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Early Adopters Are Not Enough To Assure Your Success

Startup Professionals Musings

Every technical entrepreneur is an early adopter of technology, so naturally they build things with people like themselves in mind.

How to Keep Your Job As Your Company Grows

Steve Blank

I know a change is going to come. If you’re an early employee at a startup, one day you will wake up to find that what you worked on 24/7 for the last year is no longer the most important thing – you’re no longer the most important employee, and process, meetings, paperwork and managers and bosses have shown up. Most painfully, you’ll learn that your role in the company has to change. I’ve seen these transitions as an investor, board member and CEO.

7 Skills Every Startup Team Needs To Get Things Done

Startup Professionals Musings

Isn’t it amazing that some people you know always seem to be working hard, but never seem to get anything done? As an entrepreneur, you need to avoid partnering with these people, or hiring them into your startup. The challenge is to find people who get things done, as well as work hard.

SAP and Qualtrics: Experiences matter, but how much?

deal architect

My daughter, Rita is about to embark on what she calls a Gap Quarter. I don’t want to steal her thunder as she plans to blog about it but it is a play on a Gap Year and what us

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When Is An Idea Just An Idea?

YoungUpstarts

by Georgianna W. Oliver, founder of tour24. Entrepreneurs are funny people. They are problem solvers, and are everywhere in every walk-of-life! They are engineers, computer scientists, doctors, detectives, teachers, parents, politicians, and even your barista or Uber driver.

Top 3 Startup Winner: Happenstance

The Startup Magazine

At this year’s FUND Conference in Chicago, Illinois, over 100 startups presented their early-stage companies in front of hundreds of investors and industry leaders.

Shortcuts For Simplifying How To Think, Act, and Lead

Startup Professionals Musings

The cost of entry to the entrepreneur lifestyle is at an all-time low, but the challenge of winning and success is at an all-time high. Anyone can build a new web site, or publish a smartphone app for a few thousand dollars, but getting market penetration requires a lot more.

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Chasing Stars – How To Improve Reviews As A Restaurant Owner

YoungUpstarts

It seems like social media makes the world go ‘round these days, and if you are a retailer or restaurant owner you may understand this more than most!

10 of the Most Successful Investors of the Last 10 Years

The Startup Magazine

The global financial crisis started in 2007 and it went on for much of 2008. Investments from capital markets to real estate plummeted. Ten years have passed since this crisis occurred. What have entrepreneurs been up to since then?

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5 Tips For Making Your Whole Team A Marketing Machine

Startup Professionals Musings

As the rate of change continues to increase in business and technology, the more I’m convinced that marketing is the primary key to success for a new venture. Yet I find that many technical founders don’t feel they need it at all, or at best point to one person on the team who is marketing.

Not your Dad's SAP

deal architect

It’s been the longest research phase of any of my 7 books but I hope to deliver the first draft of the manuscript for SAP Nation 3.0 to my editor in early January. As I work my way through over. SAP Nation Book

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Small Businesses Need To Look Into These Social Media Strategies

YoungUpstarts

by Payman Taei, founder of Visme. It’s an absolute myth that online marketing is only for the large, national corporations – that it’s impossible to compete on equal ground with the huge businesses who spend millions upon millions in marketing every year.

Top 3 Startup Winner: Digs

The Startup Magazine

At this year’s FUND Conference in Chicago, Illinois, over 100 startups presented their early-stage companies in front of hundreds of investors and industry leaders.

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5 Strategy Realities For Running Your Small Business

Startup Professionals Musings

As an advisor and mentor for many startups and small business founders, following my initial career in big business, I realize that the key strategies to achieve success in small businesses are often different from those that make larger businesses successful.

How To Find The Right Social Media Platform For Your Business

YFS Magazine

Do you know which social media platforms to invest your time and money in and reach ideal customers? If not, here are a few quick tips. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing social media social media marketing

5 Ways CEOs Can Change Their Behaviors To Lead More Efficiently

YoungUpstarts

by Mark Green , author of “ Activators: A CEO’s Guide to Clearer Thinking and Getting Things Done “ In business, the adage “it starts at the top” can prompt an uncomfortable question: “Can the boss finish what he or she started?”.

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23 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names

Hearpreneur

The idea of exactly what your business is going to usually come first. Secondly, most often, is giving a title to your idea. What exactly is going to be the name of your business? Some people turn to their childhood for inspiration or a beloved family pet.

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As You Accumulate Bitcoin or Cash, Where Should Startups Invest It?

The Startup Magazine

Source: Pixabay. Investing is one way to build your wealth with a less hands-on approach. Startups and entrepreneurs will accumulate bitcoin and cash, hopefully.

As a Seed Investor, Do I Want Softbank to Invest In My Best Companies Or Not?

Hunter Walker

Oh boy, conference season in the venture world and one enduring question this year has been “What to do about the Vision Fund?” ” It’s been a topic of lobby conversations, off-the-record chats and sometimes even an honest public panel !

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Cool Logo Ideas: Tips To Design A Killer Business Logo

YoungUpstarts

Picture the McDonald’s logo without its golden arches or Starbucks without the siren. It seems odd, doesn’t it? While a logo may appear like a minor attribute of a company, it’s actually a powerful sales tool that communicates the message and personality of your brand.

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How To Become A Self-Employed Attorney

YFS Magazine

Starting a law firm is not for the faint of heart. Whether you just graduated from law school or have been working at a law firm, you can start and succeed. Plan lawyer legal starting a business

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Cut Your Startup Customer Support Costs

The Startup Magazine

As a startup, the one thing you are unlikely to have an abundance of is cash. Therefore, you have to spend on only what you absolutely need. Many startups fail not because they have an unviable business idea but because they run into cash flow challenges.

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Announcing our investment in Lolli – Bitcoin for everyone!

Version One Ventures

When Lolli launched in August , co-founder Alex Adelman wrote, “ Over 60% of Americans have heard of bitcoin, but very few actually own any.”. For all of us in the tech bubble, this is a good reminder of the relative inaccessibility of cryptocurrency. Many of us have Coinbase accounts (a V1 portfolio company) and don’t think twice about buying currency.

How To Choose A VPN Provider: 6 Factors To Consider

YoungUpstarts

Choosing a VPN can sometimes seem like playing a lottery. There are so many options to pick from, and all of them have slick marketing operations. The more you look, the more confusing things become, as you compare huge lists of features.

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Self-Driving Car Startup Wayve Wins Web Summit 2018 PITCH Competition

YFS Magazine

The Cambridge based startup aims to be the first self-driving car company to deploy in 100 cities globally. Grow Technology artificial intelligence technology web summit

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Data Storage Trends

The Startup Magazine

Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation are composed to change the world. They are changing the way customers engage with companies completely. Both technologies have altered the way businesses operates and thinks regarding business intelligence and data storage.

Why Sites in High-Growth Industries Have Terrible UX

ConversionXL

If you generate a $200 million quarterly profit with an online product, your website’s user experience must be world class, right? Wrong. Your homepage can still look like the one above, which is from one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world.

A Blogger’s Guide To Trademarks And Copyrights

YoungUpstarts

Alright, so you’re a blogger. Or you plan to start your own blog. Or perhaps you’re a company looking into establishing your online presence? Whatever the case may be, one thing’s for sure — you work hard on creating original content.

Should Your Startup Consider Crowdfunding?

YFS Magazine

There are some important questions startups should ask before diving into crowdfunding. Here’s what to consider before you launch a crowdfunding campaign. Finance Grow crowdfunding money raising capital raising money starting a business

Commercial Real Estate for Your Startup or Investment in Ohio

The Startup Magazine

Getting the right property to lease for your business forms the basis of your business’ success. The right commercial real estate will appeal to clients considering location and aesthetic value. This is not always the case in hot real estate markets like in the United States.

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Quickly Unpacking SAP’s $8B Acquisition Of Qualtrics

Haystack

Qualtrics recently filed to go public. Last night, SAP bought the company before it could IPO. There are plenty of well-deserved articles by Axios and Forbes and tweets of praise for Qualtrics (must read Utah-based VC Bryce Roberts’ storm here ), which you can and should read. By all accounts, the Utah-HQ’d company did everything the right way, was an overnight success 16 years in the making, and only raised venture capital as a growth company after years of bootstrapping.

30 Ways To Be A More Engaged Citizen

YoungUpstarts

by Quint Studer, author of “ Building A Vibrant Community: How Citizen-Powered Change Is Reshaping America “ In recent years the issues communities face have become a lot more complex—and it’s become more and more evident that one group alone cannot solve them.

How to File an International Trademark When You’re Ready to Take Your Business Global

ReadWriteStart

Congratulations on eyeing the international market for your business growth. We are living in an age of globalization and more and more companies are recognizing the profitability of taking their products and service offerings globally at a relatively small incremental cost. It is an easy calculus to recognize that international consumers are able to be […]. The post How to File an International Trademark When You’re Ready to Take Your Business Global appeared first on ReadWrite.

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Customer Satisfaction Level

The Startup Magazine

With customer satisfaction levels plummeting in the retail sector, many store owners may be tempted to make sweeping changes to address the situation. But in many cases, just making a few minor adjustments could be all it takes to keep your customers happy and coming back.

Boost Positive Word-of-Mouth with Small Business Public Relations

Rembrandt Communications

No Money for Growth? PR Makes It No Problem. If you want to grow your B2B, you probably struggle with financial limitations. Well, even if you can’t afford major advertising and marketing initiatives, you can still boost positive awareness without spending a dime.

How Personal And Business Finances Are Similar

YoungUpstarts

Being able to properly manage both personal and business finances is of essential importance in the life of an entrepreneur. Understanding how personal and business finance are similar if you’re looking for ways to improve your habits with both.

How to Write a Business Plan for a Subscription Box Service

Up and Running

The subscription box industry is growing rapidly thanks to a steady revenue model and tapping into people’s love for surprises. Ipsy, Birchbox, and Dollar Shave Club are the premier companies doing exactly this and therefore reach the 15 percent of online shoppers signing up for subscription boxes.