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Why You Must Be Self-Reliant to Succeed as an Entrepreneur 

StartupNation

Over the years as an entrepreneur, I have fallen flat on my face many times. Looking back, I realize I lacked the understanding of just how critical it is to be truly self-reliant.

Pitching In The Big Leagues: An Inside Look At Series A Fundraising

Entrepreneur's Handbook

The Series A round has become a serious milestone for startups, new data shows how to get it done. Created by DocSend By Russ Heddleston , Co-Founder and CEO of DocSend As a founder, you have many “firsts” to look forward to on your journey to entrepreneurial success?—?from

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Build a Community and the Sales Will Follow: Insights on Product Development

Smart Hustle Magazine

Have you ever turned to YouTube.com to learn a new skill or how to level-up your appearance? You're not alone. Many people turn to this major video publisher to learn better techniques for everyday use.

2 Men, 2 Musicians, 8 Minutes, and Every Woman

Entrepreneurs' Organization

An eight-minute film to celebrate all women? If it doesn’t seem possible, you haven’t watched “She’s that Woman.” The film was created by two men who felt personally compelled to express respect and admiration for the women in their lives and around the world.

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!

Innovation In Capital Markets

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

A few years ago, maybe in 2016, we held a discussion of blockchain and crypto technologies at the annual meeting of our limited partners. I recall someone in the audience suggesting that the NYSE and Nasdaq could rebuild their markets on top of these technologies. I replied that I thought it was more likely that new markets built on blockchains and existing for crypto assets would emerge to compete with them.

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How to Avoid the Closing Package from Hell

The Seraf Compass

The moment of truth has arrived: it is time to close the round. The deal lead and founders worked hard together to line up investors, negotiate terms, work through deal documents and disclosure schedules, and track down every last detail of cap tables.

How a Business Built on Laser Tag, Bowling and Arcade Games Pivoted to Virtual

Entrepreneur - Entrepreneurs Category

Main Event Entertainment is innovating to create solutions for the health of the business - and their customers. Real Entrepreneurs

The Rise Of Everywhere

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

This is a theme I have come back to many times over the last decade but in the wake of all of the headlines about high profile founders, VCs, and companies leaving the bay area, I thought I would return to it. There is no question that the bay area is losing some talent to other markets but I don’t think that is anywhere near the most important thing. It is also the case that Google and Apple show no signs of leaving the bay area any time soon.

Sequoia picks its horse in the consumer carbon offset market, leading a $2.5 million round for Joro

TechCrunch

Sanchali Pal first woke up to the world’s climate crisis after watching the 2008 documentary Food Inc.

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.

5 Predictions for 2021

Tomasz Tunguz

Every year, I make a list of predictions and score last year’s predictions. 2020 is a year that defines the long tail events, twelve months in which black swan after black swan event seemed to hit the press. Each morning I held my breath as I checked the news wondering what headline could top yesterday’s bombshell. Here are my predictions for 2021. Working remotely for a year changes how we work forever.

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How to DIY Your Public Relations Strategy During COVID-19

StartupNation

You could be building the greatest company in the world, but if no one knows you exist, your efforts won’t be worth much. For this reason, good old-fashioned public relations is a key component in many startup success stories.

Electrifying Heating And Cooling

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

It’s winter in NYC now and I am reminded of all the apartments the Gotham Gal and I lived in during our 20s and 30s in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The typical heating system was hot water or steam-powered radiators that clanged all night long and had two settings, on and off. Sometimes the handle wouldn’t work and you could not turn them off. So we would open the windows to manage the temperature in the apartment.

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Taxdoo, the tax compliance platform for cross-border e-commerce, raises $21M Series A

TechCrunch

Taxdoo , a startup that has built what it calls an “automated platform for financial compliance” aimed at cross-border e-commerce companies, has raised $21 million in new funding.

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.

Oklahoma’s startup ecosystem ensures capital continuum for emerging ventures

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. Entrepreneurship is hard. Most everything about building a new company is a heavy lift. Are there shout-from-the-mountain-tops moments? Most certainly. When the first prototype works as designed. When the first customer contract is signed.

Planning on Starting up in the New Year? Here’s What You Can Learn from the Resilient Entrepreneurs of 2020

StartupNation

As an aspiring entrepreneur, you might wonder what it’s like to start a business after a year marked by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Maybe you’re a little nervous or even second-guessing plans to fully open your doors (physical or virtual) in 2021.

10 Things Real Estate Gets Wrong About Coworking

GCUC

We hear it all the time… coworking is easy. Coworking is just desks in a room. Coworking is distracting. The list goes on. Having. The post 10 Things Real Estate Gets Wrong About Coworking appeared first on GCUC Community. Amenity Other Coworking Community Coworking Trends Real Estate

Austin’s edtech startup Aceable adds another $50 million for accelerated expansion

TechCrunch

Aceable , the Austin-based mobile edtech service for state-accredited classes, is getting an “A” from investors again as private equity firm HGGC pours $50 million into the company.

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.

6 Things 5 Business Owners Are Doing To End 2020 Successfully

Smart Hustle Magazine

I'm always curious what other business owners are doing to end the year strong. Here's a look at 6 things 6 different business owners are doing in their business. Might give you ideas for you business. Team Review and Systems.

The 5 Types of Entrepreneurs You Need on Your Startup’s Team

StartupNation

When you’re just getting started in a new business, what types of people do you need to attract to work alongside you? We studied that very challenge while researching our new book, “The Entrepreneur’s Faces.” We found that new ventures require radically different talents and skills.

When should you go for equity financing?

Berkonomics

Let’s take a few minutes to examine the kind of equity financing available to small or early stage businesses. In most cases, these applicants for equity funding must be rooted in technology to apply to this limited discussion. Friends and family investors.

Extra Crunch roundup: ‘Nightmare’ security breach, Poshmark’s IPO, crypto boom, more

TechCrunch

The rest of the world may be slowing down as we prepare for Christmas and the new year, but we are not taking our foot off the gas.

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.”

Elon Musk’s Three Questions to Accelerate Innovation

Entrepreneur's Handbook

“Innovation isn’t some mysterious thing.” ” Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». inspiration business entrepreneurship creativity leadership

Why Better Access to Capital for Minority Entrepreneurs is Key to Unlocking Innovation and Economic Success

StartupNation

Despite being a critical force in the future of the U.S. economy, people of color are disproportionately hurt by lack of access to capital.

Companies will be more sustainable after COVID-19 I

Impact Hub

How has COVID-19 affected the purpose and modus operandi of companies?

Avenue 8 raises $4M to rebuild the traditional real estate brokerage model

TechCrunch

We’ve seen a big wave of proptech startups emerge to reimagine how houses and bought and sold, with some tapping into the opportunity with distressed property , and others exploring the “ iBuyer ” model where houses are bought, fixed up and resold by a single startup to homeowners who don’t want to invest in a fixer-upper.

Reader Survey 2021 Startup Catalyst Brief

2020 was a challenging year for startup professionals. Here at Startup Catalyst Brief, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our readers. Startup Catalyst Brief's many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our site we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our site has affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button.