December, 2021

Burning Platform: Curmudgeon Christmas – Part 1

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In the 62nd episode of Burning Platform, we (again) host Dennis Howlett, who retired earlier in the year from Diginomica. While we spend a lot of time talking about what keeps him busy, it is also philosophical – how the. Burning Platform

5 Practices For Developing A World-Class Startup Team

Startup Professionals Musings

It takes an effective team to attract and serve a community in business these days.


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I Can’t See You but I’m Not Blind

Steve Blank

If I ask you to think of an elephant do you see an elephant in your head when you close your eyes? I don’t. Regardless of how descriptive the imagery, story or text I can’t create any pictures in my head at all. 2% of people can’t do this either.

Grow Your Value


Leading a group of peers without line authority is perhaps the best example of having influence and impact. But it requires several skills. The post Grow Your Value appeared first on Young Upstarts. Thinking Aloud Bill Berman career advice personal growth


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.

What Do Employment Drug Tests Look For

The Startup Magazine

Employment drug testing is designed to look for a variety of drugs and alcohol from a sample, which could be either hair, urine, or even saliva.

What is A Fractional PR Director?

Rembrandt Communications

It’s the latest buzz word… Fractional PR Director, Fractional CMO, Fractional “Fill-In-The Blank.”. What is this? Basically, these are people who are not full-time employees, but they manage key areas of your business.

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8 Mindset Principles That Lead To Success In Business

Startup Professionals Musings

As a long-time business advisor and mentor to entrepreneurs, I’ve always been impressed with the few who seem to always come out ahead, no matter what the challenge. It seems to be more a function of mindset and principles, more than education or natural ability.

Year End Review – What You Might Have Missed

Steve Blank

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”.

5 SEO Tips For Startups


Getting your SEO right as a startup is so crucial because it is the foundation of your digital presence and organic traffic. The post 5 SEO Tips For Startups appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others Online marketing search engine marketing search engine optimization SEO

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5 Critical Windows 11 Security Features

The Startup Magazine

While Microsoft invariably beefs up the security features of Windows with each new iteration, the software giant is working extra hard on making its latest generation of Windows super secure.

Need Great Talent? Use Public Relations To Hire The Best!

Rembrandt Communications

PR is your secret weapon to bring top talent to you! Everyone is hiring, and the competition for top talent is fierce. You have limited resources to find just the right person with the skills, experience and attitude you need. Things may look grim, but they don’t need to!

Burning Platform: Generational Shift in Content creation, distribution and consumption – Part 1

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In the 60th episode of Burning Platform, we (again) host Paul Greenberg of The 56 Group and co-host of the popular CRM Playaz video show. If you know Paul, you know he is a big-hearted, generous storyteller – his books. Burning Platform

9 Keys To Group Participation, Alignment, and Results

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on my experience in business, it takes a team that works together to be successful, in conjunction with leadership from the top.

Playing Startup Versus Building a Company

This is going to be BIG.

Figuring out how to build and run a business isn’t easy—and a lot of the moves you need to make aren’t intuitive.

5 Best Practices Of IT Procurement


IT procurement best practices can help you save on costs and resources by buying relevant technology, whether hardware or software. The post 5 Best Practices Of IT Procurement appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others best practice IT IT procurement

4 Ways DNS Protection Keeps Your Online Activity Safe

The Startup Magazine

Cybersecurity has become immensely complex these days. Typically, users think of single anti-virus software that helps protect personal devices when talking about cybersecurity.

How to Setup A Home Studio for Video Conference and More in 2021


Why Do We Need A Home Studio in 2021? Yes, we put countless hours learning at school how to write with a pencil. We barely use that skill anymore. We type more and more and audio-visual content becomes the norm for youngers and corporations.

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Burning Platform: A Christmas musical card

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In the 66th episode of Burning Platform, we repeat another holiday tradition, this time courtesy of Bonnie Tinder, founder and CEO of Raven Intel. Last year, Sandy Lo of Zoho had contributed Christmas carols on her piano. Bonnie is immensely. Burning Platform

6 Reasons For Your Business To Embrace Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

An all-too-common question I get from startups and small businesses is “Which is the right social media platform for my business?” Is it Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or one of the other 200 active platforms vying for attention these days?

How eLearning Can Increase Sales Team Productivity

YFS Magazine

YFS Magazine YFS Magazine Let's examine the reasons for poor sales performance and then see how eLearning can eliminate the causes and take your business to the next level. YFS Magazine YFS Magazine. Grow Marketing & Sales recommended

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Why (And How) B2Bs Should Raise Prices Right Now


Effective pricing starts with segmentation of the market, based on customer needs. Raise your prices now for the appropriate segments. The post Why (And How) B2Bs Should Raise Prices Right Now appeared first on Young Upstarts. Professionalisms Per Ohstrom pricing strategy

How Can Non-Profits Encourage People to Make Donations Digitally in 2022

The Startup Magazine

Thanks to the rise of the widespread use of digital technologies and the internet, there are many different options for the ways you can digitally donate to non-profit charitable organizations in 2022.

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Why do Startups need to invest in Conversation Intelligence in 2022?


If you don’t know what is conversation intelligence, you must be living under a rock. Covid changed many things for the post-pandemic world and brought on digital tech advancement, one of the major advancements was in AI , especially in the field of con versation.

Analyst Cam: SAP's ERP portfolio for SMEs

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission ) as part of my Analyst Cam series. link] On the best of days, it is difficult to navigate SAP’s very wide product. Analyst Cam Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

10 New Realities Drive The Customer Decision Process

Startup Professionals Musings

Today’s customers are overloaded and overwhelmed by too much information, so making a decision is a challenge.

30 Entrepreneurs Share Their #1 Goal for 2022


Every new year and right after the ball drops, it’s time to go to work. Often entrepreneurs and business owners create their New Year’s Resolutions around their business.

Top 5 Business Technology Trends In 2022


We take a look at the top 5 business technology trends to watch in 2022 and beyond that will be critical to the survival and success of enterprises in the next few years. The post Top 5 Business Technology Trends In 2022 appeared first on Young Upstarts.

The Number One Rule When Selling a SaaS Business

The Startup Magazine

There’s a lot of legwork involved in selling a business of any stripe. You need to know how the business is valued , the key metrics you must focus on in order to determine its worth, and you need to be capable of effective negotiation, ensuring you receive the best deal possible.

How to Create an Effective SEO Strategy for Your Business in 2022

Up and Running

We all want to see our website ranking on the top of Google search results. Luckily, it is possible but not easy. Sure, you can go for a paid search campaign to drive more paid traffic to your site. But, it is not everlasting. What works, in the long run, is an efficient SEO plan.

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Burning Platform: Curmudgeon Christmas – Part 2

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In the 63rd episode of Burning Platform, we (again) host Dennis Howlett, who retired earlier in the year from Diginomica. In part 1 yesterday, we spent time discussing very different 2021s we have each had. In part 2 below, he. Burning Platform

10 Tips For Crafting An Investment Grade Venture Plan

Startup Professionals Musings

If you want people to invest in your idea, then my best advice is first write a business plan, and keep it simple. Don't confuse your business plan with a doctoral thesis or the back of a napkin. Keep the wording and formatting straightforward, and keep the plan short.

30 Entrepreneurs Explain the Role of a Mentor in Their Business


Entrepreneurship and mentorships are often seen as going hand-in-hand. Business mentors are as old as the concept of entrepreneurs themselves. From Oprah and Maya Angelou to Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, famous mentorships have a powerful impact on the lives of entrepreneurs.

Attributes Of A Good Content Delivery Network


Finding a suitable content delivery network might be daunting at first, but learning to recognize these attributes in a firm will narrow the options down for you. The post Attributes Of A Good Content Delivery Network appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others content delivery content delivery networ

How To Set Up A WFOE in China: An Informative Guide

The Startup Magazine

Are you thinking about setting up a WFOE in China? Well, that sounds like a great start! But, what’s next? Starting a business venture, especially in China, can be pretty tedious and confusing.

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Jeff Bezos asked a question that blew me away!


Here’s the question: This piece of wisdom came from Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, during a board meeting for one of the companies where he sits as board member. Jeff asked the question “Is there anything big or small, which is working better than you expected?

Burning Platform: Generational Shift in Content creation, distribution and consumption – Part 2

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In the 61st episode of Burning Platform, we (again) host Paul Greenberg of The 56 Group, widely recognized as the Godfather of CRM and as co-host of the popular CRM Playaz video show. In part 1 yesterday we discussed workplaces. Burning Platform