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Fear and the Sandbox, Part 1

Grasshopper Herder

Fear of failure is perfectly natural, but if we let it define our business decisions, we can't truly call ourselves innovators. What we need is a safe place to fail. The post Fear and the Sandbox, Part 1 appeared first on

Why You Should Cancel Your Staff Meetings


by Henry Goldbeck, President of Goldbeck Recruiting Inc. It’s Tuesday morning. Your team slowly fills the conference room, many of them gulping coffee to stay awake or sneaking glances at their phones. The meeting begins and you realize there is no agenda or real purpose.

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4 simple ways to spread the word about your startup

The Startup Magazine

Starting a business can be simultaneously one of the most enthralling and intimidating things that you ever do.

Workfront - Modern Work, Modern Markets

deal architect

Many vendors talk about the "Future of Work". It's usually in the future tense. They forget that the future is already here. The BLS adds many brand new occupations in its listings every few years. We glibly talk about the. Cloud Computing, SaaS

Mary Grove on the Give First Podcast

Feld Thoughts

David Cohen and I just released Episode 4 of our Give First podcast. We interviewed Mary Grove on the origins of Google for Startups & Startup Weekend among other things.

10 Tips To New Venture Leaders To Never Stop Learning

Startup Professionals Musings

You probably think that the fact that you have started your own business validates your leadership ability. It may confirm that you were a leader yesterday, but do you have what it takes to be a leader tomorrow?

You’re Never Alone At The Top


by Kamal Karmakar, founder of CitiXsys. In an interview with Apple CEO , Tim Cook shared his approach to leadership style and opened up about the nature of his job.

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Deeply Vulnerable Writing on Startup Failure

Feld Thoughts

Jasper Nathaniel recently wrote a long, detailed post titled When Your Startup Fails. It may be the most vulnerable and honest post I’ve read on failure, certainly in a while. I spent the day yesterday in Grand Junction at Techstars Startup Week West Slope. After a full day of meetings, events, and talks, I ended up at dinner with a half-dozen CEOs of startups in the area (Grand Junction, Carbondale, Eagle, and Telluride.)

5 Questions To Help Solve The Tough Business Problems

Startup Professionals Musings

In my role as a business advisor, one of the attributes I often see in a good leader is the ability and willingness to ask good questions , before moving forward or issuing edicts, potentially in the wrong direction.

Top Cash Flow Management Tips For New Business Owners


Understanding how to manage cash flow can be challenging to a new business owner. To get a better grasp, keep reading to uncover cash flow management tips all new business owners should know. What Is Cash Flow?

5 Attitudes That Define Servant Leaders

YFS Magazine

If you want to take the next step in your leadership journey, learn the art of servant leadership. Editor Picks Lead business leaders leadership servant leadership

The Future Is Not What We Anticipate

Feld Thoughts

Stan Feld at his 60-year Columbia Reunion. My dad had his 60-year reunion at Columbia this weekend. He looks great. This morning, I did a talk with Om Malik at the Startup Iceland 2019 conference. Om was in a hotel room somewhere and I was in my office in Boulder.

7 Messages All New Entrepreneurs Should Take To Heart

Startup Professionals Musings

When you have been on the startup firing line, you quickly learn that any insight from experts and entrepreneurs who have been there before you can make the difference between failure and success. Yet, many new entrepreneurs brazenly assume they are bulletproof, and march blindly into the fray.

8 Ways Millennial Entrepreneurs Are Different From Their Predecessors


Each year, around 627,000 businesses start up in the United States. Nearly the same amount fold each year. And with millennials now outnumbering baby boomers, a large portion of entrepreneurs are in that age range.

If You Want To Build An Empire, Build A Powerful Team

YFS Magazine

Contrary to popular belief, business empires do not rest on the shoulders of a single person. They require teams working towards a shared vision. Grow Human Capital growth strategy human capital leadership team building workforce development

Book: King of Capital

Feld Thoughts

One of my guilty pleasures is reading biographies about financiers and their companies. On Saturday, I gobbled down King of Capital , which is the story of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone from inception through 2011. While I’ve never met Schwarzman, I’ve had a handful of experiences with Blackstone, mostly with the Blackstone Foundation and the head of it, Amy Stursberg.

How Modern Companies Have Redefined Customer Support

Startup Professionals Musings

Too many business owners still think of “ customer support ” as an after-sale process to rectify customer problems with completed transactions. The world has changed.

How Radio Ad Production Can Help Your New Business


According to Nielsen, over 270 million Americans listen to radio every week. Which means no matter what audience you want to reach, radio will help you reach them. This implies that in spite of the claims that traditional advertising through media like radio is dead, the truth is they’re false.

Startup Lessons: 4 Companies Facing Product Lawsuits

The Startup Magazine

When conducting business, it is crucial to make a profit and keep your operations running smoothly. However, it is even more important to preserve product quality, run your business with moral guidelines in place, and value your customers’ safety and long-term health.

7 Smart Ways to Improve Your Website’s First Impression

YFS Magazine

A brave, bold and well-executed business website is a breath of fresh air. Here’s a look at 7 actionable tips to get you there. Grow Marketing & Sales business website company website marketing website builders

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Security And Privacy Are Both A Risk and Opportunity

Startup Professionals Musings

With the ITRC 2018 End-of-Year Data Breach Report revealing a 126 percent increase in stolen sensitive personal information, there is a growing population out there worried about all the people intent on hurting them.

How To Make A Restaurant Successful  


There are two types of businessmen. The one who dreams of success. And the other who gets up every morning and makes it happen. To make your restaurant successful, you have to jump out and get noticed with great food, great service or a gimmicky schtick.

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Is Your Coworking Space A Thriving Community? If Not, It Should Be

The Startup Magazine

Coworking makes it affordable for small to medium-sized businesses to work out of an office and bypass the high costs of running an office. The shared environment is flexible and allows businesses to have an office without signing a traditional lease. Photo by CoWomen from Pexels.

6 Ways To Improve Your Next Presentation

YFS Magazine

Ready to ace your next sales meeting, investment pitch or public speaking gig? Here are six ways to give a more memorable presentation. Grow Marketing & Sales presentations public speaking sales presentations

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How close are we to a smart toilet?

Version One Ventures

Imagine a future, maybe 20-25 years from now, when there’s a smart toilet in every home. Picture it: the smart toilet, a device that collects our fecal matter and provides information about our health via our microbiome. The human gut microbiome is a complex ecosystem (consisting of trillions of bacteria, viruses, fungi) that is receiving increasing attention for the role it plays in our health.

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This One Attribute Will Mold You Into A Stronger Leader


by Loriana Sekarski , founder and president of BONSAI. When it comes to successfully leading a team, one attribute in particular is crucial: boldness. Leadership requires braving uncharted waters and choppy seas.

How to Plan the Perfect Startup Team Building Retreat

The Startup Magazine

A team building retreat is a brilliant way for companies to create a more positive culture in the workplace which will increase efficiency and productivity.

How To Promote Your App And Increase Downloads

YFS Magazine

So you're building an app, but downloads are low or non-existent? Here's what you need to know about app marketing and generating buzz for launch day. Grow Technology mobile app marketing mobile apps technology

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Purpose, Balance and Interface Are Keys to Successful Teams


In 2019, anxiety is still part of being a startup. But it doesn’t have to be. Capital efficiency is the name of the game, as access to financing rounds is narrowing. Investors are more nervous about bets that may not pay off for some time.

Traversing No-Man’s Land, The Go-To-Market Phase


by Bruce Cleveland, Founding Partner at Wildcat Venture Partners and author of “ Traversing the Traction Gap “.

6 Signs It’s Time to Give Your Website a Facelift

The Startup Magazine

In today’s competitive and constantly evolving business climate, a strong web presence is crucial. Your website is one of the most reliable, effective and future-proof marketing assets you can have. It should be set up to make access to information simple and immediate.

How To Find Your Voice And Create Authentic Content

YFS Magazine

My overall assessment of you as somebody I might hire is not about your level of talent. If it were, we wouldn’t call it marketing. Editor Picks Grow Marketing & Sales content creation content marketing content strategy marketing

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Austin Tech Events to Attend in June


June 6th Austin Tech Open Coffee Downtown When: 8:30 a.m.-10:30 10:30 a.m.

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Building Your Own Home: Common Mistakes


Close-up Of Person Hand Holding House Key In Hand. If you have the funds, there’s no doubt that building your own home is the ultimate dream. If you can source the land, putting together a design that suits your family’s needs down to a tee couldn’t be more perfect.

The Importance of Appearance for Brick and Mortar Businesses

The Startup Magazine

These days, many people prefer to do their shopping online. Between 2017 and 2018, e-commerce sales jumped by an impressive 15%. Brick and mortar stores, on the other hand, only grew by 3.7%. The unfortunate fact is that there’s a decreasing demand from consumers to buy from a storefront.

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Everything You Need To Know About Professional Translation Services

YFS Magazine

If you're planning to expand your business into foreign markets, professional translation services will become an essential resource and marketing tool. Grow Marketing & Sales Global Business marketing website translation

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10 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Leverage Networking in Business


Here’s how some entrepreneurs and business owners leverage networking in their businesses. #1- 1- Build relationships. Photo Credit: Jordan Ostroff. We leverage networking extensively in the firm.