Sat.Oct 26, 2019 - Fri.Nov 01, 2019

How to Convince Investors You’re the Future not the Past

Steve Blank

This article previously appeared in VentureBeat. I just had a coffee with Mei and Bill, two passionate students who are on fire about their new startup idea. It’s past the “napkin-sketch” stage with a rough minimum viable product and about 100 users.

6 Awesome Tools To Make Your Startup Smarter In 2020


by Gaurav Gupta , Founder of Square Boat. Startups are all the rage these days with innovative minds coming up with novel ideas and transforming them into reality. But wanting to materialize a product or service and sustaining its operations are two different things.

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6 Keys To Maximizing Your Own Leadership Performance

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience as an advisor and mentor to entrepreneurs in business, one of the biggest failures I see is a lack of self-leadership. You can’t lead a business to success, if you can’t lead yourself.

Job vs. Startup

VC Cafe

Last week, I spoke to a group of students at London Business School about what makes Israel a unique startup ecosystem and our approach to venture at Remagine Ventures. The students had some great questions about venture capital, Israel and entrepreneurship, but one struck me in particular.

The disconnect between software buyers and vendors - about the role of SIs

deal architect

In the case studies I wrote for SAP Nation 3.0 I noticed two common threads A) Customers were using SIs cautiously - the last set of experiences with SIs and outsources has made them wary. A couple even thanked me. Outsourcing Negotiations/Best Practices

Pre-Seed Rounds Aren’t Going Away, But Pre-Seed Funds Are

View from Seed

Over the past few years, “pre-seed” as a distinct category has emerged within the early stage fundraising landscape. To some degree the best way to describe a pre-seed round is that you know it when you see it, as the definition is squishy… but most pre-seed rounds are characterized as relatively small ($750K or less), early in company formation (pre-product), and typically followed by a larger “seed” round ($1M-$3M) within 12 months.

7 Secrets to Leading Others and Enjoying Your Legacy

Startup Professionals Musings

By default, every one of you who owns a business or manages a team has the title of leader, but in my consulting experience, I find that just having the title doesn’t make most of us a leader.

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Pandere Shoes, Anchorage Startups, and Techstars

Feld Thoughts

Pandere Shoes is an Alaskan founded and women-owned startup that creates expandable footwear that accommodates a host of conditions such as edema, diabetes, and neuropathy. . I met the co-founder Laura Oden when I was in Anchorage last month to speak at the Accelerate Alaska event.

Free Up the World’s Best Entrepreneurs to Keep Inventing


Thomas Edison wasn’t just known for his startup, the Edison Company. He was known as an inventor — and a prolific one at that. He contributed to innovations, including the phonograph, the light bulb, the motion picture camera, and others.

How Starting A Business Fits Into Every Career Today

Startup Professionals Musings

With the cost of starting an online business today at an all-time low, I can’t imagine why everyone doesn’t have a web site and an LLC to mitigate liability and minimize taxes.

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The 7 Most Important Web Development Software In The Market Today


The digital age has been more beneficial to us than people realize. Above everything else, the internet has been the primary source of most of the recent advancements we have seen. That said, perhaps the most overlooked tool in today’s tech world is website software.

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Notion the all in one workplace scratchpad

VC Cafe

I love trying new products. I enjoy the process of trying new products like a kid opening a birthday present. Perhaps it’s the product manager in me that gets a kick out of figuring out how do they do onboarding? what features are available? How does the design make me feel?

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NPS Survey Tips: How To Turn Passive Customers Into Promoters

YFS Magazine

If asked, could you identify your biggest fans and most enthusiastic brand evangelists? Running an NPS survey will help you do just that and more. Grow Marketing & Sales customer satisfaction marketing net promoter score online surveys

5 Steps To Successful Problem Solving For A Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Perhaps sparked by the now forgotten recession, I’m seeing a new era of the entrepreneur, with startups springing up all around. Based on my own mentoring and investing experience, the best entrepreneurs are pragmatic problem solvers.

3 Enterprise Data Backup Solutions That Are Secure


It is clear that data security is more important than ever for individuals and business people. There is so much important information that could get easily lost. This is the reason more people are figuring out how important it is to protect your data.

Are you a cost or convenience innovator?

A Crowded Space

I like making up new frameworks to try to clarify my thoughts and try to explain observations in the startup ecosystem. While I was taking a shower this morning before my kids woke up (prime thinking time), I started thinking about convenience and cost. Cost is pretty obvious.

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5 Simple Steps To Attract More Customers With Social Media

YFS Magazine

There is a much smarter way to use social media to help build your business. Here's how. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing social media social media marketing

10 Insights For Locating The Perfect Business Mentor

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur can learn from a mentor, no matter how confident or successful they have been to date. Most people don’t know that billionaire Mark Zuckerberg , for example, gives real credit to the inspiring mentorship of Steve Jobs for Mark’s Facebook success.

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4 Smart Ways To Save On Marketing Expenses


One of the priority investment areas for businesses relates to marketing. A recent Gartner ‘CMO Spend Survey’ showed that the marketing budget is 11.2 percent of the total revenue of a company. Close to 57 percent of businesses are looking to increase their marketing budget as per the survey.

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The Dyslexic Advantage

Version One Ventures

I know many people that are dyslexic: entrepreneurs, close friends, family members. And almost all of them have suffered from the general perception that dyslexia is a learning disability.

3 Clever Ways To Build Authentic Business Relationships

YFS Magazine

Profitable business relationships are built on trust, respect, and connection. Lead client relations personal development relationships

Tips for Aspiring CEOs from People Hacker, Dr. Mark Goulston


In this episode of the How To CEO podcast, I was privileged to speak with sought-after leadership expert Dr. Mark Goulston. Whenever I talk to Mark, I always gain a world of insight and inspiration all within a few short minutes. This podcast episode was no exception.

8 Simple Strategies To Self-Soothe And Stop Work Overwhelm


by Judith Orloff, M.D., author of “ Thriving as an Empath: 365 Days of Self-Care for Sensitive People “. Are you experiencing work overwhelm? Or even full-blown burnout? You’re not alone.

Jules Pieri Advice For Fathers of Daughters

Feld Thoughts

At the Authors and Innovators event, the last panel included a discussion about diversity, with a particular focus on gender diversity. The actual segment was titled Success through Strategic Innovation but it was awesome to watch it evolve into a gender diversity conversation. One of the panelists was Jules Pieri , who is the founder/CEO of The Grommet. I’ve known Jules for a while and loved her book How We Make Stuff Now: Turn Ideas into Products That Build Successful Businesses.

Trickery as a Business Model – Rental Cars

Start Up Blog

Customer service systems have improved so much in then past 20 years we take for granted how arduous some things used to be. I was reminded yesterday when I had to pick up a hire car that not every industry has embraced the possible. To maximise profit while the barriers to entry are still high.

SaaS CRO: What You’re Not Testing (But Should)


Think back to the last experiment you ran for your SaaS company. What were you trying to learn or improve? Maybe you wanted to increase email captures or free-trial leads. . Now try to think of the last time you experimented with something other than your acquisition strategy.

4 Reasons To Add Personalized Video Marketing In Your Marketing Plan


If a picture is worth a thousand words, then just imagine the impact of a video. The marketing industry has understood the significance of conveying story through a video; that’s why video marketing is spreading its wings everywhere.

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Interview with Brian Paes Braga, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Quiet Cove Foundation


Just a few years ago, Brian Paes-Braga let his instinct and insight steer him towards major success. Still in his 20s, he had heard from a friend whose father worked in the mining industry that there was a large quantity of lithium that hadn’t yet been mined. The timing was perfect.

It’s Time To Upgrade Your Money Mindset

YFS Magazine

Ultimately, money is a tool that is waiting to be used. The real power is inside of you. Use it to create a successful pathway to success. Finance Grow business finance mindset money personal development

Measurement Protocol 101: Improve Your Google Analytics Data


Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager have limitations. Often, these limitations are outside your control (e.g., technical aspects of a website that can’t be changed).

Your Guide For Shifting Your Car To A New State In India


Shifting to a new state means looking into many crucial things so that your life there can be as smooth as possible. From looking for decent accommodation to buying necessary commodities, you make all arrangements beforehand.

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Monday Motivation: Morning Motivation: Get Motivated in 60 Seconds


This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. Plan your day out the night before to activate your subconscious mind. Write down and review your goals every morning. Positive affirmations.

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Don’t Give Up On Social Media Marketing Until You Try These Methods

YFS Magazine

Even if you don't follow the latest trends, cultivating a social media presence could spur the growth your company needs. Grow Marketing & Sales online marketing social media social media marketing

Hair and Beauty Salon Sample Business Plan

Up and Running

Looking for a free, downloadable hair and beauty salon sample business plan to help you create a business plan of your own? Bplans has you covered. . Keep in mind that you don’t need to find a sample business plan that exactly matches your business.

[Interview] Robert Morton, Toronto Business Leader and Former Home Capital Executive On New Product Development


New product development is an essential part of the entrepreneurial landscape. Many people become entrepreneurs because they see a need or problem in the marketplace and have an idea to address it, improve the user experience or simply create a new efficiency.

Video: Seoul is spearheading the 5G revolution

The Next Web

One of the hottest new topics in tech is 5G, the next generation of cellular network technology. When 4G came along, it was a massive breakthrough and gave birth to services like Instagram and Snapchat, which had been completely unthinkable only a couple of years earlier.

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Building Your StartUp Offline And Online: Addressing Your Digital Readiness

The Startup Magazine

We are in the age of entrepreneurship. Each month, around 543,000 small businesses are launched, and although the startup scene has slowed in the American landscape, the country continues to see thousands of businesses launched each quarter.