Sat.Oct 19, 2019 - Fri.Oct 25, 2019

The Boundaryless Era: the Time for Distributed Teams

ReadWriteStart

When Bill Hewlett and David Packard founded HP in 1947, it made logistical and fiscal sense to have all their workers housed under one roof. Ditto for Apple.

Be More Likable, Get More Clients

YFS Magazine

If you create a marketing approach focused on expert positioning, likeability, and relationship building, you’ll get more than your fair share of prospects. Editor Picks Grow Marketing & Sales branding marketing personal branding

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Which Fundraising Round Should You Skip?

View from Seed

As seed rounds have atomized, it’s not uncommon for founders to raise 3 or even 4 rounds prior to a series A. These include angel rounds, pre-seeds, institutional seeds, second seeds, pre-A, etc. The reality is that if a founder raised every one of these rounds, and lead investors always got their “target” ownership, the level of dilution would be ridiculous.

Get Your Bright Ideas In The Right Light

YoungUpstarts

Have you ever thought about how much a room’s decoration can impact your mind?

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20 Entrepreneurs Explain Their Motivation to Grow Their Business

Hearpreneur

Being an entrepreneur or business owner has its share of ups and downs. While the downs can be pretty low the ups always seem to triumph for a true entrepreneur at heart. Milestones are what entrepreneurs and business owners work towards.

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5 Strategies To Thrive In Customer-Driven Disruption

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience as a business consultant, I find than most people still believe that technology drives business disruption. I’m more convinced that technology merely enables disruption, and changing customer interests and needs really causes it.

Gradually, then suddenly

deal architect

Lots of people are rattled by all the executive changes in the industry over the last few months.Bill McDermott and Rob Enslin at SAP.John Donahoe at ServiceNow.Mark Hurd and Thomas Kurian at Oracle.Charles Phillips at Infor.Bob Stutz at. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary

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Techstars Sustainability Accelerator Demo Day on 10/30/19

Feld Thoughts

Last week David and I spent some time at the Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. Their demo day is happening on October 30th in Denver and you can register here if you’re interested in attending. .

10 Lessons For New Businesses From Ocean Racing Teams

Startup Professionals Musings

A perfect storm is an expression that describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances aggravates an environment drastically.

Shapers

Eric Friedman

Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio is an excellent read and background of Bridgewater and origin story. Getting to go this deep on how the firm began, has been run for so long, and understanding the open culture was fascinating.

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Email Builders Helping Business To Grow

YoungUpstarts

Looking for the best email builders available in the market? Well, email marketing is one of the most effective ways to find new customers and keep existing ones. Moreover, the organization can track the return on the investment and can customize it accordingly.

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5 Industries That Can Benefit From SMS Marketing

YFS Magazine

SMS marketing has become a valuable tool for businesses to use to break through the online clutter and communicate directly with their customers. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing sms marketing

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How The Right Employees Have An Innovation Advantage

Startup Professionals Musings

Conventional business wisdom tells us that entrepreneurs are today’s main source of innovation. We see the stories of young founders leaving college with a big idea, going to work in their garage, and building something that changes the world.

How to CEO Podcast Interview – Agnes Kozera of Podcorn.fm

ReadWriteStart

In this episode , I spoke with Podcorn.fm, co-founder and CEO, Agnes Kozera. Podcorn.fm is a marketplace for podcast sponsorships. The platform helps brands connect to the right podcasters to create authentic messages that resonate and engage listeners across audio platforms.

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8 Factors That Make A Location Suitable For A Restaurant 

YoungUpstarts

If you are looking to open up a restaurant or coffee shop, you must have learned that the single biggest factor to consider is the location for your business. There are very many ways that a bad location may affect the performance of your restaurant.

Cellphone Contract for a Child’s First Cell Phone

Feld Thoughts

Recently, a friend of mine told me about the experience of giving his kid his first cell phone (I think around age 11.) As part of the experience, he decided to write up a contract with rules of engagement. He went through it with his kid in detail and they both signed it. I had stored this away to blog and thought of it yesterday as I was walking to dinner from Harvard Square to Central Square. The number of people walking down the street staring at or typing on their phones blew my mind.

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10 Ways That Open Business Sharing Propagates Success

Startup Professionals Musings

Too many customers have long felt distanced from many successful brands, seeing them as closed and mysterious environments, focused only on profits and killing competitors. They may not have noticed the wave of “open businesses,” spawned by the Internet and social media.

Zero External Energy Buildings

Start Up Blog

Our buildings are a great reflection of where we’re at technologically. Once a revolution is truly mainstream, we see it in our homes. In the past century, we’e added electricity, indoor plumbing, white goods, entertainment devices, and even computational power and AI.

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Knowing When And Where To Save In Your Fledgling Business

YoungUpstarts

When starting a new business, your focus is immediately on how you will take the world by storm. You can’t wait to hit the ground running and start making money. But while making money is important, so too is saving it. .

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Writing More About Women

Feld Thoughts

Following is an abridged email that showed up in my inbox recently that caused me to stop and think for a few minutes. I took a look back through your posts before I crafted this email. So much of what you write about is focused on men who are succeeding, that I wonder if you are going to write something about women like Simone Biles. She is doing some pretty amazing stuff on the mat, bars, vault, and beam. I know you support women so I feel a little bad about calling this out but am curious.

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6 Principles To Move Innovation Intentions To Results

Startup Professionals Musings

Real innovation in the business world is still rare.

Gamify those otherwise dull work assignments

Berkonomics

Most of us are driven by the competitive spirit, the desire or need to win. It reinforces self-worth, provides closure at the end of a good effort, and energizes us during the effort to achieve. Being driven to achieve results.

How To Improve The Efficiency Of Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

You didn’t bring your startup to life to see it struggle at the bottom of its market… you started your business because you believed that it was good enough to change the face of its industry.

Renewal

OnlyOnce

I posted years ago about the value of refreshing yourself every once in a while , comparable to the value of buying new running shoes even if you don’t think you need them. Now that I’m three weeks into my new role as CEO of LRN , I’ve had a bit of an epiphany.

10 Conversion Optimization Myths that Just Won’t Go Away

ConversionXL

Every industry is plagued by myths, misunderstanding, and half truths. This is especially true in digital marketing, and conversion optimization is no exception. Why do they persist?

Monday Motivation: WHEN LIFE HITS YOU | Steve Harvey Motivational Speech On Success 2019

Hearpreneur

This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. Step outside of your comfort zone in order to succeed. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. You can be afraid but you should learn to go ahead anyhow.

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[Interview] Charlie Gilkey, Founder Of Productive Flourishing

YoungUpstarts

Charlie Gilkey is an author, entrepreneur, philosopher, Army veteran, and renowned productivity expert. Through his consulting business Productive Flourishing, he helps professional creatives, leaders, and changemakers take meaningful action on work that matters.

The four waves of crypto disruption: where are they today? 

Version One Ventures

Nearly two years ago, I published a post exploring four key opportunities in crypto. In it, I outlined four crypto waves, ranked from furthest to least developed: Store of value. Disruption of financial markets. Disruption of every other information market. Disruption of what a firm means. Looking back, I see that we’ve have good progress across all four areas, although the pace is definitely slower than I had originally expected (and hoped).

Facebook Advertising for B2B: Don’t just buy ads, build relationships

ConversionXL

How can you make Facebook Advertising work for B2B? I sat down with Curt Maly, Facebook Advertising Expert @ Black Box Social Media, and he says: it is all relationship building.

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Monday Motivation: PUSH THROUGH IT – Best Motivational Video

Hearpreneur

This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. The life of a successful person is not all glamour, but it’s also not all s**t. Continue to execute when you feel low. You have to be good all the time.

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How To Choose Investment Software For Bitcoin

YoungUpstarts

Today people are more interested in digital currency also called cryptocurrency. When Bitcoin was launched a decade ago in 2009, it was produced at 50 Bitcoin per 10 minute rate. This production rate has decreased in the last four years.

Fast Food Restaurant Sample Business Plan

Up and Running

Looking for a free, downloadable restaurant sample business plan ? Look no further. This particular plan was created for a fast food restaurant, but keep in mind that you don’t need to find a sample business plan that exactly matches your business for it to be useful. .

Google BigQuery: A Tutorial for Marketers

ConversionXL

When it comes to Google BigQuery, there are plenty of articles and online courses out there. Most are “tech to tech” explanations—which are great. But they can be intimidating for those beginning their marketing-to-tech journey. So where exactly do you start?

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14 Entrepreneurs Describe The BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) For Their Business?

Hearpreneur

Have a goal that’s third parties think is impossible? Often entrepreneurs and business owners create their daily, weekly, quartely or yearly goals around their business.

4 Top Legal Services Benefits For Real Estate Business

YoungUpstarts

Real estate is among the most lucrative businesses across the globe. However, it is not without challenges, among them being legal concerns.

Influencers and the Psychology of Behaviour Change

The Startup Magazine

We’re still in the early days of Instagram removing their total ‘likes’ counts on posts, and it’s safe to say that this major change hasn’t really impacted the way influencers communicate with their audiences too much at all. For most of us, this outcome was a surprise.

Boosting Client Confidence

Mike Michalowicz

One surefire way for a client to lose confidence in you is if they know about your challenges. Every entrepreneur, every business has challenges. It’s normal and comes with the territory.