Pragmatic advice, insights and frameworks for founders to help solve the most common early-stage challenges.
How to craft punchy prompts that deliver results on ChatGPT.
Master the art of crafting 'few-shot' prompts for better results from ChatGPT. Discover tips for precision, utilising context, temperature settings, and iterative thinking to leverage the power of Generative AI.
5 handy prompt styles to move your startup forward.
Unlock the full potential of ChatGPT by crafting effective prompts. Explore five prompt styles, including context-focused, expert persona, comparative analysis, goal-oriented, and brainstorming prompts. Learn practical tips to maximize the capabilities of AI models and achieve targeted, actionable responses.
How to shift your start-up to a continuous feedback culture.
Learn how to implement a continuous feedback culture in your start-up to increase productivity, improve communication, reduce turnover, and foster continuous learning and development.
Three steps to activating a continuous feedback culture.
This guide explores three key areas to strengthen the relationship between managers and direct reports, fostering a continuous feedback culture.
A practical guide to content analysis with ChatGPT for marketing and product.
Tried and tested methods to get proper, lasting value as a startup from ChatGPT with content analysis, creation and roadmap development.
ESG starter guide: how to attract and source diverse talent.
Attracting and sourcing diverse talent needn't be an expensive task. In this article, we break down how you can easily get started today.
Passive vs intentional culture development.
Read our top tips on how to be intentional when developing your all-important startup company culture.
The ultimate guide to building customer personas.
How well do you really know your customers? Building customer personas can help businesses to communicate with their target audiences more effectively.
Where to start with prospecting for outbound sales.
The prospecting step in the outbound sales process is critical. Get our top tips to help your first outbound campaign succeed.
Understanding your customer for outbound sales.
Outbound sales can be the most effective growth channel you have. Read our guide on sales and bottom-of-funnel marketing strategies, tactics and critical processes.
How to approach startup salaries during an economic downturn.
Read our top 5 tips on how to ensure your salary and benefits packages can remain competitive during the looming recession.
How to implement clear progression frameworks in a startup.
Read about the tools, processes and methodologies for implementing plans for career frameworks within startups.
Top 14 questions to up your startup interview game.
Looking to up your interview game? Why not try some of these tried and tested questions on your next candidate?
How to pitch to VCs.
Pitching to VCs can be difficult. We’ve compiled a list of best practices to help you lead more productive and successful investment meetings.
How to find out why customers don’t want your product.
It can be frustrating when your audience doesn’t engage with your product. In this article Dharmesh Raithatha, former Partner & Chief Product Officer at Forward, outlines different ways to communicate with lost customers and find out why.
Mastering startup launch PR: Dos & Don’ts.
PR can be an effective communication channel for your startup. We've put together a list of PR Dos and Don’ts to help you reach to your target audience.
How to test your unique value proposition- the concierge service.
Before building your platform, you need to test the product or service you’re offering. Dharmesh Raithatha, former Partner & Chief Product Officer at Forward, outlines his top tips to help you get started.
Why you must understand startup option pools.
Option pools are a great way for a business to retain the best talent. Nat explains how they make your firm an attractive proposition for potential employees.
5 Smart Questions to ask VCs.
When you meet a venture capitalist, asking the right questions can improve your chances of landing investment. Luke Smith, Investment Partner at Forward, explains the best things to ask a VC.
The right time to start coding your product.
A lot of founders start building their product before having a good understanding of their audience. In this article, we’ve highlighted why that’s often counterproductive, and what you should do instead.
What to look for in a co-founder of your startup.
Hiring a co-found is often top of the priority list for many solo entrepreneurs, but the recruitment process can be challenging. In this article we’ve outlined the key things to consider when looking for a co-founder.
Why employee referencing is crucial in the hiring process of a startup.
Employee referencing is a crucial, but often overlooked part of the hiring process. In this article we’ve outlined key things to keep in mind when it comes to referencing.
Talking to your early adopters: how to conduct great interviews.
Customer interviews provide valuable insights into your customer’s needs and are an important part of product build and management. In this article, we’ve outlined our top tips to conduct great interviews.
How to announce funding in the press.
Securing funding is a great opportunity to approach the press. Here are our top tips to help you achieve more when it comes to press coverage.
How to be crystal clear you're better than the competition.
Competitor analysis is a key component of your fundraising narrative. Learn how you can frame comparison effectively for VCs
Post term sheet due diligence.
The due diligence needed after signing with a new investor can be painful and some debate is inevitable. Matt explains how to navigate through this process smoothly.
How to put together an effective product team.
Product teams are crucial for product development and to scale your business. But what makes a good product team? In this article, we’ve put together a list of key roles in a product team and processes you need to have in place to improve your business.
How to start a data room.
If you want to raise money or sell your company, you need a data room. Here’s how and when to start one.
How to value a startup for fundraising.
Understanding business valuation is key to attracting the right VCs to invest in your company. Nic Brisbourne, CEO and Managing Partner at Forward, explains the best way to launch your startup funding journey.