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Design Thinking - Entrepreneurship - Reagan Pollack

Design Thinking in an Turbulent World

Between 2016 and 2018 I attended Stanford University for a series of continuing educational courses on entrepreneurship and design thinking. My goal was to sharpen the tools in my tool belt, meet some incredibly gifted and motivated classmates, and hopefully walk away with a clearer understanding of how to tackle today’s most pressing entrepreneurial challenges …

Startup Zen

Finding Calm in the COVID-19 Storm

Startups are not only a biggest test of our abilities to execute on a market hunch, but more deeply, the limitations of our own mind. They fully test everything we think we know about ourselves — from our deepest fears to our highest hopes — and most startups fail in the mind first, and the market second. …

Startup Success during COVID-19

Startup Success during COVID-19 – How to Thrive, Not Just Survive

During COVID-19, the world of business has come to an abrupt halt – nearly every industry, sector, and business type (products and services) have been and will be impacted by the pandemic. If you are on the fence still wondering if now might be a good time to start your new business, I say, “Yes! …

How Much Is your Stock Worth - Startup Tip of the Day - Reagan Pollack

How Much Is Your Stock Really Worth?

Startup Tip of the Day   One of the most confusing areas for first time founders is managing the capitalization table, often referred to as the “cap table”.   The cap table outlines all equity owners, the percentage of ownership of stock, debt or convertible debt (debt that turns into equity at a given date …

Learn how to raise venture capital - entrepreneur's edge - reagan pollack

Learn how to Raise Venture Capital – Get the Entrepreneurial Edge™

AD: Become a Startup Financial Wiz in no time with the Entrepreneurial Edge™ Video Series True Story – when I was 20, I was lucky enough to meet a mentor while attending Business School who really helped guide me with the technical aspects of raising investor capital for my first startup. Angelo Santinelli was already …

How to launch a new product - Reagan Pollack

Ready, Set, Fail.

Did you know that for the first time founder, a product launch represents the ultimate build-up moment to get everything just right. But for the repeat founder, a product launch represents the first of many, many revisions to get it right. Most launches produce lack-luster results. That’s just what to expect so temper your expectations …

The 3 Types of Founder Roles

If you only listen to one thing from me, listen to this 👇 We must have absolute and total focus on one thing every day when running a startup I can’t stress the importance of this anymore. There are three roles to every business: 1) Working In the Business  2) Working On the Business  3) Working …

Are You Waiting for Passion to Strike?

Most folks want to feel passion in their work, and don’t want to necessarily own or run a big business with thousands of employee headaches, board meetings, earnings calls and compliance requirements. They don’t want the endless hiring, the gut wrenching firing, the page after page HR compliance paperwork, or the “How the hell am …

Founders Fumble - Reagan Pollack

The Founder’s Fumble

When I was 20, I launched my first Internet company out of my dorm room. The idea was simple – solve the pain for emerging, un-signed music artists struggling to get ahead in their careers in the music industry, by connecting them with record labels, managers, publishers, agents, venues and music studios on one platform. …

The Top 10 Startup Flavors of Failure

PICK YOUR FLAVOR OF FAILURE:   A common fallacy among observers of entrepreneurship is that they believe that startup failure happens at the end — the culmination of a series of compounding bad decisions that leads to a singular outcome — namely dissolution. That’s not accurate. Failure happens at virtually every stage of a company, …