Sat.May 04, 2019 - Fri.May 10, 2019

What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Growth Hacking

YFS Magazine

Over the past few years, startups and scale-ups have been employing growth hacking to skyrocket growth. Here’s what entrepreneurs should know. Grow Marketing & Sales growth hacking marketing

5 Key Drivers For Creating A Board For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Flickr by MDGovpics Many entrepreneurs I know are confused by definition and need for an Advisory Board versus a Board of Directors.

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Business Blogging: Why Are You Waiting To Start?


Blogging. It’s become extremely popular in recent years, and while some business owners think blogging is a waste of time or “not for them,” there are plenty of business owners that are seeing the benefit in blogging for their business.

How to Stop Playing “Target Market Roulette”: A new addition to the Lean toolset

Steve Blank

Modern entrepreneurship began at the turn of this century with the observation that startups aren’t smaller versions of large companies – large companies at their core execute known business models, while startups search for scalable business models.

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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.

Pros and Cons of Hiring a Remote Employee

View from Seed

Throughout human history, our working environments have gone through several huge shifts. From hunters and gatherers to farmers and traders, from farmers to industry factory workers, and from factory workers to the modern day office employee.

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"I have never been so proud to be part of this company"

deal architect

Said Hasso Plattner as we were wrapping up our annual Sapphire meeting with him. He told us he thought Bill McDermott's keynote this morning was the best he has delivered (I had walked up to Bill a few hours earlier. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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The Give First Podcast

Feld Thoughts

David Cohen and I are doing a podcast together called Give First. Readers of this blog likely know that this is the mantra of Techstars and the title of an upcoming book of mine that will be published in 2020. While I’ve been interviewed for many podcasts, I’ve never hosted one before.

Sapphire 2019: A curtain raiser with Nick Tzitzon

deal architect

As I prepare to drive to Orlando for the annual SAP conference I had a chance to talk to Nick Tzitzon, EVP of Marketing and Communications about what we can expect on the main stage. If you think about the. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary

7 Keys To Using Social Media to Kickstart Your Brand

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pixabay After a frustrating meeting with a small business client recently who didn’t “have time” for social media, I was surprised to find evidence on the Internet that up to one quarter of small business owners are still hesitant to invest time, money, and effort into a social media strategy.

Why Having A BHAG Is Critical To Your Company’s Success


by Josh Cohen, CEO of Junkluggers. A company’s success is driven through goal setting. But not all goal setting is equal. . On a monthly or quarterly basis, your team can reflect on the year’s objectives and identify the key performance indicators (KPIs) required to hit them.

5 Key Metrics You Should Be Tracking in Your Business


There are many different ways that your business can establish a competitive advantage. Some of these methods will be much more accessible than others.

The Paradox of Selling Progress: a guest post by Mark Galloway

deal architect

Mark Galloway and I go back to our respective Lawson and Gartner days. I caught up with him recently - he is Co-Founder & CEO of OppSource, developers of next-gen sales engagement tools. He told me of an interesting use. Cloud Computing, SaaS Industry Commentary

8 Keys To Introducing Truly Life-Changing Innovations

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Flickr by UC Davis What sparks paradigm-shifting innovation in any business? It’s a special mix of entrepreneur and company, regular in every respect except for having the courage and foresight to make an idea happen that was supposed to be impossible.

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Ryan Bukevicz Passing On Online Marketing Strategies


As one of the most successful entrepreneurs and an internet marketing genius, Ryan Bukevicz developed the idea of Bevo Media, which quickly became the top trending platform for internet marketing. He has achieved recognition and accolades for building the first interactive marketing platform.

Bill Campbell, the trillion dollar coach

Version One Ventures

Bill Campbell has long had a legendary reputation as one of the best coaches of all time, but until now, only the people he worked with got to understand and experience the power of his approach.

The Oracle Enigma

deal architect

Rimini Street recently conducted a survey of Oracle customers. Oracle and Rimini have long been in litigation, so I would read the results with a nuanced viewpoint, but it does not paint the picture of a very happy Oracle Nation. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

8 Steps For Developing Employees To Generate Loyalty

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Flickr by University of the Fraser It’s a whole new world out there in the workplace. Millennials want work that matters, and don’t care for hierarchies. Boomers are coming back to work, but because of their experience, they may be insulted by constant feedback.

How To Create a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign for Your Startup


Crowdfunding is an excellent way for startups to raise capital and test the market for innovative ideas. However, crowdfunding is not easy, and there’s a lot that goes into making a crowdfunding campaign successful.

5 Best Businesses That Motorcycle Owners Can Start


Entrepreneurship is a type of business that is admired all around the globe. Sole proprietor mainly takes the risk of starting a business on a small scale and reserves all the rights and liabilities of the business.

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Oblong + Looking Glass 2D to 3D Magic

Feld Thoughts

In the super cool thing category, it’s always fun to see two companies we are investors in easily put together a demonstration of the integration of their products. Oblong is a master of spatially interacting with 3D data on a 2D display.

Is Your Business Making These 9 Common Website Design Mistakes?

YFS Magazine

Let's take a look at common website design mistakes which, when corrected, can be the driving force behind an increase in online sales. Grow Marketing & Sales company website marketing website design website development

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Customer Discovery Part 2: How a Focus On Storytelling Can Solve OUR Pain Points

Grasshopper Herder

Interviewers have pain points too. Here’s how a focus on the elements of storytelling can make your discovery process rewarding and pain-free. The post Customer Discovery Part 2: How a Focus On Storytelling Can Solve OUR Pain Points appeared first on Customer Development Lean Startup Generative Market Research Interview lean startup

7 Ways To Get Clients When Starting Your Wedding Business


Your start-up wedding business needs to draw in customers to ensure success. It can be a challenge to attract customers when you’re just trying to get established. Check out these 7 ways to get clients when starting your wedding business to begin growing your business. Create a Wedding Blog.

Friday Fun-isms: “It Moves Slow Until it Moves Fast”

View from Seed

We are going to try to establish a fun new blog series every Friday called “Friday Fun-isms”. These are a collection of phrases and sayings that we often say internally at NextView or with the founders we work with. These posts aren’t meant to be super detailed, but a bit of a peak into our thinking and hopefully a reflection of something interesting or helpful. Our first Friday Fun-ism is one that I always talk about when it comes to fundraising: “It moves slow until it moves fast”.

Here’s Why Entrepreneurs Need To Make Fitness A Priority

YFS Magazine

If you’re looking for a fresh health and wellness start, or reset, why not make fitness, friends, and family more of a priority this year? Lifestyle fitness health and wellness

May the 4th Be With You

Feld Thoughts

The post May the 4th Be With You appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Investments droids misty sphero star wars


Email vs. Push Notification – Which One’s Better For Your Business Growth?


One of the biggest challenges a marketer experiences is deciding the best digital marketing channel to engage with their users. One must decide which channel to use to reach customer and win their attention.

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Mapping The Haystack Portfolio Across The United States


Hello. It has been a while since I’ve posted here, nearly 3 months. My fingers are well-rested, but my writing prowess is likely rusty, so please forgive any rustiness in this post. I do plan to write a lot more this summer, so stay tuned.

8 Mobile App Development Mistakes To Avoid

YFS Magazine

Running a mobile app startup is a challenging undertaking. Here are eight common mistakes to avoid while building an app. Grow Technology appreneur mobile app mobile app design mobile app development technololgy

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The Long Arc of A CEO / Investor Friendship

Feld Thoughts

Last week, Return Path announced it was being acquired by Validity. My fellow board member Fred Wilson wrote a great history titled The Long Game and Matt Blumberg wrote a beautiful tribute titled OnlyOnce, Part XX.

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Nonprofit Branding: Why You Must Build A Strong Nonprofit Brand


by Katie Lundin of crowdspring. Nonprofits are not traditional businesses. They serve a higher purpose. And, they operate differently than for-profit businesses on a fundamental level. But, just because nonprofits aren’t in it for the money doesn’t mean they can or should ignore branding.

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Quickly Unpacking The $1.4B Acquisition of Harry’s


Believe it or not, this will now be the second blog post on this site about a billion-dollar exit for a shaving-related startup. It was just about three years ago when the startup world learned that Unilever had decided to plunk down a cool $1B to buy LA’s Dollar Shave Club. Fast-forward to today, and we have a smaller conglomerate, Edgewell, paying a mix of cash and stock for NYC’s Harry’s.

Guide to Keeping on Top of Your Business Finances

The Startup Magazine

Keeping on top of your business finances is one of the most important parts of your daily operations that you can focus on, and here is exactly how you can do it. Source: Pixabay. Making a budget, and of course, sticking to it will always be one of your priorities as a business owner.

Why you need a better story

NZ Entrepreneur

Brand strategist James Hurman explains why just having a better product is not enough to make your customers care about your business. 93% of drivers think they’re better than average. A researcher called Ola discovered that when he asked Americans to rank their driving skill in the 1980’s.

PSI Pay Offering Alternative Payment Solutions To The Business Community


The PSI-Pay Company started being functional in the year 2007 as it helped the business community in the world. It is a company that is proud of their efficiency, transparency, and clarity that has helped them become a company that is trusted globally.