The average length of a funding pitch to Angel investors is ten minutes. Even if you have booked an hour with a VC, you should plan to talk only for the first fifteen minutes.
The Right Marketing for a New Business Costs Least
The case for zero paid media as the new marketing model was highlighted in a recent book, “Z.E.R.O.” by Joseph Jaffe and Maarten Albarda, both experienced marketers working with new companies, as well as larger firms.
How to Enjoy Your Business Dream as Well as the Work
In my experience, I have found that if entrepreneurs can sustain the inspiration, even the hard work becomes part of the fun and satisfaction, leading to success.
How Effective is Your Business Communication Skill?
Every business professional and entrepreneur believes they are good communicators, but how do they know? It’s really the perception of the recipients that counts, and poor communicators are almost always poor listeners, so they don’t hear the shortcomings.
10 Ways to Supercharge Your Entrepreneurial Strategy
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.
Super Angels Are a Boon to Startups Needing Funding
Venture capitalists (VCs) have long been seen as the top of the pyramid for startup funding sources, but in fact angel investors now fund over 60 times as many companies, according the Center for Venture Research.
10 Incentives for Entrepreneurs to Bootstrap Their Startup
I’ve always wondered who started the urban myth that the best way to start a company is to come up with a great idea, and then find some professional investors to give you a pot of money to build a company.
Focus on Profits is Not Enough for a Great Business
It’s always been tough to start a new business, even when the bottom line was just making a profit to stay alive. Entrepreneurs are now measured against the “triple bottom line” (TBL or 3BL) of people, planet, and profit.
Surround Yourself with People Smarter Than You
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.
10 Trust Secrets You Need to Practice in Business
One of the first harsh realities that every entrepreneur has to learn is that most of the things that are critical to startup success are outside of their direct control.