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Score a High Profile Mentor; It’s Easier Than You Think

“Pick their brain until it bleeds.” Hollywood’s Michael Ovitz, my mentor since I was 19 years old, advised me to do just that when I find someone whose career I want to emulate. Of course, you’ve got to have a little more tact than simply that, but you get the picture. The best way to […]

9 Ways to Approach Anonymous Haters Online Business on Main

MSN’s Business on Main recently wrote a good article (see the link below) that can essentially be summed up in a quote that’s over 200 years old: “Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.” @AlexanderHamilton […]

5 Tests to Help Pick a Great Company Name

On April 24th we told you all about, Finding a Great Startup Domain Name. Now, because sometimes art imitates life, and sometimes life imitates art, we’re telling you all about picking a great name for your company. In some cases you have a general idea of what you want to name your company, but you’re comfortable […]

Finding a Great Startup Domain Name

VentureStart will be moving off of wordpress.com and onto it’s own domain name in the next month. We’re not giving away the domain name yet, but we’ll keep you updated. In honor of that move, here’s a post about domain names. A company’s marketing strategy is like an octopus. It has a lot of tentacles […]

Company Culture Counts

The value of a strong and positive company culture can’t be underestimated. It sets the tone for everything a company does and it’s never too early to start implementing the desired culture. Implementation starts at the top with the founders and executives as they set the tone for everyone around them. For more on why […]

Choosing The Right Business Parter

The third article in a series on the steps to starting a venture This post was written after Writing the Business Plan, but choosing a business partner can happen before or after writing a business plan. The order is less important than what takes place at each step. Choosing the right business partner can be […]

Writing the Business Plan

The second article in a series on the steps to starting a venture. You’ve got your idea; that’s Where It All Begins. After deciding to move forward with your idea and turn it into a business, you have to do two things: find a business partner and write a business plan. VentureStart will discuss finding […]