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6 Keys to Superior Thinking in Business Innovations

Startup Professionals Musings

As I work with aspiring entrepreneurs and business professionals, I often hear about stress and disappointment from a great idea or innovation that failed for reasons that you don’t understand. When I dig deeper, I find that many of you are easily excited by a great new idea, but fail to diligently follow a validation process to test the limits of your thinking, before proceeding to rollout.

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19 Years Ago Today

Feld Thoughts

I got an email from Matt Blumberg this morning with the above image that said, “We have been blogging for 19 years. I can remember sitting together above Super Liquor futzing with Typepad like it was yesterday.” “Super Liquor” is Superior Liquor in Superior, Colorado, which was on the first floor of the building off of Hwy 36, which was my office at the time.

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Burning Platform: SAP Sapphire 2023 Sneak Preview

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In the 88th episode of Burning Platform, we host Clare Henry of SAP. Nice of her to take time out of a hectic week with last minute prep to provide us a curtain raiser on the Sapphire event next week.

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“Women, We Are Our Own Best Resource”: Deb Boelkes

YoungUpstarts

A significant number of young women aspire to reach the upper levels of leadership. As this year’s graduates embark on their careers, entrepreneur and author Deb Boelkes shares eight valuable pieces of advice to help them achieve their goals. The post “Women, We Are Our Own Best Resource”: Deb Boelkes appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Every startup and innovation project exists within an ecosystem that either helps or hurts that project. As innovation managers, we need to keep a pulse of that ecosystem and make sure we're helping those innovation projects we're managing every step of the way. 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

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6 Ways To Get Credible Data To Support A New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

Many entrepreneurs are so enamored with their product vision that they believe their own hype and are convinced that the market for their solution is so huge that no one will ask them for independent market research data. They don’t realize that business projections with no third-party validation have no credibility with investors, and smart potential investors will walk away.

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The Impact of Stress on the Well-being of Startup Founders and CEOs

Feld Thoughts

Startup Snapshot, a data-sharing platform for the entrepreneurial ecosystem, recently released its latest report, The Untold Toll: The Impact of stress on the well-being of startup founders and CEOs. Clearly, the emotional state of founders and entrepreneurs in any period, especially now in this economic environment, is a critical driver of success.

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Four Companies That Cast Off Their Constraints And Innovated Like Crazy

YoungUpstarts

Gary Harpst looks at four companies that famously vaulted over limitations to create something completely new. The post Four Companies That Cast Off Their Constraints And Innovated Like Crazy appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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6 Values And Priorities That Investors Will Relate To

Startup Professionals Musings

Young entrepreneurs often are so excited by new technology or their latest invention that they forget to translate it into a value proposition that their customers or potential investors can understand and relate to. They become frustrated with investors, senior executives, and even customers who don’t seem to “get it,” with the result that everyone loses.

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Scaling Smarter: How Payroll Platforms Benefit Startups

The Startup Magazine

Starting a new business can be an exciting journey where you’re bound to experience your fair share of ups and downs along the way. In this regard, one of the necessary evils startups have to deal with is finances, especially when it comes to managing payroll. The issue is, how can you even think about scaling your business when such a bottleneck is staring you right in the eyes, with each mistake having costly ramifications to boot?

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Burning Platform: Org agility, global talent, Generative AI in HCM

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In the 87th episode of Burning Platform, we host Steve Goldberg and Pete Tiliakos of GxT advisors. We discuss a wide range of HCM topics. Between them they have 7 decades of HCM experience in a variety of roles. We.

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4 Ways All Leaders Can Multiply Their Impact

YoungUpstarts

Brendan P. Keegan shares some ways leaders can create their own legacy and to leave a greater imprint on the world. The post 4 Ways All Leaders Can Multiply Their Impact appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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8 Ways Different Team Members See Efforts To Innovate

Startup Professionals Musings

Every business organization, large or small, has a variety of individual and team member types that factor into your ability to innovate and change the business to meet evolving customer needs and competition. In addition, in my experience as a consultant, I have found that it is important to have the processes and discipline in place to integrate and manage the innovation you need.

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Make your Corporation Stronger With These 3 Techniques

The Startup Magazine

If you are the kind of person who owns a business and runs a multibillion-dollar company, then you must know the importance of making the corporation stronger with a few business tips and tricks as they can be of great benefit in the long run in making your business run for a long time. You must know that the business is not just run for a while. Still, it is an ambition and a thought that carries out in the world for a long period of time and even after your demise, there will be a specific leg

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Time for a pivot in enterprise software

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On Saturday, I watched the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting.

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Dropshipping: The Complete Guide to Starting and Succeeding in E-commerce

crowdSPRING Blog

Starting a dropshipping business is one of the best ways to begin your entrepreneurial journey. The startup costs are low; you can set your product prices and build a successful brand without paying for inventory or building a physical store. Online businesses have also massively grown in popularity over the last few years. In 2022 alone, e-commerce sales reached 5.2 trillion dollars worldwide.

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7 Viewpoints Required To Be A Satisfied Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

As an angel investor and a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I’m always disappointed to see founders who seem stressed out most of the time, and more annoyed than energized by the abundance of challenges they see in building their startup. The entrepreneurial lifestyle is a tough one under the best of circumstances, and it’s one you have to love in order to succeed.

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Do You Need Venture Capital to Build a Business?

SiliconHills

Special Contribution by Evisio Every startup in the world has one thing in common: a dream. From humble beginnings in a basement or garage, entrepreneurs set out to build the next big thing. It’s a tale as old as time and has always been part of the American dream.

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Founder Spotlight – Transforming Recruiting to Matchmaking for Increased Efficiency and Engagement

Gust

Enployable, Inc. is the world's first value-based AI job matching platform. After witnessing the challenges that my friends faced while looking for new jobs during the pandemic, I wanted to find a better approach to the job market. Traditionally, the hiring process focuses on whether a candidate's skills and experience match the job description, and the process of screening candidates can be labor-intensive.

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Kindness – The Key to Small Business Success

Mike Michalowicz

In the world of small business, it can be easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day operations. With so much to do and so little time, it’s not uncommon for kindness to take a backseat in our interactions with colleagues, customers, and partners. However, practicing kindness is essential to building strong relationships and creating a positive work environment.

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Pros and cons of buying your own router

NZ Entrepreneur

Wifi routers, are a critical piece of equipment when it comes to connecting devices at your office to the Internet. In New Zealand most service providers, (ISPs) give or rent a modem/router for free upon sign-up to a new broadband plan (although some charge for delivery) and some even throw in a wifi mesh system. But with some ISPs now choosing to charge over $100 for their standard wifi router or modem, it raises the question whether to buy your own equipment or use the one they provide.

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Monday Motivation: BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

Hearpreneur

This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off inspired to become great.

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Is it YOU or your great plan?

Berkonomics

So, what do you think is more important? There may be more choices here. But the most important ones for any size business, including start-ups, is: Do you believe it should be the quality of your management team, or the plan you execute so brilliantly toward your success? Do you want a unanimous answer right away? Checking with professional investors from angels to VC’s, the answer appears to be near unanimous: the quality of the proposed or actual management team comes in a strong first before

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Inquiry vs. Advocacy

OnlyOnce

My Grandpa Bill used to not want to talk about himself at dinner parties. When one of us asked him why one day, he said, “I already know what I have to say. What I don’t know, is what the other person has to say.” There are a few principles I learned years ago in a workshop that my coach Marc led for us called Action/Design. I’m going to try writing a few posts about them, and you can find some articles on them here.

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Is Your Small Business Changing? Embrace it!

Mike Michalowicz

Change is an inevitable part of life, and the same is true for small businesses. In fact, accepting and adapting to change is critical for the survival and growth of any small business. I know, though, that change can be challenging for many small business owners, especially when it comes to making big decisions that impact their operations. Fortunately, implementing small changes can be an effective way to boost your business without overwhelming your team or breaking the bank.

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Weekend Favs May 06

Duct Tape Marketing

Weekend Favs May 06 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but I encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from an online source or one I took on the road.

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Pick Your Business Back Up After An Issue with the Office

Women Entrepreneurs Can

If there has been an issue with your business office that has meant you are unable to work in all, or part of it, then this can be highly inconvenient to your business. There are many things that could have gone wrong, but it’s up to you to bounce back from this, not letting it get in the way of you running your successful company. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the steps that you should be taking in order to pick your business back up and move forward after there ha

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Funding Your Business? 5 Different Ways to Start Off Strong

Our Own Start-up

Having the right funding in place is essential for launching your startup and making it successful, we’re discussing five different ways to fund your business. The post Funding Your Business? 5 Different Ways to Start Off Strong first appeared on Our Own Startup.

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Understanding & Avoiding Contractor Misclassification

Transformify

With the evolving nature of work and the rise of the gig economy, an increasing number of individuals are opting for flexible contract work rather than traditional full-time employment. This trend is particularly prominent in skilled white-collar jobs that can be performed remotely from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Many people are embracing the freedom and flexibility of being digital nomads, combining work with travel.

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The Power of Connection To Create Memorable Pitches

Duct Tape Marketing

The Power of Connection To Create Memorable Pitches written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with Diana Kander In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I interview Diana Kander. She is a keynote speaker on curiosity and innovation and a New York Times bestselling author. A serial entrepreneur who entered the United States as a refugee at the age of eight, she has launched and sold millions of dollars of products and services.

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The Business Owner’s Guide To Negotiating Commercial Lease Agreements

Our Own Start-up

An essential guide for business owners to negotiate commercial lease agreements, allowing them to make informed decisions that benefit their business in the long run. The post The Business Owner’s Guide To Negotiating Commercial Lease Agreements first appeared on Our Own Startup.

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5 Unique Ways to Advertise Your Business

Our Own Start-up

With the advancement in technology and the changing customer base, businesses need to think out of the box when it comes to advertising. The post 5 Unique Ways to Advertise Your Business first appeared on Our Own Startup.

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How to Care for Your Machines for Beginner Manufacturers

Our Own Start-up

As a beginner manufacturer, it can be overwhelming to navigate this aspect of production. Read on for a quick guide on how to care for your machines. The post How to Care for Your Machines for Beginner Manufacturers first appeared on Our Own Startup.

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How Startups Can Leverage Influential Marketing Effectively?

Our Own Start-up

Influencer marketing for startups can help you enhance your business reach and connect with your potential customers. Ready to leverage influencer marketing for your startup? The post How Startups Can Leverage Influential Marketing Effectively? first appeared on Our Own Startup.

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3 Ways Polymer Shelving Can Maximize Your Storage

Our Own Start-up

As a business owner, maximizing your storage is a must for improving your operations. Investing in polymer shelving is one of the best ways to achieve this. The post 3 Ways Polymer Shelving Can Maximize Your Storage first appeared on Our Own Startup.

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What Qualities to Look for in Commercial Painting Companies

Our Own Start-up

Commercial painting is an essential aspect of maintaining the aesthetic appeal of a property and protecting its surfaces from wear and tear. The post What Qualities to Look for in Commercial Painting Companies first appeared on Our Own Startup.

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The Eight Steps For Creative Brilliance

Duct Tape Marketing

The Eight Steps For Creative Brilliance written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with Mark Shekter In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I interview Mark Shekter. He is a Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, and original thinker. He pioneered a new system of creative thinking that empowers Start-Ups to Fortune 500 clients to build robust and sustainable enterprises while reshaping corporate cultures for unlimited innovation and growth.