Recent Posts by Andrew Birkett

What we Learned from our Successful Kickstarter Campaign

Kickstarter Woes from a First-Time Project Creator  We've been waiting a while for this post - a blog about the Kickstarter process after completing a full campaign. Now that we're close to the finish line we want to outline some of the things we learned while making Cul-De-Sac Conquest.   Creating a board game company…
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Would You Jump in a Pool of Sharks?

So the title might be a bit deceptive - this article is not about sharks at all. It is about something much more frightening - it is about taking a leap that is larger than any leap you've ever taken before. It is about entrepreneurship. It is about whether or not you're fit to start…
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Start With Why

Why are some companies successful while others are not?  Motivational speaker, author, entrepreneur and consultant - Simon Sinek - would say that a successful company starts with why before they describe how they do whatever it is that they do. [gallery ids="2501"]   Successful organizations know the purpose of what they plan or are doing;…
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The problems of Being an Entrepreneur

When people think of entrepreneurship they usually have this dreamy view of those that set their own schedule, make tons of money and get investment on shows like Shark Tank. However, this unfortunately is not the typical case. Businesses fail. In fact, around 90% don't last more than three years. It's risky business. Here are…
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