Start-up


May

02

2019
How Interim Executives Set Up Startups for Success (Part 2)

How Interim Executives Set Up Startups for Success (Part 2)

How interim executives help startups achieve success by keeping them away from fake trends and following their ambitions. This is part 2 of a series. To read part 1, click here. Interim Executive Startup Tips: Stay away from fake trends Before investing your time and money in a trend that is about to take over, do some research. New technologies or industries where early adopters...

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Apr

30

2019
How Interim Executives Set up Startups for Success (Part 1)

How Interim Executives Set up Startups for Success (Part 1)

Many interim executives drive startups to success by helping them create a product people will want. Interim Executive Startup Tips: Make a product people will recommend The degree to how successful a startup is going to be can be gauged by how likely a person is going to tell their friend about it. Sam Altman, partner at Y Combinator says, “If you can build a...

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Jan

11

2019
The Importance of the Break Even Point in Startups

The Importance of the Break Even Point in Startups

One of the biggest challenges faced by startups is money. Where does it come from? And how much do I need? Both can be answered if you know when you will reach your break even point. The sooner you reach it, the stronger your chances of growing and attracting larger capital. For a startup business, there are only two places where money comes from: customers...

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Nov

21

2018
3 Golden Tips For Startups Hiring Their First Employees

3 Golden Tips For Startups Hiring Their First Employees

Entrepreneurs depend heavily on their staff to make their startup a success. That’s why it’s important you get it right. Hiring your first employees is one of the most exciting and consequential steps in establishing a business. Follow these 3 golden tips to make sure you hire the right people. 1. Work around your startup budget Do the math and figure out how much you...

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Nov

10

2018
How Interim Executives Can Make a Startup Launch Successful

How Interim Executives Can Make a Startup Launch Successful

Interim Executives can help your startup succeed from the minute it makes its first sale. An anchor of calm in the midst of chaos, they can help businesses grow with their expertise and good decisions. Launching a product is a fine art. Business owners need to get the word out, build up anticipation, and release a product without any technical hiccups. It’s a stressful situation...

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Jun

03

2018
How to Manage Startup Operations

How to Manage Startup Operations

Startups are future companies. For sustainable growth, make sure your startup operations and organizational structure can grow into your future vision. In any startup, there are 3 elements in startup operations that contribute to growth: company culture, people versus processes, and leadership. Startup operations – Company culture The culture of your company is it’s “personality”. So if you want your toy manufacturing startup to be...

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Nov

19

2017
5 Great Tips on Giving a Business Pitch to Investors From Startup Experts

5 Great Tips on Giving a Business Pitch to Investors From Startup Experts

Make your business pitch shine and sparkle in front of investors with tips from experienced startup experts to give you that YES! So you’ve scored a meeting with an investor. It might seem like that was the hardest part, but don’t just sit down and put your feet up. Investors are a tough crowd, and like any audience you need to know what captures their...

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Nov

16

2017
Should I Bring in Somebody with Startup Experience to Attract Investors?

Should I Bring in Somebody with Startup Experience to Attract Investors?

Entrepreneurs can greatly benefit from bringing someone with startup experience to their businesses to gain outside perspective, reassurance and skill diversity At Cerius, one question we get asked a lot by entrepreneurs is: “Do I need to bring somebody on my team with startup experience before to be compelling to investors?” We put that same question before three distinguished CEOs with decades of experience with...

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Nov

13

2017
Are Business Plans still Relevant Today?

Are Business Plans still Relevant Today?

Business plans are the ABCs of business schools. However, fewer and fewer entrepreneurs are creating one today and it seems as though its relevance is dissipating from the business world. A study in 2006 by William Bygrave, a professor emeritus at Babson College and longtime entrepreneurship researcher, studied whether formal, written business plans had an effect on businesses by gathering data from Babson graduates. “We...

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Nov

02

2017
The 3 C’s of Business Pitch: Clear, Concise and Compelling

The 3 C’s of Business Pitch: Clear, Concise and Compelling

  Don’t let your great business idea fail because of a bad business pitch. Using the 3 C’s to win investors by keeping it clear, concise and compelling Jeff Greenberg is a serial entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in the high-tech community and with technology based startups. He tells his CEOs one thing, “Everything has to bleed the 3 C’s of Clear, Concise, and...

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