What makes a good logo? It is a combination of subtle cues that gives a solid first impression. It should be a quick read that conveys clearly what your name is along with colors and shapes that further indicate what your brand represents.
When it comes to startups, it seems that tech companies get all the love—and support. But startups not in the tech sector don’t have to feel left out.
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1. Take risks 2. Weigh risk and reward 3. Don’t fear failure, but don’t let it roll off your back, either 4. Make the most of failure 5. Start your business for the right reasons 6. Curate the best management team 7. Value different perspectives and debate 8. Focus, focus, focus 9. Rethink your schedule 10. Be disruptive 11. Be available
While she was trying to fundraise, Minshew had to carefully temper her attitude. “The more comfortable I am being nicely, calmly, and sweetly aggressive, the better I seem to do,” she says. “But it’s a very difficult balance between coming off as strong enough to lead a company but not so strong that you’re perceived as a bitch.” The concept of being “nice” and “sweet” while also “aggressive” illustrates the limited area where women have to work while pitching the majority of VCs and angels.
When the Adoni brothers told their family and friends that they wanted
to open a domestic shoe and sneaker factory in New York City, “everyone
thought we were absolutely crazy,” says Jordan Adoni, 29. But he and his
brother, Jensen, 23, were undeterred. They had worked for their
father’s shoe manufacturing and importing businesses and had a few ideas
of their own about how things should be done. Two years into their
venture, Modern Vice,
the brothers are not looking quite so crazy. They operate the only full
production footwear factory in New York City and make up to 1,000 pairs
of shoes a day. Last year, the company posted revenues between $6
million and $7 million and this year is on track for $18 million.
10 Skills You Need to Be the Next Great Entrepreneur
1. Seeing the big picture 2. Hunger to achieve 3. Courage 4. Functional competence 5. Prioritization and tradeoffs 6. A motivator of people 7. Decision-making 8. Adaptability 9. Initiative 10. Top down management style