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 ,

Smart Tips For Entrepreneurs To Work Less & Do More

By admin at September 9, 2014 | 11:46 am | 0 Comment

Smart Tips For Entrepreneurs To Work Less & Do More

The universal challenge of every startup founder is to get everything done that needs to get done, and still have a life. Even outside of business, everyone wants to accomplish more, while working less. I’ve been a student of these techniques for some time, but some time ago I saw a great summary that seems to pull all the key principles together. Stever Robbins, more...

BizIdeas , 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...

BizIdeas , entrepreneurship ,

All About Startup Accelerators & Incubators

By Martin at September 3, 2014 | 11:18 am | 0 Comment

All About Startup Accelerators & Incubators

One of the reasons that now is the time to be an entrepreneur is the explosion of startup assistance organizations, usually called incubators or accelerators. According to the National Business Incubator Association (NBIA), there are over 7,000 of these locations worldwide, and even new online versions like Pitchswagspringing up here and there. Most of these are more...

StartUPS , entrepreneurship ,

How To Plan Revenue Model For Your Startups

By Martin at September 1, 2014 | 1:48 pm | 0 Comment

How To Plan Revenue Model For Your Startups

One of the toughest decisions for a startup is how to price their product or service. The alternatives range from giving it away for free, to pricing based on costs, to charging what the market will bear (premium pricing). The implications of the decision you make are huge, defining your brand image, your funding requirements, and your long-term business more...

Money Matters , entrepreneurship

Why Every Business Needs To Understand Social Psychology

By Martin at August 30, 2014 | 11:19 am | 0 Comment

Why Every Business Needs To Understand Social Psychology

Many entrepreneurs think that adapting to the new technologies, like smart phones and Internet commerce, are the key to attracting new customers. In fact, businesses need to adapt just as completely to the changes in the buying and social behavior of consumers. High-technology product startups, without customers, don’t make a business. Today’s customer buying more...

Digital Intelligence , entrepreneurship ,