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How Startups Should Balance Risk With Right Opportunity

By Martin at March 31, 2015 | 11:28 am | 0 Comment

How Startups Should Balance Risk With Right Opportunity

Outside of dreams, there is no real business opportunity without risk. Serious entrepreneurs know that, but too many “wannabes” still fall for that elusive get-rich-quick scheme with no risk. As an active Angel investor, I still hear entrepreneurs asserting large opportunities with minimal risk and no competition. My conclusion either way is that they have no market, more...

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Strategic Planning Initiatives For Startup In 2015

By Martin at January 1, 2015 | 11:08 am | 0 Comment

Strategic Planning Initiatives For Startup In 2015

Even though it has been a long haul since the recession, it’s nice to see more optimism as we close out this year and head into a new one. A November 2014 report by Kiplinger asserts that economic momentum is back on track. Growth is projected to continue at a 3 percent rate, consumer confidence is gaining strongly, hiring is on the rise, and job openings are at a near more...

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What Startups Should Learn From Early Adopters & Late Adopters

By Martin at November 24, 2014 | 11:20 am | 0 Comment

What Startups Should Learn From Early Adopters & Late Adopters

Every technical entrepreneur is an early adopter of technology, so naturally they build things with people like themselves in mind. Unfortunately, for most solution markets, early adopters represent only 10 to 15 percent of the total opportunity, so it’s easy to get mislead on the real requirements of mainstream customers. Psychologists call this the confirmation bias. more...

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5 FinTech Startups To Watch Out For VCs

By VisionwizTeam at November 14, 2014 | 11:15 am | 0 Comment

5 FinTech Startups To Watch Out For VCs

5 FinTech Startups To Watch Out For VCs 1. CrowdCube CrowdCube is a new startup that aims to raise funds for your startup company from professional investors, equity route and other crowd funding ways. By using this platform each entrepreneur creates an online pitch explaining their business and what they aim to achieve with the investment. The Pitch will more...

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4 Startups from AlphaLab

By VisionwizTeam at July 18, 2014 | 11:23 am | 0 Comment

4 Startups from AlphaLab

AlphaLab provides early-stage technology companies with an extensive mentor network, educational sessions with industry leaders, and a rich entrepreneurial work environment within a nationally ranked accelerator program. 4 Startups from AlphaLab 1. SitWith SitWith aims to bring people together for relaxed and interesting conversations over a shared meal. By more...

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How Startups Should Make Their Product Different

By Martin at June 30, 2014 | 8:34 am | 0 Comment

How Startups Should Make Their Product Different

Every entrepreneur believes that their product or service is different, and that every customer will quickly see the advantage over competitors. Yet true product differentiation in the eye of the customer is rarely achieved. According to a survey by Bain & Companya while back, 80% of businesses believe they have differentiated offerings, but only 8% of customers more...

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How Startups Should Approach Investors

By Martin at June 26, 2014 | 11:11 am | 0 Comment

How Startups Should Approach Investors

Don’t bash the competition. Every investor knows how vulnerable a new startup is to competitors, so investors always ask about yoursustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace. How an entrepreneur answers this question speaks volumes about their knowledge of business realities, customers, confidence, and their ability to handle investor more...

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Five Strategies For Customer Engagement For Startups

By Martin at May 26, 2014 | 8:06 am | 0 Comment

Five Strategies For Customer Engagement For Startups

The days are gone when a techie or a genius could build things in his garage and customers would find and buy the product, based purely on the “wow factor” of the technology. New technologies are everywhere today. People have seen so much that they are blasé, or actually fear pure technology. They want a personable brand, before they will consider the more...

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Startups Are All About Execution

By Martin at May 17, 2014 | 9:38 am | 0 Comment

Startups Are All About Execution

I’ve always said that startups are all about execution. Sometimes I encounter self-proclaimed entrepreneurs who have been “thinking” about a concept for many years, and haven’t started yet. Some of these may be visionaries, but none are real entrepreneurs - yet.Elon Musk has built several innovative companies, including SpaceX and Tesla Motors, and is worth about more...

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Fundamental Truths Of The Startup Industry

By Martin at May 10, 2014 | 9:07 am | 0 Comment

Fundamental Truths Of The Startup Industry

Entrepreneurs who require funding for their startup have long counted on self-accredited high net worth individuals (“angels”) to fill their needs, after friends and family, and before they qualify for institutional investments (“VCs”). New crowd funding platforms on the Internet, like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, as well as the Jobs Act of 2012, are expected more...

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