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Advice - You have to be extra tough mentally to be an entrepreneur. While thinking about it, I realized that it’s really not that different from the toughness required and trained into America’s elite military force of Navy SEALs, who...
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Advice -  Why not create an environment where everyone is excited to come to work every day? These days, culture is paramount for having a strong team to execute your business’ vision. Ideas are worthless on their own; without...
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Advice - “We gotta make a change, it's time for us as a people to start making some changes...You see the old way wasn't working so it's on us to do what we gotta do to survive” - 2PacWe all know the enduring images of sales.  For...
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Advice - 30Extreme personalization, sometimes referred to as marketing to a customer segment of one, is the holy grail of the multi-channel world.Extreme personalization comes down to one simple reality: customers expect your company to...
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Advice - Today, there’s a complete disrespect for what it takes to build a business. Too many people think they can become an entrepreneur overnight and establish a real business in a one-to-two-year window, but it’s just not...
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Advice - New entrepreneurs routinely jump into a startup with a full charge of passion and energy, but often find themselves drained of both after a few months due to the workload and challenges. Burnout and loss of passion are consistently...
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#NYCTech - Seemingly, there is a new crop of startup accelerator programs popping up weekly. Most provide the same benefits – an initial investment in return for a slice of equity, office space for the duration of the program, mentorship...
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Advice - Meetings are a necessary evil, but you can take back control of your schedule with one simple rule: Only have meetings one day per week, every week.For about two years now I’ve only been doing meetings on Wednesdays. I...
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Advice - Recently, Mark Suster wrote an epic, must-read post about startup valuations and current funding climate. Go read it, and then bookmark it, because you’ll want to re-read it several times. Also, go read my three related posts...
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Advice - Product managers can make or break organizations, which is why hiring managers must spend time landing the most talented PMs. Great hires help their companies level up.So, what exactly should you look for in a PM?When I’m...
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Advice - As tech leaders, we know that our people are some of the most talented, creative, and driven employees out there. Still, leading high-performance teams in this industry presents unique challenges. Balancing business value and...
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Advice -  I have always been a fan of using mergers & acquisitions as a viable way to quickly scale your business. However, this road is not foolproof by any means. Below are some of things that can go wrong, so do your research and plan...
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Advice -  Business plans aren’t just helpful ways to get a loan. Start drafting yours now.In order to create a successful company, you need a solid business plan. Some people try to skip this step and jump right into the nuts and bolts of...
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Advice - Whether you are an entrepreneur managing a startup, or a corporate executive with thousands of employees, it’s hard to ignore the evidence of big value from happy employees. For example, the Harvard Business Review a while back...
Advice -  You’ve cut the leash and gone out on your own with a startup. This is an exciting time, and also a scary one. You’re suddenly responsible for not only your own success, but also the success of everyone working for your...
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Advice - TL; DR Only serial founders with strong domain knowledge and track records and traction get funded quickly. For most founders raising a seed round is a lot more work, but there is a method to the madness.We often write here...