Martin Zwilling

Martin Zwilling

Veteran startup mentor, executive, blogger, author, tech professional, and Angel investor.

Martin Zwilling is the founder and CEO of Startup Professionals, a company that provides products and services to startup founders and small business owners. The author of Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur? and Attracting an Angel, he writes a daily blog for entrepreneurs and dispenses advice on the subject of startups.

The 7 Attributes of People Who Get Things Done
Productivity

The 7 Attributes of People Who Get Things Done

As a leader, you want these go-getters on your team. As an employee, you should aspire to be like them.
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Early Adopters Are Great, But They Aren't Most Customers
Early Adopters

Early Adopters Are Great, But They Aren't Most Customers

This segment of the customer base is important for many reasons, but listening to them too much can lead to a slow death for your product.
Drop Out Like Zuckerberg? No. Learn to Be an Entrepreneur in School.
Education

Drop Out Like Zuckerberg? No. Learn to Be an Entrepreneur in School.

Here are eight ways to get a head start on your future competition while working your way to a degree.
Investors Consider These 7 Elements to Be High Risk
Investors

Investors Consider These 7 Elements to Be High Risk

If you're seeking money for your startup, you should be prepared to address potential issues that may face your business.
Baby Boomers, Who Are More Successful as Entrepreneurs, Are Great Startup Assets
Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers, Who Are More Successful as Entrepreneurs, Are Great Startup Assets

The generation born between 1945 and 1964 could give a startup some needed expertise and credibility. Here are five roles they can easily fit into.
7 Musts to Make Part-Time Entrepreneurship Work for You
Starting a Business

7 Musts to Make Part-Time Entrepreneurship Work for You

If you feel more comfortable keeping your day job while pursuing your business dream, follow these tips.
The 10 Most Reliable Ways to Fund a Startup
Finance

The 10 Most Reliable Ways to Fund a Startup

Every funding decision is a complex tradeoff between near-term and longer-term costs and paybacks, as well as overall ownership and control.
How to Make Your Cash and the Investor's Patience Last Until You're Profitable
Cash Flow

How to Make Your Cash and the Investor's Patience Last Until You're Profitable

Ask investors for more than you think you need, because you're probably optimistic, and spend slower than you planned, because you're a realist.
Best Idea Ever, or Forget It? 7 Ways to Reality Check a Startup Concept.
Starting a Business

Best Idea Ever, or Forget It? 7 Ways to Reality Check a Startup Concept.

How does any entrepreneur know what ventures to pursue, and which ones are best left behind?
Investors and Customers Aren't So Impressed By Shiny New Tech
Investors

Investors and Customers Aren't So Impressed By Shiny New Tech

Unless your product is truly disruptive or you have bags of cash, don't bother bringing it to market. Instead, solve a real-world problem.
Pointing Out Flaws in Competitors Won't Win You Points With Investors
Competition

Pointing Out Flaws in Competitors Won't Win You Points With Investors

When you're making your pitch, you should showcase your expert knowledge of the market and your rivals from a position of strength.
7 Key Attributes to Look for in a Balanced Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur Mindset

7 Key Attributes to Look for in a Balanced Entrepreneur

Starting a business requires a mentality that enjoys a mix of activities that include leadership, decision-making and problem solving.
Tech Entrepreneurs Should Remember Investors Don't Speak Their Language
Investors

Tech Entrepreneurs Should Remember Investors Don't Speak Their Language

It's your responsibility to translate your message into values and priorities that the intended receiver can readily relate to.
Investors Will Show Love to Entrepreneurs Who Do Their Homework
Market Research

Investors Will Show Love to Entrepreneurs Who Do Their Homework

Before you ask anyone for money, do research into your market segment with these six free to inexpensive resources.
Coax the Right Tech Nerd to Partner With at Your Startup
Partnerships

Coax the Right Tech Nerd to Partner With at Your Startup

If you have business savvy but lack technical skills, bring in a technologist to strengthen your leadership.