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How To Reverse Engineer Your Startup

How To Reverse Engineer Your Startup

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.

Finding The Perfect Startup Co-Founder

Finding The Perfect Startup Co-Founder

Adam and Eve. Sonny and Cher. Jobs and Wozniak. Legendary partners all. Sometimes even the most dedicated, uber-competent entrepreneur doesn’t have everything it takes to ensure startup success. That’s when you need that “perfect partner.” But how do you find the right one?

Do Startup Benchmarks Really Make A Difference?

Do Startup Benchmarks Really Make A Difference?

By necessity, running a startup is like flying by the seat of your pants. Because the company is new, founders often have to make up things as they go along – with little opportunity to check and see how they’re doing. That’s starting to change, though, as new startup benchmarking services promise insight on how well your startup stacks up…

10 Ways Startups Can Track Trends: And Why It’s So Important

10 Ways Startups Can Track Trends: And Why It’s So Important

Staying on top of trends is key to any startup’s success. Spotting trends early makes it possible tocome up with smart startup ideas – or modify your startup plans to jump on a new trend just as it takes off. Just as most important, you can avoid the risk of starting a business based on a trend that’s just about to fizzle out. Fortunately…

Taking Your Startup Global

Taking Your Startup Global

Every online startup has a global presence, whether that’s its goal or not. For e-commerce startups the question then becomes, “Do you really want to turn down a sale just because the order comes from overseas?”

Great Startups Need Founders’ Heart, Mind and Soul

Great Startups Need Founders’ Heart, Mind and Soul

Everyone’s heard startup advice about the importance of having a balanced management team. For instance, a tech whiz with no sales skills needs to have a strong salesperson on board to land investors. But a new book argues that startup management teams need a balance not only of job experience and skills, but also in their psychological makeup.