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Friendship And Business – Why You Should Keep Them Separate

Many businesses and specifically startups begin with friends getting together to work on a project. Can you mix friendship and business and succeed? If the business is successful, more often than not, it changes the dynamic of the friendship. The more money there is, the bigger the conflict. Facebook is one example where the success of a project resulted in great paydays for attorneys. If you and your friends are going to embark on a...

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Increase Conversion Rates On Your Website

If you have a website the ultimate goal is to get as much attention as is humanly possible. The attention you get will dictate how much revenue your site will generate through advertising or direct sales of your product or service. Getting attention however doesn’t translate to high or any conversion rate. Increasing your conversion rates takes a lot of trial and error, persistence and a website with great content, product and...

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Time Allocation While Bootstrapping A Startup
Aug08

Time Allocation While Bootstrapping A Startup

One of the most important assets you have when you are bootstrapping a startup is time. If you are not able to manage your time properly every project, deadline and appointment can be delayed. This can result in a domino effect where all of the to-do tasks keep compounding until they become unmanageable. The initial period of a startup is a time of many sacrifices and time is at the top of that list. Your personal time and obligations...

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Tips For Small Business Success – Don’t Let Giants Intimidate You

The analogy of David and Goliath has been used numerous times in Silicon Valley and in general regarding the tech industry. What these small companies have shown is, it is possible to achieve small business success as long as you have a product or service these giants are not providing or don’t have the vision to provide. Apple vs. IBM is a great example even though Apple is one of the giants right now, but don’t forget their...

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Funding Your Alternative Startup

Clichés become clichés because they are based in fact and one that applies to startups is “it takes money to make money.” Everyone knows this principle in business but the task of getting funding becomes more difficult if you have an alternative startup. Convincing everyone from your angel investors to banks will take more effort if your business is not in the mainstream. It takes a lot of persuasion and someone that’s willing...

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