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Are your chairman and CEO the same person?

Berkonomics

Here’s one that targets most any company that has taken investments at any stage, as well as more mature companies. Why would you split the positions?

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The Secret to Successful Mentorship

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Kristen Harris is the co-founder and COO of Portfolio Creative , a workforce innovation firm based in Columbus, Ohio, USA. As a member of the EO Columbus chapter, Kristen is an active participant in the EO Mentorship program. I’ve been matched with seven amazing local mentors so far!

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Thoughts on WeWork

This is going to be BIG.

I got asked by a reporter yesterday what I thought about WeWork’s IPO situation and I’ll summarize what I said here: First off, let’s pull back for a moment and acknowledge that WeWork has built a huge company that generates a ton of value for its members. Real estate was previously a huge headache for small businesses before WeWork made co-working mainstream. I don’t know where its valuation will wind up, but I believe that there is a going concern there that is worth billions of dollars.

Some Thoughts On Crypto

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The crypto sector is in an interesting phase right now. The market has rallied from its lows this past winter and is up a lot in 2019: But Bitcoin now makes up almost 70% of that aggregate market cap. In some ways, Bitcoin is the one protocol that has found lasting product-market fit.

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!

Marc Nager & Dave Mayer on building rural startup communities

TechStars

You don’t have to be in Silicon Valley to start a successful company. Marc Nager, Co-founder of Startup Weekend, and Dave Mayer, Founder of Aspen Entrepreneurs, are pros at building ‘non-urban’ startup communities.

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Accessing Innovation: Corporate Executives In Unfamiliar Territory

Dream It

Originally Published on Hive. This is the second post in this series by Andrew Ackerman. View Part 1 of the series here.

Scaling In Lower Cost Locations

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

This is a topic I’ve written about a bunch over the years. I feel like it is becoming more urgent every day. Last week I heard some shocking numbers about salary levels for certain kinds of engineers in the bay area. I checked them out with a few of our bay area portfolio companies and they were more or less corroborated.

LaunchPad Lift Elevates Top Student Entrepreneurs

TechStars

Forming mentor relationships, fundraising, growing sales, and adding talent are just some of the accomplishments the student teams in this summer’s cohort achieved. Seven student-led startups participated in the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Lift program.

Top Listed and Number One

UBI Global

Recognizing the Top Business Incubators and Accelerators from the World Benchmark Study 2019-2020 In 2012, a Swedish student wondered, “What are the traits of the most successful top-performing university incubators worldwide?”

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.

Read This First - An Entrepreneur’s Library

The Seraf Compass

Investing in early-stage companies is investing in entrepreneurs. Understanding how they measure up is partly a function of understanding how they think, or should think. Entrepreneurship has come a long way toward being a better-understood and accessible way of life.

Faculty Spotlight: Julie Messing from Kent State University

Venture Well

Julie Messing from Kent State University is working to help all students, regardless of discipline, gain an entrepreneurial mindset. The post Faculty Spotlight: Julie Messing from Kent State University appeared first on VentureWell. Faculty entrepreneurship education teaching resources

Labor Shortages

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I read last week that there are a growing number of regions around the country where there are labor shortages. Businesses literally cannot find the workers they need to operate their businesses. Today is Labor Day, a day to celebrate the workers who built America and the labor movement that rose up to protect workers from abusive labor practices. And so it is worth noting that we don’t have enough labor in our country right now.

Here We Come, World

GAN

I can’t remember the last time I was this excited. In just four days, GAN hits the road on our 2019 GAN Momentum Tour, a five-stop global tour focused on helping startups get and sustain momentum wherever they call home. But even if you can’t personally join us on any of the five stops, I still think we all have huge reasons to be excited about what lies behind this tour—. There Are Startups — Everywhere.

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.

A Mental Model for Prioritizing Your Startup's Energies

Tomasz Tunguz

I’ve playing with a new mental model for early-stage startups: a pendulum. This pendulum oscillates between the limiting factors of the business at different stages. There only two limiting factors in this mental model: product and go to market. At the moment a startup is founded, the business is product limited. You can’t do much without a product. After the company establishes product market fit, the pendulum swings to go-to-market.

Secrets from The Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Summit-Singapore

Smart Hustle Magazine

Ramon Ray recently attended the 10th annual Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Summit in Singapore. The Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) connects female entrepreneurs across the globe with networks, sources of capital, knowledge, and technology, giving them the power to do more.

Audio Of The Week: Sarah Beatty and Montgomery Builds

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The Gotham Gal loves this conversation with Sarah Beatty about her Montgomery Builds project and suggested that I give it a listen. So I am doing the same with all of you. entrepreneurship

Top Listed and Number One

UBI Global

Recognizing the Top Business Incubators and Accelerators from the World Benchmark Study 2019-2020 In 2012, a Swedish student wondered, “What are the traits of the most successful top-performing university incubators worldwide?” The answer at the time was unavailable; the landscape was unmapped, unexplored, and unranked. So began UBI Global, with a mission to identify, benchmark, […]. The post Top Listed and Number One appeared first on UBI Global.

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 to Have Difficult Conversations

Co Starters

Overlooked Aspects of Inclusion in Ecosystem Building, Part 2. This article is the second in a three-part series covering sometimes overlooked aspects of inclusion in entrepreneurial ecosystem building.

7 Tips for Incorporating New Business Development into Your Busy Schedule

Entrepreneurs' Organization

By Caryn Kopp, an EO New Jersey member and Chief Door Opener of Kopp Consulting. A version of this article originally appeared on the website of Kopp Consulting. . Finding time for new business development can be difficult for many entrepreneurs.

A Hospitality Entrepreneur Changing How Travelers See the World

Smart Hustle Magazine

Ramon Ray spoke to many women during his time at the Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network in Singapore. Many have created businesses that are changing industries and even the world. Aditi Balbir and her business, V Resorts , are no different. .

Top Listed and Number One

UBI Global

Recognizing the Top Business Incubators and Accelerators from the World Benchmark Study 2019-2020 In 2012, a Swedish student wondered, “What are the traits of the most successful top-performing university incubators worldwide?” The answer at the time was unavailable; the landscape was unmapped, unexplored, and unranked. So began UBI Global, with a mission to identify, benchmark, […]. The post Top Listed and Number One appeared first on UBI Global.

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.”

Talking About Diversity and Inclusion

Co Starters

Overlooked Aspects of Inclusion in Ecosystem Building, Part 2. By Rich Bailey. This article is the second in a three-part series covering sometimes overlooked aspects of inclusion in entrepreneurial ecosystem building.

When medical research turns personal

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. Copyright © 2019, The Oklahoman. Of the more than 120 types of brain and central nervous system tumors, Glioblastoma (also called GBM) is the most aggressive — a deadly brain cancer with no cure. Glioblastomas often appear with no warning or prior symptoms. These Type IV tumors tend to produce their own blood vessels and are highly malignant. The cells spread fast and send tentacles to other parts of the brain, which makes complete surgical removal virtually impossible.

Living Local wins grant to innovate how we connect to one another

Unrestricted Revenue

Two awards in one week, wahoo! Kelly and I are thrilled to announce Living Local won a grant to be one of the nonprofits participating in our Fall Innovation Accelerator Cohort.

Top Listed and Number One

UBI Global

Recognizing the Top Business Incubators and Accelerators from the World Benchmark Study 2019-2020 In 2012, a Swedish student wondered, “What are the traits of the most successful top-performing university incubators worldwide?” The answer at the time was unavailable; the landscape was unmapped, unexplored, and unranked. So began UBI Global, with a mission to identify, benchmark, […]. The post Top Listed and Number One appeared first on UBI Global.

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.