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Questionnaire for inbound International companies planning on selling, expanding or launching in the US

Questionnaire for inbound International companies planning on selling, expanding or launching in the US

Questionnaire for inbound Turkish companies planning on selling, expanding or launching in the US: What are the biggest sales challenges you face? Where is your biggest area for improvement on the sales front? Why do you think you lose deals? How do you find customers? Biggest objection your sellers hear? What is biggest fear with entering the US Market? Do you have a sales and marketing plan (specially created for the US market)? Do you have a Sales Playbook? Do […]

Compare cost of living before you move your startup

Compare cost of living before you move your startup

Graphics courtesy of Built In. Copyrights for the above belong to BI. Looking for startup jobs in Chicago, here is the link: https://www.builtinchicago.org/   Interested in more cost of living and cost of business in the US information, here are some articles from us:    The best and worst States to start your business in the US   10 top places to live selected by residents (Good to know if you want […]

Web domains for sale

Two web domains are offered for sale:   puretapwater.com and cleantapwater.com    We are offering two domains for sale directly relevant to water, filtration, sanitation and purification business. We would also be ​interested in ​possibly ​leasing the ​domains. ​The domains and past websites were used by one of our startups for the promotion and sales of water filtration and purification systems. We also have, in our partner network, extremely talented teams of web designers and developers with deep SEO […]

Not quite “open” source, article from AngelList

Not quite “open” source, article from AngelList

Not quite “open” source, article from AngelList View article online: https://bit.ly/2En8KvC (Our note: We believe this issue to have some sort of implication -good or bad- to many startups) Open source licensing has always been a hotbed of debate. Oracle, for example, is still suing Google for copyright infringement over the use of Java APIs. And the complexity of open source licensing is about to get even worse. Redis Labs, the commercial provider of the open source Redis project, announced another […]

The QNBV program, Qualified New Business Ventures

The QNBV program, Qualified New Business Ventures

This document is available directly from this link: https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/ExpandRelocate/Incentives/taxassistance/Pages/AngelInvestment.aspx#Overview   Illinois Angel Investment Credit Program For Startup Businesses The QNBV program Qualified New Business Ventures QNBV Forms 2019 Qualified New Business Venture Application Documents (QNBV applications are reviewed by a committee on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year) 2019 Qualified New Business Venture Application Form 2019 Qualified New Business Venture Application Instructions 2019 Qualified New Business Venture Business Certifications Form 2019 Angel QNBV Update Form […]

Customer service and its impact on your business

Customer service and its impact on your business

How Does Poor Customer Service Affect a Business? Customers might not tell you that they’ve had a bad experience with your business — but they will tell their friends, family, co-workers and other acquaintances. The effects of poor customer service ripple far beyond the revenue lost with that one person. Customers are the foundation of success for any business, and if customers are not treated right, the business can lose its reason for existence. If you aren’t taking care […]

With The Right Ecosystem, Everyone Wins!

With The Right Ecosystem, Everyone Wins!

Everyone Wins! Both startups and investors enjoy valuable benefits from participating in our unique startup ecosystem network:   WE HAVE A LARGE NETWORK: Access to a vast network of “from the trenches” subject matter experts, of like-minded professionals, entrepreneurs, business leaders, educators and academic leaders, government officials, scientists, engineers, coaches, thought-leaders, VCs and angel investors who believe in, have a passion for and are focused on helping the new startup economy.   WE HAVE HIGH QUALITY DEAL FLOW: At the […]

And now some info for the Baby Boomers, the most financially friendly states

And now some info for the Baby Boomers, the most financially friendly states

The most financially friendly state for seniors. While sunny Florida has always been ranked as the best place for seniors Opens a New Window. due to its warm temperatures and cheap home prices Opens a New Window. , according to one report, Alabama is actually the most financially friendly Opens a New Window. . New research by Stannah Opens a New Window. found that because of Alabama’s low property taxes, exemptions on Social Security and affordable assisted living care, it […]

Sign up for the Startup Port Entrepreneurs Community

Sign up for the Startup Port Entrepreneurs Community

Welcome to the Startup Port Entrepreneurs Community   We at StartUp Port are pleased to provide all entrepreneurs with free access to our online Community through our partnership with TLE. Come here to learn, share, get answers to your most pressing business questions, interact with your fellow entrepreneurs and gain insights on the topics you care about from our friends at  TLE. We can’t wait to see what you share and what you gain from our Group. […]

Early Stage Investing Articles of 2018

Early Stage Investing Articles of 2018

Early Stage Investing Articles of 2018   Here are a few of our favorite, most interesting and informative pieces we read in 2018 about investing (in no particular order.) We salute the authors and hope this collection provides insights to make 2019 a terrific year. Your VC Needs A Billion Dollar Exit. You Do Not. by Micah Rosenbloom The Difference Between Innovators and Entrepreneurs by Steve Blank The Valuation Obsession by Fred Wilson WTF is PMF […]

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