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4 Tips to overcome the fear of growing your brand online

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Kady O’Connell , founder of Kady Creative , which helps passionate businesses succeed with strategic branding, powerful websites, and click-worthy content.

How to Create a Healthy Local Startup and Tech Community

This is going to be BIG.

In 2010, Antonio Garcia Martinez, the founder of AdGrok, wrote, “New York will always be a tech backwater, I don’t care what Chris Dixon or Ron Conway or Paul Graham say.”

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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Back in 2005 Malcolm Gladwell wrote a book called Blink that was about how our subconscious allows us to make fast decisions that are often as good or better than slow considered decisions. I was talking to someone yesterday evening about how the venture capital business has changed over the last decade and I explained that we used to have weeks, if not months, to make our investment decisions and now we have days or if we are lucky a week or two.

Protecting Your Projects: Beat Copycats and Intellectual Property Pirates

StartupNation

Copycats are thieves, not just in the literal sense but also figuratively when they steal another person’s work and present it as their own. You have put a lot of time, effort and your own money into designing and manufacturing a product, or creating your teaching or coaching course.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Hiring Remote Employees is Hard!

GAN

Good thing you’re not alone… The shape of the modern workforce is changing and many startups are now operating as remote or distributed teams. This shift comes with a lot of positives, like saving on rent, access to a larger talent pool, and access to cheaper talent.

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Going hybrid? 3 Strategic real estate tips

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Andrew Flint , a co-founder of Occupier , a transaction and portfolio management software helping commercial tenants and brokers manage their real estate footprint. Occupier’s software helps teams make smarter, more informed lease decisions by centralizing the way they work.

How I Run a 6-Figure Business While Working 3 Days a Week

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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5 Tips for Mastering Your Brand Storytelling

StartupNation

How are customers, employees and investors able to connect with a business? Companies have a way of coming to life, and often, it’s through the power of brand storytelling. The best businesses have a story, and the best entrepreneurs know how to weave storytelling into their brand narrative. Do you?

God and Business, Pricing and Podcasting – with Tamra Andresss

Smart Hustle Magazine

Ramon’s recent podcast interview featured the multifaceted Tamra Andress, a self-described “entrepreneur, purpose activator, brand and business designer, podcaster, illuminator, and your ‘business bestie’”.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Salesforce backs Indian payments startup Razorpay

TechCrunch

Six-year-old Bangalore-based fintech Razorpay, which was valued at $3 billion in a financing round in April this year, has courted one more high-profile investor: Salesforce Ventures.

Reflections on Overnight Success

Founders Coop

Today Seattle fintech unicorn Remitly (NASDAQ: RELY ) begins its journey as a public company. This is obviously a huge milestone for the founders, not to mention the 1,600+ employees who have joined them along the way. It’s a different kind of milestone for me as an investor: 10 years ago I led the company’s Seed round and joined the board, where I served until the Series C.

How to Grow Business from a $200 Deal to a $2,500,000 + Yearly Revenue

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Spoiler: this success story started from one cold email with a 100% match Photo by Belitsoft.com It was 17 years ago when me and my fellow students decided to create our own business. We had no money, strategy, or office.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Microsoft Study Reveals Work From Home Issues (Episode 294)

StartupNation

On today’s Business Beat, Jeff talks about the results of a new survey from Microsoft on how working from home has changed businesses.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Five PA Companies To Receive Funding from Ben Franklin Technology Partners!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

At the September 2021 Board of Director’s meeting, five additional companies were approved to receive an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA.

The next healthcare revolution will have AI at its center

TechCrunch

Kai-Fu Lee. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Kai-Fu Lee is a co-author of AI 2041: Ten Visions For Our Future. The global pandemic has heightened our understanding and sense of importance of our own health and the fragility of healthcare systems around the world.

A tale of two CEO’s and the management of pain.

Berkonomics

This is the tale of two CEOs, one of them unfortunately….me. me. . It’s a story of how people handle unusual situations when selling to the top – an executive of a prospective customer. And the stories couldn’t be more different. First, my friend’s story….

You Don’t Need to Be a Genius or Have a Brilliant Idea to be a Successful Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Life of Purpose: Carolyn Cassin Finds Her Life’s Mission is Through Meaningful Work

StartupNation

So me people are born into the world and are fortunate to happen upon a calling that ultimately shapes and defines their story. Others come into this world with a force that drives them from Day 1 to make sure the life they lead will be defined by the mark they’ve made.

Cultivate Greatness as a Humble Alpha Leader with Steven Kuhn

Smart Hustle Magazine

I had the opportunity to sit down with Steven Kuhn, decorated combat veteran and author of Unleash Your Humble Alpha. Along with fellow combat veteran Lane Belone, Kuhn’s mission is to help latent leaders conquer their obstacles.

Docs startup Almanac raises $34 million from Tiger as remote work shift hardens

TechCrunch

As companies continue to delay their returns to the office and find temporary remote work policies becoming permanent, the startups building tooling for remote work-first cultures are finding a seemingly endless supply of customers.

Monica Moldovan: Supporting Seniors’ Entrepreneurship

Impact Hub

For a variety of reasons, many seniors looking to stay active after retirement often encounter challenges to re-engage with the job market. Supporting seniors’ entrepreneurship and providing practical solutions for people with these types of barriers is absolutely key not to leave anyone behind.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

How to Spectacularly Fail at Entrepreneurship Before You’re Even 25

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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12 Keys to Family Business Success

StartupNation

Family members start a major portion of new businesses launched in the U.S. every year. Brothers come to mind, of course, when it comes to family business.

GitLab S-1 Analysis: How 7 Key Metrics Stack Up

Tomasz Tunguz

GitLab is the first fully remote software company to go public. More than 2000 employees work all over the world and have collaborated to build a massive software business. GitLab provides a suite of DevOps tools that enable engineering teams to build and deploy software, and then secure it.

Operations observability platform Avenue launches with $4M

TechCrunch

Avenue launched Friday to give operations their own tools to monitor teams, and is building a “command center” for this area of business that is often forgotten, co-founder and CEO Justin Bleuel told TechCrunch.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.