How To Develop Your IP Strategy

Imagine working hard to launch your company. You build your product, implement a go-to-market strategy, make a logo, hired employees, finalize investors, and more. Many entrepreneurs I have worked with got to this point to discover: You are now being sued for infringing upon someone else’s Intellectual Property (IP) Rights. Because they build their product

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How To Fail … Fast

A few weeks ago, I was asked to speak to a group of entrepreneurs about the key traits of successful startup founders. With the topic phrased so broadly, it would be easy to spin all over the place, trying to cover all the bases. Should I talk about this? No, what about that? But wait,

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Understanding The Technology Behind Your Product

Building a business is a serious feat. You may frequently feel like you are being pulled in 12 different directions, and this can be especially true when your business is built around a software product. Custom SaaS products, mobile apps and enterprise solutions all come with serious technical pieces. And, most of the time, your

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5 Personality Traits Of Successful Startup Employees

On the Entrepreneurial Talent Team at JumpStart, we pride ourselves on being able to identify those unique individuals who will thrive in the startup environment. Early-stage companies aren’t the right fit for everyone, and it’s important to know what you’re looking for when you’re thinking about adding new team members. Below, you’ll find the five

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4 Steps To Developing Your Financial Model

Once you have validated and sized the market for your idea, your next step will be to determine whether this will be a venture or lifestyle business. Financial models can quickly become very complicated, but all models rest on these four main pieces: Customer Acquisition Sales Mix Revenue Expenses The following steps will show you

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The Nuts and Bolts of Building a Customer Success Team

As you launch your product, you’ll need to think long and hard about the role of Customer Success in your business. A general rule of thumb; your business model should determine your Customer Success demands. In turn, these demands will determine the staffing model while being governed by your pricing structure.   In this blog, we will outline the broad-brush strokes of setting up a Customer

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