Fri.Sep 22, 2017

Last Chance to Sign Up For The Fall 2017 Venture Deals Course

Feld Thoughts

Kauffman Fellows and Techstars are running another cycle of the Venture Deals course with me and Jason Mendelson. Signups close tomorrow as the course runs from 9/24/17 – 11/13/17. The course is free to everyone. The seven-week course, which is about five hours of work each week, has the following agenda. Week 1 – Introduction of key players/Form or join a team. Week 2 – Fundraising/Finding the Right VC. Week 3 – Capitalization Tables/Convertible Debt.

8 Coaching Myths To Avoid In Building Your Team

Startup Professionals Musings

Business productivity is all about having the right people, even though I’m bombarded daily with online tools and mobile apps that promise to solve every problem with automation and data.

18 Entrepreneurs Share Their Favorite Part of Running a Business


Being an entrepreneur or business owner has its share of ups and downs. While the downs can be pretty low the ups always seem to triumph for a true entrepreneur at heart. Milestones are what entrepreneurs and business owners work towards.

Everything you need to know about ICOs

The Next Web

If you are in the startup ecosystem — or just a casual reader of tech sites — I’m sure that the majority of the fundraising stories you must have heard in past few months had a new term attached to them — ICO.

It's Time to Stop Handing Out Business Cards. 3 Things You Should Be Doing Instead

Inc Startups

Before smartphones business cards made sense. Now they're just extra baggage for everyone to lug around conferences and networking events. Marketing

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Marketing Materials – The First Rung on the Sales Ladder

Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Materials – The First Rung on the Sales Ladder written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. There can be a lot of motives when it comes to marketing. Some campaigns are created to increase brand awareness. Some are created to generate leads.

Forget About Salaries and Perks. This Is What the Best Bosses Do to Hire Superstar Employees

Inc Startups

When I learned this from one of my top employees, I was surprised. How to Hire the Best

Leading Virtual Teams To Better Collaboration


How efficiently and quickly you communicate with your virtual team can make a bigger impact on your business than you probably realize. It can also impact other’s perception of your leadership skills.

The CEO of the #1 Ranked Millennial Place to Work Proves How Any Employee Can Overcome Bad Management and Succeed

Inc Startups

Is an employee's success their own responsibility or that of management? This CEO puts the power in the employee's hands. Icons of Entrepreneurship

The Securities Law Blog: Attorneys Should Practice Truth In Advertising — A.


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In 1 Sentence, Rihanna Explains The Secret to Building a Massive Brand and Cult Following

Inc Startups

Building a massive audience of adoring fans isn't limited to superstars. Especially when you follow this smart approach.

Tim Devane’s Next Chapter

Agile VC

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a bit over two years since Tim Devane joined us as a Principal at NextView. Tim joined our investment team as the first non-founder, and also as the first NextView team member based in our New York office. It’s not easy to pave a path with no one before you, but Tim has done just that and done it admirably.

How Israeli Expats In Silicon Valley Produce Winning Startups

Inc Startups

Israel creates more entrepreneurs than its small local market can support. The ones that leave for Silicon Valley have built a network that has yielded winning startups -- combining great American and Israeli traits. Hot Spots

Friday Fun #2

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

Beware of Lotters. And guys with guns who can’t spell. FridayFun


Want to Win as Boss of the Year? Master This 1 Leadership Trait First

Inc Startups

What employees want from their leaders and managers more than anything is guidance. Giving guidance in a constructive and caring manner can be motivational for employees and help them increase productivity, make better decisions, and do their best work.

Decision on moving N.C. Confederate monuments delayed

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

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9 Distinctive Traits to Look for in a New Hire

Inc Startups

Any new employee requires an investment in training, but some of the factors most critical to an employee's success are difficult to teach. Look past the resume and the standard interview Q&A to see if the candidate has the mindset to be successful at your company. How to Hire the Best

Schools considered for alternate control whittled to 6

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

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6 Books Every Online Entrepreneur Needs to Read

Inc Startups

Sometimes reading a book is the best way to learn. Business Books

Copperhead bites woman walking into LongHorn Steakhouse

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1 Simple Thing a Good CEO Can Do to Immediately Improve Company Culture and Performance

Inc Startups

Companies are consistently looking for ways to maximize profit and employee engagement and performance. Accomplishing those things starts with sleep.

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Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

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The Right Answer To "What Is Your Biggest Weakness?"

Inc Startups

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Search for Mexico quake survivors enters day 4, some success

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MEXICO CITY — Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day Friday, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake

Almost Every Great Leader Is At Times a Good Actor

Inc Startups

While authenticity is certainly required, an occasional flair for the dramatic can transform an ordinary moment into something special.


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Alexa, Bring Me a Shake Shack Burger. New Amazon Partnership Means This Could Work Soon

Inc Startups

Partnership with delivery service Olo sends GrubHub shares plunging.


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Why Transparency Matters to Employee Experience

Inc Startups

Powerful drivers are forcing organizations to create places where employees genuinely want to show up to work. The Future

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Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

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Inc Startups

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Decision on moving Confederate monuments from North Carolina's old Capitol grounds delayed

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

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Something Very Unexpected Just Happened During the iPhone 8 Launch

Inc Startups

Apple is known for creating buzz around new products, but the iPhone 8 debut hasn't lived up to the hype. Innovate