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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of August 8, 2021

  • 8.13.2021

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Returning to the Office Will Be Hard. Here’s How Managers Can Make It Easier.
Corporate officers and leaders at companies of all types are figuring out how and when to return employees to the office. This HBR article runs down strategies leaders can take to help prepare employees to return to work and to ease into the transition back to the office.

Five Signs Entrepreneurs Should Start Considering Their Exit Strategy
Deciding when to exit a startup is one of the most important decisions an entrepreneur can make, and the decision is by no means an easy one.  No entrepreneur wants to cash out early before the company grows or wait too long and no longer have investor interest. This Forbes article highlights some of the signs which an entrepreneur may want to look for when considering when would be a suitable time to exit the company.

Now is the Time to Capital Raise: Here’s How Startups Can Cash In 
Investor activity has increased throughout 2021, providing entrepreneurs with more opportunities for funding. Despite this uptick in investment, entrepreneurs should still carefully consider several questions, such as those in this St. Louis Inno article, when navigating the current funding landscape.

What is the 'Lean Startup' Method About to Undertake Fast and With Low Investment
The “lean startup” business model, by which a startup pares back the product development cycle and collect data to assess product viability, has recently grown in popularity. This Entrepreneur article explains some of the core ideas surrounding the “lean startup” and “lean thinking” paradigms, especially as compared to the traditional startup model.

A Historic Year (So Far) For Woman-Led IPOs, But There’s A Ways To Go
An analysis of the 442 companies which went public by mid-December 2020 revealed that only four were founded and led by women. This article from Crunchbase not only examines some of the structural obstacles women corporate leaders face when growing their companies, but also explores the progress yet to be made to reach gender parity in the startup and corporate worlds.

Links compiled by Christopher Gravallese.