Mark Cuban Offers 12 Rules for Start Ups
by Tobey White Heart Crockett
Well, I don’t agree with everything that Mark Cuban says in this pretty authentic sounding piece on what to watch out for when you start your own company, but I think a lot of the points make sense.
I don’t absolutely agree with his advice about PR companies, because most entrepreneurs do not have the time to follow all that media and make all those phone calls. I think outsourcing that is not a bad idea, but yes, you can also make calls yourself. (Hello?) (LOL)
I really agree with the part about knowing how you are going to make money. That’s why a business plan – even if it’s just a paragraph on a cocktail napkin – is a really good idea. You can start with a teeny one and make it bigger over time. But you need a plan and a way to keep your focus. A mantra if you will.
I like: Listen. Respond. Care. Have fun. That’s my new business mantra.