As launchers, we tend to think that our ideas are so great that they’ll sell themselves. We spend months perfecting the idea and then decide to brush over the communication and presentation. But a great idea with bad communication is a stalled idea. [Read more…] about The 10 Biggest Pitching Mistakes
You pinpointed a problem and came up with an award-winning solution. Check.
You learned the importance of having an elevator pitch. Check.
You had the opportunity to put your elevator pitch to use. Check.
Unfortunately, even with all of your preparation, your pitch didn’t work. [Read more…] about Why Your Elevator Pitch Isn’t Working
Launchers are go-getters. They have a dream and want to build it. When you start your business, you think through important aspects such as your mission, core values, and departmental processes.
However, rarely do entrepreneurs take the time to slow down and write down essential pieces of information. Just as important as it is to think through these items, it’s just as vital to write them down. [Read more…] about The Importance of Core Values and a Mission Statement
You want to quit your stable job because you have an idea and a dream. You want to turn that into a reality and sustain it. But friends, family, or peers think you are crazy and are questioning your decisions.
As every entrepreneur knows, you don’t know if your idea will be successful until you try. So how do you get past the questions, fears, and unknowns when you feel lead to start a business? [Read more…] about How to Overcome the Naysayers
We’ve all heard about billion dollar corporations that got started in a garage: Two Stanford graduates rented a garage as they developed a little internet search engine known as Google; Walt Disney’s first film was born in his uncle’s garage; Amazon was developed as an online bookstore right in the creator’s garage in Washington.
Although these stories are inspiring and encouraging, they are often the exception and only part of the story. The exception because most startups fail when built in isolation, and part of the story because the connections made after the ideation phase aren’t glamorous details in the story. [Read more…] about Why StartUps Fail in Isolation
If you want to accomplish big things, you have to first do big things. Sometimes those big things take us outside of our comfort zones. And sometimes those uncomfortable, big things are seemingly simple. [Read more…] about The Importance of the Bold Ask