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How Do I Know When I’m Done with Customer Discovery?

Grasshopper Herder

Is the customer discovery process one of your pain points? Find out how many interviews you should do, how often, and how to process the information quickly so you can move on to your build in no time. The post How Do I Know When I’m Done with Customer Discovery? appeared first on Customer Development Lean Startup User Experience & Research Customer Segmentation & Personas Generative Market Research Hypothesis Driven Development lean startup

6 Steps to Growing Your Freelance Business to Six Figures

Women Entrepreneurs Can

If you’re a freelancer , you’ll likely know what it’s like to find yourself in a feast or famine cycle, where you’re either swamped with work or looking everywhere for it. But just because many people find themselves in this cycle, doesn’t mean it has to be this way.

Transcript of How Small Businesses Can Compete in the Online Marketplace

Duct Tape Marketing

Transcript of How Small Businesses Can Compete in the Online Marketplace written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Back to Podcast. Transcript. This transcript is sponsored by our transcript partner – Rev – Get $10 off your first order.

Venture Deals Online Course – Spring 2019 Registration Is Open

Feld Thoughts

We are running the Venture Deals Online Course again. Registration is now open and it runs from April 7, 2019 – May 31, 2019. It’s produced by Kauffman Fellows Academy and Techstars. We’ve run the course four times now and have had over 15,000 people take it.

9 Strategies For Maximizing Your Social Media Impact

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are an entrepreneur these days, or trying to grow an existing business, everyone is telling you that you need to use social media. There are many ‘experts’ out there telling you how to do it, or even offering their services.

How to Run an Effective Networking Dinner

Both Sides of the Table

Photo by Juliette F on Unsplash Networking is a critical part of relationship building and there is no event more valuable to building relationships than the proverbial “breaking of bread” with people.

What Is PPC And How To Use It In Your Marketing Strategy


In today’s competitive world of digital marketing one of the most sought after strategic goals is to achieve an organic high ranking on a search engines like Google. Doing so takes loads of hard work and know-how as well as extensive knowledge of how websites work. It can be a daunting process.

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10 Business Plan Tips Too Many Entrepreneurs Forget

Startup Professionals Musings

If you want people to invest in your idea, then my best advice is first write a business plan, and keep it simple. Don't confuse your business plan with a doctoral thesis or the back of a napkin. Keep the wording and formatting straightforward, and keep the plan short.

Qualtrics: Not just a shiny new object for SAP

deal architect

I want to be respectful of the NDAs SAP requested during the recent analyst summit but wanted to share early thoughts that crossed my mind as we were introduced to SAP’s new acquisition. We saw keynotes at the Qualtrics X4. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

How Businesses Can Promote A Green Workplace


by Scott Cramer, President of Go Solar Group. Many companies want to create a healthy work environment. The beauty of creating a green workplace, however, is that it promotes long term health. There are many ways in which you can create a greener work environment.

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Rover and RVR on Pi Day

Feld Thoughts

Happy Pi Day everyone. If you love dogs, or robots, or dogs and robots, you’ll love the video below. Two companies we are investors in – Rover and Sphero – have teamed up on Pi Day.

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How To Focus On Relationships To Maximize Your Brand

Startup Professionals Musings

Brands are people first. Customers are people too, so customers tend to take their relationship with a brand personally. Thus it’s not a surprise that people love their favorite smartphone brand, cringe when you mention their cable company, or even hate the mention of a particular bank.

The third decade at Salesforce

deal architect

Congrats to Marc Benioff and team for twenty glorious years. $1 1 billion in annual revenues by end of first decade, $ 16 billion forecast bt the end of the second - what a rocket ship! He is also one heck. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (other vendors

Why Digital Technology Is Important For Business Marketing


When you first start out with your business venture, there are many challenges you will have to overcome. Finances can be one of the major challenges for many start-ups. The other is the stiff level of competition that is present in every industry.

More Robot Pi

Feld Thoughts

It’s still Pi Day at least in Boulder for a few more hours. And, well, robots. Misty is making a lot of progress and is still available to pre-order at 25% off her retail price , which is just slightly more than $3,141.59. The post More Robot Pi appeared first on Feld Thoughts.


7 Facts Of Business Life People Learn From Experience

Startup Professionals Musings

When I started mentoring entrepreneurs and startups a few years ago, I anticipated that I would get mostly tough technical questions, but instead I more often hear things like “Where do I start?”

SAP Nation 3.0: Those who ignore history.

deal architect

The book is available for advance purchase on Amazon here. I am sending out media review copies this week. Over the next few weeks, as I do with all my books, I will share about 5% of the 400 pages. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) SAP Nation, the book

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An Overview Of Cyber Risks


by Bart McDonough , CEO and founder of Agio, and author of “ Cyber Smart: Five Habits to Protect Your Family, Money, and Identity from Cyber Criminals “ William and Nancy Skog had cherry-picked an impeccable, perfect, river-front residence in Wilmington, Illinois.

Book: Do Better Work

Feld Thoughts

Last week I met Max Yoder, the CEO of Lessonly , at the annual High Alpha CEO summit. He was the last speaker in the afternoon and ended a great day on an energized note. He handed out copies of his recent book Do Better Work: Finding Clarity, Camaraderie, and Progress in Work and Life. His talk discussed his journey around writing the book, motivation for doing it, how it is integrated into the mission of Lessonly, and why he decided to self-publish it. I read the book on the plane home.


5 Keys To Boosting The Performance Of A Business Team

Startup Professionals Musings

It takes an effective team to attract and serve a community in business these days.

The 7 Key Components of a Perfect Elevator Pitch [With Video]

Up and Running

Whether you are trying to raise money from angel investors or venture capitalists for your business, or just want to perfect your business strategy, a solid elevator pitch is an essential tool for achieving your goals.

The 4 Biggest IT Management Mistakes


Mistakes are a part of life: we all make them. Some mistakes have very little effect while others have grave effects. In the wake of rapid advancements in the technological frontier, mistakes in the management of the IT infrastructure have far-reaching effects on a company.

Snowpocalypse or Blizzard?

Feld Thoughts

The level of histrionics yesterday about the weather on the front range that is coming has been epic. I’ve lived here since 1995 and the amount of fear, anxiety, discussion, preparation, and public commentary is higher than I can ever recall (and yes – I’m now contributing to it.). As I sit here at my computer looking out my window in Longmont, it’s cloudy and raising episodically (hard a few minutes ago, but it has now stopped.)

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Startup Accelerator/Funding Opportunity: AEP’s IlluminationLAB

The Startup Magazine

In an effort to support startups looking for capital and mentorship, The Startup Magazine is supporting American Electric Power in the launch of its IlluminationLAB global innovation program for technology entrepreneurs.

B2B Ecommerce Sites: What Works for B2B Buyers?


Many are familiar with the digital darlings that market directly to consumers—Warby Parker, Away, Allbirds, etc. But the B2B ecommerce market is growing exponentially , estimated to reach $1.2 trillion in transactions by 2021.

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Market Your New Business Using Digital Technology


If you are a young entrepreneur with a great idea for a new business venture, you need to make sure you plan ahead to get your business off the ground. These days, more and more young people are branching out on their own rather than getting regular 9-5 jobs.

28 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project.

8 Signs you can finally start your own business

The Startup Magazine

Most of us find it hard to keep up with workplace rules and regulations. We want to work our way, that is working flexibly and with complete control. The 2016 Deloitte Millennial Survey found that 63 percent of millennials want to move away from traditional employment and start their own business.

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Oh S**t, Your VC Just Quit Her Fund! What a Good CEO Should Do Next.

Hunter Walker

Everything is setting up perfectly – you’ve got a great relationship with your lead VC – he’s even saying “we” and painting pictures of being on the podium with you for the NASDAQ opening eight years from now.

Are You A Pleaser In Your Business? The Number 1 Pattern To Avoid


by Ben Ivey, The Fulfilment Artist. First of all let’s see if you are a pleaser: Do you say yes to everything? Do you give in order not to feel? Do you have lots of other people’s drama in your life? Do your own needs aren’t a priority compared to other people?

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How to Protect IP When Outsourcing Software Development

Up and Running

We live in an era when technology permeates every aspect of our lives. Amazon and app-based services have changed our shopping habits, strangers control our hospitality experiences, and human connection takes place online as often, or possibly even more often, than it does in person.

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How CDFIs Help The Startup Ecosystem

The Startup Magazine

An important contributor to the startup ecosystem is the CDFI. CDFI, or Community Development Financial Institution, is a financial institution dedicated to lending to those who are considered to be in the lower economic demographics.

ICON Unveils a New Large Scale 3D Printer to Build Affordable Homes


By LAURA LOREK, Publisher of Silicon Hills News Austin-based ICON on Monday unveiled its new “Vulcan II” 3D printer that can print up to a 2,000 square foot house quickly at half the cost. “It’s

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Funding For The Modern Entrepreneur: The Most Popular Ways To Secure Business Funds In 2019


The world as we know it is built on great ideas. The most defining trait that we humans can hold a claim to, is that we are incredibly innovative and creative.

How I Stay Motivated Through The Ups And Downs of Startup Life

YFS Magazine

Startup life is complicated. One day you're riding high on top of the world, and the next you're plunging into unthinkable lows. Lead motivation personal development starting a business

The Best Business Ideas to Get You Started

The Startup Magazine

Deciding to start a business is one of the most significant decisions in the life of a human being. It is why most entrepreneurs consult a business coach to guide them through some of the tough processes and decision-making levels of starting a business from scratch.

Last-Minute (and Year-Round) Tax Tips for Small Businesses

Up and Running

If you haven’t already filed your taxes, now is the time to get your information together to ensure that they’re filed on time and avoid costly penalties and unnecessary stress. It’s also the perfect opportunity to start organizing your taxes for the next filing season.