10 Tactics For Driving Disruptive Startup Innovations

Startup Professionals Musings

Here is my summary and interpretation of the ten strategies that he outlines for driving the disruptive innovations that entrepreneurs and startups all dream about: Establish the engine of leadership. disruptive innovation entrepreneurs see around corners startups

5 Key Steps For Launching A Successful Startup Today

Startup Professionals Musings

Perhaps sparked by the recent pandemic, I’m seeing a new era of the entrepreneur, with startups springing up all around. Problems will occur in every startup, simply because you are stepping into uncharted territory. perfection problem solving steps startup successful


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6 Information Surges Raise Huge Startup Opportunities

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s enough to drown any business which tries to fight it or ignore it, and it’s an opportunity to ride higher and faster than even the successes of Google and Facebook, for those startups that use it as their driving force. There is still infinite room for new startup sales modes and models.

Should You Negotiate Ownership Options In A Startup?

Startup Professionals Musings

Wouldn’t you like to be one of the lucky people who joined Google and Facebook when these were startups, and now be a multi-millionaire or better? So people ask me “How many shares should I ask for or expect when I join a startup today?” compensation Guy Kawasaki startup stock options

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.

Essential Digital Marketing Strategies For Startups


Use our strategies to maximize your reach for a fledgling startup! The post Essential Digital Marketing Strategies For Startups appeared first on Young Upstarts. Resources digital marketing marketing marketing strategy Online marketing startup advice

How To Launch Your First Startup


Owning and running a startup can also be one of the most difficult responsibilities to manage if you don’t know what you’re doing. The post How To Launch Your First Startup appeared first on Young Upstarts. Advice For The Young At Heart startup advice

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.

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

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

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

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.

5 Keys To Building A Positive Culture In Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Too many startups give short shrift to the hiring process, because they are too busy, don’t want to pay market prices, or have no experience.

5 Flocks Of Investors Looking For An Enticing Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

If your startup is looking for an angel investor, it makes sense to present your plan to flocks of angels, and assume that at least one will swoop down and scoop you up. This is another very popular website for raising equity or debt investments for startups.

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

6 Lessons Startups Can Learn From Military Principles

Startup Professionals Musings

You have to be extra tough mentally to start a new business venture.

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.

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.

10 Real World Hazards With Taking Your Startup Public

Startup Professionals Musings

In the old days, every entrepreneur planned on taking their startup public, and making it big. Today the rate of startups going public (IPO – Initial Public Offering) is finally up from the dead zone of the last two decades, and is now double the rate back in 1999.

7 Startup Leadership Keys To Ramp Up Team Commitment

Startup Professionals Musings

In my consulting work with small businesses and startups, I find that real teamwork is still a rare commodity. It takes an engaged team , or a group of well-connected teams , to build and run a business today. The days of a single autocratic leader are gone.

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

The 4 Characteristics Successful Startups Share

The Startup Magazine

It’s estimated that some ninety percent of startups fail. Yet, against all odds, some ten percent of startups succeed. To fully understand the direction your new business should take, it’s helpful to know the four characteristics that successful startups share.

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.

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

Burning Platform: Startup Communities

deal architect

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.

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.

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 Planning Mistakes You Can’t Afford To Make


It’s too common for startups to crash and burn. By avoiding common planning mistakes, your startup will have a much higher chance of success. . The post 7 Startup Planning Mistakes You Can’t Afford To Make appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Book: Startup Boards, 2nd Edition Is Available

Feld Thoughts

The 2nd Edition of my book Startup Boards: A Field Guide to Building and Leading an Effective Board of Directors launched today. In either case, highly functioning boards can help startups navigate this moment, while dysfunctional and weak boards can accelerate the demise of startups.

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.

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.

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.

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