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How to Get a VC's Attention at an IRL Event

This is going to be BIG.

A few years ago, I was at Techcrunch Disrupt and this guy taps me on the shoulder as I was chatting in a group. He simply extended a handshake and said: “Hi, sorry to interrupt. My name is Alan. My company is Bread and we make ad creative super easy.

Trust But Verify: The Importance of Reference Checking

The Seraf Compass

There is an old proverb that was adopted by Ronald Reagan during the later part of the Cold War and which became a signature phrase of Reagan’s in the mid-1980s. When talking about the Cold War adversaries, Reagan always liked to say we should “Trust, but Verify.”

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3 Tips to Maximize Your Energy to Live an Optimal Life as an Entrepreneur


Entrepreneurs are passionate leaders with seemingly endless energy, helping to advance our world one brilliant idea at a time. Throughout my career, I’ve been humbled and honored to speak at conferences filled with entrepreneurs, and can literally feel their energy and drive when I’m on stage.

5 proven skills for the new world

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Brian Kight, an entrepreneur, coach, keynote speaker and EO member in Charlotte, NC. Brian is the founder of Daily Discipline , through which he shares powerful mindsets and explores personal skills that help accelerate the path to achieving your biggest priorities.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

The Founder and Investor Trust Problem: It's not what you think.

This is going to be BIG.

Whenever I submit a term sheet, I always caveat it by saying the following: “This is the one time we’re completely misaligned. I’m incentivized to buy up as much of the company at as low a price as possible and you’re incentivized to sell as little of the company as possible by raising the price.”.

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The 6 Most Common Obstacles You’ll Meet as an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Be well prepared for what to expect instead of hoping for positive experiences only Photo by Sebastian Herrmann on Unsplash Don’t get me wrong?—?I I love the magic in the entrepreneurial world.

For Ukraine and beyond, the world needs entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs' Organization

By David Anderson, Chair of Entrepreneurs’ Organization Board of Directors. The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) stands with the millions of Ukrainian people whose lives and livelihoods have been severely damaged by the impact of Russian forces.

Is Your Startup Leveraging the Latest Updates in Digital Marketing? 


March 2022 marked the two-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic – a scary and isolating time for many. Businesses – even entire industries – were forced to shut down while hundreds of thousands of people stayed home to avoid viral spread.

Survey – How Minority-Owned Businesses Can Pave Their Own Path

Smart Hustle Magazine

Now in its second (or third or fourth) leg, the global pandemic – which could soon be called an endemic – made its mark by creating obstacles for everyone. Every business, big and small, experienced its fair share of challenges.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

A Behind-The-Scenes Look at How Investors Receive Your Pitch Deck

Entrepreneur's Handbook

A Very Honest Guide to Writing Your Fundraise Pitch Deck How to optimise yours for success Congratulations! You’ve started a company, assembled a super squad of founders, and built out the MVP of your product.

Filevine raises $108 million for tools that streamline legal workflows


Filevine , a startup offering a software-as-a-service product for legal case management, today announced that it closed a $108 million series D round led by StepStone Group with participation from Golub Capital and existing investors Signal Peak Ventures and Meritech Capital.

The Right Partners Will Limit Risks During All Stages of Product Development


Any business leader knows that the success or failure of your organization largely depends on the value your product or service brings to your customers.

Mission First or Profit First – Mission Driven Clothing Retailer Thrives

Smart Hustle Magazine

Having a strong community is a powerful way to build your business. If your business is more than just “products”, but a “community” it’s much more powerful. Having a customer is nice, in fact, it’s essential.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

#24. How To Accelerate Your Growth To Become A Successful Entrepreneur w/ Avishai Sam Bitton

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Learn from VP of Marketing and Growth at 8fig and founder of Brainye and Oribi [link] Apple Podcasts Spotify YouTube Inspirational stories plus practical takeaways from the entrepreneurship world.

Unlocking the Entrepreneurial Potential of People With Disabilities

Impact Hub

Although entrepreneurship is presented as an opportunity and alternative form of employment, people with disabilities face considerable challenges related to business development.

WJR Business Beat: Q1 Venture Capital Activity Shows Mixed Results (Episode 392)


On today’s Business Beat, Jeff Sloan discusses venture capital results for Q1 2022. Here are the key takeaways. Tune in to the Business Beat for news on the investment activity (in billions) and how it compares to previous years: . Tune in to News/Talk 760 AM WJR weekday mornings at 7:11 a.m.

8 cannabis investors share their outlook on the European market in H1 2022


Germany’s government created quite a buzz when it announced that recreational cannabis would be legalized during the current term. Does this mean that we’ll see recreational use of cannabis for adults becoming a common policy in Europe? It’s too soon to say.

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

How I Stopped Being an A **e Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur's Handbook

I used to be an a **e. Not in the self-deprecating, funny, quirky sort of way. I used to be the kind of a **e who would make people… Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business founders mental-toughness mental-health entrepreneurship

A National Project to Advance Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Building

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Leaders Across Thirty Plus National Entrepreneurship Support Organizations Come Together to Advance the Field of Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Building.

Adding Diversity to the Workplace Means Removing Barriers


Excerpted from “All Are Welcome: How to Build a Real Workplace Culture of Inclusion that Delivers Results” by Cynthia Owyoung, pp. 93-97 (McGraw Hill, February 2022).

Pakistan’s Zaraye, a B2B supplies platform, raises $2.1M from Tiger Global and Zayn


Obtaining raw materials is a major pain point for Pakistan’s manufacturers, who need to have multiple phone calls with suppliers while waiting for rates, say the founders of Zayare.

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

The First Skill Cofounders Need For More Productive Conflict Management

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Why cofounder coaching focuses on adding skills to improve difficult conversations. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». cofounders startup-lessons entrepreneurship founders startup

Supliful’s Lasmanis is Helping Struggling Creators to Monetize Their Content with Their Own Private…

Jason Malki

Supliful’s Lasmanis is Helping S truggling Creators to Monetize Their Content with Their Own Private Label CPG Brand I had the pleasure of interviewing Martins Lasmanis, the founder and CEO of Supliful. Supliful helps creators launch their own private label business without the hassle.

5 Vital Traits You Must Have to Thrive as an Entrepreneur  


You are finally ready to go out and launch the business of your dreams. Congratulations! That is so exciting that you are on the course to be your own boss.

Daily Crunch: Elon Musk sets sights on Twitter with unsolicited $43B takeover bid


To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PT, subscribe here. Welcome to the Daily Crunch for Thursday, April 14, 2022!

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.