The Point: "Do you really need venture capital?" is a question that we're typically asked at Tip of the Spear Ventures, regardless of the organization is lead by entrepreneurs in a startup pursuit or an existing entity. The short answer is "No!" The long answer, well that's a "No" too... In this … [Read more...] about Do You Really Need Venture Capital?
The Point: We’re often asked at Tip of the Spear Ventures, “What are the best ways to go about business funding - Is Bootstrapping an option?” The short answer is "Yes." Bootstrapping is just one way to accomplish business funding, but it also has the most heartache or ramen diet attached to it. So … [Read more...] about Business Funding – Bootstrapping
The Point: We're often asked at Tip of the Spear Ventures, "What are the best ways to go about business funding through raising capital?" While raising capital is just one way to accomplish business funding, it is often misperceived as being the only way. So in this article we'll explore business … [Read more...] about Business Funding – Raising Capital
I recently met with one of our holdings - a technology-software startup in Las Vegas, Nevada USA (Headquarters for Tip of the Spear Ventures) and we reviewed why raising capital might not be your best funding strategy. Let me be frank… While being an "entrepreneur" is fashionable these days, Las … [Read more...] about Why Raising Capital Might Not Be Your Best Funding Strategy – 6 Tips!
The Point: If you are thinking about selling your business, then you'll need to identify just how much is your business worth! This article is intended to offer perspective to the small business owner looking to sell their company. Specifically, we'll attempt to shed some light on how businesses are … [Read more...] about Just How Much is Your Business Worth?
The Point: As a leader, you’ve experienced burnout. I’m not talking about physical burnout where you can’t take another step from exhaustion. What I’m referring to is the emotional exhaustion that results in depersonalization and decreased personal accomplishment at work. Perhaps it’s the latest … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge: Burnout
The Point: What type of judgement do you have as a leader? Is it sometimes good, sometimes bad? And in those judgement-times, how do you go about deciding which way to choose? After all, there is a “right” way and a “wrong” way when it comes to judgement (especially when you consider the outcome of … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge: Judgement
The Point: Receiving recommendations can be tough for a leader. For example, the Ides of March are best known for their recognition of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44BC. Said to have been warned by a seer earlier in the month that “Harm will befall you by the middle of the month,” Caesar … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge: Receiving Recommendations – 5 Tips!