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Anticipating the Dreaded Three D’s that Derail Startup Founders and Business Owners

On September 5, 2017, Posted by , In Startup Strategy,Startup Team, With Comments Off on Anticipating the Dreaded Three D’s that Derail Startup Founders and Business Owners

Everything was going great, we were crushing it. After three years of hard work and sacrifice, our product took off like a rocket ship. Orders were pouring in. Retailers lined up to stock the product. OEM’s wanted to bundle it. And VC’s were knocking. A publicly-traded software company invited us…

What to Look for in Job Candidates When Hiring for Your Startup

On October 6, 2017, Posted by , In Startup Team, By , With Comments Off on What to Look for in Job Candidates When Hiring for Your Startup

It’s no secret that your startup will only be as good as the people you hire to help grow and run it. The secret is knowing what to look for in candidates so you hire the right ones. Chances are, your startup will not be able to hire the best…

Why Networking Will Help Your Business Grow Along With Sales

On October 31, 2017, Posted by , In Startup Market,Startup Team,Misc., By , With Comments Off on Why Networking Will Help Your Business Grow Along With Sales

by Aliana Keith In 2011, a Business Insider article on the importance of networking concluded with the statement, “Your net worth is only as good as your network.” This seems, for all intents and purposes, today’s start-up speak for the age-old adage: “It’s who you know, not what you know.” When it comes…

New Study Reveals Whether Entrepreneurial Success Can Be Predicted

On August 15, 2016, Posted by , In Startup Team, With Comments Off on New Study Reveals Whether Entrepreneurial Success Can Be Predicted

SYDNEY, Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Whether specific entrepreneurial attitudes and styles influence venture success is the subject of a world-first study. The 15-year qualitative and quantitative research study benchmarked the motivations of successful entrepreneurs and business builders. Michelle Duval, CEO/Founder of Equilibrio Coaching, conducted the research to scientifically test…

The highest paid CEOs are in charge of companies that have the poorest returns

On August 8, 2016, Posted by , In Startup Team, By , , With Comments Off on The highest paid CEOs are in charge of companies that have the poorest returns

Marissa Mayer is a former Google executive who joined Yahoo! in 2012 as CEO. However, ever since she took over the company’s financial status went from bad to worse. In four years she earned well over $150 million in cash and Yahoo! stock. Credit: Wikimedia Commons Corporate research firm MSCI…

Startup Waze: Peer Groups for Smart Entrepreneurs

On August 5, 2016, Posted by , In Startup Team, By , With Comments Off on Startup Waze: Peer Groups for Smart Entrepreneurs

Last week I was blazing across Alligator Alley, the long stretch that connects the east coast of Florida with the west coast of Florida. I was cruising at the speed of traffic – about 20 miles an hour over the limit. All of a sudden, as if a switch had…

How (Not) To Name A Company In The Digital Era

On July 14, 2016, Posted by , In Startup Team, By , With Comments Off on How (Not) To Name A Company In The Digital Era

 Tronc – How (Not) To Name A Company In The Digital Era by Knowledge@Wharton Got game with your name? In the digital era, executives are discovering that there is more at stake in selecting the right name for a company, product or service than in the pre-Internet era, but the…

What Every Startup Founder Can Learn from The Music Legend Prince

On April 22, 2016, Posted by , In Startup Team, By , , With Comments Off on What Every Startup Founder Can Learn from The Music Legend Prince

“Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” ~Prince Today we mourn the passing of Prince Rogers Nelson – Prince…the Artist Formerly known as Prince…the one and only Prince. He was only 57 years old. He was one of a kind. I came to…

The Problem of Founder / Owner Replication

On March 1, 2016, Posted by , In Startup Team, By , With Comments Off on The Problem of Founder / Owner Replication

What happens if the founder gets hit by a bus? This is a question prospective investors and board members sometimes ask themselves behind closed doors. The problem of founder/owner replication is often the gating issue to making an investment, or performing one’s fiduciary responsibilities to shareholders if serving as a…

Navigating Conflicting Advice from Startup Mentors & Business Advisors

On February 16, 2016, Posted by , In Startup Team, With Comments Off on Navigating Conflicting Advice from Startup Mentors & Business Advisors

I recently had coffee with an aspiring entrepreneur with a novel product who wanted some advice on his launch strategy. He wasn’t the type of guy who simply wanted me to tell him what he wanted to hear, which is usually the case with many first-time entrepreneurs. He was in…