Thu.Sep 05, 2019

Pitch Deck Month: The Team Slide

View from Seed

*This post is part of our “pitch deck” series where we dissect the seed stage pitch deck and discuss the ideal flow for a pitch. You can read the rest of the posts in the series by clicking here *.

How to Build Robust User Personas in Under a Month


Customer personas are often talked about in marketing and product design, but they’re almost never done well. This post contains video, click to play].

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Miracle-Minded Start-Ups: A Test Of Faith


by John J. Murphy, author of The Miracle-Minded Manager: A Modern-Day Parable about How to Apply “A Course in Miracles” in Business “ Thirty-one years ago, I had an idea. Why not start a consulting practice? Why not be my own boss?

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Reflections on my first year as GP (and six years in VC!)

Version One Ventures

The first week of September is my VC anniversary. This milestone is always a great forcing function to reflect on the past year, my contributions to the startup community, as well as my overall goals. I’ve now been in VC for six full years, and I’ve written reflections dating back to 2013 when I started my journey as an analyst. For example, after year one , I thought about how VC aligned with my core values of learning, compassion, and freedom.

Strategies For Coping With Entrepreneurial Stress And Burnout


by Dr. Jeff Nalin, Psy.D, Founder and Chief Clinical Director at Paradigm Malibu Treatment Center. The statistics for entrepreneur success are somewhat alarming. Some studies report that only half of self-start businesses will survive into their fifth year.

Your Brand (And How You Describe It) Should Be Painfully Simple, Here’s Why

YFS Magazine

If the way you describe your business and the work you do doesn’t feel like a painful oversimplification, you’re not doing it right. Editor Picks Grow Marketing & Sales branding marketing

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How To Get Ahead In The World Of Business


Working in business is a tough game, but it can also be fun and exciting. Alongside this, there are also a huge number of benefits, which include vast career progression, top-level salaries, and in some instances, the chance to travel the world.

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How To Ride The Wave Of Technology Through Your Career


It has become a well-worn fact that technology is gushing into offices throughout the country and the world, modernizing business processes, bringing new workforces up to speed, and generating far higher profits for a range of industries.

How to Build a Community Around Your Business

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Build a Community Around Your Business written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Jono Bacon. Podcast Transcript. Today on the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I sit down with consultant and community strategy and management expert Jono Bacon.

5 Financial decisions to manage your personal finances if you are starting a business

Our Own Start-up

Financial planning is a key cog in a company. Entrepreneurship Starting a Business entrepreneur Financial decisions Financial planning manage your personal finances if you are starting a business managing personal finances starting a business

Facebook Opens New Office in Downtown Austin


Facebook put a high-tech twist on the old tradition of a ribbon-cutting. The tech giant lit up a giant Facebook thumbs-up Like button with local dignitaries to officially open its new office in downtown Austin Wednesday morning. Thank you to our community partners.

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Female Founder Interview: Maria Teresa Ramos – Ramos Tax and Services

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine Female Founder Series , we caught up with Maria Teresa Ramos, president of Ramos Tax and Services, a small business accounting services firm.

Transcript of How to Build a Community Around Your Business

Duct Tape Marketing

Transcript of How to Build a Community Around Your Business written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Back to Podcast. Transcript. John Jantsch: Hello and welcome to another episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast. This is John Jantsch. And my guest today is Jono Bacon.

Are your chairman and CEO the same person?


Here’s one that targets most any company that has taken investments at any stage, as well as more mature companies. Why would you split the positions?

10 Highly actionable tactics to building a first page ranking

Our Own Start-up

To get your website to a level that produces leads for your business it’s important to cover the basics in building traffic.

Marketing Psychology: How You Can Use Commitment and Consistency Principles To Increase Sales

crowdSPRING Blog

Psychology plays a critical role in marketing and design. After all, design influences consumer behavior. There are powerful psychology principles in play behind successful product design.

6 Reasons your small business needs a dedicated phone service

Our Own Start-up

Every business needs to have access to affordable and reliable voice communication services if its owner wants it to succeed. Growth Strategies dedicated phone service small business voice communication services Voice over Internet Protocol why small business needs a dedicated phone service

Work Sucks? Change It With These Easy Tips

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Work is something which you either love or your hate. Working for a living is something we all have to do and it is an important part of our lives… but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t suck sometimes!

Better and Faster – How to streamline your hiring process

Our Own Start-up

Hiring new employees doesn’t always have to be a long, drawn-out process. Corporate Life applicant tracking system detailed job descriptions hiring for your startup hiring new employees hiring process how to hire better how to hire faster streamline the hiring process

Does Your Online Business Need a Physical Address?

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Online business is fast growing. In most industries, all over the world, online businesses are opening all of the time, growing, and competing with or even beating, offline companies.

Reid Hoffman on Bitcoin

Feld Thoughts

I got the following email from Reid Hoffman this morning. Inspired by Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, I produced a battle rap music video about centralized and decentralized currencies, pitting Alexander Hamilton against Satoshi Nakamoto.

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Bitcoin Rap Battle: Hamilton vs. Satoshi

Reid Hoffman

Today, there is a vigorous debate raging between cryptocurrency and centralized currencies. Bitcoin celebrated its tenth anniversary this year, and cryptocurrency values overall were climbing again after a period of decline.

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Tangible Marketing Can Still Be Effective

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Nowadays, so many of us base our marketing strategies entirely around the web. This is pretty understandable. After all, E-commerce is on the rise at a rapid rate and a huge proportion of our companies generate a huge proportion of their profit online.