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.

5 Ways Winning Startups Tackle Tough Growth Constraints
Growth Strategies

5 Ways Winning Startups Tackle Tough Growth Constraints

How to think outside the "organic growth" box with strategies like mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and alliance alternatives.
7 Shortcuts That Can Kill A Startup Business
Ready To Launch

7 Shortcuts That Can Kill A Startup Business

Good business practices lead to successful ventures.
How Entrepreneurs Can Capitalize On Their Alma Mater
Ready To Launch

How Entrepreneurs Can Capitalize On Their Alma Mater

Your university may have some surprising resources that can help your entrepreneurial endeavors.
9 Entrepreneur Habits That Lead to Long-Term Success
Radicals & Visionaries

9 Entrepreneur Habits That Lead to Long-Term Success

An angel investor identifies some of the traits he looks for in potential business leaders.
Are You Approaching Investors With No Business Plan and Fuzzy Profit Projections? Get Real.
Ready To Launch

Are You Approaching Investors With No Business Plan and Fuzzy Profit Projections? Get Real.

The odds of finding funding generally correlate highly to your odds of business success -- and your personal risk is even more critical than outside investor risk.
10 Tips for Finding the Best Career Fit In a Startup
Ready To Launch

10 Tips for Finding the Best Career Fit In a Startup

The burden is on the job seeker to find roles that will get their entrepreneurial career off the ground.
Leadership Is Learned From Experience, Mentoring and Failure
Leadership Skills

Leadership Is Learned From Experience, Mentoring and Failure

Follow these eight tips to move from entrepreneur to business leader.
The Number-One Rule of Business Is to Stay Business-Focused
Customer Experience

The Number-One Rule of Business Is to Stay Business-Focused

Implement these eight disciplines in order to attract customers, beat your competition and deliver a value proposition.
Innovation Inhibitors Include Dependency on New Infrastructure and Investor Risk Tolerance
Innovation

Innovation Inhibitors Include Dependency on New Infrastructure and Investor Risk Tolerance

Be aware that attempting innovation in certain times and places is extremely risky.
Too Many Bells and Whistles Will Not Sell a Product
Marketing Bootcamp

Too Many Bells and Whistles Will Not Sell a Product

Most customers and marketers can't remember or name more than a half-dozen key features of any solution.
Bootstrapping Is Much More Fun Than Investors
Ready To Launch

Bootstrapping Is Much More Fun Than Investors

Bootstrapping does require a full confidence in your own passion with no investors to lean on or blame. But isn't that why you signed up to be an entrepreneur in the first place?
8 Reasons Online Dating Sites Are a Business Dead End
Online Dating

8 Reasons Online Dating Sites Are a Business Dead End

Dating site customers are fickle, hard to please and will dump one site for another without explanation. Sort of like the worst person you've ever dated.
Good Chief Financial Officers Focus on Much More Than Finance
CFO

Good Chief Financial Officers Focus on Much More Than Finance

If your preferred career path includes running your own startup, it pays to pay attention to your CFO.
You'll Never Get New Customers If You Don't Target New Markets
Marketing Bootcamp

You'll Never Get New Customers If You Don't Target New Markets

Here are seven ways to broaden your business reach.
Don't Even Bother Looking for Funding If You've Not Yet Assembled the Right Team
Hiring

Don't Even Bother Looking for Funding If You've Not Yet Assembled the Right Team

There is no more important task than attracting and managing the right people to grow your business. Here's how to find them.