Sat.Nov 14, 2020 - Fri.Nov 20, 2020

6 Observations On Key Challenges Facing Every Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

When entrepreneurs introduce new products to the market, their passion and conviction often leads them to assume that every potential customer will see the immediate need and value, and will quickly adopt the solution.

The Analyst Cam: ASUG interview of SAP CEO Christian Klein

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. Geoff Scott, CEO of ASUG, interviewed Christian Klein, CEO of SAP, on a wide.


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The Educators Summit: Adapting to the COVID Economy

Steve Blank

In July 2020, 400+ educators gathered online to discuss and share best practices for Lean education in the virtual environment. We learned a ton. And we’re going to do it again.

Sizing the Ask

View from Seed

One important tactical decision when fundraising is determining the size of “the ask”. Sizing the ask incorrectly is one of the things I see founders get wrong most often, and it ends up having a meaningful impact to the fundraising process overall.

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.

8 Business Work Principles That Cannot Be Compromised

Startup Professionals Musings

As a business advisor and advocate for entrepreneurs, I find myself almost always talking and writing about change. Yet there are many things about business and work that haven’t changed for a long time, and don’t need to change anytime soon.

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A turning point for Oracle?

deal architect

I must admit I did a double take when I read this from Bob Evans "On top of that, Ellison mapped out Oracle’s desire to offer a massive portfolio of industry-specific solutions that fuse (no pun intended) the broad capabilities.

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Airbnb S-1 (Part 1): So How Profitable Is This Thing Really?

View from Seed

Airbnb’s public S-1 dropped Monday afternoon. One of the most highly anticipated startup IPOs of recent years, we now get a peek inside Airbnb’s business.

8 Networking Strategies Pay Big Dividends In Business

Startup Professionals Musings

There is no skill more vital to an entrepreneur than effective networking. You can’t build your business alone, and networking is the best way to open doors, professionally and personally.

Burning Platform: Career advice for new Tech World

deal architect

In episode 12 of the Burning Platform series, Brian Sommer and I talk about career advice we would give to the younger Brian and Vinnie if we were starting our careers today. We also discuss changes employers should be making. Burning Platform


How Successful Entrepreneurs Launch A Startup In A Recession


by LJ Suzuki, New business applications are the highest since 2008, reports the Wall Street Journal. Is it crazy to start a business during the Covid-19 pandemic? I say it’s brilliant, and at least 1.1 million Americans who recently applied for EINs agree with me.

Can Do Colorado – A New Energize Colorado Project

Feld Thoughts

During the Covid crisis, I’ve been regularly discussing the dramatic amplification of inequities that already existed.

5 Keys To A Startup Team That Can Develop Any Market

Startup Professionals Musings

“If we build it, they will come.” I heard it again recently from a technical entrepreneur who should know better than to believe the old “ Field of Dreams ” sports fantasy movie theme in today’s Internet information overload environment.

I owe my soul to the YouTube store

deal architect

"You load sixteen tons, what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt" I love Tennessee Ernie Ford's 1955 hit - the horn section and his colorful description of a coal miner's life. The amazing work ethic (to. Analyst Cam Burning Platform New Normal COVID-19

3 Tips For Designing Your Business Cards


There are several reasons you’ll need a business card for your company. For one, it helps create that initial rapport with your potential clients. It’s also a great way of marketing yourself to the public, and by giving someone your card, it makes it easier for them to contact you back when needed.

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Help Support Black-Owned Businesses

Feld Thoughts

A few months ago, Jasper Kuria reached out to me about a new non-profit he was starting called The Black-Owned Business. His goal is to create a community of vetted, high-quality Black-owned professional services companies.

5 Rules For Every Business In The New Sharing Economy

Startup Professionals Musings

Now that you can find anything on a moment’s notice via the Internet, people have found that a temporarily unused expensive asset, such as a room in your house, or your car sitting idle, is a new business opportunity.

An Inside Look At Detroit Doer Robert Courtney’s Technology Playbook

YFS Magazine

Great technology can transform a business and streamline the daily grind of an entrepreneur. People Success Profiles Technology small business technology technology technology tips

What’s Your ROI? Investing In Yourself


by Katie Sandler. There is a lot of discussion in the business world about a company’s return on investment (ROI) because it’s important to the overall success of the organization.

The Manipulation Machine

Feld Thoughts

I’m tired (today’s Whoop recovery score of 15). Almost everyone in my virtual universe is tense, tired, frustrated, angry, annoyed, exasperated, irked, or outraged. Fortunately, the only person in my physical world – and there is only one (Amy) – is generally calm.

18 Entrepreneurs Explain How Technology is Impacting Their Business Today


It’s becoming increasingly important for every business to have at least basic technology to run daily operations in the current day society. It makes communication seamless and brings both tangible and intangible results.

When Is The Right Time To Start An Online Business?

YFS Magazine

Aspiring entrepreneurs are legitimately cautious about starting a business when the economy is uncertain. But don't let that stop you. Plan online business online shopping recommended starting a business

Why You Should Consider Starting A Freighting Business During The COVID-19 Pandemic


While the world changed almost overnight due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the more frightening aspect is the uncertainty that accompanied it.

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Book: Becoming Monday

Feld Thoughts

I read G. Constable’s near term sci-fi book Becoming Monday. If you are a fan of near term sci-fi, AGI, or the singularity, go get a copy right now – you’ll love it. I woke up in a customer service booth.

The Double Standard of Female CEOs Moving Fast and Breaking Things

This is going to be BIG.

In February of 2017, Susan Fowler’s description of the pervasive cultural issues at Uber, after the company’s abject failure to address her sexual harassment complaints properly, finally broke through in a way that garnered the tech community’s appropriate attention.

Five Questions (And Answers) To Fuel Business Success

YFS Magazine

Questioning is a uniquely powerful tool for unlocking value, personally and professionally. Plan business advice leadership

7 Ways To Start Your Business Today


by Todd Connor, founder of Bunker Labs.

Behold, Now As Ever

Feld Thoughts

From Ryan Holiday’s amazing and wonderful book The Daily Stoic. Thanks Adam for the email exchange and for sending this to me today. The post Behold, Now As Ever appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Quotes marcus aurelius ryan holiday stoic

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Founder Finds Success By Securing Press and Media Placements for Clients


Laura began Laura Orrico Public Relations, LLC in 2016 and has found major success with a number of high-profile clients across the country. She started her business from scratch and has found a large amount of success in a few years. All of that and she keeps a successful acting hobby on the side.

Get Free Grindology Coffee and Win $12,000 Worth Of Graphic Design Resources

YFS Magazine

Here’s how to claim your free coffee and enter to win $12,000 worth of graphic design resources –– the 2020 ending every entrepreneur deserves. Lifestyle coffee graphic design grindology lifestyle

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How To Make A Great Social Media Page


Social media is the cornerstone of digital marketing for business.

The Essential Nature of In-Person Work For Early-Stage Startups

Hunter Walker

tldr: instead of choosing between in-person or remote, your seed stage company (or team) should be more hybrid, tied to the type/phase of project going on. With in-person being used during periods of intense team ideation, collaboration or debate.

Have you heard? Eyeballs aren’t everything.


Remember when? Back when we were all trying to figure out the real value of traffic on the web, investors – and acquiring companies – got a bit crazy with metrics used to value acquisitions and investments.

Updating An Outdated Website? 99designs Shares 5 Pitfalls To Avoid

YFS Magazine

If you’re about to embark on a facelift for your website, it’s important to have a plan going in, even before you meet with a designer. Grow Marketing & Sales company website online marketing website design website redesign

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The Basics Of An Effective Business Website


If there’s been one bright side to the COVID19 pandemic, it’s been that it has encouraged entrepreneurship. These days, realistically, all businesses need some sort of online presence. As a minimum, they need to be accessible on one of the main social media platforms.

This is How to Build Remote Work into Your Startup Business Plan

Up and Running

Today, the virtual business model has a radically new relationship with employees. Instead of going to the office and seeing team members face-to-face, the only contact they have is via phone, email, and other technologies. .

How to Open an Online Store in 7 Easy Steps

The Startup Magazine

eCommerce has really hit its stride. In Q2 2020, more than $1 in every $5 was spent online, and experts predict that retail eCommerce sales will reach $4.1 trillion by the end of the year. With that much money on the table, this might be the right time to consider joining the eCommerce bandwagon.