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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

#EarthMatch – Supporting Earthjustice Because Our Planet Needs a Good Lawyer

Feld Thoughts

Planet Earth needs a good lawyer.

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.

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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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GDPR

Last year, we hosted the 2017 MVP Awards across three of our sites. In order to get ready for this year’s coming awards across even more of our sites, we’re catching up with some of our judges from the previous awards who offered their time and insight to make the awards even better. Take a look!

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Renew Your Mind, Banish Mediocrity And Detox Your Life

YFS Magazine

Here's a look at 6 practical suggestions to help you move from unconscious mediocrity to conscious empowerment and detox and declutter your life. Lifestyle health and wellness lifestyle personal development success

Public Sector Drone: Our Investment in Shield AI

Hunter Walker

FINALLY, we can talk about this one. a16z just led a $10.5 Series A in Shield AI , with supporting participation from existing investors. We were fortunate to lead Shield’s earlier seed round and it’s been such a pleasure working on behalf of this team.

iOS Border Crossing Mode

Feld Thoughts

Now that US Border agents are aggressively asking for your cell phone and passwords when you cross the border , it’s time for Apple and Google to add a new feature to iOS and Android. The feature is needed because it’s not enough to just lock your phone, or turn it off before you go through the border. A while ago, to make it easy to comply with FAA regulations, which many believe to be unnecessary , iOS airplane mode and Android airplane mode were created.

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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.

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

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 *.

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What Is Boulder Like?

Feld Thoughts

I spent the last month in Arizona. I missed Boulder and thought I might need a refresher on what it’s like. The post What Is Boulder Like? appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Places Boulder

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 Signs Your Business Technology Needs An Upgrade

YFS Magazine

Better tech isn’t a waste of money – it will help you keep your edge. Great technology can help you fill the gaps and accomplish more with less people. Grow Technology business technology technology technology tips

How to Use Social Media to Find the Perfect Employee for Your Business

Up and Running

Whether you run a well-established company or are a budding entrepreneur, you’ll likely experience growing pains while building your team.

The $100K Award At The CU Boulder New Venture Challenge

Feld Thoughts

In the fall of 2007, my friend Phil Weiser, Executive Director of CU Boulder’s Silicon Flatirons Center, convened 25 leaders from CU Boulder and the Boulder / Denver startup community. We spent an afternoon talking about the idea of an entrepreneurial university. Phil called the meeting a Roundtable, even though the table was long and rectangular. The discussion that day was heated.

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5 Steps On The Success Path For Every Small Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs always work hard to create an innovative product or service, but often count on standard seller marketing for sales. But the reality is that sellers are no longer in charge of the customer buying process.

Want To Succeed In Business? Hang Around The Right Hoop

YFS Magazine

When I played basketball in college, I was good at “hanging around the hoop.” I had a knack for being in the right place at the right time. Lead business lessons leadership strategic planning success

The Indirect Cash Flow Method: How to Use It and Why It Matters

Up and Running

As with a lot of projections and financial analyses, there is more than one correct way to handle cash flow. That’s true with financial statements, which offer financial history in well-defined terms, and it’s also true with projections, which go along with business planning.

CU New Venture Challenge 9 Championship – 4/6/17 @ 5:30pm

Feld Thoughts

This year’s CU NVC Championships is happening on April 6 at 5:30 pm. This is CU Boulder’s best entrepreneurial party. My partner Jason Mendelson will be there to help judge. You’ll have fun. Registration is free. The post CU New Venture Challenge 9 Championship – 4/6/17 @ 5:30pm appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Announcements

5 Tips For Effective Networking

YoungUpstarts

by Amanda Lambert, Marketing Manager at City Breaks in Newcastle. The term ‘networking’ can sometimes feel like a curse word, with most people dreading the idea of actively engaging in busy face-to-face events.

5 Common Mobile App Development Mistakes To Avoid

YFS Magazine

Ready to build a mobile app? Here's a look at the most common mistakes appreneurs and mobile app development firms make when they launch a new app. Grow Technology mobile app mobile app development technology

How to Make Profits Serve a Purpose With Your Startup

Up and Running

There’s no better time than now. Silicon Valley is on a tear, so it might seem like the US is teeming with startups. But, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research , the number of high-growth startups has been declining since the 90’s.

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#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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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.

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

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….

Help Earth Have A Lawyer

Feld Thoughts

Today (Monday 4/3) is the last day of our Earthjustice fundraiser. We have matching funds up to $40k. So far, we’ve raised $25,200 from 179 people. Help us get to $40k (which will result in an $80k gift) to Earth’s Lawyer. The post Help Earth Have A Lawyer appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Announcements Philanthropy

Tips for Greater Job Satisfaction Among Employees

The Startup Magazine

Creating greater job satisfaction is so important and can really help your workers to be the best they can be. Here are some good tips to do so. Create An Environment Of Trust At All Levels Of Your Organization. Senior management has to establish trust with all other employees.

5 Online Apps To Manage Freelancers And Outsourced Teams

YFS Magazine

Whether you're a solopreneur or a small business, access to the right online tools will help you manage freelancers and outsourced teams with ease. Back Office Grow back office business apps business operations hiring freelancers Operations outsourcing productivity workflow management

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.

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

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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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