Posts filed under: Startup Team

  • startup mentors
My Experience with Startup Mentors It’s now been almost 4 years since I moved to Orlando, Florida from the Northeast United States. When I first moved down to the area, I was a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed entrepreneur working on my first eCommerce business on the Amazon Marketplace. For the first year...
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  • startup outsourcing
How to Use Outsourcing for your Startup As you begin to build your startup and reach a point where systems and processes are in place, you will run into a period where you begin to run out of time in the day. You’ve built up the tasks within your business to...
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Introduction If you want to build your startup past the 1 year mark, you need to make sure that you correctly delegate startup roles and responsibilities between you and your cofounding team. Few are the people that can do it all alone and being organized in the first six months...
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Introduction When you decide to start a business, you have a tough decision to make…well, you have an endless amount of difficult decisions to make…but this one will directly impact the initial founding. Do you find a cofounder or do you start it on your own? In this column, we’ll...
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A Quick Review In my last column, I introduced the first step to turning your idea into an actionable business plan: understanding the four pillars of starting a business. The four pillars can be defined as such: People Product/Service Financials The Customer Market If you can answer all of the...
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In How Employers and Applicants Should Approach the Recruitment Funnel Part I, I introduced the concept of a recruitment funnel and provided a depiction of the six step process. I dove into the intricacies of the first three stages and how both employers and applicants can approach each to achieve their...
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Recruitment is Tough! Recruitment is a complex process of meeting individuals, understanding their skill set, taking a shot on their personality, and making a decision whether you believe they would fit within your company. As the individual going through the process, it is equally as nerve-racking remaining calm, boasting about...
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From an early age, John Mayer’s music has spoken to me and challenged me think about my life in a variety of different ways. The passion that he pours into his music inspired and motivated me to find similar passions that I could pour my all into. One of his live...
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Today, I pulled up a popular question from Quora that thousands of individuals are interested in learning about…”What do I ask the CEO of the startup that I am interviewing with?” From my experience as the CEO of Portlight, I’ve compiled a list of four main topics and 17 questions...
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The Chief Executive Officer For hundreds of years, there have been CEO’s at the helm of companies driving their value and leading the team that surrounded them. To this day, they have been come to be known as the “boss” or “the individual with all of the power.” While almost anyone...
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