Entrepreneur, business advisor and online-marketing professional.
Murray Newlands is an entrepreneur, business advisor and online-marketing professional. In 2013 Murray founded TheMail.com
. He is the U.S. correspondent for YourStory.com.
Getting noticed on the Internet starts with good content. Knowing how to leverage it is the real key to success.
Step one to getting people to pay attention to your business is getting the press to pay attention. That can be a challenge.
Don't ignore that little voice chattering in your head but don't mistake it for clear thinking, either.
Marketing is a cacophony but a few voices are consistently heard clearly. Listen to those and learn.
Caution and a deep appreciation for all you don't know are, surprisingly, key elements of success in the go-go, big-ego world of investing.
Nobody can know everything, but as an entrepreneur, you need to know the basics.
Your startup's online presence has huge implications for winning funding and making sales. Listen to those who've learned the hard way.
There is only so much an investor can due to reduce risk, so be sure to do all of it.
Startups have an intoxication allure for investors but expect to get rich slowly, if at all.
Investors seek companies that run smoothly and have solid prospects, which is just the company you're trying to build.
Startups that thrive manage to eke out the first profits that convince investors to put in the money that grows the company.
It's hard to pick winning investments but there are often clear signs of a losing investment.
Entrepreneurs need to scrutinize potential investors as closely as investors study the potential investment.
Your absolute faith in your idea is not shared by investors but, if you see things as they do, you can persuade them.