How to Tell If a Startup Will Become Wildly Successful

How to Tell If a Startup Will Become Wildly Successful

Startup
There are a lot of platitudes that people turn to when you ask them what startups do in order to become successful. The list of things people say reads more like a list of qualities startups are supposed to have rather than distinguishing factors that could mean the different between success and failure. People with experience in the field say things like startups that are ahead of their time and ambitious in their desires end up successful. However, these are qualities that pretty much all startups have anyway. We are talking about billion dollar enterprises here. We are talking about true, inspiring stories. The reason that these qualities don’t always lead to billion dollar success is because the stats say so. People assume that all startups out there end up…
Read More
How The World of Business Would Benefit From Cooperation

How The World of Business Would Benefit From Cooperation

Business, Startup
The world has changed in ways that most of us just didn’t expect it to. A couple of decades ago, monopolization was a real problem. Well established companies were too successful, and smaller enterprises often had a very tough time competing with them. This was most because of the fact that smaller companies couldn’t pay as much to bigger companies so the big fish were always able to scoop up the real talent. Big corporations regularly made game changing decisions in the world of business, so it was very difficult for smaller companies to compete. Now, however, we live in the age of the startup. Technology has made everything a lot more egalitarian than it used to be, especially the world of business. Startups are now able to create incredibly…
Read More
Customer Service Tips For Start Ups That Are Just Starting Out

Customer Service Tips For Start Ups That Are Just Starting Out

Mindset, Startup
Early stage startups are both incredibly exciting and dreadfully precarious, so using a customer service software like Kayako, an Intercom alternative is common among such nascent enterprises. Resources are often scarce, and the reason most startups fail in these initial stages is because of the fact that they don’t allocate their resources in the right places. One common mistake that a lot of startups make is that they don’t allocate enough funds for customer service. The general modus operandi is to outsource it to someone, usually a part time worker who would not be asking for a lot of money. (more…)
Read More

CAE 014: How To Create An (almost) Unicorn Startup

Business, Entrepreneurism, Marketing, Social Enterprise, Startup
What Does It Take To Build And Exit An $810 Million Company? Happy new year to all of you! You might have noticed we took a little break last week to stop and recalibrate. It was so worth it. We are pumped, we are psyched and we are ready for an incredible 2016! Today’s episode is like five interviews packed into one. I’m speaking with Lawrence T. Levine, the founder of Horn©. Lawrence is one of the most interesting and enigmatic guests we’ve had on the show. He’s not your average techie, and after listening to this interview, you’ll understand why. Lawrence is a self-described unemployable serial entrepreneur, staring at the age of 13 with the development of the first fetal ultrasound system. He recently sold his latest company, TrustWave…
Read More