Andreas Oberegger

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Start(up) After Answering These Three Questions on Risk

Entrepreneurs are risk-takers, sacrificing everything to change the world. Let me know if this sounds familiar: A father of four risks his house and …

Entrepreneurship

4 Steps To Your New Startup

Startups are typically the result of a solved problem or an unmet need fulfilled. If you’re interested in becoming an entrepreneur or starting a new …

How to invest your money wisely

In my experience it’s not so much a case of where to invest your money but where not to.<p>The first tip on my list: do you need an office? Operate from …

Small Business

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6 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started My Company

My company is approaching its tenth anniversary. This important milestone has prompted me to look back at my decade as an entrepreneur. Founding and …

Entrepreneurship

5 Startup Mistakes I’ll Never Make Again

Don’t partner up too fast, but do fire quickly. And “good enough” is usually not good enough.<p>Have you ever felt discouraged by the stat that 75% of startups fail?<p>I have.<p>Are you more interested in hearing about startup mistakes (versus success) so you can apply those lessons to your business?<p>Me, too.<p>…

The First Version of Your Start-Up Should Embarrass You | Inc.com

Once you've identified a real problem and done your research, start trying to solve it in the simplest way possible. Your first version should certainly embarrass you. "Minimum viable product" has become a startup cliché for good reason. Just build the simplest possible solution to a problem, and …

Startups

10 Business Plan Benefits You Might Be Forgetting

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too many people don't bother to write a business plan because they think it's too hard or unnecessary unless you’re looking for funding. That's a shame. These myths keep a lot of people from the benefits of planning.<p>If you're still …

The 5 Worst Pieces of Advice for Small Business Owners

When you’re starting a business, there’s no shortage of people eager to hand out advice. It seems that everyone, even someone you've just met, has an …

Secrets Successful Entrepreneurs Know That Struggling Entrepreneurs Don’t

In my 22 + years as an entrepreneur and working with successful entrepreneurs and successful business professionals, universally I’ve discovered that …

Entrepreneurship

15 Ways to Make Sure Your Startup Fails

Before you start learning how to succeed, let’s work on the <i>not failing</i> part first. Here’s how to make sure your startup fails:<p><b>HR</b><p>1. “Hire relatives. …

A Website Design Process

A Website Designed is a process explanation infographic, created by John Furness of Simple Square, highlights the phases of creating a website for a …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Running Your Business

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>This is going be a bullet FAQ on starting a business. No joke. If …

Why Entrepreneurs Must Harness the Power of Frequency

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of the young entrepreneurs I know are classic proof of the old adage that people tend to overestimate what they can do in a short period, and underestimate what they can do over a long period. They become frustrated when they are …

How to Turn Your Business Idea into a Business Model

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the advantages of being a business coach is the opportunity to work with a lot of different businesses and business concepts, seeing what works and what doesn't.<p>I've been involved in a lot of different, unique and unconventional …

The Anatomy of a Successful Responsive Website

Businesses must decide whether to build a native mobile apps or a responsive site for their digital presences. Should you invest in separate iOS and …

After $2.3 Billion Sale, Entrepreneur Shares the Secret to Growing His Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Billionaire pet-food entrepreneur Clay Mathile says to really grow your business, you've got to learn how to let go at some point. He learned that lesson the hard way.<p>Mathile, an Ohio farm boy turned business magnate, came on board to …

Why Bartending and Other Odd Jobs Can Help You Start a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You might have started your first company when you were 14 or you might have spent 25 years at a big corporation and are now considering whether you should startup. Deciding when to become an entrepreneur is different for every …

Seven dirty, gritty, real startup lessons that cost me $2 million

As CEO and founder of a company that makes an app that helps people apply to jobs from their mobile phones, I am happy to report that we’ve sucked a …

8 Websites To Submit Your Startup To For Free Publicity

Launching a startup isn’t easy. There are countless things to do and one of the biggest jobs is to try and get press coverage in a time when …

6 Best Marketing Tips for StartUps

When you seek to carve out a niche for your business, you’re going to have a wide range of successes and failures. However, there are some very …

Never Be a Customer's Doormat | Inc.com

If I've seen it once, I've seen it a hundred times: a small company selling to a huge company lets the large company treat them like dirt, and the small company puts up with it because they're afraid of "losing a big client."<p>I recently received an email that's a perfect example of this:<p><i>I have a</i> …

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