Wed.Nov 07, 2018

Start With an Initial Assessment

Up and Running

Get all your ducks in a row with an initial assessment of your business opportunity. This article is part of our Business Planning Guide —a curated list of our articles that will help you with the planning process! Start your business planning with a quick assessment.

Nobody Reads Powerpoints

Babbling VC

Bear with me as many generalisations are to follow. . . via GIPHY. Nobody reads Powerpoints anyway!" I heard this from a business acquaintance recently and was initially taken aback by that comment.

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5 Market Obstacles That Kill Even Compelling Products

Startup Professionals Musings

Even when your new product or solution fills a real customer need, and has a positive value proposition, many new venture founders are surprised and frustrated to find that excited customers are hard to find and growth is slow.

3 Things Every Entrepreneur Must Do Before Starting An LLC


by Dustin Ray of Incfile. Maybe you woke up one day and decided to start a business on a whim. Or maybe you sat long and hard, mulling over your business idea in your head for years before finally taking action. Maybe you fell into becoming an entrepreneur by accident.

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Unintended Consequences of the Upcoming Drone Apocolypse

Feld Thoughts

On Monday, I wrote a post titled Look Up and Don’t Give Up that included the 2:48-second video of a mama bear and her cub struggling across a steep cliff covered with snow. 20+ million people have also looked at it and, I expect, found inspiration from it as I did.

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5 Tips for Leveraging A Personal Passion To Improve Your Business And Leadership Skills


by Adam Hirsen, CEO and Co-founder of UPshow. Research says that those who engage in hobbies are likely to be better problem solvers (San Francisco State University) and that most managers (82%) aren’t very good at leading people (Gallup).

Texas Health Catalyst at UT Austin Showcases Early-Stage Projects at its Demo Day


The Texas Health Catalyst held its Demo Day Tuesday afternoon with 13 early-stage ventures showcasing their new projects. These are really, really early innovations,” said Nishi Viswanathan, director, Texas Health Catalyst at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin.

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VC Joe Lonsdale Tells UT Austin Students Not to Start a Company


Don’t start a company, Joe Lonsdale, co-founder of Palantir Technologies and 8VC, told a couple hundred University of Texas at Austin students. “I

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Ways To Give Your Blog Better Visibility


Businesses shouldn’t look at blogging as an afterthought. For one, your business blog allows for better branding and recognition. Aside from that, the content you publish through it is valuable along the lines of thought leadership.

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How to Cultivate a Female-Friendly Cannabis Brand

crowdSPRING Blog

With recreational cannabis use legal in nine states (and soon a 10th, Michigan), the District of Columbia, and in Canada, the cannabis industry is steadily growing.

A Startup Strategy: How To Acquire New Customers


There are numerous marketing strategies to choose from to help grow your budding company. Yet, not every tactic you embark on might be the best option for your company and its budget.

Google Ads Changes Affecting Small Businesses

Duct Tape Marketing

Google Ads Changes Affecting Small Businesses written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch on Changes to Google Ads. Google has recently made some drastic changes to their ads program—starting with a name change, from Google AdWords to Google Ads.

Best Practices for Making Your Product Stand Out


When you're selling a product that you may believe in, you likely want to attract customers and boost sales. However, gaining a competitive advantage is always a challenge. If you're going to make your product stand out in a crowded market, there are a few main tips to follow.

For Small Business, Does the Election Matter?

Growthink Blog

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