Wed.Sep 18, 2019

10 Key Components Of Every New Venture Strategic Plan

Startup Professionals Musings

Deciding to be an entrepreneur is a lifestyle move, and should be part of a long-term strategic plan. You shouldn’t be making this decision just because you are mad at your boss, or you would like to be rich, or someone else thinks you have a good idea.

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Pitch Deck Month: The “Where Are You Going?” 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 *. So you’ve covered the “who”, “what”, “why”, & “when”. Now it’s time to discuss the “where”.

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How to Achieve Tech-Powered Collaboration in the Era of Remote Work


Forever gone is the era when workers assembled each day at the office. Today, they’re just as likely to be working from home or spread across the globe. Collaboration has always been important among teams.

How to Hire a CRO Agency: A Process to Get It Right


Historically, CRO has taken a backseat to SEO, PPC, and other forms of digital marketing. But it’s on the rise— 60.8% of businesses are making CRO a priority. As more companies think about starting or expanding CRO programs, the “agency or in-house?” question is also earning more attention.

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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.

Is Your ‘Inner Critic’ Undermining Your Career? 5 Ways To Boost Your Confidence


by Grant Parr , author of “ The Next One Up Mindset: How To Prepare For The Unknown “ The workplace, like the playing field in sports, is packed with competition — often against oneself.

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10 Things Your eCommerce Business Needs to Thrive

Up and Running

Pulling off the first few sales on a new ecommerce website can be an exciting experience for anyone. . However, for some ecommerce startups , that is also where the excitement ends.

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One year into Fund III: some high level stats

Version One Ventures

A few weeks ago I shared my reflections on my first year as a GP. Along with all the well wishes (thank you!!), many asked what Version One is investing in these days. Our portfolio companies aren’t as quick to publicize fundraising rounds like they used to and as such, we’re not making as many public announcements about our activity. So, as a follow up, I thought I’d share some high level stats on our investing activity since we kicked off Fund III nearly a year ago in October 2018. .

The Most Effective Tactics To Adopt For Your Digital Marketing Plan


Digital marketing has been around long enough for experts to understand what works and what doesn’t. Thus, if you want to make sure that your plan is as effective as possible, then you need to include elements that will have a positive impact.

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Austin-based Gardenio Caters to Millennials Looking to Grow Their Own Food


At Brown University, Roman Gonzalez studied philosophy to understand big things like love and purpose. He wanted to distill these difficult concepts and relate them in a way to make people’s lives better.

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Common Workplace Injuries Employers Need to Be Aware Of

The Startup Magazine

Employers have a responsibility to be aware of some of the most common workplace injuries and ensure policies are in place to prevent them. Up to 5,000 workers get killed each year in the workplace. You are responsible for the safety of your workplace as an employer.

The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur Reading: September 18

Duct Tape Marketing

The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur Reading: September 18 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch on The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur – September 18.

Bold Titles to Increase Customers

Mike Michalowicz

Bold titles are compelling. Maybe you have a business podcast or you’re writing a business blog, book or a keynote speech. One of the first steps in building a profitable business is to attract your audience. To do that, you need to create bold, eye catching titles.

Accessibility as an Advantage in Venture Capital: Why Creating Value for Everyone in the Community Wins

This is going to be BIG.

I believe that the next generation of top companies are far more likely to be founded by people not on VC radars today.

Please Leave a Meowssage: A Lesson on Founder-Market Fit

Austin Startup

How the founder of a Texas startup for cat owners taught me the real power of founder-market fit and community-building Continue reading on Austin Startups ». startup startup-lessons customer-success wisdom founders

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The Role of the Board of Trustees vs. the Board of Directors

Board Effect

Because there are a lot of similarities in the role of the board of trustees vs. board of directors, it’s common for people to use the terms interchangeably. Both positions have a strong role in governance. In higher education , the role of the board of trustees has been evolving.

Oracle OpenWorld from afar

deal architect

I have been watching bits and pieces of OOW from afar. Some observations Larry, can I please have some of the anti-aging stuff you are on? Damn you look good Marc Benioff and Aneel Bhusri, I know you are good. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

The Best Advice When It Comes To Starting Your Own Business

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Starting a business is a very exciting thing to do for any young entrepreneur. The power of being your own boss is intoxicating, and the passion you have for your products and services will rival no others. However, it can be quite a daunting and overwhelming task.

What You Need to Consider Before Expanding Your Company

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Taking your company to the next level is a tempting thought. Regardless of how long you have been in business for, there is always the desire to want to do more and be more. But how do you know that you are ready to take the next step?

Tips To Improve Product Design In Business

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Product design is essential to the creation of the product itself. But when you[‘re doing it for the first time or have gotten into a rhythm of using the same over and over again, what can you do to improve it? Here are some tips to improve product design in business. Audit The Current Process.