Category: Start-Up

Four Startup Engineering Killers

Beware these engineering mistakes for your early stage software startup In 2016, I gave technical advice to a first-time entrepreneur building a seed-funded food delivery marketplace. In my view, every tech choice the company had […]

Making the Manager-to-Entrepreneur Switch? Learn to Delegate Like an Executive

If you’re a former manager founding his or her first company, I’ve got good news and bad news for you. The good news? You know more about startup leadership than most new entrepreneurs. The not-so-good […]

A Freelance Checklist: 10 Tools to Kickstart Your Operation

Making the decision to freelance is a big one. Whether its a side hustle or your full-time gig, freelancing requires some serious determination, entrepreneurial spirit and a whole lot more that you might not have initially […]

Ask A Founder: Startup Lessons Learned from Planitar’s Kevin Klages

Kevin Klages, Co-Founder and CEO of Planitar, raised a $500,000 seed round after four pitches to angel investors. We sat down with Kevin as he shared what his fundraising journey was like, the startup lessons he […]

Top tips and advice for startup founders

Here are some top dos and don’ts for startup founders, alongside some advice from successful entrepreneurs Founding a startup can be hard. From financing your endeavour to having a skeleton staff and navigating the legalities […]

The first 100 days of your startup: From registering a name to funding options

The first hundred days of a new venture should be the fun, exciting part, but there are some important decisions to be made, and mistakes to avoid. When launching a startup, the first hundred days […]

Having a Plan B for Funding Can Save Your Business (and Your Sanity)

Years ago as a startup founder, I found myself in a difficult situation. For the fourth time in six months, my educational startup Zulama  was struggling to make payroll. Each time we had been saved when a hard-won, last-minute […]

How Elise built a thriving business as a Digital Nomad

A journey from selling beard oils to helping clients make money on Amazon — all on road People are racking up unbelievable profits selling on Amazon. Elise did just that and then started helping others to do it […]

7 Societal Changes That Invite New Venture Innovation

If every entrepreneur could predict the future, starting the right new business would be easy. Since my experience and interests have been primarily with technology, I’ve been watching those trends for a long time, and […]

Why Misunderstanding Startup Metrics Can Cost You Your Business

There has been a lot of public debate over the past several weeks about whether it’s a good thing to be “gross margin positive” or not and commentary always reminds me that some people at […]