September, 2019

6 Steps to Grow Your Small Business with Cold Email

ReadWriteStart

Can business run only on cold emails? Who reads emails these days? I know these questions must be popping up in your head. But let me tell you, cold emails can still help you in generating new leads for your business if done in the right way.

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3 Successful Strategies Used By a Reputable Reputation Management Agency

The Startup Magazine

Hiring a reputation management agency is a major step in growing your business. First of all, it means that you actually have the funds to outsource your reputation management tasks. Secondly, it means that you are developing some semblance of an online reputation for your brand.

5 Financial decisions to manage your personal finances if you are starting a business

Our Own Start-up

Financial planning is a key cog in a company. Entrepreneurship Starting a Business entrepreneur Financial decisions Financial planning manage your personal finances if you are starting a business managing personal finances starting a business

3-Step Burnout Prevention Plan

YoungUpstarts

by Nicole Lapin, author of “ Becoming Super Woman: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Go from Burnout to Balance “ I thought I was Superwoman. I’d wrapped up shooting for the second season of my TV show and had just finished touring the country promoting my second book.

Pitch Deck Month: The Team Slide

View from Seed

*This post is part of our “pitch deck” series where we dissect the seed stage pitch deck and discuss the ideal flow for a pitch. You can read the rest of the posts in the series by clicking here *.

How to Do Keyword Research for Content that Generates Leads

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Do Keyword Research for Content that Generates Leads written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. I’ve written about the importance of keyword research before.

10 Keys To Surviving From A Startup To An Enterprise

Startup Professionals Musings

Early-stage entrepreneurs rightly keep their focus on creating an innovative product or service. After celebrating success at that level, they often find themselves ill-prepared to move to the next stage, for scaling their business into a high-performing enterprise.

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Leadership Guide for Every Business Growth Stage

ReadWriteStart

It can be challenging to realize that you are in the midst of a moment of personal growth when it comes to business. As the day-to-day of your professional life moves more quickly, you are likely to evolve in your career.

5 Reasons Why Women Excel As Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

by Randy Patterson , author of “ The Matriarch Rules: How to Own Your Power, Know Your Worth, and Lead the Life You’ve Always Wanted “ Becoming an entrepreneur is no joke. But if you are a woman and an entrepreneur, you have some serious advantages.

Pitch Deck Month: The “Ask” Slide

View from Seed

*This post is part of our “pitch deck” series where we dissect the seed stage pitch deck and discuss the ideal flow for a pitch. You can read the rest of the posts in the series by clicking here *. Here we are, at (one of) the final slides.

3 Mindset Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Extreme Athletes

YFS Magazine

Let adrenaline junkies and extreme athletes like Karina Hollekim show inspire you to live fearlessly in life and business. Lead business challenges lifestyle mindset personal development

We Need Entrepreneurs Who Think Like Revolutionaries

Startup Professionals Musings

The realm of an entrepreneur is all about change, but in my experience as a mentor to business founders, I hear too much about incremental change, and not enough about revolutionary change.

Re: Oracle OpenWorld

deal architect

I am going to miss going to the event next week. My fault. I had a conflict that cleared up, but not in time for Oracle to register me. I have asked them for streaming info so will catch up. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

How to Achieve Tech-Powered Collaboration in the Era of Remote Work

ReadWriteStart

Forever gone is the era when workers assembled each day at the office. Today, they’re just as likely to be working from home or spread across the globe. Collaboration has always been important among teams.

9 PR And Marketing Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs

YoungUpstarts

by Diana Ennen, President of Virtual Word Publishing and author of “ Virtual Assistant, The Series: Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA “ PR and marketing can be overwhelming and many don’t do it as often as they should because they are afraid of doing it wrong.

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Meet Summer: Our Portfolio Company Changing The Student Loan Landscape

View from Seed

Student loan is a generational crisis – there are 45 million borrowers in the U.S. on the hook for $1.6 trillion in student loan debt, tripled in the last 10 years. When we think about money in the context of everyday living for the next generation of consumers, it’s impossible to ignore the weight of the student loan burden. . Unlike many other aspects of personal finance, student loan is incredibly complex.

6 Simple Habits Productive People Have In Common

YFS Magazine

Do you work so hard with little to show for it at the end of the day? You don’t need complex systems or expensive tools to improve productivity. Lead personal development productivity productivity tips

How Idea People Can Transform Into Visionary Leaders

Startup Professionals Musings

A popular approach for aspiring entrepreneurs these days seems to be to corner anyone who will listen, with a pitch on their current “million dollar idea.” The initial monologue usually ends with the question “How much money do you think this is worth?”

I’ve Built Multiple Growth Teams. Here’s Why I Won’t Do It Again.

ConversionXL

I love running growth teams. It’s everything I could want from a job. It directly impacts the company, is fairly autonomous, works great with a few high-caliber folks, and involves a ton of A/B tests. I’ve spent years running these teams—but I don’t know if I’ll ever build one again.

E-Commerce Failures and Mistakes: Why do so Many Startups Fail?

ReadWriteStart

I’m sure you are aware of the alarming rate at which E-commerce businesses shut down. If not, let me share with you the results of recent research about E-Commerce Startups. “90% 90% of the E-Commerce Startups fail within their initial four years.”

How Hybrid Publishing Can Help You

YoungUpstarts

by Alinka Rutkowska, author of “ How I Sold 80,000 Books: Book Marketing for Authors “ If you’re an entrepreneur that doesn’t yet have a credibility book, you may wonder how to go about writing one.

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Pitch Deck Month: The “Where Are You Going?” Slide

View from Seed

*This post is part of our “pitch deck” series where we dissect the seed stage pitch deck and discuss the ideal flow for a pitch. You can read the rest of the posts in the series by clicking here *. So you’ve covered the “who”, “what”, “why”, & “when”. Now it’s time to discuss the “where”.

How Strong Leaders Set Ethical Boundaries In The Workplace

YFS Magazine

Setting boundaries as a leader, and in turn, helping your team set boundaries can be difficult. However, the hard work is worth it. Company Culture Grow business ethics company culture leadership workplace development

10 Symptoms Of An Entrepreneur Who Is Nearly Broken

Startup Professionals Musings

If an entrepreneur doesn’t find themselves in over their head at least 20% of the time, they are probably not pushing the limits, not taking enough risk, and probably not working on an idea that’s worth doing.

Want to Reduce CPA? Try Machine Learning–Driven Retargeting.

ConversionXL

The way we do retargeting is restrictive. Creating a tailored, personalized campaign is often done with micro-triggers: Did the user spend more than X minutes on the site? Did they view more than Y pages? Did they add to cart? Are they visiting on mobile?

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Venture Capital Is Just One Funding Option, Reminds OnPay’s Mark McKee

ReadWriteStart

Virtually every startup has to find funding somewhere. Although some founders take venture capital in exchange for equity, that’s not the only way to do it. To learn more about the pros and cons of venture capital — and founders’ funding alternatives — I caught up with Mark McKee.

The Compass – How To Beat The Rising Employee Quit Rate

YoungUpstarts

by Aviad Goz, author of “ The Compass: How to Navigate Your Life and Career in Times of Change “ A recent Gallup study shows that the employee quit-rate (the percentage of employees quitting their jobs) in the US is at an all-time rise.

Pitch Deck Month: The “Can You Be The Best?” Slide

View from Seed

*This post is part of our “pitch deck” series where we dissect the seed stage pitch deck and discuss the ideal flow for a pitch. You can read the rest of the posts in the series by clicking here *.

What Does Your LinkedIn Profile Say About You?

YFS Magazine

What does your LinkedIn profile say about you? Utilize these simple tips to improve your presence in today's age of networked intelligence. Grow Marketing & Sales business networking linkedin online networking professional networking social media social media marketing

8 Strategies To Avoid The Entrepreneur Arrogance Trap

Startup Professionals Musings

In my years of mentoring entrepreneurs, a problem I have seen too often is low self-esteem, and over-compensating through arrogance and ego. These entrepreneurs find it hard to respect customers or team members, and their ventures usually fail.

JavaScript vs. Python: Which Should Marketers Learn?

ConversionXL

Like many marketers, you may fantasize about the amazing things you could do if you learned to code. But before you get there, you need to decide which language to learn. Several languages come up : Python, SQL, Bash, JavaScript.

Learning From Silicon Valley About Blockchain Adoption

ReadWriteStart

One of Silicon Valley’s most compelling attributes is its lack of interest in the traditional bottom line. While most companies focus on revenue and profitability, Silicon Valley leaders tend to view valuation as a success barometer.

4 Reasons Why T-Shirt Printing Businesses Will Trend In 2019

YoungUpstarts

Printed t shirt’s have become such a staple part of the modern wardrobe that we rarely take a minute to appreciate what they really stand for. Be it a statement you stand for, a promotional piece, or your favourite band top that you just cannot part with.

Pitch Deck Month: The “Why Does It Matter?” Slide

View from Seed

*This post is part of our “pitch deck” series where we dissect the seed stage pitch deck and discuss the ideal flow for a pitch. You can read the rest of the posts in the series by clicking here *.

How To Improve Your LinkedIn Visibility And Engagement

YFS Magazine

Every single week, content in the LinkedIn feed is seen 9 billion times. Still, only a small number of users and posts get enough visibility and engagement. Grow Marketing & Sales linkedin marketing social media social media marketing

Great Entrepreneurs Rush To Embrace The Right Risks

Startup Professionals Musings

Outside of dreams, there is no real business opportunity without risk. Serious entrepreneurs know that, but too many “wannabes” still fall for that elusive get-rich-quick scheme with no risk.

Audience Segmentation: Where Do You Start?

ConversionXL

As Peter Drucker famously wrote, “The aim of marketing is to know the customer so well the product or service fits them, and sells itself.” ” In conversion optimization , we talk about the importance of knowing our customers a lot.