Startup Founders:  Are You Walking Blindfolded?

Startup Founders: Are You Walking Blindfolded?

Startup founders:  Are you walking blindfolded into the startup world?  Once a business idea comes, many people take off with it.  The excitement and potential success of it consume them and additional ideas start to flow.  Maybe a friend, classmate, or family member...
How to Prepare for the Entrepreneurial Journey

How to Prepare for the Entrepreneurial Journey

It’s easier said than done, but you must prepare yourself for the entrepreneurial journey.  Most entrepreneurs start out as solopreneurs–by themselves.  But at some point, you realize that the isolation will only get you so far.  There are a finite number of...
Conquer Business Planning for Tech Startups

Conquer Business Planning for Tech Startups

In today’s startup frenzy, although business planning is most important, we understand the pressures many entrepreneurs are under to move fast and show what they’ve accomplished to attract investors and talent.  We know from first-hand experience many of the pitfalls...
3 Reasons NOT to Give Your Software Away for Free

3 Reasons NOT to Give Your Software Away for Free

Value Your Product If your software provides value to customers, this post is meant for you.  Below are the Top 3 reasons you should not give your software away for free, particularly if you are trying to build a company: Free customers almost never turn into paying...
How to Shut Down Your Business

How to Shut Down Your Business

Do you need to shut down your company? It happens.  It’s a reality.  Some businesses work and others don’t.  Sometimes you burn out and can’t operate it anymore.  Sometimes your interests have changed and you’d rather move on.  It’s...
No One Wants to Steal Your Business Idea

No One Wants to Steal Your Business Idea

Seriously, no one. It might be a great business idea. It could be an idea that’s going to make someone a LOT of money. It may be an idea that seems simple enough to implement, that you think someone else can easily do it. But in reality, the idea could be great, but...
When to Act on Your Business Idea

When to Act on Your Business Idea

Everything is just so uncertain when you first start a business or even when you have an idea that you think you want to execute on. Yes, the thought of it gets you excited and nervous all at the same time. It’s completely normal and EVERYONE (regardless of how...
The Low Down on “Free”

The Low Down on “Free”

There seems to be some misunderstanding in today’s world and quite honestly, it’s not getting any better. We’re in the world of “finding free”, particularly when it’s a service-based business. Have you ever scheduled one of those “Free 15-minute consultations”? Even...
Top 2 Reasons Startups Fail

Top 2 Reasons Startups Fail

We prefer not to use the term “fail” as we don’t believe there is failure in startups, only testing. You only fail when you give up. When you have the courage to step out on faith and start a business of your own instead of just talking about it, you’re certainly not...