Sat.Oct 20, 2018 - Fri.Oct 26, 2018

8 Key Skill Sets Required For Success In Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience in large businesses as well as years of advising startups, I see far too much focus on product skills, and too little on people and process skills.

The Moments that Define Investor and Founder Relationships

This is going to be BIG.

In almost every single investment I’ve ever made, I can think of a singular moment in my relationship with a founder that, no matter what came before or what might come after, defined our relationship. Often times, it came in a very vulnerable and down moment for the founder—perhaps they just lost out on a big opportunity, had someone from the team leave, or they’re running low on capital before sales have come around.

How Minnesota Became the Land of 10,000 Startups


Minnesota is no stranger to big business. It’s home to such names as Target, Best Buy, General Mills, and Ecolab — all of which have made their homes in Minnesota for generations and have become a source of pride. But a new industry — technology — is taking Minnesota by storm, boosting the local economy […]. The post How Minnesota Became the Land of 10,000 Startups appeared first on ReadWrite. Startups minnesota startups twin cities

Discover Some SEO Techniques That Do Not Help Your Company


Search engine optimization is one of those aspects of running a company that can be very tricky. However, it is also one of those aspects that if you want your website to rank highly in the search engines you need to do.

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7 New Venture Scenarios That Rarely Attract Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

If you aren’t willing to take some risk as an entrepreneur, then don’t expect any gain. Yet everyone has limits, and every investor implicitly has similar limits on what makes a startup investable, or one to avoid at all costs.

B2B Marketing Attribution: Models, Tools, and Processes


Talk to any B2B marketer about attribution and they’ll either roll their eyes or rant about how it’s important but hard to get right—long lead cycles, multiple contacts from a single organization, etc. Some might stare blankly and ask what you mean.

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Make Your Restaurant Successful

The Startup Magazine

Starting a restaurant may seem like a huge leap of faith, but there are some very simple guidelines you can follow to make your restaurant a success.

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7 Keys To Timely And Compelling New Venture Progress

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the most important skills for every entrepreneur is timely and effective decision making. In a startup, any decision is better than no decision. One of the primary roles of every founder is to solve problems, make a decision, and manage the decision to results.

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5 Must-Have Skills For Online Learning

YFS Magazine

Online learning can enrich your professional career and business. Here's a look at five skills you'll need to succeed as you further your online education. Lead online courses online learning personal development

How to Deal with a Cash Flow Crisis

The Startup Magazine

When you’re running a startup that’s only been in operation for a few months or a couple of years and the sales growth has been lackluster, you are going to hit a cash flow crisis eventually.

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A Startup Business’ Guide To Accounting


Starting a new small business is no easy feat. It takes more than just capital and time to get your startup ready for some action. As the business owner, you are hounded by everyday tasks that only you can perform.

Third Annual San Antonio Startup Week Underway


The third annual San Antonio Startup Week is taking place this week at various venues downtown. Events run Monday through Friday. The sponsors include 80/20 Foundation, Geekdom, USAA and Trinity University.

Emotional Marketing: Scientifically Proven Ways to Increase Sales and Reduce Churn

crowdSPRING Blog

What does emotion have to do with creating loyal, enthusiastic customers? Everything. If you want to turn casual customers into more powerful brand ambassadors, you need to give them a compelling, emotional reason to invest in your brand.

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Monday Motivation:The Other Side of Pain (very powerful!)


This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. On the other side of pain is a championship victory. The timing is perfect for you to start re-designing. The grind is real. This is a great day to win. Inspiration monday motivation

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3 Ways To Have The Advantage In Business


In today’s climate, businesses need to have an edge over their competitors if they are to succeed. The business world is very aggressive and every advantage you have will help. Learn From Your Competitors. Do not be afraid of competitors; instead, use them as a learning tool.

Czech Republic Company to Establish U.S. Headquarters in San Antonio with 1,400 jobs


OKIN Business Process Services announced Monday plans to establish a U.S. headquarters in San Antonio with more than 1,400 jobs. After a two-year site selection journey, we are delighted to announce that our U.S. headquarters will be located in San Antonio, Texas.,” Dan Smith, President, and CEO, OKIN BPS, said in a news release. The […]. The post Czech Republic Company to Establish U.S. Headquarters in San Antonio with 1,400 jobs appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio

Twitter Link Roundup #349 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

crowdSPRING Blog

We all know someone always seeking a compliment, whether through off-handed self-deprecation or an endless stream of selfies on Instagram. It’s tempting to roll our eyes at this kind of apparent narcissism, but is it possible we have created a culture in which beauty is, in fact, an addiction?

Weekend Favs October 20

Duct Tape Marketing

Weekend Favs October 20 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

Helpful Tips For Workaholics – How To Focus On Your Health And Maintain Work-Life Balance


The word workaholic has a positive connotation; someone who is dedicated and always wants to be the best at their work. But the situation can make you go either way. You can be a workaholic who gives priority to only work, without giving importance to other aspects of life.

More Words of Wisdom from Jeff Bezos

Scott Edward Walker

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.” Each week, we post a favorite video clip of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.

Weekend Reading

Feld Thoughts

I was really tired this weekend (from the week) and didn’t feel like doing anything other than laying on the couch near Amy and reading. She was also tired, as she spent the week in Wellesley at a board meeting and a bunch of other Wellesley related stuff, so even though the Boulder weather was magnificent, we stayed home other than a quick trip to Boulder to get our eyes checked and have sushi with some friends. Oh, and took really long naps both afternoons.

Book update: editing and publishing

Jeff Hilimire

Writing a book is a journey. What’s the expression…it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon. I think that’s an appropriate metaphor for this process. I used to think that writing a book was 99% writing, and then 1% the details required to sell it. I’m thinking now that the actual writing of the book is probably 40% of the process, and that might be generous. The writing of my book happened this past July while I was in Scotland.

Build, Buy Or Build To Buy


by Ryan Gerhardy, CEO of Pitchly. I gave a presentation at a legal technology conference last week. Afterward, I met the CIO from one of our law firm clients who was in the audience.

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How Nils Grossberg Fueled His Mission Of Community Service Through Dagcoin


Dagcoin is a new name in the cryptocurrency sector. Developed by the software company Dagcoin which is founded by Nils Grossberg , Dagcoin cryptocurrency is entirely based on Nils’ vision to serve the community.

Understanding The Different Types Of Finance Documentation And How To Use Them


If you’re in business or involved in the financial side of running one, such as working in bookkeeping, there are certain accounting documents that are fundamental to monitoring a company’s financial position.

5 Secrets From A TV Producer To Make Your Pitches Irresistible


by Wes Dening , senior vice president of development and programming at Eureka Productions. Whether you’re a creative or an entrepreneur, a pitch is your Olympic moment, an opportunity to show your best in front of the ultimate audience: your buyer. Take the gold or else be forgotten with the pack.

How To Do Product Sourcing


Product sourcing is one of the most important aspects of running a business. You always want to get the best products possible at the lowest prices. Product sourcing is basically finding wholesalers who can sell you quality products that you can sell for a decent profit.