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How to Ask for Advice and Get People to Commit the Time to Answer

This is going to be BIG.

People often ask me for advice on fundraising, generating deal flow, hiring, increasing visibility , triathlons, babies, etc.--a As the person giving the advice, doing a half-assed job of getting someone all the information they need is pretty unsatisfying—so that becomes a barrier to wanting to do it at all.

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7 EO members share the best business advice they ever received

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Here’s what seven EO members shared when asked, “What is the best business advice you ever received?” The advice that would set me on a path to entrepreneurial stardom. I thought, “What kind of advice and insight is that?”. ” If I outgrow you, I will fire you! “If If I outgrow you, I will fire you!”

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Best Financial Advice for Small Business Owners When Sales Slow

American Entrepreneurship

Timely financial advice is critical for a company to sustain operations when revenue growth stalls Whether through the loss of key accounts or business slumps tied to economic downturns, small business owners need to take actions that will keep their businesses going until new customers are found or the economy recovers.

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Advice from an entrepreneurship expert, with Professor Michael Goldberg

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Michael answered questions from network members requesting advice for their entrepreneurial endeavors. What advice would you give to entrepreneurs and professionals looking to finance their business? What advice do you have for businesses operating in unstable environments? Getting started with digital marketing.

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Both Things Can Be True: Bias and Bad Fundraising Advice

This is going to be BIG.

The startup ecosystem is a terrific manufacturer of bad fundraising advice. We shouldn’t be taking the advice of the people that are on this kind of track and weaving it into our own fundraising strategy. So what about all of the above statements—things that founders widely hold to be true barriers to fundraising?

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Here is How to Make Sense of Conflicting Startup Advice

Both Sides of the Table

Everybody has a blog these days and there is much advice to be had. Many startups now go through accelerators and have mentors passing through each day with advice – usually it’s conflicting. So far from not taking advice from other people – I want more advice, more data points, more opinions.

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Startup Advice in a Downturn: Reducing Burn and Burnout

The Seraf Compass

Investors supporting startups in difficult economic times are frequently called on to give advice to CEOs trying to cope. Financial issues like the cash-out date and how to raise money are always central questions, but reducing financial burn for a pre- or early-revenue startup is not the only challenge.

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