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Categories Starting Up
Nothing is more exciting -- or terrifying -- than starting a new business.
You have an idea you love and believe in. Maybe you have a name, or a couple of names, you’re thinking about. You might even have a simple one-page (or even one-paragraph!) business plan to guide you. And you’re ready to dive in and get started. But you need help: from getting your potential customers to test your business model to finding your ideal mentor, starting up successfully is no easy task. Our mentors describe what it's really like -- and what they wish they'd known before they did it.
Don’t raise more money than you need because this will cause your valuation to be too high on your next round.
Haven’t you ever noticed how great whiskey companies are at branding? It’s no mistake.
Set benchmarks for success by completing projects, being accountable and repeating successful behavior.