Startup Advice

5 Tips for Launching (and Surviving) Your Startup

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In order to grow a successful startup, you need funding, smart people, a great idea, the right market, and a whole lot of luck. In the rush to get a new business off the ground, though, it’s easy to overlook at least one element that could prove vital later. Are you prepared? See more startup coverage at Dice’s Startup Corner. Related Stories 10 Traits of an Ideal Startup Employee When’s the Right Time to Join a Startup? Plan Your Finances… continue…

Consider These 5 Things Before Taking a Job at a Startup

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Startups are all the rage these days, with venture capitalists and Kickstarter crowds rushing to fund even the haziest ideas for new digital products. For prospective employees, though, the decision of whether to join a startup is often a fraught one: Are you willing to trade the comforts of working as part of an established company for the uncertainties and grind of a newborn firm, all for the faint dream of striking it rich a little further down the road?… continue…

4 Financial Plans to Make Before Joining a Startup

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While joining a startup offers exciting opportunities to work with innovative people and new technologies – not to mention the possibility of earning a ton of money if the company takes off – it also means long hours, lower pay and the possibility of being out of a job within the year. So, if you’re considering taking a job at a startup, you need to do some careful financial planning before making your decision. We spoke to a couple of… continue…

Watch as a Silicon Valley Startup Pitches a VC

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If your dream is to start a company and make a fortune by taking it public, you’ve got to be thinking about how to pitch investors. After all, without money a fantastic idea, great market potential and talented team won’t amount to very much. The challenge is to grab the attention of high-powered VCs. They’re inundated with proposals that come at them through everything from email to phone calls to in-person pitches at live events. To break through the clutter,… continue…

NextKids Brings Daycare to Collaborative Workspace

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Women launching a business while simultaneously managing a family can find the dual roles challenging. However, Santa Cruz, Calif.-based NextSpace, which operates nine California workspace locations, offers a solution: It recently added a NextKids childcare facility to its Portrero Hill location in San Francisco. Currently, NextKids serves roughly two dozen families, of which 70 percent include an entrepreneur. And the majority of clients using the NextSpace-NextKids shared workspace are women, says Diana Rothschild, NextKids’ founder. “Most of the startups using… continue…

Why New York Is a Good Place for Women Tech Entrepreneurs

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Heather Marie’s New York-based startup, 72Lux, is a universal checkout SaaS company that began as a response to what she saw as a big problem in e-commerce. Retailers simply weren’t capitalizing on the power of the Internet in creating their online presence, she says. “As a consumer, I knew there could be improvements. There were opportunities to not just provide a service, but to simplify the entire shopping experience.” Today, 72Lux provides an e-commerce and multi-retailer checkout solution through the… continue…