Sat.Feb 03, 2018 - Fri.Feb 09, 2018

Five Strategies for Slaying the Data Puking Dragon.

Occam's Razor

If you bring sharp focus, you increase chances of attention being diverted to the right places. That in turn will drive smarter questions, which will elicit thoughtful answers from available data. The result will be data-influenced actions that result in a long-term strategic advantage.

7 Myths That Kill Many Businesses Before They Start

Startup Professionals Musings

You don’t have to be a new venture advisor like me to hear all the excuses for not starting your own business. I’m sure all of you have friends who are not happy in their employee roles, and are not shy about complaining, but never seem to get around to doing anything about it.

Deciding To Hire Staff For Your Business


A growing business is an exciting thing to be involved in. You can watch as your dream blossoms into reality, bringing all the things you had hoped for — independence, income, and an outlet for your creativity. In fact, sometimes it might go a little too well.

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Automation, Superworkers, ERP and CRM

deal architect

I recently did a podcast with Ton Dobbe. I have know Ton for a long time in various roles at Unit4. He always impressed me with his work with organizations around the world around topics such as accelerating business change, Industry Commentary Silicon Collar


How to Build a Boss Brand [Part I]

Up and Running

Building a boss brand is the process of reviewing where you are, and where you want your life and business to go. Since 2006, I’ve been learning how to combine passion, purpose, people, and profits.

5 Ways Today’s Market Allows Startups To Scale Faster

Startup Professionals Musings

As an active angel investor, I’m accustomed to hearing entrepreneurs pitch their expectation to quickly create a new dominant brand, based on their disruptive technology.

Four Ways To Ensure Your Small Business Can Grow As Quickly As Possible


When you own a business, you need to do everything that you can to make it grow and thrive. There are many small businesses that have a hard time succeeding because the owner did not take the time to really establish the business within the community.

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3 Reasons Why You Need A Video-First Marketing Strategy

YFS Magazine

Video is a dominant medium right now and it will continue its massive growth in the future. Here are three reasons why a strong video presence makes sense for brands moving forward. Grow Marketing & Sales branding marketing online video video marketing

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6 Unexpected Burdens That Come With Outside Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

As an angel investor to startups, I’m still surprised to find entrepreneurs who expect investors to give them money, and assume no strings attached. Would you do that if it was your money?

[Interview] Robert Tallack, CEO of ConversionPoint Technologies, Inc.


There’s a lot that Robert Tallack has learned over the years as a successful entrepreneur that he is happy to share with others who are following the same path. Two of his most important guiding principles? First, hire slow, but fire fast. Second? Always be open to “inamountable” opportunities.

GE and Digital Transformations: Dont jump to conclusions

deal architect

It’s open season on GE. BusinessWeek has a cover article and calls it an “astonishing mess”. Competitors are gloating they are getting GE resumes in droves. My friend Brian Sommer recently tweeted “3 1/2 yrs. ago, I gave a copy. Industry Commentary


The Benefits of Being Unproductive

Up and Running

Doing less in order to be more productive might initially appear to be a contradiction or a paradoxical idea. But there is an important difference between being busy and being productive. Businesses are constantly trying to squeeze more activity into less time.

Business Today Needs More Focus On The People Aspect

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs assume that success is dependent on their product expertise, coupled with some knowledge of how to run a business. In fact, I have found from personal experience and mentoring that both of these are necessary, but not sufficient, for building a business.

Surprise Things That Can Affect Your Credit Score 


You are probably all too aware that having a good credit score and rating will enable you to be a lot more relaxed when it comes to your financial status.

Starting A Business With Your Best Friend? Think Again

YFS Magazine

Things can get messy. The relationships you have so carefully and lovingly cultivated with people can irreparably implode. We did it anyway. Plan joint ventures partnerships starting a business strategic partnerships


Case Study: Lean Experiments with Radical Candor

Grasshopper Herder

The best-selling book Radical Candor suggests fostering better team relationships by conducting regular 1-on-1 meetings with direct reports. We decided to run lean experiments on this tactic to see how it would work for the Kromatic team. This case study tells you everything you need to know about how we set up and ran this small-scale human resources experiment. The post Case Study: Lean Experiments with Radical Candor appeared first on

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7 Guidelines To Assure Two-Way Customer Communication

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs and business executives seem to be even more focused on their technology than the rest of us, and less inclined to listen to the voice of the customer, even if they remember to ask.

What Is Liability Insurance And Why You Need It


Liability insurance is the term used to describe a range of insurance policies that protect a business or individual from being sued and held liable for injury, negligence or malpractice.

6 Reasons Your Small Business Should Use a Professional Employer Organization

Up and Running

Has your startup or small business ever considered using a professional employer organization—a PEO? PEOs specialize in providing benefits and human resources help for many different clients.

Three Rules For Co-Founder Success

YFS Magazine

After signing paperwork to form our business, we soon learned that starting a business together was much like entering into a marriage. Grow Human Capital business partners co-founders partnership strategic partnerships

Ten Tips To Manage And Plan The Perfect Event

The Startup Magazine

There is no doubt that event management comes with its share of stress and pressure. And all this pressure can break an organizer’s spirit, to say the least. But even when an event sounds too challenging, there are ways to bite the bullet and turn it into a huge success.

4 Common Mistakes Young Law Firms Make


Starting a law firm is one of the most significant milestones in every lawyer’s career. Most lawyers only dream of starting their law practice but just a few manage to achieve that vision.

Is Financial Freedom Costing You Your Life?

Mike Michalowicz

Financial Freedom? I love money. It is a powerful tool for getting lots of things done. And it provides that all so valuable financial freedom. But I’ve learned that it’s not the only kind of financial freedom there is.

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Your Net Promoter Score Can Improve Marketing, Sales and So Much More

YFS Magazine

While Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a business metric designed to gauge customer loyalty, using it to inform countless business decisions is kind of genius. Grow Marketing & Sales customer satisfaction customer success customer surveys marketing online apps online surveys sales sponsored

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Zero to $50M – A Roadmap of the Key Stages, and How to Win at Each Stage

For Entrepreneurs

There are seven key stages in a startup’s evolution from $0m to $50m in revenue. Understanding where you are in that evolution, and how to act at each stage is critical for success, as what is appropriate at one stage is not appropriate at another stage. In my talk at SaaStr 2018, I will lay. Building for Success Getting Funded Interviewing Leadership Marketing SaaS Sales & Marketing Machine Startup Help growing SaaS revenue SaaS sales and marketing

Easily Bypass GeoIP Bans Using A VPN


Trying to start a company or a business from your home is difficult, but not having access to content on sites that you need or to reach out to potential clients because of a geoIP ban makes the task seem impossible.

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The best time to launch your startup is now

The Next Web

The world GDP has been declining since 2010, when it was at one of its highest peaks ever. Although the present situation looks positive and hopeful, it’s going to take quite some time to catch up to the previous rate.

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Take only “smart money” investments


Close. This statement could be considered controversial. We have previously made the case that professional investors demand more in the form of restrictive covenants and lower valuations. Now we explore the other side of that coin.

20 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project.

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How To Become Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching Certified Fast


Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is an associate-level credential (the second stage)of Cisco’s five-level career certificate course. This certification guarantees the technician’s capability to operate, install, format, configure, and troubleshoot a medium sized routed network.

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GDPR or GDP-argh: Why data protection doesn’t have to be a headache

The Next Web

If you work with data or IT at some level, then you’ve probably heard people talking about the General Data Protection Regulation, better known as GDPR — usually with mild trepidation.

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4 Major Challenges of Being Your Own Boss (and How to Overcome Them)

crowdSPRING Blog

Being your own boss is living “The Dream,” right? But, like anything truly worth doing, being your own boss comes with its own set of unique challenges. The proverbial “buck” stops with you. There is no manager to help you when things get tough.

Attributes of a Winning Twitter Handle for Your Business

The Startup Magazine

Is your business on Twitter yet? Do you have a Twitter handle? It should be. The Balance has a compelling, if sober, look at seven key advantages of Twitter for small businesses. Don’t worry: Midsize businesses and enterprises can play too.). Great Twitter Handles.

3 Reasons Why Meetings Are the Most Significant Part of Your Company’s Culture


by Jessica Higgins, COO of In my work designing and changing organization’s cultures, it’s impossible to ignore this blatant trend across all my data: meetings are a real issue in businesses today. We know that meetings can be annoying, sure. But that’s just a feeling we have.

Here’s how ‘employees’ of platforms like Uber could get proper benefits

The Next Web

Having a same employer for years on end will soon become history — independent contractors could account for half of the workforce in the US in just a decade’s time.

8 Powerful Psychology Principles Behind Great Product Design

crowdSPRING Blog

You need more than luck to design and sell popular products. After all, most successful products help to solve a problem for people who use those products. Ultimately, great design is about understanding people and their pain points.

Monday Motivation: Hustle, The Most Important Word Ever [VIDEO]


This is the month for love and we are focusing on hard work and hustle aka Project Work Ethic. This motivational video is for entrepreneurs and startups to start their week off on the right foot.

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