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Innovation – something both parties can agree on

Steve Blank

On the last day Congress was in session in 2016, Democrats and Republicans agreed on a bill that increased innovation and research for the country. For me, seeing Congress pass this bill, the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act , was personally satisfying.

The Ideal Financial Reporting Tempo For A VC-Backed Company

Feld Thoughts

Over the past few days, I’ve had a similar conversation about reporting tempo with three different people (2 CFOs and 1 CEO). In each case, we snuck up on the issue, rather than starting with it. The fundamental question addressed what the reporting tempo to the board should be. A number of years ago, I decided to shift to quarterly board meetings. Historically, the number of board meetings I had per company was all over the place.

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6 Elements Of Every Message Stand Out Above The Text

Startup Professionals Musings

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.

Ancient Rhetoric for the Modern Persuader: How to Argue for Conversions

ConversionXL

Here’s a common phrase that perhaps you’re familiar with: “Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.” ” As an optimizer, you’re in the business of arguing.

Hacking for Defense Goes National

Steve Blank

Our goal was to scale Hacking for Defense classes across the US – giving students the opportunity to perform national service by solving real defense/diplomacy problems using Lean Methods.

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Innovation – something both parties can agree on

Steve Blank

On the last day Congress was in session in 2016, Democrats and Republicans agreed on a bill that increased innovation and research for the country. For me, seeing Congress pass this bill, the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act , was personally satisfying.

Beware this New Gmail Scam that is Tricking Even Tech-Savvy Users

Inc Startups

Here is what you need to know in order to stay safe from a new, sophisticated phishing attack

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Is 2017 The Year Of Flat Headcount?

Feld Thoughts

If you are growing at a rate of less than 50% year over year, you should consider viewing 2017 as the year of flat headcount. As budgets are settling down and getting approved for many of the companies I’m on the board of, I’m seeing a general trend of much less headcount growth in 2017 than in 2016. In some cases, companies got ahead of themselves. In others, they need to integrate all the people they’ve added.

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10 Habits That Will Get You Promoted In Any Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Everyone knows that that startups are risky, but they also expect that the job will be exciting and potentially very lucrative (think early employees at Facebook and Google). Yet we have all heard stories about the high turnover, unstructured work environment, lower base pay, and unpredictable expectations from the top. Assuming you are lucky enough to get hired, what can you do to survive, and even stand out above the rest in this environment?

How To Dress Like An Entrepreneur Everybody Wants To Invest In

YFS Magazine

While you should wear what you feel the most confident in, dressing to impress is also a goal. Lifestyle brand brand image business attire fashion and beauty personal brand style

Want to Make a Great Impression? 25 Go-To Phrases That Work Magic (Especially for Introverts)

Inc Startups

Wondering how to make people like you? Here's the simple solution

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What Traits Should You Look for in Your Startup’s First Employees?

Up and Running

You have thought of the concept repeatedly. You have written mission statements and defined your product or service. You have built business strategies, financial plans, spent hundreds of hours raising capital, and now it’s time to select your team.

7 Work Ethic Elements Will Get You Investor Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

Starting and running a business is hard. Don’t believe the old myth that with a few hours of work a day and a great web site, you can get rich while you sleep.

Hurricane Oracle

deal architect

Three presentations really stood out during the Oracle Cloud analyst day in NYC this week.

Great Presenters Do One Thing That Most of You Don't, Science Says

Inc Startups

The eye-opening research about what actually influences your audience, and how you can use that to prepare and deliver better presentations

Hacking for Defense Goes National

Steve Blank

Our goal was to scale Hacking for Defense classes across the US – giving students the opportunity to perform national service by solving real defense/diplomacy problems using Lean Methods.

4 Skills Every Project Manager Needs

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Being a project matter is tough, yet rewarding work. Those who work in the field of project management will report that they have the opportunity to work with a swath of different projects, people, and places.

How To Survive As An Expat Entrepreneur Abroad

YFS Magazine

With opportunities for business in every corner of the world, many entrepreneurs travel far and wide in search of success. Lifestyle business relocation expat entrepreneurship expatriation Global Business global business travel global talk

The Surprising Reason Introverts Are Actually Better at Sales

Inc Startups

Back in the day, salespeople needed to be extroverted simply to survive. Today, not so much

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10 Ways Aspiring Entrepreneurs Are Often Victimized

Startup Professionals Musings

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. One would think that with all the sad stories and tools published over the past twenty years, this problem would be behind us.

5 Local SEO Mistakes to Avoid in 2017

Duct Tape Marketing

5 Local SEO Mistakes to Avoid in 2017 written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. As you begin to gear up for a successful 2017 for your business, one very important thing you need to address is your local SEO.

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Is it Time For Outsourced Accounting?

YoungUpstarts

by Scott Anderson, Small Business Services Partner-in-Charge at Sensiba San Filippo. If you’re the leader of a growing organization, you probably understand the need to set aside your strategic priorities for the sake of day-to-day tasks.

How To Go Viral on LinkedIn

Inc Startups

LinkedIn recently revealed some specific tips and insights on what makes posts (and people) go viral on the network

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Business Expansion: Increasing Sales to Enter New Markets

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you’re serious about business expansion, be sure to get serious about increasing sales. This strategy will empower your company to maintain the revenue necessary to purchase products and services that will extend your organization’s sphere of industry influence.

How to Get 70 Percent of Your Invoices Paid Instantly

Up and Running

You’ve probably had to ask yourself: Why don’t my clients pay on time? Payment delays are often a matter of life and death for a small business. According to a U.S. Bank study, 82 percent of business failures are due to cash flow issues.

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The Application Vendor is dead. Long live the Application Vendor!

deal architect

I have just come back from a round the world trip with frequent reminders of Great Britain's wide influence - Victoria Harbour, Raffles Hotel, Brabourne Stadium, Kipling's Kim in bookstores among others. You could almost visualize the rise and fall. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary

Here's What's Wrong With Your Great Idea

Inc Startups

A flash of insight will not make you Steve Jobs, it just means that you've recognized a pattern that may or may not really be there

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What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Social Selling

YFS Magazine

Are you using social media to sell directly to prospects? Grow Marketing & Sales sales selling tips social media social selling

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7 Steps To Launch A Passive Income Business Selling Services Online

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Welcome to a complete overview of the steps to launch what I call a Services Arbitrage business.

How to Get a Business Loan with no Personal Guarantee

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Borrowing a certain amount of money is one of the main options for the entrepreneurs to get funds for their businesses. For this purpose, entrepreneurs are usually asked to personally guarantee the amount borrowed from the financial institutions.

What Martin Luther King Can Teach You About Achieving Your Dreams

Inc Startups

Martin Luther King fought hard for his dream and inspired a nation. MLK Quotes and observations to help you to achieve your dream

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Restaurant or Food Truck: Which Is Better for a Beginner?

Up and Running

The days when food trucks were associated with grungy building sites and fried food at the fair are long gone. These flexible small business ventures are recognized as an exciting and viable option for foodies wanting to follow their dreams.

5 Hidden Ways Paying By Check Is Hurting Your Business

YoungUpstarts

by Karla Friede, CEO, co-founder, and member of the Board of Directors at Nvoicepay. Even though the use of paper checks for business payments has been slowly declining, most U.S. companies are still using them for 50 percent or more of their vendor payments.

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How tech is turning CMOs into Chief Collaboration Officers

The Next Web

For marketers, the easy days are over. Once upon a time, maybe four or five years ago, it was fairly straightforward to segment customers, predict their behavior and schedule broad but impactful marketing campaigns. Technology has changed all that. Social and digital media, powered by rapidly evolving technologies, have transformed the consumer landscape and destroyed both the traditional market segmentation and customer journey.