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“Nail It Then Scale It” - The New Mantra For Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

Steve Blank via Flickr by jdlasica I see more and more entrepreneurs who seem to have everything going for them – vision, motivation, passion, even a good business plan, product, and money, and yet they can’t close customers.

Repeat Founders and the Risk of a False Positive

View from Seed

A number of blog posts recently have mentioned this, but we seem to be experiencing a rise in repeat founders starting new businesses and raising seed capital.

Diversity And Discrimination: Is Your Workplace Getting It Right?

YoungUpstarts

From the largest corporations to small startups, diversity is a hot topic. Too often, though, employers are unprepared to support hires from all backgrounds, which is how we end up with superficially diverse workplaces that alienate women and minority employees.

University of Michigan Joins the Global EIR Network

Feld Thoughts

I’ve been working on the Startup Visa since I first wrote about it 2009 in my post The Founders Visa Movement. After a decade, it’s clear that our federal government has broadly failed us on this front. In 2015, I announced the Global EIR initiative to try something different. Today, I’m happy to welcome the University of Michigan to the Global EIR network.

6 Keys To Making Timely Changes To Save Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Wikipedia Change is about the only thing constant in the world of startups. Despite their own focus on changing the world, they often forget that they too have to change rapidly and often as the market evolves.

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Slack S-1: Will ARPU Drive Long Term Value?

View from Seed

Slack dropped their S-1 a couple weeks ago. Even before that, we all knew that it was among the most rapidly growing SaaS companies in recent years and a product used (and loved) by millions of people. But now we have a chance to really dig in and understand Slack’s business a bit better.

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Book: Machines Like Me

Feld Thoughts

If you are looking for a great book to read this weekend, I recommend Ian McEwan’s Machines Like Me. I read it last weekend and am still thinking about it. McEwan is a magnificent writer. When the hardcover ended up on top of my infinite pile of books to read, Amy said, “Wow, you’ll love Ian McEwan’s writing.” ” Whenever Amy says something like that, I know I’m in for a treat. The setting is London in 1982. But it’s a parallel universe.

5 Exciting Technologies That Need Your Execution Help

Startup Professionals Musings

DNA image via Wikipedia As a business advisor and technologist, I often think about the large array of opportunities for entrepreneurs as technology seems to be evolving faster and faster.

Friday Fun-ism: “Time Kills All Deals”

View from Seed

This week’s Friday Fun-ism goes hand-in-hand with a previous, “ It moves slow until it moves fast.” The venture fundraising process for founders has a certain rhythm to it, and so a lot can be read into the timing and pacing of the conversations.

5 Risks Of Buying A Business And Profiting Off The Opportunities They Create

YoungUpstarts

by LJ Suzuki of CFOshare. Why start from scratch when you can get a great deal on what someone else started? In today’s sexy startup culture, buying an existing business has lost its vogue.

10 Empowering Quotes From Successful Mompreneurs

YFS Magazine

Consider these powerful words from successful female business owners who balance the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur. People female entrepreneurs mompreneur mothers day women in business

5 Steps To A Winning Assault On The Army Of Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Flickr by lumaxart Don’t charge the hill until you are “ready.” This probably seems obvious to military types, but I see entrepreneurs violating this rule all the time.

28 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business

Hearpreneur

Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project.

Surround Yourself With Climbers

YoungUpstarts

15 Ways To Become A Successful Consultant

YFS Magazine

Seismic changes in the workforce mean more and more companies need consultants. Here is a look at 15 tips to master the business side of consulting. Plan business coach business coaching business consultants consulting starting a business

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6 Ways To Prepare Your Company For The Future Of Work

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pixabay It’s time to take the drudgery and dread out of work at your business. You don’t like it, millennials won’t put up with it, and current productivity levels at work continue to decline. Only 32 percent of American workers are even engaged at work today.

The Role of IT or an IT Consultant Provider for Business Growth

ReadWriteStart

A good IT support and a robust business run hand at hand. allow us to take a glance at few major points that show an IT consultancy services and businesses to deliver results that define the success of your business. So, what role is IT consultancy for your business growth?

My Secret Weapon For AI Investing Revealed

YoungUpstarts

by Alex Bates, Managing Director at Neocortex Ventures. You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”. Your network is your net worth.”.

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Ready To Sell Your Business? Consider An ESOP

YFS Magazine

Most small to mid-sized businesses have a common challenge: Can we sell our business and get fair market value? Here's an option you may have overlooked. Exit Strategy Grow business exit plan esop exit planning exit strategy sell your business selling a business

YouTube Ads: How to Set Up, Run, and Monitor Campaigns

ConversionXL

YouTube is the second-most-visited site in the world. And YouTube mobile ads are 84% more likely to hold attention than TV ads. If you’re not running YouTube Ads campaigns , you’re missing out on key advertising opportunities.

If It’s a Favor To You Then Of Course, Otherwise I’d Rather Not

Hunter Walker

My obsessive focus on parsing the language of introductions previously resulted in a discussion of “ the vouch ,” but tbh that’s 101 level stuff. Let’s go deeper… Introductions 201: The Favor.

The Importance Of LinkedIn For The Marketing Of Your Company

YoungUpstarts

There are companies and professionals who continue to question their presence in the largest social network of professionals … Because they do not know how to use LinkedIn.

PR Pro Shares Four Mistakes To Avoid When Pitching The Media

YFS Magazine

As you start to engage in PR and pitch the media, here are four common mistakes you can easily avoid with the right preparation. Grow Marketing & Sales media pitch PR public relations publicity

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How to Find Beta Testers to Validate Your Business Idea

Up and Running

You’ve got a business idea that’s been burning at the back of your mind for months, and it’s finally time to do something about it. The concept gets you excited—the butterflies in your stomach, sweaty palms kind of excited, and you know that people are going to love it.

How These Apps Will Make You A Better Photographer

ReadWriteStart

We cannot argue that the photography world is in an exciting place right now. The new tech trends in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies are being developed and implemented at an unprecedented rate.

My Secrets To Success For Leading As A Woman Entrepreneur In A Male-Dominated Industry

YoungUpstarts

by Rene Banglesdorf , author of “ Stand Up: How to Flourish When the Odds Are Stacked Against You “ Aviation has long been thought of as a male-dominated industry, and rightfully so.

Top 5 Digital Transformation Challenges For Small Businesses

YFS Magazine

As the digital landscape moves full steam ahead, the way we do business and live will be nothing like before. Here's what every business owner should know. Grow Technology digital transformation digital trends technology

4 Networking Tips for New Nonprofits

Up and Running

Building a nonprofit from the ground up is a challenge. Newness creates a certain level of liability, which is evidenced by the fact that nonprofits—like startups—are more likely to fail closer to their founding.

Empower Your Day With These 3 Simple Tips

Rembrandt Communications

Get Energized and Accomplish More! It’s Monday morning, and you really don’t want to get out of bed. You hit the snooze button a few times, and you are exhausted. Your chores, deadlines and responsibilities loom, and the blankets just seem softer and cozier than usual. Sound familiar? If so, it’s time to boost your energy and feel good again about pursuing your goals. Need a little help? Here are…. 3 Simple Tips to Empower Your Day and See Faster Success. Delegate.

When Your Business Taxes Are Late: 4 Steps For Small Businesses

YoungUpstarts

Everyone knows the saying about the only certain things in life: death and taxes – and your 2018 taxes were due a few weeks ago. But what happens when you can’t afford to pay your small business taxes on time?

10 Reasons Why Companies Hire Consultants

YFS Magazine

From a client perspective, here are ten reasons why consulting is a profitable $250 billion growth industry and why companies need consultants. Grow Operations business consultants business operations consulting

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A s Are Sometimes OK, But I Can’t Stand Weathervanes or Grin F **s

Hunter Walker

“Ugh, he’s such an a **e,” a friend sighed to me about a mutual acquaintance. I shrugged, and proceeded to explain my complicated relationship with some folks who I know are a s, or selfish, or blowhards, or any other combination of qualities that can be disqualifying. “Yeah, but he’s consistently an a **e,” I replied, “so you know what you’re getting and he knows he’s an a **e.”

Empower Your Day With These 3 Simple Tips

Rembrandt Communications

Get Energized and Accomplish More! It’s Monday morning, and you really don’t want to get out of bed. You hit the snooze button a few times, and you are exhausted. Your chores, deadlines and responsibilities loom, and the blankets just seem softer and cozier than usual. Sound familiar? If so, it’s time to boost your energy and feel good again about pursuing your goals. Need a little help? Here are…. 3 Simple Tips to Empower Your Day and See Faster Success. Delegate.

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Basic Web Design Principles Your Site Should Follow

YoungUpstarts

A website is so much more than an online source of information, or a store, or a booking template; it’s an extension of your brand and the first place that a lot of potential customers will get a feel for it. Your website should get users to trust you.

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