Wed.Feb 21, 2018

CoinOut Gets Coin In

Steve Blank

It’s always fun to see what happens to my students after they leave class. Jeff Witten started CoinOut four years ago in my Columbia University 5-day Lean LaunchPad class.

7 Keys To Leading Your Team And Business To Success

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the realities of being an entrepreneur is that you have to keep learning and changing to survive. Everyone on the startup team knows there is no buffer, and no personal isolation from impact based on your job description that can save you.

3 Unorthodox Methods To Enhance Matured Optimization Programs

ConversionXL

The endgame of optimization begins when the local maximum has been found for the most relevant pages on your website. At this point, uncovering more gains can become a greater challenge. How can you deal with such a scenario?

Should You Patent Your Idea?

Up and Running

You or your team had a eureka moment and you invented something unique. You have a hunch that this could be the next big thing. You don’t want to let the opportunity slip into someone else’s hand. Should you protect your idea by filing a patent? What is a patent?

[Interview] Dwayne Rettinger, Executive Financial Consultant at Rettinger & Associates Private Wealth Management

YoungUpstarts

From Dwayne Rettinger’s perspective, millennial entrepreneurs are more saddled with stereotypes than they should be. For all the suggested negatives about this generation, Rettinger points out that they are still young enough to be stunningly creative and open to new ideas.

5 Tips To Listing Your Business On Google

The Startup Magazine

As an entrepreneur, having an online presence is fundamental. Google is the most popular search engine worldwide. It organizes the world’s information, making it accessible and useful all over the world.

What Facebook’s News Feed Overhaul Means For Your Business

YFS Magazine

How can you increase Facebook content engagement in lieu of the recent News Feed changes? I’ve outlined some steps you can take to put your best foot forward on Facebook. Grow Marketing & Sales digital marketing facebook Facebook advertising marketing social media social media marketing

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18 Entrepreneurs Reveal How Much They Work

Hearpreneur

The number of hours entrepreneurs work varies due to many factors. Some of those determinants are such as nature of work where some businesses such as online business may require more of your online presence. How much we work can determine our productivity to a huge extent.

No One Will Ever Thank You for Keeping Prices Low

OnlyOnce

I was in a Board meeting last week (not Return Path ’s), when one of my fellow directors came out with this gem: “No one will ever thank us for keeping our prices low.”. When I first heard this, as is the case with most great quotes, I was drawn to its wit and simplicity.

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Three Startup Networking Strategies To Help You Grow Your Business

YoungUpstarts

Developing unique products and services, investing in brilliant branding and enhancing your online presence are all valuable strategies for a successful new business. But networking is vital to entrepreneurial success for 78 per cent of startups.

OpenAI and AI Futures

Reid Hoffman

OpenAI has the ability to help AI move forward in ways that ultimately benefit all humanity. Read the full post on LinkedIn. Entrepreneurship Links artificial intelligence technology

Getting Small Business Loans Right – The Future Needs To Resemble The Past

YoungUpstarts

by Rob Frohwein, CEO of Kabbage. Let’s be honest, most small businesses’ capital needs aren’t being met by today’s lenders. In fact, the bulk of commercial lenders don’t serve small businesses at all.

How to Get E-commerce Customers to Spend a Lot of Money at Once (And Then Do It Again)

Inc Startups

From responsive customer service to financing, there's a tried-and-true recipe for convincing people who've never touched your product to splash out for it. E-commerce

Avoiding Downtime With Reliable Equipment And Employees

YoungUpstarts

If you operate a business that makes regular shipments across the country, you need to have a proper fleet of vehicles at your disposal. Big rig trucks and similar large vehicles need to be kept in the best shape possible and manned by the best people possible.

6 Words You Should Never Use on Your LinkedIn Profile

Inc Startups

LinkedIn is a great way to showcase your professional skills to recruiters and potential partners. Here's how to strengthen your profile.

Three Creative Ways To Market Your New Upstart

YoungUpstarts

As a brand new upstart, there are many challenges that you will need to face head on. One of the biggest ones is finding ways to effectively market your brand new business so that you start to draw in customers and clients.

Boost Your Brand With These 7 Creative Marketing Strategies for 2018

Inc Startups

Say goodbye to marketer's block; these creative marketing strategies can boost your brand and make an impact in 2018. Marketing

Economics In Asia In The Trump Era

YoungUpstarts

by Marek Danyluk, managing partner at Space Executive. This week, Trump slapped tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines on Monday in his first major move to level a global playing field.

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Artificial Intelligence Might Soon Invade Your HR Department, Thanks to These 3 Ex-Googlers

Inc Startups

Spoke wants to cut down on the amount of time your employees spend looking for answers to common questions. Design

How Important Is A Website For A New Small Startup Business?

YoungUpstarts

When it comes to starting your own business it’s usually a series of baby steps, at least at the start. Most ventures start out small and grow steadily from there.

Cryptocurrency Scams Are Getting Harder to Spot. Here's What to Look For

Inc Startups

Hackers are getting better at mimicking a website's address, making it especially difficult to tell it's fake. Security

Electrical Businesses: Starting Up In A Market With 14% Growth

YoungUpstarts

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the electrician market to grow as a rate of 14% between 2014 and 2024. More homes and businesses are good for electricians that need to install and maintain the electricity flowing through buildings.

The 5 Types of Bullies Adults Face (and How to Stop Them)

Inc Startups

Don't let the bullies take over your business. HR/Benefits

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Five Signs It’s Time To Outsource Your Marketing Efforts

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Most companies start out with a very small team, so responsibilities are shared across the board. This becomes a burden when the enterprise reaches a certain stage, necessitating greater specialization and collaboration with outside specialists. Marketing is among the activities that are often handled by an external firm, in part because it demands highly specific skills that are not easily acquired.

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In 1 Sentence Elon Musk Shares His Single Best Piece of Business and Personal Advice

Inc Startups

In contrast to the usual blustery/brash statements and advice Musk gives, this one is so powerful for its simplicity and applicability. The Inc.

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Strategy for Angels and Stages of Investing

Tim Keane

There is a national trend in angel investing as angel investors continue to retreat from seed and startup stage deals and seek ventures with more established track records. Contrary to the public musings we’ve seen in Milwaukee, it’s not a

5 Things That Can Really Influence How Others Perceive You

Inc Startups

It can be as simple as being curious about the other person.

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5 Wrong Reasons to Become an Entrepreneur

Mike Michalowicz

More people are starting businesses than ever before. The fact is many of these entrepreneurial start ups are guaranteed to fail, since they were started for one of these 5 WRONG reasons: Desperation. Desperate people do desperate things. With the unemployment rate being so low, former great employees are trying to become (marginal) entrepreneurs. Unfortunately this does not work. Entrepreneurship is about fortitude and that is definitely not the same as being desperate. Jobs Suck.

5 Remarkably Powerful Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Inc Startups

Confidence gives you the power to conquer the world. Here's how you can learn to be confident in all you do. The Inc.

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How To Find The Right Legal Expert

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Searching for a good legal expert can be quite challenging and arduous at times because you’re looking for a professional lawyer who can solve your problem with the highest level of efficacy. It can be gritty, especially if you have a meager understanding of laws particular to your situation and have no idea where to look for help. Checking yellow pages and newspaper might acquaint you with an attorney but not necessarily the right one.

3 Unmistakable Signs That You Have Real Emotional Intelligence

Inc Startups

Famous psychologist and best-selling author Daniel Goleman weighs in on the features of a person with emotional intelligence.

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Strategy for Angels and Stages of Investing

Tim Keane

There is a national trend in angel investing as angel investors continue to retreat from seed and startup stage deals and seek ventures with more established track records. Contrary to the public musings we’ve seen in Milwaukee, it’s not a

A 40-Year-Study Found That Rich People Exhibited This Undesirable Trait as Kids

Inc Startups

Even researchers were surprised to learn which kids grew up to earn the most money. Money

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Never underestimate your first idea

Reid Hoffman

5 takeaways for serial entrepreneurs from my conversation with Ev Williams : Bet on the way the world is moving. Start from where you are. Don’t worry about a wipeout. Persevere. And position yourself for luck. Don’t derail your own destiny. Read the full post on Medium. Entrepreneurship Links business careers entrepreneurship masters of scale technology

The 4 Brain Superpowers You Need to Be a Successful Leader, According to Neuroscience

Inc Startups

Leaders who understand how brains work can make themselves and their teams more nimble, innovative, and resilient.

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My new experiment: Commute hacking

Jeff Hilimire

I’m a nut for productivity. I have to be, considering my large family, the many things I’m involved with , and my goals for 2018 (which include blogging every week day and reading one book a week.). None of that could happen if I wasn’t always trying to optimize how I spend my time. It all starts with an almost religious-like focus on my calendar and to-do process , and I recently hired a part-time admin to help with coordination of meetings and help with small projects.

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5 Beginner Steps to Becoming an Entrepreneur and Business Owner

Inc Startups

How to start a business in 2018. and become an entrepreneur for the first time. Productivity