New Entrepreneurs Are Rebuilding Our Business Engine

Startup Professionals Musings

Large corporations and conglomerates, the engines of growth and vitality in the twentieth century, have lost their edge and their image. We need this new generation of entrepreneurs who relish the challenge and the opportunity of rebuilding our business engine to fit the culture and the global needs of the twenty-first century. They have proven themselves unable to innovate, and they have lost more jobs than they create.

How to Onboard Remote Engineers: A Practical Guide from an Expert

ReadWriteStart

Here is how to onboard remote engineers — with a practical guide from an expert. Most of the time, companies that do a bad job fail to do the following things: The new engineer isn’t briefed on the company, what they’re building, or what the mission is.

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Beginners’ Guide To Search Engine Advertising

YoungUpstarts

Search engine advertising is more than just a buzzword. What exactly is Search Engine Advertising ? Also commonly referred to as paid search, this is how websites get their ads to appear on the search engine results pages (SERPs). Any time you search for something online, you’re engaging with search engine advertising. In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at how search engine advertising works and how you can use it yourself.

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How Search Engine Optimization Can Bring You More Clients

YoungUpstarts

Most importantly, is your site optimized for search engines and is it attracting the type and number of visitors you’d like? Although Facebook and Twitter account management is beyond the scope of this article, we’ll show you how search engine optimization, or SEO, can help your business gain clients by effectively using the power of the most popular search engine – Google. by On Yavin , founder and CEO of Exactive Marketing LTD.

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Search Engine Optimization Algorithm Changes For 2017

YoungUpstarts

Search engine optimization is a practice used to help your website rank higher in the search results fields of major search engines. If you have had a site on the Internet for any amount of time, you have probably been hearing about these engines and the technology that helps rank pages properly. In the past, search engines only utilized one algorithm. Google is also using their technological advances to help with Search Engine Optimization on the back end.

Top 5 Innovative Business Ideas For Civil Engineers

YoungUpstarts

Roads, streets, bridges, metro lines, and huge skyscrapers everything that we see from the business and corporate buildings to malls for entertainment, is just because of the marvels of civil engineering. Most people still feel software engineers will take over every industry and that might be true, but with the construction industry, civil engineers will always remain in the trend. Civil engineering and construction business is a match made in heaven.

Rimini Street: The Little Engine That Could

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As part of its 2015 reporting, Rimini Street shared with me they now have as customers more than 125 Fortune 500 and Fortune Global 100 companies. That is pretty impressive reach when you also factor their smaller customers and many. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Why the Gig Economy is Coming for Architects, Engineers

ReadWriteStart

While other industries have been quick to adapt to freelance employment, architects and engineers within the construction sector have lagged behind — and that is beginning to change. Here’s why the gig economy is coming for architects and engineers. The project to project nature of the gig economy marries perfectly with that of engineering and architecture. Projects in many developing countries were based entirely on western engineering standards.

4 Ways Search Engine Optimization Can Help Your Business

YoungUpstarts

It is easy to feel that your small business’ website will be swallowed up and forgotten, which is why search engine optimization, or SEO, is crucial to boost your online visibility. What exactly is search engine optimization? Search engine optimization is crucial for any business, but sometimes can be hard to understand for the beginner. Others digital marketing Online marketing search engine optimization SEO

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It’s a Big Step from Engineer to an Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Every engineer who has invented some new technology, or is adept at creating solutions, believes that is the hard part, and it should be a short step to take that solution to market as an entrepreneur. In fact, a recent Duke and Harvard survey of over 500 technology companies showed that only 37% of their leaders even have engineering or computer science backgrounds. Engineers assume that the business issues can be resolved later.

How to Provide Value to Customers AND Get Higher Search-Engine Rankings

Rembrandt Communications

Simple SEO Tips for Your Business In my last post, I discussed what you really need to know about SEO, or search engine optimization, for your business. Basically, you need to provide your customers with valuable information, and the search engines will see this. The post How to Provide Value to Customers AND Get Higher Search-Engine Rankings appeared first on Small business PR and content strategy that boost sales, awareness and credibility fast!

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7 Worst Entrepreneurial Perceptions From Engineers

Startup Professionals Musings

Every engineer who has invented some new technology, or is adept at creating solutions, believes that is the hard part, and it should be a short step to take that solution to market as an entrepreneur. In fact, a Duke and Harvard survey of over 500 technology companies showed that only 37% of their leaders even have engineering or computer science backgrounds. Engineers assume that the business issues can be resolved later. A good engineer hates unpredictability and risk.”

Search Engine Optimization in Denver: Make Sure Your Business Ranks

The Startup Magazine

It’s safe to say that all of us have used a search engine at one point in our lives. But how do these search engines decide what websites come up at the top of the list? To get the results they need, a search engine will scan every webpage in the worldwide web to get the best information. In a similar way a search engine often keeps an eye out for titles that you use in your websites. Whatever we search, we get hundreds of results in a matter of seconds.

Tech Interview: CouponBird’s Senior Software Engineer Carson Lv

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine founders interviews, we sat down with Senior Software Engineer Carson Lv, a team leader from CouponBirds , a growing e-commerce company specialising in coupon code services and advertising. A full-stack engineer can describe my work at CouponBirds. Now more about you and your career path, what inspired you to become a Software Engineer? We engineers also have many hobbies. Carson Lv, CouponBirds Senior Software Engineer.

The 5 Top Software Tools for Electrical Engineers

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Electrical engineers must rely on a large number of physical and digital tools to support their work. To provide you with a few handy starting points, these four software tools offer a wide range of support for electrical engineers. Electrical Engineering Toolkit Pro.

Should Your Engineering Startup Join A Chamber Of Commerce?

YoungUpstarts

When it comes to engineering, much of what you will be doing is design, especially if your niche within the industry is civil engineering. You may already be friends with alumni of the college where you got your degree, and if you studied a popular online masters in engineering program like that offered at the University of California Riverside, chances are you may know one or more graduates of other programs. This is a civil engineer’s dream.

A conversation with Karl-Heinz Streibich - President of National Academy of Science and Engineering in Germany, acatech.

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Karl-Heinz Streibich is President of acatech, the National Academy of Science and Engineering in Germany. In that role, he is constantly interacting with business and academic leaders, and has a unique perspective on STEM trends in Germany and broadly across. Globalization and Technology

A conversation with Karl-Heinz Streibich - President of National Academy of Science and Engineering in Germany, acatech. 

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Karl-Heinz Streibich is President of acatech, the National Academy of Science and Engineering in Germany. In that role, he is constantly interacting with business and academic leaders, and has a unique perspective on STEM trends in Germany and broadly across. Globalization and Technology

Q2 2015 DDoS Trends – The Fall Of Search Engine Impersonators

YoungUpstarts

Search engine impersonators are bots that pretend to be crawling a website in an attempt to index it and find useful links. Most website owners are more than happy to have the search engine bots (googlebot and bingbot, to name a couple) browsing their website all day long. Others cyber crime Google search algorithm search engineMore indexing = better chance to be at the top of the search results.

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Do you need data engineering before data science?

Version One Ventures

One thread explored the differences between data science and data engineering. I’ll admit that I was completely unaware of the engineering behind data science when we first launched Insight Data Science back in 2012. However, quietly under our radar, data engineering (our “slightly younger sibling”) was emerging, stretching its wings, and undergoing its own evolution. You can read about this from Maxime Beauchemin , data engineer at Airbnb). Data Engineering.

How Andela Finds and Trains World-Class Engineers in Africa [Traction #41: Christina Sass]

View from Seed

Christina Sass is co-founder and COO of Andela, a company that locates, trains, and staffs world-class engineers in Africa for hire by tech companies in the US and elsewhere. The post How Andela Finds and Trains World-Class Engineers in Africa [Traction #41: Christina Sass] appeared first on NextView Ventures. They’ve sparked a movement, cracked the code on finding great coders, and have attracted investors like Mark Zuckerberg.

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Start Your Marketplace Engines

Genuine VC

Communities like those of uTest (software QA testers), as well as NextView portfolio companies GrabCAD (mechanical engineers) and thredUP (parents), which resulted in marketplaces had origins in this approach. But the most difficult challenge is starting the marketplace engine in the first place, which can be sparked with one of the techniques above

Reverse Engineering a Career

This is going to be BIG.

It was an exercise in reverse engineering. Some product managers might be more technical, working on feature requirements and interfacing with the engineering team, while others might be more like brand managers who are the GM of their brands. I run into a lot of people trying to switch careers and join a startup. They're trying to get product positions and marketing jobs in particular, but they don't have any prior experience.

How Sin-Mei Tsai, Shippo’s VP of Engineering, Defines Code Quality

Version One Ventures

This time, I am very excited to introduce Sin-Mei Tsai , VP of Engineering at Shippo , a Version One portfolio company. She is a Silicon Valley veteran – having been the Senior Director of Engineering at Yodlee, then holding several CTO, Chief Architect, and other engineering leadership roles at a few startups before landing at Shippo in 2016. In fact, every time there is an engineering-related question, the first person I go to is Sin-Mei.

How to Create Your Referral Engine

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Create Your Referral Engine written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch. Today I want to talk about what is probably the highest pay off marketing activity right now. Obviously there is a lot going on in the world today. I find that a lot of people are looking around trying to figure out what they can do marketing-wise. Obviously a lot of businesses are being displaced.

Hiring Your First Engineer: A Technical Entrepreneur’s Take

View from Seed

How do you build your engineering/dev team from the ground up? What kind of engineers do you need? Now consider a few high-level categories of engineers: Front-End. The best engineers I’ve worked with cross into multiple categories. If you know you are building something that is web-based but very UI intensive, an engineer with lots of Front-End experience is ideal. This is about trust — a lot of trust goes into this first engineering generalist.

How to Improve Your Content for the Search Engines… Fast

Rembrandt Communications

As an entrepreneur, you know you need to build online awareness and get high rankings on the search engines. Business Content Marketing Content Strategy Copywriting Increase Sales Repuation Management Sales SEO SEO Copywriting Social Media Strategy Web Copywriting Writing Tips content content strategy search engine optimization SEO content strategy 3 No-Cost Ways to Get Noticed Online Improve your content to boost online awareness.

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5 Fun Office Hacks To Re-Engineer Team Productivity

YFS Magazine

Startups are re-engineering productivity. Here are 5 methods to promote business growth through a positive, relaxed work culture. Company Culture Grow company culture productivity productivity tips

Case Study: Resolving Airline Engineering Issues Using Videoconferencing

YoungUpstarts

Airline engineering issues arise due to lack of oversight; methods used for risk management and the use of temporary employees and outsourced specialists. We offer videoconferencing services that can bring airline engineers together online to resolve issues and discuss the industry. Aircraft acquisitions and resolving engineering issues are also high on the list. Connecting Engineers.

Eureka! A New Era for Scientists and Engineers

Steve Blank

Silicon Valley was born in an era of applied experimentation driven by scientists and engineers. From the point of view of scientists and engineers in a university lab, too often entrepreneurship in all its VC-driven glory – income statements, balance sheets, business plans, revenue models, 5-year forecasts, etc. government agency that supports research in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering - is changing the startup landscape for scientists and engineers.

3 Simple Ways To Improve Your Website’s Search Engine Rank

YFS Magazine

Grow Marketing & Sales company website marketing online marketing search engine optimization seo website design website developmentThere’s no silver bullet with SEO, but start by making your website fundamentally sound and you’ll be on your way to improved search results.

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Human Engineering and Emotional Intelligence for Startups

VC Cafe

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The Engineer’s Dilemma

Austin Startup

I wholeheartedly believe that I didn’t choose to be an engineer, “it” chose me. I can’t even tell if it was nurture or nature since my mother, my step-father, my step-brother and his wife, are also engineers. My best friend from high school ended up being an engineer too. And while for most going through college expands their horizons, I ended up with more engineers around me, tasked with making engineering solutions and being graded on it.

WP Engine Raises $15M Round

Austin Startup

WP Engine today announced a $15 million investment from North Bridge Growth Equity. Digital Funding wp engine

Human Engineering and Emotional Intelligence for Startups

VC Cafe

human engineering VC Cafe Photo credit: By imaginedhorizons (Flickr). On “ Intelligence Is Overrated: What You Really Need To Succeed “, a research by Carnegie Institute of Technology shows that “ 85 percent of your financial success is due to skills in “ human engineering ,” your personality and ability to communicate, negotiate, and lead. ” Question: What is Human Engineering?

Los Angeles CTO / VP Engineering Job Searches

SoCal CTO

As the organizer of the LA CTO Forum , I get lots of inquiries by job seekers and people looking for CTO / VP Engineering talent. I’ve written quite a bit about aspects of this topic, especially from the perspective of startup founders looking for talent – you can find these in: Startup CTO.

Understanding Real-Time Web Search Engines

Startup Professionals Musings

Perhaps the most interesting feature of real-time search engines is that the results are updated each minute. There are many instances in which a real-time search can yield better results when compared with traditional search engines. Other engines have launched offering additional functionality. Google has also taken notice of the real-time web and they have begun to mix real-time results into their engine.

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A growth engine without a profit engine is incomplete thinking

The Equity Kicker

In addition to a growth engine, companies need to understand their profit engine. I just saw this diagram on Growthhackers in an article explaining Uber’s success. And they have had a lot of success. In case you’ve missed it they have recently raised money at a $3.7bn valuation, they operate in 35 cities and have grown headcount from 75 to 300 over the last year.

Engineering a Regional Tech Cluster-part 3 of 3 of Bigger in Bend

Steve Blank

Dino Vendetti a VC at Bay Partners, moved up to Bend, Oregon on a mission to engineer Bend into a regional technology cluster. Part 3: Engineering a Regional Tech Cluster. But today we are intentionally engineering six distinct activities to support this tech cluster: entrepreneurial density, university, transportation, capital, accelerator, and business community.

A Great Graduation Speech For Engineers And Entrepreneurs

Feld Thoughts

My friend Krista Marks (now at Disney – which acquired her first company – Kerpoof ) sent me a copy of the graduation speech she gave at the University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing on May 8th. I asked her if I could reprint it here – it’s applicable to any engineer or future entrepreneur, not just recent college graduates. In 1989, I graduated with degree in Electrical Engineering from the USC.

The RocketStar Engineers Behind the Apollo 11 Mission

SiliconHills

It took around 400,000 people to land humankind on the Moon from engineers to computer programmers to the people who sewed […]. The post The RocketStar Engineers Behind the Apollo 11 Mission appeared first on SiliconHills. By LAURA LOREK, Publisher of Silicon Hills News HOUSTON – The astronauts get all the glory, but hundreds of thousands of people worked behind the scenes to put the first men on the Moon. “It

Flying Software Engineers To Boulder For Startup Week

Feld Thoughts

Boulder is full of software engineers, but we need more. If you are a software engineer, send ryanwanger at gmail a note containing the following: 1. Jobs Boulder engineers startup weekA lot more. So, several local companies pitched in some bucks and the organizers of Boulder Startup Week are buying plane tickets for five people to come out between May 18th and May 22nd. If you don’t know about Boulder Startup Week, take a look at the killer agenda.

WP Engine Reports Record Growth

Austin Startup

WP Engine, a leading platform as a service for websites and applications built on WordPress, today announced that the company has surpassed 23,000 customers with 200,000 + domains, representing a customer increase of 130 percent in the last 12 months.