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9 Different Approaches For Motivating A Startup Team

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs inherently understand that they have to be the initial leader of their startup, but often they don’t have the experience or the training to know where their leadership competencies lie, or how to build a leadership team.

New Normal: A conversation with Seth Ravin of Rimini Street

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.


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Creative Marketing Ideas To Boost Business


Have you found yourself (or your business) in a bit of a funk? It can be challenging to keep up momentum, especially during uncertain times. But don’t get too stressed out; when there’s a will, there will always be a way. Here are a few creative marketing ideas to boost your business.

Israeli Venture Capital funding in Q2 2020 is higher than the previous year despite Covid-19

VC Cafe

A new report by IVC shows funding volume of Israeli startups in H1 2020 is higher than the previous year, despite the pandemic. – Israeli startups raised a total of $2.455 billion in Q2 2020, higher than the equivalent period in 2019 ($2.2

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.

6 Keys To Measuring Return On Investment In Marketing

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur knows that good demand generation marketing is the key to growth these days, but very few have the discipline or know-how to measure return in a world of a thousand tools and techniques.

Digital Acceleration

deal architect

Tamas Hevizi interviewed me about what I have learned about digital transformation in the business acrobatics interview series I have been running in the last few weeks. Below is a discussion about digital acceleration during the crisis in the US.

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What Does Your Content Say to Customers?

Rembrandt Communications

When was the last time you reviewed your content? Your current impression on customers may surprise you! What does your content say to customers?

7 Ways Your Day-To-Day Routine Drives Startup Success

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of the young entrepreneurs I know are classic proof of the old adage that people tend to overestimate what they can do in a short period, and underestimate what they can do over a long period.

New Normal: A conversation with Amit Shah of Excelitas Technologies

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.

Why Creativity And Empathy Will Be The Key Skills In An AI-Driven Future


by John Fitch and Max Frenzel, co-authors of “ Time Off: A Practical Guide to Building Your Rest Ethic and Finding Success Without the Stress “ For most of human history the notion of work was essentially equivalent to manual labor. First on fields and farms, and later in factories.

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The Response To COVID-19 Should Be More Kindness

YFS Magazine

Researchers found that being kind to ourselves or to anyone else — yes, even a stranger — or actively observing kindness around us boosted happiness. Lifestyle health and wellness mental health pandemic personal development

5 Challenges No Entrepreneur Anticipates In A Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur I know finds it a challenge to balance the joys of entrepreneurship against a set of frustrations they never anticipated. Of course, most of you expect that raising money will be difficult, as well as staving off competitors, and handling that occasional toxic customer.

26 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names


The idea of exactly what your business is going to usually come first. Secondly, most often, is giving a title to your idea. What exactly is going to be the name of your business? Some people turn to their childhood for inspiration or a beloved family pet.

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What Not To Do When Marketing During A Pandemic 


by Boris Pfeiffer , CEO and Founder of Riddle. Months into COVID-19’s impact upon much of the business landscape, marketing teams have been forced to change their approach to messaging their clients. However, this is easier said than done.

Q2 2020 Quarterly Update

Version One Ventures

Happy Canada Day & Happy (early) Fourth of July! Here we are, halfway through 2020 and what an unprecedented year it has been. As we focus on staying safe and healing, we continue to look forward, keeping our heads down to build great companies. .

4 Principles Guide Every Socially Conscious Business

Startup Professionals Musings

I’ve noticed that most young entrepreneurs are more socially conscious today than ever before, which is a great trend.

21 Entrepreneurs Share Their Thoughts on the Future of Entrepreneurship


Every waking day, we are having tremendous changes in regulations and technology which greatly affects the way businesses operate. Some entrepreneurs will say the future is definitely bright but to others, some of these changes are meant to work against their expansion and business operations.

Working In Insurance: 6 Pro Tips To Starting A Career In Insurance


The insurance industry in the U.S. employed at least 2.8 million people, according to a 2019 survey. With the projected growth in the insurance industry, a career in this sector is worth pursuing. You have several options when it comes to careers in insurance.

How to Prepare for Startup “Postpartum”

Up and Running

You’ve been dreaming of this moment for years; the moment that the dream of owning your own business becomes a reality. Your business, after all, is your baby. It’s your passion and your purpose. But now the fantasy has become a reality, and the simple fact is, it’s not what you dreamt it would be.

Paywalls, SEO, and the Need for a Damn Good Brand


Think it’s tough to earn links or shares for your content? Try earning money. For publishers, doing so is a push-pull between discoverability and monetization. News sites have long been at the forefront, but plenty of speciality sites (e.g.,

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Seoul’s startup and tech ecosystem is world class — here’s what you need to know

The Next Web

Seoul’s startup ecosystem is set to take on the tech world. The city is already home to 8,708 startups, 85 accelerators, and the country has a total of 10 unicorns (with the majority based in Seoul).

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A Checklist For Entrepreneurs Looking To Build Their Business


As an entrepreneur, it is likely that you want to know as much as possible before you begin your new adventure into starting a business.

How to Plan a Business Expansion Using Your Business Plan

Up and Running

Businesses start when their founders see a need for a product or service that they can provide. Businesses expand for the same reasons. You may grow to tap new markets or increase sales in your current markets. A good business plan is critical to starting a successful business.

How Your Professional Services Business Growth Can Plateau

The Startup Magazine

When you are starting your own business, especially when you are starting your very own professional services business such as a law firm, it is an exciting time!

Book: So you want to talk about race

Feld Thoughts

I’m continuing my weekend reading goal of a book on racial equity. Last week was Kingonomics: Twelve Innovative Currencies for Transforming Your Business and Life Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Rodney Sampson who I’m partnering with on the #RacialEquityEcosystemPledge.

What To Know About Buying A Property For Business Use


It’s not uncommon for new businesses to have humble beginnings from inside the home. You may have heard of many “ startup garage ” stories that can certainly inspire you to explore the growth potential of home-based businesses.

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Financing Your Business During COVID-19

Up and Running

Many small business financing options feel as though they have evaporated in the wake of the crisis caused by COVID-19. Many lenders tightened their credit requirements while others are stepping back altogether to wait out the storm and see what happens.

A Quick Guide To Understanding Economic Nexus

The Startup Magazine

Thousands of businesses across the country have started switching to an online model. This model has made it easier for them to work with customers across the country and around the world. It has also reduced payments on rent and physical locations that many businesses previously struggled with.

Energize Colorado Free and Low-Cost Mental Health Care

Feld Thoughts

The Covid crisis has generated, or amplified, a number of separate crises. One of them is a mental health (or mental wellness) crisis. As humans, our entire way of living has been dramatically impacted by Covid.

How Business Leaders Can Push For Change Before A Crisis Demands It


by Juan Riboldi, president of Ascent Advisor. The financial challenges and social disruption imposed by the pandemic have forced many companies to change — often drastically. As with any change, there are new opportunities that if seized can be turned into gains.

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Monday Motivation: Have patience with everything in Life [Jim Rohn Motivation]


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: Getting through the seasons requires patience. Learn to handle the passing of time. Give people a chance and have people patience.

Founder Interview: Peter Agarwal Innovates with Green Lighting Solutions

The Startup Magazine

Here’s another from The Startup Magazine Founder Series. We interviewed entrepreneur Mr. Peter Agarwal, President/Owner of LED Phantom Distribution, a distributor of high quality LEDs, lighting, and lighting control products.

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The Unbearable Something of Q2 2020

Feld Thoughts

I woke up thinking “this has been the strangest quarter of my life.” ” I used to think in days, weeks, months, quarters, years, and decades. I stopped doing that around the time I turned 50 because I was exhausted from the rhythm.

The Pros And Cons Of Low Cost Hosting For Startups


In order to know which type of website hosting you need it is first crucial to understand what a web host is. A web host will be the server rent provider you choose to put your developed project on in order for others to have internet access to your site.

Are financings and M&A slowing down during the pandemic? (Update through June, 2020)

David Cohen

Back in April of this year I wrote “ Are financings and M&A slowing down during the pandemic? ” with the goal of sharing the Techstars view of how things have been changing over the events of the first half of 2020. Here’s an update to that data through the end of June, 2020.

5 SEO Tips To Cope With The Pandemic

The Startup Magazine

The coronavirus has shut down wide swathes of our economy, but that doesn’t mean that business owners can stand idly by and wait for someone to rescue them.

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