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How Coworking Spaces Are Getting Their Business Up & Running Again


Coworking spaces around the world are gradually ramping up their operations again. Some never shut their doors while others remain closed, depending on how dangerous the virus threat in their region is perceived to be. The legal requirements are just as varied. Nevertheless, many operators are implementing similar checklists. In this article, you will find examples of this as well as what coworking spaces can expect in the first few weeks after they reopen

Tips for Leading Your Best Video Conference

Entrepreneurs' Organization

As a business leader, you’ve probably mastered the art of hosting a meeting in person. But how are your video conference skills? With much of today’s professional workforce going remote , it’s a good idea to get up to speed on best practices for video conferencing. While many smart policies carry over from in-office to online meetings, there are distinct tips that apply only to the virtual realm. Here are the top do’s and don’ts of video meetings. DO research your tech options.


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How much is that one additional unit worth?


Most college econ courses teach marginal economics. So, not to scare those who didn’t take econ, here is a simple explanation. Let’s use breakeven as our test. Let’s say that your company is exactly at breakeven. Here’s the importance of that event and how it affects every productive move you make after that moment. There is amazing leverage in high gross profit margins once a company is past breakeven.

Mentor Talks: How to lead in a post-pandemic world

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Posted by Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative – YLAI on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Embassy Brasilia hosted a live virtual discussion in May 2020 for exchange alumni and members of the YLAI Network on “how to lead in a post-pandemic world,” featuring entrepreneurship experts Alisa Cohn and Richie Norton, with moderator Rhett Power.

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!

In Solidarity, We Continue to Learn


This week has been heavy. Just as we’ve seen glimmers of hope in the US that there might be a light at the end of the tunnel of the coronavirus pandemic, we’re met with another tragedy—one that is, sadly, not new but born from a complex history. In this season, the brokenness of our world has surfaced louder than ever. I am profoundly saddened by the death of George Floyd, and so many others, at the hand of generations of systemic racism.

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Feeding the Hungry, Despite National Crisis

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The year 2020 has emphasized one certainty: In times of crisis, entrepreneurs innovate, adapt and continue to give back. One example—among many—of philanthropy during the worldwide COVID-19 crisis comes from our EO Gujarat chapter. Through their organization, Karma Foundation , members Chiranjiv Patel and Priyanshi Patel led a group of volunteers to feed the homeless and needy during the lockdown in India.

Best Distillation of Exit Strategies I’ve Seen

Paul G. Silva

Marty Zwilling recently published a blog post with the most concise distillation of the possible exit strategies a for-profit startup can take and why an entrepreneur should be thinking about them from very early on. Hat tip to Paul Nicolai for sending me the article! Innovation Accelerator

Seraf Co-Founder Appointed to SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee

The Seraf Compass

We are proud to share that Seraf Co-founder Christopher Mirabile was recently appointed to the SEC's Investor Advisory Committee. Christopher serves as the Chair Emeritus of the Angel Capital Association and Senior Managing Director of Launchpad Venture Group, and wholeheartedly understands the complexities around investing in early stage companies

Black Lives Matter

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I believe that black lives matter. I understand that the phrase black lives matter speaks to a movement to stop the murders of black people at the hands of the police. I also understand that it speaks to a broader protest movement seeking to reduce the unchecked power of the police. I support these efforts and am sympathetic to them. But the words black lives matter mean even more to me. They mean that a black person’s life matters as much as any other person’s life.

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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.

Two Americas, One Path Forward

Forward Cities

In 1963, during what is arguably his most well-known speech , Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. imagined a time when Blacks in America would be judged by the content of their character, not by the color of their skin. The events of the past days in this country have many of us, again, examining the issue of content of character, but not of any individual – of our nation.

HPA?s People First Approach Stands with Black Lives Matter

Hyde Park Angels

First and foremost, as an organization, HPA stands with the Black community and supports the pursuit of justice and equality for all. We speak out against the racism and social injustices in our society, and show our support that #BlackLivesMatter. Our nation has watched the recent acts of racism unfold with the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arberry, as well as the racial profiling against Christian Cooper.

School of Rock CEO Rob Price Shares How They Quickly Pivoted

Smart Hustle Magazine

?. SmartHustle Podcast with Ramon Ray · School of Rock CEO Rob Price Shares How They Quickly Pivoted. You’ve probably heard of the School of Rock in some form — the movie, the broadway show, or the franchises all around the globe. If you’re unfamiliar, here’s a quick education: The School of Rock has 270 schools around the world where kids earn music in a non-traditional way. Basically, they learn music through performance. There are tons of programs for kids of all ages, including adults.

i2E asks ‘why not’ and rolls out e3 class for entrepreneurs during pandemic

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. This past week, we reopened our offices. For a few weeks, for the safety or our staff and the community, we shuttered our space and worked remotely, although we never really “closed.” ” Working remotely, we negotiated term sheets, concluded a major funding round for an exciting new Oklahoma startup, and held the Loves’ Entrepreneur’s Cup Business and Pitch Competition and Awards Ceremony (all virtually).

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.

Moving Fast, Breaking Things, and the Support of Disruption

This is going to be BIG.

I wrote this in my newsletter this morning: If you're not willing to ask yourself difficult questions, to be asked them, or to ask them of your teams, then this e-mail and, frankly, this "innovation" industry isn't for you. What have tech leaders been telling people they needed to do in order to be great founders and to build great things? Move fast and break things. Don't ask for permission. Run through walls. Disrupt.

A New Month

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I woke up at dawn today. The sun was lightening the sky. The birds were chirping. I was reminded of the power of a new day, a clean slate, new opportunities. It is June. After three months of pandemic lockdowns, job losses like I have not seen in my lifetime, and a week of turmoil in our streets and in our hearts, we have the hope that comes with a new day. Clearly we have problems in our country and our world. When the tide goes out, you can see who has been swimming naked.

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Alibaba Upgrades It's Offerings. Improved Cash Flow and More.

Smart Hustle Magazine

How do you find a steady supply of products, and packaging materials, to fulfill your customer's orders? Alibaba, has a suite of updated improvements. Imagine you're a company selling nutritional supplements. What if you're a cosmetic company, selling a line of beauty products to women all over the USA (or the world, for that matter)? This is the dilemma that Necia Boston, owner of B.A.A.B.S and Daniel Rosen of Totally Products, LLC face on a constant basis.

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The coronavirus challenge: Here?s why OurCrowd is launching a $100 million Pandemic Innovation Fund


The new fund will target solutions for COVID-19 and future pandemics, remote working/learning, and social distancing. Today, OurCrowd announces the launch of its Pandemic Innovation Fund. We plan to raise $100 million for investment in urgent technological solutions for the medical, business, educational and social needs triggered by global pandemics and other health emergencies.

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.

Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development: On-Line Course (June 18-19)

EntreWorks Consulting

I’ve developed something of a tongue-in-cheek “formula” for what communities should consider doing to help spur recovery after the pandemic: T + I + E + BRE = R. Communities that invest in T alent, I nfrastructure, E ntrepreneurship, and enhanced B usiness R etention & E xpansion programs will likely have the best potential for economic R ecovery.

Welcome Back! How Coworking Spaces Get Their Business Up & Running Again


Coworking spaces around the world are gradually ramping up their operations again. Some never shut their doors while others remain closed, depending on how dangerous the virus threat in their region is perceived to be. The legal requirements are just as varied. Nevertheless, many operators are implementing similar checklists. In this article, you will find examples of this as well as what coworking spaces can expect in the first few weeks after they reopen

New Inquiry form for review

Innovation 2 Enterprise

On-line Contact Form (1). To inquire about i2E services, please complete the information below. A representative from i2E will contact you to discuss eligibility. Contact Information Contact Name *. First. Phone Number * Email *. Any additional contacts with your company? Second Contact Name. First. Second Contact Phone Number Second Contact Email. Third Contact Name. First. Third Contact Phone Number Third Contact Email. Company Information Company Name * Company Address *. Street Address.

Answers to 5 Common Return-to-Work Questions

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Tina Hamilton, an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hamilton is the founder and CEO of myHR Partner , a human resources outsourcing firm that manages HR for small- and medium-sized businesses. The following was adapted from an article in The Morning Call. As organizations plan their return to work after statewide shutdowns or work-from-home orders, there is much to consider—for both employees and employers.

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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.”

How Angel Investors Survive the COVID-19 Economic Crisis

Angel Capital Association

By: Dan Rosen, Alliance of Angels To: The Angel Community After publishing my companion piece, “ How Startups Survive the COVID-19 Economic Crisis ,” I have received a number of comments about how this impacts angels and angel investing. Here are my thoughts. Unlike VCs, who have a fund to invest and collect a management fee for investing their fund, Angel Investors invest their own money and are under no pressure to invest in any company or at any time.

Talking About It

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I took the day off from AVC yesterday in observance of the moment we are living through. It is a very difficult time. I spent part of yesterday talking to a number of the leaders of our portfolio companies who are trying to find a footing in this moment and provide the right leadership for their teams. My main advice to them was to talk about what is going on with the entire team, listen to how they feel, and engage now more than ever.

Taller con José Pérez: Adaptando tu modelo de negocios a la realidad post COVID

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

¿Cuándo? Martes 9 de junio a las 3:00 PM hora de El Salvador. Tema: Adaptando tu modelo de negocios a la realidad post COVID. Descripción: La situación de emergencia que se vive a nivel mundial por la pandemia de COVID-19, ha puesto a muchos emprendedores contra las cuerdas, lo que hace cada vez más necesario que cada negocio tenga un plan de negocio bien estructurado. En este taller virtual veremos las diferentes etapas de un buen modelo de negocio, utilizando el Modelo Canvas como base.

Black Lives Matter


We are grieving the tragic murder of George Floyd in Minnesota. Mr.Floyd is one of many Black Americans who have been senselessly killed. Ahmaud Arbery. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. Breonna Taylor. These are just a few of the names and precious lives lost. For the privileged, the killings are shocking events. For the Black community, last week’s tragedy was yet another example of long-standing, systemic racism and injustice they encounter on a regular basis.

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.