Published: November 30, 2016, 6:00 pm
If you’re an American entrepreneur with more than a year or two under your belt, you’ve already experienced drastic economic changes. In fact, the last 10-12 years have been a roller coaster ride that many business owners either wanted to - or were forced to - get off when it changed from fun and exhilarating to sickening.
Fortunately, in most sectors, things have slowed down in the last 1-2 years and have hit a steadier equilibrium that’s allowed for consistent, steady growth for many companies. But those companies are being run far differently now than they were in the (Read more...
Published: March 3, 2016, 2:00 pm
The standard gameplan for a young startup seems obvious, even self-evident.
You start small and scrappy, forgoing sleep and usually significant amounts of pay for years until your product starts really resonating with customers.
From there, you find ways to scale up and maximize your reach and in the end, if you can avoid all the minefields along the way, you cash out with a big IPO and take your seat among the big boys of business, right?
That’s the standard narrative around startups in the media, but it’s very rarely how things work out.
And many founders are (Read more...