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- Are you meeting your customer’s expectations?
- Have you found your “teacher customer?”
- Everything changes from concept to release.
- Is your product ready for your market?
- Ouch! If I had only learned this before losing millions!
- Take only “smart money” investments
- Need investment capital?
- What do you give up when you take outside investors?
Category Archives: Surrounding yourself with talent
Why should we ask this question? As an early-stage investor, the first test for me is whether “my” entrepreneur is flexible in both the plan and execution of their vision (since from experience almost everything about a business plan changes … Continue reading
Here’s the IRS take on the issue: It is no secret that the IRS carefully looks below the surface for personal use of company assets (including cash) in its corporate income tax audits. This insight addresses more the impact of … Continue reading
Celebrating that strategic partnership Many of us make it a priority to find and partner with companies that can add to our offering or extend our reach. And we rightly celebrate each such pairing, often with a mutual press release. … Continue reading
Can your contact solve real-world issues? I recently experienced an amazing effort of outreach by a vice president of a large national customer asking for a meeting with the product development team of a critical supplier, one of “my” companies. … Continue reading
How do you get your team to focus and move forward effectively? A fellow CEO recently told me of her method of assuring positive movement within her team. She holds a weekly meeting of her direct reports and asks them … Continue reading
Zoom, Teams, phone, or in person? Imagine yourself with a calendar requiring you to be in six meetings in a day. Day after day. It doesn’t matter whether you’re required to be there in person or virtually, you get worn … Continue reading
Here’s your question to ponder… Think for a minute whether there is any process or person that could be classed as the eye of the needle in your organization. Is there anything, process or person, that stalls the flow of … Continue reading
So, what’s the difference? First, thanks to longtime reader and friend, Harley Kaufman, for the thought and title for this insight. He stated, “Too often it seemed our internal staff was more focused on getting the ‘work’ (daily tasks) done … Continue reading
Is your commission structure so complex that even you must have help understanding it – and calculating a commission on a pending bid? Salespeople are incentivized by the money. Of course. They usually can calculate what’s in it for them … Continue reading