Sat.May 12, 2018 - Fri.May 18, 2018

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

ConversionXL

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.

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

YoungUpstarts

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

YoungUpstarts

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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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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Rare event in Palo Alto today: fireside chat with Lifograph and Microsoft

The Startup Magazine

Microsoft General Manager Dave Mendlen is in Palo Alto today to participate in a rare fireside chat with the CEO of Lifograph, Dea Wilson. Mendlen flew into Silicon Valley from Seattle specifically for this event to chat with the “Wiki of People” CEO.

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

Unique and Inspiring Entrepreneurship Ideas For Creative People

YoungUpstarts

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

SiliconHills

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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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.

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

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

YoungUpstarts

by Carl J.

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.

How to Get Started with Machine Learning and AI for Marketing

ConversionXL

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.

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

The Top Five Tips for Better Invoice Payments for Your Business

YoungUpstarts

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.

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.

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

Hearpreneur

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.

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

ConversionXL

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?

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

YoungUpstarts

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.

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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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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Have you been celebrating each victory?

Berkonomics

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.

Applying For A Small Business Loan? Consider These Tips for Success.

YoungUpstarts

Are you in the process of planning out a small business expansion? The first thing you need to figure out before putting your plan into action is how to get the funding needed.

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

Hearpreneur

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.

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.

What Rejected Cities Can Learn From Amazon’s Feedback And 15 Tips For Attracting Business Investment To Your Community) 

YoungUpstarts

by Quint Studer, author of “ Building A Vibrant Community: How Citizen-Powered Change Is Reshaping America “ Cities across America have been vying for the privilege of hosting Amazon’s $5 billion second headquarters, which is expected to bring with it up to 50,000 high-paying jobs.

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.

How to avoid getting crushed by the big 5 in the struggle for attention

The Next Web

People don’t usually brag about how poor they are, except when it comes to being ‘time-poor.’ It’s a badge of honor now to say how busy you are. As writer Tim Kreider has observed: “It is, pretty obviously, a boast disguised as a complaint.”

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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?