Tim Berry Recent Blog Posts

For my recent blog posts, I post first on my main blog Planning Startups Stories at timberry.bplans.com. These are reposted from that blog. Lately I also post often on Quora.

Entrepreneurs Without Salaries?
Question: How do entrepreneurs without salaries sustain their families and pay bills? My answer: As an entrepreneur without salary, I built a business and supported …
Top 10 Entrepreneurship Skills
What entrepreneurship skills do you need before you start? Here is my top 10 list, revised for 2021. This isn’t the first such list I’ve …
How to Pitch a Startup Idea by Email.
How to pitch a startup idea by email? I scoffed a bit when I saw the question, on Quora. Nobody invests in ideas, I mumbled …
What? Founders with Kids?
The question surprised me: “Is it a red flag for a founder to have a child while a startup is still in an early age?” …
What Makes a Successful Pitch
No, it’s not really the format, the pictures, or the design … although those help. Ugly, confused, or disjointed is never an advantage. But what …
Horror Story of Small Business Fraud
If you’re a business owner, and especially if you’re in the expert business, you should know this small business fraud story. It involves a very …