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Best practices to building an inclusive business

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Jewelle Saunders. Having an inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplace has many benefits.

Fusing hearts and minds: A new leadership model

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by John Sanei , a futures strategist who conveys smart, effective strategies to business owners and entrepreneurs to help build the courage and clarity they need to forge the future they want.

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A Weird and Wacky Approach To Angel Investing

OnStartups

An Odd Start To My Angel Investing. I started my first company at around the age of 24. It was called Pyramid Digital Solutions and it was a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) company in the financial services vertical.

Resilience

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

A friend and I dined last night at a restaurant that opened in our neighborhood last summer, in the middle of the pandemic. For the first six months of its existence, they could not welcome diners into the space that they had spent time and money creating. They carried on, figured out how to make money serving customers outside. As the NYC economy starts to recover, they are still standing. And they are now welcoming diners into the lovely space they created for them a year ago.

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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!

Creating agents of change in El Salvador with sustainable wearable art

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Jewelle Saunders. Everyone deserves to have equal opportunities, rights, and benefits,” says Marí?a a Suriano, 2018 YLAI Fellow. “It It is time for everyone to fight for what is right and fair.”. María, who was born and raised in El Salvador, is the founder of Masshii.

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YC Winter 2021 Batch Stats

Y Combinator

Today is our 32nd Demo Day, and 319 companies are presenting virtually. You can see a list of the companies that presented on-the-record in the YC Directory. Below are some stats about the YC Winter 2021 batch. YC W21 categories : B2B Software and Services – 46%. Consumer – 14%. Education – 4%.

Digital Art Frames

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I have a Samsung Frame in my home office. I think I posted a photo of it here at AVC once before. But for those who did not see that post, here it is: I’ve had it for something like three years and I change the digital art on it from time to time.

Challenging Gender Bias in Entrepreneurship: A YLAI Alumni Advisory Board Virtual Event

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

The YLAI Alumni Advisory Board is excited to invite you to an upcoming virtual event entitled “ Challenging Gender Bias in Entrepreneurship “, presented in honor of YLAI4All and International Women’s Day.

4 Ways to Start Selling Online Today

StartupNation

If you think you’ve missed out on the e-commerce boom and should have started an online business long ago, here is some reassuring news: the industry’s rapid growth isn’t slowing down any time soon, and selling your products online has never been easier.

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.

Out of All Steve Job’s Ideas, These 3 Transformed My Business the Most

Entrepreneur's Handbook

His ideas changed the world, why not steal them? Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». marketing creativity startup entrepreneurship inspiration

Leaf Trade Raises $5.5M in Series A

Hyde Park Angels

Leaf Trade , the leading wholesale cannabis ecommerce platform, announced their Series A financing. Hyde Park Angels participated in the $5.5 million round, which was led by Artemis Growth Partners.

These undergraduates left university to build Flux, a payments startup now in YC

TechCrunch

In the 170 years since Western Union was founded, no company has managed to solve two basic problems that continue to bedevil the remittance business — exorbitant fees and slow deposit times. For instance, it takes days or weeks for money sent from an immigrant in the U.S.

The Midwest’s Top Female Founders to Watch in 2021

StartupNation

“We always say unapologetically: we’re here to win, we’re here to win big, and our opportunity is big.” ” That was Lori Coulter, CEO and co-founder of Summersalt, speaking at the State of the Midwest Startup Community 2020.

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.

The Startup of the Future Contains Only One Person (You)

Entrepreneur's Handbook

You don’t need to be a startup founder anymore. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business startup life-lessons self-improvement entrepreneurship

FourKites Raises $100M in Series D

Hyde Park Angels

FourKites , the #1 real-time supply chain visibility platform, today announced a new $100 million Series D financing round. The growth financing is led by Thomas H.

Plaid accelerator announces inaugural cohort of fintech startups

TechCrunch

Plaid, the fintech giant, has announced the inaugural cohort of startups in its new accelerator program, FinRise.

How Hiring a Virtual Assistant Can Help Your Business

Smart Hustle Magazine

For a small business owner, there’s temptation to handle every aspect of your business by yourself. This happens in most cases whether you are starting or have been running the business for a while. Letting go of different aspects of your business is not easy.

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.

The Further I Get in My Career, the More I Want to Stay Away from These 8 Painful Things

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Selfishness is at the core of the problem. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship startup lifestyle money work

Taking the Pulse: Private 5G

StartupNation

We asked IT decision-makers what would drive them to deploy private 5G. In the process, we discovered that many are already exploring this nascent technology.

Y Combinator’s biotech startups incubate a new generation of therapies and tools

TechCrunch

Medical and biotech had a strong showing at Y Combinator’s latest demo day , with nearly a dozen companies in the space catching my eye.

How to Expand Your Business and Go Global with the Largest Cross Border Ecommerce Platform

Smart Hustle Magazine

If you run a profitable business and you’re looking to expand, how about going global? T he thought might be daunting. How do you start and what if things don’t go according to plan? These are common concerns, however, it might be easier than you think.

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.”

Why Great Ideas Alone Aren’t Enough for New Startups Anymore

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Post-COVID-19, your job isn’t just to deliver products and services. It’s to ethically drive the world where people say they want to go. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». startup small-business ideas entrepreneurship business

6 Step Checklist to Structure Your Business

StartupNation

You’ve decided to take the plunge and start your dream business. You’ve decided what your new company is going to do and have formulated your overall strategy. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here.

Y Combinator widens its bet in edtech in latest batch

TechCrunch

Y Combinator is slowly growing its stake in education companies, as the sector balloons with newfound demand from remote learners.

Kevin Rose on his product philosophy, Reddit & Digg’s inverse journeys & Twitter’s recent product innovations | E1185

Jason Calacanis

Top Insights. Products must begin with only 2-3 key features. Once there is traction, you can prioritize what features to build next by asking users for feedback. Fewer features allow you to launch quicker, at a lower cost, and actually determine if there is product-market fit.

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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.