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An Effective Mutual Learning Tips For Smart Entrepreneurs

By Martin at September 29, 2014 | 12:34 pm | 0 Comment

An Effective Mutual Learning Tips For Smart Entrepreneurs

Starting and running a company is a team effort. Yes, it takes a leader (entrepreneur), but you can’t do it alone, without a team. Maybe only you and a co-founder comprise the team at first, to provide key skills, back you up, and test your ideas. As the startup grows, the team has to be able to really push you in making growth decisions, rather than you pulling them more...

BizIdeas , entrepreneurship

Top 10 Turnoffs For Angel Investors

By Martin at September 25, 2014 | 11:17 am | 0 Comment

Many new entrepreneurs are so excited by their latest idea that they can’t resist contacting every investor they know, assuming the investor will be equally excited and want to contribute immediately. Others will work hard on a business plan, and then mail it indiscriminately to every potential investor they can find on the Internet. Both of these approaches are a waste more...

BizIdeas , entrepreneurship

Popular Career Assessment Tools For Budding Entrepreneurs

By Martin at September 22, 2014 | 10:10 am | 0 Comment

Popular Career Assessment Tools For Budding Entrepreneurs

Too many people, young and older, let their career and their lifestyle happen to them, rather than proactively making things happen based on their personal passions, skills, and interests. Others make decisions based on someone else’s interests, such as the father who wants his son to take over the family business, or dreams openly of having a doctor in the family. more...

BizLifestyle , entrepreneurship ,

Ten Tips For “Wannbe” Entrepreneurs

By Martin at September 20, 2014 | 11:18 am | 0 Comment

Ten Tips For “Wannbe” Entrepreneurs

Most people agree that entrepreneurs have to think differently and take risks to have much chance of building a successful business. Yet I have found that serious entrepreneurs usually go way beyond these platitudes in their actions and thinking, and often won’t volunteer their real views, for fear of alienating “regular” people, and being branded a fanatic. In more...

BizIdeas , entrepreneurship

How Good Entrepreneurial Leadership Can Save Your Startup

By Martin at September 18, 2014 | 10:26 am | 0 Comment

How Good Entrepreneurial Leadership Can Save Your Startup

One of the realities of being an entrepreneur is that you have to keep learning and changing to survive. Everyone on the startup team knows there is no buffer, and no personal isolation from impact based on your job description that can save you. Thus everyone has to make sure they are focusing on what is important, and making leadership decisions to save the more...

BizIdeas , entrepreneurship

Basic Rules Of Problem Solving For Your Startup

By Martin at September 15, 2014 | 10:59 am | 0 Comment

Basic Rules Of Problem Solving For Your Startup

If you can’t solve problems and enjoy it, you won’t make it as an entrepreneur. By definition, an entrepreneur is the first to undertake a given business, and firsts never happen without problems and people frustrations. The toughest problems are people problems, like personnel issues, but there are tough operational problems as well, such as vendor delays and quality more...

BizIdeas , entrepreneurship

Exit Strategy For Startup Company

By Martin at September 13, 2014 | 11:07 am | 0 Comment

Exit Strategy For Startup Company

The last thing a new entrepreneur wants to think about for a new startup is how it will end. Yet one of the first things a potential equity investor asks about is your exit strategy. The answer you give can make or break your ability to get an investment, so you need to have the right answer ready before anyone asks. Here are three important reasons for the more...

BizIdeas , entrepreneurship

Why Investors Due Diligence Is Important For Entrepreneurs

By Martin at September 11, 2014 | 12:05 pm | 0 Comment

Why Investors Due Diligence Is Important For Entrepreneurs

Even though the color of their money is always green, all startup investors are not the same. Struggling entrepreneurs are often so happy to get a funding offer that they neglect the recommended reverse due diligence on the investors. Taking on equity investors to fund your company is much like getting married – it is a long-term relationship that has to work at all more...

Money Matters , entrepreneurship ,

Key Mentality Attributes For Entrepreneurs

By Martin at September 8, 2014 | 11:37 am | 0 Comment

Key Mentality Attributes For Entrepreneurs

As an angel investor and a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I’m always disappointed to see founders who seem stressed out most of the time, and more annoyed than energized by the abundance of challenges they see in building their startup. The entrepreneurial lifestyle is a tough one under the best of circumstances, and it’s one you have to love in order to more...

BizLifestyle , entrepreneurship

Basic Principles Of Business Writing For Entrepreneurs

By Martin at September 4, 2014 | 11:29 am | 0 Comment

Basic Principles Of Business Writing For Entrepreneurs

Even in this age of videos and text messages, the quickest way to kill your startup dream with investors, business partners, or even customers, is embarrassingly poor writing. Being very visible in the startup community, I still get an amazing number of badly written emails, rambling executive summaries, and business plans with one paragraph per chapter. In the more...

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