How to Create a Thriving Startup Ecosystem: 5 Tips for Leaders and Feeders of Entrepreneurial Communities

Anticipating the Dreaded Three D’s that Derail Startup Founders and Business Owners

Balance of Trade: The Secret to Profitable Referral Relationships

Don’t Start 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 one. This is also true …

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 leads to a promising new …

Scarcity: The Most Effective Strategy for Selling Yourself (or Your Product)

The Five Star Startup Strategy

This is the fifth in a series of articles on what it means to be a Five Star Startup. In my first article, I explained the five dimensions that most startups are evaluated on. In my second article, I described the first dimension, what it means to have a Five Star PRODUCT. In my third …