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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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Pros & Cons Of Early Adopters(First Customers) Of Your Startup

By Martin at February 19, 2013 | 8:36 am | 0 Comment

Pros & Cons Of Early Adopters(First Customers) Of Your Startup

For most new high-tech products, the first customers are always “early adopters.” The conventional wisdom is that early adopters are the ideal target for new products, to get business rolling. I see two pitfalls with any concerted focus on early adopters; first, the size of this group may not be as large as you think, and secondly, their feedback may lead you directly more...

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How To: Find & Connect With The Celebrity You Want For Startup

By Martin at December 29, 2012 | 9:09 am | 0 Comment

How To: Find & Connect With The Celebrity You Want For Startup

Most startups dream of attracting a celebrity endorsement, and assume that it will take their startup to the stars. There have been some “famous” successes in this regard, such as Charlie Sheen using Twitter last year to promote Internships.com, as well as some failures, including Airtime, launched early this year as a star studded affair, without the star studded more...

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Why Job Seekers Should Try To Run Their Own Business

By Martin at December 20, 2012 | 8:37 am | 0 Comment

Why Job Seekers Should Try To Run Their Own Business

If you are one of the many people still searching for that job lost during the recent depression, or about to dump the loser of a job you have now, you should be working on starting your own business, in parallel with looking for that ideal job. Let me explain why this is a win-win deal, no matter what the outcome. You have probably secretly always wanted to run your more...

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The Power of Convergence

By Martin at October 30, 2012 | 8:38 am | 0 Comment

The Power of Convergence

A startup begins with a great idea, but all too often, that’s where it ends. Ideas have to be implemented well to get the desired results. Good implementation requires a plan, and a good plan and good operational decisions come from good people. That’s why investors invest in entrepreneurs, rather than ideas. People and operational excellence have to converge in more...

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Tips to Maximizing Personal Gain From a Startup

By Martin at August 18, 2012 | 8:27 am | 0 Comment

Tips to Maximizing Personal Gain From a Startup

Tips to Maximizing Personal Gain From a Startup Everyone knows that that startups are risky, but they also expect that the job will be exciting and potentially very lucrative (think early employees at Facebook and Google). Yet we have all heard stories about the high turnover, unstructured work environment, lower base pay, and unpredictable expectations from the more...

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How To Create A Startup That Have Sustainable Competitive Advantage

By Martin at August 15, 2012 | 10:12 am | 0 Comment

How To Create A Startup That Have Sustainable Competitive Advantage

How To Create A Startup That Have Sustainable Competitive Advantage One of the toughest and yet most important questions you will be asked by savvy potential startup investors is “What is your sustainable competitive advantage?” Yet many entrepreneurs, maybe in their passion for their new product, gloss over this one, or even announce that they have no more...

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5 Mantra Of Innovation For Your Startup

By Martin at August 8, 2012 | 8:48 am | 0 Comment

5 Mantra Of Innovation For Your Startup

5 Mantra Of Innovation For Your Startup It seems to be an accepted fact these days that big companies normally innovate by buying a startup with innovative products, rather than focusing on in-house innovations. This is a good thing for entrepreneurs and investors, who can win big, but it’s not a given. I see many startups who seem satisfied with a “me too” more...

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Five Legal Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Startup

By Martin at July 11, 2012 | 8:25 am | 1 Comments

Five Legal Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Startup

Five Legal Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Startup Although every startup is unique, there are certain common avoidable mistakes that can lead to legal complications which jeopardize the long-term success of the business. I’m not suggesting that every startup needs a lawyer, but you should definitely pay attention, and not be afraid to consult legal counsel if any of more...

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