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Tips for making your startup a standout success

Startups come and go. Remember how that cake shop on your walk home from high school sold the… The post Tips for making your startup a standout success appeared first on Gadget Advisor.
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5 Key Things You Need to Consider Before Starting an LLC

An LLC is a type of business structure with the liability-protection perks of a corporation and the flexibility and tax benefits of a partnership. When you form an LLC, you’re taking responsibility for the profits and losses of your company while also shielding your personal assets. LLC owners are known as members and there can be as few as one member (a single-member LLC) to numerous members. Whether you want to launch an IT firm, marketing agency, restaurant chain, or fitness center, an LLC...
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How to Energize Your Anxious and Burned-Out Employees

It should come as no surprise that your employees are feeling anxious, depressed, and burned out. This also means that employee loyalty is again on the decline. As a result of the pandemic, many people on your team are rethinking their relationship to work. On The Small Business Radio Show this week, Jessica Moser who is head of MetLife’s Group Benefits Small & Specialty Business organization reveals MetLife’s 19th Annual Employee Benefit Trends Study. Interview with Jessica Moser of MetLife ...
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5 research-backed practices to help you grow through times of struggle, according to an ex-Navy SEAL

Brent Gleeson. MelaniePowers Brent Gleeson is an author and entrepreneur and was a member of SEAL Team 5. The following is an excerpt from his book, Embrace the Suck: The Navy Seal Way to an Extraordinary Life. In it, he discusses how to navigate pain and distress in a healthy way and use them to grow. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the early days of my entrepreneurial adventures, I felt a lot like Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest: adrift in uncharted waters; running low ...
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10 Critical Tips to Applying for Business Awards (and How to Find Ones Worth Your Time)

Getting recognized by peers can significantly increase a business’s exposure, potentially resulting in increased visibility and more customers. However, not all awards are worth the time and effort to apply to them. Some of them don’t carry a lot of weight with other experts in the field, some you may not even qualify for and others try to get businesses to pay them for consideration. But which ones are worth it? To offer their best advice, 10 professionals from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC)...
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A Story About Fundraising: How To Master It?

A story about fundraising: I ran a Series A process at the beginning of 2021. One of my super powers is storytelling. Followed by script memorization. A side benefit of years of working in production. This skill sets me apart as a founder and I lean on it. A lot. If I pitched you, I NEVER follow my deck. The deck is either a pre-meeting or a leave behind. First meeting. Second meeting. Third meeting. Partner pitch. I run a script. Never pitch to deck, because I honestly think my pitch su...
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The Best and Worst States to Start a New Business

The Swyft Filings New Business Index (NBI) is a brand new, state-by-state analysis of 11 factors, and hundreds of data points to evaluate and compare the entrepreneurial environment of every state in the U.S. This is not a list of the “best” and “worst” states to live or work in, but a guide to provide aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners with extra insight to plan accordingly. The factors we looked at are business survival rates, privacy considerations, filing fees and procedures, tax rat...
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SpecTrust raises millions to fight cybercrime with its no-code platform

Risk defense startup SpecTrust is emerging from stealth today with a $4.3 million seed raise and a public launch. Cyber Mentor Fund led the round, which also included participation from Rally Ventures, SignalFire, Dreamit Ventures and Legion Capital. SpecTrust aims to “fix the economics of fighting fraud” with a no-code platform that it says cuts 90% of a business’ risk infrastructure spend that responds to threats in “minutes instead of months.”  “In January of 2020, I got a bug in m...
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How Startups Can Benefit from Government Auctions

As a new startup founder, you may find that you need to purchase company vehicles or equipment for your business’s operations. Yes, you can turn to the many seller applications and websites out there, but there’s a much safer way to buy the vehicles or equipment that your enterprise needs: in a government auction! These auctions are fast becoming a major hotspot for entrepreneurs to find essentials for their business. In government auctions, municipalities, public schools, fire departments, agri...
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Upsie’s direct-to-consumer swing at the warranty space nets $18.2M

Upsie, a consumer warranty startup, has raised $18.2 million in a Series A round led by True Ventures.  The financing brings the total raised for the St. Paul, Minnesota-based startup to $25 million since its 2015 inception. A large group of investors participated in the round, including Concrete Rose VC, Avanta Ventures, Kapor Capital, Samsung Next, Massive, Backstage Capital, Awesome People Ventures, Draft Ventures, Matchstick Ventures, M25, Silicon Valley Bank and Uncommon VC, among othe...
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3 Tips for Starting Your Own B2B Business

Call it freelancing, a side hustle or a paid hobby: “Secondary self-employment” is a seriously growing trend, made trendier and more serious by the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent financial and job insecurity has driven many to pursue supplementary streams of income, with roughly 2 million Americans taking on additional freelance work over the course of last year. This growing trend may very well be the future of the job market as we know it. But as more and more people try and make this shift, it can...
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Brazil’s Divibank raises millions to become the Clearbanc of LatAm

Divibank, a financing platform offering LatAm businesses access to growth capital, has closed on a $3.6 million round of seed funding led by San Francisco-based Better Tomorrow Ventures (BTV). São Paulo-based Divibank was founded in March 2020, right as the COVID-pandemic was starting. The company has built a data-driven financing platform aimed at giving businesses access to non-dilutive capital to finance their growth via revenue-share financing. “We are changing the way entrepreneurs scale th...
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Need a Co-Founder for Your Business? Find Your Best Match by Looking for These Eight Traits

When searching for a co-founder to help you start your business, what’s the top trait you should look for? Why? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an… Read more » The post Need a Co-Founder for Your Business? Find Your Best Match by Looking for These Eight Traits appeared first on
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How to Choose the Right Supplies When Opening a Salon

When starting your dream salon, your primary focus should be on in-store happenings and the salon’s location. The next step is deciding what nail, beauty, and hair supplies and furniture to buy. With a wide variety of salon supplies to choose from, the process can be intimidating. Even though your salon will be brand new, your customers expect you to run it properly in order to provide them with the professional services that they have been promised. It is essential to have a range of salon equi...
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Led by ex-Amazonians, Acquco raises $160M to buy and scale e-commerce businesses

There has been a flurry of investments in startups focused on acquiring third-party sellers on Amazon and helping them build their businesses. The latest is Acquco, which aims to stand out from the others in that it was formed by a pair of founders — Raunak Nirmal and Wiley Zhang — who actually worked at Amazon, and then built multimillion-dollar businesses on its platform. The New York City-based startup has raised $160 million in debt and equity in a Series A round that it says will fund ...
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SPUN Spirits – The Spirits Distribution Company With A Can Do Spirit

Startup spirits distribution company SPUN Spirits was born during the height of the COVID pandemic. We speak to its co-founders Matthew Fergusson-Stewart and Chris Chambers about how they started. The post SPUN Spirits – The Spirits Distribution Company With A Can Do Spirit appeared first on Young Upstarts.
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29 gift ideas from 'Shark Tank' that you can get on Amazon

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon If you gift a product from the show "Shark Tank," then you know it'll be both creative and practical. Games, kitchen tools, and food are thoughtful gifts to give the "Shark Tank" fan in your life. Most of these items are available with Prime two-day shipping, so they will likely arrive quickly.One of our favorite shows to spot new products and enjoy some entertaining celebrity judge banter is ...
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IoT Startup Hologram Hires Mike Georgoff as Chief Product Officer

Experienced growth-stage executive joins Hologram to continue its rapid growthCHICAGO and AUSTIN, TEXAS — Hologram, a global cellular platform for IoT, announced it hired Mike Georgoff this month as its first Chief Product Officer as the organization continues its growth. Georgoff has more than 15 years of experience as a growth-stage executive focused on strategy, product and design. Georgoff’s scorecard with growth-stage startups speaks for itself — three companies he previously worked for had...
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Hustle Fund wants to help spawn a new generation of angel investors

Kara Penn is the mother of four daughters and owner of Mission Spark, a management and strategy consulting company. And now, thanks to Hustle Fund, she is also an angel investor. Hustle Fund is coming out of stealth today with Angel Squad , a new initiative aimed at making angel investing more accessible to more people. To more people like Colorado-based Penn. “ We believe that in order to increase diversity in the startup ecosystem, one thing that we must do is increase diversity...
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How Financial Impact Does Divorce Have on a Small Business?

Divorce under any circumstances is a messy and ugly affair. But it gets even worse when you are the owner of a small business or when your business partner is your spouse! On the Small Business Radio Show this week, family law attorney, Tiffany Hughes discusses how to prepare for the worst-case scenario to ensure that you and your company are protected. Unfortunately, during COVID-19, Tiffany has seen a rise in divorces with two spouses living and working together 24/7. But she thinks that the ...
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How Much Financial Impact Does Divorce Have on a Small Business?

Divorce under any circumstances is a messy and ugly affair. But it gets even worse when you are the owner of a small business or when your business partner is your spouse! On the Small Business Radio Show this week, family law attorney, Tiffany Hughes discusses how to prepare for the worst-case scenario to ensure that you and your company are protected. Unfortunately, during COVID-19, Tiffany has seen a rise in divorces with two spouses living and working together 24/7. But she thinks that the ...
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Thinking of Selling Your Business? Read This

Selling a business is never easy. It can be an emotional process, and without the proper guidance it could end up costing you more than you bargained for. That’s why John Warrillow wrote The Art of Selling Your Business: Winning Strategies & Secret Hacks for Exiting on Top . This book will help you enter into this transition with your eyes wide open and avoid the common mistakes that many business owners make when selling their company. Warrillow is the Warrior of Selling Your Business ...
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10 Tips for Adjusting to a Post-COVID Business World

So many small businesses are in a state of flux as they emerge from lockdowns and the pandemic. Some factors have changed permanently throughout the past year. And others may go back to normal. These tips from members of the online small business community can help you find balance. Find Work in the Remote Economy Remote work is here to stay. This can lead to tons of new opportunities for business owners and freelancers. If you’re currently looking for work, learn from the tips in this GrowMa...
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Daily Crunch: A huge fintech exit as the week ends

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Our thanks to everyone who wrote in this week about the format changes to the newsletter! Feedback largely sorted into two themes: Some people really like the more narrative format, and some folks really want a more link-list styled missive. What follows is an attempt to balance both perspectives. Starting today we’ll bold company names, so that you can more quickl...
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How a Mother and Daughter Used Combined Experience and a Love for Animals to Build a Business Together

Susan Curtis and daughter Shannon Spinney certainly know how to make the most of their educations; book-smarts and street-smarts combined. Susan owned three tax consulting franchises throughout the Greater Nashville market in 2001. In 2014 the franchisor initiated a “buyback program” and Susan took advantage of it. Susan’s daughter, Shannon Spinney, was a college student majoring in business management at that time. Both huge animal lovers, they felt that one day an opportunity would present its...
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Check Out These Must-Have Home Office Accessories

There are many small business owners that fully operate from their homes. Add to that the recent growth of remote workers because of the pandemic and the number has increased exponentially. And this highlights the need to get the right home office accessories so you can be just as efficient as working from the office. The right home office accessories for you will probably differ greatly from what another person needs. However, there are some key items the vast majority of people will need to wo...
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From bootstrapped to a $2.1B valuation, ReCharge raises $227M for subscription management platform

ReCharge , a provider of subscription management software for e-commerce, announced today that it has raised $227 million in a Series B growth round at a $2.1 billion valuation.  Summit Partners, ICONIQ Growth and Bain Capital Ventures provided the capital. Notably, Santa Monica, California-based ReCharge was bootstrapped for several years before raising $50 million in a previously undisclosed Series A from Summit Partners in January of 2020. And, it’s currently cash flow positive, accordi...
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Figure raises $7.5M to help startup employees better understand their compensation

The topic of compensation has historically been a delicate one that has left many people — especially startup employees — wondering just what drives what can feel like random decisions around pay and equity. Last June, software engineers (and housemates) Miles Hobby and Geoffrey Tisserand set about trying to solve the problem for companies by developing a data-driven platform that aims to help companies structure their compensation plans and transparently communicate them to candidates. Now...
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How 4 New Jersey pools turned into a startup that just raised $10M

As the oldest of 12 children, Bunim Laskin spent much of his teen years looking for ways to help keep his siblings entertained. Noticing that a neighbor’s pool was often empty, Laskin reached out to ask if his family could use her pool. To make it worth her while, he suggested that they could help cover her expenses for maintaining the pool. Soon after, five other families had made the same arrangement with her and the pool owner had six families covering 25% of her expenses. This meant that ...
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7 Reasons Why Millennials Start Their Own Businesses Instead of Working for Someone

. {display:none !important;} .code-block {display:none !important;} .sovrn_ad_unit {display:none !important;} It’s undeniable that young people are more open to entrepreneurship and tend to start their businesses instead of working for someone. Like entrepreneurs, they do it to pursue their dreams and earn money. Even though running a business is way riskier than working for someone, millennials still stand for the first option. Keep on reading the post and discover seven reasons ...
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