In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of August 9, 2020

  • 8.13.2020

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Leverage Market Downturns as Investment Opportunities
Rather than retreating now, you may be best served long term by using your extra capital to increase your investments. This article highlights vendors offering more flexibility, an over-supply of good talent and less competition as a few reasons why the recent market downturn may lead to current investments becoming the ones with the highest returns.

Should Your Startup Develop Leaders or Hire Them?
One of the most dangerous things about starting a business is that it’s easy to make colossal mistakes if you don’t have the guidance of experienced leadership. This article explains a few different ways in which one may think of slowly expanding their leadership team. 

How Women Invest will target female founders with $10 million fund
How Women Invest is a fund that has raised $10 million to invest in with female founders. The fund is seeking to provide capital, mentoring and a network of influential female leaders to support female founders, especially women of color. This article elaborates the fund’s decision to focus on providing resources for female founders, which included consideration for research that shows that female-led have better returns.  

How to Onboard Clients During a Crisis
The spread of COVID-19 has changed the way in which we do business, and companies have had to learn how to operate partially or fully online while maintaining business growth. One area of change is onboarding clients which often used to happen via in-person onboarding sessions to get everyone on the same page. This article provides useful tips for companies that are looking to move to an online onboarding process, including leveraging online collaboration tools that can be used to hold brainstorming sessions or to work together on campaigns.  

Cybersecurity Practices That Protect Your Small Business
Being a victim of cybercrime can lead to large losses for a company. This article showcases a few practices that can help protect a business against cybercrime, including training staff on security protocols and making devices and platforms hacker-proof. 

Links compiled by Shafi Armatis.