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How Many Investors Should You Talk to in a VC Fund Raise? And How Do You Prioritize?

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of a series of advice for founders who need to raise money from venture capitalists. The first in the series is “ Lemons Ripen Early ,” which also has a link to other posts.

How to Run Marketing Experiments The Right Way


You need to run experiments. The one who runs the most experiments wins. BUT – most marketing experiments are done wrong. What’s missing is hypothesis driven testing across all inter-business disciplines.

7 Ways to Grow Your SaaS Startup Faster

Up and Running

Every startup looks for ways to catapult a business to success. Here are some tips for accelerating growth for SaaS (software as a service) companies. Start charging early. SaaS startups are often hesitant about charging customers.

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I Know Everybody Told You to Send Your Fund-Raising Decks as a Link.

Both Sides of the Table

I Know Everybody Told You to Send Your Fund-Raising Decks as a Link. Here’s Why You Should Just Send the Deck I know you have your document sending tool to send your fund-raising deck to VCs and track who read your deck, which pages they read and how much time they spend on each page.

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PowerPlex: Celebrating American Manufacturing

deal architect

I tend to take a lot of photos and talk a lot when I am invigorated by products, places or people. Two days in Detroit this week for Plex’s annual user conference yielded me over 200 photos and 50 conversations

Boulder Open Weekend for Mental Health

Feld Thoughts

For the second year Amy and I are supporting the Open Weekend – a celebration of neurodiversity in the startup community – through the Anchor Point Foundation. If you or a loved one have a mental health condition or just want to learn more or help out, I encourage you to check out the event. Friday, May 18th starts off with the Brain Crawl at Boulder Startup Week. My good friend Jerry Colonna and I spoke at this part of the weekend last year.

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6 Surefire Ways To Get Your Small Business Noticed


by Cooper Hollmaier, technical SEO manager at Visiture. We all know that marketing is essential for a small business, especially as you’re just starting 8out. You’ll need to attract new foot traffic to your brick-and-mortar location and visitors to your website.

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PowerPlex: Celebrating American Manufacturing

deal architect

I tend to take a lot of photos and talk a lot when I am invigorated by products, places or people. Two days in Detroit this week for Plex’s annual user conference yielded me over 200 photos and 50 conversations

Step Into The VC Time Machine

Feld Thoughts

One of the things humans are bad at is remembering the past and incorporating the lessons they learned from difficult experiences. I’m sure there’s a philosophical word for this, but I’ve now heard the phrase “this time it is different” so many times that it doesn’t register with me as a valid input. I woke up this morning to Howard Lindzon’s post R.I.P

How To Leave Your Work At Work


by Michael Godfrey, founder and president of True Course and author of “ Put Stress to Work: Turning Headaches into Advantages “ Ever have a hard time changing channels from thinking about work to focus on leisure and family?

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Website Analytics 101: Which Metrics Should We Measure?

YFS Magazine

When it comes to website analytics, consider the areas you want to improve and then take the time to measure and track your progress on a monthly basis. Grow Marketing & Sales company website data intelligence marketing website analytics

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start a Business

Up and Running

There’s no need to wait to launch your business until things are 100 percent ready to go. In fact, if everybody waited for everything to line up before getting started, there would hardly be any entrepreneurs. Still, there are some things you should have sorted from the beginning.

OJO Labs Raises $20.5 Million in VC Funding and Plans to Double in Size


OJO Labs, an Austin artificial intelligence startup, has raised $20.5 million in venture capital. The company, founded in 2015, raised the Series B round from new investors Realogy, the Royal Bank of Canada, Northwest Mutual Fund Ventures and ServiceMaster.

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When It Comes To Entrepreneurship, Age 40 Is The New 20… And Always Has Been


by Carl J.

4 Powerful Lessons About Success And Entrepreneurship

YFS Magazine

Making the commitment to be where your feet are and practicing these skills every day will have a compounding effect on your success. Lead leadership personal development success advice success habits

4 Startup Funding Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Up and Running

Innovative products and business models are the foundations of a promising startup. However, you’ll also need a steady flow of funds, especially in the early stages, to turn those ideas into reality.

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For the sake of productivity, developers need to learn to say “no”

The Next Web

Whoever coined the mantra ‘The customer is always right’ has never tried to undertake development tasks for clients with grandiose ideas, but zero technical background. Nowadays, every company might be a software company, but not everyone knows how to effectively manage software development projects.

Unique and Inspiring Entrepreneurship Ideas For Creative People


Being creative is itself a unique and amazing trait that can also be a source of income. Consider yourself a successful entrepreneur of the future as you can utilize those creative skills in productive way.

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5 Steps To Build A Powerful Personal Brand

YFS Magazine

There was a time when a company’s brand meant everything. But with the explosion of social media over the past decade, real-time networking has brought personal brands to the forefront. Grow Marketing & Sales branding marketing personal brand personal branding

How to Get Started with Machine Learning and AI for Marketing


Artificial Intelligence is powerful and will open doors we don’t even know exist at the moment. But there are some steps you can take today to ensure that you are making the most of this new capability and are not left behind.

3 Ways Businesses can Kick Start their Web Application Security

The Startup Magazine

Web application security is an imperative to pay attention to. In an age of regular breaches and security threats knowing how to prevent security issues is pivotal. Here are three tips to kick-start your web application security. Know Your Target.

[ADV] Answers To The Most Basic Questions About The Forex Market And Margin Calculators


What does this term foreign exchange market mean? This is a market in which the organizations or individuals are allowed to make sell, buy, speculate and exchange goods which owes different types of currencies.

The Energy for Transformation

Startup Lessons Learned

My most recent book, The Startup Way , is all about the methods and tools big corporations, government, and non-profits can use to innovate: think of it as Lean Startup at scale. One of the things people asked me over and over when I was talking to companies about how to start doing this kind of work, which can feel so daunting, was what it takes to kick off a transformation of this size. What motivates a company to take on such a huge amount of work?

From Adversity to Inspiration- Business-woman Helping Female Entrepreneurs Learn and Grow


At 21 she had a 1% chance to live. At 26, she is empowering and teaching female entrepreneurs how to succeed. This is Alexa Carlin, a 26-year-old who is bringing female entrepreneurs together to learn, to share and to network and to succeed.

Making a Good Impression For Your Start-Up

The Startup Magazine

For any new business to succeed, it needs to make a good impression from the start. Making the right first impression is important because people make judgments about a business within seconds. So many start-ups fail because the business owners do not do their research.

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6 Lucrative Startup Options To Get You Working For Yourself


Many of us don’t want to be stuck working for somebody else all of our lives, but all too frequently that is exactly what happens.

Using Message-Mining to Pinpoint a High-Converting Value Proposition for Your Product


There are already a bazillion resources out there that spell out how to “craft the perfect value proposition.” In fact, the whole concept of “unique value propositions” (UVPs) is — at least at first glance — really Marketing 101 material. So why keep talking about it?

CoLiving & Shared Housing Isn’t Just for Urban Millennial Bros

Hunter Walker

“Luke opened the shared fridge and, since it was after 4pm, chugged his Kombucha/Soylent Keto shake.

Innovation and Implementation at BMW’s Collaboration Lab

The Startup Magazine

The BMW Financial Services Collaboration Lab accelerator program provides entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses in fintech and other fields with the opportunity to partner with BMW to develop and realize innovative solutions and game-changing new technologies.

The Top Five Tips for Better Invoice Payments for Your Business


If you are running your own business, invoicing is one of your most important – if not the most important – tasks as a business owner. Proper invoicing, after all, will ensure that you get the money owed to you in good time and without any errors or mistakes.

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Have you been celebrating each victory?


Here comes another story. Of course. This one may be like one or more you have experienced in your company. It is a story about focus upon the customer, first.

Millennial Business Owner Helping Brick and Mortar Business Models Stay Competitive Amidst Their Challenges of High Rate of Failure


The brick and mortar industry is constantly faced with challenges of high costs involved in the business which can be a challenge to many entrepreneurs.

The Importance of Usability in Web Design

The Startup Magazine

In today’s Internet age, it has become a must for businesses to create a professional looking website. Numerous studies show that online visitors leave a website if it looks outdated. However, web design isn’t all about making your website look beautiful.

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Five Mistakes That Are Sure To Kill Your Business – And How Not To Make Them


by Harrison Rogers , Founder and CEO of HJR Global. The experience of bringing a business idea to life, and ensuring its longevity, is full of learning curves. Some slip-ups are par for the course, trial-and-error, and can be happy accidents in the end.

Why Mouthwatering Design Matters for Your Food and Beverage Business

crowdSPRING Blog

We are lucky to have a staggering number of options when it comes to food. Every year tens of thousands of new food products are brought to market. They join the thousands of products already on the shelves. And every year, 95 percent of new products fail.

Not every startup has a cool origin story — and that’s okay

The Next Web

We all know the fantasy brand story. Two friends in a garage dare to dream and create a product that changes the world forever — a legendary scenario popularized the Steves, Jobs and Wozniak, and looked upon as the perfect representation of the startup spirit.

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It’s personal: Trim personal expenses and boost your business

The Startup Magazine

Whether you’re just launching a new business venture or need to inject capital into your existing business, you need to find new sources of funding. You obviously can’t keep reaching into your own pockets. As the saying goes, “Money doesn’t grow on trees.”

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