Great Reasons To Have A Membership Program For Customers

YoungUpstarts

Implementing a membership program for your customers can be a great way to level out the competition and stand out in any business industry. This membership program can include free merchandise, coupons, rewards, and advanced released products.

What Metrics Should Innovation Programs Measure?

Grasshopper Herder

If you want your innovation program to be successful, you have to articulate clear objectives in advance, and then align them with your metrics. The post What Metrics Should Innovation Programs Measure? appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Corporate Startup Innovation Ecosystem Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership Metrics Metrics & Innovation Accounting

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Laptops for the Justice Reskill Program

Feld Thoughts

Aaron Clark is leading a program called Justice Reskill. They need 20 laptops for the participants in the program. Through generous support from the Kenneth King Foundation & the Cielo Foundation, Justice Reskill is piloting a three-month technical training program with 20 justice-involved participants of the Second Chance Center. Each participant will finish this program with the necessary technical skills needed to explore new careers in tech. .

SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Estimator

Feld Thoughts

Please consult your bank’s calculator and program paperwork to determine actual loan and forgiveness amounts. The post SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Estimator appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Unsurprisingly, numerous SBA PPP Loan calculators have appeared on the web.

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How To Get Ready To Participate In An Acceleration Program

YoungUpstarts

Acceleration and incubation programs are on the rise and have helped start and scale many successful businesses over the past 10 years. My personal advice is to go a step further and research the history of the program or the institution that runs it.

Top 3 Best Personal Training Certification Programs

YoungUpstarts

The first step towards a career as a CPT is to find a certification program to teach you the foundations of exercise science, coaching, and developing training programs. Earning recognition from an accredited CPT program will establish you as an expert and allow you to train others on a professional level. To get you started, the following are what most people generally agree to be the best personal trainer certification programs on the market.

How Startups Can Win With Virtual Internship Programs

YoungUpstarts

Internship programs lead to collaboration that can move companies forward, while developing the next wave of entrepreneurs. Successful programs also provide this group of early professionals with quality instruction, hands-on experience and unmatched networking connections. To run an internship program that benefits both interns and startup leaders there are several best practices to keep in mind, especially in this era of the virtual office.

ReturnShip Program

OnlyOnce

ReturnShip Program. Today is a very exciting day for Return Path as we launch a new program we have been cooking for more than a year called the ReturnShip program. To this end, I’m very excited to share progress on our ReturnShip program: after a small pilot last year, our inaugural group of six female returnees will join Return Path in a variety of roles across the company as of today.

The Skinny On Timothy Sykes And His Trading Program

YoungUpstarts

Timothy Sykes does not host the introductory course – graduates of his program do. There is no ‘secret’ to success with the program; it is an exercise, or rather a series of exercises into a highly complicated world of financial trading which you must participate in.

Robots, Programming, and Education

Feld Thoughts

Last week, my friends at Orbotix rolled out a new program called SPRK which stands for Schools, Parents, Robots, and Kids. The post Robots, Programming, and Education appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Ever since Orbotix was founded, we’ve been talking about robots and education and how Sphero could play a role. They’ve already got six lesson plans up with more coming.

The Best Programming Languages for Digital Marketers

ConversionXL

Which programming language should marketers learn? For a newcomer, there are four programming languages worth learning: SQL*. Technically, SQL is a “declarative language,” not a programming language, but it has the “ functionality of a mature programming language.”.

Resources And Loan Programs For Veteran Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

Not only are there loans and education programs that directly relate to their business needs, but other resources that can help indirectly. When seeking a loan program to help you launch a startup, it can be difficult to sort through the different options, determine what you are eligible for and deciding which option is best for you. Unfortunately, the program only covers townhouses and condos, so plan accordingly. Veterans Advantage Lending Program.

Can Subscription Billing Programs Save Retail Stores?

YoungUpstarts

Among the strategies tested by retailers are subscription billing programs. Yet discounts, loyalty program perks and in-store promotions can only go so far in driving business and sustained success in the internet age. by Kevin Cancilla, chief marketing officer of Vindicia.

Launching The Customer Loyalty Programs The Big Guys Use? Slow Your Roll!

YoungUpstarts

Are you considering launching a conventional customer loyalty program? Offering a new customer loyalty program modeled after what national chains have used for years is like building a coal-fired power plant today. Given this, asking weary consumers to sign up for another loyalty program is not an easy proposition. Make it easy for even your most reluctant customers to join your loyalty program by implementing a text to join option. by Ray Clopton, CEO of Wilbur.

10 Steps To Create An Effective Workplace Safety Program

YFS Magazine

Here's alook at ten OSHA-recommended steps which can help business leaders create an effective workplace safety program. Grow Operations OSHA recommended workplace safety workplace trends

How To Pick The Right Startup Accelerator Program

YoungUpstarts

Every year, thousands of hopeful entrepreneurs around the world pack their bags and head out to participate in an accelerator program. For the most part, most of these programs are similar. The accelerator usually provides an initial investment and the program culminates in a Demo Day, where startups pitch their company to a room full of investors. Choosing the right program can make or break your startup. Many programs have detailed FAQ sections blogs.

Creating A Successful Brand Ambassador Program

YoungUpstarts

Rather than hoping word-of-mouth marketing occurs organically, many companies are taking matters into their own hands by creating brand ambassador programs. A brand ambassador program takes advantage of the passion of your most enthusiastic fans. Successful Brand Ambassador Programs. Lululemon does more than sell athletic gearThe company’s target audience is youthful, active, vibrant and hip, and its brand ambassador program reflects this. Define Program Structure.

ReturnShip Program, Part III

OnlyOnce

I’ve written a couple times this past year about our ReturnShip program, which is a 4-month paid internship program designed for women who have been out of the workforce for more than 3 year to re-enter and build credible and relevant experience, and to expand the talent pool for our organization. I wrote about the initial concept when we launched v2 of the program , and then again when v2 concluded with the hiring of four of the six participants.

Dream Tank Summer Programs For Kids in Boulder

Feld Thoughts

Dream Tank is a summer program designed for kids and teens who want to launch and implement their ideas to address real-world challenges. It is currently expanding to offer year-round accelerator-for-kids-and-teens programming through summer camps, after-school programs, and a homeschool program for teens. Each program is designed for kids to choose a social or environmental issue they want to address.

Supporting the Zane Access Inaugural Pre-Capital Program Cohort

Feld Thoughts

Right now, these are philanthropic contributions to non-profit organizations or sponsorships for people going through some kind of program (non-profit and for-profit). My first of these commitments is to the Zane Access Inaugural Pre-Capital Program Cohort. I wanted to ensure that no founder who reached the high barrier to be accepted into the program would have to turn it down due to financial concerns.

Graduate Programs: Online Vs. Brick And Mortar

YoungUpstarts

This could mean completing a certificate program, or going back to school for a post graduate degree. Below is a list of things to consider when deciding: Program Selection. The most important factor is whether or not the school has the degree program you want. If you are looking for a degree program in business, education, or nursing, then chances are you will have no problem finding both online and brick-and-mortar programs. Others education graduate program

LaunchHouse Launches Startup Accelerator Program

YoungUpstarts

Shaker Heights, Ohio-based business incubator LaunchHouse is inviting ten technology startup teams from around the world to participate in a 12-week startup accelerator program. If you’re a technology-based startup with two or three co-founders, you can apply for the program here. The deadline to apply is July 1, 2012 and the program begins September 3, 2012.

[Singapore] SIF Young Social Entrepreneurs Program 2013

YoungUpstarts

Singapore International Foundation ‘s Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) program for 2013 – which looks to inspire, equip and enable youths to take up the mantle of social entrepreneurship in Singapore and beyond – is now open for applications. So if you’re aged 26 or younger, have a great idea for a social enterprise, and want a shot at making it happen, you may want to check the program out.

How to Make Sense of the PPP Loan Program for VC-Backed Startups

Both Sides of the Table

Who is this program for and why does it exist? 350 billion of this money is dedicated to small businesses under a loan program called the PPP (payroll protection plan). The goal of the program is in the name?—?payroll Below lists how the loan program is calculated. Ultimately it is up to you to make the determination if the PPP Loan program is meant for you. you can at least sleep better at night believing that this SBA Program met its intended goal.

Women Forward in Technology Scholarship Program

Feld Thoughts

The post Women Forward in Technology Scholarship Program appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Are you a woman who is an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full-time at an accredited university in the US, in a STEM field? If you are, you now have an opportunity to apply for a Women Forward in Technology Scholarship.

Learning To Program

Feld Thoughts

Today, while enjoying a veggie burger at Mustard’s Last Stand , we talked about how Nate and Natty learned to program. They decided that rather than find a “developer” to team up with, they would learn how to program. There are a variety of answers – one is “learn to program.” Tags: Programming everlater I had lunch today with Nate Abbott and Natty Zola, the co-founders of Everlater , a TechStars 2009 company.

4 Debt Relief Programs To Know About

YoungUpstarts

To avoid this from happening, you can go for one effective solution: a debt relief program. Debt relief programs serve as a way to reduce, slow down or even eliminate the debt you owe. Here are 4 debt relief programs to know about: 1. This debt relief program involves getting in touch with the lender and negotiating the amount of debt you owe. The program sure asks for a lot of money but at the end of the day, you get relief as you pay less than what you were owed.

ReturnShip Program, Part II

OnlyOnce

Today marks the graduation for the six women who participated in our inaugural ReturnShip program, which I wrote about here and which was written up at least twice, in Harvard Business Review and in the San Francisco Chronicle. The ReturnShip was a 14-week paid internship program designed for women who have been out of the workforce for more than 1 year to re-enter and build credible and relevant experience, and to feed our funnel of prospective employees.

Options about your Options – How to think through your company’s option program

VC Adventure

It’s perhaps a boring topic – Options and your company’s option program – but an important one. My hope with this post is to push your thinking around options and encourage you to formalize what you’re doing into an actual option program.

The Stanford Innovative CIO program

deal architect

David Smoley, CIO of Flextronics and Brian Lillie, CIO of Equinix are leading along with Stanford Business School faculty a very interesting 4 day offering for senior executives about innovative uses of technology. The brochure is attached below or you. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

What To Know About The SEC Whistleblower Program

YoungUpstarts

Because of this, the Securities and Exchange Commission has what is known as the SEC Whistleblower Program. As an extra incentive to ensure reliable tips are received by the SEC office, an award program is in place for those whistleblowers whose information eventually leads to sanctions being placed on a company. Applying to individual whistleblowers as well as groups who come forward, this aspect has been a key part of the program’s success.

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SBA Coronavirus Related Loan Programs

The Entrepreneurial Mind

The SBA has two loan programs for small businesses impacted by coronavirus. The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses […]. The post SBA Coronavirus Related Loan Programs appeared first on Dr Jeff Cornwall Disaster Loans Small business disaster loans are now available for those businesses impacted by coronavirus.

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Spread Your Wings With The Innovative Spotivity Platform For After School Programs

YoungUpstarts

However, for various reasons, millions of teens in America fail to engage in meaningful afterschool programs. After school program providers can also use Spotivity to connect with potential participants and grow their user base. After school sports programs offer teenagers an opportunity to participate in sports they have an interest in or ones that are not available at their school. An afterschool program with emphasis on technological education can accomplish this.

The Innovation Stack: How to make innovation programs deliver more than coffee cups

Steve Blank

Is your organization full of Hackathons, Shark Tanks, Incubators and other innovation programs, but none have changed the trajectory of your company/agency? Over the last few years Pete Newell and I have helped build innovation programs inside large companies, across the U.S. But it is only recently that we realized why some programs succeed and others are failing. However, over time we’ve seen teams that completed these programs run into scaling challenges.

The Best Life Coach Certification Programs In America

YoungUpstarts

Becoming a life coach requires obtaining certification through a program accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and learning the career development skills you need to launch this next chapter. Explore the following nationally-recognized certification programs as you decide which is the best life coach certification program for you. What to Expect: You can expect to complete your CTA program in six months’ time.

The Psychology of a Successful Testing Program

ConversionXL

All testing programs, no matter how great or awful, think they are doing pretty good and can get better. Having spent the better part of 13 years working with testing programs of various sizes to turn their programs around or to help them go to levels that they did not know were possible, one thing stands out more than any other. What you think of your testing program means little about its actual performance. Are you Ready for a Testing Program?

Why All Business Founders Should Learn Basic Programming

YoungUpstarts

It’s highly unlikely that you’ll be able to code anything noteworthy after a three-month Ruby on Rails course but that’s not the point of learning basic programming. A business founder should learn how to program because code is the language of the Internet. Learn how to program, and become a better business founder for it. Advice For The Young At Heart coding Internet programming startupsby Lee Shen Han.

Seven Reasons Why Customer Reference Programs Fail

YoungUpstarts

The program has to be well staffed so it becomes a seamless and well integrated part of your entire growth engine. There are certain predictable mistakes companies make that can derail customer reference programs before they ever get off the ground. Too often, customer reference programs are rolled out with limited resources and staffed by junior people working off a spreadsheet — a recipe for failure. She will drive the program from the beginning.

[Europe] Rockstart Accelerator Launches New Founders Program

YoungUpstarts

Amsterdam-based startup accelerator Rockstart has announced a new program that aims to support ten teams of founders with 99 mentors for 100 days, followed by an additional three-month summer program and ending with a 25-day road trip to Silicon Valley. In a somewhat refreshing change, the program is not limited to technology startups. The program will start on March 1, 2012 and is now open for applications (and closes on January 6, 2012).

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[Singapore] JFDI.Asia’s Second Accelerator Program This Year Receives Overwhelming Response

YoungUpstarts

Singapore-based accelerator Joyful Frog Digital Incubator ( JFDI Asia ) has revealed that over 300 digital startup teams have applied for its second accelerator program for this year, competing for just 12 places in this intake. Considering that the co-founders wasn’t too sure in 2011 when the incubator started if they could get enough quality raw startups in the Southeast Asia region to make the program work, this number seems astonishing.

FHA Loans – How Government Loan Programs Work

The Startup Magazine

And a variety of loan programs are available to help consumers purchase homes at favorable capital costs, which helps with startup capital. Anyone purchasing a home should take into consideration each one of these and other programs to determine if they are available.

How Effective And Organized Is Your Employee Gift Giving Program?

YoungUpstarts

Since even a small change can have a large impact on the atmosphere at work, consider the value of giving thoughtful employee gifts when appropriate. This simple gesture is a real, effective, and authentic way to make your business a wonderful place to work. It will increase employee morale.

Techstars Austin Welcomes 10 Startups Into its 2020 Program

SiliconHills

Techstars Austin announced its 2020 class this week, including five Austin-based startups among the ten participating in the program. Also, this is the 10th Techstars program in Austin since it kicked off in 2014 and the fifth being run […].

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