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Advice -  Every entrepreneur with a new technology tells me that his innovation will be industry-disrupting, meaning that it will render the existing technology obsolete, and create a new market. Truly disruptive innovations, like the...
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Advice -  Every entrepreneur realizes that change is now the norm, and they have to adapt their business quickly to survive and prosper. In fact, the best entrepreneurs seem to see breakthrough changes coming even before they really happen, and...
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Advice -  Helping is hard. Through out the process of a startup there are so many times that someone can be helpful to you. You can get introduced to them, meet them at an event or just cold email them and hopefully create an...
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Advice -  In business and in startups, a “sense of urgency” is a good thing. Yet many entrepreneurs confuse this with a “sense of emergency,” which insidiously saps the life from their business. Urgency comes from a greater purpose...
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Advice -  Using unit tests can ensure functionality and save you time in the long run.We write a lot of unit tests at Hubstaff. Testing is something we have taken seriously from day one, and as a result it’s a big part of our development...
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Advice -  The skill set that it takes for a company to go from zero to $10 million is tremendously different from the skillset that takes it from $10 million to a billion. There are multiple chapters to it. I’m sure there are people who have...
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Advice -  In June 2016, I began to speak with venture capital groups about financing for my company. We were considering fundraising in 2017 and wanted to connect with potential investors early. Interestingly, almost all the VCs posed a...
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Advice -  There is nothing wrong with growing your business by selling more of your solution to more people in more cities, states and countries. That’s called organic growth, and everybody does it. But in my experience as a startup advisor,...
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Advice -  Every technical entrepreneur is an early adopter of technology, so naturally they build things with people like themselves in mind. Unfortunately, for most solution markets, early adopters represent only 10-to-15 percent of the total...
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Advice -  Every business wants and needs top performers, but most entrepreneurs and executives assume that if they hire and train the smartest and most-experienced people, they will get exceptional performance. They forget that top performance...
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Advice -  The most successful entrepreneurs are great salespeople. Have you ever seen Steve Jobs, Elon Musk or Mark Benioff presenting in front of thousands of people, all eagerly listening and buying into their vision? If Jobs, Musk or Benioff...
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Advice -  The CEO of a startup is like the captain of a whaling ship. Some of his employees may be veterans with metaphorical sea legs while others may be beginning skippers. In either case, it’s the CEO’s job to guide his company through...
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Advice -  Innovation is the key to long-term business success, both in startups as well as established organizations. Every business and every entrepreneur I know struggles with this challenge, focused on hiring the right people and...
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Advice -  If you expect an equity investment from reputable investors for your new startup, you need to know the boundaries that often limit their interest. In the jargon of investors, certain businesses may be viable but not fundable. For...
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Advice -  If you’ve been in the tech or startup world for any longer than a few years, you’ve probably come across Marc Andreessen’s 2011 Wall Street Journal essay, “Why Software is Eating the World.” It’s a brilliant piece and...
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Advice -  To all of the world’s entrepreneurs, hustlers and businessmen: Congratulations! You succeeded at something many people only dream to be able to do – launch a company. Now what?My partner, Yakir Gola, and I understand the...