Three Keys To Startup Success


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Growth Tips For Small Startups


There is no one single formula for startup success. These tips are a good start for anyone looking to navigate the startup space in 2021. The post Growth Tips For Small Startups appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others startup advice


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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.

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.

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.

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.

Smart Ways To Promote Your Startup


Whatever the nature of your newfound enterprise, there are some solid moves you can make to promote your startup. The post Smart Ways To Promote Your Startup appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others startup advice

Israeli startup Landscape Maps (Updated April 2021)

VC Cafe

Readers of VC Cafe know that I collect and curate Israeli startup landscape maps. There are over 88 Israeli insurtech startups vying to be the next in line. There are more than 100 Israeli startups in the energy tech space. Startup Maps cybertech deep tech Industry 4.0

8 Key Startup Drivers Bring Pleasure As Well As Sweat

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m fully convinced that both inspiration and perspiration are always required in a startup. inspiration perspiration startup successYet many people seem to be stuck on one end or other of this equation – all perspiration with no dream, or all inspiration with no reality.

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.

Startup CXO: the Sequel to Startup CEO


The book is called Startup CXO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Company’s Critical Functions and Teams. If you’re leading HR, or Finance, or Marketing, or any key function inside a startup, what resources are available to you? Books Startup CEO Startup CXO Startup Revolution

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.

Unique Tips For Startup Success


Keep these tips in mind to get your startup off to the best possible start. The post Unique Tips For Startup Success appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others startup adviceSetting up a new business is a big undertaking.

7 Startup Laws Of Finance That You Dare Not Shortcut

Startup Professionals Musings

Many startups fail before reaching that magic “cash-flow positive” position they have been striving for, despite seemingly reasonable financial projections. A startup must ensure that the payments are collected per agreed terms. In startups, cash is king.

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. While the management of a startup company deals with the day-to-day decision-making within the company (strategy, budgets, goals, tasks, compensation) ultimately the Board of Directors has the legal governing responsibilities for these things. startup

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?

6 Fear Of Success Qualms Can Lead To Startup Failure

Startup Professionals Musings

Startups have to deal with many factors outside their control, so this fear can cause an unhealthy stress and worry. Yet failing in a startup is practically a rite of passage, according to investors, as well as successful entrepreneurs.

Startups Spawned By Big Companies Have Extra Hurdles

Startup Professionals Musings

A spin-off is merely a startup spawned by a mature parent (company), and conventional logic would dictate that it has a survival advantage over the lowly startup. Mingle and learn from the startup culture and new technology – without losing control.

Korea – Asia’s Startup Powerhouse


Secondly, the government worked closely with startups , sharing their information resources that aided with contact tracing, testing, and mask productions. The government has made huge financial commitments in turning South Korea into one of the world’s leading startup hubs.

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Why Defense Could Now Be a Market for Startups

Steve Blank

At the front-end of these innovations are startups – organizations the Department of Defense hasn’t previously dealt with at scale. Mrinal and Jeff’s article below explains how startups can adapt and thrive while working with the Defense Department. The U.S.

How Startups Can Get More Web Traffic


When you first create your startup's website, it might be difficult to get incoming traffic. The post How Startups Can Get More Web Traffic appeared first on Young Upstarts. The good news is that there are ways of growing your audience and attracting more site visitors.

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Top 10 Characteristics Of Successful Startup Entrepreneurs


Want to be your own boss and found a startup? The post Top 10 Characteristics Of Successful Startup Entrepreneurs appeared first on Young Upstarts. Advice For The Young At Heart entrepreneur advice Jeff Solomon startup advice

7 Keys To Scaling A Startup into A Thriving Business

Startup Professionals Musings

As an advisor to many startups today, I still see that most of you entrepreneurs see yourselves as the sole driver of your new solution, and the key driver of your new business. scale it solo entrepreneur startup team

How Startups Can Benefit From Government Auctions


For startups on a budget, government auctions offer incredible deals on vehicles and other useful equipment your business might need. The post How Startups Can Benefit From Government Auctions appeared first on Young Upstarts.

7 Key Startup Activities Where Follow-Up Is Critical

Startup Professionals Musings

I can think of several related aspects of starting and running a business where follow-up, or lack of it, can make or break your startup. follow-up ideas vs execution results startup

Benefits Of The Virtual Office For Startups


The virtual office has become the ideal solution for small business owners and startups across the globe. The post Benefits Of The Virtual Office For Startups appeared first on Young Upstarts.

8 Tips For Getting Your Startup Right The First Time

Startup Professionals Musings

Who would not want to join the unicorns (recent startups with a current valuation of over $1 billion)? Excellent detailed resources are everywhere, including a classic book, “ The Startup Checklist ,” by serial entrepreneur and founder of the New York Angels, David S.

5 Keys To Negotiating Your Fair Share Of Any Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

I always tell entrepreneurs that two heads are better than one, so the first task in many startups is finding a co-founder or two. The value in a startup is all about tangible results, so I see no equity value in the idea alone. business valuation co-founders split equity startup

5 Keys To An Unbeatable Solution For Your New Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m convinced that this “me too” or incremental thinking is one of the key reasons that ninety percent of new startups fail, and most of the investors I know won’t sign non-disclosure forms, since they claim to hear the same startup ideas over and over again.

5 Reasons To Enlist Outside Advisors For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience as an angel investor for new startups, I’m always surprised by how many entrepreneurs are looking for funding without outside advisors. advisory board board of directors compensation startup advisors

9 Steps To Overcoming Your Biggest Startup Challenges

Startup Professionals Musings

Creating a startup, or managing any business, is all about problem solving. Brian Tracy problem solving steps startup tough problemsSome people are good at it and some are not – independent of their IQ or their book smarts (there may even be an inverse relationship here).

6 Observations On Key Challenges Facing Every Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

As an advisor to many startups, I often spend hours with business owners helping them anticipate every possible obstacle to the adoption of their solution, and developing a rollout plan to include antidotes. challenges obstacles startup Stephen Wunker

7 Critical Resources For A Thriving Startup Community

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I often feel the frustration of someone trying to build a startup in the wrong place and time, and wrongly attributing their struggle to personal limitations. Building a startup is not a solo operation.

These 3 Legal Mistakes Could Ruin Your Startup


Like all companies, startups are subject to legislation. When you’re launching your startup, make sure you don’t make costly legal mistakes. The post These 3 Legal Mistakes Could Ruin Your Startup appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others legal advice legal issues startup advice

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10 Principles For Surviving Hard Times In Any Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

“The devil in the details” is a quote that we have all heard, and clearly applies to startups, where success in the long run is all about execution. In a startup, there is no entitlement to funding, or to a second chance. hard work Napoleon Hill outwit the devil startup

6 Ways To Transform Startup Constraints Into Benefits

Startup Professionals Musings

Ironically, as a startup investor and mentor, I have seen too many failures caused by just the opposite – too much money spent too soon, taking time to get product perfection, and assuming customers will wait. Startups funded by rich uncles rarely think about productivity.

4 Simple Steps Will Get Startup Financial Projections

Startup Professionals Musings

Financial forecasts for startups are assumed to be estimates that will be updated as real data comes in. You don’t need an MBA to do financial projections for a startup business plan. financial forecast investors rules of thumb startup

How To Find Support Resources For Your Startup Stage

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s helpful to think of startups as proceeding through several stages, which I have defined a long time ago from a funding perspective. Their real value is your access to senior advisors with experience, and other startups in the same stage. resources startup stages support

6 Leadership Requirements For Every Startup Business

Startup Professionals Musings

One answer is for the developer to find a partner, like Steve Jobs, who is a leader to build and run the business, and two heads in a startup are almost always better than one. business leadership developer herminia ibarra startup

10 Keys To Enabling Your Startup For Unicorn Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

Investors will tell you that they love to put money into startups that are scalable, and ready to become the next unicorn. Investors don’t invest in services startups. A startup that is labor intensive and staff intensive is not scalable. scale faster startup unicorn

5 Startup Challenges That Derail Many Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor to entrepreneurs, I tend to see many of the same obstacles appearing in every new startup, and since I don’t want to appear to be a downer , I’m not sure how to properly warn people ahead of time to be on the alert for these challenges. business challenges entrepreneur startup

6 Ways Chutzpah And Confidence Can Make Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on my experience as a business advisor, I’m convinced that most startup investors invest in the entrepreneur, as much as a solution or product. best entrepreneurs chutzpah self-confidence startup

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The Virus Survival Strategy For Your Startup

Steve Blank

With the Covid-19 virus a worldwide pandemic, if you’re leading any startup or small business, you have to be asking yourself, “What’s Plan B? If you’re running a startup or small business, your first priority (after your family) is keeping your employees and customers safe.