Startup Connection http://startupconnection.net Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:00:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 https://i0.wp.com/startupconnection.net/wp-content/uploads/blueprint_product.jpg?fit=32%2C32 Startup Connection http://startupconnection.net 32 32 61957669 Don’t Let Technology Hinder Your Bottom Line http://startupconnection.net/2018/02/dont-let-technology-hinder-your-bottom-line/ Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:00:32 +0000 http://startupconnection.net/?p=5531 Technology has created lots of great tools to increase sales and conversions like targeting, follow-up and lead generation tools. However, I am concerned that these may be becoming an excuse for ignoring basic good practices and too many small business owners are getting burned. “A great idea without execution is a hallucination” as Benjamin Franklin […]

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Demographics – The Elephant You’re Not Dealing With http://startupconnection.net/2018/01/demographics-the-elephant-youre-not-dealing-with/ Tue, 30 Jan 2018 18:14:12 +0000 http://startupconnection.net/?p=5519 When someone asks you who your customers are, how do you answer? Do you answer based on your perception of them and who’s already purchasing your products or based on actual information? Chances are, you haven’t delved into your demographics as much as you need to. What Are Demographics? Demographics are, by definition, the study […]

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10 Things to Make Your 2018 Your Most Profitable Year Yet http://startupconnection.net/2018/01/10-things-to-make-your-2018-your-most-profitable-year-yet/ Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:00:35 +0000 http://startupconnection.net/?p=5511 Quick Tips for 2018 As we enter into a new year, we are all hoping for more success than we had this year. We all have a tendency to cry into our eggnog as we reflect on the failures, but it’s time to move forward! To start, you must address the self-doubt that still holds […]

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8 Tools to Make Better Decisions http://startupconnection.net/2017/12/8-tools-to-make-better-decisions/ Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:37:42 +0000 http://startupconnection.net/?p=5501 Why, When, and How Do We Make Decisions? We make numerous decisions daily that range from basic to major (what to eat to strategy and investment decisions).  We even make decisions when we choose to defer or avoid making them. What we often neglect is to spend time reflecting at how and why we make […]

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Communication – How to Get Your Message Across http://startupconnection.net/2017/11/communication-how-to-get-your-message-across/ Fri, 03 Nov 2017 14:57:21 +0000 http://startupconnection.net/?p=5491 How do you get your message across to the right target with all the different forms of communication at work today? There are hundreds of emails, hours of television, podcasts, streaming video, texting, messaging… there is no end to it. The result is that we all shut out the communication we don’t want to hear. […]

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Is Your Pricing Too Cheap? http://startupconnection.net/2017/10/is-your-pricing-too-cheap/ Thu, 26 Oct 2017 19:42:39 +0000 http://startupconnection.net/?p=5485 How small businesses can get pricing right Did you know that being dead cheap could be dead wrong for your business? Many small businesses try to be the cheapest, thinking that it’s a certain way to make more sales – but pricing does not work that way. If your pricing strategy doesn’t go beyond being […]

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Is Your Business Participating in the Shared Economy ? http://startupconnection.net/2017/10/is-your-business-participating-in-the-shared-economy/ Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:00:14 +0000 http://startupconnection.net/?p=5475 The market place is seeing the evolution of a new category – the Shared Economy .  Trend setters, such as Uber, Air B&B, and other companies, are changing the relationship in the buyer/seller market. The Shared Economy structure allows people to share resources such as equipment, services, and skills. The major benefits are greater access […]

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Beat The Nerds … Creatively! http://startupconnection.net/2017/10/beat-the-nerds-creatively/ Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:59:30 +0000 http://startupconnection.net/?p=5456 Technology vs. Human Instinct Technological advances provide efficiency and analytics. The web, AI, cloud, CRM systems, etc. are taking over. Great improvements are being accomplished and organizations are making better decisions. Yet, how do we ensure that creativity and the human instinct continue to be cultivated without us getting too comfortable with our technological supports?  […]

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Is Your Business Structure Getting in The Way of Your Success? http://startupconnection.net/2017/10/is-your-business-structure-getting-in-the-way-of-your-success/ Tue, 03 Oct 2017 20:58:16 +0000 http://startupconnection.net/?p=5450 If you want to be successful in your new venture, you should pay attention to the modern examples of achievement like Apple, Google, and Amazon and their business structure . What are these companies doing differently? They have broken down the traditional norms of operation and flattened their business structure into a streamlined, distributed model. […]

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Shoot First…. Ask Questions Later?
 http://startupconnection.net/2017/09/shoot-first-ask-questions-later%e2%80%a8/ Thu, 28 Sep 2017 21:08:59 +0000 http://startupconnection.net/?p=5440 There is value in proper planning and execution, especially related to “Marketing & Sales.” Yet, how many times have we heard successful business entrepreneur share their success (after many failed attempts) when they didn’t plan on it? In this post, I will explore how “Not Overthinking and Just Doing” can also be a useful strategy […]

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