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What Most Marketing Advice Doesn’t Tell You


CO.STARTERS is a Small Business Too: Part IV | The fourth in a series of inside tips on how we’re adapting our own small business to the current challenges. By Jose Alfaro, CO.STARTERS COO. Perhaps the single most common question we hear from entrepreneurs is, “How can I improve my marketing?”.

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How to build a pandemic-proof business plan for 2021

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Going Direct To Learners With Software

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I was talking to a group of education entrepreneurs (on Zoom naturally) last week and was advocating for the “direct to learner” approach that defines our eduction investing strategy at USV.

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Limit Their Creative Potential

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Every entrepreneur believes in their heart that their startup is more innovative and creative than their competitors. Yet none knows exactly

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!

I've Got 14 Billion Problems with Politics and This Ain't One

This is going to be BIG.

$14 billion. That’s how much money was spent across federal and congressional races in 2020 and that’s not even counting local elections. Is it any wonder people are saying they’re tired of politics? Just today, I turned on the radio in the car and heard an add bashing a local politician that I know well. It was full of gloom and doom about New York City—a vision of crime and despair that just doesn’t reflect what’s actually happening here on the ground.

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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.

Seth Godin Talks Creativity and How to Find Your Passion


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sparking innovative student-led solutions to healthcare challenges: a Q&A with Christine E. King of University of California, Irvine

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UK report spotlights the huge investment gap facing diverse founders


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Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

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The Face Of Angel Investing Is Changing. Here’s What You Need To Know

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REEF Technology raises $700M from SoftBank and others to remake parking lots


It seems like SoftBank and the Mubadala Corp. aren’t finished taking big swings at the commercial real estate business in the U.S. Even after the collapse of WeWork, the investors are doubling down on a similar business model as part of a syndicate investing $700 million into REEF Technology.

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.

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Is fintech’s Series A market hot, or just overhyped?


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Company culture still needed when working from home

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By Scott Meacham. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” We don’t really know who said this first—maybe Buddha or a Zen master — but the idea is endlessly powerful. When we open our minds and our eyes, we can learn so much from wherever we find ourselves.

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