How to get early users for Problem / Solution validation interviews?

Hi all. I'm doing problem and solution validation interviews for my very early stage startup in the phone addiction/overuse 📱😭 space. I'm doing this in a very manual way: Basically I searched in Reddit and Facebook for groups of people I consider can be having this phone addiction problem and posted a request for volunteers … Continue reading “How to get early users for Problem / Solution validation interviews?”

How to Form an LLC in Michigan

Starting a business is an exciting journey. For many entrepreneurs, starting a business is their chance to take their product to market, to become part of their local communities and to start making income from their own ventures. Many entrepreneurs choose a limited liability company (LLC) as a preferred vehicle for that journey. An LLC … Continue reading “How to Form an LLC in Michigan”

I could use some advice on how to represent myself.

Hi, I’ll start with the question. Should I blog/market myself on my personal website or on my LLC website? I work a normal 9-5 job and have had a personal blog for many years (www.<my name>.com). I periodically blog about a variety of interests of mine—so definitely not just one specific topic or even industry. … Continue reading “I could use some advice on how to represent myself.”

Hear how to nail your virtual pitch meeting at Early Stage 2021

On a recent episode of Extra Crunch Live, Bain Capital Ventures’ Matt Harris said that if you had asked him a year ago what would happen to venture capital during a pandemic lockdown, he would have replied “it would have fallen off a cliff.” Before the world changed so fundamentally, VCs and founders alike believed … Continue reading “Hear how to nail your virtual pitch meeting at Early Stage 2021”

How To Know It’s Time To Exit Your Company Gracefully

For most entrepreneurs, their current business is not where they intend to stay until they die. At the right time, they all intend to make a graceful exit, and leave while still perceived to be on top of their game. The challenge is how to know and exit gracefully when the right time has come, … Continue reading “How To Know It’s Time To Exit Your Company Gracefully”

Early team member is completely MIA, how to proceed?

Sadly, one of our (very talented) UX designers has not been performing and completely unresponsive for the past 2 months. Not responsive to emails, slack or phone calls. team member has common stock with upcoming cliff date is end of March. What should we do to do the the things the right way? Notice of … Continue reading “Early team member is completely MIA, how to proceed?”

How to deal with a potential investor and if I should even get investment?

I’m 18 years old and own a construction business. (Might not seem like a start up but trust me the way I’m doing things it is 😂) The brother of a client I am working for approached me yesterday and said he’s impressed with my Business and the skills I have as an entrepreneur. He … Continue reading “How to deal with a potential investor and if I should even get investment?”