business development

Recommendations to avoid Startup failure

When you write about Startup Failure┬álike Alain LeLoux did in his last blogpost you are almost obliged to give some tips to avoid these failures as well. The insight into the sources of failure already provides some direction for finding possible measure to reduce failure risk. But, Alain also was so kind to provide us… Read more →

startup success

Top 10 reasons why Startups fail

This top-10 is derived from my personal experience, directly by coaching more than 100 startups and indirectly through my involvement in 300 other startups over the last decade. Underestimate timelines before the company is making profit (underestimating the marketing & roll-out costs) Overestimating the market size Funding problems and cash flow problems Problems with customer… Read more →

Choosing the Right Success Metrics

Recently I heard one definition of a startup as “a group of people working together to prove a business theory”. That’s an elegant definition, as it emphasizes the truth about a startup: there are no guarantees of success. Each day, an entrepreneur has to figure out how she’s going to create something out of nothing.… Read more →

New business? What are your office options?

Guest post by Peter Ames One of the problems of starting a business is finding a suitable location. There are a whole host of office space options out there, you don’t want to be spending hours wading through these; life’s stressful enough! Peter Ames from Office Genie breaks down your choices to help you find… Read more →

Solve problems by removing things

A very popular quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery: “Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away” That’s nice, but what does it actually mean? In a presentation I often use when talking about solving problems with software. I explain about finding the balance… Read more →