The Startup Playbook

The Startup Playbook
Secrets of the Fastest-Growing Startups from Their Founding Entrepreneurs

by David Kidder

  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN : 1452105049
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Outlines the managerial decisions and leadership goals that guide a startup business to success, and provides tips and advice from the founders of such companies as Spanx, Zipcar, Flickr, Honest Tea, and LinkedIn.

The Startup Playbook

The Startup Playbook
Founder-to-Founder Advice from Two Startup Veterans

by Rajat Bhargava,Will Herman

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2020-05-27
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN : 1119708516
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Get the real guidance you need to create and build your first startup company from founders who have been there many times before. The first run printing of The Startup Playbook SOLD OUT! So, we revised, expanded, and improved this second edition, including a new foreword by Brad Feld, author of Venture Deals. We still give our personal, how-to guide for building your startup from the ground up. You’ll find a collection of the major lessons and shortcuts we’ve learned that will shift the odds in your favor. We’re sharing our tips, secrets, and advice in a frank, founder-to-founder discussion with you. We make no bones about our bias. We’re on your side, the founder’s side. While venture capitalists, investors, and accelerators/incubators can add great value in the startup ecosystem, this book isn’t about their points of view. We’ll tell you where our interests as founders diverge from those on the other side of the table—investors, bankers, advisors, board members, and others—and what to do when that happens. The Startup Playbook is not a recipe, it’s not a template, it’s not a list of tasks to do. It’s our insider’s guide to starting a company and running it successfully in those critical early months. Between us, we’ve started over a dozen high-tech software companies and raised over $500 million in investment capital. We’ve acquired over thirty-five companies, had three of our startups go public, sold six of them, and we made billions of dollars for shareholders. We’ve also invested in over eighty startups, advised and mentored over two hundred companies and actively worked with venture capitalists (VCs), incubators, and accelerators to help launch many other new startups. We’ve had plenty of failures, too. And we’ve probably learned more from those than from the successes. We share those lessons as well. The Startup Playbook is full of our advice, guidance, do’s, and don’ts from our years of experience as founders many times. We want to share our hard-earned knowledge with you to make success easier for you to achieve. This book is extraordinarily fresh and exciting. In an accessible, straight talk fashion, this book is a manual, and an inspiration. The Startup Playbook is smart and avoids the "I am so smart" over-writing endemic to the genre. Read this as it is presented. You'll be doing yourself a tremendous favor. - Amazon Reviewer

The Startup Playbook

The Startup Playbook
Founder-to-Founder Advice from Two Startup Veterans

by Rajat Bhargava,Will Herman

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2020-06-23
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1119708532
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Get the real guidance you need to create and build your first startup company from founders who have been there many times before. The first run printing of The Startup Playbook SOLD OUT! So, we revised, expanded, and improved this second edition, including a new foreword by Brad Feld, author of Venture Deals. We still give our personal, how-to guide for building your startup from the ground up. You'll find a collection of the major lessons and shortcuts we've learned that will shift the odds in your favor. We're sharing our tips, secrets, and advice in a frank, founder-to-founder discussion with you. We make no bones about our bias. We're on your side, the founder's side. While venture capitalists, investors, and accelerators/incubators can add great value in the startup ecosystem, this book isn't about their points of view. We'll tell you where our interests as founders diverge from those on the other side of the table—investors, bankers, advisors, board members, and others—and what to do when that happens. The Startup Playbook is not a recipe, it's not a template, it's not a list of tasks to do. It's our insider's guide to starting a company and running it successfully in those critical early months. Between us, we've started over a dozen high-tech software companies and raised over $500 million in investment capital. We've acquired over thirty-five companies, had three of our startups go public, sold six of them, and we made billions of dollars for shareholders. We've also invested in over eighty startups, advised and mentored over two hundred companies and actively worked with venture capitalists (VCs), incubators, and accelerators to help launch many other new startups. We've had plenty of failures, too. And we've probably learned more from those than from the successes. We share those lessons as well. The Startup Playbook is full of our advice, guidance, do's, and don'ts from our years of experience as founders many times. We want to share our hard-earned knowledge with you to make success easier for you to achieve. "This book is extraordinarily fresh and exciting. In an accessible, straight talk fashion, this book is a manual, and an inspiration. The Startup Playbook is smart and avoids the 'I am so smart' over-writing endemic to the genre. Read this as it is presented. You'll be doing yourself a tremendous favor." —Amazon Reviewer

The Startup Playbook

The Startup Playbook
Founder-to-founder Advice from Two Startup Veterans

by Rajat Bhargava (Chief executive officer),Will Herman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 419
  • ISBN : 9781619618640
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Lean Product Playbook

The Lean Product Playbook
How to Innovate with Minimum Viable Products and Rapid Customer Feedback

by Dan Olsen

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2015-06-02
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1118960874
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The missing manual on how to apply Lean Startup to build products that customers love The Lean Product Playbook is a practical guide to building products that customers love. Whether you work at a startup or a large, established company, we all know that building great products is hard. Most new products fail. This book helps improve your chances of building successful products through clear, step-by-step guidance and advice. The Lean Startup movement has contributed new and valuable ideas about product development and has generated lots of excitement. However, many companies have yet to successfully adopt Lean thinking. Despite their enthusiasm and familiarity with the high-level concepts, many teams run into challenges trying to adopt Lean because they feel like they lack specific guidance on what exactly they should be doing. If you are interested in Lean Startup principles and want to apply them to develop winning products, this book is for you. This book describes the Lean Product Process: a repeatable, easy-to-follow methodology for iterating your way to product-market fit. It walks you through how to: Determine your target customers Identify underserved customer needs Create a winning product strategy Decide on your Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Design your MVP prototype Test your MVP with customers Iterate rapidly to achieve product-market fit This book was written by entrepreneur and Lean product expert Dan Olsen whose experience spans product management, UX design, coding, analytics, and marketing across a variety of products. As a hands-on consultant, he refined and applied the advice in this book as he helped many companies improve their product process and build great products. His clients include Facebook, Box, Hightail, Epocrates, and Medallia. Entrepreneurs, executives, product managers, designers, developers, marketers, analysts and anyone who is passionate about building great products will find The Lean Product Playbook an indispensable, hands-on resource.

Sell More Faster

Sell More Faster
The Ultimate Sales Playbook for Startups

by Amos Schwartzfarb

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2019-09-04
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1119597803
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From Amos Schwartzfarb, serial entrepreneur and veteran Managing Director of Techstars Austin comes the elemental, essential, and effective strategy that will help any startup identify, build, and grow their customers from day 1 Most startups fail because they can’t grow revenue early or quickly enough. Startup CEOs will tell you their early missteps can be attributed to not finding their product market fit early enough, or at all. Founders overspend time and money trying to find product-market fit and make false starts, follow the wrong signals, and struggle to generate enough revenue to scale and raise funding. And all the while they never really knew who their customers were, what product they really needed, and why they needed it. But it doesn’t have to be this way, and founders don’t need to face it alone. Through expert guidance and experienced mentorship, every startup can avoid these pitfalls. The ultimate guide for building and scaling any startup sales organization, Sell More Faster shares the proven systems, methods, and lessons from Managing Director of Techstars Austin and sales expert Amos Schwartzfarb. Hear from founders of multi-million-dollar companies and CEOs who learned firsthand with Techstars, the leading mentorship-driven startup accelerator and venture capital firm that has invested in and mentored thousands of companies, collectively representing billions of dollars in funding and market cap. Schwartzfarb, and the Techstars Worldwide Network of more than 10,000 mentors do one thing better than anyone: help startup entrepreneurs succeed. They know how to sell, how to hire people who know how to sell, and how to use sales to gain venture funding—and now you can, too. Sell More Faster delivers the critical strategies and guidance necessary to avoid and manage the hazards all startups face and beat the odds. This valuable resource delivers: A comprehensive playbook to identify product market direction and product market fit Expert advice on building a diverse sales team and how to identify, recruit, and train the kinds of team members you need Models and best practices for sales funnels, pricing, compensation, and scaling A roadmap to create a repeatable and measurable path to find product-market fit Aggregated knowledge from Techstars leaders and industry experts Sell More Faster is an indispensable guide for entrepreneurs seeking product-market fit, building their sales team, developing a growth strategy, and chasing accelerated, sustained selling success.

Where Startup Ideas Come from

Where Startup Ideas Come from
A Playbook for Generating Business Ideas

by Mike Fishbein

  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 2014-08-20
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 9781500815899
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How to Get New Business Ideas -- 4 Proven MethodologiesMost startups fail. But with the right approach to developing new business ideas, many of these failures could be avoided. At the core of every successful business is a product or service that people want. This book includes four methodologies that focus on learning what customers really want before building a product or trying to validate it. What The Most Successful Business Ideas Have in CommonLearn what thousands of the top technology startups and some of the most disruptive innovation in history all have in common. This book includes case studies on how these four methodologies apply to the world's most successful and innovative companies like Netflix, Airbnb, Uber, Kraft, Salesforce, Facebook, Instagram, Skype, Twitter, and more. The Startup Idea PlaybookThis book includes: An ideation framework for new business innovation -- four proven methodologies How to get new business ideas -- that customers will love! How to evaluate and test business ideas The best business to start given your goals, abilities, strengths, and assets Why Start a Business? Software is eating the world...and disrupting nearly every major industry in its path. Software development and customer acquisition are getting cheaper and easier...and there has never been so many people using the Internet on their computers and mobile phones. There has never been a better time to start a business! Entrepreneurship can provide you with financial freedom, the ability to monetize your passion, and the ability to provide meaningful value to society. In today's uncertain economy, starting a business is not just an exciting thing to do; it may be essential for safety and security. Stop waiting for that elusive “stroke of genius”! Instead of waiting for business ideas to come to you, go find them. After reading this book, “coming up with startup ideas” will no longer be preventing you from starting a business. Learn from the success of some of the most innovative ideas in history and start your own business today! You don't need an MBA, a business plan, venture capital funding, or exceptional creativity, creative thinking, or brainstorming skills to get a great business idea. How to Build Products People LoveAn entrepreneur's job is to serve his or her customers by solving a problem and delivering value. In a free market, entrepreneurs who don't serve customers fail. To execute, an entrepreneur must identify customer demands and how to meet them. This book covers four frameworks for obtaining customer insights about problems and demands. A Playbook for Entrepreneurs and InnovatorsThis book provides four methodologies to apply even before you start running Lean. For entrepreneurs - from bootstrapped startups to intrapreneurs and corporate innovation teams. Drawing from lessons from top innovators like Eric Ries (Author of The Lean Startup), Steve Blank (Author of Four Steps to The Epiphany and The Startup Owner's Manual), IDEO (Design Thinking), Chris Dixon (Partner at Andreessen Horowitz), Paul Graham (Founder of Y-Combinator), Dave McClure (Founder of 500 Startups), James Altucher (Author of Choose Yourself), Clayton Christensen (Author of The Innovator's Dilemma), Steve Jobs (Founder of Apple), and more. The 20th century startup strategy was to (1) generate an idea, (2) build a product, and (3) see if it has market demand. The Lean Startup taught us to (1) generate an idea, (2) see if it has market demand, and (3) build a product if it does have demand. In this book I propose to(1) generate an idea based on what market demand data you have or can get quickly, and (2) iteratively develop the product to ensure it meets demand. You will walk away from this book with four methodologies for efficiently and effectively generating new business ideas.

The Startup Gold Mine

The Startup Gold Mine
How to Tap the Hidden Innovation Agendas of Large Companies to Fund and Grow Your Business

by Neil Soni

  • Publisher : AMACOM
  • Release : 2018-10-16
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0814439888
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The startup playbook for partnering with big business Corporations are desperate to overhaul their culture and the perception that they are giant, bureaucratic dinosaurs too slow to react in a rapidly changing business landscape. Many are trying to be more innovative and agile, like a startup. One easy way to achieve this goal is through partnering with or acquiring a startup. Corporate venture capital (CVC) now makes up 25 percent (~$18 billion) of all venture capital dollars in North America. The Startup Gold Mine reveals how the world’s largest and most prestigious brands make innovation decisions, including new product launches, vendor-startup partnerships, and even billion-dollar acquisitions. The book also details the ways startups can leverage corporate strengths and weaknesses for mutual benefit. Readers will learn Why the “innovator’s dilemma” is leading large companies to seek out partnerships with startups How to close a deal with a large company, from first connection to getting paid Strategies to troubleshoot common land mines that startups encounter when working with large companies Ways to navigate the convoluted corporate landscape without spending a fortune on conferences and consultants. Author Neil Soni draws on his experience as an entrepreneur and as an external innovator with premier brands like Estée Lauder, MAC, and Smashbox to reveal large companies’ inner workings, as well as how startup founders and employees can use this knowledge to close the biggest deals of their lives. PRAISE FOR THE STARTUP GOLD MINE “A really useful guide for startup founders and big company executives alike. Packed with practical steps and common mistakes, this book is one to read attentively and keep handy for future referencing.” --Maria Thomas, former Etsy CEO, SmartThings CMO “The Startup Gold Mine is THE playbook for getting your startup-corporate deals across the finish line. Every founder needs to read this!” --Justin Mares, founder of Kettle & Fire, coauthor of Traction “Over the last decade, big companies have completely changed their approach to innovation, with startups at the center of those efforts. The Fortune 500 are turning to startups for innovation across every facet of their business, ranging from marketing and sales to customer service and logistics. Gone are the days when ‘no one ever got fired for buying IBM.’” --Dave Knox, author of Predicting the Turn, cofounder of The Brandery, CMO of Rockfish “A productive relationship with the right corporate partner can unlock years of growth for a startup. On the other hand, there are numerous pitfalls along the way that can have you running in circles. The principles in The Startup Gold Mine give founders the proper framework to navigate the startup-corporate intersection to get their deal done.” --Sean Ammirati, partner at Birchmere Ventures, author of The Science of Growth “Giftology will get you in the door. The Startup Gold Mine will help you close the deal. This is a must-read book for anyone selling into large organizations!” --John Ruhlin, author of Giftology, founder and CEO of the Ruhlin Group “I’ve been working with startups in rapidly growing and evolving industries for over a decade. The principles Neil outlines in The Startup Gold Mine are spot on and essential reading for any founder looking to grow his or her business.” --Chris Chaney, founder, president, and owner, Infinite Esports & Entertainment

Looking Good

Looking Good
Ten Commandments To Be Sales Rockstar and Fashion Startup Playbook

by Daniella R Platt

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-06-11
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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DISCOVER HOW TO MAKE ROCKSTAR SALES & BECOME A SUCCESSFUL FASHION BRAND IN THIS REFRESHINGLY SINCERE PLAYBOOK, LOOKING GOOD. "You're sitting on a goldmine of sales and fashion expertise people need!" Not wanting to keep it to herself, Daniella Platt is passing along the secrets to anyone on a quest to activate their dreams. How did you land that appointment and get that yes?How can anyone create a clothing line, without worrying about fit -- in 90 days?Why risk missing an opportunity? The Ten Commandments To Be A Sales Rockstar teaches how to deepen relationships, open doors, get your YES, and screw NO with small shifts that make big impact. Be in position to knock sales out of the park. And get your way for dinner too! Fashion, the industry, is enormous. Complex. And, personal. Where do you start? How do you grow? Whether you are a designer or yogi, you can have a collection. You just need guidance. The Fashion Startup Playbook speaks from the heart of a west coast fashion insider to simplify the process. From blanks to private label, wholesaling, production, tradeshows, market weeks, and more, break through the complexity - Bring your collection to life! Even sweeter is the treasure box of scripts, resources, stories, and secret strategies the author gives to boldly bring your vision to the world and make sure, you're Looking Good! And, since her friends in the fashion industry asked for a juicy story, don't be surprised to find her journey, from JFK Jr. to a personal earthquake. What others say? "You offer so much value that's hard to put into words." - Lindsey Le "Your writing is exquisite. You are the source of information." - Inga Goodman About Daniella Platt Daniella Platt is a multi-platform creator, business shifter and people connector. She hosts a monthly Tea & Creative Mingle for designers and brands to collaborate, offers workshops on How To Build A Fashion Empire, and the Ten Commandments To Be A Sales Rockstar. As the #1 in ad sales at the Apparel News, a Women Who Innovates storyteller, Fashion Mannuscript editor and ad agency alum, she has crafted 100's of fashion and lifestyle campaigns earning her a respected place in the industry. Daniella has guided countless people to breakthroughs, awaken new ideas, exposure, and realign their message to shift their business and life.What are you creating? For a door opening script in your pocket, tips, connections, workshops, or to say HELLO, pop by www.lookinggoodyaya.com

Looking Good

Looking Good
Ten Commandments To Be A Sales Rockstar & Fashion Startup Playbook

by Daniella R Platt

  • Publisher : Looking Good Yaya
  • Release : 2020-08-05
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : 9780578739441
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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DISCOVER HOW TO BE A SALES ROCKSTAR & TURN YOUR IDEA INTO A SUCCESSFUL FASHION BRAND IN THIS REFRESHINGLY SINCERE PLAYBOOK, LOOKING GOOD. Sitting on a goldmine of sales and fashion expertise people need and not wanting to keep it to herself, Daniella Platt is passing along the secrets to anyone- designer, artist, or professional, on a quest to activate their dreams. Answering "How did you land that appointment and get that yes?" and "How can anyone create a clothing line, without worrying about fit -- in 90 days?" Looking Good teaches how anyone can take an idea from the kitchen table to the world, and the sales tactics to sell successfully. The Ten Commandments To Be A Sales Rockstar system shares universal tools to empower anyone to deepen relationships, open doors, get your YES, and screw NO with small shifts that make big impact. Be in position to knock sales out of the park. And get your way for dinner too! The fashion industry is enormous. Complex. And, personal. Where do you start? How do you grow? If you have a desire to bring an idea to market, whether you are a designer or yogi, you can have a collection. You just need guidance. The Fashion Startup Playbook speaks from the heart of a west coast fashion insider to simplify the process. From blanks to private label, wholesaling, production, tradeshows, market weeks, and more, break through the complexity - Bring your collection to life! Even sweeter is the treasure box of scripts, resources, stories, and secret strategies the author gives to boldly bring your vision to the world and make sure, you're Looking Good! And, since her friends in the fashion industry asked for a juicy story, don't be surprised to find her journey, from JFK Jr. to a personal earthquake. Looking Good is an amazon best-seller. What others say? "You offer so much value that's hard to put into words." - Lindsey Le "Your writing is exquisite. You are the source of information." - Inga Goodman

The Entrepreneur's Playbook

The Entrepreneur's Playbook
How to Startup Your Dream Business

by Steve L. Chong

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015-11-23
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN : 9780985852399
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ever Dream of Starting Your Own Business? Are you ready to LIVE YOUR PASSION? Are you ready to BE YOUR OWN BOSS? Are you ready to CREATE TRUE JOB SECURITY? Are you ready to DECLARE YOUR FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE? Are you ready to HAVE FUN? IMAGINE IT NOW! Dear Future Entrepreneur (or Intrapreneur), This playbook was lovingly created to guide you step-by-step through the ABC's of ENTREPRENEURSHIP. It is inspired by the belief that anyone - regardless of background, age or education level - can live the American Dream of BUSINESS OWNERSHIP. The Entrepreneur's Playbook unlocks the mystery of the startup process in a simple-to-follow, play-by-play formula that anyone can understand and apply. Step 1. Break the Rules; Step 2. Know Thy Customer; Step 3. Get Organized; Step 4. Craft a Business Plan; Step 5. Promote Your Brand; & Step 6. Chief Your Operations. Life is created by the choices you make. You can choose to spend your time between two distinct options, wage employment or self-employment. If you opt for a traditional job, you will work for someone else - building someone else's dream. If you opt for entrepreneurship, you will be your own boss, having a career in your own business - building your dream. Choosing to become an entrepreneur is an incredible journey of self-discovery and sacrifice. Our mission is to help you startup your own business from the spark of inspiration to the development of your big dream to the ultimate delivery of your company's goods and services. Every choice you make NOW will decide what your life will look like in the future. Will you still be in the same boat in life as today? Or will you have achieved financial independence and be living life on your own terms? With your own successful business enterprise, you will have a lifetime of income, true job security, and the opportunity to reach your full potential. Join your fellow entrepreneurs and build a business that works for you! You Will Find That If You Can Dream It, You Can Build It. Time is of the Essence - What Are You Waiting For?

The Startup Teacher Playbook

The Startup Teacher Playbook
Turn Your Ideas Into Actions, Personalize Professional Development, and Create Innovative Learning Experiences for You and Your Students

by Michelle Blanchet,Darcy Bakkegard

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-01-28
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9781948212212
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The world is changing fast, and education hasn't caught up. Teachers know schools need more innovation, change-making, and relevance. But in the midst of overwhelming challenges, how can these needs turn into action? Blanchet and Bakkegard grew tired of everyone telling teachers what to fix without sharing the "how," so they created easy-to-use professional development tools and strategies to help teachers think like startup entrepreneurs. Using a visual, interactive format, The Startup Teacher Playbook helps teachers tackle challenges, turn their ideas into action, and tap into their potential to lead change in the classroom, school, and community. This shows you how to evolve your teaching and learning to serve the changing needs of students, use professional learning and meeting time to break down challenges and create solutions, and cultivate your leadership capacity to take your ideas further than you ever imagined. The Educator Canvas Teachers and school leaders will immediately use the author's powerful and practical Educator Canvas, which will guide your personalized learning and collaboration with your colleagues. The Startup Teacher Playbook is both professional growth guidebook and meeting workbook, combined into one impactful tool that you will want with you at all times.

FITTING In: a Fashion Startup Playbook

FITTING In: a Fashion Startup Playbook
How to Have a Collection and Go to Market in 90 Days! Plus Go Inside the Marvelous West Coast Fashion Scene, la to Vegas

by Daniella Platt

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-04-11
  • Pages : 65
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"I call this book my love letter to fashion." ANYONE CAN HAVE A FASHION COLLECTION and go-to-market in 90 days! FITTING IN: A Fashion Startup Playbook is a must-read for any designer looking to grow or any individual with a desire to create a collection. The best part of the book is the goldmine of resources, industry voices, and secret strategies the author shares to help you bring your vision to the world. CREATE SOMETHING FUN. Plus go for a whirl inside the inspiring West Coast fashion scene- tradeshows, showrooms, and market weeks from LA to Vegas. Find where you "fit in" and grow your fashion empire!Answering the FAQs, -How can I launch or grow my line?-What's the business of fashion on the west coast, LA to Vegas? Where do you FIT IN? We share, - Anyone can have a collection without worrying about fit and go to market in 90 days- Are you a designer looking to grow? We answer questions about what to ask a rep and to get market prepped - the wondrous West Coast fashion scene including showrooms, trade shows, reps, LA/SoCal to Vegas. Curious about Market Week, MAGIC, the LA Fashion District, Designers & Agents, and other cornerstones to the business? - A Goldmine of resources, media, manufacturers, blank apparel, associations etc.- Tips to be a Sustainable brand, how to be a Trade Show Warrior, Brand/buyer do's and don'ts- and more! -----DIGITAL EBOOK DOWNLOADS ARE AVAILABLE WITH PURCHASE OF 5 PRINT EDITIONS. Please visit www.lookinggoodyaya.com to inquire. -----About the authorSALES ROCKSTAR - CONNECTOR - STORY TELLER - PRODUCT LOVER - MOM-EO Daniella Platt links arms with brands on the full spectrum of business development.Told again and again, "you're sitting on a goldmine of fashion industry knowledge" and "you're the best door - opener, connector," Daniella shares her story along with the tools! Get them for yourself. Daniella has crafted 100's of successful advertising-media campaigns. Her portfolio includes being recognized as a #1 Sales Rockstar at the California Apparel News. She writes on Women Innovators, Purpose Driven Brands, and the West Coast Fashion Business Essentials as monthly editor in the Fashion Mannuscript. Her portfolio includes working with brands such as Alternative, Anne Cole, DL1961, DOW XLA, LYCRA, Marcum, Ed Hardy, NYDJ, Skechers, N41, Texollini, LUVVUL, CGS, the US Department of Defense, Hugo Boss, Monte Blanc, Duncan Hines and Visa. Workshops on How to Go to Market in 90 Days and the 10 Commandments to Be a Sales Rockstar, and weekly coaching to help bring brands to their potential are available - join the conversation! ---- -----WHAT OTHERS SAY ----- You offer so much value that's hard to put into words. Your abilities to meet people and build relationships comes naturally. Daniella, you are quite the source of information, indeed!---- What's on your mind? For inquiries, speaking, or consulting, idea sharing, please connect. www.LookingGoodYAYA.com @lookinggoodyaya

The Startup Law Playbook

The Startup Law Playbook
A Book

by Scott Edward Walker

  • Publisher : Hyperink Inc
  • Release : 2011-12-21
  • Pages : 43
  • ISBN : 1478300485
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Best Practices & Advice From the "Entrepreneur's Lawyer," Scott Edward Walker. This eBook is an organized and structured compilation of Scott's Edward Walker's best advice and practices from his blog, www.walkercorporatelaw.com/blog. For entrepreneurs of all sorts, The Startup Law Playbook is a roadmap for all legal issues and concerns related to startup endeavors. Scott is the founder and CEO of Walker Corporate Law Group, PLLC, a boutique corporate law firm specializing in the representation of entrepreneurs. Scott has over 17 years of broad corporate law experience, including nearly eight years at two prominent New York City law firms, where he represented major multinational corporations and financial institutions in billion-dollar transactions. Known as the “entrepreneur’s lawyer,” Scott launched Walker Corporate Law Group in 2004 and has built a strong team of lawyers who are committed to helping entrepreneurs succeed, with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Washington, D.C. Chapter Outline: Introduction Letter To Readers Chapter 1: Launching A Venture 101 — Formation Issues 10 things to get you thinking like a lawyer Chapter 2: Show Me The Money! Raising Capital Dealing with investors & securities laws The Top 10 Dos & Don’ts For Raising Capital Chapter 3: But I Don’t Know Any Angels! Where to go if you’re not connected Chapter 4: Pitching Your Potential 5 common mistakes to avoid in your pitch deck Chapter 5: Doing Deals Like The “Big Boys” How to negotiate like a big industry player Chapter 6: Who Gets What? 5 tips for founder vesting & splitting equity Chapter 7: How Do I Value My Startup? Figuring out what your company is worth to investors Chapter 8: Issuing Stock Options 10 tips for entrepreneurs Chapter 9: Minority Stockholder Rights Get familiar with state law rights Chapter 10: How To Cut Your Legal Bills In Half & Should you use your investor’s lawyer? Chapter 11: Conclusion Guts, Desire and Passion

Navigating Aseannovation: The Reservoir Principle And Other Essays On Startups And Innovation In Southeast Asia

Navigating Aseannovation: The Reservoir Principle And Other Essays On Startups And Innovation In Southeast Asia
A Book

by Yinglan Tan,Paulo Joquino

  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 2020-10-29
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9814518743
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Southeast Asia has been an emerging frontier for internet technology startups, with talent and capital flooding into the region's technology markets in recent years. Navigating ASEANnovation: The Reservoir Principle and other essays on startups and innovation in Southeast Asia is a collection of essays and interviews with founders and investors on what it takes to thrive and win in the region as a tech startup. From topics such as bringing together a founding team to exiting a company, the collection covers various aspects of startup growth, digging deep into the critical strategies tech founders and business leaders of different countries and industries can adopt, while embracing the diversity critical to understanding the region.Navigating ASEANnovation serves as go-to compendium providing practical advice and mental frameworks for anyone interested in Southeast Asia and tech startups, highlighting the unique aspects of operating in the region that the world can learn from as well.The collection was curated with commentary from Yinglan Tan, Founding Managing Partner of Insignia Ventures Partners, an early stage technology venture fund in Southeast Asia, and Paulo Joquiño, Editor of Insignia Business Review, the official publication of Insignia Ventures Partners.

The Start-Up J Curve

The Start-Up J Curve
The Six Steps to Entrepreneurial Success

by Howard Love

  • Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
  • Release : 2016-08-30
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1626342938
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A predictable pattern of success Entrepreneurs who have read early drafts of The Start-Up J Curve responded, ''I wish I had this book years ago.'' A start-up unfolds in a predictable pattern; the more aware entrepreneurs are of this pattern, the better able they will be to capitalize on it. Author Howard Love calls this pattern the start-up J Curve: The toughest part of the endeavor is the time between the actual start of a new business and when the product and model are firmly established. The Start-Up J Curve gives entrepreneurs the tools they need to get through the early challenges so they can reach the primary value creation that lies beyond. Love brings thirty-five years of start-up experience to this comprehensive guide to starting a business. He outlines the six predictable stages of start-up growth and details the activities that should be undertaken at each stage to ensure success and to avoid common pitfalls. Instead of feeling lost and confused after a setback, start-up founders and investors can anticipate the challenges, overcome the obstacles, and ride the curve to the top.

The Startup Checklist

The Startup Checklist
25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business

by David S. Rose

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2016-04-25
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 111916379X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Most books on entrepreneurship focus on strategic issues like product/market fit, deciding what market to be in, or what business to buy, how to get traction with customers, etc. Examples include bestselling perennials such as The Lean Startup, Art of the Start, Zero to One, Startup Owner's Manual, et al Simple Startup, covers a completely different part of the process: the concrete details of business launch, growth, and management. Most best-sellers that promise to tell people how to start a business do so very briefly, and quickly end up recommending that readers seek guidance from lawyers, accountants, and other paid advisors. Simple Startup gives readers the detailed insights they need to understand exactly what they need from each of these professional counselors, to ask the smart questions that will help them get their money's worth, and to make intelligent decisions independent of their advisors' recommendations. Simple Startup is aimed at those who want to make it really big, not just the home-based artisans, daycare providers, or dry cleaning stores. These are innovators and visionaries who have the passion, drive, and creativity to launch a great company, but who need a nuts-and-bolts guide to the hundreds of complex challenges that derail many a business on the journey from their first business card to a successful company sale or IPO"--

Regulatory Hacking

Regulatory Hacking
A Playbook for Startups

by Evan Burfield,J.D. Harrison

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2018-06-19
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0525533214
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Named by Inc. magazine as one of the 10 Best Business Books of 2018 Every startup wants to change the world. But the ones that truly make an impact know something the others don't: how to make government and regulation work for them. As startups use technology to shape the way we live, work, and learn, they're taking on challenges in sectors like healthcare, infrastructure, and education, where failure is far more consequential than a humorous chat with Siri or the wrong package on your doorstep. These startups inevitably have to face governments responsible for protecting citizens through regulation. Love it or hate it, we're entering the next era of the digital revolution: the Regulatory Era. The big winners in this era--in terms of both impact and financial return--will need skills they won't teach you in business school or most startup incubators: how to scale a business in an industry deeply intertwined with government. Here, for the first time, is the playbook on how to win the regulatory era. "Regulatory hacking" doesn't mean "cutting through red tape"; it's really about finding a creative, strategic approach to navigating complex markets. Evan Burfield is the cofounder of 1776, a Washington, DC-based venture capital firm and incubator specializing in regulated industries. Burfield has coached startups on how to understand, adapt to, and influence government regulation. Now, in Regulatory Hacking, he draws on that expertise and real startup success stories to show you how to do the same. For instance, you'll learn how... * AirBnB rallied a grassroots movement to vote No on San Francisco's Prop F, which would have restricted its business in the city. * HopSkipDrive overcame safety concerns about its kids' ridesharing service by working with state government to build trust into its platform. * 23andMe survived the FDA's order to stop selling its genetic testing kits by building trusted relationships with scientists who could influence the federal regulatory community. Through fascinating case studies and interviews with startup founders, Burfield shows you how to build a compelling narrative for your startup, use it to build a grassroots movement to impact regulation, and develop influence to overcome entrenched relationships between incumbents and governments. These are just some of the tools in the book that you'll need to win the next frontier of innovation.

Startup Secrets Blackbook

Startup Secrets Blackbook
The Secret Playbook to Test Any Business Idea Fast

by Dominik Tarolli

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-12-24
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781735752402
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The biggest question for people who want to start a business is: Will my business make enough money? Every year tens of thousands of business fail, because they don't know how to test a business idea and they don't have the right business tools to plan future business success.That is a tragedy and that is why the Startup Secrets Blackbook was written. Testing your business idea is the key to create a successful business.This book will help you to test your business idea in seven easy steps and can turn your dream into reality.

Startup CEO

Startup CEO
A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business (Techstars)

by Matt Blumberg

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2020-07-02
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1119723779
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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You’re only a startup CEO once. Do it well with Startup CEO, a "master class in building a business." —Dick Costolo, Former CEO, Twitter Being a startup CEO is a job like no other: it’s difficult, risky, stressful, lonely, and often learned through trial and error. As a startup CEO seeing things for the first time, you’re likely to make mistakes, fail, get things wrong, and feel like you don’t have any control over outcomes. Author Matt Blumberg has been there, and in Startup CEO he shares his experience, mistakes, and lessons learned as he guided Return Path from a handful of employees and no revenues to over $100 million in revenues and 500 employees. Startup CEO is not a memoir of Return Path's 20-year journey but a thoughtful CEO-focused book that provides first-time CEOs with advice, tools, and approaches for the situations that startup CEOs will face. You'll learn: How to tell your story to new hires, investors, and customers for greater alignment How to create a values-based culture for speed and engagement How to create business and personal operating systems so that you can balance your life and grow your company at the same time How to develop, lead, and leverage your board of directors for greater impact How to ensure that your company is bought, not sold, when you exit Startup CEO is the field guide every CEO needs throughout the growth of their company.