No competition in sight? That isn’t a guarantee there won’t be competition tomorrow. Here are 5 situations when the first-mover might have a true advantage.
Based on our years of experience working with entrepreneurs and startups. In most startups, the CEO also serves as chair of the board of directors. That responsibility includes managing board… Read more
Entrepreneur Mentoring Relationships Work There’s a certain rhythm to every effective mentor/mentoree relationship. At times, an entrepreneur and mentor may talk or meet every week. There are other phases when… Read more
The Importance of Good Role Descriptions Hiring your first employee is a major milestone for any startup. It means that the company has achieved a degree of market validation and… Read more
An engaged and connected board of directors is one of the best tools an entrepreneur has for building an outstanding company. But building the “right” board isn’t automatic—especially if you… Read more
We are always looking for recommendations of useful books, podcasts, websites, and the like from our portfolio companies. Steve White, founder and CEO of Clarivoy, said this about his experience… Read more
There’s no better way, in fact, there’s no other way, to validate your great idea for a new business than to talk with customers. If your goal is to create… Read more
There is no substitute for direct feedback from customers, especially when you are starting up a business. The following articles, worksheet, e-book, and product comparison will equip you to launch… Read more
TOOL: Book Recommendation – If You Build It, Will They Come?: Three Steps to Test and Validate Any Market Opportunity by Rob Adams
Adams outlines a simple and effective market validation and testing strategy that is proven, giving entrepreneurs and managers the ability to improve the prospect of product success dramatically.
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