May, 2023

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8 Priorities When Offering A New Product Or Service

Startup Professionals Musings

Every one of you business owners I know periodically introduces new products and services to sustain growth, fight off competitors, or take advantage of new technologies. Often, despite your passion and expectation, customers don’t immediately see the value and need that you see, and you have no idea why the initiative is stuck , and what could be the real customer issue or fix.

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Top 14 Sites to Promote Your Startup

ReadWriteStart

There are a ton of different ways to promote your app or software. You can run ads, post on social media, or even go old-school and hand out flyers. But one of the most effective (and affordable) ways to promote your app is through online directories and review sites. Not only do these sites help you reach a wider audience, but they help people find your app more easily.

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How Modern Tech Helps Businesses Manage Their Fleet Better

The Startup Magazine

In today’s fast-paced world, businesses with vehicle fleets are constantly seeking ways to improve efficiency and productivity while reducing costs. Modern technology has made it possible for fleet managers to optimize operations, streamline vehicle acquisition, and leverage telematics innovations to their advantage. In this article, we explore the importance of efficient fleet management, budget-friendly vehicle shopping tricks, cutting-edge telematics innovations, and how to overcome the

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30 Entrepreneurs Answer What has Been Their Favorite Technology Innovation

Hearpreneur

Technology innovation is driving advancements in various industries, shaping our world today. From AI and machine learning to biotechnology, technology is revolutionizing our lives. Innovations like blockchain, virtual reality, and cloud computing are transforming business and communication. Entrepreneurs embrace these innovations to unlock possibilities, making them a cornerstone of modern entrepreneurship.

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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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19 Years Ago Today

Feld Thoughts

I got an email from Matt Blumberg this morning with the above image that said, “We have been blogging for 19 years. I can remember sitting together above Super Liquor futzing with Typepad like it was yesterday.” “Super Liquor” is Superior Liquor in Superior, Colorado, which was on the first floor of the building off of Hwy 36, which was my office at the time.

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Setpoint Bolsters Asset-Backed Lending Platform with Acquisition of Resolute Diligence Solutions

SiliconHills

Austin-based Setpoint has acquired Resolute Diligence Solutions, which provides asset-level reviews for real estate loans. Setpoint, founded in 2021, is a fintech and proptech startup that raised a $43 million Series A round in December 2022.

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Putting people into business

Eric Friedman

My goal is to be the best advisor in the world. Its a lofty statement that I couldn’t say out loud until I worked with my own executive coach for about three years. In finding this clarity I have guided my professional steps with this theme in mind. I know I will not reach this feat tomorrow, but I can take steps to get there everyday. One of the ways I do this is by putting more people into business.

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What Do You Need to Know Before Getting into Business?

The Startup Magazine

Business is a prospect that appeals to many people. Not only do you get to go about making your own way in the world with an idea that you truly believe in, but the independence that comes with it can be enthralling. However, it’s important that you don’t conflate the fantasy with what the reality will actually be like. While it’s a venture that might very well hold some interest for you, clearing up some myths can give you a more realistic expectation of what to expect, which in turn can help y

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29 Entrepreneurs Reveal What Employees Are Looking For From Organizations They Work For

Hearpreneur

Employees are the backbone of any organization, and their expectations from their employers can have a significant impact on their job satisfaction and overall productivity. In today's competitive job market, attracting and retaining top talent has become a critical priority for organizations. To do this, companies need to understand what employees expect from them.

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15 Unexpected Costs of Cutting Your Nonprofit Board Portal Software

Board Effect

Nonprofits are currently experiencing a tough time, particularly with the economic downturn, which may have impacted donations and support, along with rising operational costs. The trends of declining fundraising and rising operating costs are expected to continue, according to the Cerini Associates report on nonprofit trends for 2023. Your board may have been tasked with reducing costs, which may involve difficult decisions.

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Uri Levine’s new book is a reminder for founders to put the problem first

VC Cafe

“Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains” Steve Jobs (from Chapter 8) I got to meet Uri Levine, the founder of Waze and Moovit, through his involvement in the Zell Entrepreneurship program at Reichman University.

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7 Likely Criticisms Every Founder Needs To Anticipate

Startup Professionals Musings

In business, and in your personal life, the ability to anticipate and overcome criticism is one of the biggest differentiators between leaders, who make things happen, and followers, who may have great ideas but never seem to get things to go their way. In fact, leaders are not remembered for their dreams, aspirations, or intentions – they are remembered because they achieved results.

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Redefining Success In Sales With The Unsold Mindset

Duct Tape Marketing

Redefining Success In Sales With The Unsold Mindset written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with Garrett Brown and Colin Coggings In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I interview Garrett Brown and Colin Coggins. They are l ongtime sales leaders, practitioners, and professors of Entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.

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Female Founder and Author Interview: Minué Yoshida

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine’s Female Founder Interview series , today we present Minué Yoshida, owner of the New York-based Yoshida Academy which offers courses to help clients in mastering public speaking and leadership skills and diversity, equity and inclusion consulting. The Academy hosts a series of experiential workshops for participants to know themselves, find and amplify their voices, and learn to deliver your unique message in an impactful, assertive, relevant and memorable way in

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Observations from my trip to India

Version One Ventures

I just returned from a weeklong trip to India, having spent a few days each in Delhi and Bangalore to meet with local entrepreneurs and investors. Noah Smith recently wrote about why everyone should get excited about India’s prospects. I shared his optimism going into this trip and came back even more bullish about the potential of India’s tech ecosystem.

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What Is a 501(c)(3) Organization, and What Are The Different Types?

Board Effect

In simple terms, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit is a group that exists for charitable purposes. The IRS establishes the different types of 501(c)(3) organizations and determines the rules and laws for operating them depending on their classifications. As straightforward as that sounds, nonprofit boards must be aware of the rules and restrictions that govern nonprofits to continue operating legally.

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Burning Platform: SAP Sapphire 2023 Sneak Preview

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In the 88th episode of Burning Platform, we host Clare Henry of SAP. Nice of her to take time out of a hectic week with last minute prep to provide us a curtain raiser on the Sapphire event next week.

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5 Equity Distribution Parameters For Key Contributors

Startup Professionals Musings

I always tell entrepreneurs that two heads are better than one, so the first task in many startups is finding a cofounder or two. You need to find the skills or experience you don’t have in business, technology, or money. So, the first question I usually get is what percent of the company or equity is that person worth? Giving a cofounder a salary won’t get you the “fire in the belly” you want.

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How To Maximize The Power Of Newsletters

Duct Tape Marketing

How To Maximize The Power Of Newsletters written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with Russell Henneberry In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I interview Russell Heneberry. He i s a renowned digital marketing expert, digital marketing consultant, speaker, and co-author of Digital Marketing for Dummies.

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How to Identify and Attract the Best Software Development Talent

Transformify

With technologies advancing from time to time, there is a significant need for the best software developers now more than ever. And although the competition for finding top talents is tough, causing some recruiters to snag up the first interested software developers with hazy relevant experience, getting the right talent is still more crucial. And the only way to do that is by being creative and strategic with your approach to hiring software developers.

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Quantum Technologies

NZ Entrepreneur

In Founder Focus we introduce entrepreneurs and innovators working on our next generation of new business startups, social enterprises and small businesses. At a glance Founder: Dr Keryn Johnson – PhD MSc BSc Business: Quantum Technologies HQ: Wellington Can you tell us a bit about your business? Manufacturing apitherapy regenerative technology made from Manuka honey.

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Embracing Technology to Build an Effective Community Healthcare Board

Board Effect

As a board member of a community healthcare nonprofit, working within the rapidly evolving landscape of healthcare, you probably face a multitude of challenges that require problem solving and innovative solutions. One key aspect crucial to your organization’s success is that you have a really effective board. Technology offers transformative opportunities to enhance collaboration, streamline your operations, and improve decision-making for your community healthcare board.

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10 Elements That Show You’re a Pro Business

Women Entrepreneurs Can

If you are opening the doors of your business or simply keen to continue growing your company, then it’s vital that you do look like a professional venture. If you don’t look like a pro in your respected industry, then it’s always going to be a struggle to get customers and clients to trust your business. This can have a devastating impact and ultimately leave you struggling to make any type of headway on the market.

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8 Keys To Improving Your Image And Career Advancement

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on my own career as a business owner and angel investor, in this age of change, I still see key successes and growth from the same team member work qualities. These haven’t changed much over the years, but still seem to be often overlooked by business professionals and leaders in their haste to keep up with peers, competitors, and customers in today’s volatile environment.

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Enhancing Marketing Strategies with AI Assistance

Duct Tape Marketing

Enhancing Marketing Strategies with AI Assistance written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I’m doing a solo show, and I’m talking about how AI tools could be used as research assistants to enhance their work, generate ideas, and create more powerful marketing strategies for our clients.

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Advancing Gig Worker Conditions in the EU: Progress and Setbacks

Transformify

In December 2021, the European Commission unveiled a proposal to address the challenges faced by platform workers in the gig economy. The proposal includes a new Directive focused on enhancing working conditions and guidelines for collective bargaining for certain categories of self-employed workers. This legislative instrument aims to address concerns surrounding the status, protection, and rights of gig economy workers, which have been highlighted through legal cases and worker protests.

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Burning Platform: Inflection Time for Enterprise Software

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In the 91st episode of Burning Platform, we host Tim Crawford, founder of the research and advisory firm, AVOA. Tim has served as CIO and in senior IT roles with many organizations and brings that pragmatism to his market research.

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A Handy Checklist for Your Next Healthcare Board Meeting

Board Effect

As a board secretary, you know that preparing board packets, organizing and confirming member attendance and finalizing the agenda for meetings can take a lot of time and organization. That’s why it’s helpful to have a checklist for meeting preparation that is flexible enough to adjust for late additions and emergency matters. Here are some key tasks to check off before your next healthcare board meeting: Pre-Board Meeting Checklist The Meeting Space Decide when and where the meeting will

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The Entrepreneurial Path: Knowing When To Pivot And When To Persevere

YoungUpstarts

Whether you decide to pivot or persevere, the key is to make those decisions intentionally, says James Hunter. The post The Entrepreneurial Path: Knowing When To Pivot And When To Persevere appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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6 Keys to Superior Thinking in Business Innovations

Startup Professionals Musings

As I work with aspiring entrepreneurs and business professionals, I often hear about stress and disappointment from a great idea or innovation that failed for reasons that you don’t understand. When I dig deeper, I find that many of you are easily excited by a great new idea, but fail to diligently follow a validation process to test the limits of your thinking, before proceeding to rollout.

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The Power Of Digital Strategy In The Digital Age

Duct Tape Marketing

The Power Of Digital Strategy In The Digital Age written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with Mike Lenox In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I interview Mike Lenox. He is the Tayloe Murphy Professor of Business at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He has served on the faculty at Duke and NYU and as a visiting professor at Harvard, Stanford, and Oxford.

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Do You Pay For These Hidden Publicity Fees?!

Rembrandt Communications

Where does your public relations budget go, anyway? You just hired a PR, or public relations, company to help you get some publicity. Things are moving forward just fine. Then, you get your big, monthly retainer bill. Yikes! Since public relations’ activities take a lot of time and effort, they can be expensive. Plus, there is a lot of behind-the-scenes research, media pitching, copywriting, and follow-up that goes on.

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“Back to the Future” at SAP Sapphire

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I skipped SAP Sapphire Celebration night at Universal Studios last week. One of the reasons was that park no longer has the Back to the Future ride. Besides, I got plenty of the juxtaposition of the past, present and future.

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The Twenty Year Itch: My Last VC Investment Out of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures

This is going to be BIG.

Sometime in the next few weeks, I’ll complete my next investment. It will be the 105th deal out of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, the firm I started back in September 2012, and it will be the last deal I’ll be making out of my third fund. It will also be my last venture capital deal. I think it’s important in this era of building audiences and living in public to acknowledge that no one actually needs to explain the reasons why they’re making career moves or leaving a company.

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The Significance Of Marketing When Opening A Medical Practice

YoungUpstarts

As businesses in the health and wellness sectors become more complex and digital technologies continue to develop, entrepreneurs in health and wellness must be prepared to adopt a digital marketing strategy. The post The Significance Of Marketing When Opening A Medical Practice appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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7 Keys To Making You A Team Leader And Future Manager

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the things I’ve learned in working with aspiring entrepreneurs is that managing and leading a team is a scary venture into the unknown for many people, even if they have worked as a business professional for years. Having worked in my own career on both sides of the fence at various times, I recommend that everyone practice thinking like the boss in every role to prepare.