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.

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.

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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

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.

Help Your CEOs Thrive with the Right Communications

Rembrandt Communications

How PR Pros Can Help Their CEOs Thrive With the Right Communications. Work together and everyone wins! Do you have the right communications in place? Your B2B CEO, CMO, CFO, and other executives have a lot going on, and you only see a small portion of what they have to deal with on a daily basis.

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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?”

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

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

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.

Finally! The URL I Can Send To My Parents To Explain What I Do For A Living.

Hunter Walker

God bless Gené Teare for now I have something which explains what I do all day in a format my parents can grok. As part of Seed Series for Crunchbase News , Gené wrote up an extended interview with me and Satya.

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.

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.

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

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”.

Israeli startups raise close to $1 billion in September alone

VC Cafe

Israeli startups are on track to raise $1 billion in September alone. According to the latest Israel fact book published by Pitchbook, not only has deal volume risen, but other interesting trends. This is a content summary only.

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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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The Introverts Guide To Anxiety-Free Networking

YFS Magazine

From one introverted entrepreneur to another, I can confidently tell you that there are ways around your nerves when it comes to networking. Lead networking networking events personal development professional networking

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 *.

26 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur

Hearpreneur

Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Waking up each morning knowing you are getting to do exactly what you love is more than most people could ever say about any “job” they have had.

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.

How To Interpret VC Twitter Reactions To Portfolio Company Acquisitions

Hunter Walker

In my 6+ years of Homebrew , I’ve become a student of VC social media. For the first time, I pull back the cover and share this with you, putting myself at risk by breaking the venture omerta. Here’s How to Interpret VC Reactions To a Portfolio Company Acquisition.

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

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 *.

25 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names

Hearpreneur

The idea of exactly what your business is going to usually come first. Secondly, most often, is giving a title to your idea. What exactly is going to be the name of your business? Some people turn to their childhood for inspiration or a beloved family pet.

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8 Keys To Business Success For Entrepreneur Introverts

Startup Professionals Musings

It really is possible for an introvert to succeed as an entrepreneur, even though you can’t expect to start and build a business alone. You need to build business relationships with partners, team members, investors, and of course customers.

How Well Do Founders to in Venture-Backed Exits?

VC Adventure

A few years ago I wrote two posts – Venture Outcomes are Even More Skewed Than You Think , and Some More Data On Venture Outcomes – that challenged the mythology that only 1/3 of venture-backed deals failed and showed just how rare large (10x and greater) venture returns really are.