We all know what it’s like to taste cookies at grandma’s house: you expect something generic, something out of a box, but then you remember it’s Gram – she’s made these cookies “from scratch.” Gram’s kindness and hospitality, made personal with her own brand of chocolatey, gooey, chocolate chip cookies, always make you feel at home.
We’ve all seen it: a group of teenagers or twenty-somethings hanging out at lunch, in a park, at the bar, but instead of interacting with one another, they’re completely absorbed by their phones, typing away. While older generations might scoff at this behavior, those of us who find technology fascinating know that right in their hands, those young adults can access the entire world with just a few swipes. The world is changing, and as leaders of startups, it’s crucial that we learn to adjust.
Everyone has a different view of what they hope to see in the future. Some have personal goals, and some look at the larger picture. As an entrepreneur who has grown up in the Philadelphia area, my goals center around this amazing City and its startup communities. As we move forward and I imagine the year 2020, I see an increase in technology, allowing us to become more and more successful every day. With the huge advances we constantly see in technology, I don’t think my goals are too lofty.
If you’re fundraising and feel like it’s not one of the hardest things you’ve ever done…there’s a good chance you’re doing it wrong. Here are a few tips I’ve picked up during my journey.
It hit you: a brilliant idea! It’s finally time to prove to the world that you’re too creative for a 9-5. Strap-on your startup helmet and start shooting.“Teamwork makes the dream work, but vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team” John C. Maxwell. For any startup, the alignment of a big dream and a good team is critical. In my opinion, the best way to command alignment is with MVV, not to be confused with MVP (Minimum Viable Product). MVV is your company’s Mission, Vision and Values.