The recent Business 2.0 Cover is talking about the new potentials for entrepreneurs and how to create a lasting start-up.
For entrepreneurs, now is the time
New technologies are creating new business opportunities, and radically reducing costs for startups. Still, success is as difficult as ever. (more)
Phase one: Establish a company
In order to get started youâ€™ve got to test your idea, build a founding team, get a business plan together and pick a company name that will take you to the top. Hereâ€™s what to keep in mind. (more)
Phase two: Prototype the product
Finally the rubber meets the road, as you stake out your intellectual property and assemble the demo that will help you sell your idea. (more)
Phase three: Develop the beta product
Now is the time to start installing your staff — hire the best you can afford. Theyâ€™ll help you perfect your company’s product and begin the beta testing process. (more)
Phase four: Launch the product
Now that the testing is done and the product has been refined, you need to find paying customers. So stop fiddling and start selling! (more)
Searching for angel investors
Here is what every aspiring business-owner should look for in early-stage backers. Remember, it’s not just money you want; you also want brainpower, connections, and experience. (more)
What a VC wants to see in you
You too can woo even the fussiest venture capitalists. Be sure youâ€™re pitching to the right partner — and expect them to present you with a deal sheet that has some tough terms. (more)
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See â€œHow to Build a Bulletproof Startupâ€ exactly as it appeared in the June, 2006 issue of Business 2.0 Magazine.
Blog by Monty C. M. Metzger *monty.de.