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.

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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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.

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.

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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 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

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.

Eight Reasons Why Your Company Should Embrace Video Marketing


by Sean Gordon, founder of In 2019, it’s absolutely impossible to log onto Instagram or Facebook and not be inundated with video content from all of your favorite brands.

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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.

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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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

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. .

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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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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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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

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

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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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.

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!

7 Key Insights You Can Get From Analyzing Your Financial Statements

Up and Running

According to a study recently published by the consulting firm Bain & Company , only about 10 percent of all businesses are capable of achieving sustained, profitable, and continuous growth.

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.

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.

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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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 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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