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Startup Marketing Should Skip Traditional Advertising

Startup Professionals Musings

The power and influence of paid media advertising, including print ads, TV commercials, radio, and even online digital campaigns is waning, in favor of unpaid earned and owned messaging from your website, social media, key market influencers, and existing customer word-of-mouth.

Enjoy Every Day

Feld Thoughts

Ted Rheingold just passed away. He was an amazing guy beloved by many. Endlessly joyful, inspiring, and loving. His autoresponder (typos and all) is one for the books, and like great poetry, worth reading over and over. My cancer (ccRCC, metastic) has gotten the upper hand and I’ll be. putting all my resources into managing it. In my stread, please keep these very important messages in place: * be good to each other. enjoy evert day. wanting is suffering. *

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The Hustle Hoax

Start Up Blog

I came across this article recently discussing the Startup Hustle Bubble which is occurring in many entrepreneurial circles. The title said that working 9-5 is for losers. I tend to agree, but in the opposite direction than many of the Silicon Valley disciples espouse.

9 Of My Most Powerful Email Campaigns For Making Automatic Sales by Yaro Starak

In my last article I explained how I took six months ‘off’ from my business, specifically to see if the systems I put in place would keep sales coming in without me doing launches or creating new products. The end result was very exciting, over $150,000 in revenue from the.

7 Ways To Be The New Venture Leader Investors Seek

Startup Professionals Musings

In the beginning all businesses are just people playing out an idea. It’s never the other way around – there is no idea so big that it doesn’t need people to make it succeed. Investors know this, hence the saying “Bet on the jockey (founder), not the horse (idea).”

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Can Your Business Survive The Traditional Life Cycle?

Startup Professionals Musings

Successful startups seem to follow similar paths to greatness, and unfortunately all too often that path leads them back down the hill much faster than they went up.

Measuring from Product to Development

The Product Guy

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

[INTERVIEW] Zakaria Hersi, Founder Of


Zakaria Hersi is one of those fortunate people who has been able to stitch his vocation and avocation together seamlessly in his quest to achieve success – on his terms.

Accounting Tips for Homepreneurs

The Startup Magazine

Home based entrepreneurs have it easier in some ways than their counterparts who jump straight into premises and staff hiring. In other ways, however, it’s harder to maintain focus and discipline with bookkeeping when you’re one of the many homepreneurs and running a business from home.

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Are You Involved With Business, Or Fully Committed?

Startup Professionals Musings

In my role as advisor to small businesses, I often think of the old joke, “In a bacon-and-egg breakfast, the chicken is very involved, but the pig is committed.”

Using Six Hats in Product Management to Get on the Same Page

The Product Guy

Out of the hundreds of nominations, and amazing finalists, the 7th annual winner of The Best Product Person is … Chris Butler. The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management.

My Business Made $153,428 While I Was Traveling In Europe Because I Made One Important Change Years Ago by Yaro Starak

Hello from beautiful Lviv Ukraine, the town I presently call home. I’ve had a very busy 2017, traveling from Toronto to Vancouver, then Paris, Nice, Monaco, Lviv, Kiev, back to Paris for the French Open tennis, London, Valencia, Barcelona, Warsaw, and then back to Lviv.

How the Five Types of Marketing Can Work For You

The Startup Magazine

After 11 years as head of JJR Marketing, a Chicagoland marketing firm serving start-ups to Fortune 500s, I still delight in helping companies find the “right recipe” for their marketing.

LiveOak VP and Telestax Discuss Early Stage Technology Investing in Austin on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast


In 2010, LiveOak Venture Partners saw a vast opportunity in the Austin and Texas market for early stage technology entrepreneurs. But there was not as much capital available as many of the local entrepreneurs would attest to,” said Krishna Srinivasan, general partner with LiveOak VP. So, in 2013 to 2014, Srinivasan and his partners raised […]. The post LiveOak VP and Telestax Discuss Early Stage Technology Investing in Austin on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast appeared first on SiliconHills.

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25 Entrepreneurs Share Their Favorite Inspirational Business Quote


André Gide wrote that,”Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.” Quotes are an important part of motivation, though many of them are repeats of another turn of phrase.

6 Symptoms Of A Dysfunction That Can Kill Your Dream

Startup Professionals Musings

Founders almost always cite lack of money as the reason for failure, but if you look deeper, I believe the reason is more often about dysfunctional people and leadership. Sometimes it comes right back to the founder, in terms of a malaise often called “founder’s syndrome.”

Four years at Version One & some thoughts on “Moneyball for VC”

Version One Ventures

This week marks my fourth year at Version One. And to celebrate, I want to share the story of my interviews with Boris, my first endeavour to build a sourcing model, and his incredible leap of faith. In the summer of 2013, I was introduced to Boris by a fellow Canadian, Brendan Baker. I had met Brendan that past Spring when I had just left Insight Data Science and he was at Greylock Partners.

Chris Burney with the San Antonio Angel Network Discusses Angel Investing on Ideas to Invoices


San Antonio has always had angel investors but it hasn’t had a formal network for a while, but a year ago that changed with the formation of the San Antonio Angel Network. “A A group of local investors, visionaries, entrepreneurs got together and hatched the idea that San Antonio really needed an angel network to help […]. The post Chris Burney with the San Antonio Angel Network Discusses Angel Investing on Ideas to Invoices appeared first on SiliconHills.

SuccessConnecta higher calling?

deal architect

We live in troubled times. They call for principled leadership, standing up for values, and for ignoring our darker angels. Whether that was the intention of SuccessConnect or not, I certainly walked away from the event with that message. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

The Hidden Personality Types That Drive Everything We Do

Duct Tape Marketing

The Hidden Personality Types That Drive Everything We Do written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Gretchen Rubin. Podcast Transcript.

Seeds and Pre-Seeds: History is Repeating Itself

Rob Go

As the atomization of seed has become more mature, it is increasingly clear that history is repeating itself. What I mean is that the things that played when seed VC became institutionalized is beginning to happen in the pre-seed market.

Michael and Susan Dell Pledge $36 Million to Help Rebuild Texas Following Hurricane Harvey


Michael Dell, chairman, and CEO of Dell Technologies announced in a post on Facebook Friday plans to donate $36 million to a fund to Rebuild Texas. “We must rebuild the Texas communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey together,” Dell wrote. On Friday, Michael and Susan Dell launched the Rebuild Texas Fund with Gov. Greg Abbott and […]. The post Michael and Susan Dell Pledge $36 Million to Help Rebuild Texas Following Hurricane Harvey appeared first on SiliconHills.

9 Business Communication Skills Every Professional Should Master

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Communication is a critical element in all aspects of life including the workplace. Some business communication skills are necessary for the success of any business. Any professional who masters these communication skills will be able to work smart and deliver the intended results.

The Bot Registration Act of 2017 Could Improve Twitter For Us Humans

Hunter Walker

This sounds like an X-Men storyline , but Twitter needs to ask all bot accounts to register as such & then badge. Bots can be very useful but users should know they’re following a bot & bots should follow certain ToS. Treat bots like a developer ecosystem, not like user accounts.

Two views into Dragon Army’s culture

Jeff Hilimire

I’ve used a lot of words on this blog to describe the culture we are building at Dragon Army.

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Peachtree Software Founder and Serial Entrepreneur Ben Dyer on Ideas to Invoices


By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Embrace the big idea and do a big fat startup, Ben Dyer, successful entrepreneur and mentor, advises new entrepreneurs. In the last six and a half years, Dyer has seen at least 10,000 startup plans since he’s been in Austin. The free beer app is not a […]. The post Peachtree Software Founder and Serial Entrepreneur Ben Dyer on Ideas to Invoices appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Ideas to Invoices Podcast

How to Start the Process of Moving Your Business

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Making the move to a bigger business space or to move across state lines is a huge step for any business; it means you’re growing and you need more room or a bigger community. But now that you’ve chosen the area and have found a space that fits your needs, are you prepared to make the move?

SaaS product management

Street Smart Product Manager

It’s amazing how often product managers forget a simple, yet fundamental truth: Our job as product managers is not just to build features users want… Not just to prioritize the roadmap… Not just to spend time talking with customers… Not just to ensure a successful release… Those activities are important, of course. But they don’t […]. The post SaaS product management appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager.

Utilizing Multiple Ways To Raise Money For Your New Business


Have you been seriously considering launching a brand new start up business? While your dreams are easily within reach on paper, it can be difficult to get your doors open to launch when you’re short on funds.

Austin-based Favor Raises $22 Million in Funding


The Austin-based on-demand delivery service, Favor, announced Thursday that it has reached profitability and raised $22 million in venture funding. S3 Ventures led the Series B financing round, which included existing investors. Scaling a high-touch, hyper-local logistics business is no easy task, and all the credit goes to our team’s relentless focus executing on our […]. The post Austin-based Favor Raises $22 Million in Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Marketing Changes You Have to Make Now

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you thought marketing the last couple of years was a rollercoaster ride, wait until you see what next year has in store. So many changes are coming, in fact, the standard ways of building customer relationships and advertising goods and services simply won't work.

Thoughts and advice on leadership

Jeff Hilimire

While I was the least accomplished person in that room by a long shot, I still got to give a little speech ;). Last month was honored to be chosen by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of their Most Admired CEOs of 2017.

Direct Vs. Indirect Distribution


by Jessica Mendiola, Audit Manager at Sensiba San Filippo. We are living in an age of convenience — a time where just about anything can be ordered online and delivered straight to your doorstep.

Success Stories of Previous Winners at the Vernadsky Challenge

The Startup Magazine

Ukraine is a country rich in talents in the technology industry. The number of startups that has sprung in the country in the last decade is beyond expectations. Most of the startups in the tech industry, however, are centered around software.