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Advice - With the uptick in the economy, as an active startup mentor, I’m seeing a new surge of entrepreneurs and startups, with the commensurate scramble for funding. There just aren’t enough Angel investors and VCs to go around. Thus...
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Advice - Four years ago my life took a detour.I invited 88 entrepreneurs to come and create a software business at The Foundation.  They came with no idea, limited cash, and no experience in software.I wanted to prove the...
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Advice - Like so many little girls, I grew up idolizing my father. He was my hero: the smartest, hardest-working person I’d ever met. Although he never owned a business, he excelled at everything he took on and was adored by the employees...
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Advice - At Stanford University’s lecture on “How to Start a Startup,” entrepreneur and Y Combinator president Sam Altman discussed teams and execution. He emphasized the importance of knowing your startup, the people working with you on...
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Advice - For the past 8 years, I have been advising entrepreneurs on their growth and funding strategy. I’ve seen the worst and I’ve seen the best.Life is too short to learn from your own mistakes. Let’s learn from others.First...
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Advice - Although the right time to raise funding should be very early on from when you start your business, the time when you should look to seek funding needs to be very carefully thought about as there are many risks involved in mistiming...
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Advice - Talking about the Grateful Dead, rock promoter Billy Graham once said, “They’re not the best at what they do, they’re the only ones that do what they do."Whether you’re a Deadhead or not, it would be hard to argue that...
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Advice - When I was little (still am, just older), my idea of a businessperson was someone who was intelligent, stern, and busy and wore a suit and shiny shoes along with a contemplative look on their face all the time. In fact, in researching...
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Advice - After having started seven businesses over the last 10 years and as an Enterprise Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, I have been fortunate to view startup businesses and entrepreneurs in a variety of contexts. Below are seven...
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Advice - How is it that only a few business leaders and entrepreneurs seem to drive exceptional results and disruptive innovation in this rapidly changing market economy? These few seem more adept at executing market and technology turns, not...
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Advice - We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.And for most of...
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Advice - People are the foundation of your company, and every employee you add serves as another brick — making your company stronger and more resistant to the pressures of today’s marketplace. But if you don’t invest in good bricks and...
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Advice - What is a startup, anyway? I went to business behemoth Forbes for a concrete description. As Natalie Robehmed aptly describes, “the term ‘startup’ has been bandied around with increasing frequency over the past few years to...
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Advice - I have been telling startup founders for a while about the dangers of the corp dev guys.  Paul Graham says it with a clarity however that gets to the heart of why conversations with corporate development arms of big companies are so...
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Advice - The good news is that recent big company financial woes and layoffs have generated a flood of candidates with real experience seeking positions at startups. The bad news is that many of these frustrated employees may have already...
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Advice - Computers, smart phones, the internet et al have made our work habits vastly different from less than a generation ago. Perhaps more importantly, technology has heightened the speed in which companies need to constantly adapt current...