Here are three things that companies involved in early stage financing definitely shouldn’t go cheap on.
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While there is no formalized list of “Thou Shall Not” items for start-ups seeking funding similar to the Ten Commandments, if there were, Thou Shall Not encumber your balance sheet with debt, would certainly make the list.
You can be a successful entrepreneur.You’ve just graduated and are ready to put all of that knowledge and energy to use. Admittedly, a great deal of your practical knowledge was picked up outside the classroom – like the time you broke into the Dean’s office with.. how long ago was that? Nevermind, the statute of limitations hasn’t passed.
For want of the IPO, the decades newest Unicorn was lost. And all for the want of the appropriate tools.
Like so many other factors, Customer Discovery, Validation and Development is not a static (one and done) operation. It is a continuous flow. The more you know about who will use your product, the greater the likelihood of success.
Average and Marginal costs are both important concepts. However, pricing your product according to these costs mechanisms can lead to dramatically different results. Understanding what this means for your business is critical to your success.
The process of obtaining investment funding from Venture Capital Firms, (VCs) is typically difficult and time consuming for the entrepreneur. There are hundreds of VCs and each focus on different criteria. As a result, a targeted approach by the entrepreneur may be appropriate.
There are dozens of factors that influence the trajectory of a startup company. Many things that can kill your operation; for example, high cost of goods, the inability to find qualified employees or simply poor management. However, there are only 3 things that can make your company a success.
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