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6 Brand Must-Haves for Your Small Businesses

Up and Running

When you’re getting your small business off the ground, it’s important to make sure you’ve put into place the key pieces that can help your company stand out and attract customers.

How Self-Service Technology Can Boost Startup Growth

ReadWriteStart

For every startup business, the need to give customers the best customer service experience is the key priority. Customers are kings, and they determine business growth. Your company growth will largely depend on how you treat them. Here is how self-service technology can boost startup growth.

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How to prepare your employees when your business goes global

Our Own Start-up

Don't forget that world domination isn't exactly the simplest thing. Growth Strategies business expansion Expanding your business global business how to take your business global

7 Questions To Test Your Potential As An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, the most common question I get is, “I want to be an entrepreneur -- how do I start?” The obvious answer is that you need an idea first, but I’ve come to realize that the process is really much more complex than that.

5 Useful Tips Consider When Building A Startup

YFS Magazine

For would-be entrepreneurs, advice will pour in from every direction. Most would be common and familiar, but seasoned entrepreneurs will recommend this. Plan business lessons starting a business startup advice

Trailblazer by Marc Benioff - a review

deal architect

I have been reading Marc Benioff's new book and also factoring what I heard at the latest Dreamforce, Salesforce's annual conference. At times, I felt like I was re-reading Frederic Laloux's "Reinventing Organizations" and his points about companies like Patagonia. Cloud Computing, SaaS

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How is the VC Asset Class Doing?

View from Seed

One of my more popular posts in recent years was a long write-up on how VC’s get measured. It occurred to me that about 2 years has transpired since that original post and I thought I’d write a follow-up.

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Book: Stillness Is The Key

Feld Thoughts

Ryan Holiday’s newest book, Stillness Is The Key , came out at the beginning of October. I ended up with two copies and thought I’d read it over the weekend after they showed up at my house. The weekend slipped by and I didn’t pick it up until mid-day on Thanksgiving.

Decade-end review: Enterprise Applications have NOT eaten the world

deal architect

Over the last couple of weeks, as we get ready to welcome the 20s, I have been reviewing blog posts, books I have written and notes from advisory work helping clients pick vendors, negotiate contracts, review vendor performance etc from

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5 Essential Habits You Need To Become Successful

YoungUpstarts

by Andrew Armstrong. Success is not easy. Some think that people are born talented, while others believe it comes down to hard work and luck. It’s true. A select few people do have the innate ability or good fortune to achieve success, but this isn’t true of the population at-large.

8 Steps Every Leader Must Take To Deal With Setbacks

Startup Professionals Musings

As a business owner in this age of rapid technological change, with the surge of worldwide competitors, setbacks and adversity are virtually guaranteed.

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Small Business Owners, Change Your Life Instantly With This 6-Letter Word!

Rembrandt Communications

Small Business Success is More Than Sales, PR and Marketing… As a small business owner, you probably utter many four-letter words under your breath, or hear them from others, on a regular basis. Well, I’m going to remind you of a six-letter word you can say as much as possible, 365 days a year.

Getting Schooled – Lessons from an Adjunct

Steve Blank

This post previously appeared in Poets and Quants. I’ve been an adjunct professor for nearly two decades. Here’s what I’ve learned. Colleges and universities that offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to teach innovation and entrepreneurship classes may benefit from a more formal onboarding process. The goal would be six-fold: Integrate adjuncts as partners with their entrepreneurship centers . Create repeatable and scalable processes for onboarding adjuncts.

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5 Tips On Creating A Killer Digital Marketing Plan For Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

Every month of the year, approximately 540,000 people start new businesses and become self-employed entrepreneurs. That’s over half a million new startups every month, all fighting for customers’ attention.

10 Financing Alternatives For Your Next New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

The “valley of death” is a common term in the startup world, referring to the difficulty of covering the negative cash flow in the early stages of a startup, before their new product or service is bringing in revenue from real customers.

The Version One Anti-Portfolio – the opportunities we missed…

Version One Ventures

Bessemer started the idea of the “anti-portfolio” – the companies that you passed on, but ended up doing very, very well. . After Honey was acquired by PayPal for $4B a few weeks ago, we thought it was a good time to share the Version One anti-portfolio: Honey.

Help a Denver Food Bank Stay in their Home

Feld Thoughts

If you have an office in Denver, just five miles away from you is a food bank operating out of a warehouse month to month just so it can help anyone who comes through their doors.

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Will Tapping Influencers Really Improve Sales?

YoungUpstarts

Marketing strategies continue to evolve, and with the dominance of social media, the rise of the influencer-marketing campaign is more prevalent than ever. Because influencers are used to working with limited characters to promote products, they’re very familiar with tools like a word counter.

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8 Attributes Shared By Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Maybe starting a new business isn’t your passion, but in these days of rapid change, where everyone is dealing with uncertainty, I believe that thinking and acting like entrepreneurs will help you get ahead in any profession.

Don’t follow anyone

Start Up Blog

Some people like to accumulate followers. Not me. I hope I don’t have a single follower. I’d much rather have students of my work, as opposed to followers.

@bfeld v54.0

Feld Thoughts

Simply begin again. I turned 54 today. I’ve always marked the start of a new year on my birthday rather than January 1st. As part of my birthday tradition, I write myself a letter about my upcoming year. I started posting these publicly when I was 51 and they serve as a nice reminder of where I was at v52 (focusing on what I want to do ) and v53 (exploring what I want to be).

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Instagram Marketing For Small Businesses: 6 Strategies That Work

YoungUpstarts

by Saif Abbas, founder of incify.co. Any business knows that an effective marketing strategy has to throw social media into the mix and along with Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, Instagram has become a crucial player.

5 Ways To Create A Productive Coworking Environment

YFS Magazine

A collaborative workspace requires ingenuity, creativity, inspiration and sometimes a little help. Here's a look at five tips to get started. Workspaces collaboration coworking workspaces

Mission statements: a strategic business communication tool

Up and Running

In any organization, it is the employees that deliver on the company’s strategy. For that reason, fostering good communication habits and transparency among your team is critical to success.

How to Get Started in China and Have Success

ReadWriteStart

Are you an ambitious entrepreneur from the west seeking to expand to China? Or are you interested in opening a new business in China? If yes, this article is for you. Here is how to get started in China and have success.

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What To Know About Friendly Fraud

YoungUpstarts

While online transactions have done much to help retailers and consumers alike, the technology has also opened up avenues for new kinds of fraud. Some instances of fraud are perpetrated by criminals against merchants. Others, though, occur through preventable mistakes.

5 Lifestyle Hacks To Get Unstuck And Back On Track

YFS Magazine

There comes a point in life, and business, when we suddenly feel directionless. It seems like we are living the same hackneyed day over and over again. Lifestyle health and wellness lifestyle mental health personal development

The 2019 State of Conversion Optimization Report

ConversionXL

This is the fourth edition of our State of Conversion Optimization report. The upward and downward trend data is increasingly interesting. But it’s also easy—and equally useful—to spot the things that haven’t changed: the strategies that continue to work and the issues the industry hasn’t yet solved.

Great management lessons every entrepreneur can learn from Ramayana

Our Own Start-up

The epic saga has a few management lessons which every entrepreneur can learn in order to prosper in the field of business.

Raise Your Credit Score By Disputing Errors

YoungUpstarts

Your credit score is one of the most critical aspects of your life. A good credit score can open up opportunities to buy a home, start a business, and provide financial stability for your family.

Adnan Ebrahim: Founder Of CarThrottle.com Explains How He Took A Video Content Driven UK Car Blog To A Multi-Million Dollar Empire

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

? [ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher | Spotify | Raw RSS ] Back in 2008, I interviewed Alborz Fallah about his million-dollar car blog, CarAdvice.com.au. A teenaged Adnan Ebrahim listened to the episode and felt inspired.

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Office DIY Makeover: How To Install Laminate Flooring

YFS Magazine

If you're ready for an office makeover, pay close attention to flooring. Floors are one of the most misunderstood renovation items in general. Workspaces home office office office design workspaces

Top 5 promotional products for targeting millennials

The Startup Magazine

Giving promotional products are one of the most effective marketing techniques with significant ROI for establishing your brand, creating customer loyalty, and spreading awareness of your brand.

5 Questions To Ask Your Employer About Family-Building Benefits This Open Enrollment Season

YoungUpstarts

by Peter Nieves, Chief Commercial Officer at WINFertility. Open enrollment, happening now until December 15th, is the period during which you may freely enroll in or change your benefit selections.

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Book: No Vision All Drive

Feld Thoughts

I love origin stories. David Brown , Techstars CEO and co-founder, just updated his and published a new edition of No Vision All Drive. It’s the story of Pinpoint Technologies, his first company with David Cohen, one of the other co-founders of Techstars. As an origin story, it’s a detailed autobiography of what David learned from the experience of his first company.

Weekend Favs November 30

Duct Tape Marketing

Weekend Favs November 30 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

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Why A Gaming Laptop Is A Good Tech Investment

The Startup Magazine

Nowadays, gaming laptops aren’t just for gamers. These powerful workhorses can do a multitude of tasks with great ease and speed. They make a lot of work tasks much simpler to do and can improve your overall output since slow processing won’t be holding you back.