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Episode 24: Entrepreneur Experience: Kimberly Lafleur, HUEMANITY

Entrepreneur Experience: Kimberly Lafleur, HUEMANITY

By Cynthia Del'Aria | October 22, 2021

In the very first installment of our new series, Entrepreneur Experience, we chat with branding and marketing strategy expert Kimberly Lafleur, founder of HUEMANITY, a branding agency with a social mission. Our discussion ranges from humanitarian issues with the supply chain to 80’s talk shows… And Kimberly shares her views on what it’s really like, and what it takes, to be an entrepreneur.

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Episode 23: BONUS: Mid-Life Crisis or Trough of Sorrows?

BONUS: Mid-Life Crisis or Trough of Sorrows?

By Cynthia Del'Aria | October 15, 2021

In this bonus episode, we get a little raw. What happens when everything doesn’t go as you plan? How do you cope? Who do you turn to? When you’re the founder and CEO of a company, it can feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, and in reality the weight of your company IS… So what’s an entrepreneur to do?

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We (are) on a BREAK!

By Cynthia Del'Aria | September 10, 2021

In this episode, we talk about the shifts in our execution strategy that have necessitated a little break. (We promise it’ll be short.) During this time, we are getting a new podcasting space, reworking the pro forma (because profit is… bad?), and applying for research grants so that we can spend our first six months post-launch giving the product away and proving the technology works.

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Founders Session: Overwhelm is real… Don’t go it alone

By Cynthia Del'Aria | September 3, 2021

Together again, Precursa’s co-founders talk about the reality of feeling overwhelmed when sorting out what’s important and urgent to get done and what really can wait. We share our strategies for dealing with overwhelm, when to ask for help, who to go to, and how to build your community… Entrepreneurs need each other.

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Startup Focus and the Squirrel Swirl

By Cynthia Del'Aria | August 20, 2021

Humans are, by nature, creators. We have new ideas ALL THE TIME. The challenge for us as entrepreneurs and startup founders is understanding when a new idea is an opportunity versus when it’s just a distraction. Plus, how a trip to the grocery store is kinda like vetting and validating your new idea.

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Entrepreneur Defined: The Optimistic Realist

By Cynthia Del'Aria | August 13, 2021

Thanks to our business model pivot, we’ve been re-working the pitch and the deck, and we’ve been re-hashing previous conversations with investors to get them up to speed. In the process, we’ve learned some incredibly valuable lessons about what it means to be an entrepreneur and the true (sometimes hidden) value of asking for money.

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Do I REALLY have to give my whole life to my startup? And did Elizabeth Holmes hurt all women trying to fundraise?

By Cynthia Del'Aria | August 8, 2021

In this episode, we answer some questions from our listening audience that sparked excellent thought and debate among the team. Several listeners questioned whether an entrepreneur REALLY has to “give up their whole life” to their burgeoning startup, and one listener asked if we thought that Elizabeth Holmes and the Theranos debacle hurt all women in terms of fundraising. Smart questions, thought-provoking, and a bit controversial among the crew here… But what do YOU think?

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Didn’t see that (pivot in the business model) coming…

By Cynthia Del'Aria | July 30, 2021

Technical glitches can lead to beautiful things if you let them. This week was supposed to be a founders session, but thanks to some AirPods that wouldn’t connect, we ended up with a total up-leveling in our business model. No more sleepless nights thinking about how to make that direct-to-consumer thing work… B2B sales strategy, here we come!

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Is it a tech company? Is it, really?

By Cynthia Del'Aria | July 30, 2021

We appear to be in the midst of a trend where companies are claiming to be “tech companies” when they’re anything but. One might wonder why it matters? In this article, we’ll explore why.

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What is product-market fit and how do I know if I have it?

By Cynthia Del'Aria | July 23, 2021

What exactly is product-market fit? How do you know if you have it? Is there an easy process to figure it out?

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I’m Too Sexy for My Startup… Because I Have Traction!

By Cynthia Del'Aria | July 23, 2021

“I thought building a startup was supposed to be… sexy… ?” Yeah, we hear it all the time, and maybe you do too, but in today’s episode we’re digging more into why the reality of a startup rarely lives up to the hype. We also talk about what traction really is and how to know if you have it.

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Entrepreneurship is NOT a Zero Sum Game (and NOT building a company can be a win!)

By Cynthia Del'Aria | July 16, 2021

Somewhere along the way we are taught or come to believe that someone else has to lose in order for me to win, but that doesn’t really align with the reality of economies. In this episode, we’ll bust the myth that starting up is a zero sum game and talk about why generosity makes such a difference. We also explore the idea that “winning” might be poorly defined, especially when it comes to the outcome of your ideas.

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