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Pitfalls To Avoid During Your Startup Phase

YoungUpstarts

Everyone has to start somewhere, and while some people’s luck is undoubtedly significantly better than others, for the majority of people, startups are usually as bootstrapped and painful as possible.

6 Founder Actions That Can Kill A Promising Business

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience as an advisor to entrepreneurs, business startup founders most often point to a shortage of funds as the primary cause of their startup failure.

Pitch Deck Month: The “Why Does It Matter?” Slide

View from Seed

*This post is part of our “pitch deck” series where we dissect the seed stage pitch deck and discuss the ideal flow for a pitch. You can read the rest of the posts in the series by clicking here *.

1995 called. Time to revisit your applications strategy. Now!

deal architect

I joined Gartner in 1995. I remember clients would call and say they were getting ready for next-gen applications, but that they felt they had "enough time". The deadline in their case was, of course, the Y2K "wall". By the

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3-Step Burnout Prevention Plan

YoungUpstarts

by Nicole Lapin, author of “ Becoming Super Woman: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Go from Burnout to Balance “ I thought I was Superwoman. I’d wrapped up shooting for the second season of my TV show and had just finished touring the country promoting my second book.

10 Academic Courses To Kickstart Your Business Career

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m sure that every one of us who has been out in the business world for a few years can look back with perfect hindsight and name a few college courses that we should have taken.

Pitch Deck Month: “What Do You Do?” Slide

View from Seed

*This post is part of our “pitch deck” series where we dissect the seed stage pitch deck and discuss the ideal flow for a pitch. You can read the rest of the posts in the series by clicking here *.

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4 Reasons Why T-Shirt Printing Businesses Will Trend In 2019

YoungUpstarts

Printed t shirt’s have become such a staple part of the modern wardrobe that we rarely take a minute to appreciate what they really stand for. Be it a statement you stand for, a promotional piece, or your favourite band top that you just cannot part with.

Some Good Startups Don’t Qualify For Equity Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

Angel investors and venture capitalists don’t make equity investments in nonprofit good causes. The simple reason is that it’s impossible to make money for investors when the goal of the company is to not make money.

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Pitch Deck Month: “Is It Working?” (aka the “Traction” Slide)

View from Seed

*This post is part of our “pitch deck” series where we dissect the seed stage pitch deck and discuss the ideal flow for a pitch. You can read the rest of the posts in the series by clicking here *. By now, you’ve described your team and the high level overview of what your company does.

Finally! The URL I Can Send To My Parents To Explain What I Do For A Living.

Hunter Walker

God bless Gené Teare for now I have something which explains what I do all day in a format my parents can grok. As part of Seed Series for Crunchbase News , Gené wrote up an extended interview with me and Satya.

How To Borrow Money Immediately For Startups

YoungUpstarts

We are living in a consumerist society. You will come across a variety of business startups selling different ideas. In this competitive stage, it has become difficult to start your own business. The main obstacle is capital.

8 Indications Of An Entrepreneur Sought By Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

An entrepreneur is literally “one who creates a new business.” The best new businesses are ones that have never been done before, so mastering creativity and recognizing creativity are key skills and mindsets. But how does one recognize and nurture creativity in a person or team?

I’ve Built Multiple Growth Teams. Here’s Why I Won’t Do It Again.

ConversionXL

I love running growth teams. It’s everything I could want from a job. It directly impacts the company, is fairly autonomous, works great with a few high-caliber folks, and involves a ton of A/B tests. I’ve spent years running these teams—but I don’t know if I’ll ever build one again.

How To Improve Your LinkedIn Visibility And Engagement

YFS Magazine

Every single week, content in the LinkedIn feed is seen 9 billion times. Still, only a small number of users and posts get enough visibility and engagement. Grow Marketing & Sales linkedin marketing social media social media marketing

How Remote Working Could Benefit Your Business

YoungUpstarts

Technology has the potential to change the entire way we do business. This isn’t a secret: for years, companies have been holding video-conferences instead of meeting in person or using online tools to improve productivity.

New Entrepreneurs Are Rebuilding Our Business Engine

Startup Professionals Musings

Large corporations and conglomerates, the engines of growth and vitality in the twentieth century, have lost their edge and their image. They have proven themselves unable to innovate, and they have lost more jobs than they create.

How To Interpret VC Twitter Reactions To Portfolio Company Acquisitions

Hunter Walker

In my 6+ years of Homebrew , I’ve become a student of VC social media. For the first time, I pull back the cover and share this with you, putting myself at risk by breaking the venture omerta. Here’s How to Interpret VC Reactions To a Portfolio Company Acquisition.

5 Brilliant Tips To Increase Email Response Rates

YFS Magazine

Don’t let critics fool you. Email marketing is still a highly effective way to acquire new clients, increase sales, and grow your business. Grow Marketing & Sales email marketing marketing

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How To Build A Customer-First Culture In 4 Steps

YoungUpstarts

by Marie Rosecrans , Senior Vice President of Small and Medium Business Marketing at Salesforce. Small business owners know establishing personal connections with customers is critical for growth.

25 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names

Hearpreneur

The idea of exactly what your business is going to usually come first. Secondly, most often, is giving a title to your idea. What exactly is going to be the name of your business? Some people turn to their childhood for inspiration or a beloved family pet.

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How Well Do Founders to in Venture-Backed Exits?

VC Adventure

A few years ago I wrote two posts – Venture Outcomes are Even More Skewed Than You Think , and Some More Data On Venture Outcomes – that challenged the mythology that only 1/3 of venture-backed deals failed and showed just how rare large (10x and greater) venture returns really are.

Leadership Is Hard And Messy, Here’s What To Do When You Feel Stuck

YFS Magazine

Successful founders and CEOs utilize a few essential practices to help them push forward in the most difficult of times. Lead leadership mental health mindset personal development

How Does An SSL Certificate Work And Why Do I Need One?

YoungUpstarts

When you visit a website, most of the time, the URL will begin with [link] Occasionally, however, it will begin with http s ://. This additional letter at the beginning of URLs is becoming more common, and that’s a good thing.

5 Financial Concepts Every Startup Founder Should Know

The Startup Magazine

So you’ve started a business: you’ve made a great product, achieved product-market fit and have an extraordinary road map laid out. But to build a scalable business you need more than just product-market fit. There’s more to your business’s success than how great your product is.

Carey Smith Launches Unorthodox Ventures in Austin to Invest in Startups with Great Products

SiliconHills

Carey Smith sold Big Ass Fans, the company he founded in Lexington, Kentucky, for $500 million in December of 2017 and then moved to Austin.

Webinar Emails: A Start-to-Finish Promotion Process

ConversionXL

Webinars can establish a relationship with leads and teach them how your product can improve their lives. Some 75% of marketing and sales leaders say webinars are one of the most effective methods to generate high-quality brand awareness.

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5 Ways To Optimize Your Resources As A Start-Up

YoungUpstarts

Starting up a business is an exciting and exhilarating experience. However, it can also be a risky and stressful enterprise, especially if you begin to have resource issues. If these issues become serious, they can have a significant impact on both your work and your personal life.

Becoming the CEO of Your Own Business with a Virtual Answering Service

The Startup Magazine

If you’ve always dreamed of becoming the Chief Executive Officer of your very own company, you might not be far off in making that dream a reality.

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Regulatory Tips for Medical Tech Startups Regulated by the FDA

ReadWriteStart

Medical tech startups are regulated by the FDA and must abide by strict regulations at all times. For example, all medical devices must be approved by the FDA. Acting outside of the FDA’s regulations can result in harsh penalties including fines and even jail time.

How Repurposing Your Old Content Brings New Life and New Traffic

Duct Tape Marketing

How Repurposing Your Old Content Brings New Life and New Traffic written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. If you’ve been in business for a while, you’ve probably generated a lot of content over the years.

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Rebranding Your Business? Key Things To Keep In Mind

YoungUpstarts

Rebranding a business is a marketing strategy wherein a new name, design, concept, term, symbol, and combination of these elements are created for a brand. The aim is to develop a differentiated and new identity in the minds of consumers, competitors, investors, and other stakeholders.

Managerial Skills You Need to Run Your Business

The Startup Magazine

If you are planning to manage your own startup or business after being employed or working as part of a larger business, this can be a daunting process. Managerial skills take some study and practice.

Venture Capital Is Just One Funding Option, Reminds OnPay’s Mark McKee

ReadWriteStart

Virtually every startup has to find funding somewhere. Although some founders take venture capital in exchange for equity, that’s not the only way to do it. To learn more about the pros and cons of venture capital — and founders’ funding alternatives — I caught up with Mark McKee.

Headphone Maker AfterShokz Moves from New York to Austin

SiliconHills

AfterShokz, which makes sports headphones that transmit sound via bone conduction, announced this week that it is moving its headquarters from New York to Austin.

6 Ways To Make Visitors Stay On Your Website – Improving Bounce Rate

YoungUpstarts

The visitor must stay at the landing page and visit other pages as well. He is more likely to convert if he stays longer. It’s called a ‘bounce’ if the visitor left your website after viewing only one page. We create websites to expand our business to the digital world.

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Real-Time Customer Support is Crucial for a Startup

The Startup Magazine

Imagine you are a customer browsing through a website, and you see something that interests you. However, before deciding to make a purchase, you need to ask some questions to the business for clarification. You then go ahead to call them, but the number does not go through. Frustrating right?