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How the Pick Two Rule helps entrepreneurs juggle priorities

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Robert Glazer , the founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners , a global partner marketing agency and the recipient of numerous industry and company culture awards.

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Automate Your Marketing Process With These 12 Easy-to-Use Tools

StartupNation

Marketing automation is all about optimizing your campaigns to reap all the benefits of digital marketing. Investment for marketing automation technology is getting more sophisticated, projecting an increase of $25 billion by 2023.

How Will Smith Helped a Little Russian Startup Rise to the Top

Entrepreneur's Handbook

The inspiring story of how a Hollywood star helped us enter US and global markets, and launch our new startup ‘Now, this is a story all about how, our animation studio got flipped, turned upside down… I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there… This is a story about our tech startup that I want to share!’

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.

New Zealand’s startup ecosystem poised to grow more ‘tall poppies’

TechCrunch

New Zealand, a country of just under 5 million people, has historically flown under the radar of venture capitalism. A geographically isolated country with a “no worries!”

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Personal Reinvention: The Hidden Secret to Successful Entrepreneurship

StartupNation

Reinvention is the key to successful entrepreneurship. Great entrepreneurs invest countless hours reinventing, reimagining and disrupting products and services of all kinds.

I Killed My Company By Being Good at too Many Things

Entrepreneur's Handbook

In the startup world, knowing too much can be a liability Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». startup business entrepreneur work entrepreneurship

TechCrunch+ roundup: Ahrefs’ homepage, digital health trends, 2022 marketing predictions

TechCrunch

As we get closer to the end of the year, we’re running more stories that look back at topics we examined in depth over the last several months, and several that offer well-informed predictions for the year ahead.

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Global Survey: US Small Biz Owners Most Likely to Delay Adopting New Tech

Smart Hustle Magazine

There are 31.7 million small businesses in the United States. And we constantly hear about the good they do for local communities and the national economy overall. Our society reveres them as an integral part and supports them as such.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

How to Successfully Launch Your First Business Product

StartupNation

You have one of the best ideas ever. You may even have a prototype and be ready to go into production, but what are the first steps you need to take to successfully launch your first business product? How can you make sure the world knows just how helpful and fabulous your creation is?

I Got Scammed (Out of $20k) By a “Reputable” Startup Accountant

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Here’s what entrepreneurs can learn from these seemingly “standup” scammers. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship money startup-lessons startup business

10 growth marketing experts share their 2022 predictions and New Year’s resolutions

TechCrunch

This is a quiet period for marketing: End-of-year campaigns are already underway, teams are on holiday vacations and there’s little to do until after the new year. Setting aside the holiday spirit, this has been a difficult year for growth professionals.

Launched At the Pandemic’s Start. Maggie Owens Business Thrives Today.

Smart Hustle Magazine

Launching your own business at any time is a challenge. Doing so during the pandemic can prove to be an enormous feat.

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LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

Marketing Lessons We Learned in 2021

StartupNation

Can you believe that we’re about to say hello to 2022? Feels like it was just yesterday that we were talking about the digital marketing trends to look out for in 2021. The global pandemic has changed not only our way of living and communicating, but how we operate businesses as well.

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The Five Things Every Successful Entrepreneur Needs to Recharge From

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Emails from customers Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». focus entrepreneurship energy productivity mindset

Serial fintech founder raises $20M for Ant Money to make micro-investing even more accessible

TechCrunch

Serial fintech entrepreneur Walter Cruttenden founded Acorns with his son, Jeff, in 2012 with the goal of helping low- and middle-income households invest and save responsibly. The pair wanted to simplify investing for the millions that have trouble getting started or continuing to invest.

The World After Capital Print Edition

Continuations

After many years of writing in public, I am super thrilled to finally announce that my book The World After Capital is now available in print. The digital version will remain online for free and the content continues to be creative commons licensed.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

5 Ways E-Commerce Entrepreneurs Can Make More Data-Driven Decisions in 2022

StartupNation

E-commerce thrived in 2021, but if you want your brand to really take off in 2022, you need to focus on the data. Data-driven decision-making is the key to success in the modern world of e-commerce.

How to Adapt Your Pitch for Your C-Suite Executive Targets

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Otherwise, you lose sales even before you start Photo by Christina @ wocintechchat.com on Unsplash Do not mistake the perfect pitch for the well-rehearsed (read: memorized) presentation. The cookie-cutter pitch presentation kills your sales pipeline before you actually have one.

Capital is a commodity

TechCrunch

Charlie Graham-Brown. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Charlie Graham-Brown is the partner and Chief Investments Officer of Seedstars , a Swiss-based group with a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship.

The Pull Forward

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I saw two charts last week that showed the same thing: This chart was in the deck I shared here last week called Consumer Trends 2022. It shows that after a big lift in 2020 and a bit of a lull in 2021, the e-commerce trendline is back to its old baseline.

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Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

5 Reasons to Consider Using Direct Mail to Grow Your Business in 2022

StartupNation

In thinking about different advertising mechanisms that you could use to promote your business, most business owners think about the digital options – social media advertising, electronic billboards and native online advertising on websites frequented by your target audience.

How Do You Calculate the Valuation of Your Startup?

Entrepreneur's Handbook

The only way to find the right number is to get inside the head of investors Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». valuation entrepreneurship venture-capital startup pitching

Tech companies: Stop conflating privilege with potential

TechCrunch

Dwana Franklin-Davis. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

Ten-Nine proves there is plenty of innovation in Oklahoma

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. There is plenty of innovation in Oklahoma — with the entrepreneurial talent and the infrastructure to scale. Imagine a time in the not-so-far-off future when battery power is as ubiquitous as electricity.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2022, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!