I have to approach this like a CEO. Do you stop making Product A because you are getting ready to launch an improved Product B? No. You ensure that Product B is going into the right market and has gained traction before pulling the rugs from underneath Product A.
The most legendary founders saw something others couldn’t.
By Nayia Moysidis (Founder, Writer’s Bloq)
Ever since I started a company, I’ve been living in a cocoon. My cocoon. It’s a safety layer that allows me to fully focus on my company, keeps me from the anxiety of everyone’s questions, and enables me to keep my sanity. It’s also a cop out.
Last weekend, I went out
Weathering long-distance moves, moving in with parents, long commutes, tight budgets, pregnancy…
By Elizabeth Yin (Co-Founder, LaunchBit)
Last night, I was at Google on a panel talking about women in entrepreneurship. Afterwards, I chatted with an attendee about the very early days of LaunchBit.
I mentioned that one point, I’d lived at my parents’ house to save money. This shocked her and she replied, “Oh…I could never do that.” And that was just the beginning of all the sacrifices that many people have made in order for LaunchBit to work.
There is so much that goes on behind the scenes of a startup – beyond actually running the core business.
Techniques for inviting ideas and innovation to your workplace.
By Sarah Wood (Co-Founder & COO, Unruly Media)
Within a busy startup environment it’s not always easy to give people the space they need to clear their heads. When there are so many immediate needs to be met – integrating new staff, delighting new clients and incorporating new product developments – it can be hard for staff get into a creative mindset.
At Unruly, we’ve developed several very simple, but extremely effective techniques that any startup can implement to help encourage creativity without slowing down productivity. So, how do we do it?
By Michal Tsur (Co-Founder & President, Kaltura) and Leah Belsky (VP of Strategy, Kaltura)
As the entrepreneurship frenzy in the US grows it seems that more and more people are walking around talking about their “startup.” Sometimes they refer to a full time venture-backed endeavor. And sometimes it’s just a project “on the side.”
What turns a group of people into a “startup”? Do we call a group of people a startup:
- When they have an idea and start to pursue it?
- When they make a commitment
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