Beyond Startup: The Lean Canvas for Business Development

Lean is Business Development. Most people are familiar with Lean because of Toyota Manufacturing; this concept of eliminating waste, increasing efficiency and improving profits was revolutionary in the business world.  Move forward in time and Eric Ries made popular the principles of Lean by applying them to starting a business.  This idea around the high failure […]

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Entrepreneurs: Are you a Shark when it comes to Business?

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. […]

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5 Considerations for CEOs when Creating Your Startup Culture

As we’ve begun to add team members to the party here at Leantime, I find that we’re stopping to talk more and more about our startup culture. We’re deciding what Leantime looks like on the inside.  New team members can make or break your current culture and change the way the team relates.  We’re in the […]

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Goal: Changing the Culture around Women Founders

“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 […]

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Startups: Not For the Faint of Heart

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. […]

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When is Failure An Option?

“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 […]

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Seattle Start Up Week 2015 Day 1 – Healthcare Industry

We love Seattle.  We love Startups.  So imagine our excitement when we found out about Seattle Start Up Week.  We’ve been to Startup Weekend events and those are a blast… but a full week of events?  Even more amazing.  The hardest part of this week has been picking which events to go to. Day 1 was […]

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