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Know and Conquer
Enemies of your Startup

Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo VadiK

Inventor Business e-Coach

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3 Main Types of Enemies of a Venture

1. Fuzziness; 2. Resistance; 3. Counterattacks





"If you know yourself but do not know your enemies, you will win one and lose one.

If you know yourself and know your enemies, you will not be imperiled in a hundred of battles.

To know your enemy, you must become your enemy."

~ The Art of War
by Sun Tzu

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Analyze Your Weaknesses and Threats

Successful startups build on their strengths, correct their weaknesses, make the most of entrepreneurial opportunities, reduce their weaknesses and protect against internal vulnerabilities and external threats.

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis is a tool that can help you in this process. Weaknesses are internal considerations; threats are external ones.

List all weaknesses along the value chain of your venture that must be strengthened to ensure success.

List the external threats that your venture must be aware of and the problems that it has to solve.

Then figure out how to reverse (or disguise) your Weaknesses and to overcome the Threats.


SWOT Analysis

SWOT Analysis for Startups

Five Key Risks critical to the survival of startups

Outside-the-Box Uses of SWOT Matrix

SWOT Self-Analysis

Ask Learning SWOT Questions

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How To Address 9 Venturing Maxims






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