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The 15 Startup Misconceptions | RockThePost Blog

The 15 Startup Misconceptions | RockThePost Blog | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

Nowadays, entrepreneurship is a popular path, and the barriers to launching a company are lower than ever.  What used to cost millions of dollars in servers for tech startups now has been reduced to $5,000.

Additionally, legislation is changing up the entire landscape of fundraising – from the way you are able to advertise your raise on venues such as Twitter or LinkedIn to (soon) being able to receive outside capital from investors that don’t qualify as accredited (only 1% of the US qualify).

There is no doubt that the entrepreneurial life is glorified, and in our time of equity crowdfunding for startups at RockThePost, we’ve seen many misconceptions about startup life that aspiring entrepreneurs hold to be true. Here are the 15 Startup misconceptions we see the most.

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There is a huge world of potential out there. Streamline what you have, start with a great plan and learn, all the way. The millions and billions never came easily.

I would suggest, start with a business plan, it'll make you look at your idea or project a little differently. It helps you face reality.

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10 Myths about Startups

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There are some prevalent myths and preconceived notions about startups that are simply not true. Here's 10 of them.
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Great article, every startup should read this, it will at least make you think.


Hint: need a little help getting your thoughts and ideas organized? Get a free business plan template. It'll get you going: http://www.business-funding-insider.com/free-sample-business-plan.html

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Startup Professionals Musings: 5 Startup Concepts That are Not the Next Big Thing

Startup Professionals Musings: 5 Startup Concepts That are Not the Next Big Thing | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
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I choose to spread this article, real innovation is what is needed.

Get some good advice on funding for startups here: www.Business-Funding-Insider.com


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Growthink Business Plan Template Review

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Review of Growthink's Ultimate Business Plan Template by professional business plan reviewers
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Get it done in 8 hours or less, while communicating the essentials that investors are looking for and that will make them respond.

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5 Hot Opportunities for Start-ups

5 Hot Opportunities for Start-ups | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
Fresh numbers from Intuit shine a light on where consumers are spending the most--and where you might want to look for new business ideas.
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Very interesting article, every Start Up should be aware of these trends and take advantage of them.


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What are the early symptoms that a startup is going to fail?

What are the early symptoms that a startup is going to fail? | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
Answer (1 of 29): I'm sure there are plenty more out there, but I look for these:

1. No demonstrated user need. For example, consider 3D movies and TV.
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

This is a question on Quora with some great answers, very informative for startups, much to learn here. Please discuss.


Do you still need to write that business plan? Start at least with a 'Free Business Plan Template': http://www.business-funding-insider.com/free-business-plan-template.html



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Growthink Products for Capital Raising and Business Planning

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Introduction and Review of Growthink Products to help you raise all the capital you need, and plan your business to grow into 8 figures, and exit profitably!
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Reviewed and recommended by Business Funding Insisder

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