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How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails

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Most of this advice boils down to an argument in favor of basic planning before starting a company or raising money. In many ways the fact that it has become so cheap to start a company and relatively cheap to raise angel/seed money that we as an industry have gotten lazy on basic planning. Market Size. Let me be very direct.

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Win Large Customers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

By developing a unique value proposition, a small business can immediately differentiate itself. Separate yourself from the pack. Rich or poor?

Should Startups Focus on Profitability or Not?

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Being profitable allows you degrees of freedom you don’t have when you rely upon other people’s money. Internet scale. Profit.

Disruption Comes (Finally!) to Commercial Real Estate

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What Freedman does not want to get out of these meetings is the one thing most people seem to think he wants: money. Freedman winced. Bingo.

Why you shouldn’t keep your startup idea secret

Another benefit of talking freely, is that you may also find potential partners or future employees–other key components beyond investment money. Quite early on, you will be able to differentiate yourself – and having competitors help you grow the market can actually be a good thing. - chris dixons blog. Hunch!

5 Learnings from the Shutdown of Hangout Industries

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And we could prototype the experience very quickly, which only got our investors even more excited (see below raising too much money too quickly).Little LESSON #1 – If you are early, do not differentiate on too many variables at the same time. So instead of using the money to begin scaling, I was using it to build the product.

Why Everyone Should Get Funded (Once)

Brad Hargreaves

Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized Why Everyone Should Get Funded (Once) Why Everyone Should Get Funded (Once) The smart money says there’s plenty of capital out there. Taking money increases the volume of things going on and pushes your company to the next level.

Which language should my startup use?

These are usually insignificant amounts once a business is proven but can seriously eat into seed or first round capital. Whilst technically there are some interesting differentiators between Django and Rails, there are only a few key differences worth considering. « Launch48 last weekend Posted by Aidan, 20 th January 2010.