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What Mistakes Do VCs Make When Fundraising?

Both Sides of the Table

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of talking to Samir Kaji on the Venture Unlocked podcast about a wide range of topics that we as venture capitalists think about everyday, including: How to build a generational firm?—?retaining

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8 Ways To Ensure Customer Interactions Are Memorable

Startup Professionals Musings

As a consumer, I rarely pay attention to your marketing pitch, but I certainly always remember a exceptionally positive total experience with your team, based on a memorable set of interactions from first contact to discussions with friends.


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Analyst Cam: Salesforce Industries Summit,  Part 3

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission ), as part of my Analyst Cam series. Salesforce held an Industries Summit earlier this month. They invited me to an analyst pre-briefing.

[Interview] Sean And Thora Dowdell, Owners Of Club Tattoo Studios  


Sean Dowdell is known as the Tattooed Millionaire, while Thora is passionate about empowering women business owners through her story. We chat with the husband-wife team, who are also authors of the book “Brand Renegades“.


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.

4 Ways IoT is Rewiring How the World Works


There are few technologies in the world today that can make a Trillion-dollar impact on the global economy. IoT (Internet of Things) is one of them. McKinsey, the global think tank, estimates that IoT will have an economic impact of between $4 trillion and $11 trillion by 2025 ( Source ).

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8 Reasons To Initiate A Startup While Career Probing

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are one of the many professionals still trapped between jobs by circumstances outside your control, or are about to dump the loser job you have now, you should be actively defining and starting your own business, in parallel with looking for that ideal job.

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Tips For Marketing A Small Business


Marketing a small business does take time, but when you do it right, you give your business a higher chance of survival. The post Tips For Marketing A Small Business appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others marketing marketing advice small business small business advice

How to Market Your SMB In An Increasingly Digitized Industry

YFS Magazine

B2B business leaders who commit to further digitizing their go-to-market strategies will drive significant competitive advantage. Editor Picks Grow Marketing & Sales b2b editor picks marketing pandemic

5 Ways To Turn Business Connections Into New Ventures

Startup Professionals Musings

I often hear the popular notion that successful entrepreneurs are built from a single heroic insight or a single innovation. This is just plain wrong. The business world is a symphony of players and elements that only works when everything interconnects harmoniously.

Analyst Cam: Salesforce Industries Summit,  Part 1

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission ), as part of my Analyst Cam series. Salesforce held an Industries Summit earlier this month. They invited me to an analyst pre-briefing.

7 Ways To Mitigate Small Business Risks


Mitigating business risks is a vital part of being a successful enterprise. Erin Yurday, CEO, Co-founder and Editor of NimbleFins shares seven areas to prepare for significant risks. The post 7 Ways To Mitigate Small Business Risks appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Three Ways to Create Your Own Pension Fund

YFS Magazine

Time may seem like it is moving slowly now, but the age of 65+ will creep up faster than you think. Get your retirement plans in order. Finance Grow annuity pension fund recommended small business retirement plans

6 Success Stages Every Entrepreneur Idea Has To Pass

Startup Professionals Musings

It seems like everyone wants to be an entrepreneur and get rich these days. As a business mentor, I sometimes feel besieged by people begging for my view and support of their latest idea.

How to Build a Product Launch Strategy


An effective product launch strategy helps you generate awareness, build intrigue, and validate your product positioning. But it’s not a linear journey.

How To Market In An Increasingly Digitized Industry


B2B business leaders who commit to further digitizing their go-to-market strategies will drive significant competitive advantage, insists Karen Hayward, Chief Outsiders Managing Partner and CMO. The post How To Market In An Increasingly Digitized Industry appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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The Business of Vehicle Recycling

YFS Magazine

The car recycling industry is the 16th largest in the United States, contributing $25 billion a year to the national GDP. Grow Operations recommended

5 Keys To Ethical Solutions To Tough Business Issues

Startup Professionals Musings

Many people seem to have the sense that ethics are spiraling downward in business, and unfortunately most startup professionals and entrepreneurs I know don’t believe they can make a difference.

Don’t Let Your Best Product Managers All Become People Managers Or Your Company Will Suffer

Hunter Walker

Why Ken Norton’s Dual Product Management Career Path Can Also Encourage Innovation At Scale.

[Interview] Alex Dripchak, Author Of “100 Skills Of The Successful Sales Professional”


How can young sales professionals establish and elevate their careers in these extraordinary times? We talk to Alex Dripchak, author of "100 Skills of the Successful Sales Professional" to find out.

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The Startup Magazine

Suppose you have a brilliant business idea. You dedicate many precious hours to draw a perfect plan, devise your strategies, and allocate budgets – in short, you make sure to leave no loose ends.

Must-Have Succession Planning Tools for Nonprofit Boards

Board Effect

The leaders you count on today may not be able to fulfill their duties tomorrow, and the right succession planning tools make the task of planning for successive leadership efficient and easy. Continuous, strong leadership is a must-have for nonprofits.

Guest Blog: A Message on Juneteenth

David Cohen

On today’s blog, I am doing something different, by amplifying the voice of my colleague, Neal Sáles-Griffin, Managing Director, Techstars Chicago. Neal shares his perspective, personal experience and offers reflection and connection on this important holiday of Juneteenth.

Why You Should Invest More In Your Workspace


Not convinced you need to invest in your workspace? Here are a few reasons why you might want to reconsider. The post Why You Should Invest More In Your Workspace appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others office design office productivity workspace

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Making Sure Your Startup is Professional: 4 Helpful Tips

The Startup Magazine

If you’re just starting a business, you surely know how important it is to make sure that your business has a good reputation. A good business reputation means success, and a bad one means failure.

How to Use Data to Improve Business Efficiency

Up and Running

In today’s digitized economy, efficiency is king. In fact, if you had to choose a single factor that determines the ultimate success or failure of an enterprise, efficiency would be it. And the businesses that focus on it — almost to the exclusion of all else – end up on top.

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Here are five TACTICAL skills of a great leader.


It is hard to coach or teach leadership in a few paragraphs. But let’s try by limiting this short insight to a list of the five principal tactical skills of a great leader.

How To Raise Pre-Seed And Seed Funding: 5 Alternative Strategies


Looking to raise seed funding for your startup? CEO and Co-Founder of Chisos Capital William Stringer shares 5 alternative strategies. The post How To Raise Pre-Seed And Seed Funding: 5 Alternative Strategies appeared first on Young Upstarts.

25 Entrepreneurs Describe Their Leadership Styles


Every leading position in business requires a demonstration of diverse skills and leadership styles. Working environments differ thus requires the leader to master the best style that works in that business.

The Essential Guide to Corporate Knowledge Management for Small Business Owners

Up and Running

Making sure your company is running like a well-oiled machine isn’t always easy. Many small business owners bank on their experience. The word alone transmits a sense of trustworthiness and reliability that makes customers feel secure. .

Bashir Dawood-Sick Kids Foundation

The Startup Magazine

There are many people in history who have had a strong impact on the lives of millions of people across the globe. One such person, who continues to lead an explanatory life and is an inspiration for many people is none other than Bashir Dawood.

Purposeful Strategy: Four Insights To Drive Your Company’s Future


Karla Raines, author of "Differentiated: The Breakthrough Approach to Strategy for Organizations Driven by Purpose" shares four field-tested insights to achieve strategic success. The post Purposeful Strategy: Four Insights To Drive Your Company’s Future appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Monday Motivation: GET UP AND GET IT DONE


This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off inspired to become great. Here are some takeaways from the video: Quitting is guaranteed failure. Get the work done to accomplish your goals. The bigger the dream, the more effort you have to put in.

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6 Stories of Successful New Entrepreneurs to Inspire Your Business

Up and Running

New tech entrepreneurs can find it difficult to surmount the onslaught of obstacles to getting a new business off the ground. Some days can feel so frustrating that you consider giving up.

The Importance of Investing

The Startup Magazine

It’s a well-known fact that investing in the stock market and specific banking products can greatly increase your income. Those who study the stock market and other avenues of investment have made incredible amounts of money by their investment endeavors.

The PPC Metrics You Should Be Tracking And Sharing With Your Team (And How To Automate The Reporting Process)


PPC reports are a critical part of your PPC campaign. They give you insightful information about your campaign, thus helping you make strategic decisions about your overall business marketing strategy. .

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What Are the Components of a Strong Nonprofit Compliance Program?

Board Effect

When it comes to developing a responsible compliance program, your board can start by asking, “What makes a good compliance program for nonprofits?”. First, your board needs to consider the 3 purposes of your compliance program: Prevention. Detection. Corrective action.