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.” Leadership Women Entrepreneurs culture Empower Limited EO Tanzania miranda naiman strateg

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. .

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.

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.

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.

Foundations, Philanthropy + Entrepreneurship: How to Capitalize Entrepreneurial Strategies

Source Link

What role do foundations play in entrepreneurship—and how do they measure success? Entrepreneurial Communities Best Practices

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

500

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.

Using Design Strategy to Unlock Growth

500

The post Using Design Strategy to Unlock Growth appeared first on 500 Startups. All Tips and Trends Content Marketing design strategy design thinking graphic designGuest Post: The following post is a sponsored guest post by Noteh Strauss.

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.

New Ways to Leverage Innovation: Activate CSR Strategies

UBI Global

The post New Ways to Leverage Innovation: Activate CSR Strategies appeared first on UBI Global. How to support Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) We know that innovation is top of mind for businesses looking to stay competitive.

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.

Clusters: a focused strategy in uncertain times

Carol Lauffer

Cluster strategy and initiatives leverage the strong presence of particular industries within a region or community and then direct activities and resources toward further development of those industries. Developing accelerators and incubators that have a cluster focus is part of a highly effective strategy for supporting a targeted cluster. Alternatively, if your cluster is already identified, then develop a strategy for leveraging the cluster to bring economy recovery.

Instagram influencer marketing strategies -10 ways to drive sales for ecommerce

Startup Grind

If you have an ecommerce or B2C product you should be investing in using paid social advertising and influencer marketing strategies to gain brand awareness, traffic or sales.

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!

What Customer Demand and Your Startup Balance Sheets Imply about Your Startup's Strategy

Tomasz Tunguz

Both are equally viable strategies. Venture capital, debt, or negotiating better cash collections (multi-year prepay) are all viable strategies to position the business to press its advantage.

Strategies for Scaling Your Business Without Sacrificing Your Life

Smart Hustle Magazine

Michele is also the President & CEO of Ruiz Strategies. Scaling Strategies . The post Strategies for Scaling Your Business Without Sacrificing Your Life appeared first on SmartHustle.com with Ramon Ray.

Our Investment Framework Post-COVID-19

500

All Venture Capital Investing covid19 Investing investing strategy seed investing venture capital investingThere’s no doubt that COVID-19 has affected nearly every industry globally.

Why Startups Need a Well Articulated Strategy (And How to Think About Yours)

Both Sides of the Table

I recommend you read Fred Wilson’s recent blog post about the need for a well articulated business strategy before pushing a particular business model. I guess this is the ultimate definition of implementing a business model when you’re not clear on strategy!

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. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

What Customer Demand and Your Startup Balance Sheets Imply about Your Startup's Strategy

Tomasz Tunguz

Both are equally viable strategies. Venture capital, debt, or negotiating better cash collections (multi-year prepay) are all viable strategies to position the business to press its advantage.

MakeSpace Raises an Additional $17.5 million and Unveils Strategy to Make Public Storage the Next Blockbuster Video

Both Sides of the Table

Strategy. I’m a stickler for focus, being efficient with capital and building out operational excellence, so our strategy initially was very constrained. MakeSpace , the leading provider of next-generation storage for consumers, today announced an additional $17.5

How to Create a Killer Go-to-Market Strategy 

Dream It

Founders often make the mistake of talking about marketing or sales tactics when asked about their go to market strategy. post on the topic, a go to market strategy is “a tactical action plan that outlines the steps necessary to succeed in a new market or with a new customer.

Innovation Through Crisis

Entrepreneurs' Organization

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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.

Investors, your board, and you: Who controls strategy?

Berkonomics

You’re building a company from your vision and a passion, and lots of people are going to tell you that you have this or that wrong, and that it just won’t work. Business plans rarely survive market contact.

How to Answer the Question: "What's Your Exit Strategy?"

Dream It

Remember: your exit strategy does not equal your vision. What he doesn’t include, though, is a slide on exit strategy. So what are investors looking for when they ask you, ”What's the exit strategy?” When investors ask, “What’s the exit strategy?”

Advice from Warren Rustand: Put Your Head Down and Walk Into the Storm

Entrepreneurs' Organization

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Finding North In a New World

Entrepreneurs' Organization

I went from having a solid strategy, a decent pipeline and a great team to execute on it to being forced to stay in my house with my wife and son, my team working remotely (with our new shiny office sitting empty), and every project we were working on being cancelled or postponed.

Data-Driven Marketing 101

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

Investors, your board, and you: Who controls strategy?

Berkonomics

You’re building a company from your vision and a passion, and lots of people are going to tell you that you have this or that wrong, and that it just won’t work. Business plans rarely survive market contact.