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From Idea to Startup

| December 7, 2012 | 10 Comments

You’ve identified a problem that you feel is your calling and you’re at that juncture where you need to take the plunge. But what do you do after that? How do you get started? Like you, there are many aspiring entrepreneurs who have had to face this question. Like you, I have also had to […]

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3 Simple Steps to Find Programmers for Your Startup

| December 6, 2012 | 3 Comments

Even just a quick cruise of top startup blogs makes one thing pretty clear; if you’re a non-programmer, a “non-technical co-founder”  if you will, then you are gonna have to move mountains to convince some programmer that your paltry, embryonic-stage startup is worthy of any more than 2 seconds of their time. In other words, they doubt you and […]

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Start-up Strategy: Advice for Entrepreneurs Under 30

| December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

From the simplest consumer product to the most complicated technology solution, the same mistakes often repeat themselves when starting new companies.  These mistakes make up the majority of the thorns in every entrepreneur’s side. Find a Mentor To cut down on the inherent problems associated with starting anything new, a set of guidelines can help […]

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5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Bootstrap Without A Second Job

| December 4, 2012 | 3 Comments

Quitting your job is scary. Quitting your job after you just spent your savings buying an apt in NYC is another level of scary. That is exactly what I did when I left my banking job to start my own company. It’s a familiar story. Like most entrepreneurs who leave their day jobs, I encountered […]

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When Is The Best Time To Start A Startup?

| November 26, 2012 | 4 Comments

“But now is not the best time” – Everyone else Accept a dream job, graduate, leave that dream job, convince three other people to do the same, launch a startup, land seed funding, marry the girl of your dreams, move to a new city, leave the country for three weeks. Logic says not to do […]

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Top 5 Apps For Your Startup

| November 25, 2012 | 4 Comments

With countless apps available and dozens that I’ve downloaded personally, there are actually only a few that truly help your business everyday. As a lean startup, I quickly learned the importance of great and free apps. Below is my list of top apps for your startup and mine. One theme that all of these have […]

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Bootstrapped Budget? 5 things to know if you outsource

| November 22, 2012 | 3 Comments

When we had the idea of creating PrepLounge, my business partner and I knew that we could not afford it alone. Had we had a national (German) software company develop our website, we would definitely have needed additional seed-funding. We knew, however, that bringing investors onboard at a later stage would cost us a lot […]

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