Guest Post If things stay exactly as they are, my three-year-old startup will be bankrupt in six months. That’s why we are writing the post-mortem now — and making changes before it’s too late.
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Guest Post Here are 7 of the most common mistakes made by companies when recruiting engineering talent.
Guest Post According to Kickstarter, more than 48,000 companies have been launched through its platform, raising over $775 million. Impressive.
Guest Post So you’ve joined a startup accelerator and survived the first months of the program. Suddenly, that big Demo Day presentation is looming large.
Guest Post Vision can also be a curse. It may actually prove dangerous (and can certainly more tempting) to be too early to a market if you do not understand the ecosystem and dynamics at play.
Guest Post The first thing that needed to go for us once Ronnie was out? Meetings. Everyone needed to strive for independence since there was a tremendous amount to do…
Guest Post Today, Google Glass is not what many people imagine it to be. As with prescription “glasses,” many assume you actually see through Glass.
Guest Post When a great opportunity opens up, think before you leap.
Guest Post There are a lot of preconceived notions about who angel investors are and what they do.
Guest Post Growing a user base is about more than data science and numbers. It’s about doing real research out in the field, getting to know customers, and giving them what they want.
Guest Post If you run a startup — or a small company that is navigating the waters of content marketing for the first time — read this before you dive head-first into any content marketing initiatives.
Guest Post The business world has been lamenting over the past few years that the US has shifted from being a country that makes things to a country that largely makes its things somewhere else.
Guest Post I know many women who are irked by Sheryl Sandberg’s dictum to “lean in,” the subject of her new book.
Guest Post A lot of firms work with very established clients. Many don’t have the experience of setting up a business from scratch.
Guest Post Living in the technology and startup ecosystem, we are constantly bombarded with the latest hot new app, device, technology, or company. They get their 15 minutes of fame and then something newer, hotter, and latest-er comes along to replace them. But every now and then, something sticks around for a while.
Guest Post The pursuit of funding can start to feel like the startup journey itself — an endless cycle of pitching, relationship building, research, analysis, and proving your business model. If you take a smart approach to the process, however, the exhausting process can be a lot more fruitful.
Guest Post Misalignment with investors has the potential to negatively affect all other areas of your business.
Guest Post Pricing your business’ products represents one of the biggest challenges most startups face.
Guest Post Whether you’re a male or female entrepreneur, starting a company feels a lot like giving birth. But you’re still babying your startup a year or two after launch, you have a problem.
Guest Post You’ve developed a great product, and you and your team are now focused on selling as many pieces as you can through your website. Suddenly, a member of your team voices their opinion:
“What about giving customers a promotional code to discount their purchase price?”
Tip #1: Start with something you love.
Today’s audiences aren’t automatically sold by celebrity endorsements anymore. Instead, they’re tribal to major online influencers who not only know their industry well but are the ones disrupting it and propelling it forward.
Guest Post A common motivation for entrepreneurship is the craving for freedom that is supposed to come with being your own boss. Unfortunately, even the most talented people with the most marketable ideas often wind up being slaves to their new businesses instead.
A valuation is an incredibly attractive number that intimidates competition and attracts potential investors, but how can entrepreneurs accurately value their business when it’s still a fledgling startup?
Guest Post The platform you choose may determine the fate of your business. Instead of relying upon other people’s platforms, why not build, control, and own your own?
Don’t get emotionally attached to your ideas. Be ruthless about killing off the medium performing ideas and just keep the absolute best.