Sat.Apr 27, 2019 - Fri.May 03, 2019

4 Failsafe Strategies To Help You Lead

YoungUpstarts

by Jason Scott, founder and CEO of 120VC , and author of “ It’s Never Just Business: It’s about People “ When you lead an organization, part of your job includes addressing critical problems and communicating new directives to your team. What’s the best way to do that?

How To Create Conditions For Creative Breakthroughs

YoungUpstarts

by Hal Gregersen, author of “ Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life “ Creative breakthroughs come about when courageous entrepreneurs dare to reframe the most puzzling challenges by asking different questions.

8 Key Disciplines Are Essential To Scale Any Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pixabay As a mentor to many small business owners, I always caution them that you can never relax completely, just because your initial solution or product set appears to be getting traction, and the market buzz is positive.

Next Generation Video Conferencing

Feld Thoughts

I’ve been a remote worker for many years. As a result, I think I’ve used every flavor of video conferencing and screen sharing going back to Carbon Copy and PC Anywhere. Today’s bell of the ball is Zoom, which has an outstanding video and audio conferencing experience.

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Digital Transformations: Too little, too late?

deal architect

I find Frank Scavo a great sounding board. He has a way of simplifying things and pushing back when things are buzzword-y. I have quoted him in several books. He has introduced me to case studies I have profiled in. Industry Commentary

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The Road Less Traveled: Non-Standard Early Stage Funding Paths

View from Seed

As the seed stage that atomized and series A rounds have become larger and more traction based, the paths to series A have changed. The baseline path to series A has tends to look something like this: Raise $0?—?$500K

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LinkedIn Learning: Raising Venture Capital and Validating Your Startup Idea

Feld Thoughts

I recently recorded two free courses with LinkedIn Learning. They are each under an hour long and broken up into a bunch of small segments. The first one is on Raising Venture Capital and is based on content from the book Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist that I wrote with Jason Mendelson. Amy tells me that this is her favorite shirt from my current rotation of Robert Graham shirts. Raising venture capital from Brad Feld on Raising Capital by Brad Feld.

SAP Nation 3.0 Excerpts: Chapter 8 - Bystander Customers

deal architect

My new book is now available to buy here in print version, and in the Kindle eBook version. As with my earlier books, I am excerpting roughly 10% of the 400 page book in a series of posts on my. SAP Nation, the book

How To Protect Your Business In A Divorce

YoungUpstarts

From the emotional point of view, many times couples never think that a time would come to consider divorce. When you have significant investments, beautiful kids and all of a sudden disagreements start popping in, marriages get shaken, and one of the partners may feel it’s time to call it quits.

6 Reasons To Overcome Your Fear of Talking Publicly

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Wikipedia As a mentor for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs, I talk to a fair number who may have a great vision and a strong engineering background, but have a negative interest in the role of public speaking in business.

Why Do Consumer IPOs and B2B IPOs Get Treated Differently?

View from Seed

2019 is off to an exciting start for IPOs of VC-backed startups. In just the last month or so we’ve seen Lyft go public ( my analysis of the company’s S-1 here ) and more recently, Zoom and Pinterest. Zoom is a B2B company Pinterest and Lyft are obviously B2C companies.

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How a Focus on Storytelling Can Make Your Interviews Awesome

Grasshopper Herder

A list of questions and answers will only get you so far in a discovery interview. To truly understand your customer, you have to listen to their stories. The post How a Focus on Storytelling Can Make Your Interviews Awesome appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Customer Development Lean Startup Customer Segmentation & Personas Generative Market Research Interview user experience

Why Your Startup Needs To Analyze Data From The Beginning

YoungUpstarts

Unless you’re a serial entrepreneur well on your way with a 5 th startup, then much of the work involved with your new business is something you’re doing for the very first time.

8 Ways Blogging Can Supercharge Your Business Website

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pixabay Now that the number of websites on the Internet worldwide approaches two billion, how do you expect anyone to find yours?

Bell Policy Center Helps Strike the Right Balance in Colorado

Feld Thoughts

Recently, Amy and I hosted a conversation with Scott Wasserman, the president of Colorado’s Bell Policy Center. For those not familiar with the Bell, it is a research and advocacy organization focused on economic mobility in Colorado. In his presentation, Scott presented a range of data about four major forces affecting our economy: demographics, public investment, technology, and inequality.

Top Considerations When Starting Your Own Business

The Startup Magazine

When it comes to starting your own business, it’s important not to put the cart before the horse. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and then miss a few critical steps that can come back to bite you if you wait too long.

How To Write A Proposal Cover Letter

YoungUpstarts

by Aaron Beashel, Head of Marketing at Qwilr. Cover letters may seem insignificant, but they can make an impact in the event that you’re sending a business proposal. Make the right impression by crafting a great proposal cover letter. But how does one get started?

5 Ways To Kickstart Your Business Coaching Reputation

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pixabay I’ve always been a bit confused about the difference in a business context between a coach and a mentor. According to many pundits , a mentor shows you the right way based on experience, while a coach brings out the best in you, then let’s you find your own way. Based on my own experience on both sides of the fence, we can all benefit from either, and need the best of both.

Book: How We Make Stuff Now

Feld Thoughts

If you are an entrepreneur working on a physical product, Jules Pieri’s new book How We Make Stuff Now: Turn Ideas into Products That Build Successful Businesses is a must read. Jules is the founder / CEO of The Grommet , a website that discovers a new and amazing product every single day. They’ve been doing this for around a decade (over 3,000 products).

5 Simple Ways To Test Your Business Idea (Before You Quit Your Day Job)

YFS Magazine

Ready to launch smart and build a sustainable business? Here are five ways aspiring business owners can test their idea while they hold down a job. Plan business idea quit your day job starting a business

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How Female Entrepreneurs Can Create Stable Businesses

YoungUpstarts

In the world of capitalism success, the potential of female entrepreneurs unveils as exceeding rates of women entering the fields of businesses, whether on a small scale such as spas to retail outlets, can be prominently observed.

Curadebt Review – Should You Use Them?

The Startup Magazine

Before using the services of any company, it is always good to look at the consumer reviews. They can give you a glimpse into what to expect, and whether the service quality is worth your time and money.

Our Thesis on Work: Equalizing Opportunity

View from Seed

When we talk internally about our themes at NextView, the focus is less on areas or sectors, but more about shifts in human behavior and preferences. We share some of the categories we are interested in on our website, but the themes we pursue are based on the way end-user behavior is changing as these categories are being transformed by technology.

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6 Self-Discovery Steps To Turn Your Strengths Into Profit

YFS Magazine

Here are six simple steps to dig deep and discover a side of yourself you might not know about, which can be leveraged to create new income streams. Lead personal development side hustle starting a business

5 Ways To Increase Your Online Reviews From Customers

YoungUpstarts

Your digital reputation is more important now than ever before. Potential customers use local reviews to screen the businesses they are considering working with or buying from. In some cases, a lack of reviews can be just as harmful as negative ones.

How to Calculate Earnings Per Share for Your Investors

The Startup Magazine

In this article, we are going to delve into what exactly the earnings per share formula is, why it exists, as well as how it is used by investors and traders in the stock market today.

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Is Your Marketing Plan Aligned With Your Branding Goals?

Up and Running

When your marketing plan aligns with your branding goals, your company becomes memorable to the masses. Nearly every business owner has goals , but how you define and carry them out often makes the difference between success and failure. Around 84.5

5 Most Common Accounting Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Make

YFS Magazine

In this article, we will discuss five of the most common accounting mistakes that are frequently made by new business owners. Finance Grow Accounting money small business accounting starting a business

7 Tips To Help Grow Followers On Instagram

YoungUpstarts

If you have been on Instagram for some time, and keen on popular and trending feeds, you will notice they have one thing in common – they have similar aesthetics. Striving to provide your target audiences with the same can see you attract more high-quality followers.

Future Tech Trends And How They Will Influence IT Managers

The Startup Magazine

Every year, the “next big thing” in technology is introduced and all sorts of forecasts about its impact on the future are published. But the following tech trends have withstood the test of time and worth and are here to stay.

Austin-based KERV Interactive Raises $11 Million in Funding

SiliconHills

KERV Interactive, an Austin-based video ad startup, has raised $11 million in funding. Vestech Partners, a private equity group, led the investment. KERV has created interactive video technology that helps brands engage with consumers.

Ecommerce Landing Pages: Fewer Distractions, More Conversions

ConversionXL

Two percent is the average conversion rate for ecommerce sites. While every site is different—and you’ll benefit far more by focusing on your conversion rate—that’s where most sites are today. But what if a 2% conversion rate isn’t enough to stay profitable?

Top Benefits Of Hiring A Security Company

YoungUpstarts

When it comes to your business, you need to have some form of security. If you have your company in a safe area, you may not realize the importance of a security company on the property. The truth is that crime can happen anywhere. It’s important to keep your business, employees and assets safe.

How POS Systems Help Improve Customer Experience

The Startup Magazine

If you own a retail business, customer experience needs to be one of your primary concerns.