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The Money Trap: How to Choose Between Money and Passion

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Shawn Johal, business growth coach, leadership speaker and co-founder of DALS Lighting, Inc. He is also an active member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Montreal chapter. . “A A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.” –Jonathan Swift.

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Startup Funding Explained: How to Raise a Bridge Round

Dream It

When you’re raising a bridge round and pitching investors, their first reaction may be that you’re in trouble. To overcome this, you’ll need to properly address your reason for raising bridge funding.

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7 Components of a Powerful Pitch

GAN

By: Tricia Reinken, Partner Marketing, HubSpot for Startups (a GAN Corporate Partner). A powerful pitch deck is critical for any startup, regardless of your goal.

Unsung Heroes of Ecosystem Building: Meet the Voices Championing “Universal Support”

Co Starters

We are proud to sponsor this edition of “ Unsung Heroes ,” a series spotlighting people who are growing the field of ecosystem building.

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!

5 Qualities to Look for in a Remote Employee

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Kaelee Nelson, writer and content specialist. There are now over 1 million novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases worldwide. In an effort to stop the spread and “flatten the curve” through social distancing, much of the world has been on a stay-at-home order.

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Funding Friday: The Steamchasers

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I am a big believer in the saying “you can’t be what you can’t see.” ” And I have spent a lot of time and energy finding ways for young people to see careers in science, technology, and innovation so that they can put themselves on a course to have one themselves. I came across a series of books for kids called The Steamchasers on Kickstarter today.

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students and industry partnering for the planet: when waste leads to good business

Venture Well

More university programs are fostering industry partnerships, and giving students real-world opportunities to address environmental issues. . The post students and industry partnering for the planet: when waste leads to good business appeared first on VentureWell.

The Power of Creativity To Help Your Business Grow and 5 More Tips

Smart Hustle Magazine

The world is passing through a very tough time in the aftermath of COVID-19 pandemic. As we know, nobody remains unaffected from the attack of the deadly virus. And the world has been burning the midnight oil to find a solution for yet another growing major concern, an uncertain future.

Creating Jobs and Helping Grow the PA Economy: Ben Franklin Technology Partners Invests in 17 Tech Startups!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Seventeen companies located in central and northern PA recently received an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners that will allow them to further develop and commercialize new products, processes, or software applications.

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.

Headgum and Gumball

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Podcasts have emerged as a major new category in media/entertainment/news/education etc. We have seen huge deals for big podcast hosts like Bill Simmons and Joe Rogan, both of whom did transactions with Spotify for nine-figure amounts. But as Spotify (and surely others to follow) lock-up top podcast content to strengthen their subscription offerings, we stand to lose something awesome about podcasts which is the ability to listen to them for free on any platform we choose.

Virtual Town Hall: The State of Black Entrepreneurship

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Discussing the state of Black entrepreneurship and the broader New Majority. Since their inception, 1863 Ventures has been unwavering in their commitment to building wealth in Black communities.

Get Out of a Funk With These Four Mindset Tips

Smart Hustle Magazine

In a conversation with John Register , Paralympian and fellow inspirational keynote speaker, Ramon Ray shares insights on how to get out of a "funk" and have a mindset of positivity. They also discuss the art of becoming a celebrity CEO, making tough decisions, and leaving a legacy.

Presbyterian Health Foundation awards $4.6 million in new research grants

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Contact: April Stuart. 405) 319-8260. astuart@phfokc.com. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. OKLAHOMA CITY, July 20, 2020: The Presbyterian Health Foundation has awarded nearly $4.6

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.

Open Source Exposure Alerting Apps

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The Linux Foundation announced its Linux Foundation Public Health initiative yesterday. They are starting with two open-source exposure alerting apps called Covid Shield and Covid Green. These are two apps that use the Google Apple Exposure Notification (GAEN) infrastructure. The codebase for both apps has been open-sourced.

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Selling your company for less than expected?

Berkonomics

How about outside investors? Sometimes the end game or sale of the company is not a happy event. Especially when outside investors, venture capitalists, or angels, have put in substantial money and the sales price is less than the value of their investment.

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Can Hiring an Assistant Help You Grow Your Business? Work Better Now Exec Says Yes

Smart Hustle Magazine

Business owners do a lot of things they shouldn’t be doing, and administrative tasks are at the top of the list.

The Unforeseen Benefits of Online Events

Tomasz Tunguz

In this era, virtual events have replaced IRL events. Virtual events have many obvious benefits. No hotels, no event venues, no catering, no ensuring guests are in the right city at the right time. But there are unanticipated benefits that are only now coming to light. Many of our portfolio companies have experimented with virtual events quite successfully. We have done the same with our Office Hours program.

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.

How Mandela Day Can Be Used to Drive Self-Leadership and Positive Change in South Africa

Impact Hub

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The Post-Pandemic Entrepreneurial Support Organization (ESO)

INBIA

The post The Post-Pandemic Entrepreneurial Support Organization (ESO) appeared first on InBIA

e3 June Cohort Ahead of the Game

Innovation 2 Enterprise

The i2E e3 Series helps Oklahoma startup founders perform market validation of their ideas and solutions before they start creating products that their customers may not want to buy.

The Post-Pandemic Entrepreneurial Support Organization (ESO): Creating a Model for the Economic Recovery

Carol Lauffer

The pandemic and its economic impact will require that your Entrepreneurial Support Organization (ESO) recalibrate. To prepare for the upcoming recovery, your ESO (e.g. accelerator, incubator, coworking space, hub or other type of entrepreneurial support program) must start to plot the path forward. To begin the process, consider the following: Will your ESO’s mission be a fit for the new normal, or will adjustments be required?

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.”

Reimagining B2B Commerce with Faire

Y Combinator

COVID-19 has accelerated the digitization of commerce globally. In the US, e-commerce penetration increased from 16% at the end of 2019 to 27% in April 2020.

Creating Global Access to Medical Innovation: Ruth Atherton, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

OurCrowd

15-million cases and 617,000 deaths. To many, the quick spread and drastic transformation of society at the turn of the coronavirus pandemic was a shock.

e3 June Cohort includes several Love’s Cup winners

Innovation 2 Enterprise

The i2E e3 Series helps Oklahoma startup founders perform market validation of their ideas and solutions before they start creating products that their customers may not want to buy.

5 Steps to a Killer Pitch

Angel Capital Association

By: Lance Cottrell, North Bay Angels Editors Note - The following article shares points from one investor to founders. ACA wants to know – does your group have similar expectations? Or, do you have additional advice for founders who pitch to your group? I answer more questions and provide more coaching about investor pitches than anything else. Once you decide that you need investment to grow your company, your task as a founder is to convince investors to give it to you.

Debt Financing Fuels Your Growth - on Your Terms. Zero Dilution.

The landscape of startup financing is changing. Learn why SaaS founders are turning to debt capital options like revenue-based financing.