Mon.Aug 13, 2018

The Economics of VCs Recycling Management Fees

Feld Thoughts

Several years ago, I wrote a post titled Why VCs Should Recycle Their Management Fees. From the start of Foundry Group in 2007, we have felt strongly about this.

7 Keys To The Investor Challenge For Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

According to the entrepreneurs I advise, the biggest challenge they typically face in starting a new business is funding. It consistently takes a huge amount of time and effort to find an investor you can trust, and that constrains your efforts in developing the solution you envision.

Does Your Business Have The Friendly-Factor?

YFS Magazine

People like friendly businesses. The friendly-factor doesn't require a large investment, but it does require thoughtful consideration. Company Culture Grow company culture customer experience Customer Service

13 Powerful Ways You Can Manage Customer Expectations Better To Grow Your Business Faster Than Ever

crowdSPRING Blog

“…it looks cold in there…” A prospective customer looks to your business to provide something they need or want. This is the beginning of a very important story for your business.

How Seasonal Businesses Can Better Manage Cash Flow

Up and Running

While there are many advantages to running a seasonal business, one of the primary challenges is managing cash flow—having enough money on hand to get ready for the busy season, making the most of the revenue generated in season, and having enough money on hand to pay bills in the off-season.

Product Management & When Other Departments Need Help

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Mark Jones (Mentee, Session 6, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Shelley Iocona]. Product people usually like to start with the problem. One problem many are familiar with is being the requirements resource.

Your network is one of your most powerful assets, regardless of geography

Jeff Hilimire

Your network is one of the only true competitive advantages you can have. I believe your network just might be the deciding factor in whether or not you accomplish your goals and dreams. I’ve written many times about the importance of a strong network and how to build it , but I’ve never written about the connect that geography makes on your network. I was reminded of this when reading Adam ‘s recent blog post, titled Great advice I didn’t take, but maybe you should.

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Monday Motivation: CONSISTENT – Best Motivational Video


This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. Have a plan for the next day as you go to sleep. Work the plan and it doesn’t work, change it. The shortcut is a lie and the hack doesn’t get you there.

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4 Things To Know About Buying A Company Car


Depending on the type of business you’re starting, you might require a company car. It would be necessary for making house calls, delivering product, driving between service points, and performing other long-distance business needs.

Tis the season for software lawsuits

deal architect

Oracle, SAP and Workday have all been hit with lawsuits in the last few weeks for very different reasons as I describe below. But first a preface – lawsuits draw a lot of attention but it’s usually wrong to extrapolate. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary

10 Things That Sell Like Hot Cakes On The Internet


With more than 12 million ecommerce businesses on the web, it is a bit daunting for new ones to make a mark quickly, especially when businesses as big as Amazon and Spotify are at the top. However, this does not mean that you have no chance to succeed. If you work hard, you can leave a mark as well.

Uber, UT and the U.S. Army Research Labs Team Up to Create Flying Cars


The promise of flying cars may become a reality a soon. The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering has teamed up with the U.S. Army Research Labs and Uber Elevate to develop the technology behind Uber’s new rideshare venture: UberAIR.

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How To Finance Your Start-Up Business


You’ve got a brilliant idea, come up with a catchy name and are planning to start your business in your very own home. There is, however, one small detail holding you back and that’s the financing of your new enterprise.

Sorry, HR, You Don't Get Any Friends at Work

Inc Startups

You need to be impartial, so friendships (true friendships) are out of the question.placeholder. HR/Benefits


[Interview] Michael Patryn, Bitcoin Entrepreneur


Entrepreneurs interested in starting a fintech or digital currency business or looking for related funding resources, would be well advised to get to know Vancouver’s Michael Patryn.

Stanford Study: 3 Ways Bosses Waste Your Time

Inc Startups

New research shows how bosses get in the way of employees--even when they're trying to help.

Make Achieving Your Goals A Team Sport. Here’s Why — And How


by Leo Bottary, author of “ What Anyone Can Do: How Surrounding Yourself with the Right People Will Drive Change, Opportunity, and Personal Growth “ . A person’s success typically isn’t the result of superhuman feats.

35 Fast Growing Cities With the Most Job Opportunities

Inc Startups

People are flocking to these booming cities. Startup

How To Find Businesses For Sale


As an entrepreneur, there are different ways in which you can invest your finances. You can either choose to start your own enterprise or buy an already established business. The common belief among many entrepreneurs is that business owners only sell their businesses because they’re failing.

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5 Habits of Highly Mindful People

Inc Startups

Mindfulness practices can help you be happier, less stressed, and more productive at work. These are habits highly mindful people do differently. Innovate

Are You Ready To Hire Employees? 8 Things To Have In Place First


As a new business owner, you’re likely excited to start hiring people; not only is it a symbolic action that proves your business is really developing, it will also arm you with the staff members you need to carry out projects in pursuit of your goals.

This 1 Thing Separates a Boss from a Real Leader

Inc Startups

Leaders see their social standing and power in a completely different way than most bosses do. Innovate


5 Ways Your Sales Team Can Leverage CRM Software

YFS Magazine

Sales reps must remain relevant in a competitive landscape. Embracing the latest features of your business’s CRM software is a great way to do just that. Grow Marketing & Sales Technology crm customer relationship management sales technology

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Making the Jump From Good to Great Leadership Starts With Mastering These 4 Habits

Inc Startups

What separates good from great leaders are often simple habits.

IBM Opens X-Force Red Lab in Austin


IBM has always been at the forefront of cybersecurity since the earliest days of the Internet. At the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, I interviewed Nick Simicich, an ethical hacker on the IBM staff, whose day job consisted of breaking into company computer systems to expose the vulnerabilities. That was in 1999. Since then, cybersecurity has grown […]. The post IBM Opens X-Force Red Lab in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

8 Ways to Make Sure Your Sales Emails Never Go to Spam

Inc Startups

Spam filters bogging you down? Use these eight strategies to make sure your sales emails always get read by your prospects. Marketing

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Flights to Safety


Financial headlines over the past week focused on Turkey’s rapidly depreciating lira. Meanwhile many citizens there, ignoring President Erdogan’s calls to exchange gold and foreign currencies to local currency, tapped into the crypto market: “ Bunyamin Yavuz, a cardiologist in Ankara, said he no longer trusts local banks and now buys XRP, monero, lumens, among other cryptocurrencies as part of his investment portfolio.

American Airlines, United and Delta Make Billions Selling This 1 Simple Thing (And Nobody Really Noticed)

Inc Startups

It comes down to a key question in any business: Are you the customer, or the product?

Hangout Replay with Ryan Singer

Business of Software Blog

Ryan Singer, Product Strategy, Basecamp. Many thanks to everyone who joined us for our Hangout with Ryan Singer last Thursday. A thoroughly interesting conversation was had – I always come away from conversations with people from Basecamp with my head buzzing with ideas. If you didn’t get a chance to see it live, you can catch a replay here.

How a 91-Year-Old Who Doesn't Watch Movies Revived This Iconic Kansas City Drive-In Theater

Inc Startups

The Boulevard Drive-In, in Kansas City, Kansas, is both a digital pioneer and sweet shot of nostalgia. Its nonagenarian owner loves people. Movies, not so much. Main Street

Vote Local, Austin: 18 SXSW panels featuring Austinites that deserve your PanelPicker vote

Austin Startup

By: Tom Hadfiled, CEO @ SXSW 2019 may still be many months away, but the time to vote for panels is now! Support the ATX Startup Community by voting for this selection of panels featuring Austinites. If you’re unfamiliar with PanelPicker?—?it

Exclusive: 20 Business Owners Claim There's a Dark Side to Marcus Lemonis's Reality TV Show 'The Profit'

Inc Startups

The inside story of how many small-business ownerswho have appeared on CNBC's"The Profit"allegethat Marcus Lemonis has a well-honed formula for preying on the very companies he's claiming to save. Icons of Entrepreneurship

5 ex-North Carolina governors slam 2 constitutional amendments on November ballot

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH — North Carolina's five living former governors on Monday delivered an extraordinary rebuke of the Republican-dominated legislature for two constitutional amendments it put on fall ballots, saying they would shred gubernatorial power and government checks and balances if approved

How to Control Your Emotions so Your Emotions Don't Control You

Inc Startups

Sharpening your emotional regulation skills will make you mentally stronger.


Haw River man who abducted, raped girl near Mebane gets 92 years in prison

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

GRAHAM — A man who pleaded guilty to abducting and raping an 11-year-old girl from a bus stop near Mebane in 2016 was sentenced to 92 years in prison


An Analysis of 43 Million Facebook Business Pages Shows This Is the Ideal Number of Times to Post a Day

Inc Startups

Facebook's algorithm changes have radically changed the calculus for businesses. Marketing

Former NASCAR driver must pay ex-wife $1 for secret recordings in bedroom and bathroom, jury rules

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

A jury awarded the ex-wife of former NASCAR driver Greg Biffle $1 for secretly recording her in her bedroom and bathroom for two years, the woman’s lawyer told The Charlotte Observer on Monday night