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Advice - The last thing a new entrepreneur wants to think about regarding a new startup is how it will end, yet one of the first things a potential equity investor asks about is an exit strategy. The answer you give can make or break your...
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Advertising - In just under a decade, mobile devices have morphed from a handy tool that allows people to make phone calls on the go into a users' primary communication channel and ubiquitous online connection to friends, family, business and...
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Advice - In my more than 20 years as a serial entrepreneur and investor, I have seen a few common mistakes among startups and entrepreneurs. Here are some tips to fix those mistakes: Know What You Don’t Know When I visited New...
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Advice - Cardinal Sin #1: Delusions of Grandeur The worst kind of founder is one who thinks they are the second coming of Christ. NO, your company isn’t going to be worth billions. NO, your idea won’t change the world and feed the poor...
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Advice - In their passion and excitement about a new product or service, entrepreneurs tend to continually narrow the scope of potential competitors, and often claim to have no direct competitors. This raises a big red flag with potential...
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Advice - The sound of a phone click used to make my stomach drop. Sales calls can be one of the scariest things to learn as a new employee or business owner. Although sales calls are not always necessary, getting them right is critical....
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Funding - Bankrolling celebrities has given City National Bank its reputation. From serving Frank Sinatra and legendary sportscaster Vin Scully to working with Tony Award-winning shows like "Beautiful-the Carole King Musical," the Los...
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Advice - According to Bijan Sabet: It’s seductive to convince yourself in the early days that all we need to do is keep our culture and hire more people and assume productivity goes up. Hiring without great management can be a full-blown...
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Strategic - Companies are experimenting by paying users’ data cost or offer bonus data when people visit their websites. Video not showing up? Click here
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Advice - Some analysts argue that revenue drives growth, while others say user growth drives revenue. Both have worked.Google reached $1 billion in revenue within five years of incorporation, and now has a market capitalization of over $400...
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Advice - This video introduced the idea of customer development and lean startups. An idea and a product aren’t enough, if you want to end up with a successful product: you also have to build a customer base, so that you can sell the product...
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Advice - Hiring is a lot like fighting a fire, if you wait too long to deal with it then it might have already burnt your house down. In the early days of your new company (even when it’s just you), there are always a ton of great reasons to...
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Advice - Savvy entrepreneurs start testing their ideas on potential customers even before the concept is fully cooked. They have enough confidence in their ability to deliver that they don’t worry about someone stealing the idea to get there...
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Advice - Recently, I wrote about domain experience. While having domain experience is not the end all be all for launching a successful startup, it can give you an “unfair advantage," as Mark Suster put it, over those without such...
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Advice - 'Technical entrepreneurs love their technology and often are driven to launch a startup on the assumption that everyone will buy any solution that highlights this technology. Instead, they need to validate a customer problem and real...
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Advice - Fundraising: Love it or hate it, unless you are independently wealthy, it’s key to the success of your new startup. When done right, it can lead to lucrative partnerships with angel investors and venture capitalists. Luckily, in my...

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