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.

Grants May Be Free, But They Do Come at a Price
Finance

Grants May Be Free, But They Do Come at a Price

Here are four things entrepreneurs should know about this type of funding, along with some best practices.
Don't Screw Up a Meeting By Making One of These 7 Mistakes
Meetings

Don't Screw Up a Meeting By Making One of These 7 Mistakes

Advance homework and preparation is key to every good first impression.
8 Best Practices to Seek Funding From Friends, Family and Fools
Finance

8 Best Practices to Seek Funding From Friends, Family and Fools

If the people closest to you won't support you, why should investors?
These 8 Groups of People Will Never Start a Business
Starting a Business

These 8 Groups of People Will Never Start a Business

Maybe you fall into one of these categories, so do everything you can to move beyond and become an entrepreneur.
8 Ways to Maximize the Value of Your Startup Stock
Starting a Business

8 Ways to Maximize the Value of Your Startup Stock

Every entrepreneur needs to understand the following basics, to be addressed at a company's formation.
Want to Be Happy? Pick a Startup Model to Match Your Motivation.
Motivation

Want to Be Happy? Pick a Startup Model to Match Your Motivation.

Picking the wrong one can be just as disastrous as being stuck in a cubicle at work.
6 Practical Steps to Learning How to Build a Startup
Starting a Business

6 Practical Steps to Learning How to Build a Startup

Starting a new and innovative business is not a highly structured process, and finding time for structured learning is unlikely.
5 Ways to Be the Leader Employees Rally Behind
Leadership

5 Ways to Be the Leader Employees Rally Behind

You can save yourself and your team time while being open, honest and respectful.
6 Keys to Proving a Viable Startup Business Model
Startup Basics

6 Keys to Proving a Viable Startup Business Model

What should an entrepreneur do to convince themselves, as well as potential investors, that their business will work?
Realistic Strategies for Seeking Investor Funding for Research and Development
Investors

Realistic Strategies for Seeking Investor Funding for Research and Development

If you're developing new and unproven technology, keep these six stages in mind as you seek financial backing.
Co-founders

10 Steps to Finding the Right Co-Founder

Two heads are always better than one in a startup. The challenge is how to find that elusive perfect-fit partner.
Is Your Advisor a Critic Posing as a Mentor?
Mentors

Is Your Advisor a Critic Posing as a Mentor?

If all of a person's advice focuses on your past mistakes, they can undermine your confidence.
7 Critical Questions to Contemplate Before You Become an Entrepreneur
Starting a Business

7 Critical Questions to Contemplate Before You Become an Entrepreneur

Before you quit your day job, tax all your friends and investors for money, or max out your credit cards, take this quiz.
8 Questions That Will Help Set the Right Expectations With Investors
Investors

8 Questions That Will Help Set the Right Expectations With Investors

You need to seek an amount that is just right, based on your real needs, and consistent with the capabilities and interests of the investors you are addressing.
5 Questions to Ask About Your Financial Model to Add Real Value To Your Startup
Finance

5 Questions to Ask About Your Financial Model to Add Real Value To Your Startup

For maximum value with the least effort, focus on only the "what ifs" that are the highest priority in your mind for your own startup.