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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.

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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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

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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9 Ways to Use Pull Marketing When Push Doesn’t Work

Startup Professionals Musings

More and more customers these days are doing their own marketing research, scanning internet reviews and feedback from friends, rather than trusting messages that you push out through advertising.

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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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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.”.

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

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.

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.

7 Myths And Reality On Employees Thinking Like Owners

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup lucky enough to get some traction gets to the point where they decide to hire some “regular employees” for sales, marketing, and administrative tasks. Then they are surprised to see productivity and creativity take a big dip.

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

How to Help Your Employees Get More Work Done

The Startup Magazine

If you’re running a business, you probably already know that there’s nothing more important to you than your employees. Without them, you simply won’t be able to operate and your business would shut down.

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.

“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.

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

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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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.

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.

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

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.

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 RocketStar Engineers Behind the Apollo 11 Mission


By LAURA LOREK, Publisher of Silicon Hills News HOUSTON – The astronauts get all the glory, but hundreds of thousands of people worked behind the scenes to put the first men on the Moon. “It

Using Bitcoin Profit in Your Startup Financial Processes?

The Startup Magazine

Bitcoin is what is known as a cryptocurrency.

Growing A Company Quickly: What Not To Forgo


In most cases, success in business leads to expansion. And with expansion, more often than not, comes growing pain. But if you properly anticipate the problems that come with rapid growth, then there’s no reason that you can’t mitigate them. Loss of Identity.

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

Austin-based Homeward Raises $25 Million in Debt and Equity Funding


A real estate tech startup, Homeward announced on Monday that it has raised $25 million in funding. That includes $4 million in equity funding and $21 million of debt funding. Austin-based LiveOak Venture Partners led the equity funding and Genesis Capital and Keystone Bank provided the debt funding.

Tech Interview: CouponBird’s Senior Software Engineer Carson Lv

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine founders interviews, we sat down with Senior Software Engineer Carson Lv, a team leader from CouponBirds , a growing e-commerce company specialising in coupon code services and advertising.

5 Ways To Not Let Finances Affect Your Business


Businesses revolve around their finances, and many good businesses go to the wall simply because their owners are better at the other aspects of running a business than they are at managing cashflow.