Explore

start-up

From Idea to Startup

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 7, 2012

You’ve identified a problem that you feel is your calling and you’re at that juncture where you need to take the plunge. But what do you do after that? How do you get started? Like you, there are many aspiring entrepreneurs who have had to face this question. Like you, I have also had to figure out the answers. I have put together these steps for you to…

3 Simple Steps to Find Programmers for Your Startup

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 6, 2012

Even just a quick cruise of top startup blogs makes one thing pretty clear; if you’re a non-programmer, a “non-technical co-founder”  if you will, then you are gonna have to move mountains to convince some programmer that your paltry, embryonic-stage startup is worthy of any more than 2 seconds of their time. In other words, they doubt you and probably don’t like you.  If you’re not a fellow coder, you’re sure as…

Start-up Strategy: Advice for Entrepreneurs Under 30

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 6, 2012

From the simplest consumer product to the most complicated technology solution, the same mistakes often repeat themselves when starting new companies.  These mistakes make up the majority of the thorns in every entrepreneur’s side. Find a Mentor To cut down on the inherent problems associated with starting anything new, a set of guidelines can help simplify processes. Restaurateurs follow “formulas,” doctors refer to medical journals, and lawyers refer…

When Is The Best Time To Start A Startup?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 26, 2012

“But now is not the best time” – Everyone else Accept a dream job, graduate, leave that dream job, convince three other people to do the same, launch a startup, land seed funding, marry the girl of your dreams, move to a new city, leave the country for three weeks. Logic says not to do more than two of these in a year. I did all of them…

Top 5 Apps For Your Startup

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 25, 2012

With countless apps available and dozens that I’ve downloaded personally, there are actually only a few that truly help your business everyday. As a lean startup, I quickly learned the importance of great and free apps. Below is my list of top apps for your startup and mine. One theme that all of these have in common: communication. Being able to communicate quickly and reliably is critical in…

Bootstrapped Budget? 5 things to know if you outsource

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 22, 2012

When we had the idea of creating PrepLounge, my business partner and I knew that we could not afford it alone. Had we had a national (German) software company develop our website, we would definitely have needed additional seed-funding. We knew, however, that bringing investors onboard at a later stage would cost us a lot less equity. If we could somehow pay for it, we would be able…

Pin It on Pinterest