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How to Build a Team That Can Navigate Your Business Through Difficult Times

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Chen Amit , co-founder and CEO of Tipalti. Entrepreneurship is one of the most challenging vocations on earth. Even during the best of times, it requires long hours, endless devotion, and a willingness to take big risks and make gut-wrenching decisions. Today, as we navigate an unprecedented global health crisis , an entrepreneur’s role becomes even more demanding.

5 key traits of resilient leaders

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Jewelle Saunders. As a leader, you are bound to face many roadblocks on your way to achieving your goals. It is important that you set yourself up for success by focusing on building your resilience while encouraging the same among your team members. Being a resilient leader means that you are able to recover from adversity and adjust to change to emerge stronger after a setback.


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how early-stage entrepreneurs can access funding during COVID-19

Venture Well

We've unpacked how early-stage science- and technology-based entrepreneurs can access funding resources, and pivot to new opportunities in these challenging times. . The post how early-stage entrepreneurs can access funding during COVID-19 appeared first on VentureWell. I&E Ecosystems early stage innovator

Virtual Incubation and Acceleration Services: What Really Works?


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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!

Our Economy is Moving from the Industrial Age to the Connected Age. Here is What that Really Means.


By Enoch Elwell. Beneath the tragedy and turmoil of 2020, there is a clear cry for something new. There is a cry to remove the social infrastructure that makes getting quality healthcare and relief from a raging pandemic often impossible. There is a cry for a society where your skills and talent—and not your skin color—determines your ability to achieve your potential. There is a cry to move from the broken economy we have to the resilient economy we need. How can we do that?

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How I Overcame My Prejudice

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Shawn Johal, business growth coach, leadership speaker and co-founder of DALS Lighting, Inc. He is also an active member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Montreal chapter. . “In In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.” – Erik Erikson. Growing up is tough. We have all lived through moments of bullying, of being afraid of certain people in our neighborhoods or schools.


A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Our portfolio company Coinbase released an open source framework for crypto asssets to make it easier to list them on crypto exchanges. It is called Rosetta. Coinbase is encouraging blockchain projects to integrate Rosetta so that they can more easily list new assets on the Coinbase Exchange. But as this Coindesk post outlines, any crypto exchange can adopt Rosetta so this could be something that levels the field for everyone.

Startup School Relaunching as Continuous Program

Y Combinator

We’re excited to announce that Startup School (SUS) is relaunching today as a continuous program. This change will allow us to serve many more founders than the traditional annual course we’ve been running since 2017 and better support startup founders year-round. In addition to this change to continuous admissions, we’ve revamped the Startup School experience to double down on the things our founders have found most useful.

How Startups Plan to Reopen


Insights from Revolution-Backed CEOs As states across the country begin to reopen, business leaders everywhere are strategizing on how to keep employees and customers safe. Since the start of the lockdown, our team at Revolution has been in the trenches with our portfolio companies, helping them navigate the current landscape and formulate plans for future phases of reopening. The leadership exemplified by our CEOs has been nothing short of inspiring.

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.

Ben Franklin Invests in Tech Startups Adversely Affected by COVID-19.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Nine tech-companies in central and northern PA, that were adversely affected by COVID-19, received an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP that will allow them to stabilize their operations and further develop and commercialize new products, processes, or software applications.

Real-Time Recount

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Our portfolio company Recount Media , which I have blogged about here before, recently launched an interesting partnership between Recount, Twitter, and brand marketers. They are calling this partnership “Real-Time Recount.” ” Recount is a news organization which publishes short-form video news on their owned and operated web and mobile apps, and also on platforms like Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, etc.

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Get Publicity With Little or No Money - Smart Hustle Interview

Smart Hustle Magazine

Getting your business “out there” or known is a bit different than traditional marketing. Good PR requires a different technique, and Christina Nicholson gave us a quick education on how it works, some tips to keep in mind, and things you should steer clear of. And with many businesses shifting their marketing and messaging to keep up with the rapidly changing times, these PR tips and tricks are worth taking note of. Earning Exposure vs. Buying Advertising.

At Ten-Nine Technologies, lessons learned from both science, entrepreneurship

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. If you asked me to name the profession most similar to entrepreneurship, I would say science. Both are based on problem-solving, experimentation, data, and the confidence to recognize that failure is a critical aspect of the path to success. Paige Johnson, founder and CEO of Tulsa-based Ten-Nine Technologies, is a noted research chemist, nanotechnology inventor, and entrepreneur who comfortably wears both hats — science and entrepreneurship.

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.


Ben Franklin Technology Partners

With a virtual audience of more than 100 Zoom participants, on Thursday, June 18, 2020, a panel of independent judges awarded (3) cash prizes in Ben Franklin’s $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest. In partnership with the Startup Alleghenies initiative, Ben Franklin Technology Partners is pleased to congratulate the winners: First place ($25,000) was awarded to Timothy & April Kretchman, with Action Driven Education in Somerset County.

Moving Forward: Lessons Learned from Entrepreneurial Support Programs During the Crisis


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How Viper Imaging Found Support to Scale a Small Business During COVID-19

Smart Hustle Magazine

Viper Imaging is a leading supplier of FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras. They offer both customized and out-of-the-box solutions designed to monitor temperature in processes at industrial complexes and factories. It just so happens that this technology is now highly desired — with fever being one of the more commonly seen symptoms of COVID-19, being able to test body temperature in people can help in re-opening the economy safely.

POC owned & operated business in coworking


For the last week we have been working on compiling a list of spaces and businesses owned and operated by POC in our community. The post POC owned & operated business in coworking appeared first on GCUC Community. Community

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.


Ben Franklin Technology Partners

STATE COLLEGE, PA – On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, The Tech Celerator @StateCollege, a partnership with Invent Penn State that has helped create more than 130 new startups, hosted a zoom pitch event. Six local entrepreneurial teams, who had just completed the ten-week business startup boot camp, virtually presented their business concepts to a panel of judges in hopes of winning a $10,000 cash prize. More than 50 viewers joined in to cheer on their friends, family members, and co-workers.

Leading Virtually

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Most (all?) of our portfolio companies have been working remotely for over three months now. So have we at USV. The initial experience with remote work has been mostly positive. The typical comment has been “we are doing a lot better than I expected.” ” Productivity is up in some places, down in some places, but overall our portfolio companies have adapted to the remote work model quickly and well.

Cinco características clave de los líderes resilientes

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Por Jewelle Saunders. Como líder, seguramente enfrentes muchos obstáculos en tu camino hacia la realización de tus metas. Es importante que generes condiciones conducentes al éxito, concentrándote en desarrollar tu propia resiliencia a la vez que alientas a los miembros de tu equipo a también hacerlo. Ser un líder resiliente significa que puedes recuperarte de la adversidad y adaptarte al cambio para, tras un revés, ser aún más fuerte.

June Webinar Announcement | CO.STARTERS + Launchbox

Forward Cities

Join Forward Cities , CO.STARTERS , and The Corner Launchbox to explore how New Kensington, PA is an emerging corridor of innovation working to build a more equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem by creating alignment among public, private, and nonprofit partners. The free webinar will take place on June 25 at 1 pm ET. Registration is limited, reserve your spot today ! Register. Webinars

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.”

Ben Franklin Invests in Local Tech Companies Developing Solutions Related to Impact of COVID-19

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Nine tech-companies in central and northern PA, that are developing solutions related to the impact of COVID-19 on the state and its economy, received an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP. The funding will allow them to support operations, add employees, and further develop and commercialize new products, processes, or software applications.

7 Tips for Successful Dialogue

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Libby Rutkey, freelance writer and editor. In times of crisis or social unrest, fostering a culture of respect and inclusivity in your organization becomes even more critical. And key to that goal? Productive conversations. Simply put, words matter. The right words create space for honest, safe dialogue. The wrong words prolong divisiveness and inequality. .

Cómo aprovechar tu estilo de liderazgo para afrontar mejor los retos

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Por Jewelle Saunders. Los retos pueden adoptar diversas modalidades. Ya sea que tu organización se enfrente a la adversidad debido a factores como las nuevas tecnologías, la economía, desastres ambientales o la competencia, siempre hay una constante: los obstáculos pueden surgir en cualquier momento. Un líder es fuerte no por cómo evita los retos, sino por la manera en que los supera y sale de ellos fortalecido. Todos los líderes no enfrentarán los retos de la misma forma.

Enemy Of All Mankind

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

We have a book club at USV. We read one book together every month and then discuss it over lunch. Today, we are going to discuss Enemy Of All Mankind , the story of the British pirate of the late 17th century, Henry Every. The book was written by our friend and former USV portfolio company founder Steven Johnson.

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.