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Advice - I recently got introduced to Bobby Martin, serial entrepreneur of First Research and Vertical IQ fame, and author of the new book, “The Hockey Stick Principles--The 4 Key Stages of Entrepreneurial Success.”  I thought he...
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Advice - Don’t miss the opportunity to win over the next investor you pitch to. Here are 7 simple ways to stand out from other startups.Have a Real Business in PlaceThe best place to start is by creating a solid business plan that...
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Advice - The New Competitive EdgeWe’re currently experiencing an unprecedented focus on pushing the boundaries of human performance and productivity.This has come about, partly as a response to economic challenges and the increase...
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Advertising - If there’s one buzzword you’ll hear over and over again when talking to marketers or reading about marketing, it’s “storytelling.” Whether you’re in a high rise boardroom strategizing on the next content marketing...
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Advice - If you are a computer repair salesman, and I tell you to make videos about how to repair computers, you might think of it as losing business. You’re probably thinking: “How does teaching my customers how to solve their problems...
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Advice - Interested investors don’t look at pitch decks for very long—just an average of 3 minutes and 44 seconds.A pitch deck is a compilation of text and images that illustrate a venture's story and business model. Pitch decks do...
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Accelerators - Venture capitalists Sam Altman and Jason Calacanis both wrote posts recently on the topic of startup incubator-hopping. Altman says that participating in more than one startup incubator may actually decrease your chances of...
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Advice - The military has long recognized that machine guns are force-multipliers for rifles, but businesses have been slow to capitalize on this concept. Sometimes all the planning in the world isn’t enough for business survival, when...
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Advice - Most startup missions fail. Often, the deathblow is failure to build the right team. The wrong hire at a high-growth business costs significantly more than at a slower growth company. It can literally put your survival at stake when...
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Advice - Crowdfunding is the hot new vehicle for raising money to support your entrepreneurial efforts, with over 1,250 website platforms around the world to help you, according to a 2015 industry report. In fact, the report suggests that...
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Advice -  My General Feelings About Valuation As you know all too well, valuation has many aspects. Investors often talk about the pre-money or post-money valuation of a company at the time they invest. If you get aspects of the percentage of...
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Advice - What are the most frightening things that can happen in your checkout? These boners create all sorts of FUD that can fudge your conversion rates (Halloween puns intended).No persistent cookieWhat’s worse than your older...
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Advice - Very rarely does the same entrepreneur that founds a company have the same skillsets that are required to scale the company. When I meet entrepreneurs that have successfully accomplished this, I give them bonus points. I was...
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Advice - I start with the premise that running a startup is hard. My favorite business book on running a start up is Ben Horowitz’s “The Hard Thing About Hard Things”, which is 282 pages of it’s really effing hard. As a result of it...
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Advice - As a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, and having graduated from a big company myself, I talk to many people who have spent years struggling up the corporate ladder and dream of jumping ship to become an entrepreneur. I typically...
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Advice - I am a developer.Yes, I have become the CEO of my company and rarely do any coding nowadays. But, computer science always has been and still is, my true passion. As a developer, I was always looking for tools, ways and resources...