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Posts By: Matthew Cleek
How to Build a Winning Team
How to Create a Strategy, Vision and Mission
How to Create an Advisory Board
How to Get Funding
How to Improve Your Company
How to Improve Your Pitch
How to Start Your Company
Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Spotlight
Startup Accelerator Spotlight
Startup Investor Spotlight
Business Startup Spotlight
Entrepreneur Events Spotlight
University Entrepreneurial Program Spotlight
Women Entrepreneurs Spotlight
Partner Salary Agreement – 4 Questions to Mitigate Partnership Failure
Many founders don’t consider this one until it’s too late. The excitement and adrenaline of getting started leads to a “kumbaya atmosphere” where all things are equal. This spills over into salaries. Sooner or later, the amount of time, effort and energy expended by the partners is no longer equal, but their salaries are. Tensions begin to rise.
4 Reasons to Consider Key Person Insurance
The reality of life when it comes to business partnerships, and what’s at stake if your key man is removed from the company.
Marathon Investments vs. Sprint Funding
Every scalable startup will require external funding. A great team with an amazing idea where there is a clear demand is still doomed without the finances to make it happen.
Words Matter – 3 Tips to Avoid Communication Problems
“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”– George Bernard Shaw
One Minute to Funding Failure – 5 Simple Steps To Avoid A Premature Shutdown
“We filter out half of these qualified interviewees in the first minute.”
Inspiration for Graduating Entrepreneurs Seeking Startup Funds
You can be a successful entrepreneur. You’ve just graduated and are ready to put all of that knowledge and energy to use. Admittedly, a great deal of your practical knowledge was picked up outside the classroom – like the time you broke into the Dean’s office with.. how long ago was that? Nevermind, the statute of limitations hasn’t passed.
Dream Team Retention Recipe – 10 Ingredients to Keep the Team Together and the Dream Alive
Why are your top performers starting to leave? Do NOT read this article if you are building a commodity based business. If, however, you are establishing a dynamic, visionary organization…
The #1 Criteria for Preparing Your Next Investor Pitch
Even the great ones can screw this one up, case-in-point: Apple, Inc. Consider this lesson when preparing for your next investor pitch.
How to Kill a Mockingbird!
How to kill a mockingbird? The best way to kill a mockingbird is to keep your sights set on the goals and dreams that drove you to create your startup. The fact that your company’s mockingbird exists at all is proof that you are onto something.