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Being A Pro

View from Seed

One of the fun books I read last year was “Paper Tiger” by Tom Coyne. I love to play golf, and Tom did what many golfers dream about – he devoted 100% of his life for 2 years to get as good as he possibly can and tried to make it on a pro tour. The book is a light-hearted, enjoyable read. But one thing that stuck out to me was his description of playing in mini-tour events in Florida.

Ten Ways To Create A WOW Culture – And Retain Your Best Talent – In 2020


by Deb Boelkes, author of “ The WOW Factor Workplace: How to Create a Best Place to Work Culture “ January is the perfect time to start thinking about your workplace culture.

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CTO-as-a-Service in Crucial Stages to Success


Being relatively a new service trend in today’s tech-driven world, CTO-as-a-Service (CaaS) is notably gaining its momentum. Though CTO as a traditional full-time position exists for decades, some companies do not feel they need a technology executive.

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3 Undeniable Truths About Entrepreneurship

YFS Magazine

Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart or the uninspired. Plan Entrepreneurship entrepreneurship culture recommended starting a business startup lessons

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 Goodwill Elements To Raise Your Business Valuation

Startup Professionals Musings

Valuing a business based on assets and financial performance is a well-understood process, but every investor knows the real value goes well beyond these parameters, either higher or lower.

Microsoft Retail vertical - it's like navigating an unfamiliar retail store

deal architect

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft kicked off NRF 2020 Vision, the annual retail industry mega event in New York yesterday. He had some great sound bites "There’s death, there’s taxes and there’s ever-increasing online advertising spend. There’s not much we. Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

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5 Quick And Effective Marketing Tactics To Grow Your SMB In 2020

YFS Magazine

Take a closer look at these proven marketing and branding opportunities to learn how each tactic works and why it makes sense for your business. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing marketing tips online marketing

7 Key Strategies To Ensure Long-Term Customer Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience working with entrepreneurs, once they feel they have a winning formula for their business, they are often hesitant to change or update it. They forget that adapting their company and themselves as their customers evolve is the key to long-term survival.

How to Scale Organic Traffic (Without Writing a Million Blog Posts)


In-house SEOs and consultants alike are routinely challenged to find new opportunities to expand organic traffic. But the classic approach of researching new keywords then writing articles for those that match your domain strength doesn’t work for all sites. Take Quora, for example.

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Workplace Safety- 4 Tips To Keep Your Office Safe


When you run a business, it’s your job to ensure your employees are taken care of. Health and safety should be a main focus for the business, particularly workplace safety. If you’re looking to make your office a safer place to work, below you’ll discover 4 tips that can help.

What Is Customer Service?

YFS Magazine

Examine your systems and processes to ensure they are focused on providing what matters most to your customers. Customer Service Grow customer experience customer satisfaction

5 Steps To A Winning Personal Brand For Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Although most people believe that being a successful entrepreneur is all about having the right idea, I’m convinced from my years of experience as a startup advisor and investor that’s it’s more about you as a person.

15 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Are Bold in Business


You’ve probably heard that you have to be bold to be a successful business owner. You have to be daring enough that means you’re willing to take the risks and make firm decisions.

How To Reach Your Target Audience This Decade


When you are selling a product or service, the consumers you should be targeting are those who need them the most. However, it can be difficult to determine who your target audience consists of – and how they will access your services.

Showcase Your Values To Attract Ideal Customers

Up and Running

It is an incredible time to be a small business owner. Customers, now more than ever before, truly care about who they buy products and services from, and how those companies align with their values.

7 Personal Attributes That Attract Investor Attention

Startup Professionals Musings

As a startup mentor, I’m always amazed that some entrepreneurs seem to be an immediate hit with investors, while others struggle to get any attention at all. Finally I realized that venture capital and angel investors are actually humans, despite some views to the contrary.

Understanding Kaplan-Meier Curves with Clio’s George Psiharis: how to measure your company in flight

Version One Ventures

Last month, we released our startup guide. We appreciate all the feedback and we’ll be adding to the handbook over time so that it can be a more comprehensive source. So, please keep sending us your thoughts and suggestions. One topic that I’m excited to dig into deeper is KPIs / metrics.

Tips For Choosing The Right SEO Agency For Your Small Business


If you are looking to achieve successful results for your business, then you have to take some preliminary steps to ensure the right people are working on your website. It is the best way of ensuring you drive qualified leads and come up with a strategic marketing plan.

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[Review] HoxHunt’s Gamified Phishing Training Platform for Cyber Crime Prevention

The Startup Magazine

Considering the increasing number of complex cyberattacks and scams that target individuals within organizations, it’s important to stay on top of your cybersecurity situation from 360 degrees.

10 Attributes That Make You An Entrepreneur To Follow

Startup Professionals Musings

People who have been followers too long as an employee don’t realize how hard it is to be a leader.

Insights from the Most Active Investor in Silicon Valley


In this episode, I had the opportunity to talk to Will Decker, the VP of Brand and Retail for Plug and Play. The company is known as the most active investor in Silicon Valley.

How To Create Your Business’s First Website


You’re new to the game, launching a business that’s (hopefully) going to take the world by storm. Plans have been put in place, with business goals to hit, a budget in place, and a few employees at the ready… but you’re yet to have a website built that’s going to help sell your service/product.

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Signs That Your Startup Should Outsource

The Startup Magazine

Outsourcing is an efficient way for businesses to benefit from third-party resources and save money in the long run. Yet many companies are hesitating when it comes to handing over a portion of the workload. In many cases, this is because there are several myths about outsourcing.

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4 Things you will need as you start your own business

Our Own Start-up

Starting a new business can often be a challenging process, and it can be difficult to know where to begin.

Austin is Becoming a Real Estate Technology Hub


The Future of Real Estate Summit took place at the Hotel Van Zandt last Wednesday in the Rainey Street District. The 4-Star boutique hotel, which opened in 2015, is a symbol of the transformation that has taken place in downtown Austin in the last decade.

Five Design Trends Set To Dominate 2020: What SMBs Need To Know


by Pamela Webber, Chief Operating Officer at 99designs. For a startup entrepreneur or small business owner, staying on top of the hottest trends in the design world is probably pretty far down the priority list.

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8 Skills and Qualities Essential for Entrepreneurs

The Startup Magazine

Are you feeling fed up with your dull and monotonous 9 to 5 job working for someone else? Do you have a business mind that you think you could utilize to run your own company?

How to Increase Clients and Revenue For Your Personal Training Business

Up and Running

The question on most business owners’ minds: How do I get more clients for my business? In this post, we’ll be going through some of the ways a personal training business can grow and increase revenue.

Austin-based WikiBuy is Booming Since its Acquisition by Capital One


Austin has become an eCommerce hub. And that’s thanks, in part, to homegrown startups like WikiBuy, which was acquired by Capital One for an undisclosed sum in November of 2018.

Tips For Startup Success


You didn’t bring your startup to life just to see it struggle and flounder at the bottom of its market. You took the plunge and started your own business because you wanted to see it scale the heights of its industry and reach the peak of its potential.

What Is Employee Engagement Software?

The Startup Magazine

We live in a world of feedback, comments, likes, reviews and social engagement. While these interactions occur mostly in our personal lives, it also makes sense to incorporate them into the company culture.

The Easiest Way to Bring Diversity to Venture Capital: Raise the SEC's LP Count Limit

This is going to be BIG.

Raising a venture capital fund is hard enough. You’re going around to a bunch of people trying to convince them that you have what it takes to pick the big winners in a sea of aspirational companies that are destined for the scrap heap.

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The dangerous game: Hiring from a competitor


Sometimes it is the first thought you or your managers have when in need of skilled talent, especially for sales or product development. It is not hard to find and observe the best employees of a good competitor at work, skillfully moving the competitor forward in a visible way.

Reasons Why A Career In Criminal Justice Is Right For You


When we are young it seems as if the world is a fairly straightforward place. We are asked what we would like to be when we grow up and our answers tend to be very confident and simplistic, missing out the fear of failure that creeps up on us as adolescents.

How to Incorporate a Company in the Cayman Islands

The Startup Magazine

For entrepreneurs, setting up a business is one of life’s goals. By building your own brand, you can effectively be your own boss, creating the lifestyle you want around a business which is your passion. Where to do this is a tricky decision, however.

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Monday Motivation: STICK TO YOUR GOALS – 2020 New Year Motivational Video


This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. There’s joy in finishing what you start. Strong habits and motivation get things done. Get ready to hunt when its time to hunt. Commit and get to do it everyday.

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