Posts Tagged “bootstrapped”

Why investors should invest in entrepreneurs more than companies

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Why investors should invest in entrepreneurs more than companies

If you read tech blogs and news sites like TechCrunch, Mashable, CNet, and the like, you most likely see new startups getting funded every day. Some of the ideas are great, some are….well, pointless. You wonder why the amazing idea that you built, whether it be a website, a mobile app, or product isn’t getting the funding…

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What tools to use to best collaborate with your team

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What tools to use to best collaborate with your team

Running a tech startup or any business is difficult as you may know. One of the most difficult parts of running it is collaborating with your team. Organizing your tasks into various departments can be a headache, especially when you are the founder and must manage it all. Thankfully, there are plenty of free tools…

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Why Running a Tech Startup is one of the Most Challenging Jobs Out There

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Why Running a Tech Startup is one of the Most Challenging Jobs Out There

As most of you know, I am currently running my fifth tech startup and just launched the beta site last month. To most people, my job seems glorious, fun, exciting, and full of perks. But the truth is, running my tech startup is the most difficult, challenging, and stressful job I’ve ever had, and here’s…

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FOHO: Fear of Helping out in the Philly tech scene

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FOHO: Fear of Helping out in the Philly tech scene

In Silicon Valley there is a popular term called FOMO (Fear of Missing out), meaning investors throw money at as many tech startups as they can because they’re afraid to miss the next Uber or Facebook. If only that were the case here in Philadelphia. Instead we have quite the opposite.  I am coining a…

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How Saxbys makes life better one cup of coffee at a time

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How Saxbys makes life better one cup of coffee at a time

The world runs on coffee among other things, yet not much has changed in the world of coffee besides a Caramel Macchiato or Soy Vanilla Latte.  CEO of Saxbys Coffee Nick Bayer has something to say about that.  “It’s hard to be great at providing a service that consumers come to you for.” Said Bayer….

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How to find out if your idea is worth pursuing

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How to find out if your idea is worth pursuing

So you have a new idea for an app, a product, or just a small business that will allow you the freedom to quit your job. It’s a very daunting and intimidating path that you are about to take, and most people don’t take the risk, they are too afraid. So how do you eliminate…

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The difference between a vertical market and pivoting your startup

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The difference between a vertical market and pivoting your startup

Running your startup over the course of a couple of years with your team is a very challenging thing to do without funding. The few that have succeeded are the success stories that you hear every day. A lot of these large companies at one point did something different, but realized it wasn’t working out. …

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The Failure of Success and How to Get There

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The Failure of Success and How to Get There

Most people see success as how much money people have, or the things they own. What about the wealthy people you see who are prisoners of their restaurant, or their business. Are they successful?  In my opinion, true success is defined by how much freedom you have, and how happy you are.  To get that…

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5 Reasons Why College Students Should Start a Company

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5 Reasons Why College Students Should Start a Company

#1 Because you’re young.  When you have time on your side, if it doesn’t go as planned, no big deal, you have the rest of your life to make things work out. #2 You’ll have support. You’ll have the support of your teachers, your friends, your family, and investors who specifically invest in college students such as the…

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Why Investors Should Stop Investing in Ideas

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Why Investors Should Stop Investing in Ideas

As the saying goes, ideas are a dime a dozen. The execution of the ideas are what matters. And who has been executing brilliant ideas throughout history? It’s being accomplished by entrepreneurs, experts in their field, historians, scientists, brilliant minds of our time. Nikola Tesla revolutionized various different things, but there are so many of his ideas that you…

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