Tue.Apr 18, 2017

Just Finish It

Feld Thoughts

An exec at a company I’m an investor in sent this to me this morning. Does this feel like your life at your company? I’m an enormous fan of Eric Ries and The Lean Startup. His, and Steve Blank’s, thinking and writing changed how we approach startups.

5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When We Reimagined Our Business

Up and Running

My team and I launched crowdSPRING in early 2008. For the following eight years, despite seeing great growth in our business, we made a mistake many entrepreneurs make: we operated the business as though the competitive, technological, and economic landscape was the same as when we started.

Elon Musk Succeeds by Doing the Exact Opposite of What We're All Told To Do

Inc Startups

How does Elon Musk seem to focus on everything all at once, upending entire industries each time he sets his attention on something new? Innovate


Business Must Haves: Procedures in the Workplace

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Procedures and policies are the foundations on which the entire system of a business is established. Where policies set guidelines to achieving goals, procedures determine how every activity of the business should be operated. Without standard procedures, a business becomes vulnerable to failure.

14 Podcasts That Will Make Your Business More Successful

Inc Startups

If you're an entrepreneur, you're going to love this list of some of the best and most useful podcasts for starting and thriving a business. Startup

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Steve Ballmer Just Saved Us From a Rising Tide of Stupidity

Inc Startups

Microsoft's former CEO strikes a blow for truth, justice and the American way.


How To Create A Website As A Freelancer

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

A professionally designed website that markets your talents and services to prospective clients is, without a doubt, one of the best tools you have in your arsenal. It is simply the heart and nerve center of all your online activities.

The LinkedIn Profile Tips You Probably Aren't Using (But Should Be!)

Inc Startups

Since being acquired by Microsoft, LinkedIn's popularity has grown even more. Yet, most people aren't quite sure what to do with their LinkedIn profile once they set it up. Here are five suggestions. Innovate


9 Lessons Learned from Running a CRO Agency


Run an agency? Offer conversion optimization services? Then you know it can be hard. I’ve been running an optimization agency for 6 years now. Here are my top lessons I’ve learned along the way. Build a name, build an audience.

3 Disruptive Ecommerce Trends You Need to Know Right Now

Inc Startups

The world of ecommerce is changing rapidly. Here are three of the most disruptive trends you need to know this year to grow your business. Technology

Announcing our next meetup: Data-Driven Marketplaces, San Francisco, May 16

Version One Ventures

Back in October, we hosted our first marketplace-themed meetup on the topic of The Holy Grail of the Marketplace: The Virtuous Cycle. More than 75 marketplace founders and investors attended and made it a great evening.

How to Bring Customer Leads Back from the Dead

Inc Startups

98 percent of your leads are dead. Here's how to resuscitate them. Marketing

How to Conduct Quality Link Building

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Conduct Quality Link Building written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. No matter how often Google updates their algorithm in an attempt to devalue backlinks, they still remain essential for a sound SEO strategy.

The 7 Essential Habits Every Entrepreneur Should Learn to Do

Inc Startups

Sure they're basic, but if you haven't yet mastered these habits, you should

6 Ways To Achieve Happiness And ‘Flow’ As An Entrepreneur

YFS Magazine

Are you in your flow? If not, here’s a look at six ways to gain more productivity, creativity, energy, and happiness in life and business. Lifestyle health and wellness lifestyle personal development productivity success

Want Your Kids to Be Hard Workers? Don't Be Gone at Work All the Time, Science Suggests

Inc Startups

Your insane hours probably aren't teaching your kids to be hard workers, a new study suggests. The Inc.


Winston-Salem lands two NCAA championship events

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

The Triad and North Carolina are back on the NCAA neutral-site championship map for the 2018-22 cycle

Want to Be Successful? Quit Worrying About Your IQ and Focus on EQ Instead

Inc Startups

A top psychologist insists you're wasting your time trying to get smarter.


Why Adding A ‘Live Chat’ To My Website Turned Into The Best Business Decision I Made In The Last 12 Months

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

In the last few years, I finally reached a point in my business where I could begin testing new tools that in the past I ignored because I lacked the capacity to make them work. I’m sure you resonate with me when I tell you that I frequently get overwhelmed. The post Why Adding A ‘Live Chat’ To My Website Turned Into The Best Business Decision I Made In The Last 12 Months appeared first on Entrepreneurs-Journey.com.

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The 2 Biggest Things That All Great Leaders Do

Inc Startups

Angie Morgan, founder of leadership-development firm Lead Star, says that no matter your position, you can seize opportunities to provide inspiration and boost morale

Bracing For Impact – 4 Strategies For Leveraging The Next Global Disruption


by Shane Cragun and Kate Sweetman, coauthors of “ Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption “ We suggest the only constant going forward is change. We’re talking massive, disruptive, and tumultuous change.

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Science Says 1 Minute of This Kind of Exercise May Equal 45 Minutes of Jogging

Inc Startups

Exercise helps with focus, productivity, flexibility, energy, and gives you a successful work/life balance. Get the most bang for your exercise buck.

Features vs. Benefits: What Do B2B Customers Care About Most?

YFS Magazine

Market your product in a way that a B2B customer not only considers it the only logical choice, but also sticks to their decision in the future. Grow Marketing & Sales b2b marketing online marketing product design product development

13 Benefits of Implementing a Leadership Program

Inc Startups

13 Benefits of Implementing a Leadership Program.

Please join me at the Central ArtWorks event on May 4th!

Jeff Hilimire

Hi friends, I’m loving being the Board Chair of Central Outreach & Advocacy. It’s such an amazing cause, and their passion for helping Atlanta’s homeless community is truly inspiring. We’re having an art show on May 4th to raise money for the Center, and at the event we showcase art from our guests (Atlanta’s homeless men and women)! Please consider coming and hanging out with us, or if you can’t attend, maybe you can make a donation in support.

LinkedIn Just Made 2 Savvy Moves - Did You See Them?

Inc Startups

LinkedIn quietly released a pair of updates that signal a major shift on the world's largest platform for professionals. Social Media Toolkit

eCommerce Endeavours – How Web Scraping Can Help You Expand Your Online Store


If you have a brick-and-mortar store, your competition is pretty limited to the other stores in your area. If you have an online store however, your competition is pretty much anyone in the world that sells the same product as you.

Mark Zuckerberg Declares All-Out War on Snapchat

Inc Startups

At Facebook's F8 conference, Zuckerberg enlisted some friends to drive what could be the final nails into his rival's coffin. Technology

What Types of Loans to Trust When Starting Your Business

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

You hope to start your own business to be your own boss and make more money than you ever have before. But to get started with your business plans, you have to have a good amount of money to take care of all your necessities.


Bill Gates's Top Tech Predictions for 2030

Inc Startups

The Microsoft founder has done pretty well for himself anticipating the trends of tomorrow. Here's what he thinks is coming next. Icons of Entrepreneurship

Austin-based Factom Raises $8 million in Venture Capital


Factom, a blockchain technology company, announced Tuesday that it has closed on $8 million in funding. The Austin-based startup closed its Series A round with additional investment from Peeli Ventures, Harvest Equity and a number of Austin investors. In October, Factom announced it had closed its Series A round with $4.2 million in investment from […] The post Austin-based Factom Raises $8 million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Chick-fil-A Is Crushing the Game. Here's What You Can Learn From It

Inc Startups

Ever wondered why Chick-fil-A is always busy? Here are a few answers.


CM First Group Raises $1.2 Million in Funding


CM First Group, a software company, announced it has raised $1.2 million in funding. The Austin-based company plans to use the funds for the expansion of its software tools and services. The Central Texas Angel Network and Lone Rock Technology Group with Capital Factory participating led the investment. CM First appointed Clint Whitaker of CTAN […] The post CM First Group Raises $1.2 Million in Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Why You Need to Watch This Heart-Warming 'Incident' From United Airlines

Inc Startups

One wrong doesn't cancel out thousands of rights.