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6 Benefits of Outsourcing and Freelancing In Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the most stressful and unanticipated challenges that comes with starting a new business is hiring and managing employees.

Building the Best Seed VC Syndicate in 2020: Navigating “Leaders” & “Fillers”

View from Seed

In previous blog posts I’ve written about the two main approaches to building a seed round syndicate – the subscription method (where an entrepreneur presets a structure with a convertible note or SAFE and recruits investors who subscribe to the round, all without a term-driving lead investor) and a term-driving lead investor approach.

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How to Raise Money – It’s a Journey Not An Event

Steve Blank

Every year I teach classrooms full of students who leave class understanding the basics of how to search for product/market fit—and thinking their next goal is to “get funded.”. That’s a mistake.

Two must-read series of posts

deal architect

Most of my writing tends to be about technology vendors and most readers enjoy that. However, I also like to share my podium with many others. I wanted to highlight two sets of interviews/guest posts you may have missed Global. Globalization and Technology Industry Commentary

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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.

8 Guiding Principles To An Enviable Employee Culture

Startup Professionals Musings

With today’s interactive social media and the real-time Internet, both customers and employees see inside your company easily, so you can’t hide your real company culture. At the same time relationship perceptions have become the biggest drivers to customer loyalty and employee engagement.

Our Investment in Ten Little

View from Seed

Last week, one of our most recent portfolio companies, Ten Little , came out of stealth and announced its public launch. . Ten Little was started by Fatma Collins and Julie Rogers , a platform that aims to make finding the perfect fit for your child easy, starting with shoes.

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Ways To Make Your Website More Secure

YoungUpstarts

Cybersecurity is of utmost importance to anyone who runs a website. With each passing day, we hear of new leaks of information over the internet, including IDs and passwords, top-secret classified government data, credit card information, personal nude photos, and much more.

7 Ways For Businesses To Work Less And Enjoy It More

Startup Professionals Musings

Successful businesses are all about getting results, not just working hard. As a new business advisor, I hear facts all the time about how hard an entrepreneur is working, but often have a hard time getting them to quantify results.

For Entrepreneurs, Your Smile Is A Social Asset

YFS Magazine

Did you know that thirty percent of people hide their smile in photographs? For many entrepreneurs, self-consciousness can hinder business growth. Lifestyle health and wellness lifestyle personal brand recommended

YC’s Guide to Series A

VC Cafe

There are many good startup resources out there, and it can be confusing for founders to know which one to pay attention to. Well, here’s a good one for you! Y Combinator ‘s Aaron Harris and Janelle Tam created a great resource for startups – a 70 page guide to raising Series A.

3 Reasons Why Every Business Needs Professional Photos

YoungUpstarts

If you are a business owner or manager, you certainly have put some thought into the way your business presents itself. This could be as simple as painting your storefront or making sure that all of your employees stick to a dress code, but sometimes presentation can go further than that.

7 Leadership Strategies To Rev-Up Your Team Vitality

Startup Professionals Musings

Most startup ideas begin in the mind of an individual, but an idea is not a business. It takes a team, with effective leadership, to build a business. Many aspiring entrepreneurs default to team leadership by domination and control.

Announcing our investment in Halcyon Health

Version One Ventures

Last week, I outlined our current areas of interest in healthcare : patient networks, digital therapeutics, patient care management, new diagnostics, and disrupting health insurance. .

Gaming is Eating the World

VC Cafe

Guest post by Kevin Baxpehler, Managing Partner at Remagine Ventures. Yes, the title is “click-bait” but there is some truth to it, bear with me. Computer gaming has been around for decades and there are some interesting articles about the history of gaming, e.g. here or here.

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10 Things To Know Before Starting A Luggage Storage Business

YoungUpstarts

Starting a luggage storage business is not as easy as it sounds. However, being an entrepreneur is exciting and challenging at the same time. A business plan for luggage storage is an excellent opportunity that you must explore. But do you know how to start a luggage storage business?

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7 New Dimensions Of Market Value In This Digital Age

Startup Professionals Musings

As a startup advisor, I see too many entrepreneurs get distracted by technology or their favorite cause, and then wonder why they can’t find an investor, attract customers, or build a long-term business.

These 5 C’s Will Help Entrepreneurs Ride Out Tough Times

YFS Magazine

Business leaders have expressed worries about a global economic slowdown. As a result, businesses hope for the best and brace for the worst. Lead business challenges personal development starting a business

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Israel’s talent crunch detailed in new report

VC Cafe

A new comprehensive report on human capital in Israel by the Israel Innovation Authority and Startup Nation Central found there’s a shortage of tech employees for Israeli startups and scale ups. What about the solutions?

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[Interview] David Janeson, Owner Of Gull Harbour Marina

YoungUpstarts

Half a lifetime of entrepreneurship — soaring victories, crushing setbacks, and the unceasing, unheralded work required of any small business owner — prepared David Janeson well for his latest project: turning around Gull Harbour Marina, the storied Manitoba resort bought by Janeson and his wife Lori Janeson in 2016.

Top Tips to Increase Website Conversions

ReadWriteStart

Measuring website conversion is actually a very simple formula. All you need to do is look at the percent of visitors to your website that complete one of your desired actions or goals.

The Hardest Part Of Leadership Is Asking For Help And Taking It

YFS Magazine

Leaders who learn the art of the ask perform at a higher level than their peers who don't. Every leader should practice asking for help. Lead collaboration delegation leadership personal development

Get The Startup Way ebook for $2.99 for a limited time

Startup Lessons Learned

No company can succeed long-term without a culture of continuous innovation and systems of entrepreneurial management that encourage and support change and the visionaries who make it happen.

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Why Online Privacy Can Make Or Break A Business

YoungUpstarts

The recent surge in cases involving high-profile data breaches and consumer information misuse such as the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal has made users warier of the state of their data privacy while using the internet.

21 Best business or startup ideas for Indians in 2020

Our Own Start-up

Read through this list of startup ideas for instant inspiration for applicable business lessons from some of the most unconventional (yet successful) startup ideas.

For Startups, Software Team Extension Solves Product Development Challenges

YFS Magazine

If you need highly-skilled developers for your next software project, discover key benefits of leveraging a software team extension. Grow Technology outsourcing product development recommended software development software team extension technology

Founder Series: 5 Steps for Turning Your Passion into a Business

The Startup Magazine

As part of of our Founders Series , The Startup Magazine presents the following first person feature by Judah Parness, aka Skeeter Gumdrop, Co-Founder of Rent-A-Christmas, an entrepreneurial venture disrupting the way consumers decorate for Christmas.

2 Marketing Trends That Have Staying Power

YoungUpstarts

The importance of marketing your business effectively cannot be ignored. Below, we assess two marketing trends that have not gone anywhere, and won’t be going anywhere. . QR (quick response) codes. QR (quick response) codes have taken the online marketing world by storm.

Building The Machine Podcast Episode 2: Alex MacCaw, CEO of Clearbit

Eric Friedman

Last year I had the pleasure of meeting Alex MacCaw , CEO of Clearbit who has been building one of the more interesting data companies, and is definitely a Quiet Giant. We sat down for an interview about Building The Machine and I am excited to share it below.

5 Powerful Ways To Monetize Your PR Efforts

YFS Magazine

If you know how to monetize your media coverage, public relations can become a major profit driver for your startup or small business. Editor Picks Grow Marketing & Sales media coverage PR public relations publicity

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Here’s How a VPN Works and It’s Uses

The Startup Magazine

The VPN that stands for Virtual Private Network is used by a large number of people today, in order to access the internet. If you aren’t very much aware of all its working and uses, you’re most probably just aware of the three most major things that you avail with it.

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A Feeling Of Belonging – It’s Priceless In The Workplace

YoungUpstarts

by Shawn Murphy , author of “ Work Tribes: The Surprising Secret to Breakthrough Performance, Astonishing Results, and Keeping Teams Together “ Companies are offering everything from craft beer in the break room to free onsite gyms in an effort to attract and retain workers.

UTM Parameters: A Complete Guide for Traffic Attribution

ConversionXL

Traffic attribution identifies which sources drive visitors to a web property. And it’s impossible to credit a conversion to the correct source without first knowing how a visitor got to a website. In other words, the foundation of conversion attribution is traffic attribution.

6 Ways to increase productivity in a startup

Our Own Start-up

What you need to keep in mind is that increasing productivity in your startup is definitely not a difficult matter. Startups increase productivity in a startup productivity in a startup startup success tips startup tips successful startup Ways to increase productivity in a startup

5 Startup Tips for All Entrepreneurs

The Startup Magazine

There’s an extensive number of things to consider when you’re an entrepreneur; no matter your business category, these five startup tips can help you find your feet. Don’t Let Fear of Failure Stop You. Deciding to put an entrepreneurial idea into action in the first place is a very scary decision.

Great Free Business Tools To Help Grow Your Online Business   

YoungUpstarts

Whether your business is already established or still a startup, you are certainly using the internet to manage, run, and market it. By streamlining and simplifying some aspects, you are also able to invest more energy and time in its growth.

How to Hire For a Startup: Look For These Qualities

Up and Running

For a startup, the first few hires can be critical: Bringing on a new team member is a hefty financial and personal commitment, and only the right choices will allow a company to scale. On the flip side, the wrong hiring choices can be financially and emotionally devastating.