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Martin Zwilling

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.

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The New Rules of Lead Generation Resemble the Old Rules, Somewhat

The New Rules of Lead Generation Resemble the Old Rules, Somewhat

Along with availing yourself of the power of the web using search engines and social media, tap email, direct mail and trade shows -- not to mention cold calling. Peruse these seven strategies.
April 2, 2014 in Marketing
The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs

The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs

From environmental degradation to societal upheaval, our world is continually challenging businesses to innovate. Knowing how to overcome these obstacles will determine if you succeed or fail as an en
November 26, 2013 in Startup Basics
10 Reasons Not to Write a Business Plan

10 Reasons Not to Write a Business Plan

Writing a business plan isn't for everyone. Here are ten strategies you might be better off trying first.
November 6, 2013 in Your Business Plan
10 Qualities Every Leader of The Future Needs to Have

10 Qualities Every Leader of The Future Needs to Have

Aggressive, result-driven leaders have long been considered the best entrepreneurs. But collaboration and communication are proving to be far more valuable these days.
October 29, 2013 in Leadership
10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now

10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now

There's no such thing as a 'eureka' moment. Creativity isn't in your blood. Most great ideas aren't original. Here are 10 lies about creativity you've believe for too long.
October 25, 2013 in Business Ideas
10 Ways to Promote Yourself to Entrepreneurial Success

10 Ways to Promote Yourself to Entrepreneurial Success

It's not enough if you think you're special. Others should think you are too.
October 10, 2013 in Marketing Basics
Do You Have the Moxie to Be a Parallel Entrepreneur?

Do You Have the Moxie to Be a Parallel Entrepreneur?

Forget serial entrepreneurship, founders who start up more than one company at a time are all the rage these days. See if you're cut out for the multi-business hustle.
September 25, 2013 in Startup Basics
Why Entrepreneurs Must Harness the Power of Frequency

Why Entrepreneurs Must Harness the Power of Frequency

As the saying goes, "practice makes perfect." Here's a strong case for it.
August 15, 2013 in Productivity
8 Keys to Award Winning Startup Customer Service

8 Keys to Award Winning Startup Customer Service

It's a mistake to only consider customer service as an afterthought. Here are the keys to creating a world-class response system at your startup.
July 13, 2013 in Marketing Basics

10 Cash-Flow Surprises That Could Kill Your Startup

Even if your company is profitable, you could still run out of that oh-so-important business lifeblood: cash. Here are some common capital issues to avoid.
July 12, 2013 in Business Management

A Case for Exploring Alternative Capitalism Models

While not a love story, capitalism is certainly epic. Here's a look at what other forms have emerged in recent years.
June 9, 2013 in Business Ideas

Do We Really Need an Alternative Form of Capitalism?

While not a love story, capitalism is certainly epic.
May 23, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
9 Leadership Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

9 Leadership Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

The most successful leaders know what they're good at and exploit it to the reach their fullest potential. Here's how to identify and reveal your hidden potential.
May 19, 2013 in Business Management
Startup Survival 101: It's All About Relationships That Work

Startup Survival 101: It's All About Relationships That Work

In designing a healthy, efficient workplace, your employees have more power than you think.
April 20, 2013 in Startup Basics
How Much Traction Is Enough for Investors?

How Much Traction Is Enough for Investors?

Besides the famed "hockey stick" adoption rate, here are a few ideas for showing investors why they should pay attention to your startup.
March 5, 2013 in Venture and Angel Investors
What Type of Entrepreneur Are You?

What Type of Entrepreneur Are You?

When starting up, it helps to know your strengths. Here's how to parse them out.
February 10, 2013 in Starting a Business
Can Start-Up Incubators Really Help You?

Can Start-Up Incubators Really Help You?

The news is filled with success stories from incubator-backed startups, but can these programs really help your startup? We weigh the positives and consider the negatives.
December 28, 2012 in Startup Basics
Conscious Capitalism: The End of Business as Usual?

Conscious Capitalism: The End of Business as Usual?

For young entrepreneurs angling to make a difference, conscious capitalism may be for you. Here, we take a look at the concept and consider how to get started.
November 27, 2012 in Business Ideas

Fearless and Fulfilled: 7 Steps to Finding Business Success and Happiness

Success and fulfillment shouldn't be mutually exclusive. Here's how to set yourself up for both from the start.
October 25, 2012 in Managing Employees
10 Top Reasons Why First-Time Entrepreneurs Fail

10 Top Reasons Why First-Time Entrepreneurs Fail

You never want to make the same mistake twice, but isn't success sweeter when you don't make any? Here are some reasons why businesses fail and tips for how to avoid it.
September 14, 2012 in Startup Basics
7 Paybacks an Alma Mater Can Offer Young Entrepreneurs

7 Paybacks an Alma Mater Can Offer Young Entrepreneurs

Think university resources are only for students? Here are some ideas for how to best utilize your old school -- even when you're no longer on campus.
August 27, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
3 Tips for Overcoming Your First Failure

3 Tips for Overcoming Your First Failure

Many business owners fail. It's what you do with those lessons learned that counts.
June 21, 2012 in Leadership

5 Recession-Era Recovery Strategies for Young Entrepreneurs

The recession may be over, but the lessons learned from that dark period will be hard to forget.
May 1, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
A Good Mentor Will Tell It Like It Is

A Good Mentor Will Tell It Like It Is

For many new businesses, finding the right advisor can make all the difference. Here are five qualities to seek in an ideal mentor.
April 6, 2012 in Startup Basics

Successful Startups Often Come With a High Price

Most entrepreneurs expect to face the "normal" challenges of starting a business, which include finding the right opportunity, building and executing a winning plan, and financing their
January 13, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

Five Smart Exit Strategies

When you're ready to hand over the reigns, here are your options.
January 11, 2011 in Selling Your Biz

How to Get Funding From Friends and Family

If your loved ones believe in you, investors probably will, too.
December 1, 2010 in Loans from Friends and Family
Wear Your Startup Failure as a Badge of Courage

Wear Your Startup Failure as a Badge of Courage

Real entrepreneurs know that failure can be a milestone on the road to success, as long as they learn from the mistakes.
October 28, 2010 in Startup Basics

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