Crowdfunding – Where are we going with this?

As reported in Dan Primack’s email newsletter Term Sheet this morning, Indiegogo has just closed a BIG Series B: “Indiegogo, a San Francisco-based crowdfunding platform, has raised $40 million in Series B funding.Institutional… Continue reading

Resources: How/Why Start-Ups Get Funded

“…..and we’re going to need to raise some money. Where should we go to find investors?” This question gets asked a lot. And unfortunately there is no one answer and there is no… Continue reading

4 Steps to Creating a “Blue Ocean” Strategy

Step 1: Outline the industry and get a good feel for it’s key attributes and the intensity of the competition. Porter’s 5 Forces model can be useful for this. Step 2: Consider the… Continue reading

Are You Creative?

A strong case can be made for the necessity of creativity in entrepreneurship. However, we often stop with the creative innovation associated with developing the product or service. What often gets left out… Continue reading

Don’t Sit on Your Couch to Create Your Business Plan.

If you’ve ever told someone you have an idea for a start-up, chances are you’ve heard the question, “Do you have a business plan?” And your answer should be yes. But don’t run… Continue reading

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