Mon.Apr 17, 2017

How Future-Proof is Your Company (and Your Career)?

Startup Professionals Musings

When you are growing a business, it’s hard to find time to focus on anything but the crises of today. Yet if you don’t spend some resources preparing for the changes in the marketplace we already know about, there may be no tomorrow for your business.

Share or Create?

47 Hats

Multi-billion member social networks, robots that can chase you down , algorithms that decide whether you get to live or die. Just a few high points to the world that’s fast approaching.

How To Establish Proper Workplace Safety Protocols


As a small business owner you know that you need to keep your employees safe for ethical and legal reasons.

Support Startups for Net Neutrality

Feld Thoughts

The new leader of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Chairman Ajit Pai, has said he wants to roll back existing net neutrality rules that prevent big cable companies from discriminating against online companies and services. Congress is lining up behind him.

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Bootstrapping vs. Raising Money

Spencer Fry

I had a fabulous time at MicroConf last week. It’s a great conference with about 150 attendees for the “Starter Edition” -- lots of online course creators, info product folks, SaaS people, and others. It was my first time, but I’d heard great things from past attendees.

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Buying For The Long Term – Startup Guide

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One of the most time-honored traditions in entrepreneurship is that of making do with what’s available. Why spend $5 when $4 will do it? Why stay in a 5-star hotel when you sleep just as well in a 3-star?

5 Important Email Marketing Tips That Will Benefit Your New Business


If you have recently started a new online business you will be looking at ways to try and promote your website to give you an advantage over your competitors.

This Unsuspecting European City Could Become Silicon Valley's Biggest Rival

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Here are six reasons why Barcelona is becoming a hot bed for startups, entrepreneurship and innovation. Startup

Day 2 for enterprise technology?

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In his annual letter to shareholders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos writes “I’ve been reminding people that it’s Day 1 for a couple of decades.” “Day Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed by death….To To be. Industry Commentary

Yale Researcher to Bosses: Science Proves Job Interviews Are Useless

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A stack of studies proves informal sit downs are useless, so why do you still insist on using them? How to Hire the Best

How to Set up Payroll As a New Employer

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When you own a business, you are in charge of hiring employees. Top-notch employees can help you streamline business processes, add innovative ideas, and grow your business.

3 Things to Keep in Mind When Using Social Media for Your Business

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Know your audience and know your platform, and you'll be set. Social Media Toolkit

A Two Week Vacation is More Than Twice As Good As a One Week Vacation


I’ve said this for years, but as I sit on the train commuting into work after a week off relaxing with my family for my Dad’s 75th birthday (or as he prefers to call it, the 46th anniversary of his 29th birthday), I feel particularly inclined to write it up!

Amazon Is Losing Millions to Scammers, Say Sellers

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Amazon is the biggest ecommerce platform in the world, which offers a substantial opportunity to scammers who can game the system. Technology

Erdogan AKP Turkish Matters


Details and info on non-english speaking referendums via Wikipedia. Make sure to donate to them. - CH Description of proposed amendments - Wikipedia link Proposal # Article Description of change 1 Article 9 The judiciary is required to act on condition of impartiality.

How to Place a Value On Quality Branding

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Quality branding can help take your startup's recognition to the next level, but it can also be costly. How much is it worth to you? Marketing

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Austin-Based LeanDNA Lands $4.5 Million in VC Funding


Austin-based LeanDNA, a data and analytics platform for factories, on Monday announced it closed on a $4.5 million round of funding. Austin-based Next Coast Ventures led the Series A round. LeanDNA received a seed stage investment from Rony Kahan, co-founder of Indeed. LeanDNA, founded in 2011, plans to use the funding to expand sales, marketing, […] The post Austin-Based LeanDNA Lands $4.5 Million in VC Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

A Good Leader Does This Before Firing or Chastising an Employee

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Leaders need a strong moral compass to perfect their management strategy. Here are 3 ways to use personal ethics in the business world.

Legal Impact Of Data Protection And Management In The Digital Age


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When Planning a Presentation, Step Away from PowerPoint!

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10 Ways To Build Smarter Landing Pages

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Do your landing pages convert? Many business owners and digital marketers drive potential customers away due to poorly designed websites and landing pages. Grow Marketing & Sales landing pages marketing website design website development

Why This Tiny Hotspot Is the Best Small City to Start a Business

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Time for automation PRAGMATISM

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This Is the Reason Millennials Check Their Phone 150 Times Per Day

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4 Tips to Navigating the Challenges of a Personal Brand

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Don't get derailed by the identity crises that arise from managing theyour public persona. Learn 4 tips that keep your brand in a flexible position.

Business Milestones That Deserve A Gift


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Want to Be a Great CEO? Be a Great Product Manager First

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When you're a CEO, you're everyone's boss. and in some ways, no one's boss. That's why being a product manager is such a powerful training ground.

Column: So what that Alonso is racing the Indy 500?

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — During the last race at Long Beach, there was buzz that IndyCar officials wanted a superstar to commit to the Indianapolis 500 and make the 101st running a must-watch race

United Airlines Pilot Shows Just How Much Contempt He Has for Passengers

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One United pilot has a simple idea of what should have happened in the case of David Dao. Secrets of the Inspired Traveler


Ex-agent pleads guilty in multi-year UNC sports agent probe

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HILLSBOROUGH — A former NFL agent has pleaded guilty to violating North Carolina's sports agent law by providing thousands of dollars in improper benefits to three former Tar Heels football players to entice them into signing contracts with him

Digitalizing Your Business Means Re-Imagining How It Operates

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North Carolina's Justin Jackson shares engagement photos

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