Tue.Nov 06, 2018

What standards must you meet when starting your own business?

The Startup Magazine

Entrepreneurs are constantly thinking of new business ideas. However, when starting a business, whether you’ve been part of a start-up previously or not, you often overlook the important factors when it comes to setting up an office.

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned From Starting 3 eCommerce Companies

YoungUpstarts

by Jackson Cunningham, founder of Tuft and Paw. I’ve been in the ecommerce space for over 10 years. After starting 3 of my own successful companies, I’ve learned that it’s incredibly important to choose a category that you’re interested in.

Finding new opportunities from second order effects

Version One Ventures

Over the past decade, new platforms have driven down the cost of starting a tech business. For example, you don’t need to buy servers anymore – you can just host your site on AWS. And distribution has become immediate, efficient, and highly targeted thanks to Google and Facebook. The impact extends beyond technology companies too. In just the past few years it has become a lot less expensive to start a new business in many other verticals.

Vertical Software: One Industry which has bucked the trend

deal architect

Readers know I have been hounding software vendors on why they are not investing in vertical functionality. After two decades of cloud computing we have very few choices in books of record for industry after industry – utility billing, retail.

Underemployment: It’s On You

YoungUpstarts

by Marissa Waldman, President at Brainard Strategy. Unemployment is at a significantly low level in the United States.

Seth Levine’s Designing the Ideal Board Meeting Blog Series

Feld Thoughts

My partner Seth Levine is writing a blog series on Designing the Ideal Board Meeting. Seth and I have each attended over 27,367 board meetings. Ok, I don’t know the actual number, but it’s a lot. We’ve both been on good boards and bad boards. Boards that have helped companies and boards that have sunk companies. Boards that know how to resolve conflict and boards that have multiple passive-aggressive actors engaged in a complex dance that serves no one, especially the company.

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5 Ways To Run A Successful Business

YoungUpstarts

No matter whether you are just starting out as a business owner, or you have an already established brand, there are always new ways in which you can keep your business on top and running at its best potential. Here are five ways on how to run a successful business. Business Plan.

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3 Reasons It’s Smart To Prototype Your Product

YoungUpstarts

Microsoft looks to be moving into the prototyping market with a new virtual reality design tool called Maquette, industry insiders leaked this month.

Is print more powerful than email marketing for a business?

The Startup Magazine

There’s no doubt that the world we live in is becoming more digitally focused, but that doesn’t mean it’s always best. All around the world businesses are using email as one of their main focus areas for brand awareness and getting their product in front of consumers.

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GDPR Compliance: Better Late Than Never

YoungUpstarts

As most people know by now, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became active in May. For those who refuse to follow the rules, stiff penalties and fines await. But even if you haven’t taken the steps to become compliant, you can still make it happen. What is the GDPR?

WebSummit Presentations

For Entrepreneurs

I presented on two topics at WebSummit 2018 in Lisbon on November 6th. The slides and videos of those two presentations can be found below.

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8 expert predictions on what will define tech in 2019

The Next Web

If you’re a tech junkie, you’ve inevitably thought about what it would be like to run into your future self, even just a year from now. What apps would be on your phone? How would your user experience change? What’s the next big thing you won’t be able to imagine your life without?

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Start Early With a Solid Product Management System

The Startup Magazine

Who are we? Why are we here? Where are we going? These are the questions we ask ourselves when feeling philosophical. For startup owners, similar questions need to be asked about their company – particularly the product (or service) they’re providing their consumers.

2018 SAAS Private Survey Results- Part 1

For Entrepreneurs

For the seventh year in a row, we’re proud to work with KBCM Technology Group (formerly Pacific Crest Securities) to share results from a survey of ~385 private SaaS companies. Thank you to the readers of forEntrepreneurs who participated in taking the survey! Thank you also to David Spitz (@dspitz) and the team at KBCM Technology Group for their. Startup Help SaaS SaaS business Sales & Marketing Machine Sales and Marketing

How to Build an Effective Referral Program

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Build an Effective Referral Program written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. You spend a lot of time and energy winning over new business, and once you’ve gotten that prospect to convert, you work hard to create a positive customer experience.

20 years ago Raj and I started a little company together in our dorm room…

Jeff Hilimire

It’s funny how life works, isn’t it? My wife and I started dating junior year of high school, just after I convinced her to let me “borrow” her Ray Kroc presentation (we were in different classes but had both chosen Ray Kroc to do our history report on.).

How to put a stay on the unsubscribe button

NZ Entrepreneur

If you cleaned out your inbox at the start of the year by hitting the ‘unsubscribe’ button on almost every email that came in, you aren’t alone. As a consumer of content you probably feel relieved, as a marketer, you should be worried.

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4 Best Websites to Apply for Acceleration and Incubation Programs

Kodorra

Building up a company from the ground up isn’t by any stretch of the imagination an easy task. This is why it is especially important for startup founders to seek help to guide them through the tedious and often perilous process of starting and growing a company.