Tips For Startup Success


You didn’t bring your startup to life just to see it struggle and flounder at the bottom of its market. Forget what you’ve done in the past and focus on ensuring that your startup is successful in the future. To find two tips for startup success, be sure to read on.

Startup Boards

Both Sides of the Table

Startups that are backed by professional financial investors almost always have a Board of Directors that consists of some set of founders, investors and sometimes independent directors. It is worth pointing out that there are actually three levels of governance in venture-backed startups.

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5 Misconceptions You Should Know About Before Launching Your Tech Startup


With multibillion-dollar tech companies and growth startups making headlines left and right, it’s natural to want to get a piece of the action. The post 5 Misconceptions You Should Know About Before Launching Your Tech Startup appeared first on ReadWrite. Startups startups tips

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Startup Benchmarks

VC Cafe

Top-line metrics are indicators of success, not the one bar to clear to raise funding for your startup. 500 Startups created a helpful primer on key B2C metrics. Benchmarks for deep tech startups.

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Playing Startup

View from Seed

I’ve observed what may be an emerging trend, at least in some startups, that I find somewhat unsettling. But I think it’s important to discuss, particularly given today’s heady environment for startups. But I’ve witnessed more and more “playing startup” in recent months.

When Planning A Startup, A Top Priority Is Location

Startup Professionals Musings

Even in this age of globalization and virtualization, the geographic area where you choose to live and work can still make or break your startup business. Of course, there are always exceptions, but how much added risk do you need for your startup? business location questions startup

5 Startup Cost Realities Most Founders Underestimate

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s amazing how fast your startup will outgrow your garage or home office. Every startup I know, in this changing world, has incurred delays and strategy pivots before they zero-in on the best customer solution and business model. costs new venture startups underestimate

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8 Key Business Elements Set Startup Investor Interest

Startup Professionals Musings

They know from forums such as Shark Tank on TV that asking for either too much or too little will derail credibility in the eyes of the investor, and leave the entrepreneur with no money and a struggling startup. funding investors startups valuation

7 Ways To Jeopardize Key Startup People Relationships

Startup Professionals Musings

Don’t jeopardize the future of your startup, and your chosen lifestyle, by assuming you can wing it. business relationships investors startupRelationships are the key to survival and success for entrepreneurs, and first impressions usually turn into lasting impressions.

8 Major Legal Risks Faced By Startups


One of the biggest mistakes made by new business owners is not to engage startup legal services to handle possible issues for their new venture. Beginning an enterprise needs planning not only for marketing and growing the business but also to eliminate the legal risks faced by startups.

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The Startup Bubble

Start Up Blog

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.

10 Realities Today Cause Startups To Bypass An IPO

Startup Professionals Musings

In the old days, every entrepreneur dreamed of easily taking their startup public, and making it big. Today the rate of startups going public (IPO – Initial Public Offering) is up from the dead zone, but is still half the rate back before 2000. high risk IPO startup

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5 Startup Financial Questions Every Investor Will Ask

Startup Professionals Musings

For maximum value with the least effort, focus on only the “what ifs” that are the highest priority in your mind for your own startup. The cost to acquire a customer, or traffic to conversion ratios, are critical to the success of most startups.

10 Keys To Surviving From A Startup To An Enterprise

Startup Professionals Musings

Very few startups are cash-rich enough to self-finance aggressive second-stage growth. Many startups are family businesses, and these don’t need to be grown into large enterprises. daniel weinfurter enterprise startup survive

10 Startup Quandaries That May Redefine Your Business

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. dilemma Noam Wasserman startup

Technical Writers are Vital for Technology Startups


The post Technical Writers are Vital for Technology Startups appeared first on ReadWrite. Entrepreneurs Startups Tech Technical Writer technical writers startupA technology start-up without a Technical Writer is similar to a new small business without a marketing plan.

6 Insights To Current Funding Trends For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Venture capitalists (VCs) have long been seen as the top of the pyramid for startup funding sources, but in fact angel investors now fund over twice as many companies, according the Crunchbase. The cost of entry for tech startups continues to go down.

10 Keys To A Startup Surviving The First Five Years

Startup Professionals Musings

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.

How Minnesota Became the Land of 10,000 Startups


The post How Minnesota Became the Land of 10,000 Startups appeared first on ReadWrite. Startups minnesota startups twin citiesMinnesota is no stranger to big business. It’s home to such names as Target, Best Buy, General Mills, and Ecolab — all of which have made their homes in Minnesota for generations and have become a source of pride. But a new industry — technology — is taking Minnesota by storm, boosting the local economy […].

Building a Startup Culture that Encourages Wellness


Tight deadlines and thin margins force employees to do more with less and to put in unreasonable hours to keep a startup functioning as it attempts to gain traction […]. The post Building a Startup Culture that Encourages Wellness appeared first on ReadWrite.

How can your startup best scale growth

Our Own Start-up

Even though creating a scaleup may seem difficult to achieve, there are things you can do to push your startup in the right direction. Growth Strategies Startups first year of doing business push your startup in the right direction scaling up startup Startup growth startup success

“Nail It Then Scale It” - The New Mantra For Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

I found their five phases of the process to be compelling, based on my own years of experience mentoring startups: Nail the pain. Only then is it time to focus on the get-big-fast strategy, and the transformation of three key areas from startup to a managed growth company.

Tariffs and Hardware Startups

Feld Thoughts

It also became apparent, almost right away, that startups had a huge disadvantage over larger companies that had significant U.S. Once I accepted the reality that the startups were going to have to pay the tariffs directly, that they had little control on what the tariffs would be, how and when they would change, and whether or not they’d get exemptions, I started operating under the assumption that 100% of the cost associated with the tariff would fall on the startup.

Trademark Protection for Startups


As a startup one of your most important assets is your brand and that brand is usually embodied in your company name and logo. The post Trademark Protection for Startups appeared first on ReadWrite. Branding Grow Marketing ReadWrite Startups Web

4 Most effective practices of successful startup owners

Our Own Start-up

According to a report by IBM Institute, 90 percent of startups in India fail within 5 years of their inception. Startups practices of successful leaders practices of successful startup successful leaders successful startup successful startup owners

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The Average Startup Overnight Success Takes Six Years

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup founder knows implicitly that startup success is a long hard road. overnight success Seth Godin startupYet we always dream that we are the exception to the rule. So once in a while it’s good to look at some facts to temper our imagination.

Is the Lean Startup Dead?

Steve Blank

Reading the NY Times article “ Jeffrey Katzenberg Raises $1 Billion for Short-Form Video Venture, ” I realized it was time for a new startup heuristic: the amount of customer discovery and product-market fit you need to find is inversely proportional to the amount and availability of risk capital. It’s the antithesis of the Lean Startup. Startups wrote business plans, generated expansive 5-year forecasts and executed (hired, spent and built) to the plan.

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10,000 Startups – Startup Weekend Next

Steve Blank

Today we are announcing the biggest entrepreneurial program ever launched – Startup Weekend Next. Our goal– to inspire, educate and empower hundred’s of thousands of entrepreneurs and help create 10,000 startups. The result – Startup Weekend Next.

Startups Are Not Just The Realm Of Young Generations

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the biggest myths in the business world is that startups are no place for Baby Boomers, that aging generation born between 1945 and 1964. Today people over 55 are almost twice as likely to create successful startups as Gen-Y, age 20 to 34.

High Functioning vs. Low Functioning Startup Boards

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of a series on a Board of Directors at a Startup. High Functioning Startup Boards High-functioning boards have a tight-knit relationship between all members based on mutual trust and admiration. Want to read more about Startup Boards ? startup

6 Settings When Ready-Aim-Fire May Doom Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet I believe that many more have benefited from this approach, especially in early startup stages. Lonnie Sciambi ready-aim-fire ready-fire-aim startup

Lean Startup Interns Needed!

Grasshopper Herder

Learning how to coach startups, Learn how accelerators work and how to improve them, Interview thought leaders, Research and write case studies. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups interns internship

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5 Problems To Solve With Unlimited Startup Potential

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via jisc 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.

5 Startup Intangibles That Can Energize Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

While these may be necessary for funding, they may not be sufficient to make your startup the great success embodied in your vision. A startup needs to find a voice relevant to its ecosystem. A startup must gain balanced traction. A startup must maintain a relevant laser focus.

7 Essentials Your Online Startup Needs to Follow


Starting an online business requires you to be extremely smart because 9 out of 10 startups fail and just 10 percent are lucky to enjoy the sweet taste of success. But there are essentials your online startup needs to follow.

Is Artificial Intelligence Still Relevant for Startups?


For context, consider the London-based VC firm MMC who found that about 40% of European AI startups don’t use AI in any tangible way. So begs the question, is artificial intelligence still relevant for startups? Larger entities and new startups have the same needs. .

How New Tech Startups Can Differentiate Themselves


These are important considerations, especially for AI and IoT startups tinkering with revolutionary new technologies. The post How New Tech Startups Can Differentiate Themselves appeared first on ReadWrite. Startups Tech

Great startup business tips and strategies for launching a new brand

Our Own Start-up

Taking a look at some of the top strategies and startup business tips for new entrepreneurs. Startups business mistakes business strategies business tips launching a new brand startup startup business tips startup mistakes startup strategies startup tips

Pandere Shoes, Anchorage Startups, and Techstars

Feld Thoughts

Pandere Shoes is an Alaskan founded and women-owned startup that creates expandable footwear that accommodates a host of conditions such as edema, diabetes, and neuropathy. . She described how she met her founders at Techstars Startup Weekend in 2016.

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Startup Stock Options – Why A Good Deal Has Gone Bad

Steve Blank

VC’s have just changed the ~50-year old social contract with startup employees. In doing so they may have removed one of the key incentives that made startups different from working in a large company. For most startup employee’s startup stock options are now a bad deal.

Playing Startup

Agile VC

I’ve observed what may be an emerging trend, at least in some startups, that I find somewhat unsettling. But I think it’s important to discuss, particularly given today’s heady environment for startups. The post Playing Startup appeared first on AGILEVC

Lessons On Startup Success From An Olympic Champion

Startup Professionals Musings

The best entrepreneurs always believe their startups will thrive despite the odds. entrepreneur nikki stone olympic champion startup turtles flyWillingness to take a risk is the hallmark of a serious entrepreneur.

Why We Shouldn’t Be In Love With Startups 


Unfortunately, however, our love affair with startups is unfounded, especially as it relates to those who may be looking to provide, market to or target their product/service to the startup segment. Why We Are In Love With Startups? Why We Shouldn’t Be In Love With Startups.