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How to Pitch Your Business

By | December 11th, 2017|Categories: Entrepreneurship|Tags: , , , |

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. When you’re standing before an investor, you must be able to seize the moment quickly and decisively. Investors will be able to sense if you’re at all unsure [...]

Understanding Your End Game

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Entrepreneurship|Tags: , , , |

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. It may sound foolish to focus on the finish line when you're just gearing up for the race, but having an exit strategy can be a vital element [...]

Keeping Groupthink Away From Your Planning Table

By | November 27th, 2017|Categories: Entrepreneurship|Tags: , , , , , |

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. Groupthink can lead to important questions going unasked and assumptions remaining unchallenged. This is problematic for any company. How can you put an end to groupthink before it [...]

How Perfectionism Can Tank Your Startup

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Entrepreneurship|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. Most of us want things to be "just right," from our morning cup of coffee to the budget reports we’re handed by staff. However, that need for things [...]

Being Smart with Finances When Starting a Company

By | November 13th, 2017|Categories: Entrepreneurship|Tags: , , , , , |

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. Whether you’re bootstrapping, have accepted a loan, or are being financed by investors, money - and how you use it - matters. Every business must have a budget, [...]

Defining Your Startup Culture

By | November 6th, 2017|Categories: Entrepreneurship|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. According to France Frei and Anne Morriss’ article “Culture Takes Over When the CEO Leaves the Room,” “... culture guides discretionary behavior and it picks up where the [...]

Kauffman Index Provides Insight into Startup Environment

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Entrepreneurship|Tags: , , , , , , |

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. We don’t run our businesses in a vacuum. Anyone seeking to establish a startup should take careful note of the current business landscape so that they’re prepared to [...]

Staying Flexible While Starting Up

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Entrepreneurship|Tags: , , , , , , |

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. A startup company is very much akin to an experiment. Despite beginning with an hypothesis that your product or service will fill a need of your target audience, [...]

Failing Gracefully: Learning From Disaster

By | October 16th, 2017|Categories: Entrepreneurship|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. Most entrepreneurs have met with failure at least once in the course of their professional lives. There’s a reason that the fear of failure stops many from even [...]

Business Structures: Investigating Partnership Types

By | October 11th, 2017|Categories: Entrepreneurship|Tags: , , , , , , |

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. The initial choice you make with respect to business structure may carry wide-ranging legal implications. Prior to committing to a particular structure, it’s essential to thoroughly investigate the [...]

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