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8 tips: How startups can survive the COVID-19 economic crisis

For startups, this will be a particularly difficult time. In the recessions of 1982, 2000, and 2008, funding for startups dried up. While many have heard me say that great startups are often created during market downturns - sometimes, easier said than done. So here are my suggestions:

1. Survive
2. Cash is king
3. Forget about raising money
4. Revenue is likely to be curtailed
5. Opportunities
6. Downsize
7. Non-equity cash raise
8. Stay alert for the inflection point

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Coronavirus: US-China battle behind the scenes

The president and secretary of state have both denounced China for its failings in the initial handling of the outbreak. But Chinese spokesmen have utterly rejected any idea that they were less than transparent about what was going on. Meanwhile, social media in China has spread stories that the pandemic has been caused by a US military germ warfare programme; rumours that gained considerable traction. Scientists have demonstrated that the virus structure is entirely natural in origin.

But this is not just a war of words, something more fundamental is going on.

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How The Most Persistent People Stay Motivated

There is an art to staying motivated, especially when it involves developing new habits, breaking old patterns, or being persistent when all of the odds appear to be against you. We interviewed an award-winning author, a woman who lost 157 pounds, and an entrepreneur about how they kept their eye on the prize ... especially when that goal was not within reach.

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