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12 Unique Ideas For Memorable Sales Pitches

StartupNation

What is one unique idea for an entrepreneur to create an effective and memorable sales pitch? . To help you make your sales pitches effective and memorable, we asked marketing professionals and experienced entrepreneurs this question for their best ideas.

Weekly #3: Your Business is Nothing Without True Fans

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Welcome to another edition of our new newsletter! You’ll receive the best practical startup advice straight to your inbox every week. If you haven’t checked it out yet, we launched the newest arm of the handbook brand last week?—?the the Crypto Handbook ?—?and

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What Is Problem-Solution Fit? How To Achieve It?

Feedough

So you have a great idea for a new business. Read more. The post What Is Problem-Solution Fit? How To Achieve It? appeared first on Feedough. Startup Process

Top 10 Aha! moments from GLC 2022 in DC

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Ethan King , an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member who has served in many leadership roles within EO, including chapter president of EO Atlanta.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

Should You Take Money from Investors Who Don't Share Your Values?

This is going to be BIG.

For most founders, fundraising is a struggle. Only a small minority of people are born into the kinds of connections and life paths to provide them instant access to capital. The rest have to work super hard to create access for themselves, build trust and win investors over.

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Getting Together In Person

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Last week we held USV’s annual Portfolio Summit here in NYC. Every year we invite the leaders of our portfolio companies to come to NYC and spend a couple of days with us and each other. However, we were not able to do that in 2020 and 2021 so this was our first Portfolio Summit since 2019.

4 steps to creating a standout marketing binder for conferences and trade shows

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed to EO by Vladimir Gendelman, an EO Detroit member and founder and CEO of Company Folders, Inc. , an award-winning online printing company that has helped over 5,000 businesses print more than 20 million presentation folders. The company made the Inc.

Fund Investor Profile Series: Daniel Ibri, Managing Partner, Mindset Ventures

The Seraf Compass

This profile is the fifth in a series of interviews highlighting the work of interesting fund investors. Daniel Ibri is the Co-Founder and General Partner at Mindset Ventures, which invests in early-stage startups from Israel and USA.

Revolution Growth Invests in Team Liquid Parent Company, aXiomatic

Revolution

The esports and gaming startup partners with industry leaders to create best-in-class shared digital experiences for fans and players alike. Meet aXiomatic ?—?the the leading esports and gaming enabler and latest addition to Revolution Growth’s portfolio.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

How to Stay Top of Mind and Boost Referrals in Any Business

StartupNation

Referrals are the highest compliment to your business — but it takes work to get them. There’s a fine line between staying top of mind with referral sources and being pushy. Here’s how these relationship masters and advisors in The Oracles find this balance and win referrals.

Your 9-5 Pays the Bills. Your 6-12 Builds You F*ck You Money.

Entrepreneur's Handbook

You work for roughly 40 years. Then relax in retirement for 14 years before you die. Am I the only one who sees the problem? Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship life business technology money

Banking giant Truist acquires fintech startup Long Game in effort to reach younger demographic

TechCrunch

Truist — one of the nation’s largest financial institutions — has acquired Long Game , a 12-person fintech startup that has raised over $20 million in venture capital, executives have told TechCrunch exclusively. As of June 2021, Charlotte, N.C.-based

Product-Market Fit in Different Capital Environments

Tomasz Tunguz

A founder recently told me he would have built his company differently in another fundraising market.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

As You Scale Your Business, What Role Will Content Play?

StartupNation

There’s a startup renaissance going on right now, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. 2021 was a record year for U.S. venture capital, with investment nearly doubling year over year and first-time, early stage financings on the rise.

Why I Regret Trading a Seven-Figure Career for Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Entrepreneurs make our world a better place, but this lifestyle isn’t for everyone Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship startup management-consulting corporate consultant

Norebase raises $1M to allow companies start, scale, and operate in any African country

TechCrunch

Startup pitches with promises to provide various services to Africans — across different sectors — are commonplace now. And in trying to sweet-talk investors, what’s not taken into context or often disregarded is that Africa is a fragmented $3 trillion market.

She Went From Sports Marketing to Launching Postal Petals

Smart Hustle Magazine

Talia Boone, founder of Postal Petals , is on a mission to help people relax and enjoy life, all through the use of “do it yourself” flower arrangements. In this podcast learn about her journey from sports marketing to entrepreneurship.

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

Top 10 Ways to Fund Your Startup

StartupNation

Deciding to start a new business is exciting, but it can be tough to maintain that eagerness throughout the journey, especially when it comes to finding funding for your startup. Funding for any business can be challenging, but for startups, it’s notably more difficult.

How the Founder of Meetup Helped Me Learn to Appreciate the Real Purpose of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Lots of people become entrepreneurs for the wrong reasons Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business motivation entrepreneurship inspiration startup

Aurora unveils fleet management platform to optimize autonomous operations

TechCrunch

Autonomous vehicle technology company Aurora Innovation has unveiled a fleet management system that can be used to help optimize operations for the startup’s trucking and ride-hailing products.

A final column and a thank you for reading

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Thank you for reading this column for nearly a decade. By Scott Meacham. This is my final column for The Oklahoman. As CEO of i2E , I have had the wonderful opportunity since January 2013 to write this weekly column for the readers of this newspaper.

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

Reselling Basics: 6 Priceless Tips to Get Your Business Going

StartupNation

We live in an exciting world where it’s pretty straightforward for anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit to start a business. However, you don’t need a groundbreaking idea to launch a company; you can resell other brands’ products.

Here’s How I Built My Million Dollar Crypto Portfolio

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Use this cheatsheet to beat the silly crypto influencers. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». money innovation blockchain cryptocurrency cryptohandbook

Prisma raises $40M for its open source ‘Rosetta stone’ for database languages

TechCrunch

When it comes to building databases and other backend software development, different organizations and developers do not always speak the same language.

Cash Flow Shockwaves

Tomasz Tunguz

The public markets are deep crimson. The last time VC sentiment was so publicly negative, Twitter turned two. Term sheet re-trading rumors have surfaced. Public markets do impact startup fortunes, but only inasmuch as the prices at which venture rounds clear.

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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.