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Seven Startup Metrics You Must Track - Forbes

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The Seven Startup Metrics You Must Track
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Not spending enough time gauging your business’s progress can be just as harmful as wasting your time with needless emails or Excel sheets. You may be so focused on getting your business to the next level, chasing funding and finding the right talent, that you are ignoring developing metrics to monitor your success.

But without strategic planning, you’re lost. And you can’t plan if you have no frame of reference for where you are.

I’ve found that these seven metrics (which roll up into three top-level categories: sales metrics, customer metrics, and finance metrics) are good starting points.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, June 20, 9:51 PM

Agree, our Triangle Startup Factory Funded startup is tracking most of these "magic metrics".

malek's curator insight, June 21, 3:19 AM

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 21, 7:41 AM

If you want to creat an amazing business you have to keep track of your progress. Test, implement, adjust, keep on creating.

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15 Blogs For Tech Startup Press Coverage

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Getting your tech startup covered in press isn't easy. Nonetheless, it's one of the most valuable activities which provides your endeavor with links and

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, January 11, 6:36 AM

Startup Press Coverage
Couple of suggestions on top of this article. Follow these blogs before you send them an email asking for something. Follow their Tweets and get to know their blog voice and tone.

Next check out their writers and publishers on LinkedIn. Get to know their backgrounds and what kinds of stories they like to cover and with whom. Writers have specialties. One writer might do all the new app cover another covers new CMS or CRMs.

Finally make sure your web presence is solid before you seek coverage. Any ASK of a PR contact will result first in a visit to your site. Make sure your site is consistent with your email, engaging, exciting and full of the kind of candy the blog likes to discuss.