How To Find The Right Technical Co-founder
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How To Find The Right Technical Co-founder

If you're looking to start your own business, finding the right technical co-founder is
essential. Not only will this person help you with the technical aspects of your venture,
but they will also be a great team player and provide valuable insights and feedback. We
asked successful entrepreneurs and tech professionals for their best tips to help you
with your recruiting efforts.

Bootstrapping to Business Success
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Bootstrapping to Business Success

Besides running lean and getting sales, what's one tip you have for bootstrapping a startup?

To help you best bootstrap your startup to success, we asked successful startup founders and business owners this question for their best insights. From building strong and loyal customers to negotiating every agreement, there are several tips you may follow to harness and direct your resources effectively in bootstrapping your startup to success.

How to Execute on a Strategy
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How to Execute on a Strategy

What is one tip for moving from strategy to execution?
To help you properly execute your business strategy, we asked entrepreneurs and
project management professionals this question for their best pieces of advice. From
understanding the tactics that support the strategy to holding yourself accountable, there
are several tips that may help you keep your strategies progressing forward.

Assessing Your Startups Riskiness for Investors
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Assessing Your Startups Riskiness for Investors

How do I assess the investment riskiness of my startup?

To help you best assess the investment riskiness of your startup, we asked successful startup founders and business owners this question for their best insights. From assessing your revenue drivers to examining the quality of your backup plans, there are several things to look at when assessing the risks involved with investing in your startup.

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.