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Investor Connect Podcast

Investor Connect is for investors interested in learning more about investing in startup and growth stage companies. Experienced investors share their experiences and advice with those who are considering an investment into startups and growth companies. It includes a podcast series of interviews with investors to inform others about the process of funding startups as well as a resource list and a discussion board.  

Topics include sourcing, analyzing, and researching companies. Other topics include valuations, terms Sheets, board of directors, board of advisors, due diligence, syndicates, venture capital, angels, angel networks, family offices, crowdfunding, exits, and more.

Investor Connect is a community program. We welcome your suggestions for speakers and topics which you can send to us through the Contact page. No registration is required to use the resources.  Discussion boards are available to post and answer questions about startups and growth company investing through which registration is required.

Investor Connect is a program under the Texas Open Angel Network which is a 501(c3) non-profit dedicated to the education around startup funding.

Disclaimer: Hall T. Martin is the Director of Investor Connect which is dedicated to the education of investors for early stage funding. All opinions expressed by Hall and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of Investor Connect. This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.

Sep 16, 2021

Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

In running a startup, time management is a key skill for the founder. 

Here are some key steps in managing time:

  1. Set up a schedule with standard meetings, routines, and to-dos that recur each week or month.
  2. Schedule your day in advance so you’re ready to execute the day when it comes.
  3. As new issues come up, have a plan for how you’ll manage it -- do it now, add it to an existing scheduled time, or create a new schedule time for it.
  4. Use agendas for meetings so you cover all the necessary topics and can add to the agenda when new items come up.
  5. Set clear job descriptions for the team so it’s easier to delegate items.
  6. Choose carefully what you pursue and say “no” often.  
  7. You have an ideal client so you should also have an ideal list of what you work on.
  8. Grow and develop your team so they can take tasks off your desk completely.
  9. Review your time spend one week out of each month to see how well you are doing. 
  10. Are the tasks taking the most time aligned with your goals?
  11. As the startup grows, you’ll need to adjust your focus to higher-level activities.
  12. Build reading, research, and thinking time into your schedule.

Encourage your team to follow the same practices.

Thank you for joining us for the Startup Funding Espresso where we help startups and investors connect for funding.

Let’s go startup something today.

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