Sat.Aug 22, 2020 - Fri.Aug 28, 2020

New Normal: A conversation with Rich Karlgaard of Forbes Media

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of C-level execs 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 up.

6 Ways To Pull In Customers Without Push Marketing

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs have always believed that their product or service must show real value to customers, but today the smart ones are even able to make their marketing valuable. The days are gone when marketing was all “pushing product.”

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Little Tweaks That Will Catapult Your Online Store To The Next Level


You don’t find many startup ideas as straightforward as an online store. Well, not in theory at least! It follows a pretty basic business model of selling products online for people to order. You stock the products in a warehouse or your garage, then ship them off as the orders come in.

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Pondering the Commercial Real Estate Market

Feld Thoughts

Since Covid started, I’ve had many conversations about office space. In April, almost all of our companies were unable to use their office space because of stay at home orders.

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.

New Normal: A conversation with Charles Phillips of RECOGNIZE

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of C-level execs 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 up.

10 Strategies That Work Best For Serial Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs who experience success with their first startup are often amazed to realize that the risks and fears of doing it right the second time go up, rather than down.

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Venture Kills or the Sunday New York Times

Feld Thoughts

I had a really nice week off the grid. More on that in another post. I woke up this morning with a very long run in mind.

Workday's Solid Pandemic Performance

deal architect

Workday had a solid quarter - listen to the earnings call here. Actually given the state of the economy, you could call it a blowout quarter. On the heels of Salesforce's earnings report this week that I commented on yesterday, Cloud Pioneers: Guest Column Series Global and Vertical extensions

8 Keys To Success In Your Next New Business Interview

Startup Professionals Musings

Startups and small businesses are different worlds from big enterprises, so the qualities you need to get a job in a new venture are different.

7 Advertising Design Trends In 2020


In 2020, we are witnessing the beginning of a new era in advertising design, and big changes in trends. Advertising design is more than poised to reach new heights as design professionals begin to redefine a new way of creating display advertising.

In Defense of the IPO, and How to Improve It

Andreessen Horowitz

There’s a popular narrative that evil investment bankers are intentionally underpricing traditional IPOs to steal from companies, lining banker pockets and those of their fatcat Wall Street clients. The proof is seemingly obvious: IPOs are 50x oversubscribed!

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Salesforce's acrobatics

deal architect

Jim Cramer at CNBC pointed out the irony that ExxonMobil, a major carbon contributor as an oil and gas company is being replaced by Salesforce in the Dow Jones Industrials Index. Salesforce is a major supporter of the WEF's Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Global and Vertical extensions Leadership during Crisis New Normal COVID-19

7 Keys To Transforming Your Invention Into A Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Do you have an invention that you believe is worth a million dollars? In fact, it could be worth much more than that, if you are able to use it to kickstart a successful business.

Ways To Drive More Sales To Your eCommerce Website


The goal of every online store owner is to make sales, but as you know, it is not just a case of hitting the publish button and seeing the dollars roll in. The competition in the eCommerce sector is high. It is also high among many niches, so how do you break through the noise?

Supporting HBCUvc’s VC Lab and Fund

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I, through our Anchor Point Foundation , are supporting HBCUvc’s VC Lab and Fund. If you are interested in supporting this initiative, send a note to or email me. Several people pointed me at Hadiyah Mujhid , the Founder and CEO of HBCUvc.

Four SEO Tools To Improve Your Google Rankings

YFS Magazine

Improved SEO and increased site traffic is something we are all interested in. These four tools are designed to help you get there. Grow Marketing & Sales company website google marketing seo SERPs

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7 Keys To A New Startup While Still In A Paying Job

Startup Professionals Musings

Many experts will tell you that you can’t succeed as a part-time entrepreneur, as any good startup will require a 100 percent commitment of your time and energy. But not many of us have enough savings to live for a year or more without a salary, fund the startup, and still feed the family.

The Challenges Female Business Owners Face


by Hailey McFadden , founder of Power Move Marketing. There was a time when females could not even dream about owning a business. A time in which we did not even have access to the resources we needed to become business owners.

Q320 Vacation and Books

Feld Thoughts

Every quarter I try to take a week completely off the grid. It’s a cold reboot for me, not simply a Ctrl-Alt-Del type thing. I started doing this in 2000 and it took me about four years to learn how to just turn off the switch completely for a week and then turn it back on.

11 Entrepreneurs Discuss The Entrepreneurs That Best Represents Innovation and Disruption


Innovation is a driver of many businesses globally. In the competitive business world, you have to innovate ideas on how your business should run. Different entrepreneurs take on diverse approaches to implement innovative ideas in their businesses and some emerge to be successful.

10 Ways to Adapt Your Marketing Strategy in a Crisis

Up and Running

In the wake of COVID-19, businesses have been affected across almost every vertical. With many brands unsure of where to turn amid the crisis, we are reminded of how important it is to have flexibility within our marketing strategies.

Online Dental Marketing Checklist For All Startup Practices


Investing in a property for starting a new dental practice involves a lot of money, time, and effort. It can be the turning point in your dental career. Here you wish to have maximum patients to visit your dental care so you can provide them with quality dentistry they deserve.

Challenges Faced by Interim Managers

The Startup Magazine

Interim managers have a very unique role and it is a way of working that has many benefits.

Want permanent profitability? Get Profit First

Mike Michalowicz

am so pumped! To date, over 350,000 businesses worldwide have obtained permanent profitability using the Profit First system. Insert happy dance here.). Have you read it? If not, I think it’s time…Because you want permanent profitability. And because the world needs your success right now. .

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Why Cybersecurity Is More Important Than Ever for Your Business

Up and Running

Small businesses are facing new challenges as the coronavirus pandemic continues unabated around the world. From laying off staff to transitioning to remote work to seeking emergency loans , small businesses are navigating a flurry of concerns. As of May 2020, 82% of U.S.

Top Tips For Launching A Successful Start-Up


Countless people dream of launching their own business, and in many ways, there’s never been a better time to do so.

5 Tips to Make Your Business ADA Compliant

The Startup Magazine

Ensuring that your customers are comfortable means accommodating people of all types of needs. Enacted in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) act ensures that business owners need to take some steps in making sure that their business is visitable for those on a wide scale of disabilities.

Munchilicious Granola: An interesting journey of a Mumbai based couple who turned their passion into a successful business

Our Own Start-up

Munchilicious, a Mumbai based granola brand is a result of Rohit and Purvi’s experiments with healthy snacks. Munchilicious was founded by Rohit and Purvi Pugalia in the year 2015 for our health-conscious time-starved Indian population.

How to Go From Startup Founders to a Growing Team

Up and Running

My co-founder Andrew and I built Canny , a SaaS tool to help businesses collect and manage customer feedback and build their product roadmap, from the ground up. Canny is 100% bootstrapped —we haven’t taken any outside funding.

How To Ensure The Safety Of Your Employees In The Workplace


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) explains that a safe workplace equates to a sound business. It further states that the primary goal of safety and health programs enforced by the United States Department of Labor is to prevent workplace injuries, diseases, and mortality.

6 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Stay Afloat When Money is Tight

The Startup Magazine

As an entrepreneur, it can be feast or famine. And in the early days, a fiscal famine is much more common than a financial feast. The question is, how do you stay afloat long enough to make it work? Source: Pixabay via Pexels. 6 Ways to Stay Afloat.

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Austin Coworking Lives on Amid Masks, ‘Ghost Town’ Offices and Social Distancing


By OMAR L. GALLAGA, Freelance Contributor to Silicon Hills News A few weeks ago, Michelle McGown celebrated her return to a workspace at Central Austin’s Vessel Coworking with a cheerful Instagram story post. Back at @Vesselcoworking and it feels so good!” she posted, “Don’t @ me!

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Product roadmap pragmatism

Street Smart Product Manager

As product managers, it’s our job to drive sustainable business growth. One of the chief ways we do this is by crafting a coherent product roadmap. But how to get started?

Mid-Pandemic Marketing 101 For Professional Service Companies


by Mike Donaldson, Carol Eversen, and Slade Kobran, CMOs at Chief Outsiders. Professional services have always been a people-to-people business, but now the industry is in a situation where professional interaction has radically changed.

What Does CLS Stand For? Your Complete Guide

The Startup Magazine

If you’re not sure what CLS actually stands for, you can join the club. Learn more about its definition and uses as you navigate the best website management tools. Did you know that 81% of Americans go online on a daily basis?

Facebook Messenger Marketing: Grow Your Ecommerce Audience (and Sales)


If you’re not yet using Facebook Messenger to market your ecommerce business, you’re at a serious disadvantage. With over 1.3 billion monthly users, not only is Messenger one of the largest chat platforms in the world, it’s also the second-most downloaded iOS and Android app of all time. .