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7 Critical Resources For A Thriving Startup Community

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I often feel the frustration of someone trying to build a startup in the wrong place and time, and wrongly attributing their struggle to personal limitations.

New Normal: A conversation with Evangelos Simoudis of Synapse Partners

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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

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Why Young Entrepreneurs Are Into Digital Marketing


If Gen X entrepreneurs are making tremendous efforts to climb up the corporate ladder, Gen Z entrepreneurs are doing pretty good, earning a living in innovative ways. They have a strong ability to market themselves, which allows these young entrepreneurs to get more clients and grow their business.

Hacking 4 Recovery – Time to Take A Shot

Steve Blank

Rise Up. Let’s do something to help with the pandemic.” In April, with the economy crashing, and the East Coast in lockdown, I heard this from Stanford instructors Tom Bedecarre and Todd Basche, both on the same day.

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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.

7 Characteristics Of Startup Founders Who Enjoy Life

Startup Professionals Musings

As an angel investor and a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I’m always disappointed to see founders who seem stressed out most of the time, and more annoyed than energized by the abundance of challenges they see in building their startup.

New Normal: A conversation with Sue Fellows of Workfront

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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.

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7 Ways to Generate Unique Web App Ideas for Your Startup to Consider


Execution of an idea is easier than generating the one. The idea will remain the same for web app idea creation and implementation. If you are a startup , then it is important for you to introduce web applications with a unique idea or less popular concepts.

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7 Due Diligence Checks On Your Idea To Save Some Pain

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience, consummate entrepreneurs tend come up with more startup ideas than they can ever implement, and some of the ideas may not even make business sense. But how does any entrepreneur know which ideas to implement, and which ones are best left behind?

Extra! extra! The dead has arisen!!!

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As Brian Sommer and Ray Wang reported on Friday in this video I was one of the pall-bearers at the funeral for on-premise software. In that role, I was allowed to the grave site where no media followed - most. Cloud Computing, SaaS Industry Commentary New Normal COVID-19

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Four Tools Every Business Leader Needs To Raise Their Personal Profile


by Victoria Usher, CEO & Founder of GingerMay. In the current climate, business leaders and entrepreneurs are inevitably focussed on their companies and projects, and in building resilience to ensure a strong position for the recovery bounce.

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16 Entrepreneurs Explain Ways They Help Themselves Think differently


In today’s’ world there are a lot of disruptions that can easily drive you away from the goals or strategies you set. Have you ever found yourself doing something that is totally different from what you wanted?

6 Keys To Translating Technology Into Business Value

Startup Professionals Musings

Young entrepreneurs often are so excited by new technology or their latest invention that they forget to translate it into a value proposition that their customers or potential investors can understand and relate to.

Scenario Planning - the Workfront angle

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I have long been a fan of long-term scenario planning and this Harvard Business Review article describes in a fair amount of detail the big thinking around such planning at Shell and other large companies and at government agencies.

21 Tips To Avoid A Small Business Tax Audit


Running a small business is a tedious affair. There are many cash transactions and unplanned expenses. The fear of an audit of your tax return may mount every time you read about the annual tax audit statistics.

20 Entrepreneurs Reveal The Companies They Admire Most For Innovation


Innovative if a word often used to describe successful companies. Innovation drives media attention and fosters customer retention rate, which is why most companies strive to have it in their mission statement.

5 Ways To Conserve Investor Cash And Ensure Survival

Startup Professionals Musings

Cash flow is a basic survival metric for every startup. Investors check your burn rate to assess your efficiency, and project your remaining runway before you run out of money and into a brick wall.

New Normal: A conversation with Tony Prophet of Salesforce

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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. Leadership during Crisis New Normal COVID-19

How To Get Started With A Real Estate Investing Business


Real estate is a risky investment, but once you know the market, it’ll pay off and can be lucrative. This is the reason why many people show interest in starting their own real estate investing business. Unfortunately, not all are knowledgeable on how to get started.

The Digital Era and Global Lockdown: See How These Industries Evolved


The recent turbulence of Coronavirus made all of us rethink business life. Many industries have started incorporating profound transformation to overcome the recession. The metamorphosis includes day-to-day operations to the business processes of vital importance.

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When Entry Multiples Don’t Matter

Andreessen Horowitz

OH in South Park, San Francisco (or on Zoom from Big Sky, Montana): “OMG, crazy – that firm just paid 100x revenue to invest in [insert hot startup here] – what could they be thinking?” .

Don’t Be Evil? – COVID-19 series

Start Up Blog

Don’t be evil…? To your shareholders, at least. You may have noticed on the homepages of Google and YouTube this week an announcement claiming that the way you search on Google and use YouTube is at risk. The number of alarmed people who forwarded it to me was astounding.

8 Ways To Keep Your Business Protected In Hard Times


No matter what the reason, when things take a turn for the worst, it is important that you take strategic actions to sustain your company. Therefore, in tough times, you need to know some tips for your small business survival.

A Guide for Financing a Growing Business

The Startup Magazine

Are you running a successfully growing business? First of all, congratulations are in order. You are succeeding in a way that many fails to do. Yet if you are reading this article, one point is clear: you are still not satisfied with your company’s position in your chosen industry. You want to grow.

Options about your Options – How to think through your company’s option program

VC Adventure

Quick break from Covid related topics for a moment to post something I’ve been intending to write about for a few months but haven’t had the chance to commit to paper. It’s perhaps a boring topic – Options and your company’s option program – but an important one.

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Create Effective Event Marketing Plans

Up and Running

For some businesses, gatherings are a crucial part of their operation. Those trying to do event marketing, specifically, have felt the toll of COVID-19.

List Of The Best SEO Chrome Extensions In 2020


The work of many SEO specialists is not complete without different tools that help facilitate and improve their everyday tasks. When doing a routine job, it is important to not be bored with it and cut the time and effort spent on them.

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Founder Interview: Jim Elliott – Volunteer to NonProfit Entrepreneur

The Startup Magazine

Occasionally here at The Startup Magazine we come across an entrepreneurial story that shows there is more to a startup than the quest to become the next billion dollar unicorn. More often than you think, an entrepreneur’s passion is for the care and concern for others less fortunate.

Streaming Venture Funds

Eric Friedman

The state of venture is changing and AngelList has been at the forefront of this movement for awhile. The recent announcement of “ open ended funds ” got me thinking about the evolution of venture fund structures themselves.

How Sales Quote Software Can Help Your Small Business Grow

Up and Running

As a small business owner, in order to compete with the big players, you need to be able to sell like them. Typically this means investing in sales technology that makes you more agile and is easily scalable as you drive long-term growth.

What We Wish We’d Known Before We Started Our Own Businesses


When it comes to starting a business there is no roadmap, no Yellow Brick Road, no secret recipe that will guarantee you success going forward. That being said, there’s no point in going in completely blind.

Female Founder Interview: Latina Leader Elizabeth Colón

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine Female Founder series , we sat down with award-winning entrepreneur Elizabeth Colón. Colón is a Speaker, Contributing Author, & CEO of language services company, Metaphrasis Language and Cultural Solutions, LLC.

Building Forecasts from the Bottom Up

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Once revenues start rolling in, entrepreneurs have nothing to worry about. Right? After all, the market has verified that their business model is sound. What could possibly go wrong? Well, actually, many things can go wrong.

16 Leadership lessons from MS Dhoni for startups, entrepreneurs and managers

Our Own Start-up

Dhoni's leadership style offers invaluable lessons to managers/entrepreneurs at all levels. Here’s why. Entrepreneurship Leadership entrepreneurship entrepreneurship leadership leadership leadership lessons leadership lessons from MS Dhoni leadership style MS Dhoni leadership style startup

How To Start An Organic Online Food Business


Starting a new business is challenging due to the hard lessons to be learned, and the complexities involved. Online businesses are no exception, but the challenges of an online business are different from a physical store or shop.

8 Small Business Management Strategies for 2020

The Startup Magazine

Is your small business equipped to weather the storm of 2020? Here are 8 business management strategies to consider this year. The government-induced lockdown in response to COVID-19 has created conditions where the economy is now the softest we’ve seen since the Great Depression.

B2B SaaS Keyword Research: A Start-to-Finish Framework


When it comes to SEO, it all starts with keyword research. Before you kick off a link-building campaign or invest in creating quality content, you need to understand where the volume is, how competitive terms are, and the intent behind those queries.