David Pike

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David Pike is the founder and CEO of New York Trolley Company. He is also the author of the book, "The New Startup," and has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, New York Post, Good Morning America, CBS Inside Edition, Huffington Post, Business Insider, and VentureBeat, among other outlets. David is a mentor and advisor for startups at Founder Institute as well as a guest lecturer at his alma mater, the University of Michigan, where he graduated with a BSE in Industrial Engineering.
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A 6-Step Checklist to Structure Your Business

You’ve decided to take the plunge and start your dream business. You’ve decided what your new company is going to do and have formulated your overall strategy. Now it’s time to complete a checklist of necessary tasks to set up and structure your business: Name your business You want to have a unique name that...
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7 Ways to Find Startup Funding

You’re embarking on the adventure of starting your own business. You know you’ll require startup funding, but aren’t sure where to start. Will you self-fund and bootstrap? Will you take investment from others? There are several ways to fund your business, and there's a process to work through which type of funding is best suited...
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How to Validate Your Business Idea

In my last post, I talked about how you can generate business ideas. Now, I would like to share some methods on how you can validate your ideas to see which ones you should pursue as a business. In my experience, most businesses don’t fail because they are undercapitalized, but because not enough research, testing...
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How to Generate and Execute Your Next Business Idea

Millions of ideas float around every day but are never realized. What separates entrepreneurs isn’t the ability to generate a good business idea, but the passion and discipline to execute. If you are struggling to come up with an idea, don’t worry. I’ve used the four methods below to generate hundreds. Become more observant As you...