Category: Design Thinking

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 …

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 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 …

How to Build a MLP - Most Lovable Product - Reagan Pollack - MVP

Love at First Site

Happy Wednesday Founders! 💡Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day: Love at First Site What’s the first touch-point of your user or customer to your brand or experience? Often times, it’s your website. So what happens when we spend so much time building the world’s greatest widget, gidget or fidget spinner, and our website either …

Startup Tip of the Day - How to use Market Feedback to Win - Reagan Pollack

“In the middle of every difficulty, lies opportunity”

Happy Monday Entrepreneurs! Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day: “In the middle of every difficulty, lies opportunity” – Albert Einstein For every action, there is a reaction. So when we “pitch” a prospective buyer, a potential investor, a new employee on working for us, there will always be a risk that you hear a …

How to launch a new product - Reagan Pollack

Ready, Set, Fail.

Did you know that for the first time founder, a product launch represents the ultimate build-up moment to get everything just right. But for the repeat founder, a product launch represents the first of many, many revisions to get it right. Most launches produce lack-luster results. That’s just what to expect so temper your expectations …

The 4 Startup Bottlenecks - Reagan Pollack

The 4 Startup Bottlenecks (and how to break ’em)

Happy Monday everybody. 💡Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day: There are four (4) main areas of bottlenecks within any startup company: A. Operational B. Financial C. Social D. Intellectual 🤝Let’s Talk Social >> You’ve heard the expression, “you are the average of the five people you hang out most with”, right? ☝🏼Well, your startup’s …

Stories Sell. Features Don’t.

Happy Friday everyone! Today’s Startup Tip of the Day comes to you from my personal experience running my own startups over the past decade. 💡TIP OF THE DAY💡: STORIES SELL. FEATURES DON’T. There is a distinctive difference between a company that symbolizes something greater than the sum of their parts, and a company that just …

How Rejection Fuels Growth

I’ve had thousands of buyers turn me down over the past decade. If they all said ‘yes’, I’d have no idea if they bought because they liked the product, the price, the mission statement, my pitch, something else? I’ve been turned down by dozens of investors, but each time I got a ‘no’, I got …

Burn That Business Plan

🔥Burn That Business Plan🔥 There. I said it. You can thank me later. I talk with way too many founders who believe that if they just spend weeks and weeks researching, writing, and proving with financial charts the projected success of their startup, that it will actually come true. I hate to tell them, but …