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A Startup’s Guide to Maximizing Visibility

The Startup Magazine

Moving from zero customers, zero brand image, and zero sales to a thriving, profitable business takes an investment of time, energy, creativity, and capital. And if you want to do it in a way that sets your business up for years of success, you must set your priorities to build your online presence.

5 Keys To Business Culture That Are Counter-Intuitive

Startup Professionals Musings

In the popular press, it’s easy to find articles that will convince you that companies with a good culture, such as Google, do it by lavishing perks and benefits , including some combination of free meals, trips and parties, financial bonuses, gyms, and a dog-friendly environment.

9 Companies That Nailed Their Brand–And How You Can Too

YFS Magazine

In a world full of noise and endless options, it's tough to earn customer loyalty. Lindsay Pedersen says the answer is this! Grow Marketing & Sales brand loyalty brand strategy branding marketing

The Chernobyl Podcast

Feld Thoughts

When I wrote the post Every Lie We Tell Incurs a Debt to the Truth I expected to get some feedback. I got more than I usually do (mostly by email vs. blog comments) and much of it was thoughtful. One person pointed to the video I embedded, which I thought was great.

A dream team to negotiate with SAP

deal architect

Geoff Scott, CEO of ASUG, wrote this in his foreword to SAP Nation 3.0 "For For many years, licensing was a “third rail” topic: look at it, discuss it among yourselves but don’t ever collectively — as a customer contingent —. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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9 Keys To Effective Communication In Today’s Business

Startup Professionals Musings

When was the last time you changed how you communicate to your team and to your customers? The way you deliver your message is key to maximizing its impact, or even reaching the intended audience. Don’t count on people reading your Annual Report for breaking news.

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Boulder Community Health Takes On The Mental Health Stigma

Feld Thoughts

This first appeared in the Boulder Community Health Foundation Summer 2019 Magazine in an article titled Taking On The Mental Health Stigma. I started the second week of 2013 in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show. Within two hours of arriving, I was in my hotel room, the shade closed, the door locked, and in bed with a pillow over my head. I couldn’t deal with anything at all. Having been here before, I knew I was in a deep depression.

SAP Nation 3.0 Excerpts: Chapter 11 - Tilting the Bell Curve

deal architect

I excerpt 10% from every book in a series of blog posts. I posted several on SAP Nation 3.0 in April, then took a break after the Sapphire event. Over the next couple of weeks will excerpt the final batch. SAP Nation, the book

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6 Clues To The Right Employees For Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs are usually highly creative and innovative, but many innovative people are not entrepreneurs. Since it takes a team of people to build a great company, the challenge is to find that small percentage of innovative people, and then nurture the tendency, rather than stifle it.

Nine Companies That Got Brand Right

YoungUpstarts

by Lindsay Pedersen, author of “ Forging An Ironclad Brand: A Leader’s Guide “ It’s tougher than ever to grab and hold customer attention. People are overwhelmed by messages flying at them from all directions, and it’s easy for ours to get drowned out.

Did Abraham Lincoln Invent Pancakes?

Feld Thoughts

I love weird Internet memes. Recently, I plumbed the depths of this one with my friend Quinn. Go to your Google browser and type “did ab” and see what comes up for you. If it’s “Did Abraham Lincoln Invent Pancakes” then the Internet is working as expected.

9 Steps to Assess Whether a Startup is Suitable for Investment

ReadWriteStart

In the world of investing, there are numerous investment opportunities from which you can choose. The market is saturated so you will most certainly find a suitable investment opportunity that will match both your investing style and preferences.

5 Keys To Growing What You Have Planted As A Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Have you noticed that more companies beg you to participate in their business today? It started with an email survey on your last stay at their hotel, but now includes requests for online product reviews, to social media input on the design of future products.

How Healthy Eating Is Important For Your Startup Team

YoungUpstarts

You want your team of employees and partners to work as efficiently, productively, and happily as possible—otherwise your business won’t get far.

Book: Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up

Feld Thoughts

Jerry Colonna has written a “must read for everyone on planet earth book” titled Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up. Seriously, go by it right now. I’ll be here when you return. Regular readers of this blog know that Jerry and I are extremely close friends and have been for 23 years. I first met Jerry when he was beginning his partnership with Fred Wilson at Flatiron Partners. But, I didn’t meet him through Fred.

Moving Industry Outlook And Opportunities In The Age Of Technology

YFS Magazine

Technology plays a major role in the evolution and attractiveness of many industries, and the moving business has started to catch on. Grow Technology logistics moving industry small business logistics technology transportation

5 Reality Checks On Running A Charitable Organization

Startup Professionals Musings

A common misconception I often hear in the startup world is that non-profits are easy and safe, since they don’t have to pay taxes, and they don’t have to make a profit for their shareholders. In reality, from the feedback I get from non-profit executives, exactly the opposite is true.

Why SEO Is The Best Marketing Strategy For New Startups

YoungUpstarts

New startups frequently struggle with their approach to marketing. They don’t have much brand history to capitalize on, and they don’t have much capital to work with.

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A Short Recent History of the Colorado Startup Community

Feld Thoughts

Colorado Public Television takes an in-depth look at Colorado’s thriving startup scene in its new 5-part season called Street Level Startups. The first episode, which is above, includes me and Jared Polis reflecting on some fun Techstars founding history, Dan Caruso talking about Zayo and the bridge between Boulder / Denver, and a great segment at the end with Brad Bernthal talking about fundraising and #GiveFirst. And, plenty of other stuff.

Spotlight on Vault AI, the Moneyball for content

VC Cafe

The Moneyball thesis is simple: Using statistical analysis, small-market teams can compete by buying assets that are undervalued by other teams and selling ones that are overvalued by other teams. This is a content summary only.

6 Questions to ask when hiring a bankruptcy lawyer

The Startup Magazine

Unfortunately startups too often end up in bankruptcy. It’s part of the high risk/high return nature of entrepreneurship. In these cases, it is very important that one hires a bankruptcy lawyer so that they do not lose their property in case they owe so much that they are unable to pay.

Career-Wise, Nothing Beats Authenticity

YoungUpstarts

by Ines Temple , president of LHH Peru and Chile, and author of “ YOU, Incorporated: Your Career is Your Business “ As a child, my mother was a stickler about table manners.

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Our New Lean Experiment Template (and Why You Shouldn’t Use It)

Grasshopper Herder

Every company is different and requires a unique business model. Our Lean Experiment template can give you something solid to build yours on. The post Our New Lean Experiment Template (and Why You Shouldn’t Use It) appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com.

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Married To An Entrepreneur? 5 Keys To A Successful Marriage

YFS Magazine

When you're married to an entrepreneur, mixing business and romance can be difficult. Follow these tips to strengthen your bond. Lifestyle dating lifestyle relationships

Gap-Toothed Resumes – The Missing Job From My CV

Hunter Walker

There’s a tiny hole on my resume. Now, 20+ years later you need to squint to see it, but it’s still there. I took the gig because I needed the money while in grad school, and, honestly, because maybe the startup could get public before it and the Web 1.0 bubble popped.

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Why Automation Could Change Your Marketing Process Forever

YoungUpstarts

Automated business services help companies realize their full potential and eliminate restrictions based on budgets or time constraints. The integrations work closely with business services and streamline how companies accommodate and retain customers.

4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Send Mass Emails By Yourself

The Startup Magazine

Mass emailing has been around for quite a while but it’s still a very effective way to communicate with a large number of people at the same time. There used to be a time when everyone had to personally send bulk email message from a regular email provider. Photo by Muukii on Unsplash.

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What’s A Brand Anyway? The 7 Layers Of A Strong Brand

YFS Magazine

Successful brand strategies are not squishy, elusive, or superficial. They are logical, proven, and always ready to guide you. Grow Marketing & Sales brand strategy branding marketing pesronal branding

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SaaS Growth: The “Triple A” Sprint Framework that Gets Results

ConversionXL

Many SaaS companies launch a product-led growth model —but never update it. When the executive team calls me and asks why they aren’t converting users into customers, I tell them to buy a plant. Seriously. If they don’t water the plant, it’s going to wither and die.

Security Tips For Start-Ups

YoungUpstarts

When you finally take the leap to start your own business, it can be incredibly exciting. Of course, it can also be quite stressful at the same time as you need to think about your finances and any kind of security concerns.

Why Your Business Needs Social Media in 2019

The Startup Magazine

Gone are the days when marketing of products and services was limited to mainstream media, the use of billboards, flyers, and word of mouth. Today, social media has become an essential marketing strategy in Houston for businesses of all sizes.

How To Lead Others When You Don’t Feel Like It

YFS Magazine

You will face a day, or two, in your life when you don't feel like leading. Good leaders persevere through those dark days of leadership. Lead leadership personal development personal growth

Business Loan vs Equity Financing: How to Fund Your Startup

ReadWriteStart

When it comes to raising money for your startup, there are several ways of doing it. However, out of all startup funding options, the two most popular methods are Loan and Equity.

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Top 3 Life Skills That Can Actually Get You A Job

YoungUpstarts

by Blake Heron, founder of Skills Co. A booming global economy, advancements in technology, and easing international trade policies have opened gateways to an array of new opportunities.

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