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Questions To Ask Yourself When Starting a Business Pt. 2

Questions To Ask Yourself When Starting a Business Pt. 2

Making It Official

You’ve tested your business idea, conducted market research, and even trademarked a company name. What’s next?

In our previous blog, we discussed the questions that you should ask yourself when you first have a business idea. If the answers to those questions have led you to move to the next step, you need to know what it will take to make it official.

Great Designs Won’t Save Your T-Shirt Company

Great Designs Won’t Save Your T-Shirt Company

I know you. You’re a doodler. A designer. An artist. You’ve got an eye for cool fonts and catchy sayings. You’d rather hit a thrift store than a night club. People are constantly complimenting you on your taste or at the very least telling you, “Hey, cool shirt.” For years you’ve looked at those doodles, designs and that running notes doc of quips and phrases and thought, “Man this would make such a cool t-shirt.”

Fine-Tuning Your Pitch

Fine-Tuning Your Pitch

Did you know that for 1,000 pitches an investor hears, he or she will likely only fund about 100 of them? That puts the odds of success at just 1 out of 10. Luckily, there are things you can do to maximize your shot at success in such a competitive world — namely, delivering a truly outstanding pitch that turns heads and opens wallets.

Questions You Should Ask Yourself When Starting a Business Pt. 2

Questions You Should Ask Yourself When Starting a Business Pt. 2

Making It Official

You’ve tested your business idea, conducted market research, and even trademarked a company name. What’s next?

In our previous blog, we discussed the questions that you should ask yourself when you first have a business idea. If the answers to those questions have led you to move to the next step, you need to know what it will take to make it official.

10 Tips to Keep Entrepreneurs Pushing Forward

10 Tips to Keep Entrepreneurs Pushing Forward

There is no denying that the life of an entrepreneur is challenging. People starting and building a business have a lot to manage and even more to think about. How do you find the right team members that will understand what you are trying to accomplish and help take your business where you want it to go? What tools will keep you organized? Who is your target audience and is your marketing and overall business strategy customized toward them?

Questions You Should Ask Yourself When Starting a Business

Questions You Should Ask Yourself When Starting a Business

We have started a few businesses in our days. 10twelve was born out of vertically integrating services for our own brands and then realizing how well it worked. No more being over-promised and under-delivered. One of our major goals with 10twelve is to pay it forward. If our clients can learn from our successes and failures, save time and money, grow their company, and put out some great looking marketing... we have done our job.

The Value of Networking

The Value of Networking

Networking is incredibly valuable, and there are plenty of great networking opportunities out there, from charity functions to LinkedIn groups to meet-ups to trade shows. To maximize the value and impact of your networking strategy, be sure to take a look at these do’s and don’ts.

DO get introductions from existing contacts. Think of the people you know that know your work and would likely recommend you to others. Then, reach out to them and ask for introductions to relevant contacts. This is a great way to expand your network, and some day that friend of a friend might come in handy. And make sure you return the favor!

Business Organization Tools and How to Use Them Properly

Business Organization Tools and How to Use Them Properly

Tools like BasecampTrello, and Slack all have their own pros and cons. But properly integrating tools into the workplace is about more than what tools you choose — it’s about thinking carefully about how to implement them and how to use them in a way that improves time management, boosts productivity, and keeps employees moving forward on things. So, you’ve chosen the tools and put them in place, but how do you make sure that they work for your team? Let’s take a look.

Planning a Successful Kickstarter or Crowdfunding Campaign

Planning a Successful Kickstarter or Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding may seem like a great idea to turn your innovative product idea into a reality, but developing and launching a successful campaign is no easy feat. So, how can you set yourself up for success when it comes to launching a crowdfunding campaign on a site like Kickstarter? Be sure to check out the following 10 tips.