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!

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

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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!

Educating Electeds

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

A number of members of Congress sent a letter to the Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on Tuesday. I have embedded it below but readers via email may need to click here to read it. Letter to the OCC on Fintec… by CoinDesk. These elected officials are correct that way too many people in the US are unbanked or underbanked.

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

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

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.

The Social Subsidy of Angel Investing

Alex Danco

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

The Appointment of Ron Klain as White House Chief of Staff

Revolution

Ron Klain has been asked by President-elect Biden to return to public service in a critically important role at a critically important time in our nation’s history.

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

Bryan Janeczko

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.

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.

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.

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?

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 Difference Between Rich Founders and Poor Founders, From an ex-VC

Entrepreneur's Handbook

It’s not about being rich, it’s about repeatedly building value What some people think will happen when you become a founder | source I love the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad. It was my favorite growing up.

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.”

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

The Path Forward in Foodtech

Revolution

Seth Godin Talks Creativity and How to Find Your Passion

StartupNation

In his newest book, “The Practice: Shipping Creative Work,” author and entrepreneur Seth Godin provides the roadmap for all creative people seeking to implement change in the world through their work. The Practice” is a little book packed with lots of wisdom.

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.

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.