Sat.Feb 20, 2021 - Fri.Feb 26, 2021

Thank you, Dennis Howlett

deal architect

Dennis has announced he is retiring. I knew it was coming - he would often fret he did not have enough time for his large and growing family - but I would have bet it would be towards end of. Industry analysts (Gartner, Forrester, AMR, others) Industry Commentary

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Why Every Startup Needs To Select Customers Carefully

Startup Professionals Musings

Most startups are happy to find any customer, and will hang on for dear life to every one.

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4 Ways To Promote Your Written Work 

YoungUpstarts

You my be a writer, but there are other things you need to know to promote your work. Here are some things you can do to promote your written work. The post 4 Ways To Promote Your Written Work appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others publishing writing

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Both Things Can Be True: Bias and Bad Fundraising Advice

This is going to be BIG.

Fundraising takes a long time. I’m a female founder. I don’t have a technical co-founder. I don’t have enough traction. These are all of the things I heard from a founder that I recently backed. She was pitching for a pre-seed round of $400k.

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.

The Analyst Cam: IFS Cloud sneak preview

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. I had a chance to catch up with Darren Roos, CEO of IFS. Analyst Cam

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7 Keys To Scaling A Startup into A Thriving Business

Startup Professionals Musings

As an advisor to many startups today, I still see that most of you entrepreneurs see yourselves as the sole driver of your new solution, and the key driver of your new business.

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The Benefits And Challenges Of Remote Work

YFS Magazine

The shift to remote work has exhibited both benefits and drawbacks. So, what are the most common trade-offs? Uncategorized flexible working pandemic recommended remote working virtual workforce

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The Analyst Cam: SAP Industry Cloud

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. SAP hosted for analysts a Industry Cloud briefing last week. I have excerpted.

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8 Keys To That First Investment From People You Know

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs have learned that it’s almost always quicker and easier to get cash from someone you know, rather than angel investors or professional investors (VCs).

Tips To Keep People In The Room During An Argument

YoungUpstarts

Navigating an argument may take you down a long, winding path, but working with others can help you reach the light at the end of the tunnel. . The post Tips To Keep People In The Room During An Argument appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others communication skills mediation

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The End of Syndication

View from Seed

For early stage VC ‘s, Syndication is the process of sharing investments with other potential co-investors. The classic scenario is when a VC has a signed term sheet to lead a round, but has left room open for another meaningful investor.

Biden Administration Increases Pandemic Lending to Small Businesses

YFS Magazine

President Joe Biden announced changes to target more federal pandemic assistance to the nation’s smallest businesses. Economy Editor Picks economy editor picks pandemic paycheck protection program politics

10 Keys to Remaining Cool And Calm Despite Pressures

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the most valuable attributes of a good business professional and leader is to be able to control emotional outbursts, to maximize your credibility and respect, and to maintain your own health.

Looking To Launch In 2021? Start Here

YoungUpstarts

Starting a business is always challenging – even under normal circumstances – but always have enough confidence in who you are and what you’re doing to take that leap regardless. Kirk Waldfogel, CEO of Model Match shares some tips that can help. The post Looking To Launch In 2021?

Boulder Chamber Memberships for Black-Owned Businesses

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I just underwrote one-year memberships to the Boulder Chamber of Commerce for 62 Black-owned businesses in Boulder. Last summer, Aaron Clark started putting together a list of Black-owned Businesses in Boulder. The current list is at 62.

For Entrepreneurs, Your Smile Matters More Than You May Know

YFS Magazine

Studies confirm that smiling leads to a decrease in stress-induced hormones that negatively affect your physical and mental health. Lifestyle health and wellness lifestyle personal branding recommended

Why I Don’t Bet on a Pivot

View from Seed

One of the toughest things about seed stage investing is knowing that many successful companies started off on the wrong path. Sometimes, the general idea was right, but the company needed to refactor something quite foundational to their model to make things work.

How To Remove A Redirect Virus From Your Mac

YoungUpstarts

If your browser has turned your life into a nightmare, act fast. Read our post on how to win it back from a redirect virus and stop seeing unwanted content. The post How To Remove A Redirect Virus From Your Mac appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others computer virus redirect virus

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29 Entrepreneurs Share Their Tips and Tricks of Staying Motivated

Hearpreneur

When the going gets rough in business, you’ll need motivation to keep moving. Motivating yourself can be hard but practicing consistent habits such as reminding yourself of why you started can be a major boost.

Product Innovation: How To Build Products Your Customers Love

ConversionXL

How do you go from good to great? How do you remain relevant as your competition continues to gain more market share? As the technology and business landscape continues to shift rapidly, companies that embrace innovation will have a clear advantage over those who don’t. .

Is the Future of Healthcare a Telehealth Company for Every Condition?

View from Seed

One of the most promising trends accelerating in digital health is the verticalization of digital health. Historically, the healthcare market has been regional, limited by the in-person nature of care delivery.

Why SMEs Are Better Positioned To Fight Cyber Threats

YoungUpstarts

by George Lee, Vice President, Asia Pacific, and Japan, RSA Have you been to the zoo and wondered what you would do if the lion jumped out of its enclosure? You’ve probably heard this before: To survive, you don’t have to be the fastest runner, you just have to out-run the slowest person.

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Are you sure?

David Cohen

One of my favorite new questions to ask is “Are you sure?” ” As I’ve been helping Techstars CEO Maëlle Gavet get up to speed, I noticed she’s been asking me that question quite often! I’m pretty certain that she asks many people at Techstars this same question too.

Tapestry.so – No code project breakdown of time, costs, and a guide for others

Eric Friedman

My partner ( Steve Schlafman ) and I recently launched Tapestry , an exercise for founders to invest in their relationships, and it was met with an incredible reaction. You don’t need to raise $250K – $2M to test your startup idea. EricFriedman and I spent less than $1.5K to launch Tapestry.

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What Is Your Worldview?

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I have coffee for about 30 minutes every morning. It’s been one of the wonderful positive side effects of the Covid crisis. Some days we land on a topic. Other days we don’t. Today, after a few minutes, the question “What is your worldview?”

10 Tips For A Career Change To A Driving Instructor

YoungUpstarts

If you’re thinking that becoming a driving instructor is the right next step for you, then keep reading for these ten tips on transitioning into this exciting new career change. The post 10 Tips For A Career Change To A Driving Instructor appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others career advice

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Career or Side Hustle Opportunity: Online Sportsbook Operator

The Startup Magazine

Starting your own business is challenging. What’s even tougher is discovering the right business to start. Unless you know what kind of business you wish to start, it makes sense to search for startup opportunities that check off your most important boxes.

How To Use Google Trends For Keyword Research

Up and Running

Understanding what your audience is searching for is key to anticipating your customer’s needs and increasing sales both online and offline. Knowing them upfront allows you to answer questions, have the right information available and gain insight into how your competition is performing.

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Areas of interest in climate & energy

Version One Ventures

Over the past 18 months, we’ve been increasingly focused on investing in climate and energy startups. Public awareness about sustainability and climate change is at an all-time high.

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Best Ways To Start Diversifying Your Portfolio

YoungUpstarts

Investing in just one or two companies is usually not a good idea. Rather, you'll want to diversify your portfolio to avoid a total loss. The post Best Ways To Start Diversifying Your Portfolio appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others personal finance portfolio diversification

Business Technology For Small Companies

The Startup Magazine

Business technology has come a long way over the past couple of decades. Technology used to be fun gadgets, but now we’re seeing innovative technological processes that change the way we live our lives! The business world has been completely revolutionised by technology.

How to Conduct an SEO Audit for Your Business Website on a Budget

Up and Running

In these uncertain times, there is no doubt that budgets have been squeezed. Where you may have previously been able to engage with a digital marketing agency to help with your SEO activity , you may find that you now need to take on some of that workload internally. .

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Don’t Stop!

Mike Michalowicz

Keep producing! There are always going to be times in our lives that are overwhelming. We’ve seen that this past year especially. I know for some, the uncertainty can be paralyzing. Here’s the thing. You have to keep going.

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How To Build A Successful Brand On A Tight Budget

YoungUpstarts

Develop your own brand image by using a few simple tricks that can help to dramatically improve your visibility without eating into your wallet. The post How To Build A Successful Brand On A Tight Budget appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others branding

Track your Sales Metrics with Sales Coaching Tools

The Startup Magazine

Sales coaching is a strategic approach to improving the performance of sales reps and sales success of the organization in general. It is a critical role that sales managers execute but it must be backed by relevant data and sales coaching tools.

Hybrid W2 / 1099 Models

A Crowded Space

There’s obviously been a ton of news about new legislation around worker classification. I’m not going to discuss those issues here.