5 Ways To Expand Your Thinking For Your Next Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Don’t be like the startup CEO I once worked for who always pretended to have all the answers, even when it was clear to everyone that his depth did not match his marketing passions. elliott bisnow startup thinking outside the box whole brain

5 Phases Of Every Startup That Regulate Your Success

Startup Professionals Musings

Successful startups seem to follow similar paths to greatness, and unfortunately all too often that path leads them back down the hill much faster than they went up. By definition, most startups begin as a result of some innovation in product, process, or service.


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10 Startup Founder Decisions That Have No Good Answer

Startup Professionals Musings

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 Attributes Of The Perfect Partner For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Beyond the core team of two or three startup partners, every startup should seek to “outsource” the rest of their strategic requirements to external business partners. co-founder perfect partner startup traits

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

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 their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

7 Ways To Keep Your Business Working Like A Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

As a consultant, I hate to see you lose that startup focus on innovation, change, and customers. Remember that as a startup problem solving was the priority, often requiring emotional persistence and peer disagreements. change ownership thinking startup

Looking At Startups By The Rules Of Natural Selection

Startup Professionals Musings

In this context, it’s time for every business, not only startups, to take a fresh look at the basics of business success. Every startup needs a sustainable competitive advantage. Talent – Every startup needs talents to give the company value.

5 Tips For Startups Looking For A Great Solution Idea

Startup Professionals Musings

Potential startup founders are always looking for ideas to implement, when they should be looking for problems to solve. Luckily, many startups are smart enough to keep morphing their idea, until it finally fits a real-world problem, and they can move forward in the marketplace.

Tips For Handling Startup Finances


Handling startup finances can be somewhat daunting and overwhelming. Here are some top tips that can help you get a handle on your startup finances. The post Tips For Handling Startup Finances appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others business finance startup finance

Fundamental Tips To Operate A Successful Startup


Launching and running a startup is challenging. Here are some essential tips that can guide you through launching a successful startup. The post Fundamental Tips To Operate A Successful Startup appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others startup advice

How to split startup equity between startup founders when starting a new business

The Startup Magazine

How you split founder startup equity can be even harder for a tech startup due to different roles and contributions from the founders. What is the equity structure of a startup? Equity distribution among co-founders may be a complex procedure while starting any business.

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Most Critical Factors That Dictate Startup Success


Jeremy Clifford shares the factors of startup success, looking into the major pros and cons of launching a startup. The post Most Critical Factors That Dictate Startup Success appeared first on Young Upstarts. Thinking Aloud business success startup success

6 Obligations That Come With Startup External Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

As an angel investor to startups, I’m still surprised to find entrepreneurs who expect investors to give them money, and assume no strings attached. I’ve seen many startups that might well have succeeded, if only they had not attracted all the money they wanted.

9 Qualities Every Startup Founder Must Have


However, you must have the right traits to become a successful startup founder. . The post 9 Qualities Every Startup Founder Must Have appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others entrepreneur advice startup adviceIt's almost everyone's dream to become an entrepreneur.

6 Ways To Reinforce Team Behavior For Startup Success

Startup Professionals Musings

In my consulting work, when I ask team members in startups and small businesses how they know whether they are doing a good job, the typical response I get is “Nobody has yelled at me today,” or “No news is good news.” behavior Ken Blanchard startup success team members

7 Startup Partner Pairings That You Are Apt To Regret

Startup Professionals Musings

This would be a mistake, and could easily cost you your startup. Even if the endpoint is the same, there are many different roads to get there, and it’s hard for a startup to be on two roads at once. Most startups can’t afford that. co-founders mistakes perfect partner startup

Organic Growth As A Digital Health Startup


While growing a digital health startup organically can be challenging, growth can be achieved through planning, best practices, and always considering why you started in the first place. The post Organic Growth As A Digital Health Startup appeared first on Young Upstarts.

5 Ways Emotional Decisions Can Endanger Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

John Bradberry, in his classic book “ 6 Secrets to Startup Success ,” identifies five key biases that sabotage many passionate entrepreneurs in their startup decision making. In my experience, a great startup is more about great execution, rather than a great idea.

6 Initiatives To Prep Your Startup For The Road Ahead

Startup Professionals Musings

Change is about the only thing constant in the world of startups. Since the startup environment is usually more volatile, the challenge there in balancing advantage, risk, and performance, is more critical than in big companies.

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7 Challenges To Overcome When Building A Startup Team

Startup Professionals Musings

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. For a startup, you don’t have a recognized brand to bring in the leads.

Accelerators Have Resources To KickStart Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the reasons that now is the time to be an entrepreneur is the explosion of startup assistance organizations, usually called incubators or accelerators. Peer-to-peer networking with other startups and founders in the same stage. Are you and your startup ready to make the cut?

Four Important Things Every Startup Needs To Be Successful


Making your startup successful is far from being simple. Here are four important aspects every startup needs to be successful and stay ahead of the competition. The post Four Important Things Every Startup Needs To Be Successful appeared first on Young Upstarts.

8 Reasons To Initiate A Startup While Career Probing

Startup Professionals Musings

You have probably secretly always wanted to run your own show, but with an existing job, never took the time to consider a startup. Unless you are a true loner, you need someone like-minded but complementary in skills to help you with the startup plans.

8 Creative Pricing Strategies Most Startups Overlook

Startup Professionals Musings

innovative pricing startup strategyAs an advisor to new business owners, I’m accustomed to seeing primarily the simple traditional product pricing strategies , usually driven by competitor prices, or cost plus a reasonable margin.

6 Demands Of Today’s Me-Centric Customers On Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

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8 Productivity Tips To Scale Your Startup


As a startup, you need to stay productive to remain successful. The post 8 Productivity Tips To Scale Your Startup appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others productivity startup advice startup productivityTake note of these eight productivity tips that will help you.

Burning Platform: Startup Communities

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In the 34th (today) and 35th (tomorrow) episode of the series we have Brad Feld, Founding Partner, Foundry Group and Ian Hathaway who leads the global ecosystems business at Techstars, In the episode below, they discuss their book, The Startup.

10 Tips For Entering The Startup Community This Year

Startup Professionals Musings

These days I see a surge of new startups as businesses seem to be recovering from the pandemic. No online presence may brand you as “old school,” and not startup material. Fashion trends in startups are more relaxed and modern than you may see in large enterprises.

5 Attributes To Look For In Your Perfect Startup Idea

Startup Professionals Musings

Of course, great startup solutions need great teams to implement them. Guy Kawasaki key attributes next big thing startup ideaEvery entrepreneur wishes that he could predict whether his idea could be the “next big thing,” before he spent his life savings and years of energy on it.

4 Major Influences Set Your Startup Work Environment

Startup Professionals Musings

Startup work environments are always chaos, but they can still be great environments to work in, or they can be terrible. business culture drivers Ed Muzio positive startup

Three Keys To Startup Success


The post Three Keys To Startup Success appeared first on Young Upstarts. Advice For The Young At Heart business advice business success Oleg Konovalov startup success

5 Components Of A Startup That Will Bring Fulfillment

Startup Professionals Musings

Building a startup is hard work for low pay, it’s risky, and it requires total responsibility to make it work. Brian Tracy fulfillment happiness at work startupYet, many entrepreneurs are the happiest people I know.

10 Tips On Due Diligence On Any Startup Funding Offer

Startup Professionals Musings

Work at home to fund your startup. due diligence on investors entrepreneurs scam startup fundingSome aspiring entrepreneurs are so desperate for funding, or naïve, that they ignore the obvious signs of scams and rip-offs on the Internet, praying for a windfall.

8 Startup Excesses Which Will Jeopardize The Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Waste in a startup is any activity that burns resources, but creates no value or competitive advantage in the eyes of customers. In the startup world, this is often seen as a lack of focus. Communication is the fuel that controls the speed of startups.

8 Portfolio Assets Are Key To Your Startup Valuation

Startup Professionals Musings

The company name becomes your intellectual property at the moment you incorporate your startup as an LLC or a Corporation. business valuation intellectual property portfolio startup

6 Signs That Your Startup Could Be The Next Exception

Startup Professionals Musings

I tell entrepreneurs that Google was an “exception” to all the investment and startup rules, but I’ve always wondered what it takes to be an exception. exception investor selection richard brandt startup success

7 Current Market Forces Bring Startup Opportunities

Startup Professionals Musings

Startups are the corporations of the future, so I have long believed that entrepreneurs who study existing corporate models, rather than ignoring them with disdain, will likely profit from the exercise. Startups can win carrying less baggage onto this playing field.

7 Lessons On How Startups Use Social Media To Succeed

Startup Professionals Musings

As with many startup activities, you only have one chance for a great first impression. digital marketing Jamie Turner social media success startupsIf you are a business owner today, and not using social media to promote your business, you are missing out on a huge opportunity.

10 Keys To Building Unstoppable Startup Partnerships

Startup Professionals Musings

A common challenge faced by every entrepreneur is that they don’t have the bandwidth, interest or skills to do everything that is required to build their startup. Two heads are always better than one in a startup. Jointly define major milestones and key metrics for the startup.

5 Venture People To Avoid While Funding Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Brad Feld negotiating style startup funding venture capitalEvery entrepreneur seeking funding loves the challenge of getting customers and investors excited, but dreads the thought of negotiating the terms of a deal with potential investors.

5 Characteristics of A Startup Destined For Success

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup wants to be a predictable success, yet so few ever achieve this enviable position. His studies show that companies at this stage show five key characteristics, which I believe every startup should strive to achieve from the very beginning: Decision making.

Why Communication Skills Are Key To Leading A Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

This element is without question the most important in building strong communication in a startup. business leadership communication John Spence startup success

Startup Communities Audiobooks

Feld Thoughts

The audiobooks for The Startup Community Way and Startup Communities, 2e are both available. If you are an Audible listener, you can get them at: The Startup Community Way: Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem . Startup Communities audible audiobook