Sat.Feb 22, 2020 - Fri.Feb 28, 2020

Not All SEO Problems Are Easy to Solve

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Jackie Carrillo, a content coordinator and contributor who writes on technology, marketing, business management and education. . SEO is often touted as one of those essential business practices that are simple enough to do yourself.

An Introduction to Happiness: Rest

GAN

Last week, I shared this idea of being happy at work. Because when you ask the members of Generation Z (the next generation coming into the workforce) what they value most in life, most have a simple answer: Happiness.

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A race against time for building a company

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. It is hard to start a business — very, very hard. This is true on Main Street, for information technology businesses and in biotech. For all entrepreneurs, building a company is a race against time, a race in which every milestone of success increases the pressure on the business plan. The biggest challenge is capital—where to get it and how to stretch it until the enterprise is cashflow positive.

Expanding My Investment Thesis to Run the MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars

TechStars

Today, I start my next adventure in startup investing – I’m the new Managing Director of the MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars. The program will run this summer on MetLife’s Global Technology Campus outside of Raleigh-Durham, NC.

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!

4 Secrets to Responsive Leadership

Entrepreneurs' Organization

What makes a great leader? Nationally recognized leader and executive coach Jackie Jenkins-Scott provides her perspective as she explores examples of responsive leadership in her new book, 7 Secrets of Responsive Leadership.

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Building a Front Door for Entrepreneurs through a Wayfinding Program

Co Starters

CASE STUDY. The Company Lab. Chattanooga, Tennessee. By launching a Wayfinding program for early-stage entrepreneurs, The Company Lab (CO.LAB) positioned themselves as the front door for entrepreneurs in their community and created a pipeline into their additional programs, including CO.STARTERS.

Hospitality Tech as a Service

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As sector agnostic investors, we get a first-hand look at tech-enabled startups across a number of different verticals. One which you may not have heard much about is HTaaS — or Hospitality Tech as a Service.

The Venture Capital Math Problem Revisited (aka How Could You Be So Wrong?)

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Back in 2009, I wrote a post called The Venture Capital Math Problem. I was reminded of it yesterday when I saw this tweet: 1/ It is so damn hard to predict the future. This 2009 piece from @fredwilson (literally the best in the biz) predicted significant venture industry contraction when in fact the last 10yrs have seen massive expansion. link] — Ben Siscovick (@bsiscovick) February 26, 2020.

How To End Your Pitch with Your Vision

Dream It

Getting investors excited about your product is a critical part of raising capital. But founders are often so consumed with talking metrics, milestones achieved, or the capital they need that they sometimes forget to talk about their overarching vision for their startups.

Growing your Startup? Find the Right Startup Financing for Your Capital Needs

Entrepreneurs are facing unprecedented circumstances right now. The capital choices you make will have a lasting impact on the trajectory of your company. Knowing the right questions to ask and how to compare your options is vital to making the best decisions. Download the Startup Finance Playbook to learn more.

LaunchPad Lift Spotlight: FenuHealth

TechStars

Highlights of student-led ventures participating in LaunchPad Lift, a program of the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars entrepreneurship network. How many 13 and 14 year olds found companies? Not many.

Not My Cup of Tea - Some Business Types Are A Better Fit for Angels

The Seraf Compass

Why do web and software businesses seem to get investment traction while real, down-to-earth business and manufacturing-intensive companies flounder to raise capital? It has to do with the type of investor model involved. The investor model has to match the type of company

From Start-up To Stand-out: What Distinguishes High Growth Potential

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

My partner Rebecca brought an appreciation for and an understanding of marketing to USV and it has made us better investors and it has helped us assist our portfolio companies with their marketing efforts. Rebecca is going on Simulmedia Live tomorrow at 2pm ET to talk about startups, marketing, growth strategies, and how she thinks about all of these issues in identifying attractive investments and helping our portfolio companies with their growth strategies.

The Strategic Importance of Competition

Tomasz Tunguz

When I started in venture capital, one of the questions I learned to ask very early on was competition. Founders would often reply that competition validates the opportunity. At the time, I thought it was a canned response, a clever parry, to avoid answering the question directly.

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.

LaunchPad Lift Spotlight: Hatch Credit

TechStars

Highlights of student-led ventures participating in LaunchPad Lift, a program of the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars entrepreneurship network.

preventing the spread of germs in public transportation: q&a with Wyatt Dike from E-Team, VertX Advertising

Venture Well

Wyatt Dike of E-Team, VertX Advertising, is developing antimicrobial coatings for use in public transportation that double as advertising space. The post preventing the spread of germs in public transportation: q&a with Wyatt Dike from E-Team, VertX Advertising appeared first on VentureWell.

Sales Follow Up. How Small Medical Spas Are Thriving.

Smart Hustle Magazine

You've got the hot lead, or several of them. They're really interested in your service. 2 weeks later, you look at your desk and realize their business card is still on your desk and you've not connected with them. Sales follow up is essential to driving more profit and revenue in your company.

YC’s Series A Guide

Y Combinator

We started YC’s Series A Program two years ago to fix a problem faced by every startup raising an A: VCs understand how Series A’s work and founders do not. This asymmetry of information puts founders at a significant disadvantage.

Debt Financing Fuels Your Growth - on Your Terms. Zero Dilution.

The landscape of startup financing is changing. Learn why SaaS founders are turning to debt capital options like revenue-based financing.

LaunchPad Lift Spotlight: ElecTrip

TechStars

Highlights of student-led ventures participating in LaunchPad Lift, a program of the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars entrepreneurship network.

innovating the public transportation experience: q&a with Wyatt Dike from E-Team, VertX Advertising

Venture Well

Wyatt Dike of E-Team, VertX Advertising, is developing antimicrobial coatings for use in public transportation that double as advertising space. The post innovating the public transportation experience: q&a with Wyatt Dike from E-Team, VertX Advertising appeared first on VentureWell.

Some Thoughts On Coronavirus

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I mentioned it yesterday but given its impact on global health and capital markets, I thought I’d share a few things I’ve read and watched in the past few days that I found helpful (both shared on Twitter by my friend Phil ).

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ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Eze Redwood

Forward Cities

This interview is part of the “Ecosystem Builders” series. More information about the ESHIP Communities program can be found here. Q:What is your deeper “why” behind your commitment and work to support inclusive entrepreneurship in Kansas City? .

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.

Does your company have a “dirty cap table?”

Berkonomics

How it happens. When you seek professional investors, whether organized angels or venture capitalists, one of the early questions you are asked is “How have you financed the business so far?” Investors love to see entrepreneurs who have used their own money to ignite their businesses.

In the News: Watch full-length content or join our highlights webinar | 2020 OurCrowd Summit

OurCrowd

“A great event. Very well organized. For venture capitalists like myself, this event is even better than CES.” ” – Dong-Su Kim, CEO, LG Technology Ventures. The 2020 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit was another record-breaking gathering; 23,000 registered from 186 countries.

Videoconferencing’s Moment

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I am going to spend much of today in my Zoom roo m participating in several meetings around the country and around the world.

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6 Ways Your Office Can Cut Its Emissions

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Annie Button, a content specialist in business growth and development. . Many people want faster action from their government on climate change , some are taking steps to do what they can to reduce their carbon emissions at home.

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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.