6 Keys To Managing Funding From People Close To You

Startup Professionals Musings

Cohen and John Kador, in their classic book “ What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know ,” includes these great points of practical advice on this subject: Manage expectations before the fact.

Product management and curiosity

VC Cafe

When you are product manager, your work is never really done. In 2020 there is a treasure trove of training material, online courses and best practices on product management, some of it from the top PMs in the world. Uncategorized product management

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10 Manageable Risks That An Entrepreneur Should Take

Startup Professionals Musings

Many risks can be managed or calculated to improve growth or provide a competitive edge, while others, like skipping quality checks to save money, are recipes for failure. The challenge is to avoid the bad risks, while actively seeking and managing the smart risks.

Manage the Clock

Feld Thoughts

Over the years I’ve tried many different approaches to managing the clock. I try manage the clock better during a meeting when I’m in charge, and prompt others when I’m not. I don’t control the agenda in those meetings, so clock management is up to someone else.

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 Steps To Stop Killing Yourself As A Micro-Manager

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are in this second category, you probably don’t like the references behind your back that you are a “control freak” or a “micro-manager.” This means only about one manager in ten really knows how to empower others. delegating Jan Yager micro-manager work less

Change Your Management Style To Meet Today’s Culture

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet, in my daily role as an advisor to entrepreneurs and small business owners, struggling to boost revenues, profits, and earnings, I still see too many managers falling back on command-and-control, a focus on weaknesses, and not enough time for people. Change is hard.

Scaling from maker to manager

Version One Ventures

But as the start-up scales and you hire employees, your day-to-day is taken over by more managerial tasks, like hiring and managing people, running company meetings, etc. Going from a maker to manager was one of the hardest transitions I went through when building my own start-up and I don’t think I was fully aware of what was happening to me at the time. First – choose your path: do you really want to transition into a manager? . How to grow into the role of manager.

Inventory Management Optimization Methods

The Startup Magazine

Any company that sells a product has the difficult task of managing their inventory. Inventory management is the challenge of matching the company’s supply volume appropriately to customer demand. Dealing with inventory management is never fun.

Why Team Management By Fear Is Bad For Any Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Performance goals set without team member input, and without support and feedback, are a sure sign of managing by fear. Amy Edmondson business fearless management by fear

What exactly is a managed marketplace?

Version One Ventures

Over the past few years, the term “managed marketplace” has become so widely used that Bill Gurley from Benchmark recently tweeted that it is not clear to him what the difference is between a “managed marketplace” and a “true marketplace.”. And, the term managed marketplace was born.

Entrepreneurs Need Time Management Accelerators

Startup Professionals Musings

Every person, no matter what their passion, needs to revisit the principles of time management from time to time. Effective time management skills are often the best competitive edge. Time management is a learnable skill, but it takes continual focus.

Managing Innovation Portfolios – Principles Before Tools

Grasshopper Herder

The post Managing Innovation Portfolios – Principles Before Tools appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Don’t get buried in the tools and platforms -- know how your resources, time frames, risks, and options work together to create a viable innovation portfolio map. Corporate Startup Innovation Ecosystem Innovation Innovation Accounting Metrics Metrics & Innovation Accounting Startup Tool

How To Manage Online Reviews and Business Reputation

Startup Professionals Musings

In summary, it’s important to remember that online reviews can make or break your business today, so you can’t afford to be too busy to monitor and manage this activity.

Innovating IT Risk Management

deal architect

A sad truth in our industry is CIOs don''t often get fired for not being innovative. But they do get fired for major data or security breach or business continuity failure. In spite of that it is a bit concerning

10 Tips For Managing Entrepreneur Startup Overload

Startup Professionals Musings

Most people can’t manage more than five items in their head, and when your list gets longer, it seems infinite. entrepreneur manage startup stress workload

What Are Reputation Management Services?


As a business owner, you likely don’t have the time or experience to thoroughly manage your company’s reputation. Thankfully there are professional reputation management services that can get the job done right. But what is reputation management?

Managing Your Startup Board?—?A Short Presentation

Both Sides of the Table

Managing Your Startup Board?—?A My talk was about “ managing your startup board ” and the full deck is on that SlideShare link and embedded below. Summary Boards are organizations that need managing just as you would do for your management team.

Key Components Of Project Risk Management


A vital part of project management is adopting strategies to address potential problems or what is known as a risk management process. What is Risk Management? The conduct of a risk management process is vital to the success of any venture.

10 Unconventional Management Techniques That Work

Startup Professionals Musings

I’ve been a manager in business for many years, and like most of you, I’ve also had my share of bad managers, as well as a few good ones. Here are ten tips which may surprise many of you, but I have found to be real difference makers: Go ahead, get close to the people you manage.

Should All of Management Attend Board Meetings?

Both Sides of the Table

Should All of Your Management Team Attend Board Meetings? The reality is that there are some board meetings in which having a broad set of management present is a great idea and there are some meetings where in can be a hindrance. Should All of Management Attend Board Meetings?

Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work

Steve Blank

—– Lean Innovation Management. Each horizon requires different focus, different management, different tools and different goals. Product management for Horizon 1 uses existing product management tools such as StageGate ® or the equivalent.

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Managing Your Business’ Online Presence


Now more than ever, small business owners need to manage their business’ online presence. There was a time when local business owners didn’t need to worry much about the internet.

How to Manage Cash Flow in a Crisis

Up and Running

For small businesses, cash flow management in a crisis is absolutely vital. Managing a Business Operations Strategy cash flow cash flow crisis coronavirus managing your cash flowAs I write this, we are neck-deep in the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis that comes with it.

An Entrepreneur’s Guide To Employee Management

The Startup Magazine

Employee management can be an extremely tricky effort when it comes to running a business smoothly, however, there are several effective methods that will help entrepreneurs get on track and keep business functions running as they should be.

How To Manage Multiple Tasks Without Multitasking

YFS Magazine

Back Office Grow managing workflow productivity time management workflowIt’s possible to be productive in today’s fast-paced world and to effectively play many roles. Here's how to get started (without multitasking).

A Guide To Project Management Courses


To an entrepreneur or small business owner, achieving a project management certification may seem unnecessary. Project management is actually not that simple. PRINCE2 is the world’s most widely adopted project management method. Project Management Professional (PMP).

8 Management Behaviors Drive Change Without Crisis

Startup Professionals Musings

In this era of rapid market and technological change, I know I have to challenge my small business advisory clients to keep innovating and stay ahead of the game.

How to Manage Conflict at Work


Unfortunately, conflict at work and misunderstandings happen all the time, so managing them in a proper way to minimize their effect on your productivity is critical to achieving career goals. The effects of how to manage conflicts at work effect can be quite significant.

Reflections Of A Retired Senior Manager

Startup Professionals Musings

My career, in several companies, included management consulting, different positions in many functional areas, heading up international operations and eventually leading to several positions as interim CEO.

Managing Finances When Freelancing


Because this often means accounting for deductions and write-offs to reduce the tax burden, many freelancers turn to tax management services for help. Professionalisms freelance work freelancing managing money small business finance

Managing Up


(The following post was written by one of Return Path’s long-time senior managers, Chris Borgia , who runs one of our data science teams and has run other support organizations in the past, both at Return Path and at AOL. Managing Up in a Growing, Global Workplace.

6 Essential Management Tips For Business Leaders

YFS Magazine

The shift into leading and managing people is an exciting and rewarding change, yet with it comes pitfalls. Lead leadership management skills management tips personal development

The Economics of VCs Recycling Management Fees

Feld Thoughts

Several years ago, I wrote a post titled Why VCs Should Recycle Their Management Fees. The post specifically discussed three items: Management Fees, Recycling, and Carried Interest. The post The Economics of VCs Recycling Management Fees appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

How To Improve Software Project Management Efficiency


Software project managers have it rough: from fulfilling the interests of stakeholders with limited resources and time, constantly-updating technologies – it seems like a never-ending battle. Subcontractor relationship management. Others project management team management

8 Entrepreneur Principles For Managing Your Destiny

Startup Professionals Musings

Every hiring manager, as well as investor, reads your attitude carefully.

Reuniting Product Management and Lean UX

Grasshopper Herder

We product managers have let ourselves be put into smaller product owner boxes. Product Management User Experience lean UX user experience We''ve been focused on process when the biggest risks are about markets.

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The Benefits Of Reputation Management For Your Startup Business


Managing a business is a complicated process. So, if you are starting a business, you must know how online reputation management works and how it could help you gain more profit. What is Online Reputation Management? Benefits of Online Reputation Management.

10 Keys To Improving Your Business Time Management

Startup Professionals Musings

Every person, no matter what their passion, needs to revisit the principles of time management from time to time. Effective time management skills are often the best competitive edge. Time management is a learnable skill, but it takes continual focus.

5 Ways to Improve Your Project Management Skills

The Startup Magazine

As such, you’re probably responsible for managing projects designed to grow your business and profitability. But if you’re questioning your project management skills, this can be a challenge for you. Look for a project management course that can help you be a better manager.

3 Project Management Delegation Blunders To Avoid

YFS Magazine

As you delegate project management be on the lookout for these three issues. The wrong project management processes can completely destroy business growth. Operations productivity productivity tips project management

Inventory Management 101


Early on, you are managing everything in one spot. Others inventory management Lea Schneider organization storageBy Lea Schneider. When it all begins at the kitchen table, it seems so simple.

A Serial Entrepreneur’s Time Management Tips


So, you want to improve your time management skills? Here are some of the most effective time management tips, tools, and techniques that you can use when faced with many of life’s challenges — big or small. Time management tools — at the office.