In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - September 2021 #3

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Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

What Does the US Data Breach Bill Mean for Your Organization?
A business must always be wary of the potential for cyberattacks and data breaches, and Congress is beginning to act to protect against such incidents. A new bipartisan bill introduced by the Senate Intelligence Committee would, if passed, mandate that government contractors report cyberattacks within 24 hours of the incident. This FastCompany article briefly profiles this bill and potential effects on businesses, as well as discusses steps businesses can take to protect against cyberattacks.

How Remote Teams Keep Their Company Culture Alive 
Many businesses have delayed their return-to-office plans due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but company culture can still thrive even while employees work from home. This piece from Forbes suggests ways in which a business can maintain its culture even during remote work, such as by facilitating alignment between team members and understanding of employees’ personal circumstances.

How One Female Founder Navigates Funding Hurdles in the Health & Sciences Sector
Several obstacles to funding exist for female business owners, including disparities in lending to and investment in female-led businesses. In this Worth article, a female co-founder discusses how she has overcome these obstacles and shares three best practices to help empower others to do the same.

Regulators Care About Your Startup Pitch Deck Too
Although some amount of optimism may be acceptable in a company’s pitch deck, companies should be careful to ensure the correctness of the information contained within it. The SEC has taken action against businesses on the basis of the information found in its investor pitch deck, and this article from Crunchbase profiles one such recent SEC action as an example of the kinds of consequences a company could face as a result of such an action.

A Futurist’s Guide to Preparing Your Company for Constant Change
As shown by the uncertainty and flux brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important for a business to not just adapt to changes as they happen, but to also prepare for changes ahead of time. This Harvard Business Review piece provides an overview of such planning strategies a business can use to get ahead of the curve and create a change-ready company.

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