Mon.Oct 18, 2021

Thinking outside the Magic Quadrant

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First an apology, I could have it titled this post as well with the Forrester Wave or the IDC MarketScape. Next a mea culpa, I unleashed a few MQs during my tenure at Gartner in the 90s. However, in the. Industry analysts (Gartner, Forrester, AMR, others) Industry Commentary


How To Incent Your Team To Find More Innovative Ideas

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs I know are individually very innovative, but a successful startup can’t be a one-man show (for long). That means they need to build an innovative team, which is not a skill that most people are born with.


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4 Ways To Save Up For Your New Business


Looking to start your business? Here are 4 great ways you can save some extra money for your startup business. The post 4 Ways To Save Up For Your New Business appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others business advice raising funds saving money starting a business

Analyst Cam: SAP Industries - Direct to Consumer

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission ), as part of my Analyst Cam series. I have invited SAP to present updates on various verticals as I discussed here Kicking. Analyst Cam Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

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.

Essential Website Features To Make Life Easier For Customers


Websites can be powerful tools for businesses of all sizes. But you need to make sure that you provide features that will make life easy for your visitors. The post Essential Website Features To Make Life Easier For Customers appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Burning Platform: Servitization Trends - Part 1

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In the 54th and 55th episode of Burning Platform, we have Marne Martin, President of the Service Management GBU and Mark Brewer, Global Industry Director for Service Management at IFS. We discuss the accelerating trend of servitization which is leading. Burning Platform Servitization

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What Is Not Covered by Workers’ Comp?

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When starting a new job, you will probably hear about workers’ compensation. Federal employees automatically receive workers’ compensation and, depending on your state’s laws , you may get workers’ compensation if you are hired by a private company.

Do You Dread Mondays? Chances Are It’s Your Leader’s Fault


Company leadership goes a long way toward defining a work culture, but many managers aren’t properly trained to be leaders. Eric Harkins offer some tips for high-ranking company leaders to build and sustain a strong culture. The post Do You Dread Mondays?

Monday Motivation: Consistency Tips | Make Every Day A WINSday


This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off inspired to become great. Here are some takeaways from the video: Consistency is not perfection. Decide to make it a commitment. Commit, decide and do. Do it anyway when you don't feel like it.

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8 Cost Cutting Tips When Setting-Up Your Business Office


Setting up an office entails substantial costs when you're starting a business. Here are some tips when setting up your business office. The post 8 Cost Cutting Tips When Setting-Up Your Business Office appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others business office office

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Paul Biggar Co-Founder Of $1.7 Billion Tech Unicorn,, PhD In Compilers (VC EP16) by Yaro Starak

Paul Biggar got started as a computer engineer early in life. He became a specialist in the field of compilers (software engineers use compilers to test code to see if it works or not). He liked compilers so much he completed a PhD on the topic.

Is Facebook Still a Useful Play for Small Businesses

Duct Tape Marketing

Is Facebook Still a Useful Play for Small Businesses written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing.

How Entrepreneurs Can Build Their Business With Today’s Freelance Platforms

Up and Running

If you’re a business owner, chances are you have too much on your plate. One of the biggest challenges of starting a company from scratch is having too much to do in too little time — not to mention a lack of specific skill sets and expertise.

How to Make Your Company’s Brand Identity Stand Out

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Your business’ essence is reflected in your brand identity. Brand identity refers to what values you hold as a business and your company’s overall personality. Why should you build your brand identity? In essence, this will set you apart from your competitors.

The Weekly Wake Up – Measuring Success

Mike Michalowicz

?. “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” – Peter Druker. There are different schools of thought on this statement. I’ve read that measuring for success is a fallacy, but it works for me. If I’m not measuring my success, it’s hard to stay on track getting to my ultimate goal.

Top Tips for Building a Successful Software Company

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Technology is an integral part of everyone’s lives and can play a major role in any business. This makes a software company one of the best businesses to start, regardless of what kind of software you choose to design and build.

How to Start a Medical Marijuana Company

Our Own Start-up

There are more details to opening such a business than you might expect, and this guide covers all the aspects of how to start a medical marijuana business. The post How to Start a Medical Marijuana Company first appeared on Our Own Startup.

10 Steps to Expand Your Market Share Worldwide

Women Entrepreneurs Can

So, you have a growing business, and you want it to scale? Maybe you even want to go global with your brand but don’t know-how. The good news is that globalization of business is easy when done right.

5 Best Graphic Design Plugins to Use for Your Business

Our Own Start-up

The best plugins in graphic design work are great for making unique digital creations. Let’s take a look at the 5 Best Graphic Design Plugins to Use for Your Business. The post 5 Best Graphic Design Plugins to Use for Your Business first appeared on Our Own Startup.

4 Things That Will Define the Future of Your Business

Women Entrepreneurs Can

The business world is changing and we need to adapt to it in new ways by understanding what may be coming up in the future. There are a number of things that can define how your business will perform in the future.

How to Keep Your Building Clean During the Fall Season 

Our Own Start-up

This fall, it’s important to focus on the following maintenance tasks to improve your commercial property and help you avoid future repairs. . The post How to Keep Your Building Clean During the Fall Season first appeared on Our Own Startup.

Tips for Perfecting Your Business Website

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Your customers are the most important aspect of your business. One of the things you need to do is predict their needs and meet them before they even know it. This is perfectly achievable through your website, which is how most people find you.

Honesty and Optimism in the New York Times

Startup Lessons Learned

I recently spoke with the New York Times about an issue that's both very much in the news and on my mind: building a company honestly. The temptation to "fake it 'til you make it" in business is real. For some, it's overpowering. The pressures to succeed are immense and come from both within and without.

Fragile Items: 6 Tips for Packing Your Products Like a Pro

Women Entrepreneurs Can

If you sell delicate products on your online store, shipping them can be absolutely nerve-wracking. Even if your items aren’t particularly fragile, they can still get chipped, scratched, or damaged when they leave your store.