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Advice -  Every entrepreneur and business executive knows that continuous innovation is required to survive, but most struggle with this more than any other challenge they face. They know they need to act proactively, but still are often...
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Advice -  For young entrepreneurs with minimal funding and maximum energy, building a team is not typically top of mind. The train of thought seems simple: Why not work alone to stretch out limited financial resources, building the team out as...
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Advice -  Every new venture that survives the first 5 years starts to drift away from their entrepreneurial thinking, and assumes they have achieved the path to longevity. In fact, even within Fortune 100 companies, almost 90 percent have...
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Advice - For years, many investors have advised all startups to take all the money they can get.The last 12 months have been tougher for all startups, including marketing technology companies. The darling among marketing technology companies...
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Advice -  It takes money to make money, and finding people willing to invest their hard-earned dollars into your startup or venture isn’t always easy. Raising money can be challenging and often downright dejecting, but it can also be...
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Advice -  As a startup advisor and investor, I’ve met many aspiring entrepreneurs, and I often get asked the question, “I have a great idea for a startup—do you agree that it has real potential?” They don’t know that most experts...
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Advice -  When we work with our startup clients to help them position and launch and develop programs for early sales success, one item that we encourage them all to have is a ‘manifesto.’ It’s a core document that explains to the market...
Oh oh oh, after our holiday in Croatia I completely forgot to take a SP... twice... so today, I shoot a three-fold SP and call them day 243 through 245. The theme: going to work, at work, and back home again. Three parts of one day.Working with software that just doesn't do what it's supposed to do can be frustrating.Having one spot where it works and another where it doesn't is more frustrating.Not being able to figure out what's the reason the failing bit fails is most frustrating.
Advice -  The good news is that everyone expects entrepreneurs to make mistakes, since founders explore uncharted territory. In fact, investors recognize that founders usually learn more from mistakes than from success, so a well-explained...
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Advice -  Don’t go straight to a venture capitalist; start by raising your own funds and pitching to angel investors.In my previous post, “Should Your Startup Actually Be a Small Business?” I addressed what may be the most important...
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Advice -  Finding your sweet spot as an entrepreneur needs to start with a meaningful, personal purpose that is also a business opportunity. Some people are so passionate about a cause that they forget to consider the lack of business...
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Advertising - Recently, I took a new position running business development for Social Fulcrum, one of the top-paid acquisition agencies in the country. As a recovering CEO of a company focused on social media marketing, I was taken with how Social...
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Advice -  Let’s face reality—no one can satisfy all people all the time. In business, this means an entrepreneur who never says “no” to any customer is doomed to a hard life and some expensive mistakes. Many people will argue that total...
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Advice -  More and more tech companies now foster transparent, flat hierarchies, as we learn to understand the value of hiring only employees who can be trusted with company goals and projects, and we give those team members greater...
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Advice -  In a recent conversation, a friend told me he was grappling with an interesting problem. He had promoted a great developer within his organization into management to show his appreciation for his hard work over the past few years....
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Advice -  With the availability of high-speed Internet and social media access around the world, it is easy for entrepreneurs to assume that the world is just one big homogeneous market, and project their business will scale accordingly....
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Advice -  What is one piece of advice you would give a fellow founder preparing to raise a Series A for the first time?Get Warm Introductions "Make sure you are getting your network to warm up your introductions. It makes a world of...