How to Make a Splash in the Big Dog’s Water Bowl

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / November 11, 2011

Blue ocean markets are rare.  Even if you have the most innovative product since the whoopee cushion, odds are you have at least one competitor, either direct or indirect.  So for the sake of discussion, let’s assume that your startup will be facing competition (because it will).  How do you take on your major competitors and get noticed? Find a Problem Contrary to what you learned in business…

How To Leave Your Competition In the Dust

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 23, 2010

Have you ever wondered why certain people seem to be an icon of success and other people don’t seem to make any progress towards their goals? Do you ever wonder what separates these two groups of people? Have you noticed how it seems like it’s going to be impossible to catch up to the icons of success? So, what is it that makes these people the way they…

Women 2.0 Pitch Competition: Deadline October 1st!

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 19, 2010

The 4th annual women’s 2.0 pitch competition is accepting submissions right now. The competition is open to early stage ventures from around the world. The ventures must be in beta stage. Dead for your submission is October 1st, 2010! Requirements for application: The founding team must have at least one female. The founding team must have a technologist* on the founding team. A technologist is an engineer, scientist,…

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2010: Shell LiveWIRE

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 16, 2010

As a young entrepreneur you need to constantly be on the look out for contests and competitions. It is always worth entering to win money, mentoring, resources or all of the above. Any small business can benefit from prizes like this and as a bootstrapping entrepreneur this type of prize could make all the difference. Shell LiveWire is a perfect example of this type of opportunity. They have…


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