Thu.Jul 02, 2020

Digital Acceleration

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Tamas Hevizi interviewed me about what I have learned about digital transformation in the business acrobatics interview series I have been running in the last few weeks. Below is a discussion about digital acceleration during the crisis in the US.

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Creative Marketing Ideas To Boost Business

YoungUpstarts

Have you found yourself (or your business) in a bit of a funk? It can be challenging to keep up momentum, especially during uncertain times. But don’t get too stressed out; when there’s a will, there will always be a way. Here are a few creative marketing ideas to boost your business.

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Energize Colorado Free and Low-Cost Mental Health Care

Feld Thoughts

The Covid crisis has generated, or amplified, a number of separate crises. One of them is a mental health (or mental wellness) crisis. As humans, our entire way of living has been dramatically impacted by Covid.

5 Business Security Tips For Startups

YoungUpstarts

Startups generally face a bigger risk of cyberattacks than big companies. This is because startups have limited resources, funds, and industry experience. However, this does not mean that you can’t protect your small startup from common IT security threats like phishing or ransomware attacks.

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.

How to Prepare for Startup “Postpartum”

Up and Running

You’ve been dreaming of this moment for years; the moment that the dream of owning your own business becomes a reality. Your business, after all, is your baby. It’s your passion and your purpose. But now the fantasy has become a reality, and the simple fact is, it’s not what you dreamt it would be.

Why Creativity And Empathy Will Be The Key Skills In An AI-Driven Future

YoungUpstarts

by John Fitch and Max Frenzel, co-authors of “ Time Off: A Practical Guide to Building Your Rest Ethic and Finding Success Without the Stress “ For most of human history the notion of work was essentially equivalent to manual labor. First on fields and farms, and later in factories.

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What Not To Do When Marketing During A Pandemic 

YoungUpstarts

by Boris Pfeiffer , CEO and Founder of Riddle. Months into COVID-19’s impact upon much of the business landscape, marketing teams have been forced to change their approach to messaging their clients. However, this is easier said than done.

5 SEO Tips To Cope With The Pandemic

The Startup Magazine

The coronavirus has shut down wide swathes of our economy, but that doesn’t mean that business owners can stand idly by and wait for someone to rescue them.

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The Benefits Of An Employment Contract

YoungUpstarts

Starting a new job is an exciting time. There is a new paycheck coming in, there is an opportunity to learn new skills, and for many people, this is the start of a new career.

What Are the Important Elements of an Employment Contract?

The Startup Magazine

If you are getting ready to start a new job, then you have reason to be excited. It is hard to find a new job, particularly in the current job market. Therefore, you are probably excited to get started as soon as possible.

7 Tips To Make Your Startup More Productive

YoungUpstarts

In the world of startups, budgets are tight and margins slim — there’s no room for slack. As your business gains its footing, it’s crucial that you do everything you can to maximize startup productivity without inciting burnout or turnover.

How to Pivot Your Ecommerce Business

The Startup Magazine

Whether you are an existing ecommerce business, or a retail company forced to move to ecommerce due to the current outbreak, it is important to constantly evaluate the usability of your ecommerce store.

Preparing For Med School: 5 Things High School Students Can Do Right Now

YoungUpstarts

Medical school is highly competitive, so if you know that you want to pursue a career in medicine, beginning to prepare in high school will put you at an advantage over the rest of your peers.

7 (Free) Ways To Kick Start Your Law Firm’s Digital Marketing

The Startup Magazine

Digital marketing is steadily overtaking more traditional advertising methods as a great way to reach new customers. Lead generation has never been so easy as it is when you harness the power of the internet.

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Elvira Gavrilova: Sustainable Approach Is A Business Booster

YoungUpstarts

Elvira Gavrilova with the British businessman Glyn Hutchinson, the Sales Director of Icon Connet (London). Running one’s own business is a stress test very few can cope with. During the first year of work, 50% of companies go bust and after five years this number hits 95%!

Insourcing vs. Outsourcing: What’s the Difference?

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Whether you’re preparing your checklist for building an offshore company or getting a better understanding of the labor industry, the ever-changing business landscape has made it necessary for businesses to distribute work better. Nowadays, two main approaches exist—insourcing and outsourcing.

Crowdsourcing, collaboration, support groups. Oh my.

Berkonomics

At the MIT Center of Collective Intelligence, professors and graduate students are wrestling with an important opportunity – and gaining ground. With new collaborative tools available for use in the cloud, people are no longer isolated in their creative endeavors.

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Loss Of Income And Road Accidents: The Truck Driver’s Guide

The Startup Magazine

Recovering from an unfortunate accident can be extremely difficult for anyone. What about when your livelihood depends on being on the road? Unfortunately, a road accident is an everyday concern to fellow truckers , most who are entrepreneurs. And perhaps it’s happened to you.

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June 2020 Trends in Growth Capital Financings

Growthink Blog

Our investment banking arm – Growthink Capital – just released its assessment of growth capital financings that occurred during May 2020. June 2020 saw a solid increase in venture and growth capital funding events when compared to May. We tracked $6.4

Are You Ready to Start a Startup?

The Startup Magazine

You may have heard about the entrepreneurship buzz everyone is on. “Be Be your own boss.” Craft your own schedule. In all of the applause, it can be easy to get caught up in the startup launch trend that may not be for you. So, what exactly is defined as a startup?

Google Analytics for Small Businesses

Duct Tape Marketing

Google Analytics for Small Businesses written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch. Today’s topic is Google Analytics, one of my favorite items to talk about. It isn’t the sexiest topic, I know. But it’s an important one.

Why You Might Consider Moving Abroad to Start Your Business

The Startup Magazine

When you take a step back and look at many successful companies, you often find out that they have started their businesses overseas.

Making a Difference Through Your Career

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Most people want to choose a career for more than monetary rewards. Whether they work for an employer or decide to run their own small business, many want to find meaning in what they do.

What is Your Customer Avatar?

Mike Michalowicz

Now more than ever, you need to pinpoint your market. But how? There is a common known concept for small and medium business owners. It’s also the least executed. And it’s critical! Give up? Well, who is your ideal customer? I mean, if you could sum them all up? Do you know their persona and what they need from you? What are their challenges and how can you serve them? Above all, how can you serve your customers far better than anyone else out there?

Protecting Your Business Against a Future Crisis

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Businesses all over the world have been dealt a blow by the COVID-19 pandemic. With many forced to adapt quickly or shut down altogether, there’s a difficult time ahead for the global economy.

Out of the Crisis #12: Curative founder Fred Turner and Celine Halioua on diagnostic supply chains, scaling up testing, and partnering with government

Startup Lessons Learned

At the beginning of this year, Fred Turner was building a biotech company in the Bay Area to work on sepsis detection. When he realized that the technology the company had built could potentially be used to test for COVID-19, he jumped in feet first. In one weekend, his assumption was proved correct. He spent that Monday trying to find the right kind of testing lab locally.

When Is the Right Time to Spend Money on Your Home Business?

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Starting a home business is terrifically exciting, and more of us are doing it than ever before. The internet has opened up a world of opportunities for anyone with a dream, and some drive to make it work. In the early days, you don’t even necessarily need to spend much money.

Google Analytics Simplified for Small Business

Duct Tape Marketing

Google Analytics Simplified for Small Business written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing.

Small Changes That Make a Big Impact on Your Business

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Small changes often lead to big waves in many aspects of life, and business is no exception to that rule. Running your own small business comes with challenges, lots of competition, and long, tiring hours.

Prioritizing time and managing productivity during COVID-19

Jeff Hilimire

I’m not sure if I’ve ever felt more productive…or more unproductive. Maybe no one else is feeling this, but the swings in my motivation are, for me, unprecedented. And not in a good way. Some days I wake up and I’m raring to go. And with the extra time I have from not having to commute to work, going to as many meetings, etc., I have more time to get things done during the ‘work day’ – whatever that means – than I ever have before.