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What Top Performers at Startups and Large Organizations Have in Common…More Than You Would Think

Startup Lessons Learned

While doing research for his extraordinary new book, Great at Work , Morten Hansen studied more than 5,000 managers and employees in corporate America to identify the key practices that explain why some perform better than others.

Smarter Immigration

deal architect

President Trump spent plenty of time on immigration in his State of the Union speech this week. I wish he had spent more time on each of the four pillars he identified and two policy changes he announced – we. Globalization and Technology Industry Commentary

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5 Key Decision Points Highlight Great Venture Leaders

Startup Professionals Musings

Most aspiring entrepreneurs are convinced that the strength of their initial idea somehow defines them as a leader, as well as the success potential of their derivative business. In my experience, it’s a lot more complicated than that.

This Is A Really Good Place To Be Right Now

Feld Thoughts

As I was meditating this morning, the thought “this is a really good place to be right now” came to the front of my mind. As is my way when I meditate, I noted that I’d had the thought, placed it on a leaf, set it on the virtual river flowing in front of me, and let it drift away.

6 Tips For Starting A Business On A Budget


by Lewis Robinson. Starting a business on a budget is a formidable challenge, but it certainly is possible. It’s much easier when you don’t require lots of space or expensive equipment. Even so, there are some strategies you can employ to avoid breaking the bank.

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Love the smell of SKO in the morning. Smells like optimism

deal architect

My favorite vendor event format is the analyst summit. A close second is the annual Sales Kick Off. That is where the vendor gets the entire sales and marketing team offsite to prepare for the new year. This time of. Industry Commentary

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5 Solution Differentiation Moves That Customers Love

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur believes that their product or service is memorable, and that every customer will quickly see the advantage over competitors. Yet true product differentiation in the eye of the customer is rarely achieved.

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Five Must-Have Tools For Virtual Businesses


We live in an online world. The Internet has evolved from a useful tool to a necessary component of everyday life, whether personal or professional. That’s why so many entrepreneurs no longer have a traditional office to host their business operations.

Should You Launch a Writing Business in 2018?

Up and Running

“Every company is a media company,” Tom Foremski, ex-FT journalist and the editor of Silicon Valley Watcher, said a decade ago. He meant that increasingly, even companies that aren’t concerned with news or journalism must be able to make meaningful connections with customers with the written word.

8 Lessons From Military Strategy For Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Winning customers as an entrepreneur in a startup has many parallels to a young army trying to penetrate some formidable new and unfamiliar territory. You need a strategy as well as a goal, and you need to pick your battles well.

4 Smart Ways Take Your Business From Good to Great

YFS Magazine

It wasn’t until I asked myself if I was successful that I was able to realize all the great things our company could still accomplish. Grow Operations business lessons company culture growth strategy innovation

3 Business Services To Improve Timeliness And Efficiency


In order to run a successful business, there are many things that need to be kept in mind. The product or service that is being sold to customers needs to be of the highest quality possible, but the business cannot stop there.

B2B Sales: A Lean Startup Approach

Grasshopper Herder

Have you thought about using Lean Startup to improve your sales process? The founder of Shipitwise reveals how he used lean principles to improve B2B sales. The post B2B Sales: A Lean Startup Approach appeared first on Customer Development Lean Startup B2B Evaluative Market Experiment Startup Tool

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Avoid Competitor Bashing In Your Pitch To Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

Don’t bash the competition. Every investor knows how vulnerable a new startup is to competitors, so investors always ask about your sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace.

5 Machine Learning Trends That Will Impact Business In 2018

YFS Magazine

Here are five machine learning trends that will continue to define business in 2018 and beyond. Grow Technology artificial intelligence machine learning technology

The Importance Of Building A Secure Workplace


Health, safety, and security must be a primary concern for every business, regardless of its size. You must proactively take steps to find and implement the best onsite security practices, otherwise your business may pay the price. Learn more about the importance of building a secure workplace.

Innovators podcast @ Stanford

Steve Blank

A fun interview at Stanford about some old things and new ones. link]. Founders. 2:15: Founders and dysfunctional families. 3:55: Operating in chaos. 7:18: Mentorship is a two-way street. 11:50: Founders are artists. 14:03: Failure=experience. 17:27: Rules for raising a family if you’re a founder. Startups. 19:25: Startups are not smaller versions of large companies. 22:03: How I-Corps and H4X were born. 26:25: Your idea is not a company.

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8 Ways To Nurture New Venture Stock Into A Goldmine

Startup Professionals Musings

I’ll never forget that great sense of excitement I felt when I incorporated my first business, and realized that I was now the proud owner of 10 million shares of common stock. Of course, initially these founder’s shares were worth essentially nothing, but it doesn’t take much of an imagination to grasp the possibilities. It’s great motivation for every entrepreneur to get that value up quickly.

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4 Ways To Improve Social Media Security And Protect Your Brand

YFS Magazine

With ever-increasing returns on investment in the social media space, what could go wrong? In a word: everything. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing online marketing social media social media marketing

7 Career Paths For Graduates With Educational Doctoral Degrees


Earning a doctoral degree in education is one of the best ways to position yourself as an eligible candidate for a variety of administrative and managerial positions within the field of academia. Whether you choose to pursue a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) or a Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Ph.D.),

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Like Minds…Leaders Take Action

Feld Thoughts

Tomorrow night I’m the keynote speaker at the AllHealth Network event Like Minds…Leaders Take Action. I will be discussing the challenges of entrepreneurs around mental health issues and how the stigma associated with it creates an additional layer of difficulty.

How to Form a LLC

Up and Running

You have a number of different options when it comes to structuring your business. You might want to consider a limited liability company, or an LLC, because in some ways you get the best of both worlds: You get the benefit of personal liability protection, as you would with a corporation.

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How To Manage A Remote Team In Multiple Offices

YFS Magazine

Do you manage a remote team? If so, you know they are only as productive as your ability to manage them. And let’s face it, losing track of your remote team or managing them ineffectively is pretty easy to do.

Top Digital Marketing Strategies For Startups


Online marketing is essential for businesses of all sizes. But digital marketing is critical especially for startups because the world wide web offers the opportunity to get in front of more people while using less budget.

Why We Invested in Attentive

View from Seed

Five years ago, TapCommerce CEO & Co-Founder Brian Long had a vision of helping brands deliver customers, revenue, and ROI across mobile devices. A lot has changed since then, but one industry megatrend has remained constant: consumers’ radical adoption of mobile commerce and retailers’ desire to reach them on these devices.

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Dressing For Success

Mike Michalowicz

Clothes, Will Make Or Break The Man. Mark Twain was right about a lot of things, but one of my favorite truths was what he had to say about clothes: “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”

3 Creative Ways Facebook Messenger Can Grow Your Business

YFS Magazine

The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to using Facebook Messenger to market your business. Here's a look at three creative ways to get started. Grow Marketing & Sales facebook facebook marketing marketing online marketing social media social media marketing

The Best Software Reverse Engineering Tools And How To Use Them


If you’ve been wondering about all the main tools that are used by a modern software reverse, you’re in luck because this article will be going over them.

Adele and Everything After

Feld Thoughts

Long Haul Films is the video production company that does our videos like Bored Meetings , Worst of Times , and I’m a VC. We are huge fans of Melissa and Tom. They have a new documentary coming out called Adele and Everything After. It is an award-winning documentary about Marty, a woman with an untreatable heart condition that made her pass out every day, and Adele, one of the world’s first cardiac alert service dogs.

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How to cheat legally on your tax return.


Close. When do you cross the line between honesty and dishonesty in tax planning? Is it ethical to allocate income between periods to take advantage of tax breaks? Can expenses be put off until the next period to increase income, or accelerated into this period by prepayment to decrease net income?

Can’t Afford PR? Here’s What You Should Know

YFS Magazine

While it may not be ideal to spend a lot of money on a monthly retainer required by a fancy PR firm, you can do public relations yourself, for free. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing PR public relations publicity

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Customer Success Metrics: More Than A Number


by Allison Yount, Director of Customer Success at Scout RFP. Great SaaS solutions are easy to adopt and even easier to use — but that doesn’t mean that they should lack the human component.

7 Ways to do Drip Marketing for SaaS


It’s no secret that email is the most effective acquisition channels for any marketer. In fact, according to Campaign Monitor , for every $1 spent, email marketing generates $38 in ROI. But with all the noise today, it’s getting harder to get noticed.

Startup Or Franchise: What’s Best For You?

The Startup Magazine

Running a business is a great way to earn a living. You have a great deal of freedom about what you do with your time, and you have the autonomy to make most of the decisions about the way you run your business. The buy or build decision is one of the first.

Neuroscience Secrets That Can Supercharge Your Marketing

crowdSPRING Blog

Marketers and business owners who understand human behavior and motivation have an unfair advantage over their competitors. As we wrote in How to Use Science To Improve Your Marketing: Smart businesses apply science to marketing.

Eight Reasons You Must Demonstrate the ROI of Your Innovation Projects 


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What Denver Should Do When Amazon Doesn’t Choose It For HQ2

Feld Thoughts

Ian Hathaway, my co-author for my next book – Startup Communities 2: The Next Generation – has a great blog post up titled The Amazon Bounce Back. Colorado, specifically Denver, is in the final 20 cities bidding on Amazon’s HQ2. This open bid process is an absolutely brilliant move by Amazon for a variety of reasons. Enormous branding : Everyone, everywhere, is talking about Amazon. Amazon Amazon Amazon. We love Amazon.

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