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What Motivates Ecosystem Builders

Ecosystem Builder Hub

This post is part of a series featuring highlights from the Unsung Heroes of Ecosystem Building campaign which shone a spotlight on 40+ entrepreneurial ecosystem builders from around the U.S. and abroad between February and September 2020.

4 Financial Tips During COVID: Make Your Money Work for You

Smart Hustle Magazine

Kedma Ough and Rashedia Mayhane spoke at the Survive and Thrive Summit about money tips and tools for your small business. H osted and produced by Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Media, the first two Summits were held in April and August 2020. The next one will be in this spring of 2021.

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Why Burnout Should be a Topic at Your Next Board Meeting, and What to Do About It

Tomasz Tunguz

The Economist ran a story about the future of work this week. Working remotely, we have reduced meeting length by about 15% and increased our total time at work by 2 hours per day. We might declare we have found an extra 10 hours in the workweek from nothing.

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The Real Rebuilding Will Begin after the Election, and it Will Start with Entrepreneurs, Economic Developers, and Ecosystem Builders

Co Starters

Here’s the good news: One way or another, the 2020 election will be over soon. . Here’s the bad news: This election will leave scars, and we have a lot of things that need to be fixed. The past few years have left a lot of people, locally and nationally, asking “What’s next?”. Here’s what’s next:

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!

Universal Access and Choice

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Our current investing thesis at USV is about expanding access to knowledge, wellness, and capital. We believe that these are core human needs and that opening up access to them is both good for society and also good business. Our approach to these challenges is centered on lowering the costs of these services and increasing competition to provide them. Often society’s answer to providing universal access is to grant a monopoly. Look at cable services in the US.

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5 Easy To Fix Virtual Pitch Mistakes

Dream It

The COVID-19 pandemic created a new fundraising environment with its own unique challenges. Among them, VCs and startups are forced to interact remotely and make deals without ever shaking hands. This matters because it brings new issues to light that simply were not as relevant to investors before. Many of these new red flags that occur during virtual pitching are easy to fix.

advancing equity in I&E programs through authentic outreach and mentorship

Venture Well

Mentorship and outreach complement each other as important strategies for broadening participation for underrepresented student innovators who are considering I&E programs. The post advancing equity in I&E programs through authentic outreach and mentorship appeared first on VentureWell.

Funding Friday: NextMaker Box

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Regular readers will know that I am a huge fan and funder of teaching kids to code. I believe helping young people learn to think logically via coding exercises is helpful to their development in so many ways. So when I came across the NextMaker project on Kickstarter , I backed it instantly. NextMaker is a monthly box that comes with a project that your kids can do combining coding with making things.

Searching for Product-Market Fit

The Seraf Compass

My favorite time of year in New England is early Fall. The heat and humidity of summer are gone, and the air is crisp and clear. Separating the cities of Boston and Cambridge, the Charles River is alive with sailors from several local universities and the Community Boating center.

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.

Professional Development for Parents and Other Caregivers During COVID-19

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Education companies now need to include caregivers in their technical support, professional development, and implementation processes. The post Professional Development for Parents and Other Caregivers During COVID-19 appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 The Startup Blog Parent Engagement social-emotional learning Startups

Professional development for tomorrow’s ecosystem builders

Ecosystem Builder Hub

This post is part of a series featuring highlights from the Unsung Heroes of Ecosystem Building campaign which shone a spotlight on 40+ entrepreneurial ecosystem builders from around the U.S. and abroad between February and September 2020. Not everybody can do ecosystem building; it’s a talent that is developed through experience and education, connections and networking. It is a unique combination of skills and the right mindset.”

creating sustainable and durable women’s health products: q&a with Greta Meyer from E-Team, Sequel

Venture Well

Through intensive customer discovery, E-Team grantee, Greta Meyer and her team is designing more durable, sustainable women's health products. . The post creating sustainable and durable women’s health products: q&a with Greta Meyer from E-Team, Sequel appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators healthcare innovation

Rebuilding NYC

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The Gotham Gal and I spent a good part of saturday walking around NYC. At one point, we walked through the massive and amazing Chelsea Piers complex and saw this plaque: Think about that.

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.

Why borderless innovation is more important than ever

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Alex Lazarow , a venture capitalist with Cathay Innovation and author of OUT-INNOVATE: How Global Entrepreneurs–from Delhi to Detroit–Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley. World leaders are putting up walls.

So, do you have that entrepreneurial DNA?


My immediate family members were entrepreneurs from as far back as I can trace. Dad was a jeweler, then a furniture store owner. Mom wrote books and articles from her college days until she could no longer see the keyboard. One grandfather owned and maintained his apartment houses.

6 Powerful Strategies for Business Growth [Bonus Tips for Startups]

Smart Hustle Magazine

In 2008, Tyler Jorgenson was not in any position to give out strategies for business growth, as he is now. In fact, he was quite literally in the opposite situation.

Banking during a pandemic means making accommodations

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. We can get the national perspective of the pandemic’s current and after-effect on the banking and finance industries from the Wall Street Journal, but to get an Oklahoma banker’s perspective on the industry post-pandemic, I reached out to Darryl Schmidt, CEO of BancFirst.

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.


A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I am in the middle of a week of back to back to back to back all day meetings. Which means I am not responsive on email, which means I am not getting anything done, which means I can’t be easily reached. Which means I am stressed. In times like this, I like to remind myself of my priorities. What matters most? For me, I like this line of f words which does not include the one I want to use when I feel like this ??. Family, friends, fitness, firm, fires. Family comes first, always.


Startup Vs Small Business: The Real Difference


A startup is a new buzzword in the corporate world. Almost every entrepreneur who starts a new business calls his/her venture a startup. But not every business is a startup. Many entrepreneurs realize later that their business was nothing but a small business from the very start.

Support from Dell for Small Business: Uplifting Your People & Maximizing Resources

Smart Hustle Magazine

Erik Day from Dell spoke about small business technology at the Survive and Thrive Summit , hosted and produced by Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Media. The first two Summits were held virtually in April and August 2020. The next one will be in the spring of 2021. Stay tuned!

Taller con Herson Stanley Cabrera Loza: Cómo identificar las 7 P del Marketing para mejorar la publicidad de tu emprendimiento

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

¿Cuándo? Martes 29 de septiembre a las 3:00 PM hora de El Salvador. Tema: Cómo identificar las 7 P del Marketing para mejorar la publicidad de tu emprendimiento.

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.”

Stablecoin Adoption Revisited

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I saw that the SEC and the OCC issued guidance on fiat backed stablecoins yesterday. Better late than never. Because fiat backed stablecoins are seeing significant adoption this year. I wrote a post about stablecoin adoption in June in which I said this: I was perusing the crypto markets today and noticed that Tether, the grandfather of all stablecoins, is approaching a $10bn market cap, making it the third most valuable crypto asset after Bitcoin and Ethereum.


What Is Corporate Identity? – Importance, Elements, & Examples


Imagining someone without a name, personality, or distinct behaviour is hard. It’s human nature to associate certain identification attributes to a person or a thing and call them its identity. Hence, every human creation has its own identity, unique or not.

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America's Small Business Development Center 2020 Virtual Conference

Smart Hustle Magazine

The year 2020 has shaken the entire world, including the small business world. Some businesses have closed doors forever, while many others have pivoted and adopted resilience. Not being alone as an entrepreneur has been one way to rise up and power punch any challenge.

Casper ter Kuile Roundtable Sound Bites


This week’s virtual gathering was all about rituals and how a simple change can make a huge impact. We sat down with Casper ter. The post Casper ter Kuile Roundtable Sound Bites appeared first on GCUC Community. Coworking Community

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.