Build a Team

It takes a village to raise a startup or build a team. Most startups are built by a strong willed and determined (at least for a short while) entrepreneurs. Most startups fail. So what does this mean? Strong willed and determined founders are…failures? Maybe that is exactly what it means or maybe not. Founders can…

How to grow when you’re a nobody

I enjoy reading blogs touting advice on how to grow to 1,000 users in 10 minutes. It’s satire. It’s comical, because in reality, there is no 10-step or 30-minute advice that can help a new startup grow its userbase and sustain that growth. Instead of spending precious time reading these comedic pieces of literature, I’ve…

What’s a business card?

Someone handed me a small piece of thick cardboard and said, “Here’s my information.” I took a picture of the card then preceded to throw it away. That small piece of paper is what some call a “business card” and others refer to it as a waste of paper. Within certain industries, I believe we…

Rejection

She said, “No. Well, she actually said, “Try again.” And by “she” I’m referring to Facebook. I don’t normally personify web applications, but this is a special case. Many entrepreneurs often confuse their business with their offspring. So I am keeping with the status quo when I say that my child was dumped by Facebook.…

Day 5: Your idea is probably worthless

That idea you have will always be terrible…until you execute. I attended a business/entrepreneurship meeting today. The room was filled with young professionals across a multitude of industries. There was a small population of entrepreneurs, but most were working for a larger company. Many of the individuals had ideas to start something, but had never…