November, 2020

How To Build a Pandemic-Proof Business Plan for 2021

Entrepreneurs' Organization

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

What Most Marketing Advice Doesn’t Tell You

CO.STARTERS

CO.STARTERS is a Small Business Too: Part IV | The fourth in a series of inside tips on how we’re adapting our own small business to the current challenges. By Jose Alfaro, CO.STARTERS COO. Perhaps the single most common question we hear from entrepreneurs is, “How can I improve my marketing?”.

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8 Things Entrepreneurs Often Overlook When Starting a Business

StartupNation

Not everyone has the drive to start their own business. Even deciding to press ahead and take that risk is a massive first step, and one to be applauded. We need that entrepreneurial spirit and mindset in the world in order for innovative new businesses to emerge.

The Double Standard of Female CEOs Moving Fast and Breaking Things

This is going to be BIG.

In February of 2017, Susan Fowler’s description of the pervasive cultural issues at Uber, after the company’s abject failure to address her sexual harassment complaints properly, finally broke through in a way that garnered the tech community’s appropriate attention.

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!

The State of Startup Collaboration at Large Health Systems | 2020 Survey

Dream It

A new survey finds that health system leaders are actively seeking new commercial relationships with startups regardless of when “normal” returns but startup success hinges on not only addressing solutions that are on health systems' shortlist but also data supporting a clear ROI.

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Celebrating Wonder women

Entrepreneurs' Organization

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!

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Limit Their Creative Potential

Marty Zwilling

Every entrepreneur believes in their heart that their startup is more innovative and creative than their competitors. Yet none knows exactly

Which emerging technologies are enterprise companies getting serious about in 2020?

TechCrunch

Scott Kirsner. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Scott Kirsner is CEO and co-founder of Innovation Leader , a research and events firm that focuses on innovation in Global 1000 companies, and a longtime business columnist for The Boston Globe. Startups need to live in the future.

What's next? How not to fail after the fanfare.

This is going to be BIG.

There’s a lot of excitement going on this weekend—and while many of my readers are undoubtedly excited about a new President, and our first female Vice-President, undoubtedly even more people are just breathing a sigh of relief. No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, you had to be routing for a peaceful end to the election season—or even just an end. We spent a lot of money, effort and emotion on it all, and many are celebrating a win. But what’s next? We see that in the startup world, too.

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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.

What the Patent Gap Tells Us About Diversity in Innovation

Venture Well

Identifying the U.S. patent gap can help dismantle barriers to invention faced by underrepresented groups and expand the country’s pool of innovators. The post what the patent gap tells us about diversity in innovation appeared first on VentureWell. Inclusive entrepreneurship intellectual property

Going Direct To Learners With Software

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I was talking to a group of education entrepreneurs (on Zoom naturally) last week and was advocating for the “direct to learner” approach that defines our eduction investing strategy at USV.

The business model of the future

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Erich Joachimsthaler , founder and CEO of VIVALDI envisions a new business model—one that creates shared value for all.

The Social Subsidy of Angel Investing

Alex Danco

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.

Surging homegrown talent and VC spark Italy’s tech renaissance

TechCrunch

As Italy reinstates many COVID-19 restrictions, the country’s tech ecosystem is watching and waiting to see what the wider effects of the emergency will be.

Five Tips for Giving a Professional or Technical Talk

This is going to be BIG.

At Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, we put on a lot of events , with many different speakers. Sometimes, the speaker is doing something like this in public for the first time, so I thought I’d take the time to share some of what we’ve learned from the best talks, and what I’ve picked up from doing a lot of public speaking myself. BTW… I’m always happy to come give a talk, join a diverse panel, or do a Q&A with your entrepreneurial or investor group. Just reach out and ask.)

advancing equity in innovation and entrepreneurship: creating inclusive spaces and building confidence

Venture Well

Creating inclusive spaces and building confidence are twin strategies that can help bridge participation gaps in STEM innovation and entrepreneurship programs.

Knowing What You Are Looking For

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

There are many ways to invest successfully. Public stocks, bonds, private equity, real estate, venture capital, etc. And within each category, there are so many different investment opportunities. In public stocks, there are something like 5,000 listed stocks in the US. In venture capital, there were something like 30,000 companies that raised venture capital in 2019. How do you make sense out of all of that opportunity?

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.

Show Me the Money: How to Fund Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Building Initiatives

Source Link

SourceLink insights on how to fund inclusive entrepreneurial support networks and entrepreneurship ecosystem building projects. Webinar was held 11/18/20 as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week

Seed, Sow, Water, Grow: 4 Expert Tips to Secure Angel Investment for Your New Business Venture

Bryan Janeczko

Udacity raises $75M in debt, says its tech education business is profitable after enterprise pivot

TechCrunch

Online education tools continue to see a surge of interest boosted by major changes in work and learning practices in the midst of a global health pandemic.

The Science of Gratitude

GAN

I’m Told To Be Thankful. We’ve all heard that gratitude is the answer to many problems. That being full of gratitude will help you be more resilient and happy, a better boss and partner, and a better human. But I’ve been skeptical when I’ve heard these comments before.

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.”

5 Things Veterans Should Know About Starting a Business

StartupNation

Pursuing a second career after leaving the military can be challenging, which is why a growing number of veterans choose to become entrepreneurs.

The Star Pupils

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I was looking at the numbers on an early-stage VC fund that the Gotham Gal and I are invested in. I am not very familiar with the portfolio but this fund was formed in 2012. There are 24 names (investments) in the portfolio and 3 of them have produced 92% of the value in the fund. This is more or less the pattern of every early-stage venture capital fund I have helped to manage and every early-stage venture capital fund I have invested in over the last thirty years.

Seraf Toolbox: Impact Investing Due Diligence Checklist

The Seraf Compass

We have written quite a bit about the importance of a thorough, professional due diligence process. These best practices apply equally to both traditional early stage investing and impact-oriented investment opportunities.

The Face Of Angel Investing Is Changing. Here’s What You Need To Know

Jia Wertz

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, angels are telling founders to scrutinize their sales forecasts, hiring plans, costs and every other assumption about their business. Upheaval can also create opportunities, as changing markets and obstacles create new challenges to solve and ways for startups to scal

Reader Survey 2021 Startup Catalyst Brief

2020 was a challenging year for startup professionals. Here at Startup Catalyst Brief, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our readers. Startup Catalyst Brief's many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our site we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our site has affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button.