Mon.Feb 13, 2017

Alexa, Techstars, and Cooper

Feld Thoughts

Recently, Amazon’s Alexa team and Techstars launched The Alexa Accelerator , powered by Techstars , Last week, a bunch of fun skills have been integrated into Alexa. I thought I’d give some a try.

5 Success Practices of Ultra-Effective Business Teams

Startup Professionals Musings

It takes an effective team to attract and serve a community in business these days.

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Top Startup Mistake: Unrealistic Forecasts

Up and Running

True story: I sat down for lunch with a friend, a Sand Hill Drive venture capitalist. When I asked the standard “How are you,” he answered: “If I see another hockey stick forecast this week, I’m going to throw something at somebody.”.

5 Online Business Ideas For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

YFS Magazine

Here is a look at 5 compelling, easy-to-start online business ideas that often have a short learning curve and require very little capital. This article 5 Online Business Ideas For Aspiring Entrepreneurs appeared first in YFS Magazine. Plan business ideas online business starting a business

Conversion Rate Optimization: How to Actually Convert the Traffic on Your Site?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Everyone has heard the saying that ‘content is king’ Unfortunately there’s often a disconnect between creating incredible content on a blog or landing page and then converting the traffic you get from it.

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Ending Your Emails With This 1 Word Vastly Improves the Response Rate

Inc Startups

The art of effective emailing begins with how you end

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Who is the Best Wrong Person for the Job?

This is going to be BIG.

I asked a founder the other day the following question: Can you describe a candidate that would be a fantastic hire somewhere else that would never thrive in your organization? If you can't answer that, it's going to be really difficult to find the people that *will* thrive in your company. Not every candidate is a great hire for every company.

Here Are the Best Business Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Inc Startups

If you are not listening, you are not learning


Austin-based My Fit Foods Closes all of its Stores


Austin-based My Fit Foods posted a notice on its website announcing the closure of all of its stores effective immediately. The company, founded in 2006, has stores in Austin and San Antonio. The company expanded to a total of 80 locations in five states nationwide. It specialized in creating healthy prepared meals for customers. “Since […] The post Austin-based My Fit Foods Closes all of its Stores appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Want to Sharpen Your Focus? Science Says to Drop These 5 Habits

Inc Startups

Our days are filled with activities that sabotage our focus and slow us down. Here are 5 ways you can stop distraction in its tracks


The Emoji Economy: Why Little Stickers Have Become A Multi-Billion Dollar Business


by Dana Loberg, co-founder and CEO of MojiLaLa. With the 2017 business year in full swing, entrepreneurs are back at their desks and thinking deeply about how to set themselves up for a successful new year.

7 Things You Must Quit Doing to Be More Productive This Year

Inc Startups

Work hard. Work smart. And think about your work differently than everyone else

a16z Podcast: Securing Infrastructure and Enterprise Services

Ben's Blog

The modern enterprise holds all sorts of applications, devices, and workflow needs. How should we be thinking about securing infrastructure — and identity — in this context, for entities like major news media outlets or financial institutions such as News … internet of things security & privacy a16z Summit 2016 blockchain

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9 Personality Traits of the Most Persuasive People

Inc Startups

From introverts to extroverts, exceptionally persuasive people are a gloriously diverse group, but they all still share a few fundamental personality traits


8 Life Hacks For Better Productivity

YFS Magazine

We’re all looking for ways to increase productivity and reduce stress. Here's a look at 8 life hacks that will do the trick. This article 8 Life Hacks For Better Productivity appeared first in YFS Magazine. Lead personal development productivity

Science Says 'Random Acts of Kindness' Week Has Astonishing Health Benefits

Inc Startups

February 12th marks the beginning of Random Acts of Kindness week -- so get in on the acts


5 Essential Guidelines To Selecting The Right CRM For Your Startup


by Rohit Thakral, CEO of Target Integration. Customer relation management is one of the most important aspects of any business. The essence of any business establishment is the set of customers and clients. Now, when it comes to a start-up, this aspect becomes all the more important.

The 3 Daily Routines That Have Allowed Grammy Award Winning Musician Wyclef To Find Work-Life Balance

Inc Startups

Running your own business or building a company is a 24/7, 365 day job that demands more of you than anything else you've ever felt in your entire life

Three Huge Market Opportunities For Startups Interested In Fintech


The global startup scene has witnessed rapid growth in the last couple of years as many people start to find the entrepreneurial drive to set out on their own.

3 Lessons From Steve Jobs on Building Trust

Inc Startups

The CEOs of Apple, Pixar, and Disney couldn't be more different in personality and background. And yet, they all share the ability to build trust


Numerous violations found in August death at Danville Goodyear plant

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

State inspections at Goodyear following the Aug. 12 workplace death of an employee resulted in numerous fines for unsafe conditions at the facility, according to documentation

The Surprising Word Great Business Leaders Refuse to Use

Inc Startups

A startup veteran who's worked with Zuckerberg, Page, and Dorsey claims all three avoid this word

Registering A Domain Name For Your Business


Even if you don’t plan to use a website for business, it’s wise to register a domain name. The basic purpose of the business domain name is to allow visitors such as customers, vendors, and others, to identify your site on the World Wide Web. To check available domain names , follow the steps below.

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Find Your Passion Today With These 14 Questions

Inc Startups

If you don't even know where to start looking for your dream job, take a step back and ask yourself these revealing questions


[Infographic] Calculating The Cost Of An Online MBA


According to an infographic created by Washington State University , the cost of obtaining an MBA can be anywhere between $25,000 and $94,000.

How to Use Your Personality To Achieve Unlimited Success

Inc Startups

How to use your personality to unleash your success potential in business


Do You Love Your SEO Content Marketing Results?

Rembrandt Communications

Make your business heart race with a new, SEO content marketing strategy. It’s time for Valentine’s Day and that means love is in the air… unless your SEO content marketing strategy is not giving you the results you want!

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How to Effectively Train Millennials in the Workplace

Inc Startups

Here are the six elements needed to professionally develop your Millennial employees

Monday Motivation: The Law of Attraction [VIDEO]


Share. This motivational video is for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to start their week off on the right foot. Inspiration law of attraction motivation

5 TED Talks That Will Cure Your Bad Day

Inc Startups

When you're having a bad day, watch one or all of these funny, moving, and inspiring TED Talks to turn thingss


Architect shapes nation's view of African American history

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) AP) — The National Museum of African American History and Culture was a long time coming, but for architect Phil Freelon it was right on time


The 3 C's of Building a Great Team

Inc Startups

We look to hire a great team with Culture, Capacity and Craft

Blue Cross CEO to retire from largest NC health insurer

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

DURHAM — The top executive running Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will retire later this year from the state's largest health insurer

Communicating Purpose to Your Tribe with Internal Media Hubs

Inc Startups

When it comes to purpose, it could be argued that your most important audience to reach is actually your employees, or what I like to call your tribe