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5 Keys to Moving From Entrepreneur Thinking To Action

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I’m always surprised by the fact that some never seem to be able to that first startup going, while many others never seem to stop, starting their second or third initiative before the first one is fully hatched.

New Normal: A conversation with Geoff Scott and Dave Wascom of ASUG

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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4 Tips For Startups During A Pandemic

YoungUpstarts

by Juan Pablo Segura, President and Co-Founder of Babyscripts. In the rapidly changing climate of a pandemic world, corporations have had to radically rethink their strategies for survival.

How To Write An Email Intro Request

Feld Thoughts

Multiple times a day, someone in my network asks if I’ll make an intro to someone else. I’m almost always happy to do this and, if not, I will explain why. I like to do opt-in intros, where I ask the person on the potential receiving end of the intro if they are open to the intro.

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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.

10 Startup Principles To Validate Fit Prior To A Plan

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are one of the new age of entrepreneurs who hates the thought of doing a business plan as a first step in starting your new venture you will love this message.

New Normal: A conversation with Max Mueller and Chris Nilson of Daiman

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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Colorado Statewide Mask Requirement

Feld Thoughts

Colorado now has a statewide mask requirement. Individuals will be required to wear face coverings for Public Indoor Spaces if they are 11 and older, unless they have a medical condition or disability. Kids 10 and under don’t need to wear a mask.

6 Keys To Successfully Addressing Investor Questions

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs looking for investor funding often fail to realize that all money comes with strings. For example, if you have watched the Shark Tank TV series, you probably noticed that the Sharks always ask the entrepreneurs for their intended “use of funds.”

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How Covid-19 Has Impacted VC Portfolios

View from Seed

One topic of conversation among VC’s over the last few months is how their portfolios are faring during the Covid pandemic. It occurred to me that the message I’m hearing has been pretty consistent but perhaps non-obvious to those outside of the industry.

What Every Company Needs To Know About Music Copyright

YoungUpstarts

by Drew Gula of Soundstripe. Advertising is in the middle of a huge transition. Video marketing has become a key ingredient behind the success of so many companies. In fact, 85 percent of businesses are already using video in their marketing strategies.

West Slope Startup Week

Feld Thoughts

Manufacturing, agriculture, retail, and tech. These are just a few of the many industries in Colorado led and supported by local businesses. But what are we doing to support them through the current health and economic crisis?

8 Team Member Types Test Your Entrepreneur Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

The most valuable assets of a new startup are the people on the team, and the most challenging task of the entrepreneur and team leaders is to spend their leadership time and energy productively.

An Explorer’s Mind

View from Seed

I’ve been using the phrase “an explorer’s mind” quite a bit recently to describe the kind of person we are hoping to recruit to join our team at NextView.

Branded Face Masks: How To Sell Them Online

YoungUpstarts

It goes without saying that this year was wrought with countless tragedies. We’re heading towards the end of 2020, and a pandemic is still ravaging the world. This has resulted in industries being put on temporary halt. An exception to this is the ecommerce industry.

What Can A Startup Do in 5 days? Watch this

Steve Blank

With a terrific crew of instructors, TA’s, and mentors, we successfully concluded Session 1 of our Hacking 4 Recovery summer series – with 20 teams sharing their final presentations last night. Slides for these presentations are in this folder , and we will be editing and sharing videos of each presentation shortly. Alivia – Telemedicine service bringing healthcare to middle income people in Peru. AllAboard – Remote onboarding services to help organizations establish a sense of belonging.

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9 Stages to Building a Robust And Rewarding Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Many of the entrepreneurs like you that I have met in my role as a business advisor are really product creators versus business creators, convinced that a great product will generate a great business.

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Why We Invested in Opus

View from Seed

Today, one of our most recent portfolio companies, Opus , announced its rebrand as well as their $2M seed round.

A Guide To Networking Options For SMBs

YoungUpstarts

You may just be starting out, or you could be looking at expanding your business. Either way, you will need a reliable network so that all key operations can run smoothly and efficiently. The best way to achieve this is probably to opt for a solution known as a Local Area Network (LAN).

8 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Improve Their Time Management Skills

ReadWriteStart

Entrepreneurs often think of an asset as funding for their startup, talent that provides a competitive advantage, or proprietary technology that differentiates their offerings in products or services.

Predictions, Prognostications, and The Future

Feld Thoughts

I have never liked being asked to predict things. I try not to prognosticate, especially around things I’m not deeply involved in. At this moment, people everywhere make continuous predictions and endless prognostications.

How To Create A Memorable Customer Journey Through Storytelling

YFS Magazine

Learn how to use storytelling to improve customer experience and create an unforgettable customer journey. Branding brand storytelling branding customer experience recommended

Afraid To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone? Then You Can’t Lead In The Age Of COVID.

YoungUpstarts

by Dr. Jim White , founder and president of JL White International and bestselling author of “ Opportunity Investing: How To Revitalize Urban And Rural Communities With Opportunity Funds “ COVID-19 has disrupted the business world, and the “normal” of a few months ago may never return.

5 WhatsApp Business features to Elevate Customer Experience

ReadWriteStart

WhatsApp rolled out an additional feature called interactive message template a month back for WhatsApp Business API. As the name suggests, this feature allows one to include interactive components to messaging like a button.

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Book: Tulsa 1921

Feld Thoughts

I heard the phrase “ Greenwood ” a few days after George Floyd was murdered. I’d never heard of it, or of the Tulsa race massacre before. It’s 2020, so I went looking around on the Internet. The more I read, the more upset I became.

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Smart Money: Here’s When Borrowing Money Makes Sense

YFS Magazine

The more you understand about smart money and how to juggle available assets to pay off high-interest debts, the better you'll be in the long run. Finance Grow business finance money personal finance recommended

3 Potential Opportunities To Improve Your eCommerce Value During COVID-19

YoungUpstarts

by Christopher Moore, Chief Marketing Officer at Quiet Light Brokerage. The coronavirus pandemic has been going on for months. Even though some regions are looking at lifting lockdowns and bans on social gatherings, there’s still no clear end in sight.

20 Entrepreneurs Reveal The Industry With The Most Optimist Future

Hearpreneur

Understanding what industry stands a chance to succeed in future is helpful in making investment decisions. No one wants their hard work to do go down in the name of a shoddy investment.

Book: Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business

Feld Thoughts

Seven years ago this week, I posted about a new book in our Startup Revolution series called Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business , by my friend Matt Blumberg, then CEO of email marketing company Return Path in the Foundry portfolio.

Inventing Tomorrow’s Jobs – COVID-19 series

Start Up Blog

The jobs of tomorrow all come from the same place, solving the problems of today. If you have a little look around, you might notice we’ve got a few. The Climate Crisis, well that should the top of everyone’s list. The science is in. And the science has two clear sides to it.

How To Start An Arcade Business

YoungUpstarts

Although the global coronavirus pandemic has unfortunately seen many arcades close their doors in recent months, as lockdown measures ease and the popularity of arcades begins to grow again, the industry is certain to experience a resurgence.

Local Marketing Tips For Your Lawn Care Business

The Startup Magazine

Summer is a busy time for you if you own a lawn care and landscaping business ; you likely have your hands full with scheduling employees, taking appointments, and maintaining equipment in anticipation of steady profits. Is your landscaping business marketing optimized for growth this season?

The Startup Community Way – Table of Contents

Feld Thoughts

My new book with Ian Hathaway, The Startup Community Way , comes out on 7/28. We’ve begun the pre-order campaign. Since every author loves pre-orders, so if you want to do something that will make me smile today, pre-order your copy here.

The Importance of Storytelling in Brand Marketing Efforts

Up and Running

All brands want to catch the attention of potential customers. So you try to think of something witty to tweet, post an enticing photo, come up with a catchy logo, and find the right brand aesthetic.

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E-Commerce In 2020: 5 Low Cost Product Ideas To Drive Sales

YoungUpstarts

For the e-commerce industry, 2020 has been a year of ups and downs. After the COVID-19 outbreak, the growth in e-commerce witnessed a steep rise that eventually has set new records of revenues and customers for businesses.

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How to Prevent Back Pain at the Office or WFH

The Startup Magazine

You may suddenly start having back pain from sitting at your desk for long periods of time. Whether you work at an office or from the comfort of your own home , back pain is a common work complaint among many individuals.

5 Agile Practices That Are Fueling Marketing Teams

ConversionXL

Each spring, the annual State of Agile Marketing Report sheds light on how Agile ways of working are being adopted within marketing. This year, for the first time in the report’s three-year history, Agile techniques overtook those maintaining traditional processes.

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