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Rover Rolls Out On-Demand Walking in Denver

Feld Thoughts

Last week Rover launched on-demand dog walking in Denver. They’re enhancing their existing marketplace experience by adding an assignment option, similar to Uber and Lyft, and bringing it to Colorado.

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5 Entrepreneur Habits That Imply Visionary Execution

Startup Professionals Musings

A popular approach for aspiring entrepreneurs these days seems to be to corner anyone who will listen, with a pitch on their current “million dollar idea.” The initial monologue usually ends with the question “How much money do you think this is worth?”

The fundamental lesson of the forces governing scaling startups

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Idealistic founders believe they will break the mold when they scale, and not turn into a “typical big company.”

Why Developers need WP site hosting with great tech support: Siteground.

47 Hats

One thing you learn pretty quickly with WordPress is that unless you’re a fulltime WP developer you’re going to need someone who is.

My Boulder City Council Endorsements

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I have always believed in this value and importance of voting. If there was any doubt about how this can impact our society, that doubt was obliterated in the 2016 election. Boulder has an odd-year election cycle so our local elections are happening between October 16, 2017 (ballots get mailed) and November 7, 2017 (the last day to vote). Historically, less than half of the registered voters in town have voted in our local elections.

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RIP AOL AIM

Feld Thoughts

Among all the distressing news of the world, I heard today that AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down on 12/15/17. AIM was the first instant messenger I used.

9 Ways A True Entrepreneur Survives And Flourishes

Startup Professionals Musings

Could you survive and flourish as an entrepreneur, or should you be satisfied working for someone else? That’s a question I get every day in my role as an advisor to business professionals, and it’s a good one to ask.

Lessons To Help Entrepreneurs Cope With Tragedy And Disaster

YFS Magazine

Disaster waits for no one. In the wake of tragedy, there are lessons entrepreneurs can learn and apply for the benefit of themselves and others. Lifestyle business challenges business continuity planning leadership lifestyle natural disasters tragedy

How This Anxious Introvert Handles Large Events

Hunter Walker

If you only kinda know me you might think I’m a confident extrovert, but if you really really know me, it’s more clear: I’m an introvert, and one who gets slightly anxious during prolonged exposure to large groups.

Men, Sex, and Power

Feld Thoughts

I had a long conversation with a friend last night that included a segment about men, sex, and power. I had just finished Ellen Pao’s book Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change which I thought was phenomenal (more in a separate post soon) so there was a lot in my mind about this topic. I woke up to several articles this morning that reinforced a simple concept that so many people miss. Sexual harassment – while it includes sex – is also about power.

10 Steps To A Winning Strategy For Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

Deciding to be an entrepreneur is a lifestyle move, and should be part of a long-term strategic plan. You shouldn’t be making this decision just because you are mad at your boss, or you would like to be rich, or someone else thinks it’s a good idea.

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Control Issues Cause Business Problems (Do This Instead)

YFS Magazine

In my quest for control, I was actually doing my business and team a disservice. Here's a look at 5 things I learned to do instead. Lead entrepreneurship advice leadership personal development

Origin Stories: 11 Moments That Inspired Entrepreneurs to Start Their Own Businesses

Up and Running

Most entrepreneurs don’t begin their journey by falling in love with the problem—they begin by falling in love with the solution. That is to say, it’s not as common to find someone who sat down and thought, “What business should I start?”

Book: The Innovation Blind Spot

Feld Thoughts

Recently, my friend Ross Baird came out with a new book, The Innovation Blind Spot. In the book, Ross outlines and diagnoses a problem that I’ve been exploring for over a decade: our innovation economy neglects many people and ideas. Ross kicks off the book with some pretty stark statistics: despite the fact that promising startup communities (such as my hometown of Boulder) are thriving, in most communities in America, firm creation is the lowest it’s been in a generation.

10 Clues That It May Be Time To Seek Outside Help

Startup Professionals Musings

If an entrepreneur doesn’t find themselves in over their head at least 20% of the time, they are probably not pushing the limits, not taking enough risk, and probably not working on an idea that’s worth doing.

Post Tom Price Healthcare Plans Still Heavy On Cuts

Chaganomics

Healthcare Law

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A Standard Business Plan Outline [Updated for 2017]

Up and Running

This article is part of our “Business Planning Guide” —a curated list of our articles that will help you with the planning process! Editor’s note: We’ve updated this article for 2017.

Predictions, Redactions

deal architect

At their annual Gartner Symposium event in Orlando today, Peter Sondergaard predicted "AI will be a net job creator starting in 2020" To that, Jason Hiner at TechRepublic snarkily commented “Gartner's research chief couldn't have opened the company's flagship conference.

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What Successful People Do In the First 8 Minutes of Their Morning

Hearpreneur

This Monday Morning Motivation is for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to start their week off on the right foot. When you start your day, you must own your morning. Say thank you in advance for what’s already yours.

In Retrospect: Catalan and Spanish authorities in collision course ahead of banned 1 October independence referendum

Chaganomics

Spain: Catalan and Spanish authorities in collision course ahead of banned 1 October independence referendum September 26, 2017 Tensions in Catalonia have reached a fever pitch in recent weeks as regional authorities forge ahead in their attempt to hold an independence referendum on 1 October.

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6 Ways to Make Sure Your Tech Startup Will Succeed in 2018

Up and Running

When we established Ready4S back in 2012, the tech startup scene looked completely different than it does today. The 2008 financial crisis was still fresh on our minds and people were more careful when taking each business step.

Plex and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

deal architect

I first wrote about the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the 2013 book The Digital Enterprise. A collaboration with the CEO of Software AG, most of the examples profiled there were Germany based. At the same time, companies like GE were. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (other vendors

Emotional Design for Higher Conversions

ConversionXL

Knowing how to create an emotionally compelling site that draws in users by understanding their personalities and psychology can increase your revenue drastically. Understanding Emotional Design. In order to understand the customer journey to your website, you have to learn a bit of biology.

Ten Skills Every Entrepreneur And Small Business Owner Must Have

YoungUpstarts

by Quint Studer, founder of Studer Community Institute and author of “ Results That Last: Hardwiring Behaviors That Will Take Your Company to the Top “ I’ve worked with many business owners over the years and I’ve paid attention to what makes them successful (or not).

14 Entrepreneurs Reveal Which Famous Entrepreneur Would Be Their Dream Mentor

Hearpreneur

A mentor is someone who is more knowledgeable in your area of expertise and he/she may help you through various ways such as in career guidance. In the business field, there are entrepreneurs who have stood out from the crowd due to their various accomplishments and way of doing this.

SEC Exposes Two Initial Coin Offerings Crimes

Chaganomics

Just a matter of time. - CH The Securities Law Blog: SEC Exposes Two Initial Coin Offerings Purportedly. : The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a businessman and two companies with defrauding investors in a pair of so-called initia

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5 Hardest Things in Conversion Optimization

ConversionXL

Conversion optimization is hard; it’s constantly changing and you need to know a lot about a lot. Keeping up with the technology changes and managing business’ expectations can be tricky.

Customer Satisfaction Surveys Tips For Small Businesses

YoungUpstarts

If you own a small business, conducting a customer satisfaction survey is an important part of running the business. It measures the degree of your customer’s satisfaction or dissatisfaction with your products and services.

Startups Are Winning the Remote Work Game. Here’s the Data That Proves It.

OnStartups

Today the State of Remote Work 2017 report revealed that 63% of people in product and engineering roles work remotely at least once per week, which is 21% more than the average.

Recruiting Passive Candidates: 3 Strategies to Get Your next Star Hire

Startup Life

If you’re a hiring manager in a startup you can agree with me when I say, It’s not easy to build a dream team with so many constraints. Like every other startup these days, Kayako looks for self-starters and self-motivated candidates. Those are the baseline skillsets that make great employees.

[Traction #48] NextView All-Hands: Redesigning the Everyday Economy

View from Seed

In this very special episode of Traction, we sit down as a team and discuss the new mission of the firm and talk through B2C and B2B examples of the Everyday Economy. We learn what commonalities exist among founders who are redesigning that economy, and the NextView partners share their perspectives on the next big wave of internet innovation. Plus, we share some news about the future of the show. Listen now or subscribe on Apple Podcasts , Stitcher , SoundCloud , or Google Play.

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Packaging Design Tips Every Small Business Owner Should Know

YoungUpstarts

A lot of small businesses focus their energy on digital marketing and engaging the customers directly that they often neglect the basics. Aside from having a good product, an important element to pay attention to is the packaging of that product.

Startup founders, please stop copying each other

The Next Web

“Good artists copy, great artists steal” This quote is often attributed to Pablo Picasso but did you know that he actually ‘stole‘ it from a host of writers and authors before him? Steve Jobs then credited the quote to Picasso and the cycle of plagiarism continued.

Creating An Effective Business Card Design

The Startup Magazine

Business cards have been around for quite some time, and still, do have the same effect/purpose as they did a few decades ago. This is despite the digital era where everything seems to have moved to the cloud, with very few people still using pen and paper.