Being First to Market Doesn’t Guarantee Success

Being First to Market Doesn’t Guarantee Success

The general thought is that if you have a good idea and no one has done it just yet, or not in the way you’ve conceived it, then being first to market means you’ll own the market, nave no competition, and run a monopoly company in your space. For any startup founder, the pressure of launching first is real―especially when considering the possibility of your competitor beating you to market, leaving you scrambling to re-evaluate your value proposition, or having to build a war chest to go head to head. I get it. But being first to market doesn’t guarantee success

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5 Step Guide to Master the Elevator Pitch

5 Step Guide to Master the Elevator Pitch

The elevator pitch, those few sentences which convey your company across to potential customers and investors. Do you have it right? Can you explain what your product does in language that is simple, yet presents the unique value of your product? You may think that you already have your elevator pitch perfected, but even if it is, test it, refine it, and make it better. The pitch will dictate whether you get some love in an elevator, or just get shot down. We’re here to help. Follow this guide to master the elevator pitch and get funded.

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Analyze Your Startup with Bell Mason

Analyze Your Startup with Bell Mason

A big problem with young companies is that aside from some very rough financial guidelines it is often very difficult to gauge whether the venture will or can be successful. Luckily when you’re starting up there are frameworks that can help you with this. Today we’re going to look at how to Analyze Company with Bell Mason, use the Framework well, and provide you with the tools to do it effectively.

Many investment houses use multi-metric project valuation and assessment approaches, and at present, there is ample work being done at top business universities in order to augment the early-stage venture valuation process. One such methodology is the Bell- Mason Framework.

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Top 10 Cities to Start Your Company in the U.S.

Top 10 Cities to Start Your Company in the U.S.

Earlier we covered Europe’s top 10 entrepreneurial friendly cities, today we hop across the Atlantic and visit America. These are the top 10 cities in the US for startups and entrepreneurs based on accessibility to capital, resources, network, and cost of living.  While Silicon Valley, Boston and New York may all pop into mind as the de-facto places to start, we have some very interesting revelations. Sit back, and enjoy.

Honorable Mention

The following cities while not in the Top10 according to us, are definitely up and comers and should be looked into and investigated by any budding entrepreneur looking for a new location.

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Recession and Entrepreneurship in 2020.

Recession and Entrepreneurship in 2020.

Someone once said that humanity is at its best when faced with great adversity, or something to that effect. This statement is as right now, as the day when coined. With a recession slated for 2020 or 2021, we have to look to entrepreneurship to drive economic growth.

Today, around 66{abb65e2b6815f549a727af2ea9f3a377a727ddc064972a198a74f88a6b766686} of economists are expecting a recession to hit before 2021. Slowdowns, however, can also be seen as opportunities, for companies rich in resources (cash), a recession can mean healthy investment into product innovation. And when those same products launch as the economy is coming out of recession, it means pole market position. After all, this is what Apple did with the iPhone. 

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