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How Do Great Managers Create a Culture of Feeback?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The leadership experts at Franklin Covey have released the essential guide to transforming into the great manager your team deserves.

The Question is… What is the Question?

UBI Global

What methods do corporations use to seek startup partners? Technology has leveled the playing field of business. Today’s startups are just as likely to come up with the next innovation that consumers “must-have” as a corporate innovation team.

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Are your projections really realizable?

Berkonomics

Here’s one for the ages. How many times have you projected income and profits only to fall short, and make excuses to those depending upon you to perform? We know the answer of course. Lots of people do or will depend upon your leadership in driving growth, stability, and profitability.

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Techstars and HBCUvc Launch 10-City Startup Weekend Tour to Promote Diversity in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

TechStars

WASHINGTON, D.C.

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!

500 Around the World: Takeaways from the Sberbank-500 Accelerator

500

If 500 has learned one thing from investing in over 75 countries, it’s the importance of placing bets in all the right founders and helping build ecosystems for them to thrive in. 500 is a firm believer of the idea that talent can be found everywhere, but you have to understand where that talent is and what unique challenges they are going to face in their region. One of these often-overlooked regions is Russia, which despite challenges, has a booming tech and startup ecosystem.

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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Back in June I wrote about a company we recently invested in called Helium. Helium is creating a decentralized low power and low bandwidth wireless network for the exploding number of smart devices out in the world.

Why Latinx In Tech Startup Weekends? To Develop the Next Gen of Latinx Entrepreneurs

TechStars

As a Latina entrepreneur, I know the transparent walls that we face every day for being different. I know what it is like to be seen as an outsider and someone who doesn’t belong in a tech conference.

Inside 500: How Their Accelerator Helped Me Grow My Accounting-as-a-Service Company and Raise $2 Million

500

Felix Rodriguez is the founder and CEO of Back Office, a human-assisted AI platform and bookkeeping service for companies and consultants. In an interview with Nathan Beckord on Foundersuite’s “How I Raised It” podcast he shared how 500 Startups was instrumental in the early growth of BackOffice. Below is an excerpt of his interview. I believe founders have superpowers.

Are CSR and Sustainability the New Magnets for Top Talent?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written by Annie Button. . Attracting and retaining the right talent is a fundamental building block for business success. But recruiting staff and keeping them is getting harder.

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.

Audio Of The Week: Nick Grossman on Venture Unplugged

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

My partner Nick did this podcast recently. In it he talks about how we think about and make investments at USV, our thesis on crypto, and a number of our crypto investments. If you want to bypass all of the intros and sponsor messages, fast forward to 3mins. blockchain crypto VC & Technology

Faculty Spotlight: Richard Niesenbaum from Muhlenberg College

Venture Well

We continue our series highlighting educators within the VentureWell network who are doing good work—faculty members who are catalyzing change in higher education and inspiring. The post Faculty Spotlight: Richard Niesenbaum from Muhlenberg College appeared first on VentureWell.

Accelerators And Seed Deal Flow

Haystack

Those of us in the early-stage tech ecosystem by now well know that saying “there are a LOT of seed and new startups” is a gross understatement. It feels like a tsunami of deal flow , and for me, I’ve outlined how I pay attention to inbound flow in terms of what gets priority. And one of the sources of that flow are the new accelerators (I’m lumping incubators, accelerators, etc.

Should You Build your Company in a Country Like Lima?

GAN

Last week, we were in Lima for our second stop of the Momentum Tour ( video here! ) We met with government officials—the people who oversee the support that startups receive directly from the country—investors investing in the country’s best seed-stage founders, and corporates doing business with the country’s newest startups. Everywhere we went, I asked this one question. Did they feel like Lima was a great place to grow a startup?

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.

That’s Not Fair

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I saw some news this morning and immediately thought “that is not fair.” ” And then I reminded myself that life is not fair. Of course we all wish that life would be fair. It should be fair. But it just isn’t and if you go through life wanting it to be fair, you are just setting yourself up for a lot of disappointment. All of that said, I have found life to be more fair over the long run. Things tend to even out over longer time frames.

10 Steps to Recovering from a Cyber Incident

Smart Hustle Magazine

They say prevention is better than cure. And it’s true. But no matter how careful a small business is, it will never be able to completely avoid risks. This is especially true when it comes to keeping data safe.

The Early Discipline of Remote Startups

Tomasz Tunguz

In a recent interview, Sid Sijbrandij, the founder of Gitlab observed something about remote teams that I think is absolutely true. I’ve seen it in many of the remote/distributed companies we work with. He said: Remote forces you to do the things you should be doing any way earlier and better. As company scale, they need to develop infrastructure to successfully manage and coordinate large numbers of people.

The Question is… What is the Question?

UBI Global

What methods do corporations use to seek startup partners? Technology has leveled the playing field of business. Today’s startups are just as likely to come up with the next innovation that consumers “must-have” as a corporate innovation team. It’s all about having the right idea at the right time – and the resources to make […]. The post The Question is… What is the Question? appeared first on UBI Global. Corporations Innovation Insights UBI Blog

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.

Reckoning Reflections

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The post I wrote yesterday generated a lot of discussion. I followed it on Twitter and engaged with much of it there. One of the best things about writing is all of the feedback you get. It helps to sharpen your arguments and also makes you rethink them too. Here are some of the takeaways: Some readers interpreted the post as arguing for only investing in high gross margin businesses. I don’t believe that is the right takeaway.

Not Attending Smart Hustle 2019 Conf

Smart Hustle Magazine

The post Not Attending Smart Hustle 2019 Conf appeared first on SmartHustle.com with Ramon Ray - freelance, small business, entrepreneur education

Finalists in $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest Announced!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

DUBOIS, PA – D ozens of people located in North Central Pennsylvania recently applied to Ben Franklin’s $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest. This week our team had the difficult job of identifying just a few finalists from all the great applications received from emerging tech startups and small manufacturers.

The Question is… What is the Question?

UBI Global

What methods do corporations use to seek startup partners? Technology has leveled the playing field of business. Today’s startups are just as likely to come up with the next innovation that consumers “must-have” as a corporate innovation team. It’s all about having the right idea at the right time – and the resources to make […]. The post The Question is… What is the Question? appeared first on UBI Global. Corporations Innovation Insights UBI Blog

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.”

The house is on fire: the multi-faceted problem of climate change

Impact Hub

An area the size of Belgium is burning in the Arctic. Not a day goes by without the news reminding us that we’re facing an environmental emergency in the form of climate change.

Good Credit is Good For Business: Nav is Making it Even Easier to Build Business Credit

Smart Hustle Magazine

Unless you are running a business that specializes in providing financial services, dealing with your own business finances probably isn’t your favorite thing in the world to do. One of the first financial barriers business owners face is securing capital.

OKC’s Progentec Diagnostics aims to ‘radically improve’ care of lupus patients

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. Lupus is chronic autoimmune condition with devastating effects. The disease is difficult to diagnose. Its course is unpredictable. There is no cure and few FDA-approved medications. Patients who have lupus live with its impact for the rest of their lives. At times, the disease flares up and gets worse; in remission, symptoms get better or temporarily disappear. Periods of intense lupus symptoms, known as disease flares or flare-ups, can seem to appear at random.

The Question is… What is the Question?

UBI Global

What methods do corporations use to seek startup partners? Technology has leveled the playing field of business. Today’s startups are just as likely to come up with the next innovation that consumers “must-have” as a corporate innovation team. It’s all about having the right idea at the right time – and the resources to make […]. The post The Question is… What is the Question? appeared first on UBI Global. Corporations Innovation Insights UBI Blog

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.