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Load Management

Haystack

I’m not a huge NBA fan, but I certainly appreciate the sport. From a business and growth perspective, there’s so much going on with the NBA that’s fascinating to me. And, this particular offseason with all the amazing free agents on the market makes for a dramatic scene. I am hooked. If you’ve been following this drama, one term that’s used often now is “load management.”

Cybersecurity Tips to Prep Your Startup for Growth

The Startup Magazine

So, you have taken the big step of starting up a business? The initiative is good, but it takes more than keeping a business afloat to succeed. And while your resources may be limited amidst a competitive market, scaling up is part of this deal.

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Email Testing: Going Beyond Open Rate and Click Rate

ConversionXL

Email is one of the few marketing channels that spans the full funnel. You use email to raise awareness pre-conversion. To stay connected with content subscribers. To nurture leads to customers. To encourage repeat purchases or combat churn. To upsell existing customers.

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When Technologists Use Their Powers For Good

Feld Thoughts

Xiao Wang , the founder, and CEO of Boundless , recently gave a speech at the 2019 convocation of UW’s Information School. It was 15 minutes long and I thought it was extraordinary. Xiao – nice job weaving in a Mary Oliver quote at the end.

6 Ways To Help Others At Work And Still Save Yourself

Startup Professionals Musings

Don’t you wish you were better at saying “no” to all those extraneous requests for a bit of help at work?

Control your own destiny when it comes to EOL of your packages

deal architect

A recent Rimini Street survey says that in spite of the announced 2025 end of life for core applications in SAP Business Suite 7 ERP product and older versions, "Of the IT leaders surveyed, two-thirds state they either have no. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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Street Level Startups: A 5-Part Series Celebrating Colorado Entrepreneurship

Feld Thoughts

I’m lazy blogging this week as I get ready to go on vacation for the July 4th holiday. So, here’s another set of videos to watch, which is the entire Street Level Startups series from Colorado Public Television. I’ve watched them all now and they are a great history of how the entrepreneurship scene in Colorado has evolved recently, along with a bunch of fun highlights of people and companies. Street Level Startups: The New Gold Rush.

10 Keys To A Startup Surviving The First Five Years

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.

SAP Nation 3.0:  Excerpt Chapter 11 - X’s and O’s

deal architect

I excerpt 10% from every book in a series of blog posts. I posted several on SAP Nation 3.0 in April, then took a break after the Sapphire event. Over the next week I will excerpt the final batches. SAP Nation, the book

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A Start-Up’s Digital Checklist

YoungUpstarts

If you are starting out on a new venture, chances are you won’t have a website or digital platform from which to help propel your business forward. With everyone using the internet for research of all types, especially mobile that makes up over 50% of global searches.

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30 Budget-Friendly Marketing Tactics for First-Time Entrepreneurs

YFS Magazine

Marketing doesn't need to cost a fortune to be effective. Use thesed simple tactics to attract new customers and grow your business. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing marketing strategy

6 Elements of Customer Psychology Drive Buy Decisions

Startup Professionals Musings

Many entrepreneurs think that adapting to the new technologies, like smart phones and Internet commerce, are the key to attracting new customers. In fact, businesses need to adapt even more completely to the changes in the buying and social behavior of consumers.

Established or New  —  A Business Must Market Itself

The Startup Magazine

You have a great product or exceptional service to provide but are unclear about how to gain exposure for your new business. Many new businesses suffer the same fate; they remain stagnant for years with little growth.

The Importance Of Managing Your Brand Reputation From The First Day

YoungUpstarts

by Binh An Nguyen, Founder & CEO of Market Ease Business Promotions. The importance of reputation should never be underestimated in business. In today’s digital world, negative feedback can quickly go viral, leading to potential disaster for even the biggest brands.

The Truth About Investor Updates

Haystack

The topic of “investor updates” has been debated frequently. Most folks who are not close to early-stage startups and new company formation would be surprised to discover that a high number of companies, after receiving funding from individuals or institutions, do not send updates to their investors. Contrast that with a fund manager, who is often required to issue quarterly capital account statements usually paired with a cover note and updates on specific companies.

7 Tips For Entrepreneurs Seeking A Balanced Lifestyle

Startup Professionals Musings

I know some entrepreneurs with successful businesses, and others who seem to have a great relationship with their family, but I can’t think of many who have both. Some people would argue that these two successes are mutually exclusive, but I’m not convinced.

5 Tips For Building a Strong Digital Marketing Team

The Startup Magazine

We are now online in a big way, even companies who have resisted until now have joined the online platforms. People are using phones, tablets, laptops, computers to access information and make purchases and engage services online. Companies have to be relevant and engaging.

3 Mistakes To Avoid When Working Remotely

YoungUpstarts

by Kady Sandel, founder of MELD Coworking. With the advent of email, smartphones, and an ever-connected digital world, many companies are allowing their employees to work from home.

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How to Create a High-Performing Analytics Team

ConversionXL

Every company dreams about creating high-performing teams. For us at OWOX , that dream centered on our analytics department, which included 12 specialists—junior analysts, mid-level analysts, senior analysts, and QA specialists.

10 Ways To Make Your Business Memorable With A Story

Startup Professionals Musings

The entrepreneur’s challenge is to effectively communicate their value proposition, not only to customers, but also to vendors, partners, investors, and their own team. Especially for technical founders, this is normally all about presenting impressive facts. But in reality facts only go so far.

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5 Successful E-Commerce Marketing Tips

The Startup Magazine

Getting into e-commerce is a step every entrepreneur needs to take if they aim to increase profits and grow their business. It isn’t an easy journey, especially in a competitive market. But if your goal is to run a company that can work for itself, e-commerce is the key.

Why SEO Is Essential For Your Small Business

YoungUpstarts

The idea of starting a business is exciting. However, there is usually a lot to do. For one, you need to identify a source of capital to fund your idea. Luckily for you, there are lenders like Thinking Capital who are always ready to finance lucrative ideas.

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Monday Motivation: EXCUSES ARE LIES – Motivational Video

Hearpreneur

This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. Accept that all your excuses are lies. You don’t have time is a lie. The excuse doesn’t stop if you don’t make it stop.

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How Tech Startups Succeed With a Fully Remote Model

ReadWriteStart

Startups are starting to launch without a central headquarters, or any designated office building, in an attempt to create “fully remote” businesses.

5 Important Things to Consider in a Startup Location

The Startup Magazine

Many startups begin in basements and home offices, but many of those businesses expand well beyond the confines of their original home. If you’re feeling a little pinched for space, or your startup is rapidly expanding, it’s time to find a new startup location. The question is, where should you go?

The Seven Layers Of Brand And How They Fuel Your Business 

YoungUpstarts

by Lindsay Pedersen, author of “ Forging An Ironclad Brand: A Leader’s Guide “ We all use the word “brand” as though everyone else’s understanding of it were the same as ours. Yet chances are it’s not. Logo is part of brand. TV and social media are parts of brand.

The Equity Kicker returns – now writing about the future of VC and meditation

The Equity Kicker

Between 2006 and 2016, I wrote something on this blog almost every working day. It was a huge effort but I loved it. People often asked me how I found the time, but when you see value in something, you almost always simply make the time. That value for me has been not only in distilling and consolidating my thoughts – but also reaching and engaging with a much broader audience than I would be able to otherwise.

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18 Resources to Help Grow Your SaaS Startup

Up and Running

This article is part of our SaaS Business Startup Guide —a list of articles to help you plan, start, and grow your SaaS business! You probably already know that there are plenty of resources out there to help you grow and scale your SaaS startup.

Moving To An Office On A Budget? How To Make Funds Appear Like Magic

The Startup Magazine

Moving into an office requires taking on significant expenses you might not want to incur until you become profitable. However, when your business requires an office to operate smoothly, it’s non-negotiable.

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Why Should You Invest In Custom Boxes For Your Company

YoungUpstarts

A lot of businesses have already shifted to packaging their products and promoting them using custom boxes.

Two Simple Questions When Considering A Career In VC

Haystack

There are countless posts on what one should consider when considering a career in VC. The reality today is that, as technology proliferates into all sectors and geographies, venture itself has grown in lockstep with the size of the opportunity. As the economy is now driven by technology, many folks are interested in venture — which I will admit, if you love it, is an incredible role with a fantastic business model (if things work out).

5 Things You Should Do With Consumer Data

Up and Running

The more you can learn about your customers, the better equipped you are to sell to them and build a positive relationship. However, gathering consumer data is only one part of the equation. What matters the most is how you use the information you collect.

The Best Business Card Designs Have These 6 Things

The Startup Magazine

Imagine if you could condense a business advertisement, call-to-action, and your company contact info into the palm of your hand. That’s the power of a business card. And in today’s digital age, a business card still has a real impact on potential customers.

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The Incredible Benefits Of Starting Your Own Home Business

YoungUpstarts

Once the internet became easily available to the mass public, the formation of home businesses exploded. People started to realize that it was possible to earn a living doing something they enjoyed, right from their own homes.