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Advice - How do you convince investors that your business model will really work, before you have a revenue stream that exceeds your expenses? Even if you are bootstrapping your business, and you are the only investor, you should be asking...
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Advice - We’ve all seen the numbers. Measured by any metric — dollars invested, numbers of participants, average deal size — seed funding is through the roof. Not only are rising numbers of startups setting up and getting seed funding,...
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Advice - Adora Cheung, the founder of Homejoy, a professional house cleaning and home service, explains what’s needed to build product, talk to users, and grow your startup:Like any normal project, you as the creator will have to...
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Advice - Tech startups don't talk much about interest rates. New products, customer acquisition and growth, growth,growth are top of mind. To the extent that today's emerging companies consider the cost of capital, it's usually while raising a...
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Advice -It’s said that any entrepreneur should be able to deliver an engaging and succinct elevator pitch to anyone at any time. Entrepreneurs hone and hammer their pitches every day with each new person they meet, answering the same...
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Advice - There has been a lot written about how to effectively manage your time as a leader when building a new company. Paul Graham has a famous essay where he divides the needs of the engineer from the needs of the manager through...
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Advice - Personalization.You might define it as delivering the right content/products/offers, at the right time to the right customers.Of course, it’s easy for marketing gurus to preach and vendors to promise – but in reality,...
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Advice - I have previously written about The Role of a Startup CEO. This article is going to detail how that role changes over time, between a company’s early days and when it starts to scale. For simplicity sake, I am going to compare the...
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Advice - Your business can’t be all things to all people, and excel at anything. Every entrepreneur and every business needs a strategy to keep them focused. In fact, in this new world of pervasive interactivity, it’s time to rethink even...
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Advice - According to The Freelancer’s Union, 1 in 3 Americans (roughly 42 million) is an independent worker. And by 2020, many predict that freelancers will make up 50% of the labor force. So basically that means, a lot of you reading this...
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Advice - Your browser does not support iframes. "Pockets of exuberance" have popped up in private technology ventures, but most of today's heavily funded startups warrant their valuations, a venture capitalist said on Thursday."For the most...
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Advice - I’ve always loved meeting new people. When I was a child I walked around the play area at my kindergarten school and offered up whatever toy I had in my hand to other kids to get them to share and play with me. It’s been thirty...
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Advice - I left my employer of close to 4 years on Feb. 19, 2015. I worked for an amazing software company called Decipher, which was recently acquired by Focus Vision.Why did I quit my job? To pursue my dream of course.All my life,...
Startup Toolkit
#NYCTech - Recently, Innovention, one of three non-profit Incubators operated by New York University, held a discussion on the legal and fundraising aspects of startups. The organization strives to help students and entrepreneurs stay on the...
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Advice - Content marketers love trends and buzzwords.Digital marketing is a culture that is changing as fast as the technology that informs it. Blink and you might miss the next Meerkat. But with all the different terms, concepts, and...
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Advice - More mutual fund money is flowing into tech startups, but investors shouldn't fret about their exposure to the often-volatile private ventures, a finance professor said on Wednesday."The vast majority of equity mutual funds are...