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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Marketing Communications

Steve Blank

I was having coffee with the CEO of a new startup, listening to her puzzle through how to communicate to potential customers. She was an academic on leave from Stanford now selling SAAS software to large companies, but was being inundated with marketing communications advice. “My

Why Mentors Are Needed To Spark Future Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

As a long-time mentor and advisor to new business owners, I can attest to both the need for mentoring, and the satisfaction that comes from watching an aspiring but tentative entrepreneur grow into someone capable of changing the world.

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Introducing Gotham Voices: An Email Newsletter for NY Tech

View from Seed

TL;DR: We’re launching a newsletter highlighting the best content from the NYC tech community. Fill out the form below to get Gotham Voices in your inbox each week, and read on to learn why we’re excited to launch this today. Subscribe to Gotham Voices. indicates required. First Name. Last Name. Email Address *.

5 Style Rules Successful Public Speakers Always Follow

YFS Magazine

When it comes to public speaking, success has as much to do with your personal brand style as it does with content of the speech. Grow Marketing & Sales branding marketing personal brand style

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They Can’t Kill You And They Can’t Eat You

Feld Thoughts

It’s the summer of 2001. The NASDAQ peak is in the rear view mirror. Many Internet companies are struggling. I’m sitting at the breakfast table at Len Fassler’s house in Harrison, New York drinking a cup of coffee and chewing on a bagel. Len and I co-founded Interliant (originally Sage Networks) with Steve Maggs and Rajat Bhargava in 1996.

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10 Easy Tips To Improve Your Website And Convert More Leads

YFS Magazine

Ready to attract leads that convert into sales? Try these 10 simple techniques to drive more conversions and boost the effectiveness of your website. Grow Marketing & Sales business website company website digital marketing lead generation marketing online marketing website design

7 New Business Realities Challenging Every Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Even small business have a global reach these days, thanks to the Internet. Thus every entrepreneur and business owner needs to see their market in that context, understanding the global forces that will impact them sooner or later.

How to Convert Abandoned Visitors

The Startup Magazine

Your site is performing, and you are succeeding in bringing traffic to your site – kudos to you! But wait, then you notice they are dropping off…. This is not a problem that you are alone in experiencing; it’s reported that nearly 68% of online shopping carts are abandoned.

Next Coast Ventures’ Founders Give Fundraising Advice

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Publisher and Reporter with Silicon Hills News Host of the Ideas to Invoices Podcast Next Coast Ventures might be able to afford to lose $1 million on an investment, but can an entrepreneur afford to lose five to ten years of their life working on a startup that doesn’t hit it big? […] The post Next Coast Ventures’ Founders Give Fundraising Advice appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Ideas to Invoices Podcast

Why Small Businesses Have the Social Media Marketing Advantage

Duct Tape Marketing

Why Small Businesses Have the Social Media Marketing Advantage written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. As a small business owner, you’re constantly looking for new ways to get your company’s brand on the radar of potential customers.

10 Ways To Win With Multiple Concurrent Businesses

Startup Professionals Musings

With the cost of entry at an all-time low, and the odds of success equally low, more and more entrepreneurs are starting multiple companies concurrently.

5 Productivity Tips When You’re Working From Home

YFS Magazine

Working from home is the new normal. If you are serious about your business want to get more done from home, here are 5 ways to be more productive. Back Office Grow home office productivity remote working workflow working at home

10 Tips To After-Hours Professional Gatherings

YoungUpstarts

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This Brilliant Harvard Professor Will Change the Way You Think About Products

Inc Startups

Most marketers focus on the wrong information says bestselling author Clay Christensen. Marketing

7 Keys to Positive Results Utilizing Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

Most startups, and many big businesses, still don’t have a clue on how to use social media productively for marketing their business.

#DepressionHero Facebook Live Discussion Today At 4:15pm

Feld Thoughts

The post #DepressionHero Facebook Live Discussion Today At 4:15pm appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Announcements

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Cyber Security For Your Business – 6 Common Myths Debunked

YoungUpstarts

by David Midgley, Head of Operations at Total Processing.

7 Leadership Lessons from Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers

Inc Startups

Transform your organization the way the people who started a country did.

Venture Debt Helps Founders Find Stability In Volatile Markets

YFS Magazine

Don't overlook the value of venture debt. As the markets assume a more volatile backdrop we expect the role of venture debt will only grow. Finance Grow investing money raising capital venture capital venture debt

14 things you better love before becoming an entrepreneur

The Next Web

Imagine somebody asked you to write on a piece of paper the things you love doing. If what came to mind was “partying, hanging out with friends, going to the beach, meeting new people, traveling,” you might ready to go on vacation or spring break.

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Six Tips To Help Businesses Fix Their Broken Hiring Processes

YoungUpstarts

by Scott Wintrip, “ High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant “ Everyone knows that hiring within an organization can be a stressful, confusing, and tedious process.

11 Ways To Beat Procrastination

Inc Startups

Procrastination strikes everyone, but it doesn't have to. Dr. Travis Bradberry explains why we procrastinate and how to stop it.

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NaturallyCurly CoFounder Michelle Breyer Created a Curl Empire in Austin

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Publisher and Reporter with Silicon Hills Host of Ideas to Invoices As a business reporter at the Austin American-Statesman, Michelle Breyer launched a website geared to girls with curls. At a party with friends and colleagues, Breyer complained about the lack of hairstyles and products for women with curly hair. At the […] The post NaturallyCurly CoFounder Michelle Breyer Created a Curl Empire in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills.

The evolution of AI

The Equity Kicker

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you will have noticed there’s a lot of heat around AI as an investment theme right now. Octopus’s recent announcement of a £120m dedicated AI fund is one of many recent events I could cite as evidence. In that same announcement Octopus mention that they have had three AI exits (Swiftkey, Magic Pony and Evi) so this is not a new investment trend. It is, however, a trend that is changing.

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3 Keys To Winning New Customers

YoungUpstarts

by Rich Allen, author of “ The Ultimate Business Tune Up: A Simple Yet Powerful Business Model That Will Transform the Lives of Small Business Owners “. One of the most critical activities within a business is to define, without hesitation, the process used to win new customers.

6 Things You Must Quit Doing Now If You Want To Be More Successful

Inc Startups

Persistence pays off, but so does knowing when to quit. Dr. Travis Bradberry reveals 6 things you should quit doing now so that they no longer hold you back.

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Austin Chamber Seeks Nominations for A-List Awards

SiliconHills

It’s time to nominate the best companies in Austin for the Austin Chamber of Commerce’s A-List awards. The annual awards recognize both tech and non-tech startup companies, raising capital, in a variety of growth stages. The A-List awards recognizes Austin’s “hottest innovators and startups to help recruit additional venture capital investment and top talent to […] The post Austin Chamber Seeks Nominations for A-List Awards appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

How to Find Killer Content Ideas

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Find Killer Content Ideas written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Whether you’re a novice writer or a pro, at some point you’ll get writer’s block and will find it difficult to come up with potent, relevant content ideas for marketing.

Lean Startup Conference Comes to New York & London

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest post by Melissa Moore & Jennifer Maerz of Lean Startup Co. Over the last eight years, we’ve learned that our Lean Startup community members are constantly searching for better ways to build and scale products. Whether you need advice on how to design a good experiment, how to get buy-in from your boss, or what key metrics to track to hold your team accountable, we’re here to help.

Want a Happier Workplace? Studies Say The Best Companies Do These 5 Things Every Single Day

Inc Startups

Google, Zappos, Southwest Airlines. What they have in common is great work cultures that produce happy, productive employees. Here's how they do it. Productivity

Growth Story: What CornerJob did to become Spain’s fastest growing tech startup

The Next Web

Growth Story is a new 4-question format we’re doing about the moment startups found a defining metric that they could influence to really grow their company.

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How to Choose Digital Marketing Channels for Long Term Growth

ConversionXL

How you decide to invest in marketing channels can make or break your business. That sounds like an obvious statement, but not a lot of people think about it critically. Rather, marketers get trapped in the fervent anxiety of needing to be everywhere at once. This is both ineffective and stressful.

Business Development vs. Product Management

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Chris Butler, lead a conversation around “Business Development vs. Product Management”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today! View the live stream….

Want to Keep Your Millennial Employees? You Have To Be Willing to Offer Them This 1 Thing

Inc Startups

Pretty soon, this will be the standard. Innovate