Thu.Sep 17, 2020

The world can’t afford entrepreneurial extinction

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Pam Kosanke , global marketing leader for EOS Worldwide. We’ve seen more than our share of changes in the last six months, but one of the most disturbing has been the rapid disappearance of small businesses.

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RVI’s New Model 9 Months in: 2x members, more investments, more diversification

Paul G. Silva

For 14 years I’ve led the River Valley Investors angel investor network. A year ago the group was on death’s door. Membership was down to the lowest levels since I’d taken over leadership from our founder and my mentor, Joseph Steig. And none of us knew that COVID was just around the corner. If RVI failed then our region would have lots its only active angel group – a huge potential blow to local startups. It was time to pivot.

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Nine More PA Companies Just Received Funding from Ben Franklin Technology Partners!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

At the September 2020 Board of Director’s meeting, nine additional companies were approved to receive an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA and were added to the program’s portfolio of funded clients.

Big Security Risk for Small Businesses Concerning Employee Social Media

Smart Hustle Magazine

A new Cyber Readiness Institute survey finds that small business owners say employee social media use is a security risk. More than one-in-five employees admit to skirting company cybersecurity policies on a weekly basis.

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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!

Mobile App Stores and Crypto

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I have written extensively on this blog over the last decade and a half about the significant negative consequences that the two large mobile operating systems have on distribution of software.

Entrepreneurs do not easily retire.

Berkonomics

So, you’ve successfully sold your business and have received enough money from the sale to become financially independent, no longer having to work for a living. That is a comfortable place to be, and it is one experienced by more and more people, especially in technology-based businesses.