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Why Entrepreneurs Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help


The following is adapted from “Mr. Monkey and Me: A Real Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs” by Mike Smerklo. Copyright 2020 Lioncrest Publishing. In addition to getting the help you need and gaining perspective from your peers, there’s an added, less obvious benefit to asking for help.

What the Patent Gap Tells Us About Diversity in Innovation

Venture Well

Identifying the U.S. patent gap can help dismantle barriers to invention faced by underrepresented groups and expand the country’s pool of innovators. The post what the patent gap tells us about diversity in innovation appeared first on VentureWell. Inclusive entrepreneurship intellectual property

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5 Ways To Keep Your Team Connected With Split Working

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Sam Hill, head of people and culture at BizSpace. . With British employees back to working from home during the second lockdown in 2020, businesses once again face the challenge of employees being split across locations.

The State of Startup Collaboration at Large Health Systems | 2020 Survey

Dream It

A new survey finds that health system leaders are actively seeking new commercial relationships with startups regardless of when “normal” returns but startup success hinges on not only addressing solutions that are on health systems' shortlist but also data supporting a clear ROI.

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!

Educating Electeds

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

A number of members of Congress sent a letter to the Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on Tuesday. I have embedded it below but readers via email may need to click here to read it. Letter to the OCC on Fintec… by CoinDesk. These elected officials are correct that way too many people in the US are unbanked or underbanked.

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What's next? How not to fail after the fanfare.

This is going to be BIG.

There’s a lot of excitement going on this weekend—and while many of my readers are undoubtedly excited about a new President, and our first female Vice-President, undoubtedly even more people are just breathing a sigh of relief. No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, you had to be routing for a peaceful end to the election season—or even just an end. We spent a lot of money, effort and emotion on it all, and many are celebrating a win. But what’s next? We see that in the startup world, too.

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5 Things Veterans Should Know About Starting a Business


Pursuing a second career after leaving the military can be challenging, which is why a growing number of veterans choose to become entrepreneurs.

The Star Pupils

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I was looking at the numbers on an early-stage VC fund that the Gotham Gal and I are invested in. I am not very familiar with the portfolio but this fund was formed in 2012. There are 24 names (investments) in the portfolio and 3 of them have produced 92% of the value in the fund. This is more or less the pattern of every early-stage venture capital fund I have helped to manage and every early-stage venture capital fund I have invested in over the last thirty years.

NextView Ventures closes its fourth fund with $89 million


NextView Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital fund, has raised an $89.6 million fund, according to SEC filings. The firm’s fourth fund, its largest to date, is oversubscribed, with early documents indicating a $70 million goal.

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.

Seraf Toolbox: Impact Investing Due Diligence Checklist

The Seraf Compass

We have written quite a bit about the importance of a thorough, professional due diligence process. These best practices apply equally to both traditional early stage investing and impact-oriented investment opportunities.

Eat Clean Bro Founder Says This Concept is the Key to Success in Entrepreneurship


As an entrepreneur, I am frequently confronted by people who see success in different ways. But, true success and happiness comes from within. Understanding what you want out of life and what makes you happy is key in this process.

The Appointment of Ron Klain as White House Chief of Staff


Ron Klain has been asked by President-elect Biden to return to public service in a critically important role at a critically important time in our nation’s history.

How COVID-19 accelerated DoorDash’s business


DoorDash filed to go public today, publishing numbers that showed rapid growth , enhanced profitability and an improving cash flow record which helped explain how the company had grown to a $16 billion valuation while private.

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 Identify a Future Billionaire, According to a Legendary Investor

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Six-time unicorn angel investor, Jason Calacanis, talks about how he chooses his bets Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». investing startup psychology business entrepreneurship

The 7 Business Lessons We’ve Learned in 7 Years


Fewer than 50 percent of businesses make it to their fifth year. That means that half of all companies have a short lifespan, despite their efforts to build something successful long-term.

Selling More Online: A Conversation All About E-commerce

Smart Hustle Magazine

John Lawson and Jackson Cunningham spoke at the Survive and Thrive Summit and talked all about starting e-commerce. H osted and produced by Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Media, the first two Summits were successfully held in 2020. The next one will be in the spring of 2021.

Why I left edtech and got into gaming


Darshan Somashekar. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Darshan Somashekar co-founded (acquired by Facebook), Imagine Easy Solutions (acquired by Chegg) and is currently co-founder of gaming platform Solitaired and a venture partner at TMV.

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.

5 Motivation Boosters from 5 Masterminds of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Their words of wisdom played a key role in the selling of my company Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». work startup entrepreneurship motivation business

5 Free Ways to Market Your Business for Small Business Saturday


The small business’ answer to Black Friday, Small Business Saturday , is a nationwide event that highlights all of the awesome things that small businesses, small business owners and entrepreneurs offer consumers. Small business owners help neighbors support neighbors, but they also offer an alternative to the big box stores, which can’t always provide the same level of care and support that an entrepreneur can.

GCUC Podcast: A Texas built boutique coworking brand


Liz Elam interviewed Nick Clark, founder and CEO at Common Desk in this exciting episode of the GCUC Podcast. Nick reminisces about being swept. The post GCUC Podcast: A Texas built boutique coworking brand appeared first on GCUC Community. Coworking Future of Work GCUC Podcast

President-elect Joseph Biden reportedly plucks Revolution’s Ron Klain as new chief of staff


President-elect Joseph Biden has plucked Ron Klain, a longtime colleague and confidant and the current executive vice president of the venture capital firm Revolution, as his White House chief of staff, reports The New York Times. .

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 to Think Like Jeff Bezos

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Success always leaves clues Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship business life-lessons self-improvement startup

5 Ways to Revitalize Your Sales Efforts During Tough Times


Right now, entrepreneurs and small business owners are likely getting in their own way when it comes to sales, whether from fearing the future or feeling like their offerings are no longer relevant or important.

Small Business Trends CEO Talks Productivity During COVID-19

Smart Hustle Magazine

Anita Campbell of Small Business Trends was the keynote speaker at the Survive and Thrive Summit about productivity related to COVID-19. H osted and produced by Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Media, the first two Summits were held in April and August of 2020 with the next one coming in Spring 2021.

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Sales CRM Pipedrive takes majority investment from Vista Equity Partners to reach unicorn status


Pipedrive , the sales CRM tool for small and medium-sized businesses, is the latest European company to reach unicorn status. Founded in Estonia and now headquartered in New York, the company has taken a majority investment from U.S.

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.