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8 Ways An Incubator Can Accelerate Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

More and more entrepreneurs are hearing about the successful graduates and investors queued behind a few well-known startup incubators, including Y Combinator, TechStars, and the Founder Institute.

There’s Still Time to Commit to Your 2021 Health & Fitness Plan

Both Sides of the Table

It’s March 1st as I write this*. The year is two months in. Seems like just a moment ago it was New Year’s Day and we were all committing to our better selves for 2021 as so many of us do.

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Mentors Can Help Decipher Free Advice


Any advice - and especially free advice - should be carefully analyzed before applying it to your life, team, or business. A mentor can help, says Mary Smith, associate consultant at IA Business Advisors. The post Mentors Can Help Decipher Free Advice appeared first on Young Upstarts.

The Analyst Cam: ZohoDay Excerpts

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. Zoho marches to a different drummer than other software companies as I have written. Analyst Cam

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

10 Strategies For Finding Stronger People Connections

Startup Professionals Musings

Just because you are an entrepreneur, or work in a startup, you can’t ignore the rules of building and maintaining relationships.

Fresh Content Strategy and PR Ideas for Spring

Rembrandt Communications

Cost-Effective Tips to Start The Season with Sales and Success! Spring is almost here, and it’s time for a fresh start with your content strategy and public relations (PR) activities.

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The Analyst Cam: ZohoDay Social Hour

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As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. Zoho marches to a different drummer than other software companies as I have written. Analyst Cam

How To Know It’s Time To Exit Your Company Gracefully

Startup Professionals Musings

For most entrepreneurs, their current business is not where they intend to stay until they die. At the right time, they all intend to make a graceful exit, and leave while still perceived to be on top of their game.

A checklist for your funding announcement

Version One Ventures

A well-timed funding announcement is your introduction to the world. It’s a way to increase your visibility with prospective investors, talent and customers. It’s also a signal that your company is gaining traction and momentum – you’re putting a stake in the ground for competitors. .

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Digital Marketing Tips For Sales Professionals


With the constantly evolving landscape that is digital marketing, honing in on the right skills is necessary to perform in the current environment. Here are some digital marketing tips that every sales professional should follow.

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The Analyst Cam: Supply Chain Matters 2021 Trends

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings and analyst presentations, I have increasingly been excerpting short segments (with permission), as part of my Analyst Cam series. In December, Bob Ferrari had joined me on an episode of Burning Platform. Analyst Cam


7 Ways To Balance Your Heart And Logic With Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on my own years of experience in startups and big business, and more recently as an angel investor, I often cringe when I see one of you entrepreneurs missing a cue that I have seen work for many before you.

Five Questions with Mark Gerson

VC Cafe

Mark Gerson is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist (see his short bio below). I first met Mark in Israel in 2003, when he offered me a job at GLG straight out of college. It was one of the most rewarding work and personal experiences in my career, and also where I met my wife.

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Top 10 Characteristics Of Successful Startup Entrepreneurs


Want to be your own boss and found a startup? You’ll need to learn and practice certain entrepreneurial skills, says Jeff Solomon, co-founder of Markup Hero. The post Top 10 Characteristics Of Successful Startup Entrepreneurs appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Burning Platform: Modern Decisioning

deal architect

In the 32nd episode of the series is Bret Greenstein, SVP and Global Markets Head of AI & Analytics at Cognizant. How has COVID changed the way customers are looking at analytics?" - I asked that in this post which. Analyst Cam Analytics, Big Data

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7 Current Market Forces Bring Startup Opportunities

Startup Professionals Musings

Startups are the corporations of the future, so I have long believed that entrepreneurs who study existing corporate models, rather than ignoring them with disdain, will likely profit from the exercise.

How to Use Your PPC Campaigns as A Prospecting Tool for SEO


When launching a digital brand, PPC can be a great way to immediately break into a new market and start generating website traffic. But with rising CPCs and unmitigated click fraud, PPC can also get really expensive quickly.

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Types of Insurance That Every Business Needs


With the right business insurance policies in place, your business will be much better protected – and in some cases, legally compliant. The post Types of Insurance That Every Business Needs appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others business insurance


3 Powerful Ways To Improve Your Business Writing

YFS Magazine

In today's digital world and remote workplace we are compelled to enhance our communication skills, especially written communication. Grow Marketing & Sales business writing communication recommended

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Techstars Foundation Accelerate Equity

Feld Thoughts

The Techstars Foundation recently announced a new program called Accelerate Equity. We created the Techstars Foundation in 2015 to help make innovation and entrepreneurship more accessible and inclusive.

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How startup owners can get their work-life balance just right

The Startup Magazine

In theory, running your own business should bode well for your work-life balance, as you call all the shots when it pertains to when you work and when you let your hair down. In practice, though, striking that work-life balance when you are new to running a business can be surprisingly arduous.

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5 Lessons For Finding Success — No Matter What Path Your Life Takes


Interested in building your leadership acumen? Take a look at some of the biggest lessons that Greg DeLine hased learned by the best instructor of all: experience. The post 5 Lessons For Finding Success — No Matter What Path Your Life Takes appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Do you really want to be the first to market?


My stories of missing the context of the times. Over the years, as I managed my several computer companies as CEO or executive chairman, I made the decision to go to market with a brand-new product that had never before been exposed to my customer’s marketplace.

The 15 Second Commute

Feld Thoughts

At 7:52, I was upstairs having coffee with Amy. It’s a new routine that we started at the beginning of Covid. Every morning we have coffee together.

7 Ways to Grow Your Startup – Even When You’re On a Tight Budget

The Startup Magazine

The number one thing that stops businesses from growing, or even starting, is money. There is a big misconception in all industries that you need a large amount of money to market your product, or you won’t receive a significant return on your investment.

Knowing When Your Startup Is Ready To Expand 


Knowing exactly when to expand your startup can be difficult to gauge. We look at three signs when should you take your startup to the next level. The post Knowing When Your Startup Is Ready To Expand appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others startup advice startup growth

The Most Effective Early-Stage Growth Strategies for Emerging Businesses


Growing a business is always challenging, but it’s often the hardest in the earliest stages of development. You’ll be operating with limited resources, limited knowledge, and quite possibly, a business model poised to change in the immediate future.

Book: The Soul of an Octopus

Feld Thoughts

My favorite animal is a polar bear. For some reason, I have always related to polar bears. When I’m reincarnated, I hope I come back as a polar bear. I’ve always like octopuses but never thought much about why.

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Who Are the Top 1% Marketers?


As a marketer, knowing who to follow and learn from can be incredibly challenging. With a seemingly endless amount of content and marketing experts to sort through, it’s not always easy knowing whether someone has demonstrated the ability to ‘walk the walk.’

5 Factors That Will Impact Your Credit Card Eligibility


There are still some factors that will impact your credit card eligibility. Here are five you need to know. The post 5 Factors That Will Impact Your Credit Card Eligibility appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others credit card credit management managing credit personal finance

Why Bitcoin can never be a global currency

Start Up Blog

Cryptocurrency and the underlying blockchain technology that powers it are amazing. Crypto will change commerce and global adoption of cryptocurrencies is, in my view, inevitable. But Bitcoin can never be one of those currencies. There, I said it. Here’s why.

Movie: My Octopus Teacher

Feld Thoughts

After my blog post Book: The Soul of an Octopus I received a flurry of emails telling me I needed to watch the movie My Octopus Teacher on Netflix. I watched it last night and it was beautiful. I’m fascinated by which blog posts generate email responses. Sometimes is zero.

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Founders Interview: Atlas Group London – ConstructionTech Transforming Healthcare

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine Founder Interview Series , we interviewed Maha and David Harper, wife and husband co-founders of Atlas Group London, a construction-tech startup that has digitized the building of healthcare facilities.

3 eCommerce Marketing Mistakes That Are Easy To Make


80% of eCommerce businesses will fail within their first two years of business. Avoid these three eCommerce marketing mistakes and you’ll be well on your way to beating the odds. The post 3 eCommerce Marketing Mistakes That Are Easy To Make appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Net Dollar Retention vs. Net Revenue Retention

VC Adventure

Net Dollar Retention (NDR) and Net Revenue Retention (NRR) are both important measurements in any business but many companies conflate the two or (more frequently) only report on one. Both are key metrics but for different reasons. Equally important is separating out NRR for your largest customers versus the rest of your customers since often the behavior of large customers is markedly different than average customers.

PPC Basics Explained — PPC Management for Small Businesses

Up and Running

47% of small business owners execute marketing campaigns entirely on their own. But knowing where to spend your time, money, and effort on marketing initiatives can be a complicated process.

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