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Don’t Misunderstand Sweat Equity

Don’t misunderstand sweat equity. It’s a bucket term that means different things in different contexts. Fundamental sweat equity is beautiful, blisteringly clear, and real. Most other sweat equity is full of potential problems, misunderstandings, and disappointments.
Tim Berry
Tim Berry , Founder and Chairman , Palo Alto Software
13 Apr 2023

Founder Spotlight – Harnessing Technology to Ease the Stress of Airport Security with Flippit

Richard Cacciato & Natalie Yates are not only startup co-founders but have known each other since college, are married and have worked together for many years. Today, they are sharing their unique story in their own words about how they came up with their idea, researched and evaluated its viability and successfully launched their business. Their new company Flippit focuses on helping air travelers save their prohibited items rather than surrendering them at security checkpoints.
Richard Cacciato & Natalie Yates
Natalie Yates & Richard Cacciato , Co-founders , Flippit Corporation
5 Apr 2023

5 Things To Do Before Pitching Your Business To Investors

It is 2023, and the environment for funding has changed drastically in the last few years. What you do before you pitch is even more important than it has been in the past.
Tim Cooley
21 Mar 2023

10 Ways To Make Your Funding Pitch More Hard-Hitting

The average length of a funding pitch to angel investors is ten minutes. Even if you have booked an hour with a VC, you should plan to talk only for the first fifteen minutes. The biggest complaint I hear from fellow investors is that startup founders often talk way too long, and neglect to cover the most relevant points. Or they get sidetracked by a technical glitch due to poor preparation.
Martin Zwilling
Martin Zwilling , Founder and CEO , Startup Professionals
14 Mar 2023

Build Your Start Up Dream Team

Starting and building any business other than the very tiniest one-person shop is a complicated task. Thus, the majority of businesses that aspire to become high-growth companies of the future—are launched by a founding team of two, three, or more people. Combining the strengths, insights, experiences, talents, connections, and resources of a few people often gives a new business a greater chance of success than resting entirely on the shoulders of even a highly talented single individual. That said, there is a real difference between “founding a business” and “being part of the founding team.”
David S. Rose
6 Mar 2023
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