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Advice -  As an Angel investor in early-stage startups, I’ve long noticed my peers’ apparent bias toward the strength and character of the founding entrepreneurs, often overriding a strong solution to a painful problem with a big...
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Advice -  Entrepreneurship is more about building a business than inventing a product. It’s more about the quality of the execution, rather than the quality of the idea. Most importantly, it’s more about being a proactive leader who...
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Advice - Outsourcing has been a regular item on the agenda of most businesses regardless of scale because it works. How you manage the outsourcing agreement impacts how effectively it generates productivity for your business.It has been...
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Advice - I had spent the entire week updating my résumé, writing the perfect cover letter, tweaking my LinkedIn and Twitter profiles to be just right for the job I was applying to, and HOURS crafting the email I hoped would get me the...
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Advice -  Social media can sometimes feel like an overwhelming prospect. There are so many different ways to use it, so many different people to target, and no closing or opening hours. It’s a 24/7 online party that you’re responsible...
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Advice - Back in Lesson #109, we compared equity to convertible debt to bank debt as finacing options for your early stage business.  There is actually another class of investment called venture debt, which is structured as a hybrid between...
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Advice -  Young entrepreneurs often are so excited by new technology or their latest invention that they forget to translate it into a value proposition that their customers or potential investors can understand. They can become...
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Advice - Let’s say you’re starting out in a new company with a greenfield territory, where does one start prospecting? What if you have an unproven product with only a few reference customers? How do you get things going when you’re...
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Advice - Every high-growth startup will share one defining moment:Your business takes off; you nail a round of VC funding; and suddenly your leadership needs blow wide open. There are so many moving parts — and not enough people at...
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Advice -  Fairly frequently, maybe every few weeks, I get an email saying either:Hey, I am in town tomorrow, do you have time to meet?ORHey, my friend John is in town tomorrow and wants to meet you, do you have the...
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Advice -  While it might be counterintuitive, sometimes the best thing you can do for your business is take a little time off.When your mind is constantly in motion due to the daily tasks and excitement of startup life, the best thing you...
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Advice - Most small businesses are trying to forget the recent recession, and get back to “business as usual.” They don’t realize that business as usual is gone forever. With social media and smart phone conversations, real product...
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Advice - Startups often have no idea how much the wrong hire can cost them. Particularly where an executive leadership role is involved.According to the US Department of Labor, the average cost to replace a recent hire is about 1/3 of...
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Advice -  The marketing world changes quicker than technology. Winning entrepreneurs have long since supplemented conventional print and video push marketing with digital online interactive pull marketing, and more recently added...
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Advice - Bitcoin ushered in and empowers the golden age of cybercrime.  The Dark Net, the Dark Web are real networks of cybercrime where using Bitcoin you can transact your purchase; ransomware, malware, stolen credit card numbers, bank...
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Advice - Consumer technology, and in particular mobile, has tipped the scales of power in the favor of consumers. Researchers are now calling this trend the “Age of the Consumer”. This has resulted in more and more organizations looking...