Browsing Tag Startup founders

How Startup Founders Can Ask Right Questions

By Martin at December 17, 2013 | 8:17 am | 0 Comment

How Startup Founders Can Ask Right Questions

If you really want to impress a startup founder as a potential employee, or you want to be a smart investor, you need to know the right questions to ask. These are the questions that get past the hype of a founder “vision to change the world,” and into the realm of real business strengths, weaknesses, and current health. Some founders try to deflect these questions more...

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What Startup Founders Can Learn From Creative Dancers For Funding

By Martin at December 3, 2013 | 8:26 am | 0 Comment

What Startup Founders Can Learn From Creative Dancers For Funding

I’m not much of a television person, but my family loves one of the popular “reality” shows, called “So You Think You Can Dance,” so I’m sort of forced to watch it every week. Over time, I’ve concluded that even startup entrepreneurs can learn a few things from this one. Of course, you must ignore the pomp and circumstance of the TV staging. I’m on the more...

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Why Startup Founders Needs To Record Every Expenses In Their Company

By Martin at July 25, 2013 | 8:10 am | 0 Comment

Why Startup Founders Needs To Record Every Expenses In Their Company

I’ve noticed a great tendency among startup founders to ignore the essentials of business accounting in the early stages of their startup. Just because you are not profitable yet, doesn’t mean you can skip the record keeping. In fact, just the opposite is true. When you anticipate losses for the first year or two, it is more important to properly document all more...

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10 Startup Founders Dilemmas

By Martin at July 20, 2013 | 9:14 am | 0 Comment

10 Startup Founders Dilemmas

Most entrepreneurs struggle with many startup Founders dilemmas in building their business, and these key dilemmas are probably the biggest source of pain and failure for the entrepreneur lifestyle. People may jump into the lifestyle to be their own boss, achieve great wealth, start a new trend, or all the above. The dilemma is that these goals are usually mutually more...

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8 Questions For Startup Founders

By Martin at November 3, 2012 | 9:30 am | 0 Comment

8 Questions For Startup Founders

If you really want to impress a startup founder as a potential employee, or you want to be a smart investor, you need to know the right questions to ask. These are the questions that get past the hype of a founder “vision to change the world,” and into the realm of real business strengths, weaknesses, and current health. Some founders try to deflect these questions more...

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Are startup founders who play poker statistically more likely to succeed in business?

By Guest Post at July 3, 2011 | 11:41 pm | 0 Comment

Are startup founders who play poker statistically more likely to succeed in business?

Are startup founders who play poker statistically more likely to succeed in business? Beats me. But I do know that there are many lessons that founders can learn from poker players. As we all know, poker used to be relegated to smoky casinos and the back rooms of seedy lounges. But, in recent years, poker has become a game for the masses. Kids who once idolized athletes more...

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Startup founders need to communicate effectively to a potential investor

By Martin at June 29, 2011 | 10:09 am | 0 Comment

Startup founders need to communicate effectively to a potential investor

Startup founders need to communicate effectively to a potential investor. Presenting your startup vision as a founder to a potential investor, or presenting an idea as an employee to an executive, requires that you effectively communicate, or “translate”, the value proposition into terms that the receiver can fully understand and appreciate. If you fail, it’s more...

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