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Advice - If you think you are the perfect fit for the entrepreneur lifestyle, but you’re not yet sure if you’re ready to start your own, then I recommend that you take a job with an existing startup first to validate the culture...
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#NYCTech -  According to Danae Ringelmann, the cofounder and chief development officer of crowdfunding site Indiegogo, we live in a world that loves to say "no.""The key to thriving and to making it all happen is to turn those obstacles ......
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Resources - It is a miracle that I have ventured into entrepreneurship. My 9-year-old self would have never seen it coming.You have to understand, I was the kid who was never able to sell any of that “World’s Best Chocolate.” I was...
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Advice - I thought I had a golden opportunity lined up. I had the sponsor who was evangelizing my solution internally. I had executive buy-in with the president of the division giving his thumbs up. We had one of their major clients lined up...
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Advice - Every single company depends on software, and startups are no exception. Software has gone from being critical to every business, to BEING the business.Software creation is an art, a craft, and a process.Building and...
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Advice - As an advisor to entrepreneurs and active angel investors, I often get questions about the realism of the Shark Tank TV series compared to professional investor negotiations. The simple answer is that with all the staging of TV...
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Advice - I recently got introduced to Bobby Martin, serial entrepreneur of First Research and Vertical IQ fame, and author of the new book, “The Hockey Stick Principles--The 4 Key Stages of Entrepreneurial Success.”  I thought he...
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Advice - Don’t miss the opportunity to win over the next investor you pitch to. Here are 7 simple ways to stand out from other startups.Have a Real Business in PlaceThe best place to start is by creating a solid business plan that...
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Advice - If you are a computer repair salesman, and I tell you to make videos about how to repair computers, you might think of it as losing business. You’re probably thinking: “How does teaching my customers how to solve their problems...
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Advice - Interested investors don’t look at pitch decks for very long—just an average of 3 minutes and 44 seconds.A pitch deck is a compilation of text and images that illustrate a venture's story and business model. Pitch decks do...
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Accelerators - Venture capitalists Sam Altman and Jason Calacanis both wrote posts recently on the topic of startup incubator-hopping. Altman says that participating in more than one startup incubator may actually decrease your chances of...
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Advice - The military has long recognized that machine guns are force-multipliers for rifles, but businesses have been slow to capitalize on this concept. Sometimes all the planning in the world isn’t enough for business survival, when...
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Advice - Most startup missions fail. Often, the deathblow is failure to build the right team. The wrong hire at a high-growth business costs significantly more than at a slower growth company. It can literally put your survival at stake when...
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Advice - Crowdfunding is the hot new vehicle for raising money to support your entrepreneurial efforts, with over 1,250 website platforms around the world to help you, according to a 2015 industry report. In fact, the report suggests that...
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Advice -  My General Feelings About Valuation As you know all too well, valuation has many aspects. Investors often talk about the pre-money or post-money valuation of a company at the time they invest. If you get aspects of the percentage of...
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Advice - Very rarely does the same entrepreneur that founds a company have the same skillsets that are required to scale the company. When I meet entrepreneurs that have successfully accomplished this, I give them bonus points. I was...