Health Startups: How To Write White Papers That Actually Get Read

YFS Magazine

For a growing healthcare startup white papers are an affordable way to build a reputation as a thought leader, grow an audience and hopefully grow your business. Grow Marketing & Sales content marketing health startups healthcare marketing white papers

[White Paper] How To Build An Online Network of Influencers

YoungUpstarts

Download the rest of this white paper here. This white paper is brought to you by mynewsdesk.com , in association with ad:tech Singapore 2011. Resources ad:tech ad:tech Singapore online influencers social media social media marketing social network white paperLook, Listen and Love. As we head into 2011, we can safely say that to be effective within online PR , marketing, and communication we need to be social. It’s not that strange.

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[White Paper] 7 Simple Smartphone Privacy Tips

YoungUpstarts

Here is a short white paper by identity theft expert John Sileo , sponsored by Deluxe Corporation , detailing 7 simple smartphone protection tips will help business owners understand these risks and protect their mobile offices. You can download the white paper here. The mobile phone is an indispensable tool these days, be it for personal or business use.

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Widespread UK Business Sector Welcomes Government’s New “Industrial Strategy” White Paper

YoungUpstarts

Business groups in the UK gave a widely positive reception to the Government’s new industrial strategy white paper. The white paper provides a simple five-part structure setting out how the government will henceforth seek to coordinate policies in pursuit of higher investment and productivity.

8 Tips for Writing White Papers (Hint: Don’t Call It a White Paper)

Duct Tape Marketing

Ever seen a “white paper” on the web… and figured those are only for the big guys? A white paper is a 6- to 8-page marketing document that helps a prospective customer understand an issue or solve a problem. If you’d like to put this high-powered marketing device to work, here are eight tips on writing effective white papers. Wondering what you could possible say in a white paper?

[White Paper] Social Media Newsroom – A Snapshot Of Your Brand

YoungUpstarts

Download the rest of this white paper here. This white paper is brought to you by mynewsdesk.com , in association with ad:tech Singapore 2011. Journalists Expect an Online Newsroom. Journalists, customers, and other influencers use your website and online pressroom to find information about your company. More than any other part of your website, your online newsroom should be a snapshot of your brand.

The tech trends that shaped 2017

VC Cafe

Continue Reading → Tech Trends AI AlphaGo Alphago zero amazon artificial intelligence Bitcoin blockchain Digital Health Facebook GAFAM Google ICOs Machine Learning ML white papersAs we approach the last stretch of 2017, I wanted to take stock of the tech trends that shaped our year. In the next post, I’ll cover additional tech trends of 2017 and my predictions for 2018. This is a content summary only.

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Governance Models That Don’t Scale: The World According to Charles T. Munger and Jean Jacques Rousseau

Pascal's View

Adult Education Books capital markets Corporate Governance Entrepreneur Eye Opening Experiences Leadership Profiles Uncategorized VC Board Best Practices Venture Board Governance White Papers Venture Capital Web/Tech Working Group on Director Accountability Can you name five benign dictators who have ruled successfully for any meaningful period of time (non-fiction)?

Legal Cannabis: Poised for Growth, But Banking And Tax Hurdles Remain Chokepoints

Early Growth Financial Services

This paper outlines the size of the legal cannabis industry and highlights key legislative, regulatory, and major judicial developments, before diving into the hurdles entrepreneurs in this … read more > White Papers The widening market for legal marijuana has created significant business opportunities for entrepreneurs. Estimates put the existing legal cannabis market at around $2.5-$2.7

Bits, Bytes, and the Blockchain: An Overview of Bitcoin

Early Growth Financial Services

Though Bitcoin presents significant growth opportunities, we … Continue reading → White PapersOnce regarded as part of a libertarian fringe, Bitcoin is increasingly commanding the attention of the world’s major financial institutions, institutional investors, and governmental regulatory bodies. Current estimates put the amount of Bitcoin outstanding at $14.2 million.

Introducing the Entrepreneur Essentials Video Series

Pascal's View

I’ve written about board governance challenges for startups since 1999, publishing one book, a series of three white papers, and many articles and blog posts on this topic. Adult Education Corporate Governance Entrepreneur Levensohn Venture Partners VC Board Best Practices Venture Board Governance White Papers Venture Capital Web/Tech

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New Video: Key Startup Investing Risks for Friends, Family, and Angel Investors

Pascal's View

capital markets Corporate Governance Entrepreneur Entrepreneur Essentials VC Board Best Practices Venture Board Governance White Papers Venture Capital Web/Tech angel investing entrepreneur essentials entrepreneurs investments seed round Establishing a mutual understanding between investors and entrepreneurs as to what each expects from the other is essential to a harmonious beginning for a new venture.

How Have the Demographics of Public Corporate Boards Changed Over the Past 25 Years?

Pascal's View

Having more independent directors, however, does not necessarily correlate to having a more effective board– let’s not forget models of director independence, such as Tyco and Enron, that were emblematic of poor board governance. * Still dominated by white males: in 2011, 9% of boards have no female directrs, 16.2%

New Book by Professor Mannie Manhong Liu and Pascal Levensohn– Venture Capital: Theory and Practice, published by the University of International Business and Economics Press, Beijing

Pascal's View

The backbone for my contribution to our effort is the best practices work “for practitioners by practitioners” that I have developed in the area of venture capital through the multiple articles and three white papers that I’ve written. I never expected to have my first book published in China, much less in Mandarin, but that goes to show how much the world continues to change.

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VC Governance FAQ: (10) Are limited partner defaults on capital commitments triggering a wave of lawsuits in the venture industry?

Pascal's View

Share and Enjoy: Adult Education Corporate Governance Entrepreneur Leadership Profiles VC Board Best Practices Venture Board Governance White Papers Venture Capital Web/Tech Working Group on Director AccountabilityThis is the last in our series of 10 frequently asked questions from investors in venture capital partnerships.

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VC Governance FAQ: (8) How can a limited partner exit from a VC fund?

Pascal's View

Share and Enjoy: Adult Education Corporate Governance Entrepreneur Innovation VC Board Best Practices Venture Board Governance White Papers Venture Capital Web/Tech Working Group on Director Accountability capital markets regulation reform securities regulation venture capital exitsThis is the eighth in our series of ten frequently asked questions from investors in venture capital partnerships.

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VC Governance FAQ: (6) Are contract terms in partnership agreements shifting in favor of institutional Limited Partners?

Pascal's View

Share and Enjoy: Adult Education Corporate Governance Leadership Profiles Uncategorized VC Board Best Practices Venture Board Governance White Papers Venture Capital Web/Tech Working Group on Director AccountabilityThis is the sixth in our series of ten frequently asked questions from investors in venture capital partnerships. Susan Mangiero , CEO of Investment Governance’s Fiduciary X , asked me the following: Question: You had some thoughts about contract terms.

VC Governance FAQ: (4) How do you manage risk when backing serial entrepreneurs?

Pascal's View

Share and Enjoy: Adult Education Corporate Governance Entrepreneur Leadership Profiles VC Board Best Practices Venture Board Governance White Papers Venture Capital Web/Tech Working Group on Director AccountabilityThis is the fourth in our series of ten frequently asked questions from investors in venture capital partnerships.

VC Governance FAQ: (2) Especially now, when transparency is so important, why is limited financial information available from a private company?

Pascal's View

Share and Enjoy: Corporate Governance Entrepreneur VC Board Best Practices Venture Board Governance White Papers Venture Capital Web/Tech Working Group on Director Accountability capital markets entrepreneurs initial public offering securities markets securities regulation Silicon ValleyThis is the second in our series of ten frequently asked questions from investors in venture capital partnerships.

VC Governance FAQ: (7) How should institutional investors contact VC funds?

Pascal's View

think that it also makes sense for institutional investors who don’t have the resources to do a full search to work with consultants—however, I will say that, in my experience, many consultants become gatherers of statistics and information—meaning paper pushers—and few of them actually bother to have a deep and current understanding of what is really going on in the market. This is the seventh in our series of ten frequently asked questions from investors in venture capital partnerships.

VC Governance FAQ: (5) How are VC funds governed differently from the governance standards applied to their portfolio companies?

Pascal's View

Share and Enjoy: Adult Education Corporate Governance Entrepreneur Leadership Profiles Uncategorized VC Board Best Practices Venture Board Governance White Papers Venture Capital Web/Tech Working Group on Director AccountabilityThis is the fifth in our series of ten frequently asked questions from investors in venture capital partnerships.

VC Governance FAQ: (3) How can investors protect themselves against key-person risk from fraud in VC-backed portfolio companies?

Pascal's View

Share and Enjoy: Adult Education Corporate Governance Leadership Profiles Uncategorized VC Board Best Practices Venture Board Governance White Papers Venture Capital Working Group on Director Accountability Fiduciary X Susan MangieroThis is the third in our series of ten frequently asked questions from investors in venture capital partnerships.

VC Governance FAQ: (9) Does an anemic IPO market deter VC investing?

Pascal's View

Share and Enjoy: Adult Education Entrepreneur Innovation VC Board Best Practices Venture Board Governance White Papers Venture Capital Web/Tech Working Group on Director AccountabilityThis is the ninth in our series of ten frequently asked questions from investors in venture capital partnerships. Susan Mangiero , CEO of Investment Governance’s Fiduciary X , asked me the following: Question: Do you think than anemic IPO market will remain a deterrent to VC investing?

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Whither Venture Capital– A Constructive Perspective from the Kauffman Fellows Program

Pascal's View

” Share and Enjoy: Adult Education Corporate Governance Entrepreneur Innovation Leadership Profiles Levensohn Venture Partners VC Board Best Practices Venture Board Governance White Papers Venture Capital Web/TechThere is plenty of ink flowing with speculation on the future of the venture capital industry.

VC Governance FAQ: (1) How much information are limited partners (pensions, endowments, foundations, etc.) entitled to receive from a VC fund?

Pascal's View

Share and Enjoy: Adult Education Corporate Governance Uncategorized VC Board Best Practices Venture Board Governance White Papers Venture Capital Working Group on Director Accountability Fiduciary X Susan Mangiero

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More Signs of Trouble in the Innovation Ecosystem

Pascal's View

Share and Enjoy: Adult Education Entrepreneur Innovation Science VC Board Best Practices Venture Board Governance White Papers Venture Capital Web/Techmso-bidi-font-family:Arial">   mso-bidi-font-family:Arial"> The Q1 2009 venture capital investment statistics. are in, and they are down, BIG.   While. nobody expected a strong showing given the environment, the magnitude of the across-the-board declines should give everyone pause.

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The SEC’s Colossal Failure of Oversight– Isn’t This a Violation of the Business Judgment Rule?

Pascal's View

Below is a definition of the rule, taken from the white paper, “A Simple Guide to the Basic Responsibilities of VC-Backed Company Directors” , written by the Working Group on Director Accountability and Board Effectiveness : Business Judgment Rule.

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American Innovation Is In Crisis: Why and How To Fix It

Pascal's View

  Share and Enjoy: Adult Education Entrepreneur Foreign Policy Leadership Profiles Levensohn Venture Partners Science Socrates Society VC Board Best Practices Venture Board Governance White Papers Venture Capital Web/TechI’ve been to Washington, D.C. twice in the last two weeks to. speak with legislators and government agency representatives about the need for. a renewed public policy commitment dedicated to supporting long-term innovation in. America.

Why Entrepreneurs Can Thrive During a Recession

Pascal's View

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Getting From Here to There– It’s Time to Engage in Common Sense Approaches to Public Policy

Pascal's View

     Share and Enjoy: Adult Education Aspen Institute Books Corporate Governance Council on Foreign Relations Eye Opening Experiences Foreign Policy Innovation Leadership Profiles Levensohn Venture Partners Podcast Science Socrates Society VC Board Best Practices Venture Board Governance White Papers Venture Capital Working Group on Director AccountabilityI usually try to keep my blog posts short.

Fostering a Startup and Innovation Ecosystem

Feld Thoughts

UP Global just released a great new white paper titled Fostering a Startup and Innovation Ecosystem. Enjoy the white paper and join us for the hangout. As you might know, I’m on the board of UP Global and think they are doing amazing things for startup communities around the world.

Talk To Each Other! Great Ways To Communicate With Your Customers

YoungUpstarts

White paper. Originating in the world of politics, a white paper was a legislative document that proposed a particular solution. These days there are white papers in most industries with a variety of different purposes. But at its heart, a white paper is a persuasive, in-depth document that presents a problem and the provides a solution. Dedicated white paper sections of your company’s website can effectively compile relevant information.

ConsenSys Founder Believes Blockchain Technology can Help Produce Ethical Journalism

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK, Publisher of Silicon Hills News In 2011, Joseph Lubin, CEO of ConsenSys and co-founder of Ethereum, read Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper on Bitcoin. And it clicked for me,” he said. “We We can start to build something on a new trusted infrastructure and potentially build it on a better trust system.” He believed […]. The post ConsenSys Founder Believes Blockchain Technology can Help Produce Ethical Journalism appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

6 Keys To Sizing Your Market For A New Business Plan

Startup Professionals Musings

Competitor annual reports, white papers, press releases, and presentations are great sources of data and trends that you can use to support your own efforts.

Building Online Credibility With These 4 Tips

YoungUpstarts

Start Adding White Papers and eBooks. Instead, you can create your own white papers and eBooks to share on your website. You can use a white paper or eBook to show your expertise. Credibility is important in the business world, especially in service-based businesses. Consumers trust credible professionals over someone that they’ve never heard of before. And businesses can help build their online credibility in several ways.

6 Tips I Gave My Team To Help Them Get More From Their Content

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Here is my review of what I call the six layers of quality content writing , relevant for the web, books, news or even a technical white paper. I gave these tips to my team and thought it would be worth sharing them here on EJ as well. Topic Selection. You already know your niche. You already know your audience,… Read the rest of this entry » Copywriting Search Engine Optimization blog article writing tips content writing how to write headlines

How to Turn Leads Into Loyal Customers: A 5-Step Guide for Startups

The Startup Magazine

Resources like white papers, blog posts, webinars, etc. Before you commission your next white paper or record your weekly webinar, collect some qualitative data from your existing customer base, which will likely have the same shared buyer persona as your target market.

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VC Adventure

Other times we see large jumps in efficiency (I had a company recently change some text on a landing page and see a 10% improvement in sign-ups to a white paper). Almost universally our best companies are constantly experimenting. This takes different forms in different parts of their businesses but the common theme is that every process, every page on your website, every communication to a customer is an opportunity to test and optimize.

Names Matter: Exposure Alerting vs. Digital Contact Tracing

Feld Thoughts

The ACLU wrote a great white paper titled Principles for Technology-Assisted-Contact-Tracing which generated a clever acronym (TACT). Most people, unless you work either for government or an infectious disease “organization” (non-profit, hospital, health care system) probably had not heard the phrase “contact tracing” until a month or so ago. I now hear and see the phrase “contact tracing” everywhere.

10 Business Plan Tips Too Many Entrepreneurs Forget

Startup Professionals Musings

If necessary, create a separate white paper for other details and reports. Use white space liberally, spell-checker, and proofread. If you want people to invest in your idea, then my best advice is first write a business plan, and keep it simple. Don't confuse your business plan with a doctoral thesis or the back of a napkin. Keep the wording and formatting straightforward, and keep the plan short.

7 Strategies For Brand Leadership Through Influencers

Startup Professionals Musings

People want to connect with and learn from people like them – not from edicts, anonymous brand marketing material, and white papers that allow no interaction. Jeff Bezos via Flickr by jdlasica These days, the influencers at the top of your business make your brand, rather than a brand making influencers of your leaders. Consider Jeff Bezos at the top of Amazon, or Howard Schultz at the top of Starbucks. They were influencers before they were a brand.

10 Writings Tips To Get Maximum Impact From Any Plan

Startup Professionals Musings

If necessary, create a separate white paper for other details and reports. Use white space liberally, spell-checker, and proofread. If you want people to invest in your idea, then my best advice is first write a business plan, and keep it simple. Don't confuse your business plan with a doctoral thesis or the back of a napkin. Keep the wording and formatting straightforward, and keep the plan short.

Methods To Improve Your Website Content

YoungUpstarts

Expand on their content, make it more authoritative, or turn a short white paper into a list for easy digestibility. If you have a website, then content improvement should be one of your primary goals as a way to increase visitors. Although there are many different actions you can take to gain search engine recognition, content creation is the one with the most staying power.