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10 Entrepreneurs Discuss Whether or Not There Will Be More Entrepreneurs in the Future


Every waking day, we are having tremendous changes in regulations and technology which greatly affects the way businesses operate.

To Niche, or Not to Niche in Your Business?

Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch on To Niche, or Not to Niche in Your Business? There’s a big movement today of people selling advice, programs, and courses about how to build your business that all sound like this: “Find a niche, run Facebook ads to this niche.

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4 Laws Of Natural Selection Relate To Every Business

Startup Professionals Musings

The good news is that the latest Kauffman Early-Stage Entrepreneurship (KESE) Index shows the highest level of new business activity recorded in the last two decades, and the cost of entry at an all-time low.

What Metrics Should Innovation Programs Measure?

Grasshopper Herder

If you want your innovation program to be successful, you have to articulate clear objectives in advance, and then align them with your metrics. The post What Metrics Should Innovation Programs Measure? appeared first on

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.

Tim Cook - Book Review

deal architect

I read the Leander Kahney book on Tim Cook on the long Emirates flights to and from India. In India, I had a conversation with an Apple consumer like me (not really that knowledgeable about the operations of the company). Industry Commentary

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How To Save Money In Business: 10 Tips For Young Entrepreneurs


Small businesses and young entrepreneurs are in a difficult position in the market. They have to make their little voice stand out in an already loud area. And they have to do it fast or else – they’ll run out of money. Around half of all startups fail by their fifth year.

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4 Ways To Improve Your Thinking And Make Better Business Decisions

YFS Magazine

Every business leader needs to take time to look back over the tapestry of their lives and learn the profound lessons that come from reflection. Lead Decision Making leadership meditation personal development

Cloud Applications - A long, winding road dotted with Bystanders

deal architect

Frank Scavo's Computer Economics has a nice post about the the long, winding road - the slow customer march to cloud applications. Bill Kutik pointed to similar slow movement more specific to HCM cloud applications in a recent LinkedIn post. Cloud Computing, SaaS Industry Commentary

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Advice For A Young Entrepreneur – How To Start Out Well


A lot of the time, people encourage you to follow your dreams while you’re young – and it makes perfect sense. When you’re young you’re a lot less likely to have responsibilities than you are later on in life, whether that be being tied to a mortgage or having children.

8 Self-Check Questions That Keep Leaders Up At Night

Startup Professionals Musings

Even entrepreneurs who have built many startups, or sold their last one for millions of dollars, know they make occasional people leadership mistakes. They know leadership is all about managing their own complicated, illogical, and fallible human foibles, as well as the people they depend on.

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How Startups Should Think About Employee Benefits

YFS Magazine

Benefits can be bothersome and expensive for a startup. But it is important to appreciate that a business is only as good as its employees. Grow Human Capital employee benefits employee recruitment HR human capital human resources

Vendors and Analysts: Influence v. Intelligence

deal architect

Readers know my favorite vendor event is a summit - a day or two long analyst-centric event. Not that I mind going to user focused events but feel like I intrude on customer time there. In the last year, I

Want Employees To Love What They Do? Here Are 4 Ways To Get There


by Shawn Burcham , founder and CEO of PFSbrands and author of “ Keeping Score With GRITT : Straight Talk Strategies For Success “ Bosses might want to take notice if employees view their jobs as “the daily grind.”.

10 Elements of a Coaching Culture and Why You Need It

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur and business person I know wishes he had more time for coaching all the members of his team. I often hear the excuse that coaching takes more time than simply diving in and doing the job for the other person, but is that really true?

Friday Funism – Favorite Future

View from Seed

Another phrase we use internally at NextView pretty often is that of a “favorite future”. Early in NextView’s history, when we were raising our first fund (e.g. sometime back in 2010 or early 2011) one of the limited partners we met with asked us what our “favorite future” was for NextView. We were excited to talk about our vision and aspirations for the new VC firm we were building, but also intrigued by this as a general question.

DeskTime CEO Reveals How They Accelerated Business Growth And Revenue By 94 Percent

YFS Magazine

In recent years, the time-tracking company has reported an uptick in rapid growth, while increasing revenue by 94%. What's their secret? Grow Operations Business Growth outsourcing productivity scaling

How Education Can Take A Lesson From Coworking


by Peter Yu, General Manager (Singapore) of Campfire Collaborative Spaces. The myth that having the best education guarantees a clear route to career success is an ideal that has been disproven by stories of outliers finding success.

Ecommerce Email Marketing: How to Increase Conversions


As an ecommerce site, you likely send emails regularly. Black Friday emails, Valentine’s Day emails, BOGO emails, confirmation emails , thank you emails, reminder emails…the list is endless. Are you getting real results or simply opens and clicks ?

Essay: Personal Data Firewall – Reclaiming Consumer Data Privacy

The Startup Magazine

By Dan Simerman, Director of Financial Relations, The IOTA Foundation. Incentives are funny things. They often live in the background, invisible, outside our conscious reach.

How Big Data Impacts The Insurance Industry And Beyond

YFS Magazine

Big data is revolutionizing business. Here's an inside look at the tangible benefits of big data when applied to the insurance industry. Grow Technology big data data analytics insurance technology

So You’re Not The Boss? Here’s How You Can Still Be A Leader


by Grant Parr , author of “ The Next One Up Mindset: How To Prepare For The Unknown “ Are leaders born or are they developed? It’s a subject that’s long been debated.

“I wanted to do the deal but i couldn’t convince my partners” isn’t an Explanation, it’s an Excuse

Hunter Walker

While this hasn’t happened to any of our portfolio CEOs in a while, there’s one reason for a VC passing on a funding round that just sets me off: “I wanted to do the deal but couldn’t convince my partners.” ” This isn’t an explanation, it’s an excuse.

Startup Risks – Legal, Insurance and Technology Protections

The Startup Magazine

The sheer quantity of data that is processed by any company on a daily basis, especially startups and businesses whose core market is digital, makes them a target for hackers and thieves.

Still growing our team

Version One Ventures

A year ago, we set out to add to our team. You may recall that we opened a search for an associate last summer. We appreciated spending time with many candidates, as well as the many intros and referrals from our friends. Unfortunately, we didn’t find someone who was the right fit for us – and decided to take a short break from the search. We’re beginning to restart the process of finding our third team member.

What Startups Need To Know About PCI Compliance


60% of businesses that undergo data loss due to a breach never survive for more than six months after the event. While some will close shop due to their loss of customers, others find it hard to handle the costs of trying to survive the breach.

How to Separate Your Small Business and Personal Finances

Up and Running

Numerous challenges come with starting a new business. One way to keep things clean and simple from the start is to separate your business finances and personal finances early on. .

The Storm-Chasing Geologist Whos Fixing SalesTec


Matt Sniff graduated college as a professional geologist and storm chaser with a talent for building popular, top-10 weather apps.

10 Deadly Entrepreneur Mistakes To Avoid

The Startup Magazine

There are a few entrepreneur mistakes that are very easy to make if you are not paying attention to how you are managing your business. You can use all of these tips to avoid big mistakes, and you will find that your company can save money in the process of building a business. Source: Flickr.

What To Consider When Choosing Airport Parking Space For Your Business Travels


Airport parking space is important for anyone planning to use the airport, whether you are picking up or dropping off your business clients or for those planning to travel for personal purposes or business trips.

3 Smart Ways To Organize Your Office And Boost Efficiency

YFS Magazine

A tidy desk may or may not suggest a tidy mind, but a tidy office is usually a sign of an efficient company. Workspaces Office Space organization productivity

13 Important Branding Lessons from the Top 4 E-Commerce Giants

crowdSPRING Blog

Online commerce has taken the world by storm and forever altered the way we do business. Today’s consumers can make purchases from virtually anywhere – as long as they can connect to the internet. And they do. But, that doesn’t mean that all online businesses are created equal.

Guide to Amazon’s A9 Algorithm: How to Rank your Listings

The Startup Magazine

We all know how hard it can be to sell a product online. There are just so many people out there looking to do the same thing, and the sheer number of products similar to yours makes it increasingly difficult for people like us to sell anything.

Marketing And Growth Hacks For Startups


Have you launched a startup and looking for growth hacks to be a success? You have come to the right place. We discuss the following 8 strategies to help you become a successful entrepreneur. Grow Your Email List.

The Benefits And Challenges Of Marrying An Entrepreneur

YFS Magazine

Getting married is an eye-opening experience for anyone. Here are a few perks and challenges to expect when entrepreneurs say I do. Lifestyle couplepreneurs dating lifestyle relationships

5 Payroll Automation Tips for Small Businesses and Startups

Up and Running

Payroll is a company’s biggest line item, its single biggest expense. It also goes to the very heart of the relationship between a company and its employees. Workers rely on receiving their correct pay on time every two weeks or every month.

Startup Travel Tips: Should You Be Using Your Personal Vehicle for Business Trips?

The Startup Magazine

Around 35% of business travelers in the US prefer to use their own car for transportation, according to a study conducted by Rockport Analytics. If you travel a lot for your startup, that’s an option to look at beyond securing and using a company vehicle.

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