Modern Entrepreneurs Need To Learn How To Write

Startup Professionals Musings

Even in this age of videos and text messages, the quickest way to kill your startup dream with investors, business partners, or even customers, is embarrassingly poor writing. Business writing is not a skill that anyone is born with, but one that everyone can learn.

7 Writing Rules Eliminate Any Failure To Communicate

Startup Professionals Musings

Even in this age of videos and text messages, the quickest way to kill your startup dream with investors, business partners, or even customers, is embarrassingly poor writing. Business writing is not a skill that anyone is born with, but one that everyone can learn.

The Toxic Nature of Email

Both Sides of the Table

But what has really killed me is email. I live in email hell. And for the last few evenings I decided to get through email rather than blog. I’m always so completely behind on email. I have a love / hate relationship with email. Email is a chore.

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5 Ways Writing a Book Will Kick-Start Business Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

In addition, the discipline of producing it, like writing a business plan, will help you immensely in understanding the key elements that drive you and your business. business Jan Yager self-publishing writing a book

How to Get Busy People to Take Action When You Send an Email

Both Sides of the Table

We all get a lot of email. For important emails we hope for replies or action. If you do the math on the number of inbound emails you get multiplied by the time it would take to read them all and respond to those that expect a reply you would be astounded.

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Good Business Writing is Not a Mark Twain Novel

Startup Professionals Musings

Badly written letters, long rambling or emotional emails, or an obvious lack of spell checking will brand you as a poor business risk before the message is even considered. No one is born with business writing skills, and everyone can learn them. Tailor writing to your audience.

Effective Email Introductions or Why Blind Intros Suck

InfoChachkie

A well-intentioned colleague introduced me to a stranger via email, without first confirming with me that the intro was welcomed. The Art Of The Email Matchmaking. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. It just happened again.

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Why You Should Think Twice Before You Send That Intro Email

Both Sides of the Table

And in most cases I would heed Fred Wilson’s advice about the “double opt-in” email for intros – where you ask for permission before green-lighting an unsolicited introductions. And then there is the email blaster / form letter introducer.

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Startup Spotlight: Final Exams, Santa Chatbot and Clean Up Your Email

Tech.Co

This week in Startup Spotlight we found companies helping students get through their final exams, gift giving chatbots, getting out of email hell, and more. Who doesn’t have email problems? Get control of your email now.

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Business Writing Style is as Important as Content

Startup Professionals Musings

Badly written letters, long rambling or emotional emails, or an obvious lack of spell checking will brand you as a poor business risk before the message is even considered. No one is born with business writing skills, and everyone can learn them. Tailor writing to your audience.

This is the Dumbest Op Ed I’ve Read in a While

Both Sides of the Table

Having read his latest op-ed on email I know why I erred towards the side of of not loving his book as much as some did. Apparently he’s an “organizational psychologist professor and thinks that it’s rude not to answer email. But apparently Adam thinks any email?—?from email

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How to Quickly Build a Customer Base With Lead Generation Tools

Tech.Co

After focusing on your site, it’s time to use an email marketing platform and move on to lead nurturing. It integrates with OptinMonster, allows you to craft beautiful emails, and more importantly, enables you to create automated workflows without writing a single line of code.

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Why not share your liquidity success with those who got you there?

Berkonomics

Email readers, continue here…] Now, there are three kinds of exits. And those that are total write-offs in which no one except perhaps the bank and lenders receive anything. So, you are close to selling your company, and counting the profits a bit early. Well, that’s human nature.

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Sagewise pitches a service to verify claims and arbitrate disputes over blockchain transactions

TechCrunch LA

24 hrs) and users receive a text/email notification regarding the execution,” Wan wrote to me an email. If a dispute cannot be self-resolved, parties then graduate to a dispute resolution marketplace of third party vendors,” Wan writes.

Do you want to control your business destiny?

Berkonomics

Email readers, continue here…] This moment is to celebrate every action, including shopping for supplies, furniture and technology to support the newly minted enterprise. Write your own Hollywood script.

Fractional CTO

SoCal CTO

I get at least one email each week from startup CEOs who are looking for a CTO. From there, I will write up the initial and on-going process and work effort, will size it, and then will provide an estimate. Send an email to me (Tony Karrer): akarrer@techempower.com

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Please map your goal and USE that map!

Berkonomics

Email readers, continue here…] So, if you have not, create a concise map for your enterprise. Write these steps down in any form for now. It’s time to speak of some sort of business plan.

Mangling JSON numbers

TechEmpower

We should write an alternative to JSON.stringify that produces an exact representation of our number.” We can no longer write Mustache or Handlebars templates like this: {{! We can no longer write functions like this: function updateEmailAddress(user, newEmail) { // Oops, we failed for user #2^62! var url = "/user/" + user.id + "/email"; // Tries to update the wrong user (and fails, hopefully) $.post(url, post(url, { email: newEmail }); }.

Even a taste of ownership motivates employees.

Berkonomics

I discovered the power of ownership early in my management career, establishing an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), once popular as incentive compensation as well as a tax write-off for corporations and even a way to slowly transfer ownership of a company from the founders to the employees.

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How Entrepreneurs Use Technology to Improve Business Efficiency

Tech Zulu Event

For example, one of the most important things an entrepreneur needs to do is collect and use the email addresses of customers and potential customers. Automated mailing tools can send out emails to different classes of people based on their engagement with the business.

BLOGGER ALERT: How to Start a Blog and Make Money Blogging

Tech Zulu Event

One of the hardest things about being a blogger is drawing that line between being a business owner and writing for passion. Most bloggers wouldn’t turn down the opportunity to make a full time income from writing their blog. Write those down and then head over to Google Keyword Tool.

Transportation Weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin

TechCrunch LA

An email subscription is coming! Harris writes: “The figures, dating back to 2016, paint a picture of a company desperate to meet over-ambitious autonomy targets and one that is willing to spend freely, even recklessly, to get there.

How to be a dictator enforcing sales offer deadlines

Berkonomics

Everyone who manages a company or its sales force wants to write as many new deals as possible, and is usually warry about doing anything that might threaten the positive outcome of a pending sale.

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Everything changes from concept to release.

Berkonomics

You may recall that Microsoft planned a new file system for Vista, but pulled the file system from the product before release, and has not released the WinFS file system yet as of this writing, years later. Close. You can take this headline as a rule, not an exception.

Everyone wants to leave a legacy.

Berkonomics

Email readers, continue here…] I used to receive a list of birthdays for the next month from my assistant, culling the information from the corporate books spanning offices in many countries. Be honest now. Have you ever thought of what legacy you’ll leave behind?

Timing and why we’re all VCs

TechCrunch LA

Start writing down predictions about people, companies, and markets. We get at least a dozen at the TC offices every week, which is why we write about books so often around here these days. If I can ever be of assistance, hit reply, or send an email to danny@techcrunch.com.

$190 Million in Cryptocurrency Missing Due to Lost Password

Tech.Co

She also states that Cotton was very security conscious, and held email accounts that would automatically delete encrypted messages after a short period, making accessing some company data very difficult. Why did Cotton write his will two weeks before he died?

Can you overcome five risks and create wealth?

Berkonomics

Email readers, continue here…] Are you ahead or behind the market with your product or service? This risk can be mitigated by finding a customer willing to purchase as soon as a proven model is completed, and willing to state this in writing.

I Only Have 7 Trips Left. On Managing Work / Life Balance, Love & Family

Both Sides of the Table

I put on an out-of-office notice (see below) and received some of the nicest emails and text messages including from my good friend Michael Broukhim who ensures me that he and his brother Danny still vacation with their parents and Mike & Danny are both in their 30s! (I

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Blogging for the Hell of It, Not Blogging to Stay Relevant

Both Sides of the Table

There were days where I could write about what I was thinking about Apple or Twitter or Facebook. Or I could just write about life. can only point to three examples in the last 10 years of writing where I know that what I specifically said made somebody resent me. If I write about big companies and what I think about their strategy, tactics or ethics – I will have feedback from somebody in that org within 12 hours. I used to love blogging.

Why Titles Matter a Lot if You’re a Blogger

Both Sides of the Table

When I first started writing this blog several years ago I had less followers than you have right now. But the realist in me knew I couldn’t write daily nor could I convince you to think to check out my blog with regularity.

Niche marketing works. Here’s how.

Berkonomics

Email readers, continue here…]. Here’s a quick nod to the folks at Colour Graphics for urging me to write this insight. Close.

Will your company’s sale be celebration or silence?

Berkonomics

And finally, there are the thirty-plus sad exits that were complete write-offs for the investors, sometimes regaining some portion of note-holder or creditor money in the process. First, there are at least three types of exits.

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Why Mommy Bloggers Can Help Your Business

Eric Greenspan

Some write about relationships and others about sex. They write how they feel and they influence millions. We’ve included a link to their site, an email address (very hard to come by) and a social profile link. You can learn more about our Mommy Blogger list by simply dropping me an email to eric at zodiac805 dot com or contact me through my company at www.zodiac805.com.

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The lion and the ant: A managerial lesson

Berkonomics

So the lion recruited a cockroach who had extensive experience as a supervisor and who was famous for writing excellent reports. He also needed a secretary to help him write and type his reports.