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…

Get Your Startup Bought: How to Plan for an Acquisition

Get Your Startup Bought: How to Plan for an Acquisition

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.

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.