Making your pitch is just the beginning. Too many entrepreneurs squander the investor interest they generate by botching the follow-up. Here’s four simple steps you can take that can make the difference between an oversubscribed round and abject failure.
For many entrepreneurs, firing an employee is the hardest part about being the boss. Here’s how you can lay people off in a way that respects the needs of both the company and the employee.
Chris YehFebruary 20, 2014
The average investor has seen thousands of pitches, which means that her goal isn’t to watch a unique performance—it’s to quickly separate the wheat from the chaff. If your pitch does these four things, I promise—you will get a follow-up meeting, and you’ll probably get an offer to invest.
Chris YehFebruary 4, 2014
Many entrepreneurs subscribe to the philosophy: “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” Yet this macho attitude actually harms your productivity and your startup. Here are a few simple techniques that can dramatically improve your sleep and your productivity.
Chris YehJanuary 13, 2014
Big problems tend to offer a poor *perceived* risk/reward ratio, you can spend a lifetime working for social change with seemingly little progress. Actually, big problems can generate big returns.
Chris YehOctober 30, 2013
Entrepreneurs are always instructed to network. But what do you do after you meet someone? If you’re raising money, and you meet a potential investor, the steps are clear. But what about fellow entrepreneurs? Or anyone else?
Chris YehSeptember 18, 2013
Entrepreneurs usually think of themselves as businesspeople or missionaries. But focusing on the bottom line or the cause isn’t the best way to make your startup successful. You need to think of yourself as a scientist.
Chris YehAugust 22, 2013