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Never Forget These Tips While Running a Startup

Photo by Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash Running a Startup. So, what’s fuelling this dynamic start-up scene? It is the sudden cultural shift that motivates an individual to think outside the box and take risks to capitalise on something that he or she believes in. The availability of resources and capital and backing by corporate giants like Google and […]

4 Proven Ways to Earn Higher Fees With Every Consulting Proposal

Photo by Pierre Châtel-Innocenti on Unsplash Let’s talk about how you can earn higher fees with every proposal that you put out.Here’s are 4 keys to higher fees with your consulting proposals. Now the problem when you go too low in your fees is that the buyer might say yes to them. Then you’ve won the project at lower […]

How to Start a Life Science Company

A guide for first-time entrepreneurs who want to start a life science company. Not all science can or should be commercialized. If you are a new entrepreneur, or a scientist thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, it isn’t always easy to work out whether research could be turned into a successful business. Source: How to Start a […]

For Startups, Free Is Stupid

Photo by William White on Unsplash 4 min read As a scaleup, you can offer free access to your products and services as a marketing technique. But as a startup, you need to know a.s.a.p. what people are willing to pay for. Source: For Startups, Free Is Stupid – The Startup – Medium

One Lesson Uber Teaches Us About Leadership and Vision

Uber has a bold vision for cities of the the future — but it was lost in its lack of leadership. Can the company regain its inspirational mission? Uber is a truly amazing and disruptive company. Though its valuation has fallen in the last few months due to a handful of highly visible and public controversies, the […]

3 Outdated Attitudes That Doom Good Products to Failure

Photo by Emily Morter on Unsplash Businesses are terrible at innovating. Sure, recruiters promise innovative jobs, companies claim to sell innovative products, and shareholders rave about innovation. But most of these promises are hollow. (And deep down, we all know it.) That spells trouble for anyone competing in a well-established market space. You can’t be a little bit different or a […]

3 Ways to Think Outside the Box More Often

Photo by Ali Yahya on Unsplash One of the most well-worn business clichés is “thinking outside the box.” It seems that everyone is obsessed with thinking outside the box. However, if the concept is well worn, why is the practice so uncommon in our companies today? The problem is many people aren’t clear about what the box is, […]

Incubators verse Accelerators — what’s the difference?

Photo by The Creative Exchange on Unsplash In this article I will highlight and explain two key differences between incubators and accelerators. The first difference has to do with what stage a startup is at: That is, incubators typically accept startups (i.e. founders) at the idea-stage, whereas accelerators only accept early-stage startups, i.e. startups who are beyond the […]

How to Pick the Right Startup to Join

5 min read Not all startups are created equal. Joining a great startup can be an inflection point in accelerating your career. Joining a bad startup can lead to burnout, frustration, and disenchantment. With so much on the line, how do you pick the right one? Source: How to Pick the Right Startup to Join […]

The piggyback problem

Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash The piggyback problem. I wanted to write about scooter startups this week, but, alas, I failed to care enough about them to muster any opinion at all. The problem is that they are pure piggyback startups, and pure piggyback startups are boring because they have no chance of being genuinely transformative. Source: […]

Four Tips For Building A Solid Company Culture

It’s never too late to create your company’s culture. Your company culture is your foundation. It is the bedrock from which your employees will thrive, your customers will engage, and your partners will benefit. It will help you survive the winds of change and face the challenges that come your way. When implemented purposefully, it […]

Everything You Thought About Teamwork Is Wrong. Here’s What to Do Instead

Photo by Tim Marshall on Unsplash In a startup, it’s common to call for all hands on deck. Non-technical staff jump in to stress test a new software build. Managers roll up their sleeves to set up and tear down for events. Software engineers carve out time to handle a sudden rush of customer support calls. As CEO of […]