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Learning as We Go with the Power of Retrospectives

Grasshopper Herder

How to use retrospectives so your entire team can get the most out of your experiments. The post Learning as We Go with the Power of Retrospectives appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership Productivity Retrospective

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How Office Cleanliness Correlates With Business Success

YoungUpstarts

by Nik Williams, Managing Director of Shredall SDS Group. Businesses of all shapes and sizes are always looking for ways to innovate and increase their productivity by investing in the latest tools, software and training programs.

Finding and turning your flywheel

Version One Ventures

Good to Great is one of those iconic business books that every founder, CEO and business leader should read at some point. In the book Jim Collins identifies eight common traits that “good to great” companies share.

Women Who Venture

Feld Thoughts

I recently met Renata George through a referral from Katie Rae (MIT Engine CEO, previously Techstars Boston MD). Renata told me about a book she was working on called Women Who Venture and asked me if I’d write the foreword. I was honored to be asked to do this. The foreword I wrote follows.

Finding The Right Angel Investor For Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

If your startup is looking for an angel investor, it makes sense to present your plan to flocks of angels, and assume that at least one will swoop down and scoop you up. Or does it? Actually numbers and locations are just the beginning.

Chewy S-1: Category Leadership + Conveyor Belt Into Consumers’ Homes

View from Seed

Chewy has rapidly grown from a startup to a multi-billion commerce company, establishing itself as the leader in pet e-commerce. Chewy sells tens of thousands of products from many 3rd party brands, as well as its own private label brands (though latter remains <10% of sales).

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Every Lie We Tell Incurs a Debt to the Truth

Feld Thoughts

I watched HBO’s Chernobyl the past few nights. I finished it last night, took a deep breath, and said out loud to myself, “that was spectacular.” ” One of the final quotes that stuck with me is the title of this post.

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4 Strategies To Ramp Up The Total Customer Experience

Startup Professionals Musings

Much has been written recently about the requirement to focus today on the total customer experience, as a competitive edge or even for survival.

Building the Best Seed Syndicates

View from Seed

As I like to say, fundraising tends to move slow until it moves fast. It feels like a bit of a grind in the early and mid stages of a process, but in a successful fundraise, things tend to heat up at the end and move at a breakneck pace once you drive towards final allocations and a close. At this point, founders find themselves in a luxurious situation of being able to build the best possible syndicate.

3 Ways To Attract The Right Employees

The Startup Magazine

Running a successful business can’t always be done alone, and at some point, you might make the decision to hire people to help you and to ensure that your business can truly grow. Hiring is a big decision, and not one that should ever be taken lightly.

Spread Your Wings With The Innovative Spotivity Platform For After School Programs

YoungUpstarts

After school activities for teenagers are a great way to develop new skills, network and build self-confidence. However, for various reasons, millions of teens in America fail to engage in meaningful afterschool programs.

8 Ways To Use Personal Values To Highlight Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

True business success and leadership starts with real personal values, extends to building a team, and finally to inspiring customers and your community. That’s a huge leap from an entrepreneurial idea, to a product, to making money. Is it any wonder that the majority of startups fail?

How To Focus On Being Productive, Instead Of Busy

YFS Magazine

Let’s be honest. Entrepreneurs are notoriously busy. You know what we’re talking about –– hustle, grind, repeat. But there's a better way. Lead personal development productivity productivity tips productivity tools

How to Put Personal Money into Your Startup In 6 Steps

The Startup Magazine

Bootstrapping going by the author of the Ulysses, James Joyce implies forcing your way to the top from the lowest of ranks by the aid of your bootstraps. Today more and more people are creating ventures and funding them as well from their own resources and efforts.

CNC Production In China – A Rising Trend

YoungUpstarts

The industrialized countries such as Europe, America and Japan have completed the industrialization of CNC machine tools, and China started from the 1980s and is now in the development stage.

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4 Keys To A Super-Charged Team And Workplace Culture

Startup Professionals Musings

Startup work environments are always chaos, but they can still be great environments to work in, or they can be terrible. Whether yours is terrible or great, that same tone flows out to your customers, and regulates your productivity inside.

Can Entrepreneurs Find Balance? 7 Ways To Move In The Right Direction

YFS Magazine

Entrepreneurship can be a deeply rewarding career. But make no mistake: It can also be brutal. Lead personal development work-life balance

The Importance Of Background Checks When Recruiting

The Startup Magazine

When your company is in the midst of recruiting more individuals, getting background checks done on the prospective employees is always worthwhile.

How To Transform Workplace Culture

YoungUpstarts

by Anita Sanchez, Ph.D., author of “ The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times ”.

How To Tune Business Strategy For Long-Term Success

Startup Professionals Musings

The biggest challenge these days doesn’t seem to be in starting a new business, but sustaining it against the onslaught of market changes and new competitors that emerge every day.

16 Entrepreneurs Describe Their Leadership Styles

Hearpreneur

Every leading position in business requires demonstration of diverse skills and leadership styles. Working environments differ thus requires the leader to master the best style that works in that business.

You Have 8 Seconds To Grab My Attention, No Pressure

YFS Magazine

Eight seconds. According to a 2015 Microsoft report, that’s the average attention span of a human. It might sound crazy, but there's more! Grow Marketing & Sales blogging content creation content marketing marketing PR public relations

Why Entrepreneurs Should Learn To Code

YoungUpstarts

If you’re an entrepreneur and you’ve ever heard someone talking about the debate between Python 2 vs. Python 3 or what the future of modern programming and coding might look like, you could feel lost.

Opcity Plans to Open a New Engineering Hub in Downtown Austin with 200 Employees

SiliconHills

Opcity announced Thursday plans to open a second office in downtown Austin with up to 200 employees to serve as its product and engineering hub. The Austin-based startup plans to move into its new office at 901 E. 6th Street in the fall.

5 Key Reasons Why CRM Integration is a Must for Your Business

The Startup Magazine

Did you know CRM is the biggest software currently on the market? In fact, the projected CRM sales are expected to reach $80 billion in revenue by the year 2025.

20 Entrepreneurs Reveal The Leaders They Look Up To

Hearpreneur

In our societies and business, there’re leaders who have demonstrated exceptionalities personalities and traits. Some of them alive and who continue to do great things while others we only read about them.

Delegation 101: What Small Business Owners Need To Know

YoungUpstarts

by Katie Lundin of crowdspring. A business’s ability to evolve depends on its leader’s ability to let go of their death grip on… everything… and learn to delegate without micromanaging.

6 Aspects of Digital Marketing No Entrepreneur Can Afford to Ignore

Up and Running

Thanks to an always-evolving landscape and the nearly limitless availability of engagement resources, it feels like marketing gets more difficult with each passing year. This wealth of options, in fact, can put marketers in analysis paralysis while they try to figure out which direction to go.

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Adding Value: How Solar Panels Help the Value of Your Real Estate

The Startup Magazine

These days, it’s become trendy to save the world. Entrepreneurs in renewable energy initiatives are making an impact with their disruptive innovations, particularly with ideas that change the way we both work and live.

Alamo Angels Names Kim Biffle as its new Executive Director

SiliconHills

Alamo Angels announced Tuesday that Kim Biffle is its new executive director and CEO. The San Antonio-based group of angel investors, which launched in December of 2016, is now comprised of more than 100 members who have invested in 18 businesses. Biffle is Alamo Angels third executive director.

4 Things You Should Consider When Hiring A Human Resource Recruiting Agency

YoungUpstarts

One of the most important responsibilities of management is recruiting quality candidates. Both small businesses that don’t have the time or experience to do it right and large businesses seeking experts or a large number of new hires tend to need help.

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Failure to Execute vs Failure to Raise

Hunter Walker

14 for 14. Homebrew’s first fund (2013-2015) has 20 core investments of which 14 went market for a Series A. All 14 successfully completed this fundraise. The six who didn’t go out for a Series A either (a) shutdown/acquihired prior to this milestone [founder disagreement; lack of product traction], (b) exited due to an early M&A opportunity or (c) in one case, is currently an ongoing concern that hasn’t needed to raise additional capital.

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Real Estate Investing and Side Hustle Profit Opportunities

The Startup Magazine

Real Estate investments are currently the most profitable source of cash flow but, the risks are equally higher. If you want to add variations to your investment profile with real estate investments; you need to analyze the real estate market thoroughly and find trusted sources to generate cash flow.

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6 Proven Cairns on the Path to Personalization (and 5 Pitfalls to Avoid)

ConversionXL

A few months ago, I took my family to Dinosaur National Monument in Utah. We saw some pretty cool fossilized dinosaur bones as well as ancient petroglyphs and pictographs. There was, however, one stop that disappointed us.