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Innovation at Speed – when you have 2 million employees

Steve Blank

Success no longer goes to the country that develops a new fighting technology first, but rather to the one that better integrates it and adapts its way of fighting… Our response will be to prioritize speed of delivery, continuous adaptation, and frequent modular upgrades.

Framework Benchmarks Round 15

TechEmpower

What better day than Valentine's Day to renew one's vow to create high-performance web applications? Respecting the time of your users is a sure way to earn their love and loyalty. And the perfect start is selecting high-performance platforms and frameworks.

Why Female Founder Office Hours is So Important

Both Sides of the Table

If you haven’t yet heard about Female Founder Office Hours it is an initiative you should be aware of whether you’re male, female or any other gender identify.

Splitting the difference

47 Hats

I’ve always been a tripolar guy: on one hand, being a developer, making a living writing code for various companies. On the other hand, writing: either full books like The Web Startup Success Guide , posts like the one you’re reading or content for various startups.

8 Strategies For Regularly Reinventing Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Sometimes entrepreneurs are so focused on making change happen for customers that they forget that continually changing themselves and their company is equally important.

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7 Strategies For Anticipating Future Customer Trends

Startup Professionals Musings

The market is changing so fast these days, and if you are not planning a solution today for tomorrow’s customers, you may be setting yourself up for failure and don’t even realize it. There are always new competitors who are planning their arrival tomorrow.

Forecasting Models: What You Need to Know

Up and Running

Whether your business is brand new or it’s been around for a while, you’ve probably thought about putting together a financial forecast. Most lenders and investors will expect it to be part of your business plan.

Voluntary Quits 2017

Chaganomics

Quits, layoffs and discharges, other separations, and total separations, January 2007–November 2017 From the BLS: The number of total separations, which is the sum of quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations, was 5.2 million in November.

Addition by Subtraction

aweissman.com

“Dangerfield eliminated everything from his act but the setups and punchlines” Alex Halberstadt’s essay on Rodney Dangerfield is a masterclass on how to improve by reduction.

Take Your Idea To The Next Level With A DIY Prototype

Startup Professionals Musings

These days, everyone wants to be an entrepreneur, pitching their latest and greatest new idea, and looking for someone to give them money. Angel investors, like me, have long figured out that asking to see the prototype is a quick way to separate the ‘wannabes’ from serious players.

SoCal Stunners: Why Homebrew Has Gone South

Hunter Walker

There’s a question we ask ourselves when investing in a startup outside of the Bay Area: is their location a positive for the company?

Are You Guilty Of These 5 Leadership Mistakes?

YFS Magazine

Here is a look at five leadership obstacles I've encountered as an entrepreneur and how I overcame them. Lead leadership personal development

YouTube: Right or Wrong for Your Small Business?

The Startup Magazine

Nearly all businesses from small to large have a Facebook account. Most also use Twitter. Your business probably does, too. But, the social media discussion is often limited to Facebook and Twitter with a little Instagram and Pinterest thrown in. There’s another player to think about.

How To Win Key Decision Points With Today’s Customers

Startup Professionals Musings

Today’s customers are much more in control of their buying decision, as they have more choices and more information than ever before.

5 Critical Factors for Optimizing Luxury Ecommerce Sites

ConversionXL

Selling high-end goods, services or experiences isn’t the same thing as selling the low and mid-tier alternatives. And in the 1990’s, Ford Motor Group learned that the hard way.

The Real Reason You Should Audition for Shark Tank

Up and Running

Many people dream of owning their own business. There’s nothing quite like being your own boss and running an operation the way you want to. However, this dream comes with a big cost.

Stress And Relaxation Tips For Entrepreneurs

YFS Magazine

In life’s most stressful moments, we find out what we’re really made of. Here are five simple steps for dealing with stress. Lifestyle health and wellness managing stress personal development

7 Strategies To Enhance Agility In The Face Of Change

Startup Professionals Musings

Most small businesses have now forgotten the last recession, and are back to “business as usual.” They don’t realize that business as usual is gone forever. With social media and smart phone apps, real product information spreads at astounding speeds.

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25 Entrepreneurs Reveal What They Love About Running Their Business

Hearpreneur

Being an entrepreneur or business owner has its share of ups and downs. While the downs can be pretty low the ups always seem to triumph for a true entrepreneur at heart. Milestones are what entrepreneurs and business owners work towards.

Nima Peanut Sensor Pre-Order

Feld Thoughts

Less than a year after releasing its first product, Nima announced its highly anticipated peanut sensor is now available for pre-order , adding an allergen to its connected food sensor platform. If you have a peanut allergy, Nima is a must have.

How to Reach Ideal Customers with Facebook Ads

YFS Magazine

Anybody can use Facebook advertising and generate business from it. It’s simply about learning how to do it, and taking the time to master the craft. Grow Marketing & Sales facebook Facebook advertising ideal customers marketing social media social media marketing target audience

5 Tips For Being Productive While You Quit Smoking

The Startup Magazine

Deciding to quit smoking is only the first step in actually stopping. However, it is a very important step and anyone who takes it should be commended. The problem with quitting is that things suck before you see the benefits of a smoke-free life. Challenges.

16 Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Side Hustles

Hearpreneur

Side hustles serve to support our main income streams. Some of them also end up becoming the main income stream if it turns profitable. They mainly sprout out of a simple idea or hobbies.

Oracle Launches Startup Cloud Accelerator Program in Austin

SiliconHills

Watch out Austin there’s a new accelerator in town. Oracle, based in Redwood Shores, Calif., on Tuesday, announced it’s launching a residential Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator program in Austin. The Austin program is Oracle’s first residential accelerator program in North America.

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Impact of Tax Reform (U.S. Outlook February 2018)

Chaganomics

• One year into Donald Trump’s presidency, the economy has maintained solid growth momentum in what has so far already been the country’s third-longest economic expansion on record. In a bid to better assess what 2018 holds for the U.S. economy, we polled our global network of analysts. Of the sample of economists from international and local economic institutions we contacted, 95 answered the survey. This special report includes the highlights from our poll. •

What Weekly Pick-up Games Taught Me About Entrepreneurship

YFS Magazine

Consider the role that money plays in our lives as solopreneurs. Money is like the score in my Tuesday night basketball game.?. Lifestyle business lessons Finance lifestyle money

20 Entrepreneurs Explain The Hardest Thing About Running Business

Hearpreneur

Running a business is a no walk in the park. It’s coupled with challenging endeavors that can push us to the verge of giving up. Despite these challenges, it still remains a worthy venture in the long run. The results you get make us forget the hardships we’ve been through.

The Changing Venture Market In 3 Images

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

Want to visualize how the venture funding market is changing? Look no further than these 3 slides (from a presentation put together by our friends at Greenspring ). I don’t think much commentary is needed here. Average round size at Series A is increasing dramatically.

Seven Ways To Guard Against Workplace Discrimination

The Startup Magazine

There are a number of ways that workplace discrimination can rear its ugly head. From issues involving race or religion to problems with sexual harassment , business owners need to take steps to safeguard against discrimination in the workplace.

H-E-B Buys Austin-based Favor

SiliconHills

Favor, the startup delivery service based in Austin, just got bought by one of the largest grocery companies in Texas, San Antonio-based H-E-B. Under the deal, Favor will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of H-E-B and it will continue to operate as a separate brand led by Chief Executive Officer and President Jag Bath and all […]. The post H-E-B Buys Austin-based Favor appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin San Antonio

Monday Motivation: Dear Hard Work [VIDEO]

Hearpreneur

This is the month for love and we are focusing on hard work and hustle aka Project Work Ethic. This motivational video is for entrepreneurs and startups to start their week off on the right foot. Dear Hard Work, I used to hate you. When you call my name, I heard of running away from you.

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Boost Your Productivity – And Your Team’s – By Learning To Delegate Better

YoungUpstarts

by Martin Lanik, CEO of Pinsight and author of “ The Leader Habit “ Do you feel overwhelmed with too many projects? Do you have a hard time trusting others to perform as well as you do and spend time checking every deliverable your team produces?

How Latin American governments are assisting their local startup ecosystems

The Next Web

Launching a successful startup is hard work. Launching a successful startup in an environment which lacks a supportive local business ecosystem and startup friendly government, can become nigh on impossible.

True Wealth Ventures Closes on a $19.1 Million Fund to Invest in Women-led Startups

SiliconHills

Austin’s pioneering venture capital firm, True Wealth Ventures, founded by women to invest in women, announced on Tuesday the close of the firm’s first fund with $19.1 million. Kerry Rupp and Sara Brand, partners in True Wealth Ventures, plan to use the funds to invest in about 12 women-led startups in the sustainable consumer and […]. The post True Wealth Ventures Closes on a $19.1 Million Fund to Invest in Women-led Startups appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin