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Tips For Helping To Make Your Startup A Success


If you do not want to be one of the 50% of new startups that fail every year in the US, you need to understand why things go wrong and try to avoid the mistakes. The two main reasons for this large amount of failed businesses seem to be a lack of funding and not enough business knowledge.

We Need Entrepreneurs Who Think Like Revolutionaries

Startup Professionals Musings

The realm of an entrepreneur is all about change, but in my experience as a mentor to business founders, I hear too much about incremental change, and not enough about revolutionary change.

How To Arrange Your Home Office For Maximum Productivity

YFS Magazine

Ready to work from home? Here are a few tips on how to arrange your home office space and keep your work separate from your home life. Lifestyle Workspaces home office home office ideas office design workspaces

Pitch Deck Month: The “Ask” Slide

View from Seed

*This post is part of our “pitch deck” series where we dissect the seed stage pitch deck and discuss the ideal flow for a pitch. You can read the rest of the posts in the series by clicking here *. Here we are, at (one of) the final slides.

E-Commerce Failures and Mistakes: Why do so Many Startups Fail?


I’m sure you are aware of the alarming rate at which E-commerce businesses shut down. If not, let me share with you the results of recent research about E-Commerce Startups. “90% 90% of the E-Commerce Startups fail within their initial four years.”

10 Symptoms Of An Entrepreneur Who Is Nearly Broken

Startup Professionals Musings

If an entrepreneur doesn’t find themselves in over their head at least 20% of the time, they are probably not pushing the limits, not taking enough risk, and probably not working on an idea that’s worth doing.

3 Mindset Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Extreme Athletes

YFS Magazine

Let adrenaline junkies and extreme athletes like Karina Hollekim show inspire you to live fearlessly in life and business. Lead business challenges lifestyle mindset personal development

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JavaScript vs. Python: Which Should Marketers Learn?


Like many marketers, you may fantasize about the amazing things you could do if you learned to code. But before you get there, you need to decide which language to learn. Several languages come up : Python, SQL, Bash, JavaScript.

New Venture Equity As Compensation Is A Long-Term Bet

Startup Professionals Musings

Wouldn’t you like to be one of the lucky people who joined Google and Facebook when these were startups, and now be a multi-millionaire or better? So people ask me “How many shares should I ask for or expect when I join a startup today?”

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6 Simple Habits Productive People Have In Common

YFS Magazine

Do you work so hard with little to show for it at the end of the day? You don’t need complex systems or expensive tools to improve productivity. Lead personal development productivity productivity tips

Pitch Deck Month: Appendix Slides

View from Seed

*This post is part of our “pitch deck” series where we dissect the seed stage pitch deck and discuss the ideal flow for a pitch. You can read the rest of the posts in the series by clicking here *. For many pitch decks, the Appendix section is really an afterthought.

Israeli startups raise close to $1 billion in September alone

VC Cafe

Israeli startups are on track to raise $1 billion in September alone. According to the latest Israel fact book published by Pitchbook, not only has deal volume risen, but other interesting trends. This is a content summary only.

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Office Relationships Are Key, But Affairs Are Trouble

Startup Professionals Musings

We all have to communicate and collaborate with other people at work, but most of us start out instinctively trying to maintain an emotional distance from others in the work environment.

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Four Simple Ways To Improve Your Business Writing

YFS Magazine

Business is more information-driven than ever before. Ensure your written communication is compelling enough to achieve desired results. Grow Marketing & Sales business writing communication email communication writing

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5 Business Ideas for Pet Lovers


In this entrepreneur-minded society where people are turning their passion into a profession, there are rare instances where one can get the chance to convert their love into a profession. One such field is building a business around pets, if you love animals.

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Quick Tips to Grow Your Souvenir Shop Business

Up and Running

It isn’t all fun and games for tourism-based retailers. Despite the fact that the World Travel and Tourism Council reports that tourism brought in $8.8

6 Key Ideas For Moving Your Business Up Another Level

Startup Professionals Musings

A theme I often hear from the entrepreneurs and startups I advise is that once they see that first surge of traction from customers, they can relax and enjoy life for a change. The reality could not be further from the truth.

26 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur


Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Waking up each morning knowing you are getting to do exactly what you love is more than most people could ever say about any “job” they have had.

Integral Pieces Of Infrastructure For Your Business


Starting and running a business is no easy feat, no matter your experience in doing so before and repeating a successful formula, or starting your very first venture.

Second Lap Around the Track


Second Lap Around the Track. As people who have read my blog for some or all of the last 15 years know, the theme of the blog, which is called OnlyOnce, is that “ You’re only a first time CEO once ” inspired by my friend, long-time board member and mentor Fred Wilson.

Wind Farm Business: Startup Considerations

The Startup Magazine

If you have a desire to start a technical business and you have the necessary capital and technical capacity, you might consider wind farming.

14 Entrepreneurs Discuss Whether or Not Business Success is Overrated


Working hard to fuel your business vision and great perseverance brings much-desired success. The idea about success remains popular but its definition means different to everyone and so is it’s measure. But is there any truth behind the business success hype?

5 Businesses You Can Start Yourself


Starting your own business can be daunting. There’s a jump from guaranteed employment, secure income and someone guiding your decisions, to doing everything for yourself and perhaps not making a tonne of money straight away. It’s perfectly understandable to be scared.

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Tools and Resources to Help You Write Your Business Plan

Up and Running

Working on writing your business plan and looking for some tools or resources to make it easier? You don’t have to start from zero or reinvent any wheels. Here are some tools and resources that can help. .

10 Startup Challenges and How to Overcome Them

The Startup Magazine

Starting your own business is not nearly as intimidating as some people may believe it to be. After all, about 97 percent of Australian startups have less than 19 employees (some have as few as 3 or 4). These teams aren’t hard to run efficiently and the organization itself isn’t hard to manage.

Mental Health Is Not A Dirty Word – Let’s Stop Ignoring It At Work

YFS Magazine

People desire to work in a safe and protected atmosphere. Here’s why mental health and wellness should be a priority for your business. Lifestyle company culture health and wellness lifestyle mental health personal development

5 Blunders To Avoid With Your Real Estate Website


by Charles Mburugu. Whether you are a property manager, real estate agent or property owner, a website is very crucial tool for marketing your property or business. When designed properly, a real estate website can be useful for lead generation and building client relationships.

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Beyond Passion: Nonprofit Board Member Criteria

Board Effect

Passion. It’s the favorite first ingredient in recipes for cooking up a great nonprofit board member. Commitment to mission” or “passion for the cause” is included on almost every list of criteria for prospective board members. Amidst numerous other preferred qualifications, passion counts above all.

EdTech Focus: BusPatrol Teaches School Buses to be Smart

The Startup Magazine

School buses are frequently outdated. The large amount of money needed to purchase a bus means that schools hang onto these buses for many years, believing that the cost of buying a new bus is prohibitive.

Forget Returning The Fund. What Investment Can Return The Firm?

Hunter Walker

There’s an expression in venture capital called “returning the fund.” ” It simply means that an outcome in the fund (out of say 20-30 investments in that specific fund) makes enough money to return 100% of the principal. For example, in a $100 million fund, an investment which makes you back $100m “returns the fund.” ” $200m would be “2x the fund.” ” And so on.

Gift-Giving Etiquette In Business


If you a business owner who likes gifting your corporate clients for the holidays or as a way of thanking them, getting the best gift is usually a challenging task. Coming up with the perfect gift idea without breaking business gifting protocol is not always easy.

Creating Content that Ranks in Local Search

Duct Tape Marketing

Creating Content that Ranks in Local Search written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Dan Gershenson and Ian Cantle. Podcast Transcript.

How to Protect Your Business from Insider Cyber Attacks

The Startup Magazine

It may surprise you to know that a wide number of cyber-attacks are perpetrated by insiders , and it has been estimated that about 60% of all businesses were the victim of an insider cyber-attack last year.

Do right and do better in business

NZ Entrepreneur

Business can be very rewarding and is usually setup to create a profit and return for its shareholders, however something magical happens when business is setup to do good and make the world a better place. This might sound cliche, but it’s true and it’s what the world needs today more than ever.

How To Prepare For The Future Of Accounts Payable Processing


by Chen Amit, co-founder and CEO of Tipalti. The accounts payable process is often the biggest thorn in a small business’s side.

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How to Create a YouTube Channel and Rank Your Videos

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Create a YouTube Channel and Rank Your Videos written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Video is an increasingly important marketing tactic. Consumers today have shorter attention spans and are often consuming content on the go.

3 budget marketing hacks for startups

The Startup Magazine

As you are probably well aware by now, starting a business is by no means a cheap affair. At first, the beermat calculations can sometimes get the better of you – and you forecast costs being a lot lower than they really are.