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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Developing Your Company's App | Inc.com

You don't want to be at the receiving end of a disaster stemming from a flawed mobile strategy--especially one that could have been averted had you known what works and what doesn't.<p>An alarming number of entrepreneurs still make the most fundamental mistakes while building a mobile-first startup. …

Business Strategy

Commercial real estate startup RealMassive expands to Dallas, Houston, San Francisco

RealMassive is launching its commercial real estate data service in a handful of lucrative new cities, the startup announced today.<p>The Austin, Texas-based startup provides an open platform for landlords, tenants, and others to contribute data about available commercial properties like offices, …

‘Two guys with no revenue’ learn a venture-capital lesson

<i>Each week, we seek expert advice to help a small or medium-sized business overcome a key issue.</i><p>In the retail loyalty game, the buy-10, get-one-free punch card has come and gone.<p>Businesses need a better alternative, so Max Bailey and Myron Gomes founded Ottawa-based Spoonity Inc., which provides …

Small Business

7 Insanely Productive Habits of Successful Young Entrepreneurs

Co-Founder of Empact<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship isn't for the faint at heart. Founders must forge their own path, gather resources and take on huge financial risks – all in the hopes of avoiding the fate that 80 to 90 percent of startups suffer: …

Entrepreneurship

How to Pitch Your Startup in 30 Seconds or Less | Inc.com

Pitching your business in any kind of setting is a crucial part of becoming a successful entrepreneur. But pitching in a competitive environment can be both higher-stakes and, if you prevail, higher-reward.<p>Just ask Toby Rush. Last year, the founder and CEO of Kansas City-based software company …

Wells Fargo

Want to Found a Billion-Dollar Company? You Don't Need to Start in Silicon Valley | Inc.com

As VC Aileen Lee pointed out in a much chattered about TechCrunch post earlier this year, building a company that reaches a billion-dollar valuation is rare, almost as rare as a unicorn sighting, in fact. Of the thousands upon thousands of fledgling businesses started in the U.S. each year since …

Silicon Valley

Steve Blank on the Business Model Canvas | Inc.com

Product/Market fit now has its own book. Alexander Osterwalder wrote it. Buy it.<p>The Lean Startup process builds new ventures more efficiently. It has three parts: a business model canvas to frame hypotheses, customer development to get out of the building to test those hypotheses and agile …

Product Management

Are You Afraid of the Dark? How to Start Your Start-Up and Leap Into the Unknown

During this time of year, we partake in the thrills of haunted hayrides and scary movies. But what’s even more chilling? Being on the perilous edge …

How to Get PR for Your Startup | Inc.com

Startup PR might seem daunting, yet if you are passionate about your service or product and you have a good support team, the stories are going to come. Whether you're working with a business on a shoestring budget, working as the sole worker of your own startup, or maximizing the value of venture …

Public Relations

Running a Startup: What Life Is Really Like in the Early Days | Inc.com

Being a serial entrepreneur is like most things--it's easier in some ways, yet more difficult in others.<p>When I start a new company and successfully get it funded, I sometimes get eye rolls from first-time entrepreneurs. What they are communicating is "of course you did--you have done it before." …

Startups

10 Cool Tech Companies To Work For In New York City

That's why Hired.com, which specializes in recruiting startup and tech talent, recently measured which New York-based companies are most intriguing to job seekers.<p>By looking at companies on its site with the highest number of interview requests and first-round interviews, it compiled a list of some …

Apps

What Angel Investors Are Actually Buying From Your Startup

Here’s a hint: It’s not your company.<p>How many times have you heard startups are hard and companies fail? You know the drill. Think about it: If angel investors were actually buying your company, they would be much more interested in its outcome. But they aren’t.<p>Sure, angel investors are taking a …

Startups

Why Not To Raise Capital For Your Business

Fifteen years ago during the Internet bubble, I sold my company and became an angel investor. I listened to many presentations from start-up entrepreneurs looking for capital for their company. At that time, I consistently heard them say: “I only need $1M to make this company work and do it right.” …

Startup Bubble? Savvy Angels Help Entrepreneurs Avoid Burning Cash

Some well-known investors – namely Benchmark partner Bill Gurley and Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Marc Andreessen – have recently sounded the alarm about a tech bubble. The fear is that huge valuations and quick cash burns by tech startups are out of control and will derail the startup market. …

The Five Marketing Must-Haves of an Online Startup

Startups are often strapped for cash, crunched for time, and slammed with responsibilities. This kind of lean and agile operations need a particular kind of marketing power.<p>Startups can’t do every marketing activity in the book. They certainly can’t spend all the money they want. But they still …