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Thought Leadership vs. Cult of Personality

Feld Thoughts

In 2011, my now-partner Chris Moody (and then-CEO of Gnip, which I was on the board of) kicked my butt about my endless statements about hating marketing. His thoughts on recasting “marketing” as “thought leadership” appeared on this blog in a post I Don’t Hate Marketing. It remains a great example of one of the reasons I blog, which is to think out loud, get feedback, learn, and iterate.

3 Steps To Get More Money Out Of Selling Your Business


by Marla DiCarlo, co-owner and CEO of Raincatcher. Selling your business requires careful planning and strategizing in order to maximize the valuation and profit.

What opportunities does 5G hold for Entertainment Tech startups?

VC Cafe

5G is forecasted to bring $1.3 trillion in revenue to the media and entertainment industries by 2028, according to Intel. As 5G starts rolling out in the US and UK, I list a few big market. This is a content summary only.

Great Entrepreneurs Rush To Embrace The Right Risks

Startup Professionals Musings

Outside of dreams, there is no real business opportunity without risk. Serious entrepreneurs know that, but too many “wannabes” still fall for that elusive get-rich-quick scheme with no risk.

A tumultuous couple of decades

deal architect

As I was filing our quarterly Form 941 last week, it hit me that we have entered the last quarter of this decade. As I flew into LaGuardia on Monday, it took me back two decades to my time at. Cloud Computing, SaaS Industry Commentary Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS

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“Peace of Mind” Businesses

View from Seed

One of my first seed investments was in a company that was looking to disrupt the textbook publishing space. The team was terrific, and the premise was to develop a digital textbook product that was 20x cheaper, better, and more convenient than traditional textbooks. The team brought an amazing product to market but the business just didn’t work. The core mistake we made was misclassifying the kind of business we were building.

How Hybrid Publishing Can Help You


by Alinka Rutkowska, author of “ How I Sold 80,000 Books: Book Marketing for Authors “ If you’re an entrepreneur that doesn’t yet have a credibility book, you may wonder how to go about writing one.

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Optimize Your Content for SEO or Miss Out!

Rembrandt Communications

Do You Use SEO On All Of Your Content? If you aren’t optimizing your content with search engine optimization, or SEO, why not? When your content appears at the top of Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, and other search engines, you will get more site traffic.

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5 Noble Challenges For Leaders Who Win From Within

YFS Magazine

Growing leaders don't settle for what they are; they strive to become what they could be. Lead leadership personal development

5 Powerful Ways To Use Instagram To Market Your Online Business


Do you want to increase brand visibility while also getting your products seen by a growing number of consumers? If so, Instagram is the ideal place to achieve these goals along with many others.

6 Ways The Business Social Media Players Are Changing

Startup Professionals Musings

Isn’t it frustrating to think you finally understand something in business, like marketing with social media, only to realize that the landscape changed while you were looking at other priorities?

Stillness Is The Key

Feld Thoughts

Ryan Holiday’s new book Stillness Is The Key is out. I have a copy on the top of my infinite pile of books at home along with a copy on my Kindle. I’ll be reading it this weekend. For a moment of inspiration today, take a look at his launch video.

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7 Questions That Will Make Your Marketing Budget Work Smarter

YFS Magazine

These seven questions will help you make smarter marketing decisions and spend your budget more wisely. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing online marketing

Office Apps For Small Business


The office work organization and self-development is a neverending story. There are no universal rules on how to manage your work and communication; it all depends on a person or a team. Thanks to technological development, we have many opportunities to experiment with.

Base Your New Venture On These New Technology Trends

Startup Professionals Musings

A common request I get while mentoring entrepreneurs is for a copy of the startup checklist they need to follow, in order to build a successful new business. I wish it was that easy.

Audience Segmentation: Where Do You Start?


As Peter Drucker famously wrote, “The aim of marketing is to know the customer so well the product or service fits them, and sells itself.” ” In conversion optimization , we talk about the importance of knowing our customers a lot.

How Strong Leaders Set Ethical Boundaries In The Workplace

YFS Magazine

Setting boundaries as a leader, and in turn, helping your team set boundaries can be difficult. However, the hard work is worth it. Company Culture Grow business ethics company culture leadership workplace development

Young Startups Are Exploring New Team Building Activities


Team building is a term that has a bad reputation in workplaces. Whenever a supervisor says ‘We’re going to do some team building activities today,’ you can see the resentment on the faces of the employees.

How To Manage Online Reviews and Business Reputation

Startup Professionals Musings

Since most small business owners are justifiably proud of the service they deliver, they don’t even anticipate a negative online review or threat to their reputation, until it happens. Unfortunately, trying to recover after the fact is tough.

10 Entrepreneurs Explain The Role A Coach Plays in Their Business


Business coaches are instrumental people in the start and growth of one’s business. Right from writing your story, attracting/retaining clients and the survival of your business. They can help sharpen your skills and take up a lot more roles.

Cash or Credit Terms: What Should I Offer My Customers?

YFS Magazine

The decision to offer customers cash vs. credit terms is difficult, especially for a startup. Editor Picks Finance Grow Accounting business credit business finance cash flow money

Top Tips On How A Company Can Adopt A Culture Of Safety


by Simon Bliss, Managing Director of Principal People. Safety culture is a company-wide safety management system. It’s a health and safety program that requires both individual and group effort that includes shared attitudes, understanding, values, and behaviour.

Confidence Intervals: A Guide for A/B Testing


Confidence intervals are a standard output of many free and paid A/B testing tools. Most A/B test reports contain one or more interval estimates. Even if you’re simply a consumer of such reports, understanding confidence intervals is helpful.

Great Strategies and Tips for Launching Your New Startup Company

The Startup Magazine

Taking a look at the top tips and strategies for launching a new startup company in todays day and age. How to survive in an overgrowing marketplace. If you’d like to start a company but are unsure of what to do, look no further.

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Two Proven Strategies To Monetize Your Content

YFS Magazine

There are typically two ways to monetize content. You can create a product or you can promote other people’s products. Here's a quick look at both methods. Grow affiliate marketing content marketing marketing online courses

Waiakea Water Joins List Of Sustainable Companies


Life in the office can be pretty frustrating if you’re a person that cares about sustainability and the environment. There are energy-inefficient overhead lights that are left on around the clock. Break rooms have plastic utensils and entirely too much paper is used.

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OJO Labs Acquires Austin-based RealSavvy


OJO Labs has acquired Austin-based RealSavvy to create an even bigger platform for real estate brokers, agents, and teams and the customers they serve. The companies did not disclose the financial details of the deal.

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5 Digital Marketing Mistakes You Can Avoid

The Startup Magazine

No business can survive without an online presence today. Hence, investing in digital marketing is not optional whether you run a startup, a small business or an enterprise.

What’s Your Costume?

Mike Michalowicz

I talk a lot about standing out in order to have a successful business. One of the aspects of standing out includes how we distinguish ourselves from others. So here’s a question for you – what’s your costume?

Reasons To Invest In A Dangerous Storage System For Your Startup


Startup businesses that handle dangerous or hazardous chemicals, like flammable liquids and solids, gas, explosives, corrosive substances, oxidizing agents, and toxic substances, should invest in a reliable and durable storage system.

Monday Motivation: How to Motivate Employees In The Workplace


This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. Action for action sake is extrinsic motivation – it’s useful for routine tasks with simple rules. Achieve extrinsic motivation is easy but maybe counter-productive.

Relocating Your Business: Moving to Another State

The Startup Magazine

Here are some handy tips for moving to another state if you have decided to relocate your business. Read on for tips and checklists. If you’re moving to another state and need to relocate your business, preparation is key.

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How To Write an Effective Brand Story

Duct Tape Marketing

How To Write an Effective Brand Story written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Every business has competitors. No business will ever be the only option available to a client or customer. So every brand has to do some work to differentiate themselves from the competition.

4 Effective Sales Tactics


It is fundamental for our services to have a good marketing strategy, so we can start getting clients and reinvest in the business. Because of this, entrepreneurs value selling skills and any strategy that can make the offer reach more people.

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Lessons about company building from the WeWork drama

Version One Ventures

The WeWork drama of the past weeks is a great reminder of how perceptions of a start-up opportunity can change very dramatically in a short period of time. What was one of the highest flying start-ups with a private market valuation of $47B was brought down to Earth when trying to IPO.

Top 5 Low-Cost Ways to Promote Your Business

The Startup Magazine

Promoting your business can be a tricky area, especially if you are a start-up looking for low-cost ways to promote your business. The key to any great business is through a great marketing strategy that will help your business get on its feet. But how exactly do you start? . Source: Flickr.

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PreFix Closes on $2.7 Million in Funding to Bring Home Maintenance to more Homeowners


PreFix announced Wednesday that it has closed on $2.7 million in funding. The Austin-based home maintenance startup reported that Chicago Ventures led the seed-stage round, which was oversubscribed. To date, PreFix has raised $5 million.