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7 Strategies To Reduce The Cost Of Finding Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

Thus it behooves every entrepreneur to optimize their investment strategies early, based on time and dollar costs, as well as odds of success. Weigh the cost of every pitch against the potential return. Thus it always costs money to raise money, so plan ahead.

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Why Good Marketing Campaign Costs Continue To Rise

Startup Professionals Musings

Every time I challenge a business plan with little or no budget for marketing, I get the answer that they will be using “viral” marketing, which costs nothing. At any rate, “buzz-worthy” and “viral” are marketing illusions that cost big money to create, and these are only the beginning.

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7 Tips On Maximizing Social Media Returns At Low Cost

Startup Professionals Musings

As with any resource or tool, you need to optimize your social media costs against a targeted return. low cost return on investment ROI social media startupIf you are an entrepreneur today, and not using social media to promote your business, you are missing out on a huge opportunity.

How Much Does Content Marketing Cost?


How much does Content Marketing cost is dependent on several factors including your existing properties. In this post I will try and go through some of the factors that the cost varies with. How Much Does Content Marketing Cost. What Do Content Marketing Costs Depend On.

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Why Misunderstanding Startup Metrics Can Cost You Your Business

Both Sides of the Table

The key to being able to run a business that isn’t yet profitable (on operating margin) is availability of capital to finance losses and preferably at a cost that isn’t too punitive to the founders and employees. Customer acquisition cost.

The Real Cost of Patent Trolls

Feld Thoughts

James Bessen, Jennifer Ford, and Michael Meurer of BU School of Law have written a phenomenal paper titled The Private and Social Costs of Patent Trolls. Rather than be politically correct and refer to NPE’s simply as “non-practicing entities”, they cut through all the noise, define what a patent troll is, and go through a detailed and rigorous analysis of the private and social costs of patent trolls.

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Five Changes Being Driven By Zero Marginal Cost

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

My partner Albert gave this ten minute talk yesterday at DLD. VC & Technology

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7 Poor Leadership Habits You Must Avoid At All Cost

Startup Professionals Musings

Like many other career-minded business professionals, are you still waiting impatiently for that appointment to a leadership position, so that you can begin demonstrating your real leadership ability?

Cost Saving Tips For Online Startup Companies


With outsource partners available to provide almost any kind of work that you will need from content curation to website and app design, knowing when and what to outsource to others can actually help your business to cut early costs.

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How much does it cost to start a software company?

The Next Web

A lot of startups talk about revenue, but not many talk about costs — operating or starting up. Obviously, costs can vary heavily. Entrepreneur Insider cost startupHow much money do you think it takes to start a software company? 10,000? 100,000? One million dollars?

Opportunity Cost


While they differ in many ways from experience to risk tolerance, etc, you can boil them all down to one element – opportunity cost. When it comes to building, and more importantly, retaining your all star team you need to explicitly consider and manage for their opportunity cost.

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Conduct Quarterly Cost Reviews

Mike Michalowicz

In this episode of On A Roll, Mike Michalowicz explains why businesses need to analyze their costs once a quarter. Money Strategies cost control cut costs quarterly review recurring costs slash costs

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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From 3 Costly Business Mistakes

YFS Magazine

This article What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From 3 Costly Business Mistakes appeared first in YFS Magazine. Here are three cautionary tales; business mistakes worth learning from to ensure your business isn't met with the same fate.

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9 Ways to Lower Your Business Insurance Costs

Up and Running

With all the costs related to running a business, it makes sense to save money wherever you can. When employees enter or leave your employ, let your insurance company know as promptly as possible, as that too will affect your premium costs.

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How To Save On Business Print Costs


For large businesses, it’s understandable to dismiss how the cost of printing affects your company, however for small or start-up businesses, these outgoings can be of great annoyance when money is tight. Others business printing printing printing costs

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The Hidden Costs of Fix and Flips

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you’re considering purchasing a home below market value, fixing it up, and selling it for a profit, consider these hidden costs before putting money down on that investment. Dumpster Costs Renovation creates heaps of trash and rubbish.

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9 Mistakes on Your Website That Are Costing You Sales

Inc Startups

Right now, on your site, a handful of mistakes could be costing you leads and sales

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3 ways startups can slash operating costs

The Next Web

But, even more important, is how much it costs for an enterprise to move their money around. John Rampton, the Founder of Due, is on a mission to reduce or eliminate the costs associated with payments for hard working entrepreneurs.

The True Cost Of Poor Leadership


While poor management has a financial cost, it also has a wider detrimental cost to a business, as well as individuals. So, what exactly is bad leadership costing your business and what can be done to safeguard against it? by Will Bridges, HR Consultant at Unum.

The Cost Equation for a Startup is Better Than Ever

Startup Professionals Musings

I come from a high-tech software background, and only a few years ago, it would cost at least a million dollars ($1M) for a team of professionals to produce any commercial software product. Technology costs. Sales and marketing costs. Manufacturing cost and lead times.

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Are Grammar Mistakes Costing You Money?


Spelling Errors Cost Companies…Millions? According to BBC , one entrepreneur has said that poor spelling is costing the UK millions of pounds in lost revenue for internet businesses. The post Are Grammar Mistakes Costing You Money?

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7 Costly Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make in The Digital World

Inc Startups

7 Costly Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make in The Digital World

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Costs, Crowds and August Albums!

The Product Guy

Minimizing Cost from switching to opportunity. Filed under: events Tagged: balsamiq , cost , event , , jobs , meetup , mentor , mtvn , product management , product strategy , ryma , sunshine suites , The Product Group , TPGroup , viacom , vintage. events balsamiq cost event

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Startups: How To Keep A Tab On Business Travel Costs


If you aren’t careful, the costs of these trips can be detrimental to your profits. Fortunately, with careful planning, you can cut down on the costs of these trips dramatically. Others business travel cost savings managing money travel

7 Low-Cost Ways to Motivate Your Small Team

Inc Startups

Stop the workplace Facebooking and get your team back on track

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The one cost engineers and product managers don't consider

Redeye VC

He''s now back for round two with a new piece on how features can create complexity cost in an engineering organization. _.

The Cost Of Entrepreneurs Doing The Work

Mike Michalowicz

When you, the entrepreneur, do the work it costs you nothing except your time. Your Time Costs Real Money. Your time does cost money. Just look at your tax returns, and you will see your cost. You pay yourself something, so your time does cost your business. But I bet you have never figured out your hourly cost. The number you get back is your hourly cost, as you would pay a full time employee who works 40 hours a week. Work On Your Business.

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9 Low-Cost Online Marketing Hacks

Inc Startups

Read on in this post to discover 9 ways you can promote your brand online for free

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Is Being Too Polite Costing You Deals?

Inc Startups

Ditch the email pleasantries and learn how to get right to the point

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6 HR Mistakes That Will Cost You Your Best Employees

Inc Startups

A business is only as strong as their best employees, which means you should avoid these common HR/Management gaffes

Financial Freedom Is Costing You Your Life

Mike Michalowicz

Entrepreneur Strategies Mindset Money Strategies american tourist and mexican fisherman cost of life financial freedom trade offFinancial Freedom? I love money. It is a powerful tool for getting lots of things done. And it provides that all so valuable financial freedom.

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Fixed Costs Aren’t Fixed

Mike Michalowicz

They say fixed costs are things that can’t go away. Fixed costs don’t really exist. When you can’t pay, or are unwilling to, the costs goes away. Fixed costs are usually the less liquid costs. All costs can be cut.

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Millennial Hires Are Being Neglected--And It's Costing Businesses Millions

Inc Startups

Poor or non-existent on-boarding programs could literally be costing you millions of dollars

Keeping Startup Costs Low: Three Ways To Manage It


Costs are one of the main reasons why many businesses fail, with the price of upstart fees, management fees, buying stock, paying staff and marketing always on the rise. Here are our best tips for cost-cutting during your business’ start-up period: Grants and Business Loans.

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4 Creative Ways to Reduce Small Business Startup Costs

Up and Running

And the value they add to your business comes at a reduced cost—you only hire a contractor for as long as it takes to get the job done, and you don’t need to pay their social security taxes or offer them benefits such as paid time off. Prioritize startup costs.

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Avoid These Cost Cutting Mistakes

Inc Startups

Only 10% of cost reductions programs show sustained results after three years

Beyond the False Bottom: How to Avoid This Costly UX Mistake


The post Beyond the False Bottom: How to Avoid This Costly UX Mistake appeared first on ConversionXL. UX mistakes often go undetected because they are quiet. They aren’t a broken image or a misspelled word or a form that isn’t sending. No, UX mistakes are foundational.

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The Opportunity Cost of IT

deal architect

I read two columns today which prompt this post. The first is from Ben Pring where he invokes the Japanese art of decluttering as applied to IT. There has never been a culture in “big boy IT” of throwing things. Industry Commentary

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6 Creative (and Cost-Effective) Word-of-Mouth Marketing Strategies

Inc Startups

The best advertising costs little more than your time and a personal touch

Top Small Business Mistakes (and potential financial cost!)

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The post Top Small Business Mistakes (and potential financial cost!) Starting a business for the very first time can be quite a challenge. There’s the branding, the staff hiring and training, fit-out of the business premises, setup or marketing systems, building an online presence, delivering the product or service and of course, many other crucial components to implement and maintain.

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