What did this 1.2% of businesses that DID get funded do right to secure the finance they needed? How did they pitch to their angel investors to make them loosen their purse strings and put down hard cash? What are the rest of us ignoring in our elevator pitches that these 1.2% of startups got spot on?
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You may well know that sinking feeling that comes with realizing that your business is struggling. Before you go into panic mode, consider implementing the following strategies that can help buoy up your floundering startup.
While you might find yourself wearing multiple hats and delving into tasks outside your area of expertise, getting a business up and running doesn’t mean you’ll know how to handle every situation that arises.
What drives your search for answers to improve your business? Is it a deep understanding of who you are and what you do; is it an awareness of your objectives/goals and what you want for yourself and your organization… or is it something else? Whether we call it Internet overload, filter failure or just plain lack of clarity, sometimes we need to step back and examine our MO.
In business, there can be a ‘heroic’ view of the startup business with a perception that it’s all about pursuing […]
While it is supposedly key to their success, SMEs often have an uneasy relationship with the Internet. It’s a problem with many dimensions. Maybe the logical answer is to find ways to empower SMEs to get the information they need. So here’s an idea.
Becoming self employed after being in employment is not an easy task, by any standards, but if I had to say ONLY one thing… if you have a dream, the energy, the FIRE, to create something and make money from it…
We often think of the real helpers as banks, enterprise boards, mentors, coaches, and they are always in our sights as we drive our new business out of the safety of our dreams into broad daylight.
If you are starting a business, or in the process of expanding, think of the silent partners helping you quietly propel your business and your confidence to the next level.
Some helpful hints for first time entrepreneurs and business people. There is lots too think about, but some things are more important than others. Hopefully this article will give you some help.
Are you a Crow or Magpie – big in size but the slightest movement will scare you off forever more?
Are you a Blackbird – spending all your time obsessed with wooing the ladies and staving off a single competitor?