Mon.Jan 07, 2019

Written Communication is Critical for Fundraising

David Teten

I’ve noticed a lot of founders raising capital prefer to have face to face meetings, as opposed to answering questions in writing. When you’re fundraising, I suggest you do both, keeping in mind you are accomplishing different goals. The goal of written communication with an investor is to help you pass through 3 stages: 1) persuade the investor to meet you, 2) become your advocate, and. 3) only then, help your advocate win over her broader organization. .

Baby Boomers May Be Your Biggest Startup Competitors

Startup Professionals Musings

Contrary to what you might guess, the highest rate of entrepreneurial growth over the last few years is not Gen-Y upstarts, but Boomers over the age of 50, now called encore entrepreneurs.

15 Entrepreneurs Share The Worst Business Advice They’ve Heard

YFS Magazine

We asked 15 entrepreneurs to share the worst advice they've received along with tips on what to do instead. Here's a revealing look at what they had to say. Plan business advice business lessons business planning startup advice

Sphero’s Contribution to DonorsChoose.org

Feld Thoughts

Last month, Amy and I matched all of the Colorado first time DonorsChoose.org projects. So far, 103 projects have been fully funded, with a total of $25,722 donated. We still have plenty of matching dollars out there, so we’ll continue to run this match for a while.

5 On-The-Go Dental Health Tips For Busy Professionals

YoungUpstarts

by Dr. Nammy Patel, DDS of Green Dentistry and author of “ Age With Style: Your Guide To A Youthful Smile & Healthy Living “ In a fast-paced business world, people often don’t have time to stop for lunch, let alone take care of their teeth.

Entrepreneurial opportunities in the vaping industry

The Startup Magazine

Once every generation or so, a new window opens up for startup entrepreneurs who suddenly find themselves with an opportunity to create a profitable startup in a brand-new industry.

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Want To Write More in 2019? Become My Writing Buddy!

Hunter Walker

I’m going to be throwing 30m and 60m “writing times” on a shared calendar as an experiment to see if it helps other people find time/inspiration to write, knowing that they’ll be part of a group doing the same thing.

Going The Distance: Turning Your Business Into A “Mobile” One

YoungUpstarts

If you are working at developing a business that goes places, arguably, the biggest impact any budding entrepreneur has now is to turn the company into one that covers, pretty much, the entire planet.

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Deliver Step Change Impact: Marketing & Analytics Obsessions

Occam's Razor

Some moments in time are perfect to reflect on where you are, what your priorities are, and then consider what you should start-stop-continue.

Are Your Premises Impinging On Your Productivity?

YoungUpstarts

When you’re starting out in small business, you become highly adept in the fine art of doing the best you can with what you have.

Four Email Marketing Tips To Increase Engagement And Revenue

YFS Magazine

How can your business take advantage of email as a high-ROI vehicle to increase your revenue? Let's explore four of the best ways. Grow Marketing & Sales email marketing marketing online marketing

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Why Today’s New Workers Lack Soft Skills

YoungUpstarts

by Warren Wright, Founder and CEO of Second Wave Learning and author of “ Second Wave Millennials: Tapping the Potential of America’s Youth ” .

SXSW 2019 Startup Opportunities

Austin Startup

The Forrest Four-Cast: January 7, 2019 Later this week, the 50 finalists for SXSW Pitch 2019 will be announced. Spread amongst 10 different categories, these finalists represent some of the top startups from across the United States and around the world.

Getting Help With Your Business & Finance Studies

YoungUpstarts

Studying business and finance is ideal for younger people that want to make the most of their future. You can enter into a wide range of careers by gaining qualifications in this area but you may find that from time to time you need some assistance with tuition.

Gig Economy 2019: Hire Top Freelancers

Transformify

The gig economy is on the rise and more people than ever are freelancing. Especially in the US, some 60% of the population are either freelancers or grab freelance gigs from time to time to add extra money to their pay cheques.

Everybody Matters – my book notes

Jeff Hilimire

I loved this book. In fact, there are many things about Barry-Wehmiller that have impacted how I run Dragon Army and what my personal long-term plans are. I wish there were more companies like B-W. These are the highlighted notes I took when reading Everybody Matters. I highly recommend this book, and these notes will give you a solid idea of what it’s all about.