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How to Find Your Passion - Reagan Pollack

How to Find Your Passion (the easy way)

Can’t find your passion? Don’t worry.   My Father used to tell me, “Do what you love in life, and the money will follow.” There’s some truth in that.   For me however, I discovered a passion for the entrepreneurial journey, not just the product I was selling, the industry I was serving, or the …

Why Failure is good for Startup Founders. - Reagan Pollack

Why You Need to Fail

Failure is not a final destination (unless you choose it to be) — failure is an endless journey that moves us continually, and uncomfortably forward, not backwards. Every entrepreneur with a failure under his/her belt has at least a half dozen excuses for why the dream just never materialized. Shoulda, coulda, woulda…dissolved. Failure is a …

How to stop overthinking your startup - Reagan Pollack - Entrepreneur

Why Overthinking Kills Your Startup

Startup Tip of the Day:   For most first time entrepreneurs, it’s fairly common that 98% of them spend months and months (sometimes years even) marinating on their “big” idea, but fail to get it going.   How come?   They write the 50 page business plan.   They build the 5 year proforma statements …

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 Scale your Startup - Reagan Pollack

The Scaling Startup

Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day 🚀 For the majority of new founders I speak with and/or advise, the thought of actually launching a new company is the big ‘thing’ – the culmination of countless hours of work that ends in the launch of a new product, service or experience. But after 4 startups, I …

How to Focus on What Matters Most in Your Startup

Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day:   It’s easy to be excited when you’re in the trenches of a new startup. The fresh office paint, the new sign hanging outside of your office door, the stack of printed résumés seeking a slice of the dream and an option at equity, and the creation of …

Hello, I’m Rejection

Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day (that no one is going to tell you about but me):   Founders, meet Rejection.   • From the ever popular, yet unoriginally benign “I think I’m going to pass”, “Thanks, but no thanks”, “This just isn’t a fit for us right now”, and “I think we are …

KPIs - Startups - VC - Reagan Pollack

What KPIs Really Matter for Growth

Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day Happy Wednesday Founders! In traditional corporate finance, you typically learn the 3 most important financial statements: Profit & Loss (P&L) (or Income Statement) Balance Sheet  Statement of Cash Flow A Profit and Loss (P&L or Income Statement) will indicate the overall income, cost of goods sold, gross profit, …

How to write a great business plan - Reagan Pollack

How to Write a Business Plan That Really Works (in just days)

Happy Monday Founders! Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day: BUSINESS PLAN – BUILD WITH THE END IN MIND At most Business Schools, they used to teach you to write a business plan and try to predict it all.  ………. Let me tell you, startups don’t happen like that.  ………. I wrote a 50 page …

Startup Tip of the Day - Creating an Innovative Corporate Culture - Reagan Pollack

How to Build Innovation into Every Aspect of Your Company

Happy Thursday Founders 🙌🏽 ✍🏽Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day: Innovation should never be a siloed appendage; it must be a systemic attribute. What the f*ck does that mean? 👀 Founders and managers, listen up.🤫 💡If you don’t breed entrepreneurial thought & action into every area of your company – from the warehouse packaging …