What does it take to raise $10 million and get 100,000 users?
After starting multiple businesses with little success, Lucas Carlson started AppFog in 2010.
Lucas raised almost $10 million dollars in venture capital, and was acquired in 2013 after signing up over 100,000 developers.
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The sad fact of business is that startups will often fail; the US Small Business Administration has said in the past that 50% of all small business startups are destined to fail within their first 5 years. However, according to Eric Ries, entrepreneur and author of The Lean Startup, many of these b Read More
There is so much small business owners need to know to operate at peak performance. Luckily we live in the Information Age with plentiful resources. To help you sift through some of the data, every week we’re going to look at three business books and the lessons you can learn from reading them.
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If there’s one characteristic most entrepreneurs share, it’s an ego large enough to provide them with the self-confidence needed to risk everything on a new business startup idea. Let’s face it: no one starts a business without first believing that he or she has what it takes to make that venture a Read More
Helpers do what you say, while good help does what you need, without you saying anything. People who can help you the most are actually smarter than you, at least in their domain. Top entrepreneurs spend more time putting the right team in place to accomplish their objectives than they spend on any Read More
Could two heads be better than one for your small business?

Partnerships can benefit start-ups and growing business in many ways – shared risk, access to funds and expertise, and the sharing of duties. Of course, partnerships can be risky. One partner may not pull their weight, financi Read More
In the recent years businesses in Pakistan have also taken route for eCommerce websites. This for some businesses has worked out; yet others face certain challenges to operate through a business website. Read More
What keeps a coach like you up at night? In other words, what’s your number one concern as a coaching business owner? That’s my question for you. In my latest research I’ve found that what keeps most coach-preneurs, coaching business owners like you up at night are things like“earning enough money. 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
True leaders realize that, by definition, the word "leader" places the leader at the front, and not the rear. Yet many, many executives try to lead through fear and intimidation. This isn’t really leading at all. It’s pushing. In all businesses, leading from the front means that you are not afraid Read More

Learn How to Build a Firm Benefits Foundation

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Nick Stamoulis @NickStamoulis Has the Solution

Nick Stamoulis has the solution for getting your business noticed. With 12 years experience, Stamoulis is founder and … More
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