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Steps To Follow From Innovation To Execution For Startups

By Martin at October 24, 2014 | 11:21 am | 0 Comment

Steps To Follow From Innovation To Execution For Startups

Most people think innovation is all about ideas, when in fact it is more about delivery, people, and process. Entrepreneurs looking to innovate need to understand the execution challenge if they expect their startup to carve out a profitable niche in the marketplace, and keep innovating to build and maintain a sustainable competitive advantage. Everyone thinks they more...

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How To Identify A Great Boss

By Martin at October 20, 2014 | 10:58 am | 0 Comment

How To Identify A Great Boss

Everyone can recognize a great boss a mile away, so why is it so hard to find one? We all remember a few that are “legends in their own mind”, but that doesn’t do it. In fact, the clue here is that the view in your mind is the only one that matters, rather than the other way around. Almost every one of us in business can remember that one special manager or more...

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Ten Rules Of Science Of Success For Entrepreneurs

By Martin at October 18, 2014 | 12:43 pm | 0 Comment

Ten Rules Of Science Of Success For Entrepreneurs

In this world of constant change, new technologies, and a thousand cultures, it’s evident and somehow comforting to me that the basic rules for business prosperity really haven’t changed in the last hundred years. Business success is still more about the people than the technology or idea involved. As an Angel investor and a mentor to entrepreneurs I still see this more...

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How To Build Billion Dollar Startup Company

By Martin at October 16, 2014 | 11:30 am | 0 Comment

How To Build Billion Dollar Startup Company

One of the business ironies that many entrepreneurs have learned the hard way in the past is that ideas which are truly disruptive carry the highest risk of failure, take the longest to gain traction, and thus are the least likely to get external funding. So some entrepreneurs stick with incremental solutions, avoiding more transformational or adaptive solutions implying more...

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7 Survival Tips For Top Executives Who Wants To Run Startup Company

By Martin at October 15, 2014 | 1:22 pm | 0 Comment

7 Survival Tips For Top Executives Who Wants To Run Startup Company

Mid-level or even top executives who “grew up” in large companies often look with envy at startups, and dream of how easy it must be running a small organization, where you can see the whole picture and it appears you have total control. In reality, very few executives or professional stars from large corporations survive in the early-stage startup more...

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How To Develop A Profitable Startup Company

By Martin at October 9, 2014 | 10:42 am | 0 Comment

How To Develop A Profitable Startup Company

As an entrepreneur, it’s never too early to set the culture you need for a thriving business, as well as thriving employees, customers, partners, and vendors. In fact, in my experience, cultures are very hard to change, so if you don’t get it right the first time, the road ahead will forever be difficult. “The Art of War” culture as an analogy for business just more...

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How To Deal With Your Startup Company Failure

By Martin at October 7, 2014 | 10:53 am | 0 Comment

How To Deal With Your Startup Company Failure

Your startup is gone, it’s never coming back, and you are in mourning. An entrepreneur whose business fails grieves similarly to anyone who has lost a loved one. The pain of losing a business is not only about a significant loss of income, but can send your entire identity into turmoil. Most entrepreneurs define themselves by their business projects. They calibrate more...

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Best Recommendations For Startups To Keep Burn Rate Low

By Martin at October 6, 2014 | 11:18 am | 0 Comment

Best Recommendations For Startups To Keep Burn Rate Low

Cashflow is a basic survival metric for every startup. Investors check your burn rate to assess your efficiency, and project your remaining runway before you run out of money and into a brick wall. Don’t wait until you are almost out of cash before managing every dollar spent, or looking for the next refueling from investors. Desperate entrepreneurs lose their more...

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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...

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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...

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