Startup Founders: Don't be Afraid of an Old-Fashioned Loan to Fund Your Business
Over the last few years, the idea of taking on debt versus raising equity capital was anathema to most founders, given how freely venture capital flowed. But debt is a viable and safe alternative to VC funding. Here's why.
In a World of Insane Valuations and Mega-Fundraising, Does Bootstrapping Still Matter?
Though venture capital-fueled unicorn companies make great headlines, there are key advantages for startups that go without external seed money.
How to Apply Lean Principles to Your Startup's Productivity and Time Management
Focusing on one thing at a time is a very good start.
5 Reasons Not to Follow the Lean Startup Process for Your Next Idea
It's a shortcut that can take you to a dead end.
Keeping It Simple Is Smart When Setting Your Business Goals
A clear understanding of what everyone should focus on is critical to the success of your organization.
Your First Year in Business Is Mostly About Surviving
Stress, self doubt and temptation -- and the odd gamboling deer -- will leap into your path as your business hurtles down the road during those first 12 months. Here's how to keep your hands on the wheel.
Staying in Your Lane: Why Startups Must Stay Focused
Your company can't solve every problem for every consumer. Make intentional decisions about which opportunities you'll pursue.
Which Type of Entrepreneur Are You: Bedrock or High-Risk?
There are two fundamentally different kinds of entrepreneurs. It doesn't matter which you are, so long as you know which you are.
4 Ways To Pivot When You're a Lean Startup
When their first business model wasn't delivering, Kyle Torrington and Andrew Taylor chose to find a different solution to achieve the same goal. Here's how they did it, and why they've seen 50% month-on-month growth ever since.
Why This Company Didn't Invest in an Overpaid Sales Team or a Fancy HQ
Focus on your product if you really want your business to succeed.
4 Tips to Growing a Multimillion-Dollar Business With Zero Debt and No Investors
Attracting valuable clients requires that you invest in revenue drivers, existing clients -- and yourself
I Started My Business on a Spreadsheet -- Here's Why All Bootstrapped Companies Need to Start Lean
Start small, prove out the real business need, concentrate on learning how to sell or convert and then retain customers, and you're setting yourself up for bootstrapped business success.
5 Reasons to Keep a Startup Mindset for the Long Haul
Working lean in startup mode should not end when your business has moved to the next stage in its lifecycle.
How Wonder Woman Is Inspiring Business Leaders Worldwide
Entrepreneurs can relate to the many struggles Wonder Woman has achieving her destiny.
You're Not Crazy: Trading Your Six-Figure Job for Entrepreneurial Freedom Is the Right Move
You're the only one who should determine how much your time is worth. These tips can help you enter the startup world with eyes wide open.