When most people think about a brand marketing strategy, they think about identity. “Who are we as an organization? What should our logo look like? What colors and fonts should we use?” Those are all important things to nail down so that your brand is consistent when distributing public (and internal) communications. However, those things […]
Your role is to get people around you to creatively and intelligently think together. That’s the essence of effective collaboration.
Maybe we “one-and-not-done’ers” are crazy to be willing to start a business again and again. We know it will be hard, if not seemingly impossible, and there will be times when we will be overwhelmed with frustration. In spite of that, we know the journey is worth it. Each time we get the nerve to start a new business, we have opportunities to iterate and optimize the entrepreneurial process. On your next entrepreneurial adventure, be sure to generate corporate values, face brutal facts, know where the dough goes, be authentic, and never quit.
Holding one-on-ones is a fundamental strategy to developing a successful and engaged team. The best one-on-one meetings center around the growth of the employee, not the completion of their tasks.
In my role as a new business advisor and occasional investor, I hear lots of people talking about their dreams of “someday” starting and running a new venture. They can talk with passion about their innovative new idea, and ask lots of questions, but never seem to really get started. The challenge we all have […]
Whether it happens before the doors open, or after a few years of “bootstrapping” with founder money, every startup reaches the point where it needs outside capital to survive and/or grow. According to Fundable, fewer than 1 percent of startups receive funding from angel investors, and 0.05 percent from VC firms, it can be all […]
All I can say to you entrepreneurs who are “floating in the wind” of poor time management is: unless you are doing at least one material thing each day to move your business forward, towards new revenue or profit heights, you are never going to grow your business as quickly as you could be.
Spend enough time working in startup ecosystems, and you’ll hear a whole spectrum of conflicting advice about startup legal fees and working with lawyers; some of it great, and some of it total nonsense.
Draw on cognitive and social psychology as well as behavioral economics to show us how to think on our feet and approach business challenges with fresh eyes and mental agility.