What does it mean to be an Entrepreneur?

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When you think of an “entrepreneur”, you probably think of successful innovators like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Elon Musk. Businessmen who defied the odds to create industry breakthroughs and disrupt major economies. However, being an entrepreneur doesn’t always mean you have to be successful or create something new. In fact, the kids on the street selling lemonade are just as …

6 Low Cost Ideas to Market Your Business.

Martha Polanco Entrepreneurship, Founders, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Marketing can be very costly, but is necessary in order to promote your business and generate sales. Since you have already come a long way to start your company in the first place, it’s important that you find creative ways to market your business without breaking the bank. Here are some useful ideas to get you started: Donate your product:  identify some …

Looking for investors for your startup?

Will Silverman Entrepreneurship, Founders, Investments, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Many entrepreneurs start their companies thinking that they will easily secure investment money from outsiders who automatically believe in their ideas. The fact of the matter is that this could not be further from the truth. According to data Entrepreneur Magazine, using data from Fundable (available here: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230011) fewer than 1% of all companies will raise money from Angel Investors, …

Legal It Yourself

Isabelle Martinez Co-Founder, Founders, Legal 1 Comment

Non-lawyer entrepreneurs seem to panic when they need to file a legal document or deal with anything legal. A lot of the filings and paperwork that early stage startups need to deal with are not all that complicated. The truth is, you don’t need to be lawyer to file most legal paperwork, especially at the early stage. Granted, it makes …

LinkedIn for Entrepreneurs

Isabelle Martinez Entrepreneurship, Founders, Networking, Uncategorized 1 Comment

LinkedIn is my preferred tool as an entrepreneur. It surprises me that individuals in my age group (early-to-mid 20s) rarely rely on LinkedIn. It is my go-to site where I can learn about the experiences and qualifications of those in my industry, seek out those who I would like to connect-to in the near future, and finally connect further with …

Being a [Law] Student Entrepreneur

Isabelle Martinez Co-Founder, Entrepreneurship, Founders, Networking Leave a Comment

I get crazy looks when people find out that I’m both a law student and an entrepreneur. It’s perhaps the most stressful thing I’ve done to date. Balancing the demands of my J.D. curriculum with the demands of starting a business is quite the challenge. You wonder sometimes why someone would put themselves through such madness. However, being a student …

Your Offshore Development Team

Isabelle Martinez Co-Founder, Employee, Founders, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Outsourcing your development team abroad can provide many benefits to an early stage startup. Co-founders can develop a product, test the market, and place it in the hands of users before investing in significant amount of funds in domestic development. Several of the investors and consultants I’ve spoken to find that it’s totally normal and common for a startup to …

How to Quickly Become an Industry & Market Expert

Isabelle Martinez Entrepreneurship, Founders, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

It’s crucial that startup founders become knowledgeable of the industry and market they aim to succeed in. Demonstrating that you are well-versed and well-read in such topics proves your credibility to lead your company. Plus, answering any questions after a pitch or demo will be a breeze if you have done the necessary homework. With that being said, I have …