Posts tagged Business plan

The Great Unbundling

Have you seen this photo? Or this one from a while ago? A lot of great businesses have been built in the last ten years by unbundling.  Technology is moving so rapidly today it’s possible to create very large markets …






What Should Your Business Model Look Like

Business model is one thing that someone considers before investing in a business.  At a certain point, the investor needs to decide is this business a feature, an app, or an actual business.  An actual business might not have revenue …






Feedback, or Criticism?

One of the things investors look for in entrepreneurs is “coachability”.  Yesterday, Mark Suster tweeted this, @semil @pointsnfigures I look for people who take feedback well. And I am willing to receive it too. — Mark Suster (@msuster) March 11, …






#TrainTheMen

The following is a guest post from my friend Susan Mravca.   Susan is a Chicago based serial entrepreneur and someone you should know. Many of her ventures have been in the technology services sector. Susan is currently co-founding JuvodHR, a …






Younger Generation Engaging Less in Entrepreneurial Efforts

The trend is clear.  Younger people used to start a lot more entrepreneurial type businesses in years past than they do today.  Only 3.6% of businesses today are started by people less than 30.  In 1989, it was 10.6%.  However, …






The Military and Entrepreneurship

What’s the best branch of service to be in if you want to be an entrepreneur? It probably doesn’t matter.  The discipline taught in the military is directly applicable to entrepreneurship if you implement it correctly. Historically, the Navy was …






The Chicago Innovation Mentors Program

Last night I went to my first Chicago Innovation Mentors meeting.  I don’t know if a lot of people know what they do-but they are doing some things that could potentially change the trajectory of your life. They concentrate on …






Creativity and Transparency

Does it make sense to put your entire creative process online for all to see?  If you are an author, would it make sense to put the rough draft of the book you are working on up on a platform …






SEC to Kill Crowdfunding If They Can

The federal government doesn’t like to be pushed to try new things.  Agencies like to push the market.  They hate it when the market pushes back.  Crowdfunding is just that. The SEC is regulating crowdfunding heavily out of fear.  The …






Breakfast Links

I didn’t win the Powerball, so back to the salt mines for me.  Don’t throw away your ticket. Geeks.  They have a code.  Researcher wrote a book. Is there more than one type of convertible debt? Is there a Series …