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How To Do Financial Projection For Your Startup Company?

By Martin at May 29, 2013 | 8:32 am | 0 Comment

How To Do Financial Projection For Your Startup Company?

Most entrepreneurs struggle with financial projections, not wanting to commit to numbers they can’t deliver, and having no clue what investors might consider reasonable. However, making no projections, or non-credible projections will get your startup marked as unfundable. I recommend a simple set of guidelines, which work for at least 80% of the business plans I more...

Money Matters , entrepreneurship ,

Why Startup Company Need To Create A Blog?

By Martin at April 22, 2013 | 8:03 am | 0 Comment

Why Startup Company Need To Create A Blog?

With the an estimated 150,000 new websites and 7.3 million new pages added to the Internet every day, the biggest challenge for every entrepreneur is to get found, and get some credibility for a new startup. I can attest from experience that publishing a regular blog to properly showcase your offering, even before you have it, is a most cost effective approach in time and more...

BizIdeas , entrepreneurship

How To Choose Right Business Partner For Your Startup Company?

By Martin at February 9, 2013 | 9:43 am | 0 Comment

How To Choose Right Business Partner For Your Startup Company?

A while back I talked about how and where to find a co-founder in “For a Startup, Two Heads are Always Better Than One.” The feedback was good, but some readers asked me to be a bit more specific on attributes that might indicate an ideal startup partner. Even if you are looking in all the right places, it helps to know what you are looking for. In this context, more...

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How Startup Company Should Approach Media Company

By Martin at December 18, 2012 | 8:41 am | 0 Comment

How Startup Company Should Approach Media Company

Not so long ago, training to meet the press and television reporters was a realm reserved for top business executives only. Now, even the earliest stage startup can rise to visibility or be forever lost by their first media spotlight, so it behooves us all to know the rules early. Most entrepreneurs I know admit to a poor first media interaction, and many are still more...

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Social Media Tips For Your Startup Company

By Martin at December 7, 2012 | 10:31 am | 0 Comment

Social Media Tips For Your Startup Company

As I visit the websites of many startups, as well as more mature businesses, I still too often see a “contact” page offering nothing but a sterile form for customers to submit, never to be heard from again. Social media connections, if they exist, are buried elsewhere or reserved for monitoring purposes only. Social media is here, and is the preferred mode of more...

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Startup Success Tips For Your Startup Company

By Martin at December 6, 2012 | 8:35 am | 0 Comment

Startup Success Tips For Your Startup Company

When you have been on the startup firing line, you quickly learn that any insight from experts and entrepreneurs who have been there before you can make the difference between failure and success. Yet, many new entrepreneurs brazenly assume they are bulletproof, and march blindly into the fray. The result is that half or more of startups fail in the first two years. I more...

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How To Build Socially Responsible Startup Company

By Martin at October 25, 2012 | 10:34 am | 0 Comment

How To Build Socially Responsible Startup Company

More entrepreneurs want to be socially responsible these days, but fear a negative impact on profits, growth, and the ability to find an investor. In the short run, there are real costs associated with the “triple bottom line” of maximizing profit, people (social), and planet (environment). But very quickly, it is becoming obvious to startups that the value and more...

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How To: Use Social Media For Your Startup Company

By Martin at September 29, 2012 | 8:53 am | 0 Comment

How To: Use Social Media For Your Startup Company

How To: Use Social Media For Your Startup Company When my friend’s small business was struggling a while back, I suggested he add some social media marketing initiatives, and his answer was that he was “too busy.” His business has since closed, but his mindset is still out there. According to a recent Harvard Business Review article, only 60% of companies today more...

BizIdeas , entrepreneurship ,

Smart Social Media Tips For Your Startup Company

By Martin at August 23, 2012 | 8:39 am | 0 Comment

Smart Social Media Tips For Your Startup Company

Smart Social Media Tips For Your Startup Company If you are an entrepreneur today, and not using social media to promote your business, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. But, contrary to what most people preach, it isn’t entirely free. Most social media outlets don’t require a subscription charge, but they certainly require an investment – in people, in more...

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7 Brilliant Tools To Use While Launching A New Startup Company

By ajay at July 31, 2012 | 11:37 am | 0 Comment

7 Brilliant Tools To Use While Launching A New Startup Company

7 Brilliant Tools To Use While Launching A New Startup Company 1. LivePlan LivePlan is the first online business plan software that you can use to make a business plan from any computer or device with Internet access. LivePlan automatically backs up your data every few seconds, and every time you click “I’m Done” for a particular task. All your plan more...

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