Tue.Jan 21, 2020

Auditor Independence and ERP/CRM projects - a conversation with Francine McKenna

deal architect

Francine McKenna is a prolific commentator on the accounting, audit, and corporate governance issues affecting public and pre-IPO private companies. Since 2006, McKenna has been an investigative reporter and feature writer for publications including Dow Jones MarketWatch, Forbes, American Banker, Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS

Shopify vs Volusion – The Ultimate Showdown


More than 80 percent of people use e-commerce sites for shopping. E-commerce platforms have a firm grip in the markets, and they are not going to lose their shine sooner or later.

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The "fog" of enterprise software

deal architect

So many data points cannot be wrong, can they? Larry Ellison talks about SAP's customers moving away during the Oracle earnings call. IFS runs a billboard ad suggesting the same. I get whispers from several other competitors suggesting SAP is. Industry Commentary

Metal Machining And How It Can Help Your Business Long Term


Whatever the size of your business, it’s crucial to boost production in order to enhance your gross profits. Almost any type of business requiring metal part production or uses machinery needs to maintain competitiveness. Thus, one of the most sought manufacturing processes is metal machining.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

How To Handle Political Expression In The Workplace

YFS Magazine

Are workplace policies needed to control political expression at the office? Culture Economy Editor Picks entrepreneurship culture politics


Tips For Targeting A Hyper-Local Audience


For small businesses, a lot of the time, their market doesn’t extend beyond the radius of the area they’re in. When that’s the case, you have to be more effective in everything you do — especially your marketing.

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Is It Time To Switch Energy Providers For Your Business?


Have you noticed a sudden upward steep in your electricity bills? Electricity is an amenity that most businesses can’t function without.

Welcoming Max Webster to the Version One team

Version One Ventures

In August 2018, we set out to add a third member to our team. A year and a half later, we are thrilled to welcome Max Webster as Version One’s new associate. It was A LONG journey. We received, reviewed and responded to almost 500 applications over this period of time.

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20/20/20: Innovators & Entrepreneurs From the 20th Century Who Are Helping Shape the 21st

View from Seed

Welcome to 2020. I thought about writing a post looking forward into this new decade, or looking back at the prior decade (are we calling it the “teens” officially?). But instead I decided to do something a little different. We’re now 20 years into the 21st century. 1980 and the dawn of the PC era is 40 years ago… the space race kicked off roughly 70 years ago.

Cynicism in Silicon Valley

Feld Thoughts

As I was reading The Atlantic article Silicon Valley Abandons the Culture That Made It the Envy of the World I kept flashing to the end of Anna Wiener’s awesome memoir Uncanny Valley. And it was no surprise to see this article in the Boulder Daily Camera titled Big tech in hot seat at congressional hearing at CU Boulder. Readers of this blog and my book Startup Communities know that I’m a huge fan of AnnaLee Saxenian. She has a great quote in The Atlantic article.

Tracking Multiple Domains: Setup & Reporting for Dozens of Sites


How do you coordinate the analytics setup of a web shop that sells their products all over the world—if you have to handle 10+ languages and currencies in over 80 countries?

Founder Interview: Jay Andreas, A.S.I. Construction

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine Founder Interview Series, we interviewed Mr. Jay Andreas. Jay is the CEO of A.S.I. Construction, a leading contracting and remodeling company in Illinois. His business is family owned and operated with over 30 years of owner experience in the Construction industry.

MMLIS Career Options: Which Kinds Of Roles Are Available?


Are you thinking of undertaking further study, or have you decided that it may be time for a change of career? A Master of Management in Library and Information Science is a course that opens doors. If you have a diverse range of interests, this could be the program for you.

Tech Live Connect on the Importance of Software Support to Global Companies

The Startup Magazine

Live tech support is vital for global companies. According to Tech Live Connect , companies with a presence around the world have a particular need to offer live software support to their employees.

5 Essential Areas to Streamline in 2020

Women Entrepreneurs Can

In a hectic and fast-paced business environment, you can’t afford to waste time. It’s no wonder that more and more small companies have embraced outsourcing and partnerships with freelancers to maintain their competitive edge.

3 Of The Best Ways Startups Can Get Self Employed Loans

The Startup Magazine

Startup companies have many special requirements when it comes to getting startup financing. Traditional banks may not always want to lend money to an enterprise that is just starting out. As a result, startups often rely on self employed loans to get off the ground.

Austin’s data.world Finds Success as a B Corp Bringing Together Data Users on its Global Platform


Austin-based data.world had its best year ever in 2019, said Brett Hurt, CEO, and Co-Founder. 2019 will go down in history as the year data.world found enterprise product-market fit and revenue has taken off in a big way,” Hurt said. data.world is like GitHub, the world’s largest software development platform, but it’s an open platform […]. The post Austin’s data.world Finds Success as a B Corp Bringing Together Data Users on its Global Platform appeared first on SiliconHills. Austi

Accurate Marketing Strategies Are Easier Than Ever

Women Entrepreneurs Can

If you thought the previous decade was focused on big data, then strap yourself in for this year. Large data analytics will be accelerated into a new realm of possibilities this year. This allows businesses to find exactly the kinds of customers that would be most likely to buy from them.

Top 5 Fastest - Growing Freelance Platforms in 2020

Transformify - Recruiting

Given that the gig economy is on the rise and Industry 4.0 continues to cut jobs, it comes as no surprise that the Global Freelance Platforms Market is growing at a fast pace.

Gaining Energy & Becoming More Productive on a Daily Basis

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Modern business owners have so many commitments and responsibilities to think about, and these can overpower your senses and encourage you to forget about your mental and physical wellbeing in the process.

The Beginner’s Guide to Retargeting

Duct Tape Marketing

The Beginner’s Guide to Retargeting written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. You put a lot of effort into driving consumers to your website. Your site is where the magic happens—people get to learn more about your business and purchase your goods or services. But what happens when someone goes to your website but doesn’t become a customer? This happens a lot.

The Growing Pains of Scaling Technology in Your Business

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Most modern businesses rely on technology that consists of hardware, software systems, and networks. Over time, this collection of systems is likely to grow, both in scale and in scope.

Business Lessons Learned on the Baseball Field

Duct Tape Marketing

Business Lessons Learned on the Baseball Field written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Joel Goldberg. Podcast Transcript.

Millennials May Speak Another Language, But It’s About Time Your Business Go Bilingual

Women Entrepreneurs Can

No matter how you look at it, online operations matter a great deal to modern business success. There’s simply no way you could ever achieve the sales or attention you desire otherwise, especially if you’re targeting a millennial audience.

Transcript of Business Lessons Learned on the Baseball Field

Duct Tape Marketing

Transcript of Business Lessons Learned on the Baseball Field written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Back to Podcast. Transcript. John Jantsch: This episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is brought to you by Zephyr CMS.

The Benefits of Artificial Intelligence for Businesses

Women Entrepreneurs Can

The rapid arrival of new technologies, including artificial intelligence, has vastly changed the business landscape through reshaping the workplace and offering improved efficiency.

School for Startups Radio – The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur

Duct Tape Marketing

School for Startups Radio – The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. John Jantsch appears on School for Startups Radio with host Jim Beach to discuss his latest book, The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur. This book is unlike most others that are written for entrepreneurs.

How to Start a Lucrative Warehouse Business

Women Entrepreneurs Can

The world of eCommerce is always expanding. Big companies are now able to ship thousands of products every single day, and this has really helped the warehouse industry to boom as well.

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Entrepreneurship Elevated – The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur

Duct Tape Marketing

Entrepreneurship Elevated – The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. John Jantsch appears on the Entrepreneurship Elevated podcast to discuss his latest book, The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur , with host Mike Michalowicz. Jantsch has worked with thousands entrepreneurs and small business owners and has owned his own business for thirty years.

3 Common Expenses Every Business Should Be Prepared For

Women Entrepreneurs Can

It’s not free to run a business. In fact, it’s very, very far from it. Even the thriftiest of individuals will have multiple business expenses, and some are going to be bigger than others.

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Marketing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them – The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur

Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them – The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. John Jantsch stops by Marketing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them to talk with host Stacy Jones about his latest book, The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur. Jantsch is a marketing consultant, author, and speaker who’s been running his own business and working with other small business owners for thirty years.

A Brief Introduction to Fulfilment

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Fulfilment deals with all of the services which involve getting a product to its desired destination, and thus is essential in the supply chain procedure. This deals with receiving the order, to anything which goes on in the warehouse, to the transportation process, to even the returns processing.

1 really good reason not to join my email newsletter…and 5 reasons why of course you should.

Jeff Hilimire

I do a lot of writing. Very little of it is with a pen, however. Let’s start with the reality of the situation: You’re not looking for more emails. I get it. Email stress is a real thing. Not everyone is like me — I love email, no kidding — and that’s ok!

10 Ways to Save Money as a Commercial Truck Driver

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Driving a truck for a business or for your own personal brand is something that can be very costly. If you aren’t careful with it could be something that costs a lot more than you expected.

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Growing a Home-Based Venture into Something Incredible

Women Entrepreneurs Can

The great thing about the modern world is that almost anyone can start a business from the comfort of their own home- and what’s more, the benefits of going down this route are almost second to none.