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Tips for Transitioning to a Paperless Dental Office With Electronic Forms

The Startup Magazine

Are you aware that the healthcare industry today generates vast volumes of data on health information, prescriptions, and other related documents? This has led to a move away from paper-based systems to electronic ones. The healthcare industry is evolving, and dentistry is not an exception. The time has come for your dental practice to ditch the endless paperwork and transition to a paperless office with electronic forms.

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The Top 5 Episodes of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast in 2023

Duct Tape Marketing

The Top 5 Episodes of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast in 2023 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing 2023 was a year of remarkable growth for the marketing industry. With a rapidly changing landscape, it’s never been a more exciting time to be an entrepreneur. I was able to visit with many phenomenal guests on the show this year.

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The Pros and Cons of Rando Rich People Investing in Your Startup

This is going to be BIG.

Say what you will about VCs, but we’re a mostly predictable bunch. You know what our incentives are and we care enough about our reputation within the ecosystem to not do anything too terrible—usually. Still, there are a lot of downsides to taking venture money—the push to grow at all costs, our desire to be all up in your business, literally, and sometimes, we’re kind of obnoxious.

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Burning Platform 110:  Market Engineering, not just Product Engineering

deal architect

For the 110th episode of Burning Platform we host Bruce Cleveland of ForzaGroup Consulting. You may remember Bruce from his influential roles at Siebel, C3.ai and Oracle and as an investor at Wildcat Venture Partners. You know I am constantly.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Every startup and innovation project exists within an ecosystem that either helps or hurts that project. As innovation managers, we need to keep a pulse of that ecosystem and make sure we're helping those innovation projects we're managing every step of the way. 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

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Revolutionizing Sales: Digital Marketing for Car Sales

The Startup Magazine

In an era where digital technology reigns supreme, car dealerships are increasingly turning to innovative automotive sales digital marketing strategies to boost sales and enhance customer experiences. This article highlights key digital techniques and tools that are transforming the art of selling cars in 2024, making use of advanced automotive digital solutions.

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Unlocking the Profitable Power of Trust

Duct Tape Marketing

Unlocking the Profitable Power of Trust written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I’m going to talk about the profound impact of Trust in your business. This isn’t just about a buzzword, I touch on the intricacies of building and maintaining trust with your clients and how it can significantly influence the success of your marketing efforts.

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The Department of Defense Is Getting Its Innovation Act Together – But More Can Be Done

Steve Blank

This post previously appeared in Defense News and C4SIR. Despite the clear and present danger of threats from China and elsewhere, there’s no agreement on what types of adversaries we’ll face; how we’ll fight, organize, and train; and what weapons or systems we’ll need for future fights. Instead, developing a new doctrine to deal with these new issues is fraught with disagreements, differing objectives, and incumbents who defend the status quo.

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What You Need to Know About Buddy Punching – and How to Prevent It

The Startup Magazine

Buddy punching, an issue in workplaces, involves employees clocking in for one another. This practice can lead to inaccuracies in time records and affect the integrity of workplace operations. Addressing this issue requires a clear understanding of its implications and the implementation of effective measures to prevent it. Employers must be aware of the available methods to deter this practice and ensure accurate timekeeping.

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Cybersecurity startups face market challenges

ReadWriteStart

Startups in the cybersecurity sector are facing a daunting market environment , contending with decreased valuations and increasing pressure to sell while competing for vital funding and collaborations. In a progressively saturated market, these startups need to reevaluate their strategies and wisely distribute resources to remain competitive and sustainable amidst the demands of investors and well-established competitors.

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Avoid Burnout: Redesigning the Workplace for Employee Well-Being

Mike Michalowicz

The need to prioritize employee well-being has become more critical than ever. Non-stop connectivity, increased workloads, and the challenges posed by remote or hybrid work setups have significantly elevated the risk of burnout among your team. Recognizing and addressing these challenges is not just a responsibility to check off your task list – it’s an essential investment in the success and longevity of any organization.

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The Rapid Evolution of Generative AI Video footage

VC Cafe

2023 was the year of generative AI, but more specifically, the year we witnessed the power and potential of LLMs, large language models. A lot of the world of work is based around text: documents, email, content, media. Both startups and large tech companies leaned in hard, incorporating automation tools and generative AI applications across verticals.

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The Ultimate Guide to Thriving in Startup Investment

The Startup Magazine

Hey there, budding entrepreneurs! Ready to dive deep into the exhilarating world of startup investment? Today we’re going to embark on an epic journey towards securing the financial backing your brilliant startup deserves. Image Credit: Nick Chong / Unsplash Navigating the Startup Investment Maze Many entrepreneurs like yourself often find themselves a bit daunted by the range of investment options available.

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Harbor Health Raises $95.5 Million to Expand Healthcare Services in Central Texas

SiliconHills

Austin-based Harbor Health, a primary and specialty clinic group, recently announced that it has secured an additional $95.5 million in funding. General Catalyst led the round of funding with participation from Alta Partners and *VC. To date, Harbor Health has raised more than $128 million.

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Guy Baron

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Lightspeed Venture Partners is a multi-stage venture capital firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends.

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Using Copyrighted Works in AI Training Data May Infringe Even if the AI Output Doesn’t

Gust

Thomson Reuters Enterprise Centre GmbH v. Ross Intelligence Inc., decided in the federal District Court in Delaware on September 25, 2023, asks the question whether a company can train its AI on a competitor’s copyrighted works in order to help it compete? What if the AI output does not infringe the competitor’s copyrights? The answer so far is “maybe,” but that the answer is not “no” adds to the hazards of using copyrighted works as training data.

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7 Steps to a Successful Business Rebrand

The Startup Magazine

A business rebrand takes time and effort but should always be considered for keeping things fresh. Some of the most successful businesses rebrand every now and then, and it can be as simple as changing the logo or as complex as an expansive public awareness campaign. CC0 Licensed Image Courtesy of Pexels Introduce Executive Employees Putting faces to the name of a business can help establish public trust and also maintain employee awareness.

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Fighting Confirmation Bias

OnlyOnce

I was mentoring a first time founder the other day who asked me, “How do you know what advice to follow and what advice not to follow?” (For the record, it’s a little ”meta” to answer that question!). I talked about looking for patterns and common themes in the advice from others and exercising judgment about how to pick and choose from competing pieces of advice.

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Yodar Shafrir

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Lightspeed Venture Partners is a multi-stage venture capital firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends.

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iSoftGamble’s Crypto Casino Solution

Our Own Start-up

iSoftGamble has spearheaded this transformative journey by delivering groundbreaking Bitcoin casino software tailored to the dynamic requirements of the online gambling market. The post iSoftGamble’s Crypto Casino Solution first appeared on Our Own Startup.

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Using Limited-Time Offers and Flash Sales for Promotion

The Startup Magazine

Marked by their brevity and exclusivity, limited-time offers and flash sales are time-sensitive promotions that create a sense of urgency and excitement among customers. Limited-time offers typically involve discounts, bundles, or exclusive deals available for a short duration, while flash sales are characterized by brief, high-impact promotions offering significant discounts.

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Austin Startups See Uptick in Fourth Quarter VC Funding but Overall Deals and Dollars are Down for 2023

SiliconHills

Austin startups raised more than $1.12 billion in venture capital in the fourth quarter of 2023, an almost 10 percent increase from the same quarter a year ago, according to the latest Pitchbook-National Venture Capital Association Venture Monitor Report.

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Endings and Beginnings

VC Adventure

We just made public over on the Foundry blog that our 2022 fund will be our last Foundry fund. I wanted to add a few personal thoughts here. When we started Foundry, we were very open about our intention to eventually wind our operations down rather than try to build a generational firm. Over the course of Foundry, we deliberately structured our work in a way that reflected this goal, keeping our organization small and each of the Foundry partners closer to the portfolio (both the companies eac

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2024 Marketing Trends for Fractional CMOs: A Guide

Duct Tape Marketing

2024 Marketing Trends for Fractional CMOs: A Guide written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing I’ve put together my thoughts on what 2024 holds for marketing strategists and fractional CMOs. But let me be upfront: I approach the concept of “trends” with a healthy dose of skepticism. Why? Because often, by the time something is labeled a trend, it’s either already happening or it’s just a shot in the dark.

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What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know About Customer Pain Points

The Startup Magazine

Embarking on a business venture is akin to being strapped into a thrill ride, bracing for the exhilarating highs and daunting lows that await. Embarking on a business venture means surfing the highs of triumph while tackling the twists that come with setbacks. One key aspect that every savvy entrepreneur must grasp is understanding customer pain points.

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Should you be optimistic about your corporate growth?

Berkonomics

Planning for future space needs after COVID. One of the most obvious observations I make with growing company CEO’s is that planning for a new office is done with an optimistic view of the future, incorporating planned space that compromises only slightly the measured needs for the next three or more years as outlined in the financial forecast. Yes, we can mitigate that with starting with a reduced size given the current remote and hybrid work environment.

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5 Entrepreneurs Share The One Prediction They Have for Business in 2024

Hearpreneur

Every new year brings with it a new form of excitement and anticipation. The reason is that every new year brings about a “newness” when we are able to start fresh and change those things that we could do better or things we have been thinking about doing. For us at CEO Blog Nation, we get it. So, that’s why we are excited about 2024 because there will be more and more entrepreneurs and businesses.

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From Frog Design to argodesign: Mark Rolston’s Journey of Innovation, Creativity, and AI Insights

SiliconHills

When frog design fired Doreen Lorenzo for doing great work for a client but not charging enough, Mark Rolston decided to leave the firm and start his own company. It was the “actual kick in the pants to do it right then,” Rolston recalled.

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Roles and Responsibilities of a Literary Agent: A Comprehensive Guide

The Startup Magazine

A literary agent is a professional who represents authors and their written works in the publishing industry. Their primary responsibility is to help authors find a publisher for their manuscripts and negotiate the best possible terms for their book deals. It’s beneficial to find out how to become a literary agent as literary agents work closely with authors throughout the publishing process, providing guidance and support as needed.

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Catching a Wave Early

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Surfers often stress the benefits of catching a wave early.

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Monday Motivation: It’s Time to Focus

Hearpreneur

This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off inspired to become great.

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Weekend Favs January 13

Duct Tape Marketing

Weekend Favs January 13 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but I encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from an online source or one I took on the road.

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ScaleOps

Lightspeed Venture Partners

The post ScaleOps appeared first on Lightspeed Venture Partners.

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The best nonprofit events board members should know about this year

Board Effect

Industry events give your leadership and board members opportunities to share resources and network, as well as learn about best practices, industry trends and innovations. They also offer opportunities to connect with peers and identify potential collaborators. This year brings a variety of interesting and useful events for charities and nonprofits.

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Revolutionizing Digital Communication: The Power of Olly and AI

What is ESG Investing? The tricycle of businesses

In the digital era where connectivity is key, Olly introduces a groundbreaking approach to online interactions.

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The Zero Dollar Consultancy

Duct Tape Marketing

The Zero Dollar Consultancy written by Tosin Jerugba read more at Duct Tape Marketing  The Duct Tape Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Phil Gerbyshak, a small business expert, author, and keynote speaker with over two decades of experience in sales and marketing. Phil shares valuable insights from his latest book; The Zero-Dollar Consultancy: How to Start Your Consulting Business with Little or No Money.

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What does Outside IR35 Mean? Everything You Need to Know

Transformify

While navigating the complex web of tax regulations and employment status, one phrase you could come across regularly is Outside IR35. But what does it really mean, and why is it important for contractors and businesses to understand? Our comprehensive guide will equip you to navigate the complexities of this tax law and understand the concept of Outside IR35.