Entrepreneur – Goodbye Pert Breasts http://goodbyepertbreasts.com/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 07:51:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon.png Entrepreneur – Goodbye Pert Breasts http://goodbyepertbreasts.com/ 32 32 Please AVOID cash during this bear market https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/please-avoid-cash-during-this-bear-market/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 05:35:35 +0000 https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/please-avoid-cash-during-this-bear-market/ When most people hear the bear market sirens, they run to hedge cash. But is it the smartest idea when inflation is over 8% and your cash accounts are still earning next to nothing? (That was a rhetorical question). Luckily, there is a better way to profit as the stock market (SPY) drops further and […]]]>

When most people hear the bear market sirens, they run to hedge cash. But is it the smartest idea when inflation is over 8% and your cash accounts are still earning next to nothing? (That was a rhetorical question). Luckily, there is a better way to profit as the stock market (SPY) drops further and further. 40-year investment veteran Steve Reitmeister shares that with you and more in his final comment below….


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(Please enjoy this updated version of my weekly commentary from the Reitmeister Total Return Newsletter).

You know I’m bearish right now. And you know the reasons why, as they have been stated over and over again in the my last comments.

My solution to taming the bear market is a combination of 3 reverse stock ETFs and 3 short bond ETFs to make money as the market drops.

In fact, in June alone, the S&P 500 is down -11.07% while our strategy produced a gain of +5.04%. It is therefore clear that this strategy works.

At this time, you do not need more evidence to support this outlook and this investment strategy. Instead, what we need to do is eradicate 2 mistaken myths about the bear market from your mind because they actually harm investors.

Bear market myth #1: Hide in cash

For those bold enough to recognize the bear and take action… most of them believe their only alternative is to go cash. Yes, money is better than getting run over by the average bear market train taking an average of 34% of stock portfolios (and sometimes as much as 50%).

However, this misses the point that if the market is down, the best way to make money is to short the stock market. This means why just survive the bear market when you could thrive on big gains?

Allow me to go further. Right now, inflation is north of 8%. And your bank account is probably paying 1% or less. So right now, going cash is ENSURE a heavy loss from runaway inflation.

Bear market myth #2 right after that…

Your eyes don’t deceive you. This comment comes out a day early because Tuesday is a busy day for me as I present my “2n/a Market outlook for mid-2022at the Financial Answers Wealth Summit.

Yes, I’ll talk more about my bearish outlook… how much I expect stocks to go down… game plan to shorten our path to profits as well as when it’s time to fish the bottom.

Other investment experts like Gary Kaminsky, David Faber, Adam Mesh and many more join me at the Summit to share their best ideas for staying ahead of this crazy 2022 market. Gladly you can claim your free seating now…just click the link below to attend this vital investor event on Tuesday 6/21 and Wednesday 6/22:

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Back to the article…

Bear market myth #2: You can’t time the market

There is some truth in that. It’s hard to predict what will happen tomorrow…or next week…or next month. But when you go back to the bigger picture, it becomes quite easy to align with the long-term trend of the market.

This means that when you’re in an extended bull market… then don’t sweat every little pullback and correction. Stay bullish with a collection of healthy stocks at attractive valuations (the POWR Rankings are your best friend in this regard). This will put you on the safe side of the action the vast majority of the time.

A bear market is really no different… just the other way around. When the long-term trend has turned negative, as it clearly has this year, you need to short stocks to make money. The easiest way to do this is with inverse ETFs (short selling individual stocks is just too complicated).

This market timing error originated from the money management community as a marketing ploy to prevent you from withdrawing your money from their funds. Because when you do that…they stop earning money from your account.

Yes, even if you lose 30-50% of your stock value in the bear market, they want you to sit still. And yes, they will still proudly take their 1% fee on your money in favor of their not-so-stellar tips.

In short, perfect market timing is not in the cards. But when you appreciate the main long-term trend, you can easily align your portfolio to be on the right side of the market action.

Adding it to the total, you now have a better understanding of our portfolio structure with 3 reverse equity ETFs and 3 ETFs to short the bond market. This is the right strategy now because there is a lot more downside to do in this bear market.

At some point when things look bleakest for the market is when we will start taking profits on these positions and start bottom fishing for the next bull market.

Just like winter…bear markets don’t last forever either. So you have to be ready for this change of season and employ the strategies that work best in this environment.

Again, the timing will NOT be perfect. But we can be efficient enough to ensure that we pocket large amounts of our bear market gains. And then align ourselves with the new bull market that will emerge.

It’s hard to imagine him now in the face of all this downward devastation. Yet, with over 40 years of investment experience, I have seen my share of these cycles and will help keep us on the right side of the market action.

What to do next?

Currently, there are 6 positions in my hand-picked portfolio that will not only protect you from an upcoming bear market, but will also lead to significant gains as stocks fall.

Like the +5.04% gain so far in June as the market fell into bearish territory.

This strategy fits perfectly with the mission of my Reitmeister Total Return service. That being to provide positive returns…even in the face of a roaring bear market.

Come discover what my 40 years of investment experience can bring you.

Plus, access my full portfolio of 6 timely trades to not only survive… but also thrive in this brutal bear market environment.

Click here to learn more >

I wish you a world of investment success!


Steve Reitmeister…but everyone calls me Reity (pronounced “Righty”)
CEO, Stock News Network and Publisher, Reitmeister Total Return


SPY shares remained unchanged in after-hours trading on Monday. Year-to-date, SPY is down -22.73%, versus a % rise in the benchmark S&P 500 over the same period.


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Crypto entrepreneur Jeff Huang allegedly stole 22,000 ETH and ran over 10 failed projects https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/crypto-entrepreneur-jeff-huang-allegedly-stole-22000-eth-and-ran-over-10-failed-projects/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 23:02:31 +0000 https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/crypto-entrepreneur-jeff-huang-allegedly-stole-22000-eth-and-ran-over-10-failed-projects/ 👋 Want to work with us? CryptoSlate is hiring for a handful of positions! Jeffrey Huang, a tech entrepreneur, former musician and one of the biggest holders of Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs, allegedly hijacked 22,000 Ethereum (ETH) from cash management services company Formosa Financial in 2018, according to a recent talk by Twitter sleuth […]]]>
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Jeffrey Huang, a tech entrepreneur, former musician and one of the biggest holders of Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs, allegedly hijacked 22,000 Ethereum (ETH) from cash management services company Formosa Financial in 2018, according to a recent talk by Twitter sleuth ZachXBT.

The Taiwanese-American businessman, known by his online nickname “Machi Big Brother”, reportedly spent the next four years operating “more than ten failed pump and dump tokens and NFT projects”. The article also sheds light on his history in the crypto space, the projects and people he has been affiliated with, as well as evidence to prove the shady dealings.

Huang first rose to fame as a founding member of the pop/rap group named LA Boyz in the 90s. He then founded the hip hop group “Machi” in 2003, as well as the record label “MACHI Entertainment”. .

Although Huang got his start in the music industry, he later moved into the tech space when he founded 17 Media (M17) in 2015, which has become one of the most popular live streaming apps. most popular in Asia, according to the article.

Mithril – Project #1

Huang entered the crypto space in 2017 with the launch of Mithril (MITH), his first in a long list of failed crypto projects. Mithril was a decentralized social media site that rewarded users with its native MITH token.

The project raised 60,000 ETH ($51.6 million) in February 2018, with 30% of the supply being sold through a private sale. These tokens were locked or for a while, 70% until the Token Generation Event (TGE), with the remainder unlocked over the next 3 months.

MITH was listed on Bithumb in April 2018 and just a month later, the private sale tokens were fully acquired, allowing investors to cash out. These tokens accounted for 89% of the circulating supply, which caused massive selling pressure.

Formosa – Project #2

Formosa Financial (FMF), is a cash management platform for blockchain businesses. 22,000 ETH was raised in an angel funding round, followed by a private round that raised another 22,000 ETH. Investors included Binance, Block One, Mithril/Jeffrey Huang, and more. The selling point for investors was a “fast-track” listing on a leading centralized exchange.

Trading started on IDEX in 2018 and the price fell. Later, on June 22, 2018, two withdrawals of 11,000 ETH were made from Formosa Financial’s Treasury wallet (22,000 ETH in total), with co-founder George Hsieh being involved. Huang and the co-founders stepped down from their roles and George Hsieh transferred 10.5k ETH to Binance, with Huang later making additional deposits to various Binance accounts and wallets. Several transfers and withdrawals were made, with Jeff implicated via on-chain data.

ZachXBT told CryptoSlate that June 22, 2018 was the same day Huang and Hsieh sold their stake in the company.

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Company files for Formosa Financial, showing share repurchase agreement dated June 22, 2018 – image courtesy of ZachXBT

The article also includes a SoundCloud audio clip where Formosa Financial co-founder Ryan Terribilini tells his version of what happened to the funds on June 22, 2018.

In the audio, Terribilini is heard saying “I didn’t take the money, George and Jeffrey took the money” at 0:37. Terribilini became the CEO of Formosa Financial after the alleged embezzlement.

“Since I became director and CEO of the company, there hasn’t been a single ETH that has gone missing, so in terms of what George and Jeff have been facilitating on their end, I really think that’s therein lies the responsibility,” Ryan continued to say.

Terribilini is currently working with Algorand (ALGO) and Formosa Financial appears to be the only MachiBigBrother project he has been involved in.

Machi X – Project #3

Jeff Huang and Leo Cheng launched Machi X in October 2018. It is a social marketplace for intellectual property rights. However, they struggled to secure funding due to Huang’s previous project, Mithril, and the Formosa incident. Almost a year later, investors in Formosa were notified by email of the hijacking of the 22,000 ETH.

Financing of the cream – Project #4

In 2020, Jeff and Leo Cheng founded Cream Finance (CREAM), a fork of Compound Finance (COMP). Over $192 million was stolen from the project via exploits.

Wifey Finance – Project #5

Wifey Finance is forked from Yearn Finance (YFI) and founded by an “anonymous” team. Machi, Leo Cheng and Wilson Huang are among the first members of the project’s Discord channel. Transaction records show the money was sent to Wilson Huang more than once by Wifey’s deployer. After four days, Wifey Finance was dropped.

Swag Finance – Project #6

In October 2020, adult entertainment website Swag.live was launched. When Cream Finance quietly listed Swag as collateral, the lack of information on the listing caused a lot of backlash on Crypto Twitter. The token was grown, discarded, and removed from Cream within weeks.

Mith Cash – Project #7

On December 30, 2020, Mith Cash, a fork of Basis Cash (BAC) (an algorithmic stablecoin) was launched by an “anonymous” team, with Huang as an advisor. Mith Cash rose to $1 billion TVL just days after release, but then crashed hard as token holders cashed out their rewards.

Typhoon Cash – Project #8

Typhoon Cash was launched as a fork of Tornado Cash (TORN UP). The project had an anonymous team but Huang and his associates were believed to be behind it. The project was abandoned just weeks after protocol farming began.

Mud games – Project #9

Huang launched Heroes of Evermore, a fork of another popular loot-based game. The project had an anonymous team and made over 533.92 ETH in profit. The team members secretly minted the rarest NFTs.

Squid DAO – Project #10

Squid DAO was released by an “anonymous” team as a fork of Olympus DAO (OHM) with Huang among the earliest holders (via his alias MachiBigBrother.eth). Huang stopped the project in January this year.

The article goes on to say that Jeffrey Huang is now involved in more projects, including X Finance, XY Finance, and Ape Finance. The blog post highlighted a common theme of anonymous teams, bifurcated projects, portfolios funded through FTX, and short project lifecycles. ZACHXBT ends the article by saying that he contacted Huang who denied the allegations on the post.

CryptoSlate has also reached out to Jeffrey Huang for clarification on the allegations, but he has not responded at the time of writing.

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Vineeta Singh’s Instagram is a gold mine for entrepreneurship lessons. Here are our favorites https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/vineeta-singhs-instagram-is-a-gold-mine-for-entrepreneurship-lessons-here-are-our-favorites/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 06:34:03 +0000 https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/vineeta-singhs-instagram-is-a-gold-mine-for-entrepreneurship-lessons-here-are-our-favorites/ In 2007 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras and Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad Alumnus Vineeta Singh made headlines when she turned down a job offer of Rs 1 crore from Deutsche Bank. At the age of 23, she decided to venture into entrepreneurship at a time when the “ecosystem” of Indian startups barely […]]]>

In 2007 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras and Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad Alumnus Vineeta Singh made headlines when she turned down a job offer of Rs 1 crore from Deutsche Bank. At the age of 23, she decided to venture into entrepreneurship at a time when the “ecosystem” of Indian startups barely existed.

More than a decade later, Vineeta has become one of the most powerful self-made female entrepreneurs of our time. After several iterations, she leveraged social media to create one of the direct-to-consumer brands—Cosmetic SUGAR

Judge on the first season of Shark Tank India, Vineeta’s social media, where she celebrates personal and professional milestones, is a gold mine for lessons in entrepreneurship.

Pivot in the right place at the right time

Vineeta breaks down the key variables of entrepreneurship – place and time, and how they might go right or wrong.

Mathematically, these two variables can yield four possible outcomes, which Vineeta faced as an entrepreneur until she finally found a sweet spot with Mumbai-based SUGAR Cosmetics.

Between 2008 and 2010, she started an online insurance company that eventually closed because her team was “ahead and I didn’t really know the industry.”

This Vineeta says it was a case of “wrong place, wrong time”.

She had faced the second possible outcome, “right place, wrong time” in 2007 when she set out to create a lingerie start-up.

Most venture capitalists at the time had yet to recognize the potential of women-focused businesses. According to Vineeta, VCs felt that investing in companies that targeted women was too “niche” at the time.

It was between 2012 and 2016 that the entrepreneur found herself in the “wrong place, right time.” She was building a Fab Bag beauty subscription service but sensed a bigger opportunity. She saw that the purchasing power of Indian women was increasing and beauty bloggers were gaining ground.

Vineeta shares that there were only a few people with Fab Bag at that time. He had little money left in the bank and his core business was hitting a ceiling.

A final pivot paved the way for a “In the right place at the right time” with SUGAR Cosmetics, a brand that is today valued at around Rs 4,000 crore.

“The only sure way to get to a ‘right place, right time’ scenario is to keep walking until you run out of every possible bad combination and are still standing when the stars align. . It’s just weird. It’s as simple as that,” she said on Instagram.

Vineeta says the company found the right market by listening to its customers.

“The customer is always the queen”, adds the CEO and co-founder of SUGAR Cosmetics.

The retail store as a visual storytelling space for brands

Vineeta Singh and Kaushik Mukherjee, co-founders of SUGAR Cosmetics

Online channels have become all the rage among direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands today, and rightly so after the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted many traditional businesses. However, many founders still believe in the value held by retail stores.

Vineeta took to Instagram to celebrate SUGAR Cosmetics’ 100th store opening last week. His love for the retail channel is clearly visible.

“It’s the less glamorous (in the world of VC) but more profitable (if done right) cousin of D2C and allows brands to have their own space for visual storytelling, customer education and marketing. influencer engagement,” she says.

She added that retail also helps businesses easily gain early insights through direct-to-consumer data, especially when tightly integrated with apps and online stores.

“Yes – it is very difficult for brands in the beginning to attract footsteps and break even. But some difficult issues are good to tackle early on for long term brand building as well as for the operational leverage,” she adds.

Eventually, as brand awareness increases, Vineeta believes stores become more profitable with minimal variable acquisition costs.

Funding is not a step in itself

In May, SUGAR Cosmetics successfully completed a $50 million Series D deal led by global consumer-focused private equity firm L Catterton’s Asian fund. The fundraiser comes at a time when startups are preparing to fund winter and the economic downturn.

However, Vineeta has repeatedly stressed that funding itself should not be seen as a milestone, implying that other factors such as sales matter more than just securing funds.

In a previous interview with Your storyshe said consistency and the need to just show up is more important than chasing certain goals to a point of frustration.

“Entrepreneurship is like a marathon. In fact, it teaches you a lot about showing up every day and not having to worry about anything else. Entrepreneurship is like running a marathon. Leave the bus nahi karna huh. (Don’t give up),” she said Your story.

Close your eyes to gender stereotypes

Vineeta notes that people go out of their way to discredit a woman’s accomplishment.

Got a good JEE ranking? Must be ‘girls quota’! Got a great job offer? The list is endless,” she says.

Vineeta says her efforts to build SUGAR Cosmetics have also been reduced to a joke where people would ask how cliché it is that the only female entrepreneur from IIT Madras in their circle is running a cosmetics business.

However, Vineeta says the best response is to just ignore these people and keep building the business.

“The burden of trying to prove that women can be as capable as men in any field is not on me, because if anyone still has that doubt, it’s a never-ending debate for which I I don’t have time!” she writes.

(This story has been updated to correct a typo)

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Boston entrepreneur opens east coast outpost for California venture capital firm https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/boston-entrepreneur-opens-east-coast-outpost-for-california-venture-capital-firm/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 15:40:36 +0000 https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/boston-entrepreneur-opens-east-coast-outpost-for-california-venture-capital-firm/ The pandemic has forced many companies into a massive and unplanned experiment in remote working. Local tech startups found they could hire talented coders, marketers, and sales people from all over the country. Now a The question is whether this ability to attract talent from everywhere is hurting or helping Boston’s startup scene. Lars Albright, […]]]>

The pandemic has forced many companies into a massive and unplanned experiment in remote working. Local tech startups found they could hire talented coders, marketers, and sales people from all over the country. Now a The question is whether this ability to attract talent from everywhere is hurting or helping Boston’s startup scene.

Lars Albright, who has launched several successful tech companies here, is betting on continued success. After selling his latest startup, SessionM, to Mastercard and working for the credit card giant for a few years, he turns to investing in startups and the opening of a Boston outpost for Silicon Valley firm Unusual Ventures.

“This access, where you can access talent pools that aren’t physically located in Boston, is a tailwind for companies trying to find the best possible talent,” Albright said in an interview over coffee. at Thinking Cup on Newbury Street. “They may still be headquartered in the region, but reach out and find that talent in other parts of the country.”

Like many VCs, Albright also points to the area’s strong college and university base, which produces a steady stream of talented graduates interested in starting new businesses. In the past, many of these graduates have been drawn to Silicon Valley – think Mark Zuckerberg. But Boston has grown its own top tech companies, such as DraftKings, Wayfair and HubSpot, as well as last year’s stock market newcomers Toast and Ginkgo Bioworks.

“They were significant and successful exits for investors and employees,” Albright said. “And that helps build momentum around the belief that Boston can build great, multi-billion dollar companies.”

Still, the new era of remote work could end up hurting tech hubs like Boston and San Francisco. “Does it do so fewer companies are starting up and becoming attached to a city? Albright asked. “With distributed work, does this ultimately change the need to be based in a city?”

A Harvard graduate with an MBA from Dartmouth, Albright started as a Boston tech co-founder in 2006 at mobile advertising company Quattro Wireless. Apple bought Quattro for $275 million a few years later. Albright soon left Apple to help found another Boston startup, SessionM, which helped run customer loyalty programs. Mastercard bought the company in 2019 and Albright stayed for a few years before deciding to join Unusual Ventures.

Menlo Park was founded in 2018 by longtime VC John Vrionis and repeat entrepreneur Jyoti Bansal. Unusual aimed to set itself apart by getting hold of the founders it backed and offering more coaching and advice than typical venture capital firms, which appealed to Albright.

“I’ve always loved those early days of starting a business where you’re trying to build critical momentum,” he said. From the new Boston office in the backcountry, Albright will focus on startups in consumer software, fintech and enterprise cloud software.

Albright is getting into venture capital at a difficult time for startups, with tech stock prices plummeting, COVID lingering and the economy struggling. But he’s looking for the silver lining. In previous boom years, many startups focused more on fundraising than building sustainable businesses, he said. Now the focus is on the business side.

“It created this abnormal movement around [fundraising] as a goal,” Albright said. “Are you building a business that makes sense, not for fundraising, not for hype, but does it make sense as a business?”


Aaron Pressman can be contacted at aaron.pressman@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @ampressman.

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Stop imposing the IRS on nannies and other small business owners https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/stop-imposing-the-irs-on-nannies-and-other-small-business-owners/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 23:02:00 +0000 https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/stop-imposing-the-irs-on-nannies-and-other-small-business-owners/ Etsy, eBay and smaller retailers are fighting to repeal the new law that requires anyone who receives more than $600 a year in “business” payments through Venmo, PayPal or other third-party payment services to report every transaction to the IRS. As we noted, that threshold was lowered from a $20,000 threshold when Democrats (only) pushed […]]]>

Etsy, eBay and smaller retailers are fighting to repeal the new law that requires anyone who receives more than $600 a year in “business” payments through Venmo, PayPal or other third-party payment services to report every transaction to the IRS. As we noted, that threshold was lowered from a $20,000 threshold when Democrats (only) pushed through President Joe Biden’s US bailout last year.

Some “rescue”, particularly from a party that claims to want to target the rich.

This, like the White House still seeks $80 billion a year to hire 87,000 new “earners” to do more audits.

Think about that the next time Elizabeth Warren and AOC complain about the rich not paying their share. Yet the legislation they passed goes after amateurs and little people trying to make a few bucks in various side hustles. It will only punish the US economy a little more: some will have to charge more to make the work worthwhile; others will quit now that means more paperwork and taxes.

Which means that a small outfit that could have grown into a bigger one (say, actually making $20,000 in sales) never will.

Note that this won’t just slap people selling crafts or souvenirs, but also DIYers, kids mowing lawns, and even nannies. So their customers will also suffer.

A nanny told the Post that she would reconsider working weekends if she had to ‘pay a lot of tax’ on that income: ‘I like being independent, but a big part of why I like it , is that I can pocket extra money when I decide to work overtime.

Not anymore. Uncle Sam (or Uncle Jo) wants his haircut. Democrats think they’re better at spending your money than you are.

The trivial added federal revenue is by no means worth the burden imposed here.

With inflation raging and gas now above $5 a gallon, the president should wake up: apologize for this nonsense, tell the IRS not to waste resources enforcing it, and ask its immediate repeal.

Do Something for the hustling little guy, Joe.

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According to entrepreneur Corey Shader, business strategies aren’t just about the long term https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/according-to-entrepreneur-corey-shader-business-strategies-arent-just-about-the-long-term/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 06:50:00 +0000 https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/according-to-entrepreneur-corey-shader-business-strategies-arent-just-about-the-long-term/ While this may run counter to conventional thinking, Corey Shader says leaders need to focus on more than just long-term vision if they are to identify opportunities. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, USA, June 9, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Business leaders are often told to focus on the long term when creating strategies for success. While this approach […]]]>

While this may run counter to conventional thinking, Corey Shader says leaders need to focus on more than just long-term vision if they are to identify opportunities.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, USA, June 9, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Business leaders are often told to focus on the long term when creating strategies for success. While this approach has seemingly served business leaders well for years, key aspects of today’s business environment are prompting these leaders to take a broader view at the same time. As entrepreneur Corey Shader explains, simply looking long-term in strategic planning can leave a company open to threats and less open to short-term opportunities.

Taking a broad view when developing strategies means focusing on changes that could significantly alter the business environment. It could be a change in consumer habits or a trend in another industry that could potentially affect others.

Corey Shader also says that taking a broad view involves understanding that there are different time periods by which success can be measured. This will help businesses achieve smaller short-term successes while moving towards much larger long-term goals of success.

Finally, focusing on the big picture in strategic planning involves having a plan in place to immediately respond to changes in the business environment that come out of nowhere.

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are a perfect example. If a company only took a long-term view at the start of the pandemic, it risked missing out on significant threats and looming opportunities. Of course, few predicted in March 2020 that the pandemic would disrupt lives as much as it did more than two years later.

The point, however, is those business leaders who have taken a broad view when developing strategies were able to understand the current threats facing them and also identify potential opportunities for growth despite these threats.

So how can business leaders adapt their thinking to incorporate both a broad view and a long-term view?

Corey Shader says it starts by thinking outside of a narrow window into a particular industry or location. By looking at broader systems, business leaders can identify changes in the business environment that could potentially impact their own business.

An example in this area could be the changing buying habits of retail consumers. Much of retail shopping has shifted from traditional malls and retail centers to e-commerce.

Aside from the pandemic, then, it’s no surprise that online shopping habits eventually spread to other sectors such as restaurants and grocery stores. However, many of these companies weren’t quite ready to go that route. So when the pandemic hit, many rushed to set up e-commerce type services.

While there is no guarantee that a broad view would have prevented the disaster in the wake of the pandemic for these companies, it could at least have prepared them for changing consumer habits.

When business leaders take more than just a long-term view in strategic planning, they open their eyes to more short-term possibilities to improve their long-term prospects.

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Mercury News Media
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Amsterdam’s KeyWI raises funds from the Graduate Entrepreneur Fund for its AI-powered digital marketing assistant https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/amsterdams-keywi-raises-funds-from-the-graduate-entrepreneur-fund-for-its-ai-powered-digital-marketing-assistant/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 07:22:31 +0000 https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/amsterdams-keywi-raises-funds-from-the-graduate-entrepreneur-fund-for-its-ai-powered-digital-marketing-assistant/ From left to right: Sacha Bloem (Graduate Entrepreneur dealteam), Daan Vermunt (KeyWI co-founder), Federico van Eijnatten (Graduate Entrepreneur dealteam), Donald Martens (KeyWI co-founder), Sam van Houten (KeyWI co-founder) | Image credit: Graduate entrepreneur Based in Rotterdam Graduate Entrepreneur Fund announced to have invested an undisclosed amount in a pre-seed funding round in Amsterdam KeyWIa software […]]]>

Based in Rotterdam Graduate Entrepreneur Fund announced to have invested an undisclosed amount in a pre-seed funding round in Amsterdam KeyWIa software tool that provides keyword insights to increase organic search traffic.

From stimulating innovation to improving societal development, entrepreneurship is important for several reasons. And every year, thousands of new innovations are launched by universities across Europe.

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However, few can convert these innovations into commercial successes. And that’s partly because of the lack of funding and customers. The Graduate Entrepreneur Fund aims to change that.

About KeyWI Digital Marketing Assistant

Online marketing plays a vital role in scaling a business. This increases the visibility of a website and gets more visits. And this is where Search Engine Marketing can help a business grow organically.

Founded in 2021 by Daan Vermunt, Donald Martens and Sam van Houten, KeyWI offers AI-powered digital marketing support tools for SMBs worldwide. The startup claims to directly grow businesses by creating content and ads, both organic and paid, in search engines.

With KeyWI’s Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tool, a business can create content directly with “small” weekly custom tasks and measure its performance. The software can handle any language and any location by analyzing keywords and opportunities in the local market.

Factors such as language interpretation or industry knowledge are no longer an issue as KeyWI examines local data sources, the company claims.

After completing a task, the software continues to measure results and informs businesses where they are growing and where they are not. KeyWI learns from these results and is able to generate better tasks over time.

Additionally, the analytics section provides a performance overview of a website where all related data sources are displayed in an analytics dashboard. In addition, users always have access to historical data to present better results.

Currently, the company’s tool is used by over 35 digital marketing agencies. It provides them with data-driven insights to optimize their search engine visibility and further improve the digital assistant.‍‍

About the Graduate Entrepreneurs Fund

Graduate Entrepreneur is an initiative of a group of influential and deserved alumni of Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Erasmus MCand the Delft University of Technology. The initiative was announced on April 8, 2021.

The fund is managed by the fund management team, consisting of Auke van den Hout, Angela Pellaupessy, Ludolf Stavenga and Nienke Roef, who work with a team of students from Delft and Rotterdam. In addition to funding, graduates offer coaching and access to a large network.

The Graduate Entrepreneur Fund focuses on investing in companies that develop technologies for which the universities of Delft and Rotterdam are known, including medical technologies, logistics and artificial intelligence (AI). The investment requirement of the Fund is that at least one of the founders must have studied or worked at Delft University of Technology, Erasmus MC or Erasmus University Rotterdam.

According to a statement from Graduate Entrepreneur, “The KeyWI team has shown the potential of their product by attracting a growing number of customers while improving the quality of their ideas. By emphasizing the ease of use of the AI assistant, we believe that many companies can benefit from the information provided by KeyWI to increase their sales.”

Graduate Entrepreneur invests in the first phase with tickets starting at €50,000. For these investments, the Fund works with a special team of students who identify these startups. At the seed and Series A stage, the fund invests tickets up to €2 million, which are managed by its fund management team.

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4 ways to be more creative with your customer service https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/4-ways-to-be-more-creative-with-your-customer-service/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/4-ways-to-be-more-creative-with-your-customer-service/ Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur the contributors are theirs. an impressive 95 percent of consumers say that customer service influences the brands they choose and those they stick with. Positive and creative interactions can help your brand gain loyal customers who convert into repeat buyers and spread positive word of mouth. Out-of-the-box thinking can help you […]]]>

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur the contributors are theirs.

an impressive 95 percent of consumers say that customer service influences the brands they choose and those they stick with.

Positive and creative interactions can help your brand gain loyal customers who convert into repeat buyers and spread positive word of mouth. Out-of-the-box thinking can help you deliver better service in a way customers will truly appreciate.

Make personalization the norm

Personalizing customer service should go beyond simply inserting their name into an email or phone conversation. To get started, your service team should take note of (and use) contributors’ preferred contact channels.

Listening is key: service professionals shouldn’t ask intrusive questions, but very often customers will gladly share these details in their conversation. When your business references the information a customer has shared (whether it’s family, work, or other life details), they’ll feel valued.

Even paying attention to how your customers communicate can help you deliver a more personalized experience.

“We communicate with our customers in a way that reflects our brand and tries to establish a human connection. If a customer shows humor, we match it!” said Marvin Amberg of Caseable Explain in an interview with BPlans. “One customer said her “naked Kobo [tablet] is so cold” without his personalized case and inquired about delivery — after tracking his case, we commented that his Kobo wouldn’t be cold anymore!”

Related: It’s all about customer service

Help them help themselves

Few things are more empowering than finding a solution to a problem on your own. When done right, service solutions reduce customer dependency on your staff while delivering a positive brand experience.

Consider this exampleas reported by TechBullion: “GC Plus is one of the companies leading the on-demand revolution in the home improvement industry. The company offers an innovative platform where customers can instantly connect with plumbers and other repair specialists.There is even a video call feature for areas where there are no handymen available, which allows customers and repairmen to connect remotely, which can help customers solve small problems themselves and save money in the process.”

In this case, the company turns what could be a negative point (a lack of available repairers) into a positive point – a chance to empower the customer by allowing them to solve the problem with expert advice. Similarly, a robust FAQ forum could make it easier for customers to find solutions on their own before having to contact your service team.

Use event-triggered awareness

Businesses often use automated emails for marketing purposes, such as encouraging customers to return to an abandoned cart. But in a proactive environment, you also need to kick off awareness when customers engage in key service-related actions.

If your product or service is somewhat complex, you can send follow-up emails after a patron completes an order with usage tips. If your follow-up shows that one of your customers spent a lot of time looking at your FAQ page, you can send a follow-up email asking them if they need further assistance.

When you encounter internal issues that may affect your customer experience, you should always be proactive. For example, Slack System status gives customers a real-time overview of any known issues that may be present. The company also has a habit of posting on social media to alert customers when service issues arise.

Proactive outreach when certain events are taking place (whether via email, social or another method) will reduce complaints and confusion.

Related: 7 Essentials of Great Customer Service

Ditch the fine print

Fine print is unavoidable for most businesses, but too often it’s presented in a huge wall of text that instantly makes your customers’ eyes shine. Case studies have shown that as little as one percent of consumers actually read the meticulousness.

While this is often not a big deal, it can lead to conflicts when important information regarding warranties, breach of contract, or privacy is hidden away in a wall of hard-to-read text. Customers quickly terminate contracts when they feel they have been cheated.

Making policy pages more easily navigable and highlighting the most relevant information for your customers will eliminate misunderstandings. Remove jargon as much as possible. If your online store’s return policy is listed in a few concise, easy-to-understand bullet points, you’ll have far fewer complaints and far more happy customers.

Delivering better services to deliver better experiences

By using these and other methods to make your customer service more efficient, the more your business will benefit. In reality, 81 percent of consumers say positive experiences make them more likely to buy from a company again in the future.

By constantly looking for ways to turn every experience into a positive, you will gain lasting trust and loyalty that will lead to long-term growth.

Related: Create a moment of wonder for the customer

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barua: #PrideMonth: Indian-born entrepreneur Nikki Barua shares her heartwarming story of acceptance, says visibility matters https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/barua-pridemonth-indian-born-entrepreneur-nikki-barua-shares-her-heartwarming-story-of-acceptance-says-visibility-matters/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 14:47:00 +0000 https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/barua-pridemonth-indian-born-entrepreneur-nikki-barua-shares-her-heartwarming-story-of-acceptance-says-visibility-matters/ June is celebrated every year as Pride Month across the world. Pride month is celebrated to honor members of the LGBTQAI+ communities. It is also the time when people of all languages ​​and cultures show their support for the people. Each year, Pride Month is marked by stories of acceptance and inclusion, especially anecdotes shared […]]]>
June is celebrated every year as Pride Month across the world. Pride month is celebrated to honor members of the LGBTQAI+ communities. It is also the time when people of all languages ​​and cultures show their support for the people. Each year, Pride Month is marked by stories of acceptance and inclusion, especially anecdotes shared by several prominent personalities.

Indian-born entrepreneur Nikki Barua took to LinkedIn to share an important moment in her life. The entrepreneur wrote a long post about his life journey, especially stepping into the light after hiding in the shadows for a long time. “As we celebrate Pride Month, I have reflected on my journey from hiding in the shadows to stepping into the light,” she began her post.

The founder and CEO of Beyond Barriers opened up about her past when she felt isolated and ashamed because she didn’t fit in. She said coming to America showed her what it meant to pursue life, freedom and happiness.

The CEO said she gradually gained the confidence to be proud and proud and was extremely grateful to her friends and family. However, she was terrified of being rejected by her family.

“Growing up in a traditional Indian community, I felt isolated and ashamed of not fitting in. Coming to America showed me what it means to pursue life, freedom and happiness. Gradually, I gained the confidence to be proud and proud. I felt grateful to have friends who supported me, but I was terrified of being rejected by my family,” Barua wrote.

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Barua said that when she found the courage to open up to her parents, her mother, despite her traditional views, supported her. She said her dad was proud of her and embraced her and they eventually became advocates for LGBTQ equality.

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Nikki Barua married Monica Marquez in 2019.

“When I finally had the courage to tell them, my mum was supportive, despite her traditional views. My dad hugged me and said, ‘I’m so glad you’re finally out. out of the closet!” Now, a decade later, they’re proud parents and advocates for LGBTQ equality. They’ve also learned to say “come out of the closet,” the “Beyond Barriers” author wrote: How to Unlock Your Limitless Potential”.

Barua said that although we have made progress as a society, there is still a long way to go. She highlighted the plight of millions around the world who are still struggling to be accepted. According to Barua, this is why visibility is important. She said you can’t change hearts and minds if members of the LGBTQ community are invisible.

“As a society, we have made progress, but there is still a long way to go. There are so many people in the world struggling to be accepted. This is why visibility is important. Visibility helps others see themselves in you. You cannot change hearts and minds if you are invisible,” Barua concluded.

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Village Launch Pitch Competition spotlights emerging entrepreneurs https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/village-launch-pitch-competition-spotlights-emerging-entrepreneurs/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 21:21:55 +0000 https://goodbyepertbreasts.com/village-launch-pitch-competition-spotlights-emerging-entrepreneurs/ The winners of the very first Village Launch Pitch Competition are united by their experience in Greenville’s core entrepreneurial ecosystem. The participants in the pitch competition are all graduates of either Nasha Loana non-profit organization that provides microloans to underfunded entrepreneurs, or Village Launch Business Entrepreneur Academya 10-week cohort program that equips entrepreneurs from all […]]]>

The winners of the very first Village Launch Pitch Competition are united by their experience in Greenville’s core entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The participants in the pitch competition are all graduates of either Nasha Loana non-profit organization that provides microloans to underfunded entrepreneurs, or Village Launch Business Entrepreneur Academya 10-week cohort program that equips entrepreneurs from all walks of life.

The winners of the pitch competition, a collaboration between Village launch and St. Matthew UMCwon cash prizes, in addition to affirmation from their peers in the local business community.


Lachon Edmunds

CAIRS Shoes

$10,000 Greenville St. Matthew UMC Scholarship Winner


CAIRS Shoes is the brainchild of Lashonn Edmunds, who wanted to create fashionable shoes that didn’t sacrifice comfort for style, especially for those with various foot conditions. From pregnant women to people with diabetes, the shoes offer “true stretch” technology that stretches in four directions, allowing for increased flexibility in a sleek design.

The products are particularly suitable for people with lymphedema, a condition which causes fluid to build up in the soft tissues of the body when the lymphatic system is damaged or blocked, including the feet, making stylish shoes downright impossible.

Edmunds hopes to change that, and she is currently working alongside michelin to find materials for his creations.

“Our slogan is, ‘It shouldn’t hurt to look this good,'” Edmunds said.


Jennifer Lance

The African Violet

Winner of the SC Community Loan Fund $5,000 grant


Jennifer Spears was a massage therapist for years when COVID-19 forced her to curb. After returning to school to study herbalism, she opens her new mobile tea bar, The African VioletLater this year.

“When people try my tea, they realize how delicious it is,” adds Spears. “I intentionally blend my teas this way to surprise people and change their assumptions.”

The African Violet mobile tea bar aims to fill a gap in the beverage market, particularly at events offering coffee, sugary soft drinks and alcohol.

“I have the ability to really customize tea for people and blend it just for them,” Spears said.


Shayla Sadler

Allowed for a goal

Winner of $2,500 grant from SC Community Loan Fund


Although there are many personal training programs for physical health today, Shayla Sadler realized that there was one piece missing in the market: personal training for the mind.

Her mindset coaching program, Empowered for Purpose, aims to change that by creating a private online community that combines practical lessons, community support and mindset training for women.

“You hear people say all the time, ‘If you change your mindset, you change your life.’ But you don’t always know what that means and what you’re supposed to do,” Sadler said.


ReShay Drummond

Target gun training

Winner of the SC Community Loan Fund $15,000 grant


ReShay Drummond and his business partner Kevin Simpson both have years of experience in the armed forces – Simpson as an Iraq War veteran, Drummund as a Marine Corps veteran.

Now they are using that experience to provide gun training, with a focus on creating an environment for black women who may be new to gun ownership.

“So many of these gun owners don’t know enough about safety,” Drummond said. “We need to change that by delivering safety training in a way that creates a sense of community so people are engaged and feel comfortable learning.”

Target One Firearm Training also educates gun owners on the rules and regulations pertaining to gun ownership.


Sabrina Reder

Great discovery of Greenville

Winner of $1,000 grant from SC Community Loan Fund


Sabrina Reeder spent years away from her hometown of Greenville, and when she returned she realized there was so much more to discover.

That’s why she created a new way to replicate the sense of discovery for long-time residents and visitors alike.

Great Greenville Discovery is an event program that operates like Greenville’s “Amazing Race”, combining sightseeing adventure with support for local businesses.

“It helps businesses increase their visibility while creating that sense of play that people might lose when they live in a city for so long without realizing how special it is,” Reeder said.

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