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The Importance of Investing Human Capital

The Seraf Compass

When you combine great leadership with a strong board of directors, the likelihood of a successful outcome for a business increases by an order of magnitude. Legally, directors are required to provide governance and oversight.

7 Smart Tips to Becoming a Business Idea Machine

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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4 Ways to Get Your Team Prepared to Return to the Office

StartupNation

It’s crazy to think that it’s been over a year since businesses were scrambling to get employees out of the office and were transitioning to working from home. Now that more and more people are getting vaccinated, conversations are picking up about when and how to return to the office.

7 Magic Learning Moments from Magic Johnson’s EO Powerhouse Series Interview

Entrepreneurs' Organization

EO’s mission is to help entrepreneurs achieve their full potential. One way EO facilitates that is through programmes such as the EO Powerhouse Series , designed to give exclusive access to thought leaders and changemakers across various industries.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Latest Update on the SBA Community Navigator Funding Opportunity

Source Link

The SourceLink team has kept a close eye out for updates since the U.S. Small Business Administration first released the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Community Navigator Pilot Program.

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Startup CXO

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

On Monday, a copy of Startup CXO , my friend Matt Blumberg’s new book, arrived at the USV office. I picked it up to take a quick look and thought “this a heavy book!” ” So I texted Matt, congratulated him on getting the book out, and then asked why it was so heavy. He replied “because it is 640 pages, there is a section on every C-level function in that book.” ” That’s when I realized that Startup CXO is not really a book.

Market Wagon raises $5M in Series Seed Round

Hyde Park Angels

Hyde Park Angels participated in Market Wagon’s $5M Series Seed round, which was led by Hyde Park Venture Partners. This investment is focused on expanding Market Wagon’s presence to more than 50 markets by the end of the year.

Come Work at YC

Y Combinator

Y Combinator’s legal and software teams, and YC Continuity are hiring. Learn more about the open roles below: Legal Analyst : YC’s newly established Legal Analyst Program has two open positions, starting immediately.

AI startup Eightfold valued at $2.1B in SoftBank-led $220M funding

TechCrunch

Eightfold AI, a startup which uses deep learning and artificial intelligence to help companies find, recruit and retain workers , said on Thursday it has raised $220 million in a new round as it looks to accelerate its growth.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

The Figures that Will Move the Venture Capital Market in the Next 5 Years

Tomasz Tunguz

This weekend, Janet Yellen said the US economy would benefit from an increase in interest rates. The Fed has been struggling to combat historically low inflation.

Tulsa’s Greenwood Neighborhood Wasn’t America’s Only Black Wall Street

Forward Cities

This article originally appeared in USA Today's Opinion section on May 31, 2021. Please click the link below and consider subscribing to read the full article.

Les Brown – Convey With A Story. You’ll Always Win.

Smart Hustle Magazine

Les Brown is one of the all-time best motivational speakers to Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners, non-profit and community leaders from all sectors of society looking to expand opportunity. I never understand why, until recently. I’ve never taken the time to listen to a Les Brown, talk.

Atomic-backed Jumpcut uses data to advance diversity in film

TechCrunch

Jumpcut founder Kartik Hosanagar is a professor at the Wharton School, but about ten years ago, he spent his summer in an unlikely way: he wrote a screenplay. Set in India, his script garnered some interest from producers, but no one took the plunge to fund a film by a first-time Indian director.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

Why I'm Investing $1 Million In BitClout

OnStartups

I’ve decided I’m going to invest $1 million in BitClout the blockchain-based, crypto-currency powered social network that is all the rage (at least within some circles). If you don’t know what BitClout is, I think my earlier post “ What’s BitClout? ” is a decent overview.

Want Happier Customers? A Remote Workforce Could Be the Answer

StartupNation

Working remotely became a way of life in 2020. It went from a privilege that some had to a necessity for large swathes of the workforce. Research shows that more than half of the American workforce moved to remote work over the past year. But what now?

12 Tips on Video Creation and Marketing from 7 Experts

Smart Hustle Magazine

How to use video to grow your business? 7 marketers got together on Clubhouse to speak about how to create and amplify video to grow your brand. This was part of the Likeable Business club , sponsored by 99 Designs with VistaPrint. Attend the LIVE and in-person event in NYC July 29 and 30.

Float wants to provide liquidity to African SMBs in a way never done before

TechCrunch

According to research, 85% of African SMBs have zero access to financing, and e ach day, African SMBs have billions locked up in receivables due to long payment cycles. This leads to cash flow problems that cause businesses to be late on important expenses and fulfilment of new orders.

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4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

The Productivity Implications of Working from Home Across 150,000 Employees

Tomasz Tunguz

Are we more productive at the office or at home? Researchers from the University of Chicago published data on the productivity trends across 150,000 employees of a large IT services company to answer that question. It’s the first time I’ve seen analysis on the same business through the period. The business had deployed software to monitor employee behavior before COVID and used it throughout.

10 Tips on Running a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign for New Entrepreneurs

StartupNation

Over the past decade, crowdfunding has revolutionized the way startups generate capital and secure investment. In fact, in 2019, the global crowdfunding market reached a massive $13.93 billion, with this figure estimated to triple to $39 billion by 2026.

Leading by Example: Why It's Not Important Where Eric Adams Lives

This is going to be BIG.

“The term 'residence' shall be deemed to mean that place where a person maintains a fixed, permanent and principal home and to which he, wherever temporarily located, always intends to return.”

Fresha raises $100M for its beauty and wellness booking platform and marketplace

TechCrunch

Beauty and wellness businesses have come roaring back to life with the decline of COVID-19 restrictions, and a startup that’s built a platform that caters to the many needs of small enterprises in the industry today is announcing a big round of funding to grow with them.

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The Modern Customer Success Playbook

The evolution of every high-functioning, effective customer success strategy centers around three C’s: connected experiences, an engaging customer journey, and a culture built on customer-centricity. Satisfaction won’t cut it. Quarterbacking your customers to long-term success and growth is proven to combat churn and transform customer success teams into revenue-drivers. But where do you start? Download the playbook today!

Jack Welch’s Brutal Firing Strategy is Now Being Used by Amazon

Entrepreneur's Handbook

How a strategy evolved into a ruthless business rule. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». life technology business life-lessons entrepreneurship

10 Best Financial Planning Habits for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

StartupNation

While 48% of new freelancers view freelancing as a long-term career choice, this is only realistic if you have a long-term financial plan. While freelancing comes with advantages, such as flexibility and independence, there are also plenty of drawbacks.

How to Win Consulting, Board, and Deal Roles with Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds

David Teten - VC

Would you like to work with private equity and venture capital funds? There are relatively few jobs directly inside private equity and venture capital funds, and those jobs are highly competitive. See How to negotiate a partner role at a VC or private equity firm.)

Terraformation gets $30M to fight climate change with rapid reforesting

TechCrunch

Every startup is trying to fix something but Terraformation is tackling the only problem that must matter to all of us: Climate change. This is why it’s in such a big huge hurry.

A Proven Guide to Recruiting Passive Candidates

It's a simple, frustrating truth that you can't predict everything when it comes to recruiting for businesses. At some point in your role as a recruiter - perhaps more frequently than not - you'll need to fill a position quickly and you'll look for active recruitment strategies to do it. However, it's not efficient or cost-effective to be in the active recruitment mode all the time. It's important to also invest in building a passive candidate pipeline. Download the guide for tips that can help you build a recruitment strategy that attracts both active and passive candidates for the best possible mix.