28 December 2015
In Funding Strategies To Go The Distance, we ask several questions for you to consider as you weigh the merits of various financing options. Today, we’re diving deeper into one option in particular: bootstrapping, with a great case study from RightNow technologies.
11 October 2015What’s the most costly mistake you can make in your business? Picking the wrong market? Building the wrong product? Not supporting your customers’ success? Yes, these mistakes are painful but none of them are as dangerous as hiring the wrong people. So when I set out to help my students in our Company Formation classes, I always emphasize hiring as our most critical workshop. I’ve written profusely about it too because it’s just SO critical. So where to begin?
25 July 2015Last week we had the privilege of joining a TechGen session for many of Boston’s adventurous interns. As usual, the interns asked fantastic questions ranging from developing an idea and who to validate it with to how to find a great job. On this last point, it was clear there's too much pressure associated with finding the perfect job when starting out in life. So we discussed a framework for how to think of it as a journey of self discovery to enjoy, while building things like transferable skills to help build toward a fulfilling career. Read on to hear the framework and some tips to find alignment between your passion and work, as well as traps to avoid, like chasing money or confusing hobbies and work.