Posts Tagged “startup”

Ten Things You Need In A Business Plan

Posted on October 19th, 2018 by Neil Cumins

Creating a business plan is an exciting part of establishing a new company, or changing the direction of an existing one. Yet it’s also one of the most fluid and misdirected documents a company will ever produce. Ask any established entrepreneur, and they’ll tell you that their business has expanded in ways they could hardly…

Companies Like Grove Are Tackling One Of The Biggest Crises Of Our Time: Debt

Posted on February 27th, 2018 by Guest Blogger

Debt has become one of the most insidious issues of daily life, growing in the shadows, but dictating much of our everyday life. According to Value Penguin’s 2017 analysis of American debt, the debt of an average American household is roughly $5,700. The total US consumer debt is $2.9 billion; total revolving debt sits at…

Tech VC Culture Of Excess

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Because tech culture is now mainstream culture in many ways, it’s normal that people want to jest or mock its tendency for excess from time to time. However, there has been a noted backlash recently for some of the more egregious examples of investment being used to start tech companies that seem superfluous, in bad…

Can A Startup Be Evaluated Objectively?

Posted on September 8th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

In the world of startups, we hear a lot about valuation. We rank companies based not on their revenues and profits, but on their valuation. This is intriguing, because by all accounts a startup valuation is far from an exact science. So when you hear, for example, that a company like WeWork has a valuation…

Jargon Busting Investment Dictionary

Posted on July 28th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

One of the strange quirks of the Silicon Valley boom is the effect it has had on our everyday lexicon. A slew of vocabulary words or phrases that didn’t exist ten years ago outside a very niche business world—startup, bootstrap, sharing economy—are now familiar to anyone who reads a magazine or front page of a…

Lessons to Learn from Failed Internet Startups

Posted on July 18th, 2017 by Neil Cumins

The internet has only been an established part of our lives since the late 1990s, yet it’s already claimed innumerable corporate failures. The demise of high-profile brands like Webvan, Overto and eToys is often attributed to a recurring handful of reasons. As a result, the back stories of these failed creations can help today’s online…

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