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Merriam-Webster defines ecology as a "branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their environments". If ecologists were to study today's software vendors they would be fascinated not just by how the core organism functions but by the.

Do You Love Your Job?

Feld Thoughts

My dad’s posts over the past two days put me in a reflective mood about work. I’ve been working hard around computers and entrepreneurship since the summer between my senior year in high school and my freshman year at MIT. That first real job was as the first employee of Petcom, a company started by a husband and wife team that grew to about 20 people before the oil and gas market for software evaporated in 1985.

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Entrepreneur With Street Smarts Not Learned In Business School


9 Simple Approaches To Creating A Sure-Fire Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Jisc As an advisor to startups and entrepreneurs, I often hear the myth that all new businesses must start with a great idea. I have to disagree. I believe the best entrepreneurs start by finding a large opportunity, and only then use good ideas to capitalize on that opportunity. The best opportunities are recognized from painful needs, plus a growing population of customers with money to spend.

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Tips On Saving Money When Using Your Credit Card


For some people, the credit card is the most accepted form of currency, but for others, it’s the best way to enter a vicious cycle of debt. Credit cards do put you in a vulnerable position to spend money you don’t already have, hence incurring credit card debt.

Importance of Finance to Your Business

The Startup Magazine

Finance is one of the very subtle sectors of a business that can make or break entrepreneurs. Ideally, all companies need finances for daily operations. This is what makes the concept of finance very important as an area for all organizations to cover.

How to Build a Restaurant Sales Forecast

Up and Running

This article is part of our Restaurant Business Startup Guide —a curated list of articles to help you plan, start, and grow your restaurant business! With restaurants, as with most businesses, there is no single right way to do a sales forecast.

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How Regulations Can Trip Up Your Startup Freight Business

The Startup Magazine

The transport industry is heavily regulated, and perhaps more regulated than many other industries. However, many truckers and freight operators may not understand why these transport regulations are so important.

Three Surefire Ways To Grow Your Business With SMS Marketing

YFS Magazine

Nearly every startup and small business can use SMS marketing to engage with customers and improve key business metrics. Here are three ways to get started. Grow Marketing & Sales customer experience Customer Service marketing sms marketing

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Where is the value in tokens?

Version One Ventures

Crypto / blockchain has always been as much of a business model innovation as a technical innovation…. Technical innovation : running a decentralized ledger / platform at scale. Business model innovation : issuing tokens to give users / participants in the platform a stake in the project. By issuing crypto tokens, platforms gave early users an incentive to help bootstrap the service and solve the often inherent chicken and egg problem.

Comparing Board Management Software: Top 5 Considerations

Board Effect

A board portal is a governance software solution that provides boards with a secure platform for conducting all aspects of board business. Board portals are paperless solutions that do far more than support good governance.

Account-Based Marketing Software & Tools


Choosing the right account-based marketing software can be a messy process. Some ABM software is an add-on to an existing tool. Some companies sell relevant software but not explicitly for ABM. Whether you need certain tools depends on the scale of your program or your target accounts.

Model for Marketing Maturity, Stage Three: Ignite

Duct Tape Marketing

Model for Marketing Maturity, Stage Three: Ignite written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch on the Model for Marketing Maturity, Stage 3: Ignite. This is the third episode in our three-part series on the Model for Marketing Maturity.

Growth doesn’t come copying your competitors


Will copying market leaders best practices grow your business? You must apply best practices, design, copy, etc that are suited for your business to get real results. In this episode, Peep discusses why you shouldn’t rip off companies like Amazon and expect growth in your business.

4 Reasons Why Freelancing Will Continue to Grow in Popularity in 2019

Women Entrepreneurs Can

In 2017, Upwork and Freelancers Union released a comprehensive study of the freelance workforce in the U.S. They found that 57.3M people freelance, which constitutes 36% of the workforce. Moreover, they expect that freelancers will become the workforce majority by 2027, reaching 86.5M.