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.
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Inspiring Your Team
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Inspiring Your Team
If you can't find fun in your job, it may be time to begin your own business.
If you're professionally successful but personally unhappy, you are failing at life.
Quite the opposite of a move of desperation, a pivot can be an act of liberation, freeing your product or company from your own preconceptions.
Dream team startups are the work of a diligent entrepreneur who understands strengths and weaknesses.
Treat every customer like your best friend, rather than another burden.
Social ventures really need profit, not donations, to survive and prosper.
No product is so good that people will buy it without ever hearing about it or if they can't find it.
The challenge for these entrepreneurs is to know when to exit, and how to do it smoothly.
Every startup can benefit from the right incubator or accelerator, if they are realistic about their needs.
Intrapreneurship is a mindset that team members can apply for value in corporations, as well as startups.
The best startups are highly focused in the initial rollout, but can present an evolving strategy.
The best entrepreneurs don't succeed by dodging challenges, but because of how they handle them.
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