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Martin Zwilling
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Attends University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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You Need A Motivated Startup Team To Change The World http://blog.startupprofessionals.com/2016/07/you-need-motivated-startup-team-to.html … . An engaged team will motivate more customers.
I was shocked to read an old Gallup study that indicates only 13 percent of employees worldwide are actively engaged at work, and more recent data shows only a small change in the right direction. In my own experience as a startup advisor and mentor, I find that entrepreneurs who can't attract ...
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Bold Entrepreneurs Now Create New Market Categories http://blog.startupprofessionals.com/2016/06/bold-entrepreneurs-now-create-new.html … . Is category design part of your strategy?
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5 Reasons Startups Need Revenue As Well As Users http://blog.startupprofessionals.com/2016/06/5-reasons-startups-need-revenue-as-well.html … . Investors expect long-term revenue growth and profitability.
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Checklist For Becoming A More Effective Team Leader http://blog.startupprofessionals.com/2016/06/checklist-for-becoming-more-effective.html … . How to turn personal leadership into business leadership.
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Traction Metrics Seed Real Startup Funding And Growth http://blog.startupprofessionals.com/2016/06/traction-metrics-seed-real-startup.html … . Conventional revenue metrics can mislead you on growth.
Almost every entrepreneur looking for outside investors has heard the annoying rejection, “You are just too early – come back when you have more traction.” That should make you wonder - how do you measure traction in a metric? If it's so important to investors, perhaps you should be using ...
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6 Principles for Personal and Business Success http://blog.startupprofessionals.com/2016/06/6-principles-for-personal-and-business.html … . Too many entrepreneurs are successful yet unfulfilled.
The startup lifestyle is known to be stressful and challenging, but it's also meant to be satisfying and fulfilling, with you as the entrepreneur in control of your own destiny. Unfortunately, it doesn't always work out that way, based on my many years of experience with entrepreneurs and ...
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8 Ways To Pivot Your Business To Kickstart Growth http://blog.startupprofessionals.com/2016/06/8-ways-to-pivot-your-business-to.html … . Every startup needs to plan for a pivot.
Every entrepreneur I know starts out with a strong conviction that their solution is a perfect match for their target market, and yet almost every one later admits a need to “pivot” before finding their groove. Course corrections, or pivots, are normal for new ventures, so expect them and don't ...
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7 Attributes of An Entrepreneur's Startup Dream Team http://blog.startupprofessionals.com/2016/06/7-attributes-of-entrepreneurs-startup.html … . A dream team will get you funded.
There is a common belief in the angel and venture capital community that you put your money on the best team, rather than the best idea. Thus the top priority of every entrepreneur who wants funding should be to build and highlight their “dream team” of co-founders, executives and advisers, ...
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7 Ways to Keep Your Customers Begging for More http://blog.startupprofessionals.com/2016/06/7-ways-to-keep-your-customers-begging.html … . How to practice "far-exceeds" customer service.
For too many small businesses, customer service is still seen as a “burden.” Entrepreneurs don't realize that this burden is actually costing them over $200 billion in repeat sales, according to a recent study by the W. P. Carey School of Business. The report also indicates that customer problem ...
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Veteran startup mentor, executive, blogger, author, tech professional, and angel investor. Published on Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and Huffington Post.
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My passion is nurturing the development of entrepreneurs by providing first-hand mentoring, funding assistance, and business plan development.  I am the Founder and CEO of Startup Professionals, a company that provides products and services to startup founders and small business owners. 

I write a daily blog for entrepreneurs, and dispense advice on the subject of startups to a large online audience of 500,000 Twitter followers. I am also a regular contributor to Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Business Insider, and other business information sites.  My first book is titled “Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur?”, and I recently released a second one "Attracting an Angel."

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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Computer Science and Accounting, 1964 - present
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