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Startup Lessons Learned

One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total. If you're not attending the conference in person, consider meeting up with one of these groups to watch.

2011 Valuation Survey of North American Angel Groups

Gust

Honolulu. During the summer of 2010, I developed a workshop, A New ACEF Valuation Workshop for Angels and Entrepreneurs. To provide some reference points, I surveyed thirteen angels groups in North American to determine their recent experience in negotiating the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue companies. See the 2010 data reported here: Current Pre-money Valuations of Pre-revenue Companies.

10 Mom-and-Pop Businesses That Turned Into Empires

YoungUpstarts

Today, The Bean has approximately 350 company-owned stores, with locations in Southern California, Las Vegas, Honolulu, New York City and Southeast Asia. As much as people love mom-and-pop businesses, it can be hard for these small shops to compete with the big guys. Nonetheless, some of the biggest and most successful companies in the world got their start as a small mom-and-pop business.

Which Is The Best Business Model For Your Startup – B2B Or B2C?

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

For instance, if you want to open an online travel company, you are going to compete against Expedia and you are going to have to make quite a compelling case as to why the Smith family should trust you coordinating their Honolulu vacation regardless of the bells and whistles you claim that you can deliver. Choosing the right business to start is something that nobody can tell you except yourself. Seeking the advice of others is simply confusing and is a waste of time.

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