Blog: Accountability – From the Beginning

Blog: Accountability – From the Beginning Many startups are highly dependent of the development of the product. With limited cash up front and credibility at risk, it is highly important that schedules be met.  Revenue commitments can only be if there a service or...

Blog: Not All Investments Win

Blog: Not All Investments Win The Path to Failure During the past, when I sat with Angel organizations, I've questioned the investors to find out what was the nature of their investments (failures) that did not return what they hope for themselves, and cause the...

Blog: Finance Not Just For Bean Counters

Blog: Finance Not Just For Bean Counters By Dick Dadamo  This is my favorite title for my finance seminars for entrepreneurs. Numerous articles show the biggest reason for startups to fail is because of poor cash management. No doubt the very first thing needed for...

Blog: Motivation—Through the Back Door

Blog: Motivation—Through the Back Door The staff of a startup company is expected to work long hours, perform various functions as expected, work in an environment where the stress level is high and they may work for zero compensation for several months or years. In...

Blog: Finance Myths

Finance Planning - Beware Blog – Finance Myths There are several finance myths that can mislead a company and in particular a startup. For instance – “I can get a bank line whenever I need it” – WRONG. Banks are not in the equity business and offer loans if there is a...