Sat.Jul 13, 2019 - Fri.Jul 19, 2019

Raising a Series A Away From Home

View from Seed

This is a post about raising a Series A from an investor that is not based in your home city. Let me preface this by saying that if all things were equal, you would probably prefer to have a local series A investor.

Urban Entrepreneurs: Lyneir Richardson on how startups can hire diverse thought teams and thrive


‘’Diversity Hiring’’ series features world diversity and inclusion leaders and their thoughts on diversity recruitment, cultural diversity and equality.

9 Elements Of Every New Venture That Investors Expect

Startup Professionals Musings

New entrepreneurs are always looking for a shortcut in getting their venture story and plan across to investors, and closing on the funding they need.

Deja Vu all over again

deal architect

I was in India last week and visited with a couple of outsourcing firms. In my travels, I got reminders of several due diligence visits I had helped clients with from 2003 to 2010. The Renaissance in Powai reminded me. Offshoring (TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant) Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS) Outsourcing (other vendors

Friday Funism: JDCC

View from Seed

Like other investors, we at NextView have a number of frameworks which we use to evaluate decisions on making new investments. All early stage venture firms essentially look at some weighting of team, market, product, and traction.

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Do distributed teams need new tools?

Version One Ventures

A question I have been pondering for some time now, especially since a lot of our portfolio companies are now distributed organizations …. This tweet sparked a lot of thoughtful reaction and discussion. Here’s where things have landed at the moment: .

10 Innovation Myths For New Venture Founders To Avoid

Startup Professionals Musings

Most people think innovation is all about ideas, when in fact it is more about delivery, people, and process.

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Common Mistakes Startups Need To Avoid


Running your own startup is a unique experience that prepares you like no other for an entrepreneur career path. Startup businesses are often the trailblazers of our times, daring to venture into niche industries and come up with new concepts.

5 Ways Blockchain Startups Can Appeal to Enterprises


Though enterprises see the appeal of using blockchain , companies often don’t want to take on the challenge of working with their business partners to create a new blockchain solution.

Use Key Strategic Elements To Avoid Business Plateaus

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the biggest challenges I find for new business owners is for them to move from working in the business to working on the business.

Get Ready To Announce Your New Product Launch

Rembrandt Communications

Tips For a Successful Product Launch. As a Chief Product Officer for a B2B, promotion may not be top-of-mind when you are in the conception and development stage. But, this is a good time to talk to your public relations’ (PR) team members.

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Your Pitch to VCs is More Than a Deck


Pitch decks are underestimated and overestimated. Some founders dismiss the deck as pure “show” and cobble together a few slides for their venture capital (VC) audience. But I suspect that most founders spend tens of hours perfecting their deck.

10 Ways Your Startup Co-Founder Is Like A Good Spouse

Startup Professionals Musings

As a long-time business advisor and angel investor, I’m a believer that “two heads are better than one” in building a new business. Very few entrepreneurs have the range of skills and experience to be the solution creator as well as business creator, or operational as well as sales leader.

How To Become The CEO Of Your Business (And Work Yourself Out Of A Job)

YFS Magazine

It’s possible for you to become the CEO of your business, where your business can make money and survive, even when you aren’t there. Here's how! Grow Human Capital hiring employees hiring freelancers HR human capital human resources scale your business scaling

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Why All-In-One Is Fast Becoming The Standard In CRM


by John Oechsle, President and CEO of Swiftpage. The conversation around CRM (customer relationship management) is always shifting.

5 Things We Learned from Analyzing 28,304 Experiments


How do CRO professionals run experiments in 2019? We analyzed 28,304 experiments, picked randomly from our customers.

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What the 5 Stages of Grief Teach Us About Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

How many times have investors heard startups start their pitch by touting that their technology is “disruptive?”

How To Build A Strong Communication Culture In Your Business

YFS Magazine

Effective communication is essential for every leader who wants to lead well. Here are a few tips from author Diana Peterson-More on how to get started. Company Culture Grow communication company culture leadership

[Interview] William Ammerman, Author Of ‘The Invisible Brand: Marketing In The Age Of Automation, Big Data, And Machine Learning’


How you market your business is undergoing dramatic change. Sophisticated computer algorithms can test billions of targeted messages, measure the results, and rework how you attract and retain customers ? all in fractions of a second.

Marketing Project Management: A Reliable, Reusable Framework


Lurking beneath every goal are dangerous assumptions. The longer those assumptions remain unexamined, the greater the risk. – Jake Knapp, Sprint: How To Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just 5 days. Imagine this scenario.

How to Reduce Shrinkage: Loss Prevention for Small Businesses

Up and Running

Shrinkage—or loss of inventory due to employee theft, error, shoplifting, or fraud—is an issue no small business owner can afford to ignore. In fact, a 2018 survey from The National Retail Federation found that shrinkage accounts for 1.33 percent of retail losses every year.

How To Create High-Quality Content That Drives Traffic To Your Website

YFS Magazine

How do you create exceptional content that drives traffic to your website? Here are six proven and powerful ways to create content that delivers results. Grow Marketing & Sales content creation content marketing content strategy marketing

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Getting After-Hours Cleaning Services For Your Business? Follow These Tips


Getting after-hours cleaning is a high-stakes business decision. It grants a certain commercial and office cleaning team access to your property at night and without supervision. While you are not around, these people may commit theft, arson, vandalism or any kind of crime within your business space.

Financial modeling for early stage startups

Eric Friedman

Many early stage investors look for financial models for 3+ years from founders to make an investment. Entrepreneurs often don’t have this information, don’t know how to put it together for the first time, and often are confused by the request. Like most posts, this request/conversation has come up enough to turn it into my thoughts + the best resources I have to help founders. I have also backed businesses without this info based on other factors and don’t always think its required.

Discover These Effective Strategies in Lead Generation

The Startup Magazine

A dependable source of new leads for your website, product, and service can set you up for success in more ways than one. Lead generation ideas and strategies you decide to pursue today could make a difference in the future of your company.

Sign-Up Forms: 14 Ways to Increase Conversions


Growing your mailing list and generating leads should be a focus of your marketing. If HubSpot didn’t have 215,000 blog subscribers, they wouldn’t have a business. Too many businesses don’t give sign-up forms enough attention.

Tech Industry Hiring In Canada Continues To Grow


The tech job landscape across Canada has continued to grow. In 2018, Canada had a record-low unemployment rate and as a result we are seeing more companies, startups and online-based businesses dedicated to serving the niche-jobs industry.

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CompPair- Finding the way from the Lab to the Market

Where to Play

The post CompPair- Finding the way from the Lab to the Market appeared first on Where to Play. CompPair develops healable composite materials for extending the life-time of composite structures.

Side Hustle : Things to Know About InboxDollars

The Startup Magazine

So you’re looking to make a bit of extra cash, are you? We’re guessing that’s why you’re an entrepreneur looking for a side hustle. There are a lot of websites out there which claim they’ll pay you to fill out surveys or something of the sort, but too many of them are scams.

Important Changes to the Google My Business Tool

Duct Tape Marketing

Important Changes to the Google My Business Tool written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch on Important Changes to the Google My Business Tool. Do you know about the Google My Business tool ?

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How To Enhance Your Social Strategy In 2019


Your social media accounts may already be a hive of activity, but these platforms are challenging because it is so very easy to be ‘Insta-famous’ one day and then completely forgotten the next.

How to Expand Your Cannabis Business Across State Lines

Up and Running

One of the most valuable things you can do for your company in the cannabis industry is expanding into additional states. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most expensive. At MKSI Investments, we have had to learn the hard way. .

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Global Perspective: Current Opportunities for Low-Cost Manufacturing in China

The Startup Magazine

Businesses all over the world – including startups – have sourced their product manufacturing in China for over a decade now. Their primary motivation has been the fact that manufacturing costs in Chinese factories are lower than those in the US or Europe.

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Weekend Favs July 13

Duct Tape Marketing

Weekend Favs July 13 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting.

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What Buying Habits Tell Marketers About Each Generation


Monday Motivation: FIGHT ON – Motivational Video


This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. Become your own light. Darkness cannot extinguish your light. Remember the power of you. Step forward and face your fears. Only surrender is defeat.

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