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4 outrageous ideas to reinvigorate company culture

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Chris Kirksey, an EO member in Washington, DC, and the CEO of Direction Inc. , a Washington, DC-based SEO and SEO software agency. Chris is a US Army Veteran and mentor for US military service members transitioning into the civilian world.

Short and Sweet

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

This should be obvious to AVC readers but I am a fan of short and sweet. Why take two pages to say something you can say in one page? Why take two paragraphs to say something you can say in one paragraph?

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On Funding?—?The Denominator Effect

Both Sides of the Table

On Funding?—?The The Denominator Effect I recently wrote a post about funding for investors to think about having a diversified portfolio , which I called “shots on goal.”

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AeroShield Materials: how early-stage support helped researchers embrace entrepreneurship

Venture Well

Learn how early-stage support helped E-Team AeroShield Materials shift their thinking from researchers to entrepreneurs. The post AeroShield Materials: how early-stage support helped researchers embrace entrepreneurship appeared first on VentureWell. Sustainable Innovation Early-stage innovators

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Entrepreneurs, We All Need To Help Stop The War on Small Business

Smart Hustle Magazine

Insights from Carol Roth’s new book The War on Small Business , now out and available. Small Business Survival. It’s never been harder for a small business to start, thrive or survive than it is today.

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On Funding?—?Shots on Goal

Both Sides of the Table

On Funding?—?Shots

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Rocket Mortgage Classic Helps Bridge the Digital Divide (Episode 251)

StartupNation

On today’s Business Beat, Jeff discusses the Rocket Mortgage Classic , an annual stop on the PGA Tour held in Detroit. All net proceeds from the tournament go toward an initiative called Changing the Course, which seeks to help those with a lack of internet access.

To guard against data loss and misuse, the cybersecurity conversation must evolve

TechCrunch

Sid Trivedi. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Sid Trivedi is a partner at Foundation Capital where he leads cybersecurity and IT investments. He serves on the advisory boards for entrepreneurship at Cornell University and the California Israel Chamber of Commerce. Mark Settle. Contributor.

ShipBob Raises $200M Series E

Hyde Park Angels

ShipBob , the leading cloud-based ecommerce logistics platform, announced $200 million in funding at over $1B valuation. The Series E financing was led by Bain Capital Ventures, with participation from Hyde Park Angels, SoftBank, Menlo Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners and Silicon Valley Bank.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

4 Ways To Get More Referrals. Stop Begging for Them.

Smart Hustle Magazine

100% of the people I speak ask me, “how to get more referrals in their business” 100%. It’s the golden ticket to sales. But what actually is a referral , why does it matter so much and how can you get more word of mouth referrals in your business?

Use This Ultimate Growth Strategy to Get Your First 100,000 App Users

StartupNation

Even if you’ve landed on a winning idea for a new app, you’ll need a strategy to get downloads and regular, sustained usage in a highly competitive market.

Meet Mighty, an e-commerce platform where kids are the boss; a “digital lemonade stand”

TechCrunch

Until children reach a certain age, enrichment programs are somewhat limited to school, sports, and camps, while money-making opportunities are largely non-existent. Now, a year-old, L.A.-based

How Culture Clash Destroyed A Triple-Digit Growth Startup

Entrepreneur's Handbook

When an acquisition goes incredibly wrong. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship innovation corporate-culture startup business

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

26 Top Business Leaders Converge In New York at the Listening and Beyond Summit

Smart Hustle Magazine

26 of America’s top business minds converge in New York City for the Listening and Beyond Marketing and Mindset Summit. This two-day event, taking place on July 29th and 30th, brings together over 20 speakers for 2 days of powerful insights.

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Michigan-Based Orbion Space Technologies Secures $20 Million in Funding (Episode 250)

StartupNation

On today’s Business Beat, Jeff discusses Orbion Space Technologies , a Michigan-based company that’s working on developing an aurora plasma thruster. Its system is now being met with widespread market acceptance, and it just secured $20 million in Series B funding.

Kikoff raises $30M for its hybrid consumer-credit and financial-literacy service

TechCrunch

Kikoff , a personal finance platform aimed at helping consumers build credit, announced today that it has raised $30 million in a Series B round. The capital is in addition to the $12.5

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How I Became a Well-Paid Speaker despite An Intense Fear of Public Speaking

Entrepreneur's Handbook

The six techniques you can use to get more comfortable on stage Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business entrepreneurship startup self-improvement leadership

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Founder Vesting: How Vesting Works in New Businesses?

Feedough

The world of entrepreneurship requires you to plan for uncertainties. Read more. Startup Essentials

3 Tips for Building a Successful Subscription-Based Business

StartupNation

The way consumers buy goods and services is changing. Have a look at your bank statement over the last several months, and I’ll bet there are more than a few recurring charges for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Spotify or Zoom.

Vietnamese investment app Infina lands $2M seed round

TechCrunch

The pandemic has spurred interest in saving and investment apps around the world , especially ones geared toward newer investors. In Southeast Asia, startups in this space that have raised funding over the past few months include Ajaib , Bibit and Stashaway —and that’s just a (very) partial list.

Corona was the accelerant: How does entrepreneurial success now fit for the future?

Entrepreneur's Handbook

What successful companies take away from the pandemic to continue to be successful. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneur digital-transformation corona business-strategy digitalization

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

Anti-fragile Systems

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The Internet was developed by the US Defense Department to create a network that was capable of surviving a military attack. They accomplished that with a design where no part of the system was central to its operation. You can take out any part of the Internet and it will still operate.

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A Blockbuster Retail Franchisee Reveals Why The Chain Was Built to Fail

StartupNation

The following is adapted from the book “ Built to Fail: The Inside Story of Blockbuster’s Inevitable Bust.” ” Blockbuster was built by one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history, Wayne Huizenga.

With $8.4M raised, strawberry-picking robotics startup Traptic begins commercial deployment

TechCrunch

We first covered Traptic back in 2019, when it appeared as a Battlefield finalist on stage at Disrupt SF. Today, the South Bay robotics startup is announcing some major progress. For starters, it began commercial deployment of its strawberry-picking mobile robot early this month.

4 Simple Steps To Defeat Busy-Ness and Gain Clarity

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Sometimes the fundamentals can have the biggest impact. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business clarity startup entrepreneurship

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.