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Should you Work for a Startup?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 8, 2014

Twitter. Instagram. Spotify. Now worth billions of dollars, these companies began life as startups. Many people choose to work for newly-created companies, drawn by the exciting possibility of creating the next Facebook. However, all that glitters is not gold. Many startups end in failure, and the working culture can be stressful and intense. Here are some things to consider before taking a job at a startup. Stability It’s…

The Guide to Running a Small Business: 8 Things You’ll Never Want to Forget

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 5, 2014

1. Nothing Happens Overnight In the early stages of running my small business, I constantly found myself filled with feelings of anxiousness and anticipation. Why had this brand not achieved the level of international success that I had envisioned when I started the company? Why was my brand following not massive? Am I ever going to see this brand reach the heights that I so desperately desire? I…

7 Customer Development Tips for Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / December 19, 2013

Developed by serial entrepreneur Steve Blank, customer development is a process for discovering and validating market demand for an idea, determining the right product features needed to meet customer needs. Customer development is used to help build products that customers want and avoid spending time and money on products customers don’t want. It can be used to identify problems and new startup ideas, to test ideas, and to…

Good Coach vs. Bad Coach

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / December 17, 2013

  I was having a conversation the other day with an entrepreneur from Silicon Valley, California who has hired coaches before, has regrets about his lack of success or rather limited belief that he lacks success and his inability to resonate with or see value in coaching because he’s invested and been burned one too many times.  Now, while I wouldn’t take him on as a client I…

7 Strategies to Make 7 Figures

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / December 6, 2013

I love businesses and I love entrepreneurs and working very closely with the two I’ve realized there’s some distinct characteristics that separate 6 figure entrepreneurs from 7.  Today I wanted to share with you 7 distinct characteristics I’ve noticed that separate the best from the rest.  These 7 characteristics are developed over time, and are accessible to everyone but very few choose to implement or follow the game…

The Other Side Of The Story – Founding Your Own Startup

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / November 21, 2013

Hi there, this is Cristian, the founder of Nexi.me. I’m a tech entrepreneur, full stack developer, founded two startups and worked for several Romanian companies. Nexi.me is an online platform for small and medium businesses that helps them recruit top talents through referrals from their own employees. We all enjoy reading about the success of lots of entrepreneurs and the companies which they manage. The media seems to perfectly…

Why Failing Can Be Good

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / November 9, 2013

Your business is a flop. These words are every entrepreneur’s worst nightmare.  These words can be replaced with: Your business is bankrupt. You’ve failed. Maybe you should throw in the towel. These words sting, and I can tell you that from a first-hand basis.  Over the years, I’ve had multiple businesses fail on me.  But for every failure, I’ve gained priceless knowledge and insight which has helped me…

3 Steps for Turning Failure into Lasting Success

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 23, 2013

As young entrepreneurs, we are creators. Visionaries, if you will. As we dream up and build our businesses and startups entirely from scratch, we rarely (if ever) factor in the inevitability of failure at some point along the way. Why would you? In the beginning, it feels like nothing can stand in your way of success. During the countless hours of blood, sweat and tears you pour into…

13 Pieces of Startup Advice You Never Thought Of

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / October 21, 2013

QUESTION: WHAT’S YOUR MOST UNORTHODOX/FUNNY/STRANGE-BUT-GOOD ADVICE TO OTHER STARTUP FOUNDERS? 1. GET A VACUUMING ROBOT “When you’re in startup mode, you’re not thinking about cleaning. The downside is that your environment really affects your productivity, so having a clean home office is crucial. Consider hiring a cleaning service or getting a vacuuming robot to make sure that you’re working in the best conditions so you can produce your best…

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