[vc_row full_width=”true” id=”stacktheodds” padding_top=”30″][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Few Startups Last a Year…” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:32px|text_align:left|color:%231c1d1e|line_height:30px” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1496081626286{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”…Most Don’t Last Five” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:32px|text_align:left|color:%231c1d1e|line_height:30px” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1496081747180{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row background_color=”#333333″ background_image=”5127″ background_repeat=”repeat” background_attachment=”fixed” padding_top=”5″ padding_bottom=”0″ video=”true”][vc_column][nz_counter columns=”4″][nz_count value=”90″ border_color=”#525252″ text_color=”#dfdcd9″ value_color=”#ffffff” title=”% of startups fail” icon=”icon-users2″ icon_color=”#ffffff” title_color=”#ffffff” count_color=”#ffffff”][nz_count value=”42″ border_color=”#525252″ text_color=”#dfdcd9″ value_color=”#ffffff” title=”% FAILED BECAUSE THERE WAS NO MARKET FOR THEIR PRODUCT” icon=”icon-coin” icon_color=”#ffffff” title_color=”#ffffff” count_color=”#ffffff”][nz_count value=”29″ border_color=”#525252″ text_color=”#dfdcd9″ value_color=”#ffffff” title=”% FAILED BECAUSE THEY RAN OUT OF CASH” icon=”icon-wand” icon_color=”#ffffff” title_color=”#ffffff” count_color=”#ffffff”][nz_count value=”23″ border_color=”#525252″ text_color=”#dfdcd9″ value_color=”#ffffff” title=”% FAILED BECAUSE THEY HAD THE WRONG TEAM” icon=”icon-music2″ icon_color=”#ffffff” title_color=”#ffffff” count_color=”#ffffff”][/nz_counter][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”true” autoheight=”true” background_color=”#dddddd” padding_top=”10″ padding_bottom=”10″][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Will Your Startup Survive?” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:32px|text_align:center|color:%231c1d1e|line_height:30px” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1496436568193{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”true” autoheight=”true” background_color=”#f5f5f5″ padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ el_class=”custom-toggle-color”][vc_column extra_class=”custom-padding-on-mobile” pl=”70″ pr=”70″ pt=”10″ pb=”10″ offset=”vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-12 vc_col-xs-12″][vc_custom_heading text=”Stack The Odds In Your Favor” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:32px|text_align:left|color:%231c1d1e|line_height:42px” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]To survive, you must learn to find hidden seed money, turn an idea into a product, attract angel investment and defend your business from the people, practices, and delusions that kill 9 out of 10 startups.[/vc_column_text][nz_gap height=”10″][vc_column_text]In The Startup Survivor, I help you solve real-world problems, like these:[/vc_column_text][nz_gap][nz_accordion][nz_toggle title=”Cash Flow Crisis” color=”#b9e75f”]Most startups get this wrong! “Managing money is hard, but it’s not complicated. Don’t hire a CFO; be one.”[/nz_toggle][nz_toggle title=”Fatal Attractions” color=”#55e6d3″]Entrepreneurs are often idea factories, but losing focus is a fatal mistake. “Focus is one of the cornerstones of success, and it comes from the top.”[/nz_toggle][nz_toggle title=”Essential Feature” color=”#ffc000″]Shipping is a feature. You can’t survive if you can’t deliver. “In the often contentious debate about which features a product should have, shipping is one that it must have.”[/nz_toggle][/nz_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column pl=”10″ pr=”5″ pt=”10″ offset=”vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-12 vc_col-xs-12″][nz_single_image img_size=”full” alignment=”left” image=”1247″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”true” id=”getyourmap” padding_top=”30″][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”true” padding_top=”5″ padding_bottom=”5″][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”The Path May Be Winding…” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:32px|text_align:left|color:%231c1d1e|line_height:30px” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1496082992224{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”…But The Journey Is Like No Other” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:32px|text_align:left|color:%231c1d1e|line_height:30px” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1496083059546{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”true” autoheight=”true” background_color=”#dddddd” padding_top=”10″ padding_bottom=”10″][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Climb Your Startup Mountain” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:32px|text_align:center|color:%231c1d1e|line_height:34px” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”true” autoheight=”true” background_color=”#f5f5f5″ padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ el_class=”custom-toggle-color”][vc_column extra_class=”custom-padding-on-mobile” pl=”70″ pr=”70″ pt=”10″ pb=”10″ offset=”vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-12 vc_col-xs-12″][vc_custom_heading text=”Find The Shortest Path” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:32px|text_align:left|color:%231c1d1e|line_height:42px” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]The startup adventure can be treacherous and unpredictable. Time and money, the food and water of this trek, will always be limited, so your best chance of success is to heed the signposts and avoid the pitfalls.  I can help.[/vc_column_text][nz_gap height=”10″][vc_column_text]Consider The Startup Survivor your map and compass as you face challenges like:[/vc_column_text][nz_gap height=”5″][nz_accordion][nz_toggle title=”Delegation Dilemma” color=”#b9e75f”]You can’t do everything, but knowing when and what to delegate can be a matter of life and death. It’s easy to let go of the things you don’t like to do, like paying the bills, but some of those things provide critical insight into the health of your business. It can be hard to let go of the things you love, but that’s leadership.[/nz_toggle][nz_toggle title=”No Pain, No Gain” color=”#55e6d3″]Knowing when to hire, and who’s the best fit, is one of the greatest challenges you’ll face. Your college buddy might seem like a good choice, but your business isn’t a fraternity. You’ll soon learn that cutting people loose is another major challenge, but keeping the wrong people can mean everyone loses.

[/nz_toggle][/nz_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column pl=”5″ pr=”10″ pt=”10″ offset=”vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-12 vc_col-xs-12″][nz_single_image img_size=”full” alignment=”center” image=”1210″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”true” id=”startnow” padding_top=”30″][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”true” padding_top=”5″ padding_bottom=”5″][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”You Can Succeed…” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:32px|text_align:left|color:%231c1d1e|line_height:30px” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1496083305439{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”…But First, You Must Survive” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:32px|text_align:left|color:%231c1d1e|line_height:30px” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1496083328329{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”true” id=”#getyourmap” autoheight=”true” background_color=”#dddddd” padding_top=”10″ padding_bottom=”10″][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”The Startup Survivor Will Help” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:32px|text_align:center|color:%231c1d1e|line_height:34px” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”true” autoheight=”true” background_color=”#f5f5f5″ padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ el_class=”custom-toggle-color”][vc_column pl=”10″ pr=”5″ pt=”10″ offset=”vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-12 vc_col-xs-12″][nz_single_image img_size=”full” alignment=”left” image=”1211″][/vc_column][vc_column extra_class=”custom-padding-on-mobile” pl=”70″ pr=”70″ pt=”10″ pb=”10″ offset=”vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-12 vc_col-xs-12″][vc_custom_heading text=”“Wish I Had This Sooner“” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:32px|text_align:left|color:%231c1d1e|line_height:42px” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]It takes a team to build a successful company and launch a new book. So this is my chance to say “Thanks!” to the entrepreneurs, investors, and coaches that have already grabbed the book and taken the time to share their thoughts.[/vc_column_text][nz_gap height=”10″][vc_column_text]From the early reviews and discussions I’ve had with readers, a common theme has emerged – wish I had this earlier.[/vc_column_text][nz_gap height=”10″][vc_column_text]Me too![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”true” autoheight=”true” background_color=”#dddddd” padding_top=”10″ padding_bottom=”10″][vc_column][nz_single_image link=”http://amzn.to/2s5tkIE” link_target=”_blank” img_size=”large” alignment=”center” image=”6480″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Here’s What Others Are Saying…” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][nz_accordion][nz_toggle title=”Your go-to guide for innovative entrepreneurs and the people who work for them.” color=”#b9e75f”][perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]A great concise compilation for those wishing to launch a new business AND the people who want to work at these startups. Maloof gives great guidance and tips in bite-sized, digestible pieces of information in easy to read, and easy to understand, chapters. Not another dry “laundry list”, The Startup Survivor is a relatable, relevant, and an enjoyable read.[/perfectpullquote]

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]As an individual who has worked for several startups at the managerial level, I found the advice right on target. For those wanting to work at a startup, this book will help you understand what is needed of you to contribute to the success of the company. [/perfectpullquote]

~ Ray S.[/nz_toggle][nz_toggle title=”Give this gift to every young entrepreneur you know.” color=”#55e6d3″][perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]I’ve read hundreds, perhaps thousands of books, articles and essays on this subject. This vaulted to the top of the pile immediately. Great work Michael, and thank you for pouring your experience onto the page. While it is filled with actionable advice for startups and angels, it should be required reading for everyone who is an advisor or mentor to young entrepreneurs. I look forward to the next one![/perfectpullquote]

~ Robert Hust[/nz_toggle][nz_toggle title=”Read this book before starting a business!” color=”#55e6d3″][perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Most people have some idea on how to improve the world but few are willing to take the entrepreneurial plunge.[/perfectpullquote]

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]After reading The Startup Survivor many of my personal fears about starting my own business have been replaced by golden nuggets of wisdom. Each chapter is a complete thought and can be individually referenced later in case you are actually dealing with patent lawyers or an acquisition etc…[/perfectpullquote]

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]…If you are a dreamer or even an already established small business executive then you need to buy this book![/perfectpullquote]

Dave A.[/nz_toggle][/nz_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”30″ padding_bottom=”30″ el_class=”custom-posts-top-alignment”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”FROM THE BLOG” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:26px|text_align:center|color:%236d97bf|line_height:36px” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” el_class=”ninzio-latter-spacing”][nz_rposts autoplay=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”true” autoheight=”true” background_color=”#dddddd” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″][vc_column width=”1/3″ back_color=”#dddddd”][nz_single_image link=”http://amzn.to/2s5tkIE” link_target=”_blank” img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” image=”1196″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ margin_b=”false”][vc_column_text pl=”10″ pr=”10″ pt=”10″ pb=”10″]

You can wish you had the book sooner, or get some great startup advice right now for the price of a frappuccino

[/vc_column_text][nz_tagline title=”” color=”#1c1d1e” background_color=”#abb7c7″ button_link=”http://amzn.to/2rgGzs3″ button_text=”Buy Now” button_icon=”icon-cart” link=”http://ninzio.com” text=”Read more”][/vc_column][/vc_row]