It can be dangerous for startups to rely too much on investors. The point of funding is to get your business up and running so you can launch your product and start turning a profit. This article looks at problems that arise with too much fundraising and not enough focus on KPIs and profit.
Conferences are great networking opportunities, but there are some great hacks that can help you meet more people and get invited to satellite events. Start with a Hit List for people you want to meet, and venture outside of the main events to connect with key people and get the most value for your conference fee.
Working with an enterprise-level company is very different than working for a startup. Differences in communication styles, culture and the chain of command will all impact how effective you can be. Here’s a guide to working within the structures of each to maximize your performance and relationships you build along the way.