Archive for the ‘Strategy & Planning’ Category

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Pucker up. Timing can mean everything.

October 10, 2008

You’ve got a great idea.

You have made all the right moves.

You’ve invested all of your money into building an awesome prototype.

Potential clients love it! You even have a list of pre-sales and some great leads on manufacturing.

You have the perfect business plan and stellar financials that would withstand the stingiest venture capitalists.

Then along comes the economy and “poof” everything disappears.
VCs throw cold water on portfolio companies
“RIP: Good Times” from Sequioa
Angel investor Ron Conway to portfolio: Cut expenses now

On top of everything else, you have to have timing… P.S. This isn’t it.

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The Proper Categories for this Blog – Simple vs. Complete

July 11, 2007

If you had to boil every entrepreneurial topic and every entrepreneurial issue down to ten categories, what would they be? Could you reduce the list to five instead of ten? At what point does simplifying categories have a noticeably negative effect on clarity?

I would like to keep the comments on this blog focused on all topic entrepreneurial but I would also like to keep things simple and organized. I am going to begin by posting roughly 15 categories that should be broad enough to cover most things entrepreneurial. Over the next few months I will monitor the various postings on this site and use your feedback to shift and consolidate where appropriate. I would like to eventually narrow down the topic list to roughly ten and then find one contributing blogger that will be responsible for each specific category (although I would still like to see five or more contributing bloggers working in each category).

Take a minute to review the categories currently in place on this site and please send me your thoughts and suggestions on what should be added / removed / changed etc. Also, when you are posting your blogs, please try to limit the number of categories you choose for your postings to one or two.

Now…let’s get to work!