Although I have more than 25 years of experience working with business, entrepreneurial and technical personnel, I continue to experience unfamiliar acronyms. As a result, I decided to create a quick reference list summarizing acronyms utilized in the startup and entrepreneurial community.
How to Build a Winning Team
How to Create a Strategy, Vision and Mission
How to Create an Advisory Board
How to Get Funding
How to Improve Your Company
How to Improve Your Pitch
How to Start Your Company
Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Spotlight
Startup Accelerator Spotlight
Startup Investor Spotlight
Business Startup Spotlight
Entrepreneur Events Spotlight
University Entrepreneurial Program Spotlight
Women Entrepreneurs Spotlight
There are many ways for a startup to fail. Some factors, like regulatory changes or input cost increases, are beyond the founder’s control. However, there are three significant actions that entrepreneurs are often guilty of that can kill your company as fast as anything.
Experienced entrepreneurs know that they are preparing for the investors due diligence from the very beginning. They establish a process that supports the development and growth of their investable company. In order to begin that process, you must know what the investors will request and why they are requesting it.
The curse of the entrepreneur: you have this great idea and it looks like it will do really well. The problem? You lack the capital and the skill to build it. What’s the solution? Giving Away Startup Ownership.
The advice, counsel and support of an advisory board is required to accomplish substantive objectives of a scaling startup.
Every business fluctuates through good and bad periods, but when should you signal an SOS? Understanding the characteristics of a failing company could save your business from sinking.
After twenty-five years as an entrepreneur, the most common misunderstanding is the difference between “lifestyle” and “scalable” businesses.
There are a tremendous amount of “time-saving” options available to the entrepreneur. Sometimes, they are; Sometimes they are not; and sometimes, the old ways of doing things can be more efficient.
Growing old while building a startup company will mature both you and the business.
Seasoned entrepreneurs recognize the value of advisory boards. Taking the time to gain a comprehensive understanding can result in significant benefits to the scalable start-up.