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Cram Down – A Test of Character for VCs and Founders

Steve Blank

This article previously appeared in TechCrunch. Cram downs are back – and I’m keeping a list. At the turn of the century after the dotcom crash, startup valuations plummeted, burn rates were unsustainable, and startups were quickly running out of cash.

7 Challenges To Overcome When Building A Startup Team

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup lucky enough to get some traction gets to the point where they decide to hire some “regular employees” for sales, marketing, and administrative tasks. Then they are surprised to see productivity and creativity take a big dip.


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Workday’s Relentless Discipline and the Power to Adapt

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Some of us are old enough to remember Workday’s pioneering analyst summit in August 2010. I wrote back then “Few vendors have the guts to be open to such a smart and opinionated bunch as Workday was during its Technology.

Keeping Your Workers Safe With CE-Marked PPE


There are various rules and regulations about what a company must do to ensure the safety of its staff, and this includes the provision of appropriate and high-quality personal protective equipment (PPE). The post Keeping Your Workers Safe With CE-Marked PPE appeared first on Young Upstarts.


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.

Pros and Cons of Getting a Debt Consolidation Loan

The Startup Magazine

Sometimes people take out multiple loans from different creditors for various purposes. They make monthly payments to all their creditors, but it can become challenging to keep track of loans that need to be paid first.

6 Ways To Sustain Growth In A Maturing Global Market

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of you business owners I know are looking forward to the day when your product, team and processes begin to mature, and your business growth keeps tilting upward as you scale. You expect to relax a bit, and relish in the success that you see coming.

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4 Marketing Measurement Strategies That Can Work For You


Marketing measurement strategies at any company are more important than ever before. It's the key to understanding the effectiveness of your marketing and informing future decisions. The post 4 Marketing Measurement Strategies That Can Work For You appeared first on Young Upstarts.

How to Manage Your Personal Finances Successfully as an Entrepreneur

The Startup Magazine

Good financial planning is key to a happy, trouble-free life. But if you’re the owner of a small business or a first-time entrepreneur, this process can seem incredibly challenging and daunting.

Looking At Startups By The Rules Of Natural Selection

Startup Professionals Musings

The good news is that a recent Kauffman Early-Stage Entrepreneurship (KESE) Index shows the highest level of new business activity recorded in the last two decades, and the cost of entry at an all-time low.

Why NextView Invested in HomePace

View from Seed

The US housing market’s combined value sits at $43.4T in 2022, and there is $9.9T accessible US home equity as of Q1 2022. Home price appreciation (“HPA”) is an untapped, multi-trillion-dollar asset class. Home equity is usually the largest asset of the average U.S.

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The Importance Of Accounting In Business 


Proper accounting is important for your business. Having a proper accounting system will ensure that your business progresses positively. The post The Importance Of Accounting In Business appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others accounting business finance

Becoming Certified as a Project Officer

The Startup Magazine

There are many reasons to become certified as a project officer and there are many institutes and online portals that offer a certified project management course. The role of a project officer is a varied and diverse one, full of challenges and rewards.

10 Ways To Enlist Trust And Power For True Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the first harsh realities that every entrepreneur has to learn is that most of the things that are critical to startup success are outside of their direct control.



This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off inspired to become great. Here are some takeaways from the video: Start from scratch and create someone you are proud of, be proud of you. Make a declaration and stand up for your dreams.

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Simple Steps To Starting Your Floral Side Business


Starting a business may not be as easy as it may seem. Here are some tips on how you can start your floral side business today. The post Simple Steps To Starting Your Floral Side Business appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others side business side hustle starting a business


6 Smart and Effective Tips for Improving Workplace Safety

The Startup Magazine

A successful company can’t be imagined without a productive, satisfied, and highly engaged workforce. All these things, on the other hand, can’t be imagined if you are not able to provide a high level of workplace safety.

7 Considerations For Setting Your Bottom Line Balance

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s always been tough to start a new business, even when the bottom line was just making a profit to stay alive. A few years ago, a second focus of sustainability (“green”) was added as a requirement for respectability. Now I almost always hear a third mandate - social responsibility.

Reach Your Goals With Small Steps

Mike Michalowicz

?. When we create our goals, it’s with a great transformation in mind. Before you start working toward them, I want you to remember that it’s the small, consistent steps that create big wins. You have a lot of goals. So do I. .

4 Healthcare Careers For People Who Want To Help Others


Working in healthcare is rewarding and allows you to help those in need of care. These are just a few examples of the careers you can explore in the field. The post 4 Healthcare Careers For People Who Want To Help Others appeared first on Young Upstarts.


Foolproof Advice For Manufacturing Entrepreneurs

The Startup Magazine

The manufacturing segment is booming with opportunity, specifically in post-pandemic times. Not surprisingly, more and more entrepreneurs are making a beeline to capitalize on the boom. But it also translates into daunting competition in the industry.

Don’t Be Everyone: The PR Guide To Media Success

YFS Magazine

YFS Magazine YFS Magazine The idea of widespread PR coverage seems solid. The more people you reach, the more conversions you should make, right? YFS Magazine YFS Magazine. Grow Marketing & Sales PR public relations recommended

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Announcing our investment in Firstparty, to make it easy for companies to collect and take action on their customer data

Version One Ventures

We’re excited to announce our investment in customer analytics and attribution company Firstparty. We co-led the $5.75M seed round with our friends at Fuel Capital. Firstparty is on a mission to make it easy for companies to collect and take action on their customer data.

5 Steps To Overcoming A Skills Gap And Increasing Your Earning Power


Staying relevant in today’s workforce and moving toward your potential starts with self-awareness of your skills gap. The post 5 Steps To Overcoming A Skills Gap And Increasing Your Earning Power appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Here’s What You Can Do with LinkedIn Premium – 4 Thought Leadership Tactics

The Startup Magazine

LinkedIn Premium is a valuable tool to help promote your brand and establish yourself as a thought leader.

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Credit Unions

Board Effect

The uncertainty and volatility of the economy have drastically changed how all industries view risk, including credit unions. In past decades, credit unions and other financial corporations relied heavily on forecasts and projections to manage their daily operations.

What Was The First Concert You Attended??

Hunter Walk

Madonna, Like a Virgin Tour, June 1985. We recently took our daughter to her first concert, delayed somewhat by, you know, that COVID thing. It was Billie Eilish at the Chase Center a few weeks back. Good show.

Take A Long-Term Mindset To B2B Branding 


Brand building is a crucial part of B2B marketing, but it takes intention and effort to execute it successfully. Paul Cash and James Trezona explain. The post Take A Long-Term Mindset To B2B Branding appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Should You Use A Personal Loan To Fund Your Small Business

The Startup Magazine

If you have a “millionaire idea” then the most important thing is to get it out there as soon as possible right? After all, you can’t make money without spending money. Source: Pixabay.

The Innovator’s Dilemma – Should Companies Be Quick or Correct?

YFS Magazine

YFS Magazine YFS Magazine Innovation is the lifeblood of growth in any industry or channel. Here's a look at how to address the innovator's dilemma. YFS Magazine YFS Magazine. Lead innovation leadership

How to Make a Winning Pitch Deck for Startup Fundraising


Learn do’s and don’ts for an investor pitch deck and the most important elements your fundraising pitch deck must include. Entrepreneurship Starting a Business Startups

What Harnessing First-Party Data Looks Like In Marketing Today


Here's a look at some of best sources of primary data, how to obtain and manage this data, and how to put this data to work to improve your customer’s experience and grow your business. The post What Harnessing First-Party Data Looks Like In Marketing Today appeared first on Young Upstarts.

4 Ways To Work On Customer Service in Your Small Business

The Startup Magazine

Good customer service is a cornerstone of a well-run and successful business. Your customers’ and clients’ happiness and satisfaction are some of the main determinants of your success and profitability. The happier they are, the better your business will do overall.

Open Expense Policy


I wrote a post the other day about innovating employee benefits practices , and I realized I’d never documented a couple other ways in which we have always tried to innovate People practices.

Here are tricks to find yourself on social media.


Finding your needle in the haystack. There is so much information being shot at us daily via social media streams that we should monitor and control that which pertains to our business – and do so with some level of expertise. Start with a simple tool.

The Importance Of Mentorship In Tech Careers


Mentorship in tech gives people who are making new decisions the opportunity to learn from individuals who have made similar decisions in the past. The post The Importance Of Mentorship In Tech Careers appeared first on Young Upstarts. Thinking Aloud Lilian Monge mentor mentoring tech career


A complete guide on storing cryptocurrency safely

The Startup Magazine

While investors research what cryptocurrency is and how to trade in it. They pay a lot of attention to knowing about different coins or tokens and their performance and utility. However, they sometimes miss an important question – how to store bitcoin with Coin Culture?