Wed.Aug 05, 2020

7 Ways Every Entrepreneur Should Evaluate A New Idea

Startup Professionals Musings

As an advisor to entrepreneurs, one of the most common requests I get is for an evaluation of a next startup idea. I try to explain that even the most innovative idea will fail if it is not a good fit for you at this time, so the question I ask them is “why you now” rather than “ why this solution now ?” The right person can make any idea a business success, and the wrong one will always struggle.

New Normal: A conversation with Brad Feld of Foundry Group

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I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes. Global and Vertical extensions New Normal COVID-19 Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

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Our Voting System at NextView (aka How We Make Decisions)

View from Seed

As summer moves into fall there is always a surge in new investment activity. This year will likely be even more pronounced since many companies delayed seeking funding during the beginning of the pandemic, and are now thinking about approaching investors. During this time, founders are often confused about the opaque world of decision-making within VC firms. I thought I’d share a piece of NextView’s decision-making criteria – our voting system.

No, Six Sigma Isn’t A Cure-All. Here Are 5 Reasons Why.


by Mark C. DeLuzio, author of “ Flatlined: Why Lean Transformations Fail and What to Do About It “ What’s the key to transforming an enterprise? Going all-in. As a leader, you must adopt one proven set of business principles as the solution and fully commit to them. If that solution is Lean — and I recommend that it is — you can’t also be riding the Six Sigma train (or any of the other tools that get confused with Lean).

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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.

24 Entrepreneurs Reveal The Industries That Are Ripe For Disruption


Is your industry ready for a change? The decision on which industry one should venture in is often determined by factors such as advancement in technology and availability of capital. The prevailing trends may favor some industry while others prove to be more profitable over time. We asked entrepreneurs and business owners about the industries that are ripe for disruption and here are the response; #1- The hemp extraction. Photo Credit: Dr. Jon Thompson.

Never Take Money From A VC: Part 1

Feld Thoughts

My partner Chris Moody decided to be a vlogger and has started a new video series. I suggested he hang out on TikTok but he prefers trying to get famous on Youtube. So far he has 57 Views but 102 Subscribers. I find that fascinating. Enjoy! The post Never Take Money From A VC: Part 1 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Venture Capital moody

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Naya Clinics Founder Talks Marriage Therapy For Entrepreneurs

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Sam Nabil has discovered three common warning signs that indicate a happy relationship may soon be on the brink of collapse. Lifestyle health and wellness lifestyle marriage therapy recommended relationships

Price Intelligence for Startups: What Is It? Why Do You Need It? How to Get Started?


Finding a sweet spot between “too low” and “too high” prices can be quite tricky. That’s why price intelligence exists: It can help retailers come up with the correct pricing strategy to beat the competition and build value for their products. Here is price intelligence for startups. What is price intelligence? Do you need it? How to get started with your price intelligence. In this article, we will take a look at this marketing approach and how you can develop a pricing intelligence system.

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How Can I Start a Career in Healthcare Accounting?

The Startup Magazine

You love money and numbers but you also want to help people by working in healthcare. Consider combining your two passions with a job in healthcare accounting. Do you want a job that is lucrative, rewarding, and has great potential for upward movement? Then, yes, you should look at healthcare accounting as a career choice. The simple fact is that healthcare jobs are only continuing to grow. And as they grow, healthcare accounting jobs grow with the rest of them.

Austin’s Newest Public Company, BigCommerce sees its Shares Soar on the First Day of Trading


BigCommerce is Austin’s latest startup to go public. BigCommerce Holdings’ shares were priced Tuesday night at $24 a share. It went public on the Nasdaq stock exchange opening at $68 a share on Wednesday morning and nearly tripled in price on its first day. Within three minutes of trading, the stock was halted for volatility, […]. The post Austin’s Newest Public Company, BigCommerce sees its Shares Soar on the First Day of Trading appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Nonprofit Succession Planning Checklist

Board Effect

If the board president or executive director of your nonprofit organization resigned tomorrow, what’s the first thing would your board do? If your answer is, “I don’t know,” it’s time to get busy working on nonprofit succession planning. Nonprofit boards are inherently passionate about their cause. Professionally and personally, they tend to be a tight group.

Female Founders Advancing in Venture Capital

Women Entrepreneurs Can

The business world is primarily dominated by men. As much as we push for equality, women still face barriers when it comes to accessing capital to start and grow their businesses. In fact, only 2.3 percent of the total capital invested in venture-backed startups in the U.S were companies founded by women. However, female founders and entrepreneurs are gaining ground in venture capita l and making strides to create an equal playing ground in the industry.

Austin-based Ceresa Lands $1 Million for its Data-Driven Leadership Development Platform


By LAURA LOREK, Publisher of Silicon Hills News Ceresa, a leadership development platform, announced Wednesday that it has raised $1 million in seed funding. Austin-based Next Coast Ventures and LiveOak Venture Partners led the round. Ceresa plans to use the funds to expand product development. It has created a data-driven, personalized program called the Ceresa […].

5 Best All-in-One Printers for Small Businesses

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Are you looking to buy an all-in-one (AIO) printer for your small business? Given the wide range of options available today, it’s not exactly easy to decide on the right printing device. Here in this post, we have compiled a list of the five best AIO printers for small businesses. Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5880. A great addition to any small or midsize business office, the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5880 offers exceptionally low running costs with its refillable high-capacity ink tanks.

Making Sure You Are Fully Qualified for the Role You Want

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Job hunting nowadays is highly competitive. Not only is it competitive during usual times, as people are becoming increasingly educated and qualified and more and more industries are becoming professionalized, but it’s particularly competitive now with the coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic. 2020 has seen countless people lose their jobs, as businesses have had to operate in a damaged economy on a restricted basis.

Top Strategies to Protect Your Startup from Online Threats

Women Entrepreneurs Can

When it comes to cybersecurity breaches, only huge companies make it to the news. Hundreds of startups are breached every day, and they suffer in painful silence. Startups are the majority of 58% of all known data breaches. Hackers are in this business to steal data, and no business is too small to face cyber risks. Let’s explore some of the most common cyber threats facing small businesses. Ransomware.

How to Start a Jewelry Making Business

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Talented crafters who produce beautiful pieces of jewelry as a hobby soon face a decision about whether to turn that hobby into a business. If you’ve reached the point where you think you can turn your pieces into profit, do some research about how to start a jewelry making business. Begin With a Plan. All viable businesses have a business plan. Many templates are available online, but most of them will require you to spell out a budget for start-up and continuing costs.

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