June, 2023

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6 Keys To Creating An Impressive Purchaser Experience

Startup Professionals Musings

For decades, efforts to satisfy customers have been built around demographics – capitalizing on race, ethnicity, gender, income, and other attributes. Today, in this age of pervasive social media and two-way communication, the focus needs to get beyond demographics into personalities. Customer personalities define customer experience, and sets what they love, and what they hate.

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The future of search is being reinvented with generative AI

VC Cafe

I spent a chunk of my career as a product manager in search (Shopping.com, GLG, Ask.com, AOL and Google) so I find this particularly interesting. Until now, to succeed in search companies needed two things: 1) an index of the web 2) an algorithm to organise the results. In the early days of the web, companies like AltaVista, Excite, WebCrawler and others competed in becoming the search engine of choice.

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Lead Identification Software: Unlocking the Potential of Effective Lead Generation

The Startup Magazine

Are you struggling to identify and target the right leads for your business? In today’s competitive market, having access to accurate and relevant information about potential customers is crucial. This is where lead identification software comes into play. In this article, we will explore the importance of lead identification software and how it can help businesses streamline their lead generation efforts.

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18 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Deal With Economic Uncertainty

Hearpreneur

The most important thing one needs to keep in mind before diving into the world of entrepreneurship is to understand that uncertainty is normal. Whichever business it may be, predicting its future and being prepared for the same should always stay on top of the to-do list. If you are well prepared you can also shine in when there is a downfall. We asked entrepreneurs and business owners how they deal with economic uncertainty and here are the responses. #1- Sticking to the plan Photo Credit: Mic

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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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Assessing Board Performance: Best Practices for Community Banks

Board Effect

Behind every community bank or credit union is a hardworking board. While board members may put many hours of time and effort into their board duties , it’s fair to ask whether the board is achieving results that help fulfill its mission. Community banking organizations can only get an accurate view of board performance through annual board evaluations that incorporate best practices for board assessments , with attention to individual performances and the board as a whole.

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How Employee Experience Shapes Brand Perception

Duct Tape Marketing

How Employee Experience Shapes Brand Perception written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with Tiffani Bova In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I interview Tiffani Bova. She is the global customer growth and innovation evangelist at Salesforce and the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Growth IQ.

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Budding entrepreneurs receive a head start with startup education scholarships

NZ Entrepreneur

A new batch of enterprising New Zealanders are being given the opportunity to fast track their ventures from idea through to startup, thanks to an online education initiative backed by Callaghan Innovation and entrepreneur education platform Startup NZ. The initiative invites New Zealanders with “scalable and high growth” business or social enterprise ideas to apply for scholarships that will see 60 successful applicants receive free admission to the Startup NZ entrepreneurs programm

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8 Software Small Businesses Should Check Out For Efficiency

The Startup Magazine

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, small businesses face the ongoing challenge of streamlining operations, maximizing productivity, and staying competitive. The key to overcoming these hurdles lies in harnessing the power of cutting-edge software solutions designed to enhance efficiency and drive growth. Image Source Gone are the days when small businesses had to rely on manual processes and spreadsheets to manage their operations.

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29 Entrepreneurs Share Nonmonetary Benefits and Perks of Their Business

Hearpreneur

As a famous saying goes, money cannot buy happiness. Hence, providing nonmonetary benefits by firms is essential in boosting the enthusiasm of employees and making them feel a part of the firm. It could be anything! Awards, thanks, praise, or even recognition of one's work. That can make a person feel motivated which will eventually benefit the company.

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A Board Effectiveness Checklist for Higher Education Boards

Board Effect

Financial sustainability. Increasing staff costs. Enrollment and demographic shifts. Regulatory requirements. Alumni engagement and fundraising. Recognize all of these challenges facing your higher education organization? Addressing these challenges requires strategic planning, innovative approaches to education delivery, financial stewardship, and a deep understanding of the changing higher education landscape.

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Embracing Your Entrepreneurial Superpower Being Unemployable

Duct Tape Marketing

Embracing Your Entrepreneurial Superpower Being Unemployable written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with Alysia Silberg In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I interview Alysia Silberg. She is a leading venture capitalist in Silicon Valley, where she mentors tech startups and helps them go public. She is the CEO & General Partner of the investment firm Street Global.

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6 Keys To Retaining Your Top Performing Team Members

Startup Professionals Musings

Since the recent pandemic, I find that business leaders are fighting to retain and attract new talent to recover from necessary attrition losses and team members quitting due to personal priorities. In the wake of recent struggles , the people you need and want are looking for a new human focus from their leaders and managers in today’s chaotic and competitive labor market.

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Q2 2023 Portfolio Review

Version One Ventures

At the end of Q1, we anticipated that a tech sector slowdown is ideal for “heads down” building without all the distractions of a super bull market. And indeed, Q2 2023 was an incredibly busy quarter in terms of product launches across the Version One family. Here are some of the highlights to share before we head into the weekend. Happy Canada Day & Fourth of July!

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How Businesses Can Better Retain Their Employees

The Startup Magazine

Studies have found that employee turnover results in businesses losing over $1 trillion annually. This staggering number can affect your company’s bottom line, but by providing the right incentives, you can decrease the cost of poor employee retention. Employee Turnover Employee turnover has always been a problem for business owners, with almost one-third of employees quitting within the first six months.

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10 Entrepreneurs Reveal The Economic Outlook of Their Industry

Hearpreneur

The economic outlook of the industry is showing signs of cautious optimism. Despite the challenges brought on by recent global events, there are indications of gradual recovery and resilience across various sectors. The pandemic-induced disruptions have spurred innovation and accelerated digital transformation, leading to the emergence of new business models and opportunities.

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A Board Effectiveness Checklist Helping Community Banks Better Fulfill Their Responsibilities

Board Effect

Regulatory burdens. The rapid advancement in technology. Competition from larger banks. Customer expectations on experience. Digitization of banking. Recognize all of these challenges facing your community bank? Addressing these requires community banks to be nimble, innovative, and focused on building strong relationships with their customers. Just as community banks strive to achieve sustained growth and reduce risk, board members also need to strive to perform at their peak in overseeing th

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Apple Vision Pro:  Drooling v Doing

deal architect

Over the last few days, I have drooled plenty as I have watched videos and reviews of Vision Pro and Apple’s new era of spatial computing. Personally I would love it as my virtual “IMAX theater”, as a HUD in.

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10 Bad Habits That May Be Stopping You From Finishing

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on my work as a business consultant, I find a growing challenge in getting employees to complete their commitments on time, or even finish a task before moving on to new work. After digging deeper, I find that most of these cases are not intentional , and the guilty may not even be aware of bad habits which are hurting their image and antagonizing management and customers.

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Unveiling The Future Of AI

Duct Tape Marketing

Unveiling The Future Of AI written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with Kenneth Wenger In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I interview Kenneth Wenger. He is an author, a research scholar at Toronto Metropolitan University, and CTO of Squint AI Inc. His research interests lie at the intersection of humans and machines, ensuring that we build a future based on the responsible use of technology.

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Quattro Development Co-Founders Share Tips for Overcoming Mishaps in Real Estate Development

The Startup Magazine

The path to success is far from easy, which is a lesson Quattro Development’s founders, Rob Walters and Mike Liyeos, know all too well. After founding their real estate development firm during the Great Recession in 2008, the duo received a crash course in perseverance. Today, Quattro Development is a small-shop developer for chain brands across the United States.

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Top Reasons to Use ChatBots for Your Business

Women Entrepreneurs Can

The world is becoming more digitized and that means that more and more people are leaning into technology to keep their businesses relevant. You want to ensure that you are offering the best possible services for your clients and customers and that means that you have to look at which tech options will work to propel your business forward. Chatbots are one program that you have to consider – especially if your business has an online store.

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A Board Effectiveness Checklist for Nonprofit Healthcare Boards

Board Effect

Fluctuating reimbursements. Increasing healthcare costs. Regulatory burdens. Limited resources and staffing. Patient access and equity. Recognize all of these challenges facing your nonprofit healthcare organization? Addressing these challenges requires proactive strategic planning, effective governance, strong leadership, and continuous adaptation, to ensure the sustainability and success of nonprofit healthcare organizations in delivering quality care and meeting the needs of their communit

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Generative AI – my next book?

deal architect

I shared in this post that our research agenda is tracking four large software and services markets – vertical “edge” applications, applications for fast-growing global economies, custom development using low and no-code tools and Generative and other AI. The interest.

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7 Indications Your New Venture May Not Be Investable

Startup Professionals Musings

If you aren’t willing to take some risk as an entrepreneur, then don’t expect any gain. Yet everyone has limits, and every investor implicitly has similar limits on what makes a startup investable, or one to avoid at all costs. If you need investors, it’s important that you understand their filters, and even if you are funding your own efforts, you need to recognize the red flags.

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Strategies For Successful Product Launches

Duct Tape Marketing

Strategies For Successful Product Launches written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with Mary Sheehan In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I interview Mary Sheehan. She is an accomplished product marketing leader who has held marketing leadership roles at Adobe, Google, and many startups. Mary is also the co-creator of a new course with Reforge and hosts the popular Women In Product Marketing podcast.

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INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL LASERS INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP DRIVES 350% Growth Rate

The Startup Magazine

New Offering of DEKA Laser Accessories for Surgical Scar Revision. IML’s Expertise in Global Medical Device Marketplace Drives Five Year Record Growth. TUALATIN, OR, JUNE 22, 2023— International Medical Lasers  (IML), a medical industry leader in sourcing the world’s highest quality surgical devices for the U.S. medical marketplace since 2011, has announced its industry expansion.

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Is It Time To Upgrade Your Office Furniture?

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Like everything else in your business, your office furniture needs to be updated occasionally. But just when should you consider getting new furniture for your office? Below are a few signs that it could be time to invest in some new office furniture. It’s Damaged If furniture is so broken that you cannot use it, this is an obvious time to look into replacements.

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A Board Effectiveness Checklist Helping Community Banks Better Fulfill Their Responsibilities

Board Effect

Regulatory burdens. The rapid advancement in technology. Competition from larger banks. Customer expectations on experience. Digitization of banking. Recognize all of these challenges facing your community bank? Addressing these requires community banks to be nimble, innovative, and focused on building strong relationships with their customers. Just as community banks strive to achieve sustained growth and reduce risk, board members also need to strive to perform at their peak in overseeing th

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Hiring Freelancers: How to Master Technology in the Digital Age with These Simple Tricks

Transformify

The digital age has transformed the way we work, learn, and communicate. Technology has created new opportunities and challenges for both freelancers and businesses, requiring them to adapt and innovate constantly. According to a report by Upwork, the freelance workforce grew by 22% in 2020, reaching 59 million workers in the US alone. Meanwhile, businesses are increasingly relying on off-payroll talent and contingent workforce solutions to access specialized skills, reduce costs, and increase f

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5 Relationship Stages That Determine Business Success

Startup Professionals Musings

In the world of entrepreneurs and startups, high level relationships are everything. You can’t start a business alone. You need partners, team members, investors, vendors, and customers. But people don’t realize that all relationships are not the same. There are people you only recognize on the street, business friends, and then close friends whom you can always count on to help.

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What Is The Difference Between Business Administration vs. Business Management?

YoungUpstarts

Discover the differences between business administration and business management. Explore online courses and career opportunities in each field for your career aspirations. The post What Is The Difference Between Business Administration vs. Business Management? appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Analyst Cam: WorkSpan Ecosystem Cloud

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Chip Rodgers, Chief Partner Officer at WorkSpan. He describes how enterprise technology.

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4 Ways To Eliminate Discrimination In Your Business

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Did you know businesses with greater diversity are 70% more likely to capture more markets? The business world has become more interconnected, and addressing discrimination in the workplace is essential. Discrimination can dent employee morale, reduce productivity, and hamper your business’s ability to attract and retain the best talent. It can also paint your business in a bad light to the public, driving potential customers away.

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10 Tips for Making Nonprofit Healthcare Board Meetings Successful

Board Effect

Are your nonprofit healthcare board members complaining behind closed doors? Are they frustrated that some board members are not prepared? Do they feel like their input is being overshadowed by a few outspoken members? These are some common complaints from volunteer board members, who may be feeling that board meetings are just a waste of time. Board member dissatisfaction is a huge barrier to your nonprofit healthcare board’s work.

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Digital Nomad Visa: Where to find the highest average salary?

Transformify

Which countries have the highest average salaries? Lots of people dream of moving abroad to experience life in a different country and climate, or to access new job opportunities that aren't available to them at home. For some, moving abroad is an excellent way to make more money, particularly if jobs in their industry offer higher salaries overseas than at home.

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5 Strategies To Counter Your Urge To Quit A Business

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the biggest impediments to starting a new venture is the “ terror barrier ,” as popularized by Bob Proctor, a 85-year-old millionaire and world renowned entrepreneur. This is the imaginary barrier that always seems to appear at the critical point where we would step out ahead of peers or competitors, but fear causes us to stop short. Everyone has a comfort zone, or level of risk, where they feel in control.