Martin Zwilling

Martin Zwilling

Guest Writer / 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.

More From Martin Zwilling

Company Culture

10 Ways to Build a Winning Culture

If an entrepreneur can't build a culture of excitement and commitment at a startup, the chances of long-term success are negligible.
Startup Basics

8 Myths Technologists Believe That Sink Businesses

Rarely do inventors and product creators possess the business skills necessary to launch a successful startup. That's why they need an effective parter.
Startup Basics

8 Practices to Promote Urgency Within Your Startup

Customers and opportunities don't wait. If your startup culture doesn't include a sense of urgency, your probabilities of long-term success are miniscule.
Investors

8 Types of Investors That Entrepreneurs Need to Avoid

Don't assume that all investors are the same, just because their money is always the same color.
Startup Basics

7 Guidelines for Entrepreneurs to Do the Right Thing, Whatever That Means

Is the right thing from a customer perspective, the societal impact, maximizing business returns or personal benefit?
Project Grow

7 Seed-Stage Funding Sources That Might Finance Your Startup

Have you looked into these? Be sure you do. One of them could make your dream come true.
Startup Basics

Planning Is How You Survive These 5 Common Startup Killers

Startups are launched with boundless optimism but only succeed through unsentimental realism.
Starting a Business

10 Business Elements Required to Rise Above the Crowd

What's your specific market segment? What's your sustainable competitive advantage? These are essential questions to ask.
Starting a Business

10 Key Questions to Determine Whether Your Dream Is a Business

There is no magic formula for building a good business, but there are some common elements.
Raising Capital

7 Investor Term-Sheet Demands Startups Don't Have to Fear

As a founder, you need not view your investor contract as either a mystery or a a yoke around your neck.
Project Grow

7 Reasons Smart Startups Establish 'Coopetition'

As long as the focus remains on the customer, your business can grow if you play it smart with the competition.
Ask Entrepreneur

7 Ways to Work Fewer Hours But Get More Business Traction

In a startup, or any business with limited resources, the last thing you need is people who put in lots of time and effort, but never seem to move the ball.
Starting a Business

The 8 Key Rules of Starting the Business of Your Dreams on a Shoestring Budget

The bad news is that many are already doing it, with competition growing, so the longer you wait, the less chance you have of getting there first.
Remote Workers

8 Keys to Leading a Dispersed Team to Maximum Productivity

Virtual teams remain a productivity nightmare for many companies, but having the right people and leaders in place can make it a dream.
Investors

8 Secrets to Credible Startup Financial Projections

Investors can't really evaluate any new business, but they can assess the logic behind your numbers, and compare that logic to their experience and rational business norms.
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