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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of October 25, 2020

  • 10.30.2020

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Venus Williams’ Advice For Entrepreneurs: Don’t Let Fear Take Over—Just Push Through It
Tennis champion and Olympic gold medalist Venus Williams has some advice for small business owners and entrepreneurs struggling to find their footing. In this article, Williams draws parallels between her experience playing tennis and running various businesses during the pandemic, and offers advice based on her experience in the sports world.

How To Scale Your Business In Tough Times
Businesses across the country are struggling to keep their doors open. Yelp recently reported that, of the more than 160,000 US companies that have closed since the start of COVID-19, 60% are now shut down for good. This article provides three steps for businesses to take to scale their companies and prevent future crises from standing in the way of business growth.

How To Fundraise In A Pandemic – And In Every Environment
COVID-19 has changed the fundraising world. However, ironically, the pandemic has accelerated the venture process, not slowed it down. This article offers tips for success in the fundraising process, focusing on the sponsor, pitch and process.  

Private Equity Investors Are Expecting a Tsunami of Deals – How Long Will It Last?
A survey conducted by ECA Partners recently found that private equity professionals are back to closing deals. This article summarizes and explains key findings from the survey, and explains what the findings mean for entrepreneurs.  

The 5 Key Metrics Every Business Needs to Track
Quantifiable metrics are loved by business professionals because they allow companies to objectively assess which direction to move in. Depending on what your company is aiming to do or find out, a variety of different metrics can be tracked. This article proposes five key areas that business professionals can start focusing on, including customer acquisition cost, customer churn and employee net promoter score.

Links compiled by Natalie Abshez.