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Diversity is an Innovation Metric

Grasshopper Herder

Diversity is a hot topic, but what is not often discussed is the fact that diverse teams are more innovative. Read more about why diversity is an innovation metric. The post Diversity is an Innovation Metric appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com.

Effective Networking

Feld Thoughts

Adam Grant has a superb essay in the New York Times this weekend titled Networking is Overrated. I enjoy Adam’s writing immensely (his book Give and Take is a huge inspiration for my upcoming book #GiveFirst). Early in the essay, he has a strong lead in. “It’s true that networking can help you accomplish great things. But this obscures the opposite truth: Accomplishing great things helps you develop a network.” ” He finishes the essay with a great punch line.

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Change: Damned if you do, damned more if you don’t

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Top workplace complaints: 1) The way things are 2) Change. — Andrew Annett (@akannett) June 1, 2015. This plays out in many important ways: Customers demand an improved UX , but they don’t want to learn a new UX. Team members want consistency but don’t want policies. Developers want to be more efficient but don’t want to change how they work. Strategy is ineffective if it’s constantly in flux, but a strategy that remains unchanged in the presence of new information is incorrect.

8 Principles For Keeping Customers With You For Life

Startup Professionals Musings

Most businesses spend big money testing their brand logo, catchy marketing phrases, and demographics, but spend little time training and validating that their employees can and do deliver memorable experiences to their customers.

5 Affordable Ways to Strengthen Your Team

Up and Running

Every small business owner knows how important a solid gang of employees can be. A close-knit team that knows how to work together can make your company a joy to run and a financial success.

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How to value your SaaS company

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

If you read my blog regularly you know I love (LOVE) metrics. So no surprise that when River Cities Capital released an overview of SaaS operating and valuation benchmarks, I hung on every juicy detail. It’s chocked full of them – I’d highly recommend your reading the full report.

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The Worst Nightmare of Any Product Manager

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Liel Aharon (Mentee, Session 4, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Felix Sargent]. At the end of 2015 I was in the worst nightmare of any Product Manager. I had a strong roadmap, clear goals and a vision for the product.

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Business Lunches Don't Work

Inc Startups

Eating with a purpose or working with a distraction? Icons of Entrepreneurship

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5 Reasons Every Smart Business Owner Seeks A Mentor

Startup Professionals Musings

Advice is cheap. As a new business owner, you don’t have to take any advice you hear, but failing to listen and learn from someone’s prior experience can cost you a fortune. As a long-time mentor and business advisor, I find it ironic that many look only to friends for advice.

Entrepreneur vs Intrapreneur: Understanding The Difference

YoungUpstarts

by Tricia Hussung .

Why Taking Time Off Is Time Well Spent

Up and Running

When you’re just trying to get your business off the ground, having fun isn’t always a top priority. You’re more focused on your business plan , go-to-market strategy, financials, and—perhaps most importantly—time management.

6 Social Media Trends to Prepare for in 2018

Inc Startups

2018 is only four months away, and brands have prepare to take advantage of the opportunities social media presents -- or their competitors will. Social Media Toolkit

7 Leadership Metaphors To Motivate Business Leaders

Startup Professionals Musings

In building successful businesses, I find that creating a new and innovative product or service is usually the easy part. The hard part is providing the leadership required to align and motivate all the constituents and players – from engineers, to investors, vendors, and ultimately customers.

Overcoming The Biggest Barriers In Digital Marketing

YoungUpstarts

by Clate Mask, CEO of Infusionsoft. So you started a company, but does that make you a marketing expert? Probably not. If you’re like many small businesses, you have a love-hate relationship with marketing.

18 Top A/B Testing Tools Reviewed by CRO Experts

ConversionXL

At this point in time, the field is flooded with solutions. Finding a proper A/B testing tool isn’t the problem anymore. Now, the problem is choosing the right one.

How Do You Know a Job Candidate Has True Emotional Intelligence? Ask These 7 Foolproof Interview Questions

Inc Startups

OfficeTeam recently published the "Emotional Intelligence at Work" survey from more than 600 HR managers and 800 office workers. Here are the results. How to Hire the Best

8 Steps From A Control Freak To Effective Delegator

Startup Professionals Musings

For a few, delegating comes easily, maybe too easy. For others who are perfectionists, letting go of even the most trivial task is almost impossible. If you are in this second category, you probably don’t like the references behind your back that you are a “control freak” or a “micro-manager.”

A Short, But Important, Checklist Of Startup Business Wisdom

YoungUpstarts

by Les Trachtman, author of “ Don’t F**k It Up: How Founders and Their Successors Can Avoid the Clichés That Inhibit Growth “ Money. There is lots of it available in the market. VCs and PEs have more capital than they are capable of managing well.

For Entrepreneurs, Mindset Is Everything

YFS Magazine

The struggle to maintain an entrepreneurial spirit is something every founder struggles with throughout the lifetime of their business. Lead health and wellness leadership mindset personal development

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Just Offered a Masterclass In Attracting Millennials (Here It Is In 2 Words)

Inc Startups

It's easy when you know how.

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Using The Startup Way to Turn Big Orgs into Lean Startups

Startup Lessons Learned

Written by Misti Yang, Contributor for Lean Startup Co. In the opening paragraphs of Eric Ries’s upcoming book The Startup Way , Eric sets the scene: He arrived at GE in the summer of 2012 amidst a multi-hundred-million-dollar, five-year plan to develop a new diesel and natural gas engine.

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18 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur

Hearpreneur

Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Waking up each morning knowing you are getting to do exactly what you love is more than most people could ever say about any “job” they have had.

How to Track Success of Offline Marketing Campaigns

The Startup Magazine

How do you know that the poster campaign was a success or the leaflet drop worth the money? How hard are your business cards working for you? You could, of course, ask every caller, every customer or every person who emails where they heard about you, but this only returns limited information.

This Airline Charges You $3 More If You Want Your Tea Strong

Inc Startups

There's nickel-and-diming. And then there's teabagging. Business Travel

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Keeping it Together: Managing a Network Across Multiple Locations

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CBTS. All opinions are 100% mine. For SMBs with multiple locations, structuring an efficient, secure network can be a nightmare.

Women entrepreneurs, now is the time to pursue your startup ideas

The Next Web

In entrepreneurship, female founders are still few and far between. However, they certainly are on the rise. According to a study done by Kaufman, female entrepreneurship saw the biggest increase in the past 20 years.

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The One Question Investors Should Ask Founders On Demo Day

Hunter Walker

“What you’ve accomplished is really great and we’re excited to introduce ourselves and chat a bit more. Would you be willing to share your application to [incubator/accelerator] with us so that we can use it as a way to collaboratively discuss what you’ve learned since then?” ” For many accelerators and incubators, demo days kick off a fundraising process for a full round or additional capital based on inbound demand.

The New Way To Learn Languages: Virtual Reality

Inc Startups

A new VR app allows people to converse in "real life" situations. Technology

What Happens to Your Business If You Can’t Work?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you’ve just started a business, or you’re running a small one, your work is crucial to the success of that business. You’ll be managing all the high-level tasks, including making decisions, staying on top of sales and cash flow, and providing direction for the future of the business.

Office Perks Help Boost Employee Morale

The Startup Magazine

The kitchen space in your workplace will easily become the area in which folks gather and chat with one another during breaks and to grab that much needed snack or drink to power them through the next meeting. If your kitchen space is lacking, it can bring morale down.

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Why startup studios are the best choice for nontech founders

The Next Web

For every startup founder with a dream of building a business and scaling to infinity, there seems to be an organization promising to help make it happen.

Mediocrity is a Virus. Here's How to Banish it from Your Life.

Inc Startups

Little things become big things. Creativity

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How to Stay Sane While Working from Home

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Working from home means no more commuting or spending hours away from home in a stressful environment. It also means you’ll have to take charge of your work life and create the type of life you really want. When you work from home, you have the flexibility to make your day look however you want.

Be More Productive By Working Simply

Duct Tape Marketing

Be More Productive By Working Simply written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Carson Tate. Routine, process, to-do and task lists – that’s how we get stuff done right?