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Your Product is Not Their Problem

Steve Blank

There are no facts inside your building, so get the heck outside. I just had a call with Lorenz, a former business school student who started a job at a biotech startup making bacteria to take CO2 out of the air. His job was to find new commercial markets for this bacteria at scale.

7 Ways Academic Connections Can Assist A New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

An underutilized, but valuable resource, every startup should investigate is a formal or informal connection to your alma mater, including any local university.

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Burning Platform: Not your grandpa's Services economy

deal architect

In the 48th episode of the series we have Peter Bendor-Samuel of Everest Group, a research firm focused on IT, business process, and engineering services since it was founded in 1991. I enjoy catching up with Peter on a regular.

Sustainable Commerce: 3 Ways To Reinvent Your Business

YoungUpstarts

Retailers have come to realize that sustainability measures are unavoidable as they will be imposed by new regulations and a growing number of eco-conscious consumers, argues Ivan Kot, Customer Acquisition Director and IT Solution Manager at Itransition.

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.

You Don’t Need Permission

Steve Blank

I was pleasantly surprised to hear from Suresh, an ex-student I’ve known for a long time. A U.S. citizen he was now the head of sales and marketing for a company in London selling medical devices to hospitals in the UK National Health Service. His boss had identified the U.S.

8 Keys To Developing Exciting Business Relationships

Startup Professionals Musings

As an advisor to new businesses, I’m a strong believer that no one succeeds alone in business.

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The Post-Pandemic Portfolio: The Asset Class New Investors Can’t Afford To Miss

YoungUpstarts

It wasn’t long ago that the Airbnb home-sharing model sounded completely alien. Now, the future is that kind of flexible, and the short-term rental strategy is positioned to see a massive influx of demand in the post-COVID market.

Neurodiversity: Entrepreneurs Who Learn Differently

YFS Magazine

Entrepreneurs can turn neurodiverse learning needs into a winning strategy for innovation, discipline, and creative thinking. Lead e-learning neurodiversity online learning personal development personal growth recommended

Search Engine Ranking Can Make Or Break Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Probably every one of you who has a business and a website have been approached through email or personal contact, and asked to spend money on paid search results (appear on the first page of search results, despite low SEO rank).

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Colorado Startup Summer 2021 – Request for Companies

Feld Thoughts

CU’s Silicon Flatirons Center Startup Summer is back! Startup Summer provides a fantastic experience for college-age students and interns interested in entrepreneurship and the Front Range emerging company scene.

Awesome Reasons To Outsource Your Company’s IT Support Services

YoungUpstarts

There are many benefits to outsourcing your company’s IT support services. We look at some of those benefits. The post Awesome Reasons To Outsource Your Company’s IT Support Services appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others IT IT support outsourcing

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Health, Wellness And Success Starts With Your Mouth

YFS Magazine

No matter your goals in business or life, protecting your health is an investment that always pays off. Lifestyle health and wellness healthy lifestyle lifestyle recommended

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6 Key Rules To Stay Competitive In The Digital World

Startup Professionals Musings

In case you hadn’t noticed, the key elements of a competitive advantage for your business have changed as businesses move online, and your domain is instantly global.

The Power of Exponential Growth | Data Viz to Simplify Complexity

Occam's Razor

There has been a lot of heartbreak around the world with the CV-19 pandemic. This chart, from NPR , illustrates some cause for optimism. It shows the 7-day average new cases per day across the world.

5 Reasons You Should Hire A Part-Time CXO

YoungUpstarts

While we shouldn’t expect fractional CXOs to completely displace full-service hired executives, there are many situations where fractional executives can reduce the time, cost, and risk associated with bringing in new talent.

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Apps and Data Privacy: The Wildly Expensive Cost of ‘Free’

YFS Magazine

It’s time to count the true cost of “free” apps and digital tools. Everything has a cost, particularly in the digital world. Grow Technology editor picks freemium monetization recommended revenue model saas technology

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8 Challenges For Startups With A Neighborhood Focus

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though the world is getting smaller, due to easy global connectivity, people still feel alone if not well-connected locally.

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25 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business

Hearpreneur

Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project.

How Singaporean SMEs Can Thrive In A COVID-19 Innovation Slump 

YoungUpstarts

Singaporean SMEs who go beyond the attitude of ‘survival’ and adopt a confident, innovation-first mindset will find that they have access to more opportunities, already available resources and significant solutions that will get them ahead of the curve. .

How Startups Can Get Funding

The Startup Magazine

Starting a new business is one of the most challenging things in life. However, once the venture picks up, the rewards are worthwhile. Over the past few years, the number of entrepreneurs has been rising steadily. They are all in the race of getting their businesses off the ground.

No TV Summer

Feld Thoughts

“Turn off the TV and go outside and play.” ” I expect these are words that have been said in almost every household in America. Amy and I hit the bottom of the TV barrel last week while watching Army of the Dead. It was so awful it was good. But it was awful.

Monday Motivation: NEVER LET THEM DISTRACT YOU – Motivational Video

Hearpreneur

This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. Here are some takeaways from the video: Be obsessed with your own life. Sell yourself every day. Constantly upgrade the skills you have. Work on all your abilities. Don't give up.

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5 Reasons Young Entrepreneurs Should Consider Owning A Convenience Store

YoungUpstarts

If you’re a young entrepreneur looking for a new business venture (or your first business venture), then buying and running a convenience store may be perfect for you. The post 5 Reasons Young Entrepreneurs Should Consider Owning A Convenience Store appeared first on Young Upstarts.

5 Tips for improving your startup website’s accessibility

The Startup Magazine

As a start-up, you need all the sales you can get to survive the first few years in business. Most start-ups throw money away by not being accessible to users. Around 97% of business websites are not accessible to disabled visitors which leads to a bad user experience and can even end in lawsuits.

May 2021 Venture Growth Funding Recap

Growthink Blog

Growthink Capital Research tracked $10.9 billion in new venture funding in May 2021, up from the $10.8 billion in funding tracked in April. The month’s biggest funding event belonged to Kajabi which raised $550 million.

Marketing to Attract Customers – Part I

Mike Michalowicz

?. Your marketing needs some demo followed by some solid remodelling. How do I know? Because it’s true for every business. The world and the economy are always evolving. Heck, we’re evolving. At least I hope. It’s not the same world it was when you started your business (even if it’s new).

What’s IN And What’s OUT In The Workplace? Eight Trends Leaders Can’t Afford To Miss

YoungUpstarts

Thriving in business means adapting to the many disruptions and influences that shape our modern work environment. Workplace trends expert Rick Grimaldi shares what’s IN and what’s OUT in 2021. The post What’s IN And What’s OUT In The Workplace?

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Chargeback Management & Alternative Payment Methods

The Startup Magazine

For decades the big four credit card vendors, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express have had a lock on non-cash consumer purchases.

Technology Externalities – Q&A

Start Up Blog

Last week I did a rare keynote for a key regulatory body where I was asked to go deep into technology externalities. After it we had a Q&A session and over email I got asked a number of additional questions. Many of which I’m sure you’ve wondered about. So here they are!

Can you stretch the truth to make your point?

Berkonomics

How easily it happens…. Sometimes it is easy for someone to make a statement that, in the enthusiasm of the moment or to make a point, crosses the line between fact and fiction. Sometimes it seems to you to be just an unimportant little stretch of the facts.

20 Communication Rules Leaders MUST Follow In Times Of Crisis

YoungUpstarts

An organization in the throes of trauma needs leaders to share clear and concise communication more than ever. Diana Hendel, PharmD and Mark Goulston, MD share the best practices that will ensure your employees are getting the right messages the right way.

Effective Ways To Improve Internal Communications In Business

The Startup Magazine

Approximately 60 percent of businesses don’t have a long-term strategy in place for internal communications, according to statistics on Smarp. Internal communication is essential for boosting employee engagement and productivity, but many companies overlook its importance.

Can Digital Technologies make us Better Humans?

Austin Startup

I had the honor of being invited to participate in Horasis’ extraordinary meeting on the United States of America in March. The topics were wide ranging?—?and and ours was simply “can digital technologies make us better humans?” Our panel endeavored to answer the question.

Bardya Ziaian: Fintech Innovator Sees Exciting Future for Finance

Hearpreneur

An entrepreneur and financial asset manager, Bardya Ziaian is an innovator within the emerging industry of fintech. He founded BBS Securities and Virtual Brokers in 2008, changing the commission landscape in Canada by reducing commission to almost 0. He sold both companies to CI Financial in 2017.

[Interview] Vladimir Gendelman Of Company Folders, Inc.

YoungUpstarts

Vladimir Gendelman discusses how he founded Company Folders, how the company has grown to what it is today, and shares some advice for young entrepreneurs. The post [Interview] Vladimir Gendelman Of Company Folders, Inc. appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Essential Tech Tips For Businesses

The Startup Magazine

Every business needs to make sure that it is using tech in the best possible manner as it can have a positive impact on just about every aspect of the business.

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