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What is one of the best things you can do for your start-up? Learn Quickly

October 3, 2011 by

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The life of a start-up is hard –   resources are scarce, uncertainty is high and it sometimes feels like you are navigating through no-man’s land. Given the lack of money that you start out with, your time is the most valuable asset that you have in the beginning. Wasting time is essentially wasting money […]

Setting Deadlines

September 13, 2011 by

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There is nothing wrong with creating deadlines, sometimes that is what it takes for some people to finish up a project.  Deadlines are a great way to help groups work together and ultimately get their ducks in order and meet a goal. The issue becomes when an internal deadline is projected externally.  For example, if […]

It isn’t about you – It is about Customer!

September 7, 2011 by

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Building on Ham’s post about finding your entrepreneurial mojo (or inspiration) – I thought it might be useful to bring up a classic approach that entrepreneurs use when deciding what type of  business to launch or buy. Basically they start by asking myself what am I passionate about or what do I like, then go from there.  […]

What does it mean to have the Up in StartUp.

July 28, 2011 by

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The other day a friend asked me for a top 10 list for starting a company and it got me thinking.  I don’t have a list, nor should I.  Every startup is different in nature, but I thought about what connects entrepreneurs and startups and figured I could make a quick list of things to […]

Steps To Writing a Business Plan (Part 2)

July 25, 2011 by

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This week we have part two of our series in regards to writing a business plan for your new or existing venture, today we are looking at the steps involved in writing a business plan and Thursday we will be sharing some templates (for you to use). In the coming weeks we will be addressing each […]

Filing for your LLC

July 21, 2011 by

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So you have made the decision to start your own company, maybe you are already underway building your product.  This is a euphoric time and hopefully you are doing it on the cheap.  One of the most crucial steps that people forget to start with is creating an LLC or Corp.  Why do I say […]

To business plan or not? That is the question….

July 19, 2011 by

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Part 1 – of our business plan series. I was recently hired by a company to do some strategy work (and yes – I have a part-time job to support my start-up addiction). This piece of work uncovered a company that has grown revenue year over year for the past 6 years despite a lack of […]