August, 2021

25 Lessons In 25 Years: Tips for Success from a Self-Made Beauty Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Renée Rouleau, an EO member in Austin, is the founder and CEO of Renée Rouleau Skin Care , whose products and personalized skincare are respected by celebrities, bloggers, and skincare obsessives. As she marks 25 years in business, Renée shared what she’s learned along her entrepreneurial journey.

SourceLink + National League of Cities – Impacting Entrepreneurship in Rural Communities

Source Link

SourceLink®, the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation are pleased to announce the results of recent efforts to advance entrepreneurial development in Kankakee and Belvidere, Illinois.

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Introducing Trust, and the Importance of Product-Founder Fit

Both Sides of the Table

Photo by Vanna Phon on Unsplash Customer acquisition is the lifeblood of many startups from e-commerce to gaming to marketplace companies, among others.

The Opening

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I like to think of investing in new things a bit like a football running play. Imagine you are the running back. You’ve been handed the football and you are looking for a hole to open up and run through. What you really want is some running room beyond the opening.

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.

Will Anyone Care? Building an Exit Strategy

The Seraf Compass

Early stage investors might not view it this way, but… until a company has some form of financial exit (e.g. acquisition or IPO), you are really more like a donor than an investor!

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Is the 9-to-5 workday dead? What employees seek in return-to-office plans

Entrepreneurs' Organization

What do employees want in returning to the office? . Business owners often assume they know what their employees want due to a dangerous judgment error termed the false consensus effect. This problematic mental blindspot causes us to perceive others—especially teammates—as sharing our beliefs.

The Best Coworking Spaces in Detroit for Your Hybrid Work Model

StartupNation

Many companies are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic with a hybrid work model, meaning some employees will return to the office at least part-time, but others will collaborate remotely. Navigating what this working plan actually looks like can be tricky.

Good Budgeting for a Better Business

GAN

Determining your new business’s budget is challenging. But our friends at Brex know a thing or two about startup budgets. This outline shows starting budget reference points for startups with a similar burn rate, which gives you a place to start!

VC Investor Relations

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I realized a long time ago that the VC’s customer is the founder/CEO/portfolio company and that our investors (called LPs in VC speak) are our “shareholders” That was a very defining moment for me and has clarified what matters the most in a VC firm. That said, we take investor relations very seriously at USV and always have.

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.

Every Team Needs A Coach: Managing the Deal Process

The Seraf Compass

Not everyone is cut out to lead a deal. In our experience, it takes a certain temperament and set of people skills to lead a bunch of peer volunteers. There are many successful investors who cringe at the phrase, “managing the process.” Managing is the last thing they see themselves doing.

creating impact through collaborative design: q&a with Penny Herscovitch of ArtCenter College of Design

Venture Well

VentureWell faculty grantee, Penny Herscovitch of ArtCenter College of Design guides students in understanding the full dimensions of their collaborative design impact as inventors.

Simon Says: Have “The Talk” with your parents

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed to EO by Saul Simon, a certified financial planner, a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors and founder of Simon Financial Group. This article is the second in a series of three about having “The Talk” with your business partners , parents and adult children.

Engaging Your Community

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Engaging Your Community. Overview. Community engagement is about involving the people you serve as beneficiaries and as partners in your mission. Learn about ways to foster community engagement. Transcript. TEXT: Hilary Binder-Aviles, Independent NGO Consultant]. Community Engagement.

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.

Good Budgeting for a Better Business

GAN

Determining your new business’s budget is challenging. But our friends at Brex know a thing or two about startup budgets. This outline shows starting budget reference points for startups with a similar burn rate, which gives you a place to start!

Telegraphing

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I recall when my partner Brad and I were raising our first USV fund, back in 2003, and potential investors wondered about my blogging habit. They asked if I was making a mistake telegraphing our investment thesis for everyone to see, including our “competitors.” ” We strongly defended the practice and explained that the benefits of telling the world what we were looking to invest in, and why, strongly outweighed any costs.

How to Create a Great Channel Strategy - Pro Tips from an Expert

Dream It

A channel sales strategy is crucial to scaling a startup. However, most startups fail to launch and execute a successful channel sales program.

how MedTech Challenge helped VaccineOnWheels roll out COVID-19 vaccines in India

Venture Well

When Jignesh Patel launched his mobile vaccination service, VaccineOnWheels, the idea that it could soon help address India’s spreading COVID-19 pandemic was not part of. The post how MedTech Challenge helped VaccineOnWheels roll out COVID-19 vaccines in India appeared first on VentureWell.

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.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way: My journey setting up a Covid ward in India

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Saravanakumar Periyasamy of EO Oman, director of Zawawi Powertech Engineering. In 2019, he became the director of Frontier Lifeline Hospital in Chennai, India. My journey begins.

Engaging Your Community

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Engaging Your Community. Overview. Community engagement is about involving the people you serve as beneficiaries and as partners in your mission. Learn about ways to foster community engagement. Transcript. TEXT: Hilary Binder-Aviles, Independent NGO Consultant]. Community Engagement.

When Risks Become Real

GAN

Preparing for the worst-case scenario can help you build a resilient startup . Starting a business is inherently risky. At ideation and even early implementation stages, the limited number of stakeholders can potentially leave you unscathed if something goes wrong.

Sticking With The Plan

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Managing a business is about having a plan, sticking with it, and not panicking or looking for hail mary passes. There are no silver bullets or shortcuts to success in life. You need to have a five to ten-year plan and you need to stick with it and execute against it day after day, week after week, year after year. I was reminded of this watching my NY Knicks navigate the off-season after making the playoffs for the first time in eight years.

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.

7 Creative Financing Options for New Businesses and Startups

StartupNation

It takes money to make money. But financing isn’t always easy — especially if you’re the proud founder of a brand new business. Traditional banks and financial institutions set a high bar for borrowers.

preventing vision loss using artificial intelligence: a Q&A with TJ Falhoun of Ai-Ris

Venture Well

TJ Falhoun of Ai-Ris is using artificial intelligence to help prevent vision loss in vulnerable and underresourced communities. The post preventing vision loss using artificial intelligence: a Q&A with TJ Falhoun of Ai-Ris appeared first on VentureWell.

5 Steps to prepare your business for a cashless future

Entrepreneurs' Organization

With the advent of technological innovations, including dedicated servers and cloud hosting, businesses of all shapes and sizes are shifting to a more digital way of working.

Inspiring Community Participation

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Inspiring Community Participation. Overview. This lesson demonstrates how to inspire citizens to take positive actions on their collective behalf and maintain their involvement for the long term. Transcript. I’m Jeff Franco, and this is “Inspiring Community Participation” to solve local problems.

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.