May, 2024

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Gordon Bell R.I.P.

Steve Blank

Gordon Bell passed on this month. I was a latecomer in Gordon Bell’s life. But he made a lasting impact on mine. The first time I laid eyes on Gordon Bell was in 1984 outside a restaurant in a Boston suburb when he pulled up in a Porsche. I was the head of Marketing for MIPS Computer , a RISC chip startup. The entire company (all of five of us) were out visiting the east coast to meet Prime Computer who would become our first major customer.

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Exploring Tax Strategies For Small Businesses: Insights Inspired By Troy Renkemeyer’s Experiences

The Startup Magazine

Navigating the complexities of tax regulations can be daunting for small business owners, yet mastering this aspect is crucial for ensuring their operations’ financial health and sustainability. An effective tax strategy can minimize legal liabilities and significantly reduce expenses, freeing up resources for investment and growth. In this article, business expert Troy Renkemeyer aims to demystify the process of developing and implementing a robust tax strategy tailored to the unique need

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From apathy to action: Transforming volunteer boards through tech empowerment

Board Effect

An engaged nonprofit board is like the wind in the sails of your nonprofit. It fosters innovation, helps navigate challenges and drives fundraising efforts. But how to achieve this level of engagement? Enter technology and board development — the secret weapons for enhancing board engagement. Engagement doesn’t happen by accident. Instead, it’s the result of purposeful and consistent efforts and planning.

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Textio’s Founder Kieran Snyder on the Two Advantages Startups Have in AI (While Remaining Skeptical Of The Funding Gold Rush)

Hunter Walker

“Admirer from outside of the cap table” is how I approached Kieran Snyder , Cofounder of Textio. That is to say, I DMed her on Twitter in 2016, impressed by the work she was doing but without a preexisting relationship. Thankfully the interest was mutual and we’ve had the chance to exchange thoughts here and there in the time since.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Every startup and innovation project exists within an ecosystem that either helps or hurts that project. As innovation managers, we need to keep a pulse of that ecosystem and make sure we're helping those innovation projects we're managing every step of the way. 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

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How to Navigate the New Era of SEO: Strategies for Understanding Consumer Search Behavior

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Navigate the New Era of SEO: Strategies for Understanding Consumer Search Behavior written by Tosin Jerugba read more at Duct Tape Marketing The Duct Tape Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Dale Bertrand, an SEO specialist with over two decades of experience working with Fortune 500 companies and startups globally.

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Strategies for Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Intellectual property (IP) protection is of the utmost importance. From groundbreaking inventions to distinctive brand identities, IP is the result of years of hard work by individuals like you, and protecting it ensures its value remains safe from eager competitors who wish to exploit your ideas or creations without your knowledge and approval. Here are some effective ways you can secure your IP to keep the fruits of your creative labor safe from theft by others.

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Starting a Self Storage Business In Leesburg FL

The Startup Magazine

Understanding the Self Storage Market in Leesburg, FL Leesburg, FL has seen a significant growth in population over the years, resulting in an increased demand for self storage. The self storage market in Leesburg is thriving, with many individuals and businesses looking for convenient and secure storage solutions. The market trends indicate a strong need for storage facilities that offer a variety of storage unit sizes and amenities, including business storage units at Lakeside Storage , to mee

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How To Get Custom Merch For Your Business

YoungUpstarts

If you want to boost brand awareness, engage with your customers, and elevate your team as brand ambassadors, consider offering branded merchandise. The post How To Get Custom Merch For Your Business appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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The Venture Mindset – Worth A Read

Steve Blank

Ilya Strebulaev at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Director of the Stanford Venture Capital Initiative just came out with a book that should be on your reading list – The Venture Mindset. The books premise is that Venture Capitalists (who were responsible for the launch of one-fifth of the 300 largest U.S. public companies) have a different mindset then that found in the rest of the business world (and I would add in government agencies.

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How to Future Proof With Sustainable Business Practices

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Future Proof With Sustainable Business Practices written by Tosin Jerugba read more at Duct Tape Marketing The Duct Tape Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Maisie Ganzler, the go-to expert on how companies can make positive change in supply chains and other entrenched systems.

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Elevate Your Brand: Creative Cannabis Packaging Ideas

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Key Takeaways: Discover how unique packaging designs can significantly impact brand perception and consumer behavior. Explore the importance of sustainability and functionality in packaging to stay ahead in the competitive cannabis market. Learn about the regulatory considerations that must be addressed in cannabis packaging designs. The Importance of First Impressions In the cannabis industry, where product quality and brand image are paramount, packaging contributes significantly to the custom

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Contractor Management | The Benefits of Using Self-Billing for Freelancers and Contractors

Transformify

The dynamic work environment of today has made contractor management an essential component of many firms. The availability of specialized talents, cost effectiveness, and legal compliance all depend on good contractor management. Self-billing is one creative way to make this process run more smoothly. There are several advantages to this arrangement for both contractors and freelancers, as well as for the businesses that employ them.

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Elevating Your Outdoor Advertising Game: Harnessing Augmented Reality for Feather Banner Design

The Startup Magazine

In the dynamic world of marketing, where consumer attention spans are increasingly fleeting, businesses are constantly seeking innovative ways to capture and retain their audience’s interest. Augmented Reality (AR) has emerged as a groundbreaking technology that not only captivates but also engages consumers on a whole new level. Today, we’ll explore how businesses can leverage AR to transform their outdoor advertising strategies, specifically focusing on the versatile and attention-

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Burning Platform:  Workday’s Rapidly Expanding Ecosystem

deal architect

For the 119th episode of Burning Platform, we host Matt Brandt, Senior Vice President, Global Partners at Workday. He is a very articulate West Point graduate with a long tenure in various roles at Workday. I wrote recently about Workday’s.

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Maximising Growth And Efficiency: The Power Of Cloud-Based ERP Systems For SMBs

YoungUpstarts

Charlie Green explores the myriad benefits and pivotal role of cloud-based ERP systems, unravelling their strategic significance for SMBs through a lens of cutting-edge research and compelling data. The post Maximising Growth And Efficiency: The Power Of Cloud-Based ERP Systems For SMBs appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Build Success from a Struggling Agency with a Multimillion-Dollar Pivot

Duct Tape Marketing

Build Success from a Struggling Agency with a Multimillion-Dollar Pivot written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing The Duct Tape Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Chris Martinez , a dynamic entrepreneur who transformed his struggling startup into a thriving multimillion-dollar agency.

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Public Relations Gives You That Oh, So Needed Attention!

Rembrandt Communications

Does Your Target Market Know About You? If not, public relations can get you the attention you desire! Smart business owners know that that one good story in the media can help boost awareness, bring in new customers/patients and provide a competitive edge fast. This is all part of the power of PR, or public relations. After all, when your targeted audience members see your name in the press, you receive third-party credibility you can’t get in any other way.

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Cyrus Mozayeni

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Lightspeed Venture Partners is a multi-stage venture capital firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends.

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Lara Rahib’s Insights on Building a Sustainable Ecommerce Business

The Startup Magazine

Building a sustainable ecommerce business goes beyond simply offering eco-friendly products. It involves creating an ecosystem that prioritizes environmental responsibility, ethical practices, and economic viability. Ecommerce expert Lara Rahib will share key strategies to help you build a sustainable ecommerce business that resonates with modern consumers and stands the test of time.

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Burning Platform: Analyzing the Analysts

deal architect

For the 120th episode of Burning Platform, we host John Taschek, Chief Market Strategy Officer at Salesforce. We go through his two decades at the rocket ship called Salesforce and how he has handled industry analysts differently than most other.

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Moments Of Truth: How To Navigate Unexpected Events In Business And Life

YoungUpstarts

No matter your intelligence, planning or vetting, unexpected events will happen. How you respond in these moments of truth will often determine success or failure. The post Moments Of Truth: How To Navigate Unexpected Events In Business And Life appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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How to Win The Consumer Boredom-Span: The Key to Cutting Through Clutter

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Win The Consumer Boredom-Span: The Key to Cutting Through Clutter written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing The Duct Tape Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Alan Dibb. Through his extensive experience as a rebellious marketer and serial entrepreneur, Alan Dibb has spearheaded a revolutionary approach to marketing known as Lean Marketing.

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SXSW to Launch in London

SiliconHills

Austin’s iconic music, film, and tech festival, South by Southwest, is going across the pond to launch SXSW London in June 2025. It’s SXSW’s first European conference. But SXSW did launch SXSW in Sydney, Australia, last year.

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Mikey Shulman

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Lightspeed Venture Partners is a multi-stage venture capital firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends.

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Cybersecurity Skills Gap: Solutions to Fill the Talent Void

The Startup Magazine

Cybersecurity has become a critical concern in today’s digital age, where businesses rely heavily on technology. According to Forbes, there were a total of 2,365 cyberattacks in 2023. These attacks affected around 343,338,964 people. The year saw an increase in cyberattacks by 72% since 2021. [link] However, the gap between the supply and demand for qualified cybersecurity specialists is widening.

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SAP Nation 5.0 – in 2025

deal architect

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the release of SAP Nation. It was a wake up call, as I modeled the SAP economy, and importantly described how SAP customers were coping. In the vendor world the focus was on.

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What Does It Mean To Be An Accredited Investor?

YoungUpstarts

An accredited investor has the reputation for possessing capital and the knowledge to handle the risks in unregulated investment assets. The post What Does It Mean To Be An Accredited Investor? appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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How to Master the Science of Learning: From Tetris to Teaching

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Master the Science of Learning: From Tetris to Teaching written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing The Duct Tape Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Scott Young. Through his extensive research and exploration into the science of learning, Scott Young has uncovered fascinating insights into how individuals can master the art of acquiring new skills effectively.

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The Real Promise of Gen AI: It’s in the Apps, Not the Pipes

VC Cafe

According to CB Insights, VCs invested over almost $22bn in Gen AI in 2023. Most of this money went to LLMs, over 70%, based on Dealroom’s analysis. These model makers like Open AI, Anthropic or Adept AI require large sums of funding in order to train and deploy these general models. I believe that we will not see many more funding rounds into model makers for various reasons (very capital intensive, regulation, how many are needed?

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Georg Kucsko

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Lightspeed Venture Partners is a multi-stage venture capital firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends.

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Sustainability in Business Education: Modular Buildings Leading the Way

The Startup Magazine

Sustainability has become a crucial element in shaping the future. Your awareness of the impact of business operations on the natural world is translating into a demand for education that incorporates sustainability at its core. Modular buildings are now at the forefront of the reimagining of business education spaces. Source: Pixabay Modular buildings are resource-efficient and embody the principles of sustainable development.

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Hasso Plattner, Storyteller

deal architect

Dr. Hasso Plattner has finally stepped down from official duties at SAP. Over his 5 decades at the company he enriched the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world. I got to see a different side of.

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Budgeting Techniques For Small Businesses Looking To Cut Costs

YoungUpstarts

Small businesses can adopt various budgeting techniques to reduce expenses without compromising on quality or service. The post Budgeting Techniques For Small Businesses Looking To Cut Costs appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Gain Price Confidence: How to Stop Undercutting and Start Profiting

Duct Tape Marketing

Gain Price Confidence: How to Stop Undercutting and Start Profiting written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing The Duct Tape Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Caroline Crewe, an expert on pricing strategies for businesses. Crewe’s extensive background includes earning an MBA, completing pricing courses at MIT, and nearly a decade of hands-on experience in the field.

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Themes vs Verticals: How to Stand Out as a VC Building a Thesis

This is going to be BIG.

There are more active VCs alive today than have ever existed in the history of modern human existence—and that dates back 300,000 years! That means a lot of competition for the best deals and more difficulty in standing out. Add on the fact that some people theorize that the need for venture capital dollars will peak, or potentially already has, and then decline because of the ever-decreasing cost of technology infrastructure as well as the increasing capability of AI to replace expensive humans

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Keenan Freyberg

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Lightspeed Venture Partners is a multi-stage venture capital firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends.