Wed.Oct 17, 2018

Do You Need a Business Plan? Scientific Research Says Yes

Up and Running

Should you spend some time developing a plan for your business, or just dive in and start, figuring things out as you go? There has been plenty of debate on this topic, but no one has pulled together the scientific evidence to determine if planning is worthwhile—until now.

8 Tips For Quantifying Traction In Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

What is the definition of traction for a business startup today? According to most investors I know, traction is some clear evidence that the “dogs are eating the dog food” – usually meaning that you have at least one customer paying full price for your solution.

Why Building Your Start-Up Team With People You Know Could Be Your Biggest Mistake

YoungUpstarts

by Rania H. Anderson , author of “ WE: Men, Women, and the Decisive Formula for Winning at Work “ . Entrepreneurs tend to build their start-up teams with people they know. This isn’t surprising.

How I Turned Business Failure Into Runaway Success

YFS Magazine

If you’ve experienced a business failure or setback, it’s not the end of the road. Here are 5 steps I took to turn failure into a successful venture. Lead business failure failure leadership personal development

3 Tips For Overcoming ‘Hidden Growth Killers’ That Harm Your Business

YoungUpstarts

by Mark Green , author of “ Activators: A CEO’s Guide to Clearer Thinking and Getting Things Done “ A key part of any CEO’s or entrepreneur’s role is to make the “right” decisions, and then ensure they are enacted to advance the business.

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Announcing Version One Fund III

Version One Ventures

We are very happy to announce the launch of Version One Ventures III with $45M USD ($57M CAD) in commitments. With Fund III, we’re doubling down on all that has worked in our previous funds – our strategy, geography, investment thesis and philosophy. It’s an exciting time to be launching a new fund as our focus on network effects and broad geography are driving opportunities in both existing and emerging markets. About Fund III.

How Hashtags Can Supercharge Small Business Marketing

YoungUpstarts

by Katie Lundin of crowdspring. Hashtags can boost impressions, improve the searchability of your content, and encourage more people to talk about your brand.

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Top Tips For Entrepreneurial Success

YoungUpstarts

No matter how much you might want it, success doesn’t happen overnight when you’re an entrepreneur. There are bound to be bumps in the road, the key is to be able to cope with these and stay on track.

48in48 2018: Atlanta and New York

Jeff Hilimire

Well, it happened! We pulled off our 4th Atlanta 48in48 event and our 3rd New York event…on the same weekend! Once again, I was incredibly moved watching the hundreds of volunteers in Atlanta working tirelessly (well, maybe tired-ly) for 48 straight hours to pull off this amazing feat.

What Are Reputation Management Services?

YoungUpstarts

In the past, a business’ reputation was formed through word of mouth communication and referrals. But in today’s digital age, reputation is deeply rooted in online reviews, Google searches, and mentions on social media.

Focus on Existing Assets to Generate Better Marketing Results

Duct Tape Marketing

Focus on Existing Assets to Generate Better Marketing Results written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Louis Gudema. Podcast Transcript. My guest this week on the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is Louis Gudema.

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Are Tough Times Coming?

Growthink Blog

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Transcript of Focus on Existing Assets to Generate Better Marketing Results

Duct Tape Marketing

Transcript of Focus on Existing Assets to Generate Better Marketing Results 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.

7 Counterintuitive Rules for Growing Your Business Super-Fast

Reid Hoffman

To achieve your aggressive growth goals in the face of uncertainty and change, you need to follow a new set of rules that are completely counterintuitive to accepted “best practices” of either early stage startups or classic corporate management. Read the full post on Medium.