August, 2019

How to Write a Top-Notch Business Plan for Your Startup

The Startup Magazine

Many people dream of setting up their own business. However, these people often fail at the execution because they don’t properly plan for their startups. Some of the most common reasons for startup failure include lack of market need, a wrong product, and ineffective marketing.

How Diversity Can Increase Innovation And Growth In Your Business

YoungUpstarts

by Zeynep Ilgaz, Chief Executive Officer of Confirm BioSciences. It’s no secret that many industries like tech and biopharma have struggled with diversity.

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Friday Fun-ism: “Smiling Killer”

View from Seed

One of my favorite descriptions we use half in jest is that a founder seems like a “smiling killer” This is a compliment, I promise. This means that the founder strikes a very delicate balance that is very hard to pull off. First, the founder just seems like a great person. She is kind, charismatic, engaging, and seems genuinely great to work with. These are super valuable skills because the job of the CEO is largely about working with people.

Time for Oracle Nation?

deal architect

I have analyzed Oracle applications business since the early 90s - first at PwC, then Gartner, now at Deal Architect. I have long been a Larry Ellison admirer, much less so of his company's applications. It has been a perennial, Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

7 Emigrant Entrepreneur Traits We All Should Emulate

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience as a business advisor and angel investor these days, I seem to more frequently hear from entrepreneurs and business owners with “can’t-fail” or “get-rich-quick” ideas.

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Tech Essential For Real Estate Business

YoungUpstarts

Technology has turned out to be such an essential component in today’s real estate market that, if ignored or underutilized, could influence the agent’s skill to sell homes and remain competitive.

Lean Tools: How TenTune Harnessed the Power of the Pencil

Grasshopper Herder

A case study on how two entrepreneurs went from idea to MVP without writing a single line of code. The post Lean Tools: How TenTune Harnessed the Power of the Pencil appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com.

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The "Glo-ver" phase in enterprise apps

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I don't mean to pick on NetSuite but it is one of the oldest cloud apps vendors - born as it was in 1998. Over 21 years, you would think it would have a fuller global footprint. Especially since it. Cloud Computing, SaaS Global and Vertical extensions Industry Commentary

6 Keys To Marketing That Many Entrepreneurs Overlook

Startup Professionals Musings

Marketing is everything these days. You can have the best technology, but if customers don’t know you exist, or they don’t know how your technology solves a real problem for them, your startup will fail.

5 Public Speaking Hacks To Rock The Stage

YFS Magazine

Stage presence — that elusive X factor that makes some speakers irresistible, and the speakers who don't have it, irritating. Editor Picks Lead personal development public speaking

The Evolution of Startups in India — The Story Up Until Now

ReadWriteStart

Before we take a plunge into the Startup culture of India, let us first try understanding what exactly a startup is, and how does it function? Then we will tell the evolution of startups in India and the story until now. What is a Startup?

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6 Time-Saving Social Media Tools For Startups

YoungUpstarts

by Chris Makara , founder of Bulkly. When you’re running a startup, pennies aren’t the only thing you’re pinching. You’re squeezing every last minute out of your day to “get it all done”, to tackle the to-do list that seems to always be growing.

Charting return multiples over time

Version One Ventures

Last week I blogged about the return multiples for our Fund I and how they perfectly illustrate just how much the power law drives VC return. Alex Norman from AngelList asked how these return multiples have changed over time and what insights could be won from that data.

Where have all the process visionaries gone?

deal architect

A recent visit to an Amazon Fulfillment Center was eye-opening. They have completely redefined the old warehouse pick, pack, ship mindset. It's now stow, pick, pack, verify, and in their lingo, SLAM and "chaotic storage". Kiva robots and miles of. Business Process "Angioplasty" Cloud Computing, SaaS Industry Commentary

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5 Tips to Gain From People Who Don’t Think Like You

Startup Professionals Musings

One thing we all have to learn in business is how to work with and lead people that are not like you , and don’t think like you. In my experience as a business advisor, that’s probably the biggest hurdle to success encountered by every new business owner.

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Growth Zone: An Interview With Teespring CEO Chris Lamontagne

YFS Magazine

Teespring CEO, Chris Lamontagne shares his thoughts on the future of technology, social commerce, turn around strategies, and leadership. People Success Profiles Business Growth growth strategy leadership personal development

How to Create a Product that Truly Delights Customers

ReadWriteStart

Earlier this year, Twitter quietly removed its vowels and released Twttr , a platform that essentially acted as a prototype for design changes and feature tweaks the company was considering for its regular site.

Why Tech Will Transform Tomorrow’s Construction Site

YoungUpstarts

by Ramzi Jreidini , CEO of Handiss. Drones, augmented reality, wearable tech, modular construction, cloud and mobile technology: the construction site of tomorrow is certainly going to look different.

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Friday Funism – “Doable Deal”

View from Seed

One of the key conversations that happens during NextView’s evaluation of an investment is the “debrief” after the partner meeting , where the entire partnership gets the opportunity to interact with the founding team and dive deeper into the business. . During the debrief, we would discuss not only aspects of the company (i.e. team, market, product, stage/traction) but also the potential deal itself (i.e. how much the company is raising, valuation expectations, round/syndicate dynamics, etc.).

Infor: Part of the bigger Koch puzzle

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I was excited when Charles Phillips and his team arrived at Infor in 2010. I looked forward to them executing to their vision they would focus on various verticals like healthcare and hospitality. Over the last few years I have. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

6 Myths On Starting A New Business That Can Kill You

Startup Professionals Musings

Starting a new business is fraught with challenges, and none of us has the bandwidth to kill them all.

Work-Life Balance for Entrepreneurs: Myth or Reality?

YFS Magazine

Work-life balance may call for sacrifices on both ends; however, the goal remains, and many entrepreneurs are living it and making it work. Lifestyle health and wellness lifestyle mental health personal development work-life balance

How to CEO Podcast Interview – Han Jin CEO of Lucid

ReadWriteStart

The world has changed. You can crash and burn or you can get the right tools and information now and change your life, your business and the lives of your employees. In this episode of How to CEO , I welcome Han Jin, the co-founder, and CEO of Lucid. Han Jin and his partner created Lucid in 2015.

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4 Reasons Why Most Amateur Entrepreneurs Fail The First Time Around

YoungUpstarts

When you’re just entering into the world of entrepreneurship, it can be easy to feel like all you need is a solid business plan to succeed.

Sell More Faster

Feld Thoughts

When we started Techstars in 2006 we had one core goal in mind – helping entrepreneurs succeed. While it started as an experiment with one accelerator in Boulder, we now have about 50 accelerators annually around the world funding 500 startups a year.

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Promotional Price on SAP Nation 3.0

deal architect

For all the talk about digital everything, the reality is 75% of my books over the last decade have sold in print version. That's largely because I order a couple of bulk print runs for larger orders of 50 or. SAP Nation Book

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8 Actions To Ignite Engagement For You And Your Team

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on my own experience as a business professional, employees who are not seriously engaged in the business should be totally obvious to everyone, including the manager or CEO. Yet many managers and executives seem to ignore the situation, or have no idea how to fix it.

How To Take Care Of Your People

YFS Magazine

Many founders and CEOs struggle with knowing how to develop and lead the people within their business. Here are six simple ways to start. Lead company culture leadership servant leadership team development workplace development

How to CEO Podcast Interview

ReadWriteStart

Within this format of podcast and content, I want to provide you with the best tools to become a fantastic CEO.

Becoming Your Own Boss: Top Tips For New Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

As a new entrepreneur, there are so many things you must think about in order to make your new venture worth it. The passion and drive you have must be converted into the right methods to enable your business to succeed, as commitment unfortunately isn’t enough to ensure you reign triumphant.

Micro funnels: What They Are and How to Use Them

ConversionXL

Lead generation is vital for any business. Once you’re generating some leads, the next logical step is to improve the conversion rate. Depending on your niche, there are different tactics and methods for improving conversions. One you may not have heard of is creating and optimizing micro funnels.

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Maverick idea: Shift some marketing dollars to product design

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(Sir) Jony Ive recently left Apple to start his own design studio. On his heels, Marcus Engman with a similar role at Ikea is doing the same, and he has an interesting value proposition “I want to show there’s an. Industry Commentary

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Driving Your Team With Fear Has Negative Consequences

Startup Professionals Musings

Trying to be a business leader by instilling fear in your employees and partners is never a good approach, but it is particularly devastating in a startup.

The Elephant In The Room: How To Confront Difficult Business Scenarios

YFS Magazine

Confrontation is hard for everyone. Get over it. If you can learn to identify and tackle the disagreements you will be successful in all you do. Lead health and wellness leadership mental health personal development

Crowdfunding Your Startup at 700 Percent Oversubscribed

ReadWriteStart

The jobs act promised small individual investors the ability to invest in the next Google. It also pledged founders an alternative route to raising money. Why should only the already rich get the benefits of investing in the next Google or Amazon? Less risk for the new startup investors.