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How to Avoid a Common Product Mistake Many Teams Make

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I’ve been involved with technology product design in one form or another for nearly 25 years and seen one mistake consistently repeated.

Customer Support Training | What is excellent customer service?

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The Product Companies. They are genuinely creating these podcasts to educate and inspire people who love building products as much as they do.

Dallas Day of.Net | Training and Trends on Microsoft Technologies

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The event is a 2-day training in.Net, HTML5, Windows 8, Asp.NET MVC and other Microsoft technologies. It’s OK you can fight back.

MicroPower Launches Training, Certification Program

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San Diego-based MicroPower Technologies , which develops wireless, video surveillance systems, said yesterday that it has launched a new certification and training program for its partners. MicroPower said its online certification and training is aimed at helping resellers gain the technical expertise on its products.

SmartFit Launches System To Combine Physical, Brain Training

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Oxnard-based Multisensory Fitness , a startup developing games which combine both cognitive (brain) training and physical exercise, said Wednesday that it has launched a new product called SMARTfit , which combines both physical and mental fitness exercises. Multisensory Fitness is led by Cathi Lamberti. READ MORE>>.

Citrix Takes On Online Training

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Santa Barbara-based Citrix Online has entered into the online, interactive training market with the launch of a new product, the firm announced this morning. Citrix said its new Citrix GoToTraining product is targeted at businesses who want to host interactive training sessions for participants. READ MORE>>.

Online Training, Coaching and Instruction

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 -- Online Training, Coaching and Instruction. Come and participate in a group brainstorm where you can share your ideas to shape this product and even join the team (they're recruiting). LA Web Ventures.Several members of the group have an exciting startup project involving computer assisted instruction.

Balance Minimal Product Viability With Maximum Utility: Maximize Your Startup’s Value Proposition – MVP²

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In essence, the Beatles offered a product with a higher value proposition as compared to their American counterparts. Double Your A-Sides.

Cornerstone OnDemand Wins Save The Children

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Cornerstone OnDemand said that the product is being used to manage Save the Children's 5,200 employees around the world. cornerstone ondemand saas software talent employee management trainingSanta Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand said today that it has signed up nonprofit Save the Children as a customer. READ MORE>>.

Alelo Lands Ambassador Bremer For Board

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Alelo's products are being used to teach culturally sensitive language skills to the U.S. alelo ambassador paul bremer culture military defense language software trainingPaul Bremer, III , to its board. Alelo, which is led by Dr. W. military in Iraq and Afghanistan, among other regions of the world. READ MORE>>.

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Guidance Software Shuffles Executives

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Pasadena-based Guidance Sofdtware , the developer of computer forensics and security software, said it has undergone a restructuring of its sales, training, channel and product development efforts. Guidance Software also said it has named Scott Skidmore as its Vice Preisdent, Global Channel Sales. READ MORE>>.

Active.com Ties With espnW

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Active.com said that espnW has joined its online affiliate program, and partnered to promote Active.com's Trainer product via espnW. Active.coms Trainer software lets users plan, log, and share training plans and fitness activities. active network activenetwork espn espnw women training fitness athletesREAD MORE>>.

DIRECTV, Panasonic Fund 3D Films

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El Segundo-based satellite TV operator DIRECTV and consumer electronics firm Panasonic said Tuesday that the two will be funding six 3D films, as part of an effort to train filmmakers on 3D equipment. directv panasonic film production content hollywood satellite contestThose efforts are all tied to DIRECTV's n3D, 3D channel.

Cornerstone OnDemand Rolls Out New Products

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Santa Monica-based talent management software developer Cornerstone OnDemand has launched two new products this morning, including a new predictive analytics dashboard and a cloud platform aimed at developers. Cornerstone OnDemand is led by Adam Miller. READ MORE>>. cornerstone ondemand predictive analytics talent management saas cloud

Cornerstone OnDemand Launches New Analytics Software

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Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand , the developer of cloud-based software for talent and employee management, said it has launched a brand new product called Cornerstone Insights. Cornerstone OnDemand said the new product uses machine learning and Cornerstone's data set, to help companies better recruit, train, and manage people.

ReachLocal Strengthens Ties To Google

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Google's program said it selected the top companies with AdWords experience, one-on-one customer support, and product and account management training, and who have met its criteria for the highest standards for helping its users. Google did not say how many partners have been added to the program. READ MORE>>.

Guidance Software Expands In Florida

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Guidance said the new facility will provide training on its EnCase security, e-discovery and forensics products. and one in London.

ReachLocal Expands To New Zealand

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ReachLocal said it has partnered with SureFire Search Ltd, to provide its online advertising products and services to the country. ReachLocal said it will train SureFire's dedicated sales force to sell its products and services. Business details of the alliance were not announced. READ MORE>>.

rhubarb studios Raises $1 Million in Financing to Accelerate Growth

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rhubarb studios is constantly recruiting engineers, UX designers and product managers to work on multidisciplinary teams creating innovative companies.

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HelloTech Launches Service To Wean Your Parents Off Your Tech Support

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Los Angeles-based HelloTech.com , a provider of in-home technical support and sales help, said Tuesday that it has launched a brand new site to help people purchase home technology services and products for their parents. hellotech parents tech support home technology purchase trainingREAD MORE>>.

Why Computer Vision Tracking the Flow of People Will be a Huge Market

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You could track the flow of people onto a subway or train line to better predict the frequency and length of trains required by time of day.

Helping Startups Understand Salespeople & the Sales Culture

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Most technology startups seem to be funded by product people or business people. Sales people often blame the product. Excuses. Sales

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Santa Monica’s Cornerstone OnDemand Launches New Products

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Cornerstone View. Cornerstone Planning. Users can easily create, manage and execute accurate headcount plans through a simple and intuitive design.

Interview with Kim Folsom, ShowUHow

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That might be consumer electronics, children's products, or home improvement, the areas that we target. First, what does ShowUHow provide?

This Startup Hacked LinkedIn To Recruit Customers & Reduce Churn

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Clearly not every industry or product fits the above criteria. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Follow The People.

Brain Corp.’s First Product is a Brain for Floor-Scrubbing Machines

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is rolling out its first commercial product—a “brain-enabled” commercial floor scrubber that is part mini-Zamboni and part Roomba.

Here’s How to Do PR on a Budget

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Yesterday I wrote a post about The Silent Benefits of PR in which I pointed out that most young companies I encounter don’t fully grasp the benefits of PR because they are less measurable than product milestones or customer acquisition analyses (like CAC/LTV). It super charges a business that is closer to product delivery.

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Cornerstone OnDemand Ties Into Salesforce

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Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand , the developer of software-as-a-service for talent and human resources management, said today that it has launched a new product which connects directly into Salesforce.com. cornerstone ondemand talent management human resources training software saas salesforceREAD MORE>>.

Interview with Jimmy Hendricks, Deal Current

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Jimmy Hendricks: Our lead product is a white label, daily deal product. It ended up becoming our breakout product. Thanks!

Why I Backed a 24-Year-Old Trying to Assess Human Potential

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Incumbents launch products, VCs throw cash at other competitors, team members quit, the economy dips — whatever. So Why Imbellus?

lynda.com Hires Content VP

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Carpinteria-based lynda.com , which operates an online training and education site for computer skills, announced Thurday that it has added Michael Ninness as the firm's Vice President of Content. Ninness re-joins the company from Adobe, where he was a Group Product Manager.

FOCUS, Backed By Launchpad LA, Launches Fitness Tracking App

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The company said its app also uses motion sensors to track a user''s exact movements to help users practicing resistance and body weight training.

Real Startups Never, Ever Discount Their Prices

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This strategy obviously is most effective when distribution of your product entails low variable costs. Avoid The End-Of-The-Quarter Trou Drop.

Scaling Sales: Arming & Aiming – Objection Handling

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Some objections are real and they end up becoming changes to your product, your service plan or your pricing / bundling. Whatever.

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How to Shorten Your Sales Cycle and Avoid Wasting Time

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Their view is that without “proof points” the senior leadership teams are likely to be cynical about the benefits of your product.

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Alelo Opens Office In Virginia

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Los Angeles-based Alelo , a USC spinout developing foreign language and culture training tools, said this week that it has opened an office in Suffolk, Virginia. The firm said the new office was opened to better serve government customers interested in its products. Tags: alelo language games training READ MORE>>.

Citrix Enhances GoToTraining

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Citrix GotoTraining is the firm's online training product. The firm said the new feature allows users to connect into the product using toll-free, toll, and voice-over-Internet connections. Tags: citrix online gototraining phone training saas software READ MORE>>.

How to Know When to Sell vs. When to Market to Customers

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PUCCKA is by no means the only sales methodology and it borrowed heavily for sales books and training programs we had all been on. Champion. 

One of the Biggest Mistakes Enterprise Startups Make

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The most important way to sell a product for an early-stage business (or frankly any stage) is to have strong referenceable customers.

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Selling Online In 2016 For The First Time – What Works When You Have A Blank Slate?

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ended up really relating to the nuance and intricacies of product supply and customer demand. Muther. John Greathouse: Hello Heidi. John Knits.