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Despite What You Hear, You Don’t Need VC Funding


According to the most recent edition of PitchBook’s Venture Monitor, the first half of 2018 saw 94 investment deals surpassing the $100 million mark, continuing a trend in which late-stage successful startups and larger companies receive the lion’s share of VC funding allocations.

5 Pieces of Bad Advice That All Entrepreneurs Should Ignore

Up and Running

Starting a new business is always daunting. There are just so many balls to juggle. Prioritizing all the tasks that entrepreneurs have to wrestle with is a constant battle. Everything is urgent, and everything is important.

5 Keys To Minimizing The Burn Rate For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Cash flow is a basic survival metric for every startup. Investors check your burn rate to assess your efficiency, and project your remaining runway before you run out of money and into a brick wall.

Sneak Preview: Workday Rising

deal architect

It’s an annual ritual. A Workday executive does our readers a favor and shares a curtain raiser on their Rising event, which this year is expected to draw over 10,000 attendees. This time it is Barbry McGann, senior vice president


Millennial Retention Is all About Purpose; So What Is Purpose?


by Nick Craig, President of the Core Leadership Institute. As a young company, you might naturally gravitate toward seeking young talent.

Q318 Staycation: Resting, Reading, and Little Running

Feld Thoughts

I took last week off the grid for my Q318 vacation. Amy and I were originally going to Alaska to look at polar bears but canceled everything after I got sick and did a staycation in Boulder instead. I got at least 10 hours of sleep each day, did a bunch of self-care things (PT, massage, meditate), ran a few times (to the extent that 14-minute miles can be considered running), and read a half dozen books. I’m feeling a lot better.

7 Steps To A Memorable New Venture Marketing Rollout

Startup Professionals Musings

Even with instant two-way communication via the Internet and mobile phones, your greatest new solution or service won’t found or properly recognized without marketing.

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Importance Of The Internet For Businesses


The Internet has made the world global village and in this age of advanced technology and internet, it is hard to imagine that how a business could run its operations efficiently without an Internet connection.

5 Ways Your Business Should Be Using LinkedIn

The Startup Magazine

If you’re in business, you’re on LinkedIn. But if you’re only using the platform to post job openings, then you, and your company, are missing out. LinkedIn has grown far beyond a website just for job seekers to connect with companies, and is now a forum for companies to establish their brand.

6 Keys To Maximizing Your Content Marketing Impact

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs have always believed that their product or service must show real value to customers, but today the smart ones are even able to make their marketing valuable. The days are gone when marketing was all “pushing product.”

Starting A Coaching Business Online? Avoid These Common Mistakes

YFS Magazine

While it’s totally possible to build a successful business in this area many online coaches struggle to successfully launch and hit their goals! Grow Marketing & Sales business coaching coach life coaching online business starting a business

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6 Best Apps For Business Owners In 2018


The olden times have changed, and so it is essential for any businesses to adapt to the latest technological developments quickly. Android apps and iPhone apps are taking the world by storm, and many smart thinking entrepreneurs utilize these mobile apps to improve their business further.

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10 Recent Neuromarketing Research Studies (and Their Real-World Takeaways)


Neuromarketing assesses how our brain reacts to stimuli, not simply what we self-report in qualitative surveys. These are truths that our impulses write onto MRIs. Sometimes, as several studies below illustrate, those two systems—the conscious and subconscious—offer conflicting interpretations.

How to Have a Winning Career, Despite Constant Change

Startup Professionals Musings

Most young people who are completing their educational degree today think they will have learned all they need for their career ahead. Unfortunately, based on my own extensive experience in business, I have to tell them in my talks that most of what they know now will be obsolete in a few years.

A Strong Cold Email Always Beats A Weak Warm One

Hunter Walker

The “always find a warm intro to a VC” axiom is misunderstood. Its intent was to suggest that a mutual connection who can vouch for an entrepreneur’s abilities, experience and perseverance would be of value to the process. This is still true.

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Rock Stars — 3 Cool Companies Making Money From Stone


The Stone Age ended around 5000 years ago when our ancestors began fashioning tools from metal. But stone is still an invaluable material used every day by millions of people around the world.

Predictive Analytics in 2018: What’s Possible, Who’s Doing It, and How


In 2009, Netflix offered $1 million to anyone who could improve the quality of its recommendation engine by 10%. It took two years, but a team finally won. Netflix paid the bounty—then ignored the code.

5 Steps To Strategy Tuning Through Machine Learning

Startup Professionals Musings

Conventional thinking in business has long been that strategy decisions are made by humans, while the focus of automation and machine learning should be on execution.

Advice From Idealab: Is Your Startup Idea Good or Bad?

The Startup Magazine

How do you tell the difference between a good idea and a bad idea? Aspiring entrepreneurs everywhere grapple with this simple yet puzzling question every single day. The answer, however, isn’t really the issue.

5 Illuminating Ideas That Will Revive Your Failing Startup To Profitability


by Sabine Ghali, Director at Buttonwood Property Management. It can be hard to come to terms with the fact that your startup business – the one you put so much time and energy into building – isn’t working. It can be even harder to come up figuring out what exactly is preventing your success.

How To Keep Your Kids Engaged While Working From Home

YFS Magazine

Learn how to keep your kids productive and engaged while you get on with running your home-based business in an effective and productive manner. Lifestyle family business lifestyle working at home

The Biggest, Baddest Austin Startup Week Ever


It’s hard to believe it’s the eighth annual Austin Startup Week. Because it’s our eighth time covering the event and last month marked the seventh anniversary of Silicon Hills News.

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Founders Interview: Flash Pack

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine founders interviews, we sat down with Lee Thompson and Radha Vyas, the co-founders of Flash Pack , a lifestyle travel company specialising in adventure trips for solo travelers in their 30’s – 40’s. .

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5 Ways To Build Your Brand Organically


by Kevin Stimpson, international speaker and CEO of Strive & Grind. To grow your brand organically, you have to literally plant your seeds, nurture them, and watch the seeds grow. Your goal should be to create something that people are loyal to.

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The Global App Economy – What Every Entrepreneur Should Know

YFS Magazine

Developing a mobile app? Consider key trends and lessons learned as you create mobile apps to meet the needs of consumers across the globe. Grow Technology mobile app development mobile apps technology

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U.S. Army Futures Command Center Seeks to Collaborate with Austin Startups


The U.S. Army is creating augmented reality sunglasses with night vision, GPS and computer capabilities for soldiers, said Gen. John M. Murray, head of the U.S. Army Futures Command Center, based in Austin.

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Employee Benefits a Small Business Needs to Offer Today

The Startup Magazine

All businesses must provide some employee benefits because the law requires them. However, if you want your small business to have the best talent you need to go beyond the mandatory basics.

User Experience Best Practices For Capturing Consent Post-GDPR


by Gareth Botha, UX Designer at Evident. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is an unprecedented new data protection law that imposes compliance with stricter privacy rules, giving individuals greater control over their personal data.

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Are Your Sales Reps Using The Right Mobile CRM?

YFS Magazine

Make sure your sales team is equipped with the tools it needs to succeed – whether it be at your main office or on the go. Grow Marketing & Sales Technology crm mobile crm sales

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Universities Play a Key Role in Austin’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem


Austin’s universities play a critical role in the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. At the first university tract during Austin Startup Week, Ashley Jennings, program manager in the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Austin, led a panel discussion on the importance of entrepreneurship on campus with experts from local universities. The […]. The post Universities Play a Key Role in Austin’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem appeared first on SiliconHills.

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Is a Decorating Business A Viable Startup?

The Startup Magazine

If you’re currently in the process of considering whether or not you have a viable career as a painter and decorator, then you’re probably already aware of some of the basic requirements.

How A Strong Logo And Brand Can Help Your Etsy Store Thrive


by Amanda Bowman of crowdspring. 2018 has been the year of a lot of things, but towering over all of them in bespoke heels has been the year of the crafter. With 1.9 million sellers, 31.7

How To Prevent Business Betrayal (And Protect Your Ideas)

YFS Magazine

Good IP practices can actually prevent partnerships and employee relationships from turning sour. Here's a set of best practices that can reduce your risk. Business Law Grow business partners cofounders competition legal tips patents

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Navigation optimization: stop selling yourself short! Interview with Brian Massey


Stop selling yourself short, optimize your navigation menu the right way! Brian Massey, the Conversion Scientist, has been experimenting with optimizing the main navigation of websites and has found out that most people are doing it wrong.

Make Your Startup Appear More Professional

The Startup Magazine

A startup by nature is a small, agile company which is innovating to solve a problem. Start-ups are lean and designed to grow or scale up quickly. The challenge for small innovative companies is that they generally have a limited budget that needs to be allocated carefully.

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4 Smart Tips For The Beginning Investor


As a beginner-level investor, you may have many questions going into the world of investing. How do I research where to invest? How do stocks make money ? Where do I begin? Here are a few tips to help you get started in investing. #1 1 Investing for the Long Run, Not the Short Term.

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3 Reasons Why Gmail For Business Is A Bad Idea

YFS Magazine

Given how important business email is for marketing and communications, here are three reasons why you should not use Gmail for business. Grow Technology email email communication technology

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