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#NYCTech - There is a lot to say about #startup Advisory Boards. It has become a very frequent topic of conversation with the founders that I meet. I wrote about this subject in 2013. Here is an updated version because the 12 points seem just as...
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Advice - If you are a new entrepreneur, or entering a new business area, it’s always worth your time to assemble an advisory board of two or three executives. You need them before you need funding and if you select the wrong people, or use...
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Advice - Understanding your own weakness is very difficult. Most people have a positive self-image; company founders tend to have an extremely positive self-image. That self-confidence is what allows us to persevere when everyone else is...
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Advice - Most aspiring entrepreneurs understand that you can’t build a business if you won’t commit to delivering a product or service, but many are hesitant or refuse to commit to any financial forecasts. Yet every business requires...
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Advice - Will.i.am talks to Joanna Stern about how he became an entrepreneur. Video not showing up? Click here
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Advice - I have a pretty straightforward philosophy on the different types of head honchos that are out there: Simply put, there are the leaders, and there are the managers. I think the biggest misconception about leadership is that...
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Advice - Fuhu CEO Jim Mitchell talks to Wilson Rothman about big tablets and how the company is bringing the Internet of things to the whole family. Video...
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Advice - Your team members are only human. Goals and meaningful feedback go a long way towards providing productive, consistent motivation. When good students suddenly lose motivation, parents may threaten to take away their smartphone or...
JD_A Founder’s First Key Decision Is The Business Name
Advice - First things first – your startup needs a name! This may seem a silly and frivolous task, but it may be the most important decision you make. The name of your business has a tremendous impact on how customers and investors view you,...
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Advice - In the early days of starting Flurry, my co-founders and I made all of our decisions by consensus. It wasn’t hard, since we had similar opinions and were spending all of our time in development which we knew very well. The...
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Advice - I recently finished reading Ben Horowitz’s book “The Hard Thing About Hard Things.” Normally I am not one for business books, but this one was pretty solid. Maybe at some point I will do a review, but the reason I bring it up...
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Advice - One of the expected side effects of full time entrepreneurial life is the psychological toll it takes on your personal life, particularly your financial situation. After making sacrifices to ensure the success of your company and your...
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Advice - Silicon Valley companies are getting acquisitive, but not necessarily in the traditional sense. In recent months, some investors and observers have taken aim at "acqui-hiries"—wherein a big company buys a startup for the sake of...
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Advice - Early stage startups have a turnover problem: new companies let 25-percent of their employees go before their first birthday, and many others quit of their own accord. There are a variety of reasons why this happens - grueling hours,...
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Advice - Many experts will tell you that you can’t succeed as a part-time entrepreneur, as any good startup will require a 100 percent commitment of your time and energy. But not many of us have enough savings to live for a year or more...
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Advice - Every startup lucky enough to get some traction gets to the point where it decides to hire some “regular employees” for sales, marketing and administrative tasks. Then the company is surprised to see productivity and creativity...

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