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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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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Which emerging technologies are enterprise companies getting serious about in 2020?


Scott Kirsner. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Scott Kirsner is CEO and co-founder of Innovation Leader , a research and events firm that focuses on innovation in Global 1000 companies, and a longtime business columnist for The Boston Globe. Startups need to live in the future.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. .

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

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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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.

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.

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.

How to Think Like Jeff Bezos

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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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

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.

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.”

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.

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7 Lessons To Grow Your Business From Serial Entrepreneur, Neil Patel

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Embrace the power of quick wins Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». life-lessons productivity work entrepreneurship business

8 Ways a Biden Administration Will Impact Your Business

Smart Hustle Magazine

President Biden and Vice President Harris will be sworn in on January 20th, it appears. How will a Biden administration impact small business? We've compiled policy promises made by the Biden-Harris campaign. Similarly, the former vice president has a three-and-a-half-decade history as a legislator. These promises and his history should provide insight into what small businesses should expect from a Biden administration. Light on direct small business legislation.

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.

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.