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 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 Misalignment with investors has the potential to negatively affect all other areas of your business.
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?”
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.
Guest Post It takes money to make money. Deciding where to find the first funds to get a startup off the ground is one of the most important decisions an entrepreneur has to make. We asked 12 startup founders what advice they would give an early-stage entrepreneur who’s considering debt vs. equity. (Share your own thoughts in the comments.)
Guest Post Is finding funding really all that different from finding love?
Guest Post When everything’s a priority, how do you maximize your productivity and continue getting things done? We asked eleven entrepreneurs about their strategies for staying on top of mounting piles of work, focusing on what’s important, and otherwise holding on to their sanity while building a company.
Guest Post After working from his bedroom for two and a half years, Jason Ross launched JackThreads — a men’s online shopping club that had yet to establish a payment system via credit cards — in 2008. His first online sale featured a single brand and only sold three items, but the company quickly acquired several hundred members in the first three months. Today, JackThreads has almost 2 million members, over 500 brands and over 60 employees. The flash-sales company was bought by Thrillist in 2010 for an undisclosed amount, but Ross continues to lead the company’s daily operations. Here, Ross shares his highs, his lows, his best advice and what he thinks is next for the online retail industry.
Guest Post It seems like every company, every article, and every startup CEO today proclaims that the workforce is changing, and the need to be in the same physical space no longer exists. Sure, we’d all like to think it is. Heck, I spent years building software and finding tools to help me work remotely, saying, “We don’t need an office space.” I was wrong.