Sat.Jun 09, 2018 - Fri.Jun 15, 2018

What Should You Send a VC Before Your Meeting?

Both Sides of the Table

One of the hardest things to know when you’re new to fund raising is what you’re supposed to send to an investor, when and will they keep your information confidential. As a VC and former entrepreneur let me offer you some advice. This is part of a series on how to improve your fund raising game.

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The Discomfort of Depression and Suicide

Feld Thoughts

While not a comfortable thing to talk about on Monday morning – or any morning for that matter – the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain last week generated much public discussion.

How SAP is getting its SexyBack

deal architect

During a break in his concert at SapphireNow, Justin Timberlake took a tray full of shot glasses to every one on stage. It took him a while to hand them out as he said – “we have as many of. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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Why Small Businesses Should Adopt A Geofencing Marketing Strategy

YoungUpstarts

by Christopher Burres, owner of eWebResults. If you own a small business, you should know that internet marketing is essential to your company’s success. There are so many great marketing strategies out there, like SEO, Local SEO, PPC ads, and more. But have you heard of geofencing?

The 4 Corners of a Storm-Proof Startup Strategy

Up and Running

No one wants to pursue their dream of starting a business only to see it fold within 5 years. But according to conservative estimates, more than 60 percent of new businesses do just that. But, there’s good news on the horizon. Venture capital is on pace for a record-breaking year.

Colorado Health & Wellness Interview On Depression

Feld Thoughts

Since I wrote about depression yesterday, I figured I’d highlight a long interview with Colorado Health & Wellness magazine on my history dynamics with depression titled Brad Feld’s Village.

SapphireNow: Event Scorecard

deal architect

Readers know I prefer going to vendor analyst summits compared to user conferences. I feel like I am intruding on customer time and access to vendor execs at the latter. But in many ways, SapphireNow last week managed to bend. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary

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How to Manage the Stress of Starting and Running Your Own Business

Up and Running

Getting your business off the ground and keeping it going comes with many challenges. You’re balancing everything from coming up with the right business name, developing your marketing plans, and figuring out how to maintain customer satisfaction.

Capital Should Follow Talent

Feld Thoughts

I love today’s post from Fred Wilson titled The Valuation Obsession. It has some good hints in it about valuation vs. ownership dynamics for founders, employees, and investors. It also calls out the silliness about focusing on the wrong things. Go read it. I’m even a bigger fan of a statement Fred makes in the post that William Mougayar calls out in the comments. “I like to invest in companies that smart people are joining.

SAP and Outsourcers: Fool me twice, shame on me

deal architect

I am often asked why I was tough on SAP in SAP Nation. I usually correct them and say I was tough on SAP’s partners and how SAP did a poor job monitoring and managing them. I must say I.

4 Things Not To Skimp On When Starting A Business

YoungUpstarts

Starting your own business is a lofty goal with benefits like personal financial freedom, working in an industry you’re passionate about, and the ability to take time off when you’d like to spend time with family or handle other things in your life.

How to Develop a Successful Marketing Automation Strategy

ConversionXL

One of the worst things about marketing — aside from the endless supply of ill-fitting t-shirts at conferences — is the pressure to keep up with new trends, even if you don’t understand how they benefit your business or its customers.

Developing a Hiring Strategy From Day One

Up and Running

As you imagine and plan how to grow your business from an idea into reality, it can be hard to envision the day when you will expand your team, hiring employees who will actually carry out the work and mission of the business.

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Will SAP lead the next generation of enterprise applications?

deal architect

Franck Cohen, President SAP Digital Core & Industry Solutions, presented the slide below at SapphireNow last week. He did not spend much time on it and I would likely have not thought much of it if he had not shown. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary

4 Tips For Small Business Bloggers

YoungUpstarts

Blogging has become a valuable marketing tool for many small business owners, despite that others remain skeptical about its importance. While many entrepreneurs claim they don’t have the time to blog, they may well think differently if they knew just how much it could impact their small businesses.

Advice on Getting an Online Business Loan for Your Startup

The Startup Magazine

Do you own a business? Or would you want to start a business? Are finances a big problem to the expansion of your business? There are many institutions that are willing to lend you money to improve your business. You can also borrow a loan online and get your business up and successful.

Four Ways To Retain Employees When Business Is Booming

YFS Magazine

When a small business experiences the good fortune of an extended growth period, it’s critical to maintain a low employee turnover rate. Grow Human Capital employee retention HR human capital

Workday continues its acquisition trajectory

deal architect

Many companies make acquisitions to diversify into new markets. Others do it to acquire revenues and customer bases. Workday has been consistent in the last few years to acquire analytical capabilities and talent especially in its back office focus areas. Cloud Computing, SaaS

How To Boost Productivity In The Office In Summer

YoungUpstarts

Summer offers up a wealth of opportunities for workers, business owners and office managers. From adventurous team building exercises to lengthy client lunches, you can take advantage of all of this and much more when the sun is shining outside.

Epic Impact: Leading the Leaders

The Startup Magazine

Founded in 2014, Epic Impact has been tinkering with the best ways to develop and up-level the most abundant leaders on the planet. It all started when Jake Merriman, Ben Schemper and Zach Wagner came together to realize that they were looking for a solution that didn’t exist.

What Every New Entrepreneur Should Know About Starting A Business

YFS Magazine

Are you ready to start a business? Here's a look at common foundational steps you need to take to prepare for an effective business launch. Plan starting a business startup advice startup tips

Oracle Soar: The Last (Application) Upgrade you will ever do

deal architect

In 1991, I was assigned a team at PwC to build something called “2O to 3O”. Dun and Bradstreet Software, especially its McCormack and Dodge (M&D) unit, was an important practice area for PwC. M&D had released a new General. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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3 Ways To Find Experience Opportunities For Niche Careers

YoungUpstarts

Many of us have aspirations to work in a niche job or career. Unfortunately, this can make it much harder to accumulate relevant work experience. Here are 3 ways you can find work experience opportunities, no matter how niche your intended career. Apply for Work Experience with Existing Businesses.

A Non-Profit Lean Startup: The Story of Adopt-a-Pet

Startup Lessons Learned

David Meyer founded Adopt-a-Pet.com (formerly 1-800-Save-A-Pet.com) in 2000 as a way of ending pet overpopulation. Today it’s North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website, with millions of visitors to the site each month and partnerships with more than 17,000 animal shelters, pet rescue groups, humane societies and shelters. When the non-profit was nearly acquired by a for-profit company several years ago, the time came to take a step back and re-evaluate what they were doing. “We

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5 Tips To Help U.S. Startups Achieve GDPR Compliance

YFS Magazine

Customer data privacy and security are no longer just a moral responsibility. Instead, it has taken the form as a legal imperative. Grow Technology data management data privacy data security GDPR technololgy

Will SAP lead the next generation of enterprise applications?

deal architect

Franck Cohen, President SAP Digital Core & Industry Solutions, presented the slide below at SapphireNow last week. He did not spend much time on it and I would likely have not thought much of it if he had not shown. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary

Why Startups Should Use Content Marketing From Day One

YoungUpstarts

We live in a very internet dominated time. When people need answers, the first place they often check is the world wide web. While this is great for people searching for quick information, it can be tough for businesses, especially new ones. You need to stand out from your competitors.

You are watched, mostly when decisions are tough.

Berkonomics

we_are_wat we_are_watching_you. Close. If you have been in management or an entrepreneur long enough, you will have experienced the gray area of decision-making where ethics, the law, your needs and expediency all collide.

Is Your Brand Telling The Right Story?

YFS Magazine

Brands that stand out don't just shout "We are the best!" or focus on their ROI. Rather, they tell a brand story that sparks an emotional connection. Grow Marketing & Sales brand story brand storytelling branding inbound marketing

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SapphireNow: Event Scorecard

deal architect

Readers know I prefer going to vendor analyst summits compared to user conferences. I feel like I am intruding on customer time and access to vendor execs at the latter. But in many ways, SapphireNow last week managed to bend. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary

From P.T. Barnum To Social Media, 3 Lessons About Promoting Your Personal Brand

YoungUpstarts

What Do You Want From Me Besides Capital?

Hunter Walker

I live for that moment of flicker in an entrepreneur’s eye during a pitch discussion. The one which suggests I’ve asked a question which is simultaneously both new to their fundraising experiences AND interesting to them personally. “What do you want from me besides capital?”

Thinking About An App? Remember These 6 Lessons

YFS Magazine

These days it seems like everywhere you go, you are asked to download an app. How many of those apps live up to the hype, though? Grow Technology app development mobile app design mobile app development technology

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SAP and Outsourcers: Fool me twice, shame on me

deal architect

I am often asked why I was tough on SAP in SAP Nation. I usually correct them and say I was tough on SAP’s partners and how SAP did a poor job monitoring and managing them. I must say I. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Offshoring (TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant) Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS

[ADV] Driving Car Insurance

YoungUpstarts

Bad driving is not all that unusual. It isn’t always usually easy to abide by using traffic legal guidelines 100 percentage of the time, and the police are still on the lookout. Car coverage becomes a bit trickier with a shocking report, and by using trickier, I suggest greater expensive.

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One Reason Why Your Technical Recruiting Isn't Working

This is going to be BIG.

Time and time again, I hear how hard of a time startups are having recruiting, especially for software developers. While candidate quality is sometimes an issue, or culture fit, or some other quality, most of the time the issue is that the company just isn't getting enough people into the top of the funnel. When I was a startup founder, I had this same issue. That's when I had a conversation with Max Ventilla, the founder of AltSchool, who at the time was running Aardvark.

6 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Online Banking

YFS Magazine

Here are a few pervasive myths about online banks and the truth about why you should trust an online bank with your business’s money. Finance Grow money small business banking