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8 Must Have Tools For Your Next App Build


by Matt Shealy, President of When it comes to app builds, there are three key components that will drive success: People. Tools. Automation. It starts with assembling the right team of developers and IT operations into a collaborative DevOps operation.

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Managing Meetings At Your Startup

The Startup Magazine

Communication is a big part of the vast majority of jobs in this world. It doesn’t matter if you are at a startup, or work in public relations, in graphic design, in the medical field or in the culinary arts.

7 Strategies For Brand Leadership Through Influencers

Startup Professionals Musings

Jeff Bezos via Flickr by jdlasica These days, the influencers at the top of your business make your brand, rather than a brand making influencers of your leaders. Consider Jeff Bezos at the top of Amazon, or Howard Schultz at the top of Starbucks. They were influencers before they were a brand.

Workday: The Power of Focus

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I kept thinking of Southwest Airlines while I was at the Workday Innovation Summit in CA this week. I had read this tribute to the legendary founder, Herb Kelleher on the flight over and it reminded me how revered he. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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Physical Space in Boulder for the Media Archaeology Lab

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I are big supporters of the Media Archaeology Lab (MAL). I love the idea of a computer museum and believe Boulder deserves to have a large one.

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The Crucial Questions Every Project Manager Needs To Ask – And The KPIs To Answer Them


by Vadim Katcherovski , CEO of Easy Projects. Much like a GPS plans the best route to guide you to your destination, KPIs help project managers stay on track for successful completion.

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SAP Nation 3.0 excerpts: Chapter 7 Diversifier customers

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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

Back to The Future: Power of SMS-Native

View from Seed

It is the one message-space on your phone that you always pay attention to: SMS text messages. Not just “messaging” broadly, as there are numerous apps where people send and receive communications & messages.

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Why Do So Many Leaders Fail To Build Great Relationships?

YFS Magazine

We are meant to live in community—in relationships with others that encourage us to move toward maturity and are valuable at every stage of business. Lead business books leadership personal development relationships

6 Settings When Ready-Aim-Fire May Doom Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Flickr by Shawn Wolfe I know entrepreneurs who have suffered from premature execution often associated with the ready-fire-aim quick-to-market approach. Yet I believe that many more have benefited from this approach, especially in early startup stages.

How To Modernize Your Family Business While Staying True To Its Mission


by Kevin Xu , CEO of MEBO International. The family-owned business is an important and dynamic component of the world’s economy. According to the U.S.

Defy Colorado Graduation and Coaching Events

Feld Thoughts

Defy Colorado is growing nicely after some overall challenges with the national organization in 2018. Defy Colorado is now a separate 501c(3) and my partner Jason Mendelson and his wife Jenn Mendelson have been playing a huge leadership role with the Defy Colorado team. Defy is in the business of building restorative communities and that community begins with us.

The Single Most Powerful Way To Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

YFS Magazine

"Leadership is autobiographical. If I don't know your life story, I don't know a thing about you as a leader." Here's how to share yours. Lead leadership linkedin personal development social media

5 Keys To Happiness, Even For New Business Founders

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pixabay Building a startup is hard work for low pay, it’s risky, and it requires total responsibility to make it work. Yet, many entrepreneurs are the happiest people I know.

How Traditional Marketing Can Benefit From A Digital Twist


by Jonathan Musgrave, owner and chief digital marketer for Steep Digital Marketing. At one time, marketing meant using such tactics as buying commercial time on TV or radio stations, advertising in a newspaper or magazine, or sending your message through direct mail.

How to Adapt to Changing Customer Needs in the Digital Age

The Startup Magazine

Good customer service is based on a basic fundamental principle: Meeting customer needs efficiently and effectively. While that underlying concept doesn’t change, customer needs and requirements do, and businesses have to understand those evolving needs in order to meet them.

Four Smart Marketing Tips To Increase Social Media Conversions

YFS Magazine

Creating a social media marketing strategy designed to increase social media conversions is a wise move for any business. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing social media social media marketing

5 Problems To Solve With Unlimited Startup Potential

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via jisc Potential startup founders are always looking for ideas to implement, when they should be looking for problems to solve. Customers pay for solutions, but there is no market for ideas.

5 Major Factors That Can Ding Your Credit Score


Credit score is the number assigned to a person that indicates their capacity to repay a loan. Simply, it indicates how creditworthy you are in the eyes of bankers and lenders. Add to that, it is the basis of certain services such as telecommunications, broadband, and even apartment renting.

The Leaders Guide audio book from Audible is available today

Startup Lessons Learned

Back in March of 2015, I launched a Kickstarter campaign with these words: “Hi, my name is Eric Ries. I’m an entrepreneur and the author of The Lean Startup. Since writing The Lean Startup, I’ve traveled around the world, helping companies of every size adopt the Lean Startup approach.

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Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Measure Daily Productivity

YFS Magazine

How do you measure productivity. We asked entrepreneurs to finish the sentence "I know my day has been productive when…" Here's what they said. Lead personal development productivity workflow

Growing Your Business: Daymond on Demand Reviews Best Advice for Small Business Owners

The Startup Magazine

Owning a small business comes with a unique set of small business challenges – overcome them with these tips. This post is not affiliated with Daymond on Demand – reviews and opinions in this piece are the writer’s alone.

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Why Reviews Are So Important For Your Overall Business And Your Products


Today, businesses have a tight competition and reviews play a crucial role so you can achieve success.

Austin-based Affinegy is Acquired by NISC


By LAURA LOREK, publisher of Silicon Hills News Homes are increasingly becoming smarter with devices like Nest thermostats, Ring doorbells, voice-activated assistants and more connecting them to the Internet.

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Business Is A Growth Game – Here’s How To Win It

YFS Magazine

Stop reacting in your business. Declare that money leaks are no longer acceptable and get off the feast-or-famine runway forever by taking action now. Finance Grow cash flow cash flow management money

How New Tech Startups Can Differentiate Themselves


Most tech entrepreneurs get lost in the logistical plans for their businesses. You’re worried about the timetables and deadlines for your developers or how you’re going to stretch your initial capital investment to last a full six months.

Isabel Dos Santos Believes In Investing In Tomorrow’s Leaders


The youth are the future. They are the ones who will bring about the transformative changes so desperately needed in society. Inculcating the youth with the right values is a complex undertaking.

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Get the Most Startup Funding Using Your Home Equity

The Startup Magazine

Bootstrapping your startup often means you scrape together your cash, and often tapping your home equity value. For any Residential real estate appraisal , any given house is not as simple as might seem to be at a glance, particularly in diverse markets such as New York City.

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OJO Labs Gets a Swanky New Office at CityView in Austin


Soon, OJO Labs, an artificial intelligence startup, will have one of the best views in Austin. OJO Labs is moving to the top floor of CityView, a four-story building under construction at 1007 South Congress Ave.

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Why I Decided To Retire And Rebrand As by Yaro Starak

One of the most repeated questions during my coaching calls over the years is this: Should I use my name for my domain name? The alternative is to use a unique word or phrase as a brand, separate from your own personal brand. Given how important choosing a domain name is for your new web […].

5 Secrets Of A Healthy Young Entrepreneur


It is given that you are busy with work or you are always in a meeting. These are completely understandable, especially if you are just starting a new business. However, these things should not keep you from staying healthy. At the end of the day, your body needs the time to recover and relax.

5 clever startups that are making money recycling waste

The Next Web

Can you remember what you were doing on New Year’s Day, 2018? Celebrating or perhaps nursing a hangover? What happened that day created a significant change in global recycling.

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How Women And Men Can Communication More Effectively At Work

YFS Magazine

Once you’re aware of your natural strengths and communication style, use the information here to bring them to the next level. Lead communication personal development workforce development

What is the biggest enemy of a startup?

K9 Ventures

In 1998–1999, when I was running my first company, one of my investors, the late Don Jones , came by to visit us at the office. Don was totally a people person and just an all around great person to talk to. In fact, I can hear the intonation of his voice in my head as I type this. Our company was at a stage where we were recruiting, building product, and trying to find product market fit.