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9 Ways To Show Your Team You Care During The Holidays

YFS Magazine

The holidays are a great time to strengthen your company culture. Here are nine festive ways to reward your team's hard work and inspire for the year ahead. Company Culture Grow company culture employee appreciation holiday workforce development

7 Tips For Building Millennials Into Next-Gen Leaders

Startup Professionals Musings

Millennials have come a long way in business since I started writing about them nearly ten years ago. They started out as that spoiled generation of kids, born between about 1982 and 2004, who had everything, and could care less about business.

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Scaling Your Company During A Good Economy

YoungUpstarts

by Uday Tank. It is the goal and dream of every business to grow and expand. But not every business is ready for expansion. Does it sound strange? Yes, not every business is ready for expansion. Now, here is a question for you.

Five Nuggets on Motivation, Grit, Culture and Strategy

VC Cafe

“Sometimes an organization doesn’t need a solution; it just needs clarity.” Ben Horowitz, The Hard Thing About Hard Things. We live in a time where information is everywhere, “data” is important, but “insights” are rare.

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Small Business Saturday: How to Jump-Start Your Holiday Sales

Up and Running

Back in 2010, American Express designated the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday ® to encourage people to “Shop Small,” or to support local businesses between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. .

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A Culture Of Purpose In Business Leads To Doing Well

Startup Professionals Musings

Many entrepreneurs still don’t understand that building a business culture today of doing good, like helping people (society) and planet (sustainability), is also a key to maximizing profit. Employees and customers alike are looking for meaning, not simply employment and commodity prices.

Lux Capital on How Technology Evolves

Feld Thoughts

My partner Lindel pointed me at the Lux Capital 2019 Annual Dinner Talk. I watched it the other day and thought it was one of the best examples of a VC think piece that I’ve seen in a long time.

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28 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names

Hearpreneur

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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8 Work Trends Driven By New Ventures And Competition

Startup Professionals Musings

The new era of highly connected and interactive technology is changing not only how business employees interact with customers, but also how they interact with each other, and with their company.

The Dystopian Future

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I have been watching The Handmade’s Tale. Simultaneously, I’ve been listening to the book on Audible while running. Last night I said, “The Hulu adaptation of the book is really good.”

The Psychology Behind Product Placement

YoungUpstarts

With the pressure from online sales, the retail space needs to work at its best to keep the attention of the customer. You need to keep the consumer browsing happily through your area, finding the products they desire with ease. The study of retail product placement is big business.

Want to Know a Secret? Your Customers Do.

ConversionXL

The carefully evasive proposal included intriguing tidbits: Jeff Bezos laughed when Mr. Kamen assembled an It for him [.]

6 Hard Questions That Every Entrepreneur Must Answer

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor to many aspiring entrepreneurs, I challenge them to think beyond what I call linear extensions to a current trend, such as another “easier-to-use” app for smartphones, a new dating site for pets, or another niche social network.

3 Services That Streamline Your Business

The Startup Magazine

Five Tech Solutions For Client Retention And Communication For Freelancers

YoungUpstarts

Remote work and freelancing are professional roles that involve an incredible amount of effort, tech-savvy, and time management. Entrepreneurs and freelancers generally struggle with this balance more than companies that hire dedicated salespeople to oversee client relationships.

Want to Know a Secret? Your Customers Do.

ConversionXL

The carefully evasive proposal included intriguing tidbits: Jeff Bezos laughed when Mr. Kamen assembled an It for him [.]

10 Steps From A Closet Freak To A New Venture Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

Every culture and community puts pressure on its members to follow the norms. Even young people who start out wanting to be different are called “freaks,” and most are slowly bent back into the norm by the time they “grow up.”

10 Key Skills You Need to Have as an Entrepreneur

The Startup Magazine

To succeed as an entrepreneur, you need to know what you’re doing. Having the right startup skills, expertise, and experience behind you can help you stand out from the crowd.

How To Grow Your Business In 4 Simple Steps

YoungUpstarts

You made the brave decision to leave your 9-5 and start your own business. Good for you. Many people talk about becoming an entrepreneur and starting their own business from scratch but not that many people actually follow through with their dream.

Entertainment as the new Oil

VC Cafe

Oil is the ultimate benchmark for sizing the world’s leading industries. In recent years, headlines have quipped that “data is the new oil” or “information is the new oil”.

Start-up Founder Focuses on Management Level Recruitment

Hearpreneur

With his decade long experience, Jamie Ceglarz decided to take recruiting of top-talent to another level by starting his own venture. His focus is on ‘business’ roles where he leverages on his network to build a great client experience.

4 VoIP Features Your Service Business Will Benefit From

The Startup Magazine

By 2020, more than 80 percent of businesses are expected to be on the cloud. But while uploading sensitive data onto the web might face some controversy, there’s another major cloud tool that businesses should be utilizing, if they aren’t already.

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How To Communicate Your Digital Marketing Message

YoungUpstarts

It doesn’t matter whether you are offering a product or service, there is a lot to think about in terms of digital marketing.

A Small Business Guide to Instagram Stories

Duct Tape Marketing

A Small Business Guide to Instagram Stories written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Instagram has quickly become one of the best social media platforms for small business owners.

How to Write a Restaurant Business Plan + Example Templates

Up and Running

If you’re starting a restaurant, you already know that it’s a risky business. Restaurants are notoriously difficult to run well, and often require lots of capital to get off the ground.

2 Powerful Business Backstories You’ll Find Fascinating

The Startup Magazine

One element of branding that many businesses fail to exploit efficiently is their own backstory – if they have an ‘About Us’ or ‘Company History’ page, it either reads like a self-obsessed CV from the CEO or a timeline that’s little more than a snoresome series of incidents.

Here’s How You Can Convert Online Visitors Into Customers

YoungUpstarts

Online businesses are making their presence felt. Today, almost all of the businesses you might find have an online presence of some sort. Simply put, if your business doesn’t have an online presence, then you might not be able to expand your consumer base. .

How to Attract and Hire the Best Talent

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Attract and Hire the Best Talent written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Dr. Sabrina Starling. Podcast Transcript. Today on the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I chat with Dr. Sabrina Starling.

How crisis communication can help a business to overcome problems

Our Own Start-up

How you communicate this can make all the difference to your business. Growth Strategies crisis communication crisis management how crisis communication can help how to communicate crisis how to handle a crisis

Deep Dive: Analytics and Security on a Real Ecommerce Platform

The Startup Magazine

Today’s online retail space is a dynamic and fast-changing space that businesses can really capitalize on, but only if they have the latest tools. Online retailers are increasingly turning to subscription sales models to get a reliable strain of long-term revenue for the business.

Extremely Effective Marketing Tactics For Startups

YoungUpstarts

The vast majority of startups and small businesses are forced to operate with tightly restricted budgets, which makes marketing solutions rather challenging.

What Brands Need to Think, Do, and Say to Stand Out

Duct Tape Marketing

What Brands Need to Think, Do, and Say to Stand Out written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Ron Tite. Podcast Transcript. Today’s guest on the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is a speaker, author, and founder and CEO of the agency Church + State, Ron Tite.

3 Key Business Plan Components That Forever 21 Fatally Missed

Up and Running

Forever 21, the fast-fashion revolutionizer, first gained the attention of every teenage girl for one big reason: product-market fit. .

Have Big Banks Forgotten About Small Businesses?

The Startup Magazine

If you’re an entrepreneur, the big banks are more than happy to keep your money in a small business account. But, where are they when you really need them? They say the best way to get a bank loan is to show them that you don’t really need one.

Best Ways To Find A Reliable Business Partner

YoungUpstarts

When starting any new business or simply expanding your existing business, you may feel the need to find a reliable business partner. You cannot do it alone and all by yourself.

Weekend Favs November 23

Duct Tape Marketing

Weekend Favs November 23 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.

7 Expert tips for finding safe sources for business investment

Our Own Start-up

If your business is already started, but you need investment money to take it to the next level, you also have a challenge. Fundraising business investment business plan fundraising fundraising for business online financial source sources for business investment starting a business.