When to Quit Your Job for a Startup

I’m often asked:  “How do I know when to quit my job and work on my startup full-time?” You dream of being an entrepreneur. A full-time commitment to the new opportunity matters. Ideas don’t count. Execution counts. And execution requires focused founders. If no one is working on the opportunity full-time, how will you make […]


How to Hire the Best Candidates for Your Startup (Not Just Those Who Fit the Job)

Hiring the right team is the number one concern of CEOs, according to the 2019 Conference Board Annual Survey. An article in the Harvard Business Review discusses how businesses have never done as much hiring as they do today. “They’ve never spent as much money doing it,” Peter Cappelli writes, “And they’ve never done a worse job of it.” […]


8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Launching Your Own Business

If you’re thinking of finally starting your own business, or maybe even a side hustle, congratulations! There has never been a better time to start a business. Access to global economies is easier than it’s ever been. Testing new ideas via online meetings or surveys has become the norm. Operating a business from home is […]


How to Test, or Validate, Your Business Idea

Testing, or validating, your new business idea significantly reduces the risk associated with starting a new business. It is THAT important! The testing process also helps you articulate your message so it resonates with potential customers, and helps avoid building a product/service that no one wants to buy. So … how do you test, or validate, your business idea? […]


How to Find the Right Co-Founder for Your Startup

You’re thinking of starting your own business. Do you go it alone or do you need a partner? How many people do you know that want to start a business with their best friend? Probably at least a few. Now, how many partnerships do you know that have blown up? Also, probably at least a […]


How to come up with a great business idea

The pandemic caused many awful things to occur, but one of the positive ones has been the incredible surge in new business startups. More businesses have been launched during the pandemic than at any time in the past decade. And many existing companies have been able to grow more rapidly than expected. Why do you […]


How to use Scenario Planning for your Startup

Entrepreneurship has evolved over the past 20 years and there is now a scientifically proven method that can assist you in ensuring your startup is a success. Called the Lean Startup Method, it is focussed on going to customers early and often, putting your idea out into the world, and letting customers help you shape […]


How to start a business with little or no money

So, you’ve got an idea and want to start a small business. Good for you! How are you going to find enough money to get it launched? The Small Business Association says starting a microbusiness costs about $3000 while the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation suggested that the number is around $30,000. If only 3% of […]


Can I Start a Business Without Knowing How to Code?

I don’t know how to code. Is my startup idea dead in the water? You have a background in law, or medicine or teaching (or anything else) and you have a great idea for a startup. You want to start a business. That’s awesome! You don’t know how to code…Not so awesome?? Actually, don’t go […]


10 Great Startup Ideas For 2021

Many people have always wanted to start their own business but have been too fearful. Most say they are scared of failure or they are unsure what to do first. The answer is to start slowly. Start by investigating, and validating, an idea. Or rather, a problem that needs to be solved. Becoming an entrepreneur can […]


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