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Investor VCs and Operator VCs

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The Venture Capital business is full of great firms that were founded by entrepreneurs/operators who became investors mid/late career. From Gene Kleiner and Tom Perkins in the early 70s to Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz at the end of the 00s, this is the iconic model of the venture capital firm and the formula that built Silicon Valley into what it is today.

3 Reasons Why Great Design Matters To Your Brand


It’s easy to get lost in the day to day workings of your Startup or small business. It’s much harder to find time to hone your online presence and evaluate what’s working. Most people think of content as the mainstay of good brand experiences.

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FullContact Connect – The Future of Customer Intelligence

Feld Thoughts

FullContact is one of our silent killers. Unless you are a customer or partner, you don’t hear much about a silent killer until it’s suddenly everywhere, leading the market it is in, and functioning extremely well at scale.

When To Enlist A Board Of Directors Or Advisory Board

Startup Professionals Musings

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

Being Public

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Two former USV portfolio companies had tough earnings calls last night. And you look at that and you might say “why would any company want to go public?” ” But here is the thing. Being public is about being transparent, accountable, and owning up to the issues and dealing with them. I think it makes companies better. If you are losing your biggest customer, you have to tell the world and deal with the consequences.

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How I Overcome The Anxiety Of Entrepreneurship

YFS Magazine

It's time to take a deeper look into the toll that anxiety can take in business. Here's how to move forward to attain the success you deserve. Lead health and wellness managing stress mental health personal development

How to Get Organizational Buy-in for Conversion Optimization


Testing in an enterprise is truly a team sport. If a testing program was a football team, its lead would be the QB. They can set the tone and direction, but without the support of a good offensive line, they’ll be scrambling to get any real results.

3 Proven Methods for Women Entrepreneurs to Overcome Funding Gaps

Up and Running

It’s no secret that women have traditionally been paid less than men, but it can also be challenging for women entrepreneurs to find funding for startups. Statistically, women earn only 7 percent of venture capital investments overall.

8 Ways To Inspire Lifetime Loyalty From Key Employees

Startup Professionals Musings

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.

Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur?

YFS Magazine

Thinking of starting a business? You just might have what it takes to be an entrepreneur if you can identify with these 10 traits. Plan entrepreneurship advice starting a business startup lessons

Islamic & Non-Islamic Asian Countries


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10 Things Entrepreneurs Wish They Had Done Before Starting a Business

Up and Running

There’s nothing quite like having a mentor to guide you while you undergo the process of starting a business.

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8 Unconscious Biases Shape Your Business Decisions

Startup Professionals Musings

Every boss and decision maker is convinced that he or she is able to look objectively at any problem, and make an unbiased decision. Some typically worry about biases in their team, but rarely think of themselves as a source of bias.

6 Lifestyle Hacks To Become Your Best, Most Productive Self

YFS Magazine

Everybody wants to be more productive. Here's a look at the top 6 things I had to let go of to become a productivity ninja. Lifestyle health and wellness lifestyle personal development productivity

Animal Spirits: Total New Housing Under Construction


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7 Easy and Effective Customer Segments to Target in Facebook Ads


Facebook ads, when utilized properly, are among the most effective targeted marketing efforts in the industry. However, it’s often the case that companies are leaving money on the table when it comes to Facebook ads.

7 Strategies For A Low Entry-Cost Sustainable Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

If your dream has long been to start and manage your own business, there is no time like the present to get started. The cost of entry is at an all-time low, working from home through an Internet website seen globally, turning a hobby or an invention into an online business.

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5 Client Inbox Personalities (And How To Respond To Each)

YFS Magazine

We all have a tendency to misread emails. The tones we hear in our heads can dictate our responses, which could hinder our working relationships. Back Office Grow back office client management communication email communication email etiquette

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Changing hosts

47 Hats

The only sure certainties when it comes to running a WordPress site is a) your plugins always need updating, and b) Your fast, wonderful host of 3 years ago will not be so fast or wonderful sooner or later. Hence, I’m moving 47hats to SiteGround because I want HTTPS, fast first byte, and I’m paying too much and getting too little from Media Temple. This is the first (of many) changes to 47hats as I spin up my consulting service again: stay tuned!

How to Hack Growth When Growth Stalls


Mentors 14/18: Accept and Communicate With Other Mentors That Get Involved

Feld Thoughts

Two mentors in one of the Techstars programs were both people who I knew well. They hated each other as a result of being co-founders of companies that had been bitter rivals. Each company was successful, but their paths ended up being very different. These two co-founders hadn’t interacted with each other, but the CEOs of each of their companies had some rough interactions. As a result, each of these co-founders thought the other was an evil person.

6 Quick Tips To Boost Your Brand On Twitter And Instagram

YFS Magazine

Engaging with your customers has never been easier (or cheaper) than it is now — if you know how to use social media to your advantage. Grow Marketing & Sales instagram marketing social media social media marketing twitter

The Very Best Digital Metrics For 15 Different Companies!

Occam's Razor

The very best analysts distill, rather than dilute. The very best analysts focus, when most will tend to gather. The very best analysts are display critical thinking, rather than giving into what’s asked.

You Want To Start A Travel Blog? 7 Tips To Set You Apart.


Most people get travel blogging wrong. They imagine that if they have a steady base of followers, brands will fly them around the world. Their only job there will be to meet the locals, eat their foods, take some Instagram-worthy pictures, and post a few words about the experience on their blog.

Innovation MoshPit

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

What’s Really Needed is an Innovation MoshPit. Reinventing Combinations, Concept Blends, and Mash-Ups. I’ve been touting concept blends in innovation for some time. My reason is simple, it’s a fast path to new and different ideas.

4 Ways Technology Can Improve Your Sales Productivity

YFS Magazine

Technology can remove redundant tasks and boost productivity. Identify bottlenecks in sales operations and use technology to fix them. Grow Marketing & Sales Technology productivity sales selling tips technology

IRS Audits: 10 Common Myths Debunked

Up and Running

Many small business owners fear that their limited resources and do-it-yourself bookkeeping are a recipe for an IRS disaster. My team of tax experts and I work directly with hundreds of small businesses, many of whom are family business owners or sole proprietors just trying to make ends meet.

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These entrepreneurs don’t mind if you copy their best growth strategies

The Next Web

Behind every high-growth business, there is a stroke of a genius kind of idea that put the wheels in motion. If you talk to any entrepreneur, they’ll tell you that a great business idea without a tangible growth plan is worth as much as a car with an empty gas tank. You won’t get far.

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Why Our Executive Team Does Daily Standup Meetings


Another CEO with whom I trade notes on the craft of running a company asked me this question the other day, and I thought the answer would make a for a good blog post.

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Best Large U.S. Cities To Start A Business In 2017

YFS Magazine

Where should your startup put down roots? WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities across 18 key indicators of startup viability. Plan starting a business startup trends

Getting Into Product – Your Experience

The Product Guy

Out of the hundreds of nominations, and amazing finalists, the 7th annual winner of The Best Product Person is … Chris Butler. The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management.

These entrepreneurs don’t mind if you copy their best growth strategies

The Next Web

Behind every high-growth business, there is a stroke of a genius kind of idea that put the wheels in motion. If you talk to any entrepreneur, they’ll tell you that a great business idea without a tangible growth plan is worth as much as a car with an empty gas tank. You won’t get far.

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Platinum Rapid Funding Group: How To Run a Successful Team

The Startup Magazine

Today, we’re presenting an interview with Mr. Ali Mayar , the CEO of Platinum Rapid Funding Group , a company that funds small businesses and helps them achieve their goals. In other words, small companies that are cash-strapped or require working capital stand to benefit from their services.

4 Valid Reasons To Fire A Client Asap

YFS Magazine

It’s key to remember that not every client is valuable. There are some that you can not only live without, but would be better off doing so. Customer Service Grow client relations customer retention unhappy customers