Startup acquisitions often don’t go as planned – often because the founders don’t know what to expect and how to ensure they’re getting the right deal.
The controversy over Marissa Mayer’s decision to ban telecommuting at Yahoo just won’t go away. But what about startups? Is remote working right for very young companies?
The Boston Startup School has proved so successful it is rebranding itself as the Startup Institute and expanding to New York City.
Being smart is not enough for creating a successful 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.
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.
There comes in a time the life of many startups when it starts to become clear that everything is not going according to plan. But how do entrepreneurs tell if they need to keep going all in on the original plan, or pivot to something new?
Many startups scramble to create a “minimum viable product,” or MVP, to get a version of their product to market quickly for testing. It’s a great way to cost-effectively test a website or app with real users. But be careful, if your MVP is too minimalist, it could torpedo your company’s future.
Failure gets a lot of praise in the tech world. It’s a great learning experience, it’s a vital growth opportunity, etc. But nobody celebrates the actual event. Recently several entrepreneurs in New York City got together to do just that, holding the inaugural Startup Funeral to honor the memory of three dead technology companies.
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.
Now is the best time in history to start your own business. But depending on what kind of company you’re building, you have to figure out if your idea is poised to capture a trend—or doomed to miss one and face a much tougher road to success.
There are a number of certainties in life. There’s death. And taxes. And if you’re the founder of a successful startup and you’re not named Mark Zuckerberg, there’s the day when you’re replaced as CEO. Don’t pout – your ouster is actually the ultimate validation of your company.
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?
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…
Everyone knows that you need to incorporate social media into your startup’s marketing strategy. It’s a no-brainer, right? Social media builds brand awareness and increases revenues. Or does it?
A new study shows that startups do better when they’re launched in the place where their founders were born or have lived for a long time. Makes sense, but the reasons why are surprisingly complex and modern.
It’s every startup’s dream – to get the attention of the people who matter. You might think that refers to customers or clients, or even venture capitalists or angel investors. Nope. We’re talking about bloggers.
Being innovative is part of the DNA of a tech startup – or at least it should be. But when your employees are working 18-hour days, unleashing their inner innovators can be a challenge. These 7 tips can help get the ball rolling:
Some entrepreneurs start out to create a company that they intend to spend their lives growing and maintaining. Others form startups with the expressed hope of being acquired by larger companies. If an acquisition is part of your exit strategy, you need to build your business with your buyer in mind.
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.