Sat.Nov 03, 2018 - Fri.Nov 09, 2018

Six Reasons Why Startups Fail And How To Avoid Them

YoungUpstarts

by Arsalan Sajid, startup community manager at Cloudways. After spending a good amount of time researching about the benefits of having a startup, you are ready to open your own startup. WAIT! I have got a shocking statistic for you, startup enthusiasts.

8 Ways To Ensure Team Accountability In Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Maybe it’s just me, but I sometimes feel that accountability is a rare talent in business today. In big businesses, people are quick to defer with “that’s not my department,” and even startup founders too often blame failures on the economy or the lack of investors.

Nobody Reads Powerpoints

Babbling VC

Bear with me as many generalisations are to follow. . . via GIPHY. Nobody reads Powerpoints anyway!" I heard this from a business acquaintance recently and was initially taken aback by that comment.

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Unintended Consequences of the Upcoming Drone Apocolypse

Feld Thoughts

On Monday, I wrote a post titled Look Up and Don’t Give Up that included the 2:48-second video of a mama bear and her cub struggling across a steep cliff covered with snow. 20+ million people have also looked at it and, I expect, found inspiration from it as I did.

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Start With an Initial Assessment

Up and Running

Get all your ducks in a row with an initial assessment of your business opportunity. This article is part of our Business Planning Guide —a curated list of our articles that will help you with the planning process! Start your business planning with a quick assessment.

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8 Keys To Market Delivery Of Innovative Technologies

Startup Professionals Musings

Since I am a techie at heart, I always get excited when founders pitch their new innovation as “disruptive,” meaning that it is so unique that it will create a new market and disrupt the existing value network, displacing established products and markets.

7 Mistakes That Turn Your Seminar Into A Nightmare

YoungUpstarts

by Diane DiResta, CEO of DiResta Communications. It’s not enough to be a confident speaker and subject matter expert. It’s what happens behind the scenes long before the audience ever arrives that will impact the outcome. It’s all about the logistics.

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Seth Levine’s Designing the Ideal Board Meeting Blog Series

Feld Thoughts

My partner Seth Levine is writing a blog series on Designing the Ideal Board Meeting. Seth and I have each attended over 27,367 board meetings. Ok, I don’t know the actual number, but it’s a lot. We’ve both been on good boards and bad boards. Boards that have helped companies and boards that have sunk companies. Boards that know how to resolve conflict and boards that have multiple passive-aggressive actors engaged in a complex dance that serves no one, especially the company.

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Boost Your New Venture By Teaming With An Incubator

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the reasons that now is the time to be an entrepreneur is the explosion of startup assistance organizations, usually called incubators or accelerators.

Why Cloud-Based Desktops Can Be Safer Than The One You’re Sitting At

YoungUpstarts

by Robin Hau , founder and CEO of SimplyClouds. According to RightScale’s 2018 “State of the Cloud Report,” a staggering 96 percent of respondents report some reliance on the cloud.

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Startup Opportunity: Volvo iLabX Accelerator – Capital and Mentors

The Startup Magazine

In an effort to support startups looking for capital and mentorship, The Startup Magazine is supporting Volvo Financial Services in its launch of its iLabX global innovation program for technology entrepreneurs. We encourage all startups to consider applying to this rewarding startup accelerator.

Look Up and Don’t Give Up

Feld Thoughts

This is how I think about my work and my marathon running. We could all learn a lesson from this baby bear: Look up & don’t give up. pic.twitter.com/nm0McSYeqY. — IM🍑HIM (@ziyatong) November 3, 2018. My spirit animal is a bear. Generally, I think of myself as a big polar bear, but I’m going to spend the day relating to my little friend. And, when the day is done, I’m going to go run into the woods.

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5 Market Obstacles That Kill Even Compelling Products

Startup Professionals Musings

Even when your new product or solution fills a real customer need, and has a positive value proposition, many new venture founders are surprised and frustrated to find that excited customers are hard to find and growth is slow.

Underemployment: It’s On You

YoungUpstarts

by Marissa Waldman, President at Brainard Strategy. Unemployment is at a significantly low level in the United States.

Is Your Intellectual Property Protected?

YFS Magazine

In case your IP is stolen or used without your permission, there are a number of paths that you can take. Here's what every entrepreneur needs to know. Business Law Grow copyright Intellectual Property ip theft patents trademarks

Estimating Realistic Startup Costs

Up and Running

This article is part of our Business Startup Guide —a curated list of our articles that will get you up and running in no time! What will it cost to start that business? Of course, you can’t know for sure, but you can work with reasonable estimates.

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Apply Hospitality-Driven Thinking to Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

I just finished a new book by Stephen J. Cloobeck, “ Checking In: Hospitality-Driven Thinking, Business, and You ”.

How Startups Can Convince Young Professionals To Join Their Fledgling Sales Team

YoungUpstarts

by Keith Johnstone, Head of Marketing of Peak Sales Recruiting. With the U.S. economy growing at a rate of over 4% , it is an exciting time for startups looking to scale up. It is also an ideal time for young professionals to secure outstanding jobs.

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Women Are Underestimated In Business – Here’s What You Can Do About It

YFS Magazine

You are not alone. Most intelligent and inspiring women have also been underestimated and they succeeded anyways. Lead female entrepreneurs leadership personal development women entrepreneurs women in business

25 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur

Hearpreneur

Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Waking up each morning knowing you are getting to do exactly what you love is more than most people could ever say about any “job” they have had.

6 Ways to Set Up Funnels in Google Analytics

ConversionXL

Analyzing the customer journey is pivotal to conversion optimization. But how do you track user journeys in a way that is digestible, visual, and useful? With funnels, of course! Funnel tracking in Google Analytics is one of the best ways to identify—in detail—where you’re going wrong.

10 Questions to Help You Figure Out Where Your Audience Gets Their Information

YoungUpstarts

Think about where you get the most important news in your industry. Is it from long, obscure white papers? YouTube videos? Press releases on a random public relations website? In most cases, probably not.

Energy Efficiency Ideas For Businesses

The Startup Magazine

Business people often say that it is necessary to spend money in order to make money. However, there are certainly some areas in which savings are especially appreciated and needed.

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WebSummit Presentations

For Entrepreneurs

I presented on two topics at WebSummit 2018 in Lisbon on November 6th. The slides and videos of those two presentations can be found below.

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Texas Health Catalyst at UT Austin Showcases Early-Stage Projects at its Demo Day

SiliconHills

The Texas Health Catalyst held its Demo Day Tuesday afternoon with 13 early-stage ventures showcasing their new projects. These are really, really early innovations,” said Nishi Viswanathan, director, Texas Health Catalyst at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin.

7 Reasons Companies Should Consider Third-Party POS Financing

YoungUpstarts

by Miron Lulic, founder and CEO of SuperMoney. Offering free access to credit at the point of sale (POS) is a powerful business-generating tool for companies of all sizes. However, not all companies have the working capital available to offer in-house financing programs.

Start Early With a Solid Product Management System

The Startup Magazine

Who are we? Why are we here? Where are we going? These are the questions we ask ourselves when feeling philosophical. For startup owners, similar questions need to be asked about their company – particularly the product (or service) they’re providing their consumers.

Voice Search Strategy: Surviving (and Thriving) in Ecommerce and B2B

ConversionXL

Earlier this year, at CXL Live , you asked us about voice search (a lot). More specifically, you asked the hard questions, like: How can ecommerce companies compete with Alexa? How will voice search work given the human urge to shop around? Are there use cases for voice search in B2B?

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2018 Logo Design Trends: Your Guide to Navigate Hot Trends and Avoid Fads

crowdSPRING Blog

Logo design with bright colors, creative typography, and signage mock-up by zeste/crowdspring. Small businesses and startups have to compete in an increasingly noisy world, often against large, dominant businesses.

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned From Starting 3 eCommerce Companies

YoungUpstarts

by Jackson Cunningham, founder of Tuft and Paw. I’ve been in the ecommerce space for over 10 years. After starting 3 of my own successful companies, I’ve learned that it’s incredibly important to choose a category that you’re interested in.

What standards must you meet when starting your own business?

The Startup Magazine

Entrepreneurs are constantly thinking of new business ideas. However, when starting a business, whether you’ve been part of a start-up previously or not, you often overlook the important factors when it comes to setting up an office.

8 expert predictions on what will define tech in 2019

The Next Web

If you’re a tech junkie, you’ve inevitably thought about what it would be like to run into your future self, even just a year from now. What apps would be on your phone? How would your user experience change? What’s the next big thing you won’t be able to imagine your life without?

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10 Best Cities in the United States for Startups and Entrepreneurs (2018)

crowdSPRING Blog

Silicon Valley has dominated the U.S. startup ecosystem for many decades. Despite repeated efforts, only a few cities outside the Valley (New York and Boston) have historically had the critical mix of VC funding, network, and talent to fuel vibrant startup centers.

3 Things Every Entrepreneur Must Do Before Starting An LLC

YoungUpstarts

by Dustin Ray of Incfile. Maybe you woke up one day and decided to start a business on a whim. Or maybe you sat long and hard, mulling over your business idea in your head for years before finally taking action. Maybe you fell into becoming an entrepreneur by accident.

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Is print more powerful than email marketing for a business?

The Startup Magazine

There’s no doubt that the world we live in is becoming more digitally focused, but that doesn’t mean it’s always best. All around the world businesses are using email as one of their main focus areas for brand awareness and getting their product in front of consumers.

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2018 SAAS Private Survey Results- Part 1

For Entrepreneurs

For the seventh year in a row, we’re proud to work with KBCM Technology Group (formerly Pacific Crest Securities) to share results from a survey of ~385 private SaaS companies. Thank you to the readers of forEntrepreneurs who participated in taking the survey! Thank you also to David Spitz (@dspitz) and the team at KBCM Technology Group for their. Startup Help SaaS SaaS business Sales & Marketing Machine Sales and Marketing

5 Tips for Starting a Successful Clothing Brand: The Definitive Guide (2018)

crowdSPRING Blog

Many people want to start a clothing brand or clothing line. After all, how difficult could it be? The truth is that successful clothing brands become successful in part because they’re created by people who are passionate about clothing.