Even if you ignore all the hype around crowdfunding, there can be no doubt that it is a real alternative for entrepreneurs to achieve visibility and funding today. According to a recent article on Thrinacia, there are now aver 600 crowdfunding platforms in existence, currently estimated to add more Read More
Venture capitalists (VCs) have long been seen as the top of the pyramid for startup funding sources, but in fact angel investors now fund over twice as many companies, according the Crunchbase. A major chunk of this activity is provided by the newer class of “super angels,” who often look more like Read More
Although most people believe that being a successful entrepreneur is all about having the right idea, I’m convinced from my years of experience as a startup advisor and investor that’s it’s more about you as a person. If you can brand yourself as someone to remember, and someone who can deliver, I Read More
Valuing a business based on assets and financial performance is a well-understood process, but every investor knows the real value goes well beyond these parameters, either higher or lower. The key elements of leadership in a company, both individual and organizational, are less tangible, but very Read More

What Motivates Entrepreneurs to Start Small Businesses?

What Motivates Entrepreneurs to Start Small Businesses?  - https://sheownsit.com Avatar Posted by amabaie under Startups
From https://sheownsit.com 80 days ago
Made Hot by: bloggerpalooza on January 19, 2020 7:09 pm
Entrepreneurship isn’t for the faint of heart. Starting a small business means that you get to pursue your passion, but must also make sacrifices, like careful budgeting and working more hours outside the traditional 9-5 schedule, to reach your goals. However, this investment of time and energy doe Read More
People who have been followers too long as an employee don’t realize how hard it is to be a leader. Every new entrepreneur has to initiate the right actions to be perceived as a leader in their chosen business domain by their team and by their customers, or the road to success and satisfaction will Read More
In my experience working with entrepreneurs, once they feel they have a winning formula for their business, they are often hesitant to change or update it. They forget that adapting their company and themselves as their customers evolve is the key to long-term survival. Think of Blockbuster and Toy Read More
If you think that financial modeling for a new business is arcane magic, limited in value to financial wizards and professional investors, then you have been listening to the wrong advisors. In reality, a simple Excel spreadsheet model customized around your assumptions can save you hours and avoid Read More

Anatomy of a Unicorn Business and How to Become One

Anatomy of a Unicorn Business and How to Become One  - https://smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Startups
From https://smallbiztrends.com 90 days ago
Made Hot by: marketingvalue on January 9, 2020 10:40 am
Wild unicorn growth may be magical and rare, but research shows a few common characteristics among those highly successful SMBs. Let’s look at three. Read More
As an advisor to entrepreneurs, I find that I often have to remind them that the world of customers has changed since they started their last business. Customer expectations of a relationship and personalization are stretching every business today, and pervasive use and confidence in social media b Read More
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