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How to Get Funding for a Business

Up and Running

Most healthy businesses need business financing at some point. Startups have to deal with starting costs and ongoing businesses have to finance growth and working capital. Deciding to take on some kind of debt is quite common.

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6 Harsh Truths About Startup Life

YFS Magazine

It's hard to differentiate startup myths from startup reality. Here's a cold hard look at the facts to prepare you for what it takes to start a business. Plan starting a business startup advice

5 Business Warning Signs That Signal Ethical Exposure

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on my years of experience working with entrepreneurs, I strongly believe that most of you start your business with the highest of ideals, but have no idea how many situations you will face that don’t have clear-cut answers, or raise ethical dilemmas.

Put A Coin In It! Invest In Early Stage Startups To See Maximum ROI


by Emmanuel de Watteville, co-founder of Blue Ocean Ventures. When anyone considers their own option to invest in a growing project or venture, they immediately think of the financial risks that come with such a business endeavor.

How to Survive in a World of Disruption – Innovation in Large Organizations

Steve Blank

The team at Innovation Leader had me over to share some observations on how to survive in a world of disruption in large organizations. It’s worth a listen – here. 5:30: The cultural differences between startups and big companies. 8:30: Not everyone is an innovator. 9:10: Being an ambidextrous organization is the key to survival for a big company. 9:42: Apple stopped changing the world; here’s why. 10:55: The most disruptive companies are driven by founders.

Top Startup Winner: Balodana

The Startup Magazine

The Startup Magazine recently featured two of the FUND Conference Top 3 Exhibitor winners, Happenstance , and Digs. We’ve saved the best for last.

Lessons On Startup Success From An Olympic Champion

Startup Professionals Musings

Willingness to take a risk is the hallmark of a serious entrepreneur. That’s why one of the first questions that potential investors ask is “How much of your own money, and friends and family, have you put into the new business?” If you won’t risk yours, you won’t get investors to risk theirs.

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4 Simple Hacks To Create Content That Converts

YFS Magazine

For some online business owners content marketing can be a dreadful phrase. You know you need to create it, but where do you begin? Grow Marketing & Sales content creation content marketing content strategy marketing

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Ways To Improve Word Of Mouth Marketing Campaigns

The Startup Magazine

Everyone talks about how important word of mouth marketing is for modern businesses. It does not matter how big the company is. Using such marketing is always very important and should be a big part of the way in which products and services are promoted.

8 Steps To Assembling The Most Talented Startup Team

Startup Professionals Musings

With the pace of change ever escalating, entrepreneurs today can’t afford to acquire talent through traditional hiring alone, and need to revise the perception that “talent” is only full-time employees. At the same time, more people in the workplace don’t want to be “employees.”

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Smart Strategies For Succeeding As An Entrepreneurial MBA Holder


When you start up a business, you have to have the entire vision mapped out. Entrepreneurs need to know how to meet their goals and beyond in order to create noteworthy companies. To that purpose, having an MBA can be exceedingly helpful. In the business world, good ideas are just not enough.

How I Built My Dream Business Debt-Free

YFS Magazine

If you have a dream you want to pursue without the pressure of debt, here are three ways to build your dream business, debt-free. Finance Grow Plan bootstrapping business planning starting a business startup advice

When Should A Startup Seriously Consider Hiring Freelancers?

The Startup Magazine

Scaling always seems to be problematic for startups. There are many things that can go wrong and various decisions that have to be made. One of those decisions is whether or not the company should hire a freelancer. Source: Pexels. The problem is that there is no clear answer to the question above.

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How To Improve Your Competence And Win People Over

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the biggest challenges I have as an advisor to tech entrepreneurs is to convince you that marketing is required for your product, no matter how great it is, just to get it found with today’s information overload.

Bringing Your Office Environment To Higher Productivity


You may have heard it before, but the workplace environment is one of those deal makers or deal breakers when it comes to worker’s productivity.

If You Want To Grow Your Business, Stop Trying To Make Money

YFS Magazine

When you stop trying to make money and start focusing on how to build a business that makes money, that's when you'll move closer to freedom. Grow Operations business lessons money online business scale your business Start a Business

UK Property Investment – More Than London

The Startup Magazine

London has long been seen as a great location for property investors from around the world. The capital of England, with its huge population, wealthy residents and thriving industry have made it an ideal location for many prospective property investors, including entrepreneurs.

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How To Change Your Customer Message From Push To Pull

Startup Professionals Musings

Traditional marketing says you have to “push” your message out to customers, over and over again, to get you remembered. A more effective approach in today’s Internet and interactive culture is to use “pull” technology to bring customers and clients to your story.

Jacques Poujade Shares: 3 Ways To Start Saving For Your First House


Owning a house is a dream for a lot of people, but in order to get there, people need to be smart with their money and also have a plan. My name is Jacques Poujade, and I am the CEO at LendPlus , an alternative lender. A common question I get asked is how to save for that very first home.

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5 Smart Ways To Crush Holiday Sales Goals

YFS Magazine

If you need help to convert more holiday shoppers here are a few quick and dirty tips to help you meet and exceed your sales goals. Grow Marketing & Sales holiday business tips sales

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14 Entrepreneurs List Their Favorite Business Blogs


We all have that one business blog that addresses our pain points and motivates us to press on. As an entrepreneur, there’s also need to stay informed about the latest trends in our respective industries where most of this information can be found on business blogs.

When marketing goes wrong

The Startup Magazine

When marketing goes wrong. You read a great deal of how-to guides on the best marketing techniques to promote your business – but what about examples of bad marketing? To advise you on what not to do, button badges expert Badgemaster presents some of the mistakes to avoid in your marketing campaigns.

Holiday Marketing – Tis The Season To Grow Your Business


by Diana Ennen, President of Virtual Word Publishing and author of “ Virtual Assistant, The Series: Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA “ The holidays are here! The holidays are here! Quick run for cover. Or better yet, turn your business into a marketing machine.

How To Protect Your Small Business Against A Hard Brexit

YFS Magazine

How will Brexit impact your small business? Here are 9 areas you should focus on to protect yourself from any possible Brexit fallout. Grow Operations brexit business operations Global Business international trade

So you just raised your seed round, now what?

Version One Ventures

At V1, we have had the privilege to sit on many of our portfolio companies’ boards from (pre-)seed to Series B (and beyond). We have seen these companies grow and go through the different stages in the start-up journey. And over the years, we have observed common patterns emerge at every phase. We actively help each portfolio company manage their changing priorities as they grow. Now, we want to share some general advice to the broader community.

These Tips Will Make Your Startup Grow Faster

The Startup Magazine

Every single startup owner wants to grow the business as fast as possible. However, statistics show that most startups fail. This is especially the case right after launch, when growth is an important priority for many business owners.

Five Essential Aspects Of A Brand Strategy


Your brand is not something you can play by ear. It’s an essential element of marketing your business, and making it a success. If you do not have a good brand strategy in place, you can end up in a state of confusion, with a brand that is not truly reflective of what your business represents.

How Emotional Intelligence Can Help You Build A Better Business

YFS Magazine

Despite all the operational and strategic aspects, managing a business and a multitude of projects often comes down to managing people. Lead company culture emotional intelligence leadership personal development

10 Ways to Add Value to Your “Thank You” Page


If you’ve ignored the design and content of your “thank you” page, you’re neglecting: Recent purchasers. New leads. These are some of the highest value segments of an online audience, yet what most sites decide to show them is an afterthought.

Home-based Startup Business Ideas You Should Consider

The Startup Magazine

Making the right career choice is a hard task, especially if you decide to cling to an already existent job market, instead of finding a way to make a fortune by being self-employed.

Dr. Briggs E Cook: 4 Tips For Balancing A Successful Career And Family


Hi, my name is Dr. Briggs E. Cook. I’m a plastic surgeon located in North Carolina, currently serving as the Medical Director of Pure Facial Plastic Surgery and MedSpa. Between work and five kids at home with my wife, Kia, days can be pretty long.

What To Do When You Lose Confidence In Your Ability To Lead

YFS Magazine

If you've lost your leadership confidence, today is the day that you start taking back. Here's a look at 6 practical steps to get started. Lead business failure business leaders confidence leadership

Hypergiant Sensory Sciences Launches


Companies collect massive amounts of data from their operations every day. The problem is making sense of the constant stream of information and applying insights from the data to improve business operations.

Challenges for Entrepreneurs to Finance a Car in Canada

The Startup Magazine

Entrepreneurs in Canada have lots of advantages with its thriving startup ecosystem and government grant support programs. But it’s no secret that having no credit or bad credit can be a huge hindrance in trying to buy a car, especially in Canada.

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How Team Building Can Help Your Business


Brexit. It’s a word that we hear so often, and rarely in a positive way. With a withdrawal deal still very much up in the air, business owners all over the UK are wondering where they stand.

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Do Your Email Marketing Campaigns Deliver Results?

YFS Magazine

Email marketing can help you interact with your customers, promote your brand and increase sales. However, it includes costs to be carefully considered. Grow Marketing & Sales digital marketing email list building email marketing marketing online marketing

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The Breakout Tech Company Of 2018


It’s that time of year, where I — as a committee of one judge, me — 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. As a little tradition on this blog, I’ve singled out companies starting in 2013 with Stripe ; there was Snap back in 2014; Slack in 2015; took a break in 2016, as I wasn’t inspired to select one then; and last year, 2017, was Coinbase.