An often misunderstood concept relates to how to allocate initial equity in a startup. Doling out equity in your business is a pivotal and often difficult task for many founders, but it does not have to be.
When considering key partners, you must consider the following questions:
- Who are your key partners and who are your suppliers?
- Which key resources are you acquiring from key partners and suppliers?
- What key activities do your key partners and suppliers perform?
Is Rainmaking an art form that some people have and others do not? We all can be rainmakers if we can identify those activities that fit our personality and build it into a process that becomes so automatic it looks like an art form to those around us.
The next environmental forces block is “Industry Forces” and this section is used to determine if your business model will have a competitive edge today and tomorrow. To understand industrial forces, you need to assess who your competitors are. A tool called Data Axle Formerly called Reference USA (available at many libraries) is a valuable […]