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8 Guiding Principles For Pursuing A Winning Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur has an idea for transforming a market with innovative new technology, or transforming society with a new process. But unfortunately, most of these ideas fail at the execution level, or are not truly innovative.

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Feld Thoughts

It’s the second week of December, which is about the time that all of the predictions for 2019 start occurring. Last week’s announcements of the confidential S-1 filing of Lyft, Uber, and Slack helped prime the pump for some of these. By the way, did anyone other than me think it was a strange turn of events that companies are now announcing their confidential S-1 filing? Fred Wilson’s post Thinking Ahead To 2019 is worth reading.

When To Hire A Video Production Company


In a world where videos are the primary vehicle for information and marketing, just getting a video out is not enough.

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Easy Ways To Cut Costs On Your Small Business

The Startup Magazine

In order to make your small business a success and have it last a long time, you need to manage your finances effectively. In the beginning, you will need to pay for a lot of things and this can add up to quite a lot of money.

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8 Ways To Prepare Yourself For Business Crises Ahead

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs see their new venture as a fun adventure, until the pressures of a cash flow crisis, or a manufacturing quality problem, or a major customer satisfaction problem hits.

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The Moment Your Realize You Aren’t Comfortable With What Your Wrote

Feld Thoughts

I just spent the last 30 minutes writing a blog post around a simple phrase that I like. I built out my thought process around it, used a handful of examples, and then filled in some additional ideas. I was proofreading it when I decided to go try to find the original source of the phrase. The first page of Google’s results surprised me. There was nothing on the phrase I liked, but there was a wall of vitriol and controversy around a phrase that is close but had a few different words in it.


Are You Overlooking The Top Costs Of Running A Business?


It takes money to make money, but many business owners fail to consider all of the costs of running a business. Expenses go beyond supplies, inventory and leasing office space. Are you overlooking these top costs of running a business? Incorporation.

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5 Lessons For New Venture Founders From Great Chefs

Startup Professionals Musings

I realized a while back that creating a new company for the first time is a lot like whipping up a great dinner entrée for the first time – you need a recipe, even though it may look simple. You know the basic ingredients, and you can visualize the results you want.

Why Every Entrepreneur Needs A Business Coach

YFS Magazine

Entrepreneurs desperately need skill development and the self-awareness of habits, traits and decisions that impact their companies. Lead business coaching leadership life coaching personal development

Attracting Top Talent: It Begins With The Job Posting


by Scholley Bubenik is principal/owner of Premier HR Solutions, and author of “ People Power: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Managing Human Capital “ I love entrepreneurs and startups!

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The Mindful Entrepreneur: Three Strategies for Success

The Startup Magazine

To start a company is to believe in yourself. It takes a great deal of self-confidence to swallow the risk and forego a job with a salary. We entrepreneurs all believe in our own potential to create a company that will last.

NETWORKING: The Intro vs The Vouch (and why the difference matters a whole lot)

Hunter Walker

My tweets autodelete after 30 days, so when one starts a good discussion, I try to expand/archive it here. . NETWORKING: The Intro vs The Vouch. So the “intro w/o vouch” is a double-opt in that looks something like “hey, I know you were looking to hire a BizDev lead.

So you just raised your B round, now what?

Version One Ventures

In case you missed our posts from the previous weeks, we have been summarizing what founders should focus on at each stage of their startup’s journey. Priorities and strategies change as a company grows – starting with finding product-market fit after a seed round to figuring out distribution between Series A and Series B. And that brings us to the B Round. After raising your B Round, it’s all about building the organization. We have found that this is usually the toughest phase for founders.

Outlook For Property Investment Remains High Despite The UK’s Uncertain Future


There is a strong consensus that the outlook is positive for investing in the UK , despite ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations. CEO of Market Financial Solutions, Paresh Raja, said there is still uncertainty surrounding the UK’s leave from the EU.

Startup Spotlight: Aequos on a Mission to Deliver the Future Network

The Startup Magazine

As the future unfolds, more and more devices are migrating to the IoT (Internet of Things), particularly in the area of home automation. The latest development is the shift to using SD-WAN (Software Dependent–Wide Area Networking).

10 Wellness Warrior Gifts For The Entrepreneur On Your List

YFS Magazine

If you're ready to put your well-being first, check out 10 of our favorite wellness gift ideas. And hey, feel free to add a few to your own wishlist, too. Lifestyle gift ideas health and wellness holiday gift guide lifestyle

How to Create a Marketing Campaign that Stands Out


Plenty of us have witnessed a marketing campaign gone wrong. Remember that recent Pepsi commercial featuring Kendall Jenner trying to settle a Black Lives Matter protest with a can of Pepsi? I just remember thinking (as I gagged), “How did that actually make it to market?!”.

Some Interesting Ways For Your Business To Make The Most Of Bitcoin


You’ll definitely have heard of Bitcoin – the consensus network that enables a new payment system with entirely digital money. Released in 2009, it was the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network to be powered by its users.

Choosing the Right Startup Team

The Startup Magazine

The startup team serves as the foundation of any new business. Therefore, it’s crucial for all entrepreneurs to understand how to build one with skill and discernment. Here are some helpful tips for anyone seeking insight into this vital aspect of the enterprise-building process. Source: Pexels.

CNBC And SurveyMonkey Report Small Business Confidence Is Weakening

YFS Magazine

"The steady, high confidence among small business owners that we tracked throughout 2018 is weakening to close the year,” according to SurveyMonkey. Uncategorized economy small business and the economy

This is how I started a successful B2B tech company

The Next Web

Less than a decade ago, I left a high-paying tech job in New York City to found my own SEO-optimization company. It was a calculated risk — I had a family to support but did not pursue investors or venture capital.

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Power Tips On How To Write Up A Contract


From simple beginnings, trading has turned into a global business. Nowadays, countries would exchange goods or services, a big leap from tribe to tribe bartering. People trade with each other every day via buy and sell, a standard way of conducting trade.

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7 Modern Web Design Trends for 2019

crowdSPRING Blog

75% of consumers judge the credibility and trustworthiness of your business from your website’s design. Today’s web visitors are sharper and more judgmental than ever.

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5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Know About Association Health Plans

YFS Magazine

Association health plans (also called AHPs) allow small businesses to band together to buy insurance. Here are 5 important things you should know. Lifestyle health and wellness health benefits health insurance lifestyle

Monday Motivation: How To Motivate Yourself – The Psychology Of Self-Motivation


This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. Learn to be alone without being lonely. Stop expecting permission from others to do something. They won’t understand. Do what you believe is right.

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Recruitment Process Steps: What To Include To Hire Top Talents


The company’s precious assets are its employees. Your enterprise will only succeed if the people behind its operations are collectively working towards the realization of your goals.

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Graphic Design Trends of 2019

crowdSPRING Blog

Bold typography. Type is a fundamental part of graphic design. As such, it’s no surprise every year that designers take type in a different direction. Recently we’ve noted an increase in the use of type as a bold, often primary element in design.

11 Stunning Desk Chair Ideas For Your Home Office

YFS Magazine

Whether you’re redesigning your home office or opting for a slight upgrade, every workspace deserves the perfect desk chair. Workspaces home office home office ideas Office Space workspaces


Meet these 13 women entrepreneurs ruling start-up trend in India

Our Own Start-up

Today women are bubbling up in the start-up fever running across the country and are proving themselves better than men in every way. Women Entrepreneur Indian women entrepreneurs start-ups in India successful women entrepreneurs women entrepreneurs women start-up founders

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Entrepreneurial Tips For Launching A Start-Up


by Logan Soya, founder and CEO of Aquicore. A landmark report, published by The Harvard Business Journal, estimated that over 75 percent of startups die within the first year.

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11 Entrepreneurs Explain Their Major Accomplishments in 2018


The end of every year is the opportunity reflect on a 365-day journey. 2018 was a bad year for some and to others, it was a great year. Many businesses were launched and others were closed. Pivots were made and goals were shattered.

What’s A Surety Bond And Does My Small Business Need It?

YFS Magazine

Some business owners simply purchase a surety bond to tick it off their to-do list. However, few really understand its importance. Business Law Grow surety bond

Why Succession Planning Is Key to the Survival of Your Business

Women Entrepreneurs Can

So, you’ve successfully created your own startup and things are going well. The business is profitable and growing, you’re hiring more employees, and everything is looking up. But, what does the future of your business look like?

How Technology Can Affect Your Career


Like it or not, technology is already far ahead of us, transforming our everyday life into something more than just existence. Every part of it is evolving fast, not leaving out any smallest detail.

The origin story of 48in48

Jeff Hilimire

I don’t believe I’ve ever shared the origin story of 48in48 , at least not in writing. For those that have supported us over the years, I thought you might want to hear how this whole thing started!

4 Tips for Driving the Customer Journey with CRM

Duct Tape Marketing

4 Tips for Driving the Customer Journey with CRM written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. As I’ve written about in the past , in today’s digital world, the customer journey is no longer a straight line. While you can’t exert complete control over the way in which customers and prospects interact with your business, it is possible to get strategic about guiding people differently depending on where they are in their individual journey.

The Value of Outside/Independent Directors


Most startups as they mature get better and better people on their boards of directors. In this context, “better and better” means people that can really help the company grow from a strategic and operational perspective. Impartial, independent, outside directors. They are independent from the founders, independent from the management team and independent from investors. You can search “independent director” on Wikipedia if you like.