Sat.Aug 31, 2019 - Fri.Sep 06, 2019

Strategies For Coping With Entrepreneurial Stress And Burnout


by Dr. Jeff Nalin, Psy.D, Founder and Chief Clinical Director at Paradigm Malibu Treatment Center. The statistics for entrepreneur success are somewhat alarming. Some studies report that only half of self-start businesses will survive into their fifth year.

10 Keys To Surviving From A Startup To An Enterprise

Startup Professionals Musings

Early-stage entrepreneurs rightly keep their focus on creating an innovative product or service. After celebrating success at that level, they often find themselves ill-prepared to move to the next stage, for scaling their business into a high-performing enterprise.

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Pitch Deck Month: The Team Slide

View from Seed

*This post is part of our “pitch deck” series where we dissect the seed stage pitch deck and discuss the ideal flow for a pitch. You can read the rest of the posts in the series by clicking here *.

6 Steps to Grow Your Small Business with Cold Email


Can business run only on cold emails? Who reads emails these days? I know these questions must be popping up in your head. But let me tell you, cold emails can still help you in generating new leads for your business if done in the right way.

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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.

9 PR And Marketing Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs


by Diana Ennen, President of Virtual Word Publishing and author of “ Virtual Assistant, The Series: Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA “ PR and marketing can be overwhelming and many don’t do it as often as they should because they are afraid of doing it wrong.

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8 Keys To Business Success For Entrepreneur Introverts

Startup Professionals Musings

It really is possible for an introvert to succeed as an entrepreneur, even though you can’t expect to start and build a business alone. You need to build business relationships with partners, team members, investors, and of course customers.

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Leadership Guide for Every Business Growth Stage


It can be challenging to realize that you are in the midst of a moment of personal growth when it comes to business. As the day-to-day of your professional life moves more quickly, you are likely to evolve in your career.

The Compass – How To Beat The Rising Employee Quit Rate


by Aviad Goz, author of “ The Compass: How to Navigate Your Life and Career in Times of Change “ A recent Gallup study shows that the employee quit-rate (the percentage of employees quitting their jobs) in the US is at an all-time rise.

10 Keys To Making Money By Investing In Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Investing in entrepreneurs and startups is a fun but different world from investing in conventional stocks, bonds, and commodities. First of all, it’s more of an investment in people than in a business, since the startup is usually an idea barely half-baked when they need your money.

The 4 Types of Value Propositions Every Business Needs


Humans are value-rating machines. Every day, all day long, we size up different decisions by appraising the value proposition of that action. Should I buy this product? Sure, that’s the obvious one. But also: Should I go to lunch with this person? Should I open this email?

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Introducing: Pitch Deck Month

View from Seed

Almost 5 years ago we released a resource for founders looking for guidance on their seed stage pitch decks. Today, it’s been viewed over 300,000 times on Slideshare , and is still one of the resources we hear positive feedback about from the greater founder community. Our goal as a firm is to always strive to provide updated and top notch resources for founders.

A Startup Founder’s Guide To Reducing Risk


The concept of risk is interesting, to say the least. The idea of risk keeps us honest and ensures we don’t make foolish decisions. In this regard, it’s a good thing. But the consequences of risk realized are painful and costly. In this sense, risk can be deadly. .

Real Entrepreneurs Must Make Good Decisions Quickly

Startup Professionals Musings

Every so often a promising entrepreneur seems to freeze in the oncoming headlights and gets run over by his competition. Why is it that his idea which seemed so fundable only months ago fails to attract investors today? The team is the same. The company's market is the same.

How to Build Robust User Personas in Under a Month


Customer personas are often talked about in marketing and product design, but they’re almost never done well. This post contains video, click to play].

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Learning From Silicon Valley About Blockchain Adoption


One of Silicon Valley’s most compelling attributes is its lack of interest in the traditional bottom line. While most companies focus on revenue and profitability, Silicon Valley leaders tend to view valuation as a success barometer.

5 Practices To Keep Your Legacy Business Relevant For Modern Consumers


by Kelly Bosetti , CEO and founder of CEA Marketing . Small businesses offer the sort of personalized care and customer service that corporate giants can never match.

10 Realities Today Cause Startups To Bypass An IPO

Startup Professionals Musings

In the old days, every entrepreneur dreamed of easily taking their startup public, and making it big. Today the rate of startups going public (IPO – Initial Public Offering) is up from the dead zone, but is still half the rate back before 2000.

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Progressive Web Apps: What Do Marketers Need to Know?


Often, marketing creativity encounters technical limitations. A web page can load only so fast. UX is constrained by browsers. Cutting-edge solutions are accessible only to those with large budgets.

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4 Ways To Create A Happier And More Engaged Salesforce

YFS Magazine

Sales is a rigorous role full of difficult challenges. Implement these sales strategies to halt and even turn around declining team morale. Grow Marketing & Sales sales sales training selling tips

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10 Tips To Promote Your eCommerce Website On Social Media That Increase Traffic And Revenue To Your Store


There are dozens of channels on which you can promote your eCommerce website, but few compare to the performance of social media. Statistics show three in four consumers use social media during their purchasing journey.

How to Write a Top-Notch Business Plan for Your Startup

The Startup Magazine

Many people dream of setting up their own business. However, these people often fail at the execution because they don’t properly plan for their startups. Some of the most common reasons for startup failure include lack of market need, a wrong product, and ineffective marketing.

I Love My Coffee (Gear & Beans Edition)

Hunter Walker

Coffee brings me joy. I’m not overly precious about it – if Starbucks is the best available choice so be it – but living in a great coffee city like San Francisco, I don’t see much need to consume just an average cup, whether at home, Homebrew HQ , or working from a cafe.

Top 3 Instagram Metrics Every Brand, Marketer, And Influencer Should Track

YFS Magazine

Instagram’s algorithm is not an easy nut to crack and organic reach is continuously on the decline. Grow Marketing & Sales instagram instagram marketing marketing social media social media marketing

3 Reasons To Get Out Of The Office And Start Selling


by Sharon Fishburne. In the digital age, most entrepreneurs feel tied to their desks. There’s no way they can make time to go out and sell to customers face to face. And anyway, they have nothing offline to actually sell, right? Wrong.

Social Login and CRO: 9 Things You Should Know


We are always striving to boost conversion rates and encourage users to engage more. Forward-looking businesses are using social login, also known as social sign-on, to do just that.

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Thoughts on WeWork

This is going to be BIG.

I got asked by a reporter yesterday what I thought about WeWork’s IPO situation and I’ll summarize what I said here: First off, let’s pull back for a moment and acknowledge that WeWork has built a huge company that generates a ton of value for its members. Real estate was previously a huge headache for small businesses before WeWork made co-working mainstream. I don’t know where its valuation will wind up, but I believe that there is a going concern there that is worth billions of dollars.

Your Brand (And How You Describe It) Should Be Painfully Simple, Here’s Why

YFS Magazine

If the way you describe your business and the work you do doesn’t feel like a painful oversimplification, you’re not doing it right. Editor Picks Grow Marketing & Sales branding marketing

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How To Choose The Best Business Management Tools For Your Business


Whether you are an established venture or a budding entrepreneur, you need tools that are highly efficient and productive to use. Everyone lookouts for tools that are time efficient and also helps in organizing the chaos.

The “Second” Business New Year

Growthink Blog

With Labor Day behind us, now (September to November) is the time to make that big business push before the holiday season.And this week is a great time to refresh our resolve and revise our plans to grow sales, profits and value between now and the end of the year.To

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Reflections on my first year as GP (and six years in VC!)

Version One Ventures

The first week of September is my VC anniversary. This milestone is always a great forcing function to reflect on the past year, my contributions to the startup community, as well as my overall goals. I’ve now been in VC for six full years, and I’ve written reflections dating back to 2013 when I started my journey as an analyst. For example, after year one , I thought about how VC aligned with my core values of learning, compassion, and freedom.

Here’s A Quick Way To Set Goals And Achieve Them

YFS Magazine

Here are three simple ways to set yourself up for success with a clear and easy action plan that is easy to stick with through the year. Lead goal setting Goals personal development

How AI Can Help Your Business


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is technology that is here to stay. Most of us actually use some form of AI in our everyday lives and many of us do not even realize it. Cortana, Siri, and Alexa are AI-driven virtual assistants that most consumers are familiar with.

8 Visual Search Optimization Tips for Your Business Website

Up and Running

When Amazon rolled out StyleSnap at its 2019 re:MARS conference, the internet giant officially joined the growing ranks of retailers transforming the way consumers find what they want on the web. .

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The Most Expensive Logo Designs to Inspire You

The Startup Magazine

In the same way that human faces are unique and allow people to immediately identify and distinguish one person from another, logos are the face of a brand that let customers tell it apart from its competition.

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Hypergiant Industries Creates Augmented Reality Helmet for Military, Police, and Firefighters


Hypergiant Industries has created a smart helmet prototype designed to keep the military, police, firefighters and other first responders safe. The space-age helmet, called Project Orion, comes equipped with night vision, infrared, thermal imaging and more.

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Punch Associates Discusses The Truth About Debt That Millennial Entrepreneurs Should Embrace


Millennials are being wrongly accused of making poor choices during their formative adult years. News articles broke out over the last couple of years attributing millennials’ lack of money-saving strategies due to their entitled attitude.