Veritable Guide For Traditional Stores Turning Digital

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Measuring online metrics is important to give you direction in your digital strategy. The post Veritable Guide For Traditional Stores Turning Digital appeared first on TechZulu.

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Realistic Entrprenuers Guide to Venture Capital

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Realistic Entrprenuers Guide to Venture Capital Seths guide is worth reading - The realistic entrepreneurs guide to venture capital Posted byTony Karrer at 2:43 PM 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) About Me Tony Karrer Dr. Tony Karrer is CEO/CTO of TechEmpower , a Los Angeles Web Development firm, and is considered one of the top technologists in e-Learning.

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New Tech Provides Parents Help in Guiding Teen Drivers

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This field combines telecommunications, GPS and other technologies to enable real time reporting on vehicle usage metrics that was not previously possible. The post New Tech Provides Parents Help in Guiding Teen Drivers appeared first on TechZulu.

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Where’s your team playbook? Hmm?

Berkonomics

Well, if you have a plan but do not share it with your direct reports, then they are acting without motivation toward mutual goals, without metrics to measure their progress toward the goals, and without the leadership that makes great winners. This one comes straight from football.

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7 Steps to Outstanding Sales Growth for Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

A great resource for all is a new book by Drew Williams and Jonathan Verney, “ Feed the Startup Beast: A 7-Step Guide to Big, Hairy, Outrageous Sales Growth.” entrepreneur startup metrics marketing sales business “If you build it, they will come.”

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Business.com Boosts Analytics

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based Business.com , which provides online directories for B2B purchasing, announced today that the firm has launched a new tool to help advertisers access pay-per-click metrics on the site. Business.com claims that the metrics in the tool are unavailable through other web analytics programs, and specifically addresses limitations in such products like Google's Urchin analytics tools. Tags: business.com online advertising guide analytics

Does your team know your playbook?

Berkonomics

And if you have a plan but do not share it with your direct reports, then they are acting without motivation toward mutual goals, without metrics to measure their progress toward the goals, and without the leadership that makes great winners. This one comes straight from football.

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Timing and why we’re all VCs

TechCrunch LA

There are CEOs that always seem to guide their companies to the right place at the right time and drive their stock valuations up. Startups either get three dozen term sheets or none at all, since every firm is walking around with the same frameworks and metrics in their head.

Making Sure You Are Ready to Begin Building Your MVP

SoCal CTO

I'm going to be looking at aspects like: Things to consider before building your MVP Features often overlooked when documenting an MVP for developers Understanding important metrics you want to measure Risks and challenges in developing an MVP.

Building Your MVP as a Non-Technical Founder

SoCal CTO

Once you build it, they will now ask you about the key metrics that they need proven in order to see if you really are a good investment. The real reason to build an MVP is to do early tests of key Startup Metrics for the business.

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How to Prepare for a Board Meeting to Make Sure you Crush It

Both Sides of the Table

It should be your guide for what to avoid. Often board members themselves don’t do the work to say “what metrics would we like to see.” If you have some key metrics or financial figures that go with the pre-read even better.

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Investors, MVPs and Evidence of Traction

SoCal CTO

If you do build the MVP and show it to them, they will ask you about your metrics. They really want metrics, not a product. The real question you should be asking is "When I've built this product and show you the following metrics, would you invest?"

The three step dance – creating a great company

Berkonomics

The iPad probably would have failed before production, had he used feedback and research from past failures of tablets in any previous form as a guide.

Document Your MVP for a Developer

SoCal CTO

For example, if you are trying to determine viral coefficient (see Startup Metrics ), then the focus should be around those aspects of the MVP. I was talking with an early-stage founder who has a product vision and wants to get it built. He is not a technical person, but is somewhat web savvy.

Businesses Need Employee Engagement More Than Process

Startup Professionals Musings

Focus on two or three pertinent metrics in any situation. Unbundle projects into smaller elements, and personalize the top couple of metrics for each team. Follow the guiding motto of Andy Grove at Intel, “Only the paranoid survive.”

7 Strategies To Accelerate Creativity In Your Company

Startup Professionals Musings

If you want to build and maintain a creative culture in your organization, you need to make sure your operation is guided by these seven critical strategies: Fuel passion. Within the startup realm, there is a big difference between having an innovative product versus an innovative business.

What Happens When Startups Turn from Their Innovation Stage to Operational Excellence?

Both Sides of the Table

So with operations in four key cities and recurring revenue now firmly above $10 million per year and with 10,000+ customers we realized that we needed a proper CFO to guide our growth.

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How to Stay in Control of Your Meetings

Both Sides of the Table

So here’s a short guide to achieving that. What you Before Sets the Course for How Well the Day Goes Make sure you send your financial and operating metrics no less than 72 hours before the board meeting — even better if it can be a week in advance. It’s your job to guide them there.

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Why Amazon Is the Undisputed E-Commerce Growth Leader

Startup Professionals Musings

He offers over 50 guiding principles, distilled from his tenure at Amazon, to become a digital leader in today’s marketplace. Institute deep metrics measuring all aspects of the customer experience. Everyone wants to grow and innovate like Amazon these days.

10 Keys To Evolution From A Startup To An Enterprise

Startup Professionals Musings

Managing business growth is more than metrics. You can hire the best salespeople, have great products and define good metrics, but without decisive and innovative managers, the sales organization will not reach its full potential.

Developing Leadership Skills: What You Need to Know

Startup Professionals Musings

Use metrics to support judgment in decisions. Metrics should be seen as guides, helping to direct and support good behavior, but not absolute measurements of good or bad judgment and wisdom. Metrics are necessary to acquire knowledge and turn it into action.

10 Steps To Scaling Your Startup Toward A Fortune 500

Startup Professionals Musings

Managing business growth is more than metrics. You can hire the best salespeople, have great products and define good metrics, but without decisive and innovative managers, the sales organization will not reach its full potential.

This Week in VC with Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital

Both Sides of the Table

Company grew by more than “400% each year” for past few years [assume growth metric = revenues]. Online travel guide that is served up in-stream with restricted data size in the same was as Twitter. - Metrics: 2.5mm members, 1,000 brands, 2,500 sale events to-date.

Success, Santa Barbara Style: Patagonian Sexwax With A Side Order of UGGS

InfoChachkie

Lifestyle businesses are typically looked upon with derision by investors, as they generally do not have economic metrics that lead to large exits. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

Entrepreneurs Need To Bridge The Knowing-Doing Gap

Startup Professionals Musings

Use metrics to support judgment in decisions. Metrics should be seen as guides, helping to direct and support good behavior, but not absolute measurements of good or bad judgment and wisdom. Metrics are necessary to acquire knowledge and turn it into action.

5 Engagement Principles Now Drive Business Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

Focus on two or three pertinent metrics in any situation. Unbundle projects into smaller elements, and personalize the top couple of metrics for each team. Follow the guiding motto of Andy Grove at Intel, “Only the paranoid survive.”

Want to Get Rich? Listen to Your Customers Like These Founders……

Steve Reich

MBO is very metrics driven, and their shareholder reports are dense with detailed, disciplined reporting that remind you that Rick is former Naval officer. You will see patterns in their responses that will guide you to the next innovation. This is not an article about the high moral purpose and the nobility of listening to your customers. It is an article about how to make your company worth a fortune by listening to your customers. Why does Google dominate search?

Map of VC Investments

SoCal CTO

Kevin Federline Search Engine Realistic Entrprenuer's Guide to Venture Capital Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple F2F Still Matters 8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing.

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7 Rules For Maintaining A Creative Business Culture

Startup Professionals Musings

If you want to build and maintain a creative culture in your organization, you need to make sure your operation is guided by these seven critical rules: Fuel passion. Within the startup realm, there is a big difference between having an innovative product versus an innovative business.

The Next Business Stage Requires Aggressive Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

Managing business growth is more than metrics. You can hire the best salespeople, have great products and define good metrics, but without decisive and innovative managers, the sales organization will not reach its full potential.

9 Beautiful Questions Will Validate Your Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

Plan to make it the best experiment that you can, with metrics to focus on the “why,” as much as “what.”

This Week in VC – Scott Painter, CEO of Zag & TrueCar

Both Sides of the Table

And finally, Scott demonstrated his internal management tool for managing the metrics of his business. Includes content mobile guides, ie.

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Success In Any Business Is All About Accountability

Startup Professionals Musings

Usually the real culprit is procrastination, lack of focus, or low productivity and lack of metrics. From my perspective, accountability should be the guiding principle for entrepreneurs who seek to change the world, as well as for employees who want to stand out above the rest.

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F2F Still Matters

SoCal CTO

Kevin Federline Search Engine Realistic Entrprenuer's Guide to Venture Capital Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple F2F Still Matters 8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing.

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Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010

SoCal CTO

Guide to Evaluating Startup Ideas - Tony Wright dot com , May 27, 2010 A great developer I once worked with was kvetching at lunch one day. Klout Puts Metrics Into Social Media Management - Tim Berry's Blog - Planning Startups Stories , May 21, 2010 I really like klout.com for three good reasons: 1.) it’s about measuring online influence and I’m big on metrics as a key element of business planning; 2.)

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