Tag: #startup

Make Your Job Doable

Very few people thoughtfully manage the scope of their job. I suggest you do. Reframe the criteria for success There’s no shortage of ways to view your job. At a minimum, there’s what you think […]

How Entrepreneurs Can Invest in Their Families

When we asked EO members to share how being a parent and an entrepreneur overlap for them, we heard from Joel Patterson, a member of EO Dallas and founder of The Vested Group. Joel shared his […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Great Sales Habits Start with the Psychological Principle You Probably Forgot

Are you familiar with the famed Psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus?  If you said no, you’re not alone. But you experience Ebbinghaus’ pivotal discovery every day without even realizing it. I’m talking, of course, about the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve.  […]