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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.

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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.

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.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

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 their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

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.

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.

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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.

Sun, Sand, and Software: Why Miami is Fired-Up for Tech


People who say Austin is the “next Silicon Valley” have obviously never been to Miami. Miami has its tropical climate, world-class art scene, and ample business crowd, technology companies have found a new home-sweet-home, leaving locals wondering what took so long?

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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 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

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?”

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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A 3-Step Framework To Approach Tough Business Problems

YFS Magazine

As you build a startup, you will discover that projects rarely go off without a hitch. Here's a simple framework to tackle the toughest business problems. Lead leadership personal development problem solving

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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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.

Improving Survey Analysis: 3 Steps to Get More from Customer Feedback


Even if you collect customer feedback, it won’t have much value if your survey analysis falls short. From not preparing data correctly to jumping to conclusions based on statistically insignificant data, a lot can go wrong. Thankfully, there are some easy wins.

5 Ways To Attract Abundance And Your Dream High-Profile Clients

YFS Magazine

The better you become, the better you attract. Here's how to do the work necessary to show up in the world and serve your ideal clients. Lead business coaching life coaching mindset personal development

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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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.

What If Your Future Was Determined By The Color Of Your Eyes

Feld Thoughts

If you are looking for something powerful, creative, provocative, and beautifully done, go look at True Blue by Eliot Peper and team. In 2017, I wrote a post titled A Clever Short Story About Discrimination about the short story that Eliot had written. It was an idea that David Cohen had.

16 Audiobooks Every Entrepreneur Should Listen To In 2019

YFS Magazine

Here's a look at sixteen business, inspirational, and leadership audiobooks we can't wait to download. Okay, enough from us. Go listen! Lifestyle audiobooks books business books

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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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.

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.

How To Handle Difficult Business Conversations Without Losing Your Sanity

YFS Magazine

There are no easy ways and no shortcuts, but there are techniques we can employ to turn difficult conversations into effective ones. Lead communication leadership personal development workplace conflict

Taking time to think: Do you dedicate time for thinking? Here’s why you should.


Are you taking time to think, just think? Dedicated time for thinking is the key to your own personal growth and development. In this episode, Peep discusses why and how dedicated time to just think actually creates more opportunities for growth and better quality ideas.

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.

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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Wine Entrepreneur Danni Lin Wants To Know Your Vinotype

YFS Magazine

Seattle-based entrepreneur Danni Lin, founder, and CEO of Great Wine, Inc. is blending taste with tech and aims to prove it's the perfect pairing. People female entrepreneurs wine and spirits startups wine business women entrepreneurs women in business

How to network with people in business with David Gonzales from IMParty


Why is networking and building business relationships important for growth? It seems that most people who go to conferences or industry events don’t know how to network. How do you become better at networking? This post contains video, click to play].

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.

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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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Four Invoicing Tips To Improve Cash Flow In Your Business

YFS Magazine

Cash flow management is essential to business growth. If cash flow is an obstacle for your small business, here are four invoicing tips to help improve it. Finance Grow cash flow management invoice software money

Brand yourself: When you shouldn’t create a company brand


Branding is everything. But, do you really understand how hard it is to build a company brand as a solo entrepreneur? In this episode, Peep discusses why you should develop personal branding instead of a company brand. This post contains video, click to play]. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

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.

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.