The Entrepreneur Agony Aunt Blog

Keeping it real, making it happen and telling the startup founder's story like it is. Because there are no mistakes that someone else hasn't already made.

Tales from serial tech entrepreneur Vicky Brock's experiences in founding, growing, building teams, raising money, getting to product market fit and failing fabulously!

October 13, 2019

The six questions I ask myself before I do a startup, and how finding a problem worth solving helped me find my purpose again. My TEDx talk Glasgow Caledonian University, October 12 2019

August 17, 2019

Why startup founders need to start trusting themselves and recognise the blindspot that may encourage them to seek out expensive and counter-productive "adult supervision"

May 31, 2019

Work smarter not harder, learn fast not perfectly, don't wait for permission and when you fail - as you will - fail fabulously. Advice to my 22 year old self, after a career as a CEO and entrepreneur

April 22, 2019

I have achieved more in the first 6 months of my current startup than I did in the first 3 years of any of my previous ones. I credit this progress to three particular things. 1) Being deliberate in what we do and do not do, and the order in which we prioritise our eff...

December 17, 2018

The pain of any kind of startup failure cuts deep. Good people and good companies don't always win, that isn’t always right or fair. Here's some of what I learned on my startup journey from high to low and back again.

October 27, 2018

Boards make the most important decisions about companies. Hard decisions are often made by individuals with no more than a few dozen hours in the job, and no day to day involvement in the company. As founder you will be just one vote on that board, and as a non-founder...

July 11, 2018

I want to challenge the assumption that an acquisition or exit is always good, and the ultimate success outcome that entrepreneurs and their teams should aspire to. Let's be more honest with ourselves and each other on the reality of what most exits look like, beca...

April 20, 2018

Get Market Fit, my 4th startup, made its debut yesterday. I launched at EIE18, Scotland's grand-scale technology investor showcase. 6 months ago, when I was sure my next great idea would come to me at any moment, it made complete sense to commit to pitching my name...

March 26, 2018

Few founders or other startup leaders can transform themselves on their own. It is hard to invent your own best practice, especially if you don't have any external reference points. Leaders can often be lousy managers and too little time and effort goes into rectif...

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