8 Tips For Getting Your Startup Right The First Time

Startup Professionals Musings

While these tips, and many others from experts like David Rose, may seem like common sense, it has been my experience as a startup advisor that perhaps two thirds of the startups I see are built initially on creaky foundations.

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6 Tips For Combining Passion And Purpose To Stand Out

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I recommend his tips for creating and maintaining that sweet spot: Define a personal declaration of purpose. Finding your sweet spot as an entrepreneur needs to start with a meaningful personal purpose that is also a business opportunity.

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7 Tips For Surviving Your Tough Business Challenges

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I saw some practical tips for business leaders under pressure a while back in the book “ The Outside the Box Executive ,” by Richard Lindenmuth, a seasoned interim CEO, who has stepped in and revitalized more than his share of struggling companies.

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6 Tips To Avoid Being Blindsided By A New Competitor

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Every entrepreneur and business executive knows that continuous innovation is required to survive, but most struggle with this more than any other challenge they face.

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10 Business Plan Tips Too Many Entrepreneurs Forget

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business plan simple Tim Berry tips for successIf you want people to invest in your idea, then my best advice is first write a business plan, and keep it simple. Don't confuse your business plan with a doctoral thesis or the back of a napkin. Keep the wording and formatting straightforward, and keep the plan short. For minimum content, see my original article “ These 10 Key Elements Make a Business Plan Fundable.” The overriding principle is that your business plan must be easy to read.

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4 Tips to Maximize Internet Bandwidth

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The post 4 Tips to Maximize Internet Bandwidth appeared first on Edison. In the modern age, businesses rely heavily on networks to host and run their daily processes and applications, allowing employees to be productive and efficient.

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Best Tips for Working from Home Effectively

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The post Best Tips for Working from Home Effectively appeared first on Tech.co. The coronavirus outbreak has many businesses urgently considering their work-from-home policies. If you're soon likely to be logging on from your living room, there are some best practices for working from home that will keep your tasks efficient and your business secure. Working from home has become standard for many professionals in recent years.

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5 Due Diligence Tips Before You Invest In A Startup

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Here are some common sense tips: Get financial statements and verify.

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6 Tips On Where And When To Look For Startup Funding

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One of the biggest myths I have found in the entrepreneur community is that every startup needs one or more outside investors for credibility and success, and perhaps is even entitled to at least one.

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Karmacoin Takes On Virtual Currency Tipping Via Twitter

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Los Angeles-based Karmacoin has rolled out a new, virtual currency, and a service to let users "tip" and reward other users using Twitter. karmacoin bitcoin virtual currency rewards tipping According to the company, its new service lets anyone send other people its digital currency on Twitter, with the idea that people can pay for micro content and make micro donations using the popular social networking and communications service.

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Insights: Five Essential Crowdfunding Success Tips

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For today's Insights and Opinions article, we have Melinda Moore , author of How to Raise Money: The Ultimate Guide to Crowdfunding , who gives us some tips on crowdfunding. Here are 5 key tips on crowdfunding. Read the rest of Melinda's five tips: Five Essential Crowdfunding Success Tips.

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Local SEO Tips For Small Startups

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Millions of competitors and millions of prospective customers all in one… The post Local SEO Tips For Small Startups appeared first on AllTopStartups. If you imagine the internet as one big shopping mall, it’s easy to see why SEO is so important. Best Practices START AND GROW SEO

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10 Tips On Selling Yourself As Well As Your Startup

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Too many entrepreneurs I know still believe that that their great idea will carry the startup, and they may even minimize their own value, especially if they have introvert tendencies. Yet most investors agree that the “idea” is worth nothing alone, and it’s the entrepreneur execution that counts. That means that selling yourself is more important than selling your idea.

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6 Tips To Market Your Idea Before Building A Solution

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Savvy entrepreneurs start testing their ideas on potential customers even before the concept is fully cooked. They have enough confidence in their ability to deliver that they don’t worry about someone stealing the idea to get there first, and they don’t forget to listen carefully to critical feedback. They become walking public relations machines for themselves, as well as their idea.

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Quick Practical, Tactical Tips for Presentations

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In the past I’ve given some tips for handling meetings effectively, covering topics like: - How not to let your meeting go down a rat hole ; - Dealing with the elephant in the room ; - Dealing with skeletons in your closet ; - How to make meetings discussions, not “pitches&#. -

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7 Tips For Expediting The Scaling Of Your New Venture

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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. Every business, especially startups, needs all guns blazing quickly on every opportunity or insight into the market.

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7 Tips For Building Millennials Into Next-Gen Leaders

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Millennials have come a long way in business since I started writing about them nearly ten years ago. They started out as that spoiled generation of kids, born between about 1982 and 2004, who had everything, and could care less about business. Today they are in every business, and will likely comprise 50 percent of the workforce by 2020. Their success is now vital to our success.

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7 Tips On Advancing Your Career To Being A Great Boss

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One of the things I’ve learned in working with aspiring entrepreneurs is that managing and leading a team is a scary venture into the unknown for many people, even if they have worked as a business professional for years.

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5 Tips To Keep Your Startup Productive, Not Just Busy

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If you want to make a great first impression on a startup investor or an advisor like me, don’t try to convince me or show me how busy you are. For some reason, too many aspiring entrepreneurs I know seem to focus on “actions” rather than “results.” Based on my experience, survival and success are both about doing the right things , and not about doing everything. I’m sure you all know someone who always seems to be overworked, but often comes up short on the delivery side.

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6 Tips to Boost Workforce Engagement and Motivation

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Among many other recommendations, they offer some practical tips on how any organization can make their work culture more meaningful and satisfying: Match people to work that stimulates and challenges them. Image via Wikipedia The challenge for all of us in business is to improve competitiveness by improving employee productivity and reducing costs.

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Serious Presentation Tips From Standup Comics

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Comedic Tips. The post Serious Presentation Tips From Standup Comics appeared first on infoChachkie A version of this article previously appeared on Inc. The worlds of standup comedy and business presentations are not as disparate as they may appear at first glance. Comedians are entrepreneurs. They often write their own material, book their gigs, arrange their travel and negotiate and collect their compensation from club owners.

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7 Tips To Maximize Breakthrough Thinking In Business

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Most of you realize that survival in business today requires grabbing hold of tomorrow’s opportunities with disruptive innovation , before your competition or a new startup gets there. The challenge is to create a culture of forward thinking in your company, and avoid the traps of following the paths of least resistance and most comfort that appear in every mature company.

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23 Startup Tips From Oprah Winfrey

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This article previously appeared in Forbes. Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. Other installments include: Jeff Bezos , Steve Jobs , Mark Cuban , Richard Branson , Walt Disney , Mark Zuckerberg , Michael Dell and Larry Ellison. Oprah Winfrey is one of the most successful entrepreneurs of her generation. Raised by her grandmother in rural Mississippi until age six and then by her mother, who worked as a maid in Milwaukee, Ms.

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8 Tips For Right-Brain Entrepreneurs To Build Balance

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Traditionally, the majority of entrepreneurs have been logical thinkers, problem solvers, with full attention to details. These are the stereotypical left-brain engineers. Yet I see a big shift from the knowledge age, with its left-brain foundation, to a critical focus today on visualization, creativity, relationships, and collaboration, which are more in the domain of right-brainers.

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Eleven Startup Tips From Mark Cuban

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Article first published as Eleven Startup Tips From Mark Cuban on Technorati. Mark’s Startup Tips. Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. Other installments include: Jeff Bezos , Steve Jobs and Richard Branson. Mark Cuban is a lifelong serial entrepreneur, launching his startup career with a variety of teenage schemes, including buying and selling collectable stamps to pay for college.

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Five Startup Tips From The Beatles

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Article first published as Five Business Tips From The Beatles on Technorati. In the list below, I have compiled some of my favorite lessons from Come Together , combined them with a few of my own Beatles inspired startup tips. This part one of a two part series; you can access part two HERE. Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series.

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10 Tips For Rising Above The Crowd In Your Business

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Here are some tips from a classic book by Harvey Mackay, “ Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door ,” which work even better in a startup than they do in a bigger company: Make yourself indispensable. Everyone knows that that startups are risky, but they also expect that the job will be exciting and potentially very lucrative (think early employees at Facebook and Google).

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10 Tips On Managing An Overwhelming Business Workload

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Here are some tips on how to look at work, make some hard decisions, and keep your health and sanity: Maintain a big picture perspective. One of the most common complaints I hear from entrepreneurs is that they are overwhelmed by the workload and stress of starting their company. Then there are the additional challenges of balancing the demands of family and friends. Having too much on your plate can turn your dream into a nightmare.

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5 Time-Tested Success Tips From Amazon Founder, Jeff Bezos

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During the intervening 20-years, Jeff has offered business executives numerous valuable tips, including the following: If you haven''t already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly JohnGreathouse.com articles! Some people are internally focused, and if they reach critical mass, they can tip the whole company.”. The post 5 Time-Tested Success Tips From Amazon Founder, Jeff Bezos appeared first on John Greathouse A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

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Ten Startup Tips From Steve Jobs

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Steve’s Startup Tips. Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. Other installments include: Words of startup wisdom from Jeff Bezos. In the course of my recent interview with Guy Kawasaki , author and former Apple Evangelist, Guy describes Steve Jobs as: “… the world’s greatest CEO, ever. He did more for Apple’s shareholders, customers and employees than any other CEO has ever done for their shareholders, customers and employees.

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7 Tips From The Trenches On What It Takes To Succeed

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business entrepreneur Susan Solovic tips for successWhen you have been on the startup firing line, you quickly learn that any insight from experts and entrepreneurs who have been there before you can make the difference between failure and success. Yet, many new entrepreneurs brazenly assume they are bulletproof, and march blindly into the fray. The result is that half or more of startups fail in the first two years.

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Five Startup Tips From Bill Gates

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Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. Other installments include: Jeff Bezos , Steve Jobs , Mark Cuban , Richard Branson , Walt Disney , Mark Zuckerberg , Michael Dell and Larry Ellison. For more than 30-years, Bill Gates has been at the pinnacle of the software industry. Like Steve Jobs, Michael Dell and Larry Ellison, he is one of the few startup Founders who remained at the helm of their respective companies throughout their entire maturation process.

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11 Quick Tips to Get More Value out of Your Board

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11 tips. Photo credit: BaileyRaeWeaver via Visual Hunt 11 Quick Tips to Get More Value out of Your Board was originally published in Both Sides of the Table on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. Many board meetings are bored meetings.

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Eleven Startup Tips From Richard Branson

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Richard’s Startup Tips. Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. Other installments include: Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs. Last weekend, a friend gave me and my family a wonderful ride in his plane. Departing from Edwards AFB, we flew over the Mojave Air and Spaceport, home of the world’s largest private manufacturer of spacecraft, The Spaceship Company (TSC). TSC is building spacecraft for Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space fleet.

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Eight Startup Tips From Mark Zuckerberg

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Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. Other installments include: Jeff Bezos , Steve Jobs , Richard Branson , Walt Disney and Michael Dell. 1) Get A Mentor. "I "I started the site when I was 19. I didn't know much about business back then." " [Tweet this quote]. If you haven't already subscribed yet, subscribe now for. free weekly Infochachkie articles!

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10 Tips To New Venture Leaders To Never Stop Learning

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You probably think that the fact that you have started your own business validates your leadership ability. It may confirm that you were a leader yesterday, but do you have what it takes to be a leader tomorrow? In this era of rapid change, you can’t afford to stop learning, or you will find that your competitors, your customers, and your team, may soon be following someone else.

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6 Tips for Building Relationships with Journalists

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If any journalists read this please feel free to add extra tips or disagree with anything I’ve said. File this under both Startup Adivce and Sales & Marketing Advice.

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10 Tips For Managing Entrepreneur Startup Overload

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Here are some tips on how to look at work, make some hard decisions, and keep your health and sanity: Maintain a big picture perspective. One of the most common complaints I hear from entrepreneurs is that they are overwhelmed by the workload and stress of starting their company. Then there are the additional challenges of balancing the demands of family and friends. Having too much on your plate can turn your dream into a nightmare.

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6 Tips For Entrepreneurs To Lock In On The Right Road

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One of the simplest questions I get from aspiring entrepreneurs, and ironically one of the hardest, is “How do I start?” I want to tell them to just start anywhere, but I realize that most have no idea where anywhere is. They just aren’t prepared for the life they want, and are really asking me how to learn to be an entrepreneur. It takes more than passion and a course on business basics.

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5 Tips For Attracting Female Customers

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If you’re needing some tips to jumpstart your strategy and attract female consumers, take this advice from these female startups founders. The post 5 Tips For Attracting Female Customers appeared first on Tech.co. On a global scale, more women are in the workforce, and within the household they drive 70-80 percent of all consumer purchasing decisions.

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8 Smart Tips To Soliciting Friends And Family Funding

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It’s great to start with a big dream as you contemplate a new business, but finding the money you need takes more than dreaming. As an advisor to young entrepreneurs, I find that many are a bit naïve about how the investment process really works. For example, I just read an otherwise impressive business plan last week from a first-timer who asked for $10 million to get started.

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Nine Startup Tips From Michael Dell

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Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. Other installments include: Jeff Bezos , Steve Jobs , Richard Branson , Walt Disney and Mark Zuckerberg. Degree? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Degrees. "As "As important as school was, I found that it could be very disruptive to a steady income." " [Tweet this quote]. According to a January 2012 article in Forbes Magazine , nearly 16% of the 400 most affluent Americans do not have a college degree.

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Tips to Help you Think About Sales at Your Startup

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51:00 One more tip from Suster on the sales world. Sales. It’s the lifeblood of any organization and yet most startups don’t have any sales DNA on their teams. It’s important enough that I dedicate a tab on my blog to startup sales & marketing.

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