March, 2023

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Are you still flexible enough to be coached?

Berkonomics

Why should we ask this question?

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8 Entrepreneurship Principles For Anticipating Change

Startup Professionals Musings

Aspiring entrepreneurs who rely only on traditional learning vehicles (teachers, classrooms, and risk-free practice) are doomed to failure in anticipating change today.

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1st Mondays March 2023 Recap & Pictures

Startup San Diego

The post 1st Mondays March 2023 Recap & Pictures appeared first on Startup San Diego. Startup News

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How this company is using VR & AR to enhance the age-old interior design business

StartUp Beat

Decorilla leverages VR & AR tech to let interior design customers walk around a room design that doesn't exist yet. The post How this company is using VR & AR to enhance the age-old interior design business appeared first on StartUp Beat. Startup Stories

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Can You Ask for Office Rent Relief? How to Manage Your Lease During COVID-19

Office leases are one of companies’ largest expenses, and if your whole team is working from home with no clear end in sight, you may be wondering what to do about your lease.

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Where is your personal finish line? ?

Berkonomics

Here is one very personal question. “Have you figured out what you want to have, or to be, when you reach the end of your personal run in this business life?” It is a fair question to ask.

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Things going right? Control your euphoria!

Berkonomics

One thing a senior manager can count on is that someday, something will go right, very right. Well, after all the disappointments, pressure and outright failures, this is NEWS. So, we tend to go overboard a bit.

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8 Lessons For Entrepreneurs On Pitching To Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

As an advisor to entrepreneurs and active angel investor, I often get questions about the realism of the Shark Tank TV series, compared to professional investor negotiations. The simple answer is that with all the staging of TV lights and billionaire investors, it’s nothing like Silicon Valley.

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8 Signs Of A New Business Initiative And Not A Hobby

Startup Professionals Musings

As a startup investor, I often see business proposals looking for funding that really look like expensive hobbies looking for donations.

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6 Reasons To Disclose Your Startup Idea Before Commit

Startup Professionals Musings

Savvy entrepreneurs start testing their ideas on potential customers even before the concept is fully cooked.

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8 Strategies To Maximize Team Trust In Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

As I have learned through my career in business, as well as years of business consulting, team trust in each other, as well as management, is critical to the long-term success of every venture.

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Every New Venture Needs A Product And A Business Plan

Startup Professionals Musings

Most technical entrepreneurs I know demand the discipline of a product specification or plan, and then assume that their great product will drive a great business. Serious investors, on the other hand, look for a professional business plan or summary first, and hardly ever look at the product plan.

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9 Communication Risks That Jeopardize Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Every business communication you initiate, both internal and external, involves some risk to your credibility, has legal implications, and may impact your relationship with peers.

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7 Strategies For Accelerating Growth In Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

The military has long recognized that machine guns are force multipliers for rifles, but businesses have been slow to capitalize on this concept. Sometimes all the planning in the world isn’t enough for business survival, when things change as fast as they do today.

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7 Considerations In Choosing A Startup Funding Source

Startup Professionals Musings

Too many entrepreneurs tell me they are looking for an investor, and can’t differentiate between venture capital (VC) investors versus accredited angel investors. They argue that the color of the money is the same from either source.

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7 Ways To Elevate Your Team Connection And Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs need to be effective team leaders, since no one can transform an idea into a product and a business without some help. Unfortunately many founders I work with as a mentor are experts on the technical side, but have no insight into leading a team.

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5 Business Leadership Styles To Avoid For Real Impact

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the keys to your success as a business professional and leader is your ability to nurture relationships and select associates who have the attributes to help you build your career or lead a team, rather than people who will never challenge you or may be looking out only for themselves.

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5 Ways A Startup Benefits From Dual Partner Strengths

Startup Professionals Musings

It seems like every entrepreneur I meet these days is quick to proclaim themselves a visionary, expecting that will give more credibility to their startup idea, and improve their odds with investors.

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8 Elements Of Ownership Thinking And Startup Success

Startup Professionals Musings

If you feel trapped in an unsatisfying and limiting role as a business professional, I urge you to assess your own interest and level of ownership thinking as a means of enhancing your career or growing your own business.

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5 Tactics To Ensure Your Solution Is Customer Driven

Startup Professionals Musings

Technical entrepreneurs love their technology, and often are driven to launch a startup on the assumption that everyone will buy any solution which highlights this technology. Instead, they need to validate a customer problem and real market need first.

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7 Specifics Show How Startups Are All About Execution

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience with entrepreneurs, there seems to a wealth of self-proclaimed “idea people” who aspire to start businesses, but only a few who are willing and able to dig in and get the job done. All the great ideas in the world won’t make a business, if the ideas never get implemented.

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