I’ve got a great plan for how to scale my startup, but I’m sort of wondering what happens if things don’t go to plan? How should I be thinking about my downside when most of my startup planning seems focused on growth and scale?
I’m starting to wonder whether my co-founder is the right fit. At first, they seemed really engaged, and I thought we could build something great, but lately, I’m starting to second-guess partnering with them at all. How can I tell if this is the right person, and if it’s not — how do I get out of this?
Why can’t I find anyone to work at my startup that is as committed as I am as a Founder? I’ve created comp structures and upside, and yet I still feel like I’m the last person standing when it comes to really being committed to this thing. Is it me or is this just the way things at startups go?
Every entrepreneur tries to maximize his startup growth by building and selling more product and services for the widest geographic area that he or she can support. This strategy is called “organic growth,” yet it alone may yield only a fraction of the potential you could achieve, unless you add the additional strategies of partnerships […]
I’m thinking about raising money but I’m a little concerned about how having investors might change my potential path. I understand the upside of having investors, but are there some downsides I should be concerned about?
Backable,” by Suneel Gupta with Carlye Adler, solidifies my belief that anyone can learn to be perceived as more credible and persuasive, and it’s a skill that every entrepreneur and business professional needs to master. Here are seven key steps which both Gupta and I agree are necessary for success.
Gary Vaynerchuk shares some tips on how to approach influencer marketing in our marketing mix.
Many startups fail before reaching that magic “cash-flow positive” position they have been striving for, despite seemingly reasonable financial projections. A closer analysis often indicates the cause to be a lack of diligence in handling common business finances. These mistakes are usually masked by excuses, like the economy turned on me, or my competitors played dirty.
We’re well into 2021, and although vaccination campaigns are inspiring new hope and will eventually lead the way towards a renewed sense of normalcy, the challenges of the past year are still acutely felt. In venture capital, the economic effects of the pandemic add up to a unique moment in time where opportunities and risks closely coexist. One lesson 2020 has certainly taught us beyond any doubt is that predicting the future is risky business.
All human progress operating in service of bettered humanity is a response to one essential question: how do we evolve current knowledge into revolutionary concepts? In my four decades as an inventor, I have often found my response to this question to be one of medically-directed invention.
When I finally exit my startup, am I going to feel that sensation that Tom Brady must feel after he wins Superbowls? Like a ticker-tape parade to my victory, only the ticker tape is made out of $100 bills and my arm falls off from high fiving everyone?