Wed.Apr 17, 2019

How To Maximize Your Meeting Culture


by Cory Treffiletti, Chief Evangelist and CMO for Voicea. Did you know more than 15% of any organization’s time is spent in meetings? 99% of the time this headline is followed by a statement of how much meetings can suck. I am 100% positive this is not how I want to think about it.

How To Set A Balance Of User Growth Vs Profitability

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Max Pixel A question that I still hear debated often is whether a new startup growth strategy should focus on user count or profits. First of all, the glory days of “dot.coms” are gone, when investors “didn’t care” about profitability, and all the big money was focused on user count growth.

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The bad old days of consumer tech

deal architect

Not a day passes without some harsh story about Facebook and data protection. How un-innovative Apple has become. Why Amazon should be broken up. Why Google should be regulated. And I ask do these folks not remember the days when. Industry Commentary


[Interview] Louis Carter, Author Of ‘In Great Company: How To Spark Peak Performance By Creating An Emotionally Connected Workplace’


Louis Carter is a well-known executive coach, CEO, and social/organizational psychologist.

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What exactly is a managed marketplace?

Version One Ventures

Over the past few years, the term “managed marketplace” has become so widely used that Bill Gurley from Benchmark recently tweeted that it is not clear to him what the difference is between a “managed marketplace” and a “true marketplace.”.

Navigating Retirement Savings When Self-Employed


If you’re self-employed or even own a small business with employees of your own, planning for retirement can present serious challenges.

8 Web Design Principles to Know in 2019


Your website design is more important for conversions than you think. You can implement every conversion-boosting tactic in the world, but if your web design looks like crap, it won’t do you much good. Design is not just something designers do. Design is marketing.

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Finally, Tech Accessories That Help Entrepreneurs Work Smart, And Look Good Doing It

YFS Magazine

Save an extra 5% off select Dell branded electronics and accessories for every business need. Access your savings today. Editor Picks Grow Technology shopping guide technology

How To Improve Healthcare Patient Experiences


Both successful and effective communication and positive physician-patient relationships have been associated with favorable patient health outcomes. This alone should be a strong clinical indication that improved patient experiences could lead to better healthcare outcomes overall.

5 Top Content Types For Ecommerce Store Marketing

The Startup Magazine

Content marketing remains one of the top ROI friendly strategies to generate relevant leads for your business. But there are many content types to choose from. The average content marketing conversion rate is around 2.9%. Businesses who don’t use it fall way below with just 0.5% conversions.

7 Habits Of A Happy Brain


by Loretta Breuning, PhD, author of “ Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, & Endorphin Levels “ The brain chemicals that make us feel good are inherited from earlier mammals. They are not designed to be on all the time.

Should Startups Use a Controversial Marketing Campaign?

The Startup Magazine

Many startup owners have seen controversy in action for marketing purposes. They secretly wonder whether there are advantages to using such a strategy. Creating a controversial marketing campaign may initially seem like a cool idea if implemented well.

Top 10 Latin American IoT Startups to Watch


IoT is taking the world by storm and rapidly gaining ground. In 2015, there were about 15.4 billion connected devices. IHS says this number will grow to 30.7 billion in 2020, and 75.4 billion by 2025. As the demand for connected device technology increases, so does the number of emerging IoT startups. But it’s not […]. The post Top 10 Latin American IoT Startups to Watch appeared first on ReadWrite. IOT ReadWrite Startups Internet of Things IoT IoT startups Latin America

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5 Investing Ideas from only experienced stock day traders

The Startup Magazine

When you are looking to trade stocks and shares online, what better a type of person to ask than one that is experienced, and that can give you valuable online trading tips and advice based on that experience?!

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Purchase Decisions: 9 Things to Know About Influencing Customers


If you want to get people to buy your stuff, you need to understand how consumers make purchasing decisions. People research products. They compare competitors. Some 87% of buying decisions begin with research conducted online, usually on Amazon or Google.

Why the new breed of entrepreneurs looks beyond making a profit

The Next Web

Big tech is broken. From Uber’s sexual harassment scandal to Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional testimony and Elon Musk’s Twitter meltdown, tech disillusionment is definitely starting to set in for many people. It’s a shift that’s perceptible everywhere.

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Customer Interviews: Voice of the Customer and Jobs-to-Be-Done


Conversations with prospects or customers can improve practically every metric or user state model you’re aiming for. As Jen Havice noted here on the CXL blog , insights from customer interviews can: Accelerate the customer journey; Increase conversions; Drive more leads, sales, and revenue.

How to Find an IT Provider for Your Small Business

Up and Running

As a small business owner, you’re no doubt aware that protecting your website and all your web- and network-based tools is crucial. Startups and small businesses are targeted in 58 percent of all cyber attacks , according to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigation Report.

10 Years for K9 Ventures

K9 Ventures

My typical Wednesday schedule is pretty grueling (by choice, to try and free up other days of the week) as I do between 9–10 back to back 45 minute meetings with K9 portfolio companies. I have a 45 minute break for lunch. As I sit here eating my apple and peanuts, I realized that today, April 17th, 2019, is the 10 year anniversary for K9 Ventures.

How to Roll Out the Red Carpet for Your Customers

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Roll Out the Red Carpet for Your Customers written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Donna Cutting. Podcast Transcript.

Sample of a Board Resolution

Board Effect

At times, boards of directors or shareholders may act on behalf of a corporation. A board resolution offers a formal way for boards to document in writing a decision that the board of directors made. Board resolutions serve as a formal, legal record of certain important decisions.

The Top 3 Reasons Why Going Deep Is the Best Way to Grow Your Engineering Firm

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Have you ever wondered what makes one engineering firm more successful than another? Why is it that some just naturally win over more clients, and what is their strategy? As a growing engineering firm, these are the questions you are asking yourself, but the answer might not be what it seems.

Transcript of How to Roll Out the Red Carpet for Your Customers

Duct Tape Marketing

Transcript of How to Roll Out the Red Carpet for Your Customers 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. John Jantsch: Hello and welcome to another episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast. This is John Jantsch. My guest today is Donna Cutting.

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Segovia’s Next Step

Reid Hoffman

Mobile money is transforming financial services in the frontier markets with over 850M registered accounts. The best way to combat global poverty at scale is to put money directly into the hands of millions of people who have very little of it.