Sat.Jan 19, 2019 - Fri.Jan 25, 2019

Fund Investing Versus Fund Management


When I started out investing (via a fund — not my money), I was just investing based on a simple schedule: About once a month, invest $25K into one company I liked. Pretty easy. Over the years, that check size grew slowly to $50K, then a few $100Ks, and I followed-on into a few at the $250K level, with two outsized pile-ins at $400K and $600K total exposure, respectively. That escalation from $25K back in 2013 took a little over four years.

Business Development Outreach

Eric Friedman

A friend recently asked for an introduction to a senior executive at a large organization in the hopes of partnering with them. His company has some new products and services that he believes make sense, and the LargeCo. executive seems like a good audience to meet with.

How to survive today’s volatility? Focus on what you can control

Version One Ventures

The world seems more volatile than ever before. There’s an explosion in the number of issues, combined with an ever-accelerating news cycle to cover each issue 24 hours a day. Much of today’s uncertainty can impact start-ups… When will the US government shutdown end? Are we heading into a US-China trade war? Will both of those events trigger a recession after a 10-year economic expansion? And if there is a recession, will there be less venture capital available for start-ups in 2019?

5 Keys To Starting A New Venture In Your Local Town

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Wikipedia From the advice I hear these days, if you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be in Silicon Valley, Boston, New York, or one of the few other financial hubs around the world.

7 Common Mistakes Made By Newly Founded, Fast-Growing Startups


Launching a startup is not easy – at any phase. Founders have many things to think about and decisions to make, most of which need to be made on a dime.

The Top 10 Things a B2B CMO Needs to Know to Improve PR Firm Results?

Rembrandt Communications

Here’s a handy list to improve relationships and sales all year long. As seen in B2B News Network. How do you improve PR firm results?

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How to Think About (and Reduce) Risk When You’re Starting Your Own Business

Up and Running

I understand that many of you are in startup mode or still contemplating whether to embark on the risky business of becoming an entrepreneur. My goal for the next few years is to encourage waverers to start their own business, and to mentor some of those who are on their way to become millionaires.

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Business Vs. Family: 4 Tips For Finding A Successful Balance


by Peter J. Strauss , founder and managing member of The Strauss Law Firm and author of “ The Business Owner’s Definitive Guide to Captive Insurance Companies “. Almost everybody bemoans the difficulties in trying to maintain a healthy balance between family and work.

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Business Apologies: What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Do


You start your day with a check-in on social media. You spot a negative review on your Facebook page. Do you: Ignore it and hope nobody sees it? Respond? Spoiler alert: Your answer should be the latter.

Techbikers 2018 year in review

VC Cafe

“TechBikers are a unifying force in the London tech start-up community and a testament to the power of purpose in bringing together a community to do good. In 2018, TechBikers helped to fund 9. This is a content summary only.

6 Communication Elements Required For Every Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Wikipedia Effective communication is an absolute requirement for successfully starting a business, but it doesn’t come naturally to many entrepreneurs. Communication is considered a social skill, and inventors and engineers, for example, are not known to be social butterflies.

4 Twitter Profiles That Young Entrepreneurs Should Follow


If you’re a young entrepreneur, you probably have a few highly successful entrepreneurs that you follow to the T. After all, if we want to attain incredible success, it’s a good idea to follow in the footsteps of those who already have.

5 Ways to Save Costs as a StartUp

The Startup Magazine

Launching a startup is both an exciting and challenging time in an entrepreneur’s life. With so many different areas of business to focus on, budget can often be neglected. One of the most important things to consider when growing your startup is how to save money and reduce costs. Source: Pixabay.

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How to Raise Prices for Existing Customers


Your current customers will never be excited about paying more. But that’s not why raising prices is so difficult.

How To Boost Your Selling Skills And Win In Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Flickr by Alan Most of you who start new ventures don’t think of yourselves as sales experts. In fact, you may feel on the opposite end of the spectrum, more focused on delivering the perfect solution and managing the finances to grow the business.

Managing Your Business’ Online Presence


There was a time when local business owners didn’t need to worry much about the internet. It wasn’t until 20 or 30 years ago that many consumers even had access to the internet, and the early internet wasn’t too concerned with the local business landscape.

Before You Buy a Hotel Business, Answer These 4 Questions

Up and Running

Buying a hotel is no small feat. It’s a competitive venture that offers little room for mediocrity, but it can pay out to anyone willing to do the work. In fact, this slice of the hospitality industry is worth over $200 billion in the U.S.

6 Project Management Tips to Take Your Startup to the Next Level

The Startup Magazine

There are several factors that play into the success or failure of a company. Key among them is project management. This involves identifying the tasks that need to be performed as well as how and when they will be done to meet business targets.

10 Scams To Avoid While Seeking New Venture Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Flickr by ivanpw Some aspiring entrepreneurs are so desperate for funding, or naïve, that they ignore the obvious signs of scams and rip-offs on the Internet, praying for a windfall.

Why Now Is The Right Time For New Green Technology


by Barry Stiles , founder and CEO of TRUEGRID Pavers. Take a look through the history of recent technological innovations: Beside the glowing milestones of smartphones and hybrid cars, you’ll find a more subdued narrative.

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Evonik of Germany Buys Austin-Based Structured Polymers


Evonik, a German company, has acquired Austin-based Structured Polymers, a startup focused on 3D printing. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Structured Polymers, founded in 2012, raised $1.5

StartUp Loans: What to Do When an Application Is Rejected

The Startup Magazine

You spent the last several months putting together solid mission and vision statements, developing a business plan, and preparing to pitch a great idea to your bank. After all that work the day finally arrives for you to meet with the loan officer.

Four Mindset Shifts To Find Lasting Success

YFS Magazine

Lessons from Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, and James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, can help entrepreneurs find true success. Lead leadership personal development success

Growth Hacks To Take Your Content Marketing To The Next Level


by Prince Kapoor. It can be difficult to develop a content marketing strategy that best suits your needs. Additionally, you will have to understand the type of audience your business caters to. It is also important to develop high-quality content for that audience.

Tips to Waking Up Earlier

Mike Michalowicz

You know the saying: “The early bird gets the worm.” ” Now, I don’t know if you are in the worm business, or if you are even a bird for that matter. But, if you are an entrepreneur, the early time of the morning is when you can get a lot of work done.

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Three Common Obstacles to Plan for When Opening a New Business

The Startup Magazine

It is said that you cannot plan for every event in life, and in the business world this is certainly true, but at that same time there are ways you can prepare yourself to deal with challenges as they arise.

The Top 10 Things a B2B CMO Needs to Know to Improve PR Firm Results?

Rembrandt Communications

Here’s a handy list to improve relationships and sales all year long. As seen in B2B News Network. How do you improve PR firm results? If you are a CMO at a large, B2B organization (or simply oversee the marketing functions at your company), you are probably working with a public relations firm to help promote your business. This way, you can sit back and focus on your core responsibilities. Congratulations! You’ve made a great choice!

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Top Green Hacks For The Eco-Conscious Entrepreneur


Whether you possess a long held passion for ecological concerns or you’ve recently been converted to the cause, these simple green hacks are sure to give you food for thought!

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Austin-based DISCO Raises $83 Million


DISCO, which makes software for the legal industry, announced Thursday that it has raised $83 million in additional funding. The startup, which moved to Austin in August of last year from Houston, has raised $135 million to date.

Unique Careers to Pursue

The Startup Magazine

In choosing a career path, there are so many possibilities that you can pursue. The whole idea about enjoying your work is getting into a career path that is interesting and unique.

How To Empower Early-Stage Entrepreneurs In Developing Countries

YFS Magazine

Despite entrepreneurship's importance to economic growth, the developing world still faces enormous challenges in order to unleashing its full potential. Economy economy Global Business global voices

Four Ways To Expand Your Startup


Expansion is a great word for new companies, because it means that you have done something so right in your business model that you have been deemed worthy by the general consumer. Expanding, however, can be a mighty step to take.

Purpose Driven Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Do Purpose First, Select a Framework, Then Do Projects. Without a Clear Purpose, Innovation Drifts Off Course. It may seem obvious but unless you know who you are, and what your purpose is, as an organization you will flounder. Innovation Leaders sometimes get it backwards.

Be Frugal and Still Grow Your Business

The Startup Magazine

Every business dreams of making money and meeting its organisational goals. However, the journey there is often a long one and it doesn’t come with a manual.

Techstars Announces its Austin 2019 Cohort


Techstars is one of Austin’s oldest and most recognized accelerator programs. This week, Amos Schwartzfarb, its managing director, kicked off the 2019 program with 10 new startups. The companies come from Los Angeles, Chattanooga, TN, Toronto, Canada, Houston, TX, and Austin.

The 2019 Checklist For Growing Businesses


by Travis Crabtree, President and General Counsel of Swyft Filings. As we welcome the new year, we consider the new year’s resolutions that we may (or may not) carry out. We explore new fitness regimens, recipes to cook, and new books to actually finish.

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Here is Why Your Business Should Take Digital Adoption Seriously


We live in an increasingly digital world. We shop, make appointments, order food and taxis, and document our lives online. Approximately 70 percent of us use social media to connect and share content, and most spend an astonishing four hours per day interacting with our smartphones.