Tue.Apr 09, 2019

3 Ways To Ensure Your Start-Up Takes Off


We all know that starting a business is hard work, and growing it is even harder. Every step has to be thoroughly thought out, because if you miss even one, it could mean everything. New businesses are started all the time, but only a few of them last beyond five years.

Why You Can’t Get Serious About Productivity Unless You Optimize How Your People Use Your Space

Both Sides of the Table

I fund startups for a living and before that I ran two software startups that I founded. I’ve spent countless hours looking at historical finances, budgets, forecasts and future projections.

3 Tips for Navigating Stakeholder Relationships Every New C-Suite Executive Needs To Know


by Alisa Marie Beyer, CEO, LemonTree Partners. Congratulations! You’ve just been promoted into the C-suite executive position of your dreams, and you’re undoubtedly proud and excited. You’re also undoubtedly busy. New executives always have a lot on their plates.

SAP Nation 3.0 excerpts: Chapter 4 A Massive Pivot

deal architect

My new book is now available to buy here in print version, and in the Kindle eBook version. As with my earlier books, I am excerpting roughly 10% of the 400 page book in a series of posts on my. SAP Nation, the book


Secrets To Take Your Online Business To The Next Level


In this digital era, taking an online business to the next level needs a lot of efforts, determination and right use of the latest technology. Moreover, helping your business survive through tough times is not a simple thing to do.

Why SWOT Analysis Belongs in Your Business Plan

Up and Running

Why add a SWOT analysis into your business plan and the strategic planning process? I believe in it because the SWOT phase was vital to my planning process as I grew Palo Alto Software from zero to over $5 million in annual sales.

From Money To Career Prospects: 4 Great Reasons To Take Your Masters


If you are due to finish your degree, or if you have already graduated, then you may be starting to consider what your next step will be.

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[INTERVIEW] Sean St. John, Toronto Executive, National Bank Vice President


Sean St. John is a Toronto executive with over 25 years of experience working in banking and finance. For the past roughly 22 years, he has worked at National Bank Financial, where he currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Co-Head of Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities.

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Zoho Announces 375-Acre Austin Campus for Zoho University and Plans to Hire Hundreds of New Employees in Austin


Zoho Tuesday announced plans for a new 375-acre campus with a 100,000 square foot building in South-east Austin.

Why Starting Elsewhere Can Make You A Successful Entrepreneur


Successful entrepreneurs often come from very humble beginnings. WhatsApp founder Jan Koum started out by sweeping floors at a local store. Howard Schultz grew up in socialized housing before moving on to create coffee giant Starbucks. There are many more rags to riches stories like these.

INKWAVE Founder Says Brands Should Rethink Their Influencer Marketing Approach

YFS Magazine

The growing impact of influencer marketing is undeniable. However, it is only as impactful as you make it. Here are four tactics you may have overlooked. Grow Marketing & Sales Influencer Marketing marketing

[ADV] A System Worth Investing Within A Business Network


When sending information within a network interface it is vital to look at security within the network. The flow of information should be free and not creating traffic at any time from the servers to the end user.

Tapping Into Existing Connections to Network Smarter

Duct Tape Marketing

Tapping Into Existing Connections to Network Smarter written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with David Burkus. Podcast Transcript. Today’s podcast guest is best-selling author, speaker, and professor David Burkus.

Top Perks That Keep Employees At Your Company


It’s no secret that companies, large and small, have trouble keeping employees. Some have a high turnover rate with personnel coming and going faster than the company can train them to fulfill a position. Today, it’s no longer enough to offer a decent salary.

LiveOak Venture Partners Closes a $105 Million Fund to Invest in Early-Stage Texas Startups


LiveOak Venture Partners announced Tuesday that it has closed a $105 million fund, its second fund. The fund was oversubscribed, according to a news release. Krishna Srinivasan, Venu Shamapant and Ben Scott founded Austin-based LiveOak in 2013 and raised a $100 million fund to invest in early-stage Texas startups. The three founders met while working […]. The post LiveOak Venture Partners Closes a $105 Million Fund to Invest in Early-Stage Texas Startups appeared first on SiliconHills.

5 Ways to Save Time on Content Creation

Duct Tape Marketing

5 Ways to Save Time on Content Creation written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Content creation, when done correctly, takes time. But you’re a busy entrepreneur with a lot on your plate. Surely, there is a way to get more efficient about the content creation process. The good news is: there is! There are ways to streamline the process and save time, while still creating meaningful content that will get you noticed by prospects and keep you top of mind with existing customers.

What Are Our Ideal Work Hours?

Women Entrepreneurs Can

The workplace has changed over the last few decades. Once, what was most important were things like adhering to a certain set schedule from nine to five. That was expected and demanded. But the workplace has changed and workers have changed, too. Think about technology, for example.

Transcript of Tapping Into Existing Connections to Network Smarter

Duct Tape Marketing

Transcript of Tapping Into Existing Connections to Network Smarter written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Back to Podcast. Transcript. This transcript is sponsored by our transcript partner – Rev – Get $10 off your first order.

Acceleration Book Update – 1 Month

The Startup Lawyer

I wanted to give a brief update on the launch of my new startup law book. The book was launched March 5, 2019 and on the very next day…I left for a family vacation on the other side of the world. So, no real marketing push other than a blog. The post Acceleration Book Update – 1 Month appeared first on Startup Lawyer. Startup Lawyer

Those Who Teach, Can Do

Reid Hoffman

Explicit learning: It’s one of the greatest superpowers you can have. In Silicon Valley, intelligence is both abundant and coveted.