Mon.Jan 13, 2020

Microsoft Retail vertical - it's like navigating an unfamiliar retail store

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Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft kicked off NRF 2020 Vision, the annual retail industry mega event in New York yesterday. He had some great sound bites "There’s death, there’s taxes and there’s ever-increasing online advertising spend. There’s not much we. Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

7 Personal Attributes That Attract Investor Attention

Startup Professionals Musings

As a startup mentor, I’m always amazed that some entrepreneurs seem to be an immediate hit with investors, while others struggle to get any attention at all. Finally I realized that venture capital and angel investors are actually humans, despite some views to the contrary.

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Paving The Way To Success As A Young Entrepreneur


Becoming a successful entrepreneur often comes with years of experience, so taking a leap into the business world can be extremely daunting.

5 Quick And Effective Marketing Tactics To Grow Your SMB In 2020

YFS Magazine

Take a closer look at these proven marketing and branding opportunities to learn how each tactic works and why it makes sense for your business. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing marketing tips online marketing

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.

Considerations When Starting A Profitable Window Cleaning Business


On average, window cleaning technicians earn $33,622 per year, according to Glassdoor. Earning $50 per hour scrubbing windows is easy, right? After all, cleaning windows is all about water, soap and a sponge. If this is your perspective about the window washing business, you are mistaken.

Monday Motivation: STICK TO YOUR GOALS – 2020 New Year Motivational Video


This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. There’s joy in finishing what you start. Strong habits and motivation get things done. Get ready to hunt when its time to hunt. Commit and get to do it everyday.

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Insights from the Most Active Investor in Silicon Valley


In this episode, I had the opportunity to talk to Will Decker, the VP of Brand and Retail for Plug and Play. The company is known as the most active investor in Silicon Valley.

Showcase Your Values To Attract Ideal Customers

Up and Running

It is an incredible time to be a small business owner. Customers, now more than ever before, truly care about who they buy products and services from, and how those companies align with their values.

Online and Offline Marketing Ideas for Retail Brands to Attract More Customers

Women Entrepreneurs Can

It seems that nowadays online and offline retail stores are popping up at every corner, especially in the brick-and-mortar space where retailers are struggling to stay relevant in the face of increasingly stiffer competition. So naturally, the time has come for a change.

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Austin’s Carl Deckard, one of the Pioneers of the 3D Printing Industry, has Died


Carl Deckard, 58, one of the pioneers of 3D printing died in Austin over the holidays. Deckard died on Dec. 23, according to his obit. Deckard was one of the inventors of “Selective Laser Sintering,” the technology at the forefront of 3D printing. Deckard developed the technology at the University of Texas at Austin while […]. The post Austin’s Carl Deckard, one of the Pioneers of the 3D Printing Industry, has Died appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Growth and Gathering the Facts: Expanding Your Business When You Haven’t Prepared Properly

Women Entrepreneurs Can

It’s so easy for us to say that we need to implement the proper foundations, whether it’s acquiring the relevant expertise to take us to the next level or improving the business plan, what do we do when the business requires expansion but we’re not adequately prepared?

Austin’s 2019 VC Investment Hits $1.7 Billion, up Nearly 28 Percent from 2018


In 2019, Austin-based private companies raised $1.7 billion, up almost 28 percent from 2018, another record year, according to the latest MoneyTree Report from PwC and CB Insights. The report found investors did 151 deals in 2019, up almost 22 percent from 2018. And in the fourth quarter of 2019, Austin-based startups raised $295 million, […]. The post Austin’s 2019 VC Investment Hits $1.7 Billion, up Nearly 28 Percent from 2018 appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Car Shipping Tips and Suggestions

Women Entrepreneurs Can

This guide will help you transport your car safely and quickly. Whether you need to know how to transport your car across state borders or the country, the main thing is to remain organized. Understanding the different delivery options and finding a suitable shipping company is essential.

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Is Remote Work the Future of Employment?


Sean Weisbrot is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of SideKick. Having worked remotely for the last 7 years prior to starting his secure payments and messaging app, SideKick, Sean insisted on pursuing a remote-only work policy.

Design the Perfect Sign to Attract More Customers

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Opening a business with its own physical premises can be extremely nerve-racking. You have planned everything, set out your store or office exactly how you want it, filled out all the relevant paperwork and properly worked out your finances. But what about the business signage?

The Only One Business Show – The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur

Duct Tape Marketing

The Only One Business Show – The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. John Jantsch stops by The Only One Business Show podcast to speak with host James Nathan about his latest book, The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur. While Jantsch is the author of five other books focused on the how-tos of marketing, this latest book he likes to describe as a “why-to.”

3 Ways to Earn Your Customers’ Trust

Women Entrepreneurs Can

When your customers trust your business, you can guarantee two things. Their loyalty to your business, and…. Positive word-of-mouth.

I used to love Best Places to Work Awards…not anymore

Jeff Hilimire

Which award would I most like my company ( Dragon Army ) to win, you ask? Fastest Growing Company? Most Innovative Agency? Would be nice, but no. YoungGuns International Award (it’s a thing)? Not even close. Photo by Fauzan Saari on Unsplash.

How to Put Safety First with Your Business Fleet

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Does your business rely on company vehicles, such as cars, delivery vans, and haulage trucks? If so, you need to make health and safety a priority , not only for your drivers but for the sake of all of those other road users who will be driving alongside your business fleet.

Quickly Unpacking Visa’s $5.3B Acquisition Of Plaid


Earlier today, the news leaked that Visa was to acquire fintech startup Plaid for $5.3B. Plaid is known within the startup and VC community as a strong company, but it is also a relatively quiet company in terms of its own PR and social media chatter. Startup exits are rare, and as the number of startups increase, large exits will become even more rare percentage-wise.

How to Ensure Your Website Is Functional

Women Entrepreneurs Can

In the modern age, a website is essential for pretty much every business. A quality website can help you achieve business success by boosting brand exposure, reaching a wider demographic audience, and increasing sales and revenue.

How Successful Women Entrepreneurs Raise Funding (Infographic)

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Women leaders have the ability to take educated risks while putting their ego to the side and encourage their team to push past any roadblocks put in front of them.