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Why Entrepreneurs Need Smarter People For Their Startup

By Martin at November 26, 2014 | 10:53 am | 0 Comment

Why Entrepreneurs Need Smarter People For Their Startup

Helpers do what you say, while good help does what you need, without you saying anything. People who can help you the most are actually smarter than you, at least in their domain.Top entrepreneurs spend more time putting the right team in place to accomplish their objectives than they spend on any other components of their job. Some entrepreneurs are so in love more...

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The Art Of War For Startup

By VisionwizTeam at June 16, 2014 | 8:34 am | 0 Comment

The Art Of War For Startup

Winning customers as an entrepreneur in a startup has many parallels to a young army trying to penetrate some formidable new and unfamiliar territory. You need a strategy as well as a goal, and you need to pick your battles well. Even in this age of purpose before profits, a business won’t survive by pretending there are no competitors out there to worry about. I had more...

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Why Entrepreneurs Should Study Current Corporate Models

By Martin at December 4, 2013 | 10:15 am | 0 Comment

Why Entrepreneurs Should Study Current Corporate Models

Startups are the corporations of the future, so I have long believed that entrepreneurs who study existing corporate models, rather than ignoring them with disdain, will likely profit from the exercise. In today’s fast-paced world, that means recognizing early and capitalizing on the changes that are bringing many big companies to their knees, before that company is more...

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Find Out If Non Disclosure Agreement is Good or Bad For Startup

By Martin at July 30, 2013 | 8:06 am | 0 Comment

Find Out If Non Disclosure Agreement is Good or Bad For Startup

Entrepreneurs often get the advice from their lawyers and friends to always get a Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA or CDA) signed before disclosing anything about their new venture. Most investors and startup advisors I know hate them, and refuse to sign them. Who is right? Let me try to put this question in perspective. If you are totally risk-averse, then push to more...

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7 Tips To Increase Your Startup’s Sales Growth

By Martin at July 23, 2013 | 8:12 am | 0 Comment

7 Tips To Increase Your Startup’s Sales Growth

“If you build it, they will come.” It's a line from an old movie "Field of Dreams" which is still leading to the demise of too many startups, led by entrepreneurs who really started their business to build an exciting new product or service. Most struggle with the idea and practice of marketing and sales, and see these as a necessary evil, if even required. Of more...

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How To Do Balance Between Startup & Your Family

By Martin at July 5, 2013 | 8:04 am | 0 Comment

How To Do Balance Between Startup & Your Family

I know some entrepreneurs with successful businesses, and others who seem to have a great relationship with their family, but I can’t think of many who have both. Some people would argue that these two successes are mutually exclusive, but I’m not convinced. Individually, they both take focus, commitment, and a variety of skills, all the strengths of a good more...

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Five Rules Of Relevancy For Your Startup

By Martin at July 1, 2013 | 8:07 am | 0 Comment

Five Rules Of Relevancy For Your Startup

Some investors seem to focus wholly on the strengths of the management team, or a sustainable competitive advantage, and in reality these are the core attributes for every funding equation. While these may be necessary for funding, they may not be sufficient to make your startup the great success embodied in your vision. In the last couple of years, perhaps in reaction more...

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What Type Of Startup Get Funded By Venture Capitalists?

By Martin at April 25, 2013 | 8:27 am | 0 Comment

What Type Of Startup Get Funded By Venture Capitalists?

I’m a strong believer that investors invest in people, before they invest in a business plan, or an idea. But I continue to learn that there are a host of other factors, maybe not even related to you or your business, that could keep you from getting the funding that you need. You may not have control over many of these, but it helps to know, for planning purposes, what more...

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7 Ways To Make Other People Feel Important In Your Startup

By admin at April 11, 2013 | 8:19 am | 0 Comment

7 Ways To Make Other People Feel Important In Your Startup

Investors invest in people, not ideas. Customers buy from people, not companies. Employees rally for a great leader. As an entrepreneur, you need relationships to succeed. That means relationships with team members, investors, customers, and vendors. One of the best ways to build a good relationship with anyone is to make them feel important. One of my favorite more...

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What Job Titles Should You Give To People In Your Startup?

By Martin at February 23, 2013 | 9:07 am | 0 Comment

What Job Titles Should You Give To People In Your Startup?

It’s your startup, so you can give early partners any title you want, but be aware of potential investor and peer implications. VCs and Angel investors like to see a startup that is running lean and mean, with no more than three or four of the conventional C-level or VP titles. More executives, or other more creative titles are seen as a big red flag. In reality, more...

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