10 Thoughts on Success for Entrepreneurs plus Today’s Question

10. For the entrepreneur intent on success, the real money comes by staying the course. Go deeper in your expertise, set the pace, and expect good things to happen. 9. Sometimes God gets our attention by eliminating what is the focus of our attention and time. 8. You should live inside the industry you intend […]

10 Rules for Hiring the Right People for Your Startup

10. Equity is the startup’s currency. 9. In the early stages, key people demand more equity. 8. People are an easy expense to add but hard to maintain. They are an even more difficult expense to eliminate. 7. Big contributors are always expensive. Reduce this expense by trading equity for salary. 6. The smart founder […]

Gate #5: Build a Profitable Company

It took me 35 years to discover these Five Gates to Turning your Idea into a Successful Startup. If you enjoy this series, share it with a friend. To catch up, go to paparelli.com. The email subject read, “Term Sheet.” Before I opened the email, I knew what was in it. The company I had invested […]

10 Thoughts on Success for Entrepreneurs and Angels. Plus today’s question.

10. There must be a connection between the entrepreneur and the potential investor. 9. Starting is the presence of hope, and ending is the absence of hope. 8. Decade-long relationships are more valuable than money. When I’ve made this mistake, I’ve lost. 7. The entrepreneur’s best advisor spends more time on encouragement and less on […]

Gate 4: How Much Will They Pay to Solve the Problem?

It took me 35 years to discover these five simple principles, or gates, to becoming a successful entrepreneur. If you enjoy this series, share it with a friend. To catch up, go to paparelli.com. “We seem to be getting an awful lot of interest from service bureaus who provide business voicemail services,” said Jamal, my salesman. […]

10 Reflections for Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur. Plus Today’s Question.

10. There is no shortcut to discovering how to sell and deliver your product. You need to do it yourself. 9. Building a business is both a natural and a supernatural endeavor. 8. The successful entrepreneur resiliently believes she is on the two-yard line and only a Hail Mary pass away from the big win. […]