Did you miss a day or two of news this week? Did you forget some tips you wanted to implement at your startup? It happens. You’re out there trying to rule the world for crying out loud. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Here’s a mashup up of all of the Startup News & Advice you should know:
Things To Add To Your To-Do List
- If you have a new product, service or startup you want to launch, TEST THE HELL OUT OF IT. And when you’re done, test it again. It’s important to test and measure results early on. Use this guide to get going.
- Every member of your team needs to be able to give an elevator pitch on your business. It makes no sense if the CEO is fantastic at pitching your startup, but the rest of the team can barely explain what you do and its value. Get them ready.
- Re-evaluate your sales strategy. If inventory isn’t moving fast enough to hit your goal, you need to take the time to figure out why your prospects are saying no.
- Turn your passion project and/or startup into a movement. Try moving things to a larger scale if it makes sense for you, and do so with the intent on sparking a revolution. Here’s everything you’ll need to see it through.
Things To Meditate On
- You spend more time ignoring the things you want to change than actually changing them. You’re not getting any younger. Do it while you can still enjoy it. Setting a new course in life means adjusting during navigation. Want the life you’ve always craved? Take a look at what you need to stop doing in order to seize it.
- What are some things that motivate you? Make a list of three items and take some time next week to indulge in them.
- Take some time to unplug. We are blasted with non-stop noise all of the time. We digest sounds and information in our daily work lives, in our Facebook feeds, in our media consumption and in our conversations.
What Your Peers Were Doing This Week
- McGinn Sisters Bring Innovation To Online Retail With The Launch Of Opsh. Unlike other shopping platforms, Opsh does not hold stock, but facilitates the transaction between shopper and retailer.
- Drew Barrymore Takes A Break From Business To Talk Mommyhood. The actress stops by Today to talk motherhood and look back at her formative years thanks to her latest book and autobiography, “Wildflower.”
- Founder Ciara Stockeland Puts Women In Franchise MODE. She has startup life in her blood. A third generation entrepreneur, she’s turned her designer outlet, MODE, into a rapid growing franchise.
Last But Not Least (some empowerment)
This week you did something that few people get to realize – working for yourself. The job can be hectic, thankless and hard. But we know you wouldn’t have it any other way. You need the bitter in order to appreciate the sweet. Here’s hoping that your journey has more ups than downs. Don’t make your greatness small. Unleash the Lioness Within! Up Next: Weekly Round Up (Oct. 19-23): A Mashup of Startup News & Advice For Women