Wed.May 15, 2019

“Nail It Then Scale It” - The New Mantra For Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

Steve Blank via Flickr by jdlasica I see more and more entrepreneurs who seem to have everything going for them – vision, motivation, passion, even a good business plan, product, and money, and yet they can’t close customers.

[Interview] Bill Treasurer, Author Of ‘Courage Goes To Work’


Tired of managing “com fear table” employees — workers who are either too comfortable or too fearful to do things differently? Meet Bill Treasurer.

28 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project.

Ready To Sell Your Business? Consider An ESOP

YFS Magazine

Most small to mid-sized businesses have a common challenge: Can we sell our business and get fair market value? Here's an option you may have overlooked. Exit Strategy Grow business exit plan esop exit planning exit strategy sell your business selling a business

If It’s a Favor To You Then Of Course, Otherwise I’d Rather Not

Hunter Walker

My obsessive focus on parsing the language of introductions previously resulted in a discussion of “ the vouch ,” but tbh that’s 101 level stuff. Let’s go deeper… Introductions 201: The Favor.

[Review] CloudMounter For Mac


Accessing cloud storage services for a Mac enthusiastic is not always convenient. There are a lot of cloud services that allow you to mirror your content on remote storage devices. This is quite beneficial for backup.

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How To Become A Wedding Planner


Have you ever attended a great wedding and basked in its impeccably planned, perfectly-thought-out glory? Vendors all arriving on time, guests guided to their exact locations, and most importantly, a peaceful, happy couple whose only preoccupation is with each other.

MassChallenge Texas Selects 74 Startups for its Austin Accelerator


MassChallenge Texas announced it has accepted 74 startups into its latest program in Austin which kicks off in June. The startups hail from five countries, 14 states and five industries, said Mike Millard, managing director of MassChallenge Texas.

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Call In The Experts: How Professional Help Can Benefit Your Business


When you’ve dreamed for what seems like forever of taking the leap and setting up your own business, it feels incredible when your dreams finally turn into a reality. For many business owners, the first couple of years of running a business is a very steep learning curve.

New Story and 3D Printed Homes

Feld Thoughts

In July 2015, I wrote about New Story asking readers to crowdfund one $6k house for a family in Haiti. At the time, Brett was only a few months into building New Story and had built less than twenty total homes.

How Is Construction Insurance Different From Other Insurance Types?


Insurance is a necessity regardless of what sort of business you may find yourself in. Verisk mentions that about 40% of small businesses don’t have any kind of insurance to cover their operations. Being covered by insurance is not just paying money in the event that something happens.

Digital Marketing Is Now the Norm

The Startup Magazine

When the time for researching and purchasing hits a consumer, one who is modernized and has digital experience and must use digital marketing for every step, Google search engines have become most common for the consumers researching.

How To Find Your Employees’ Location By Phone Number


If you run a busy company or have a marketing team out in the field, you might want to have access to their cell phones to keep track of their location or make sure that they are not spending valuable time doing other activities that are not work-related.

Transcript of Getting Salespeople and Prospects on the Same Side

Duct Tape Marketing

Transcript of Getting Salespeople and Prospects on the Same Side written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Back to Podcast. Transcript. John Jantsch: Hey, this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing podcast is brought to you by

Advantages Of Having An MBA In 2019


With the growing opportunities in the business world, it’s a smart decision to invest in your skills by taking an MBA degree. The job market is currently seeking more candidates with credentials in business administration.

Use Lyft Promo Codes for your Startup Team

The Startup Magazine

Lyft is out to give new users exciting offers. They are in a marketing mission just as your startup is. As a new user, you can always use Lyft gift codes to claim a free ride, saving yourself significant amounts of money. Lyft grants a maximum of $50 in its promo codes.

The Best Life Coach Certification Programs In America


If you find yourself lifting others up through advice or encouragement to live their best lives, life coaching may be a fulfilling career to pursue. With flexibility in both hours and the people you can help, the best part is that becoming a life coach is possible at any point in your career.

Take Advantage of Your Credit Card for Your Startup

The Startup Magazine

A credit card is supposed to make your life easier. This is because you can pay for services and products without having to carry money around with you. The other advantage is that a credit card gives you access to money that you have not yet earned, meaning it’s a loan like any other.

What Fortune 500 Companies Can Learn From The Military’s Top 0.01%: Business Lessons From The Blue Angels  


by John Foley, author of “ Fearless Success: Beyond High Performance “ After weeks of waiting, the time had arrived. This is it,” I thought. “I’m I’m about to be inside a Blue Angels air show.” I was ready to take my first flight inside a blue-and-gold Blue Angels jet.

Getting Salespeople and Prospects on the Same Side

Duct Tape Marketing

Getting Salespeople and Prospects on the Same Side written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Ian Altman. Podcast Transcript. On today’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing podcast, I visit with B2B strategic consultant and sales expert Ian Altman.

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Ransomware Response Checklist for Canadian Post-Secondary School Boards

Board Effect

Imagine that the employees at your post-secondary school arrived at work in the morning to find that their usual log-in screens had been replaced by a threatening message telling them that they were locked out of their devices until the institution pays a ransom.

How You Can Benefit from Your Building Design

Women Entrepreneurs Can

We often hear the phrase that humans are the product of their genes and their environment. As working professionals, our environment revolves around a building or office for much if our lives. Can the buildings that we work impact us as well?

How to Navigate a Perceived Conflict of Interest for a Board

Board Effect

Everyone has a different sphere of influence and circle of friends. The wider your circle, the greater chance you have of being part of an actual or perceived conflict of interest. There are two ways that boards should be concerned about potential conflicts of interest.

Why Bootstrapping Was Best For Us

Austin Startup

By Madhan Kanagavel, CEO, FileCloud When we launched FileCloud in 2012, it was an ambitious venture given the competition in the Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFFS) space. The likes of Dropbox, Google, Microsoft and Box made the competition formidable. But our mission was unique.

Invite to PEVCTech June 17 Event: Private Markets Syndication Solutions

David Teten

I hope you’ll join fellow members of for an informal discussion around: – Co-investing with family offices and private equity investors in proprietary, direct deals. – The technology stack which makes the deal process efficient and scaleable, without sacrificing the value of relationships. – Discussion of technologies within the Secondary PE Market. Our hosts at ShareNett will demonstrate their unique solution.

Announcing our investment in Dolly, a peer-to-peer marketplace for on-demand moving and retail delivery

Version One Ventures

We are excited to announce our investment in Dolly , where we participated in a $7.5M funding round alongside Unlock Venture Partners and Maveron. . Like other peer-to-peer marketplaces, Dolly connects people in need of services with people who are ready to provide them.

How to Start a Brewery: Growing Your Own Craft Beer Business

Up and Running

In 2018, there were more than 7,450 breweries in the U.S.—well well over than the historic high of 4,131 breweries in 1873, according to the Brewers Association. In such a crowded market, making good beer and opening the doors isn’t enough anymore.