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Marketing as a Human Being to Human Beings

Co Starters

You Already Have the Most Important Tool for Effective Marketing. Marketing” and “pandemic” are two words that scare people on their own—it’s no wonder that their combination is a living nightmare for many entrepreneurs.

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Attitude Is Everything

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Shawn Johal, business growth coach, leadership speaker and co-founder of DALS Lighting, Inc. He is also an active member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Montreal chapter. . What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it.

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The Future Came Early

OurCrowd

Traditionally, corporations that invest in innovation during a crisis outperform peers by up to 30% during recovery, a recent McKinsey report reveals.

Black Dreams Matter, Every Day

Co Starters

Meet Nine Black Business Starters Who are Paving the Way for Dreams. This month in the U.S. we marked Juneteenth, a day where we celebrate freedom and fight for progress.

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!

Crawl, Walk, Run

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I am a fan of the slow and steady approach to building a business. I call it “crawl, walk, run.” ” I have seen many founders try the “run right away” approach and it is super hard to make that work. An example of “run right away” would be to raise a $30mm seed round, hire a couple of hundred employees, and go for broke. That mostly results in being broke. Of course, there are examples of founders who did that and succeeded.

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One man’s mission to renew Ecuadorian communities after a natural disaster

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Jewelle Saunders. 2016 YLAI Fellow Marco Mendieta is working hard to develop the small business community of Ecuador and regenerate the economy following the devastating earthquake of 2016.

Our Economy Measures Success with the Wrong Metrics. Here is How We Should Measure Successful Economic Development

Co Starters

By Enoch Elwell. Sociologists use various terms to describe collections of people. A group of people living in the same household and sharing legal and/or biological bonds is a “family.” A collection of people organized toward achieving shared economic goals is a “business.”

Mail Hosts

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I got a question this past weekend that kind of stumped me. The question is – are there any really good mail hosts other than Gmail and Outlook? I realize that Yahoo still operates a mail host as does AOL. And that many of the ISPs offer mail hosting. But all of those feel like 20 year old technology. Of course I could be wrong about that. I am not talking about mail clients like Superhuman and Hey and others (including Apple and Microsoft’s mail clients).

expanding equity in STEM innovation: showcasing female founders of color

Venture Well

Innovation and entrepreneurship are fundamental drivers of economic growth.

Growing your Startup? Find the Right Startup Financing for Your Capital Needs

Entrepreneurs are facing unprecedented circumstances right now. The capital choices you make will have a lasting impact on the trajectory of your company. Knowing the right questions to ask and how to compare your options is vital to making the best decisions. Download the Startup Finance Playbook to learn more.

A Taxonomy of Customer Pains and Benefits

Paul G. Silva

Your company’s value proposition must provide benefits that perfectly match your customers’ pains. First-time entrepreneurs asked to document their hypotheses about Pains and Benefits often experience “blank canvas” paralysis , the inability to get started because of a lack of a clear starting point. This blog post aims to provide a set of categories and examples to guide an entrepreneur to find the relevant pain hypotheses. Each heading lists a category of Pain/Benefit.

Crowdsourcing, collaboration, support groups. Oh my.

Berkonomics

At the MIT Center of Collective Intelligence, professors and graduate students are wrestling with an important opportunity – and gaining ground. With new collaborative tools available for use in the cloud, people are no longer isolated in their creative endeavors.

Investing In Distressed Communities. Opportunity Zones

Smart Hustle Magazine

Ramon Ray got a chance to talk with Scott Turner, the Executive Director of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, which is quite a mouthful, so you can refer to it as WHORC.

Unsung Hero Spotlight: Christina Theodoraki

Ecosystem Builder Hub

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? An Ecosystem builder is someone that observes or is capable to identify a problem as a system and contributes or provides a solution in a holistic manner. These are persons who discreetly or loudly contribute to build a vibrant ecosystem. (I

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.

Meet your healthcare providers post Covid-19: Greater agility, better infection containment, fast diagnostics & telemedicine

OurCrowd

When the coronavirus surfaced in China in December 2019, it set off a domino effect worldwide – with the number of active cases snowballing rapidly. .

Two Charts that I've Been Wondering About

Tomasz Tunguz

Lately, I’ve been reading a lot about the stock market, the economy, and geopolitics, always a dangerous combination. I’ve come across two charts that I have been wondering about. The first comes from Bloomberg via the BEA.

Reopening Your Restaurant: A Quick Guide to Doing it Right

Smart Hustle Magazine

If you’re a restaurant owner, I’m sure you’re looking forward to reopening and getting back to business. But diners are nervous.

Practical Metrics and Methods: ESHIP Goal 5 – Part 2

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Practical Metrics and Methods (Academic Edition): Identify and develop better metrics and methods for ecosystem building. In a nutshell : There are many metrics and methods in use in entrepreneurial ecosystem building, but they are not all widely adopted. In fact, many approaches are still emerging.

Debt Financing Fuels Your Growth - on Your Terms. Zero Dilution.

The landscape of startup financing is changing. Learn why SaaS founders are turning to debt capital options like revenue-based financing.

A Theory of History and Society: Technology, Constraints and Measurement (TCM)

Continuations

In my book World After Capital , I propose a theory of history in which technology changes the binding constraint for humanity. After hundreds of thousands of years of the Forager Age, constrained by the availability of food in the natural environment, humanity invented agriculture. With that set of technologies (planting, irrigation, domestication of animals, etc.), invented roughly 10,000 years ago, the constraint shifted from food to land in what became the Agrarian Age.

Masks

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I’m sitting outside of my favorite coffee shop sipping on a coffee and writing. I do this many mornings. When I walked into the coffee shop this morning I was wearing a mask: I counted all of the people in the shop waiting in line (six feet apart) and waiting for their coffees.

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IBM Study Says Working From Home Is a Huge Security Risk

Smart Hustle Magazine

Working from home is awesome. However, for many employees of companies it's a security threat, says an IBM study.

Unsung Hero Spotlight: Norris Krueger

Ecosystem Builder Hub

To you, what is an Ecosystem Builder? We amplify the voice of the innovators and entrepreneurs, of small business and new ventures. All of them. ALL of them. In my world, there’s a great term “liaison-animateur” connectors who are professional, unselfish, enthusiastic, and proactive.

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.

Expand your network to add diversity to investment deal flow

Innovation 2 Enterprise

By Scott Meacham. Companies that are more diverse produce better financial results — much better, according to the most recent report in the McKinsey & Company series “Delivering through Diversity.”

Download ‘Dawn of A New World’: How Pandemic-Related Innovation Will Change Everything

OurCrowd

The latest issue of OurCrowd’s Innovation Insider discusses the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on technology, medicine, and entrepreneurship.

The Problem With “Yes”

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Steve Herz , a talent agent for broadcast journalists. His new book is Don’t Take Yes For an Answer: Using Authority, Warmth, and Energy to Get Exceptional Results was released in June 2020 (Harper Business). What do you mean when you say we shouldn’t take “yes” for an answer?

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The Soul of Ecosystem Building

Ecosystem Builder Hub

In the soul of an ecosystem builder lives a servant leader working for systems change. As I recently wrote , society needs ecosystem builders now more than ever to help communities rebuild and recover.

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.