Sat.Oct 14, 2017 - Fri.Oct 20, 2017

Hope Is The Consequence of Action

Feld Thoughts

Last night Amy and I hosted an event at our house for the ACLU and Earthjustice , two organizations we are significant supporters of. If you told me 20 years ago that I’d be spending a lot of my philanthropic energy supporting lawyers, I would have aggressively rejected the notion.

The 5 Core Values That All Great Leaders Have

YoungUpstarts

by Shawn Vij, author of “ Moral Fiber: Awakening Corporate Consciousness “ The leaders of all organizations have a number of things in common. They set the tone for the entire company, determine what it stands for and make sure the business stays on course.

6 Insights On Social Media Trends You Need To Know

Startup Professionals Musings

Isn’t it frustrating to think you finally understand something in business, like marketing with social media, only to realize that the landscape changed while you were looking at other priorities?

The Everyday Economy Is Not a Vertical Strategy

View from Seed

As we’ve detailed in prior posts, our investments at NextView are increasingly focused on a theme we call the Everyday Economy.

We Will Miss You Matt

Feld Thoughts

Matt Bencke passed away yesterday. We put the above photo and note up on the Foundry Group site yesterday but I was still processing it and wasn’t ready to blog about it until this morning.

Creating A Healthcare Startup – A Basic Guide

YoungUpstarts

Technology has made positive changes in every industry in the last few years, including the healthcare industry. This is one of the main reasons why more and more people with innovative ideas and unique approaches to healthcare are interested in creating startups.

6 Principles For Driving Online Reputation Management

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup fears that one angry and unfair customer who can jeopardize the business by a negative post on Ripoff Report , Yelp , or one of the hundreds of other consumer complaint and review sites on the Internet.

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Digital Security Is Not Working Very Well

Feld Thoughts

We live in a digital world with a false sense of security. While watching Blade Runner 2049 I smiled during a scene near the end where Deckard says to K, “What Have You Done?!?!?” ” I expect that this false sense of security will still exist in 2049 if humans manage to still be around. The first big piece of security news this weekend was ‘All wifi networks’ are vulnerable to hacking, security expert discovers.

Tips On Hiring A Web Design Service

YoungUpstarts

Carrying out business is not an easy task without a few of the different requirements. One such requirement is the need to have a good web design firm that can handle your online presence and help you in content management services. How would you search for a web design service for your business?

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How To Use A Checklist To Build An Innovative Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

A common request I get while mentoring entrepreneurs is for a copy of the startup checklist they need to follow, in order to build a successful new business. I wish it was that easy.

5 Ways To Become A Well-Rounded Entrepreneur

YFS Magazine

Here are a few ways you can become more well-rounded and gain the knowledge you need to succeed in business. without racking up student loan debt. Lead leadership personal development success success habits

My Partners Blogging In 2017

Feld Thoughts

My partners Chris Moody , Seth Levine , and Lindel Eakman are all blogging right now. My other two partners, Ryan McIntyre and Jason Mendelson have blogged in the past, ut took a break in 2017. Also, the Foundry Group blog is always active, with occasional thought pieces but mostly updates on initial financings both for companies and other funds that we invest in.

6 Guerrilla Marketing Tactics For New Businesses

YoungUpstarts

by Nate Vickery, editor-in-chief of Bizzmarkblog.com. New businesses are usually strapped for cash, which means that they don’t have enough money for costly marketing strategies.

7 Drivers of Digital Opportunity or Business Demise

Startup Professionals Musings

Jack Welch, former CEO of GE, once predicted, “When the rate of change outside the company is greater than the rate of change inside, the end is near.” Yet in my role as business advisor, I often see companies naively ignoring this reality.

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5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Protect Their Income And Wealth

YFS Magazine

You can have it all and lose everything. Here are four measures every entrepreneur can put in place to preserve their businesses income and wealth. Finance Grow money success advice wealth

What I Learned About Entrepreneurship by Diving Into a Saturated Market

Up and Running

I started my first business at eight years old, buying and selling Beanie Babies, to afford an electric guitar. I liked the feeling of buying something for a low price, then selling it at a markup at the right time. Little did I know, I’d just discovered my passion for growing young companies.

Reviving Lost Business Etiquette

YoungUpstarts

Is etiquette still important in today’s casual business climate? Some entrepreneurs say it’s more important than ever. Traditional etiquette rules are based on kindness and courtesy, and no one hates being treated nicely.

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Romances Are Common At Work, But The Risks Are Great

Startup Professionals Musings

We all have to communicate and collaborate with other people at work, but most of us start out instinctively trying to maintain an emotional distance from others in the work environment.

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3 Reasons Why You Need A Company Blog, Like, Yesterday

YFS Magazine

Here's a look at 3 effective ways a company blog can help grow your business. Grow Marketing & Sales blogging company blog content marketing content strategy marketing

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The Red Queen Problem – Innovation in the DoD and Intelligence Community

Steve Blank

“…it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. ”. The Red Queen Alice in Wonderland. Innovation, disruption, accelerators, have all become urgent buzzwords in the Department of Defense and Intelligence community. They are a reaction to the “red queen problem” but aren’t actually solving the problem. Here’s why. In the 20th century our nation faced a single adversary – the Soviet Union.

The Importance Of Understanding Culture When Dealing With Global Business

YoungUpstarts

The success of a company comes from its capacity to grow and attract new customers. As a new business owner, you will constantly be looking to new areas and markets to sell your products.

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5 Ways to Boost Your Entrepreneurial Confidence

Up and Running

“You have two minutes to convince me why I should invest in your company,” my professor said. About seven years ago I delivered my first pitch. I was a sophomore in college back then. Never had I ever imagined I would spend three consecutive weeks practicing for a two-minute presentation.

How To Create Quality, Relevant And Engaging Content

YFS Magazine

Is your content actually relevant? Here are five ways you can improve your content marketing to capture your audience’s attention. Grow Marketing & Sales content creation content marketing content strategy marketing

Publication Day for "The Startup Way"

Startup Lessons Learned

Today, my new book, The Startup Way , finally hits bookshelves! It's a huge day for any author, but I also hope it can be a huge day for the future and growth of the startup movement and for the future of our country.

How Startups Can Keep Product Development Lean

YoungUpstarts

by Steve Owens, Founder and CTO of Finish Line Product Development Services. The lean start-up movement has been based on a single insight – which the purpose of a start-up is to discover a business model that works.

The Rebundling of Craigslist

A Crowded Space

For the last 7 years, we’ve seen this classic picture of the attack on Craigslist. Spark Capital analysts Andrew Parker and David Haber did a great job with this unbundling chart.

10 Creative Ways To Use Animation In Online Marketing

YFS Magazine

Use animations to tell a compelling story and actively engage with your audience. Here's a look at 10 creative ideas to use animation for online marketing. Grow Marketing & Sales animation animation development marketing online marketing online video video animation

Intro to Blockchain: Why You Can’t Miss Out

The Startup Magazine

Blockchain is a financial technology platform that is truly a “phenom”, but one with the lasting potential to affect every aspect of our society. It will likely affect every transaction we make, our own identification, and every way we interact digitally.

The Seven Rules of Fearless Growth: What Fearless Companies Are Doing To Grow Faster And Smarter 

YoungUpstarts

by Amanda Setili, author of “ Fearless Growth: The New Rules to Stay Competitive, Foster Innovation, and Dominate Your Markets “ Growth has always been fundamental to business success, but it’s never been more critical than it is now.

Even a taste of ownership motivates employees.

Berkonomics

Close. How about employees all the way down the line and through the corporation? How do we align them to the goals and strategies of the enterprise? Obviously for the appropriate individuals, a bonus program aligned to the department’s goals is appropriate.

SMS Marketing, What Every Entrepreneur Should Know

YFS Magazine

When it comes to SMS marketing, keep it simple and don't make your audience think too hard about what you’re saying or what you want from them. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing sms marketing

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2017 Private SaaS Company Survey – Part 1

For Entrepreneurs

For the sixth year in a row, we’re proud to work with KBCM Technology Group (formerly Pacific Crest Securities) to share results from a survey of over 400 private SaaS companies. The survey represents deep benchmarking data and insights on growth and operations of private SaaS companies. Thank you to the readers of forEntrepreneurs who participated in. SaaS Metrics SaaS SaaS business Sales & Marketing Machine Sales and Marketing Startup Help

The Firewall Is Dead – What Can Businesses Do To Protect And Secure Their Brands?

YoungUpstarts

by David Nagrosst, head of sales for Cyxtera Technologies in Asia Pacific, Australia and Japan. Recent developments in applications have rendered the firewall outdated and incapable of deciphering the good and trusted from the bad traffic. Without a doubt, the firewall era has come to an end.

3 ways your remote team might get cabin fever — and how to combat it

The Next Web

Studies show that employees who work from home can be even more productive than in-office peers. They’re typically happier since they have more control over their lives and schedules.

3 Questions To Ask When Pricing Your Product

YFS Magazine

Is your price right? When you answer these three questions you can set the perfect price for the value you create for your customers. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing pricing pricing strategy

10 Entrepreneurs Forecast Where Their Business Will Be In Five Years

Hearpreneur

Businesses that clearly define their short-term and long-term goals tend to achieve their goals faster and more efficiently than those without any plan.

Four Clever Ways To Get Free Digital Marketing

YoungUpstarts

Digital marketing an essential tool for any business out there, whether large or small. Competition is typically stiff in any market, so a brand’s long-term success usually hinges on effective online marketing strategies.