September, 2023

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9 Strategies For Implementing An Innovative Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Whether you are a business professional in a big company, or an entrepreneur with a startup, innovation is a key strategy. Many people believe that new ideas are the critical element of innovation, but in my experience as a mentor and investor, long-term business success is more about implementation than ideas. Everyone has ideas, but only a few can make them happen.

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How To Keep Track Of Business Finances In 2023

The Startup Magazine

Business finances – a topic of conversation that often comes up nowadays. Why? Well, the state of the world right now isn’t great. Many companies across the world are still recovering from the impact of the pandemic and many households are struggling to make ends meet. With fewer people spending, it means budgets are reduced and sales are likely lacking.

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29 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 ready to do exactly what you love is more than most people could ever say about any “job” they have had. Although there are days when tossing in your hat seems like a viable option, remembering how much you love your “job” can quickly snap an entrepreneur out of that mentality.

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6 Ways Nonprofits Can Reach Data Maturity with Smart Technology Use 

Board Effect

Data maturity is no longer a goal only for the corporate world. Nonprofits are similarly pursuing — and achieving — data maturity, where organizational leaders use data to drive decision-making. But many nonprofit boards are at an earlier stage of data maturity than they would like. Getting the right data to improve fundraising, measure impact and reach peak efficiency can seem too difficult, too expensive or both.

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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 create a 1M+ views Instagram Reel for your startup

NZ Entrepreneur

Matt Miller, founder of BrakeAce , made a Reel for his startup that got 1M+ views in ten days. He shares his learnings for startup founders here. 1. Making a dope Reel was a good investment of time Between recording, editing and publishing I only spent one hour. There was time to develop the vision of the piece before implementing it, but that’s harder to quantify.

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AI Houses & Reverse Mentors

Start Up Blog

Listen to Steve to read this post (7 min audio) – it’s actually quite different and better than the written version below – give it a listen ! Every now and again, you meet someone who changes your life. In my career, I’ve been lucky to meet a few people who put me on a new path. And they all have one thing in common – They were all younger than me.

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How to Build a Robust Treasury Framework for Your Startup

The Startup Magazine

For those new to the world of startup treasury management, it’s crucial to grasp the essence of a treasury framework. At its core, this framework is an organized approach to manage a startup’s finances while effectively mitigating risks. Why does this matter for your startup? Having a structured approach ensures that funds are available for both day-to-day operations and long-term growth.

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21 Entrepreneurs Share Views on Whether Leaders are Born or Made

Hearpreneur

Great leaders are indispensable for business growth and goal achievement within any organization. The discussion often lies in distinguishing between born and made leaders. While some individuals may possess innate leadership qualities, most successful leaders have honed their skills over time and continue to strive for improvement. We asked entrepreneurs and business owners whether leaders are born or made and here are their responses. #1- Made Photo Credit: Maegan Griffin Leaders are made i

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How to Translate Your Passion Into Your Purpose

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Translate Your Passion Into Your Purpose written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with Liz Elting In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I interview Liz Elting, the co-founder and CEO of the award-winning TransPerfect. TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and business solutions, boasting over $1.1 billion in revenue and offices in over 100 cities around the globe.

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6 Ways Nonprofits Can Reach Data Maturity with Smart Technology Use 

Board Effect

Data maturity is no longer a goal only for the corporate world. Nonprofits are similarly pursuing — and achieving — data maturity, where organizational leaders use data to drive decision-making. But many nonprofit boards are at an earlier stage of data maturity than they would like. Getting the right data to improve fundraising, measure impact and reach peak efficiency can seem too difficult, too expensive or both.

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A Technical Cofounder Tells You How To Find Your Technical Cofounder, Where The Stuff We Return to Amazon Goes, a Benchmark VC on Rethinking Your AI Startup, and More….

Hunter Walker

Holiday weekend here in the US means links for you to read Playing Different (Stupider) Games The Other End Of The Valuation Stick [Kyle Harrison, Contrary Capital] – Kyle puts out a new essay (almost) every Saturday and I really enjoy his consistent and clear eyed POV on venture capital. There’s a group of us who I describe as “in the industry but not of the industry,” in the sense that we understand and embrace the jobs we have but don’t put everything about ventu

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8 Tactics To Make Service Your Competitive Advantage

Startup Professionals Musings

Most leaders agree that poor customer service is a business killer today, in terms of lost customers, reduced profits, and low morale. Yet the average perception of customer experience has not improved. Young entrepreneurs and startups, in particular, often remain naively unfocused, despite their passion, of what it takes to provide the high-quality service expected.

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Starting a New Plumbing Business from Scratch

The Startup Magazine

Venturing into the realm of launching a plumbing business is an exhilarating endeavor, brimming with the promise of autonomy, entrepreneurship, and the potential for substantial financial rewards. Plumbing, being an essential service in homes and businesses, offers a vast array of opportunities for growth and sustainability. However, akin to any entrepreneurial venture, establishing a prosperous plumbing business necessitates careful planning, strategic decision-making, and a solid grasp of both

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The Key Components of Successful Workflow Management Strategies

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Workflow management systems help managers optimize business processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness. They provide clear documentation of tasks, which helps to reduce errors and eliminate redundancies. They also track who completed a task and when. This saves time for employees who can put it towards work that matters. Getting feedback from staff is a good way to identify process weaknesses and strengths.

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How to Navigate the New Era of Customer Expectations

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Navigate the New Era of Customer Expectations written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with Jay Baer In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I interview Jay Baer, a business growth and customer experience author, researcher, and advisor. Jay is a 7th-generation entrepreneur, who has written 7 best- selling business books, and created 6 multi-million dollar companies.

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Team Collaboration vs. Board Management Software: A Quick Guide

Board Effect

Many mission-driven organizations are using digital tools to help their operations, and the right software can make a huge difference in how much your board can accomplish. Many nonprofits use the team collaboration software tools they’re most familiar with – Dropbox, Google Drive, Sharepoint, Microsoft 365, and others. While such tools might work well for some scenarios, it’s important to be aware that they also lack some key, unique features boards need to manage sensitive board work.

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Profound Beliefs

Steve Blank

This post previously appeared in EIX. In the early stages of a startup your hypotheses about all the parts of your business model are your profound beliefs. Think of profound beliefs as “strong opinions loosely held.” You can’t be an effective founder or in the C-suite of a startup if you don’t hold any. Here’s how I learned why they were critical to successful customer development.

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8 Perspectives On Innovation That You Should Discount

Startup Professionals Musings

Starting an entrepreneurial business, or maintaining the competitiveness of a mature business, requires innovation. Yet everyone I know seems to have a different perspective on what constitutes real innovation, and why is seems to happen so rarely. Another challenge is to debunk some of the common myths that seem prevent many from even assuming they can innovate.

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The Evolution of Progress Notes in the Digital Age: Enhancing Efficiency and Accuracy

The Startup Magazine

In the world of healthcare, the landscape is ever-changing, driven by advancements in technology. One area that has witnessed a remarkable transformation is the way progress notes are recorded and managed. Gone are the days of illegible handwriting and scattered paper files; the digital age has ushered in a new era of efficiency and accuracy in progress note documentation.

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Increase Profitability by Utilizing Analytics in Nail Salon Management Software

Women Entrepreneurs Can

A good nail salon management software helps to centralize customer information and provide a comprehensive overview of business operations. It includes features like appointment scheduling, staff management, and reporting capabilities. A well-trained and skilled team of employees is the backbone of a successful salon. Nurturing employee satisfaction and providing performance-based incentives can lead to higher revenue generation.

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How To Create The Life You Want In One Year

Duct Tape Marketing

How To Create The Life You Want In One Year written by Shawna Salinger read more at Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with Lisa McCarthy In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I interview Lisa McCarthy, co-founder and CEO of the Fast Forward Group. Lisa has designed a groundbreaking system that’s already changed the lives of over 100,000 professionals across industries, from tech giants like Google and Amazon to financial institutions like JP Morgan Chase.

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Are You Using Data to Drive Your Nonprofit’s Success and Growth? 

Board Effect

Consider the difference one nonprofit can make by innovating how they use data. Two billion people globally lack sufficient access to clean drinking water at home, and the WASH effort (clean water, sanitation and hygiene) is a focus for many groups. But Aquaya , an international data-driven nonprofit, is taking a new approach , using data collection, advanced analytics and research to drive their decision-making.

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The Pros And Cons Of Artificial Intelligence And Virtual Reality In Education

YoungUpstarts

Aaron Rafferty explains how incorporating artificial intelligence and virtual reality in today’s schools will likely affect students. The post The Pros And Cons Of Artificial Intelligence And Virtual Reality In Education appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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8 Ways To Relate To Peers That Can Make Or Break You

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs, and members of any small team, naively assume that the key to their success is hard work, dedication, and long hours in the business. In reality, their effectiveness is usually more related to how well they develop their work relationships with peers and business leaders. First they need to decipher correctly every relationship as a workship, friendship, or foe.

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What are the Features of the Ultimate Desktop Docked Search Utility App?

The Startup Magazine

In a business world, staying organized and efficient is crucial. That’s where a desktop-docked search utility app like OneLaunch comes to the rescue. This powerful tool can revolutionize the way you browse, manage apps, and find information. What features enable you to have an intuitive experience with a search utility app? Since not all desktop-docked search utility apps are made equal, there are essential things to look at.

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The Impact of Beauty-Focused Manufacturers on the Industry

Women Entrepreneurs Can

As consumers become more conscious during the pandemic, they study cosmetic formulas and choose products with natural and pure ingredients. Beauty brands are pursuing personalization and developing services like skin-scanning devices or personalized products based on genetic skin traits. Emerging direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands challenge beauty conglomerates by tapping into new markets with agile channel mixes and innovative, niche products.

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Navigating the Performance Paradox

Duct Tape Marketing

Navigating the Performance Paradox written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with Eduardo Briceño In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I interview Eduardo Briceño. He is a global keynote speaker and facilitator who guides many of the world’s leading companies in developing cultures of learning and high performance.

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How Technology Can Support Security Best Practices for Volunteer Boards

Board Effect

Mission-driven organizations are using technology to make good things happen. But while technology can help deliver positive outcomes, it also brings problems, like the challenge of keeping information safe and secure. As a volunteer board member helping to make important decisions for your organization, you also have a vital role to play in security: making sure private information is kept safe, that stakeholder trust remains intact, and that your organization continues to deliver the services

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Is Golf A Good Form Of Exercise?

YoungUpstarts

Numerous studies have shown that golf can provide a moderate to high level of physical activity and can even improve overall fitness. The post Is Golf A Good Form Of Exercise? appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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5 Keys To The Culture Change Required For Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on my years of experience as a business executive and consultant, I am convinced that most companies gradually lose their ability to be creative as they mature, and over time are overcome by new competitors and market changes. Only a few have found the leadership to continually innovate in the face of change, and the rest are still looking for the recipe or secret.

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The Power of First Impressions: Why Branded Workwear Matters for Startups

The Startup Magazine

In the bustling world of startups, every detail counts, from the way you pitch to potential investors to the attire your team dons daily. While many aspects of branding are given due attention, there’s one often overlooked but immensely powerful tool: branded embroidered workwear. It’s not just about aesthetics; it’s about creating a cohesive brand image, fostering team unity, and making a statement in the industry.

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63% of Small Business Owners Underestimate Payroll Time: How to Save Hours

Transformify

Payroll processing is a complex and time-consuming task for many businesses. According to a survey conducted by Ceridian’s Future of Payroll Survey , “85% of companies have problems with their payroll technologies" Studies show that 63% of small business owners underestimate the time it takes to process payroll. Many found the task to be frustrating, complicated, and confusing.

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Small Business Metrics to Track: Measuring Success The Right Way

Duct Tape Marketing

Small Business Metrics to Track: Measuring Success The Right Way written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing Are you tracking the right metrics that truly measure your definition of success? Many entrepreneurs and small business owners operate by gut feel, but that's not a reliable gauge of actual success. True progress isn't about being perpetually busy or keeping your phone buzzing.

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How to Make Your Volunteer Board Cyber-Ready

Board Effect

In part one of our two-part series on board cyber-readiness, we explored board cyber risk oversight and some of the top threats facing board members. In this second part, we’ll take a deeper look at the risks of board members not being cyber-ready, examine new board member recruitment vs. upskilling existing members, and outline some best practices for cyber-readiness for your mission-driven organization.

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Caught Up In An Employee Conflict? Here’s How To Get Out Of The Middle.

YoungUpstarts

There’s tension between two employees, but is it your job to solve the problem? Jo Anne Preston offers strategies for staying out of staff conflicts while providing the support your team needs. The post Caught Up In An Employee Conflict? Here’s How To Get Out Of The Middle. appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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8 Keys To Turning Your Company Into One That Matters

Startup Professionals Musings

More than ever before, people want to buy from, work for, and invest in companies that matter. Whether you are an entrepreneur starting a new business, or a corporate executive seeking to revitalize a mature business, the challenge is the same – to become the obvious choice within the hearts and minds of your customers, your employees, and your chosen communities.

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