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Metrics: A double edged sword

The Equity Kicker

Let me start by saying that I’m a massive believer in the power of metrics. There’s an old adage that if you don’t measure something it doesn’t happen and I think there’s a tonne of truth in that. As a result we advise our companies to build KPI trees so employees in each department know what to do and there can be confidence that if everyone delivers the company will hit its overall growth and profitability targets.

The Mother Of All Demos

Feld Thoughts

I was talking to a friend last week about demos. She mentioned the Steve Jobs iPhone demo from 2007 and I referred to Doug Engelbart’s Mother of All Demos from 1968.

NetSuite under Oracle: a progress report

deal architect

I have seen way too many large vendors under-leverage their acquisitions. They mostly benefit from the incremental revenues but lose talent and value of the acquired IP. The week prior, I was impressed by how Rob Enslin has started to. Cloud Computing, SaaS

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Cashgold: A Hybrid Of Gold And Cryptocurrency

YoungUpstarts

Gold is a universally valid, crisis-proof precious metal that can be converted into cash at any time and used worldwide as payment.

The Best 3 Branding Exercises For Startups

YFS Magazine

Here are a few fun, engaging and insightful exercises you and your team can do today to help define your brand. Don’t be shy — let your creative juices flow! Grow Marketing & Sales brand development brand strategy branding personal branding rebranding

10 Copywriting Strategies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Up and Running

Copywriting can make or break your business. Your skills, directly and indirectly, impact how well you communicate with your customers. Good writing brings out emotions, answers questions, and leads users toward the sale.

How Do You Negotiate More To Know What Your Brand Is Worth?

Brandanew

Your personal branding is determined by your ideas. You get to decide what your brand is worth. Taking this into the professional realm isn’t that easy though. Especially, for women – and women led businesses. Research studies show that women negotiate far lesser than men.

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Mostly analog in a digital world

deal architect

My friends in tech like to constantly talk about how fast technology is evolving. I like to remind them the supply side of technology is accelerating, the adoption and implementation of technology lags considerably. I got a reminder this week, Industry Commentary

Entrepreneurship for Superwomen

Up and Running

I believe that there is no better way for a woman to succeed than to have her own business. I went through the information technology revolution and was on the bleeding edge of both technology and the acceptance of women in the workplace. .

6 Brand Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask

YFS Magazine

One of the most important things you can do before you implement a marketing strategy is to really understand your brand goals. This simple 6-step process will help you gain clarity on your brand goals. Grow Marketing & Sales brand strategy branding marketing personal branding

How To Fund Your Business When A Bank Loan Isn’t An Option

YoungUpstarts

by Mike Prendergast, Finance Director, Quick Capital. Easy and quick access to money is vital to helping your business not only grow, but survive. It means you can cover unexpected costs, replace equipment, buy more stock to increase sales, or simply boost cash flow during a difficult month.

Mostly analog in a digital world

deal architect

My friends in tech like to constantly talk about how fast technology is evolving. I like to remind them the supply side of technology is accelerating, the adoption and implementation of technology lags considerably. I got a reminder this week, Industry Commentary

How to Get Your First Gig, Part 1: Finding Your Customer

Up and Running

Getting your first freelance gig can feel like learning to ride a bike: you know what to do, but you just don’t know how it’ll work until you try it. There’s good news: millions upon millions of freelancers who have come before have done exactly the same thing.

How To Promote Yourself With Dignity And Authenticity

YFS Magazine

When some entrepreneurs think of self-promotion they consider it to be an ego-serving, distracting waste of time. However, every business owner needs to to promote themselves in order to increase brand awareness and reach new clients.

6 Tips To Tell Your Story Effectively

YoungUpstarts

by Adam Witty, Founder and CEO of Advantage | ForbesBooks. Computing pioneer Alan Kay said, “Scratch the surface in a typical boardroom and we’re all just cavemen with briefcases, hungry for a wise person to tell us stories.”. Storytelling is the hot trend in business communications.

NetSuite under Oracle: a progress report

deal architect

I have seen way too many large vendors under-leverage their acquisitions. They mostly benefit from the incremental revenues but lose talent and value of the acquired IP. The week prior, I was impressed by how Rob Enslin has started to. Cloud Computing, SaaS

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Essential Advice For Startup Owners

The Startup Magazine

Aside from thinking fast, acting in the spur of the moment and being organised, there is a whole range of skills that you need to have to ensure that your start-up is successful and makes a profit during your first year of business.

Stop Selling And Start Solving Problems Instead

YFS Magazine

There's an old business adage that states, “Nothing happens until a sale is made!” This is true. You must sell. it is that simple. Grow Marketing & Sales direct selling sales sales tips selling

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15 Inspirational TV Shows For New Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

If you are in the process of growing your business, I’m sure you are very busy, but everyone needs to take break to recharge the batteries from time to time. You can have your relaxation time without feeling guilty by putting your feet up and tuning into some of the top TV 1.

Top 20 A/B Ecommerce Test Ideas

ConversionXL

There’s nothing that always works and pretty much nothing that never works either. Websites are highly contextual. That being said, there are tests that tend to have a very high win rate. These are the test ideas that, while they don’t work 100% of the time, work more often than not.

Rusty Tweed Explains How to Structure a Business

The Startup Magazine

Prior to the commencement of any large entrepreneurial project, one must go through the rigorous process of setting their business up. Although there are cases when this may only take a few days, it is not uncommon for the first-time owners to spend weeks gathering the necessary paperwork.

What Gary Vaynerchuk, Mila Kunis And Daria Zest Know About Success

YFS Magazine

I learned indispensable lessons that most successful people, like Gary Vaynerchuk and Mila Kunis, know all too well. Now, you might not know me (yet), but I can almost guarantee you know Gary and Mila. And the three of us share eerily similar stories.

One Tough Mother: How Being A Mom Can Boost Your Job Performance

YoungUpstarts

by Holly Caplan, author of “ Surviving the Dick Clique: A Girl’s Guide to Surviving the Male Dominated Corporate World “ Before I became a mother in 2010, I had been in the workforce as a sales person in the medical device field for years.

Facebook is dropping key advertising tools — here’s how you adapt

The Next Web

If you listen to headlines about Facebook recently you may be wondering if it’s still a good place to run ads for your business.

First Steps When Opening Your Business

The Startup Magazine

It’s important that you go through all the necessary steps and do things right if you’re starting a new business. You need to do everything you can to maximize your chances of success. It’s important to understand that many fledgling business ventures struggle to get off the ground.

Amy Schumer’s ‘I Feel Pretty’ Movie Is Full Of Lessons For Female Entrepreneurs

YFS Magazine

In I Feel Pretty Amy Schumer goes from insecure girl-next-door to über confident power woman. But is her winner-takes-all mindset accessible and attainable when it comes to the way you market and brand your business? Absolutely! Culture Grow Marketing & Sales branding culture female entrepreneurs marketing movies personal development women entrepreneurs women in business

7 Routes To Successful Business Growth

YoungUpstarts

One of the big goals for any start-up business is to grow the business beyond the ‘small’ business label and into a global sensation. There is no business out there who wants to stay as a little business.

Breaking Silos: Passive Consumption + Active Engagement FTW!

Occam's Razor

Today something complex, advanced, that is most applicable to those who are at the edges of spending money, and thus have an intricate web of internal and external teams to deliver customer engagement and business success. The Marketing Industrial Empire is made up of number of components.

Implementing IT Automation Best Practices

The Startup Magazine

Automation in IT helps in mitigating the IT operations risk, reducing costs, improving standards enforcement. It increases operational efficiency and reduces the negative effects of complexity.

6 Signs It’s Time To Rebrand Your Company

YFS Magazine

Often, the first sign you need a rebrand the fact that the thought of a rebrand even crosses your mind. Grow Marketing & Sales branding marketing rebranding

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How To Prepare Your Nearby Homeless Population For The Job World

YoungUpstarts

There are many debates surrounding what you can do to help the local homeless find a new meaning to life and get back on their feet, and while it is great to do your bit, it is widely acknowledged that not everyone has the time to spare to help those in need.

Have you made the mistake of hiring too soon?

Berkonomics

Well, you may not be alone. Many executives and managers have made the mistake of using the financial and sales forecast to plan and execute hiring of new employees – so that they could be trained and up to speed when the demand arrives. The balance between preparedness and cost.

Fintech Influence: Financial Firms Need to Step Up Their Customer Service Game

The Startup Magazine

Banks and other financial institutions are facing threats on multiple fronts.

5 Female Founders We Love – And How They’re Making Their Mark

YFS Magazine

Thanks to the groundwork laid by trailblazers, female business leaders are becoming more common, and with their ascendance, more women are building brands of their own. People Success Profiles female entrepreneurs women in business

Importance Of Finding And Hiring A Good Freelance Logo Designer For Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

When you’re building a company from the ground up, there’s a whole host of important decisions that must be made. One crucially important decision that is far too often overlooked, though, is the decision regarding your company’s logo and the designer you hire to create it.

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Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders. First of Seven Blogs. Invest in Frameworks, But First, Establish a Culture Where Innovation Thrives. Leaders — How Are You Doing With These Basics? Success is built on doing the basics well.

Starting a Used Car Dealership Business With No Money

The Startup Magazine

A lot of people want to create a business and they even have the right ideas. But the reality is that even if you have an idea, you do need some money to back it up. And doing that is not as easy as you would imagine.