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When you decide to launch a startup company, business advisors, counselors, bankers and armchair know-it-alls will tell you that the first thing you need to do is get funding. While there is some validity to that boilerplate piece of wisdom, the availability of and need for startup fun...
I have had the opportunity to work for and around a good many start-ups during the course of my career. Often the start-up founders would simply define a problem, develop a solution and launch a company. The marketing department would then do their very best to identify the individuals...
A growing number of BDMs (business development) today have a technology or product marketing background. Their role - increase product reach through piggyback marketing. The job description of BDM is pretty straight-forward - find new opportunities for your business. They play an impo...
Pulzze Systems was happy to participate in such a premier event and thankful to be receiving the winning investment and global network support from G-Startup Worldwide. It is an exciting time for Pulzze to showcase the effectiveness of innovative technologies and enable them to make th...
Startup businesses are popping up at every opportunity. It seems that there are endless ideas that could become potential businesses. However, not all businesses will be successful. Here are some of the top traits of successful startup businesses. One of the most important factors of ...
You may have been hearing the term "mind share" (or "mindshare," depending on whom you ask) a lot over the past year. While it's being talked about more often, the concept goes back a millennium to the very first businesses. Think about searching the internet. Do you simply search the ...
So, you've brought customers into your store, the hard part is over, right? No! Now that they've arrived, your new goal is to entice them with your offering and chauffeur a path-to-purchase that presents correlating products to increase shopping cart size and satisfy their journey. Rec...
Millennials are increasingly using technology to assist in their product research and purchase decisions, forcing retailers to rethink and reshape their marketing strategies. Millennials. The Millennial Generation. Generation Y. Whatever you want to call them, this progressive group h...
Heat maps offer a unique way to represent data sets in a variety of settings. A common example you see most mornings is through weather reports on the news showing the movement and predictions of pressure and precipitation, intensifying across bold color schemes. Another familiar examp...
Ever wondered if your marketing efforts for an in-store sale or event are impacting, or even reaching, your customers? Foot traffic is a great indicator of marketing effectiveness. By comparing foot traffic before, during and after sale promotions you’re able to identify if any increas...
It is often regarded that the core component of a business should always be done in-house. This is not only because it is your intellectual property, but also because the learnings you gain from building the product will give direction to your business' strategy in the long run. Given ...
The launch of the Shopify IPO on the NYSE is a leap forward and a testimony tothe high quality of the Canadian technology sector. In its first trading day, Shopify was oversubscribed by 51% As a solution-focused company, for us it’s a day of pride and tribulations to see a fellow tech...
One reason a lot of entrepreneurs flock to cloud-based services for their business is the cost. Native applications require licenses that are either too expensive or require elaborate set-up across all devices. In a recent article on the Entrepreneur, Bask Iyer, the CIO and Senior Vic...
An IPO and a billion dollar valuation sounds like your company made it. Trust me, building a company from scratch and eventually selling it for a good deal of money, feels great. However, it also changes the game completely. We became a public company and after successfully growing and...
Selling your startup’s product using a freemium model can be an enticing option early on, seemingly offering you the best chance to get as many new customers on board using your product as possible. Be aware however that going with a freemium model may distract you from your real goals...
I’ve been working in small and large software startups for the last 20 years and currently have the privilege of being the CEO of a startup, Storage Made Easy, for the last 3 years. With the advent of 2015 I have not doubt that there will be many people considering whether to take t...
Friday 29 August, 2014 The media has reported the number of people willing to take the risk and branch out on their own in business is rapidly increasing.  MarketStorm Global is thrilled by the UK’s  entrepreneurial spirit , but believe more could be done by establis...
New deadline of September 19th to reflect new categories of IoT and FinTech London, UK - August 28th 2014 - The highly successful Tech Trailblazers Awards today announced a new bursary for early stage non VC backed startups, the Firestarter program. This has been created to ensure that...
Tuesday 26 August, 2014 With entrepreneurship on the rise,  Fusion Affinities Ltd  take a look at what makes entrepreneurship so satisfactory and what motivates today’s entrepreneurs. Research reveals that  entrepreneurs  are happier than employees ...
It’s not always obvious which Venture Capital firms may be hiring. In just 2 and 1/2 minutes I’ll show you how to find out. Check out the audio download here.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: hiring, vc careers, vc firms, Venture capital
The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.Also read Connected Globe News WeeklyAlso re...
Thursday 21 August, 2014 With start-ups supporting Britain’s economic comeback, sales and marketing firm  Strategic Five Marketing believe more needs to be done to encourage investment in the UK’s vibrant start-up community. Start-up businesses have helped the economy ...
Welcome to the Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly, our newest online newsletter. Mobile Cyber Security will focus on the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile and cyber security, mobile malware, mobile application management, cyber warfare (and more!) that I run ac...
Do you need a co-founder for your startup? Or can you manage without one? Various entrepreneurs weigh in on the topic. How important is an entrepreneur to the growth and success of a startup? There is the story of how Steve Wozniak remained a kid in the basement making computers till ...
The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.Also read Connected Globe News WeeklyAlso rea...
Gulu, Uganda, August 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Backed by Volo’s expert design and cloud-based software integration, Northern Uganda’s newest Internet Service Provider (ISP), is now delivering the most affordable high-speed Internet access to businesses and residences in the re...
Small businesses including loft converters, tour guides and psychologists all buy company shares for the first time to support the development of Clear BooksLondon: 15 August 2014: Start-up firm Clear Books has shown that ditching traditional business funding routes can pay its way by ...
A reader of my venture capital careers mailing list wrote to me with the question below. She’s an investment banker that’s thinking of going to work on a CFO’s team at a small tech company. Her goal? To eventually get a job in venture capital. Here’s what she sa...
The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.Also read Connected Globe News WeeklyAlso re...
Simultor that you bring up in Visual Studio 2013 for Windows with Update (2 or 3) has lots of features that you should use to check out your app. The Simulator is a desktop application that simulates the Windows Store app. You can simulate a lot of interesting things,Touch and rot...
Welcome to the Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly, our newest online newsletter. Mobile Cyber Security will focus on the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile and cyber security, mobile malware, mobile application management, cyber warfare (and more!) that I run ac...
GFT will also sponsor the Big Data Trailblazers Award LONDON, UK - August 12th 2014 - The highly successful Tech Trailblazers Awards today announced a new category for the awards, the FinTech Trailblazers, which is being created with new sponsor GFT, a leading IT solutions provider in ...
Welcome to Connected Globe News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  ...
Tuesday 12 August, 2014 Following the news that Prime Minister David Cameron has praised the region for its ‘entrepreneurial spirit’,  Avant Garde Ideals celebrates Manchester’s business success and encourages more entrepreneurship. A report has named Manchester as the&n...
New solution competes in Best TV Everywhere/multiscreen video category RGB Networks, the leading provider of the industry's most scalable, unified solutions for multiscreen video delivery, today announced that its CloudXtream cloud-based multiscreen video processing and ad insertion so...
On August 20th I’m offering my popular VC Job Hunting Hacks workshop here in NYC. The last 3 times I held this workshop it received 100% positive reviews. And I will not let that change this time around so I’m bringing even more content and tools to the table to make sure y...
How would a university professor and his team approach enterprise mobility differently?  How would a new start-up challenge the strategies and business models of mature enterprise mobility vendors?  In this interview mobility expert and CEO/President of StarMobile, Todd Frybu...
Last month I referred to the cult comedy Office Space when I posed the question, Is Enterprise Architecture Completely Broken? After speaking with two authorities on […]
In its latest effort to boost advertising by small businesses, Google said its YouTube unit had acquired Directr, a mobile-video app used by small businesses to create marketing videos. No purchase price was disclosed. Directr offers a mobile app for Apple’s iOS platform that makes it ...
Wednesday 6 August, 2014 Bristol based Fusion Affinities  hit out at the claim the customer service is getting more difficult. The firm focus on building relationships in person through direct marketing and believe companies should be engaging on multiple platforms to ens...