Mon.Mar 18, 2019

5 Keys To Relying On Intuition In Business Decisions

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pixabay With all the progress in analytical tools and big data available, many people feel there is no place in business today for intuition and gut instincts.

6 Great Ways To Make Money Using Just A Laptop

YoungUpstarts

by Hasib Howlader , director of Hudson Weir . If you’re an entrepreneur, after a side business or looking to go self-employed, all you need to make money is your laptop.

Never ask anyone to be your lead investor

David Cohen

Let me explain why you should never ask anyone to be your lead investor. First, if you’re talking to a venture capital firm that writes large checks (>50% of the round size you’re seeking), just ask them to commit to investing. Let them know they’re wanted.

Small Business Security – It’s A Serious Business

YoungUpstarts

People wh? ?wn nd run small businesses m?? n neglected ?n n th? ???t. t attracted b? large budgets ?nd nd sophisticated requirements ?f f large enterprises, th? security industry d?d t focus ?n n providing security f?r r small businesses. Small businesses h?d settle f?r r inadequate ?nd

How to Write Better B2B Case Studies: 2 Lessons from Psychology

ConversionXL

Third-party endorsement is powerful. As marketers, we know that customers are our best salespeople. Their reviews and testimonials build credibility and trust. Congrats if you’re among the 73% of marketers who publish customer case studies to win hearts, minds, and pockets.

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[Infographic] Reinventing The Internet With Blockchain

YoungUpstarts

The real mission of the blockchain revolution, for many experts, is to re-decentralize the internet. Believe it or not, the internet was decentralized at one time. To launch a website then, you had to buy a server and host your website on your own.

High Tolerance for Stress, Low Tolerance for Frustration: Your Questions, Kinda Answered

Hunter Walker

Expanding a brief quip into a blog post might go against every law of internet nature, which suggests most content is improved by brevity. But something I suggested over the weekend raised enough follow-up that I committed to sharing more.

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5 Tips to Obtaining Business Loans

The Startup Magazine

Whether one needs a small or a big business loan, there are a number of things they need to put into consideration when borrowing money. A business loan is easy to obtain for the people who know exactly what is needed when they are writing the application.

How To Start A New Company Right Out Of College

YoungUpstarts

There are stories out there of insanely talented young people who have started their business right out of college (or in some cases even dropping out to do it), as the founder of Facebook did.

Finding Quality SEO Expertise in Denver Colorado

The Startup Magazine

If your business has any kind of online presence then you really can’t afford to not exploit SEO to the max. Without a solid SEO plan you are going to be pretty much invisible in the Internet sphere, sitting in the shade while your competitors are catching all the rays.

5 Innovative Marketing Ideas To Grow Your Dental Practice

YoungUpstarts

Looking for a dentist is the last thing you would want to have on your wish list. Let us face it; a dental appointment usually involves a dentist or their assistant knocking your teeth with steel objects and then giving you a lecture on oral hygiene.

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10 Ways To Better Business Broadband

The Startup Magazine

Many small and medium-sized companies depend on their broadband connection to enable their staff to be able to communicate with customers as well as reach out to their potential prospects.

(C)lean Messaging: How To Make Your Great Idea Appeal To The Masses

YoungUpstarts

by Scott Brown, Executive Director at UpRamp and author of “ (C)lean Messaging “ Every aspiring entrepreneur lives in pursuit of that lightbulb moment. The big idea. An unparalleled innovation. In today’s interconnected world, good ideas are all around us.

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Avoid the sea of sameness, do your research!

ConversionXL

Have you looked at your competition? They probably are very similar to you and that’s not helping you make more money. In this episode, Peep discusses why research and building your brand is key to stand out against the sea of sameness. This post contains video, click to play].

Essential Financial Templates For Your Small Business

YoungUpstarts

Tracking the financial data of your business is not just extremely important for running your day-to-day expenses, but it is also important for showing your track record to potential clients and future investors.

The Achilles Heel of Startup Ecosystems

This is going to be BIG.

Across the world, various economic development organizations, government agencies, and non-profits are putting in admirable and well-intentioned efforts to develop startup ecosystems. They’re building campuses, districts, buildings, spaces, as well as running new educational efforts and contests—basically anything they can think of to foster the growth of new and innovative companies. One thing they’re spending very little time on could wind up being the reason why all of these efforts dry up.

Founder Institute’s Adeo Ressi Thinks Startups Succeed When Entrepreneurs Find Their Purpose

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK, Publisher of Silicon Hills News Wearing a red cowboy hat, jeans, a button-down white shirt, a jade necklace and a necklace of crystals, Adeo Ressi doesn’t look like the typical startup founder. And he’s not. Ressi, who has founded and sold two $1 billion companies, now serves as CEO of Founder Institute, […]. The post Founder Institute’s Adeo Ressi Thinks Startups Succeed When Entrepreneurs Find Their Purpose appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

How Does Robert’s Rules of Order Increase Board Meeting Efficiency?

Board Effect

“There was a lot of talking, but we accomplished little or nothing.” Have you ever left a board meeting feeling that way?

Influencer Marketing Is Not Dead, But It Is Being Reborn

YFS Magazine

Influencer marketing is no longer the “shiny new toy” making daily headlines. While it does have its challenges it is definitely not dead. Grow Marketing & Sales Influencer Marketing marketing social media social media marketing

How Profit First Transformed Wright Wellness Center

Mike Michalowicz

? ?. Meet Rachel and Kyle, founders of The Wright Wellness Center. Watch the video to see how the implementation of Profit First transformed their business operationally AND enabled them to better serve their purpose of helping couples build stronger relationships. The post How Profit First Transformed Wright Wellness Center appeared first on Mike Michalowicz

Monday Motivation: THE STRUGGLE – Best Motivational Video

Hearpreneur

This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. It’s not about winning, it’s about the battle. The struggle makes you tougher. Dig in and get to pushing. The day-to-day challenges inspire you to push harder.

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Your Clients Desperately Want You to Be Profitable

Mike Michalowicz

Your clients want you to be profitable. Desperately, in fact. But they will never say “Take me for all I’m worth.” or “Rip me off.” or “How can I pay your more money?” Nope, you will never hear those words (albeit I did experience that last one, once). Of course they won’t say those words, but man-oh-man they want you to make money. Clients will try to knock you down on price, for sure. They will ask you to “sharpen the pencil” or to “do better.” But there is something they want even more.

UT Business students are fighting snakes with memes. Here’s why.

Austin Startup

By: Sarah Bloodworth Snakes infested UT-Austin’s McCombs School of Business last year, at least according to memes. The joke comparing businesspeople to greedy, competitive snakes seemed to slither into every post on the UT-Meme Facebook page and Twitter.

How To Choose A Debt Collection Agency When Customers Won’t Pay

YFS Magazine

A friendly reminder that a customer's bill is past due is the first step in collecting your payment. However, what do you do when reminders aren't enough? Finance Grow accounts receivables business debt collection cash flow management collection agencies debt collection money

Referral Program Strategies: How to Build Your Happy Customer Base

Women Entrepreneurs Can

There’s no better advocate for your company than a happy customer. This is why referral programs are so successful. When existing clients or customers refer their friends and family, they’re telling them how much they value your product or service.

What Could Possibly Go Right?

Reid Hoffman

The Utopian Vision of AI. In the late 1800s, in what’s known as the Second Industrial Revolution, multiple major new technologies initiated an era marked by even more rapid transformation than the century that preceded it — especially in the United States.