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Learning from Lululemon – When Should You Expand Your Offerings?

Smart Hustle Magazine

The WSJ reports that Lululemon , the activewear clothier for women’s yoga apparel is expanding beyond its roots. There’s a lesson in this for business owners. Often times we’re advised to go niche and that is GOOD advice.

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How the Metaverse Is Going to Revolutionize Retail Business

StartupNation

Most of the population has come across the term “metaverse” after Facebook’s revelatory move to change its name to Meta. Little did we know that the term was born in the early ’90s through the fiction novel “Snow Crash” and has been used to describe an alternate reality since then.

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11 Reasons Why You Need a Side Hustle

StartupNation

Side hustles aren’t new, but they’re more popular than ever. Especially now, with so many ways to make money online, more and more people are deciding to pursue a side hustle. . A 2021 survey from Dollarsprout showed that 57% of Americans have a side hustle. Why is this becoming more common?

How to protect hybrid work cultures from proximity bias

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, CEO of the boutique future-proofing consultancy Disaster Avoidance Experts , which helps forward-looking leaders avoid dangerous threats and missed opportunities.

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 Doom Loop

Entrepreneur's Handbook

( Any views expressed in the below are the personal views of the author and should not form the basis for making investment decisions, nor be construed as a recommendation or advice to engage in investment transactions. )

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How to Bootstrap Your Side Hustle into a 6-Figure Business

StartupNation

How do you successfully bootstrap a side hustle into a six-figure business? Building a wildly profitable business is simpler than you might think.

Why your team needs scheduling software: Microsoft Bookings vs. Calendly

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Dan Izydorek, EO Detroit. Dan is a partner at ITS Detroit and chief revenue officer of Intelligent Technical Solutions, which helps growing businesses fully leverage technology to improve business efficiency.

10 Lessons on Entrepreneurship From Being a Broke Pro Athlete

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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The Future of Conservation NGOs Innovation Challenge is on!

Impact Hub

Vienna, March 27, 2022. As the climate crisis intensifies and biodiversity loss accelerates, the work of nature conservation non-governmental organisations is becoming increasingly urgent.

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.

Why and How Companies Must Prepare for ESG Investing

StartupNation

Historically, revenue, capital growth and safety of returns have been the key determinants used by investors when making any investment decision.

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Why I Quit My Job at Google to Work In Crypto

Entrepreneur's Handbook

And why now is the best time to work in the industry Last month, I quit my job as a Software Engineer at Google, packed up my apartment in Canada, gave up the right to live in North America, and moved 7,500 miles across the world to India. All just so I could work in the Cryptocurrency industry.

Adept aims to build AI that can automate any software process

TechCrunch

In 2016 at TechCrunch Disrupt New York, several of the original developers behind what became Siri unveiled Viv , an AI platform that promised to connect various third-party applications to perform just about any task. The pitch was tantalizing — but never fully realized.

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.

More Money Isn’t the Only Thing That Will Attract Quality Employees

StartupNation

As a business owner, you are constantly battling with how to boost profits and productivity without increasing costs. Commonly, the first adjustment that comes to mind is within your own team. Finding quality staff members is valuable, though these workers often come at a higher price. .

The Three Eras of Startup Valuations

Tomasz Tunguz

I used to have a clear answer to a founder’s question, “How do you value a company?” ” The question is just as important in conversations within a VC partnership as with founders. A valuation must have some justification to be compelling. Reflecting on this question a founder posed this week, I remembered how we came to be here, the three eras of startup pricing: cash-flow, multiples, and discount-to-future-value. Cash Flow.

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How Noah Kagan Makes Over $350,000 per Month in “Passive” Income

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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The corporate venture comeback: What startups considering CVC need to know

TechCrunch

Luisa Rubio Arribas. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Luisa Rubio Arribas is the head of Wayra X , Telefónica’s digital innovation hub offering funding, connections and expertise to mass-market-ready B2C startups.

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.

The Importance of a Having a Business Mentor When Starting Up

StartupNation

As an entrepreneur, you have a fierce independent streak. It’s how you got your business off the ground in the first place. However, there will come a time where you hit a wall when it comes to growing your business.

Key Learnings From Visiting Over 430 Coworking Spaces

Deskmag

In 6 years of traveling, the Coworkies team had the opportunity to visit over 430 coworking spaces across 48 cities. What did they take away from this journey around the world? Keep reading to find out. Featured Blog Articles (EN

Build Your Brand, Not Your Business

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Everyone is a brand. Yes, that means you! You don’t have to build the next Tesla to have a successful business. I wanted to be a billionaire. So I did what everyone in Silicon Valley does?—?start start a startup.

Zenda gets $9.4M to streamline school fee payment and management

TechCrunch

Zenda , a UAE-based startup looking to change how parents pay school bills, and the way educational institutions manage fee collection, is eyeing Africa as its next frontier for growth.

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.

WJR Business Beat: The Internet’s Power Is Strong, But Digital Divide Remains (Episode 400)

StartupNation

In today’s Business Beat, Jeff Sloan talks about the importance of the Internet in our lives and our businesses and how some are being left behind because of the digital divide. Tune in to today’s Business Beat to learn more about who’s being left out: .

Imagine You're a Venture Capitalist.

Tomasz Tunguz

Imagine you’re a venture investor. You find a great company. You buy 16% of the company for $8m at $50m post-money valuation. Six months later, the company raises $100m at $500m. Things have gone very well. Your 8m has 10xed. Naturally, you ride an imaginary horse around the room, galloping with glee. Now you face an important strategic question: Do you invest your full pro-rata of $8m? Pro-rata is the right to invest more to maintain their percentage ownership.

I Consulted Over 50 Crypto Projects?—?Almost All of Them Do Not Know What They’re Doing.

Entrepreneur's Handbook

That friend of yours who made money with NFTs is not smarter than you. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship startup cryptocurrency cryptohandbook blockchain

Reveal raises $50M to espouse the benefits of partner ecosystems

TechCrunch

Business-to-business (B2B) companies are generating an increasing percentage of their revenue through partner ecosystems. In a 2018 Accenture survey , 76% of business leaders said that current business models will be unrecognizable in the next five years, with ecosystems being the main change agent.

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.