It is always a happy day when someone at the company is doing so well that we can give them more responsibility. We try to promote from within as much as we can, but you also have to realize that’s not always possible. You might require a skillset that doesn’t exist in your company currently.
Rory O’Driscoll chats about “Scaling Your Company: The Big Picture.”
Jeff Bussgang, entrepreneur, venture capitalist with Flybridge Capital Partners, and educator at Harvard Business School, offers advice on how to stand out to an investor, how to know when you need venture capital funding, and what to watch out for when negotiating your deal.
This month’s #MillennialTrep Twitter chat with the U.S. Small Business Administration on “Finding Your Community” was full of advice about how to break into the entrepreneurship ecosystem, whether that be in your state, city or right outside your door.
You’ve got an intellectual property strategy, and you’ve been following it diligently. Now you have to decide what to protect and how to protect it. Also, avoiding infringing the IP of others is a sound investment for your company. An IP dispute can be time-consuming, expensive, and distracting. It is something you want to avoid.
By understanding what social scientists have learned about human motivation, entrepreneurs can understand what moves people, and why it matters for their business.
Once a decision is made to found a company, one of the first and most important decisions concerns whether to “go solo” or to form a founding team. There are good reasons to form a team, but it is essential to address the question: with whom should I found?
Anita Newton teaches how to think through your marketing goals and how to create compelling, interesting content that will engage your audience.
The various forms of intellectual property are essential assets for your company. Learn about using selected forms of IP strategically in concert with your business plan.
Ian Sobieski, investor and managing director of the Band of Angels Venture Fund, highlights the benefits and specialties of angel investors, underlines the keys to finding and engaging an angel, and defines how to get the most out of your relationship with your investor after the deal is made.