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While you may eventually need a business plan in order to apply for a loan or obtain funding, do you really need to get all your ideas in perfect order before you start up? What if you’re still testing different ideas and what if you’re bootstrapping your business? Enter “lean planning...” Read More
Most entrepreneurs I meet are reluctant to disclose anything about their idea to investors before getting a signed confidential disclosure agreement (CDA). Professional investors and advisors, on the other hand, usually refuse to sign these agreements today due to the risk of litigation and adminis Read More
The power and influence of paid media advertising, including print ads, TV commercials, radio, and even online digital campaigns is waning, in favor of unpaid earned and owned messaging from your website, social media, key market influencers, and existing customer word-of-mouth. But startups need t Read More
Every business professional and entrepreneur believes they are good communicators, but how do they know? It’s really the perception of the recipients that counts, and poor communicators are almost always poor listeners, so they don’t hear the shortcomings. Warren Buffet once told a class of busines Read More

Have a startup idea? Great! But you're not prepared

Have a startup idea? Great! But you\'re not prepared Avatar Posted by karolzielinski under Startups
From http://karolzielinski.com 10 days ago
Made Hot by: fusionswim on January 24, 2015 6:38 pm
I recently met up with my brother. He has a certain idea for a business. He has an idea for his own startup. A great startup idea. Read More

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Purringtons Cat Cafe

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Purringtons Cat Cafe Avatar Posted by PASjonathan under Startups
From http://articles.bplans.com 9 days ago
Made Hot by: leonesimmy on January 24, 2015 3:23 pm
Over a year ago, I first heard the rumor that a cat cafe had opened in London. To me, it seemed a whimsical, storybook sort of place, where one could get a cup of tea and pet a cat at the same time. Charming, I thought, but a bit unbelievable—did such an establishment really exist? Read More

Why Marathoning is Good for Business

Why Marathoning is Good for Business Avatar Posted by DavidSawyer under Startups
From http://zudepr.co.uk 12 days ago
Made Hot by: NolanGreen on January 23, 2015 11:44 am
The 10 business lessons a Glasgow startup has learnt by running marathons in 2014. Is 2015 the year you tick "The Great Suburban Everest" off your bucket list, and benefit your business to boot? Read More
The average length of a funding pitch to Angel investors is ten minutes. Even if you have booked an hour with a VC, you should plan to talk only for the first fifteen minutes. The biggest complaint I hear from investors is that startup founders often talk way too long, and neglect to cover the most Read More
Have you ever considered giving up?
How do you know when giving up is more beneficial than pushing on?
I have interviewed many entrepreneurs and one of my conclusions is that failure is a common element of each success story.
Knowing when failing is the better option is one of the characteristic Read More
Successful entrepreneurs often start with a “random” idea, but they quickly focus their efforts and follow a “system” to organize their startup and maximize the clout of their activities. Too many entrepreneur “wannabes” never get past the idea stage, or strike out randomly in many directions, hopi Read More

Three Key Voluntary Policies for Women

Today 4 in 10 women are the sole or primary breadwinners for their families,¹ and they do more than twice the amount …
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Cendrine Marrouat Makes Social Media A Work of Art @cendrinemedia

To reach a wider audience and sell more of whatever product you create in business today, it is first necessary to … More
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