Paul Singh

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How to know when you're ready to start a business

First time entrepreneurs often think that they need investors to get started. The truth is that you need customers (and that most successful …

You don't need a Board of Advisors

If you sit through enough pitches, you’ll quickly notice that the majority of them will have advisors listed somewhere on their team slide. (Or …

Customers

How to gauge the state of your local tech community

I sign up for <i>a ton</i> of email newsletters.<p>Part of it is because I want to try keeping up with what’s happening in all the communities we’ve visited …

Sales emails: two changes that get 250% conversions

It’s super simple:<p><b>Keep it short, especially the first time you email someone.</b> No one enjoys walls of text. Ever.• <b><br>Always make the benefits clear within</b> …

Why Startups Die

When we first moved into the Airstream, we thought that safety and logistics would be incredibly hard to handle but that decent wifi and …

I started my travels to escape life. Along the way, I found it.

The first question people ask you about anything tells you almost everything you need to know about their mindset. This applies to entrepreneurship, …

Niche is the new big

Before the Internet was around, you had to aim for a huge market if you wanted to build a huge company. Today, things are different — and it’s …

Growth is the only common language between entrepreneurs and everyone else

One of the many other things I’ve learned over the past 18 months is that when you put entrepreneurs, investors and anyone else around a single table …

The bigger the city, the less it understands modern entrepreneurship

Maybe it’s because there are more employers and jobs available.<p>Maybe it’s because the traffic and sprawl make it harder to share ideas in …

Coworking spaces are awful but important

When you look at the business of coworking spaces, they’re pretty unappealing: they don’t employ many people, their members are often building …

It's not about influencers or lucky breaks, it's about the process

Sadly I think most of these cold emails are not even justified. <b>A lot of people seem to be reaching out to influencers, hoping for some lucky break,</b> …

Entrepreneurship

How to avoid screwing up your first meeting

There’s an important distinction between desperation and hustle: Desperation reeks of fear. Hustle smells like opportunity.<p>It’s hard to explain the …

Cold emails: one change that gets 200% better conversions

Everyone does cold emails wrong. Including you. The fix is super simple: <i>switch the order</i>.<p>Most people’s first email: “Can we get a cup of coffee?” OR …

Overcoming the odds: How to get into the best accelerators

Just as much as I think entrepreneurs should skip the local investors first, I think entrepreneurs should skip the local accelerators too.<p><b>Aim for the</b> …

Acknowledging the Struggle for Interestingness

If you want to get a second meeting with anyone, you need to be interesting. This especially applies to entrepreneurs.<p>I’m stealing this phrase from …

Entrepreneurship

No, Amazon HQ2 isn't coming to your city

<b>238.</b><p>That’s how many proposals Amazon received for their second headquarters. (And, as you already know, I hate all of this so much.)<p>In the next few …

Everything worth doing starts small

A surprisingly high number of people walk into office hours with us and immediately jump into the how much money they could make, the size of their …

Entrepreneurship