Dave Lavinsky’s new book – Start at the End: How Companies Can Grow Bigger and Faster by Reversing Their Business Plan – says smart entrepreneurs should start by defining the goals they want to achieve and work their way backward to arrive at the steps necessary for success.
Size is irrelevant when data equals money. And no industry is immune. Ironically, tech startups — with their low budgets, long hours and cocky techies coding day and night on their personal laptops and mobile devices — may be more vulnerable to hacking.
A few far-sighted big businesses are starting to reach out to startups to fund, partner, mentor, exchange ideas and share expertise – that offers opportunities and risks for savvy startups willing to be frenemies with giant enterprises.
Instead of waiting for someone to offer a helping hand, or packing up the U-Haul and moving to Silicon Valley, try taking the entrepreneurial approach and turning your home town into a high-tech startup community.
It’s like a harmonic convergence. Startups need workers, and the largest generation ever born in America — the Millennials — is desperately searching for work. But as every startup knows, it’s never as easy as all that.