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Entrepreneur Startup Advice

Entrepreneur Startup Advice
I usually tell people that everything I learned about being an entrepreneur I learned by F’ing up at my first company. I think the sign of a good entrepreneur is the ability to spot your mistakes, correct quickly and not repeat the mistakes. I made plenty of mistakes. Below are some of the lessons I learned along the way. If there’s a link on a title below I’ve written the post, if not I plan to. The summary of each posting will be here but the full article requires you to follow the links. For now it’s mostly an outline for me to follow (in no particular order). Disclaimer: I ran two SaaS software companies. 1. 2. You also need to consider founder scenarios, ownership, prenuptials and stock options. Learning to work with lawyers. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42.

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10 Must Read Blogs for Entrepreneurs (2012 Edition) Almost three years ago we posted “10 Blogs Entrepreneurs Need to Be Reading” and to this day it has remained the most popular post on the Grasshopper blog. While it’s an excellent list, we feel it’s time for an update. We bring you the 2012 version, 10 Must Read Blogs for Entrepreneurs. 1. For Entrepreneurs 5 Lessons from the 2014 World Cup I, like many people, have been following the 2014 World Cup. As I’ve been enthusiastically watching the games, I can’t help but correlate some of the memorable plays and experiences with the world of business and life in general. Listed below are 5 lessons I’ve taken from the World Cup so far in 2014: 1. Don't give bullshit advice I chatted with a young guy last night about his new startup idea. He's got a vision for a social commerce app with a few cool spins on it. As I listened to him, I was thinking about how I had heard this exact pitch half a dozen times before. I also knew I had a lot to offer him in terms of help. I have a good friend that ran an almost identical company and failed.

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How to start a business in 10 days - Big Red Tomato Company Home » New Here, Start up Advice Many people think that starting a business in the midst of a recession is a crazy thing to do. But the truth of the matter is that if what your have to offer your potential target market is truly a need or at a lower price than the existing players in the market then your business will stand a much better chance of surviving the recession or downturn than the longer established businesses. Businesses like Fedex, Microsoft, CNN, Burger King, HP and GE were all started in recessionary times.

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