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Finding your brand identity in 4 steps

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Bryce Kelly. In an era where an endless number of apps, news stories, social media posts, and products are all competing for attention, it can be difficult to distinguish yourself from the crowd.

Deal Breakers for Investors

Paul G. Silva

Caya and his team at Slidebean kindly interviewed me about often-invisible deal-killer for startup raising money: the investment-culture differences between varying groups of investors.


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5 brand positioning strategies to help set your business apart

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Jewelle Saunders. There are definite benefits to focusing on your branding efforts for your business or organization. According to HubSpot , “Successful branding yields benefits such as increased customer loyalty, an improved image, and a relatable identity.”

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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Back in the early 2000s, it was exciting to blog and use social networks to create our own media and move away from the traditional media outlets. That was the pull that got me into blogging and got me investing in Twitter. It was a powerful feeling.

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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!

InBIA’s Entrepreneurship Centers of the Year, Specialty, and Prestigious Awards


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Best practices (and pitfalls to avoid) in second-generation businesses

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Vincent Finaldi, an EO New Jersey member and vice president of TeleCloud , a second-generation business that provides seamless VoIP communications solutions.

How one YLAI Fellow turned her personal journey into a business empowering marginalized girls in Canada

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Bryce Kelly. Launching your business or nonprofit organization will often be about more than offering a product or a service. It will be about telling your story.

Putting Carbon Back In The Ground

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

As USV is now about six months into investing our first climate fund, I am starting to see more clearly what climate investing is all about and my partner Albert said something in a team meeting earlier this week that really stuck with me.

systems change: strategies to engage university stakeholders for ecosystem transformation

Venture Well

Systems change can help university innovation ecosystems address challenges embedded into their structural foundations and shift to more positively impactful models. The post systems change: strategies to engage university stakeholders for ecosystem transformation appeared first on VentureWell.

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.

4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Boost Their Mental Health


Starting and building a business is outrageously difficult. It demands long hours, deep research and analysis, and more blood, sweat and tears than a body should ever be capable of. One moment, you’re riding high on your latest successful breakthrough.

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10 Must-Dos When Starting Your Healthcare Business

Smart Hustle Magazine

Some people say they were born to run their own business, but me? I never envisioned myself as an entrepreneur with a healthcare business. In fact, when I was in the first year of my dietetic internship, one of my professors predicted my future.

Optimizing Health Care

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Last week, I had to clear my calendar for two days and spend them in doctors’ offices and radiology labs. I developed a kidney stone last week and my doctors and I wanted to understand how large and where it was. The answer is 4mm and it was somewhere between my kidney and bladder as of last Thursday. That may be more information than you need to know.

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Culture Is A Product You Build For Your People


I’ve been thinking about, talking about and working on culture for at least a decade. Not counting the 15 years I spent being mostly clueless about culture in my first startup). I've spent hundreds of hours working with the HubSPot team to create the HubSpot Culture Code deck.

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.

Sifter raises $4.6M in Series Seed Round

Hyde Park Angels

Hyde Park Angels and Valor Equity Partners, through their Valor Siren Ventures fund, led Sifter’s $4.6M Series Seed round. Sifter is a personalized nutrition data and technology platform that helps consumers find and buy products that match their specific dietary, medical and lifestyle priorities.

Extra Crunch roundup: Jam City SPAC, startup PR, telemedicine market map, more


For this morning’s edition of The Exchange, Alex Wilhelm studied information recently released by mobile gaming studio Jam City as it prepares to go public in a $1.2 billion blank-check deal with DPCM Capital.

I Asked My Millionaire CEO About His Favorite Productivity Tools

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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3 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Launching an Online Course (and How to Fix Them)


The creator economy is made up of 50 million creators , who are all living out their dream jobs thanks to platforms like YouTube, TikTok and Instagram.

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. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.

How do you attract family offices and other large investors to your direct investing platform?

David Teten - VC

One of the best business models ever is creating a marketplace between investors and investment opportunities. However, the challenge with this two-sided market is: how do you get the investors to show up?

Develop a buyer’s guide to educate your startup’s sales team and customers


Yousuf Khan. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Yousuf Khan is a partner at Ridge Ventures.

How To Pursue Leadership With Your Eyes Wide Open

Entrepreneur's Handbook

The technique I used to get past the leadership myths into the real-life stories of greatness Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship startup leadership business life-lessons

7 Midwest Sustainability Startups to Know About in 2021


We’re so happy that more startups than ever are founded on a mission of sustainability. If you’re looking for a great job at a Midwest sustainability startup, you have so many choices. We rounded up some great companies doing good work in the environmental space in the Midwest.

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.”

Cultivating a Practice of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Ecosystem Building Programs

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Cultivating a culture and practice of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has become a core principle for entrepreneurial ecosystem builders.

Mental health app Wysa raises $5.5M for ’emotionally intelligent’ AI


It’s hard enough to talk about your feelings to a person; Jo Aggarwal, the founder and CEO of Wysa, is hoping you’ll find it easier to confide in a robot. Or, put more specifically, “emotionally intelligent” artificial intelligence.

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Why Breaking the Rules In Business Shows A Lack of Creativity

Entrepreneur's Handbook

I know, I know — it’s controversial but it’s what I believe Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». covid19 pivoting restaurant-industry entrepreneurship business

How Angel and Venture Capital Funding Shape the Future of Innovation


W h en many people think of how the business sector relates to startup companies and the venture funding that invests in them, the perception is that this part of the economy is irrelevant and doesn’t impact the average person’s life.

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.