9 Steps To Building a Brand Identify for Your Startup
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9 Steps To Building a Brand Identify for Your Startup

What is your best advice for startups on how to build a strong brand identity?

To help you build a strong brand identity for your startup, we asked startup founders and business owners this question for their best insights. From showing strong expertise in your field to bringing out the story behind your brand, there are several pieces of advice that you can follow to develop a strong brand identity within your niche.

Top 9 Mistakes Startups Make
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Top 9 Mistakes Startups Make

What is one of the most common mistakes startups make?

To help you identify and avoid common mistakes that startups make, we asked startup founders and established business owners this question for their best insights. From not having a business plan to trying too many things at once, there are several mistakes that you should avoid when starting a business venture.

12 Ways a Startup Team Can Demonstrate Progress
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12 Ways a Startup Team Can Demonstrate Progress

How can a startup team demonstrate progress?

To help startup teams demonstrate their progress, we asked startup founders and business leaders this question for their best insights. From using agile methodologies to comparing growth metrics from previous months, there are several ways for startup teams to track and demonstrate the progress they are making.

How To Create an Employee Handbook: 9 Best Practices
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How To Create an Employee Handbook: 9 Best Practices

How should an entrepreneur go about creating an employee handbook? What's a best practice? 

To help entrepreneurs create their employee handbooks, we asked start-up founders and CEOs this question for their best insights. From including state-specific and company policies to seeking input from employees, there are several ideas that may serve as best practices for you in creating a comprehensive employee handbook for your business.

How To Make a Pitch Deck: 8 Things To Include
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How To Make a Pitch Deck: 8 Things To Include

What is one thing you should absolutely include in a pitch deck? 

To help you prepare a pitch deck for your startup, we asked CEOs and founders this question for their best advice. From videos to financial projections backed by data, there are several tips that may help you develop a compelling pitch deck to woo investors and drive sales.

CEI’s Big Pitch Competition Announces Winners, Provides Funding 
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CEI’s Big Pitch Competition Announces Winners, Provides Funding 

Phoenix: Last week, the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) at GateWay Community College hosted ten aspiring student entrepreneurs, each one carrying a distinction as a finalist for the Big Pitch competition. The annual competition, designed to help startups raise the capital they need to turn their business dreams into reality, is hosted by CEI, an industry-leading entrepreneurial incubator since 2013.

How to Best Utilize Your Advisory Board to Grow Your Business
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How to Best Utilize Your Advisory Board to Grow Your Business

Give one way to best utilize your advisory board to grow your business?

To help you utilize your advisory board to grow your business, we asked C-level executives and small business owners this question for their best insights. From expanding your resource networks to planning innovative initiatives, there are several ways your advisory board can help you expand your company.

How to Build a Great Advisory Board for Your Business
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How to Build a Great Advisory Board for Your Business

Give one tip for building and compensating an advisory board?

To help entrepreneurs build a strong board of advisors for their business, we asked CEOs and founders this question for their best tips. From seeking candidates that ask questions to considering your business strategy first, there are several pieces of advice that could help build a great advisory board for your business in the future.

How To Find Product Market Fit: 10 Tips From Entrepreneurs
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How To Find Product Market Fit: 10 Tips From Entrepreneurs

What is your best tip to find product market fit?


To help you discover the best product market fit, we asked marketing professionals and entrepreneurs this question for their best insights. From interviewing potential customers to identifying your target demographic, there are several tips that may help you find the product market fit that best aligns with your product goals.