Springboard's Kay Koplovitz talks to Inc.'s Kris Frieswick about the work she's done helping women get funding, the evolution of video programming, and the challenges of marketing in today's world.
Expanding into new markets is an exciting part of entrepreneurship. But expansion isn’t something that entrepreneurs should take lightly. It can be risky and if not done carefully can negatively affect an organization’s current operations.
Before expanding into new markets, entrepreneurs should ask themselves these questions:
Success is all in your head. If you want to control your ability to have a lucrative, fulfilling career, it’s imperative to control the way you think.
Those who can’t control their emotions and inner monologue never reach their full potential.
The long-term solution to sub-par success, lack, and limitation lies in our ability to turn our inner potential to reality. Among other things, this means not allowing outer circumstances to control our emotions. It means understanding that no amount of money or physical objects creates happiness or cultivates success.
Dave McClure, cofounder of Silicon Valley investment firm 500 Startups, has learned the tricks of the trade of investing in startups after shelling out funds for more than 900 companies in more than 40 countries.
"Startups are a very challenging thing," he said recently at the National Angel Summit in Dallas. "Know that most things are going to fail."
While he spoke to a mixed audience that included entrepreneurs, investors and advocates, he catered his message to those interested in angel investing.
Microsoft's next installment of its Seattle startup accelerator will focus on "digital work," according to a company blog post on Wednesday.
The company took on its first Seattle cohort in June. That group of 10 home automation startups is graduating at a demo day in South Lake Union later today.
Not many startups are happy to be facing a major lawsuit in their first year of business. It's scary, it takes up massive resources and time, and, depending on the suit, could even put the company out of business.
But for Seattle-based Avvo, it turned out to be good for business.