Startup Management

By William Mougayar | On Growing, Scaling and Managing Startups.

Managing Customer Success to Reduce Churn

The health of a SaaS business is directly tied to its ability to retain its customers and prevent churn. To do this, they have to ensure that their …

Business

Connecting Asia's startup ecosystem

Startup Notes

Startup Notes <b>2016 Female Founders Conference</b><p>On April 4, 2016, Y Combinator invited amazing female founders to tell their stories. Here are doodle …

What Every Founder Should Know When An Acquirer Comes Calling

By Jacob Mullins on October 31, 2013<p>Congrats, someone is interested in talking about potentially buying your company! For many entrepreneurs that’s …

Investing

Sales for Startups: Fanatical For Forecasting

I am about to do a bait and switch on you. Remember what I said about pipelines and power laws? You can forget about what I said, it is completely …

How We Built a Lean Startup Inside a 200 Person Company

Envato's mission is to help people learn and earn online.<p>My brief was to create a marketplace for freelancers to sell their services to a large …

The Customer Isn't Always Right: Stand Up For Your Employees

<i>Jim Belosic is the CEO of ShortStack, a self-service custom app design tool used to create apps for Facebook Pages, websites and mobile Web browsing. ShortStack provides the tools for small businesses, graphic designers, agencies and corporations to create apps with contests and forms, fan gates,</i> …

What Scares Google?

As SEOs, we spend a lot of our collective time afraid of what Google might do next. This Halloween, I thought maybe it was time to turn the tables. …

Google

Cooperative Content Will Eventually Dominate Your Polished Content

We’re ALL writing blog posts. (image by BigStock)<p>The legions of companies now embracing “content marketing” as a piece of their communications …

Responsive Mobile UI Split-Test: Icons or Text? | Adam McFarland

In the past when Mike and I would set out to redesign Detailed Image we would make our design, user interface, and user experience decisions based …

Is Your Product Too Engaging?

This week I met with Hsu Ken Ooi to chat about his new project, a “Tinder for startup professionals,” called CoffeeMe. Having just opened in San …

6 Insightful Email Metrics You Don’t Consider in eCommerce Marketing - Salesforce Marketing Cloud Blog

Studying your email campaign metrics is a very useful undertaking, from open rates to CTRs and conversation rates. But how much can these three email …

Top 5 Most Common Sales Hiring Mistakes

Over the past few weeks I’ve received an uptick in requests for advice on building out a sales team. More startups in the community are finding …

Entrepreneurship

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Smart Transitions In User Experience Design

Some websites outperform others, whether in their content, usability, design, features, etc. Details of interaction design and animation <b>make a</b> …

The 10 Commandments of Mobile User Acquisition

Mobile user acquisition is in a nascent and transformational state. Instagram's sale to Facebook in April of 2012 for $1 billion established the …

Mobile

Securities Law 101

If you are the founder of a startup, unless you plan to self-fund and never grant stock options or other types of compensatory equity awards, you …

Y Combinator's Startup School 2013 videos now online, including ones with Watsi, Zuckerberg, and Dorsey

<b>Update:</b> The Startup School videos featuring Watsi’s Chase Adam and from “Office Hours” have just been posted online. Our post below has been adjusted accordingly.<p>Startup accelerator program Y Combinator has posted most of its videos from this year’s Startup School on its YouTube page. The event, …

Why Big Opportunities Crush Small Companies

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The Resources You Need to Prove Marketing ROI [In Under 100 Words]

Russell Brand and the Revolution

Russell Brand helped edit the latest issue of New Statesman. He leads off the magazine with an epic rant that is worth reading in its entirety. If …

The Power of Trigger Emails

<i>This post is part of the ongoing Distribution series. Every week the 500 Distribution Team highlights actionable resources for marketing your</i> …

E393: Bill Warner on wins and misses in angel investing

Entrepreneur and angel investor — commonly heard together. But add Oscar & Emmy winner? You’re almost definitely talking about Bill Warner. The …

So You Want to Compete Against Amazon?

I’ve had Amazon on my mind lately, part of which is due to my reading Brad Stone’s very interesting book, <i>The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age</i> …

9 Tips To Business Success By Anticipating Problems

<b>Take the time to define the problem clearly.</b> Many entrepreneurs like to jump into solution mode immediately, even before they understand the issue. …

TwoWayDirect: Taking Advantage Of An Ignored Technology - with Brandon Ocampo

Andrew: Hey there, freedom fighters. My name is Andrew Warner, and I am the founder of Mixergy.com, home of the ambitious upstart. I am also the …