B2B Sales: A Lean Startup Approach

Grasshopper Herder

Have you thought about using Lean Startup to improve your sales process? The post B2B Sales: A Lean Startup Approach appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Customer Development Lean Startup B2B Evaluative Market Experiment Startup ToolThe founder of Shipitwise reveals how he used lean principles to improve B2B sales.

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The Year of Startups Everywhere

Feld Thoughts

But there is a trend that feels inevitable to me: “Startups everywhere.” When the phrase “Startup Communities” started to become mainstream around 2012, I made the strong assertion that you could create a startup community in any city with at least 100,000 people.

Alex Iskold Startup Hacks

Feld Thoughts

Recently, he put together a bunch of great blog posts on his site under a heading Startup Hacks. 7 Calendar Tips for Startups. The post Alex Iskold Startup Hacks appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Entrepreneurship alex iskold startups TechstarsI’ve been friends with Alex Iskold for over a dozen years (I was an angel investor in GetGlue, which USV funded.).

How To Name Your Startup And Brands

Brandanew

Yesterday, I met up with the CEO and founder of an Ann Arbor Startup- High Five Pedal tours. I’m a week and a half old in Ann Arbor, Michigan, so it was quite interesting to talk to another Startup founder over a falafel wrap. How do you plan to market this Startup?

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Startup Mistake #1: the anonymous startup.

47 Hats

If you expect people to sign up and perhaps pay for your startup, you have no chance in hell if you don’t explain in credible detail who you are. Startups are about stories – and real live people with identities share their stories. Startup Mistakes

Why Some Startups Win

Steve Blank

I was having a second coffee with an ex student, now the head of a marketing inside a rapidly growing startup. When organizations are small (startups, small teams in companies and government agencies) early employees share a mission (why they come to work, what they need to do while they are at work, and how they will know they have succeeded). If these sound like reasonable answers to you, and you are in a startup, update your resume.

How Startups Actually Grow

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

We’ve all seen the growth curve on the left – all successful startups strive for a version of one. There’s no doubt that growing a startup is hard work. General Business Startups growing your startup growth curve how companies grow

8 Reasons Why Startups Should Focus on Digital Strategies in 2017

Brandanew

The more your startup engages with your future customers, the better chances are you’ll build a successful brand. After all, you are a startup and you are bound to face some snags along the way. Think about which paid techniques work for your startup.

70 Israeli Startups You Need To Follow

Inc Startups

startups, Israeli startups, Israeli tech, best companies in israel. Startup

Support Startups for Net Neutrality

Feld Thoughts

Engine Advocacy , Y Combinator , and Techstars are organizing a letter opposing these actions, signed by startups, investors, accelerators, incubators, and entrepreneurs. Help us send a message from startups and entrepreneurs that his rumored action to undermine net neutrality is not ok.

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Lean Startup Interns Needed!

Grasshopper Herder

Learning how to coach startups, Learn how accelerators work and how to improve them, Interview thought leaders, Research and write case studies. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups interns internship

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Structure Matters (Scaling Startups)

Instigator Blog

Lean Startup provides a methodology for how to do things, but generally the work and overall experience is pretty chaotic. Scaling StartupsWhen you first start a company there’s very little structure involved. You have a couple founders, an idea and (hopefully) a ton of passion for the problem you’re trying to solve. And that’s totally fine. […].

Startup Opportunities Flash Sale – Today Only For $0.99

Feld Thoughts

My newest book, Startup Opportunities: Know When to Quit Your Day Job , is available via Kindle for $0.99 If you are a fan of my books, a friend, or just someone who is interested in startups, buy a copy today. The post Startup Opportunities Flash Sale – Today Only For $0.99

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The Bloomberg Startup Barometer

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I came across this index from Bloomberg that tracks the health of the US startup ecosystem. This index “incorporates both the money flowing into VC-backed startups, as well as the exits that are making money for investors.

10,000 Startups – Startup Weekend Next

Steve Blank

Today we are announcing the biggest entrepreneurial program ever launched – Startup Weekend Next. Our goal– to inspire, educate and empower hundred’s of thousands of entrepreneurs and help create 10,000 startups. The result – Startup Weekend Next.

Playing Startup

Agile VC

I’ve observed what may be an emerging trend, at least in some startups, that I find somewhat unsettling. But I think it’s important to discuss, particularly given today’s heady environment for startups. The post Playing Startup appeared first on AGILEVC

Playing Startup

Agile VC

I’ve observed what may be an emerging trend, at least in some startups, that I find somewhat unsettling. But I think it’s important to discuss, particularly given today’s heady environment for startups. The post Playing Startup appeared first on AGILEVC.

Berlin: Startup Home As A Service

Feld Thoughts

For a long time I’ve ranted against naming your startup community “Silicon Whatever.” ” Instead, I believe every startup community already has a name. The Boulder startup community is called Boulder. The LA startup community is called LA.

Playing Startup

View from Seed

I’ve observed what may be an emerging trend, at least in some startups, that I find somewhat unsettling. But I think it’s important to discuss, particularly given today’s heady environment for startups. But I’ve witnessed more and more “playing startup” in recent months.

Top 3 Startup Winner: Apptronik Systems

The Startup Magazine

Earlier this year at the FUND Conference in Austin, Texas, over 100 startups presented their early-stage companies in front of hundreds of investors and industry leaders. Today The Startup Magazine features a Top 3 Exhibitor winner from FUND Conference Austin, Apptronik Systems, Inc.

4 Startup Realities That May Shock You

YFS Magazine

Startup success is attainable. Plan business plan starting a business startup advice startup lessonsJust know what it will cost, and most importantly if that cost is ultimately worth it to you.

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Life As A Startup Consultant

Seed Stage Capital

We haven''t (publicly) posted a job in several years, so I can only assume these eager beavers are attracted to the perceived glamour of consulting mixed with the excitement of the startup world, and this has somehow triangulated them to our doorstep. Startups fail.

10 Ways to Get Your Startup Moving

Up and Running

If you are just beginning your journey into the world of business, you face more competition than startups in previous generations. Here are 10 ways to get your startup moving. That tip was all about passion, which many startup founders confuse with emotion.

New Book: The Startup Playbook

Feld Thoughts

The book is called The Startup Playbook and it’s their personal how-to guide for building your startup from the ground up. Startups are incredibly difficult, as we all know. Not only do I think that this book is an important read for all founders, but I think founders should hand copies to their startup team. Execs, early employees, and anyone interested in creating or working for a startup can learn a great deal about how to build a startup.

Startup CTO

SoCal CTO

I've posted quite a few things on the topics associated with being a Startup CTO. Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do? Startup Advice: When to Use a Consulting CTO Attracting a CTO to your startup Startup CTO: Could It Work?

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The Startup Therapist

Feld Thoughts

My long time friend Jeff Hyman has started a new business called Startup Therapist. The post The Startup Therapist appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Depression emotional intelligence interview jeff hyman startup therapist

Seek Support Organizations Based On Startup Stage

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s helpful to think of startups as proceeding through several stages, which I have defined some time ago from a funding perspective. Their real value is your access to senior advisors with experience, and other startups in the same stage.

Startups and Office Space

The Startup Magazine

No matter what industry sector your startup focuses on, eventually you’re going to need to start looking at property for office space. As with any startup, your cost limitations are key to working out what’s best for you.

Join the Startup Opportunities Launch Team

Feld Thoughts

We are getting ready to launch the 2nd Edition of Startup Opportunities. If you are interested in helping out, join our Startup Opportunities Launch Team. The post Join the Startup Opportunities Launch Team appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books startup opportunities

6 Reasons Startups Need All Angels Plus Crowd Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs who require funding for their startup have long counted on self-accredited high net worth individuals (“angels”) to fill their needs, after friends and family, and before they qualify for institutional investments (“VCs”). No one knows which startups are not going to fail.

Book: Startup Rising

Feld Thoughts

On my vacation a few weeks ago, I read Chris Schroeder ‘s book Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East. I had a copy of Startup Rising on my Kindle from a while ago but had never read it. Chris creates a framework for how to think about the different participants in the Middle East startup community. The post Book: Startup Rising appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books Chris Schroeder middle east startup rising

Beyond VC: Funding Options for Early-Stage Startups

Gust

The post Beyond VC: Funding Options for Early-Stage Startups appeared first on The Gust Blog It’s that time of year when we’re all staring down the end of the December, wondering where the months have gone. This is also the time when a lot of entrepreneurs wrestle with their plans for the next year, asking themselves: Where should I bet big? Are the growth targets right? How am I going to pay for all these. Read more >.

One Lean Startup Experiment Per Week

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Enterprise Lean Startups Managing Entrepreneurship lean-enterpriseThe faster we can go around the Build-Measure-Learn loop, the faster we validate our business model. So how fast is fast enough?

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Startup Opportunities 2 – Audible Edition

Feld Thoughts

The Audible version of Startup Opportunities: Know When to Quit Your Day Job, 2nd Edition is available for pre-order and will be on out on 9/19. It’s a lot of fun to read your own audio book like I did for Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with and Entrepreneur , the book I wrote with Amy. The post Startup Opportunities 2 – Audible Edition appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books audible startup life startup opportunities venture deals

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How to Avoid Killing Your Startup

Up and Running

Whether the widely reported statistic that eight out of ten businesses fail in the first 18 months is accurate or not, few will disagree with the fact that most startups fail. Using statistics as a scapegoat for a lack of financial results is a startup killer.

The Manual-First Startup

Vinicius Vacanti

It’s now clear to me that not building that crawling technology early on was one of the reasons our startup succeeded. Many Startups Take the “Manual-First” Startup Approach. I know because Yipit was one of the first startups to use AngelList to raise funding.

Is North America Still a Startup Heaven?

The Startup Magazine

The world’s startup landscape keeps evolving. According to the 2018 Global Startup Ecosystem Report , in 2017, global venture capital investments reached the record of $140 billion, while the total value creation of the world’s startup economy hit astonishing $2.3

Startups Need Employees Who React Like Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup lucky enough to get some traction gets to the point where they decide to hire some “regular employees” for sales, marketing, and administrative tasks. For a startup, you don’t have a recognized brand to bring in the leads.

The Most Important Startup Question

For Entrepreneurs

Because of the huge overload of topics clamoring for a startup CEO’s attention, it can be really hard to figure out where to focus. As anyone involved with startups will tell you, focus is key to success. I believe there is one question that should dominate startup founders’ thinking, as it brings all aspects of. Startup Help

Startup Marketing Should Skip Traditional Advertising

Startup Professionals Musings

But startups need to remember that even zero paid media doesn’t mean that marketing is free. New products and startups often require a culture shift to drive acceptance, which can best be accelerated by zealots or a visible chief disciple, like Steve Jobs.