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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

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 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.

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.

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

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MCAlert Founder And Former Captain At PBSO Jay Hart On How To Make Meetings More Productive 

YoungUpstarts

How much do today’s employees dread heading into yet another meeting? A survey of workers across the U.S. by project management company Clarizen found that the following tedious activities were preferred to meetings: A trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles. Watching paint dry.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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Website Credibility: A 39-Point Checklist

ConversionXL

If you’re Amazon or Apple—congratulations! You don’t have any credibility issues. Most of us aren’t so lucky. Almost all but the biggest of companies have an uphill credibility battle every time a new visitor lands on their site. What’s website credibility?

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.

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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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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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

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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Future-Proofing Your Business With Cyber-Security & Risk Management

YoungUpstarts

60% of small businesses close shop six months after a cyber-attack. No, the problem is not that most haven’t been investing in cyber security tools. The issue comes in how they prepare for the grey areas that come with business growth and shifts in the threat landscape.

Sales Copy: 7 Never-Fail Principles

ConversionXL

Why is it that some books become bestsellers and others can hardly sell a 100 copies? Why do you read some books with passion and interest but can’t get past the first 10 pages of others? What’s the difference? It’s simple: word choice.

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This Is What It’s Really Like To Get Your MBA

YFS Magazine

Ready to earn your MBA? I attended Duke and here's an inside look at what it's really like once you're accepted into an MBA program. Lead business school education leadership MBA online MBA personal development professional development

Tel Aviv to London – Mind the Gap

VC Cafe

Yesterday, UK Israel Business, a bi-lateral trade organisation promoting economic activity between the two countries, hosted Innovate 19’ - a half day conference that brought to London Israeli. This is a content summary only. Click on the post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the website and more! Uncategorized Innovation Israel Remagine Ventures Tech Nation

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.

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.

Entrepreneurship: Starting up and critical first steps to take

The Startup Magazine

It’s hard to know whether you have to start a business or not. There are many variables entrepreneurs need to assess. Besides personal analysis of the moments of your life, it is also important to analyze the market where you intend to act, the law, and what initial investment you must make.

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.

Reasons Your Business Needs An Online Presence

YoungUpstarts

We all know at least ONE person for whom we can vouch for their proficiency without batting an eyelid. Some of us would even swear that if this hairdresser can’t style your hair to perfection, no one else can!

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Donation Pages: 3 Essential Ways to Improve Conversions

ConversionXL

Every nonprofit that accepts online donations has a donation page. But there’s a big difference between having a donation page and having an effective donation page. Your donation page may follow purported “best practices,” but you could still be losing donors and revenue.