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8 Ways To Get Your Business Going Without Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

If you really want to start a business your way without a boss or professional investor hovering over you, then just fund it yourself or through friends and family, and grow it organically. It’s more possible to bootstrap today than a few years ago, as the cost of entry continues to go down.

New Normal: Conversation with Dean Daniel Pullin of TCU

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.

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The Covid-19 virus is not politically correct

Steve Blank

The Covid-19 virus is not politically correct. It discriminates against the old and the unhealthy. The biggest risk factor in dying from the virus is age. If you’re 60 to 70 years old, you’re 30 times more likely to die from Covid-19 than if you’re under 40.

Fundraising When You?ve Been at it a While

View from Seed

Fundraising for startups is a mix of selling both promise and reality. In some respects, one of the often non-intuitive privileges of a seed stage fundraising process is that the company is so new. There isn’t much history, much reality, to get in the way of a good story.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

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 their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

10 Popular Business Strategies That Most Often Fail

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur I know has their favorite excuse for a previous failure – an investor backed out, the economy took a downturn, or a supplier delivered bad quality.

New Normal: Conversation with Rahul Samant of Delta Airlines

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.

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Intuition Is Your Superpower

YoungUpstarts

by Sue Hawkes, CEO of YESS! and author of “ Chasing Perfection: Shatter The Illusion; Minimize Self-Doubt & Maximize Success “ Several years ago, I participated in a women’s leadership program focused on embracing what power was in all senses of the word.

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Balance Your Focus Between Passion And Perspiration

Startup Professionals Musings

Many experts are certain that successful entrepreneurs are the ones with the most inspiration (passion and dream), while others will assert that it’s about more perspiration (working harder). In my experience, both are always required in heavy doses.

New Normal: What to expect from SAP and its partners

deal architect

Tom Wailgum of ASUG interviewed me as part of the virtual edition of its Executive Exchange last week. It had originally been scheduled in Orlando as a companion to SAP's annual Sapphire event. SAP's event has been postponed till next.

Hacking 4 Recovery

Steve Blank

We’re holding a series of 5-day online classes at Stanford where teams will learn how to develop new business models for an economy that’s getting back to work and on the road to recovery. Sign up at [link]. The post-pandemic world will be a very different place.

Why You Should Be Doing Product Discovery

YoungUpstarts

by Nick Frandsen, co-founder and managing partner at Dovetail. So you’ve just had a lightbulb moment and stumbled across the perfect business idea, one that is going to revolutionise the world and disrupt the market. “It’s It’s genius! It’s the next thing!” you say.

8 Questions You Should Ask Before You Join A Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup founder loves to prompt for questions from investors and potential key team members about their vision, and the huge opportunity that can be had with their disruptive technology.

New Normal: Conversation with Sanjay Poonen of VMware

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.

B2B Marketplaces Revisited

Version One Ventures

Twenty years ago – in the midst of the Web 1.0 boom – expectations were high for B2B (product) marketplaces. The assumption was that online platforms would completely automate all supplier-customer transactions including retailing, wholesaling, and procurement.

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When To Hire An Accountant For Your Small Business: A Helpful Guide

YoungUpstarts

As a small business owner, it’s common to take on all the roles and responsibilities of your business. For a while, doing everything yourself saves money and helps you stay in complete control of your business, however, there comes a point when stretching yourself too thin does more harm than good.

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10 Traits Demonstrate Entrepreneur Character Strength

Startup Professionals Musings

As I was watching the investor show, Shark Tank , on TV the other night, I was struck by how quickly and how extensively the sharks focused on the background and character of the entrepreneurs, compared to time spent evaluating their products.

New Normal: Conversation with Rod Johnson of Infor

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.

A Bigger Truth About Restaurant Food Delivery

Both Sides of the Table

Photo by Viktor Forgacs on Unsplash I was listening to Dan Primack’s podcast on Pro Rata and he was interviewing Senator Klobucher who is now publicly and vocally speaking out against Uber purchasing Grubhub and has tried to mobilize against this.

How Different Generations Communicate (And What That Means For Your Business)

YoungUpstarts

by Eric Schurke , VP Operations at VoiceNation. As companies increasingly switch to telecommuting, workers are adapting in different ways.

3 Essential First Steps To Marketing Your Business Online

YFS Magazine

Online businesses are a boomtown for entrepreneurs. Here's a look at three initial steps you should take when marketing your business online. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing online business online marketing recommended starting a business

New Normal: Conversation with Neeracha Taychakhoonavudh of Salesforce

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.

Bevy is Emerging as a Leader in Software for Building Virtual Communities???with $15 million to?

Both Sides of the Table

Bevy is Emerging as a Leader in Software for Building Virtual Communities?—?with

Unique Marketing Ideas You Haven’t Thought Of

YoungUpstarts

Marketing is an important part of nearly every business. It helps grow your brand, spread your message, and attract new customers. However, every company knows this and markets, so you need to find a way to get a leg up.

How To Fend Off Tech Fatigue And Still Stay Connected

YFS Magazine

Spending copious amounts of time on our devices can make us feel disconnected from society and disconnected from ourselves. Grow Technology editor picks health and wellness mental health pandemic tech fatigue technology

New Normal: A conversation with Andre Blumberg of CLP Power

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.

Marketing Psychology: 5 Powerful Principles of Human Behavior

crowdSPRING Blog

Successful marketers know that the key difference between strong and weak marketing lies in understanding how people behave and why they behave in certain ways. Great marketing doesn’t happen by chance.

How To Start Your Online Learning Business In College

YoungUpstarts

Setting foot in your college or university presents a plethora of challenges. It marks the start of your adult life and prepares you for the corporate world that you’ll enter sooner in life.

26 Entrepreneurs Share Their Tips and Tricks of Staying Motivated

Hearpreneur

When the going gets rough in business, you’ll need motivation to keep moving. Motivating yourself can be hard but practicing consistent habits such as reminding yourself of why you started can be a major boost.

New Normal: A conversation with Joseph Rajadurai of Cognizant Travel and Hospitality

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.

Should You Start a Business? Test Your Idea First

Up and Running

As I write this, during the worst pandemic in 100 years, in the grips of a severe economic slowdown — let’s all hope it’s just recession, not depression — people still want to start new businesses. . We still come up with new business ideas.

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How To Hire People With An Entrepreneurial Mindset

YoungUpstarts

by Chuck Swoboda , author of “ The Innovator’s Spirit: Discover the Mindset to Pursue the Impossible “ Most entrepreneurs agree that building a business starts with a motivated leader and a good idea – one that solves a problem and creates real value for customers.

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Dropshipping in 2020: Does it Actually Work?

ReadWriteStart

Recently, dropshipping has been quite popular as a type of business that needs fewer investments. Dropshipping is a sales system that provides for the direct transfer of goods from a supplier to a direct buyer. But does dropshipping actually work in 2020?

30+ Killer New Content Ideas in 30 Minutes (and How to Prioritize Them)

ConversionXL

Every marketing team needs fresh content ideas. Maybe you’ve been producing content on the same subject for so long that your idea well has run dry.

An Interview with Alex Boghossian – Co-Founder of 301AD

Mike Michalowicz

I have to take a moment to give a huge shout out new entrepreneurs right now. We are facing uncertainty in our lives and businesses. Can you imaging starting your business during a pandemic? Plans were made before Covid-19, and new entrepreneurs?

What Type Of Insurance Does Your Business Need?

YoungUpstarts

When considering insurance for your business, you must use the correct types of insurance protection coverage for your kind of business. There are many types of businesses, and there are many types of insurance.

HOW BUSINESS INSURANCE PROTECTS YOUR COMPANY

The Startup Magazine

Business is always a good idea if you want to explore how your creativity can translate into profit. Many people believe that working in a 9 to 5 workplace wastes their talent where they only get a limited salary.