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How my 15-year side hustle became my lifelong dream

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Maurice Thomas, an EO South Florida member who is one of the Champions of the new EO OneWorld initiative, a membership platform affiliated with EO’s New York chapter which believes that a diverse EO is a stronger EO.

You’re Not a Genius

GAN

A few weeks ago, I was on a Zoom call with a founder. She had just won a global pitch competition with an incredible idea and pitch. We’d been connected through a good friend, and I jumped on the call with no agenda other than to see how I could help her.

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IRAs and Wealth Creation

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

A couple of years ago, I wrote about buying crypto in an IRA. I went and did that with an old unused IRA that was sitting in cash and I have 8x’d the value of that IRA in the last 18 months. While my family is fortunate that we don’t have to rely on our IRAs to generate wealth like this, many folks do. Tens of millions of people in the US rely on IRAs to save money tax-free for their retirement.

Measuring Data and Creating Impactful Economic Reports

Source Link

Data captured from the small businesses supported by SourceLink® affiliate organizations provides valuable information for our network to report to their community stakeholders.

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.

5 Ways brands can play to win on TikTok

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Evan Horowitz, an EO Los Angeles member and a recent guest on EO Wonder podcast. Evan is the CEO and co-founder of Movers+Shakers , a creative agency with a mission to “spread joy by connecting brands to culture.” We asked Evan how brands can leverage the TikTok platform.

More Trending

Dapper Collectives

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Our portfolio company Dapper Labs , creator of CryptoKitties , the Flow Blockchain , and the NBA Top Shot collectible game, is announcing Dapper Collectives today. Dapper Collectives comes by way of an acquisition of Brud , a company that has been developing “community-owned media and collectively built worlds” for the last five years. Dapper Collectives will be led by Trevor McFedries, the founder and CEO of Brud and the co-founder of the FWB DAO. Trevor is also an LP at USV.

Passive Investing in Venture Capital and the Parallels to Public Equities

Tomasz Tunguz

Passive venture capital investing is a relatively new idea. But it’s transforming the industry. As later stage investors permeate venture capital, they are amassing index funds of startups. If the public equities market is any indication, passive investing is here to stay.

Digital Marketing: Can AI Give Your Business the Breathing Space It Needs?

Smart Hustle Magazine

By Wynn Corliss, Chief Operating Officer at Metigy. Around the US, businesses are turning to digital marketing to connect with their increasingly digital audiences.

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Cyberattacks: Why Cybersecurity Needs to be a Priority for Startups

StartupNation

Cyberattacks are nothing new, but until recently the general consensus in the world of startups and small business was that only big, public companies with plenty of cash, clout and valuable data had to worry about them. That mindset is changing.

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!

Japanese healthcare startup Bisu raises $3.2M seed round to launch its lab-on-a-chip product

TechCrunch

The adoption of telehealth services has boomed in the pandemic — with usage up 38-fold since January 2020, according to a report by McKinsey.

Tenacity Raises $3M Series Seed

Hyde Park Angels

Tenacity announced raising a $3M Series Seed Round , which was led by HPA. As a cloud infrastructure management platform, Tenacity provides asset management, budget intelligence, and compliance monitoring for public cloud environments.

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Have 3 Offers on the Table to Accelerate the Last-Mile Sales Closure

Entrepreneur's Handbook

There is magic in the number 3. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». advice ideas entrepreneurship business marketing

The Venture Capital Diversity Gap and Why It Matters

StartupNation

Despite the growth in awarded venture capital (VC) funds, a staggering disparity remains between the amount of total VC funds invested in entrepreneurs and the portion of those funds invested in ventures founded and/or led by women—particularly women of color.

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.

Cameroon’s Ejara raises $2M to offer crypto and investment services in Francophone Africa

TechCrunch

The adoption of cryptocurrency in Africa varies regionally. While countries with currently unstable currencies like the naira are seeing immense usage, other regions using the CFA franc have sparse adoption.

These 4 Branding Mistakes Can Sink Your Business (And How to Avoid Them)

Smart Hustle Magazine

By Shayne Tilley, Head of Marketing at 99designs by Vistaprint. A brand is a multi-faceted thing – and every business has one, whether you like it or not. It includes everything from the look and feel of your business to how your customers feel about you.

Thank you Ally.io

Founders Coop

Only two-and-a-half years ago we welcomed Vetri and Ally.io into the Founders’ Co-op family. Today, we’re congratulating them on joining the Microsoft family , where their vision to bring purpose and alignment to the employee experience will continue towards global scale, but now on a radically accelerated timetable. While we’ll miss spending time in the trenches with Ally.io’s

A Life of Purpose: Jessica Robinson Drives Change Through Mobility Efforts

StartupNation

Entrepreneurs, business leaders, and innovators possess a unique driving force that pushes them to be the best version of themselves in order to elicit change in the world.

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!

Improving startup results through female leadership

TechCrunch

Leah Edwards. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Leah Edwards is a passionate fan and connector in technology and impact, a lecturer at UC Berkeley and Stanford and a partner at Pegasus Tech Ventures , a Silicon Valley-based VC firm.

Skip These 4 Time-Wasters in Your First Year as a Solopreneur

Entrepreneur's Handbook

I wish I hadn’t wasted time and money on these. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». money business entrepreneurship life-lessons freelancing

How Do Entrepreneurs Manage To Go Through The Stress

Smart Hustle Magazine

By Daglar Cizmeci, serial investor, founder and CEO with over 20 years of industry experience in emerging tech, aviation, logistics and finance. Stress is no stranger in the business world. The way entrepreneurs handle their stress is totally subjective based on its nature and cause.

How Artificial Intelligence Can Enhance the Employee Experience in HR

StartupNation

Artificial intelligence (AI) raises everything from fears of a takeover by machines to optimism that computers will solve some of humanity’s toughest challenges. Still, it is fast becoming an important consideration for many business processes, and human resources (HR) is no different.

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.

Here are the 23 companies pitching at Alchemist Accelerator’s Demo Day XXVIII today

TechCrunch

It’s that time again! Today is the 28th Demo Day for Alchemist , an accelerator that primarily focuses on enterprise companies — or those that sell to other companies, primarily, rather than directly to consumers. This latest cohort comes in at 23 companies.

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Postman’s Data Team Works

Entrepreneur's Handbook

How Postman’s data team set up better onboarding, infrastructure, and processes while growing 4–5x in one year Part of the Postman team before POST/CON , Postman’s annual user conference. Image courtesy of Postman. Postman is no stranger to scale.

Crypto Companies Insider Ownership is Approaching that of Classic Startups

Tomasz Tunguz

Unlike equity-only startups, crypto startups maintain two capitalization tables. The first is the equity cap table, just the same as non-crypto startup. The second is the token cap table: who owns how many tokens.

Why Your Business Should Stay Remote in the Post-Pandemic Era

StartupNation

There’s no doubt that the devastating coronavirus pandemic completely altered the business sphere. So many companies had to adopt a fully virtual operational model and allow their employees to work from home for the first time.

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.