Pitching Your Tech Startup Products to CxOs

The Startup Magazine

Entrepreneurship is at an all-time high: nearly 150,000 new technology startups are registered every month globally. In order to establish themselves, startups need to develop a customer pipeline. In the case of B2B tech startups, that means selling into large enterprises.

Are Your Premises Impinging On Your Productivity?

YoungUpstarts

In order to keep your startup costs manageable you invest only in the areas where you can be sure of a healthy return on your investment and look for opportunities to drive down expenses everywhere else. The first two hours of the day are arguably the most potentially productive.

How Startups Can Keep Product Development Lean

YoungUpstarts

by Steve Owens, Founder and CTO of Finish Line Product Development Services. In this article we explore the unique challenges of a lean start-up and how Outsourced Product Development (OPD) can be used to overcome them. Reducing product turn time.

How (Licensed) Music Can Increase Overall Productivity In Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

Studies have showed that playing music makes for a healthier work environment resulting in happier employees and more productivity. Less pressure on the heart will result in better productivity. Others music office culture workplace productivity

Create the Best Product

Feld Thoughts

One thing that came up was the idea of creating the best product. For periods of time, people get obsessed about how “the best product will win.” ” This isn’t just a startup vs. big company issue. When Apple and Google didn’t have a product.

Entrepreneurship in Sound Production: Side Hustle Tips

The Startup Magazine

These are sound production tips you need when looking to make the quality of your sound top notch. To overcome this sound production problem and increase the quality of the sound it’s important to use compressor technique where all the layered tracks are compressed.

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. Product is “disruptive technology” or a “paradigm shift.”

What Ten Promising Startups Taught Us About Marketing New Products

YoungUpstarts

Bringing together ten food and food tech startups, the night was an opportunity for these new business to showcase their ideas and get the word out about their companies. This suggests that these young startups may be on to something. Reduce obstacles to using a product.

How a Seed VC Approaches Pre-Product Startups

View from Seed

Editor’s note: At a recent team meeting at NextView, we looked at the high number of startups we invested in which were pre-product at the time. The question arose: What is a seed VC’s process like when a company is pre-product? Fundraising Product & Design

How To Survive A Deadly Drag On Startup Productivity

Startup Professionals Musings

No matter how smart or experienced this person may otherwise be, things must change or they will kill your startup. Let me assure you, every startup faces more challenges than any other business – unproven product, new processes, new management, and unpredictable customers.

4 Key Tips For Getting Your Product Or Service To Launch (And Why Launching Reduces Startup Fear)

YoungUpstarts

Visionary ideas and dreams of startup success are what keep us inspired. Given that 2 out of 10 startups fail in the first year and just half make it to the five-year mark, you likely recognize that the risk-taking spirit can be potentially destructive.

AMA on Product Hunt About Startup Communities

Feld Thoughts

I’ll be doing an AMA on Product Hunt’s new Book Channel on Friday 7/24 at 1130 AM PST. The post AMA on Product Hunt About Startup Communities appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Announcements

Why Startup Product Plans Make Poor Business Plans

Startup Professionals Musings

Most technical entrepreneurs I know demand the discipline of a product specification or plan, and then assume that their great product will drive a great business. A product plan is never a substitute for a business plan. business plan entrepreneur investor product plan startup

How To Tell A Remarkable Product Story!

Brandanew

But have you ever thought about product stories? Sure it depends on the product. But if you really have a unique and innovative product, it is possible to create a story that entertains, creates awareness and also enhances its value in the eyes of the customers.

5 Ways To Improve Startup Founder Team Productivity

Startup Professionals Musings

I have found it to be more productive and effective to lead with the model that no meetings will take an hour, and may be done in as little as five minutes. Team members need your critique of their work to learn, but attacking the person is never productive.

False Positives and Product / Market Fit

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startup is hard. Which one of these tests will actually tell us if we have the fabled Product / Market Fit? Business Model Lean Startups customer development survey product/market fit startup marketing pyramid survey.io

The Four Parts of a Minimal Viable Product

Grasshopper Herder

Isn''t an MVP just a bare bones product? If people sign up for our MVP, that means we''ve got Product/Market Fit, right? Lean Startups Minimum Viable Product Product/Market Fit product/market fit storyboarding

Book: Product Design for the Web

Feld Thoughts

Last week Fred Wilson wrote a post recommending two books including Randy Hunt’s Product Design for the Web: Principles of Designing and Releasing Web Products. I read Randy’s book yesterday while procrastinating working on my next book, Startup Opportunities.

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Start Early With a Solid Product Management System

The Startup Magazine

For startup owners, similar questions need to be asked about their company – particularly the product (or service) they’re providing their consumers. Here are several detailed reasons why strong product management is so important: Complexity. Who are we? Why are we here?

How To Make Your Product Story Successful

Brandanew

Writing product stories, case studies and content in general around your product has one overarching purpose- convince and convert. Or simply be convinced to buy if you’re offering a product for direct sales. This is what you need to make your product story successful.

5 Product Packaging And Design Tips For Startups

YFS Magazine

Approaching product packaging and design with an open mind and these 5 tips will help you nail your packaging strategy and entice customers. This article 5 Product Packaging And Design Tips For Startups appeared first in YFS Magazine.

5 Million-Dollar Ideas For Your Next Product Launch

YFS Magazine

By executing these strategies, you can generate huge returns on the high investment that went into developing and launching a new product. Launch 500 startups marketing Product Launch product roadmap

How to Launch a Product: A Startup-Friendly Process

View from Seed

Did we think through how to launch a product in the first place? Luckily, the good folks at Driftt put together this great SlideShare, detailing how companies can be strategic and thoughtful about their product launch plans. How To Launch A Product: 7 Tips To Drive Demand from Driftt. The post How to Launch a Product: A Startup-Friendly Process appeared first on NextView Ventures. Experts Marketing & Growth Product & Design Resources

How To Validate Your Innovative Product As A Business

Startup Professionals Musings

In fact, many experienced entrepreneurs argue that constructing a business model around your solution is far more critical and difficult than developing the product. Products too expensive for the market won’t succeed, and prices too low will leave you exposed.

Savvy Entrepreneurs Plan Both Business And Product

Startup Professionals Musings

Most technical entrepreneurs I know demand the discipline of a product specification or plan, and then assume that their great product will drive a great business. A product plan is never a substitute for a business plan. business plan entrepreneur product plan startup

Many Entrepreneurs Are Too Busy, But Not Productive

Startup Professionals Musings

That’s productivity. That is a huge hit on productivity. For insight, I recommend the details provided in a new book “ The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity, ” by Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill, and Leena Rinne. Practice productivity planning with your key team members.

Why Pitching Your Product Is Not Enough For Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m still amazed at how many technical entrepreneurs don’t have a business pitch, and offer me their product pitch or product spec instead. I’m a technologist, so I always love to learn about the product, but every investor needs to make sure you have a business, as well as a product.

6 Keys to Marketing Customer Experience vs Products

Startup Professionals Musings

Not so long ago, every business assumed that the keys to success were the highest quality product, the best value for the buck, and the best customer service. Exploit your product and service differences. Scott Addis marketing products startup

What’s Your Product Cadence?

Feld Thoughts

I love the product vision – it’s in an area that I’ve been working in for a while across a variety of companies and will take a new approach to a very old and persistent problem. It’s an ambitious product vision that will take a while to fully roll out. In lean startup language, they’ve got a minimal viable product. In their case, the customer is a business customer rather than a mass market consumer web product.

How to Make Product Pages That Sell

Up and Running

Product descriptions are meant to convince customers to buy things, right? But if a shopper can’t find your product description, it will never work its magic. That’s why you need to make sure that your product descriptions pop up higher in the search rankings.

Ten Top Product Pricing Models for Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the toughest decisions for a startup is how to price their product or service. So what are some of the most common revenue models being used by startups today? It’s great for customers, but not for startups, unless you have deep pockets.

How to Structure a Modern, Customer-Driven Product Team

View from Seed

According to David Cancel , CEO of Drift , the optimal number of members in a product team at a young startup is three. The point isn’t “to organize a product team better.” What about product and design? And thus his model for product teams was born.

How Has Product Hunt Become Such a Critical Startup Website?

Both Sides of the Table

Product Hunt. It seems out of nowhere it has become the go to website for startup companies to launch their new products or businesses. It was the place that every startup knew they HAD TO be in order to attract initial users and also gain the attention of venture capitalists.

The Illusion of Product/Market Fit for SaaS Companies

Feld Thoughts

“We have product/market fit.” ” “We are searching for product/market fit.” ” “We are raising this financing to find product/market fit.” ” “Our customer traction demonstrates product/market fit.” ” Product/market fit. I was in a meeting a month ago with a company I’m on the board of where product/market fit was asserted. When you have $0 of MRR, you have no product/market fit.

5 Key Actions To Maximize Entrepreneur Productivity

Startup Professionals Musings

That’s productivity. That is a huge hit on productivity. For insight, I recommend the details provided in a recent book “ The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity, ” by Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill, and Leena Rinne. That’s extraordinary productivity.

Why Appreciation Improves Business Productivity

YoungUpstarts

It’s especially crucial to do this from the beginning, during the bumpy startup phase. Your business will flourish if you learn a simple secret to success — be good to your staff.

6 Tips For Writing Product Descriptions That Work

Brandanew

Copywriters often see product descriptions as uninspiring. Products can range from pencil sharpeners to the brand new fish catching instrument that’s setting world records ( you can tell we’ve been Shark Tank obsessed). Not everyone is going to buy your product.

5 Ways To Boost Productivity And Minimize Negativity

Startup Professionals Musings

These people don’t seem to realize that they are hurting themselves, as well as other people’s productivity, and jeopardize the future of the company they are working for. No startup can afford that huge cost in emotional capital, as well as productivity!

3 Reasons Why Your Success Depends on More Than a Great Product

ReadWriteStart

Creating a high-quality product is just one part of building a profitable business. The reality is that a myopic focus on product development can ultimately prevent you from achieving your business goals. For most companies — and all early-stage startups […].

5 Keys To Keeping Your Office Positive And Productive

Startup Professionals Musings

These people don’t seem to realize that they are hurting themselves, as well as other people’s productivity, and jeopardize the future of the company they are working for. No business can afford that huge cost in emotional capital, as well as the productivity loss!

Improve Marketing Impact with Efficient Promotional Products

The Startup Magazine

As far as the promotion of services and products of a specific business is concerned, it can be achieved with the assistance of clear and well-thought promoting strategies. An efficient promotional product should be able to attract as much target audience as possible.

Top Startup Winner: Balodana

The Startup Magazine

The Startup Magazine recently featured two of the FUND Conference Top 3 Exhibitor winners, Happenstance , and Digs. The top startup at this year’s FUND Conference in Chicago, Illinois was Balodana , a fashion purchasing platform disrupting the women’s e-commerce fashion industry.

7 Traits That Define Work Productivity Superstars

Startup Professionals Musings

Whether your business is a startup or large corporation, you need at least a few superstars who can get things done, despite all the challenges and distractions in the world today. Highly emotional reactions and outbursts are rarely productive in business environments.