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What Most Marketing Advice Doesn’t Tell You

CO.STARTERS

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

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Alexis Maness, contributing editor at 365businesstips.com. Nearly 100,000 businesses have permanently closed due to COVID-19.

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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.

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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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Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

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Jay-Z & Warren Buffett’s Interview Reveals?—?Billionaires Think Alike

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

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Amid the coronavirus outbreak, angels are telling founders to scrutinize their sales forecasts, hiring plans, costs and every other assumption about their business. Upheaval can also create opportunities, as changing markets and obstacles create new challenges to solve and ways for startups to scal

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

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5 Pro LinkedIn Tips for Entrepreneurs

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How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

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You Don’t Need a Business Idea, You Need a Sale

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UK report spotlights the huge investment gap facing diverse founders

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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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