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SourceLink + National League of Cities – Impacting Entrepreneurship in Rural Communities

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SourceLink®, the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation are pleased to announce the results of recent efforts to advance entrepreneurial development in Kankakee and Belvidere, Illinois.

Introducing Trust, and the Importance of Product-Founder Fit

Both Sides of the Table

Photo by Vanna Phon on Unsplash Customer acquisition is the lifeblood of many startups from e-commerce to gaming to marketplace companies, among others.

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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I like to think of investing in new things a bit like a football running play. Imagine you are the running back. You’ve been handed the football and you are looking for a hole to open up and run through. What you really want is some running room beyond the opening.

Is the 9-to-5 workday dead? What employees seek in return-to-office plans

Entrepreneurs' Organization

What do employees want in returning to the office? . Business owners often assume they know what their employees want due to a dangerous judgment error termed the false consensus effect. This problematic mental blindspot causes us to perceive others—especially teammates—as sharing our beliefs.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Every Team Needs A Coach: Managing the Deal Process

The Seraf Compass

Not everyone is cut out to lead a deal. In our experience, it takes a certain temperament and set of people skills to lead a bunch of peer volunteers. There are many successful investors who cringe at the phrase, “managing the process.” Managing is the last thing they see themselves doing.

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Science To The Rescue

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

It would be easy to get depressed reading the morning news. Climate change is happening more quickly. The Covid pandemic shows no signs of abating. And there are all sorts of other things that are challenging our way of life. But on days like today, I find it helpful to remember that science and technology helps us address these challenges. We understand the carbon cycle and how far it is out of equilibrium. We also have many of the technologies we need to bring it back to equilibrium.

7 Creative Financing Options for New Businesses and Startups

StartupNation

It takes money to make money. But financing isn’t always easy — especially if you’re the proud founder of a brand new business. Traditional banks and financial institutions set a high bar for borrowers.

The Next Big Thing. How Can You Leverage the Future for Your Business?

Smart Hustle Magazine

As a small business owner, taking your startup to the next level involves many growth strategies. Whether it’s expansion or building your customer base, small business growth takes time, effort, and dedication. . But, let’s face it. Scaling your business is challenging. .

UBI Global Says Good-Bye to an Old Friend

UBI Global

UBI Connect is ending as we announce a new hub of tools and services developed by our team especially for you. Announcing ‘the end’ of something is never fun or easy, but in this case, there really is a lot to look forward to.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Felt raised $4.5 million to get you to ‘think in maps’

TechCrunch

From vaccine distribution plans to fire trackers to bar crawls for your best friend’s birthday, maps help people visualize space and express impact. And Felt, a new Oakland-based startup co-founded by Sam Hashemi and Can Duruk , is on a mission to make the medium more mainstream.

3 Tips to Grow Your Business in the Post-Pandemic Era

StartupNation

Summer is in full swing, and in some areas of the country, mask mandates have lifted and event production companies now have packed schedules. It seems like we are starting to finally overcome and move beyond the COVID-19 crisis.

HPA Member Amanda Lannert Inducted into Chicago Innovation Hall of Fame

Hyde Park Angels

Congratulations to HPA Member Amanda Lannert for being inducted into the Chicago Innovation Hall of Fame! As the CEO of Jellyvision , Amanda has been a key figure in driving the company since its founding in 2001.

Coworking Spaces in Ontario are ready to put their pants on and Cowork!

GCUC

We’re always looking for examples of how coworking and flexible office space providers can cooperate, and we were blown away when we heard about. The post Coworking Spaces in Ontario are ready to put their pants on and Cowork! appeared first on GCUC Community. Coworking Community

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.

A close look at Singapore’s thriving startup ecosystem

TechCrunch

Toni Eliasz. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Toni Eliasz is the program manager of the Disruptive Technologies for Development Program (DT4D) that supports the innovation and adoption of technology-driven solutions in World Bank Group operations.

Dell Technologies on Small Business: StartupNation Radio

StartupNation

On this week’s episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff talks to Megan Shadle and YJ Lin from Dell Technologies to discuss Dell’s commitment to entrepreneurial spirit, as well as Alexis Wormley to hear the story of her clothing company, Offbeat Native.

BEN FRANKLIN PORTFOLIO COMPANY IS “SAVING LIVES AND LIMBS” USING ULTRASOUND TECHNOLOGY!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

ERIE, PA – In 2020, when Dr. Jeffrey Vaitekunas made his investment pitch presentation to Ben Franklin Technology Partners, he began with some very somber facts. Every year, more people die from blood clots than from breast cancer and traffic accidents combined.

Happy International Coworking Day

GCUC

Happy International Coworking Day y’all. Is it just us or does the celebration of community feel a little more special this year? Almost magical. The post Happy International Coworking Day appeared first on GCUC Community.

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!

ThirdAI raises $6M to democratize AI to any hardware

TechCrunch

Houston-based ThirdAI , a company building tools to speed up deep learning technology without the need for specialized hardware like graphics processing units, brought in $6 million in seed funding.

How to Boost Your Startup’s Profitability with This Old Improv Trick

StartupNation

Where does revenue come from? And how can we make more of it? When you’re building a business , everything comes down to these two questions. The more specifically you can answer the first, the more opportunities you’ll see to answer the second. To see the big picture, you have to get small.

The Biggest Consequence of Choosing Entrepreneurship Isn’t Giving up a Steady Paycheck

Entrepreneur's Handbook

There are one missing piece entrepreneurs lose when they exit the rat race and lacking it may be a huge blow to their confidence. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship business startup careers entrepreneur

Hologram Raises $65M in Series B Round

Hyde Park Angels

Hyde Park Angels is excited to announce our participation in Hologram’s $65M Series B round , which was led by Tiger Global. Bullpen Capital, NextView Ventures, and Mucker Capital also participated in the round.

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.

Consumer goods software company Aforza bags $22M to open US headquarters

TechCrunch

Aforza , developing cloud and mobile apps for consumer goods companies, announced a $22 million Series A round led by DN Capital.

How to Set Expectations in a Business Partnership to Ensure Success

StartupNation

It’s an exciting moment in the life cycle of a startup when an entrepreneur decides to establish a partnership. Businesses that create partnerships together are able to align with like-minded brands that support and enhance each other’s services.

The Most Important Lessons I’ve Learned from My Substack Newsletter Experiment

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Here’s what I’ve been telling big-name writers behind the scenes. Growing on Substack is counter-intuitive. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». money entrepreneurship writing newsletter creativity

Survey Results – COVID-19 Ignited a Small Business Renaissance

Smart Hustle Magazine

Contributed by Enrique Ortegon, Senior Vice President, SMB at Salesforce, leading the sales team focused on helping small-and-medium-sized businesses grow and succeed with easy-to-use CRM technology that scales with their business.

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.