Start DC // The Monthly Edit #2
In this issue: DC earns the top spot nationwide in startup growth, the (personal and business) benefits of play, and 30-minute fall eats.
A Note from the Founder
November’s all about giving thanks, and we are thankful for you. Thanks for reading and thanks for sharing. Keep telling us what you like and find helpful, and if you’re digging the once-a-month format.
This issue, we’re bringing you tips on how to supercharge your sales through storytelling, insight on DC startup growth, and an article on the benefits of play. Life as an entrepreneur is busy, but sometimes you do need to take time for fun, like this dog (☝️ ) in the leaves.
Here’s to pumpkin pie with all the whipped cream 🎃
Until next month,
Genna | Founder @ Start DC
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Reads for the Month Ahead
1/ DC ranks as #1 in the country for startup growth. The 2017 Kauffman Growth Entrepreneurship Index, which analyzes various data points like the rate of new entrepreneurs and startup density, ranks Washington, DC in its #1 spot. DC has been first in startup growth since 2015, and beats out Austin, Texas, and Columbus, Ohio, this year. (DC Inno)
2/ All work and no play does make a dull mind. A good read on the benefits of play, because even entrepreneurs need a break sometimes. (Medium)
3/ Drive sales through storytelling. One secret of effective salespeople is storytelling. This article shares five tips to use storytelling in your business, from social media to your website. (Entrepreneur)
4/ Tips on turning your passion into a business. Thinking of making the jump to entrepreneurship? Here are four quick “checks” to consider first. (Daily Muse)
5/ Quick, homemade eats. Because eating out all the time probably isn’t the best for your wallet or your body, here’s what we’ll be making this month. All 30 minutes or less. (StyleCaster)
Funding Resources + Events:
–International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day ForoMET event. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day is officially November 19, but MET Community is celebrating early with an event that includes chats with women entrepreneurs and a pitch competition.
–Win $10,000 and a spot in an accelerator program. 💰 Project Entrepreneur, from Rent the Runway co-founders and UBS, seeks to give women the “tools, training, and networks needed to build scalable, economically impactful companies.” The initiative includes a venture competition and a 5-week accelerator program for selected applicants.
💪 You got this.