Wed.Mar 13, 2019

10 Business Plan Tips Too Many Entrepreneurs Forget

Startup Professionals Musings

If you want people to invest in your idea, then my best advice is first write a business plan, and keep it simple. Don't confuse your business plan with a doctoral thesis or the back of a napkin. Keep the wording and formatting straightforward, and keep the plan short.

What Is PPC And How To Use It In Your Marketing Strategy

YoungUpstarts

In today’s competitive world of digital marketing one of the most sought after strategic goals is to achieve an organic high ranking on a search engines like Google. Doing so takes loads of hard work and know-how as well as extensive knowledge of how websites work. It can be a daunting process.

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How Do I Know When I’m Done with Customer Discovery?

Grasshopper Herder

Is the customer discovery process one of your pain points? Find out how many interviews you should do, how often, and how to process the information quickly so you can move on to your build in no time. The post How Do I Know When I’m Done with Customer Discovery? appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Customer Development Lean Startup User Experience & Research Customer Segmentation & Personas Generative Market Research Hypothesis Driven Development lean startup

Snowpocalypse or Blizzard?

Feld Thoughts

The level of histrionics yesterday about the weather on the front range that is coming has been epic. I’ve lived here since 1995 and the amount of fear, anxiety, discussion, preparation, and public commentary is higher than I can ever recall (and yes – I’m now contributing to it.). As I sit here at my computer looking out my window in Longmont, it’s cloudy and raising episodically (hard a few minutes ago, but it has now stopped.)

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SAP Nation 3.0: Those who ignore history.

deal architect

The book is available for advance purchase on Amazon here. I am sending out media review copies this week. Over the next few weeks, as I do with all my books, I will share about 5% of the 400 pages. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) SAP Nation, the book

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The 7 Key Components of a Perfect Elevator Pitch [With Video]

Up and Running

Whether you are trying to raise money from angel investors or venture capitalists for your business, or just want to perfect your business strategy, a solid elevator pitch is an essential tool for achieving your goals.

How I Stay Motivated Through The Ups And Downs of Startup Life

YFS Magazine

Startup life is complicated. One day you're riding high on top of the world, and the next you're plunging into unthinkable lows. Lead motivation personal development starting a business

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5 Things To Avoid When Starting A Business

YoungUpstarts

Starting a business is one of the most rewarding and worthwhile endeavours one can undertake. However, it has to be done right. According to Bloomberg , 80% of entrepreneurs who start a business fail within the first 18 months.

B2B Ecommerce Sites: What Works for B2B Buyers?

ConversionXL

Many are familiar with the digital darlings that market directly to consumers—Warby Parker, Away, Allbirds, etc. But the B2B ecommerce market is growing exponentially , estimated to reach $1.2 trillion in transactions by 2021.

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Giving Your Business A Boost With Instagram

YoungUpstarts

The desire to expand your business is a rational one and one which is important to have if you are serious about building a successful business for yourself.

Four Invoicing Tips To Improve Cash Flow In Your Business

YFS Magazine

Cash flow management is essential to business growth. If cash flow is an obstacle for your small business, here are four invoicing tips to help improve it. Finance Grow cash flow management invoice software money

[INTERVIEW] Mathieu Chantelois, Toronto Non-Profit Executive, Vice President, Boys And Girls Clubs Of Canada

YoungUpstarts

Over the past twenty years, Mathieu Chantelois has played an instrumental role in nonprofit marketing campaigns, served as editor for film magazine Famous Quebec during its transition to Le magazine Cineplex, and started the Green Space Festival, a fundraiser for the LGBT community in Canada.

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Air Force Pitch Day was awesome

David Cohen

Last week, I was in New York and decided to stop by the Air Force Pitch Day. What a great experience. It’s so nice to see when government organizations figure out how to effective engage with startups, and then scale it!

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11 Takeaways from SXSW 2019

SiliconHills

By Laura Lorek, publisher of Silicon Hills News South by Southwest Interactive 2019 ended Tuesday but SXSW Film and Music continue to go on with fascinating keynote and panel discussions as well as film screenings and live performances.

Taking time to think: Do you dedicate time for thinking? Here’s why you should.

ConversionXL

Are you taking time to think, just think? Dedicated time for thinking is the key to your own personal growth and development. In this episode, Peep discusses why and how dedicated time to just think actually creates more opportunities for growth and better quality ideas.

Model for Marketing Maturity, Stage One: Build

Duct Tape Marketing

Model for Marketing Maturity, Stage One: Build written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch on the Model for Marketing Maturity, Stage 1: Build. A lot of small business owners hear about the latest trends in online marketing—AI, paid marketing, marketing automation—and begin to feel overwhelmed. There are already so many channels and tactics to consider, and it seems like there are new ones each day.

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