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7 Keys To Making A Business Out Of Your Great Product

Startup Professionals Musings

Most technical entrepreneurs focus hard on building an innovative product, but forget that an elegant solution doesn’t automatically translate into a successful business.

Burning Platform: A review of RISE with SAP

deal architect

Brian Sommer and I have recorded 12 episodes in this series - see index here. Last couple of months, we have had several guests - Rob Kugel of Ventana, Josh Greenbaum of EA Consulting, Bonnie Tinder of Raven Intel, Burning Platform Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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11 Digital Marketing Tips To Follow In 2021

YoungUpstarts

Here are 11 digital marketing tips to follow in 2021 that will help propel your small business to greater success. The post 11 Digital Marketing Tips To Follow In 2021 appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others digital marketing Online marketing

Choosing a VC Is Like a Marriage. But Pitching VC’s is NOT Like Dating

View from Seed

There is a well-known trope that choosing a VC to partner with is like marriage. This is true. It’s a super important, near permanent relationship, especially for a lead investor that is likely to take a board seat for many years. But in my experience, the metaphor ends there.

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.

6 Tips For When And How To Disclose Your Startup Idea

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs I meet are reluctant to disclose anything about their idea to investors before getting a signed confidential disclosure agreement (CDA).

Kiss Your Unloving Content Goodbye!

Rembrandt Communications

Love Your Content Results? Does your copy help you boost sales and positive awareness? Read on… It’s time for Valentine’s Day and that means love is in the air… unless your content is not giving you the results you want!

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Coachability is Overrated

View from Seed

The most overrated attribute that some investors look for in founders is “coachability” Do I have your attention? It’s not that founders shouldn’t be coachable. It’s a good attribute. But I think there are two ways that an emphasis on coachability goes wrong.

Here Is When Your New Business Needs A Written Plan

Startup Professionals Musings

If you sold your last startup for $800 million, you probably already know how to build a business, and even conservative investors won’t worry about the quality of your next business plan.

Grow Your Coaching Business With Four Types Of Content

YFS Magazine

Here's a look at four types of content you can create to stand out as a coach and attract your ideal clients. Grow Marketing & Sales content marketing life coaching marketing

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Upskilling Your Workforce For Remote Work: 5 Best Practices

YoungUpstarts

Alexandra Goger, SharePoint and Office 365 Evangelist at Iflexion shares five essential practices you can apply to help your staff keep at the top of their game, in and out of the office. The post Upskilling Your Workforce For Remote Work: 5 Best Practices appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Andreessen Horowitz

For more than 100 years, companies have existed in a binary world, either private or public. Private companies have been highly restricted in how they can raise money, sell stock, provide employee liquidity, and otherwise manage their ownership.

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4 Simple Steps Will Get Startup Financial Projections

Startup Professionals Musings

Most aspiring entrepreneurs understand that you can’t build a business if you won’t commit to delivering a product or service, but many are hesitant or refuse to commit to any financial forecasts. Yet every business requires revenue and volumes, as certainly as it requires a product to sell.

Market Positioning: The Keys To Getting It Right

ConversionXL

In today’s competitive environment, having a great product or service is table stakes for building a profitable and successful business at scale. Many companies, after all, have great products but struggle to keep the lights on.

Working Standing Up Has Real Health Benefits

YoungUpstarts

According to studies, sitting for a long time can cause significant health risks. Working while standing up at your desk can have real health benefits. The post Working Standing Up Has Real Health Benefits appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others ergonomics workplace health

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6 Negotiating Tactics for Fast Growth-Minded Business Leaders

YFS Magazine

Many experts believe that negotiators who open assertively, though not aggressively, end up with the best deal. Lead leadership negotiating personal development

8 Keys To Personal Self-Fulfillment In Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

As a long-time mentor to new entrepreneurs and business owners, I have noticed that many no longer associate more fulfillment and satisfaction with more money, power, and success. It seems that fulfillment to these new entrepreneurs is all about changing the world and legacy.

The Importance of the Democratization of Capital

VC Adventure

The democratization of capital may be messy at times, but it’s much better than the alternative. And it’s long over-due. Robinhood’s actions to restrict trading in GameStop stock, as well as several other issuers, was completely the wrong response to an increasingly active capital class.

The Role Of Forensic Accountants In Stock Market Management

YoungUpstarts

Though rarely in the spotlight, forensic accountants play a critical role in our financial markets, specifically in regards to protecting the integrity of our investments. The post The Role Of Forensic Accountants In Stock Market Management appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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PRNEWS.IO Founder Reveals Five Brand Awareness Mistakes To Avoid

YFS Magazine

Every business owner wants to increase brand awareness. Here's a look at five common branding mistakes and how you can avoid them. Branding Grow brand awareness brand development branding

Five Advancements Powering the Future of Content Creation

VC Cafe

You’ve heard about the streaming wars , the cloud gaming/console wars , the rise of the creator economy. Behind all of these multi billion dollar markets vying for the consumer’s time and money, content plays a key role. Quality content makes users join, buy, and stay subscribed. But quality content is not easy to make or scale. There’s the hits and blockbusters and then a very long tail of niche content looking for an audience.

Why Colleges and Universities Should be Scared of the On Deck Fellowship

This is going to be BIG.

There’s been an emergence of “pre-accelorator” or “people accelorator” programs—experiences that you can buy your way into with cash, as opposed to potentially valuable future equity, that replicate the education and network provided by the likes of YCombinator.

Here’s Why Your Company Should Offer Outplacement Services

YoungUpstarts

When your company is contemplating layoffs, offering help through outplacement services is the right thing to do for your displaced employees. The post Here’s Why Your Company Should Offer Outplacement Services appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others layoffs outplacement services retrenchment

How Business Leaders Can Build A Culture Of Health And Wellness

YFS Magazine

Corporate wellness is more than a trend in today's business culture. Emphasis on employee health and wellness can yield vast benefits. Company Culture Grow company culture corporate wellness health and wellness recommended workplace wellness

Tapestry – Weaving Stronger Co-Founder Partnerships

Eric Friedman

I strongly believe that one of the most important questions you can ask in a well-functioning, growing organization is: “How are you investing in your team’s communication and relationships?”. It has also become a great question as an early stage investor and an executive coach.

Monday Motivation: STAY FOCUSED – Motivational Video

Hearpreneur

This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. Here are some takeaways from the video: Start with a concrete vision of what you want. Where focus goes, energy flows. Discipline buys you the freedom to do what you want.

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5 Tips To Find ‘Culture Fit’ In A Candidate

YoungUpstarts

Company culture provides your team with direction and is effectively the glue that binds the team. Joel Patterson shares five tips on how to hire for culture fit. The post 5 Tips To Find ‘Culture Fit’ In A Candidate appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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What Type of Business Phone Number Is Right for You?

The Startup Magazine

Having the right type of business phone number is critically important to propelling your sales figures upward. With that being said, you don’t want to waste your money on phone service features that aren’t required to help you become successful.

Use Cases to Bolster Your Team: How to Leverage On-Demand Talent in Your Business

OnlyOnce

( This post was written by my colleague Bethany Crystal and originally published on the Bolster blog yesterday. While I am still trying to figure out what posts to put on this blog vs. Bolster’s blog since the blogs are pretty similar, I will occasionally run something in both places.).

Pitching Investors in the Post-COVID World

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Pitching to investors has always been like playing whack-a-mole. Connecting with the right investor at the right time can be quite tricky. Now add all the impacts from COVID-19. Angel investors all but disappeared in the second quarter amid he pandemic chaos.

What Is Account Takeover and How To Prevent It

YoungUpstarts

While there isn’t a single one-size-fits-all approach to stop cybercriminals from attempting account takeover attacks on your account, these three best practices can be very effective in protecting your accounts. .

Worrying ways procurement errors are damaging your business

The Startup Magazine

Everybody makes mistakes from time to time. But making mistakes in your business could end up costing you more than your bottom line. The procurement process is a prime example of this.

January 2021 Growth Funding Recap

Growthink Blog

Growthink Capital Research tracked $8.8 billion in new venture funding in January 2021, up from $5.1 billion in December.

Don’t Just Stand With Someone Being Harassed. Stand In Front Of Them.

Hunter Walker

Lessons on Allyship and Community. IRL Friend. That’s the tweet I employ to signify that I’ve finally met up with someone previously only known to me online.

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Why Every Startup Needs Up-To-Date Technology

YoungUpstarts

You need to ensure that your new company has the most up-to-date technology available, but why is this the case? Here are three reasons. The post Why Every Startup Needs Up-To-Date Technology appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others startup advice technology

Tech Focus: Pressure to Improve Drug Development Drives Innovation

The Startup Magazine

Discover the key factors shaping market dynamics and opening up growth opportunities in drug development. COVID-19 has laid down a gauntlet for biotech and pharmaceutical companies around the world.

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Your public declaration

Mike Michalowicz

Have you ever had a goal that you set for yourself, and once you told someone you realized, “Oh man, I better do that now!”? ”? That’s the power of a public declaration. It all goes back to accountability.

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