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by Niraj Ranjan Rout November 22, 2016

Every startup needs a sales strategy

Anyone who builds a product or service knows that they will, at some point, have to sell it. But many startups hyper-focus on marketing and product development strategies, while paying little attention to sales. This can be a costly mistake. A sales strategy – unlike one for marketing or product – narrows your focus on

by Julie Dunn May 30, 2016

25 Startup Growth Hacks (Straight From Detroit)

When you think of the strongest startup communities in the U.S., Detroit is probably not at the top of the list. But here’s the thing: Detroit just hosted the largest inaugural Startup Week event ever. With more than 3,100 registrants, the event beat out Denver, Portland and Los Angeles in attendance. “Our city is unlike any

by Julie Dunn April 22, 2013

Got A Big Idea? Odds Are You Won’t Do Anything About It

The other night I was having dinner with my sister in Chicago, and she has a fantastic business idea we were brainstorming. She has this great concept and is trying to figure out what steps are needed to turn it into something. Her attitude and approach is right on the money – she isn’t just

by Julie Dunn April 17, 2013

Startup Sales Growth – Detroit [Event]

In the Detroit area and have a startup that needs to grow? Consider attending the Bizdom: Startup Sales Growth event on April 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Detroit Opera House Black Box Theatre. Our CEO, Bob Marsh, will present on his experiences in growing LevelEleven. Joining him will be Darren Schwartz, Senior VP of

by Julie Dunn April 12, 2013

LevelEleven Completes $1.5 Million Seed Financing Round with $500K in New Funding

We set out to motivate service and sales teams, while helping their organizations get the most from salesforce.com. Another $500K in new funding this month — which brings our total seed funding to $1.5 million — will help us to do that. This seed round was led by Detroit Venture Partners, with additional funding from private equity

by Julie Dunn April 11, 2013

4 Things The Masters Can Teach Your Startup

It’s Masters week, and for anyone that’s into golf like I am… you’re pumped. Not only is this the kickoff to this year’s round of major tournaments; there is something extra special about The Masters – the mystique of Augusta, the history and the consistency of yielding champions that are among the very best in