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NEXT MEETING – Dallas Entrepreneurs Roundtable: Building Teams
No venture is an island. No man or woman can do it all. Angels and VCs won’t invest without a team.
This Roundtable is for all business phases, whether you’re a founder seeking partners or operating business filling key roles.
How do you recruit people? Where do you find them? What is the right mix of personalities? What incentives can you provide when you can’t pay a competitive or even any salary? In what order should team members be recruited and when? How do you communicate, motivate, and manage team members? If you seek capital, what do funders expect?
Learn and discuss this and more at our Entrepreneur Roundtable!
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Monday January 25, 5-8pm
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Presentation “To The Cloud & Beyond: Software Industry Insights” by Rick Chapman, Publisher of Softletter
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Monday February 8, 11:45am-1:15pm
A Taste of the Tribe
Tuesday February 9, 11:30am-1:30pm
Dallas Entrepreneurs Roundtable: Building Teams
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Tuesday February 16, 11:30am-1:45pm
How to Exceed Customer Expectations – Featuring Lisa Ford
Facilitator and Speaker Clay Curtis
Blue Leadership Seminar Series
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Tuesday February 23, 5-8pm
Fat Tuesday Business Networking and LinkedIn Party
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NEW IDEAS: Reserve your own table
Industry community for kids’ products
Retail / Media & publishing
Based in New Zealand, Skout Trade Fair is an online community that
aims to help those in the children’s products industry find each other
Helping media buyers find sellers of alt advertising
Marketing & advertising
DOmedia bills itself as a matchmaking service for media buyers and
sellers. Listed in its database are opportunities to advertise on college
student notebooks, on phone kiosks, on golf carts and in restrooms.
Jackets and bags made to be handed down
Fashion & beauty / Eco & sustainability
Countering the forces of “fast fashion”, British brand Howies is
focusing on the long-lasting quality of its newest clothing line,
appropriately named Hand-Me-Down.
Online practice dispenses self-help physio advice
Lifestyle & leisure
Patients can often self-manage their recovery with the help of some
expert advice. That’s the premise behind a new physiotherapy practice
that focuses purely on dispensing self-help guidance online.
More low-impact branding from Curb: snow tagging
Marketing & advertising
Curb — the media agency that specializes in campaigns using natural
materials — called to let us know that they’d added another novel
medium to their offerings: snow tagging.
Restaurant lets patrons reserve a specific table
Food & beverage
Madrid restaurant chain Wagaboo is following the lead of airlines
and theatres, allowing customers to pick and reserve a specific table
Follow these new ideas and more in Iconoculture and Springwise.
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