Sat.Mar 16, 2019 - Fri.Mar 22, 2019

How to Test and Optimize Your New Business’s Customer Journey

Up and Running

If your business is up and running, you’re probably starting to think about how to grow your revenue and build a successful and sustainable enterprise for the long-term.

Idea Generation Fails, or, How to Hose Your Next Ideation Session

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Idea Generation Fails. How to Hose Your Next Idea Generation Project*. If you want to improve , get the training. This post is a self-explanatory graphic for the most part.

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Never ask anyone to be your lead investor

David Cohen

Let me explain why you should never ask anyone to be your lead investor. First, if you’re talking to a venture capital firm that writes large checks (>50% of the round size you’re seeking), just ask them to commit to investing. Let them know they’re wanted.

10 Key Principles To Drive Customer Decisions Today

Startup Professionals Musings

Today’s customers are overloaded and overwhelmed by too much information, so making a decision is a challenge.

Conversations with ASUG

deal architect

Merriam-Webster defines ecology as a "branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their environments". If ecologists were to study today's software vendors they would be fascinated not just by how the core organism functions but by the.

Exceptional Leaders Learn Faster To Lead Further

YFS Magazine

In today's marketplace change seems to happen at lightning speed, making it essential for leaders to learn faster and apply knowledge systematically. Lead leadership learning personal development

[INTERVIEW] Brandon Seigel, President, Wellness Works Management Partners, Madison, Wisconsin


Brandon Seigel is targeting his business talent toward helping health practitioners in private practice, and at the same time filling a niche he recognized when helping a family member shore up a practice that was in a tailspin.

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Oracle Applications: a new chapter?

deal architect

Steve Miranda, EVP, Applications Product Development at Oracle briefed analysts about this week's co-located Modern Business Experience (MBX) and Modern Customer Experience (MCX) in Las Vegas. He also blogged about it: "we are bringing together marketing, sales, and service with. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

This 27-Year-Old Started A Healthy Meal Delivery Service And Sold 5 Million Meals

YFS Magazine

Inspired to help her father overcome life-threatening health issues, Laureen Asseo launched a healthy meal delivery service that would later serve millions. People food delivery services food startups health and wellness

4 Tips For Small Business Online Marketing


Not sure how to launch or improve your small business’s online marketing? Should your business include social media buzzwords in your communication strategy? What type of content is the most alluring?

5 Keys To Relying On Intuition In Business Decisions

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pixabay With all the progress in analytical tools and big data available, many people feel there is no place in business today for intuition and gut instincts.

SAP Nation 3.0: Early Book Reviews

deal architect

I got very nice feedback from tech executives I respect who had seen early copies of the book "Don't be fooled by the title - the book is not just about SAP. It is about drama in enterprise computing. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) SAP Nation, the book

Three Surefire Ways To Grow Your Business With SMS Marketing

YFS Magazine

Nearly every startup and small business can use SMS marketing to engage with customers and improve key business metrics. Here are three ways to get started. Grow Marketing & Sales customer experience Customer Service marketing sms marketing

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Birth of An Entrepreneur

Feld Thoughts

In the past 24 hours, I’ve gotten a bunch of emails with positive feedback about my 81st birthday tribute to my dad and the Storyworth history I posted on how we ended up in Dallas. I woke up this morning to another Storyworth history from him, this time titled Birth Of An Entrepreneur: Brad Feld. I read it and loved it, especially since it reflected so significantly on how integral he was to the entrepreneurial path I ended up on.

5 Investor Types Who Will Test Your Negotiating Style

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pixabay Every entrepreneur seeking funding loves the challenge of getting customers and investors excited, but dreads the thought of negotiating the terms of a deal with potential investors.

Here comes the sun.and the book

deal architect

It is a glorious Spring day and I heard the Beatles this morning - this song cheers me up no matter what time of the year. Then I got an email from Amazon "Congratulations, the paperback edition of your book. SAP Nation, the book

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25 Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Most Coveted Self-Care Rituals

YFS Magazine

How do entrepreneurs approach self-care? How we start our days, end our days and manage the time in between impacts how we show up in life and business. Lifestyle health and wellness mental health personal development self care

Entrepreneurial Essentials – The Foundations Of A Successful Startup


So you have a great business idea, you’ve done your research and due diligence, you know your market and you are good at what you do. What could go wrong?

9 Simple Approaches To Creating A Sure-Fire Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Jisc As an advisor to startups and entrepreneurs, I often hear the myth that all new businesses must start with a great idea. I have to disagree. I believe the best entrepreneurs start by finding a large opportunity, and only then use good ideas to capitalize on that opportunity. The best opportunities are recognized from painful needs, plus a growing population of customers with money to spend.

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How to Write Better B2B Case Studies: 2 Lessons from Psychology


Third-party endorsement is powerful. As marketers, we know that customers are our best salespeople. Their reviews and testimonials build credibility and trust. Congrats if you’re among the 73% of marketers who publish customer case studies to win hearts, minds, and pockets.

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Influencer Marketing Is Not Dead, But It Is Being Reborn

YFS Magazine

Influencer marketing is no longer the “shiny new toy” making daily headlines. While it does have its challenges it is definitely not dead. Grow Marketing & Sales Influencer Marketing marketing social media social media marketing

Entrepreneur With Street Smarts Not Learned In Business School


Happy 81st Birthday Dad

Feld Thoughts

My dad turns 81 today. He’s one of my best friends. He loves the color green. And, a few of my other friends have a birthday today (happy birthday Dave.). Lots of people don’t realize that I grew up in Texas (did you know that 33.3% of the Foundry Group partners are from Texas?)

Account-Based Marketing Software & Tools


Choosing the right account-based marketing software can be a messy process. Some ABM software is an add-on to an existing tool. Some companies sell relevant software but not explicitly for ABM. Whether you need certain tools depends on the scale of your program or your target accounts.

High Tolerance for Stress, Low Tolerance for Frustration: Your Questions, Kinda Answered

Hunter Walker

Expanding a brief quip into a blog post might go against every law of internet nature, which suggests most content is improved by brevity. But something I suggested over the weekend raised enough follow-up that I committed to sharing more.

Employment Gaps Raise Red Flags, But They Can Be Overcome


by Steven Starks, Senior Career Counselor at University of Phoenix. Throughout the course of a career, working professionals may experience brief or extended gaps of unemployment between positions.

A Robot, A Puppy, and An Arduino

Feld Thoughts

Happy National Arduino Day from Misty Robotics. The post A Robot, A Puppy, and An Arduino appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Investments arduino misty puppies


Avoid the sea of sameness, do your research!


Have you looked at your competition? They probably are very similar to you and that’s not helping you make more money. In this episode, Peep discusses why research and building your brand is key to stand out against the sea of sameness. This post contains video, click to play].

How to Build a Restaurant Sales Forecast

Up and Running

This article is part of our Restaurant Business Startup Guide —a curated list of articles to help you plan, start, and grow your restaurant business! With restaurants, as with most businesses, there is no single right way to do a sales forecast.

How To Start A New Business


by Amanda Bowman of crowdspring. It’s not easy to start a new business. About two-thirds of businesses with employees survive 2 years and only about half survive five years. Businesses that survive and thrive have an unfair advantage.

10 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Should Consider Product Licensing

YFS Magazine

Product licensing is an efficient way to turn a business idea into a product that's ready for sale. Here's a look at ten clear benefits. Plan business planning Intellectual Property inventors product licensing

Growth doesn’t come copying your competitors


Will copying market leaders best practices grow your business? You must apply best practices, design, copy, etc that are suited for your business to get real results. In this episode, Peep discusses why you shouldn’t rip off companies like Amazon and expect growth in your business.

What’s the Difference? Venture Capitalist vs. Angel Investor

The Startup Magazine

Most entrepreneurs are aware that securing investments in their companies could be essential to the short-term growth and long-term success of their venture. It can often be confusing to know which investment type might work best for an entrepreneur and business.

6 Great Ways To Make Money Using Just A Laptop


by Hasib Howlader , director of Hudson Weir . If you’re an entrepreneur, after a side business or looking to go self-employed, all you need to make money is your laptop.

Gluecon 2019 Diversity Scholarships

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I are underwriting the Gluecon 2019 Diversity Scholarships through our Anchor Point Foundation. Eric Norlin, who runs Gluecon has had a simple goal around diversity at the Gluecon for many years. The goal is quite simple: to create as diverse and welcoming a conference environment as we can. The diversity scholarships are one approach to this. The Gluecon code of conduct is another.

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The Smartest Most Unsympathetic Guys in the Room: Tech's Responsibility Going Forward

This is going to be BIG.

I'm a bit tired of tweeting, donating, protesting, etc. to end gun violence--so I'll take a different tact in the wake of the Christchurch shooting. If you're an investor, employee, or just user of a large media distribution network, please ask the hard questions about the responsibilities of those platforms to prevent the spread of hate and violence--again and again until these platforms take their role seriously.

Understanding and Building Martech Stacks with Dan McGaw


Do you have all the data but it’s siloed in various marketing tools? How do you connect, pipe, and automate data transforms to get value out of your data and why? In this interview, Peep sits down with Dan McGaw, CMO @ EffinAmazing.