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CheckList For Startup Success

By Martin at February 3, 2014 | 8:13 am | 0 Comment

CheckList For Startup Success

A common request I get while mentoring entrepreneurs is for a copy of the startup checklist they need to follow, in order to build a successful new business. I wish it was that easy. The challenge is that every new business needs to be innovative and different, in order to rise above the crowd, bring real change to the world, and give you the satisfaction you more...

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Strategies That Can Improve The Success Odds For Your Online Startup

By Martin at November 13, 2013 | 8:18 am | 0 Comment

Strategies That Can Improve The Success Odds For Your Online Startup

It seems like everyone has an Internet startup these days. The cost of entry is so low – you can create a web site for almost nothing - and you are on your way to riches with e-commerce, your latest invention, or personal services. But the low cost also means that your competition will also be there in force.Mashable claims there are 150,000 new web sites created per more...

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Is There Any ShortCut To StartupSuccess?

By Martin at September 19, 2013 | 8:17 am | 0 Comment

Is There Any ShortCut To StartupSuccess?

Businesses always seem to take longer to succeed than an entrepreneur expects. Seth Godin once said that overnight success in startups takes about six years, and Seth is an optimist. Thus we all look for shortcuts. Execution shortcuts would be hidden strategies to achieve the endgame sooner, without losing 40 to 60 percent of the financial potential along the way. The more...

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6 Secrets To Startup Success

By Martin at August 27, 2013 | 7:50 am | 0 Comment

6 Secrets To Startup Success

Every entrepreneur wants to know how they can improve their odds on the road to success, and why some entrepreneurs seem to be able to squeeze success out of even a marginal business case. Most experts agree that is has lot to do with your level of passion, determination, and innovation, modulated by a strong focus on reality, common sense, and street smarts. John more...

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True Recipe For Startup Success

By Martin at December 31, 2012 | 8:15 am | 0 Comment

True Recipe For Startup Success

I realized a while back that creating a new company for the first time is a lot like whipping up a great dinner entree for the first time – you need a recipe, even though it may look simple. You know the basic ingredients, and you can visualize the results you want. Yet you may not be so sure where to start, and how to put it all together. In all cases, don’t skip 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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6 Secrets To Startup Success

By Martin at July 27, 2012 | 8:46 am | 0 Comment

6 Secrets To Startup Success

Every entrepreneur wants to know how they can improve their odds on the road to success, and why some entrepreneurs seem to be able to squeeze success out of even a marginal business case. Most experts agree that is has lot to do with your level of passion, determination, and innovation, modulated by a strong focus on reality, common sense, and street smarts. John more...

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Key Management Principles for Your Startup Success

By Martin at July 18, 2012 | 8:08 am | 0 Comment

Key Management Principles for Your Startup Success

Key Management Principles for Your Startup Success Entrepreneurs often have formidable technical expertise, key to developing a new product or service, but a great naïveté in management skills. They run into difficulty when their business reaches the $1-2 million annual sales range, or their employee count exceeds 5-10. It’s here that entrepreneurs must shift more...

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How To Make Your Startup An Overnight Success

By Martin at July 10, 2012 | 10:20 am | 0 Comment

How To Make Your Startup An Overnight Success

Every startup founder knows implicitly that startup success is a long hard road. Yet we always dream that we are the exception to the rule. So once in a while it’s good to look at some facts to temper our imagination. secrete I was reading an article written by marketing guru Seth Godin a while back where he mentions that “it takes about six years of hard work more...

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Making of a Successful Entrepreneur

By Martin at September 24, 2011 | 9:47 am | 0 Comment

Making of a Successful Entrepreneur

We can all dream about what it takes to make our startup a success. From recent survey feedback, it seems evident that the urban legends leading to success are wrong. The average entrepreneur is not the one who dumped a promising career, sketched his idea on the back of a napkin, and accepted millions from an investor to make billions of his own. I was just perusing a more...

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