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3 Founder Attributes We Look For When Investing

View from Seed

Recently, Stu Landesberg, the CEO of Grove Collaborative shared the story of the struggle he faced in raising his series A round. You don’t often hear a founder speak so candidly about this (especially before the final chapter is written) so it’s worth a listen. . We were co-lead investors in Grove’s seed round and actually doubled down in an intermediate round prior to this challenging series A process.

5 Essential Skills all Entrepreneurs Need to Build Success


Developing a small business into a successful enterprise demands more than passion. Unfortunately, over half of new businesses fail; mainly because the entrepreneur is unable to translate their passion into practical business skills.

May Freelancers Juggling Multiple Clients Bring a Fresh Perspective?


Our guest today is Rachael Bozsik , a keynote speaker and thought leadership coach supporting female entrepreneurs. Rachael, hiring freelancers is still seen as risky by many entrepreneurs, especially early on. Why did you decide to rely on gig workers?

Compliance Certifications Entrepreneurs Should Know


Compliance certifications are meant to provide fair playing ground for businesses across various industries, besides ensuring that consumers get the highest-quality goods and services.

How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Network

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Network written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. LinkedIn is a powerful tool for small businesses looking to grow their network. They boast 660 million members worldwide and over 165 million in the U.S. alone.

8 Techniques For Shining A Light On Your Blind Spots

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of us have blind spots in our ability to build a business, due to lack of experience, too much ego, over-confidence, or unjustified faith in a subordinate.

The 4 Critical Challenges of Tech Startup PR


In the technology industry, almost more than anywhere else, image is everything. Image is the bedrock part of the “fake it till you make it” culture that animates most of Silicon Valley today. Innovators use it to sell illusions while they figure out the nuts and bolts of their big ideas.

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4 Tech-Savvy Ways To Improve Your Customer Experience

YFS Magazine

To stay competitive, you need the latest tools and technologies to create a responsive and relevant customer experience. Customer Service Grow customer experience technology

10 Traits of Leaders Who Can Hold People Accountable

Startup Professionals Musings

Getting things done effectively in a startup requires total individual and team accountability. You can’t afford excuses and multiple people doing the same job. In my view, “taking responsibility” is the core element behind accountability.

Kickstarting a Stagnant Company


When done right, it’s hard to identify when your company moves from one growth stage to another. The transition should be seamless and can seem to flow naturally as the company grows. When you’re a business leader, however, it’s clear that this evolution rarely (if ever) happens on its own.

Starting Your Business With A Sound Business Plan


Starting your own business is always a great idea if you wish to work independently and be your own boss. It gives you the freedom to do what you love and also earn money out of it. If you are really passionate about having your own creative freedom at work, a start up is always a good idea.

Abandoned Cart Email Offers: What We Learned from 1,000 Ecommerce Brands


Cart abandonment is a huge issue in ecommerce. So cart abandonment emails are often a top revenue generator. And discounts and offers within those emails are proven tactics for increasing conversions. All standard wisdom. But we wanted to see how ecommerce brands deployed their offers.

5 Ways To Increase Your Agility In The Face Of Change

Startup Professionals Musings

As a business and entrepreneur advisor, I have no trouble getting owners and managers to agree that change is happening faster and faster in the consumer and technology world, requiring them to keep their business more agile , just to keep up.

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A New Venture with Serial Entrepreneur, Uri Haramati


In this episode of the How To CEO podcast, I had a chance to catch up with Uri Haramati. Uri is a seasoned product manager with over a decade of business knowledge and experience in diverse capacities. Here is a new venture with a serial entrepreneur.

Effective Digital Marketing: How To Do It


Marketing is the core necessity that drives the growth and development of any business. Be it carried out manually or digitally. In fact, marketing is the very first step that starts with the initiation of any business and continues till it remains operational.

How We Took on Slack (and Lived to Tell About It)


How do you compete with one of the biggest names in your industry—and with a brand new product? Three years ago, we launched Chanty, a SaaS application for team chat. This was nothing new. Thousands of apps are born and die each year.

8 Tips For Right-Brain Entrepreneurs To Build Balance

Startup Professionals Musings

Traditionally, the majority of entrepreneurs have been logical thinkers, problem solvers, with full attention to details. These are the stereotypical left-brain engineers.

How to Build Your Second Billion Dollar Startup (with Lesley Eccles)


In this episode of the How To CEO podcast, I had the fortunate opportunity to speak with Lesley Eccles. Lesley is the founder of the daily fantasy sports provider, FanDuel – which is the biggest sports betting company in the US.

How To Take Your Start-Up To The Next Level


As an ambitious entrepreneur with bags of talent and energy to bring to your fledgling business, you’ll be constantly searching for ways to level-up your business, scaling in a sustainable way in order to gain that all-important foothold in your industry.

How To Attract More Retail Customers During The Christmas Season

YFS Magazine

The Christmas season is full of anticipation for many retailers, but it’s also highly competitive. Here's how to attract more customers during the holidays. Grow Marketing & Sales christmas holiday business tips holiday marketing tips marketing

Look For The Hunter Gene In Every New Venture Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs believe they are “different,” but they can’t quite understand how. They usually explain it by insisting that they are driven to follow their passion, need to be their own boss, want to get rich quick, or want to change the world.

How to Manage Conflict at Work


You may think that you have the world’s most exceptional colleagues, but sooner or later, you’ll have a conflict at work.

5 Traits Today’s Leaders Need To Revolutionize Their Management Style


by Oleg Konovalov , author of “ Leaderology “ The rapid rate of change and innovation brought about by the digital age is putting many large corporations in peril as they realize they are in an “adapt-or-die” era.

5 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Should Embrace The Midday Workout

YFS Magazine

Beyond convenience, a midday workout yields an array of health and wellness benefits. Here are a few of the top perks. Lifestyle fitness health and wellness lifestyle mental health

Ten Percent Happier

Feld Thoughts

Over the weekend, we spent time with a friend who works for Ten Percent Happier. I’ve explored most of the popular meditation apps in the past few years after getting started meditating on a regular basis by using Headspace. I eventually switched to Insight Timer since I usually now just do silent meditation for 20 minutes first thing each morning. I had never tried Ten Percent Happier, but I felt connected to it because of Ben Rubin, one of the co-founders.

Atkinson Prakash Charan’s Beginners’ Guide to Investing

The Startup Magazine

Beginners may be intimidated by the process of investing. Investing is one of the best ways to grow your financial portfolio, and it is possible for anyone to learn the basics, even if they do not have very much money to begin with.

Here’s How To Make Your Startup Irresistible To Investors


by Lihi Pinto Fryman, Co-Founder and CMO of Syte. Television so often over-hypes real life situations for the sake of entertainment, but the producers of Shark Tank really didn’t have to do much embellishing to make the whole investor pitching process look like a high stakes game show.

How To Boost Your Productivity, Health, And Wellness At Work

YFS Magazine

Since we spend an average of eight hours each day at the office, ensuring our workplaces are safe, happy, healthy, and productive is essential. Lifestyle health and wellness lifestyle productivity workplace wellness

The continuous rise of SaaS in the consumer space

Version One Ventures

The consumer subscription business model is certainly not a new concept. And as we’ve been investing in more B2C companies recently, we’re reminded just how popular this strategy to monetization continues to be. Even marketplaces, which traditionally just took a piece of each transaction, are now looking to charge monthly or annual fees.

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4 Compelling Benefits of Personalized Video Marketing

The Startup Magazine

In recent years, video marketing has become the most effective way of promoting products and services on digital platforms. It will not be incorrect to say that it is now both the customer’s and businesses’ favorite, and different stats back this up.

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Key Tactics For Personalised High Converting Marketing


It’s the one marketing trend that can really help to create a customer relationship, and yet surprisingly, it’s still one which plenty of small businesses are neglecting.

What is the real goal for our management and company?


Often, we joke together as managers of companies or of people that our goal is “world domination” or “to crush the competition.” But no matter how stated, the primary goal of an enterprise is to make money. The three measures of progress. How do you measure progress toward such an undefined goal?

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How to Do Cannabis Cultivation Business Planning for Growth

Up and Running

Developing a cannabis cultivation business requires significant planning, dedication, and focus. Initially, you’ll need to develop a solid plan to provide a steady direction for the project.

Top Tips and Tools for Increasing Workplace Productivity and Employee Output

The Startup Magazine

Anyone who has ever worked or managed an office knows that it can be a tough place to get organized. The organization is vital when it comes to workplace optimization and employee output. Properly organized workplaces are well-oiled machines that provide a nice amount of profit and ROI.

The Ultimate 9 Step Guide To Starting A Business


When you come up with an idea to start a business, it’s an incredibly exciting time, but you need more than your award-winning idea to grow a successful business. Here is your one-stop guide for turning your idea into a business. Solidify Your Idea.

Abandoned Cart Email Offers: What We Learned from 1,000 Ecommerce Brands


Cart abandonment is a huge issue in ecommerce. So cart abandonment emails are often a top revenue generator. And discounts and offers within those emails are proven tactics for increasing conversions. All standard wisdom. But we wanted to see how ecommerce brands deployed their offers.

Monday Motivation: Capacity – LIFE CHANGING Motivational Speech


This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. There are many pieces to your puzzle, you have to see them. Consistency makes the impossible effortless. It’s the consistency that makes a better you.