Thu.Oct 10, 2019

Does Your Business Really Need An Answering Service?


Investing a lot of your time is normal when you own a business, but that doesn’t mean you should be spending your time on minuscule tasks.

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The 7 habits of highly effective people… in startups

VC Cafe

I’ve just finished re-reading “ The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change”, a bestseller written by Stephen R. Covey 30 years ago; it might be old, but it is still extremely relevant.

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Telling Their Story – The Magic of Customer-Driven Video Content


by Sean Gordon, founder of Whether it be an established Fortune 500 company or a growing upstart business, modern marketing programs are built on the backbone of video marketing campaigns.

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Pedro David Espinoza’s Tips for Becoming an Active Entrepreneur

The Startup Magazine

Being an active entrepreneur means taking advantage of all of the opportunities available in your community. Rather than sitting back and letting your business run itself, as an active entrepreneur you will carefully manage all aspects of your new business venture.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Top 4 Reasons To Consider Hiring Professional Translation Services


Are you an enterprise visionary? Do you wish to penetrate the foreign markets? At times you may experience challenges of the language barrier. However, there is no need to worry. It’s where hiring expert translation professional agencies come in handy.

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What do investors look for in a business plan?

NZ Entrepreneur

What do investors want to see in a business plan? Scalability, a complementary team, evidence of a well thought out idea – and all this at a glance. Market.

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Anushil Kumar Explains How Technology Has Expanded the Reach of Digital Sales

The Startup Magazine

Recent developments in digital marketing have caused a great deal of change in the industry. Behavioral and demographic targeting enables marketing firms to reach a precise subset of consumers. Ad targeting happens through social media, online behavior, and demographics.

The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur Reading: October 10

Duct Tape Marketing

The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur Reading: October 10 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch on The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur – October 10. It’s time for another episode of The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur.

How My SEO Sucks Helped A Local Law Firm Crush the Competition

The Startup Magazine

The practice of S earch E ngine O ptimization ( SEO ) is no longer a new-fangled trend. It’s been a serious marketing practice for over 20 years. SEO is getting along in years. It’s old enough to grow a beard, or buy a drink at a bar — it can drive, and boy does it have wheels.

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Necessity is the Mother of Leadership Innovation


About 8 years ago, I wrote a blog post that talked about the story from my MovieFone days when I went from managing 1 person to 20 overnight and had to completely rejigger my Operating System to the new environment. It was a case of required revolution over evolution for me. Trial by fire.

Do people follow when you (think you) lead?


Let’s get personal. Do you think you’re much better than a marginal leader? Well, here are a few tests for you to help come to an answer. And a few tips for you if you fall a bit short. Why do people follow their leader? Dictators are not great leaders in the long run.

Austin-based RigUp Lands $300 Million in Funding led by Andreessen Horowitz to Expand its Labor Marketplace for the Energy Industry


In one of the largest funding deals for an Austin-based startup ever, RigUp announced on Thursday that it has raised $300 million led by Andreessen Horowitz, a16z. That brings the total raised by RigUp, founded in 2014, to $423.8 million.

Live by the Tool, Die by the Tool

Austin Startup

“I don’t mind getting your updates, but 34 copies at once is a bit much.” In the light of all of the attention the email faux-pas and correction by Superhuman in the last couple of months, I thought I’d share an email misuse story of my own from last year. Back when we were rebranding from

Empowering India’s 60M offline merchants

Lightspeed Venture Partners

The post Empowering India’s 60M offline merchants appeared first on Lightspeed Venture Partners

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JOMO – The Joy of Missing Out

Feld Thoughts

Recently, I discovered a neat new acronym, JOMO, which stands for the “Joy Of Missing Out.” ” While FOMO is an endless part of all things technology, entrepreneurship, and investing, I’ve actively tried to ignore and avoid FOMO across all dimensions of my life.

You’re the Movie Star Now

Start Up Blog

If you think our self-obsessed society couldn’t get any more obsessed with our self image, then hold on tight. We’re about turn this gig up to eleven. While we rarely admit it, everyone’s favourite topic is themselves. Now, if you could imagine for a moment what celebrity culture mashed up with self-obsession might look like, then you’ve taken a sneak peak at what’s next – Everyday Movie Stars.

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Donald Trump is Seriously, Literally Absurd

Reid Hoffman

During the 2016 presidential campaign, a truism emerged that the best way to understand Donald Trump is to take him seriously, not literally. This has always struck me as nonsense, for two reasons.