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The Ultimate Guide To Implementing Efficient Business Processes

YFS Magazine

If your business isn't organized, your bottom line is suffering, and the consequences of disorganization spread quickly. This productivity roadmap is a game changer. Editor Picks Grow Operations business systems process management productivity project management workflow workflow management

What is Public Relations, and Why Do You Need It, Anyway?

Rembrandt Communications

PR Can Give You a Huge, Competitive Advantage! Many people think “PR” means press release, but it is much more than that. It relates to everything that goes on with public relations. This includes all of the communications you have with all of your internal and external customers.

Building Something vs. Proving Something

View from Seed

One of the biggest rookie mistakes I see among founders pursuing seed rounds is that they’ve spent too much time building something vs. proving something. Increasingly, seed rounds occur after some sort of pre-seed or at least some period of bootstrapping. During this time, the founding team has probably invested at least some money and a lot of time and energy in moving their company from a concept to something with a bit more meat.

Fear and the Sandbox, Part II: Nurturing Innovation in the Workplace

Grasshopper Herder

Lessons from the head of DHL’s Startup Lab on the importance of learning from our mistakes, and nurturing an innovation ecosystem that lets us make them. The post Fear and the Sandbox, Part II: Nurturing Innovation in the Workplace appeared first on

6 Ways Of Telling Your Story That Draws People To You

Startup Professionals Musings

In my role as a mentor to entrepreneurs and an angel investor, I find that too many are stuck in this myth that a good pitch, and good marketing content, should consist of more product features, and more hype on customer benefits.

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Grace Under Fire: How To Manage Yourself During Stressful, Busy Times


by Quint Studer, author of “ The Busy Leader’s Handbook: How To Lead People and Places That Thrive “ There’s no question about it: Today’s workplace can be stressful.


View from Seed

Like many things in life, the VC/startup ecosystem is one of cycles. Looking back over the last decade it’s remarkable to see how the emphasis has shifted across cycles and what the overarching narrative was.

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10 Ways To Trample And Smother Business Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

Success in any business these days requires a constant flow of new and innovative solutions, to keep up with changes in the market, competition, and to attract new customers.

Tips For Starting A Small Business


Anyone can become an excellent entrepreneur, there are no limits. You do not even necessarily have to own a college degree, a fortune, or even previous business experience in order to start something that can become a huge success.

Why We Invested in Marlo

View from Seed

Meetings can suck. I know that you’ve been there. Stuck in a meeting which wasn’t productive. Not for you, and not for many (or even all) of the participants. Sometimes it’s a standing small-group meeting, an obligatory gathering that’s on everyone’s work calendar merely intended for reporting and not actually deciding. Sometimes it’s an all-hands-on-deck meeting requiring a large group to attend, but what’s going to be discussed isn’t relevant for everyone.

What’s The Important Thing, that is powerful enough to override all your deficiencies?

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Do you feel the crushing weight of the disadvantages facing every new company? No brand, no features, no customers, no money, no distribution, no search engine rankings, no efficient advertising, no incredible executive team, no NPS, no strategy. How do the successful startups rise above all that?

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How To Change The Course Of Your Business Gracefully

Startup Professionals Musings

You will be pivoting your business in your lifetime, whether you are a new startup, or a mature company like Motorola or IBM. You can count on it and plan for it, or you wait for the next survival crisis brought your way by this rapidly changing world.

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How To Scale Content Marketing Campaigns


by Carmine Mastropierro , founder of Mastro Commerce. Did you know that content marketing costs 62% less and generates up to three times more leads than outbound sales? That means you can be saving money and acquiring more customers at the same time.

Startup Benchmarks

VC Cafe

All Good to Great companies began the process of finding a path to greatness by confronting the brutal facts about the reality of their business.

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No, It’s Not “Like a Startup Within a Big Company”

Hunter Walker

Pushing this into a blog post because my tweets are on rolling 30 day autodelete. And since a “blog post” should have some value-add over just pictures of tweets: Ex-MSFT exec Steven Sinofsky turned me onto this thread from Textio cofounder Jensen Harris.

6 Steps To Move From Inspiration To Business Reality

Startup Professionals Musings

As a new business advisor and occasional investor, I get approached regularly by people who have a dream or a new business idea, and are looking for support and money to make it a reality.

Google SEO Tips: Steps To Optimize Your Website For Google Placement


Whether you already established a website or it’s still in progress, your online business won’t be able to achieve its profits without the help of SEO. Search Engine Optimization, or most commonly known as SEO, is a new approach to marketing.

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The Big List Of Business Tools: 30 Apps And Resources You Should Be Using

YFS Magazine

Entrepreneurship is an adventure of creativity, self-education, and personal development—a passionate labor of love. Now imagine layering on power-ups. Editor Picks Grow Technology apps business tools productivity sponsored

One Reason Superhuman Is So Much More Effective For Me Than Gmail

Feld Thoughts

I’ve been a Superhuman email fan for a while. I decided a week ago to go try Gmail and see if I still liked Superhuman so much better. After about two hours, I went back to Superhuman. Several days later, I tried Gmail again, deciding that I was just grumpy for some reason. I bounced back to Superhuman within an hour. This time I sat and thought about why I liked Superhuman so much better. It took a little while for it to come to me, but when it did it was painfully obvious.

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10 Ways To Enhance The Legacy You Leave From Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur and business leader waits too long before really working on the legacy that he wants to leave to society and his family.

3 Reasons You Should Never Let Your Employer Choose Where To Invest Your 401(k)


by Pamela Yellen, founder of Bank On Yourself. Among employers offering 401(k) retirement plans today, 90 percent automatically put employees’ money into a Target Date Fund (TDF).

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Agile VC

Reading Time: 5 minutes. Like many things in life, the VC/startup ecosystem is one of cycles. Looking back over the last decade it’s remarkable to see how the emphasis has shifted across cycles and what the overarching narrative was.

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How Much Do SaaS Companies Spend on Their MVPs?


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How to Avoid Being Part of 90% of Failed Companies


As an entrepreneur, you have probably heard or read the “maxim” that only 10% of startups are successful, but is this true? And if so, what strategies can you apply with your company so that it is not part of the failures of statistics?

How To Quiet The Ego And Lead With Humility


by Quint Studer, author of “ The Busy Leader’s Handbook: How To Lead People and Places That Thrive “ Great leadership is not always about being “right.” ” In fact, it rarely is.

Looking for opportunities in femtech

Version One Ventures

I recently froze my eggs. I was actually surprised by how much energy, effort and time was involved. It’s not as straightforward as taking a “fertility test” today and then deciding to freeze your eggs tomorrow. The entire process demands months of preparation – from getting your body to optimal health to coordinating with care providers, pharmacies, etc. I’d like to do an AMA on Twitter sometime on what the whole process was like for anyone who is curious.

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5 Mindful Practices To Overcome Failure

YFS Magazine

If you are playing the mental blame game and constantly dwelling on your business failures, consider these mindfulness practices – so you can move forward. Lead health and wellness mental health personal development

13 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.

Is Your Website Good Enough?


In the modern world we live in, every business needs a website. Whilst word of mouth reviews are still useful in business, people need to be able to look up a company and find all of the information they need online quickly and efficiently.

Tealium iQ: What Can It Do? And How Does It Compare?


When most people think about tag management, they think about Google Tag Manager (GTM) , Adobe Launch, and Adobe DTM. And, usually, companies are using the tag manager provided by their chosen web and/or app analytics vendor.

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3 Qualities To Look For In A High-Performance Business Mentor

YFS Magazine

Make sure your mentor can deliver and has truly mastered their craft to a point where they can help you on your road to success. Lead business mentor mentorship personal development

Clothing Retail Sample Business Plan

Up and Running

If you’re writing a business plan for your clothing retail business, it can be helpful to start by looking at a sample business plan to help you get a sense of what to include in each section. You’re in luck.

Step By Step Guide To Secure Your Income By The Age Of 55


You are diligently working over the years to earn enough money so that you can support your family in the day to day expenses.

10 Entrepreneurs Explain How Technology is Impacting Their Business Today


It’s becoming increasingly important for every business to have at least basic technology to run daily operations in the current day society. It makes communication seamless and brings both tangible and intangible results.

Marketing To Millennials And Gen Z? Here’s What You Should Know

YFS Magazine

As an entrepreneur, you need to make sure your marketing is effective. The best way to do this is to know your target audience well. Grow Marketing & Sales gen y gen z marketing millennials online marketing

Annual reviews or constant feedback?


Here comes a controversial subject. How often do you take the time to rate your direct reports? Is it worth the time and effort when measured from the perspective of the company and of the employee? In terms of time, this can be expensive and disruptive to you and your direct reports.

[Interview] Rhonda Scharf, Author Of “Alexa Is Stealing Your Job”


Artificial intelligence is taking over. Ask Alexa to call a client or confirm your schedule for the day, and she does just that immediately. Ask her a question, give her a command, or just share a joke together, and she becomes your new best employee.