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The Power of Company Core Values

The Startup Magazine

Explore the benefits of company core values, as well as the ways in which business leaders can further integrate already-existing values into their organizations. Photo by from Pexels. Core values represent a company’s heart.

Preventing Stupid: 3 Questions Every Business Owner Must Ask


by Matthew Neill Davis, Esq., author of “ The Art of Preventing Stupid: How to Build a Stronger Business Strategy through Better Risk Management “ A recent Internet search for “problems in business” on Google produced 1.76 billion entries, often a list of the top 20 or 10.

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The Direct-to-Consumer Checklist

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25 questions that DTC entrepreneurs should ask themselves before scaling customer acquisition So you run a direct-to-consumer (DTC) brand.

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6 Actions To Find The Perfect Angel For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Max Pixel Fundraising is brutal. Actually, according to Paul Graham of Y-Combinator fame, “Raising money is the second hardest part of starting a startup. The hardest part is making something people want.”

SAP Nation 3.0 Excerpts: A tapestry of customers and strategies

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My new book is now available to buy here in print version, and for pre-order in the Kindle version. As with my earlier books, I will excerpt roughly 10% of the 400 page book in a series of posts on. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) SAP Nation, the book

One Simple Way to Eliminate Distractions in a Board Meeting

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How To Take Your Handyman Career To The Next Level


Being a handy-man offers a lot of mobility and freedom. You develop relationships with all your clients and become known in the neighborhood as someone trustworthy. Plus, you know how to fix everything in your own house. This is a huge benefit if you’re trying to do remodeling.

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Brian Sommer guest column: The origin story of "Digital with Impact"

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Vinnie’s readers might not know that he and I frequently team up on larger client projects. Yes, we’ve been arch-enemies at times but have done lots of deals and even launched a dot-com together. About two years ago, we noticed


5 Tech Missteps That Are Killing Your Company’s Potential


Outdated technology practices will keep your company mired in competitive quicksand. To remain competitive, address these five tech mistakes. The post 5 Tech Missteps That Are Killing Your Company’s Potential appeared first on ReadWrite.

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The Profound Connection Between Poverty And Burn Injuries


by Celia Belt , author of “ Remarkably Intact: Angels Are No Strangers to Chains “ Late one night in December of 2000, I found myself driving home from another long day of volunteering on the burn unit.

7 Guidelines For Picking Business Battles You Can Win

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pixabay Many entrepreneurs are not prepared for conflict, or actively avoid it. Their vision, passion, and focus are so strong that they can’t imagine someone disagreeing, much less fighting them to the death.

Denis Pombriant: Green New Deal is a tipping point

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Many of you may know Denis Pombriant as a CRM analyst. He is way deeper than that as his bio says "Denis Pombriant lives in the Boston area and writes about the enterprise software market. Denis specializes in disruptive innovation. Sustainability, Green Computing

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3 Entrepreneurship Quotes To Keep You Inspired In 2019

YFS Magazine

How can quotes make you a better person or entrepreneur? Simple. Read what they say and then apply them to your own life, business, and journey. Lead inspiration leadership motivation personal development success quotes

Simple, Complicated, and Complex Systems

Feld Thoughts

A Simple, a Complicated, and a Complex system walk into a bar. Simple says to the bartender, “Can I have a drink?” The bartender gives Simple a glass of water. Complicated says to the bartender, “Can I have a Rum Martinez?”

6 Changes To Your Hiring Process To Attract The Best

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Max Pixel Startup investors tell me they invest in a new venture with a higher caliber of people, rather than the product or service, and I agree. In my role as a business advisor, I see successful businesses most often emerging from great teams rather than great products.

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Oracle: How about an Application Analyst summit?

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It's no secret. I have written in several posts that to me the highest value vendor event is an analyst summit. I feel like I am intruding on customer time at user conferences and similar events. Workday started off the. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

How To Become The Chief Listening Officer Your Company Needs

YFS Magazine

Communication is the key to business success and leadership. Unfortunately, few CEOs think about how to hear ideas from their team. Lead communication company culture leadership personal development

The Lean LaunchPad Class: It’s the same, but different

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It’s the same, but different. We just finished the 8 th annual Lean LaunchPad class at Stanford. The team presentations are at the end of this post. It’s hard to imagine, but only a decade ago, the capstone entrepreneurship class in most universities was how to write – or pitch- a business plan. As a serial entrepreneur turned educator, this didn’t make sense to me. In my experience, I saw that most business plans don’t survive first contact with customers.

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6 Signals That Your Startup Could Be The Next Google

Startup Professionals Musings

Image by Origa via Wikipedia I tell entrepreneurs that Google was an “exception” to all the investment and startup rules, but I’ve always wondered what it takes to be an exception. Since every business is built by unique individuals, I’m totally convinced that exceptional people are the key to an exceptional company.

How to Run a Successful Marketing Campaign on Product Hunt


A new product launch is never easy, even if you’re a well-known marketer or entrepreneur. Product Hunt, if used properly, can be an effective way to launch a new product in a crowded market.

6 SEO Techniques To Improve Your Website Ranking in 2019

YFS Magazine

Many businesses struggle to improve their website’s ranking on Google. Here's a look at SEO techniques that will generate quality leads and organic traffic. Grow Marketing & Sales company website marketing search engine marketing search engine optimization seo

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Don’t Just Think Like A Startup, Execute Like One Too


by Winson Wong, Head of Business Development for Connected Solutions. I’m sure you hear a lot of people in corporate talk about design thinking, user-centric design, innovate like a startup in order to move faster and challenge the status quo. You attend conferences, visit startups and read books.

How to Differentiate Your Startup in a Red Ocean Industry


We all dream of coming up with the next ingenious idea that redefines and industry, or creates one from scratch. Netflix opened the floodgates to the world of streaming content, and they benefited enormously from being the only players in town (at least, for a few years).

26 Entrepreneurs Explain Their Favorite Songs to Get Them Motivated


Music can change your spirit. If you’re having a bad day and listen to your favorite song, it can change your entire mood. Music can also help you to get through difficult moments in life. One of the hardest things anyone can ever do is start and run a business.

What Small Business Owners Need To Know About Marketing Compliance

YFS Magazine

Entrepreneurs often overlook marketing regulations and associated penalties. Here's a look at key marketing compliance tips to keep in mind. Grow Marketing & Sales digital marketing marketing marketing regulations online marketing

How To Make Your Home Office 5 Times More Productive


by Rory Whelan, marketing manager for eReceptionist. Over four million Brits work from home, lured by the promise of a flexible and balanced lifestyle.

Startup Communities Everywhere in the World

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I are in Knoxville, Tennessee all week. We are with Ian Hathaway (my co-author of an upcoming book titled The Startup Community Way) finishing up the draft of the book. My plan was to end the week with the Knoxville Marathon on Sunday ( marathon #26 ) but I had a crummy long run on Saturday in Boulder and woke up this morning with a cold. While it could merely be pre-race hypochondria, I feel lethargic enough to consider downgrading to the half marathon.

How WiFi Marketing Can Help Restaurants Boost Customer Loyalty

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In today’s ultra-competitive marketplace, restaurants have the challenging and sometimes unenviable task of making their brand stand out from all the others. For newer businesses, it can be even more difficult due to a smaller budget and fewer loyal customers.

10 Of The Best Social Media Tools For Small Businesses

YFS Magazine

It's time to meet your social media goals and work smarter with every post. Here's a look at ten social media tools every business can benefit from. Grow Marketing & Sales instagram marketing social media social media marketing

Know Your Audience: The Power Of Human-Centered Content


by Ronald Dod, Chief Marketing Officer and Co-founder of Visiture. Your customers are humans — right? You’re not trying to sell your products and services to Google’s web-crawler bots. That means you should be writing content aimed at humans, not algorithms.

Techstars Startup Weekend New York – Financial Inclusion

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If you are New York-based and interested in entrepreneurship around financial services, consider participating in Techstars Startup Weekend New York: Financial Inclusion on April 5th to April 7th at Rise on 23rd Street. When Startup Weekend first began in 2007 , it was primarily based on geography.

Should you follow best practices? Probably, YES!


Should you follow a list of best practices when working on a conversion optimization project? Maybe. Best practices in the conversion optimization world get a bad rap, but it doesn’t mean they are wrong.

Toronto Photographer Alen Palander Talks Creativity, Social Influence, And Building Brands

YFS Magazine

Learn how Alen’s career path took an unexpected detour into entrepreneurship and why artistic expression can become the genesis of your next right move. People creative entrepreneurs digital arts filmmaker photographer Success Profiles

Best Card Machines For Small Businesses


You may be thinking to yourself that because your business is only a small, starting one, you do not need a credit card machine. But no, this is false. Whether you are operating a small or big business, it is always to your advantage if you will have a credit card machine readily available.

Going Home Without A Medal

Feld Thoughts

Sunday is the Knoxville Marathon. My plan was to run it, collect the finisher medal that has become part of the marathon ritual, eat whatever I wanted for dinner on Sunday night, and head home Monday morning. Amy and I are heading home today.

Research + Experimentation = GROWTH!


How do you achieve growth through conversion optimization? You need high-quality research and experimentation. In this episode, Peep discusses why research is critical to understand the problems on the website and why you need to develop multiple hypotheses in order to find the right solution.

5 Perfect Carry-On Suitcases For Your Next Business Trip

YFS Magazine

The perfect suitcase is stylish, durable, and thoughtfully designed. Here's a look at five carry-on's that make us want to catch flights. Travel business travel global travel luxury travel travel travel bags

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