Startups

    • Startup Valuation: 7 Methods to Calculate Your Startup’s Value

      If you are trying to raise money for your innovative startup at some point investors will ask “What's your pre-money valuation?”. Now, you could just plug a number out of thin air and hope for the best. But savvy investors want to know they can expect a 10x return on their invested capital, so they will dig deeper and try to understand how you got to that startup valuation.

      Lawrence Tam/ Lawrence Tam- 25 readers -
    • 4 Reasons Every Marketer Should be Watching Product Hunt

      By Kiki Schirr, {grow} Contributing Columnist If you haven’t heard of Product Hunt, you’re missing out. Recently acquired by the startup-obsessed company AngelList, Product Hunt has seen an influx of energy and creativity since the merger. At its core, Product Hunt is a launch platform for new startups and a community of eager early adopters waiting to test out new products.

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  • Ten steps to successful SEO for startups

    … SEO can help a growing startup establish its presence and meet business goals. Here’s how to get started with search engine optimization and which areas to focus on. It’s a common challenge for early-stage and growing startups to find the resources and the time to focus on many different activities that can take their business to the next level…

    Search Engine Watchin SEO- 14 readers -
  • Brad Feld: Startup Founders Should Focus on Defining ‘Cultural Norms’

    …, 9 out of 10 startups will ultimately fail. But hope springs eternal in the prospective entrepreneur’s chest, and there’s always another idea that just might turn into a unicorn — if only the right combination of funding, timing, talent and market fit can come together. Brad Feld, a co-founder of both TechStars and the Foundry Group, has seen…

    David Hirschman/ Street Fight- 13 readers -
  • 5 Tips When Starting a Business With Almost No Money

    … You’ve come up with a business idea that you’ll think will fly and you’re excited. You’re prepared to take some risks like ditching your social life or quitting your current job. The only road bump that could threaten to burst your bubble is your bank balance. With little money in the kitty, getting a business off the ground may threaten your…

    Blogtrepreneur- 16 readers -
  • 3 Powerful Lessons for Novice Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

    … of success. Those definitions will always be just a little bit out of reach, or they’ll distract you from the opportunities that can really drive your career forward. If you run around chasing everyone else’s approval or definitions of success, you’ll find that you work twice as hard and barely make real progress on what really matters: Building…

    Growmapin Content- 19 readers -
  • If the Gym Fits, Reserve It — Startup Makes It Easy to Never Miss a Workout

    … How many times have you been stuck in traffic trying to get to the gym before the window closes and you need to be at work or home for dinner? I’m betting for many of you it’s a lot — certainly is for me. But suppose that gym on the other side of a sea of taillights was suddenly at the next off ramp? And, for that matter, the next ramp as well…

    Street Fight- 22 readers -
  • 5 Sales and Marketing Tips Any Startup Will Find Helpful

    … We all know that when it comes to sales and marketing, startups face a lot of limitations, particularly in respect to their budgets. In addition to budget constraints, there are the limitations of manpower and the lack of experience and qualified professionals to look after the marketing wing. Most startups invariably encounter these stumbling…

    Growmap- 25 readers -
  • So what is growth hacking, really?

    … close to product development. Ellis saw this as a talent gap. He had helped grow many popular startups, like Dropbox and Qualaroo, but had a hard time finding the right talent to support him. The tactics and strategies they use are simply to reach new customers efficiently, retain existing customers long-term, and build a product that markets…

    Amanda Disilvestro/ Search Engine Watchin Paid Search- 27 readers -
  • Why the Lean Startup Approach might be Wasting your Time

    … The lean startup approach has affected millions of entrepreneurs and their startups. Our startup, for one, also adapted it. Build, measure & learn. Drawn on Snapchat It’s how you get from the assumption, to building it out, to tracking/learning from the data. After all, the faster you test things, the faster you get to product-market fit…

    Dennis Seymour/ Den's Blog- 22 readers -
  • Startup Lessons: Stop Fearing the Wrong Things

    … and it seems to have paid off for the most part. The last thing I want is for the team to get distracted from what we set out to do. That leads me to the topic for this blog post. Let’s face it. Startups are paranoid. The worst part? They fear the wrong things. Stop Being Scared of the Wrong Things If you are running a startup or part of one, try…

    Dennis Seymour/ Den's Blog- 17 readers -
  • Facebook Sets Up Shop in Paris’ Station F Startup Campus

    … program were Mapstr, a great tool to bookmark your favorite places, and Chekk, a tool that helps you manage your digital identity and already has offices in France, Hong Kong and Australia. For anyone interested in learning more about Facebook’s Startup Garage at Station F and applying, you can find more information on our Campus page (where you can…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 26 readers -
  • Startup Focus: Less Fluff, More Focus on Business Impact

    … with our products as well. You will always have lots of things in your list that you could build, which you “think” would make many people happy. But is it really worth it? Are people really using them? More importantly, will it affect your main metric? Face It, You’re Doing Too Much In most cases, startups tend to lose focus on what brought…

    Dennis Seymour/ Den's Blog- 19 readers -
  • Startup Killers: The Users That You Don’t Want

    … Priorities You are a startup. Cash is tight, you have release cycles, new features being developed already, you already have a plan in place and you are solving something that’s already been proven with your MVP. When you are just getting started, a majority of startups will take every user they can get their hands on since that’s essentially the name…

    Dennis Seymour/ Den's Blog- 19 readers -
  • What We Read in 2016

    … Here’s what you missed while enduring the last 12 months… Fusion: A trend story about millennials, by The New York Times Selected by Joe Lazauskas, editor-in-chief Over the past year, I’ve read my fair share of depressing, thought-provoking essays about the state of media, politics, and tech, and the strange dystopia that we’re slowly careening…

    The Content Strategist- 43 readers -
  • Dealing with Launch Delay and Why You Need to Launch Quickly

    …. For a lot of startups, they practically can’t afford delays. Yeah, yeah, we don’t want to launch something half-assed, buggy or unfinished but would you rather get delayed over and over again? Are you sure you know what’s really causing the delays? Is the delay justified? What do you do to cope with delays? Here’s my take, from my own actual experiences…

    Dennis Seymour/ Den's Blog- 18 readers -
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