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3 key ingredients for successful remote work

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The global coronavirus pandemic has forced a widespread shift to remote work. The impact on our families and careers has been significant. Around the world, parents struggle to find a quiet space to work, professionals battle with technology, and employers assess the safest way forward. .

Celebrating Wonder women

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At EO, we celebrate entrepreneurs every day. But with Women’s Entrepreneurship Day taking place this week, we’re directing our applause to all the entrepreneurs who are women!

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How to build a pandemic-proof business plan for 2021

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Contributed by Alexis Maness, contributing editor at 365businesstips.com. Nearly 100,000 businesses have permanently closed due to COVID-19.

Knowing what you know now, how would you have prepared for COVID-19?

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If nothing else, the 2020 pandemic has shown everybody—particularly business owners and entrepreneurs—the value of being prepared and ready to pivot. We asked members of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization what they would have done differently knowing what they know now. . Declutter. Declutter.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

How getting away from your desk can make you a better leader

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Contributed by Jan Bednar , CEO and founder of ShipMonk. Many business leaders pride themselves on perpetuating the “workaholic” lifestyle.

13 Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Best Business Advice

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Agonise over whether or not you need business partners. Ai-Ling Wong—founder at The Decorateur. If you can afford it, don’t have business partners. Nine out of 10 entrepreneurs I know have long-term pain with their partners.

4 things I wish I knew as a young entrepreneur

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Contributed by Shawn Johal , business growth coach, leadership speaker and co-founder of DALS Lighting, Inc. He is also an active member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Montreal chapter. . The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain.

The need for diversity and inclusion remains

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Here’s a fact: No matter how diverse or inclusive you believe your organization is, there is always more work to be done.

Are you heading toward burnout?

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Contributed by Shawn Johal, business growth coach, leadership speaker and co-founder of DALS Lighting, Inc. He is also an active member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Montreal chapter. . “If If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

To succeed as an entrepreneur, make these 8 investments

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Contributed by Noah B. Rosenfarb , a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and a certified public accountant who helps entrepreneurs increase cash flow, sell their companies successfully, manage their wealth and create predictable passive income. Invest in Yourself. We all invest our time and money in people and things. The best investment for entrepreneurs is always going to be in themselves.

Top Four Survival Tips for Small Business Owners

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Remember when owning a small business was risky but rewarding? Stressful but satisfying? And then COVID-19 hit. In the midst of a global pandemic, being responsible for your own business—as well as the livelihoods of your employees—very likely seems overwhelming if not completely debilitating. Nobody said entrepreneurship was easy, but certainly nobody predicted this devastating turn of events. Every day—perhaps every hour—you feel forced to reset your expectations, your goals and your strategy.

How to Manage a Startup Through Troubling Times

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Contributed by Rizwan Virk , author of S tartup Myths and Models: What You Won’t Learn in Business School. The pandemic of 2020 has tested most sectors of the economy. Like the downturns in 2008 and 2001, this has been a very trying time for entrepreneurs running startups. Many entrepreneurs are reliant on outside funding, whether angel investors, venture capitalists or strategic investors , to keep the venture going.

Your path to happiness & success: 3 ways to hack your daily habits

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. Contributed by Shawn Johal, business growth coach, leadership speaker and co-founder of DALS Lighting, Inc. He is also an active member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Montreal chapter. . Successful people aren’t born that way.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Keep in touch: Client outreach is critical during business slumps

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Is your business struggling due to the pandemic? You’re not alone. Around the globe, entrepreneurs are creating new ways to stay afloat —and that includes reaching out to clients and prospects in new ways. While business may be slow, client outreach must never slow.

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5 Qualities to Look for in a Remote Employee

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Contributed by Kaelee Nelson, writer and content specialist. There are now over 1 million novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases worldwide. In an effort to stop the spread and “flatten the curve” through social distancing, much of the world has been on a stay-at-home order.

3 Ways to Increase Diversity and Inclusion in Your Workplace Starting Today

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No one can dispute the inherent benefits of diversity in the workplace. A diverse and inclusive organization amplifies the number of potential hires—which means access to the most talented candidates.

Mistakes I made as a first-time manager

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Contributed by Shawn Johal, business growth coach, leadership speaker and co-founder of DALS Lighting, Inc. He is also an active member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Montreal chapter. . Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

The Money Trap: How to Choose Between Money and Passion

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Contributed by Shawn Johal, business growth coach, leadership speaker and co-founder of DALS Lighting, Inc. He is also an active member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Montreal chapter. . “A A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.” –Jonathan Swift.

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We’re Entering the Stay-Home Economy. Here are 10 Industries That Will Be Winners

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The below article is part of Robert Glazer’s LinkedIn Newsletter series and originally appeared on Glazer’s LinkedIn page. He is the founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners , an affiliation marketing company. As COVID-19 spreads globally, many countries—including the United States—are mandating extreme social distancing measures. People are being urged to work remotely, schools have been canceled for weeks at a time and public gatherings are being discouraged, if not prohibited.

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4 Secrets to Responsive Leadership

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What makes a great leader? Nationally recognized leader and executive coach Jackie Jenkins-Scott provides her perspective as she explores examples of responsive leadership in her new book, 7 Secrets of Responsive Leadership. While you may be a strong leader, she asserts, the ability to adapt your strengths to each new organization, or to changes within the organization—new board members, new staff members, new shareholders—is the quality that will help you remain successful. .

Handfuls Helping Millions During COVID-19

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EO members are helping to drive the MillionLives.org project, which aims to deliver Personal Protective Equipment to front-line health workers. Written for EO by Molly Nur. Our body’s natural response to danger is always the same: fight, flight or freeze. Several EO members have banded together and are responding to the COVID-19 crisis with a fight of epic proportions. Their goal is to mitigate the risk to millions of lives around the world. Here’s how.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Financial planning during a pandemic

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Devin Salinas joined the Entrepreneurs’ Organization in early 2020. As a wealth management advisor and managing director at Northwestern Mutual Santa Monica, he’s seen the need for financial planning grow during the pandemic. . What is your advice during this time of uncertainty? .

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How to Build a Team That Can Navigate Your Business Through Difficult Times

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Contributed by Chen Amit , co-founder and CEO of Tipalti. Entrepreneurship is one of the most challenging vocations on earth. Even during the best of times, it requires long hours, endless devotion, and a willingness to take big risks and make gut-wrenching decisions. Today, as we navigate an unprecedented global health crisis , an entrepreneur’s role becomes even more demanding.

Innovation Through Crisis

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Written by Ruchir Punjabi , the co-founder and chief digital officer of Distributed Energy , a company that matches investors with renewable energy projects across Africa, Middle East and India, and the founder of Langoor, which was sold to Havas Group in 2019. He is also a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) UAE chapter. A version of the following article originally appeared on Entrepreneur Middle East.

4 Reasons to Be Optimistic Today

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Contributed by Greg DeLine , president and CEO of DeLine Holdings. COVID-19 was the stealthy rival no one saw coming. As entrepreneurs, we face challenges throughout our careers, but we don’t spend a lot of time planning what we’ll do during and after a global pandemic. Yet here we are. In recent months, small business leaders around the world have faced the toughest decisions of their careers.

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.

More Good News on Good Deeds

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With the pandemic creating uncertainty for organizations and individuals around the globe, entrepreneurs continue to harness their influence and skills to aid those most in need. From donating reusable diapers to manufacturing parts for PPE, businesses are showing us it’s all about taking care of each other. And it’s important to spread the news of these acts of kindness.

What the New Normal Looks Like in Three Industries and Three Countries

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At Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) , our mission remains engaging business owners at every stage with the tools, education and community necessary to learn and grow to new levels of leadership , in business and beyond. As businesses begin to implement new ways of working in the new landscape , we asked three EO members—from three industries and three countries—to share how they are moving forward. . Carlos Melendez, Wovenware, EO Puerto Rico.

Inc. 5000 company founders share how being a member of EO has fueled their success

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A total of 233 EO-member companies were named to the 2020 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing, privately held companies. We asked these elite leaders how being a member of EO has impacted their success. We spotted a common theme in many answers: learning—whether it’s incidental learning among peers or formal education at events.

How Employers Can Support Workplace Mental Health

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Contributed by Bethany Seton. Our mental health clearly affects all aspects of our daily life—including the way we do business and conduct ourselves in the workplace. However, due to the nature of conditions such as anxiety, addiction, depression and the like, problems can go undetected for lengthy periods of time, even as they damage relationships with family and coworkers. Unfortunately, mental health is not a topic people typically discuss openly.

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What We Learned From Our Own Data-Driven ABM Strategy

ZoomInfo has created the following eBook to help other B2B organizations gain insights on how to launch their own data-driven ABM strategy. In this eBook, we will reveal the good and the bad from our own campaign and highlight some key takeaways on how to improve your ABM strategies moving forward.

How Business Can Revitalize a Community After Crisis

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Contributed by Michael Neidert. Ryota Saito is an entrepreneur and member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization in Japan. He shared his experiences persisting despite disaster in a recent EO webinar about rebuilding through business. . When Ryota Saito left his home in Tokyo on 11 March 2011, he expected a typical day as a Microsoft employee. Instead, he found himself at the epicenter of an earthquake and tsunami. The disaster left nearly 16,000 people dead and 2,500 missing.