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10 Ways To Get The Capital You Need For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the most frequent questions I get as a mentor to entrepreneurs is “How do I find the money to start my business?” I always answer that there isn’t any magic, and contrary to the popular myth, nobody is waiting in the wings to throw money at you, just because you have a new and exciting business idea. On the other hand, there are many additional creative options available for starting a business that you might not find for buying a car, home, or other major consumer item.

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Building on the Salesforce Stakeholder Impact Report template

deal architect

It’s the time of the year for annual reports and shareholder meetings. I recently watched Warren Buffett preside over the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting. Berkshire owns over 60 companies and has major shares in hundreds of others. 30,000 attended.

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Book: Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process

Feld Thoughts

John McPhee’s Levels of the Game was published when I was three. I’ve read many books about tennis, but it’s still my favorite, with String Theory: David Foster Wallace on Tennis coming in a close second. Both books share extraordinary writers and a topic I can relate to, given my short but profane junior tennis career. I’ve become annoyed by the writing that ChatGPT produces.

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30 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started their Business


Starting a business requires a strong motivation to solve a problem or fill a gap in the market. Entrepreneurs often have a vision and a passion for their ideas, products, or services. They may want to make a positive impact on society, create jobs, or simply have the freedom to be their own boss. Ultimately, the reasons for starting a business are personal and unique to each individual.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Every startup and innovation project exists within an ecosystem that either helps or hurts that project. As innovation managers, we need to keep a pulse of that ecosystem and make sure we're helping those innovation projects we're managing every step of the way. In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in