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

Strategies For Coping With Entrepreneurial Stress And Burnout

YoungUpstarts

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.

Misty II is Shipping

Feld Thoughts

I’m a proud investor (and crowdfunding backer) in Misty Robotics. As of today, Misty Robotics has started shipping Misty II to its crowdfunding backers. The team at Misty Robotics has been hard at working getting Misty in shape to ship.

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SAP and the changing face of Asia

deal architect

I have increasingly been pointing out a huge under-achievement in the contemporary applications market. After two decades, only about 20% of a grid across countries and industry processes has a decent choice in cloud solutions. As a result, I have

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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 *.

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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9 PR And Marketing Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs

YoungUpstarts

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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6 Steps to Grow Your Small Business with Cold Email

ReadWriteStart

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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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.

Book: Turning the Flywheel

Feld Thoughts

I’m an enormous Jim Collins fan. It’s a special bonus that he lives in Boulder. He just came out with a short monograph called Turning the Flywheel. It’s only 40 pages but stunningly good.

A Startup Founder’s Guide To Reducing Risk

YoungUpstarts

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. .

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.

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.

Bears Are Clever

Feld Thoughts

We had our share of wildlife in Aspen. By mid-summer, this sign was on the road near our house. And, below is the mama bear that came and visited me almost every day in August. It took all of my self-discipline to stay inside the house as every instinct I had was to go outside and play with it.

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3 Reasons To Get Out Of The Office And Start Selling

YoungUpstarts

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.

The Introverts Guide To Anxiety-Free Networking

YFS Magazine

From one introverted entrepreneur to another, I can confidently tell you that there are ways around your nerves when it comes to networking. Lead networking networking events personal development professional networking

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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Leadership Guide for Every Business Growth Stage

ReadWriteStart

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.

How AI Can Help Your Business

YoungUpstarts

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.

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.

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

Learning From Silicon Valley About Blockchain Adoption

ReadWriteStart

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

YoungUpstarts

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.

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.

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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The 4 Types of Value Propositions Every Business Needs

ConversionXL

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

YoungUpstarts

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.

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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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 can a great logo mark your presence in the world? 

The Startup Magazine

So how many of us actually read the brand names beside the logos of the boards? Don’t we often just recognise a shoe is of Nike because of the tick that represents it? Or if we see a lady (mermaid) in green enveloped in a circle printed on a coffee cup, we know it’s Starbucks!

How To Choose The Best Business Management Tools For Your Business

YoungUpstarts

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.

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

SiliconHills

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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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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Wellness & Meditation Retreats in Ireland – Retreats for Relaxation

The Startup Magazine

Whether you are running a fresh and innovative startup, or you are the Human Resources Manager for a large corporation, or anything in between, as the employer you have a responsibility towards the well being of the people who work for you.