Female Investors Express Interest in Weinstein Company

By: Brook Barnes

LOS ANGELES — Two female-led investor groups are lining up to save the Weinstein Company, which has been straining to avoid bankruptcy since dozens of allegations of sexual harassment and rape were made against co-owner Harvey Weinstein.

Throwing a lifeline to an entertainment company that has become a symbol of the systemic mistreatment of women in Hollywood would seem like the last thing that feminists like Gloria Allred and Ana Oliveira, chief executive of the New York Women’s Foundation, would be interested in doing. But each is involved with a group holding separate acquisition talks with the embattled Weinstein Company — with the aim of benefiting sexual misconduct victims.

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SOURCE: New York Times

Why Entrepreneurship Is Better Together

By: Nick Hobson

Today’s young creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs are trailblazing the businesses of tomorrow.

Millennials, now the largest living generation in the U.S., are becoming the next leading creators and entrepreneurs, at a much younger age than the previous cohorts of Gen Xers and Boomers. Entrepreneurship used to be for those in their 40s and 50s. It’s now targeting the 20-somethings. Tech advancements and shifting cultural norms make it possible for young creatives to do their own thing. Age, it seems, doesn’t matter: It’s the time of the ‘Millenepreneur.’

Sounds inspiring.

But behind the statistics is a startling reality: It’s tough for the young founder. With little real world experience and even less capital, bootstrapping a successful business is often a trial-by-fire endeavour.

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SOURCE: Forbes

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Amazon’s $5 Billion Bid War Strategy

By: Christopher Okada

Traditionally, when first starting out entrepreneurs think about products/services, human resources, business strategy and for many, office space or space requirements. As a tenant representative to major companies and an office-and-retail real estate developer in New York City, I can tell you first hand how Amazon’s announcement of their HQ2 expansion has helped add billions of dollars of value to their company as a whole. New York City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Seattle, Phoenix and Memphis have all submitted proposals to Amazon and are among 50-plus cities that are trying to get a hold of the online giant. Although you may not have a 6-million square foot requirement, you certainly can use some of the technical real estate strategies we insiders use for our clients. Here are four of those examples directly related to the Amazon announcement.

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SOURCE: Forbes

10 Ways to Use Stress to Your Advantage

By: Sherrie Campbell

Most of us feel powerless to stress because we interpret our stress to be coming from sources outside of us. Whatever is outside of us may be cause for our stress, but it is not the source. We make the mistake of forgetting to look inside of ourselves as the source of our own stress. Instead we project all of our emotions onto something or someone outside of us and start blame shifting.

If we have the power to project negatively, then we must have equal power to project for something positive. We are absolutely capable of outsmarting our stress by using its energy to propel us forward. This is how we transmute our stress into the secret behind our success. Stress may feel bad, but we must trust that its intention is good.

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SOURCE: Entrepreneur

How Can Entrepreneurs Place A Dollar Value On Their Business?

By: Krzysztof Garlewicz

Placing a dollar value on your business may sound tricky, but running it without one may be even trickier. Many business owners think a valuation only matters when it’s time to sell. Knowing how to place a reliable valuation on your business is a valuable tool, even if you aren’t planning on selling. Business valuations help for planning company growth, developing a tax strategy, securing a loan or investment and more.

Many different factors determine overall business value including assets, reach and sales potential. It can be very easy to over- or under-value a business without the right tools. Depending on the motivation for doing so, several methods exist for calculating a business value that each come with their advantages and disadvantages:

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SOURCE: Forbes

Getting Started with Instagram for Your Business: 8 Simple Steps

By: Alfred Lua

More than 500 million people use Instagram every day1, and over five million businesses use Instagram to tell their stories visually, connect with their fans, and build their brand2.

If you’re new to Instagram, it might be daunting to think about how you can stand out in such a large crowd. But getting started with Instagram is much easier than it might look.

In this post, you’ll learn the basics of using Instagram, from how to set up your profile and how to post a photo or story to Instagram, to some more advanced stuff like Instagram analytics and using some neat tools to help you grow your following.

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SOURCE: Buffer Social