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The one thing I vividly remember from my first few days as an audit rookie at PwC was a class where the instructor said "never forget - an internal control should deliver more savings than the burden it puts on. Industry Commentary

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5 Entrepreneur Lifestyle Drivers That Lead To Success

Startup Professionals Musings

As a startup advisor, I see many aspiring entrepreneurs whose primary motivation seems to be to work part time, or get rich quick, or avoid anyone else telling them what to do. Let me assure you, from personal experience, and from helping many successful as well as struggling entrepreneurs, that starting a business is hard work, and doesn’t come with any of the benefits mentioned.


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How To Start A New Career After A Business Failure


Every entrepreneur dreams of their business becoming a massive success, setting them up for life, but in reality, this is rarely the case. About 20 percent of businesses fail within their first year of operations, and 50 percent go onto fail by year 5. . If your business goes under, you may feel like your options are limited. You spent a lot of time, money, and effort on this one enterprise, and now you may feel lost. Fortunately, there are several options you can follow to begin a new career. .

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Seth Levine’s Practical Thoughts on the Covid Crisis

Feld Thoughts

In addition to his leadership at Foundry, the companies he’s involved in, a number of initiatives in Colorado generally and Longmont specifically, and with his family, my partner Seth Levine has written several excellent posts in around the Covid Crisis.

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.

The state of COVID-19 testing

Version One Ventures

In these unprecedented times, we know that controlling the spread of novel coronavirus requires social distancing and testing. While all of us are doing our parts to stay at home, there’s a lot of confusion, chaos and frustration surrounding coronavirus testing in the US. . Before going further, I want to be clear that I am not a medical doctor or researcher.

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6 Keys To Managing Funding From People Close To You

Startup Professionals Musings

In their passion to succeed, too many entrepreneurs treat friends and family investments as “low-hanging” fruit, only to find out later, after a stumble, that the pain of lost relationships is greater than the loss of their beloved startup. Other entrepreneurs never start their adventure, because they can’t face the prospect of even approaching friends and family for an investment kick-start.

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Formlabs Covid-19 Support Network

Feld Thoughts

My friends at Formlabs have launched a Formlabs Covid-19 Network and are working on numerous 3D printable solutions for the crisis. As of this morning, 800 people have already signed up to participate. My premise around 3D printers when we made our first investment in 2010 in MakerBot was that ultimately everyone would want a 3D printer on their desktop. I thought this was especially true in prototyping, experimentation, and emergency situations.

Job hunting in the midst of a crisis

VC Adventure

My posts last week (which included predictions of pending lay-offs at technology businesses) prompted a number of people to reach out and ask a variant of the question: “How can I find a job in the middle of a shutdown/meltdown?”

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9 Keys To Effective Networking, In Person Or Virtual

Startup Professionals Musings

Too many entrepreneurs I meet in my role as a business advisor still seem to believe networking is all about selling and convincing everyone that what you have will change the world. While selling is still key with customers, networking with peers and investors today is still about building relationships , listening to the needs of someone else, and suggesting a win-win opportunity.

Is Your Business A Revolving Door? 10 Ways To Keep Your Best Employees


by Rich Armstrong and Steve Baker, co-authors of “ Get In The Game: How To Create Rapid Financial Results And Lasting Cultural Change “ Employee retention and turnover are important terms to every business owner and leader. But sometimes the driving factors behind why employees leave aren’t fully grasped or addressed by leadership, and if that disconnect persists, the business suffers while some of the best employees beat a path to the door.

Geared Up for Another Intense Covid Week

Feld Thoughts

It’s amazing the havoc a 120-nanometer organism can wreak on the human race. Someone said that every 24 hours feels like a week. That would put us at the end of the school year, which kind of feels like what has actually happened. I expect this week will be as intense as last week. While there was almost no positive news last week on any front, I feel well organized around the things I’m working on.

3 Ways To Stay Positive and Productive While Working from Home

YFS Magazine

It's time to train your brain to adapt to changing times, create a stable work environment, and crush your professional goals. Lifestyle Workspaces home office pandemic remote working working at home

10 Strategies For Attracting Investors That Will Fail

Startup Professionals Musings

Many new entrepreneurs are so excited by their latest idea that they can’t resist contacting every investor they know, assuming the investor will be equally excited and want to contribute immediately. Others will work hard on a business plan, and then mail it indiscriminately to every potential investor they can find on the Internet. Both of these approaches are a waste of your time and theirs.

5 Ways To Reduce Stress And Boost Immune System While Social Distancing


by Wendy King is the Director of Health and Performance for Hub International. As social distancing becomes our new “norm” over at least the next several weeks, the pressures may be overwhelming. There are challenges finding childcare and keeping necessities stocked, never mind keeping yourself safe at work and out in the world. And how much disinfectant is enough, anyway? We all need to think about practical coping strategies while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Small Business Tips for Tough Times

Rembrandt Communications

Fellow Entrepreneurs, We Can Get Through Tough Times! How are things going for you and your business right now? As entrepreneurs, many of us are really struggling as we fight changes due to COVID-19. However, there are some things you can do to keep your business (and mental health) going in a positive direction during this turbulent time. COVID-19 Small Business Tips for Survival. How Can You Help?

28 Entrepreneurs Explain Their Favorite Songs to Get Them Motivated


Music can change your spirit. If you’re having a bad day and listen to your favorite song, it can change your entire mood. Music can also help you to get through difficult moments in life. One of the hardest things anyone can ever do is start and run a business. We knew that entrepreneurs have the best playlists and we decided to ask them their favourite tracks. 1-My Heroine. Photo Credit: Dennis Bell. Whenever I feel burdened and bleak, I always listen to the song “My Heroine” by Silverstein.

7 Tips To Maximize Breakthrough Thinking In Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of you realize that survival in business today requires grabbing hold of tomorrow’s opportunities with disruptive innovation , before your competition or a new startup gets there. The challenge is to create a culture of forward thinking in your company, and avoid the traps of following the paths of least resistance and most comfort that appear in every mature company.

10 Online Courses To Learn To Code In Python (Free And Paid)


Python is one of the most popular coding languages in the world because of its object-oriented features, clean syntax and adaptability. Those who are interested in learning how to code in Python can find really good learning resources online. The following paid and free Python courses online are effective to learn to code using Python. Free Python Courses Online:-. Python from Beginner to Intermediate in 30 min.

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How to Manage Cash Flow in a Crisis

Up and Running

As I write this, we are neck-deep in the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis that comes with it. People are staying home, not buying, not working their gigs, losing their jobs. And we business owners need to make sure that our businesses not only survive this crisis but find ways to thrive. Which at this point in time, means having cash readily available. . For small businesses, cash flow management in a crisis is absolutely vital.

28 Entrepreneurs Share Their Tips and Tricks of Staying Motivated


When the going gets rough in business, you’ll need motivation to keep moving. Motivating yourself can be hard but practicing consistent habits such as reminding yourself of why you started can be a major boost. A network of friends and partners can also serve as a great assurance and reminder that you’re not walking. Here are the various ways entrepreneurs and business owners stay motivated in business. #1- 1- Switched to something fun and doable. Photo Credit: Paul Zalewski.

Boulder Non-Profits to Support for Covid-19 Relief

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I recently joined a campaign created by Dave and Suzanne Hoover to fund a $100,000 match for the Impact on Education Foundation for Boulder Valley Schools Critical Needs Fund. School closures due to COVID-19 have a direct impact on BVSD students and families. This fund supports BVSD food services to ensure families receive nutritious meals. It also provides school supplies to assist with at-home learning.

How To Spread The Word About Your First Business 


Spreading the word about your business is vital to enable you to create a constant stream of customers and to generate a buzz around your company within its first few weeks of opening. However, if you are starting a business for the first time, letting everyone know that you are open for business can be daunting. This guide will take you through some of the easiest ways that your company can become a permanent mark on the landscape before long. Become Part of the Community.

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CO #COVID-19 Talent Network

VC Adventure

With so many jobs being lost to the COVID-19 crisis a group of us thought it would be helpful to put together a talent network to help support those looking for work during this challenging time. We know there are companies out there hiring, and that includes tech companies. The Colorado #Covid19 Startup Talent Network provides job seekers access to upload their profile information and job skills. It also allows companies to search for talent and sort on various job criteria.

Recession Response

Mike Michalowicz

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A structured wonder in the dark: how to identify and set your ‘Plan B’

Where to Play

The post A structured wonder in the dark: how to identify and set your ‘Plan B’ appeared first on Where to Play. The world today is no longer the same as it was just a month ago. The uncertainty of a worldwide pandemic creates a new reality not only for each and every one of us personally, but also for your business. In fact, whatever your product/market fit was last month- chances are you will need to change or adapt it to meet the new norms.

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Increase Productivity While Working From Home


There are a lot of reasons why people work from home; it could be that they do not like their daily commute, their company encourages it, or they may be sick. Regardless of the reason, a lot of people find it hard to be productive when working from home. There are usually so many different things happening that make it a lot more challenging. That said, there are a few things that can help improve your productivity when working from home. Set up a Specific Work Area.

Updating Content: Process and Results for CXL


The traditional blog format—regular, sequential publishing of diary-style entries—no longer makes sense for most businesses. To be honest, it never did. A B2B website that educates potential buyers isn’t a personal “weblog.” It doesn’t toss out unsubstantiated opinions. It doesn’t age the same way. The earliest articles may cover the most valuable topics, but our throwaway content culture lets older posts rot. If the philosophical argument doesn’t motivate you, search engines will.

Things Will Be Different

This is going to be BIG.

I remember looking at other people on the street the day after 9/11. Everyone was just so sad. It was a shared moment in time where nothing needed to be said, and all we could muster was a slight nod to acknowledge that what you were feeling, everyone else was feeling, too. It felt like things would never be the same. Yet, it wasn’t very long after before I was on a plane. Sure, I was a bit apprehensive, but slowly it faded away.

New To Investing? Broaden Your Horizons With Four Strong Approaches

YFS Magazine

Consider these approaches to investing and creating a plan to build an impressive and diverse portfolio based on your unique financial needs. Finance Grow investing investment strategies recommended

Tort Vs. Personal Injury Law


While the terms are similar and often used interchangeably, there is a slight difference between “tort” and personal injury law. Tort is a wrongdoing committed by one person against another person that harms their well being or property. Personal injury law, however, fits under the umbrella of tort law and is typically made up of negligence cases. As mentioned, tort law has to do with wrongdoings committed by one person against another person.

Nerd Immunity – eSports during Coronavirus Pandemic

VC Cafe

As Major Leagues cancel their season in the US and the olympics postponed at least till 2021 to avoid public gatherings in the time of Covid-19, it’s a tough moment for sports and sports fans. As mentioned by The Vulture in “ What will ESPN do without sports?

Protecting Your Employees During Coronavirus

The Startup Magazine

If you have even one employee, right now is a time as a business owner that you are probably feeling a lot of stress. Everyone is as the Covid-19 virus is an increasingly concerning situation in the United States. Employers have to consider whether or not to close, and they’re thinking about how this is going to impact revenue, employee safety and business viability.

Coronavirus News and Updates India: Death toll rises to 16, confirmed coronavirus cases reaches 700 mark, 88 Covid-19 cases reported in a single day

Our Own Start-up

Amid the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country, the number of confirmed cases in India rose to 694, death toll at 16 on Thursday. Special Feature Coronavirus Coronavirus in India coronavirus latest case coronavirus news coronavirus news in India coronavirus updates coronavirus updates in India coronavirus victims in India Covid 19 Covid 19 cases in India Covid 19 in India novel coronavirus cases in India

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Can Your Business Thrive Despite Economic Challenges Like Coronavirus?


by Paul Sparrow , Area Managing Partner & CMO with Chief Outsiders. Before the appearance of the coronavirus it was easy to believe that the cash will just keep on flowing. Banks, the Fed, and politicians painted a picture that there’s no end in sight for the rolling good times. Meanwhile, cable news, blogs, websites – and sometimes even Google searches – fed the “confirmation bias” that everything will be just fine.

Hatzalah – A Blessing for an Entrepreneurial Hero (Guest post)

VC Cafe

Guest post by Mark Gerson *. Eli Beer, founder of United Hatzalah. Around 20 years ago, Eli Beer identified a problem. A very young man, he had been volunteering for two years on an ambulance near his home in Jerusalem — and never saved anyone’s life. By the time that the ambulance arrived at the call, often pursuant to a heart attack, choking, an accident or stroke, the victim would be dead. . He arrived at one call in his neighbourhood for a boy who had been choking on a hot dog.

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Quickbooks Desktop 101: Is It Being Phased Out?

The Startup Magazine

You might be wondering: is QuickBooks Desktop being phased out? QuickBooks consistently gets rated as the best accounting software but most of those reviews talk about QuickBooks Online. This makes it understandable why many people fear the desktop version of the software application is being phased out. The first step of any QuickBooks Desktop “101 level” overview is to identify if the application is going to be around for the long-term.

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