Sat.Sep 08, 2018 - Fri.Sep 14, 2018

8 Keys To Keeping Up With Technology In Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Technology is so key to every business these days that experienced business-smart but non-tech entrepreneurs are feeling deeper and deeper in the hole.

Acknowledging The Value of Coaching and Therapy for Founders

Feld Thoughts

I’ve long written about the stigma around entrepreneurship and depression / other “mental health-related issues.” ” I was delighted to see two articles in the last day about others addressing this. First, Felicis Ventures is committing 1% on top of every check the firm writes in non-dilutive capital earmarked for “founder development” in coaching and mental health. I love the way Aydin Senkut has characterized what they are doing and why they are doing it.

Selling your business? Find the emotional buyer


This is one of my favorite insights, since I lived this one in a positive exit from my computer business. Types of business buyers expanded. Most people will tell you that there are two kinds of eventual buyers for your business: financial and strategic.

How Do Short Term Loans Work?


Short term loans are nothing new, with hundreds of thousands of people taking out one form or another of short term finance in the UK each year. From payday loans to instalment loans and beyond, there is no shortage of specific products for specific purposes to choose from.

5 Criteria For Splitting Equity In Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

I always tell entrepreneurs that two heads are better than one, so the first task in many startups is finding a co-founder or two. You need to find the skills or experience you don’t have in business, technology, or money.

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Implementation Ground Hog Day

deal architect

I was recently introduced to Bonnie Tinder, founder of Raven Intel. Her startup is on a mission to “quantify the quality” of HCM implementation projects, especially the role of the SI partner. As her site says “We’re amplifying the voice. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Offshoring (TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant) Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS

Book: Uncensored

Feld Thoughts

A few months ago Andy Sack got me a subscription to The Next Big Idea Club. Every quarter, a box with two books in it shows up. These books were chosen by Adam Grant, Susan Cain, Malcolm Gladwell, and Daniel Pink – several of my favorite contemporary writers and thinkers. A box showed up at the end of last week. On Saturday, I read one of the books in the box – Uncensored: My Life and Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of Black and White America by Zachary Wood.

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How Today’s Full Customer Buying Journey Is Critical

Startup Professionals Musings

In today’s totally interconnected world with its abundance of information, choices, and marketing, how your customers buy has drastically changed. Buying has evolved from a simple transaction decision to multi-faceted experience.

Seed Stage Startups Are Now Graded on a Curve

View from Seed

Over the past five years, we’ve witnessed an Atomization of the Seed Stage. Early fundraising is no longer a one-and-done fundraise of a single round of Seed capital subsequently followed by a Series A 12–18 months later.

5 Reasons Why Your Company Blog Is Still A Good Idea

YFS Magazine

Company blogs often account for a majority of a website’s traffic, which often translates into more conversions and sales. Grow Marketing & Sales blogging company blog content marketing marketing

[ADV] About CarTitleLoanLenders: Find A Reputable Lender


Loaning a car title can offer a lot of people a quick way to get a short-term loan. However, it’s hard to find a trustworthy lender. There are a lot of companies that claim to have the best offer, but you often find it hard to believe.

6 Steps To Creating A Business Legacy That You Love

Startup Professionals Musings

Before you start down the long hard road of an entrepreneur, it pays to look inside yourself to see what you love to do, and what would fit your definition of success. For some, it’s all about the chance to run your own show, or advance a cause that you are passionate about.

4 Branding Tips to Get Your New Business Noticed

The Startup Magazine

Branding is just as crucial for newly launched businesses as it is for established companies. What’s great is that you don’t need a multi-million-dollar budget to create a brand identity. And while it can require lots of time and effort, the ROI is often worth all the sweat and tears.

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5 Practical Ways Entrepreneurs Handle Stress

YFS Magazine

For the average person a certain level of stress has become the norm, but for entrepreneurs higher than average daily stress is common. Lifestyle health and wellness lifestyle managing stress

Startup Founders: Three Must-Ask Questions About Your Data Privacy


by David Thomas, CEO at Evident. Modern startups are awash in information, from real-time customer insights collected via mobile applications to employee data received through online portals.

7 Business Realities To Temper Invention Excitement

Startup Professionals Musings

Every inventor seems to think their invention is worth a million dollars, but I haven’t seen anyone pay that much for one yet.

Lessons Learned: Hugh Molotsi

Startup Lessons Learned

Innovation within large corporations has more in common with startups than you’d think, but also comes with its own set of challenges.

What Every CEO Should Know About Selling

YFS Magazine

How do you find and retain customers? CEOs that want to build sustainable companies need to be in the customer acquisition business. Grow Marketing & Sales customer acquisition sales selling tips

How To Get Ready To Participate In An Acceleration Program


by Marc Pitart, founder and CEO of Acceleration and incubation programs are on the rise and have helped start and scale many successful businesses over the past 10 years.

StartUp in a World of Giants: Trade Shows Can Help You

The Startup Magazine

One problem that you might encounter as a startup business is having limited resources at your disposal. This includes having limited exposure, limited clients, and most importantly limited knowledge about competition. Why would you? You only started and that is understandable.

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9 Common Things that Stunt Business Growth (and What to Do about Them)


A major benefit of working in a digital-growth consultancy is that you see businesses across all industries and lifecycle stages try to grow their companies. I see good actions that really help a company grow but also common elements that hinder growth.

6 Tips To Successfully Run A Business With Your Spouse

YFS Magazine

Have you considered starting a business with your spouse? If so, here are six practical life and business tips to ensure your success. Plan business partners cofounders couplepreneurs partnerships starting a business

7 Secret Weapons For Entrepreneurial Success


by Rachel Strella, founder of Strella Social Media. Rarely do entrepreneurs launch businesses without intending to succeed. Starting a business is more than “just business.” It’s personal, too.

5 Tips to Choose A Bookkeeper for your Business

The Startup Magazine

Bookkeepers are an essential part of any company, and they can either make or break a business. Ensuring you have time to hire the correct person for this role is vital. So, how do you achieve this task?

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20 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names


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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What you didn’t know about TechCrunch Disrupt Winner Forethought AI

K9 Ventures

Yesterday, K9 Ventures portfolio company, Forethought AI , was declared the winner of the TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2018 Startup Battlefield competition. Using my own image as I wasn’t sure about TechCrunch’s rules/policy around using their media for the blog post).

Things To Think About Before Starting A Business


Many people aspire to be entrepreneurs, taking the appropriate steps to create their own businesses in search of finding success. However, it’s easy to get bogged down with actual business tasks and forget some of the more important things that go along with working for yourself.

Mixpanel vs. Google Analytics: The 2018 Guide


This post is not a dry feature-by-feature comparison, nor does it include a winner-take-all verdict. Your business won’t benefit from either of those things.

First Business Trip to Hong Kong? What to Know

The Startup Magazine

There’s nowhere in the world quite like Hong Kong. If you find yourself headed for this unique region of China for the first time, you’ll want to prepare for your arrival with a crash course in local business culture. Source: Pixabay.

How Companies Handle – And Botch – Natural Disasters Like Hurricane Florence

YFS Magazine

Here's a look at three brands that got PR (and being human) right as the Carolinas and Virginia confront multiple threats from Hurricane Florence. Company Culture Grow News acts of god Breaking News company culture natural disasters

Accurate Business Records Lead The Way To Success


Managing a business is like running a small army. You need to make sure your employees are well trained, for them to be productive and fully understand the importance of your line of work.

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Why Your Business Needs Copyrights


Savvy business owners understand the importance of intellectual property (IP) to their business’ success and most can name patents, trademarks, and copyrights as some of the various forms that IP can take.

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Smart Tips For Reclaiming VAT

The Startup Magazine

It does not have to be hard to reclaim VAT on your small business expenses. There are actually a number of steps that you can work through that allow you to successfully reclaim your VAT.

Reflecting on 5 years in VC: How to survive the marathon

Version One Ventures

The beginning of September is an important time for me as it marks my “VC anniversary.” Five years ago, I was hired as an analyst at Version One and now it’s an absolute privilege to be joining Boris as a General Partner. I’m so grateful for everyone’s congratulatory wishes and kind words last week. These five years have been an incredible journey and I know it’s only the beginning; after all, VC is marathon! In the past, I’ve reflected on my experiences.

How To Improve Your In-App Advertising Performance


by Karen Karalash, Business Development Manager at SmartyAds LLP. The digital advertising is running according to own path of evolution but the users still influence its course the most. The last couple of years gave birth to the new uber-popular ad formats such as rewarded and playable.

The 20% Rule: Some Success Porn From Theo Epstein That’s Actually Pretty Good

Hunter Walker

I didn’t click on that fake Warren Buffett tweet and I don’t stan for success porn like “Five Things Successful People Do In Their 20s.” ” Buuuuuuuuuut, this advice from Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein is pretty good.

How to Start Your Own Healthcare Service

The Startup Magazine

Starting any small business has its fair share of challenges, but there may be far more when starting a home healthcare service. This type of business has significant liability and compliance requirements. As an agency, you deliver medical services that are in high demand. Source: Pixabay.