Sat.Oct 31, 2020 - Fri.Nov 06, 2020

New Normal: A conversation with M.R. Rangaswami of Sand Hill Group

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes. Globalization and Technology New Normal COVID-19

How Bill Gates Was A Role Model For New Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Sometimes I like to drop the comment socially that “I knew Bill Gates back when he was a regular guy.” I know that dates me a good bit, but it also shows that I have been hanging around startups for a long time.

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Technology, Innovation and Modern War – Class 9 – Autonomy – Maynard Holliday

Steve Blank

We just held our ninth session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

The Entrepreneur’s Roadmap: 5 Steps To Finding Your Passion 

YoungUpstarts

by Peter Ruppert, author of “ Limitless: Nine Steps to Launch Your One Extraordinary Life “ The opportunity to spend our lives doing work we love is something most of us dream about.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Burning Platform: Why does my software not have its own passport?

deal architect

In episode 10 of the Burning Platform series, Brian Sommer and I talk about talk about the slow pace at which software vendors globalize their offerings. We also talk about the pandemic and impact on global strategies. We also discuss.

8 Leadership Actions Guaranteed To Improve Team Trust

Startup Professionals Musings

Establishing and maintaining the right company culture is a major key to success in any business these days, especially with the growth of the millennial generation of workers. It has a huge impact on productivity, as well as morale and loyalty to the company.

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Roam: My New Favorite Software Product

Feld Thoughts

Until six weeks ago, my favorite software product of all time was Lotus Agenda. We ran my first company (Feld Technologies) on Lotus Agenda from when the first version of Agenda came out sometime in 1990 to when we sold the company in 1993.

New Normal: A repeat conversation with Daniel Pullin of TCU

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes. Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

4 Key Questions To Size The Potential Of Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup and every new business needs a unique selling proposition (USP) to get people’s attention these days, and make it stand out in the information overload we all see.

[Interview] Jim Ewel, Author Of ‘The Six Disciplines of Agile Marketing: Proven Practices For More Effective Marketing And Better Business Results’

YoungUpstarts

How can businesses and marketing teams reach customers in the age of COVID-19, respond to lightning-fast changes in the marketplace, and keep up with new consumer demands? Marketing pioneer Jim Ewel has the answer in three words: “With Agile marketing.”.

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The Liminal Space

Feld Thoughts

I’ve personally been in a liminal space for most of 2020. Today, most of America is in a liminal space. The word liminal comes from the Latin word ‘limen’, meaning threshold – any point or place of entering or beginning. A liminal space is the time between the ‘what was’ and the ‘next.’

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Limit Their Creative Potential

Marty Zwilling

Every entrepreneur believes in their heart that their startup is more innovative and creative than their competitors. Yet none knows exactly

7 Ways To Keep Your Sanity Around Obnoxious Coworkers

Startup Professionals Musings

We have all had to work with annoying team members in business. If you are not their manager, it’s tempting to just walk away, tune them out, or react sharply, but these reactions are not appropriate for managers, and are equally ineffective for peers and team mates.

The Resilience Of American Business: How One Business Has Grown And Adapted During The Pandemic

YoungUpstarts

2020 has produced significant challenges for businesses of all sizes across the entire world. Brick and mortar type businesses were forced in many states to close their doors for the safety of their patrons and employees.

Please Vote Today

Feld Thoughts

If you haven’t voted yet, today is the day. Please vote. The post Please Vote Today appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Personal

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8 Things Entrepreneurial People Do Differently

OurOwnStartup Team

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7 Advantages That Local Small Business Owners Enjoy

Startup Professionals Musings

It seems that most of you entrepreneurs I meet in my role as business advisor are convinced that starting a new business requires equity investors, exponential growth, and a plan to go public via IPO. I often recommend a less painful alternative, called the lifestyle entrepreneur approach, where your focus is on making a living and a work-life balance , rather than changing the world.

Starting A Successful Video Production Company Business

YoungUpstarts

Starting a profitable video production company business is not a walk in the park; you must win the clients’ trust. Today video production company owners can only earn their clients’ trust by making sure their video production company adheres to some crucial yet straightforward practices.

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2 Words for Ultimate Life and Business Success

Rembrandt Communications

A Simple Secret to Life and Business Success! It’s that time of year when we are all swamped with year-end activities, holiday marketing, tax prep, and more. Plus, the pandemic has changed all of our schedules so we are all working harder than ever with strange schedules.

5 Tips To Increase The Productivity Of Your Startup

YFS Magazine

If you're ready to cruise past startup burnout, checkout these five tips to increase the productivity of your startup. Lead productivity recommended starting a business startup burnout

Progress on the Discussion Around Gender Equity at the Boulder Country Club

Feld Thoughts

I rarely take down a blog post. After plenty of feedback and activity, I’ve decided to take down the post from last week titled A Conversation With Dan Caruso About Gender Equity at the Boulder Country Club. The primary reason is the progress from the BCC board’s approach in the past week.

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Does Your Workplace Foster Collective Intelligence?

YoungUpstarts

by Edward D. Hess, author of “ Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt to the Speed of Change “. Why collaboration matters is a no-brainer.

Classifying marketplaces in a 2×2 matrix

Version One Ventures

In a recent Invest Like The Best podcast, the guest, who goes by the pseudonym Modest Proposal , described a 2×2 matrix for segmenting marketplace types.

Food Entrepreneurs, Hungry for Success? Watch These Food Trends

YFS Magazine

Trends come and go, while few are resilient and show signs of staying power. Here are four food trends to watch in the years ahead. Lifestyle food delivery services food service entrepreneurs food startups food trends health and wellness lifestyle

Riches in Niches

VC Cafe

niche: a specialized segment of the market for a particular kind of product or service. Not all businesses are a fit, or require venture capital. But for fast scaling tech startups, to attract venture capital, they will need more than greeat tech and a strong founding team.

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5 Risks You As A Consultant Should Know About

YoungUpstarts

by Erin Yurday, CEO, Co-founder and Editor of NimbleFins. Consultancy is a career option for professionals in a wide range of industries – marketing, finance, accountancy, architecture, business management, the list goes on.

5 Key areas to Improve your Printing Strategy and Business

The Startup Magazine

Printing has become a necessity of every business today, therefore, it becomes necessary to have a good quality of printing as it makes the first impression on your business.

Real Estate Investing: Why Should Landlords Hire A Property Manager?

YFS Magazine

It's a smart move to focus on finding profitable investments, and put them in the hands of someone who can help them thrive. Back Office property management real estate investing recommended

How to Find the Best Web Developer for Your Business Website

Up and Running

Building a website from scratch can be a challenge for most people. There is often a lot of confusing jargon involved as well as hidden expenses that most will be unaware of. This is why a lot of business owners seek out the help of a web developer to do all the technical work for them.

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Why Startups Need To Have Lead Magnets

YoungUpstarts

A lead magnet can be offered to visitors to your site for free in exchange for contact information. It might be a small course, e-book, or video training. As long as it’s a digital product that offers value to potential customers, you can use it as a lead magnet.

How to Craft (Or Pivot) Your Agency Value Proposition

ConversionXL

Back in 2016, I read a book called Sprint by Jake Knapp, founder of Google Ventures. Knapp talks about focusing on only the essential activities for shipping new products and testing new ideas. As advocated in the book, I felt the idea of using restraint would help me quickly execute on new ideas.

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Opinion: As an entrepreneur, avoiding rejection isn’t an option

NZ Entrepreneur

Somehow, in the annals of time gone by, when the notion of business building was in its infancy, a rule was decreed that for every ‘yes’ a business leader got in their quest to build their dream, they would be discouraged by a simply crushing number of ‘no’s’.

Startup Business Ideas For Beginners

The Startup Magazine

At the beginning of a business enterprise, perhaps all beginners fall in trouble to decide the perfect business type for them. Looking for new startup ideas even makes them more confused. Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay. It happens because business is changing too fast.

Not Digitally Transforming? You’re Dying. Here Are Six Reasons To Do It Now.

YoungUpstarts

by Howard Tiersky, author of “ Wining Digital Customers: The Antidote to Irrelevance “. The world is changing rapidly, and once-loved “legacy” brands are falling out of favor. The reason is painfully simple. At one time these brands exceeded customers’ needs and stood for something they cared about.

Optimizing freemium conversions through user onboarding

ConversionXL

Freemium to paid conversion rates for SaaS businesses hover around the 2% mark on a good day. That means that 98% of your free users will stay that way forever—never diving into their wallet to provide you with the MRR that will lower your CAC.

How to Develop an App for Your Business Without Coding Knowledge

Up and Running

Serious businesses always have well-designed websites. In fact, having a digital presence is now considered essential to success.