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10 Keys To Winning With Team Collaboration Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

The reigning theory in business has long been that “alpha” leaders make the best entrepreneurs. These are aggressive, results-driven achievers who assert control, and insist on a hierarchical organizational model.

Very different perspectives on SAP

deal architect

I interviewed Geoff Scott and Dave Wascom of ASUG (America's SAP User's Group) last week, and we talked about SAP customer heroics during the pandemic, S/4HANA adoption plans, remote implementations and other topics. The replay is here. This week, I.

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Traction Creates Opportunity

View from Seed

One phrase that I often say is that “traction creates opportunity”. We were talking about this today and realized that I’ve never written a blog post on the topic, although I’ve said it countless times over the years. So here we go.

Thoughts on Sourcing Black Companies and Entrepreneurs

Feld Thoughts

I recently was in an email thread where a Black founder had a powerful and clear response to the question from one of her corporate partners.

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.

7 Startup Marketing Strategies To Bring In Customers

Startup Professionals Musings

Contrary to popular opinion, viral marketing has not eliminated the need for old-fashioned lead generation to bring customers to a startup.

Ten enterprise trends from the COVID-19 pandemic

deal architect

In December, I wrote decade-end perspectives on enterprise software and services. You can read them again here and here. So, how has the pandemic changed the landscape? In many ways, it has exposed the weaknesses of many software and services. Industry Commentary New Normal COVID-19

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The Goal Should Not Be The New Normal

Feld Thoughts

For the last several months, I’ve heard or read the phrase “the new normal” 7,354 times. I’ve steadily grown tired of it and now I believe it is an invalid concept. There is no new normal. We have move forward and get better.

5 Startup Stages And The Right Investors For Each One

Startup Professionals Musings

Time is too precious to waste trying to close a deal with the wrong investors at the wrong time. Luckily, not all investors are looking for the same thing, so it pays to know what type of investors are most interested in what your startup brings to the table.

An update on Version One’s thesis: backing mission-driven founders

Version One Ventures

Technology changes. The startup market evolves, and so do we as VCs. Over the past few months, we’ve reflected on our journey over the past decade, who we are and what we invest in. We’ve quietly made changes to our website.

Before Freelancing Read This

YoungUpstarts

For some people going freelance is something that’s happened due to circumstances, while for others it’s all they’ve ever dreamt about. Working for themselves choosing their own clients and hours. .

The World In A Phase Transition

Feld Thoughts

We are in the midst of the most dramatic phrase transition I’ve experienced so far in my 54 years on this particular planet. Ian Hathaway and I talk about phase transitions (also known as a phase shift) in several parts of The Startup Community Way. P rogress is uneven, slow, and surprising.

6 Today Strategies For Creating The Next Killer Brand

Startup Professionals Musings

Brand loyalty is still critical for your business growth, but is becoming tougher and tougher to achieve and hold. According to studies , the alternative of acquiring new customers still costs you five to seven times more than retaining existing ones.

The Best Digital Marketing Strategies for Startup Businesses

ReadWriteStart

As a newbie in the industry, you should be ready to work hard so that you can earn more profits with the help of the new thing called the internet. It is just like a factory for the newbies to learn how to run a business. The Best Digital Marketing Strategies for Startup Businesses.

Mac Running Slow: 6 Shocking Reasons Your Computer Is Slowing Down

YoungUpstarts

Mac enjoys a 9.42% market share of the computer market, which is a lot for its price. While Macs last longer than your average computer, they certainly don’t last forever. A Mac running slow is a sign of aging or a host of other issues with your Mac.

A New World of Work Is Here: How Consultants Can Seize The Moment

YFS Magazine

Where core values hang in corridors, people will look for tangible expressions that reaffirm people are the key to business success. Grow Human Capital consulting employee performance management hiring employees HR human capital managing employees talent management

7 Face-Saving Quotes For Entrepreneurs Ready To Quit

Startup Professionals Musings

When I heard a friend and business mentor say, “Your startup won’t fail if you don’t quit,” I realized that every entrepreneur should adopt “never give up” as their mantra. Rather than quitting, there are always alternatives, like pivoting the business model or merging with new partners for support.

How Legal Tech Companies Are Re-Shaping the Legal World

ReadWriteStart

Legal tech includes software and other tools that help attorneys and their support staff to provide legal services to clients. Many new applications empower reputable firms to improve their efficiency and adapt to mobile working environments.

Minimum Viable Persona – Get To Know Your Customers All Over Again

YoungUpstarts

by Andrea Fryrear, author of “ Mastering Marketing Agility “ The profound transformations in the world over the past 3 months have led to a radical and rapid fire transformation of consumers’ preferences and needs.

18 Entrepreneurs Discuss Whether or Not There Will Be More Entrepreneurs in the Future

Hearpreneur

Every waking day, we are having tremendous changes in regulations and technology which greatly affects the way businesses operate.

Can You Navigate The Hard Yards of Entrepreneurship?

YFS Magazine

The reality is that entrepreneurship is a journey, not a destination. The destination is a fixed dot, while the journey connects the dots. Lead leadership personal development recommended starting a business

RIP Brooks Batchelor

Feld Thoughts

Brooks the Wonder Dog passed away yesterday. Somehow, a long time ago, his vet started referring to him as Brooks Batchelor. Mail came to Brooks Batchelor. His pills, which he took a lot of lately, are labelled Brooks Batchelor. Amy and I giggled everytime we saw this. Brooks was an awesome dog.

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Top 5 Happiest Careers — A List Of The Jobs People Love To Do Most

YoungUpstarts

When choosing a career path people often prioritize well-paying opportunities above all others. While it is important to meet your financial goals, it is equally important to be happy in your chosen profession.

18 Entrepreneurs Discuss The Technologies That Will Have the Biggest Impact On Entrepreneurship

Hearpreneur

We live in an era where technolgy goes hand in hand with business. It impacts the pace at which businesses grow and it remains interesting to see trends that will emerge from some of these technologies. A good example is the emergence of chatbots that help in instant messaging of customers/clients.

6 In-Demand Technical Skills For Today’s Digital Workplace

YFS Magazine

There is great value in learning these skills as a freelancer, starting a business that offers these specialized talents or upskilling your workforce. Grow Technology recommended technology

How can startups engage with Google?

VC Cafe

If you’re a startup founder, you’re probably looking at Google in some way, maybe in terms of partnership or acquisition, but maybe some level of suspicion and fear. Will they compete with me? what if they decide to enter my niche? What will they announce in the next Google I/O keynote?

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How Can You Protect Yourself From Ransomware Attacks?

YoungUpstarts

Do you know that every 14 seconds that you spend on the internet makes you vulnerable to thousands of ransomware attacks that happen daily?

5 Pitfalls Entrepreneurs Should Avoid

The Startup Magazine

Starting a new business venture is never easy. You’ll need to do a lot of research, get funding, plan your business growth, and prepare for the best and the worst. However, there are a few traps that catch those entrepreneurs who aren’t careful.

Relationships Are Key To Success: Here’s How to Not Suck At Building Them

YFS Magazine

We’ve all heard countless reasons why networking and relationship building are key to professional success. So why do we ignore them? Lead business networking networking personal development recommended relationships

5 Ways to Reduce Small Business Startup Costs

Up and Running

Small businesses are great. They allow individuals to follow their passions, be their own bosses, and build their ideas from the ground up. They are the backbone of the economy. Unfortunately, they are also expensive.

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How To Turn Your Idea Into An App Easily

YoungUpstarts

Do you have an exciting new idea for an app? Would you like to deliver your business services to customers more efficiently with a custom-made mobile application ? Do you want to target a more extensive customer base for your service or product?

With highest number of new start-ups during January-June, Delhi-NCR emerges as hotspot for budding entrepreneurs

Our Own Start-up

Delhi is not making news only for recording the highest number of cases of COVID-19 but has also seen the highest number of new start-ups across the country during January-June. . Startups

Sales and Marketing Misalignment Is Costly—But Avoidable

ConversionXL

Sales and marketing misalignment reduces revenue, lowers the quality of customer service, and can even dampen company culture. So how do you get aligned?

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The Shortest Marketing Lesson

Mike Michalowicz

The shortest marketing lesson? Be different. . It is critical to stand out. And when you are different, you get noticed. . Think about your mail. Full of mailers. Do you look at them? I know we have a tendency to toss them in the garbage at my house.

[INTERVIEW] Jennifer Kahnweiler, Ph.D., Author And Top Global Leadership Speaker On Introverts

YoungUpstarts

Jennifer Kahnweiler, Ph.D., was named a certified professional speaker by the National Speakers Association, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Fortune. Her books The Introverted Leader, Quiet Influence , and The Genius of Opposites , have been translated into 17 languages.

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Tesla Announces Plans to Build its Next $1.1 Billion Gigafactory in Austin

SiliconHills

Tesla has picked Austin for its $1.1 billion Gigafactory that will make Cybertrucks, Semi, Model 3, and Model Y electric vehicles. Elon Musk, Founder and CEO of Tesla, made the announcement Wednesday during Tesla’s second-quarter earnings call with analysts.

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How to Improve eCommerce Conversions for Your Business

Up and Running

Whether you are selling goods, a subscription service, or online tools, finding ways to maximize your conversions is an ongoing task that you can’t afford to ignore.