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MODEL SOMETHING. 5 KEYS FOR DEFINING YOUR STARTUP BUSINESS MODEL.

Whatever your startup business, it is critical that you determine a revenue model to support it. Your business model is the plan your startup will implement to generate revenue and make a profit from operations. While there is room for creativity and customization, there are core areas that must be clear. Every model requires these […]

3 Key Startup Considerations For Reaping Investor Rewards

Every startup hopes for an offer of funding. Plans are great but without resources, it’s tough to get off the ground. As your startup takes root, while you toil with early stage development, make sure you are not vulnerable to an investment storm. Whether you are courting a bank, a venture capitalist, or some type […]

Four Questions To Ask Yourself To Ensure You Make An Impact

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” ―Mahatma Gandhi Make a difference. Every entrepreneur wants to make an impact—to make some difference that you have lived well. The purpose of business, innovation, invention, is to be useful. Here are the three steps to follow on your path to recognizing and realizing your startup […]

Step To It! 7 Tips For Achieving What You Want

What is your vision for the year? Do you have a plan? To get where you are going, it is always good to have a map. Write out a playbook that takes you, step-by-step, to your goal—professionally, financially, personally. And, in your playbook, make sure you have a strategy for thwarting distraction. Here are seven […]

4 Ways to Use Your Message to Attract Top Talent

When everything is ramping up, your team is as important as your idea. Great people make things happen. For your startup to soar, you need to assemble the strongest possible team. How do you attract top talent when you’re new to the game? Here are four ways you can share your story and build your […]

6 Ways to Build Your Success Circle

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. —Ancient Proverb It is often said that hard work and determination are essentials of success. And, another major factor, is surrounding yourself with the people who bolster your efforts. People who share inspiration, positivity and encouragement with you. These […]

THE 6 C’s OF SELF-CONFIDENCE & HOW TO HONE THEM

Key to an entrepreneur’s success is confidence in oneself, and in one’s powers and abilities. Self confidence inspires confidence of others. After all, we hesitate to back an idea presented by someone who is nervous and overly apologetic. However, we are likely persuaded to support a project pitched by one who speaks clearly, answers questions with […]

Invest Southwest Names Top 16 Finalists for the 2016 Venture Madness Competition

Finalists will advance to a three-day live event in March, 2016 PHOENIX (February 1, 2016) – Invest Southwest, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, has selected the top 16 companies that will advance to the final elimination round of the 2016 Venture Madness competition. The competition launched in January, giving 64 early stage companies […]

Top 32 Companies Advance to Round 2 of 2016 Venture Madness Competition

Final elimination round will determine top 16 finalists by February 1, 2016 PHOENIX (January 20, 2016) – Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority have selected the top 32 startups who are advancing to round two of the 2016 Venture Madness competition. Voting for the online ‘bracketology’ competition is now open to the […]

Top 64 Startups Make First Round Cut for Invest Southwest’s 2016 Venture Madness Competition

Field Narrows to Top 32 by January 20, then Top 16 by Early February PHOENIX (January 7, 2016) – Invest Southwest and the Arizona Commerce Authority have chosen the top 64 startups for the 2016 Venture Madness competition. Starting tomorrow, January 8, online ‘bracketology’ voting will open to the public where votes will be cast […]