Sat.Jul 20, 2019 - Fri.Jul 26, 2019

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

Hearpreneur

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 GrasshopperHerder.com.

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

YoungUpstarts

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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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

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.

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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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

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

Advice For A Young Entrepreneur – How To Start Out Well

YoungUpstarts

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.

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?

“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

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

YoungUpstarts

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.”.

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.

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. .

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 Education Can Take A Lesson From Coworking

YoungUpstarts

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.

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

The Storm-Chasing Geologist Whos Fixing SalesTec

Hearpreneur

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

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.

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

YoungUpstarts

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.

Ecommerce Email Marketing: How to Increase Conversions

ConversionXL

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 ?

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.

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 Startups Need To Know About PCI Compliance

YoungUpstarts

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.

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.

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

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 To Consider When Choosing Airport Parking Space For Your Business Travels

YoungUpstarts

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.

A Guide to Early Fundraising for New Businesses

Up and Running

A telling success factor for new businesses looking to make an impact in their industries is whether they can attract investment at an early stage of development. .

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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

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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Marketing And Growth Hacks For Startups

YoungUpstarts

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.