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

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The Truth About the Scooter Economy?—?An

The Benefits Of IoT In Various Parts Of A Business


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

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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


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.

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The joys of book reviews

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I saw an article aimed at authors and publishers on how to handle critical reviews. And I chuckled to myself "I could have written that myself" I took most heat for the first volume of SAP Nation - mostly from. Industry Commentary SAP Nation, the book


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


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

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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


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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How Your Small Business Can Start Accepting Credit Cards


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.

ERP: Moving Fast and Yet So Slow

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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

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.”.

Avoiding Complexity Makes You More Likely To Be Successful


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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Groan - yet another TLA

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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


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.

How To Create Job Families


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

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 Serial Entrepreneur’s Time Management Tips


by Cody McLain , founder of SupportNinja and author of “ From Foster Care to Millionaire: A Young Entrepreneur’s Story of Tragedy and Triumph ”. So, you want to improve your time management skills? That’s great! Fortunately for you, it’s not that complicated.

AI Startup Imandra Moves its Headquarters from London to Austin and Lands $5 Million in Funding


By LAURA LOREK, publisher of Silicon Hills News In 2004, at the University of Texas at Austin, Denis Ignatovich and Grant Passmore met and became roommates soon after. They both enjoyed mathematics and solving difficult problems.

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Finally, Tech Accessories That Help Entrepreneurs Work Smart, And Look Good Doing It

YFS Magazine

Save an extra 5% off select Dell branded electronics and accessories for every business need. Access your savings today. Editor Picks Grow Technology shopping guide technology

3 Tips to Marketing Your Startup With Signage

The Startup Magazine

Marketing is an important aspect of one’s operations that every business should think about. For small businesses and companies operating on a tight budget, designing advertisement posters can be very costly.

Beginners’ Guide To Search Engine Advertising


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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How much should you be paying your auditor?

VC Adventure

With April 15th right behind us, I thought this would be as good a time as any to write about the fun topic of Audit and Tax Prep fees for companies. I know you’ve been waiting for this, so here it goes….

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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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.

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


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.

8 Web Design Principles to Know in 2019


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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