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The No Excuses Culture

Steve Blank

Getting ready for our next semester’s class, I asked my Teaching Assistant why I hadn’t seen the posters for our new class around campus. Hearing the litany of excuses that followed –“It was raining.” (The The posters go inside the building.) “We We still have time.” (We

8 Reasons To Initiate A Startup In A Sluggish Economy

Startup Professionals Musings

According to CNN Money , the economy is still very sluggish, with only 1.6 percent growth in 2016.

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Why the LP Outlook is Good for Venture and Startups in 2017–2020

Both Sides of the Table

Every year Upfront Ventures surveys Limited Partners (LPs) who are the main source of capital that invests in VC funds and thus the main source of capital that goes to startups to get an early-warning sense of the year ahead, leaving aside any Black Swans.

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Ask the Experts: Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting a Business

Up and Running

While it’s generally good to be forward thinking and avoid dwelling on the past, most of us have made a few key, crucial mistakes that we’d reverse if we could. The same is true for small business owners. In every startup story, there is bound to be a wrong turn here or there.


Top 10 Tips To Take Your Brand From Good To Great

YFS Magazine

When you know the value of a brand, it’s easy to appreciate why taking your brand from good to great is a smart move. Start with these 10 tips. This article Top 10 Tips To Take Your Brand From Good To Great appeared first in YFS Magazine.

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10 Female Entrepreneurs Taking Over The World

YFS Magazine

Here's a look at 10 inspiring female entrepreneurs who are pioneers making moves and taking names every day of the week. Be inspired! People Success Profiles female entrepreneurs female entrepreneurship women entrepreneurs women in business

How to create a successful corporate-startup collaboration

The Next Web

The idea that corporations and startups excel better together isn’t new. We all know innovation is key to sustained success, and one way to accelerate innovation is through collaboration. Three-quarters of startups that collaborated with corporations reported their experience to be highly beneficial.

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6 Ways to Kill Bad Habits One Small Step At A Time

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur I know has a few bad habits they intended to overcome a long time ago, such as micromanaging, or failure to get enough rest and relaxation. As a result, both their business and their personal lives continue to suffer.

What You Really Need to Know About Cash Flow

Up and Running

Cash is king. You’ve heard it forever, but do you know what it really means? Cash in this context isn’t bills or coins, it’s money in the bank that you can spend today. It’s the single most important resource in any business, and also one that is way too frequently misunderstood.

4 Tips To Ensure Mobile App Success

YFS Magazine

In today's digital age, mobile apps have become a valuable resource for all types of businesses. Here's how to make sure your mobile app is a success. Grow Technology mobile app mobile app development mobile app marketing mobile apps technology

The Power of Company Retreats: Thoughts after the 8th Buffer Retreat

By now we have a fairly long history of doing retreats at Buffer. We’re now a 75 person team , and we just wrapped up our 8th company retreat in Madrid, Spain. Here’s a quick history of retreat locations, timeline and size over time: San Francisco & Lake Tahoe, U.S.A. August 2013, 8 people).

7 Keys To Hard Hitting Social Media Use For Business

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are an entrepreneur today, and not using social media to promote your business, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. But, contrary to what most people preach, it isn’t entirely free.

Email Subject Lines: 8 Principles for Improved Open Rates


There’s no such thing as a perfect email subject line. No one can give you a formula that will work every time. However, you can follow these principles, which will guide you closer to writing email subject lines that are perfect for your audience.

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5 Mantras Startup Founders Should Live By

YFS Magazine

What drives you to succeed? Here are five mantras that drive the way I do business — important startup lessons I've learned along the way. Lead personal development startup lessons success success advice

Atlas Launches Shape, a Wearable Digital Fitness Coach


Atlas Wearables, a member of the first Techstars Austin cohort, officially debuted its smart fitness tracker in 2013. A year later, Atlas launched an IndieGoGo campaign and raised $638,029, more than 500 percent above its goal, to create the Atlas Wristband, which identified exercises, reps and calculated calories burned and evaluated form. The startup has […] The post Atlas Launches Shape, a Wearable Digital Fitness Coach appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

How You Should Start a Business Before the Bubble

Startup Professionals Musings

In the entrepreneur world, most of the energy I see is focused on the current opportunity bubbles, now including anything mobile, the new sharing economy (Uber, Airbnb), or yet another social media app (Snapchat, WhatsApp).

How to Build Robust User Personas in Under a Month


User personas are often talked about in marketing and product design, but they’re almost never done well. There are certainly companies doing them well, but not a lot of detail goes into instruction, and the blog posts out there on how to build personas are generally pretty bad.

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3 Types of Content That Gets More Traffic, Links and Shares Than All the Others

Duct Tape Marketing

3 Types of Content That Gets More Traffic, Links and Shares Than All the Others written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Why waste time creating content that doesn’t get you traffic, links, and shares?


I Haven’t Handled My Own Email In 12 Years by Yaro Starak

The other night I was at a small networking dinner event in Vancouver. As we were doing round the table problem solving, one of the other entrepreneurs commented about how much time she spends every evening keeping up with her email. I turned to her and said… I haven’t handled. The post I Haven’t Handled My Own Email In 12 Years appeared first on Laptop Lifestyle business systems email management hiring lifestyle business outsourcing productivity

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3 Ecommerce Trends To Watch In 2017

YFS Magazine

In coming months, online retailers will change what customers expect from ecommerce. Where they lead, customers will follow. Grow Marketing & Sales business technology business trends eCommerce marketing technology

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life

Inc Startups

Here are the 12 best career lessons everyone should take to heart earlier in their careers


Why You Must Create a Total Online Presence Right Now

Duct Tape Marketing

Why You Must Create a Total Online Presence Right Now written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Your website is the hub of your online presence and is clearly a must in this digital world. However, it’s only one piece of the marketing puzzle.

5 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Don’t Do


by Pratik Dholakiya , Co-Founder of E2M and MoveoApps. Most of the time, we’re told about the qualities that great entrepreneurs possess and the things they do that make them successful.

Capital Factory and moovel Launch a Transportation Technology Accelerator


It’s no secret that Austin has traffic and congestion problems. So Austin seems like the perfect place for Capital Factory to team up with moovel North America, a division of Daimler AG, the maker of Mercedes-Benz, to launch MobilityX, a transportation technology accelerator. MobilityX will be part of Capital Factory, a startup accelerator and coworking […] The post Capital Factory and moovel Launch a Transportation Technology Accelerator appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

5 Ways You Can Tell Someone Has High Emotional Intelligence

Inc Startups

If I'm writing a book on emotional intelligence, these outstanding characteristics of a person with high EQ would most definitely make the book


Become An Industry Influencer With This Quick-Start Guide

YFS Magazine

The internet is saturated, but there are niche markets waiting for a new influencer to shake things up! Become an industry influencer with this quick guide. Grow Marketing & Sales branding content marketing expert influence Influencer Marketing

Pay Your Payroll Tax With R&D Credits


by Evan Stephens, Senior Tax Manager at Sensiba San Filippo and Carlos Freitas, Director with Hull & Knarr LLP. Starting in 2016, Research and Development (R&D) tax credits can be used to offset payroll taxes. Previously, these credits could only be used to offset income taxes.

True Wealth Ventures’ $20 Million Fund Invests in Women-run Startups


By LAURA LOREK Publisher and Senior Reporter with Silicon Hills News Women run startups outperform all male teams yet they still struggle to get venture capital. That’s a problem Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp with True Wealth Ventures, are seeking to solve. They are raising a $20 million venture capital fund focused on investing in […] The post True Wealth Ventures’ $20 Million Fund Invests in Women-run Startups appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Science: 81 Percent of People Lie in Job Interviews. Here's What Top Companies Are Doing Instead

Inc Startups

Google does it. Menlo Innovations does it. Automattic does it. I speak of job auditions, instead of the traditional interview. Here's how they do it


What You Heard About VCs is Usually Wrong and Why You Can Blame VCs for It

This is going to be BIG.

VCs lie. Everyone knows that or at least suspects it. What you don't know is whether they're lying to you or to themselves. I can't tell you how many times I've heard an entrepreneur make a generalization about VCs based on a few meetings that was completely wrong--and they were usually basing their statement off what the VC told them.

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San Antonio is Promoting SATX at SXSW for 2017


San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the country and is home to giant companies like Rackspace, USAA, HEB, Valero and the Argo Group. But three years ago, San Antonio didn’t even have a booth at the trade show at South by Southwest Interactive, the largest technology show in Texas. A lot has changed […] The post San Antonio is Promoting SATX at SXSW for 2017 appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

20 Habits of Highly Successful and Effective Leaders

Inc Startups

20 Habits of Highly Successful and Effective Leaders.Leave better deliver better results


5 Research-Backed Tips for Increasing B2B Sales

Up and Running

According to The Alternative Board’s (TAB) September 2014 Small Business Pulse Survey , only six percent of business owners consider themselves “very trusting” of the information they receive from B2B vendors.

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