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Services vs Products

Services vs Products

In my book I claim businesses sell 1 of 2 things: services vs products. There is plenty social proof, of course, that enterprises of all sizes can experience success with either offering. Fortune 500 is a smorgasbord of cell carriers (services), gas providers (products), technology companies (products and services), and so forth.

How To Start A Business With Little To No Capital

How To Start A Business With Little To No Capital

Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin Group, recently wrote in a blog article that he considers 2014 to be the “Year of the Entrepreneur.” Branson says, the growing buzz around startups has generated a lot of excitement and has consequently nurtured a lot of big ideas. 

Why Acquisition Should Not Be Your Whole Goal

Why Acquisition Should Not Be Your Whole Goal

In a business landscape where having your own startup carries undeniable cachet, entrepreneurs are guided by many motivations. Some want to be their own bosses, otherswant to turn their personal passion into a career, and still others are inspired to answer a need in the marketplace. Yet it’s undeniable that many also have their eyes on a different prize – acquisition.

Finding Business Ideas the Easy and Productive Way

Finding Business Ideas the Easy and Productive Way

Have you ever found yourself in the situation where you need to immediately deliver business ideas or create solutions for a certain task, for instance in your business life? There you go. You know how hard it can be to produce a creative thought right away, at the push of a button.

Optimize Your Startup Work Strategy

Optimize Your Startup Work Strategy

Building a startup is hard. If you’re lucky enough to have funding, you’re in a race against your runway. You need to show some serious tr

Hiring for Enterprise Sales: Part Two

Hiring for Enterprise Sales: Part Two

You have successfully crossed the chasm (if you don’t know what that means, stop reading and go buy this book immediately) by building an awesome pr

4 Web Sites with Technical Information for Business Executives

4 Web Sites with Technical Information for Business Executives

My researchers keep track of useful Web sites. As Bing and Google shift from “search” to other information interests, having a library card catalog of Web information resources becomes more important. I want to highlight five “search” services that may be useful to a person conducting business intelligence or basic research.

Founding Team Dynamics

Founding Team Dynamics

I often get asked, “How do you evaluate a startup to see if it will be a fit with your Lab IX accelerator?” Some of our criteria are relatively straightforward, such as the startup’s current funding situation, a working prototype and strategic fit within Flextronics’ business and technology and innovation roadmaps. However, the most important thing we look for is less straightforward to evaluate – what’s the strength of the founding team?

Apply the 80/20 Rule in Your Business

Apply the 80/20 Rule in Your Business

Many of us entrepreneurs go through the same experience. We start our businesses in hopes of growing our company and providing excellent service. We b