June, 2022

How EO helped me realize my dream of launching a hospice

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed to EO by Chris Warburton of EO Detroit, who is the founder of both Balanced Home Care and his passion project, Lily Hospice. We’re all born, and we all die. We celebrate the day of our birth each year, even though we don’t remember our birth.

The Partnership

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I have worked in three venture capital firms in the thirty-six years I have been doing venture capital investing. They have all been small partnerships, between three and seven investing partners, where there is little to no hierarchy amount the partners. There are many models out there for building and managing investment firms. They vary from a single partner to an organization structure that looks like a Fortune 500 company. There is no best way to structure an investment firm.

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Meet 5 YLAI Fellows Traveling as Youth Delegates to the Summit of the Americas

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Meet 5 YLAI Fellows Traveling as Youth Delegates to the Summit of the Americas. By Jewelle Saunders. The United States will host the Ninth Summit of the Americas from June 6 to 10 in Los Angeles, California. The theme for this summit is “Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future,” which responds to the hemisphere’s most pressing issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic, threats to democracy, the climate crisis, and a lack of equitable access to opportunities. .

Operationalize Your Startup

Paul G. Silva

About The Workshop. Startups don’t die from laziness. They die from working really hard… on the wrong things. You’ve launched your venture… now what? The financial lives of your team depends on you. When do you raise money? From who? On what terms? Is it time to hire or keep your burn low?

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.

Studying the Impact of STEM Entrepreneurship Programs: The Why and How

Venture Well

Penn State’s Sarah Zappe and Stephanie Cutler share research showing the positive student outcomes of STEM entrepreneurship programs, outlining critical steps for faculty to take on their entrepreneurship education journey.

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How to take advantage of a recession to build your brand

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed to EO by Vladimir Gendelman, an EO Detroit member and founder and CEO of Company Folders, Inc. , an award-winning online printing company that has helped over 5,000 businesses print more than 20 million presentation folders. The company made the Inc.

The Case For EVs

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The Gotham Gal and I own five EVs and have been driving electric-powered cars since 2014. I don’t drive gas-powered cars and haven’t for a few years now. We have purchased two Chevy Bolts, two Tesla Model Ss, and one Rivian truck.

Impact Investor Profile Series: Peter Adams, Managing Director, Rockies Venture Fund

The Seraf Compass

This profile is the third in a series of interviews highlighting the work of interesting impact investors. Peter Adams is a Colorado-based author, investor, speaker, educator and community leader.

How to Accelerate Valuation Growth in Services Businesses

Paul G. Silva

Private Equity firms that own professional services businesses have a challenge with growing valuations. In a services-based business it is hard to increase revenue without increasing headcount. Margins shrink as hiring, training, and retaining talent becomes progressively more difficult. Meanwhile, all of the company’s intellectual property is locked in the heads of employees, meaning that when the employees leave the building, so do the company’s assets.

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.

Summit of the Americas inspires commitments on migration, green energy and climate?

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Summit of the Americas inspires commitments on migration, green energy and climate. By ShareAmerica.

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Through Mentoring, Angel Investors Offer More Than Just Money

StartupNation

Captaining a new enterprise is like constructing a parachute after you’ve been thrown out of a plane: It’s difficult, it’s dangerous, you’re pressed for time and a wrong decision can be fatal.

What I learned from marketing a product people are too embarrassed to talk about

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Embarrassing products—the bane of marketing. Many marketing campaigns for embarrassing products, such as intimate care, adult diapers, condoms, or hemorrhoid cream, feature a humorous— if outdated —approach to draw in customers.

Entrepreneurship & STEM Days at Matewan PK-8

EntreEd

On May 24 and 25, Matewan PK-8 in Mingo County, West Virginia welcomed EntreEd for an entrepreneurship and STEM programming day. About 300 Matewan students participated in the event.

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.

Place, Policy, & Partnership Beyond Silicon Valley

Revolution

Last month, we gathered more than 150 investors across 42 states with more than $180 billion in assets under management to explore new frontiers in regional investment. Our inaugural Beyond Silicon Valley Summit was timely for several reasons. First, 2022 marked ten years of Rise of the Rest?—?a

Co-Founding Corporate Innovation Division

Paul G. Silva

I am delighted to announce that I have joined forces with Ali Usman and the incredible team at PixelEdge. Ali and I have been friends for over a decade, mentoring countless entrepreneurs together. I’ve personally watched PixelEdge launch incredible products for startups and big companies alike. They launch on time, build right, and achieve product-market fit! .

5 tips for communicating and collaborating effectively when remote working

NZ Entrepreneur

The landscape businesses operate in has been permanently altered after two years of remote working due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies big and small are moving towards hybrid models that will continue to permit a portion of the work week to be done from home.

Urbanum’s Brigid Beaubien: An Eclectic Approach to Home Goods

StartupNation

Urbanum , with its creatively decorated windows and sophisticated black and gold color scheme, sits in a busy, revitalized strip in the New Center neighborhood of Detroit.

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.

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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6 reasons to invest in startups from Ukraine

TechCrunch

Oleksandr Yaroshenko. Contributor. Oleksandr Yaroshenko is head of investor relations at Headway , an edtech startup based in Ukraine. For more than three months, Ukraine has been engulfed in the flames of a war with Russia.

Number Three

Entrepreneur's Handbook

( Any views expressed in the below are the personal views of the author and should not form the basis for making investment decisions, nor be construed as a recommendation or advice to engage in investment transactions.

Too Much Inventory Can Harm Your Business – 10 Tips

Smart Hustle Magazine

Running a business successfully takes accurate planning and forecasting. It’s normal to have the number of clients you service fluctuate over time and for business to come in surges and spurts.

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.

Protect your small business from cyberthreats with these simple interventions

NZ Entrepreneur

The last couple of years have accelerated the digital transformation of many businesses. Pandemic restrictions forced us to think creatively, be more innovative and, in many cases, digital adoption has played a big role in that.

5 Top Tips to Galvanize Small Business Growth

StartupNation

Economic and market instability over the last few years have left many small business owners stumped. What are the best strategies to not only survive this volatility but to thrive?

Why coming out as a gay entrepreneur is a privilege and an investment

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Mike Stephenson, an EO Vancouver member who is co-founder and CEO of addy , which uses the principles of crowdfunding to make real estate investing accessible to everyone, including Black, indigenous, people of color, LGBTQ2S+ and other underrepresented groups.

Potential Partners - Trust but Verify

The Seraf Compass

“There are only so many IPO candidates out there. I invest to make a return. If the entrepreneur or I can’t put our finger on obvious alternatives to an IPO, something is wrong,” said Ron Conway, one of San Francisco’s most prolific and successful early stage investors.

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.