Thursday, September 29, 2011

101 Startup Lessons--An Entrepreneur's Handbook

Posted By: George Deeb - 9/29/2011


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What started out as an unknown editorial adventure back in March 2011 (launching the Red Rocket blog), has resulted in my writing 101 Startup Lessons--An Entrepreneur's Handbook for executives of aspiring startups.  This is my small contribution back to the startup ecosystem which has treated me so well over the years.  Keep this "table of contents" list handy, as your future business needs arise.  And, thanks for forwarding this list to your entrepreneurial friends that you think may also benefit from such lessons.

Below are the original 101 Startup Lessons, plus following lessons I have written since then, sorted by major business topic:


Lesson #1: Drivers of Success for Startups. Do I Have a Good Idea?

Lesson #7: Key Components for Writing a Business Plan

Lesson #11: Considering Incubators or Accelerators for Your Startup

Lesson #12: How to Structure Your Board of Directors or Advisory Board

Lesson #17: Pitfalls to Avoid When Joining Someone Else's Startup

Lesson #19: How to Identify Your Competition

Lesson #37: The Plusses and Minuses of Franchising

Lesson #38: Things to Consider When Buying a Business

Lesson #43: Examples of Barriers to Entry For Your Business

Lesson #45: Find a Business Mentor or Business Coach

Lesson #63: Determining Exit Options for Your Startup

Lesson #64: How to Find Buyers for Your Business

Lesson #65: How to Structure the Sale of Your Business

Lesson #81: Considerations for Global Expansion

Lesson #96: Vertical vs. Horizontal Growth Options

Lesson #100: The Definitive Checklist for Startup Success

Lesson #110:  When to Drive Growth vs. Profits

Lesson #112:  Startup Ideation

Lesson #118:  Market Research for Startups

Lesson #121:  Designing an Omni-Channel Business

Lesson #128:  Try to Kill Your Startup Before You Start

Lesson #145:  Issues to Consider Before Selling to Big Companies

Lesson #149:  Can't Attract Venture Capital?  Buy a Business with Private Equity!

Lesson #151:  How to Start a Business

Lesson #164:  Is Your Startup Building a "Vitamin" or a "Pain Killer"?

Lesson #167:  The Unlucky 13 Reasons Startups Fail

Lesson #168:  Start Thinking Globally Now -- 3.5BN People Are Waiting!!

Lesson #170:  What's More Important?  Your Product or Proof-of-Concept??

Lesson #176: How to Filter Conflicting Advice from Multiple Mentors

Lesson #180:  How Retailers Can Combat Showrooming

Lesson #195:  Entrepreneurs Speak Out on What They Would Have Done Differently

Lesson #200:  Startup Success Equals Strategy AND Execution

Lesson #207:  Big Companies That Embrace Intrapreneurship Will Thrive

Lesson #212:  How to Roll-Out Your Local Business, Market-By-Market

Lesson #218:  You Don't Know, What You Don't Know

Lesson #221:  The Internet of Things is Coming, Hang On to Your Hats!!

Lesson #225:  The Potential Pitfalls from Mergers & Acquisitions

Lesson #227:  How to Run a Strategic Planning Process

Lesson #231:  The War Between Driving Growth and Profitability

Lesson #234:  Setting Mergers & Acquisitions Goals

Lesson #235:  How to Take Your Business Global

Lesson #238:  Continue to Innovate Your Products . . . Or, Die a Slow Death!!

Lesson #245:  You Cannot Cut Your Way to Growth

Lesson #246:  Buying a Business is Hard Work!!

Lesson #251:  U.S. Ecommerce Companies, Beware The Looming Overseas Guillotine

Lesson #253: You Can't Expand, While Your House is on Fire!!

Lesson #258:  How to Roll-Up Several Companies Into One

Lesson #260:  Where to Find Businesses for Sale

Lesson #271:  Want to Scale Revenues? It's All Math!

Lesson #272:  Do You Bet on the Jockey or the Horse

Lesson #279:  Ali Express, The Amazon Killer You Never Heard Of

Lesson #284:  How To Calculate Your Total Addressable Market Size

Lesson #289: Our First Acquisition--Red Rocket Acquires Restaurant Furniture Plus

Lesson #296:  Copy Proven Ideas for Quick Success--A Fortnite Case Study

Lesson #303:  How to Find Expert Consultants for Your Business

Lesson #312:  Don’t Let Short-Term Thinking Hurt Long-Term Success

Lesson #323: How Your Business Survives A National Crisis Or Pandemic

Lesson #329:  Leverage Market Downturns as Investment Opportunities


Lesson #3: The Importance of Timing & Luck for Your Startup

Lesson #8: Startups Require Flexibility to Optimize Business Model

Lesson #28: Expect the Unexpected -- Always Have a Cushion

Lesson #29: No Matter How Bad it Gets, Persistence Wins

Lesson #31: The Power of a Pivot -- Thinking Out of the Box

Lesson #39: The Art of Negotiation

Lesson #40: Focus! Focus! Focus! Build One Business at a Time.

Lesson #47: The Importance of Networking

Lesson #50: Do What You Love!! Passion Drives Success.

Lesson #71: Launch Fast! Fail Fast!

Lesson #85: Tap Into Your Local Startup Ecosystem

Lesson #86: Perception Often Outshines Reality

Lesson #87: The Art of Decision Making

Lesson #90: Proper Business Etiquette for Startups

Lesson #92: Building Your Personal Brand

Lesson #104:  Manage Expectations & Exceed Them

Lesson #114:  "Driven to Win" vs. "Fear of Failure"

Lesson #122:  Setting Key Milestones for Your Startup

Lesson #135:  Why Big Companies Struggle with Innovation

Lesson #160:  Don't Be Overly Infatuated With Your Own Startup Idea

Lesson #182:  Doing the "Smoke and Mirrors" Dance

Lesson #184:  Does Age Matter for Entrepreneurial Success?

Lesson #192:  Combat Management By Committee & Analysis Paralysis

Lesson #193:  The Best Medicine For Your Business -- A Fresh Set of Eyes!!

Lesson #201:  What is An Entrepreneur?  The Ultimate Definition

Lesson #215:  Stop Cherry Coating Your True Opinion

Lesson #224:  When to Take Off the Gloves With Competitors

Lesson #228:  Beware of Joining a Family Business

Lesson #237:  The Hockey Stick Principles of Growth

Lesson #257:  The 9 Types of Leadership

Lesson #261:  Leadership 101--Narrow Your Say-Do Gap

Lesson #263:  Having Laser-Focus Increases Odds of Success

Lesson #275:  Lessons From the Best VC Ever (John Doerr)

Lesson #276:  Lessons from Two Unicorns (LendingTree & Blackboard)

Lesson #278:  Entrepreneurs Mellow & Mature With Age

Lesson #297:  Top 10 Warning Signs Your Startup Will Fail

Lesson #302:  Business Lessons from the Great Conductors

Lesson #308: Want to Grow? Complete One Material Action Per Day!

Lesson #310:  Want Startup Success?  Keep It Simple Stupid!

Lesson #316:  Decision Making Only as Good as Quality of Data Studied

Lesson #328:  Creating a Symbiotic CEO and CFO Partnership

Lesson #341:  Don't Be the Smartest Guy in the Room

VIDEO  George Deeb Discusses Entrepreneurial Mindsets for Success on ASBN


Lesson #6: Structuring Strategic Partnerships for Your Startup

Lesson #20: Setting Product & Pricing Strategy for Your Startup

Lesson #21: Setting a Sales & Marketing Plan for Your Startup

Lesson #22: How to Calculate ROI on Your Marketing Spend

Lesson #23: How to Design Effective Advertising Copy & Creatives

Lesson #24: How to Choose a Name for Your Startup

Lesson #44: The Importance of Blogging

Lesson #48: Trade Show Strategies for Startups

Lesson #52: Viral Marketing Via Social Media

Lesson #53: Search Engine Marketing Strategies

Lesson #54: Incorporate Video Into Your Marketing Efforts

Lesson #68: Mobile Apps & Location-Based Services

Lesson #69: The Marketing Power of Free Publicity

Lesson #72: The 10 Basics of Website Design

Lesson #74: Brand Building for Your Startup

Lesson #77: The Basics of Email Marketing

Lesson #79: Determining Customer Lifetime Value

Lesson #88: The Basics of Online Display Ads

Lesson #95: The Basics of Telemarketing

Lesson #99: The Basics of Direct Mail Marketing

Lesson #107: Social Media Analytics & ROI

Lesson #120: Plan Ahead for Proof-of-Concept Marketing

Lesson #131: How to Design a Logo & Tagline

Lesson #137: The Basic Drivers of E-commerce Growth

Lesson #142: The Power of Content Marketing--A Red Rocket Case Study

Lesson #158:  Understand Your Brand Positioning (An Al Jazeera Case Study)

Lesson #162:  The Benefits of Contributing Content to Other Sites (vs. Your Own Blog)

Lesson #169:  Budget for Startup Marketing from Day One

Lesson #171:  The Basics of B2B Marketing

Lesson #174:  Growth Hacking--Marketing for Startups

Lesson #178:  Predictive Social Analytics

Lesson #185:  B2B Marketing Mix & Budget Benchmarks

Lesson #186:  Marketing Automation Tools

Lesson #189:  How to Price Your Software Technology

Lesson #191:  Targeted Marketing Has Never Been Easier, Especially in Social Networks

Lesson #202:  Writing a Book is Hard.  Writing Your Second Book is Harder!!

Lesson #211:  The Importance of First Impressions--A Red Rocket Case Study

Lesson #214:  The Basics of Programmatic Advertising

Lesson #229:  Marketing Tactics Evolve as You Scale--A Big Ass Case Study

Lesson #242:  Top 50 Content Marketing Strategies

Lesson #244:  Stop Selling the "What", Start Selling the "Why"

Lesson #252:  Marketing ROI--The Metric That Matters Most

Lesson #254: Managing For Meteoric Growth--A Home Chef Case Study

Lesson #280:  Tell a Story When Marketing Your Company

Lesson #282:  Don’t Start Marketing Until You are Ready!

Lesson #283:  Marketing Roles & Compensation

Lesson #287:  Stop Using Overly Aggressive Marketing Tactics

Lesson #294: Marketing Attribution: What Is It and Why It Matters

Lesson #295:  Top 5 Media Buys for First-Time Marketers

Lesson #298:  Top 5 Trade Show Marketing Ideas

Lesson #299:  The Search for Product-Market Fit (the Holy Grail)

Lesson #300:  Top 10 Traits of High-Performing Marketing Teams

Lesson #307:  Marketing Wisdom from Seth Godin

Lesson #313:  The Top 5 Benefits of Marketing Personalization

Lesson #320:  The Rise of Account Based Marketing

Lesson #321:  Marketing is Still an Art (and a Science)

Lesson #325: Reset Marketing Campaigns as Market Conditions Change

VIDEO:  George Deeb Discusses Maximizing ROI on your Marketing Investment


Lesson #21: Setting a Sales & Marketing Plan for Your Startup

Lesson #25: How to Structure Your Sales Team & Procedures

Lesson #26: Designing Sales Incentives to Motivate Your Sales Team

Lesson #98: Securing a Government Contract

Lesson #127: How to Screen Salesperson Candidates

Lesson #129: "Productize" Your Business for Maximum Efficiency

Lesson #130: Driving Sales Requires Driving Key Metrics

Lesson #141: How to Pitch Business Development Partners

Lesson #143: Upselling, Cross-Selling and Freemium Techniques

Lesson #144: Remove All Friction From Your Sales Process

Lesson #161:  Create an "Everyone Sells" Culture

Lesson #187:  The 1,024 Types of Salespeople.  Hire the Right Ones!

Lesson #190:  Selling Stories, Not Products

Lesson #194:  Operations & Sales Must Be Tied to the Hip (Break Down Silos)

Lesson #198:  Support Your Sales Teams

Lesson #208:  Five Sales Pitfalls Today, That Can Hurt You Long Term

Lesson #209:  Which Selling Technique is Best for Your Business?

Lesson #210:  Need a Salesperson?  Recruit Three!

Lesson #216:  Provide Multiple "Wins" Throughout the Customer Lifecycle

Lesson #223:  Ten Things You Need to Know When Responding to RFPs

Lesson #230:  Evolve From Selling "Widgets" to "Wisdom"

Lesson #241:  Successful Selling Only Begins With the Sale

Lesson #248:  Sales Not Closing?  Know When to Panic!

Lesson #256: 10 Universal Truths Every Salesperson Needs to Know

Lesson #265:  Top 10 Traits of Good Sales Managers

Lesson #268:  The Art of the Follow-Up

Lesson #270:  Benchmarking SaaS Sales Team Metrics

Lesson #286:  Want to Sell More? Keep Your Mouth Shut!

Lesson #301:  Sales Enablement Tools Help Accelerate Sales

Lesson #315:  Why We Turned Down a Chance to Double Sales

PODCAST:  George Deeb Presents Startup Sales Strategies on Best Selling Podcast

VIDEO:  George Deeb Discusses How to Influence Customer Buying Decisions

VIDEO:  George Deeb Discusses How to Find the Right Salesperson for Your Business


Lesson #61: Set Up Proper Accounting Controls

Lesson #67: Managing Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable

Lesson #78: How to Build a Budget

Lesson #105: Run a Sensitivity Analysis on Your Projections

Lesson #108: How to Determine Your Revenue Model

Lesson #113: State Tax Credits & Programs for Startups

Lesson #132: Design a Recurring Revenue Model

Lesson #133: How to Avoid Paying Taxes on Startup Investments

Lesson #136: Save Taxes with "Profits Interests" vs. "Stock Options"

Lesson #139: How to Calculate Equity Split Between Founders in Startups

Lesson #146: Pitfalls Around Earnouts (and Why They Rarely Payout)

Lesson #179:  Reduce Customer Churn to Accelerate Revenues

Lesson #219:  Stock Option & Incentive Plans for Startups

Lesson #266:  Managing for Net Cash Flow vs. Net Profit

Lesson #273:  Benchmarking SaaS Financial Metrics

Lesson #319: How to Pitch a Business Investment Case to Your CFO


Lesson #4: How to Raise Capital for Your Startup

Lesson #5: Finding Angel Investors for Your Startup

Lesson #10: How Best to Approach VC's or Angel Investors

Lesson #27: How VC's Define a Backable Management Team

Lesson #32: How to Value Your Startup Business

Lesson #49: How to Get a Loan, or Not!!

Lesson #66: Preparing for a Due Diligence Process

Lesson #97: Securing a Small Business Grant

Lesson #102:  Protect Your Equity & Control Post Financings

Lesson #103:  The Evolving Venture Capital Market

Lesson #109:  Financing With Equity vs. Debt vs. Convertibles

Lesson #111:  Crowdfunding Startups

Lesson #115:  When to Trade Equity for Services

Lesson #116:  Seed Investment Terms & Trends

Lesson #119:  How to Screen Venture Capitalists

Lesson #123:  Crowdfunding Details Starting to Emerge

Lesson #124:  Vesting of Founder's Stock

Lesson #125:  How to Bootstrap Your Startup

Lesson #126:  What Startups Need to Secure a Bank Loan

Lesson #138:  Why VC's Bias Technology Startups

Lesson #140:  How to Build a Bridge to a 10x Return for VC's

Lesson #147:  Avoid "The Death Zone" for Venture Capital

Lesson #148:  How to Research Industry Valuation Multiples

Lesson #149: Can't Attract Venture Capital? Buy a Business with Private Equity!

Lesson #152:  The Importance of a "Clean" Capitalization Table for Investors

Lesson #173:  Corporate Venture Capital Funds, Accelerators & Incubators

Lesson #199:  Seed Investment Terms Trending More Founder-Friendly

Lesson #206:  The 4 M's of Evaluating Startups

Lesson #213:  The Birth of Crowdfunding Agencies

Lesson #220:  Venture Debt Financing, a Hybrid Between Debt and Equity

Lesson #226:  What Exactly is Venture Capital?

Lesson #233:  Key Red Flags for Startup Investors

Lesson #239:  Manage Towards Valuation Step-Ups

Lesson #243:  What is Your Digital Business REALLY Worth?

Lesson #255:  Crowdfunding Works--Monies Raised, Jobs Created

Lesson #262:  A Venture Capital Playbook Over Time

Lesson #264: Financing Mergers & Acquisitions

Lesson #277:  Revenue Share Loans

Lesson #322:  Need Venture Capital?  Take Your Company Public in Canada!

Lesson #324:  A Guide to Small Business Loans

VIDEO:  George Deeb Discusses if Investors Bet on You or Your Idea (on ASBN)


Lesson #2: Building The Right Team for Your Startup

Lesson #9: Spreading Equity to Key Employees & Partners

Lesson #13: Creating the Right Culture for Your Startup

Lesson #14: The Role of a Startup CEO

Lesson #15: Hands-On vs. Hands-Off Management of Startups

Lesson #16: The Plusses & Minuses of Virtual Employees

Lesson #18: The Right Work-Life Balance for a Startup

Lesson #30: When to Hire Employees vs. Contractors vs. Crowdsources

Lesson #34: How Best to Recruit Employees For Your Startup

Lesson #35: How to Read Resumes & Screen Employee Candidates

Lesson #42: Is Working With Family Members a Good Idea?

Lesson #51: No Public Displays of Rejection

Lesson #55: Creating a Healthy Office Environment

Lesson #58: How to Determine Employee Compensation

Lesson #59: Determining Employee Benefits for Your Startup

Lesson #60: Importance of Employee Handbooks

Lesson #75: How to Implement Layoffs

Lesson #76: How to Implement an Employee Change

Lesson #83: Startup Roles & Responsibilities

Lesson #93: Make Your Employees Feel Appreciated

Lesson #106:  Succession Planning

Lesson #127:  How to Screen Salesperson Candidates

Lesson #153:  Healthcare Benefits Decisions for Startups (Post Obamacare)

Lesson #156:  How to Find a Co-Founder for Your Startup

Lesson #157:  Consider Sharing Part-Time Executives Between Startups

Lesson #159:  Never Stop Recruiting (Even If No Current Openings)

Lesson #163:  Should a Startup Offer Employee Benefits

Lesson #165:  The 4 Types of Entrepreneurs. Which Type Are You?

Lesson #166:  Is Entrepreneurship Learned, or Wired Into Your DNA?

Lesson #175:  In-House Teams or Outsourced Services for Startups?

Lesson #181:  Should You Quit Your Full-Time Job Before Launching a Startup?

Lesson #188:  When Picking a Startup to Join, Focus on the Company (Not the Role)

Lesson #196:  The CEO's Role Must Evolve Between Early Stage and Growth Stage Companies

Lesson #210:  Need a Salesperson?  Recruit Three!

Lesson #217:  Millennials Wreaking Havoc on Employers, or Vice Versa??!!

Lesson #219:  Stock Option & Incentive Plans for Startups

Lesson #222:  Measuring Your Company's Culture Can Pay Big Dividends

Lesson #247:  The Key Drivers of Company Culture

Lesson #249:  Executive Compensation Benchmarks for Growth-Stage Companies

Lesson #250:  Personality Testing On The Rise, But Why?

Lesson #254:  Managing For Meteoric Growth--A Home Chef Case Study

Lesson #259:  With Human Talent, You Get What You Pay For

Lesson #269:  Want Hard Workers?  It Starts With You!

Lesson #274:  Do You Need a RE-Founder for Your Business?

Lesson #281:  Avoid Internally Shuffling People Into Wrong Roles

Lesson #283:  Marketing Roles & Compensation

Lesson #285: How to Recruit & Retain Rockstar Talent

Lesson #291:  Properly Classify 1099 Contractors vs. W-2 Employees to Avoid Legal Troubles

Lesson #292:  Should You Clone Yourself When Hiring?

Lesson #293: Don’t Be Afraid of Hiring Former CEOs as Employees

Lesson #305:  The Pluses and Minuses of Virtual Teams

Lesson #309:  The Risks of Candidates Climbing Back Down the Corporate Ladder

Lesson #311:  It's Time to Rethink the Pyramid-Shaped Org Chart

Lesson #317:  The Best Employees Have These "31 Flavors"

Lesson #318:  A New Workforce Optimization Algorithm

Lesson #340:  The Top 4 Things to Study When Hiring New Employees

VIDEO:  George Deeb Teaches Startups How to Build Team and Advisors

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Lesson #33: The Importance of Customer Service

Lesson #41: Security Considerations for Your Startup

Lesson #56: Frequent Legal Questions of Startups

Lesson #62: Insurance Protection for Startups

Lesson #70: Protect Your Intellectual Property

Lesson #73: Consumer Usability Testing

Lesson #80: Pitfalls to Avoid When "Reeling in the Whale"

Lesson #82: Project Management & Prioritization

Lesson #129:  "Productize" Your Business for Maximum Efficiency

Lesson #134:  Where to Best Locate Your Startup

Lesson #183:  The Top 12 Reasons to Protect Your Trademarks

Lesson #194:  Operations & Sales Must Be Tied to the Hip (Break Down Silos)

Lesson #205:  Setting Up Your Back-Office Functions

Lesson #236:  E-commerce Fulfillment Strategies

Lesson #240:  Document Your Processes, Before They Walk Out the Door!!

Lesson #254:  Managing for Meteoric Growth--A Home Chef Case Study

Lesson #267:  Score One for Brick and Mortar Retail--An Disaster Case Study

Lesson #290:  Too Many Meetings Suffocate Morale & Productivity

Customer Service Case Study:  Had Your Identity Stolen?  Hope Thief Didn't Buy Verizon!!

Customer Service Case Study:  A Nightmare at Disneyland!!

Customer Service Case Study:  BCBS are Criminals!!

Customer Service Case Study:  My Wacky Website Weekend!!


Lesson #36: Picking the Best Technology for Your Web Startup

Lesson #117:  Legal Considerations When Using Open Source Software

Lesson #150:  Responsive Web Design for Multiple Devices

Lesson #155:  Best E-commerce Platforms for Small Business

Lesson #172:  Don't Finalize Your Tech Development Plan, Until You Involve Marketing

Lesson #189:  How to Price Your Software Technology

Lesson #197:  R&D and Sales Must Be Tied at the Hip (Break Down Silos Part 2)

Lesson #232:  Do You Own the Copyright to Your Own Technology?

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Lesson #84: Lady Gaga--An Entrepreneurial Case Study

Lesson #89: Startup Lessons from Scrabble

Lesson #91: My Entrepreneurial Heroes

Lesson #94: Netflix--A User Experience Meltdown

Lesson #154:  Entrepreneurial Lessons from Breaking Bad

Lesson #177:  Entrepreneurial Lessons from the Game of Monopoly

Lessons in Leadership:  Michigan Football

Lessons in Leadership:  Mount Everest

Lessons in Leadership:  The Race for the South Pole

Lessons in Leadership:  Tim Tebow

Lessons in Leadership:  Joe Paterno

Lessons in Entrepreneurship:  StyleSeek Case Study

Lessons in Entrepreneurship:  Emerson Spartz

Lessons in Entrepreneurship:  My Son's Kindergarten Class

Lessons in Entrepreneurship:  Pebble's $10MM Raise Via Kickstarter

Lessons in Entrepreneurship:  Moneyball (Big Data in Baseball)

Lessons in Entrepreneurship:  Skylanders (Upselling on Steroids)

Lessons in Entrepreneurship:  Rocket Internet (Copy Catting)

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Lesson #46: 23 Motivational Quotes for Entrepreneurs

Lesson #57: Required Reading for Startup Entrepreneurs

Lesson #101: The Plusses & Minuses of Entrepreneurship

Lesson #203:  Top Startup Blogs and Bloggers

Lesson #204:  Startup Accelerators by Industry

Lesson #288:  How to Build a Startup Ecosystem

Lesson #304:  Top 4 Ecommerce Trends of 2018

Lesson #306:  Startup Ecosystems Accelerate Success--Why Bigtincan Relocated from Australia

Lesson #314: The Only Winners in Ecommerce? Amazon, Google and Facebook!

Lesson #326: Kids Can Be Entrepreneurs Too!! (Pay Attention School Administrators)

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