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Are Best Practices Your Best Bet For Success?


by Juliana Stancampiano, author of “ Radical Outcomes: How to Create Extraordinary Teams that Get Tangible Results “. As an entrepreneur or executive, chances are you’ve spent your share of time in working groups and presentations at which speakers and consultants talk to you about “best practices.”

Do entrepreneurs really have common character traits?

NZ Entrepreneur

Researchers have been trying for decades to establish the most common character traits of entrepreneurs.

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Leader Insights: Building a Startup Culture of Prosperity and Success

The Startup Magazine

Below, The Startup Magazine provides an essay from Anna Svirelkina, Chief Operating Officer of BlockShow, the global blockchain technology conference.

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7 Delusions About Business Ethics Limit Future Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

New entrepreneurs tend to focus only on getting the product right, and assume that the right culture and ethics will come later simply by hiring good people. In fact, they need an early focus on developing their moral compass, as well as setting the right ethical tone.

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.

The Elephant In The Room: How To Confront Difficult Business Scenarios

YFS Magazine

Confrontation is hard for everyone. Get over it. If you can learn to identify and tackle the disagreements you will be successful in all you do. Lead health and wellness leadership mental health personal development

How To Define A Vision And Mission For Your Startup (And Why You Should)


You might have an elevator pitch prepared for your business. You might even have a financial forecast in place. But do you know what your startup’s vision is? What about its mission? . These terms are often confused, and tend to serve as afterthought additions to your company’s business plan.

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6 Myths On Starting A New Business That Can Kill You

Startup Professionals Musings

Starting a new business is fraught with challenges, and none of us has the bandwidth to kill them all.

Growth Zone: An Interview With Teespring CEO Chris Lamontagne

YFS Magazine

Teespring CEO, Chris Lamontagne shares his thoughts on the future of technology, social commerce, turn around strategies, and leadership. People Success Profiles Business Growth growth strategy leadership personal development

How To Choose The Best 401k Providers For Your Small Business


It is not easy as it sounds, and a lot of thought process and evaluation has to be taken in to account. To begin with, 401K is a pre-qualified retirement savings plan set up by employers towards the benefit of their eligible employees.

Friday Funism – “Doable Deal”

View from Seed

One of the key conversations that happens during NextView’s evaluation of an investment is the “debrief” after the partner meeting , where the entire partnership gets the opportunity to interact with the founding team and dive deeper into the business. . During the debrief, we would discuss not only aspects of the company (i.e. team, market, product, stage/traction) but also the potential deal itself (i.e. how much the company is raising, valuation expectations, round/syndicate dynamics, etc.).

How New Ventures Can Avoid Conventional Media Costs

Startup Professionals Musings

The power and influence of paid media advertising, including print ads, TV commercials, radio, and even online digital campaigns is waning, in favor of unpaid earned and owned messaging from your website, social media, key market influencers, and existing customer word-of-mouth.

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Sell More Faster

Feld Thoughts

When we started Techstars in 2006 we had one core goal in mind – helping entrepreneurs succeed. While it started as an experiment with one accelerator in Boulder, we now have about 50 accelerators annually around the world funding 500 startups a year.

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What A Startup Company Can Do With An Insurance Agent Database


When you’re a company that’s still starting out, one of your biggest concerns might be where you’re going to find contacts and leads. It’s normal for you not to know too many people in the industry, or to even have an idea where to start.

Micro funnels: What They Are and How to Use Them


Lead generation is vital for any business. Once you’re generating some leads, the next logical step is to improve the conversion rate. Depending on your niche, there are different tactics and methods for improving conversions. One you may not have heard of is creating and optimizing micro funnels.

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7 Traits Of Today’s New Business Innovator And Model

Startup Professionals Musings

In the beginning all businesses are just people playing out an idea. It’s never the other way around – there is no idea so big that it doesn’t need people to make it succeed. Investors know this, hence the saying “Bet on the jockey (founder), not the horse (idea).”

Do More Faster, 2nd Edition on Give First

Feld Thoughts

In 2010, David Cohen and I wrote a book titled Do More Faster. It was filled with stories and advice from founders, investors, and mentors from around the first two years of Techstars. This was the first book I wrote. David and I learned the joy and pain of writing a book.

How To Get Actionable Feedback And Find Out What Clients Really Think


by Katie Lundin of crowdspring. Everyone knows that clients can offer priceless insight into your business. Your clients have a fresh perspective. They notice things that you don’t. They can tell you if you’re successfully meeting their needs. Or not.

The Complete Guide to Writing Product Descriptions That Convert


Most product descriptions are awful. Or worse, non-existent. Product copy and product descriptions seem like such minor parts of a website in the grand scheme of conversion optimization , so many brands brush it off.

Should Brands Build Long-Term Partnerships With Influencers?

YFS Magazine

Two-thirds of marketers experience difficulty in selecting influencers for their campaigns according to a study by TapInfluence and Altimeter. Grow Marketing & Sales branding Influencer Marketing marketing sponsored marketing

28 Entrepreneurs Share Their Tips and Tricks of Staying Motivated


When the going gets rough in business, you’ll need motivation to keep moving. Motivating yourself can be hard but practicing consistent habits such as reminding yourself of why you started can be a major boost.

What To Know When Starting Your Own Dentistry Practice


A person’s oral health can play a significant role in the quality of their life. With healthy teeth and gums, it’ll be easy for them to socialize with other people, gain a positive self-image, and seize more opportunities in life.

Want to Build an Amazing MarTech Stack? Avoid These 12 Mistakes


You want to do amazing marketing. You want to empower your team, collect the right data, create unique content, automate funnels, personalize communication, report with ease, act on insight, and achieve the snowball effect.

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Time To Confess: Exposing My Dirty Little Business Secret

YFS Magazine

This has been the highest challenge throughout my entrepreneurship journey. Lead leadership personal development scaling

Everything You Need to Know About Finances for Your Startup


Getting a startup off the ground isn’t easy. Instead of focusing solely on your baby, as in the actual product or service that you’re selling, you’ll also have to deal with administrative headaches. Managing your startup finances is one of these necessary evils.

5 Things To Remember When Dealing With Debt Collectors


Debt collection calls are not usually something you can wish for. It can be stressful knowing that you have an outstanding debt that ought to be paid and nowhere to turn to. Furthermore, most debtors believe that the use of threats will frighten you into paying them.

12 copywriting myths debunked with Momoko Price


How do you become a great copywriter? Do you blindly follow copywriting best practices and what people say online? I scoured the internet to find 12 things people say you must do and ran them past my friend, Momoko Price one of the best conversion copywriters out there.

Mental Health Hints for Entrepreneurs

Feld Thoughts

Recently, I read a well-written article in Fast Company by Jon Dishotsky titled We need to be more honest about what tech culture is doing to our mental health. In it, he had a list of lessons he has learned over the years. Look out for your wake-up call Create routines that prioritize mental health Work in line with your body’s rhythm Make time for silence Find space to unplug Give your emotions credit Cultivate (and listen to) your inner circle.

How to Form a Corporation

Up and Running

If you’ve decided to incorporate as a C corporation, S corporation, or B corporation entity, this article will outline all the steps you’ll need to take.

10 Tips To Create A Meaningful And Impressive Business Logo Design


Businesses in 2019 depend a lot on effective communication. They have expert marketers who make complex strategies so that people can engage with the company in various ways.

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Enhance your career with a PMP® Certification

The Startup Magazine

Project Management Professional® or PMP® is one of the significant and rewarding industry-recognized certifications for project managers. A PMP® certified individual can easily work for any industry regardless of its geographical location. The essence of a PMP® Certification is necessarily global.

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The Version One Promise to Founders

Version One Ventures

The venture capital market has become very noisy over the past few years, especially on the early-stage side. Not a day goes by that a new fund isn’t being announced. Entrepreneurs have an increasing amount of financing options – that’s good news, but it also makes it harder to choose the right partners for your journey.

Austin is Becoming a Hub of Innovation for the Insurance Industry


Data analysis, machine learning and artificial intelligence are driving big changes in the insurance industry, And Austin is emerging as a hub of innovation with several new InsureTech startups.

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How To Frame A Winning Argument


by Carla D. Bass, Colonel, USAF (Ret) and author of “ Write to Influence! “ Need to persuade others to your point of view? Representing a contentious position at a meeting? Try these seven tips to frame a winning argument.

3 Versatile roles of a Scrum Master

The Startup Magazine

Today’s businesses require a faster go-to-market strategy, high-quality products, and high customer satisfaction. The scrum and agile practices help in achieving the organization’s objectives. A scrum master plays a unique role in an organization.


Midlife and the Great Unknown

Feld Thoughts

I don’t know whether it was Jerry Colonna or my therapist who recommended this to me, but I listened to David Whyte’s Midlife and the Great Unknown yesterday on my evening run. As part of my acceptance of midlife, which I define as the transition into the stage where you know you have fewer days to live than the number of days you have already lived, I’ve been exploring a bunch of different things. One of them is poetry, which has always been extremely difficult for me to read.


Austin Chamber Recognizes Outstanding Local Businesses


Every year, the Austin Chamber of Commerce recognizes outstanding local businesses at its Greater Austin Business Awards. This year, Underminer Studios, headed up by the husband and wife team of Tim and Alex Porter, received the HID Global Innovation Award.

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