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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.

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 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.

Splitting The Deal

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Syndicating an early stage investment is a time honored practice in the venture capital business. It was extremely common in the VC business in the early 80s when I started. I assume syndicating was a common practice in the early days of the institutional VC business because fund sizes were small, risk was high, and splitting the deal among multiple firms was a good way to manage those things.

A modern tool for your startup: JotForm Cards

47 Hats

When you think about it, building a startup is the process of taking a blank canvass and filling it with your app, with a market that wants your app, and the character and culture of your company.

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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.

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Estonia Economic February 2018


Domestic economic activity appears to have lost some steam in the fourth quarter from the previous one, but remained buoyant nonetheless.

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.

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?

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


Has Bitcoin Burst?


This chart says it all. Like all fiat currencies, cryptocurrencies really don’t have intrinsic value. But that doesn’t mean that people won’t treat them as if they do, and sometimes for sustained periods of time.

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.

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.

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

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.

Dragon Army is cruising…

Jeff Hilimire

Friends and family, you won’t be able to reach me for five days as I’ll be on the… Dragon Army Cruise!

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.

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.

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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Chris Ducker: How Being ‘You’ Can Be Your Greatest Marketing Asset by Yaro Starak

? [ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] A few years ago I was at the Gold Coast in Australia, attending Darren Rowse’s Problogger conference as a speaker. On the stage that day was a man I’d know for many years online, but never.

Using Content As Your Voice of Strategy

Duct Tape Marketing

Using Content As Your Voice of Strategy written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. I’ve said it once (or twice) and I’ll say it again: content is no longer king, it’s air. It not only touches all aspects of your marketing these days but of your business as well.

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

A video of a typical day for me as CEO of Dragon Army

Jeff Hilimire

I was honored to be interviewed on the Imagine More podcast recently, and they also asked me to do an Instagram take-over showing “a day in the life” kinda thing. And then they packaged it up for me so I could show it off.

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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.

Facebook Advertising and Engagement for Small Businesses

Duct Tape Marketing

Facebook Advertising and Engagement for Small Businesses written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch About Facebook Advertising.

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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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.

Good hours

The Startup Toolkit

Something that stood out in Daily Rituals is how many of its creatives had a strong tendency toward using certain hours of the day. For myself, I can focus up until about lunchtime, and then any deep work goes out the window.

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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Entrepreneurs Look at Online Alternatives to Banks

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

A loan is a loan right? Wrong! The approval process for loans differs from one company to the next, and there are significant differences among banks themselves. It’s not only the terms and conditions of the loan that need to be factored into the equation, it’s the APRs, the penalty for early repayment (if applicable), the paperwork that needs to be completed, the processing times, and the methods of loan application among others.

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.

Awarding The Best Product Person & Tribute!

The Product Guy

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.

5 Ways to Improve Your Brand Equity

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you had to right now, how would you rate your brand equity? If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you probably aren’t sure how to start—and you might not even be familiar with the term. Brand equity refers to the inherent value that a brand presents. The best way to understand it is to compare it to a comparable situation with no branding whatsoever. In other words, take your branded product and compare it to a hypothetical product that is identical in quality, but unbranded.

[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.

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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