This week in small business: Insights from the poker table

Get some lessons in productivity from Millennials, learn about efficient distribution from NGOs, and take some entrepreneurial tips from the game of poker. Those are just a few of the insights you’ll get from this week’s crop of curated content.

Leadership, management, and productivity

In this installment of her Women in Business Q&A, Laura Emily Dunn talks with Kyle Moshrefi, the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Kipper Clothiers and a seasoned veteran of the fashion industry.

When NGOs can optimize distribution, it boosts their ability to provide aid. Federick Guerrini writes about connecting local suppliers with NGOs.

It’s what you don’t know about your business that will bite you in the you-know-what, so I appreciate Iris Leung’s Forbes article 3 Ways Your Business Unknowingly Kills Worker Happiness And Productivity.

Millennials often take it on the chin in the media, so it seems, so I was happy to see Danielle Sabrina give us three productivity lessons we can learn from this up-and-coming generation.

Marketing and sales

University of Nebraska business professor Jeremy Harris Lipschultz talks to Klipfolio president and CEO Allan Wille on how entrepreneurs pivot by using data to make good decisions.

It’s a question many have: What’s the difference between content marketing and SEO. Jayson DeMers answers here.

Cold, hard facts alone don’t often make sales. Check out what Vicky Law has to say about four ways your marketing campaigns can trigger emotion and inspire the soul.

Murray Newlands suggests that you don’t staff up for your marketing campaign, but build a chatbot instead.

Entrepreneurship, startups, and innovation

Alana Matos outlines five funding sources you can tap right now to help bootstrap your startup.

Are you the kind of entrepreneur who jumps at the chance to go all in? If so, you should read Jaclyn Ling’s article that gives us five lessons entrepreneurs can learn from poker. On a related note, check out John Greathouse’s article, 7 Fears Holding Back Your Inner-Entrepreneur, 4 Of Which Are Bogus.

Your spirits will soar when you read Candice Helfand-Rogers’ portrait of entrepreneur and female pilot Chelsea Abingdon Welch.