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No Business Plan Survives First Contact With A Customer – The 5.2 billion dollar mistake.

Steve Blank

With an out-of-this-world business plan. A Business Plan Frozen in Time. It is death in a rapidly changing business.

Why Build, Measure, Learn – isn’t just throwing things against the wall to see if they work

Steve Blank

Best practices in software development started to move to agile development in the early 2000’s. Here’s how. Waterfall Development.

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6 “Don’ts” Of Starting A Successful Business


When you start your business you’ll be tempted to look around and reassure yourself that what you’re doing is right. Don’t Stop Looking Ahead.

Thoughts on our three-speed economy and business planning in the 21st century

The Equity Kicker

One very interesting question which I don’t have an answer to yet is ‘how much planning is optimal in a creative economy company’?

To build a brand, you need to own a word in the mind

Up and Running

What is the objective of a business plan? Is it to outline all the things a company needs to do to have a successful business?

Why Venture Capital No Longer Defines Innovation


In 2000, venture capitalists poured a staggering $112.2 That was up 29% over 2000 in just five years. It just doesn’t fit. Innovation. Wins Babson Student Business Of The Year Award

Campus Entrepreneurship

has received the Babson College 2011 Student Business of the Year Award. Founders: * John Xie ’11 built his first website at the age of 9 and started his first business, Cirtex, at the age of 13. His work was crucial in building Microsoft SQL Server 2000. Receives Babson College 2011 Student Business Of The Year Award.


Sketches That Inspired 5 Famous Startups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Check out five sketches that turned into big businesses. Anthony''s Club in San Antonio, Texas. 23, 2006.

Girls Who Code: Crashing the “Brogram”


Small wonder that women made up just 21% of all programmers in 2010, off from 24% in 2000. It’s Still A Man’s World. Serious Support For Girls.

Creating a Tech or Biotech: The Entrepreneur

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. This is fairly common.

Find an Angel Investor, Without Going Through Hell

Startup Professionals Musings

entrepreneurs angel groups investors businessOr does it? Actually numbers and locations are just the beginning. Angel investors are people too.

Will Your Startup Get Venture Capital or IPO in 2013?

Startup Professionals Musings

billion from 49 listings, and represented the strongest annual period for IPOs since 2000. Line up a winning team. Timing is critical.

How to Lead Your Company Through Change

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The business world is just like the natural world. In 1978, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield opened for business in a renovated old gas station.

New Rules for the New Internet Bubble

Steve Blank

The Business Plan (Concept- Alpha-Beta - FCS ) became the playbook for startups. August 1995 – March 2000: The Dot.Com Bubble.

Why You Should Pay No Attention to the Tech Sell-Off

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Even most recent IPOs have solid revenue and business models. Here''s what it really means to your company. percent decrease.

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3 Who Turned Tragedy Into Success

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A better approach is to turn the lemons into a business plan. design firms by the International Business Times.

The 4 Biggest Business Mistakes of All Time (and What You Can Learn From Them)

Up and Running

When I was starting out in business I was naïve. In fact, I knew less than nothing about running a business, and I didn’t even know that.

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What I have learned from 15 years in business

Escape From Cubicle Nation

I have learned a few things in these fifteen years, and most have nothing to do with the nuts and bolts of business plans. I felt weak.

How to Start a Home Health Care Business

Up and Running

Is it important to you to build a business you can be proud of, knowing you are making a positive difference in people’s lives? Nursing aide.

Farewell to Our Dream-Team CEO

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

s editors fantasized in print about the "dream team" of business leaders they would field to run an unspecified startup. The CEO? Patrick J.

Project cash flow – not just profit – during start-up.


Cash is everything to a new business. Recast your projections using cash, not accrual, as the measure for planning. General

Girls Who Code: Crashing the “Brogram”


Small wonder that women made up just 21% of all programmers in 2010, off from 24% in 2000. Consider Silicon Valley, circa 2012.

Dilution and Investment - An Answer You May Not Expect

Taffy Williams

It seemed that all anyone had to do was write a business plan to get money and high valuations. In 2000, I met a hedge-fund manager that had done rather well. The companies with low prices either had to dilute investors in a financing, had enough to survive, or went out of business. The past is the past!

What Makes a Great Cleantech Team?

Secret Formula

This post was co-written with Josh Rogers, a former Venrock intern who’s now in National Grid ’s Strategic Planning and Corporate Development group.

10 College Business Incubators We’re Most Excited About


Students will even receive a minor in entrepreneurship as they develop their own business plans. Boston University Business Incubation.

Plans are nothing, but planning is indispensable

Chris Dixon

For many people, writing out a detailed business plan is the best way to enforce intellectual rigor. Technology Plan. Problem.

The Rise Of Hyper-Startups From Millennial Entrepreneurs

Mike Michalowicz

Believe it or not, there was a time when an aspiring entrepreneur would come up with a concept, develop a detailed business plan, prototype and refine the concept, seek a credit line from a bank, and then give it a go by bringing the concept to market. And if it is, the business is modified to meet the best customers’ need.

How to Be a Great Radio Guest

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

So I asked Austin Hill, author, consultant, and host of Austin Hill's Big World of Small Business , for tips on how to be a great radio guest.

Top 5 Ways to Lose a VC's Attention

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

They review about 1,000 business plans a year and invest in, maybe, a few companies. Business potential too small. Not a winner.

The Returnees: Why U.S. Entrepreneurs are Going Back to Korea

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It won a business-plan competition in early 2007 and raised $1 million in venture capital the next year. with his parents when he was 9.

Say Hello to Your New Brain on Evernote

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In 2000, it sold the company for $26 million. Basically, I wanted a business model that rhymed." He was 35. But at 3 a.m., asked the VCs.

Top 10 Tips For Female Entrepreneurs


Get planning. Make your business work for you. Remember that as your life changes, your business can develop and grow too.

10 Famous People Who Flourished After Being Laid Off


Although the chances of Belichick getting another head coaching job looked bleak, he got the opportunity to join the Patriots in 2000. Rowling.

What is the Right Amount of Money to Raise at a Startup?

Both Sides of the Table

And it obviously depends on the kind of business you’re building. It should pop out of your business plan. - Fail fast?

Q&A with W. Gary Sitton Author of “Fire Up Your Startup and Keep it Up”

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The Lecture Series That Can Help CEOs Even More Than Business Students. Each chapter is dedicated to a vital part of a successful business.

5 startup investments in 5 industries: How can Practica Capital handle this?


We developed more concrete plans from our overall strategy, including potential next round investments and expansion to the US. But why them?

BlogFrog – From Blogs To Communities


Being an entrepreneur isn’t exactly rocket science, but in the case BlogFrog ‘s co-founder Rustin Banks, he literally is one. Just Do It.

Startups: Community and Leadership

Startup Houston

The barriers to starting a tech business are lower than ever, at least until the capital costs of scaling start to kick in. Two weeks ago, the Rice Alliance had a standing room only kickoff to their Business Plan Competition 2011 with 42 one-minute elevator pitches. Ideas, comparatively, are easy. What is the goal of the pitch?

What It Takes to Build a Cleantech Winner

Secret Formula

I entered the venture capital business two years ago, focusing on seed/Series A cleantech start-ups. Thanks Dan!). tl;dr: It’s the team. Took 8.3

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Case Study: Could He Really Abandon His Dad's Legacy?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The company sends "welcome packages," with offers from local businesses, to people who have recently relocated; it has some 40 franchisees nationwide.