Cap Tables, Share Structures, Valuations, Oh My! A Case Study of Early-Stage Funding
6 Steps to Make Your Strategic Plan Really Strategic
For many entrepreneurs, especially first-time founders, raising outside capital can be daunting. Between all of the new vocabulary – like “term sheets,” “capitalization tables,” “pro rata,” and different valuation metrics – and the very real legal implications of the agreements being signed, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.
Yes, Co-Working Spaces Can Work For You
Many strategic plans aren’t strategic, or even plans. To fix that, try a six step process: first, identify key stakeholders. Second, identify a specific, very important key stakeholder: your target customer. Third, figure out what these stakeholders want from you. Fourth, figure out what you want from them. Fifth, design your strategy around these requirements. Sixth, focus on continuously improving this plan.
Four Factors You Need To Consider To Build A Sustainable Business
In cities, suburbs and small towns alike, professionals are ditching traditional office spaces in favor of co-working, but some professionals are skeptical of the shift as this movement disrupts long-held business norms. Within certain fields, co-working has always been popular, but within the last five years, the concept has taken hold across industries. Co-working today is booming as a new generation of entrepreneurs, consultants, freelancers, and corporate organizations re-think the overhead costs of business and the value of collaborative work.
If you (as a business) are floundering, the chances are that you are not addressing relevant customer needs with your products and services, which can result in the potential loss of business to competitors, and missing opportunities for revenue growth. Quite often, in playing the competitive game, you also end up eroding margins, and losing the balance between value created and value captured.
So, what should you consider? How do you add value?