5 Startup Tips From Successful Entrepreneurs

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If you have the entrepreneurial spirit and want to start your own business, use these 5 startup tips from the experts to get your idea off the ground. Today, these companies, and hundreds like them, have graduated from aspiring startups to behemoth conglomerates.

6 Keys To Marketing That Many Entrepreneurs Overlook

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You can have the best technology, but if customers don’t know you exist, or they don’t know how your technology solves a real problem for them, your startup will fail. Yet I see many technology entrepreneurs that focus on the basics of marketing too little and too late.

Startups Need Employees Who React Like Entrepreneurs

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Every startup lucky enough to get some traction gets to the point where they decide to hire some “regular employees” for sales, marketing, and administrative tasks. What they should be doing is hiring only “entrepreneurs,” meaning people who think and act as if this is their own business.

A Startup Visa – The International Entrepreneurs Rule – Form I-941

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On Friday, the USCIS proposed The International Entrepreneurs Rule. We finally will have a startup visa! The best summary I’ve seen so far is from Tahmina Watson titled International Entrepreneurs Rule (Obama’s Startup Visa Alternative)- Detailed Summary by Tahmina.

10 Tips For Managing Entrepreneur Startup Overload

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One of the most common complaints I hear from entrepreneurs is that they are overwhelmed by the workload and stress of starting their company. Wearing all the hats required to initiate a startup is tough in the best of situations. entrepreneur manage startup stress workload

Smart Entrepreneurs Build Startups Without Investors

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In my experience as an advisor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I often encounter the myth that an initial startup requires investors. Outside funding is not a startup entitlement. Flaws in a business plan are often masked by money, but ultimately will kill any startup.

10 Frugal Startup Tips For Beginning Entrepreneurs

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Others budget management managing money money matters startup adviceWhen you’re just starting a business, money can be extremely tight. Overspend at the start and you could find that you don’t have enough cash to achieve your goals.

Startup Communities Are Up To The Entrepreneurs

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As I continue to talk about Startup Communities , I say over and over and over again that the leaders have to be entrepreneurs. Everyone else – who I call the “feeders” (government, university, non-profits, big companies, VCs, angel investors) – have an important role, but the leaders must be entrepreneurs. I was interviewed recently in MIT Technology Review in an article titled It’s Up to You, Entrepreneurs.

5 Books Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Read

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Whether you’re sitting on a brilliant idea, or just opening your doors, every entrepreneur must start somewhere. Bilton uses real emails, interviews, and documents to give readers a dramatic account of the innerworkings of a technology startup.

Startup Tips For Young Entrepreneurs

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Are there certain traits, factors or qualities that make someone a successful entrepreneur? In fact, older entrepreneurs have their own unique stories of how they became successful. Advice For The Young At Heart startup advice

10 Collaboration Myths No Entrepreneur Should Believe

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If you listen primarily to the popular press, you could easily be convinced that all successful startup businesses are built by one smart person, such as Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook, or Jeff Bezos at Amazon. Technology startups need experts more than collaboration.

10 Incentives For Entrepreneurs To Bootstrap Their Startup

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In my experience, that’s actually the worst way to start, for reasons I will outline here, and also the least common way, according to an authoritative survey of new startups. Eighty percent of new entrepreneurs use this approach, with only six percent using investor funding.

Let Me Count The Ways Entrepreneurs Fund Startups

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One of the most frequent questions I get as a mentor to entrepreneurs is “How do I find the money to start my business?” These are tough for a first-time entrepreneur. Trade equity or services for startup help. Join a startup incubator or accelerator.

The Smartest Entrepreneurs Bootstrap Their Startup

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There is so much written these days about how to attract investors that most entrepreneurs “assume” they need funding, and don’t even consider a plan for “bootstrapping,” or self-financing their startup. General startup expenses are beyond your means.

Smart Entrepreneurs Plan Ahead For A Startup Exit

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The last thing a new entrepreneur wants to think about for a new startup is how it will end. Startups with no exit planned will minimize investor returns. Most entrepreneurs like the startup role, but not the big-company role. You can kick-off your next startup.

Every Entrepreneur Dreams Of A Startup Without Risk

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Serious entrepreneurs know that, but too many “wannabes” still fall for that elusive get-rich-quick scheme with no risk. As an active Angel investor, I still hear entrepreneurs asserting large opportunities with minimal risk and no competition.

Agam Berry’s Six Startup Tips For Aspiring Indian Entrepreneurs

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Agam Berry is an Indian entrepreneur whose expertise lies in digital marketing. Here are six startup tips for aspiring Indian entrepreneurs looking to start their own businesses, like he did. Advice For The Young At Heart entrepreneur advice

A New Era For Entrepreneurs And Startups Has Begun

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Since the recent recession, and at least partially sparked by it, I’m seeing a real resurgence of entrepreneurial spirit, and more startup activity than ever before. Thus a record number of entrepreneurs (and employees) are getting rich. Women are a growing force as entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs Are Winning With A New Startup Model

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I see more and more entrepreneurs who seem to have everything going for them – vision, motivation, passion, even a good business plan, product, and money, and yet they can’t close customers. It’s time for a new startup model. How far behind is your startup?

5 Financial Tips For Entrepreneurs Launching A Startup

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Underestimating running costs and overheads are the most common mistakes new entrepreneurs make when starting up their first business. Others business advice business finance managing money startup advice

12 powerful lessons for new entrepreneurs

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One needs to keep various factors in mind while aspiring to become an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship entrepreneur entrepreneurship entrepreneurship tips first time entrepreneurs lessons for new entrepreneurs new entrepreneurs startup lessons startup tips tips for first time entrepreneurs

7 Attributes of An Entrepreneur's Startup Dream Team

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Thus the top priority of every entrepreneur who wants funding should be to build and highlight their “dream team” of co-founders, executives and advisers, to attract the biggest and best investors. Solo entrepreneurs rarely find an investor. dream team entrepreneur investor startup

10 Entrepreneur Risks Worth Taking in Every Startup

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For true entrepreneurs, risk is viewed as a positive, with its implied challenge to overcome the unknown and hitting the big return. One way to learn is to understand better how successful entrepreneurs approach risk, and look at actual strategies they use for success.

The Smartest Entrepreneurs Bootstrap Their Startup

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There is so much written these days about how to attract investors that most entrepreneurs “assume” they need funding, and don’t even consider a plan for “bootstrapping,” or self-financing their startup. General startup expenses are beyond your means.

MOO’s Startup Toolkit For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

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When you’re a new or aspiring entrepreneur, any kind of help or advice is always welcome. Print company MOO has launched a Startup Business Toolkit that – like our site – compiles useful resources that’s useful if you’re thinking about starting up your own business.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Learn To Code

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If you’re an entrepreneur and you’ve ever heard someone talking about the debate between Python 2 vs. Python 3 or what the future of modern programming and coding might look like, you could feel lost. Even if you don’t realize, as a business owner or entrepreneur, coding is all around you.

Entrepreneur Startup Share Depends on Contribution

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One of the first tough decisions that startup founders have to make is how to allocate or split the equity among co-founders. If you are recognized as an expert in the business area of your startup, with a good reputation, and you know all the key vendors and customers, your value is huge.

Why Every Entrepreneur Needs A Startup Co-Founder

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It seems like every entrepreneur I meet these days is quick to proclaim themselves a visionary, expecting that will give more credibility to their startup idea, and improve their odds with investors. cofounder entrepreneur execution startup visionary

As An Entrepreneur, Are You Ready To Meet The Press?

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Now, even the earliest stage startup can rise to visibility or be forever lost by their first media spotlight, so it behooves us all to know the rules early. Most entrepreneurs I know admit to a poor first media interaction, and many are still waiting for the instant replay.

5 Productivity Apps For Startup Entrepreneurs

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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. Resources apps entrepreneur mobile apps productivity productivity tool small business

[Infographic] Inside The Mind Of A Startup Entrepreneur

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What makes an entrepreneur tick? Perhaps the better question is – what kind of leader makes the best entrepreneur? After all, startups are fast paced, small, and ever-morphing, which means it takes certain type of person to help make things succeed.

1001 Serial Articles for Entrepreneurs & Startups

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As of today, I will have published an article here for entrepreneurs and startups every day for the last 1001 days, since I started Startup Professionals Musings near the close of 2008. For all of you who live with an entrepreneur, my congratulations and my condolences.

Why ADD Might Actually Benefit Startup Entrepreneurs

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” This sentiment is probably familiar to many entrepreneurs and it must certainly resonates with anybody who suspects he or she has ADD. It was called “ Delivered from Distraction ” and it outlines many successful executives with ADD and in particular some famous entrepreneurs. ” So as I realized that ADD is a trait found in many successful CEO and entrepreneurs and that it has this creative benefit I started to feel better and look at how to improve my life.

A Growing Startup Should Only Hire Entrepreneurs

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Every startup lucky enough to get some traction gets to the point where they decide to hire some “regular employees” for sales, marketing, and administrative tasks. What they should be doing is hiring only “entrepreneurs,” meaning people who think and act as if this is their own business.

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7 Messages All New Entrepreneurs Should Take To Heart

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When you have been on the startup firing line, you quickly learn that any insight from experts and entrepreneurs who have been there before you can make the difference between failure and success. The result is that half or more of startups fail in the first two years.

Killer Marketing Plan For Startup Entrepreneurs

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The post Killer Marketing Plan For Startup Entrepreneurs appeared first on ReadWrite. Branding Customer Service Startups marketing Marketing Plan For Startups startupsWhy break the bank for your marketing needs when you can brainstorm your way to a killer marketing plan? The best marketing ideas come simple and cheap but these ideas do not come out of the blue. Your actual business plan will require an out-of-the-box, innovative thought process.

10 Keys To A Startup Surviving The First Five Years

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The “valley of death” is a common term in the startup world, referring to the difficulty of covering the negative cash flow in the early stages of a startup, before their new product or service is bringing in revenue from real customers. Join a startup incubator.

Motivational Hacks From 4 Successful Entrepreneurs

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So take a look at these motivational hacks from four successful entrepreneurs to bounce out of bed tomorrow with a fresh new outlook. Eric Pulier rose from relatively humble beginnings to found a string of successful tech startups. Who are your favourite entrepreneurs and why?

10 Startup Quandaries That May Redefine Your Business

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Most entrepreneurs struggle with many startup founders quandaries in building their business, and these key dilemmas are probably the biggest source of pain and failure for the entrepreneur lifestyle. Otherwise exit and startup with another idea.

10 Questions To Test Your Aptitude As An Entrepreneur

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In fact, some pundits argue that the best entrepreneurs, including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, actually dropped out of school early to start their businesses, implying a negative relationship to training. Working as an executive in a big company does not prepare you to run a startup.

Entrepreneurs, Manage Yourself, Then Your Startup

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People who can’t manage their own lives don’t make good entrepreneurs. That’s why Fortune 500 executives usually don’t survive as startup CEOs. These points represent real problems for entrepreneurs trying to manage a startup: You often feel overwhelmed and out of control.

6 websites every aspiring entrepreneur should bookmark

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These websites are absolutely important for an entrepreneur to follow as it provides them with information, strategies and also teaches to use the various tools for a successful business experience.

The Startup Bubble

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There are few things any established industrial economy needs more of than new businesses, but I’m here to say that ‘startups’ might not be the answer. So, what is a startup? The post The Startup Bubble appeared first on Steve Sammartino.