6 Ways To Make You An Entrepreneur Before The Product

Startup Professionals Musings

Many of the entrepreneurs I advise or invest with spend considerable time on the Internet, keeping up with technology, customers, and competitors, but very few feel the need for an early personal presence. A positive personal brand will give your product instant credibility.

9 Productivity Habits Entrepreneurs Should Consider

YFS Magazine

Here's a look at nine productivity habits entrepreneurs around the world can adopt in order to fuel success. Lifestyle recommended

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A Path to the Minimum Viable Product

Steve Blank

Having just retired from a career as an entrepreneur I had started thinking about why startups were different from large companies. Many of them get hung up on understanding how to select the right minimal viable product. Build or price growth into your product.

7 Personal Productivity Tactics To Get More Work Done

Startup Professionals Musings

Studies of software teams, for example, show differences as great as ten to one in productivity between working team members. The result should also be fewer total hours at work, improved health, as well as improved productivity and attitude. Distractions are the enemy of productivity.

7 Principles for Keeping Work Discussions Productive

Startup Professionals Musings

I agree with her principles, and outline them here, for approaching any conversation at work, especially difficult ones, and making them positive and productive, rather than emotional and confrontational: Confidence - trusting yourself and the other party.

10 Strategies For Boosting Your Productivity At Work

Startup Professionals Musings

The real solution is better productivity and less procrastination, to put you back in control of your business. Dr. Jan Yager, a recognized expert on the subject of time management, addressed this issue in the classic edition of her book, “ Work Less, Do More: The 14-Day Productivity Makeover.”

Why You Should Be Doing Product Discovery

YoungUpstarts

Like most entrepreneurs, you’ve probably mapped out the business plan, dreamed up the layout and you’re already snapping up domains and emailing developers with your plan. Before rushing to build your concept to push out to consumers, it’s important to first undertake product discovery.

5 Powerful Productivity Hacks For Ambitious Entrepreneurs

YFS Magazine

If you consistently have a hard time getting important things done, consider these five productivity hacks to get more done and boost profits. Lead personal development productivity productivity tips

10 Key Business Plan Elements Not In A Product Spec

Startup Professionals Musings

As an advisor to new hardware entrepreneurs, I often hear the myth that a business plan is no longer required to find an investor, if your idea is good enough. What you don’t realize is these famous investors only deal with entrepreneurs who sold their last company for a $100M dollars or more.

A Guide To Manufacturing A Product For Start-Ups

YoungUpstarts

Most entrepreneurs don't realise the difficulties involved in manufacturing a product. Here's what it takes to manufacture a product successfully. The post A Guide To Manufacturing A Product For Start-Ups appeared first on Young Upstarts.

4 Simple Steps For Improving The Productivity Of Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

Launching your startup should also involve setting up with the necessary tools and systems for ensuring better productivity. This guide should give you a few important ideas that will surely help your startup team improve their productivity. Use the right productivity platforms.

Savvy Entrepreneurs Plan Both Business And Product

Startup Professionals Musings

Most technical entrepreneurs I know demand the discipline of a product specification or plan, and then assume that their great product will drive a great business. Serious investors, on the other hand, look for a professional business plan or summary first, and hardly ever look at the product plan. Is it any wonder why so few entrepreneurs ever find the professional investors they seek? A product plan is never a substitute for a business plan.

10 Disciplines Every Entrepreneur Needs To Practice

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet every business and every entrepreneur I know struggles with this challenge, focused on hiring the right people and implementing the right process. This idea helps to distill down the most important things to make or sell in a product.

Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Measure Daily Productivity

YFS Magazine

How do you measure productivity. We asked entrepreneurs to finish the sentence "I know my day has been productive when…" Here's what they said. Lead personal development productivity workflow

5 Productivity Apps For Startup Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

With productivity a key factor for any successful entrepreneur, you have to do everything in your power to optimize it. Here are five must-have apps for any entrepreneur: 1. Additional productivity resources: 8 Free Productivity Cheatsheets. Productivity Lessons From Five Self-Help Books In Five Minutes. This will lead to greater productivity, which will then keep you moving smoothly, and give you more time to get everything you need to done.

10 Benefits Of True Multi-Tasking As An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

With the cost of entry at an all-time low, and the odds of success equally low, more and more entrepreneurs are starting multiple companies concurrently. Other prolific entrepreneurs, like Richard Branson and Elon Musk , simply have several startups on the table at any given moment.

10 Personal Productivity Mantras For Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

The real solution is better productivity and less procrastination, to put you back in control of your business. Many entrepreneurs waste too much time on low-priority administrative tasks, procrastinating on higher priority but tougher tasks, resulting in last minute crises, and failure to complete the critical work that people are really expecting of them. Being a good role model is productive, but trying to control others is fruitless. Rest makes you more productive.

5 Tips To Keep Your Startup Productive, Not Just Busy

Startup Professionals Musings

For some reason, too many aspiring entrepreneurs I know seem to focus on “actions” rather than “results.” Good entrepreneurs learn to delegate the easy tasks, and spend their time on critical ones, including honing your business plan, strategic direction, and growth initiatives.

7 Ways To Maximize Team Motivation And Productivity

Startup Professionals Musings

In my own experience as a startup advisor and mentor, I find that entrepreneurs who can’t attract and maintain a highly motivated team rarely even get off the ground. Investors have long agreed that you invest in the team, more than the product.

Many Entrepreneurs Are Too Busy, But Not Productive

Startup Professionals Musings

If you define your self-worth as an entrepreneur by how busy you are, it’s time to find another lifestyle. For survival, entrepreneurs need to be all about accomplishing results that matter for themselves, their team, and their customers. That’s productivity. That is a huge hit on productivity. For insight, I recommend the details provided in a new book “ The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity, ” by Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill, and Leena Rinne.

Five Key Productivity Mistakes For Entrepreneurs To Avoid

YoungUpstarts

Most entrepreneurs are led to believe that successful business models prosper quickly and easily. Too many entrepreneurs may be focusing too much on their hopes and dreams of success rather than maintaining daily best practices to stay productive and healthy. Here are five mistakes entrepreneurs should correct in order to help them achieve a more productive day and a healthier lifestyle. by Chris Grey, co-founder and COO of CapLinked.

8 Unpublicized Strategies From Serious Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

The message I hear publicly from most entrepreneurs is that you have to think outside the box and take big risks to ever beat the odds and be among the less than ten percent that experience real success. Serious entrepreneurs will privately admit the business is first, and the family second.

5 Modern Ways To Make Your Product Uniquely Memorable

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur believes that their product or service is memorable, and that every customer will quickly see the advantage over competitors. Yet true product differentiation in the eye of the customer is rarely achieved.

5 Key Actions To Maximize Entrepreneur Productivity

Startup Professionals Musings

If you define your self-worth as an entrepreneur by how busy you are, it’s time to find another lifestyle. For survival, entrepreneurs need to be all about accomplishing results that matter for themselves, their team, and their customers. That’s productivity. That is a huge hit on productivity. For insight, I recommend the details provided in a recent book “ The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity, ” by Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill, and Leena Rinne.

3 Ways to Promote Productivity and Efficiency in the Workplace

The Startup Magazine

Promoting employee productivity and efficiency in the workplace is vital in keeping your company in the best shape. They are the ones who help you run your business, so you should take steps to keep them motivated and productive. Being an entrepreneur is not easy.

5 productivity tips that will benefit aspiring entrepreneurs

Our Own Start-up

If the captain of the ship is accomplished and tends to be productive all the time, there are better chances of a successful venture. Entrepreneurship aspiring entrepreneurs budding entrepreneur entrepreneurship productivity tips productivity tips for aspiring entrepreneurs productivity tips for budding entrepreneurs startup success successful venture

Entrepreneurs Need The Right Mindset Before Products

Startup Professionals Musings

As an Angel investor and a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I’m always disappointed to see founders who seem stressed out most of the time, and more annoyed than energized by the abundance of challenges they see in building their startup. Obviously, it’s not that simple, but making the right first impression is critical for an entrepreneur, not just with investors, but also with partners, customers, and even yourself. business entrepreneur mentality mindset startup

 A Startup’s Guide To Manufacturing Your First Products

The Startup Magazine

Many new entrepreneurs have learned that starting a business is hard work, and maintaining it requires real dedication and commitment. Before you start designing any new product, you need to ensure that there is enough demand from your customers for what you are selling.

Entrepreneurs Confuse Product and Business Plans

Startup Professionals Musings

Why is it that most of the business plans I see are really product plans? I define a product plan as a detailed description of your product or service, with a bit of business thrown in at the end. A business plan is a detailed description of your business, with a bit of product description thrown in near the front. It’s definitely positive to have a product plan. The product plan tells your developers what to build, and the marketing team what to market.

5 Principles Define You As A Multi-Table Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Knowing all too well how hard it is to start a single new business, I’ve always wondered how several well-known entrepreneurs, including Richard Branson and Elon Musk , have managed to successfully lead dozens of startups to success, and thrive on the process.

8 Ways To Minimize Entrepreneur Burnout In A Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

New entrepreneurs routinely jump into a startup with a full charge of passion and energy, but often find themselves drained of both after a few months by the workload and challenges. Of course, this same challenge extends well beyond the entrepreneur, into all walks of life and work.

How To Validate Your eCommerce Product Idea

Up and Running

You’ve got a great eCommerce product idea and you’re ready to get started building a new online business venture. But, before you dive headfirst into developing and producing your product you need to do some serious fact-checking. What pain points does your new product idea solve?

8 Expectations To Check Your Entrepreneur Motivation

Startup Professionals Musings

Being called a lifestyle entrepreneur should be a point of pride, not an insult. Of course, even lifestyle entrepreneurs want to be happy, and want their business to be “successful.” A lifestyle business becomes an integral part of an entrepreneur’s identity and their life.

5 Elements Of Innovation That Are Not Product Related

Startup Professionals Musings

If we build it, they will come ” may have worked as a movie theme for Kevin Costner, but as an investor, I tell entrepreneurs a great solution is not enough. They nurture connections to other innovators and entrepreneurs, financial benefactors, organizational leaders, and potential customers. As you create an innovative product, put an equal effort into a compelling vision. Elon Musk entrepreneur innovation Jeff Dyer non-product

10 Entrepreneur Myths That Need Not Dilute Your Focus

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of you aspiring entrepreneurs probably have long searched for that special idea that will catapult you and your startup to success. True entrepreneurs are born, not made. It’s true that some people are natural risk-takers, but these often do not make the best entrepreneurs.

Top 5 Productivity Hacks For Entrepreneurs

YFS Magazine

Lead personal development productivity time managementImagine how different your life would look if you followed these steps?

Why Smart Entrepreneurs Build Plans For Their Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Most technical entrepreneurs I know demand the discipline of a product specification or plan, and then assume that their great product will drive a great business. Is it any wonder why so few entrepreneurs ever find the professional investors they seek?

9 Mindset Indicators of a High Potential Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

In my role as mentor to business professionals, I often get the question about your potential of going out on your own as an entrepreneur, versus your current role of working for a boss at an established company. You need to sell yourself, as well as your product.

What Makes Employees Productive in a New Startup?

ReadWriteStart

But one of the secrets to effective scaling is an efficient team; if your employees are working productively and consistently, they’ll be capable of making your vision a reality. What Makes Employees Productive in a New Startup? The Productivity Problems With Startups.

7 Keys To Making A Business Out Of Your Great Product

Startup Professionals Musings

Most technical entrepreneurs focus hard on building an innovative product, but forget that an elegant solution doesn’t automatically translate into a successful business. Products too expensive for the market won’t succeed, and prices too low will leave you exposed.

10 Traits Demonstrate Entrepreneur Character Strength

Startup Professionals Musings

As I was watching the investor show, Shark Tank , on TV the other night, I was struck by how quickly and how extensively the sharks focused on the background and character of the entrepreneurs, compared to time spent evaluating their products.

The 5 Productivity Tools You Need As An Entrepreneur

YoungUpstarts

With limited resources in capital and manpower, it is the entrepreneur’s responsibility to get things done. These five productivity tools will give you precise, reliable ways to save time daily, for all of your entrepreneurial needs: 1. Teleconferencing is vital to any entrepreneur working with clients remotely, managing freelancers, coordinating a global workforce or sourcing international suppliers/distributors. Resources business applications entrepreneur productivity

Most Entrepreneurs Fail to Delegate Productively

Startup Professionals Musings

Almost every entrepreneur needs to improve their skills in this area, so I did some research in the basic principles. Finally, every entrepreneur needs to set aside their fear of delegating. entrepreneur startup delegation effective businessFor a few, delegating comes easily, maybe too easy. For others who are perfectionists, letting go of even the most trivial task is almost impossible.