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How to Land Funding From Angel Investors

Up and Running

Are you wondering how to land funding from angel investors? Of course, any real answer depends on where you are and the specifics of your business. This article focuses on angel investors in the U.S., and the process of raising angel investment for high-tech or high-growth startups.

Fundraising Debt And How To Avoid It


by Anish Sebastian and Juan Pablo Segura, co-founders of Babyscripts. Ten years ago, Ward Cunningham published a Youtube video that introduced the concept of “technical debt” to the world.

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The “Too Early” Objection

Growthink Blog

Probably the top objection that smaller companies hear when raising money is… …“you’re too early.” As in the business’ current financial performance is just… ….not not all that impressive.


Future-Proofing Your Startup’s Compliance

The Startup Magazine

With the launch of the GDPR in 2018 came an increase in the maximum fine amount that can be imposed against companies that are non-complaint with privacy regulations. The fine shot up to £17.5 million or 4% of the total global turnover of the affected company.

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.

7 Keys To Balancing Profits Versus A Higher Purpose

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s always been tough to start a new business, even when the bottom line was just making a profit to stay alive. A few years ago, a second focus of sustainability (“green”) was added as a requirement for respectability. Now I almost always hear a third mandate - social responsibility.

Why Product Packaging Important For Your Startup


Starting a business goes beyond having an idea. There is a lot of research that needs to be done in terms of how to run the business efficiently as well as how to make profits. If you are planning to start a product line, it is imperative to know the basics and importance of product packaging.

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This Fintech Company Empowers Underbanked Latinos

YFS Magazine

In Latin America, over half of adults don't have a bank account and even more don't have access to financial services. Uulala is filling a persistent gap. Grow Technology Finance fintech personal finance technology

9 Success Inhibitors To Overcome For Rapid Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

A common complaint I hear from my startup clients and many entrepreneurs is that rapid growth is more difficult than ever anticipated. The assumption usually is that more money is needed for marketing, or another round of new development is needed on the product.

Superhero Mentality – Three Steps To Turn A Negative Into A Positive


by Hernani Alves, author of “ Balanced Accountability: 3 Leadership Secrets to Win Hearts and Maximize Performance “ Steve Young, the former NFL player and MVP of Super Bowl XXIX, threw 202 interceptions in his career.

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Reflecting On Parenthood & Entrepreneurship

View from Seed

*Disclaimer – although the above baby is very cute, I can’t take credit for making him*. When my husband and I welcomed our newborn son to the world this April, it was probably the most exciting and magical moments we have ever experienced. Thanks to my very supportive partners at NextView, I was able to focus on being a new parent and enjoying those early moments during my maternity leave.

How to Increase SaaS Prices the Right (and Profitable) Way


Have you ever gotten a bill that—inexplicably—is two or three times more than usual? What was your reaction? Probably something like this: [A SaaS vendor] pulled a massive price increase on us (over 300%!) and that was it. I don’t care how much I like their product, I’m gone.

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5 Stages In Leading Paradigm Shift Levels Of Change

Startup Professionals Musings

A refrain I often hear from technology entrepreneurs to investors is that their product or solution is so innovative that it will cause a “paradigm shift” in the industry.

Important Branding Lessons From The Top 5 Retailers In The US


by Katie Lundin of crowdspring. The top 5 retailers in the US made nearly $230 billion dollars in 2018. ( $228.4 billion to be exact.). They must be doing something right.

Friday Funism – “Authentic Company” & “Sophomore Slump” (2 for 1 Special)

View from Seed

It’s a 2 for 1 day today at Friday Fun-isms. Both are phrases that often come up, but often together. The first is the idea of an authentic company. Before we start any pitch, we try to uncover what the underlying motivation was behind the business. More often than not, the companies that get us the most excited are ones where the founder has some strong, deep rooted connection to the customer problem.

5 Mindset Shifts To Overcome Your Sales Anxiety

YFS Magazine

Discover the key strategies that can shift your sales mindset, so you can drop the anxiety and pick up some excitement. Grow Marketing & Sales sales sales meeting sales pitch selling selling tips

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10 Techniques For Enhancing Your Personal Trust Level

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the first harsh realities that every entrepreneur has to learn is that most of the things that are critical to startup success are outside of their direct control.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Get Adequate Sleep And How


In their busy life entrepreneurs get very less time to sleep, hence it is important for them to know the right type of mattress and sleeping position.

Propensity Modeling: Using Data (and Expertise) to Predict Behavior


Kettering once said, “My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.”. When we look at data and analytics, we’re focused on the past. How did we do last quarter? What happened H1 2019? And how does that compare to H1 2018?

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4 Things To Consider Before Hiring A Life Coach

YFS Magazine

The very nature of life coaching depends on the quality of the coach, so it's only natural to want to pick the right person. Lead life coach life coaching mental health personal development

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Don’t Wait To Catch Up Until Your Customers Hate You

Startup Professionals Musings

After working in business at all levels, and consulting to entrepreneurs for years, I’m still surprised to see so many situations where things that should be easy are painful to customers, and lead to customers hating your business.

How Does Live Chat Work And Why Is It Important?


As we advance further into the digital age, one thing is becoming increasingly clear for businesses looking to expand online: speed is of utmost importance.

16 Ways Grow Your Business Without Spending Money

Up and Running

Today we’re sharing what we call “ideas to steal.” They are all real-life ideas from successful businesses—action steps you can pick up and run with right away, without having to research, test, or otherwise delay implementing. And, you don’t need to spend money to do them. .

26 Entrepreneurs Share Their Tips and Tricks of Staying Motivated


When the going gets rough in business, you’ll need motivation to keep moving. Motivating yourself can be hard but practicing consistent habits such as reminding yourself of why you started can be a major boost.

How to Start a Medical Marijuana Dispensary Business (2019)

crowdSPRING Blog

For entrepreneurs who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves, cut through a decent chunk of bureaucratic tape, and hand over some cash upfront, opening a medical dispensary is a great opportunity. A dispensary will allow you to be a pioneer in what is soon to be a massive, national industry. .

How Diversity Can Increase Innovation And Growth In Your Business


by Zeynep Ilgaz, Chief Executive Officer of Confirm BioSciences. It’s no secret that many industries like tech and biopharma have struggled with diversity.

A Guide to Making Your Business More Appealing to Customers

The Startup Magazine

You’ve likely heard the saying many times before, but when it comes to running a business, your customers come first. Without customers, your business is more or less non-existent. The golden question then becomes what you can do to keep your customers interested and happy.

Entrepreneur Making Huge Strides in the Digital Age


Ever imagined working successfully with a person you’ve never met? That’s the story of Zima Media, and the co-founders, Michael Zima and Damien Bouvier. They have been working together for 4 years – but they’ve never met in person.

Hypergiant Industries Hires Two Key Executives in Austin


Hypergiant Industries, which is focused on creating new products using artificial intelligence for businesses, announced Friday that it has hired two key senior executives in Austin.

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Find Your Ideal Job And Build Your Dream Business


by Kedma Ough , MBA, author of “ Target Funding: A Proven System to Get the Money and Resources You Need to Start or Grow Your Business “ Is it possible to have your cake and eat it too? If there was a way to find your ideal job and build your dream business, would you consider both?

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How to specialize in cybersecurity

The Startup Magazine

It doesn’t matter whether you work for a school, large-scale business or government department – cybersecurity is necessary for everyone. While many of us may consider our information to be relatively useless or benign, our bank details and other information are very useful for cybercriminals.

11 Entrepreneurs Discuss The Technologies That Will Have the Biggest Impact On Entrepreneurship


We live in an era where technolgy goes hand in hand with business. It impacts the pace at which businesses grow and it remains interesting to see trends that will emerge from some of these technologies. A good example is the emergence of chatbots that help in instant messaging of customers/clients.

How to Get Actionable Feedback and Find Out What Clients Really Think

crowdSPRING Blog

Everyone knows that clients can offer priceless insight into your business. Your clients have a fresh perspective. They notice things that you don’t. They can tell you if you’re successfully meeting their needs. Or not.

How IoT-Enabled Tracking Systems Improve Business Operations


by Ekim Saribardak, CTO of Rewire Security. Businesses that don’t evolve to adapt to new operational challenges will be left behind in today’s fast-paced world.

Becoming an experienced business negotiator

The Startup Magazine

There are several factors that come into play during a business negotiation. Becoming a master at this skillset is not easy and takes much practice. Business negotiation, a skill acquired over an extensive period of time, is one that can be highly beneficial to all.

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The next phase of innovation

Start Up Blog

Innovation doesn’t have to include a microchip, be a consumer gadget, come from private industry, generate profits, or even be a physical thing. If we can agree on these truths and what innovation is, then we can usher in a long over due, different type of innovation. So what is innovation? .

How to Put Together An Effective Remarketing Strategy

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Put Together An Effective Remarketing Strategy written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Remarketing is an incredible marketing tool.