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How To Choose Right Funding Options For Your Startup Company

By Martin at July 17, 2012 | 8:16 am | 0 Comment

How To Choose Right Funding Options For Your Startup Company

How To Choose Right Funding Options For Your Startup Company If you are new to the entrepreneurial world of startups, you are likely confused by the terminology of seed-stage, lean startups, micro-VCs, and Super Angels. Don’t be embarrassed, since even professional investors are often confused these days by the new terms, as well as old terms used with new meanings. more...

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Why Starting A Startup Company is Much Easier Now Than Few Years Back

By Martin at June 19, 2012 | 8:37 am | 0 Comment

Why Starting A Startup Company is Much Easier Now Than Few Years Back

I come from a high-tech software background, and only a few years ago, it would cost at least a million dollars ($1M) for a team of professionals to produce any commercial software product. Now, with open source software components, and low-cost development tools, the same job can be done by one good hacker for a few thousand dollars. Even for low-tech startups, the more...

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Work For A Startup Company Before Starting Your Own Startup Company

By Martin at March 7, 2012 | 8:28 am | 0 Comment

Work For A Startup Company Before Starting Your Own Startup Company

For those of you who want to get in on the ground floor of a new venture, but haven’t yet worked up the nerve to start your own, begin with a job at a startup. But first you should ask yourself if you are prepared for the realities. Working for a startup is not a career choice, but more of a lifestyle. The long-term opportunities may be large, but near-term paychecks more...

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Hiring Tips For Your Startup Company

By Martin at January 20, 2012 | 9:09 am | 0 Comment

Hiring Tips For Your Startup Company

Every startup with any traction quickly reaches a point where they need to hire employees to grow the business. Unfortunately, this always happens when pressures are the highest, and business processes are ill-defined. At this point you need superstars and versatile future executives, yet your in-house hiring processes and focus are at their weakest. The result is a more...

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Learning Tips From Most Successful Company For Your Startup Company

By Martin at January 6, 2012 | 9:05 am | 0 Comment

Learning Tips From Most Successful Company For Your Startup Company

Every startup, as well as mature business, needs to learn as much as possible from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, who have set the standards for fast growth and success in today’s business world. These companies, designated the “gang of four” by Eric Schmidt last year, are clearly driving a consumer and business revolution on the Internet today. According more...

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Five Successful Elevator Pitchs For Startup Company

By ajay at November 15, 2011 | 11:26 am | 0 Comment

Five Successful Elevator Pitchs For Startup Company

An elevator pitch is often used by an entrepreneur pitching an idea to a venture capitalist or angel investor to receive funding. Venture capitalists often judge the quality of an idea by the quality of its elevator pitch and will ask entrepreneurs for their elevator pitches in order to quickly weed out bad ideas and weak teams. So if you are are an entrepreneur more...

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When is the right time to start your own startup company?

By Martin at November 15, 2011 | 8:39 am | 0 Comment

When is the right time to start your own startup company?

Many budding entrepreneurs struggle mightily with that first step – out of their comfort zone and into the unknown. They keep asking people like me whether the time is right, and the truth is that there’s never an ideal time to start your own business. It’s like starting a personal relationship, if you wait for exactly the right time, you’ll never do it. I’ve more...

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How To Manage: Virtual Team Of Your Startup Company

By Martin at November 1, 2011 | 8:23 am | 0 Comment

How To Manage: Virtual Team Of  Your Startup Company

Almost every startup is a virtual team these days, since most don’t start out with dedicated office space, and some or all members of the team work part-time or out of their own home. It’s a small world, so these team members may not even be in the same town, or the same country. Outsourcing is just another extension of the virtual team concept to people you don’t more...

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How to Conquer the Chaos in Your Startup Company?

By Martin at July 23, 2011 | 10:17 am | 0 Comment

How to Conquer the Chaos in Your Startup Company?

Every startup founder I know talks about the chaos of their business, which they usually attribute to that burst of growth that is required to get to positive cash flow. They envision a stable environment after that point, and may have convinced themselves that they will be safer and happier with a livable income, maintaining a loyal but flat customer base. Sadly, this more...

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Key criteria : for choosing mentors for your startup company

By Martin at May 26, 2011 | 12:26 pm | 0 Comment

Key criteria : for choosing mentors for your startup company

Every first-time entrepreneur, or even an experienced founder stepping into a new business area, needs a mentor. Nothing you have ever done raises so many questions, or has the potential to be so fulfilling, or so risky, as starting a new business for the first time. A mentor is a confidant who has been there and done that, and is willing to guide your steps. In case more...

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