David Cummings, entrepreneur extraordinaire, has written a wonderful article about long tail SEO vs blog search terms. Search engine optimization (SEO) has been a mainstay…
Not all startup ideas work. In fact, most don’t. One of the more difficult things to do is to quickly determine if an idea isn’t going to work and to kill it. Almost always, entrepreneurs wait too long to admit failure and give up. In my post mortem on a failed product, I share a number of mistakes that I made. Of course, I waited at least six months too long to shut down the product.
Most information on bootstrapping and self-funding a startup revolves around capitalizing the business by buying equity (e.g. you and a cofounder each put in $5,000 to start it). I know one entrepreneur that insists on loaning his business money instead of buying equity in it (after an initial nominal amount).
One of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs is finding their focus. Entrepreneurs, by their very nature, are full of ideas and energy, which works well to get things going, but can be a liability as the organization grows.
One of the more popular questions I get is “How do you write a blog post everyday?” I think the “why” question is more interesting, but the “how” comes up more often.