Starting up? Why your product isn’t actually your product. It’s the mechanics.

You have an idea you can’t shake. Now it’s time to take action – you need the product that you can actually get started with. This is one of the hardest parts of the startup journey – moving from something that is so perfect in your mind to something tangible in the real world. The … Continue reading Starting up? Why your product isn’t actually your product. It’s the mechanics.

the loneliest job title around: start-up founder

<p>Here’s the only thing you need to know about being a start-up founder: It’s the loneliest job out there.</p> <p>Even with the most incredible cofounder and a spouse that believes in you and friends that surround you.</p> <p>Each night you go to sleep not knowing how any number of things are going to be figured … Continue reading the loneliest job title around: start-up founder

we're beggars but we're also choosers

“Beggars can’t be choosers”. Everyone has heard this little nugget.
It’s supposed to be helpful advice to somehow suggest only when you’re in a position of abundance should you expect to have the luxury of choice.
But I don’t buy it.
It’s when you’re at your neediest that you have to be your choosiest. Because your choice will matter more.
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5 ways being a mother has made me a better entrepreneur

<p style=”text-align: left;”>If you asked me 10 years ago, heck even 5 years ago when the best time was to start a venture, I would have said pretty much anytime besides when you have young kids at home.  </p> <p style=”text-align: left;”>You see, I am the eldest daughter of a father whose true first child … Continue reading 5 ways being a mother has made me a better entrepreneur

since when was passionate enthusiasm a liability?

<p><em>&quot;So tell me, are you doing this because you're really passionate about the topic and want to change things personally, or do you think there is a big business in here?&quot;</em></p> <p>I've gotten versions of this comment in a number of conversations with potential investors lately.  The first time I encountered it, I stared across … Continue reading since when was passionate enthusiasm a liability?