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ShapingTheOdds founder André Eidskrem shapes less than $5K into more than $1M

As an entrepreneur you constantly have to evaluate risk and you just never know how some things will turn out. All you can do is be informed and follow your gut, shaping the odds in your favour in best way you can. This is the story of how ShapingTheOdds founder André Eidskrem turned less than $5K into more than $1M by doing exactly that, shaping the odds in his favour, with the sale of by.comWho would have thought at the start of the era that some domains would be worth as much as ...

How to assemble a great leadership team for your startup

 How to assemble a great leadership team for your startupIn order for your startup to grow, you need to have a group of smart, experienced people standing next to you and doing some of the “heavy-lifting.”We’re going to look at how to assemble a great leadership team for your startup. You want to start building this team as soon as you have enough funds to do so.Start RecruitingBefore you start recruiting, you should spend some time deciding on the positions you need. From the early days of...

Reasons your startup should rent a CFO instead of hiring one

Even though you are kind of a big deal in your own startup/industry, you can’t know what you don’t know about CFO-related work. Although accountants can help you build a solid financial foundation, working with a CFO instead can be game changer for a small business or startup. In this shared economy, it is easier than ever to find an on-demand CFO for your particular stage of growth.Having a financial officer on a startup’s staff elevates the company to a whole new level. CFOs can be instrumenta...

Growth hacking for startups

 In this article, we’re going to take a look at growth hacking for startups. Before we dive into strategies, let’s first define growth hacking.What is Growth Hacking?Growth hacking is a marketing technique developed by technology startups, but it can be employed by startups of all kinds. Creativity, analytical thinking and social metrics are all combined to sell products and gain additional exposure.The term was coined in 2010 by Sean Ellis who said, “A growth hacker is a person whose true ...

5 Unique benefits startups can offer employees

As a startup, the idea of offering a benefits package can feel daunting. You are most likely working 80+ hours a week, pinching every penny and trying to figure out how you’ll acquire and keep the quality of employees you need to take your startup to the next level.If you’re asking yourself whether or not you should offer benefits to attract and retain employees, the answer is yes. Why? Here are a few reasons:Benefits are valuable to employees.Benefits foster employee loyalty.Benefits can be eve...

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