If _______, you might be an entrepreneur:
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Seed funding has become the ‘participation award’ of startups. While getting started is easier than ever, ultimate success is tougher than ever.
Greek historian Herodotus once said, “Great deeds are usually wrought at great risk.” The great company you are building will not come easy. It may require you to go “all in” (and take a prudent risk) to make it work. But what does that mean and when do you undertake such a risky action?
Founder contributions are critical to entrepreneurial startups. There are three major contributions that founders provide to startup businesses: Money, Commitment, and Effort
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.
Every company is composed of individuals with different skill sets and has different roles that must be filled in order to succeed.
A fair number of really smart, well-prepared entrepreneurs get tripped up, stumble around and eventually fall to the ground when they make their startup funding pitches to the Angel Investment Group that I am a part of.
A simple business plan template to follow is to develop a “sniff test.” Hold up the fish (project) – if it doesn’t smell right, throw it away. This is simply a short-hand way to tell if a project is worth a more detailed look.
“We filter out half of these qualified interviewees in the first minute.”
You are launching your startup! After reviewing the legal structures available, you decided on the LLC structure for your venture and have filed your Articles of Organization with the state. Now what?