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5 Steps for Launching an Online Business in 2021

StartupNation

The pandemic has made life difficult in innumerable ways, but it has also presented business opportunities to savvy entrepreneurs. Company closures left spaces for startups to fill, and the unprecedented environment prompted the creation and development of specific markets. For example, IBM’s U.S.

4 Signs It’s Time To Explore A Side Hustle

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Leaders Wanted: The Importance of Deal Leadership

The Seraf Compass

The first time I served as a deal lead was unintentional. I happened upon a team I really liked, going after a market I thought was really attractive, with a solution I thought was really smart. So I started telling other investors about it.

Computer Science Is For Everyone

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Many/most of you know that a lot of my philanthropic time and energy is dedicated to making sure that all K12 students, but particularly young women and students of color, have access to a high quality computer science education.

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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!

Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro: A Lesson in Self-Leadership

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Miranda Naiman, founder and managing partner of Empower, a Tanzanian consulting firm and a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. .

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One social entrepreneur and activist’s mission to defend the environment and indigenous communities in Venezuela

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Bryce Kelly. 2017 YLAI Fellow Victor Rujano Bautista is the co-founder of Culturas Indígenas y Medio Ambiente Sustentable (CIMAS), an organization committed to promoting and defending the human rights of indigenous peoples and the protection of the environment in the Venezuelan state of Zulia.

Labster gets millions from a16z to bring virtual science lab software to the world

TechCrunch

Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm with $16.5 billion in assets under management , has poured millions into an edtech startup that sells virtual STEM lab simulations to institutions.

SourceLink Commits to Innovation In Key Partnership with NLC

Source Link

Innovation is never born in a silo, and solutions are always meant to be shared. That’s precisely the philosophy behind the City Innovation Ecosystems program from the National League of Cities.

COVID-19 testing: four breakthrough solutions in the RADx initiative

Venture Well

In celebration of National Inventors’ Day, we are highlighting four teams developing COVID-19 testing innovations through the National Health Institute's Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative.

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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.

4 Questions to Find Your Price

Paul G. Silva

This long, detailed, and excellent article is chock full of valuable advice on pricing. One part that particularly stood out for sharing are the four questions to ask a potential customer to help you determine where to price your product. At what point is this way too expensive that you would never consider purchasing it? At what point is this starting to get expensive, but you’d still consider purchasing it? At what point is this a really good deal? You’d buy it right away.)

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Commercializing deep tech startups: A practical guide for founders and investors

TechCrunch

Vin Lingathoti. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Vin Lingathoti is a partner at Cambridge Innovation Capital , where he focuses on technology investments. A software engineer by background, Vin has spent more than a decade in Silicon Valley working with tech companies.

Register for StartupNation’s Live Webinar with Dell Technologies, Be Entered to Win a Dell XPS 13 Laptop

StartupNation

Join StartupNation, Dell Technologies and Microsoft for a free LIVE webinar and Q&A on modern workplace solutions and collaboration technologies on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. Register for the free webinar here!

How to Make the Most of a Hybrid Business Model with or without PPP Relief

Smart Hustle Magazine

Small businesses are vital to our global economy, yet they are disproportionately vulnerable to the economic fallout from COVID-19. In fact, more than 70 percent of small business leaders felt a moderate-to-large negative effect from the pandemic, according to an October 2020 U.S.

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.

Eliminating Data Downtime with Data Observability - Why We Partnered with Monte Carlo Data

Tomasz Tunguz

At Redpoint, we believe 2020 is the decade of data. We’ve partnered in the leaders of the next generation of data from the earliest stages; companies like Snowflake, Looker, and Dremio. Leaders rely more on data every day to inform our decisions, to power our products, and to communicate.

LA-based SoLo Funds raises $10 million to offer an alternative to predatory payday lenders

TechCrunch

SoLo Funds wants to replace payday lenders with a community-based, market-driven model for individual lending, and now has $10 million to expand its business in the U.S.

10 Techniques for Better Negotiation

StartupNation

Startup entrepreneurs are not always the best negotiators. They step into the shoes of a business owner for the first time and find (to their surprise) that nearly everything involves negotiation of some kind, and they may not always have those negotiation techniques down.

Best Minority Small Business Grants (Updated for 2021)

Wesley Cherisien

Last Updated on February 12, 2021 by Wesley Cherisien. SBA 8(a) Business Development Program. Best minority small business grant when seeking government contracts. The SBA 8(a) program is a nine-year development undertaking that aims to provide small businesses with fair competition.

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. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.

Someone Will Walk Away With Up To $10,000!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

For the past ten weeks, six entrepreneurial teams have been participating via Zoom in an intensive Business Startup Boot Camp, The Tech Celerator @NWPA.

Online workspace startup Notion hit by outage, citing DNS issues

TechCrunch

Notion, the online workspace startup that was last year valued at over $2 billion , is currently offline after a DNS outage knocked the site off the internet.

These 8 Startups are Among the Top in the Midwest (and the U.S.)

StartupNation

Why were there only two Midwest startups on LinkedIn’s list of the top 50 startups on the rise? Cameo, based in Chicago (as well as remotely ), and Seamless.AI, based in Columbus , are really awesome startups, and we were so happy to see them on the list.

Could you achieve ten percent net income each month?

Berkonomics

How planning is done today. Most entrepreneurs and managers, when modeling their business operations using a spreadsheet, start with expected revenue by month. Then they calculate cost of sales, and then project their expenses, to find the bottom-line profit or loss each projected month.

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.”

How Will Smith Went from $2.8 Million in Debt to $350 Million in Cash

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Nanome raises $3 million to help scientists get up close with molecular structures in VR

TechCrunch

Discovery and research of new molecular compounds is an expensive business, with development costs exceeding $10 billion per substance in some cases.

Female-Founded Afloat App Makes Asking for Help Easier

StartupNation

Asking for help is hard because being vulnerable is hard. Female entrepreneur, Sarah-Allen Preston, launched an app to help people who feel like they’re sinking, but have a hard time leaning on their community to receive a helping hand.

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) – Definition, Roles, & Responsibilities

Feedough

Every company has a C-suite leading it. This C-suite or chief-suite constitutes the senior-most executives responsible for the core strategic direction of the organisation.

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.