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The Truth About the Scooter Economy?—?An Insider’s Perspective

Both Sides of the Table

The Truth About the Scooter Economy?—?An

The Benefits Of IoT In Various Parts Of A Business

YoungUpstarts

Nowadays, with growing concern for the environment, many businesses want to create a greener working environment.

How To Set A Balance Of User Growth Vs Profitability

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Max Pixel A question that I still hear debated often is whether a new startup growth strategy should focus on user count or profits. First of all, the glory days of “dot.coms” are gone, when investors “didn’t care” about profitability, and all the big money was focused on user count growth.

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Drama in enterprise computing

deal architect

Ray Lane, a top-notch tech executive and investor over decades, said this about my new book "Don't be fooled by the title—the book is not just about SAP. It's about drama in enterprise computing." I then used "drama" in the. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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Reflections on Board Members By Some Great Ones

Feld Thoughts

I spent the past few days in Tokyo at the Kauffman Fellows Annual Summit. Over the past five years, there has been a large increase globally in the number of venture capitalists and people interested in becoming VCs. As a result, an organization like Kauffman Fellows is more important than ever as it helps build an incredible community of the next generation of VCs to learn from each other.

How To Write A Marketing Plan In Just Six Easy Steps

YoungUpstarts

by Lonny Kocina, CEO of Media Relations Agency and author of “ The CEO’s Guide to Marketing: The Book Every Marketer Should Read Before Their Boss Does “ A well-executed marketing plan is like a GPS. It guides your customers into your sales process.

8 Positive Lessons From Facebook On Building Momentum

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Flickr by stockcatalog Many new business owners I know have learned the hard way that you can never be everything for everyone. As a startup, you need to use your limited resources to excel at a few core things for your best customers, in order to stand out and get the momentum going.

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That Day When Your VC Tells You She Is Leaving Her Firm

Feld Thoughts

There are some blog posts that every entrepreneur should read. Hunter Walk at Homebrew recently wrote one of them. It’s titled Oh S**t, Your VC Just Quit Her Fund! What a Good CEO Should Do Next. He covers three cases: Bullish aka You Are Absolutely Killing It Written You Off Too Early To Tell – Some Good Stuff, Some Challenges But A Lot To Do. The real gold in this post is in the Too Early To Tell category.

How To Maximize Your Meeting Culture

YoungUpstarts

by Cory Treffiletti, Chief Evangelist and CMO for Voicea. Did you know more than 15% of any organization’s time is spent in meetings? 99% of the time this headline is followed by a statement of how much meetings can suck. I am 100% positive this is not how I want to think about it.

7 Keys To Optimizing Your Investment In Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pixabay If you are a business owner today, and not using social media to promote your business, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. But, contrary to what most people preach, it isn’t entirely free.

The bad old days of consumer tech

deal architect

Not a day passes without some harsh story about Facebook and data protection. How un-innovative Apple has become. Why Amazon should be broken up. Why Google should be regulated. And I ask do these folks not remember the days when. Industry Commentary

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What exactly is a managed marketplace?

Version One Ventures

Over the past few years, the term “managed marketplace” has become so widely used that Bill Gurley from Benchmark recently tweeted that it is not clear to him what the difference is between a “managed marketplace” and a “true marketplace.”.

How Your Small Business Can Start Accepting Credit Cards

YoungUpstarts

by Kristen Gramigna, Chief Marketing Officer for BluePay. Offering multiple convenient payment options to your customers minimizes the chances of turning away potential sales. Few business decisions will have a greater impact on your bottom line than allowing customers to pay using credit cards.

7 Steps For Assuring Business Success And Fulfillment

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pixabay Is it possible to be successful in business and not fulfilled? The answer is a resounding yes today, and I’m convinced that it will be even more true tomorrow, as young idealistic entrepreneurs try to adapt to the long-standing business culture if success is only measured in the money you make for yourself and your business.

Q219 Vacation Reading List

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I took our Q219 Vacation in Kyoto and then finished up with a few days of work in Tokyo. I had a terrible cold so I spent a lot of time in bed sleeping and reading. We wandered around some in Kyoto and saw cherry blossoms, but the food was mostly lost on me given how crummy I felt. I did, however, get a lot of reading done. So, as a return from vacation bonus, you get my reading list with some short comments. It’s worth noting that I’m a “nice reviewer.”

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ERP: Moving Fast and Yet So Slow

deal architect

A guest post from Ton Dobbe, Chief Inspiration Officer, Value Inspiration "Every week I interview entrepreneurs and experts from around the world to share their big idea about new forms of value creation and the potential we can unlock when. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Avoiding Complexity Makes You More Likely To Be Successful

YoungUpstarts

If you’re an entrepreneur with a singular focus, the last thing you need is complexity. Complexity takes your time and attention away from your goals and can be a source of stress.

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6 Keys To Turning Your Failures Into Business Success

Startup Professionals Musings

Mark Cuban image via Flickr by jdlasica We all have had setbacks in business – the challenge is learn from each one to improve skills and decision making, rather than let failures get you down and reduce your chances of ever achieving success. The best entrepreneurs and business owners have experienced failure multiple times before bouncing back to a level of achievement they only dreamed of.

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5 Online Security Essentials all Startups Need

The Startup Magazine

If you are a startup, you need to ensure that all of your online data is kept safe, and there are a number of ways that you can guarantee this is the case.

Groan - yet another TLA

deal architect

Every good analyst is entitled to coin a couple of TLAs in their career. It is a badge of honor. So, I certainly understand why my friend Phil Fersht and his team at HfS have coined a new one IAP. Industry Commentary

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How To Create Job Families

YoungUpstarts

Job families can hardly be called a new idea. The notion that particular groups of people are doing not only the same job, but a job that is within a broader collection of connected, related, or otherwise associated jobs, is one with well-established roots in a wide variety of professions.

The Top 5 Tips to Get Your Gym “Fiscally Fit” by Dean Carlson

Mike Michalowicz

As a fitness professional, you are a world changer. You do some of the most important work on the face of the earth; you create happy and healthy by helping people move better, perform better, look better, and probably most importantly, feel better. You are a superstar.

The Ultimate Quick-Start Guide To Becoming A Micro-Influencer

YFS Magazine

Influence is big business. Micro-influencers are on the rise. Here's how to become one and start collaborating with brands. Grow Marketing & Sales Influencer Marketing marketing social media social media marketing

4 Ways Early Stage CTOs Can Learn to Roll With the Punches

ReadWriteStart

There’s always a tinge of “TBD” that accompanies the role of an early stage startup CTO. There’s a reason the position comes with that “up in the air” feeling. Early stage companies can’t immediately hire someone with the tech and executive know-how needed to handle the job.

Beginners’ Guide To Search Engine Advertising

YoungUpstarts

Search engine advertising is more than just a buzzword. It’s a powerful way to drive traffic to your business. However, there’s a bit of a learning curve that keeps many businesses away from this area of online advertising. What exactly is Search Engine Advertising ?

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Preparing For Today And Tomorrow As An Entrepreneur

The Startup Magazine

Many people choose the entrepreneur lifestyle for the freedom it gives as far as self-development and how you actually manage to create an income.

8 Web Design Principles to Know in 2019

ConversionXL

Your website design is more important for conversions than you think. You can implement every conversion-boosting tactic in the world, but if your web design looks like crap, it won’t do you much good. Design is not just something designers do. Design is marketing.

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How to Get Away From a Growth Mindset and Start to Scale

ReadWriteStart

Once you implement scalable processes, you can focus on increasing demand for your product or service without wondering whether your startup can handle it. The post How to Get Away From a Growth Mindset and Start to Scale appeared first on ReadWrite.

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Two-Thirds Of Startups Fail Within The First 5 Years. These Are The Toughest Lessons I’ve Learned Running One For 8 Years

YoungUpstarts

by Chris Grey, co-founder and COO of CapLinked. In the uber-competitive startup world, surviving is success in itself. Conventional wisdom says that 90% of startups will fail.

Nando Caporicci: How Blockchain Outperforms Financial Institutions

The Startup Magazine

By now, it is very likely that nearly all investors have heard about blockchain at some point. After all, it has been over two years since the unexpected spike in cryptocurrency values took the world by storm.

A Sure-Fire Way To Overcome Buyer Hesitation (With Examples)

YFS Magazine

While it’s essential to have credentials, experience, and clearly explain what you do, hiring a consultant still represents a roll of the dice. Grow Marketing & Sales customer reviews customer testimonials marketing word of mouth marketing

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Search Intent: How to Analyze and Optimize Your Site

ConversionXL

What answer is a searcher looking for? For sustainable, valuable search traffic, you’d better provide it. Satisfying search intent is Google’s fundamental goal. But algorithms haven’t always kept pace.

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Three Steps To Simplify Our Complex Lives

YoungUpstarts

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Private Label Manufacturing Helps Startups

The Startup Magazine

Private labeling is an increasingly popular technique that many businesses can benefit from. It allows manufacturers and businesses to benefit from another business’s brand. In return, that brand gets to sell the products made by those manufacturers or businesses.

8 Inspiring Quotes And Lessons From Beyoncé’s ‘Homecoming’ Film

YFS Magazine

In 2018, Beyoncé became the first black woman to headline Coachella. A year later, she has written, directed, and executive-produced a Netflix documentary about her performance. Culture coachella culture entertainment inspiration music success quotes

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Purchase Decisions: 9 Things to Know About Influencing Customers

ConversionXL

If you want to get people to buy your stuff, you need to understand how consumers make purchasing decisions. People research products. They compare competitors. Some 87% of buying decisions begin with research conducted online, usually on Amazon or Google.

[Interview] Louis Carter, Author Of ‘In Great Company: How To Spark Peak Performance By Creating An Emotionally Connected Workplace’

YoungUpstarts

Louis Carter is a well-known executive coach, CEO, and social/organizational psychologist.

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