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Your Financial Plan Has Superpowers You Didn’t Know About

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5 ways to leverage your financial plan for success Image by BudgetSage Product is sexy; customer acquisition is exciting; financial planning is dull and dreaded. I believe this is a big part of why young businesses fail.

Does your VC have an investment thesis or a hypothesis?

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David Teten. Contributor. Share on Twitter. David Teten is founder of Versatile VC and writes periodically at teten.com and @dteten. More posts by this contributor. Broaden your view of ‘best’ to make smarter, more inclusive investments. 15 steps to fundraising a new VC or private equity fund.

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4 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Avoid

Entrepreneurs' Organization

An excerpt from the book Launch Your Inner Entrepreneur , by Charlene Walters , MBA, PhD. Charlene is an entrepreneurship coach, branding mentor and speaker. .

5 ways to be an ally to marginalized groups

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Who lives on the periphery of your community and why? Marginalized groups exist nearly everywhere. They are people who are denied involvement or face limited involvement in social, economic, educational, political and/or cultural life.

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!

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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

With vaccinations topping 90mm doses in the US and upwards of 75mm doses likely to be injected into arms in the US in March, many companies are starting to think about what a return to the office might look like this summer and fall. I read two great posts this weekend talking about what this all means for knowledge workers and the companies that employ them: Imagine Your Flexible Office Work Future – Anne Helen Petersen. We’re Never Going Back – Packy McCormick.

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7 Hints for Entrepreneurial Success from Hint Water Founder Kara Goldin

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Kalika Yap , an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member in Los Angeles, California, is founder and CEO of both Citrus Studios , a branding and design agency, and Orange & Bergamot , a creative agency for female founders.

Why equality is not the same as equity

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

The words “equality” and “equity” look similar, sound similar, and even point to the same concept of fairness. So it is understandable if, at first, you think they mean the same thing.

Top Ann Arbor Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2021

StartupNation

Ann Arbor is perfectly positioned to be one of the best cities for tech jobs. Not just in the Midwest, but in the country. It’s home to a world-class university, developing cutting edge research as well as top tech talent.

Can You Be a Successful Entrepreneur? (And What It Takes to Be the One)

Smart Hustle Magazine

I like Twitter more than any other social media platform. This ever-popular microblogging platform has allowed me to witness many stimulating online discussions.

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.

Vail Horton of Keen Healthcare: rejecting the limits of disability

Venture Well

For Vail Horton of Keen Mobility, innovation and entrepreneurship changed the trajectory of his professional and personal life. The post Vail Horton of Keen Healthcare: rejecting the limits of disability appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators Inclusive entrepreneurship E-Team

Extra Crunch roundup: Coupang and Roblox debut, driving GPT-3 adoption, startup how-tos, more

TechCrunch

Extra Crunch publishes a variety of article types, but how-tos are my favorite category. For many entrepreneurs, the startup they are trying to get off the ground might be only the second entry on their resume.

The Case for Testing Your Company’s Potential New Hires

StartupNation

The following is adapted from “Fireproof” by Mike Morse. Not many people enjoy taking tests when applying for a new job. They aren’t used to it, and assessments, whether for IQ, behavioral tendencies, cognitive skills, or more, are time consuming and stressful.

The $14.5 Million Decision That Catapulted Matthew McConaughey’s Career

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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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.

America’s SBDC to Celebrate SBDC Day on March 17, 2021

Smart Hustle Magazine

Small businesses are not small in the United States. According to the data from SBA , small businesses comprise 99.9% of all firms in the US. What’s more, small businesses make 97.5% of all exporters in the country. So we can say small businesses are the growth driver of the US economy.

8 Czech VCs on green shoots, pandemic impacts and 2021 opportunities

TechCrunch

While London, Paris, Berlin and Stockholm feature regularly in tech coverage, the rest of Europe has been busy. The Czech Republic may be better known for beer, hockey and the sights of Prague, but its entrepreneurial community is as ambitious as any.

How Startup Leaders Can Choose to Challenge the Status Quo, Build an Equitable Future

StartupNation

Today is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge.

Why Facebook and Google Invested $10 Billion in the Richest Man in Asia

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Have they partnered with the right person, given the controversy surrounding him? Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». startup business entrepreneurship politics social-media

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.

Love Superheroes? NetSuite Takes It Up a Level with New Superhero Series [The Origin of Captain Finance]

Smart Hustle Magazine

Superheroes can wear capes, and then some don’t. Some are always on the frontline every day fighting the forces of evil. And some battle all the challenges that small businesses face every day.

Regenerative agriculture is the next great ally in fight against climate change

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Nancy Pfund. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Nancy Pfund is founder and managing partner of DBL Partners , a venture capital firm whose goal is to combine top-tier financial returns with meaningful social, environmental and economic returns in the regions and sectors in which it invests.

Why a Website is Vital to Your Startup’s Success in the COVID-19 Era

StartupNation

Over the course of the past year, COVID-19 shutdowns and the rapid transition to online business has brought about many challenges for entrepreneurs.

12 Words From Lululemon’s Secret Company Handbook Could Hotwire Your Hustle

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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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.”

Oklahoma innovators match inventions to market needs

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. I like the word reverberate. In acoustics, it means the persistence of sound after the sound is produced. In innovation and entrepreneurship, reverberate perfectly describes how new inventions and ideas echo through companies, regions, economies, and the world.

The Product Manager asterisk

TechCrunch

Product manager might be one of the most grey roles within a startup. However, as a company progresses and the team grows, there comes a time when a founder needs to carve out dedicated roles. Of these positions, product management might be one of the most elusive — and key — roles to fill.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Experts Predict Life in 2025 Will Be More Tech-Driven (Episode 188)

StartupNation

On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff shares results from a new Pew Research survey , which asked tech experts what they believe life will be like in 2025. Many of those surveyed believe that life will even be more tech-connected and dependent.

What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur

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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.