Sat.Sep 19, 2020 - Fri.Sep 25, 2020

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 1

Steve Blank

We just had our first week of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

5 Business Relationships That Will Get You To The Top

Startup Professionals Musings

In the world of entrepreneurs and startups, high level relationships are everything. You can’t start a business alone. You need partners, team members, investors, vendors, and customers. But people don’t realize that all relationships are not the same.

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New Normal: A conversation with Eric Dirst of DeKonsultere

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of C-level execs 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 up.

Customer Service Excellence In A Pandemic Era

YoungUpstarts

by Joanna Swash, CEO of Moneypenny. In business, a crisis like COVID 19 forces us to be creative, innovate, adapt, and do things differently. It allows us to become better at what we do, whether we are a start-up and SME or a multi-national.

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.

What Do Your Customers Want to Buy?

View from Seed

After building NextView for almost 10 years now, I’ve been having more conversations recently with first time managers looking for some tactical advice. Raising one’s first fund is hard, and there are always a plethora of voices that will tell you that it’s impossible for many different reasons.

5 Basic Ingredients For A Startup Recipe For Success

Startup Professionals Musings

I realized a while back that creating a new company for the first time is a lot like whipping up a great dinner entrée for the first time – you need a recipe, even though it may look simple. You know the basic ingredients, and you can visualize the results you want.

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Now Is The Time For You To Know The Truth About Bitcoin

YoungUpstarts

Nowadays, the majority of organizations and great companies make use of bitcoin payments. It is because they save a fair amount of money by doing so as there are no taxes or transaction fees.

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Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 1 – Ash Carter

Steve Blank

We just had our first week of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

How To Pull Customers To Your Website With Real Value

Startup Professionals Musings

Traditional marketing says you have to “push” your message out to customers, over and over again, to get you remembered. A more effective approach in today’s Internet and interactive culture is to use “pull” technology to bring customers and clients to your story.

Meet Leidy Mazo: The Miami Artist Creating Pop Art and Sculptures

YFS Magazine

Leidy Mazo, the rising Miami-based pop artist behind coveted pop art paintings and large contemporary 3D sculptures, talks with YFS Magazine. People Success Profiles art art business art investing editor picks people recommended

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How Strong Is Your C-Suite Bullpen? Preparing The Next Generation Of Leaders

YoungUpstarts

by Jennifer Mackin , ForbesBook author of “ Leaders Deserve Better: A Leadership Development Revolution “ About $350 billion a year is spent on leadership development, but many companies aren’t getting much bang out of their buck.

Report: Israel Private Capital Breakdown 2020

VC Cafe

Pitchbook Data released a new report on the state of Private Capital in Israel 2020 , covering private equity and venture capital. I’ll focus on VC only here as it’s the core focus of this blog.

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6 Drivers For Aspiring Entrepreneurs To Finish School

Startup Professionals Musings

A continuing question I hear from young entrepreneurs is whether a university degree is important to startup success, or just a distraction in achieving their purpose in the world.

A review of the first eleven Techstars Unicorns

David Cohen

Someone asked me the other day “How many unicorns has Techstars funded?” ” When I asked them to guess they said “2 or 3.” ” I told them it was closer to ten. Actually, there are currently eleven.

How To Hire A Developer For Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

Finding a startup team is always a problem when it comes to hiring a programmer. How to facilitate the search and choose the optimal time and result option?

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How To Choose The Best Legal Structure For Your Business

The Startup Magazine

If you’re looking to set up a business, it’s in your best interest to know what the most economically friendly legal structure for your potential company should be. The Houston Chronicle notes that up to 627,000 new businesses open every year.

5 Ways To Focus Your Strategy On Delighting Customers

Startup Professionals Musings

The world keeps changing, and visible business strategies that worked well in the past, including being the premium brand or low price producer, simply don’t get the customer loyalty they once did. Today, customers are looking for real relationships, a memorable shopping experience, and satisfaction of a higher purpose. They follow leaders who live and promote these strategies.

The B2C SaaS Landscape and the Bundle Wars

VC Cafe

The tech industry is obsessed with the consumer subscription model, or B2C SaaS. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Spotify, Peloton, are just a few examples of services that millions of people in the Western world subscribe to.

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Improve Your Odds Of Launching A Successful Business

YoungUpstarts

For many people, owning and running their own business is a dream come true. The idea of doing something you love, and not having anyone but yourself to answer to, can seem like the best-case scenario. Launching a small business is hard, stressful work.

How to Build Trust with Ecommerce Buyers This Holiday Season

ConversionXL

Consumer shopping behaviors have changed dramatically since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with ecommerce retailers seeing unprecedented growth in traffic and sales. While retail stores are slowly beginning to reopen, many consumers have made online shopping their new default.

What the Future of Startup Funding Will Look Like

ReadWriteStart

As tech enthusiasts, we’re constantly looking to the next wave of tech startups likely to change the world. As a society, we like to see plucky young startups—just a few people building something in a garage—turn into mega-corporations that have the power to improve how we all live our lives.

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How Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Can Hire and Retain Top-Notch Talent

YFS Magazine

The time comes in every entrepreneur's life when they realize that they can't take care of business all on their own. Grow Human Capital Lifestyle hiring employees lifestyle lifestyle entrepreneurs recommended

Making Your Case: The Four Es Of Payment Automation

YoungUpstarts

by Derek Halpern , Senior Vice President of Sales for Nvoicepay. Paying suppliers by check is a practice that has endured for much longer than anyone would have imagined. For a while, it looked like COVID-19 might be the tipping point for companies to go completely electronic.

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4 small business owners’ best tips for mental resilience

NZ Entrepreneur

Four New Zealand business owners share how they’ve looked after their own wellbeing during the tougher moments of COVID-19, and how they’re preparing to recover and thrive.

The Story of Jeff Bezos’ $250,000 Investment into Google in 1998

Growthink Blog

To be filed firmly in the categories of the rich get richer and it does usually make sense to be both lucky and good, most people don’t know that Jeff Bezos was one of the early investors in Google. Yes, that Jeff Bezos. Founder of Amazon.com and #1 on the Forbes’ 400 list with a […].

Four Ways Business Owners Can Prepare For Retirement

YFS Magazine

It's never too soon (or too late) to start planning for retirement. Here are four options every business owner can consider. Exit Strategy Grow recommended small business retirement plans

How Payday Loans Can Improve Your Financial Situation

YoungUpstarts

Surely each of us have had difficult financial situations. We urgently needed money, but there was no one to borrow it from. Now the problem can be solved through a worthy online payday loans service. All you need in this case is to issue a loan online to the card. Benefits of Online Payday Loans.

RIP Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “All I Ask of Our Brethren Is That They Take Their Feet Off Our Necks”

Scott Edward Walker

Welcome to our series “ Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.” Every two or three weeks, we share a favorite video clip to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs. Because we know how tough it is being an entrepreneur (particularly during this pandemic).

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How to Get Over Inevitable Local Maximum?

ConversionXL

At a certain point, the results from your A/B testing will likely slow down. Even after dozens of small iterations, the needle just won’t move. Reaching diminishing returns , is never fun. But what exactly does that mean? In most cases, you’re probably hit a local maximum.

5 Effective Ways to Use Technology to Improve Work-Life Balance

The Startup Magazine

Technology has brought much change into our lives. It made our work easier and our free time more enjoyable. The key to living in harmony with technology is not to let it blur the lines between our personal and professional lives.

Gold Commodity Investing As A Young Professional

YoungUpstarts

Are you a young, new, or aspiring entrepreneur looking to take your first steps with investing in gold and are not sure on how to interpret the daily gold price?

7 Entrepreneurs Whose Perseverance Will Inspire You

Growthink Blog

Everyone knows that perseverance is important. You’ve probably heard the quote “If at first you don’t succeed, try again” or seen the commercial that talks about falling down 7 times and standing up 8.

Guest Posting: How to Get it Right (When So Many Get It Wrong)

ConversionXL

“Guest posting,” done right, isn’t a dirty word. I’ve used guest posting to build my brand and set up my own link-building agency. But as the saying goes, there’s no such thing as an overnight success.

The Best Website to Learn the Basic Concepts of Economics and Finance

The Startup Magazine

At first sight the world of economics and finance appears reasonably easy to understand. But if you are new to learning in depth about this fascinating subject, you will quickly discover that it is far more complex than it seems.

Main 5 Reasons Why People Should Invest In Bitcoin

YoungUpstarts

Bitcoin (BTC) is an online or digital currency which is available in peer to peer system. From the past few years, bitcoin makes a great contribution to the financial world. It is the first and most valuable cryptocurrency among all others present out there.

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How to Prepare for Gen Z as a Small Business Owner

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Prepare for Gen Z as a Small Business Owner written by Jenna Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Jason Dorsey.