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Advice - Do you have a million-dollar business idea in mind and don’t know HOW to proceed? Whether it is worth investing time, money and effort?This is the question that haunts many entrepreneurs and demotivates them from working on their...
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Advice -  When entrepreneurs launch new businesses, they go to extraordinary lengths to earn clients. We’ll take any meeting, make dozens of cold calls and send out hundreds of emails. Slowly, our hustle is rewarded as our client list begins...
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Advice -  Many entrepreneurs are so passionate about their new startup idea that they can’t believe any intelligent being, investor or customer wouldn’t react just as excitedly after a quick introduction. They don’t realize that they can...
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Advice -  Recently, an advisor to my company and I asked me how things were going on the home front with my 1-year-old. A big smile came across my face. Things couldn’t be better. As a new father, there are certainly some nights I could do...
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Advice -  More than ever, businesses need to take full advantage of automation, data, and analytics to run their business more productively and competitively. Yet, in my role as a small business advisor, I still see many founders and executives...
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#NYCTech -  I’ve played a role in founding three startups, but I’d never tackled the trials of fundraising until Roomi. Within a year, I raised $2 million.Convincing someone to invest in your brainchild is one of the biggest challenges a...
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Advice - Whether you are trying to get users to try your product, sell to an enterprise customer, hire an engineer, or raise capital, you are dealing with a funnel.Funnels are essentially inverted pyramids divided into stages. The...
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Advice -  A question that I still hear debated upon often is whether a new startup growth strategy should focus on user count or profits. First of all, the glory days of “dot.coms” are gone, when investors “didn’t care” about...
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Advice -  Every business needs repeatable processes to grow and thrive, but modern business processes need the right people to make them efficient and productive. In addition, today’s customers judge a company by perceived people...
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Advice -  Can a brand come back to life? Marketers and customers have often wondered this. Well-known and successful brands like Marvel, Apple, Lego, and Volkswagen have been on the verge of dying out before turning things around. There’s...
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#NYCTech - One of the most unfortunate realities of the startup world is the wide gulf that exists between the business and technical sides of most early-stage companies and the startup community at large. Born, like so many things, out of...
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Advice -  Your business is booming, and things are going great. Then all of a sudden, you find out that a few of your customers are starting to complain about slow service. You investigate and discover that you are so busy, you are starting to...
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Advice -  Not so long ago, training to meet the press and television reporters was a realm reserved for top business executives only. Now, even the earliest stage startup can rise to visibility or be forever lost by their first media spotlight,...
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Advertising -  According to the Pew Research Center, millennials are the nation's largest living generation. They’re an age bracket that lack a long attention span, and crave experiences, activism, and constant connection. They’re an age group...
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Advice -  As entrepreneurs, we identify problems in the market, think up potential solutions, and jump right into building a product. Sadly, we often skip the most important part of building a startup — customer validation. As...
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Strategic -  It’s time for more entrepreneurs to reset their focus, and shift their thinking to completely different ways of doing things. Everyone talks about innovation, but the majority of business plans I see still reflect linear thinking...