Every startup founder loves to prompt for questions from investors and potential key team members about their vision, and the huge opportunity that can be had with their disruptive technology.
Don’t Let Too Many Features Ruin Your Next Product
“Scope creep” (or feature creep) is an insidious disease that kills more new business solutions than any other, especially high-tech ones, and yet most founders (who may be the cause) never even see it happening.
8 Questions to Help Set Expectations with Investors
One of the big questions that every entrepreneur struggles with is how much funding they should request from investors in the first round.
Subscription Business Models Are Startup Favorites
Every new business quickly realizes that revenue coming in every period on a committed basis is the Holy Grail to survival and growth. According to many experts, getting new customers is five to ten times harder than getting additional revenue from existing customers.
10 Business Courses You May Have Missed in School
I’m sure that every one of us who has been out in the business world for a few years can look back with perfect hindsight and name a few college courses that we should have taken.
Large Corporations Fail to Innovate Like Startups
The new corporate model is a distributed entrepreneurial model. Customers today demand products and services personalized or tailored to local needs with embedded quality of life services.
Will Crowdfunding Replace Angel and VC Investors?
Even if you ignore all the hype around crowdfunding, there can be no doubt that it is a real alternative for entrepreneurs to achieve visibility and funding today.
8 Insights for Startups to Attract Angel Investors
Above all, remember that angels are really business people, just like you and me. They expect you to always show integrity and respect for their position.
7 Steps for Establishing the Right Business Model
Most technical entrepreneurs focus hard on building an innovative product, but forget that an elegant solution doesn’t automatically translate into a successful business.
Startups without Business Plans are Expensive Hobbies
Based on my experience as an investor and mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and elsewhere, one of the quickest ways to kill your credibility and your startup is to offer a poorly written business plan.