Sat.Dec 14, 2019 - Fri.Dec 20, 2019

Forget AI, These Three Ethics Can Bring Your Business Bang Up To Date In 2020


2020 looks set to be a year of significant change. As well as marking the end of yet another decade, this milestone spells the most extreme business changes we’ve seen since tech started taking over.

10 Positive Signs For Starting Your Own Business Now

Startup Professionals Musings

With the current strong economy I’m seeing a continued resurgence of entrepreneurial spirit, and more startup activity than ever before.

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7 Surprising Findings from Workfront’s Annual State of Work Report

deal architect

A guest column from Steven ZoBell, Workfront Chief Product and Technology Officer. In his role at Workfront, Steve leads the engineering and platform hosting and operations organizations and works closely with the product and services teams to evolve the technology. Future of Work

5 Outrageously Innovative Israeli Startups to Watch in 2020


Silicon Valley gets significant attention for its role in producing tech startups that often go on to see massive, international success. However, it’s far from the only startup hub in the world, and it’s not even the only startup hub in the United States.

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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.

3 Real-Life Practices That Will Change Your Business — And Your Life


by Michael Bianco-Splann, author of “ Conscious Leadership: 7 Principles That WILL Change Your Business and Change Your Life “ Never in our lifetimes has transformative leadership been needed more than now. Take a moment to observe the world we live in.

8 Strategy Lessons For Establishing A New Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Winning customers as an entrepreneur in a startup has many parallels to a young army trying to penetrate some formidable new and unfamiliar territory. You need a strategy as well as a goal, and you need to pick your battles well.

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Santa As A Service

View from Seed

I bet many of us are waiting for packages to be delivered around this time of year.

3 Resolutions To Be More Productive And Do Your Best Work In 2020


by Charlie Gilkey, author of “ Start Finishing: How to Go from Idea to Done “ New Year’s resolutions are a time-honored tradition. Though year after year, it’s the usual suspects. You know the ones: Eat healthier. Exercise more. Stop a bad habit. Start a new hobby. Find a different job.

5 Modern Ways To Make Your Product Uniquely Memorable

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur believes that their product or service is memorable, and that every customer will quickly see the advantage over competitors. Yet true product differentiation in the eye of the customer is rarely achieved.

Decade-end review: Not your Dad's outsourcing market

deal architect

Over the last month, as we get ready to welcome the 20s, I have been reviewing blog posts and books I have written and the notes from advisory work helping clients pick vendors, negotiate contracts, review vendor performance from the. Global and Vertical extensions Globalization and Technology Offshoring Negotiations/Best Practices Outsourcing Negotiations/Best Practices

Our top posts of 2019

Version One Ventures

Another year, another 50 blog posts. We’ve now reached four straight years of publishing at least once a week. For those of you who have been reading our blog over the years, you know that we traditionally share a year-end summary post, recapping all the highlights for the fund and firm.

3 Digital Marketing Tips For Small Businesses Operating On A Small Budget


Digital marketing has exploded in the last few years with the help of social media and influencer marketing. For the 30.2 million small businesses in the US, this has been both a welcome and contested change.

5 Pivotal Decisions That Define A Great Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Most aspiring entrepreneurs are convinced that the strength of their initial idea somehow defines them as a leader, as well as the success potential of their derivative business. In my experience, it’s a lot more complicated than that.

The Infor reboot

deal architect

I had a chance to listen to Kevin Samuelson, the new CEO at Infor, along with his executives on what he calls Phase 3 of Infor's evolution, focused now on Customer Centricity and Execution. Phase 1 was Build and Acquire. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (other vendors

7 Entrepreneurs Reveal The Business They are Starting Next Year


As we wrap up 2019, there are those business ideas you’ve been longing to start and 2020 is the year to implement them. This could be a home-based business, franchise option or whatever option looks attractive to you.

IT Support And Its Importance For Start Up Businesses


Start-up businesses need the help of highly-trained IT field experts, may it be an in-house team or a third-party provider. Although companies in Orlando have the option to hire full-time IT staff to build and manage IT systems for them, it’s often quite an expensive move.

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How To Highlight A Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Startup Professionals Musings

Don’t bash the competition. Every investor knows how vulnerable a new startup is to competitors, so investors always ask about your sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Content Marketing Outlook And Trends For 2020

YFS Magazine

Smart small businesses will stay informed regarding content marketing trends and content consumption habits. Otherwise, they'll risk being left behind. Grow Marketing & Sales content creation content distribution content marketing marketing online marketing

18 Entrepreneurs Reveal The Pivot They’re Making in Their Business in 2020


Every new year brings with it a new form of excitement and anticipation. The reason is that every new year brings about a “newness” for lack of a better term when we are able to start fresh and change those things that we did bad or things we have been thinking about doing.

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What’s Old Is New: The Secret Of Innovation


by Amy Murphy and William Duggan, authors of “ The Art of Ideas: Creative Thinking for Work and Life “ How do you get a creative idea? This question matters more and more in the modern world, as things change fast and you adapt to new problems or see new opportunities.

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Holiday Gift Ideas – Daytona Beach Jewelry

Rembrandt Communications

Discover unique jewelry gifts this holiday season at Daytona Beach’s award-winning jewelers. Yikes! The holidays are almost here, and you still need to find the perfect bracelets gifts for your loved ones! Don’t worry! We have some unique and beautiful gift ideas for everyone on your list here at our Daytona Beach jewelry store! Holiday Gift Ideas. Estate Jewelry.

The Breakout Tech Company Of 2019


It’s that time of year, where I — as a committee of one judge, but now in consultation with my Haystack colleagues Ian and Aashay — select one startup in the tech ecosystem that “broke out” and has the makings of an even larger outcome should things continue to go right.

2020 Vision

Feld Thoughts

“This budget will let us have 2020 vision.” ” I heard that quote at the end of a board meeting yesterday and laughed out loud. As someone with terrible eyesight (I’ve worn glasses since age 3 and had eye surgery at age 8), my “vision” has always been suspect … I’m in Seattle for a few days doing the end of year board meeting/budget drill at a number of our Seattle-based companies and thought this was a priceless pun.

How To Give Your Business A Boost In 2020


As 2019 draws to a close, you have no doubt already got an eye on next year. You are likely to be making plans for your business, and hoping to grow over the course of the next 12 months.

6 Reasons to Invest in Video Marketing for Your Business

The Startup Magazine

In 2019, the entire world is located within the small screens of people’s electronics. This means that the best way to reach a large audience is to advertise your product or service digitally.

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Tips for women entrepreneurs to manage the business and study smart

Our Own Start-up

Most women entrepreneurs grapple in the dark and don't know what to do to become successful. Entrepreneurship Women Entrepreneur manage the business study smart tips for women entrepreneurs women business owners women entrepreneurs

How I Calmed The Failure Tiger Nipping At My Heels

Hunter Walker

For all of my 20s and much of my 30s there was a failure tiger nipping at my heels. No matter how fast I ran, it was still there – hot breath, sharp teeth and a whispered growl promising a bleak future. The beast was born from a mix of personal insecurities and childhood trauma.

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How Managing Your Business Expenses Can Help You Make Better Business Decisions


Financing your business is not just one aspect you should consider when making business decisions. It’s also important to manage your business expenses effectively and efficiently. But, how do you carry out this task to ensure that you’ll have sounder business decisions later on?

The Fastest Growing FinTech Apps in 2019

The Startup Magazine

We all use financial technology apps. It started with PayPal and then moved on to banks that are entirely online, with no branches. We now Venmo rent to our landlords and use Apple Pay at the corner store.

Why B2B Marketplaces Are Red-Hot


People will often ask me, “So, what are the big tech trends right now?” ” In 2020, I gave 1.5 answers to that question. The obvious trend in startups (which has been going on for a year or two) is the idea of the “prosumer as the new consumer.”

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The Five Most Influential VCs of the 2010s

Hunter Walker

“Hey Satya , should I write a post about the most influential VCs of the decade?” ” “Sure, expect a lot of opinions :)” Photo by Vitto Sommella on Unsplash. We’re just a few weeks from the end of the 2010’s.

Solopreneurs: These Investments Will Grow Your Profitability In 2020


As the old saying goes, “If you want something done properly, do it yourself”. It’s this adage that motivates the solopreneur. After all, a smaller business can find it easier to stay agile , cost effective and competitive in the fast-moving and technologically led economy of the 2020s.

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10 Basic Responsibilities of Board Members

Board Effect

All organizations are unique in their own right. Even so, every board of directors has some of the same basic fundamental responsibilities. Organizations may operate for profit or charity. They may be membership-based or non-membership based. Organizations may be new or long-standing.

Budgets – There Has To Be A Better Way

Feld Thoughts

We are in the middle of the budget planning process at many companies. This is a recurring Q4 event that spills over into Q1. Budgets for the next year (2020) get finalized between December 2019 and February 2020. As I was daydreaming the other day during a budget discussion, I thought to myself “there has to be a better way.” ” Since I started investing in private companies 25 years ago, I’ve been experiencing the same cycle over and over again.

Virat Kohli, Akshay, Salman Khan top Forbes India’s 2019 Celebrity 100 list

Our Own Start-up

The magazine has published its list of Celebrity 100 for the year 2019 which has been topped by Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli with the earning of Rs 252.72 crore. Special Feature Akshay Kumar Forbes India Forbes India celebrity list Forbes list 2019 forbes magazine Salman Khan Virat Kohli

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Improve Your Marketing In 2020


A brand new year is a fresh opportunity to take your business to new heights. You may have achieved a few of your business goals in 2019, and that’s amazing, now let’s ensure you keep that momentum going! When it comes to marketing, strategies are evolving all of the time.