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3 steps to kick off your chapter’s virtual GSEA competition

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Have you been watching Start It Up, EO’s mini-series chronicling the 2022 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) competition? The finale airs on 30 June 2022. You can watch all four inspiring episodes on EO’s GSEA Competition YouTube Channel.

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One Quick Website Fix to Gain More Leads

StartupNation

To gain more leads, you’ll need your website visitors to take a specific action. The problem is that many of them don’t want to sign up, fill in your contact form or pay now. This lack of action can lower your conversion rates and cause much frustration for your team.

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Venture studio Adanian Labs fuels startup growth in Africa

TechCrunch

In February 2020, as the world was shutting down, and as businesses downsized on account of the Covid pandemic, John Kamara was busy establishing another new startup Adanian Labs in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital.

Weekly #11: TikTok isn’t just for

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Weekly ?? #11: 11: TikTok isn’t just for kids Welcome to another edition of our new newsletter! You’ll receive the best practical startup advice straight to your inbox every week.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

With $2.4M seed, Zing Data wants to put data analysis in the palm of your hand

TechCrunch

If data is at the heart of any modern business, it needs to be easier to access and manipulate it without expertise.

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Kukua, creators of “Super Sema,” raises $6 million, led by Alchimia and Tencent

TechCrunch

Kukua , a Nairobi- and London-based educational entertainment company and the creators of “ Super Sema ,” the first African animated superhero franchise, has raised $6 million in its latest round of investment.

Debunking 8 Ridiculously Popular Myths About Running a Profitable Business

Entrepreneur's Handbook

It’s entirely possible to buck convention, shirk the rules, and still succeed; in fact, doing so just may help you get there faster. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business work entrepreneurship sales startup

GetVantage offers revenue-based financing to India’s founders

TechCrunch

Some SMEs don’t want to get (or have access to) equity funding, but also want to stay away from high-interest bank loans. That’s the gap that revenue-based financing platforms like GetVantage want to fill.

5 ways to seize the opportunities created by recent chaos in ad tech

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Alex Song. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Alex Song is the CEO and founder of Proxima , a data science company that helps brands better reach consumers across all major platforms. More posts by this contributor. Why D2C holding companies are here to stay.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Walmart is acquiring Memomi, an AR startup powering virtual try-on for eyewear

TechCrunch

Walmart is expanding its array of virtual try-on services for shoppers with today’s news that it’s planning to acquire Memomi , an AR optical tech company and current Walmart partner offering virtual try-on experience for eyewear.

The Biggest Problem For Employers From The Great Resignation

Entrepreneur's Handbook

It is a surprise to me, actually. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». economics advice entrepreneurship leadership startup

AlgiKnit’s seaweed-sourced materials could mend the textile industry’s toxic habits

TechCrunch

AlgiKnit is on a mission to offer more environmentally conscious materials for the heavily polluting fashion and textile industries. The startup is developing materials from seaweeds such as Macrocystis pyrifera, one of the planet’s most renewable and regenerative organisms, creating yarns and fibers that don’t rely on petroleum or toxic chemicals.

Barbara Weltman on Small Business Economic Indicators

StartupNation

On this segment of “The Pre W. Smith Show,” Barbara Weltman, president of Big Ideas for Small Business, talks with Jeff about the five most impactful economic indicators. Listen to the conversation on the Great Voice. .

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12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

When it comes to sanctions, PE firms must proceed with great caution

TechCrunch

Snežana Gebauer. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Snežana Gebauer, a partner with StoneTurn , has 20 years of experience in managing complex international investigations for major law firms, Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies and sovereign nations.

WJR Business Beat: Black Women Fall Behind in Employment Compensation (Episode 434)

StartupNation

On this episode of the WJR Business Beat, Jeff Sloan reveals a surprising reason black women may be making less than white men, according to a Hired.com survey. Tune in below to learn more about this compensation decline: . Tune in to News/Talk 760 AM WJR weekday mornings at 7:11 a.m.

Y Combinator announces Launch YC, a way for its portfolio to shout to the public

TechCrunch

Y Combinator has announced Launch YC , a platform where people can sort accelerator startups by industry, batch and launch date to discover new products.

Best Times and Places to Travel North for the Holiday Weekend

StartupNation

On this segment of “The Pre W. Smith Show,” Jeff Sloan and his morning crew talk about where and when to travel north for the holiday weekend. Listen to the full conversation on the Great Voice.

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State of MENA Startups 2019, Report

MAGNiTT and 500 Startups jointly launch first 'State of MENA Startups 2019" report. Survey findings reveal insights on trends in fundraising exercise, exit opportunities, hiring, and growth optimization.

Nautical Commerce sails away with new funding to bring marketplace tech to the masses

TechCrunch

E-commerce marketplaces are big businesses. It was estimated that some $3.2 trillion was spent globally on the top marketplaces in 2021, with those like Taobao, Tmall and Amazon accounting for over 60% of the activity, according to research firm Digital Commerce 360.

Holiday Travel Plans: Who Is Doing What?

StartupNation

On this segment of “The Pre W. Smith Show,” Jeff Sloan talks July 4th holiday plans. Who’s doing what? In Michigan, it means driving Up North. Listen to the conversation on the Great Voice. . The post Holiday Travel Plans: Who Is Doing What? appeared first on StartupNation.

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April taps AI to help personalize and autofill tax filings

TechCrunch

Most Americans dread doing their taxes. Surveys show as much. But as many as 40% rely on money from tax refunds to satisfy some financial obligation.

7 Key Risks in Early Stage Investing [Infographic]

The Seraf Compass

Good decisions begin with good information. During due diligence, you will want to determine whether the risk level is low, medium or high for each area. For low risk areas, you shouldn’t put in any effort from a due diligence perspective.

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

Today’s startup layoffs have nothing on the 2020 correction

TechCrunch

New data indicates that startups are laying off more staff. That said, the pace of layoffs is modest compared with the early-2020 economic correction.

Launch YC: The Launchpad for YC Startups

Y Combinator

Today we launched a new way to discover recently-backed YC startups and product updates from YC alum — Launch YC. A version of Launch YC has existed for years on Bookface, our internal platform for YC founders. But now, we’re bringing “Launch Bookface” to the world.

Helios wants to tame the microservices development chaos

TechCrunch

Helios , a Tel Aviv–based startup that wants to make it easier for developers to understand, troubleshoot and test their distributed systems during the development phase, today announced its general availability and that it has raised a $5 million seed round co-led by Entrée Capital and Amiti VC.

Launchpeer’s Jake Hare on Entrepreneurial Burnout

StartupNation

On this segment of “The Pre W. Smith Show,” guest Jake Hare, founder of Launchpeer, talks with Jeff about the pressures causing entrepreneurial burnout. Listen to the full conversation on the Great Voice. The post Launchpeer’s Jake Hare on Entrepreneurial Burnout appeared first on StartupNation. Jeff Sloan StartupNation Radio StartupNation Radio/Podcast The Pre W. Smith Show

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.