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Advice - When starting a new business, an entrepreneur has to take a “hands-on” role. Because there are so many unknowns and things happen so fast, this is no time to delegate or hire outside consultants to handle core functions. That...
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Advice - “I eventually had to rebuild the entire app again.” “I cannot launch because our developers are taking too much time.” “People will hate our company because of our app.” If this sounds like you, you are not alone. You...
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Advice - I do a lot of public speaking, and there’s no arguing that I’m pretty good at it. I hit the stage as a 30-something sometime in 2006 and it was instantaneous: I loved the stage and the stage loved me back. It came naturally to...
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Advice - It is still popular these days for startup founders to operate in stealth mode, meaning no details about the idea or progress are shared with anyone until the big reveal and rollout. The common reason given is that this prevents any...
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Advice - Have you noticed that the Fortune 500 is trying to become more innovative? Recently, there has been a proliferation of innovation centers worldwide representing corporations from every industry sector, including Barclays, Ford,...
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Advice - As an advisor to many early-stage entrepreneur clients over the years, I have experienced the excitement of witnessing venture capital funded startups blossom into thriving mature companies. I have also seen seemingly well-deserving...
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Advice - Everyone is talking about the economic downturn and exuberant valuations in private markets. Bill Gurley predicted this back in early 2015, and I wrote about it last August.So, here it finally is – everyone said this and...
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Advice - There are plenty of different ways to go about building a startup. Some are carried entirely by their founders’ ideas; some are egalitarian and billed as “collectives” rather than businesses (job titles, in these cases, are...
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Advice - Deals often go sour without us even knowing why. Maybe the deal mysteriously goes quiet right after the demo.  Perhaps there are wild demands that emerge suddenly at the negotiating table. Or your champions go M.I.A. at the...
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Advice - Ad tech is competing for the best, brightest and most talented tech minds, and millennials are leading the charge. Entry-level software engineering jobs pay on average approximately $85,000 in New York and $100,000 in San...
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Advice -  We often work with first-time entrepreneurs here at Corigin Ventures. They bring a certain hunger and a unique perspective, and their ignorance to the difficult road ahead can be a weapon. But with that comes inexperience  —...
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Advice - Even if you are like me and you work every day in the world of new-venture funding, the options are confusing, and their meanings seem to change on a regular basis. For example I challenge any entrepreneur to define the difference...
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Advice - I started my first (real) company when I was 17 years old in 2001. It was a digital marketing platform that connected mortgage lenders with mortgage borrowers. I had no clue what a mortgage was, but I had connections who would pay...
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Advice -  Many experts are certain that successful entrepreneurs have the most inspiration, while others will assert that it is about more perspiration. In my experience, both are always required in heavy doses. “Cannot fail” shortcuts or...
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Lifestyle -  Facebook’s stocks took a dive recently as CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg announced his plans for the company: Not for the next quarter, or for the next year, but for the next ten years.In the short term – the next year –...
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Advice - The entrepreneurial journey includes searching for a problem-solution fit. Searching begins with curiosity and observation, an awareness and understanding of our environment and the broader world around us.Creation Realities,...