April, 2021

A Path to the Minimum Viable Product

Steve Blank

I first met Shawn Carolan and his wife Jennifer at the turn of the century at 11,000 feet. I was hiking with my kids between the Yosemite High Sierra camps. Having just retired from a career as an entrepreneur I had started thinking about why startups were different from large companies.

6 Keys To Finding The Right People For A Winning Team

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are a new business owner or entrepreneur, you are likely to be creative and willing to take a risk , and you probably assume that most potential team members have the same mindset.

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Burning Platform: Digital Nomads

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In the 38th episode of the series we have Mark Brooks, CEO of Courtland Brooks. While the COVID-19 pandemic and related WFH protocols have turned many of us into recluses, the big realization is you can WFA - as in. Burning Platform Future of Work Globalization and Technology

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Three Keys To Startup Success


Oleg Konovalov shares the three common elements all successful businesses have that made them stand out – a strong vision, productive culture and focus. The post Three Keys To Startup Success appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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.

How You Can Achieve a Step Change in Your Fitness Before Summer

Both Sides of the Table

Just 21 months ago I couldn’t have jogged 2 miles in under 20 minutes and now I can run 3 miles in 21 minutes or more to the point I can pretty easily run 7.5 miles in an hour.

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Come Join Our Investment Team in NYC!

View from Seed

With the news of our most recent $100M fund , NextView is looking to add a new member of our investment team based in New York. If you or someone that you know might be a great fit for this role, please apply here.

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6 Keys to Attracting Customers Based On Social Needs

Startup Professionals Musings

As a logical and data-driven business advisor, I have long focused on facts, technology, and quantifiable pain in guiding entrepreneurs.

Burning Platform: Work Anywhere - Tertiary Towns and Rural Revival

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In the 42nd episode of the series we have Raju Vegesna of Zoho Software. While the COVID-19 pandemic and related WFH protocols have turned many of us into recluses, the big realization is you can WFA - as in Anywhere. Burning Platform Future of Work

Spring Clean Your Startup’s Accounting With These Tips


It is absolutely critical to spring clean your business’s finances and ensure that all of the accounting is accurate and up-to-date. The post Spring Clean Your Startup’s Accounting With These Tips appeared first on Young Upstarts. Professionalisms accounting business finance Nathan Liao

Israeli startup Landscape Maps (Updated April 2021)

VC Cafe

Readers of VC Cafe know that I collect and curate Israeli startup landscape maps. You can find previous editions in the achives. July 2020 , May 2019. This latest batch includes new maps for Insurance tech, Industry 4.0,

Scott Stringer and the Wrong Question

This is going to be BIG.

Mayoral Candidate and current NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who worked for him twenty years ago. He has denied the allegations—a reflection that the wrong question is being centered in the conversation. Did he do it?”

How can a powerful CRM boost sales in your business?

The Startup Magazine

As a successful business, you can confidently state that you have a great product and that you’re making waves within your chosen industry.

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10 Ways Leaders Must Change As The Business Matures

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs often have formidable technical expertise, key to developing a new product or service, but a great naïveté in management skills. They run into difficulty when their business reaches the $1-2 million annual sales range, or their employee count exceeds 5-10.

Burning Platform: More work from Anywhere

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In the 41st episode of the series we have Tammie Hilend, CIO of Maxar Technologies While the COVID-19 pandemic and related WFH protocols have turned many of us into recluses, the big realization is you can WFA - as in. Burning Platform Future of Work Telecommunications

Top 5 Things CMOs Will Be Expected To Manage In 2021


CMOs will have a lot on their plates in the near future. Per Ohstrom shares the top five things CMOs are expected to manage in 2021. The post Top 5 Things CMOs Will Be Expected To Manage In 2021 appeared first on Young Upstarts. Thinking Aloud chief marketing officer CMO marketing Per Ohstrom

Two Ways Entrepreneurs Can Turn Perfectionism Into Progress

YFS Magazine

In order to combat the sneaky effects of perfectionism, we can use two proven techniques and turn perfectionism into progress. Lead business goals entrepreneurial mindset goal setting personal development

Monetisation is Key to drive The Second Renaissance in the Creator Economy

VC Cafe

Creators that are able to grow a community while keeping engagement levels high have a greater opportunity to make a living from their craft more than ever before in history.

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Is Switzerland the next big tech hub?

The Startup Magazine

Photo by Chait Goli from Pexels. When you think about Switzerland, there are usually three things that come to mind: fantastic watches, beautiful mountains, and gigantic corporate banks. Technology is not typically the first on the agenda.

7 Ways Fun At Work Leads To Innovation And Creativity

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m convinced that people who have fun at work are more innovative, as well as happier. I don’t have any big scientific studies to prove this, but in my considerable business experience, I haven’t seen many successes come out of a group of fearful pessimists or unhappy people.

Analyst Cam: Unit4 ERPx Briefing

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As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. Dmitri Krakovsky, Chief Product Officer of Unit4 spent a generous hour briefing me.

Mindfulness At Work Does Not Help Find Meaning. Here’s What Does.


In the post-COVID world, effective workspaces will need to find ways to make all stakeholders feel like empowered partners in value creating activities. The post Mindfulness At Work Does Not Help Find Meaning. Here’s What Does. appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Forget The New Normal: Let’s Envision A Better Normal For Business

YFS Magazine

Lately, I keep hearing business owners say, "I can’t wait until things go back to normal." Let's envision a better normal, instead. Lead business challenges leadership pandemic

27 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names


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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7 Simple Ways to Increase Brand Visibility for Your Local Business

The Startup Magazine

According to the statistics , in 2020, there were 31.7 million small businesses in the United States. How can your company stand out from such a huge amount of competitors? You just need to learn a few simple and cheap marketing tactics that help you improve the brand visibility of your business. .

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7 Ways To Elevate Your Team Engagement and Happiness

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on my own long experience in business, team satisfaction, engagement, and productivity continues to be a challenge. According to consistent feedback over the past several years, even in the best companies, employees seem stuck at less than 40 percent happy and "fully engaged.”

Burning Platform: The future of "as a service"

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Burning Platform: The future of "as a service" In the 39th (yesterday) and 40th (today) episode of the series we have Phil Wainewright of Diginomica and Jeff Kaplan of THINKstrategies, two of the pioneering influencers in the SaaS/cloud marketplace. Analyst Cam Cloud Computing, SaaS

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3 Reasons Why Failure Is Essential For Success 


There are many upsides to embracing failure and knowing how to manage it. Here are three reasons why failure is essential for success. . The post 3 Reasons Why Failure Is Essential For Success appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Why Top Business Magazines Won’t Publish Your Company’s Content

YFS Magazine

If you're ready to promote your company domestically and abroad, avoid repeating our mistakes and grow your online presence with these tips. Editor Picks Grow Marketing & Sales content marketing content strategy editor picks marketing public relations

How Link in Bio became the new online real estate for the creator economy

VC Cafe

In the past few months I’ve been writing on VC Cafe about various aspects of the Creator Economy. From the definition of what is the creator economy and what are its main challenges , who are the creators and how they make money and 5 advancements powering the future of content creation.

Choose Your Contracts Wisely – Precautions to Take Before Signing An Agreement

The Startup Magazine

Contracts are mandatory in several areas of life, whatever you are; a consumer, employee, or business owner. Everyone needs contracts to commence in safer interactions between clients and consumers and vice versa.

8 Tips For How And Why To Say ‘No’ To Most Requests

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs have to know when and how to say ‘no,’ and be good at delivering the message. All startup leaders are besieged with requests for their time, attention, talent, money, or influence, and sometimes even good requests won’t fit into the time and energy you have available.

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Burning Platform: Industry Clouds

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In the 43th episode of the series we have Jujhar Singh, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Salesforce Industry Clouds. Salesforce has had significant vertical momentum, especially in the last year. See my interview with Neeracha Taychakhoonavudh last May, my.

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4 Communication Strategies For Managers


Team leadership and management expert Eyal Gutentag shares some tips for properly communicating with your employees. The post 4 Communication Strategies For Managers appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others employee communication employee management managing employees

GoPAPfree Founder Gives Hope To Sleep Apnea Sufferers

YFS Magazine

Whether it’s insomnia, falling asleep, or staying asleep through the night, the rate of people experiencing sleep disorders is on the rise. Lifestyle health and wellness healthy lifestyle lifestyle mental health sleep disorders

It’s Communications Spring Cleaning Time!

Rembrandt Communications

Do your communications, content and media make a good impression? As the days get longer and the temperatures rise, your customers are ready to do some spring cleaning and use your services. But, what about your small business? Could you use some spring cleaning, too?

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2021 Employee Benefits Trends

The Startup Magazine

The pandemic brought about a shift in the workplace. Most companies had to close down, and those that stayed open had employees working remotely from home. These measures were put in place to stop the spread of the virus.