As the rate of change continues to increase in business and technology, the more I’m convinced that marketing is the primary key to success for a new venture. Yet I find that many technical founders don’t feel they need it at all, or at best point to one person on the team who is marketing. I belie Read More
Isn’t it amazing that some people you know always seem to be working hard, but never seem to get anything done? As an entrepreneur, you need to avoid partnering with these people, or hiring them into your startup. The challenge is to find people who get things done, as well as work hard. LinkedIn p Read More
Silicon Valley has dominated the U.S. startup ecosystem for many decades. But this is becoming less true every day. Here's a good look at some of the best U.S. cities (outside of Silicon Valley and the East Coast), to build your startup.

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The cost of entry to the entrepreneur lifestyle is at an all-time low, but the challenge of winning and success is at an all-time high. Anyone can build a new web site, or publish a smartphone app for a few thousand dollars, but getting market penetration requires a lot more. Customers have come to Read More
Every technical entrepreneur is an early adopter of technology, so naturally they build things with people like themselves in mind. Unfortunately, for most solution markets, early adopters represent only 10 to 15 percent of the total opportunity, so it’s easy to get mislead on the real requirements Read More
I just finished a new book by Stephen J. Cloobeck, “Checking In: Hospitality-Driven Thinking, Business, and You”. As a self-made entrepreneur and former chairman of Diamond Resorts International, he asserts that the five biggest companies by market value today, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Read More

Escaping the Slow Cubicle Death

Escaping the Slow Cubicle Death  - Avatar Posted by Dan_Swords under Startups
From 37 days ago
Made Hot by: justretweet on November 11, 2018 10:30 am
As entrepreneurs we all dream of the day when we can leave our job and travel. We walk up to our boss and say, “You can have your job. I don’t need it anymore.”
Is this some crazy out of this world idea? No.
It can happen, but it's just going to take a little mind shift to make it work. Read More

Getting Started: Researching Your Business Idea

Getting Started: Researching Your Business Idea - Avatar Posted by HollyHanna under Startups
From 38 days ago
Made Hot by: bloggerpalooza on November 10, 2018 12:46 pm
So you have a new idea for a product or service, great. But before you invest time and money - you need to start researching your business idea. Here's how. Read More

How to Get a Scientific Product to Market

How to Get a Scientific Product to Market   - Avatar Posted by SPCowan under Startups
From 39 days ago
Made Hot by: steefen on November 10, 2018 11:52 am
Getting scientific product from development to market can be challenging. Professor John Hunter advises how to get your scientific product to market. Read More
Even when your new product or solution fills a real customer need, and has a positive value proposition, many new venture founders are surprised and frustrated to find that excited customers are hard to find and growth is slow. Thus, as an advisor to many startups, without being negative, I often s Read More
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