Sat.Aug 25, 2018 - Fri.Aug 31, 2018

Pre-seed is the new seed

Hippoland

A few months ago, I was talking with a friend of mine who is a successful serial entrepreneur. He has done incredibly well financially on his past two startups, and he’s now building his 3rd company. But when we were talking, he expressed frustration in raising his series A round.

7 Growth Choices That Can Make or Break Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of you new venture founders I meet as an angel investor seem convinced that starting the business is the hardest part. You look forward to the day when your business becomes self-sustaining, and settles into a long-term growth curve, ensuring financial success.

13 Powerful Ways You Can Manage Customer Expectations Better To Grow Your Business Faster Than Ever

YoungUpstarts

by Katie Lundin of crowdspring. A prospective customer looks to your business to provide something they need or want. This is the beginning of a very important story for your business.

7 Equity Crowdfunding Risks Feared By Many Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

Although professional investors may discount the impact of crowdfunding, they can’t argue with the growth of this new industry in the last few years. According to statistics by Fundly , crowdfunding contributed $34 billion in funding last year around the world, including peer-to-peer lending.

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Why we all need to draw bigger circles

deal architect

A few days ago, I wrote about Bill Joy’s advice “If you cannot solve a problem, make the problem bigger. If you draw a bigger circle, you start to see several systems you can work on.” Reading James Farrar’s post. Industry Commentary

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5 Small Business PR Ideas to Skyrocket Sales

Rembrandt Communications

Get Ready for a Great. Holiday Season! As we celebrate summer’s end and back-to-school, it’s time to dive into holiday marketing and think about small business PR ideas. That’s right!

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Startup Growth Made Possible By FinTech: 5 Empowering Benefits

YoungUpstarts

From inflexible funding requirements to fierce market competition, start-up businesses have many obstacles to surpass before they can reach stability and make a profit.

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3 Ways First-Time Founders Make A Strong Start

YFS Magazine

Many dream of following passions, leaping off the corporate ladder and starting a business. But it seems only a few brave souls actually do it. Plan business lessons starting a business startup advice

Draw a bigger circle

deal architect

We are approaching the two-year anniversary of Silicon Collar (released on September 2, 2016). Many readers tell me their favorite book I authored is still The New Polymath. Amazon tells me SAP Nation sold the most. Many disagreed with the. Silicon Collar

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Why Team Building Is Important In A Company

YoungUpstarts

Team building can get a bit of a negative reaction from some professionals. There’s often the worry that it could feel forced or even a little childish.

8 Management Behaviors Drive Change Without Crisis

Startup Professionals Musings

In this era of rapid market and technological change, I know I have to challenge my small business advisory clients to keep innovating and stay ahead of the game.

Trademark Protection for Startups

ReadWriteStart

As a startup one of your most important assets is your brand and that brand is usually embodied in your company name and logo.

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Startup Tips for Buying Used Items

The Startup Magazine

If you are like most startups, you have a bit of a problem saving money. Now, this isn’t your fault, as the revenue and income levels simply haven’t kept up with the your costs. As a result, many startups have to try and save money or spend less wherever they can.

3 Reasons To Find A Passion Outside Your Business

YoungUpstarts

by Allison Maslan, author of “ Scale or Fail: How to Build Your Dream Team, Explode Your Growth, and Let Your Business Soar ”. Are you attracting the kind of “Big Picture” vision you want for yourself in business and in life?

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7 Reasons To Reconsider A Planned IPO Exit Strategy

Startup Professionals Musings

Despite the fact that the number of IPOs (Initial Public Offerings) for startups have continued to stay low, I still hear it touted often as the preferred exit strategy.

20 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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Startup Marketing: Leverage an Instagram Marketing Service

The Startup Magazine

Roughly 88% of the U.S. population has one or more social media profiles. So it’s no secret that your audience is out there. It’s just a matter of finding the right people that will connect with your brand.

How Having An MBA Gives Your Upstart A Competitive Advantage

YoungUpstarts

Having a Master of Business Administration has become one of the most prized qualifications that upstarts can seek out. Even despite several leading business figures criticizing those who get an MBA, the knowledge you attain from an MBA will serve you for the rest of your life.

Break The Rules Like Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn

YFS Magazine

Should you break the rules if it means achieving greater success? Here's a look at what every entrepreneur can learn from billionaire financier Carl Icahn. Finance Grow business lessons carl icahn

5 Small Business PR Ideas to Skyrocket Sales

Rembrandt Communications

Get Ready for a Great, Holiday Season! As we celebrate summer’s end and back-to-school, it’s time to dive into holiday marketing and think about small business PR ideas. That’s right! While online and print advertising, email campaigns, and more may be at the top of your list, don’t forget about all of the public relations tools that can give you a competitive edge. Here are…. 5 Small Business PR Ideas to Help You Boost Sales By Year-End. 1. Collect Unique Stories.

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5 Critical Considerations for Your Manufacturing Startup

The Startup Magazine

Many entrepreneurs look at manufacturing as a lucrative and versatile enterprise. With the potential of re-purposing equipment, manufacturers have access to a wide range of opportunities.

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5 Innovative Ways To Inspire Customer Loyalty

YoungUpstarts

by Ankit Dudhwewala, founder and CEO of SoftwareSuggest. The eCommerce marketplace is already highly crowded. Getting customers to buy your product or services is not an easy ride. Besides, retaining the customers to your business is much harder.

5 Brand Building Basics For Entrepreneurs

YFS Magazine

A brand is more than a logo. Before you even think about the visual elements of your brand here's what you should have in place first. Grow Marketing & Sales brand development brand strategy branding marketing

7 Tips to Make Your Nonprofit Financially Healthy by Sandy Free

Mike Michalowicz

Keeping your nonprofit financially healthy should be your priority. You cannot serve your mission and purpose if you have to close. These have rapidly become some of the most challenging times most of us have ever seen. Even for nonprofit leaders who are accustomed to making much of little, the repercussions of the current downturn are difficult to fathom and challenging to address.

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Start Your Business: From Truck Driver to Owner-Operator

The Startup Magazine

There are few workers out there who don’t dream of a day when they could go into business for themselves, doing the same work they already love–but as an owner-operator. They call the shots, they set the schedule, and they keep the profits. It’s no wonder that the idea has appeal.

Tips To Help You Identify Simple Forex Strategies

YoungUpstarts

Having good forex strategies is critical to successful trading. This industry has a high liquidity and it has attracted many traders who want to take advantage of an established market. As such, many people have devoted time to design trading strategies to help them.

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A Foolproof Way To Market Your Business

YFS Magazine

Marketing your business is not about figuring out how to promote it. Rather, it’s about figuring out this instead. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing online marketing

Tips from the Oil and Gas Service Industry Leaders by Christian Brim

Mike Michalowicz

If you’ve been in the Oil and Gas Service business for any amount of time, you know the wild ride of commodity prices and how it can make or break your business.

Monday Motivation: I WILL MAKE IT – Best Motivational Video

Hearpreneur

This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. Start the first step to get to the top of the mountain. No one will knock at your door with opportunities. In every level, there’s a devil waiting to put you down.

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Businesses and Essential Services

YoungUpstarts

Businesses require all sorts of diverse services in the modern world. It can be hard to keep a business running well without them. If you’re a business owner, you have to take all sorts of service requirements into consideration.

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Is Your Lifestyle And Diet Killing Your Productivity?

YFS Magazine

Controlling your cravings might not happen overnight, but if you follow these strategies consistently, you'll start to see a difference quickly. Lifestyle health and wellness healthy lifestyle lifestyle

Three Essential Tips To Grow Your Blog

The Startup Magazine

Do you want to grow your blog – these tips will help you do so and gain more attention for your site. Write For Your Audience. This is without a doubt one of the most important aspects regarding your blog.

Tips and Tools for Keeping Your High Growth Startup on Track

Up and Running

Times of rapid growth are especially exciting and challenging for new startups. Obviously, it’s a signal that things are headed in the right direction—but it can also be a critical turning point that determines long-term success.

Seven Steps To Communicating As A Strategic Leader

YoungUpstarts

by Diana Thomas and Stacey Boyle, coauthors of “ Be More Strategic in Business: How to Win Through Stronger Leadership and Smarter Decisions “ Have you been told that you need to be more strategic?

How To Build A Strong And Healthy Company From Day One

YFS Magazine

There are many recommended leadership practices that can help you build a healthy company. Here's a look at strategies that passed the test. Lead business operations company culture leadership workplace development

Synchronization is Critical for Mobile App Market Research

The Startup Magazine

As you prioritize your product rollout tasks, a mobile app, whether it is “the” product, or an adjunct marketing tool, is critical to the customer experience.

News Corp. Buys Austin-based Opcity for $210 Million

SiliconHills

News Corp., one of the world’s largest media companies, announced Wednesday that its subsidiary, Move, Inc. has entered into an agreement to buy Austin-based Opcity for $210 million. New York-based News Corp.