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How Idea People Can Transform Into Visionary Leaders

Startup Professionals Musings

A popular approach for aspiring entrepreneurs these days seems to be to corner anyone who will listen, with a pitch on their current “million dollar idea.” The initial monologue usually ends with the question “How much money do you think this is worth?”

6 Productivity Hacks For Success-Hungry Startups


Haven’t you heard? Time is money. Or…so the saying goes. But before we go apologising for wasting yours, we suggest you set aside a few minutes and keep reading. Think of this as a ‘ timely ’ investment that’s guaranteed to bring you a better return than checking social media again.

What Does Your LinkedIn Profile Say About You?

YFS Magazine

What does your LinkedIn profile say about you? Utilize these simple tips to improve your presence in today's age of networked intelligence. Grow Marketing & Sales business networking linkedin online networking professional networking social media social media marketing

Pitch Deck Month: The “Where Are You Going?” Slide

View from Seed

*This post is part of our “pitch deck” series where we dissect the seed stage pitch deck and discuss the ideal flow for a pitch. You can read the rest of the posts in the series by clicking here *. So you’ve covered the “who”, “what”, “why”, & “when”. Now it’s time to discuss the “where”.

8 Strategies To Avoid The Entrepreneur Arrogance Trap

Startup Professionals Musings

In my years of mentoring entrepreneurs, a problem I have seen too often is low self-esteem, and over-compensating through arrogance and ego. These entrepreneurs find it hard to respect customers or team members, and their ventures usually fail.

5 Reasons Why Women Excel As Entrepreneurs


by Randy Patterson , author of “ The Matriarch Rules: How to Own Your Power, Know Your Worth, and Lead the Life You’ve Always Wanted “ Becoming an entrepreneur is no joke. But if you are a woman and an entrepreneur, you have some serious advantages.

How to Achieve Tech-Powered Collaboration in the Era of Remote Work


Forever gone is the era when workers assembled each day at the office. Today, they’re just as likely to be working from home or spread across the globe. Collaboration has always been important among teams.

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10 Key Components Of Every New Venture Strategic Plan

Startup Professionals Musings

Deciding to be an entrepreneur is a lifestyle move, and should be part of a long-term strategic plan. You shouldn’t be making this decision just because you are mad at your boss, or you would like to be rich, or someone else thinks you have a good idea.

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Want to Reduce CPA? Try Machine Learning–Driven Retargeting.


The way we do retargeting is restrictive. Creating a tailored, personalized campaign is often done with micro-triggers: Did the user spend more than X minutes on the site? Did they view more than Y pages? Did they add to cart? Are they visiting on mobile?

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Help Your CEOs Thrive with the Right Communications

Rembrandt Communications

How PR Pros Can Help Their CEOs Thrive With the Right Communications. Work together and everyone wins! Do you have the right communications in place? Your B2B CEO, CMO, CFO, and other executives have a lot going on, and you only see a small portion of what they have to deal with on a daily basis.

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Some Thoughts on Ownership

View from Seed

When I started out in VC, there was a strong consensus around early stage investors that the “right” level of ownership was 20%. Pretty much every firm was targeting at least 20% ownership. And I found that pricing, check sizes, and deal sizes were strangely shaped by the 20% target as much as the actual needs of the company. As someone who was new to venture at the time, I understood that more ownership of a good company was better.

8 Change Triggers Every Entrepreneur Must Spot Early

Startup Professionals Musings

When the economy tanks as it did in the last recession, that’s a strong signal that things have to change, and it’s hard to miss. But most of us in business have to deal most of the time with weak signals, or change that is happening in a far more subtle way.

How to Hire a CRO Agency: A Process to Get It Right


Historically, CRO has taken a backseat to SEO, PPC, and other forms of digital marketing. But it’s on the rise— 60.8% of businesses are making CRO a priority. As more companies think about starting or expanding CRO programs, the “agency or in-house?” question is also earning more attention.

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How Brands Master The Art of Influencer Marketing

YFS Magazine

Influencer marketing has quickly become one of the most effective PR and social media strategies for marketers and individuals alike. Grow Marketing & Sales Influencer Marketing marketing social media social media marketing

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Is Your ‘Inner Critic’ Undermining Your Career? 5 Ways To Boost Your Confidence


by Grant Parr , author of “ The Next One Up Mindset: How To Prepare For The Unknown “ The workplace, like the playing field in sports, is packed with competition — often against oneself.

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10 Tips On Managing An Overwhelming Business Workload

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the most common complaints I hear from entrepreneurs is that they are overwhelmed by the workload and stress of starting their company. Then there are the additional challenges of balancing the demands of family and friends. Having too much on your plate can turn your dream into a nightmare.

10 Things Your eCommerce Business Needs to Thrive

Up and Running

Pulling off the first few sales on a new ecommerce website can be an exciting experience for anyone. . However, for some ecommerce startups , that is also where the excitement ends.

The Markets Are Great. but Venture Outcomes Haven’t Changed Much

VC Adventure

A few years back I blogged about the hard data behind venture outcomes and the challenge of creating a venture portfolio that produces strong returns.

Career Growth Checklists: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly To-Dos To Maintain Your Hireability


by Akin Tosyali, Director of Digital Marketing for Tiege Hanley. In the digital age, it pays to keep your skills sharp. Whether you’re hoping to get a promotion at your current job or you’re searching for employment, maintaining your hireability is key to getting ahead in your career.

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5 Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Favorite Business or Entrepreneur Turnaround Story


Poor performance in business doesn’t always imply the failure of a business. It can be an improving point for a business or mark its upward trajectory.

Get More Done With These Time And Employee Management Solutions

YFS Magazine

Time is, arguably, our most valuable asset. Here's a look at three solutions to improve business operations and spend it wisely. Grow Operations productivity productivity tips workplace productivity

Vital Tips When Starting an Event Planning Business

The Startup Magazine

Event planning is a lucrative venture that should be given the credit it deserves. If you already have the passion and talent for managing events, it’s high time you gave it a shot. All you need is the talent, zeal and consistency to become a successful event planner.

10 Common Mistakes To Avoid While Getting Business Cards Printed Online


A business card is like your information calling card. It is used as a marketing tool to help people learn more about your products and services. A sound business card is one that is designed in a way that will make people remember your company.

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One year into Fund III: some high level stats

Version One Ventures

A few weeks ago I shared my reflections on my first year as a GP. Along with all the well wishes (thank you!!), many asked what Version One is investing in these days. Our portfolio companies aren’t as quick to publicize fundraising rounds like they used to and as such, we’re not making as many public announcements about our activity. So, as a follow up, I thought I’d share some high level stats on our investing activity since we kicked off Fund III nearly a year ago in October 2018. .

Maybe Founders Should Background Check Their Investors (Instead Of The Other Way Around)

Hunter Walker

One of the interesting things about getting into venture via your own fund versus coming up through a larger firm is that when “this is always the way it’s been done” comes up as a rationale, you get to shrug and say “not any more.” ” Like, for example, the practice of VC funds charging their legal fees back to the startup. We don’t do this because, well, we want the money we give you to go for hiring, marketing, operations.

Career Advice: Seth Whitmer on Healthcare Administration and Healthcare Management

The Startup Magazine

Healthcare administration is a broad-ranging field with many healthcare career opportunities for dedicated individuals. The field as a whole is concerned with making the healthcare system run more efficiently while meeting the needs of the general public.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Be Generous With Investors


by Alejandro Cremades , cofounder of Panthera Advisors and author of “ The Art of Startup Fundraising: Pitching Investors, Negotiating the Deal, and Everything Else Entrepreneurs Need to Know “ Why should entrepreneurs intentionally be generous when negotiating with investors?

Can Investors Beat Warren Buffett’s 50% Per Year Return In The Stock Market?

YFS Magazine

Can you beat Warren Buffett at investing and earn 50% annual returns on stock market investing based on Buffett’s strategies? Absolutely. Finance Grow business finance

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Austin Ranks First as the Hottest Real Estate Market in the Country


Austin ranks number one as the hottest real estate market in the country, according to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2020 report. PwC US and the Urban Land Institute released the report this week which also included another Texas city: Dallas/Fort Worth, which claimed the sixth spot.

Why Your Startup Needs to Track and Manage User Feedback

The Startup Magazine

No one has ever said it’s easy to start a business. Many people try but even more fail. Startup companies often face numerous obstacles that stand in the way of their desired level of success—from lack of planning to inability to scale up or poor management to neglecting marketing.

Plan Out A Fantastic Career: How To Become A Successful Event Planner


Are you a very social person who enjoys bringing people together for the purpose of having a great time? You might want to consider a career as an event planner. There are more than 130,000 event planners working all across the nation at this time.

Intriguing takeaways from a Where to Play workshop

Where to Play

The post Intriguing takeaways from a Where to Play workshop appeared first on Where to Play. I just came back from running a full-week ‘Where to Play’ workshop for postdocs at Cornell Tech’s Runway Program.

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Austin-based Gardenio Caters to Millennials Looking to Grow Their Own Food


At Brown University, Roman Gonzalez studied philosophy to understand big things like love and purpose. He wanted to distill these difficult concepts and relate them in a way to make people’s lives better.

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Common Workplace Injuries Employers Need to Be Aware Of

The Startup Magazine

Employers have a responsibility to be aware of some of the most common workplace injuries and ensure policies are in place to prevent them. Up to 5,000 workers get killed each year in the workplace. You are responsible for the safety of your workplace as an employer.

Getting Yourself Ready For Business – Steps You Should Take


There’s nothing better than a golden business idea – something that ignites your passion and has the potential to be incredibly successful. But, without the right ideas and preparation, your golden idea can soon rust and before you know it, you’re out of steam.

How to Discover and Nurture Your Creativity

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Discover and Nurture Your Creativity written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Chase Jarvis. Podcast Transcript. On this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I chat with photographer, director, artist and entrepreneur Chase Jarvis.

Performance Under Pressure – Are Emotional Hijacks Holding You Back?

YFS Magazine

Here's a look at three ways to regain control of your brain when you’re in the hot seat—Emotional intelligence expert Bill Benjamin calls it the SOS system. Lead emotional intelligence health and wellness leadership mental health personal development