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How an ex-cop turned entrepreneur gives back by combatting human trafficking

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Robert Young, an EO Nashville member, who is the founder and CEO of Covert Results , a private investigation and security firm. He’s also the founder of Operation Rose , a non-profit focused on solutions to prevent and combat human trafficking.

5 Revolutionary Business Ideas Changing the Startup Landscape

StartupNation

While the pandemic has shaken the world from every corner, it’s also motivated new businesses to think smarter. . From automating mundane processes to satisfying changing customer demands, startups count on agility and creativity to see them through.

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Revolution Growth Invests in Curbio, the Leading Proptech Platform for Pre-Sale Home Renovation

Revolution

The Maryland-Based Startup Offers a Fix Now, Pay-at-Closing Solution for Optimal Sale Outcomes Say hello to Curbio ?—?the the proptech company seizing an untapped opportunity within the $85B pre-sale home improvement market and the latest addition to the Revolution Growth portfolio.

Nigerian restaurant management platform Orda gets $1.1M, wants to be the Toast of Africa

TechCrunch

Cloud-based point of sales for small, medium and large-sized restaurants has increased tremendously in both size and popularity.

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.

Founders ‘bootstrap’ Crossroads LED into industry leader

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Founders ‘bootstrap’ Crossroads LED into an industry leader. By Scott Meacham. i2E first wrote a column about Crossroads LED back in 2011. At the time, the company wasn’t yet a year old. Dana D.

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How I Secured a 6-Figure Contract By Signing a 5-Digit Agreement (First)

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Be patient and practical when dealing with clients. Steal my methods for better results. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». ideas entrepreneurship advice startup business

Is this the year that we get our dream back channeling platform?

TechCrunch

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Among many of the entrepreneur catchphrases out there, the one that annoys me the most is: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”

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New Year, New Opportunities – Part 1

INBIA

The post New Year, New Opportunities – Part 1 appeared first on InBIA

Attract Talent by Creating an Empathetic Company Culture

StartupNation

Each new generation brings something different to the table and tries hard to paint the social norms in their colors. Nowadays, it’s millennials’ turn to make the world a better place and they truly managed to bring some extremely sensitive issues under the spotlight. .

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

6 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Create a Healthy Mindset

Entrepreneur's Handbook

You don’t have to neglect your health for profits. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». productivity mindset self-improvement habits entrepreneurship

Raising money is catastrophically challenging for female founders

TechCrunch

Shanea Leven. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Shanea Leven is co-founder and CEO of CodeSee , a developer platform that helps developers and development teams better understand codebases. Raising money is catastrophically challenging for female founders, and even harder for Black female founders.”.

A Plea for Focused Bills

Continuations

Among a lot of Democrats, Senator Manchin is persona non grata. And while I am not exactly a fan of his either, there is something profoundly wrong about how Democrats are approaching crises with massive bills. I was asked to publicly support the Build Back Better Act because of its climate provisions and there is no way I would do that given that it is a bloated monstrosity.

Dancing with Gorillas: How Startups Can Partner with the Giants

StartupNation

This excerpt is adapted from “Gorillas Can Dance: Lessons from Microsoft and Other Corporations on Partnering with Startups ” by Shaheen Prashantham. 2021 and is reproduced with permission from Wiley. Understanding the startup’s perspective.

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

Why I’ve Stopped Searching for a Tech Co-founder

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Don’t have a business partner? Don’t let it stop you from building your startup. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». founder-stories founders entrepreneurship startup-lessons startup

Score another win for Istanbul gaming startups: Dream Games raises $255M at a $2.75B valuation

TechCrunch

Yet more funding is finding its way to Istanbul’s gaming startups. Today, Dream Games — the casual games developer behind the hit game Royal Match — is announcing a $255 million Series C that values the startup at $2.75 billion.

[Flytrex in MarketScale] As delivery apps spread, innovating the last mile remains an end goal

OurCrowd

Host Barbara Castiglia welcomed to The Main Course Yariv Bash, CEO of Flytrex, to discuss an innovation in food delivery that has long been on the radar, but whose growth has been exacerbated by the pandemic: drones.

7 Tips for Founders to Move From Early Market to Mainstream

StartupNation

If you’re a company’s founder in an early market, you know how hard it can be to cross the chasm between early adopters and mainstream customers.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

7 Simplicity Principles From the Man Who Put the “i” in iMac

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Start 2022 by reminding yourself what it really means to “Keep Things Simple” Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». leadership business marketing entrepreneurship startup

Finclusion raises $20M to build out credit-led neobank offering across Africa

TechCrunch

The digital banking space in Africa is taking shape as neobanks on the continent grow in numbers like their global counterparts.

[Brodmann17 in ExBulletin] Israeli company advances vehicle technology after testing in peach tree corner

OurCrowd

Brodmann17’s combines software and sensors to provide advanced driver assistance systems that require less computing power. In other words, it consumes less energy and space.

Foundational Finance Considerations You Can’t Overlook When Launching Your Startup

StartupNation

There are few moments in the life of a business as consequential as Launch Day, the moment you finally get to lift the veil on the project you’ve been working on. It’s a heady time, one that is a mix of excitement (“Holy cow, we’re finally doing this!”)

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

The Highest Valuation Isn’t Always the Best Valuation for a Startup

Entrepreneur's Handbook

The trap of over-valuation and how to avoid it Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». startup venture-capital valuation entrepreneurship funding

Warehouse robotics system Exotec raises $335 million

TechCrunch

French startup Exotec has raised a $335 million Series D round in a new round of funding led by Goldman Sachs’ Growth Equity business. Following today’s investment, the company has reached a valuation of $2 billion.

How Accounting Is (Finally) Catching Up to What Today’s Entrepreneurs Need

Smart Hustle Magazine

While the way we do business has radically changed, small business accounting hasn’t changed much. For today’s entrepreneurs, tackling tasks like bookkeeping and invoicing with traditional small business accounting software is at odds with how they naturally manage money.

NFTs: Why They Matter to Small Businesses

StartupNation

Standing out as a startup or small business just got tougher. You can thank an upsurge in entrepreneurial activity ostensibly spurred by the pandemic. The U.S. Census Bureau’s business formation data shows that more than four million people became founders in 2020 alone.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2022, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!