Sat.Aug 29, 2020 - Fri.Sep 04, 2020

New Normal: A conversation with Ray Wang of Constellation Research

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of C-level execs and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes up.

10 Alternative Funding Sources For Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the most frequent questions I get as a mentor to entrepreneurs is “How do I find the money to start my business?”

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How To Organize Your Startup At Home

YoungUpstarts

Starting a business from home is a dream for many due to the fact that they cannot afford the expenses that come with renting out an office. In order to keep your home business organized, here are a few tips to help you through it. Designate some space using pocket doors.

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Are You At Your Best Right Now?

Feld Thoughts

I’m not. And I know a lot of people who aren’t. I’m trying hard, but I’m aware that there are many moments where I’m nowhere close to being my best. Every day, I feel confused by behavior from someone I know well which is inconsistent with how I think of them.

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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.

New Normal: A conversation with Michael Pinckney of Pinckney Cookie Cafe

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of C-level execs and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes up.

6 Ways To Make Your Business Presentations Stand Out

Startup Professionals Musings

As an entrepreneur, I understand your passion when pitching your solution to investors and customers, but passion alone won’t make one more technology pitch stand out above all the rest.

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Founders Mental Health in the Time of Covid

Feld Thoughts

Mental health has been an issue among tech entrepreneurs for a long time, but has been exacerbated by the stresses of the Covid crisis.

New Normal: A conversation with Thomas Ryan of tkr Consulting Associates

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of C-level execs and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New Normal" they can expect as the economy wakes up.

5 Team Engagement Principles Are Vital To Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

The days of leadership without engagement are gone. With interactive social media and video everywhere, everyone needs to feel they have a relationship with their leaders, and every brand needs leader personification for customers to relate.

How To Command Your Workforce At A Startup

YoungUpstarts

It’s a truism that most startups involve inexperienced and youthful individuals with the bravery and the nous to attempt to seize a gap in the market or an opportunity that they’ve identified in the business world.

Why NextView Ventures Invested in Carewell

View from Seed

So many Americans act as caregivers for a loved one. 44 million people spend a substantial amount of their time assisting a chronically ill, disabled, or aging person. Nearly all caregivers are inexperienced family members who lack formal training and aren’t being paid for their help.

Utmost: Software for a clover-leaf talent economy

deal architect

Five years ago, as part of my research for the book on automation, Silicon Collar, I coined the term "Alt-Job". I saw millions of workers and small businesses in franchises like those of McDonald's or the UPS Store, selling products

6 Motivations Shared By Most Satisfied Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Out of curiosity, I often ask aspiring entrepreneurs like you, who come to me for help, what drives them to take on the workload and risk of a new startup.

Art by Julie Maren

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I have been collecting art since we first got together in 1990. My mom, Cecelia Feld , is an artist, and I have been around contemporary art my entire life. We prefer non-representational art from living artists.

Four Tips For People Who Struggle To Unplug, Take Breaks, Recharge, Or Decompress At The End Of The Workday

YoungUpstarts

by Robert Glazer , founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners, and author of “ How to Make Virtual Teams Work “ Author note: We may look back on 2020 as the most crucial year in the remote work revolution.

Finance and PR – The Bottom Line

Rembrandt Communications

CFOs, Before You Turn Down That Public Relations’ Proposal…. Finance and PR… hmmm. Many financial executives ignore public relations’ (PR) activities and move them down on the list of priorities.

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7 Tips On Advancing Your Career To Being A Great Boss

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the things I’ve learned in working with aspiring entrepreneurs is that managing and leading a team is a scary venture into the unknown for many people, even if they have worked as a business professional for years.

The Energize Colorado Gap Fund Application Process Is Open

Feld Thoughts

The Energize Colorado Gap Fund is open for applications.

3 Tips To Connect More With Your Customers

YoungUpstarts

To grow your current customer base, you have to make efforts to connect with prospects. Remember, the world today is fast-paced, and the opportunities to link with potential clients and existing customers are quite many.

The Solar-Bitcoin Convergence

Version One Ventures

I’ve spent the majority of the last decade working in two fields: solar energy and cryptocurrency. At first blush, these may seem pretty different. In my mind, however, they have a lot in common and are converging by the day. Both are based on principles of decentralization.

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Boss Moms Figuring It Out As They Go: You Are All Of Us

YFS Magazine

Motherhood looks even more different than many of us expected as we run homes, businesses, and classrooms. Grow Technology editor picks lifestyle mompreneur recommended technology working at home

Book: Celebrating Entrepreneurs

Feld Thoughts

My long-time friend and former MIT professor, Professor Edward Roberts, who founded and still chairs the MIT entrepreneurship program, recently published “Celebrating Entrepreneurs: How MIT Nurtured Pioneering Entrepreneurs Who Built Great Companies”.

How “Human” Is Your Workplace? These Four Questions Reveal The Truth.

YoungUpstarts

by Edward D. Hess, author of “ Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt to the Speed of Change “ As the Digital Age advances and technology takes over more jobs, workers must get better at those “human” skills computers can’t do.

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Monday Motivation: PATIENCE IS KEY – Best Motivational Speech 2020

Hearpreneur

?This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. Here are some takeaways from the video: Take time to find your own voice. Sacrifice to get to the place you want. Look for ways to enhance your perception and intelligence.

What Employers Look For In A Great Resume (And How To Write One)

YFS Magazine

Most employers spend less than 11 seconds on a resume before shortlisting it for further review or rejecting it and moving on. Grow Human Capital hiring employees HR human capital human resources job descriptions recommended resume

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Endless Meaningless Words in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

Feld Thoughts

I read On Truth and Untruth: Selected Writings by Nietzsche yesterday. It was chewy, but soaked me in an interesting set of ideas about what words mean, along with a bunch of stuff around the concept of truth.

Subprime Credit Levels & How They Affect Loan Interest Rates

YoungUpstarts

“Subprime” is a general moniker for credit ratings lenders consider “risky”. These may cause them to reject the borrower’s application due to riskiness or charge higher interest rates to offset this high level of risk.

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How to Master Customer Value Optimization

ConversionXL

What do Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Costco’s Jim Sinegal from Costco have in common? They both have a history of focusing on the lifetime value of a customer rather than chasing short-term profits. And their success speaks for itself.

Thought-leaders Share Which Entrepreneurs They Consider Successful

Hearpreneur

Finding an entrepreneur you admire is a way to model your own behavior toward success. Learning how they found their path, what challenges they faced and the solutions they found can be wildly inspirational. . Below, nine thought-leaders share which entrepreneurs they consider successful.

How To Tackle Cybersecurity Complacency In Your Organization

YFS Magazine

Study shows complacency when it comes to cybersecurity, thereby resulting in very poor attitudes towards data protection. Grow Technology cybersecurity IT recommended technology

3 Reasons Why Rejection Shouldn’t Invalidate Your Startup Vision

YoungUpstarts

by Richard Counihan, CEO of DigniFi. The toughest part of entrepreneurship is that almost nobody believes in your vision — at least not initially. Even people you love and respect are likely to disparage your startup ideas. Should you take those rejections seriously?

How to Write a Business Plan for a Service Business

Up and Running

If you’re starting a business that sells a service, writing a business plan is one of the first steps you need to take.

How to Outsource as an Entrepreneur

ReadWriteStart

According to Deloitte , 59% of companies outsource to cut costs. Entrepreneurs are notorious for being disciplined, smart, and control freaks. However, many restrict their ability to scale due to the latter part. Here is how to outsource as an entrepreneur.

It Depends: Why the right fundraising strategy for your startup is never a straight answer.

This is going to be BIG.

Talk to ten founders and ten different VCs and you’ll get roughly about 600 different suggestions as to how you should go about your fundraising strategy. I don’t know what the formula is here, but the numbers and the resulting amount of confusion gets big very very quickly.

Artificial Intelligence: The Secret Ingredient To Improving Patient Care

YoungUpstarts

by Patrick Howie, Founder and CEO of MediFind , and author of “ The Evolution of Revolutions: How We Create, Shape, and React to Change “ Medical knowledge doubles approximately every 73 days which means healthcare professionals constantly need updated information to keep up with best practices.

How can small businesses motivate and retain their employees

Our Own Start-up

There has to be a lot of effort put into a small business by an entrepreneur and workforce for this business to achieve success.