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What Every Startup Founder Can Learn from The Music Legend Prince

On April 22, 2016, Posted by , In Startup Team, By , , With Comments Off on What Every Startup Founder Can Learn from The Music Legend Prince

“Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” ~Prince Today we mourn the passing of Prince Rogers Nelson – Prince…the Artist Formerly known as Prince…the one and only Prince. He was only 57 years old. He was one of a kind. I came to…

How to get the best deal out of your business breakup

On April 30, 2016, Posted by , In Selling a Business, With Comments Off on How to get the best deal out of your business breakup

Like everyone else who writes about winding up your business partnership, Jared Hecht notes that things will go a lot easier if you have a signed partnership agreement that anticipated how your once-rosy partnership might end. But that’s not very helpful for those perennial optimists who were sure a handshake…

Making Sense of Silicon Valley and Its Invisible Blight

On April 30, 2016, Posted by , In News for Startups, By , With Comments Off on Making Sense of Silicon Valley and Its Invisible Blight

Wall Street may be the heartless pillager of the American dream, but at least it has a sense of humor. The chaps in sweat-soaked Turnbull & Asser shirts trading weather derivatives have to know that what they do to earn a buck is preposterous, but as long as they’re not…

Don’t Starting a Business, Buy a Business

On April 20, 2016, Posted by , In Startup Economics,Startup Strategy,Startup Timing, By , With Comments Off on Don’t Starting a Business, Buy a Business

Why would you start a business when you could buy one, or at least many of the core components you will need, at a lower cost than starting from scratch? You wouldn’t, but most entrepreneurs still do. If at all possible, you shouldn’t start a business from scratch…you should buy…

Starting a Business Anyway – Paradoxical Commandments of Startups

On April 6, 2016, Posted by , In Startup Ideas,Startup Timing, By , With Comments Off on Starting a Business Anyway – Paradoxical Commandments of Startups

There are always more reasons not to start a business than to start one. Start a business anyway. ————————————– Your co-founders will not be perfect and will give you pause to believe in them. Believe in your co-founders anyway. ————————————— People will say your idea will never work. Make your…

Shut Down, Sell Off, or Spin Out?

On April 1, 2016, Posted by , In Startup Strategy, With Comments Off on Shut Down, Sell Off, or Spin Out?

The wonderful thing about startups is that they are constantly innovating. The team is hard wired to see new and better ways of doing just about everything. And that’s also the bad thing about startups. This propensity to build vs. buy – to invent, create, develop and engineer – often…

Is Your Internet Marketing Campaign Missing a Spark Plug?

On April 21, 2016, Posted by , In Startup Market,Startup Strategy, By ,, , With Comments Off on Is Your Internet Marketing Campaign Missing a Spark Plug?

by BRAD SHORR Director of Content Strategy StraightNorth Think of an online lead generation campaign like a car. There are multiple parts that work together to operate the vehicle. However, when one part is missing or malfunctioning, the engine can come to a screeching halt, or never get started at all. The…