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Party Round? When Startups Should And Shouldn’t Take It

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Party rounds, or mass syndication, is when a startup raises from multiple investors, none of which individually has a large enough stake, instead of having the traditional notion of a lead and follow investors....
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What Do VCs Do All Day? 5 Visible Activities And The 1 Mostly Invisible...

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Remember the widely circulated series of memes “What people think I do” a few years back? Well, one of the VC versions is posted above and humorously captures the mismatch of perceptions. The truth...
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Budget Better to Build Bigger

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Even the experts admit they are not perfect. On a scale of 1 to 10 for their budgeting, both Anthony Copeman and Del Shawn Hayes only give themselves an 8. “I’m human,” Hayes said. “I...
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Choosing High Quality Value Stocks that Outperform

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When it comes to investing, everyone loves to talk about glamorous stocks such as the FAANG stocks (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google). These are the stocks that get a lot of attention from investors...
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Crisis Management Flies on ‘Plane’ Truth

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When an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crashed shortly after takeoff, the nation was plunged into crisis. The prime minister took to the airwaves to reassure people in distress. Amid the turmoil, Nelisa Ngqulana was in...
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Utilizing the potential of Social media for Digital marketing

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With an excess of 4 billion people using the Internet, more than 50% of the World's population is online. The smart phone revolution has given accessibility of numerous social media platforms to the people...
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For community building, game on

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Pearl Morbs is a gamer in every sense of the word. An activist, artist, cosplayer and social media project manager, even her online nom de plume derives from her gamer heritage. On the other hand,...
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The Essential Importance of Due Diligence

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No matter what business you’re in, due diligence is absolutely critical. It’s boring, I’ll give you that. But it’s essential to ensure that what you think you are investing in is what you are...
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Evergreens sprout new life

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For Amy Woods, “oldies but goodies” is more than a nostalgic saying. It’s her life’s work, captured in Woods’ Content 10X company and podcast. She talked with entrepreneur and internet marketer Madalyn Sklar about strategies...
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‘I am different. Let this not upset you.’

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A Swiss physician, alchemist and astrologer of the German Renaissance, Paracelsus might seem an unlikely reference for today’s diversity movement. Yet, his words resonate: “I am different. Let this not upset you.” Paracelsus was not...
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Fail Fast, Fail Often and Win

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If not in business for profit, what’s the point? Few entrepreneurs can afford expensive hobbies. No one could accuse Mpho Mashita of taking her vocations lightly – or not for profit. She founded #AfricaCareerChat,...
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Time Management is All About “No”

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Time management and how to do it has become a cottage industry. Yet, is time management really the issue?  Healthcare professional and lecturer Yinka Vidal says the concept of time management is wrong and should...
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Which is Better: Hourly or Salary Pay?

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As an employer: How do you decide how to pay your employees? It’s always fascinating for me to hear the cases for salary vs. hourly pay, but having experience in both… I feel a very strong...
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Sales Enablement Balances Data and Gut

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If there is a gap between marketing and sales, it’s because people don’t understand sales are essential to marketing. Pam Didner accepts the premise. “Marketing, in a way, is selling, but selling comes in different...
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The Hidden Kryptonite That’s Killing Your Business

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There are many things to worry about as a business. Employees, backend admin, day-to-day happenings, connecting with other companies in your space… oh, and I guess the clients. So when it comes to building your team,...
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Manage Difficult Clients before Coming to Blows

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Although “customers are always right,” they can be demanding. That puts added responsibility on entrepreneurs to anticipate client needs and head off problems before they occur. Kevin Garber who co-founded the Twitter app ManageFlitter and...
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Top Rules for Startup Founders

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When setting up a company, most founders are so focused on getting the business off the ground, that they can easily forget of dotting their Is and crossing their Ts. Here are some essentials to...
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Find sanity within change

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Stay in business long enough, and change becomes part of the entrepreneurial landscape. Those who lead well through change have the best chance for success. Joy Donnell is a prime example of one who has...
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How IoT Solutions Are Shifting Opportunities in the Supply Chain

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The Internet of Things (IoT) may have started small, but it’s becoming a major factor in the world economy. In fact, IoT-related spending is expected to grow nearly 15% from 2017 to 2018 alone,...
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A Very Real Taboo: Toxic Culture Threatens Everyone

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Toxic cultures are diseases that feed from anything they touch, making productive work impossible. Such poisonous conditions harm any job environment but are especially devastating when they invade healthcare where patients’ lives are in...