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Essential skills for an entrepreneur

NZ Entrepreneur

Are entrepreneurs born or made? We think both. While it helps to have that entrepreneurial flair inbuilt, there’s no reason you can’t learn and develop the qualities of an entrepreneur. Here, we share three essential skills for taking ventures from ideas to reality.

Weekly #13: The Introvert’s Guide to Entrepreneurship

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Why the Future of Entrepreneurship Is Content Creation


The days when entrepreneurship was inextricably linked to a product or service are long gone. Instead, content creation… The post Why the Future of Entrepreneurship Is Content Creation appeared first on StartupNation.

How to determine the ideal type of influencer for your social media campaign

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Chris Jacks , director of growth strategy for HireInfluence , where he analyzes and adapts to the ever-changing influencer marketing industry. In 2020, the Instagram influencer market size across the globe surpassed US$2 billion.

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The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

Valuing a Venture Capital Portfolio

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Every quarter our firm goes through a process to value our entire portfolio. Those values, on a schedule of investments we publish to our investors every quarter, flow through to our financial statements and capital accounts and establish how much an interest in our partnerships are worth at that time. We have always taken this process very seriously and approach it with a lot of rigor. Every partner is highly engaged with this process.

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500 Founders: Rick Kiessig, Hannah Hunt, Matthew Jackson & Jenni Matheson

NZ Entrepreneur

Want to tap in to the best startup advice from entrepreneurs who are out there doing it? Welcome to ‘500 Founders’ where we ask innovators from around New Zealand for their top insights for first time startup founders. Rick Kiessig – Cofounder. Kimer Med.

PE in VC in 22

Tomasz Tunguz

In 2018 at Saastr, Jason Lemkin & I talked about private equity becoming an increasingly aggressive buyer of venture-backed software companies. Last year, private equity firms inhaled $29 billion dollars’ worth of startups - a twenty-year record and 50% more than the previous peak.

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Woman Investor Profile Series: Elaine Bolle, Investment Chair, RTP Capital

The Seraf Compass

This profile is the seventh in a series of interviews highlighting the work of interesting female investors. Elaine Bolle is an active angel investor, board director and advisor who has led domestic and global organizations from start-ups to $750M+ enterprises.

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Entrepreneur's Handbook

( Any views expressed in the below are the personal views of the author and should not form the basis for making investment decisions, nor be construed as a recommendation or advice to engage in investment transactions. ) ( Note to reader: this week’s essay is a continuation of my piece from last week, “A Samurai, a Knight, and a Yankee”.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Once a key driver of global venture activity, fintech investment slows around the world


As venture capital grew around the world , tracking the fintech market was a fine way to understand the general health of the VC world; when venture was getting bigger, so too was fintech fundraising.

How To Be Among the 1 Percent of Startups That Succeed


When you launch a startup, the odds are stacked against you. Statistics show that your chances of making… The post How To Be Among the 1 Percent of Startups That Succeed appeared first on StartupNation.

Learn the power of NO!


Over the years I have counseled entrepreneurs to think of a “no” response in terms of “yes, but…” There is always another way to say “no” that leaves the door open for creative thinking. Well, almost always. . Sometimes, you just have to suck it up and say “NO” with strong conviction.

A Samurai, a Knight, and a Yankee

Entrepreneur's Handbook

( Any views expressed in the below are the personal views of the author and should not form the basis for making investment decisions, nor be construed as a recommendation or advice to engage in investment transactions. Betwixt a placid pond and the high road rests an inn.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

The bright side of fintech funding results


Welcome to The Interchange! If you received this in your inbox, thank you for signing up and your vote of confidence. If you’re reading this as a post on our site, sign up here so you can receive it directly in the future. Every week, I’ll take a look at the hottest fintech news of the previous week.

WJR Business Beat: Equity Crowdfunding Still Strong (Episode 433)


On today’s Business Beat, Jeff Sloan explains why this is a really strong time to make select investments… The post WJR Business Beat: Equity Crowdfunding Still Strong (Episode 433) appeared first on StartupNation.

Learnings of a CEO: Max Rhodes, Faire

Y Combinator

Every year, 200 YC companies go through our post-accelerator programs. These programs provide founders with the resources they need to build a company all the way through IPO. One area covered extensively is how to scale as a CEO of a growth-stage company.

8 Ways to Know if You Have a Winning Business Idea on Your Hands

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Begin with the user, and validate as much as possible to enhance your chances of success. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». lessons-learned entrepreneur entrepreneurship startup innovation

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

Looking for an investment from a CVC? Take these 3 tips to the negotiation table


Luisa Rubio Arribas. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Luisa Rubio Arribas is the head of Wayra X , Telefónica’s digital innovation hub offering funding, connections and expertise to mass-market-ready B2C startups. More posts by this contributor.

Joe Thiel of Innovate Marquette SmartZone


On this episode of “Inside Michigan Business,” host Jeff Sloan talks with Joe Thiel about the work Innovate… The post Joe Thiel of Innovate Marquette SmartZone appeared first on StartupNation.

ACA Visits DC With a Message: Entrepreneurs are the Engine for Economic Growth and Angels are the Fuel for that Engine

Angel Capital Association

July 19, 2022 - ACA CEO Pat Gouhin, alongside Clay Rankin, Chris McCannell and Blair Hancock of GrayRobinson, P.A.

How I Make $7,500 a Month Writing For the Financial Services Industry

Entrepreneur's Handbook

All the ways you can make money as a financial writer + how much I charge. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship finance business writing writing-tips

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

How Parfait is using AI to upend the $13B custom wig industry


The wig industry aimed at women of color has an estimated market in the neighborhood of $13 billion. Black women face unique issues when it comes to building these wigs, and the process traditionally has involved sitting with a stylist for eight hours or more.

The Importance of Angel Investing in the Startup Ecosystem


On this segment of “The Pre W. Smith Show,” Jeff Sloan talks with City Side Ventures‘ Doron York… The post The Importance of Angel Investing in the Startup Ecosystem appeared first on StartupNation.

Planet Theta’s Crew Flips the Script on Dating Apps

Jason Malki

I had the pleasure of interviewing Chris Crew, the CEO and co-founder of Planet Theta. Chris lives in the Pacific Northwest and is an avid PC gamer. A former collegiate debater and coach, Chris has made a career out of creating new businesses.

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The #1 Mistake That Derails Ambitious, Capable Wantrepreneurs

Entrepreneur's Handbook

If you feel like you’re failing or getting nowhere fast, here’s the solution to right the ship Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship work success business startup

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.