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Health Insurance for Entrepreneurs?

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Should We Talk to VC's Now or Concentrate on Product Launch?

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Re Position Now?

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PUBLIC:

In the middle of trying to launch a start-up (The Goal Mine), the deepening downturn has pulled me back to a practice (Now Possible) that has become more timely than ever: re-positioning companies.

As I look around the entrepreneurial landscape, what surprises me is how little substantive re-positioning has occurred... yet. The world has shifted, dramatically. The rules have changed. And yet most firms are pretty much still pitching the business model they developed before last fall. 95% of the time, that's not going to work.

This new world creates its own opportunities. All is not gloom and doom, unless you fail to acknowledge how much the rules have changed. Rents are going down. Lots of talent is available. People are willing to take chances (largely because they have no choice.) But at the same time, everyone has both hands on their wallet.

How should your firm re-position itself today? Whatever you decide, that decision should ripple quickly through your pitches, your sales materials, your product/service offerings, and even your pricing sheet.

One thing to keep in mind: hope is not a strategy. Hoping you'll get funding and find customers even though you did not change your positioning, well, that's not much of strategy. Basically, the entire world is taking a 50% pay cut. So what do you do differently?

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A question about First Round and Y Combinator ?

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Angel Investment Prospectus

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Traction: Verb or Adjective?

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Startup Rookie Questions-Timing, Money and Everything in Between

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Attorney's and Start Ups

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Tracking Your Business Plan

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Debt Financing?

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How Useful is a formal Business Plan Document?

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Advice on Change of Control Deals

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Examples of Exceptional Pitch Presentations

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Cleaning Up the Personal Books When the Venture Money Comes In.

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Entrepreneur "Fundability"

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Division of Public Company

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Negotiating Legal Fees

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Handling the Valuation Question

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Anyone Have Experience with Stephen Monaco?

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Has Anyone Worked with America's Growth Capital?

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Venture Debt Pros and Cons in the Current Situation

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Attorneys, Raising Money, and Private Placements

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