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The Strategy And Appeal Of Successful Brand Partnerships

YFS Magazine

Developing a strong brand partnership at the local level can give your business a real boost in brand equity. Follow these world-class examples. Editor Picks Grow Marketing & Sales brand equity brand lessons brand strategy branding

How Management Styles Are Affecting The Retention Crisis


by Michael McCloy of Maximillion GPS Adventures. Whether you are running an organisation or managing a team, you always look for people who are committed, diligent, feel satisfied at work and are willing to stick around. But here’s the bummer.

6 Technology Trends Will Spawn Countless New Ventures

Startup Professionals Musings

A tidal wave of valuable data is surging from the Internet and connected devices today, and the volume is growing exponentially each year.

Local Business: Why Offline Marketing Still Matters

YFS Magazine

Local businesses can forge strong, real-world connections with their communities, using proven and affordable offline marketing strategies. Grow Marketing & Sales local business local marketing marketing offline marketing

22 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.

5 Steps For Organizing Your Paperless Office


by Farica Chang, Principal of Anderson Archival. As your company expands, safeguarding important legal and business documents becomes crucial for the well-being of your company.

Salesforce's vertical journey

deal architect

As part of my series of posts on vertical solutions, I had an excellent briefing this week from Neeracha Taychakhoonavudh, EVP of Industries at Salesforce. I am also impressed at the wide range of sessions by industry that are being. Cloud Computing, SaaS Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

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10 Key Strategies For Innovation Leadership By Design

Startup Professionals Musings

As a business advisor, I strongly believe that continuous innovation and design thinking are the keys to long-term viability and success. A recent survey of design professionals shows strong agreement, but 92 percent expressed some lack of confidence in their organization’s design vision.

What’s the Deal with Seed Funds Waiting for Traction?

View from Seed

I sent a tweet out last week that elicited quite a few responses from both founders and investors: seed funds that don’t invest pre-traction =. — Rob Go (@robgo) November 4, 2019. I could hear the internet nodding in violent agreement. I thought I’d share a few additional thoughts on what may be driving this. First – there are a lot of seed investors out there that don’t actually want to invest in seed. What they really want to do is be a venture capitalist.

Constellation Research event: Expansive, respectful vibe

deal architect

Let's face it - industry events are increasingly formulaic. Most vendor conferences are predictable - keynotes and product futures, rock bands, large partner booths. Most research firm events tend to be siloed around their category definitions and what currently excites. Industry Commentary

Happy 13th Anniversary Techstars

Feld Thoughts

Techstars was born 13 years ago. There’s a delicious article in the Denver Post that was the launch article of the first accelerator in Boulder titled How TechStars was born from 5/18/07. The photo is fun.

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Why You Need Tools And Analytics For Employee Metrics

Startup Professionals Musings

Even after many years mentoring entrepreneurs and advising businesses, I continue to be surprised by the primary focus on products and processes, and the often incidental attention to hiring and nurturing the right people.

7 Critical Time Management Skills to Boost Your Productivity


We all want to be more productive and improve our time management skills. Unfortunately, while time management is simple in theory, it’s not always an easy concept to put into practice. It takes knowledge, effort, and discipline.

I will see Josh's five and raise him ten!

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Josh Greenbaum has a fascinating post - how Microsoft and SAP plan to take over the enterprise software market. There is much in there I agree with. All the recent executive changes - Jen, Christian, Bill, Bob - are exciting. Cloud Computing, SaaS Industry Commentary

Laser Engraved Personalized Chocolates

Feld Thoughts

I love chocolate. I love lasers. So it would be logical that I’d love chocolates that are engraved with personalized messages with lasers. I met Jennifer, the founder of Noteworthy Chocolates , in Boston at the Authors & Innovators event.

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10 Ways To Be More Adept At Seeing Around The Corner

Startup Professionals Musings

How is it that only a few business leaders and entrepreneurs seem to drive exceptional results and disruptive innovation in this rapidly changing market economy (marketquake)? These few seem more adept at executing market and technology turns, not just incremental evolution.

Why the Gig Economy is Coming for Architects, Engineers


It’s official: The gig economy is coming to construction. While other industries have been quick to adapt to freelance employment, architects and engineers within the construction sector have lagged behind — and that is beginning to change.

A vertical that is growing.well, like a weed

deal architect

I have been imploring software vendors to globalize and verticalize their applications for a while now - after two decades of cloud apps, less than 20% of the grid of applications across countries and operational processes is filled. I have. Cloud Computing, SaaS Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

Through the Looking Glass: Chapter 2

Feld Thoughts

Personal robots and replicators and instrumented humans. I like to invest in areas predicted by the mountains of science fiction I read. . Today, I’m delighted to report that another science fiction dream is becoming real. Take a look at this insane video of the Looking Glass 8K Immersive Display , which is the world’s largest and highest resolution holographic display. Foundry invested in the Looking Glass team in 2017. Since then they’ve shipped thousands of desktop holographic developer kits.

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When Planning A Startup, A Top Priority Is Location

Startup Professionals Musings

Even in this age of globalization and virtualization, the geographic area where you choose to live and work can still make or break your startup business.

How Robotics Have Changed The Manufacturing Industry


Technology has completely transformed many industries in recent times, but none more so than manufacturing. The rise of robotics has forever changed this industry and made it quicker and easier than ever for companies to mass-produce goods. Assembly.

Four Work-Life Productivity Strategies For Solopreneurs

YFS Magazine

Remember why you started your business in the first place – perhaps to give yourself more autonomy and freedom with your time, not the other way around. Editor Picks Lead personal development productivity solopreneur solopreneurship

Shirt Competition: Brad Feld vs. Warren Katz

Feld Thoughts

For almost 30 years, I’ve shared a huge number of life experiences with Warren Katz. Yesterday, I did a breakfast AMA at Cooley’s office near La Jolla with the Techstars MDs and PMs from the western half of the US.

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You’re Probably Asking the Wrong People For Career Advice

Hunter Walker

“Hey, I want to pick your brain about a new opportunity I’m considering. Can you grab a coffee next week?”

Branding + Positioning = Influencing


by Divya Parekh , Influence Architect and author of “ Expert To Influencer: How To Position Yourself For Meaningful Impact “ Becoming an “Influencer” is the desired goal for many professionals, regardless of their industry or interests.

What 15 CEOs Learned Building Top Agencies


I asked more than a dozen successful agency CEOs to share how they’ve navigated critical moments—getting started, landing (and keeping) clients, scaling teams, and marketing their agency. Spoiler alert: It all comes down to people. Professional networks are the starting point (and growth engine).

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10 Takeaways for Israeli founders considering the UK

VC Cafe

This week brought together a few different parts of my personal and professional life.

When’s the Right Time to Leave the App Store?


Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference used to be the stuff of legend. We waited with bated breath for groundbreaking innovation. But… this year’s WWDC didn’t feature the significant product launches of yesteryear.

[Interview] Dr. Chuck Bamford, Author, Educator, And Founder Of Bamford Associates, LLC


Chuck Bamford is a business strategy expert, providing battle-tested methods for executives to put winning strategy in place in their own organizations and to stand out in their own industries.

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How To Keep Team Morale Up During Peak Season

YFS Magazine

When business picks up and the days feel endless, how do you keep team morale up? Here are three quick ways to boost everyone’s mood and stay productive. Company Culture Grow company culture seasonal business workforce development

How to Expand Your Boutique Business

Up and Running

Launching a boutique business demands courage and self-belief. But achieving long-term success can prove to be a formidable challenge for even the bravest, boldest entrepreneur. . Sadly, only around half of small businesses last five years or more, while just a third survive for a decade.

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Announcing our investment in Scanwell Health: making healthcare more accessible with accurate, at-home medical testing

Version One Ventures

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Importance Of A Business Card


Despite all the technological development, business cards are still indispensable. It appears that no amount of automated emails is going to have their spot. Most business officials keep a few cards in their pockets and give out the cards when meeting with a potential client.

The Not-So-Obvious Approach To Finding More Upside In Business

YFS Magazine

It’s logical to focus on the service you provide as a way to stand out from the competition. But there's a better way. Customer Service Editor Picks Grow business operations service business solopreneur solopreneurship

5 Best Strategies To Boost SEO Traffic in 2020

The Startup Magazine

The year is just about to end. Webpreneurs are hoping that next year will be more productive than this year. The search engines on the other hand are looking to make some changes on how businesses rank on the results pages.

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Crowdspring’s Free New Ebook: Advice for Starting a New Business

Up and Running

Have you ever wondered why 30 percent of new businesses fail during their first two years? Whether a new business succeeds or fails sometimes boils down to luck. But, success and failure are usually about more than luck. . It helps to have a competitive advantage when you start a business.

Hiring A Web Designer To Overhaul Your Existing Website


Most firms already have a website and have had one for many years. But, surprisingly, an awful lot of companies do not keep their sites up to date. They add content but do very little about keeping their website looking fresh and modern.

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