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Book Review – Venture Deals, by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson

Business Book Review: We look at "Venture Deals," by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. Why read Venture Deals? It helps you understand the term sheet, and can be your reference guide to funding.

How to Overcome Lack of Team Commitment and Buy-In to Decisions

Why Teams Fail, Part 3: Lack of Team Commitment and Buy-In to Decisions

Ever noticed how, when business decisions are made in a team meeting, not everyone seems to really buy-in to the decision? This is because there is a lack of commitment in the team to decisions made in the meeting. Here's how to overcome lack of team commitment and buy-in to business decisions.

Niching Down

Why Niching Down Can Elevate Tech Startups to New Revenue Heights

Founders of fast-growing tech companies sometimes struggle with where to focus their offering. Is it better to cast a wide net to a large general market or to create more targeted products that will attract buyers in a specific niche? Here's why niching down can elevate tech startups to new heights.

Tablet vs Laptop

Tablet vs. Laptop: Pros and Cons of Replacing a Laptop with a Tablet

With the power and flexibility of today's tablets, do you really need a laptop? Can you do all or most of the work you need with a tablet? In this article, we look at the pros and cons of replacing a laptop with a tablet.

Financial Projections for Startups

8 Principles to Build Attractive, Realistic Financial Projections for Startups

Raising capital? Investors want to see where your startup is headed and how their investment will help. Build your financial projections based on the following principles, and you will be on your way to telling a solid financial story.

The Two Sides of Annual Paid Up Front and Multi-Year Deals for SaaS

The Two Sides of Annual Upfront Payments and Multi-Year Contracts for SaaS

For SaaS startups, there are two sides of annual paid upfront payments and multi-year contracts. Should you get clients to pay you for the year upfront, or sign them to multi-year agreements? Here's what to keep in mind as you scale your startup.

Focus Timers

Focus Timers: Get ‘in the Zone’ and Be More Efficient with Your Day

It’s easy to get distracted. Fortunately, focus timers can help. A focus timer breaks the day into work sprints, separated by short breaks. Here we review two focus timer apps — Bear Focus Timer and the Forest app — and explain how they can help you be more efficient with your day.

How Switching Costs Can Help Build Revenue

How SaaS Adoption and Switching Costs Drive Revenue Growth

How to keep existing customers is a pressing issue for all companies, but especially for SaaS companies whose business model is built on long-term subscription services. Here you'll learn the dynamics of switching costs and how to promote customer retention.