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STARTUP BUSINESS ADVICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS

February 5, 2020

And more advice from Wendy Heilbut, an attorney and angel investor with legal expertise which bridges the gap between traditional law and innovative growth.  As the first partner and founder of Jayaram Law’s New York City practice, she has worked with visiona...

January 22, 2020

And more advice from Mark Samuel, CEO of IWON Organics, a protein and fiber snack company that makes bold, flavor-infused snacks from plant-based proteins like peas, beans and brown rice. IWON (I'm Winning on Nutrition) is focused on healthy snacking and successfu...

December 11, 2019

And more advice from Jonathan Rubinstein, Founder & CEO of Joe Coffee.  Joe has 20 cafés in New York City, employing 300 people and a new 4,000-square-foot roasting plant in Long Island City.  Their mission is to serve high quality, unique coffees, and to create welcom...

November 20, 2019

I have spent most of my career in sales. My favorite response from a potential client was, of course, YES. My second favorite (and a very close second answer) was NO! I love NO! "No" would give me a starting point. I could find out what the objection was and work on pr...

October 30, 2019

And more advice from Fabrice Grinda, Co-Founder of FJ Labs.  FJ Labs is a stage-agnostic New York-based investment firm with a global focus.  They concentrate on marketplaces and consumer-facing startups and have backed over 500 companies.  According to Forbes.com, Gri...

October 16, 2019

And more advice from Eman Pahlavani, Co-founder of Hungry.  Hungry is an online catering service that connects businesses directly to individual chefs who join the platform.  Their goal is to provide chefs with an opportunity for significant income and to build a perso...

September 18, 2019

And more advice from Joanne Wilson, leading angel investor with over 120 portfolio companies, blogger, and podcaster focusing on female founders, minorities and female trailblazers. 

1. Do not invest without having a thesis!

Have a thesis. It's important to be consi...

August 28, 2019

And more advice from Phil Nadel, Co-Founder and Managing Director, of Forefront Venture Partners and Investor on the podcast, The Pitch on Gimlet Media, "where real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors—for real money."  Forefront Venture Partners is one of the largest...

August 15, 2019

And more advice from Victoria Lynden, CEO & Founder of Kohana Coffee.  Kohana is a three-time recipient of Inc. Magazine's fastest-growing private food and beverage companies. The brand is setting a course to be the first cold brew coffee company to source all of its b...

July 17, 2019

And more advice from Natasha Case, Co-Founder of Coolhaus.

1.  Criticism can lead to opportunities.

When I was an architecture student in college, I had a professor who critiqued an architectural model of mine by telling me that it looked like a layer cake. I thought, “W...

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November 20, 2019

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