What’s in it for me? Simple startup strategies that work.

The world has become smaller and more connected. Doing business across borders is simpler than ever before, and the internet provides everyone with easy access to the tools they need to go it alone as a solo entrepreneur. In short, it’s a golden age for startups. But most young companies still fall at the first hurdle. So what’s going on?

Well, here’s the thing: even if you have the greatest idea in the world, you’ll still go bust if you’re not applying a couple of basic business rules. In the end, it’s the simplest – and most common – pitfalls that snuff out so many startups. That means it’s not a bad idea to make like a greenhorn and seek the advice of a grizzled veteran or two when you first arrive on the frontlines. And that’s exactly who you’ll be meeting in these blinks: savvy business minds who’ve seen it all and know the startup scene like the back of their own hands.

However, their essential field manual for founders isn’t just a survival guide. Start putting their tips into practice, and you’ll be well on your way to thriving in one of the most exciting industries in existence.

In these blinks, you’ll learn

  • why you should seek out investors who bring more to the table than just cash;
  • how to kick the micromanaging habit; and
  • why hiring people is like giving away Super Bowl tickets.