You can’t afford to look dumb, lazy or worse.

It kills me to see smart people make easy mistakes but it happens almost every day along the tech tour.

Sometimes entrepreneurs will use the wrong terminology, talk too much about the product or make spelling mistakes in their pitch decks. It’s the same mistakes in every city.

These all probably sound like small things but, when the stakes are high, they compound quickly. At worst, they kill the entrepreneur’s credibility entirely.

Don’t be that entrepreneur. You’re better than that.

Read what others are reading. Subscribe to every one of these right now:

Don’t make common mistakes during your pitches. Study the videos and pitch decks of 1,000+ other funded startups.

Tap into Silicon Valley’s brainpower from your desk. Watch livestreams of Startup School or 500’s startup events.

This isn’t the most comprehensive list of ideas but it’s a start. 99% of everything you need to know to start, run and grow your business is online already.

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