Tue.Jul 09, 2019

Managing Innovation Portfolios – Principles Before Tools

Grasshopper Herder

Don’t get buried in the tools and platforms -- know how your resources, time frames, risks, and options work together to create a viable innovation portfolio map. The post Managing Innovation Portfolios – Principles Before Tools appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Corporate Startup Innovation Ecosystem Innovation Innovation Accounting Metrics Metrics & Innovation Accounting Startup Tool

Why Gross Profit Is More Important Than Revenue

Feld Thoughts

I’ve been thinking a lot about gross profit (and gross margin ) lately. Yeah, I know I can be riveting, but stay with me. When I was in Boston a while ago (it was very cold, so it must have been January), I had a wide-ranging conversation with Eric Paley. This was before the IPO Summer of 2019 when all conventional valuation metrics have entered the land of “suspension of disbelief” which is short-term good and long-term well-we-will-see-…-eventually.

SAP Nation 3.0:  Excerpt Chapter 12 - From Sea to Shining Sea

deal architect

I excerpt 10% from every book in a series of blog posts. I posted several on SAP Nation 3.0 in April, then took a break after the Sapphire event. Over the next week I will excerpt the final batch. SAP Nation, the book


Six Ways A Strong Brand Makes Your Company Money


by Lindsay Pedersen, author of “ Forging An Ironclad Brand: A Leader’s Guide “ Many company owners go about their business without thinking much about brand.

The Single Biggest Branding Mistake I’ve Seen Companies Make

YFS Magazine

Smart brand strategy is built on a foundation of empathy for your customer. Here are a few insights on what empathy looks like—and what it doesn't. Grow Marketing & Sales brand identity brand image brand strategy branding personal branding

Outsourcing Your PowerPoint Work? Consider This…


by Lyndon Nicholson, founder and lead consultant at F5 Presentations. One thing I know to be true is that all new businesses will have to give a presentation at some point.

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How To Grow Your Brand Organically Using Facebook (With Zero Investment)

YFS Magazine

Starting a business is exciting, but becoming a known expert and landing ideal clients is not always easy – which can quickly curb your enthusiasm. Grow Marketing & Sales facebook marketing marketing social media marketing

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Serious Advice for Designing a Home Office

The Startup Magazine

With the rising popularity of remote working, more people are deciding if working from home is a better alternative to the office life. Besides obvious reasons such as removing commute time, if designed properly, having a home office can actually increase your levels of productivity and comfort.

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What Is It Like To Work For You?


So if you haven’t asked yourself this question yet, then we can guarantee you have turned a blind eye to a lot of wrong doings. If you’re reading this, you’re most likely a small established business , who has taken on an employee or two, maybe even a handful, to help you run your business.

Sell it Now

A Crowded Space

eBay is one of the most famous marketplace success stories. It started as a simple auction site with listings and users bidding on the items. This was great for easy price setting and unique items, but it was inconvenient for more mainstream items with multiple units available.

3 Essential Security Systems For Small Businesses


A string of commercial burglaries in Santa Barbara this May came to an abrupt halt when a recent prison parolee was arrested after tripping the surveillance systems at three stores he allegedly victimized.

Why A Solid Landing Page is Key to Effective PPC

Duct Tape Marketing

Why A Solid Landing Page is Key to Effective PPC written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Some marketers choose to send prospects who click on their paid search results to their website’s homepage.

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Should A Startup Business Adopt Debt Funding


by Uday Tank. Debt funding, in simple terms, is a way of raising the capital needed in the establishment or development of a business enterprise. To start any business, you need capital, and in order to raise this capital, you need to have a business.

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Framework Benchmarks Round 18


Round 18 of the TechEmpower Framework Benchmarks project is now available! When we posted the previous round in late 2018, the project had processed about 3,250 pull requests. Today, with Round 18 just concluded, the project is closing in on 4,000 pull requests. We are repeatedly surprised and delighted by the contributions and interest from the community. The project is immensely fun and useful for us and we're happy it is useful for so many others as well! Notable for Round 18.

Simple Guide To Getting A New Office Projector


There are thousands of projector models on the market today. Not all projectors are created to accomplish the same goal. Before shopping for a projector, you need to know what you are planning to use it for.

Learning to Speak Like a Pro

Duct Tape Marketing

Learning to Speak Like a Pro written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Grant Baldwin. Podcast Transcript. Lots of folks seem to be teaching public speaking these days, and with good reason.

How Startups Can Overcome Driver Shortages


When starting in business, particularly in an area which requires the use of a commercial fleet, making your available funds go as far as they can is vitally important. It is easy to imagine that as a start-up needing to operate a small number of commercial vehicles, in busy times, a shortage of drivers and vehicles could cause severe problems for the business. The most obvious way to combat a driver shortage is to hire more drivers and add vehicles to the fleet.

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Transcript of Learning to Speak Like a Pro

Duct Tape Marketing

Transcript of Learning to Speak Like a Pro 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 Klaviyo.

8 Ways To Avoid A Terrible Ranking In The Search Results


by Christian Carere, founder of Digital Ducats Inc. There’s nothing worse than watching your website fall further away from the first page and wondering what you can do to reverse a failing ranking. Here are a few steps you can take that will give your company the best shot at a first page result and you on your way to maximizing the traffic to your website. Look for low-lying fruit. When your website is just starting the ranking process don’t target the most competitive terms in your industry.

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How To Make The Most Of Outsourcing

Women Entrepreneurs Can

When running your business, there are many things you can outsource, and it’s not about just handling areas in which you aren’t that great at or don’t want to do. Sometimes it is a good idea to outsource some of the tasks you are great at too.

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5 Ways To Keep Your Workforce Happy


You know what they say – a business is only as good as its workforce. And you’ll find that many employees can tell you that the key to business success is a happy and content workforce. We all know that the customer comes first, but if the driving force behind your business isn’t on your side, then your business is already failing. Here are a few very simple and straightforward ways you can keep your personnel happy at work. . Keep them safe.