I was delighted to catch Sometimes You Have to Scramble in my blog feed yesterday. That post on smallbizclub.com was written by pro football hall-of-gamer Fran Tarkenton, who was famous for scrambling as quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants, back in the 1970s. Who better to point out two essential truths about real-world [...]
Writing a Business Plan
Now that I’m nearly done with the accelerator experience, I’m not burnt-out—I’m more eager than ever to be successful. Here’s how accelerators keep you at the top of your game.
Here are the two keys to creating an ongoing process that works.
There comes a point in every business when the owner realizes they need advice and wonders, “Should I hire a consultant?”
This is my take on the startup accelerator experience, and why the accelerator I chose was a good fit for my company.
Despite learning about “lean startups” in business school and at panel discussions, I often wondered if the theories were just a gimmick—until it came time to build my own business.
As Cross realized, you can’t start a business by crossing your fingers and hoping it all works out. “Without direction, there is no way you’ll accomplish your goals. It’s as simple as that.”
This is my answer to a Quora question, What are good ways to turn a business idea into a business plan?: Think of a business plan as a collection of interconnected modules. There’s strategy, market, milestones, tasks, measurement, review schedule, projected sales, costs, expenses … some people like verbiage, some prefer just the core concrete [...]
Writer’s block? It turns out that starting and finishing your business plan is a whole lot easier than you thought.
Obtaining a loan certainly isn’t the most fun aspect of running your business, but it can be achieved with a little work and planning. Here’s how.