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- Let your board help with “what” and “why” – but rarely “how.”
- Does your board give you good advice?
- Where’s your team playbook? Hmm?
- Can your team overcome messy problems?
- Hire for your core. Partner for the rest.
- Are you a remote manager? A good one?
- Can you name the two most powerful words for business?
- Do you take those loyal, key customers for granted?
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Dave’s note: This week we again welcome my co-author of “Get Scrappy” to give us some of her sage advice in only a way she could express it. You’ll enjoy her style and message… By Kim Shepherd It’s great to … Continue reading
“Broadcast the message and they will come!” “Segment my broadcast and I will have better response.” Both of these time–honored methods of reaching our customers have worked for as long as there was print and radio–TV to get the message … Continue reading
Taking money from professional investors such as angels or VCs usually requires that you agree to seek an exit for those investors in your plan, often targeting five to seven years as the ideal period for growth before a liquidity … Continue reading
In my life as an early stage investor, I’ve been closely involved with so many businesses, there were bound to be numerous stories of failures, hopefully from which to learn lessons for all of us as we go forward. Several … Continue reading
September 21st, 2015 marks the sixth anniversary of publication for BERKONOMICS, the blog containing insights for business management, entrepreneurs, and investors. Starting with just 4,000 circulation in 2009, BERKONOMICS has grown to well over 100,000, and is read on five … Continue reading
When you think of patents, you think of added value to the corporation in the form of protection of its intellectual property. In fact, many corporations spend millions developing surrounding patents to form what is known as a “patent thicket,” … Continue reading
While we are on the subject of great leadership, let’s list the five principal tactical skills of a great leader. These are not the strategic visionary skills, like leading companies through risky product launches, or steering the course through economic … Continue reading
Here’s more advice from professional investors for aspiring entrepreneurs. Each of us has a list of things we look for early on when identifying whether we want to go to the next step in analyzing a plan. Come to think … Continue reading
By Richard Sudek Dave’s note: Our guest insight this week is by Richard Sudek, an associate professor of entrepreneurism at Chapman University Graduate School of Business. He is Director of the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurism and Business Ethics, and Chairman … Continue reading
Cash is everything to a new business. How many times do we have to say this? The days of being able to trust that there will be an investor or lender on the other end of a call or email … Continue reading