Fri.Apr 02, 2021

Quitting Your Corporate Job Is the Scariest Thing You’ll Ever Do

Entrepreneur's Handbook

I’ve been contemplating it a lot lately. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». career-handbook entrepreneurship business startup self-improvement

4 Action steps to teach kids financial literacy

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed By Susan Michel, EO New Jersey member and founder and CEO of Glen Eagle Advisors , which provides investment management and financial planning advice. Raising kids in an entrepreneurial family comes with challenges.

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Raising Awareness about Entrepreneurship as an Economic Development Strategy

Ecosystem Builder Hub

“Communities seeking to grow their economy need to understand the impact entrepreneurship and small business play in economic growth.” — Grow Your Own: Entrepreneurship-based Economic Development for Local Communities, Dell Gines, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Extra Crunch roundup: Tonal EC-1, Deliveroo’s rocky IPO, is Substack really worth $650M?

TechCrunch

For this morning’s column , Alex Wilhelm looked back on the last few months, “a busy season for technology exits” that followed a hot Q4 2020.

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!

7 YouTube Channels to Help Entrepreneurs Survive the Crisis and Mitigate Risk

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Using their insights, my businesses endured a tough year without major problems. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». startup management entrepreneurship work business

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How to Ensure Your Star Employees Don’t Leave You

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Uruguayan payments startup dLocal quadruples valuation to $5B with $150M raise

TechCrunch

Cross-border payments startup dLocal has raised $150 million at a $5 billion valuation, less than seven months after securing $200 million at a $1.2 billion valuation. This means that the five-year-old Uruguayan company has effectively quadrupled its valuation in a matter of months.

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Less Than a Week Until EH’s Startup Summit!

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Hello hello —there’s under a week to go our first Startup Summit on April 8th at 12 PM EST where entrepreneurs, investors, and creatives from all over the world will come together to shake virtual hands and share inspiring ideas. We’re happy to announce our final two speakers: Luciana Carvalho Se , co-founder of Inia Health and VC Scout for Ada Ventures, will be sharing her fight to demystify mental health and drive tech in a way that augments our humanity rather than undermining it.

When is the Best Time To Post On Instagram?

Wesley Cherisien

Instagram is on fire! With social media being the most popular content marketing strategy used by brand and 87% of businesses using images in their content strategy, Instagram is a popular platform to grow your brand. With over 400 million Instagram users , and 1 million monthly active advertisers , Instagram is one of the best ways to connect to your users. Not only this, but according to an estimate by Emarketer, an additional 26.9 million users will join the platform by the end of 2020.

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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.

Funding Friday: Sentien Audio

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I wrote a blog post last fall asking for advice for headphones that don’t go into my ear and allow me to hear ambient noise around me. I got a ton of responses and that led me to bone-conducting headphones. I have been using AfterShokz bone conducting headphones for the last six months and they work well. So when I came upon this Kickstarter project to make a pair of “smart” bone conducting headphones , I got interested. I backed it and went for the reward which I rarely do.

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Private equity, a SPAC and an IPO walk into a bar

TechCrunch

The first quarter of 2021 was a busy season for technology exits. Coming off a hot period in the final quarter of 2020, it was no surprise that tech upstarts pursued liquidity through a variety of mechanisms as the new year began. There were IPOs, there were direct listings , there were PE deals.

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I Sell Ego at the Top of the World

Entrepreneur - Entrepreneurs Category

How Lukas Furtenbach invented a luxury experience for adventurers climbing Mt. Everest. Real Entrepreneurs

Clubhouse will create billions in value and capture none of it

TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat through the week’s biggest tech happenings.

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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.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Coffee Consumption is Booming During the Pandemic (Episode 204)

StartupNation

The pandemic has changed consumer habits in a number of ways, including what we drink and even how much. According to the Spring 2021 National Coffee Data Trends (NCDT) survey conducted by Dig Research, COVID-19 drove record coffee consumption at home.

Don’t miss the Pitch Off today at TC Early Stage 2021

TechCrunch

Ten global startups, three rounds of pitching, nine expert judges. It’s not the 12 Days of Startups (no robotic partridge in a pear tree here), it’s the TC Early Stage Pitch Off — otherwise known as day two of TC Early Stage 2021: Operations & Fundraising.

What Are Key Result Areas? How To Identify Them?

Feedough

While destinationless journeys do appeal to many, work without clear paths and goals is inefficient. What happens here is that people waste their time and energy on tasks that yield little results and are then barely left with resources to do the actual work.

Backflip offers an easier way to turn used electronics into cold, hard cash

TechCrunch

Mike Barile spent two years and racked up nearly $20,000 in credit card debt to bring his first startup, Backflip , to life.

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. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.

How To Prevent Others From Stealing Your Business Ideas

Feedough

If you’re here, I will presume you already have an idea that you’re working on or are planning to work on it in the coming future. Well, if you’re the latter, I have bad news for you. You can’t protect just an idea.

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[Morphisec in Security Boulevard] The “Fair” Upgrade Variant of Phobos Ransomware

OurCrowd

The developers of the Phobos ransomware have added new fileless and evasive techniques to their arsenal. Constantly keeping their attack up to date helps them bypass detection technologies through several distinct approaches, the latest of which we detail in this blog.

[Freightos in Vox] The fallout from the Suez Canal ship is coming to a store near you

OurCrowd

When a ship as long as the Empire State Building is tall got lodged diagonally across the Suez Canal on March 23, it provided immediate and exceptional meme fodder.