Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Entrepreneurs' Organization

It is mind-boggling how much time and money is invested in “strategy” at many companies—with some larger organizations even hiring a full-time person or team to oversee “strategy and innovation.” While commendable, this effort to invest in strategy doesn’t work unless the company also focuses on culture. After culture eats breakfast, it continues to chomp its way through strategy for lunch and dinner, too!

Warrior strategies to help you thrive in 2021

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The qualities I imagined a warrior would need to get through a crisis were: focus, strength (good health), caring for the needs of others (your customers/staff), standing up for beliefs (purpose), foresight (strategy), faith and determination.


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EO Entrepreneurs Share Strategies for Failure-Proofing Small Business

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The post EO Entrepreneurs Share Strategies for Failure-Proofing Small Business appeared first on Octane Blog – The official blog of the Entrepreneurs' Organization. BUSINESS GROWTH OPERATIONS STARTUP STRATEGY BDEX Cannon Quality Group.

3 strategies to cultivate comprehensive entrepreneurship ecosystems

Venture Well

During our first virtualOPEN conference, we gathered expert panelists to discuss the best strategies for cultivating healthy and robust entrepreneurship ecosystems. The post 3 strategies to cultivate comprehensive entrepreneurship ecosystems appeared first on VentureWell.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

5 brand positioning strategies to help set your business apart

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Here are five common bases for brand positioning strategies to help control how the market sees your business and help set your business up for success. A convenience-based positioning strategy is one that communicates you can help to make the customers’ lives easier.

systems change: strategies to engage university stakeholders for ecosystem transformation

Venture Well

The post systems change: strategies to engage university stakeholders for ecosystem transformation appeared first on VentureWell.

It Depends: Why the right fundraising strategy for your startup is never a straight answer.

This is going to be BIG.

Talk to ten founders and ten different VCs and you’ll get roughly about 600 different suggestions as to how you should go about your fundraising strategy.

Raising Awareness about Entrepreneurship as an Economic Development Strategy

Ecosystem Builder Hub

But in too many communities entrepreneurship is an underutilized and underleveraged strategy for economic growth. Magalie Yacinthe in Winston-Salem, North Carolina echoed the importance of connecting with local civic leaders as part of her strategy to raise awareness. “I’ve

The Fundamentals of Talking "Exit Strategy" with Investors

Dream It

At the seed stage, talking about exit strategy always seems a bit premature, even presumptuous. But this topic is always in the back of mind for VCs and other investors, so it’s important to formulate a plan around the topic, even if those exit strategies might change as you grow your startup. The exit strategy conversation should be nuanced, and founders should use it as a way to show investors you can think about things from different angles.

What We Learned From Our Own Data-Driven ABM Strategy

ZoomInfo has created the following eBook to help other B2B organizations gain insights on how to launch their own data-driven ABM strategy. In this eBook, we will reveal the good and the bad from our own campaign and highlight some key takeaways on how to improve your ABM strategies moving forward.

4 Strategies to Integrate Ethics into Entrepreneurship Education

Venture Well

The post 4 Strategies to Integrate Ethics into Entrepreneurship Education appeared first on VentureWell. We interviewed three leaders in entrepreneurship education about several ways to teach tomorrow's entrepreneurs about ethics. Faculty entrepreneurship education teaching resources

This Angel Investor Shares Why You Need an Exit Strategy from the Start


It may seem counterintuitive to think of your exit strategy in the early stages of starting and running your business, as there is much to do as a young company — product development, go-to market strategy, hiring, etc.

6 Powerful Strategies for Business Growth [Bonus Tips for Startups]

Smart Hustle Magazine

In 2008, Tyler Jorgenson was not in any position to give out strategies for business growth, as he is now. Let's look at specifically six of his strategies for business growth. 6 Powerful Strategies for Business Growth. You have to know your strategy.

The Growth Strategy Snowflake Used to Get to a $70 Billion Market Cap

Entrepreneur's Handbook

leadership entrepreneurship business-strategy business growthWhile having the 3rd highest revenue growth of any software IPO, ever Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

Advanced tax strategies for startup founders


You can implement numerous advanced planning strategies to minimize capital gains tax , reduce future estate tax and increase asset protection from creditors and lawsuits. Different strategies should be used at different times and for different reasons. Peyton Carr. Contributor.

Hustle As Strategy

Tomasz Tunguz

In 1986, Amar Bhide wrote “ Hustle as Strategy ” for the Harvard Business Review. It’s not a powerful new strategy that a new leader infuses into the organization. What differentiates the best banks from the middle of the pack aren’t differentiated financial products or novel go-to-market strategies or new insights into the market. Great execution is a winning strategy.

8 Tips To Improve Your Healthy Living Strategy

Startup Grind

Healthy living strategy comes with a smart plan too, you just need to focus on your pain points. But, once again - healthy living strategy is something that we all should focus on. Plan, Plan, And Plan No matter how busy you’re or how tough your timetable is healthy living strategy should be your to-do list at least thrice a week. Why Should Healthy Living Strategy Be Your Call To Action? So, let us browse through some healthy living strategy we all can afford.

How Entrepreneurs Can Prevent Problems In Their Work-From-Home Strategy

Entrepreneurs' Organization

When Pete approached me for advice, I recommended the “Failure-Proofing” strategy, which is a pragmatic and easy-to-use technique to defend against planning and project disasters. Contributed by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky , disaster avoidance expert, speaker and author. .

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!

Best Distillation of Exit Strategies I’ve Seen

Paul G. Silva

Marty Zwilling recently published a blog post with the most concise distillation of the possible exit strategies a for-profit startup can take and why an entrepreneur should be thinking about them from very early on. Hat tip to Paul Nicolai for sending me the article! Innovation Accelerator

Three Strategies to Survive COVID-19 for Small Businesses in the Food Industry

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Maintaining a good relationship with clients requires effort and strategy. Celina recommends not only social media strategies during the quarantine, but also providing small bonus goods and services to the client. By Verónica Vásquez Cuerno | U.S. Embassy to El Salvador.

Campaign Strategies of Tech Unicorns, Revealed

Entrepreneur's Handbook

A look beyond the surface at smart strategies used to get to $1B and beyond. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». marketing go-to-market b2b-marketing technology entrepreneurship

The hamburger model is a winning go-to-market strategy


Should your SaaS startup embrace a bottom-up GTM strategy? Because the best go-to-market (GTM) strategies for startups are like hamburgers: The bottom bun: Bottom-up GTM. The hamburger go-to-market strategy. Caryn Marooney. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

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.

4 strategies for building a digital health unicorn


Corporate venture business strategies that work. Company founders most often turn to veteran investors for help with grand-slam strategies to create the next healthcare unicorn. BIll Taranto. Contributor.

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8 Simple Strategies for Founders To Improve Startup Culture

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Here are eight psychological concepts and strategies that will address both the intended and unintended messages that establish culture. Here’s what psychologists implement to improve team cohesion and maximize productivity.

Advancing Equity: Validating Multiple Pathways and Developing a Holistic Organizational Approach

Venture Well

Validating multiple pathways to success and developing a holistic organizational approach are twin strategies that can help bridge participation gaps in innovation and entrepreneurship programs.

How to DIY Your Public Relations Strategy During COVID-19


Below are several suggestions for how to develop a DIY public relations strategy and publicize your startup during COVID-19: Pursue virtual opportunities. Related: Public Relations Strategies for Small Businesses During COVID-19. Develop a guest posting strategy.

Best Practices for Accelerating the Sales Process

This eBook takes a look at three headache-free strategies you can employ today to accelerate selling the right way. Read on to learn how to adopt specific workflows and approaches that append your existing processes to deliver value to your prospects and internal counterparts.

In-House vs. Outsource: What’s the Best Accounting Strategy for Your Startup?


The post In-House vs. Outsource: What’s the Best Accounting Strategy for Your Startup? Guest Post: Justin McLoughlin is the Founder of airCFO. Under no circumstances should any of the below content be construed as legal, tax or investment advice from 500 Startups or any of its affiliates. The early days of any company are all about resource management. Life as a startup is perilous. The companies who survive and thrive are usually the ones who find ways to do more with less.

Four strategies for getting attention from investors


Nichols joined us on TechCrunch Early Stage to discuss his strategies for early-stage investing, and how those lessons can translate into a successful launch for budding entrepreneurs. Being a successful early-stage investor is about a lot more than simply identifying trends.

4 strategies for deep tech startups recruiting top growth marketers


4 strategies for deep tech founders who are fundraising. Jessica Li. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

Both Sides of the Table

It’s important in aligning internal strategy, communicating with others, talking with partner, recruiting and, yes, raising VC. We have followed this strategy for 15 years. Our next fund will follow the same strategy. So make sure you have a solid PR strategy. Raising money is hard. And when you’re relatively new to the process it’s easy to be confused by the process. There is all sorts of advice on the Internet about how to raise capital.

Data-Driven Marketing 101

This eBook highlights how data-driven strategies empower marketing campaigns through personalization tactics.

Building a Better Startup Ecosystem: Strategies for Success

Venture Well

The post Building a Better Startup Ecosystem: Strategies for Success appeared first on VentureWell. We highlight ways to establish and sustain a healthy startup ecosystem, from coordinating regional assets to accessing capital. I&E Ecosystems early stage innovator startup