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Nuts And Bolts Of Entrepreneurship

January 24, 2005

By Staff

While a bold idea, unflagging determination and patient financial backers are all crucial to successful start-ups, entrepreneurs must also focus on less dramatic aspects of running a company, according to seasoned entrepreneurs who spoke at the 8th Annual Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference.

This means paying attention to investment relationships, exit strategies and the mechanics of building a business, including hiring, firing, marketing and distribution, said Jeffrey A. Citron, co-founder and chief executive of Vonage Holdings, David Morgan, founder of Real Media and currently chief executive of TACODA, and Josh Kopelman, founder of Infonautics and Half.com.

Citron, whose Vonage Holdings is an Internet-based telecommunications firm, led off the conference with a call to go bold. When looking for start-up opportunities, Citron said, he targets businesses that revolve around disruptive technologies that will shake up big, preferably global, markets with huge entrenched players. He looks for businesses with products that make a major change in a large number of lives.

Building a brand sounds scary, but it's possible.
--Jeffrey A. Citron, CEO, Vonage Holdings

"If it's not going to improve peoples' lives significantly, we are going down the wrong path," said Citron, who founded the computerized trading system, The Island ECN, and online brokerage Datek Online Holdings before turning his attention in 1999 to Vonage.

Citron said he is not concerned about bringing a new technology to markets dominated by big, established competitors. "They are stodgy, slow-moving players who are asleep at the helm. Even if they see it coming, they don't know (how to react). All they can do is steer straight ahead." Citron stressed that he also looks for businesses with a strong revenue stream that will transform the current value proposition in a business for customers, and fundamentally change an industry's cost structure.

Innovation, he added, is crucial. "You can change the value proposition, but the day you talk about it, or the day you release it, is the day your competitor copies it," he said. Broad distribution is also important because it is the link to revenue, and broad distribution can mitigate other risks. "The really hard stuff, the stuff that makes and breaks companies, is distribution. It's absolutely, fundamentally critical."

From the start, entrepreneurs should be thinking about their approach to partnering, according to Citron. At Vonage the original strategy was to form strategic partnerships, but because the process was taking too long, Citron decided to create his own distribution channels. He teamed up with companies such as Earthlink and Armstrong Cable and is now reaching consumers through more than 8,000 retail outlets. As a result, Vonage has established a multichannel distribution system under its own brand name. "Building a brand sounds scary, but it's possible," Citron said.

He likes to fund new ventures internally to preserve equity, but also likes to take on partners who can provide expertise or new networks. He cautioned, however, against signing on the wrong partners, such as strategic ones rather than financial ones. The terms may be cheaper, but strategic partners could have other interests that might ultimately conflict with the entrepreneur. "Don't take dumb money," he advised.

When building a company Citron does not pay attention to naysayers, hype or the competitive landscape. He focuses on customers and managing growth. Entrepreneurs must know their competition, but not obsess over it. "(Competitors) can be big, but that's okay. Deep pockets don't buy great ideas." Large companies are focused on productivity and reducing costs, not growth.

To build an organization, he recommends hiring a first-rate human resources director and using professional recruiters. "You can't do everything yourself. Outsourcing is OK."



 
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