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 [...]

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If you’re thinking about taking a risk, then you’re already taking the risk. I am approached rather often by would-be entrepreneurs who ask how they can overcome their fear of the risks involved in starting something of their own. I don’t know how to respond, except to tell them that they are already in a [...]

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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 [...]

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It is common for the founder of a company to stick with it no matter what happens. Through poor sales, lack of customer interest, and net losses the business is continued until everyone is exhausted, the money is gone, and time has been lost. That’s obviously not a good way to do things. The dedication [...]

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