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Dealing with Mr. Big 

Dealing with Mr. Big ─ One of the reasons for startups failing is because they lose their focus. This can happen when a new market segment looks like the way to go, or a big company is willing to give them very big offer. The danger is a small startup company is not...

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Is It Really a Business?

Is It Really a Business? ─ Besides being an Angel investor I have worked with student entrepreneurs at local universities. I run across many situations, where there isn’t an understanding of the difference between a product to build a business and a product that is an...

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Acquisitions–Mergers

Acquisitions–Mergers –  Are you ready. One of my contacts asked if I could expand on my experience with mergers. There are numerous and articles on stating the majority of mergers failing. Even the big guys like Hewlett Packard, with all the resources, fail badly in...

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Rick Taking

Rick Taking – Dictionary Definition: “taking risk is facing some kind of peril, jeopardy, hazard, or exposure to chance of injury or loss.” In my experience an entrepreneur starting a new company faces risk at the highest level by entering a new venture and the...

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There Are Boards and There Are Boards

There Are Boards and There Are Boards I have encounter startups who set up a Board of Directors with relatives and friends, who may be initial investors. This can be a dangerous practice if it continues to various growth stages of the company, for lack of knowledge or...

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Planning─The Reality: What is it about Planning?

Planning─The Reality: What is it about Planning? Working with startup companies, I seldom come across an early entrepreneur who has a document plan. I try to introduce the ones I work with to start out with a canvas business model template. This than can be found on...

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