Tue.Apr 17, 2018

Hanging Out In Pioneer Square

Feld Thoughts

I’m in Seattle for the next few days. I’ve built this trip around Techstars Seattle Demo, a bunch of time at PSL, and a Moz board meeting. Oh – and time with several of our portfolio companies as well as some nice social stuff with long time friends. Today, PSL announced their new $80 million venture fund. We are significant LPs in the fund and my partner Lindel is joining the PSL advisory board.

4 Ways to Improve Your Online Storefront

Up and Running

In our connected world, people shop online almost as often as they physically shop in stores. In fact, according to Shopify , global retail ecommerce sales are on track to reach $4.5 trillion in 2021, up from $1.3 trillion in 2014.

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Developing Content for Your Mobile Audience

Duct Tape Marketing

Developing Content for Your Mobile Audience written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Have you ever seen content on a mobile device that you’re excited to read and click through to view it only to realize you need to squint or zoom in to read it?

Why It’s Time To Rethink Your Office Culture

YFS Magazine

Traditional thought assumed that drab, sterile offices or cubicles would promote greater productivity because they would offer fewer distractions. Surprisingly, it turns out the opposite is true. Company Culture Grow company culture office design Office Space workplace trends

Recruiting Should Be Your #1 Priority From Day 1


by Felix Winstone, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Talkative. As a new entrepreneur or business owner, the most important thing you will do is hire talent. As a startup co-founder with a growing team, here are the recruiting tips I’ve learnt over the last couple of years. Hiring = Sales.

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In a New, Aggressive Email, Elon Musk Presented 5 Things That Managers Should Stop Doing Right Now

Inc Startups

This wasn't an email suffused with charm. But you can learn a lot from it.

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6 ideas to help you get organized and get more done

Jeff Hilimire

I spend a lot of time focusing on time optimization and focus. The ability to focus on the right things and “get stuff done” is the difference between mediocrity and greatness. Since we’re all here to try to accomplish greatness, here are six ways you might consider getting on top of things: #1 – Identify your personal Operating System. We all have a “way” that works for us. Listen to others and research techniques, and then lock down your OS. #2

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Elon Musk to Tesla Employees: Start Walking Out of Meetings and Cut the Jargon

Inc Startups

The Tesla CEO sent an email to employees on Tuesday on how they--and their suppliers--need to shape up to start hitting the company's ambitious production goals. Innovate

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5 Marketing Ideas to Grow Your Plumbing Business

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Marketing is important for all forms of businesses. It’s one of the fundamental business process that any business should have. It is therefore very important to ensure that you have a sound marketing strategy and that you take it seriously. This holds true even for a plumbing business, especially one that envisions to grow and expand. In order to help grow your plumbing business, here are 5 marketing ideas from us: Engage in social media.

The Truth About How Small Businesses Create Jobs and Benefit the Economy

Inc Startups

A recent book makes many misguided claims about government benefits for small firms. Economy

Overall Commodity Prices In Flux Amid Looming Trade Tariffs


President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on aluminium and steel imports on 1 March heavily dragged on the prices of some base and some precious metals in March, eroding investor confidence globally.

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Years Ago, a Student Asked Steve Jobs to Share the Biggest Lesson He Learned at Apple. Here's What He Said

Inc Startups

Resist the urge to fix all your team's problems, and do this instead.


Meet the Committee: Estevan Aviles

Austin Startup

Estevan Aviles, a native Austinite and life-long gamer, serves as a Festival Programming Specialist for the SXSW Gaming Festival.

3 Types of Burnout, According to Psychologists (and Signs You're Headed For Trouble) 

Inc Startups

Psychology says theres are three different types of burn out that affect mental, emotional, and physical health. Innovate


What Are Poverty Olympics and Why Are They Terrible?

Austin Startup

I’ve made no secret about that fact that I grew up in a low income household, and that I was a very low income earne r for the first few years after college. I share this because I’ve found that very few people are sharing their stories of being low income.

Starbucks Is Closing More Than 8,000 Stores--and Teaching 2 Important Leadership Lessons in the Process

Inc Startups

Starbucks CEO says, "this is just one stepin a journey that requires dedication from every level of our company.". Company Culture

Shaken but surviving, east Greensboro adjusts to life in tornado's 'war zone'

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Dozens of homes and businesses destroyed or severely damaged. Children turned away from their schools. Retailers shut down. Electricity cut off to 21,000 customers. In a word, the city felt one way: powerless

3 Tips for Incredible Resilience From the First American Woman to Win the Boston Marathon in 33 Years

Inc Startups

You might not want to copy her fitness regime, but you can steal Linden's secrets for incredible grit.

Double deadly shooting happened after argument between victims, High Point police say

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

HIGH POINT — Police are investigating a double homicide that happened Tuesday morning


These 17 Job Interview Behaviors Are a Huge Turn Off (And Will Negatively Affect Your Chances of Being Hired)

Inc Startups

Statistics show that on average every corporate job opening attracts 250 resumes. This makes interviews more important than ever. How to Hire the Best

Duke University, which has a long history with tobacco, will go smoke-free in 2020

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

DURHAM — Duke University, and its Gothic-style campus built by tobacco money, will go smoke-free in 2020


How to Stay Mentally Strong When You're Dealing With a Psychopath at Work

Inc Startups

Working alongside a toxic person will take a toll on your psychological well-being. These strategies can reduce the damage. The Inc.


UNC must disclose sexual assault findings, judges rule

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH — UNC Chapel Hill must provide the public with the names of students and employees found responsible for rape, sexual assault or related offenses through the school’s honor court and internal procedures

Is This the Single Most Persuasive Word in the English Language?

Inc Startups

Not because of what the word means, but because of what the word means you will do.


Court tests if NC ban on selling solar power means 1 church

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) AP) — North Carolina's highest court is considering whether a clean-energy advocacy group illegally sold solar power to one church to undercut the monopoly power of the state's electric utilities

5 Tips for Rocking Entrepreneurial Work-Life Balance

Inc Startups

What women need to know to run a company and manage their personal life. Work-Life Balance

Man shot, killed juvenile in Greensboro on Sunday, police say

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

GREENSBORO — A 19-year-old man is in the Guilford County jail charged in the shooting death of a juvenile over the weekend


Everything You Know About Personal Development Is Probably Wrong. Here's How to Fix It

Inc Startups

The rush of gurus to personal development has caused many people to lose trust in the market as a whole.

Woman accused of wielding knife at Hickory restaurant arrested

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

HICKORY— Maj. Reed Baer with the Hickory Police Department confirmed a woman who wielded a pizza knife and yelled at customers at Olde Hickory Station restaurant in downtown Hickory on Friday night was arrested and charged

Want Happier and More Productive Employees? Let Them Sleep More, Says Arianna Huffington

Inc Startups

Sleep is a non-negotiable activity that companies must address. When it comes to happy and productive employees, it starts with prioritizing sleep. HR/Benefits

Phase one: Richmond set to host races as redesign continues

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) AP) — Dennis Bickmeier is days away from hosting a NASCAR weekend, and finally able to relax a bit

Deloitte Surveyed Thousands of Employees. These Were The Top 3 Wellness Benefits

Inc Startups

It's hard to deny the effectiveness of well-being programs. HR/Benefits

Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

ATLANTA (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were