These days, everyone wants to be an entrepreneur, pitching their latest and greatest new idea, and looking for someone to give them money. Angel investors, like me, have long figured out that asking to see the prototype is a quick way to separate the ‘wannabes’ from serious players. Talk is cheap, Read More
With most of the following business ideas, you have the option to start immediately without having anything but a dream in tow. Read More

Growth Opportunity: Men's Grooming

Growth Opportunity: Men's Grooming Avatar Posted by Rieva Lesonsky under Startups
From http://globalbizcircle.com 65 days ago
Made Hot by: deanuk on July 26, 2014 3:43 pm
It’s not often you get the opportunity to jump on an opportunity that’s still in its infancy. But the men’s grooming market is exactly that. The market hit $3 billion in sales in 2012—but is expected to more than double by 2017. And, as IndependentRetailer.com reports, last year for the “first time Read More
Startup management = project management + strategic alignment Startups should pivot and adjust their product and business model to find the secret or magic that will make an idea succeed. The uncertain world of startups creates Read More

What Are The Ingredients Of A Successful Start-up?

What Are The Ingredients Of A Successful Start-up? Avatar Posted by Sian Phillips under Startups
From http://tweakyourbiz.com 60 days ago
Made Hot by: PMVirtual on July 24, 2014 3:02 pm
By Sarah Willis

What are some of the most vital elements for ambitious start-up owners looking to grow their business into the next British success story to put into place? Read More

Smart Entrepreneurs Know Customer Buying Moments

Smart Entrepreneurs Know Customer Buying Moments Avatar Posted by martinzwilling under Startups
From http://blog.startupprofessionals.com 62 days ago
Made Hot by: Webdev1 on July 23, 2014 6:13 pm
Today’s customers are much more in control of their buying decision, as they have more choices and more information than ever before. Almost instantly, via the Internet or on their smartphone in the store, they can find the lowest price alternative or their favorite features, without waiting for pu Read More
I talk to many people who have spent years struggling up the corporate ladder who dream of jumping ship and becoming an entrepreneur. I hasten to tell them that every job move is fraught with risk, but the move from employee to entrepreneur is on the high end of the risk curve. It’s a big jump, esp Read More
“You’re so lucky!”

Three words that seem so harmless. They’re often said with heartfelt goodwill, but those three words make my blood boil!

Truth be told, I am lucky. Very lucky. This post shares the secret of my lucky, lucky life as a freelance copywriter. Read More
The “valley of death” is a common term in the startup world, referring to the difficulty of covering the negative cash flow in the early stages of a startup, before their new product or service is bringing in revenue from real customers. I often get asked about the real alternatives to bridge this Read More
Logos, the graphics that can separate an iconic brand or company from the rest of the bunch. Logos aren't just a nice image with your company name next to it, they’re much more than that. A logo incorporates a company’s look, it’s message should be easy to remember. Read More

Free, Fast & Easy: A new way to communicate benefits to employees

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Adam Gottlieb @FrugalEntrepren Schools Businesses with Real Life Experience

While most other high school kids were simply worried about passing math and physics or finding a job for the summer, … More
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