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How Entrepreneurs Can Prevent Problems In Their Work-From-Home Strategy

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky , disaster avoidance expert, speaker and author. . In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are asking their employees to work from home. But are they considering the potential disasters that can occur as a result of this transition?

the six biggest challenges faced by student entrepreneurs

Venture Well

We fund some of the nation’s top university students dedicating their time to inventing something new. Here are the top six challenges they typically face. The post the six biggest challenges faced by student entrepreneurs appeared first on VentureWell.

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From Old Structures To New Beginnings

Impact Hub

The closing of one door is usually a symbol of a new door opening. The changes that are spreading across the world today, most of them linked to COVID-19, are turning the world upside down. This is a decade like no other, yet with turbulence comes reflection and change.

Launch Your Business in Georgia (The Country, not the State)

500

The following post is written by Nato Chakvetadze, Program Associate for 500Georgia. Gavin: Here everything is so expensive. Look at the numbers. If we move to Georgia, we can save a fortune and get a further investment. It's the only way.

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!

Kickstarter Lights On

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

So many of our favorite community anchors have shuttered in the wake of the pandemic. And reopening them won’t be easy.

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Wellth Raises $10M in Series A Funding

Dream It

Wellth , a platform designed to improve treatment adherence using behavioral economics, announced the closing of their $10M Series A round, co-led by yabeo and Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund ( BIVF ).

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Our Customer Experience Promise to Founders

Founders Coop

American Kingpin

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I read my friend Nick Bilton ‘s book American Kingpin over the last few weeks. It is the story of Ross Ulbricht (aka Dread Pirate Roberts), the founder and owner of The Silk Road.

A Bigger Truth About Restaurant Food Delivery

Both Sides of the Table

Photo by Viktor Forgacs on Unsplash I was listening to Dan Primack’s podcast on Pro Rata and he was interviewing Senator Klobucher who is now publicly and vocally speaking out against Uber purchasing Grubhub and has tried to mobilize against this.

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.

The Essential Guide to Creating a Post-Pandemic Workplace

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Whether your business has remained open, scaled back, temporarily closed, or even ramped up during the coronavirus pandemic, there’s one thing we all have in common: Commerce as we knew it has—perhaps forever—changed.

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The Attraction of Great Coworking Spaces

GCUC

Last week we partnered up with Bertie Van Wyk from Herman Miller to talk about how properly activated coworking spaces are the workspace solution. The post The Attraction of Great Coworking Spaces appeared first on GCUC Community. Speakers GCUC Webinars Health and Well-being COVID-19

Fiber To Home

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I’ve been working on getting a fiber internet connection to the home we are quarantining in. With nine of us living and working from home together, we are consuming a lot of bandwidth. And with everyone on our block doing more or less the same thing, the cable internet connections we all have are bogged down. As I understand it, cable internet suffers from a few problems relative to fiber. The bandwidth in cable is usually (always?)

Adobe’s Gary Specter Talks E-commerce and How to Make Shifts to Support New Shoppers

Smart Hustle Magazine

The way businesses and consumers shop has dramatically changed since the COVID-19 crisis set in during mid-March. While buying essential items is still possible in-store, many people are shopping online , in an effort to maintain self-isolation and social distancing.

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.

Take your Startup to the Next Level

Innovation 2 Enterprise

i2E’s e3 , formerly known as the Venture Assessment Program (VAP), has been a great tool for helping Oklahoma startup founders rigorously perform structured market validation of their ideas and solutions before they start creating products that the market does not want to buy.

In the News: Expect a ‘renaissance’ in medical innovation

OurCrowd

Trends that began way before the virus hit ? whether e-commerce, working from home, distance learning or robotic process automation ? have now accelerated to light-speed.

Alicia Robb Magnified the Movement to Drive Impact, Diversity, and Inclusion in Early-Stage Investing

Angel Capital Association

By: Sarah Dickey, ACA Membership Director Groundbreaking economist, author, investor, and entrepreneur is honored with the Angel Capital Association’s Hans Severiens Award While performing the research that culminated in her book, The Next Wave: Financing and Investing Strategies for Growth-Oriented Women Entrepreneurs , Alicia Robb, Ph.D., realized there was an enormous funding gap for women-led companies, which was due, in part, to the lack of women investors.

2020 Inc. 5000: Application Deadline Is Here

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Each year, Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) celebrates hundreds of its members whose businesses earn a spot on the Inc. The 2019 Inc. 5000 featured a whopping 287 EO member–owned organizations ! The annual list curated by Inc.

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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.

2020 Love’s Cup: 42 teams, 168 students in virtual competition

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. Every spring, the celebratory conclusion of the annual Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup brings into sharp focus—and the limelight—the months of hard work that teams from Oklahoma’s colleges and universities put into this business plan and pitch competition. I am floored by the enthusiasm, work ethic, and talent of these students. I start out with the mindset that the previous year’s crop of participants and business plans were so good, how could they be topped.

The Startup Job Market

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

My colleague Matt Cynamon told our partnership last week that the number of jobs on the USV job board had declined from 1,553 to 871 in the past month. So we suggested he share that data and some observations on the USV blog. He did that yesterday.

Taller con Luis Martín del Campo Gómez: Turismo Regenerativo y el Mundo Post-COVID

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Cuándo: martes 26 de mayo, 3:00 PM hora de El Salvador. Titulo: Turismo Regenerativo y el Mundo Post-COVID. Descripción: En este webinar el YLAI Fellow Luis Martín de Campo Gómez nos revela cómo diseñar el futuro post-COVID para la industria turística y cómo construir una economía local resiliente. Regístrate aquí. Luego de registrarte recibirás un correo con instrucciones para participar.

[OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved in Cleaveland Jewish News] Tech giants tell Jerusalem Day narrative of the capital’s thriving startup ecosystem

OurCrowd

OurCrowd founder and CEO Jon Medved related that Jerusalem is so much “in the trend” of global innovation that it has “moved into its rightful slot as a major part of Israel’s, and onto the world’s, tech scene.”. Read more here.

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.

A Tool to Empower Emotional Awareness

GAN

My wife is a mental health therapist, and one thing we’ve been talking about lately is how hard it is to define “what we’re feeling during COVID-19.” ” Meaning our worlds have changed, and we don’t have a way to describe how we’re exactly feeling.

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Funding Friday: In Time of Plague

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I backed this photo book project today. The creator took photos of the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn during the more than two-month lockdown in March, April, and May 2020 and will produce a photo book. I really like what he says at 1:50min into the excellent project video ( link here for those reading on email). It’s undeniably a difficult time to produce a book, but I believe that art is more important than ever in times of crisis like this.

ACA Chair Emeritus Christopher Mirabile Appointed to SEC?s Investor Advisory Committee

Angel Capital Association

By: Emily Angold, ACA Marketing Manager Late last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the appointment of six new members to the Investor Advisory Committee. Christopher Mirabile, Launchpad Venture Group and ACA Chair Emeritus, was among the new members. “I I am very pleased to have the opportunity to represent the Angel Capital Association and the voice of all early stage investors as part of the vital work of the Investor Advisory Committee.

[Portfolio companies in CrowdFund Insider] Job Creating Machine: OurCrowd Portfolio Companies Need 354 New Employees Right Now

OurCrowd

OurCrowd, the world’s largest investment crowdfunding platform, is reporting that the number of job openings at its portfolio companies has risen to 354, with 90 new job vacancies added since the start of April.

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.