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Rallying for rural entrepreneurship: addressing the challenges that face rural small businesses

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I grew up in a small town in north Iowa—Cedar Falls, to be exact.

From sales to CEO: A female entrepreneur’s journey in the beverage alcohol industry

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Contributed by Alexi Cashen, an EO San Francisco member who is CEO and co-founder of Elenteny Imports , co-founder of St. Hildie’s Botonica, and host of The Alexi Cashen Podcast.

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After 80 long days in the NICU, my 10 week early daughter Mirren has finally come home. We’re overjoyed and we’ve begun the task of learning how to manage all the logistics of her care—while somehow doing the bare minimum of that for ourselves.

Top Detroit Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2022

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Michigan is now the state with the highest growth in VC investment. Now many Detroit startups are on the fast track to growth. Whether it’s new funding, expansions or IPOs, it’s been an eventful year in Detroit startups. Next year is looking even better.

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

Partnerships

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Like many did, we spent much of this weekend watching Peter Jackson’s wonderful documentary of the Beatles making Let It Be, titled Get Back. I enjoyed so much of the film, particularly the music, but the big thing I took away is the power of real partnerships. While this was the Beatles last recording session, what you see in the film are four partners working together creatively and wonderfully. I wasn’t really expecting that and I found it so enjoyable to watch.

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8 EO members share how they define success

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Contributed by Kym Huynh, an EO Melbourne member, EO Global Communications Committee member, and co-founder of WeTeachMe. Kym is fascinated by entrepreneurs and their journeys, so he asked EO members from various chapters to share their experiences.

pitch competitions: tips for success from winning teams

Venture Well

Pitch competitions offer early-stage startups the opportunity to share their innovations, network with potential mentors and funders, and possibly gain access to funding and expert. The post pitch competitions: tips for success from winning teams appeared first on VentureWell.

7 Essentials for Successful PR in 2022

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Public relations and the ways in which we communicate are constantly evolving. As you look toward a new year for your business, it’s important to keep new and essential PR tools top of mind as they have the ability to make your outreach and engagement efforts easier and faster than ever before.

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Patagonia Has Provided a Business Blueprint in How to Avoid the Great Resignation

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Why work when you can go surfing? Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». work business startup leadership entrepreneurship

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

Bolt makes first acquisition with Tipser, launches ‘Remote Checkout’

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The ability to purchase something at the point of discovery from digital content exists, but checkout technology company Bolt has the opportunity to give that its “one-click” treatment.

Thankful that entrepreneurs are the rising tide that lift all our boats

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By Scott Meacham. Entrepreneurs are the rising tide that lifts all our boats. It is the season to count our blessings and the people and things for which we are most thankful. In some industries, the last few weeks of the year provide time to take a breath and take a break.

Follow These Five Tips to Ensure a Happy Holiday for Your Business

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By Kimberly Green-Kerr, UScellular Business Solutions and Operations Leader. In very welcome news for ecommerce and brick-and-mortar small businesses, many Americans are eager to spend their money during this holiday shopping season.

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The Importance Of SEO In Digital Marketing

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Here’s a redundant, yet powerful fact: Your customers search online before making any purchase decisions.

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.

Target Hired 18,000 People in Canada — They Failed in Less Than 2 Years

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The story of Target’s billion-dollar mistake in Canada Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». retail business marketing startup entrepreneurship

With $3B expected in 2021, Singapore is becoming a fintech capital

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Lee Li. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Lee Li is a project manager and B2B copywriter with a decade of experience in the Chinese fintech startup space as a PM for TaoBao, MeitTuan and DouYin (now TikTok). More posts by this contributor.

Giving Thanks

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Like most holidays we celebrate, the essence of the Thanksgiving holiday hides underneath our celebration of it. Ask anyone about Thanksgiving, and you will hear about turkey, stuffing, a big meal, family, and maybe football. I’m fine with all of that, particularly the stuffing and family parts. But the thing that I like most about Thanksgiving is the idea that this is a time of year to give thanks.

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Why Cyber Insurance Can Protect Your Small Business

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As we near the end of 2021, it’s become clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way businesses run. Remote work has become increasingly popular among workers, particularly in a hybrid model.

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!

Top Small Business Grants for Women and Minorities

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For an updated list of grant programs for women and minorities available in 2021, please click here. Funding a small business can be quite the undertaking, whether you’re starting a new venture for the first time or have decades of experience in your industry.

How Roadmap Marketing Helped Hopin Grow to Almost $8 Billion in Two Years

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Dave Schools, a member of the founding team, breaks it down Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship marketing business startup advice

Fundbox, a fintech focused on SMBs, raises $100M at a $1.1B valuation

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Fundbox, a company that offers loans and financial products to small businesses, announced today it has raised $100 million in a Series D round at a valuation of $1.1 billion. Or more simply, the company aims to solve SMBs’ working capital needs through its credit and payments offerings.

Get Out While You Can

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Moving and thinking fast are a way of life for Steve Skillings. Irreverent, and quick to make a joke, Steve has silver-flecked hair that contrasts with his lanky frame and youthful demeanor. He’s a whip-smart engineer and self described nerdy car guy.

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 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.

What Thryv’s Chief Customer Officer Can Tell You About Customer Retention

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When you start your solo business, your first priority is to increase profitability. And customer retention helps you do that. What’s more, loyal customers also get you more word of mouth referrals. Interested in exploring proven strategies for customer retention?

Gen Z’s Mindset of Purpose Fuels a New Business Model

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In September 2021, 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs. We’re hearing about the Great Resignation everywhere–on TikTok and Forbes and everything in between. The industries affected are vast, and the reasons are highly variable.

#5. How To Make Million Dollar Decisions Like A Superforecaster w/ Regina Joseph

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Image courtesy of Regina Joseph Inspirational stories plus practical takeaways from the entrepreneurship world. Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Today’s guest is Regina Joseph.

Picsart acquires R&D company DeepCraft in seven-figure deal to aid video push

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SoftBank-based digital creation platform Picsart , which recently hit uniciorn status , announced today it’s acquiring the research and development company DeepCraft.

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!