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How Do You Build An MVP That Actually Sells?

One of the alleged rules that you have to follow is building your startup MVP. In fact, you’ll hear that you have to build an MVP. Full stop. Well, I’m here to tell you that for your startup to build a lean MVP just to build an MVP will get you killed. Instead, you need…

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Can You Build A $40M ARR Startup With Only $80K?

“It’s amazing what we’ve accomplished considering we started with $80,000,” “Jason,” the founding CEO of a company I’m working with, said. “Now, we’re preparing to sell the company for a lot of money.” Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help. Click here. “Most people don’t get to the level you’ve gotten…

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The Seven Steps To Beating Your Competition

You’re flying blind if you don’t understand what your competitors are doing. And, rest assured, every startup has competition. In today’s video, I’ll share with you seven steps to stay ahead of your competition and dominate the market. You’ll want to see how Steve Jobs used a perceptual map to brilliantly position the iPhone. And,…

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How Do You Win Against A Dominant Competitor?

Successful companies usually have a way of doing things. We certainly did when I was at Maxim Integrated Products. Jack Gifford, our CEO, called it “The Maxim way.” Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help. Click here. And our way was successful. The company grew to $2 billion/year in revenue with…

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How Do You Prepare For A Possible Merger?

“You look very tan,” I said to “Jason” during our Zoom update. “How was your vacation?” Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help. Click here. “The vacation was great,” he said. “The weather was a perfect 80 degrees every day with a slight breeze off the ocean. We had a really…

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How Do You Validate Your Startup Idea In One Hour?

One of the biggest mistakes you can make as an entrepreneur is not validating your startup idea. The problem is that testing your startup idea supposedly takes too much time. However, that’s just not true. In this video, I’ll show you how, in seven simple steps, you can validate your business idea in less than…

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How Long Does It REALLY Take You To Get Funded?

“How long do you think it’s going to take to get funding?” My wife asked me. It was January, and we had just started raising money. [Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help. Click here.] “My guess is we’ll be funded by June.” It turned out I was right. We were…

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Why Research Is A Key To A Successful Startup

“Hostile armies may face each other for year, striving for the victory that is decided in a single day. This being so, to remain in ignorance of the enemy’s condition, simply because one grudges the outlay of a hundred ounces of silver in honors and emoluments, is the height of inhumanity.” Chapter XIII: The Use Of…

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How Do You Keep Your Engineers Ahead Of Schedule?

If you want to quickly lose your investors trust, then start missing the milestones on your engineering schedules. I found this one out the hard way. But, as quickly as we lost our investors trust, we gained it back. I’ll walk you through how we used the critical chain methodology to gain back our investors…

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What Makes Your Business Strategy Successful?

“You’re a tough guy because you’ve executed your plan,” “Raul,” one of our investors said to me. Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help. Click here. I nodded and said, “Thank you,” in response. What Raul said meant a lot to me because he threw praise around like manhole covers. In…

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