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6 Tips For Combining Passion And Purpose To Stand Out

Startup Professionals Musings

Finding your sweet spot as an entrepreneur needs to start with a meaningful personal purpose that is also a business opportunity.

New Normal: A conversation with Brett Hurt of

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of C-level executives about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes up. Here is. Analytics, Big Data New Normal COVID-19 Venture Capital


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Supply@ME Capital: Blockchain, But Not As You Know It


We’re all sick of the word “blockchain”. There’s been a whole lot of cash (and hot air) expended on something that hasn’t really moved the needle in financial services.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 14 – Planning– Major General Mike Fenzel

Steve Blank

We just held our fourteenth session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

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.

6 Tips To Avoid Being Blindsided By A New Competitor

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur and business executive knows that continuous innovation is required to survive, but most struggle with this more than any other challenge they face.

The Analyst Cam: Workday Talent Marketplace

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. David Somers, GM, Talent Optimization at Workday (and co-founder of Rallyteam that Workday acquired). Analyst Cam Future of Work

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Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 13 – ONR– Rear Admiral Lorin Selby

Steve Blank

We just held our twelfth session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

6 Business Practices That Will Verify You As A Leader

Startup Professionals Musings

In these difficult days of the pandemic, the visibility of leadership in business, as well as politics, seems to be at an all-time low.

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The Analyst Cam: Constellation Research CIO Priorities for 2021

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. The weekly Burning Platform with Brian Sommer is taking a break, so it was. Analyst Cam digital transformations Future of Work


Reasons Why Hiring A Digital Marketing Agency For Your Business Is A Must


In the old days, marketing agencies were non-existent, and most companies were struggling to market their business and making sales.

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Why People Say Yes To High-Ticket Products And Services

YFS Magazine

Many people think price is the most important purchasing decision factor. But this isn’t always true, especially for high-ticket offers. Grow Marketing & Sales client management marketing pricing pricing strategy

5 Equity Crowdfunding Reflections Before You Sign Up

Startup Professionals Musings

With the advent and growth of crowdfunding over the past few years, many entrepreneurs have predicted the demise of those demanding angel investment groups and venture capital organizations.

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How to Successfully Engage With Your Customers Online

Up and Running

Bringing in customers is important. Holding onto those same customers is even more crucial. Which is where customer engagement comes into play. Engagement is the act of building authentic relationships with your target audience.

Tips For Hiring Your First Employee As A Small Business


Getting to the stage in the business where you can hire your first members of staff is an excellent achievement and one you will want to make sure you get right. It shows that you are on the path to success, and hiring the correct employee will boost the value of the business.

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How to Talk About the Arc of Your Career

This is going to be BIG.

Not everyone’s career moves up and to the right from beginning to end. In fact, I don’t think that actually happens to anyone—but some people are just better at hiding the wrong turns, u-turns, and downturns than others.

6 Tips On Where And When To Look For Startup Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the biggest myths I have found in the entrepreneur community is that every startup needs one or more outside investors for credibility and success, and perhaps is even entitled to at least one.

The Content Marketing Dilemma Faced by New Tech Startups


For more than a decade now, content marketing has been the prized strategy of startups all over the world.

Digital Services Your Business Needs To Consider


Business runs on a few core functions that remain unchanged through centuries of industry. Great product exposure and a sales team dedicated to improving the lives of your customer base act as the face of your company.

Conflicting Advice

David Cohen

I’ve had several conversations recently where the idea came up that advice is situational. And, for any often used piece of advice, it’s sometimes easy to give exactly the opposite advice. The hard part is deciding what advice (if any) to take in your situation.

A Comprehensive Marketing Strategy to Grow An Amazon Business

The Startup Magazine

With the world of digital rapidly growing and evolving, so are the business opportunities for start-ups and small entrepreneurs. Whether it be starting your own website and eCommerce store or using existing platforms like Amazon, or eBay, the options are unlimited.

YouTube Strategy Lessons from a Channel with 1.6 Million Subscribers


YouTube continues to be one of the best places to see organic growth, and the barrier to entry can be an advantage for companies and brands willing to put in the work.

3 Reasons Why An e-Commerce Digital Marketing Agency Is Worth It


Do you visualize your business brand flourishing beyond the local clientele base? It’s time for you to embrace the importance of becoming omnipresent in the virtual space. Setting up a successful eCommerce website takes more than driven passion and dedication.

The Austin-San Antonio Corridor Could Become one of the World’s Top 10 Tech Regions, says Lanham Napier, CEO of BuildGroup


Lanham Napier led Rackspace as CEO for 13 years. Under his leadership, the company grew from $1.5 million in revenue to more than $1.5 billion in revenue and more than 6,000 employees.

Business Tech solutions: Modern finance management ideas

The Startup Magazine

There was a time when lengthy accounting registers were the need of the day, a time when yellow paged books were the best source of contact information. Interestingly, this period is not that long ago. Interestingly, the concept of manual finance management is still a modern-day phenomenon.

How to Use Tiered & Introductory Pricing to Grow Your Business

Up and Running

In a competitive market, consumers are always looking for something that sets a product or service apart. We call this distinguishing factor the Unique Selling Proposition (USP). Customers will assess the value of your product or service against a range of factors.

How To Start A T-Shirt Business From Scratch


You have seen novelty t-shirts in stores and thought that you could do that if you only had a printer and a shop. You can always think of something pithy to say and you just wish you knew how to start a t-shirt business from home.

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Our top 5 tips on being your best self and finding entrepreneurial success

Our Own Start-up

Entrepreneurship isn’t for the faint of heart. With 20% of all small businesses failing within the first year, it’s easy to see why the prospect of being an entrepreneur can feel overwhelming.

Working In Tech & Worrying About Getting “Too Old”

Hunter Walker

The above tweet seemed to resonate with folks, and sometimes when that happens, I like to expand in a post, since the tweet will disappear in 30 days. Ok, let’s talk about working in tech and feeling like your best years are perpetually behind you. It screws with your head!

The evolution of Information Technology towards hyper-convergence

The Startup Magazine

Advanced technologies continually alter our world’s landscape, and each step is an incremental evolution that propels you forward.

Post COVID – How To Bring Your Employees To The Office Safely


Since the coronavirus breached these shores, we’ve seen a huge surge in the number of employees working remotely and from home. In fact, it’s estimated that 46.6%

Monday Motivation: UNLOCK GREATNESS – The Most Powerful Motivational Speech | Coach Pain


This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. Here are some takeaways from the video: You have to go through it to get to it. You must be strong, resilient and take whatever comes at you.

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Let’s talk Sales Strategy 2021

NZ Entrepreneur

All businesses now have one very good thing – six months of post-Covid sales data. Used right this can give you greater certainty to inform and plan your sales strategy for 2021. It’s now six months since Covid-19 burst in on the business scene. If you’re busier than ever – that’s great.

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5 Franchise Problems To Avoid

The Startup Magazine

The US Small Business Administration notes that fast-food franchises make up the most popular business type for new entrepreneurs. Franchises are an easy way to trade on the popularity of an established name.

5 Online Security Tips For Young Professionals While Job Hunting


The days of checking newspaper advertisements looking for suitable applicants and then making calls to potential employers are over. Today, every step of the job-hunting process can be completed online. These include searching for jobs, submitting applications along with updated resumes, and more.

Conferences and What They Really Facilitate

Babbling VC

No one really talks about this when discussing physical industry events. People don't go for the content. Here and there you may learn something in a session or you may get the chance to listen to someone live whom you admire or wanted to get access to.

Is it your brilliant plan or your execution?


Mike Tyson: brilliant business savant. Everybody’s got a plan – until they are punched in the face,” famously stated boxer Mike Tyson.