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This angel network wants to mobilize 100,000 women investors:


It Portfolia https://www.portfolia.co/ succeeds, it will funnel over $1 billion into startups that women care about by 2022. By Ainsley Harris https://www.fastcompany.com/40549805/this-angel-network-wants-to-mobilize-100000-women-investors?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=1&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=08152018 ...


Multiplying the Effective Intelligence of Your Organization:


Are you getting the best results from the people-the embedded collective intelligence-in your organization? Do you feel that there is something missing in overall performance, or your team and/or enterprise ...


5 things VC firms wish entrepreneurs knew about that first meeting:


Over the course of 30 years as a General Partner at Highland Capital Partners, I've had the privilege of attending more than 5,000 introductory meetings with startups. Based on that experience, here are ...


How To Start A Crowdfunding Epidemic: Gladwell's Formula For Success:


I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but to help you avoid wasting your life savings on a Kickstarter campaign, know this: Most campaigns fail. That's right. There are currently thousands of crowdfunding ...


Top VCs and Founders Are Sharing Their Most Unpopular Opinions. Prepare to Be Shocked:




7 Ways Younger Entrepreneurs Can Be Taken More Seriously:


Steve Jobs said, "People with passion can change the world." If you have no passion for your ideas as a young entrepreneur, nobody else will either. Brennan Agranoff https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/316627 ...


What This Company Has Learned From Making It Mandatory for Employees to Take 4 Weeks of Vacation Per Year:


It charts each employee's vacation schedule, has a 'no work talk' after 7 p.m. rule and other practices to promote work-life balance. So even though Americans are getting more vacation time -- chances ...


New law may force small businesses to reveal data practices:


A Rhode Island software company that sells primarily to businesses is nonetheless making sure it complies with a strict California law about consumers' privacy. AVTECH Software is preparing for what ...


With lean manufacturing, MMEC helps improve businesses of all types:


Pence and other H-E Parts leaders sought help from the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center in 2015 to improve productivity and create a safer workplace. MMEC adviser Alistair Stewart, after listening ...


3 tips for pitching Midwest venture capitalists:




6 Guidelines For Proper Responses To Investor Queries:


Entrepreneurs looking for investor funding often fail to realize that all money comes with strings. For example, if you have watched the Shark Tank TV series, you probably noticed that the Sharks always ...


This Company Let 300 Employees Work From Anywhere for a Week. Here's What Happened:




3 Entrepreneurs (Idaho's Solar Roadways) Who Raised More Than $1 Million Crowdfunding Share the Secrets to Their Success :


Julie Brusaw and her husband Scott launched an Indiegogo campaign in 2014 with a goal of $1,000,000. They ended up raising more than $2.2 million for Solar Roadways http://www.solarroadways.com/ , a company ...


Worried about Losing Your Best Talent? Here are 11 Top Reasons Why Employees Stay:




How This Pitch Deck Raised $66 Million in VC Funding and How You Can Too:


Sixty-six million dollars. Armed with a 25-slide presentation, 28-year-old CEO Mathilde Collin earned her company, Front, $66 million in Series B funding. She pitched to 11 investors over five ...


Think You're Too Old to Found a Startup? Think Again - 'The Creator's Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs':


Based on in-depth interviews with more than 200 leading entrepreneurs, a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business identifies the six essential disciplines needed to transform your ideas into ...


11 Examples Of Small Business Documents to Keep in Printed Form:


Thanks to modern technology, plenty of offices are now almost completely paperless. Important documents are created, signed and sent exclusively online, and stored for easy access by all parties. While ...


Why Pitching Your Product Is Not Enough For Investors:


As an occasional angel investor, I always ask for a business pitch to get me in the mood. I'm still amazed at how many technical entrepreneurs don't have a business pitch, and offer me their product pitch ...


This 15-Minute Test Can Massively Improve How Your Team Collaborates:




What We've Learned from Creating an Advisory Board:


Last year we decided to formalize an advisory board. Through the creation and implementation of this process, we've learned a lot. One of my friends in Entrepreneurs' Organization had helped other companies ...


My Team Asks Each Other This 1 Question Every Week, and It Changed Our Culture for the Better:




Why your team needs a constant-learning initiative:




Brand Patagonia: A Founders Story And Strategy:


In April 2017, the authors of Legacy In The Making visited me at Patagonia's headquarters, in Ventura, California, to talk about the legacy I'm building as the founder of Patagonia. We talked about a ...


New Zealand firm tries 4-day work week, finds resounding success:




"The Founder's Mentality.":


Based on the authors' decade-long study of companies in more than forty countries, The Founder's Mentality demonstrates the strong relationship between these three traits in companies of all kinds--not ...


How to create a great advisory board:




Google Spent a Decade Researching What Makes a Great Boss. They Came Up With These 10 Things:




A Supreme Court Ruling on Internet Sales Tax Is 'Absolutely Hair Raising' for Small Businesses:


Last month's decision to overturn decades of precedent has very real consequences for businesses that encompass far more than simply paying sales taxes. By Zoƫ HenryStaff writer, Inc.@ZoeLaHenry https://www.inc.com/zoe-henry/supreme-court-wayfair-south-dakota-internet-sales-tax.html?cid=hmsub2 *** Gov. ...


What Attracts and Retains Today's Talent? Linked In's New Research Says 3 Surprising Things:




8 Lessons From The Field On Building A Premier Brand:


Every new business dreams of becoming the premier brand in their space, like Starbucks is to coffee, and Apple is to consumer electronics, but they have no idea how difficult that is to achieve. In fact, ...

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