Category: Startup

If you’ve seen the television show Shark Tank, you may have some idea of what an entrepreneur could look like.   Successful entrepreneurs are like “swimming with sharks.”  There’s something to learn from this idea of sharks –  the investing entrepreneurs have been thought of as predatory, conquering, and large in their target markets and business practices.  Successful. […]

trac·tion ˈtrakSH(ə)n/ – noun – the extent to which a product, idea, etc., gains popularity or acceptance. “analysts predicted that the technology would rapidly gain traction in the corporate market.” – Google So you’ve started the Lean canvas and you’re using Eric Ries’ Lean Startup as your bible.  You’ve talked to customers, validated, proven your assumptions and hypothesis […]

“Women shouldn’t be afraid to put themselves forward.” – Sarah Wood, Cofounder and COO of Unruly Media. What is it about being a woman that changes your investability within the Startup, Venture Capital, and Angel investor communities?  According to Mashable.com in their blog article, “The 10 Things You Didn’t Know about Women Owned Businesses,” “Despite […]

Every now and then, as I watch my online “news feeds” go by, I notice this trend of recycling “Entrepreneurship is hard” theme go by.  Titles range from “the 10 worst things about owning your own business” to “How to Weather the Storms of a Startup.”  We’ve read the statistics.  We manage the late nights. […]

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Einstein. Corporate America, Big Business Models and the like, would have us to believe that success is the most important element.  The bottom line, the customer acquisitions, the features and functions of our products… those must all be amazing. There can be […]