Thu.Jun 20, 2019

Zoho's strikingly different global path

deal architect

I have heard Zoho talk about doing business in UAE and Nigeria. That is so different from other cloud vendors which tend to mostly focus on N. America and Europe. Over the last decade, their US revenues have steadily declined. Cloud Computing, SaaS Globalization and Technology

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We Make the Future We Invest In

Feld Thoughts

Over the past few years, you’ve seen me write about Glowforge, the 3D laser printer that made history with their crowdfunding campaign back in 2015. Glowforge launched that very campaign at a jam-packed World New York Maker Faire, where folks lined up for hours to get a glimpse at the shiny new machine. Over the next 30 days, they sold $28 million worth of pre-orders to an insatiable crowd of makers. More recently, Glowforge was named Make magazine’s 2019 Editor’s Choice for a laser cutter.

Open Plan Offices Kill Productivity. Here’s What to Do Instead.

ReadWriteStart

For years, the business world lived under the false pretense that open plan offices were a killer idea. I myself even bought into the hype. At Netconcepts, the digital agency I founded (and sold in 2010), only the executives had offices with doors that closed.

Cash Flow Crunch? Consider Invoice Factoring for Your Small Business

The Startup Magazine

Small businesses owners are the unspoken heroes of the American economy. These entrepreneurs and risk takers set out to change the landscape of an industry or do what they love.

Building a Workplace for the Next 100 Years

ReadWriteStart

Growing and maturing a company are two different operations, yet they share a common goal: to stay in business for the long run. As the number of new companies multiplies all over the globe, competition grows fierce.

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Video Hosting Platforms: Which Is Best for Your Business?

ConversionXL

Google “video hosting platforms,” and you’ll get about 50 million results, along with several paid ads. How do you choose the platform that suits your needs? There’s no single answer.

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Top 5 Cities For Remote Entrepreneurs And Digital Nomads

YFS Magazine

One of the main reasons many entrepreneurs start their businesses is for locational flexibility. Yet, it can be hard to determine where to go. Culture Lifestyle digital nomad global travel lifestyle remote working

10 Powerful Ideas for Project Management Success

The Startup Magazine

Leading a project to success is no small feat, and doing it time and time again takes experience, discipline, and lots of hard work. The project plan to completion can be a winding road.

10 Terrific Tips For Manchester Business Travellers

YoungUpstarts

With two world-class football teams, a musical heritage that’s the envy of every other city in the UK and a trendy Northern Quarter packed with chic bars, cafes and independent boutiques, it’s a wonder anyone ever wants to leave Manchester.

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data.world Acquires Austin-based Capsenta

SiliconHills

Two Austin companies focused on data have joined forces. data.world announced this week it has acquired Capsenta, founded at the University of Texas at Austin in 2015.

Startups: Avoid These Inner-Series Mistakes When Scaling Your Business

YoungUpstarts

by Everett Harper, CEO and cofounder of Truss. It’s not uncommon for startups that are laser-focused on fundraising to deprioritize certain challenges. But to get to the finish line successfully, there are several key company milestones that leadership must identify and address.

How much do you spend on R&D? Is it enough?

Berkonomics

Why do profitable, mature businesses die away?

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Smart Marketing Techniques That Hold Relevance Until 2022

YoungUpstarts

It’s the year 2019, and digital marketing is thriving around the world. Where businesses and brands depend upon it for building up their brand name and generating leads, freelancers are using it to attract as many clients as possible.

How to Deal With Public Criticism

Software By Rob

Photo by Pedro Simoes. Every once in a while I receive an email from a reader/ podcast listener that goes a little something like: I made a change to my [UX/UI/positioning/pricing/terms] and it seemed to go well.

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Coping With A Burned Out Boss 

YoungUpstarts

by Vicky Oliver, author of “ Bad Bosses, Crazy Coworkers & Other Office Idiots “ Your boss is on vacation. Permanently. Maybe in the past she was the golden child of the firm, but that was in the distant past. When you try to talk to her, she gets a glazed, faraway look in her eyes. You’re not sure if she’s listening. When you email her, her responses are vague and hard to decipher. You don’t understand why she can’t be more enthusiastic about your work product.

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4 Testing Tips You Need To Read Before Launching Your Business Website

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Your website is such an important marketing tool and it’s vital that everything is perfect before it goes online. If the website doesn’t load properly or the links aren’t working correctly, consumers will quickly get frustrated and leave the site.

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On Capital Formation, Smaller Companies, and IPOs

Ben's Blog

Editor’s Note: This testimony was delivered by a16z managing partner (and former chairman of the board of the National Venture Capital Association) Scott Kupor to the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of their investor advisory committee meeting agenda “discussion … policy field notes IPOs

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Blitzscaling | Competitive Strategy

Reid Hoffman

This episode in our Greymatter Blitzscaling capsule series , with Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh, focuses on the topic of competitive strategy. In an ideal world, you won’t have any competition. But the world is far from ideal. How should a blitzscaling company think about and respond to the competition?

Blitzscaling | Competitive Strategy

Reid Hoffman

This episode in our Greymatter Blitzscaling capsule series , with Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh, focuses on the topic of competitive strategy. In an ideal world, you won’t have any competition. But the world is far from ideal. How should a blitzscaling company think about and respond to the competition?