Watch the latest trailer for Dirty Coin, investigating claims against bitcoin and the proof of work industry, directed by Alana Mediavilla-Diaz
Dirty Coin is an independently produced documentary currently in production. (2023)
Follow them on Twitter and connect with Alana on Linkedin for more frequent updates.
Unleashing Limitless Knowledge: Join Innovate New Albany's Expert Office Hours with Manny Larcher, Tech Founder, Investor, and 15 Other Trailblazing Experts!
🌟 Calling all knowledge seekers! 🌟
✨ Join Innovate New Albany for an extraordinary opportunity to tap into the collective wisdom of 16 brilliant minds! ✨
🗓️ Date: Friday, June 2
⏰ Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
📍 Location: Virtual
📣 Innovate New Albany is thrilled to announce FREE office hours featuring 16 industry experts in their respective fields ~ Tristan Ruml, Shwetha T. Pai, Tushar Kulkarni, Sandy Murphy, Kaylee Willis, Megan Neff, Roberta Winch, Ryan Steele, Scott Longnecker, Kevin Hammond, Lora Brown - Bookkeeping Simplified By Lora, Johna Charles, Satish Albert, Susan Fortner, APR, and Ed Porter!
Whether one is an aspiring entrepreneur, a seasoned professional, or simply curious about the latest trends, this event is tailor-made for them!
🌱 This event is a vibrant garden of knowledge where participants can plant their questions, ideas, and aspirations and watch them flourish. The panel of experts brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and a genuine passion for sharing their insights.
🔍 Here's a sneak peek of the diverse fields the experts specialize in:
1️⃣ Marketing and Branding
2️⃣ Finance and Investment
3️⃣ Technology and Innovation
4️⃣ Legal and Intellectual Property
5️⃣ Human Resources and Leadership
6️⃣ Sales and Business Development
...and many more!
🙌 This unique opportunity allows individuals to connect one-on-one with these experts during dedicated office hours. They can expect personalized guidance, industry tips, and the chance to gain invaluable perspectives from those who have already walked the path they're embarking on.
💡 Whether attendees have burning questions, seek mentorship, or seek a fresh perspective, this event caters to their needs. The experts are here to help them navigate the challenges, seize opportunities, and unlock their full potential.
🌟 Remember, knowledge grows exponentially when shared, and Innovate New Albany believes in fostering a supportive community of lifelong learners. Attendees shouldn't miss out on this chance to connect with like-minded individuals, expand their network, and cultivate meaningful relationships with professionals in their field.
🚀 Participants should mark their calendars, spread the word, and join Innovate New Albany for an unforgettable day of learning, growth, and inspiration. Together, let's ignite innovation and positively impact our respective industries!
🌐 Visit the website https://innovatenewalbany.org/new-event/expert-office-hours-friday-june-2/ for more information and to reserve a spot. Seats are limited, so don't wait too long!
🤝 Let's learn, connect, and empower each other. See everyone at Innovate New Albany's Free Office Hours! 🎉
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About Manny Larcher
He is a first-generation St. Lucian American born in Columbus, Ohio, who studied Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing at Bowling Green State University. Manny serves on the Board of Black Men Talk Tech as well as the Impact & Inclusion Advisory Board of the Columbus Young Professionals.
Discover Compassionate Senior Care in Richmond: Families Find Support and Comfort with Comfort Keepers
by Lenny Burkett
In Richmond, Virginia, Comfort Keepers, a leading senior caregiving company, stands ready to provide compassionate and dedicated care for families in need. Recognizing the unique challenges faced by seniors and their loved ones, Comfort Keepers' team is committed to delivering the support required during this important journey.
With a deep sense of empathy, Comfort Keepers' caregivers prioritize the physical, emotional, and social well-being of their clients. Through careful selection and comprehensive training, these dedicated professionals possess the necessary skills, experience, and nurturing qualities to offer exceptional care.
From assistance with daily activities to providing companionship and specialized care, the Comfort Keepers team ensures that each service is tailored to meet the unique needs of every family. Whether it involves personal care, medication management, or simply engaging in meaningful conversations and activities, Comfort Keepers' caregivers are there every step of the way.
Open communication is highly valued at Comfort Keepers, and families are actively involved in the development of personalized care plans for their loved ones. Regular updates on their progress are provided, ensuring that families remain informed and involved throughout the caregiving journey.
At the heart of Comfort Keepers is the belief that family well-being is paramount. They strive to create a safe, comfortable, and nurturing environment that promotes independence, dignity, and overall happiness. By fostering genuine connections and building trust, Comfort Keepers' caregivers become an extended family for their clients.
Families can experience peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are in the caring hands of highly trained professionals from Comfort Keepers. The company is dedicated to providing dependable, reliable, and compassionate senior care in Richmond, Virginia.
For those seeking support and comfort for their family members, reaching out to Comfort Keepers can be a transformative step. By working together, families can enhance their loved ones' quality of life, enabling them to age gracefully and cherish meaningful moments every day. Contact Comfort Keepers today to learn more about the compassionate care they provide and how they can support your family during this important time.
On this episode, Bijan Machen connects with Kyle ✨ Kemper! Kyle is a technologist, cryptocurrency expert, and author and serves as Chief Solutions Officer @ Raze, a SaaS private fundraising platform. Kyle and Bijan discuss life, entrepreneurship, spirituality, an abundance mindset, and more!
By Saundra Latham, Editor at LinkedIn News
It’s official: Twitter has a new CEO. Linda Yaccarino, head of global advertising and partnerships at NBCUniversal, will take over the top job from Elon Musk, who acquired Twitter in October for $44 billion. Musk confirmed Yaccarino’s hiring Friday, saying she will “focus primarily on business operations, while I focus on product design and new technology.” Musk said Thursday that he will transition to new roles as executive chair and chief technology officer.
"I’m happy to share that I’m starting a new position as Chief Executive Officer at Twitter. I’ve long been inspired by Elon Musk's vision to create a brighter future. Now, I’m excited to help bring that vision to Twitter and transform the business together. Everyone's feedback is VITAL to Twitter's future. And I’m here for all of it. Let’s please keep the conversation going and build Twitter 2.0 together!" Linda mentioned on Linkedin.
10 Proven Marketing Strategies to Boost Your Business and Drive Results - lessons learned from Stopwatch Creative
by Lenny Burkett
Marketing is essential for small businesses and startups because it helps them reach their target audience, build brand awareness, and establish a strong online presence. Small businesses often operate on tight budgets and limited resources, making it crucial to make every marketing effort count. Effective marketing helps these businesses connect with potential customers and generate leads, which can lead to increased sales and revenue. In today's digital age, having a strong online presence is also critical for small businesses and startups to remain competitive and relevant. By investing in marketing efforts, small businesses can establish themselves as a credible and trustworthy brand, which can help attract and retain customers over the long term.
Are you looking to take your business to the next level? Learn more about Stopwatch Creative, a full service marketing agency and business growth software platform Collaborate and Elevate.
Work with the best marketers in the USA and the best business community on CollaborateandElevate.com
by Lenny Burkett
As collaborateandelevate.com, a software platform we launched when the pandemic began to help keep businesses open, is approaching 1000 customers across various industries in the USA, we understand the importance of marketing support and customer service for businesses of all sizes. Whether you are an entrepreneur, small business owner, startup, or large enterprise, your success hinges on your ability to reach your target audience and deliver exceptional customer experiences.
At CollaborateandElevate.com, we have had numerous experiences with marketing support in person and online. We understand in-person marketing experiences are essential for establishing solid relationships with potential clients and partners. We have attended industry events, tradeshows, and conferences to connect with new businesses and showcase our software platform to potential clients. These events have provided valuable opportunities to network and gain insight into our target market. However, we understand that in-person marketing is only sometimes feasible or cost-effective, especially for smaller businesses.
CollaborateandElevate.com offers online marketing support through email campaigns, SEO, and social media via our subscription plans, starting at $4.95/month. Our software and team of experts help in numerous ways, from developing a comprehensive business strategy that targets your ideal customers and drives conversions or connecting with the proper growth partner or investor. We also understand the importance of email campaigns in keeping our customers engaged and informed about our products and success stories. Our team can also help our members develop and execute effective email campaigns that deliver value to their businesses, ultimately driving sales.
Thank you for your time! As collaborateandelevate.com approaches 1000 members, we have learned so much and understand the importance of affordable marketing and business development software tools to support and enable customer service for businesses of all sizes. Whether you need online marketing assistance or a community of mentors in your back pocket, collaborateandelevate.com is here to help you reach your goals and deliver an exceptional experience!
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by Manny Larcher
Purchase order financing can be a great way for product owners to secure the necessary funding to fulfill large orders. Here are ten tips to help product owners navigate the process of purchase order financing:
by Alex Wang
I love these equations.
This has been a beacon in my life for a very long time, especially when long-term goals can look daunting.
Just focusing on short-term steps and consistency can make me feel happier and more productive.
The impact of making small consistent efforts throughout the year is presented well by math.
Credit: James Clear (Atomic Habits)
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by Rich Falk-Wallace
But you better know the math cold.
Like & comment if you want the new excel.
First, the update:
2 new divisions to illustrate an essential point.
#1 Low margin decliner at 40% of start revenue
#2 High margin "viral" growth product at 10% of start revenue
Start & end revenue set to be identical to the last file.
But the valuation almost doubles.
*1) Unit economics*
Builds unit economics to company financials.
Quantity per unit, growth.
Unit price, cost; unit marketing spend.
Drive return on ad spend (ROAS), customer acquisition cost (CAC), LTV/CAC, gross margins (GM).
Model sets up four products:
A high margin, low price power, low growth product
vs. a low GM, better pricing power, better growth, lower unit market cost product
vs. a high margin "viral" growth product
vs. a low margin, declining product
To show the dynamics of each over time.
And their impact on the model and on value.
Units flow to revenue, variable COGS, SG&A.
Into EBITDA, EBIT, EBT, Net income & EPS.
Simple cash flow statements & balance sheets reconcile D&A to inflation-adjusted replacement CapEx, debt, & GAAP PP&E.
You need accounting fluency to look at equities.
Not because accounting matters.
But because it can obscure what matters.
*3) Operating ratios*
Units output financials, which drive ratios.
Rev & EBITDA growth, margins.
Contribution margins (= change in profit over change in revenue)
Net debt-to-EBITDA, net debt % of EV
You can drive valuation on multiples or DCF
Which are equivalent:
The discount rate minus growth rate = the 'terminal multiple.'
Using a P/E instead of a DCF just uses next year as the terminal value.
DCF here mapped to multiples.
So why did this valuation double with the same start & exit revenue?
Contribution from the high growth but small starting product.
Leave the exit business with higher margins
And higher terminal growth.
But the long version in the math.
*5) Corporate finance & DCFs*
DCF here using the CAPM
Beta from returns, cost of debt
= WACC: the theoretically right discount rate
DCFs are assumption laden - you get out whatever you want.
Your banker (or analyst) will make the math show a 7-13% discount rate.
Varying with risk, industry, market - and whatever they want to achieve.
*6) The hard part*
This then sensitizes value and multiples to unit and price.
Bringing unit drivers full circle to valuation outcomes.
Ultimately, the math isn't the hard part.
You need fluency in the math, its nuances and its limits.
But once you are, you also have to shift focus.
To the hard part.
Which is filling in the numbers.
If you’re investing, that means thoughtful unit drivers; how, when, and why they shift.
And if you're building, it means making the numbers on the page happen.
That's all for now.
by Javier Ramírez Lugo
There's a large group of Founders that runs away from sales.
The 'other group' run towards sales & here is what they do to succeed:
1. Define your Ideal Customer Profile and go after many conversations
2. Don't give up until you get the meeting
3. Always make the conversations about them
4. Shut up & listen
5. Ask better questions to uncover pain
6. Don't just 'follow up'; add value
7. A well executed sales strategy will increase the perception of your business
8. In the early days; don't hire from big companies
Raising Venture Capital? Seven Things You Need To Secure Funding by Manny Larcher with JumpStart Ventures