Posts tagged with ‘startup’

  • Three Tough Things to do to make your business last the ages

    Creating Enduring Businesses – The Top Three Tough Things To DO

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-Special-creating-enduring-business-Final.mp3To create an enduring business means creating one that will last. That is different than creating a startup and...

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  • Distilling an elevator pith is like polishing a diamond

    Polishing Your Business Narrative

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    Your business idea is like a diamond hauled from the dirt. You have to clean it off and polish...

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  • Money Hunt

    Balancing the Money Hunt

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-MoneyHuntBalance01.mp3Founders may need to go on the “money hunt” to raise capital. But they need to maintain control. Silicon...

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  • startup founder confidence

    Founder Confidence

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-FounderConfidence01.mp3Do founders of startups need confidence? Silicon Valley’s prototype founder tells you so and why. Guy Smith: Hello and...

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  • How to grow your startup wisely

    Startup Scaling

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    Anyone who has gone rock climbing knows that scaling a wall is hard, takes a long time, and if...

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  • Startup partners

    Finding Startup Partners

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-FindinfPartner01.mp3There are good partners, and the other kind. Pick your startup partner well and your odds of success skyrocket....

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  • How To Succeed

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-100-Ray-Rob-How-To-Succeed-With-Trying.mp3Despite the book and the movie of the same title, “How to succeed in business without really trying” is...

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  • Profit from experience

    Six Steps to Surviving Three Years

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    The odds of your startup being around three years from now are not good. Statics show that about nine...

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  • Five Plus Steps to Success

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    Leave it to engineers to reduce the formula for success to a mathematical equation. Ps = 1 - Pf...

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  • Selling

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-80-Selling.mp3Selling a new product in a crowded field. In this addition of Tough Things First, Ray Zinn gives advice...

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  • Picking Mentors

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-picking-mentors-Episode-65.mp3Every startup needs a mentor, or even a few. But who should you choose. The one your VC insists...

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  • Startup Work/Life Balance … It Can Be Done

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-47-Ray-Mitch-WorkLifeBalance01.mp3Life in startups can be crazy, but working 80 hours weeks is crazy too. Learn how not being an...

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  • Getting Started – finding a path for the new entrepreneur

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-37-Getting-Started-what-path-for-the-new-entrepreneur.mp3As an entrepreneur you want to get going … but sometimes it is hard to get started. You may...

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  • Exercise and the Entrepreneur

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-41-Ray-Rob-Exercise01.mp3Ray Zinn’s motto is “Do the Tough Things First.” For Ray, that has always meant getting up early and...

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  • Scaling and Asparagus

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    Startups are too often like asparagus. Asparagus is an odd food. It grows very quickly (which makes it a...

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