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Start Small to Build for Humans and Ecosystems


Earlier this month, I shared an idea about value creation. The idea is that, for many of us, we’ve mainly been focused on creating two types of value: Utility Value – Just by providing a product or service customers deem worthy to use, you have created utility value.

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The Startup Coaching Playbook: Do You Need a Business Coach?


The biggest challenge for a startup founder is knowing where to focus. You’ve got to pitch investors, target the right customer, hone your business model and raise critical funding just in time. Your team is lean, the margin of error narrow.


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How to Deliver a Powerful Media Interview for Your Business

Smart Hustle Magazine

Connecting your business, and yourself, with the media is extremely important for exposure. In fact, anytime you are in front of a camera, how you communicate and present yourself is critical.

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Isn’t it time you joined Clubhouse?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Colin Campbell , EO South Florida, is an internet pioneer since 1993 and EO member since 1996 who has built multiple companies with his partners that have a combined market value of more than US$1 billion.

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!

Secondary Markets

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Buying something from the creator or issuer is often called the “primary market.” ” Reselling it to someone else is often called the “secondary market.” ” I have spent my career in the primary market, buying equity from very young companies and holding it for many years usually until a sale or IPO.

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Seraf Toolbox: Exit Planning for CEOs and the Board of Directors

The Seraf Compass

As a director on an early stage company board, how do you deliver on your main responsibility as a board member - maximizing shareholder value? And, what do you do to make sure the CEO is doing her job in increasing the value of your investment in the company?

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How my business was saved by the stage—and how it can save yours

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Rich Mulholland, an EO member in Cape Town and founder of Missing Link. On 15 March 2020, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa–like many other world leaders–declared a national State of Disaster.

Funding Friday: Fairplay Backdrop

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I saw this project while browsing on Kickstarter this morning. I did not realize that many school and government issued computers have virtual backgrounds disabled. This project is about creating fun and inexpensive physical backdrops for kids who are doing remote learning. I like that idea and I hope you do too. The video is here if you are getting this via email. USV TEAM POSTS: Rebecca Kaden — Feb 10, 2021 SmartHop’s Series A. crowdfunding hacking education

Multiplayer fintech, and the muddled world of startup data


There’s always a fintech angle , even on Valentine’s Day. This week, I covered Zeta, a new startup working on joint finances for modern couples. It aims to take away the money chores of a relationship, from splitting the bill at dinner to requesting rent through a payment app every month.

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.

The Great Acceleration of the Rise of the Rest (Part II): Does your City have a Moat?


2021: The Great Acceleration of the Rise of the Rest (Part II): Does your City have a Moat? What’s the secret sauce for emerging tech hubs who want to seize this shake-the-snow-globe moment of tech talent redistributing across the country?

Book Review: Creating Startup Junkies

Ecosystem Builder Hub

As the field of entrepreneurial ecosystem building has started to grow over the last decade a few books dedicated exclusively to the topic have become valuable sources of information for ecosystem builders.

How This Ends

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

We are in the middle of one of the great asset bubbles of modern times. It has been brought on by the easy money policies of central banks around the world aimed at weathering the global Covid 19 pandemic.

Meet the Female Founders Alliance startups from TC Include at TC Sessions: Justice 2021


We’re less than two weeks away from TC Sessions: Justice 2021 , a day-long deep dive into the state of diversity, inclusion and equity in tech.

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.

How to Create Consistency in Your Customer Service


Building strong relationships with your customers is one of the most crucial aspects of starting and running a successful business.

Input from women key to successful companies

Innovation 2 Enterprise

I have been thinking lately about how the seeds of innovation get planted — in an individual. In a family. In a state. Women are key to growing successful companies. My great-great grandmother on my father’s side was an innovator. Her name was Moning Rix Tarpley Gannaway.

3 Timeless Business Lessons From Austin Russell?—?The Youngest Self-Made Billionaire

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Extra Crunch roundup: Optimized SaaS pricing, recruiting growth experts, VC surveys, more


Since the pandemic began, have you been walking more, or do you know someone who bought a new car? Perhaps you ran your first errand on a rented e-bike or scooter?

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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. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.

Four ways to create marketing excellence


First, let’s recall the four “P’s” of marketing. Marketing is a science devised to help drive customers to your door. There are lots of ways to define how to market well, including the four P’s of marketing (1): product, price, promotion and place.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Mars Perseverance Mission Success Paves Way for How Big Dreams Can Come True (Episode 177)


On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff discusses the inspirational Mars Perseverance mission, and how just like the amazing men and women of NASA, entrepreneurs are similarly pushing the envelope every day. Tune in to the Business Beat to hear more from Jeff!

The Lebanese Secret for Excelling in Business

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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How Antler East Africa is building early-stage startups with experienced professionals


Antler is an early-stage venture capital firm which can also be described as a “company builder.” ” It helps founders build complementary co-founding teams, provides support with deep business model validation and a global platform for scaling their businesses.

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.”

Hesitating to Implement Awkward Business Idea? This Founder’s Story Will Inspire You [Plus 3 Growth Tips]

Smart Hustle Magazine

Not all business ideas receive a beam from the audience. Some business ideas sometimes get a frown from some people, too. Well, there is nothing wrong with such awkward business ideas. It is just some people don’t get unusual business ideas at first.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Raising Money from Grant and Contest Programs (Episode 175)


For those of us in the entrepreneurial community trying to take a swing at creating and growing a successful new startup company, we know all too well how hard it is to raise the necessary early funding required to get a business off the ground.

Citibank’s $500 Million Mis-Transfer Can’t Be Undone Per Courts

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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10 investors predict MaaS, on-demand delivery and EVs will dominate mobility’s post-pandemic future


The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t just upend the transportation industry. It laid bare its weaknesses, and conversely, uncovered potential opportunities. Electric bikes sales spiked as public transit ridership evaporated.

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.