, Operationally-Focused CFO’s Can Transform Your Business

Both Sides of the Table

What I love about my job is getting to see teams of super-early-stage companies develop ideas that while raw have potential to make an impact on the market. One area I’ve had much discussion with the companies in which I’ve invested in is bringing on board an operationally focused CFO. Having an amazing and operationally focused CFO has freed up the rest of the team to achieve even more while giving the board much more confidence in our strategic direction.

How Startups Can Keep Product Development Lean

YoungUpstarts

by Steve Owens, Founder and CTO of Finish Line Product Development Services. In this article we explore the unique challenges of a lean start-up and how Outsourced Product Development (OPD) can be used to overcome them. The cost of developing a product is almost entirely a people cost.

Great Entrepreneurs Move From Developers To Leaders

Startup Professionals Musings

Almost every entrepreneur starts their journey by developing a solution, based on their knowledge of a new technology or required service. Developer skills are necessary, but not sufficient, to build a business. developer entrepreneur Herminia Ibarra leadership startup

6 Ways For Startups To Reduce Operating Costs

YoungUpstarts

Here are a few ways for startups to reduce operating costs so they can function more efficiently, and make every dollar count: 1. The cost to physically operate a business can turn into a major financial burden for startups. by Morgan Sims.

4 Operational Features Every Online Business Should Work To Improve Upon

YoungUpstarts

Regardless of the industry a company operates in, there are certain practices and processes that need to be optimised in order to facilitate ideal business outcomes. Others business advice business operations Internet business

7 Basic Tips For App Development

YoungUpstarts

Better app development isn’t hard, in fact it just takes the right mindset and some well thought out planning. Not only will this help you keep the development process focused, it will also make it easier for you to market your app once it’s complete. Others app development

Estimating App Development: What Small Businesses Need To Know?

YoungUpstarts

Software development companies face lots of different cases, but generally all of them fall into two main categories: – Client has been nursing the idea of his/her mobile app for a long time but it takes months or even years to bring it to the stage of development estimation.

Finance Director/ Operations

Transformify

Summary Of The Role Provide financial support to Global Operations driving strategy, planning and overall financial performance. The Global Operations organization remit includes Supply Chain, Procurement, Customer Service and Corporate Real Estate. Identify, address and implement solutions for operational improvement and cost opportunities.

Profitability Of Offshore Outsourcing Of Android Development

YoungUpstarts

With the Android platform continuing to grow in popularity across the globe, the need for application development has never before been greater. Benefits of Android Application Development. Few small to medium sized businesses can afford a separate software development department.

Top iOS Development Trends To Watch Out For In 2018 For Businesses

YoungUpstarts

Ever since Apple launched the new iOS 11 update, the iOS app developers have sought out new and interesting ways of incorporating the latest technology with the iOS app development. Others app development iOS web development

Timing Matters – A Sneak Peek Into The Mobile App Development Process

YoungUpstarts

Mobile app development is not just about developing an app for either android or IOS. App development is a cumbersome process that involves a lot of micro-managed aspects to be catered to. The mobile app development process begins with the phase of ideation.

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[Interview] Patrick Mackaronis, Director Of Business Development At Brabble

YoungUpstarts

Pat grew the business so successfully that by his senior year, he had moved the operations from his dorm room to an off-campus office, had a staff of 17 full- and part-time employees and over 100 business accounts. You might say that Pat Mackaronis has never not been an entrepreneur.

Mark Siffin: The Visionary Genius Behind Maefield Development

YoungUpstarts

Maefield Development is a privately-owned, vertically-integrated real estate development firm headed up by Chairman and CEO Mark Siffin , who has been with the company since its formation in 1991. Others Mark Siffin property developer property development

Operation Marketing Freedom

Up and Running

The “freedom&# aspect of Operation Iraqi Freedom officially started after theUS invasion of Iraq and we found out there weren’t any Weapons of Mass Destruction.The mission turned from a matter of finding WMDs to rebuilding a broken society andinfrastructure.

Using Your Development Team To Create A Scheduling App

YoungUpstarts

Usually, the cost to develop a web-based scheduling system for your business depends on how much time you can spend updating and preparing the schedule. And, we must understand that the cost varies depending on the developers’ experience and the business requirements.

Driving Corporate Innovation: Design Thinking vs. Customer Development

Steve Blank

Two methods, Design Thinking and Customer Development (the core of the Lean Startup) provide the tactical day-to-day process of how to turn ideas into products. . Customer Development versus Design Thinking.

How To Overcome The 4 Roadblocks To Self-Development

YoungUpstarts

Even though you know intellectually that it’s possible to grow and achieve success, chances are you are struggling with some roadblocks in your path that prevent you from sowing those seeds of self-development. Changing how we operate and trying new things requires discipline and motivation.

Developing Leadership Skills: What You Need to Know

Startup Professionals Musings

Business problem solving should mean drawing from past precedents, how things have always worked, and standard operating procedures, but not being constrained by them.

Entrepreneurship as a Science – The Business Model/Customer Development Stack

Steve Blank

At the same time every computer company was writing its own operating system. Soon standard operating systems (e.g. It’s the combination of Business Model Design and Customer Development. Business Model Design Gets Dynamic, Customer Development Gets Strategic.

[Singapore] Facebook Eyes Asia-based Developers

YoungUpstarts

In a developer conference today in Singapore, online social networking giant Facebook made its strongest indication yet of its intention to better engage developers in Asia and Southeast Asia.

How Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) Can Help Your Business

Up and Running

UW-Madison Small Business Development Center (SBDC) celebrating SBDC Day. Your local Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can help. What is a Small Business Development Center (SBDC)? Source.] Starting a new small business?

The Flaming Lips and Economic Development

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

But wait, there’s more… The Creativity Forum Conference as a Trigger for Economic Development. This is a great conference for all the usual reasons, but it’s interesting the role a conference like this can have (and has had) on real world economic development.

The Secret Weapon to Scaling: Sales Operations

Seeing Both Sides

I asked her what role she was currently playing and my eyes widened when she replied, "sales operations". When the people around us looked puzzled, I realized that not everyone appreciates that sales operations is the secret weapon to scaling start ups.

The Innovation Insurgency Gets Educated: Hacking for Defense, Diplomacy, Development, …

Steve Blank

The class is for: educators who want to learn how to teach a Hacking for Defense, Diplomacy, Development, etc. As soon as we followed it up with Hacking for Diplomacy we got asked, “Will this work at USAID with Hacking for Development?”

The Innovation Insurgency Gets Educated: Hacking for Defense, Diplomacy, Development, …

Steve Blank

The class is for: educators who want to learn how to teach a Hacking for Defense, Diplomacy, Development, etc. As soon as we followed it up with Hacking for Diplomacy we got asked, “Will this work at USAID with Hacking for Development?”

How to Develop Your Business Strategy

Up and Running

As an example, imagine the difference between a bicycle retail store owned and operated by a former professional bike racer, and another one owned and operated by a couple with children who like cycling as a family activity.

5 Ways Startups Can Reduce Development Costs & Shorten Time To Market

YoungUpstarts

Two conditions that do matter to your startup’s out-year viability are the cost and length of its product development cycle. Startup founders counting the days until break-even or actively seeking outside capital must focus on streamlining their development cycles.

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High On “App-titude”: Why Android Development Is Fast Becoming A Popular Career In IT

YoungUpstarts

This invariably points out to that the role of a mobile app developer has become ever more essential to provide users new ways to engage with their smartphones. So how does one become a mobile developer? Why Android is a preferred platform to develop software.

10 Ways to Develop Your Leadership Team

Up and Running

Today at 4:30pm EST, we’ll be chatting about leadership development on Twitter. Leadership development is an employee perk many don’t outright recognize, or greatly appreciate. We have a small staff and take professional development very seriously.

Ethical Brand Development From The Ground Up

YoungUpstarts

Then, in every location you operate out of, display your mission statement prominently. by Chris Garrett. Brand identity isn’t just about having a pithy slogan and an attractive logo. It’s also about your company’s identity.

Operating a business in the age of the ‘brand experience’

The Next Web

Julius Talvik is co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Unison , a brand innovation company in Washington, DC, that develops physical and digital products for companies around the world. Businesses will likewise have to develop a consistent voice and tone on all channels.

Customer Development is Not a Focus Group

Steve Blank

Customer Development is all about gathering a list of what features customers want by talking to them, surveying them, or running “focus groups.” Customer Development is about Testing the Founder’s Hypothesis Any idiot can get outside the building and ask customers what they want, compile a feature list and hand it to engineering. And it’s certainly not Customer Development. Customer Development is not a giant focus group. OK, customer development is NOT a focus group.

Hiring A Web Developer: 11 Questions You Must Ask Ahead Of Time

YoungUpstarts

If you are a business owner who is not an expert in web development, finding someone (or an agency) you can trust to build your website is critical. To help with your vetting process, here are eleven questions to ask your would-be developers before making a decision: 1.

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The Principles of Product Development Flow

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, July 13, 2009 The Principles of Product Development Flow If youve ever wondered why agile or lean development techniques work, The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development by Donald G.

5 Operational Tips Every Startup CEO Should Know and Follow

Duct Tape Marketing

5 Operational Tips Every Startup CEO Should Know and Follow written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing It is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is Morgan Sims – Enjoy!