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7 Entrepreneur Stages Help You Assess Your Progress

Startup Professionals Musings

The road to becoming an entrepreneur is a journey , and it’s not a short trip. In my efforts of assist aspiring business owners like you, I find that too many see it as a short sprint to get over that one hurdle, like finding that innovative idea, or attracting an investor.

New Normal: A conversation with Emily McEvilly of Workday

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.


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Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 12 –The Space Force– General John Raymond

Steve Blank

We just held our twelfth session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

Wealth Management Best Practices


Being able to grow and maintain your wealth relies on a successful wealth management strategy. Although developing such a strategy may sound daunting to most, the truth is that it’s actually quite easy with the right direction and advice. But where are you supposed to get started?

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.

8 Priorities For Venture Founders Who Aim For The Top

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the biggest challenges in changing your lifestyle from an employee to starting your own business, is focusing on the right ownership elements, versus having a boss who sets the business goals, and provides performance feedback.

Burning Platform: COVID morphing of Digital Transformations

deal architect

In episode 11 of the Burning Platform series, Brian Sommer and I talk about how the pandemic has accelerated Digital Transformations. We have both written books on the topic and point our the subtle and not so subtle changes in. Burning Platform digital transformations New Normal COVID-19


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5 Tips For Running Remote Meetings


COVID-19 has forced many of us to work from home, which means hosting remote meetings via a conferencing platform or some other means.

6 Steps For Advancing New Venture Ideas Into Results

Startup Professionals Musings

Many aspiring entrepreneurs I mentor can talk at length about their innovative ideas and passions, and ask lots of good questions, but never make much progress in building a real business. In my experience, building a business is much more about getting things done than having great ideas.

New Normal: A conversation with Dr. Patti Fletcher and Grant Beckett of Workhuman

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.

Transform Your Image: Men With Perfect Jawlines Swear By This Product

YFS Magazine

In today's personal branding and selfie culture, let's face it –– appearances are a big part of your personal brand. Lifestyle brand image confidence health and wellness lifestyle personal branding recommended

Video Marketing Trends: What To Expect In 2021


by Maury Rogow, CEO of Rip Media Group. Clearly, we live in the “Attention Economy”. Products sell, politicians are elected, shows are watched, based on who grabs the most attention. The question is, how can small businesses stand out? The answer is video marketing for your unique story and products.

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7 Strategies To Thrive On The Challenges Of A Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

We all face pressure in our lives, but there’s nothing like that of an entrepreneur facing customer crises and the competitive challenges of a new business. Don’t believe the myth that all you have to do to get rich is bring up an ecommerce website, and the money rolls in while you sleep. Most successful business leaders have learned how to reframe pressure situations into opportunities. Reframing enables you to see any difficult situation in a different light so you can deal with it effectively.

The Analyst Cam: 6 River Systems Fulfillment

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. Guy Courtin, Head of Global Alliances at 6 River Systems (acquired by Shopify but. Analyst Cam

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University credit and talent for Techstars alumni

David Cohen

Today, Techstars announced something really interesting – a partnership with leading educational institutions (so far this includes The University of Colorado and Northeastern University) to offer Techstars accelerator alumni instant credit towards degree programs at those universities.

5 Things You Need To Know To Successfully Manage A Remote Team


by Matt Martin, Co-Founder and CEO of Clockwise. Morale has dipped during COVID-19. We’re separated from our friends, families, and colleagues but busier than ever. The majority of workers are reporting higher stress, greater anxiety, and emotional exhaustion.

8 Tactics For Moving From A Startup Dream To Results

Startup Professionals Musings

As an advisor to early-stage entrepreneurs, I see a lot of dreams, but not so many business results. I’m always excited by the dream, and disappointed by what I perceive as a lack of courage in many people to take the actions required to realize the dream. I’ve always wished I had a magic metaphor to motivate the best dreamers to become the best entrepreneurs. That’s why I’m impressed with the classic book, “ All Dreams on Deck: Charting the Course for Your Life and Work ,” by Jeremy Cage.

New Normal: A conversation with Phil Fersht of HFS Research

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.

Startup Communities Audiobooks

Feld Thoughts

The audiobooks for The Startup Community Way and Startup Communities, 2e are both available. I’ve gotten this request from many people, so I’m glad they are finally out. If you are an Audible listener, you can get them at: The Startup Community Way: Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

10 Tips For Office Managers


Office managers are the heart and soul of every organization. Besides keeping the office in order, many also handle reception, accounting, and payroll.

Rebound out of COVID-19

Start Up Blog

I’m pretty excited! My new TV show ‘The Rebound’ goes to air nationally tomorrow, Saturday the 14th at 12.30pm on Channel Nine. In short, the show is all about helping Australian businesses bounce back.

New Normal: A conversation with Greg Tomb of SAP

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Global and Vertical extensions New Normal COVID-19

Four Cybersecurity Tips For Startups and Small Businesses

YFS Magazine

From company finances to business intelligence, customer data, and more, small businesses are responsible for an abundance of valuable data. Grow Technology cybersecurity data recommended technology

How To Launch A Successful Marketing Company


If you have the gift of the gab and the desire to help other businesses achieve their goals, it could prove to be the ideal time to set up your own marketing business.

Lies, Damned Lies, and (Some) Marketing Statistics


One of the most challenging parts of producing high-quality content is finding and sourcing accurate statistics and research.

Why Niche Audiences Are Important and How to Find Yours

Up and Running

Marketing guru, Seth Godin , is an advocate of the niche audience. In his opinion, brands should identify and focus on a specific group of people all with the same wants/needs/interests. The key is discovering a niche audience that connects with your brand and will ultimately result in growth.

Never Trade Health For Success: Five Simple Tips For Well-Being

YFS Magazine

It’s clear that young professionals often have a career first-mentality. But, the price you pay shouldn’t be your health. Lifestyle health and wellness lifestyle recommended


5 Amazing Benefits Of Demonstrating A ‘Business Mindset’ To Your Children


Every child has unlimited potential. There is a bright future ahead when provided with proper guidance. Discovering your kids’ talents and abilities at an early age is a blessing for every parent. As parents, we support them in everything that they want to pursue and achieve in life.

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What's next? How not to fail after the fanfare.

This is going to be BIG.

There’s a lot of excitement going on this weekend—and while many of my readers are undoubtedly excited about a new President, and our first female Vice-President, undoubtedly even more people are just breathing a sigh of relief. No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, you had to be routing for a peaceful end to the election season—or even just an end. We spent a lot of money, effort and emotion on it all, and many are celebrating a win. But what’s next? We see that in the startup world, too.

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Meet Our Mission Driven Founders

Version One Ventures

In recent posts, we’ve outlined our updated thesis around backing mission driven founders and explained why we’ve doubled down on searching for such entrepreneurs. There is no substitute, however, for letting these exceptional founders speak for themselves.

Where to start as an online retail entrepreneur if you actually want to make money

Our Own Start-up

Making money online is one of the best ways to tap a nearly unlimited income potential while enjoying a flexible schedule and no commute.

What Is A Wrongful Death Claim?


by Alex Weatherby , Wrongful Death Attorney. Death and the grieving process is never something to be enjoyed. No matter who we lose, it can feel like no matter the reason, death is wrong. . But there is an important legal distinction.

16 Entrepreneurs Reveal The Technologies They Most Look Forward To


It’s amazing how new technology keeps coming up. As a business owner, you have to keep up with these technological improvements and perhaps adopt some to improve on efficiency. They help improve productivity of your team and automating processes in your business.

How To Transition From Corporate To Consultant and Win Your First Client

Up and Running

You don’t have to quit your job to start your business. In fact, one of the lowest-risk businesses you can start — even while you still have a corporate job — is consulting. What does it mean to be a consultant?

Staying Above Water as a Startup

The Startup Magazine

The business and consumer environment has changed drastically due to the COVID pandemic. This has caused a lot of innovation to be necessary for people and businesses to overcome extreme startup challenges and be able to operate on a daily basis.

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Why Startups Are Ready For A Reboot


The pandemic has caused a severe downturn in global economies. Yet despite the overarching negative outlook, startups seem to be weathering the storm. Quartz mentions that startups seem to be dealing with the pressures of the pandemic far more effectively than larger businesses and conglomerates.

How to Create Systems and Increase Profits in 5 Steps

Mike Michalowicz

You can’t grow your business without systems. Systems are how you scale business. Systems allow your business to run smoothly. They do the work for you. If you have your systems in place, your business will be more streamlined and more productive. The results? More profit.