Wed.Aug 15, 2018

7 Excuses For Giving Up Instead Of Persevering To Win

Startup Professionals Musings

When I heard a friend and business mentor say, “Your startup won’t fail if you don’t quit,” I realized that every entrepreneur should adopt “never give up” as their mantra. Rather than quitting, there are always alternatives, like pivoting the business model or merging with new partners for support.

RSS: The Persistent Protocol

Feld Thoughts

One of our themes is Protocol. We’ve been investing in companies built around technology protocols since 1994. One of my first investments, when I moved to Boulder in 1995, was in a company called Email Publishing, which was the very first email service provider. SMTP has been very good to me. We made some of the early investments in companies built around RSS, including FeedBurner and NewsGator. RSS is a brilliant, and very durable, protocol.

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Next-gen software executives

deal architect

I was pleased to see Salesforce has appointed Parker Harris to its Board and promoted Keith Block to co-CEO. I have long been a fan of Parker – just brilliant and a nice guy to boot. I think the enterprise. Industry Commentary

4 Ways To Design A Website That Attracts Your Ideal Customers

YFS Magazine

No matter the aim of your small business, a crucial component to attracting your ideal customer is to help them find your brand via your company website. Uncategorized company website marketing website design website development

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10 Startup Myths Busted

YoungUpstarts

by Caroline Revell. You don’t have to look far for ‘Start-Up Business Advice’ but some of them seem to be fake news. To help you ignore the fiction, here are our top 10 myths busted: 1. You Need A College Degree.

4 Ways to Urge Your Startup Toward Rapid Growth

Up and Running

The startup stage of a business is grueling. Chances are, you are overworked, understaffed, and functioning on a shoestring budget. Taking into account the statistic that only half of businesses survive the first five years, even the downtime can get stressful.

Startup Failure: How To Bounce Back After A Rough Patch

YoungUpstarts

The idea of starting a business with nothing but a few bucks in the bank has become so illuminating that everyone is anxious to try their hands at it.

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Brand Identity – 5 Basic Steps You Need To Cover

YoungUpstarts

You should think of your brand identity as the foundation of your entire business. Without it, you have nowhere to start building your relationships with customers. Let’s face it: there’s a lot of competition today.

What’s a Fair 409A Discount?

VC Adventure

Quick note: I’m not your lawyer. I’m not giving legal advice in this post. Back in the olden days of venture capital, company boards had wide discretion in pricing company options.

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Startups: If You’re not Blogging, You’re Making a Mistake

Austin Startup

Communication is everything in a startup. If you’re a startup, you need to be blogging for your own team. I know everyone says blogging is dead in the age of Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Separating the Business “Haves” from the “Have Nots”

Growthink Blog

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