Today’s startup world is focused on success. Lessons are drawn by studying the accomplishments of Silicon Valley titans. Pitch decks are crafted to mimic those of Google, Amazon and others. A recipe for success? Perhaps. Yet, I would argue that more can be learned from entrepreneurial miscues and, yes, even failures. My blogs here have that predisposition. Successes are still interesting . . . but failures can be fascinating.
Startups by their very nature defy convention. Yet, unconventional job postings giving the impression that every day is Halloween may be a step too far.read more
Poor accounting records are a very bad reflection on management. Consider cleaning up your accounting files and procedures before seeking outside funding.read more
How to improve social media? It’s a good question, the answer to which doesn’t involve asking US social media users to participate in a two day boycott.read more
Partnering with Amazon can be very rewarding . . . or it can be the opposite. Consider both the upsides and downsides before joining Amazon Seller Central.read more
Boston is a great place for startups. It has first world startup services and resources, coupled with third world roads and mass transit.read more
Is Brex it? For everyday startup expenses like travel and meals it just may be. Brex offers credit to new companies with no credit history.read more