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Why you should never have a data room — the most counter-intuitive fund-raising advice you’ll ever…

Both Sides of the Table

Why you should never have a data room?—?the the most counter-intuitive fund-raising advice you’ll ever get I’m about to offer you some fund-raising advice that flies directly in the face of what most conventional wisdom will tell you.

Strategy of Innovation vs. Innovation Strategy

Grasshopper Herder

Whether the companies are private or public, shareholders are demanding a vision for the future. How will these old, inflexible companies survive in industries facing. The post Strategy of Innovation vs. Innovation Strategy appeared first on Corporate Startup Innovation Ecosystem Lean Startup Innovation Innovation Accounting Metrics Strategy

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Video Of The Week: How Play Made the Modern World

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I got to spend a fair bit of time with my friend Steven Johnson this past week, in preparation for our crypto talk on Thursday night and before and after that talk.

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The Magic Of The Little Pink Spoon


by Laurie Richards , co-author of “ Ready, Set, Go! “ Having the best product available means nothing if you can’t get it into the hands that need it. To make that happen, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. You can learn from the success of the iconic little pink spoon.

Why Confidence is So Important in Fund Raising

Both Sides of the Table

I was recently with an entrepreneur and talking with him about his fund raising process. He was in a later-stage financing round and was talking with many investors. Some started asking him for very specific analyses to be completed on his data and wanted his company to crunch the numbers.

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Why Hearing “No” in a Fund-Raising Process is Actually Healthy

Both Sides of the Table

Every entrepreneur wants to hear “yes” during the fund-raising process but I would argue that being too risk averse and not pushing hard enough and be willing to hear a “no” is what holds back many people from “yes.”

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Deliver Outcomes, Not Features

The Product Guy

Guest Post by: Jie Jin (Mentee, Session 5, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Andy Wadhwa]. The learning experience in the past few months with my mentor Andy Wadhwa has been profound. If I could pick just one thing to share, it would be: focus on delivering outcomes, not features.

How To Generate Inbound Sales And Close More Deals

YFS Magazine

To generate inbound sales you align sales efforts with the way prospects want to buy. People don’t like being sold to. Grow Marketing & Sales inbound marketing sales sales strategy selling

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Surry County trooper dies in Monday night chase

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

ELKIN — A trooper with the Highway Patrol died during a pursuit late Monday night


Bill Gates Gave Some Brilliant Management Advice on Hiring the Best People. Here It Is in 2 Sentences

Inc Startups

Traditional brick and mortar companies will cringe, but the research doesn't lie. Neither does Bill Gates. How to Hire the Best

Top 3 Startup Winner – Callbox Storage

The Startup Magazine

At this year’s FUND Conference in Austin, Texas, over 100 startups presented their early-stage companies in front of hundreds of investors and industry leaders. FUND is a national connector of entrepreneurs, VCs, angel investors, and industry experts with a focus on deal flow and making connections.

How To Use Military Strategy To Build A Better Business

YFS Magazine

By taking these steps, you put yourself in the position to scale your company and maintain an advantage against changing markets and new competitors over time. Operations business lessons business strategy military strategy

Coyote attacks father, child at home less than a mile from downtown Mocksville

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MOCKSVILLE — A child and her father were attacked by a coyote Saturday afternoon, officials said


4 Things Businesses Can Learn About Strategy From Chess


Chess is a game of tactic and strategy, and these tactics and strategies can be useful in the business world. Business is all about position and strategy, and you’ll be moving your business in the same ways you would chess pieces – with precision and accuracy.

Why IT Skills Are Essential for Entrepreneurs

The Startup Magazine

If you have a passion to succeed in life, a head full of great and innovative ideas and a belief in your own skills and abilities, then why not join the increasing number of people across America who are launching their own business and becoming entrepreneurs.

The Website Services Worth Paying For—From a Scrappy Entrepreneur

Up and Running

As entrepreneurs, we don’t want to spend any more money than we have to. But, in some cases, a little extra spending makes your life a lot easier.

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NC public schools would have to post 'In God We Trust' signs under proposed bill

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH — North Carolina public schools could soon become a little more religious, if the General Assembly passes a new bill that would force schools to display signs saying "In God We Trust

5 Effective Tips for Moving Forward When You Feel Like Quitting

Inc Startups

Anything worth doing is not easy. Successful people keep going.


Fast Growing Startups Focus on Customers

The Startup Magazine

Startups have only one way of thriving, and that is through growth. At this stage of a company, all employees of the company need to proactively focus on customers and their receptivity to the offering.

3 Ways Business Owners Can Survive Bad Economic Times

YFS Magazine

You need to work hard and be willing to take risks if you want to thrive during bad economic times. Follow these three steps diligently to stay ahead of your competition. Grow Operations cash flow growth strategy small business and the economy

Famed NC chef 'Mama Dip' dead at 89

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Mildred Cotton Council, aka "Mama Dip," has died, according to WRAL in Raleigh

Employee Motivation Tips That Lead To Growth


by Ben Gold, President at QuickBridge. We all tend to do our best at work when we experience encouragement from our superiors. Direct managers or supervisors are usually the most influential in this regard. However, many small businesses don’t have the benefit of larger department structures.

Social Media Strategies For More Leads

The Startup Magazine

It only took a few years, but social media has already taken the world by storm. It is estimated that at least 68% of adult Americans now use Facebook, one of the most popular social media platforms. With such a large user base, companies are scrambling to find a way to take advantage of this.

How To Improve Customer Loyalty And Your Net Promoter Score

YFS Magazine

The best leaders recognize the importance of excellent customer experience. They conduct their due diligence to design the experience and carry it out. Customer Service Grow customer experience customer loyalty net promoter score

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Pastor: Mental illness drove NC man to ram car into his family at restaurant

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

BESSEMER CITY — A North Carolina businessman suffering from severe mental illness left a meal with his family, got into his sport utility vehicle and then drove at high speed into the restaurant, killing his daughter and daughter-in-law and critically

5 Tips For Startups To Avoid A Financial Disaster


by David Johnson, founder and CEO of TempCFO. You’ve probably heard it before – the majority of startups fail as soon as they attempt to take off.

Using Promotional Ideas to Sell Your Business

The Startup Magazine

Business promotions are items that promote ideas. It’s a unique way to advertise and tell thousands of people about your latest business products. They are more likely to pay attention to free promotional ideas, such as contests, coupons, and samples.

Manager Trouble, What Do You Do? (Value Your Craft & Yourself)


Are you having issues with your manager? What do you do when your manager just doesn’t get it and it’s difficult to get work done? Value your craft and yourself, don’t work for a manager that forces you to do your job wrong. Learn what you should do if your manager pushes back.

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Wake grads: 'Let go of something to get to the next level'

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

The 1,800 Wake Forest University graduates were told on Monday to own their power, and embrace the choices, chances and changes that lie ahead of them


[Interview] Thierry LeVasseur, Tech Executive And Entrepreneur


Where do the best ideas come from that form the basis of blockbuster startups – or at least, startups that do well?

Being Your Own Boss vs Working as an Employee: The Showdown

The Startup Magazine

One of the biggest temptations of entrepreneurship is this idea of becoming your own boss. Source: Pixabay.

Three Signs Your Business Idea Is Worth Pursuing

Inc Startups

Need a business barometer? Look for these three indications that your business idea really is a "can't miss.". Startup

13 people arrested at NC Legislative Building in Poor People's Campaign protest

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH — More than a dozen people were arrested Monday inside North Carolina's Legislative Building while demonstrating against Republican policies in the state and the nation and supporting a long list of liberal-leaning demands

[ADV] Meet Metatrader – The Software Which Will Make Your Trading Easier And Profitable


International trade market is very wide and there are various ways through which you can become a part of it. However, the market is also full of risk because of the fluctuating demands and market conditions.