Tag: entrepreneurship

Competing without a Marketing Budget: When All You Have is a Product

This is a story about the power of a good landing page, PR efforts, and marketing strategy. The refreshing twist here is that instead of explaining how I did all of these things amazingly well, I’ll walk through how my...

/ May 17, 2019

Startups Weekly: US companies raised $30B in Q1 2019

Let’s start this week’s newsletter with some data. Nationally, startups pulled in $30.8 billion in the first quarter of 2019, up 22 percent year-on-year, according to Crunchbase’s latest deal round-up. A closer look at the numbers shows a big drop...

/ April 6, 2019

This Is The Single Most Costly Mistake Engineers Make?—?And How To Fix It

Engineers are known for wanting to do things the hard way. We prefer building things from scratch, even if 90% of the technology we need already exists. We like pushing boundaries. And we’re drawn instinctively to complexity. It’s like we...

/ December 24, 2018

Stop measuring R&D planning VS execution. Start measuring team velocity

Most of you know me as a product person, but in the past year-and-a-half, I’ve been leading our R&D team @Bizzabo. Since taking the lead, I’ve searched for the best way to measure R&D team performance in a way that...

/ November 14, 2018

Are Startups Really Innovative?

Innovation. Disruption. Startups. These words have been thrown around so much lately and with such different meanings that they’ve become useless. That’s unfortunate, since budding entrepreneurs need to cut through the hype in order to build sustainable small businesses. Startups...

/ November 5, 2018

Seven Ways to Become a More Successful Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is one of the most incredible courses you can take in life. You have the rare chance of nurturing ideas and dreams to the point where they become fruitful and desirable. While others may shy away from the uncertainties...

/ October 28, 2018

How to Market Effectively

Desire is essentially borrowed desire. – René Girard in “The Scapegoat: The Ideas of René Girard” (CBC) Conventional wisdom tells you to ‘know your customer’. This is necessary, but not sufficient. You must also know who your customer wants to be. Effective...

/ October 26, 2018

Startup Sales — How to Convert your First Leads to Customers

Getting a potential customer interested in learning more about your product is hard enough, but unfortunately early interest from a lead is a long way from a sale. Here’s how to take the process further and convert your first leads...

/ September 7, 2018

How to figure out the best pricing for your SaaS

You just finished building your MVP. Now you’re looking to launch and start getting paying customers. The problem is, you have no idea how you should be pricing your product. You are probably asking yourself: “Do I create multiple tiers?”...

/ August 30, 2018

Startup: Dream Discuss & Dissolve !

Startup has been the most discussed, most inspiring, most criticized still most revered phenomenon globally. For me the startup journey is An emotion in motion which goes through many painful experiences to make or break you as a human being. It...

/ August 28, 2018

Never Send a Business Model Canvas to Your Investors

A canvas is a tool mainly intended for entrepreneurs to learn and articulate changes to their business model proposition. However, the process carries a risky element in it: exactly the canvas itself, the current snapshot of building blocks suggesting potential...

/ August 23, 2018

Forget the Business Plan, Just Go “All In”

There are a great many entrepreneurs who sit around all day brainstorming the perfect idea. First of all, no great business comes from a long day of sitting at your desk wondering what will work. Great businesses are the product...

/ August 23, 2018

Why do startups fail? A postmortem of 256 failed startups.

Product Market Fit Finding a potential market for a new, exciting product is still a big puzzle for all startups. No wonder, 42% startups have to wind down failing to create demand for their product. Across all the years (from 2014...

/ August 21, 2018

Real World Signs that your Side Project won’t make it

By taking a critical look at my newest side project CatchIt.io, you can see numerous signs that the product won’t last very long and it’s best to focus on something else. How CatchIt.io came to life 2 weeks ago I launched...

/ August 14, 2018