Just Ask For It

On May 24, 2011 By Kilton Hopkins

This is entrepreneurial mistake #3. If you don’t ask for it, you can’t get it (except by luck). Sometimes we don’t ask for the things that mean a lot to us. It’s scary – what happens if you are turned down? Then you have to face the disappointment of… well… reality. It’s worse, though, to [...]


Startups Are People

On April 26, 2011 By Kilton Hopkins

This article goes under the category of “investor mistakes”… as well as “my mistakes”. Startups are not just run by the people working in them. They are not just owned by people. They ARE people. The individuals behind the company mean everything. In larger, more established companies, there is a bit of wiggle room for [...]


Just because you built something cool does not mean that anyone will come look at it, buy it, or invest in it.  This is mistake #2 in the top 20 entrepreneurial mistakes list. I’m not saying that building something amazing is pointless…just that doing so is not the last effort. Marketing and business strategy is [...]