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Can School Make You a Better Entrepreneur?

I’m read by Antonio Neves’ post Can School Make You a Better Entrepreneur? on Entrepreneur.com yesterday. Antonio does a good job giving a balanced view of that very interesting  question, and he asks bonified smart person Chris Guillebeau too, which is always a good idea.  Chris gets the best quote in the piece: ‘You might as well […]

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Isn’t it Creepy to Walk Into a Startup with Fancy Offices?

Funded or not, ambitious or not, I just don’t see the sense of startups having fancy offices. In the old days, as a consultant to startups and investors both, I hated walking into an interview with a startup when it was a nice office, beautiful windows, carpets, and lots of space. In the middle days, […]

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What is the most important thing to have when you are just starting your company?

Entrepreneur.com asked What is the most important thing to have when you are just starting your company?  on LinkedIn and here are the results: While I really like the answer business plan – I’m a business planner – I don’t completely agree. If I weren’t biased down to my bones, I’d answer “something else” and clarify that what you […]

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Marketing Plans vs. Business Plans: What’s The Difference, and Why Do You Care?

What’s the difference between a marketing plan and a business plan? Doesn’t a business plan include a marketing plan? Why would anybody do one without the other? Good questions, and since I get them a lot, I decided to answer them here: A business plan covers the entire business, including overall strategy, financial plans, target […]

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3 Financial Statements and 3 Angel Investment questions

I’ve been busy elsewhere this week, but managed to post two things I’d like to make available to you on this blog, because this is my main blog: My monthly column on entrepreneur.com came out today, summarizing the three financial guestimates every business plan needs. That one gives you a quick summary of the income […]

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