Start-up


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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Feb

16

2018
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

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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Feb

07

2017
Why Trump’s Presidency Will be a Boon for Innovative Healthcare Startups

Why Trump’s Presidency Will be a Boon for Innovative Healthcare Startups

Written by Thomas Antunez Predicting the impact Donald Trump will have on healthcare startups The votes have been cast; the Electoral College count is in; and so ends a bitter, agonizing campaign for all Americans. Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is now president-elect and my friends in Silicon Valley are not happy. This is not intended to be a politically motivated piece. Regardless...

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May

06

2015
Responsibility vs. Accountability – What’s The Difference?

Responsibility vs. Accountability – What’s The Difference?

By Kristen McAlister This is usually the first question asked when I start talking about processes and procedures with companies. Initially, when a company is starting up, it doesn’t matter as much. As the owner and first one or two employees, you are both responsible and accountable for everything. But at what point does the difference between these become important to you and why? As...

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