Photo: Techpoint Indiana taken at a recent VC Speed Dating event. That’s WorkHere cofounder Rick Wehrle and I pitching. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment when you get a chance to pitch a VC. Don’t. Slow down and ask these two questions: What does your fund invest in? Listen. Listen for NOT […]
When people challenge your business or product, don’t rush to assume that their questions are criticizing or judging you. A lot of time, questions are inconvenient because you aren’t prepared to answer it. “How are you going to deal with the competition?” doesn’t mean “Your product can’t compete.” “Your target market seems small” doesn’t mean you […]
Coming up with a solid mission statement isn’t easy. Here’s how to do a great mission statement in 10 minutes so you can get back to being productive.
When it comes to product design there is one thing you can do to cripple your product in the marketplace, destroy your brand, anger your favorite customers and even incite riots of angry ex-customers: Add the Suck Feature. Suck Features are very hard to define, especially prior to a product hitting the market, but you […]
Believe it or not, staying in business is monumentally hard to do. If it were easy, 95% of small businesses would still be in business five years later. Oh, and your start up, even with $23 Million in funding is still a small business.