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Advice - People are the foundation of your company, and every employee you add serves as another brick — making your company stronger and more resistant to the pressures of today’s marketplace. But if you don’t invest in good bricks and...
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Advice - What is a startup, anyway? I went to business behemoth Forbes for a concrete description. As Natalie Robehmed aptly describes, “the term ‘startup’ has been bandied around with increasing frequency over the past few years to...
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Advice - I have been telling startup founders for a while about the dangers of the corp dev guys.  Paul Graham says it with a clarity however that gets to the heart of why conversations with corporate development arms of big companies are so...
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Advice - The good news is that recent big company financial woes and layoffs have generated a flood of candidates with real experience seeking positions at startups. The bad news is that many of these frustrated employees may have already...
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Advice - Computers, smart phones, the internet et al have made our work habits vastly different from less than a generation ago. Perhaps more importantly, technology has heightened the speed in which companies need to constantly adapt current...
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Advice - If they can’t help you with these things, it’s time to look elsewhere. You need help managing your small business finances; a professional partner who understands small businesses can offer strategic financial advice, help manage...
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Advice - If you’re interested in selling your business, here are some things to keep in mind.A couple of questions on Quora about whether there’s a “buyer wanted” listing service for startup owners who want to sell their businesses...
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Advice - The pervasive ability and need to communicate constantly and globally through the Internet and smartphones is incenting everyone to get more out of their own assets and time, and capitalize on the idle resources of others. This new...
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Advice - The growing trend in early-stage mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is to ditch the suits. According to Dealogic, 73% of acquirers utilized a formal investment-banking firm in 2003. By 2013, only 31% of acquirers used a formal...
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Advice - I was talking earlier this week with a new product manager on my team. It was a one-on-one discussing his latest project. It is the first big product area that he has taken on and it is very important for our next release. We were...
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Funding - Within the past two years, more than 50 new “unicorns” have emerged in the U.S. These unicorns are propped up by venture capitalists and their rapidly expanding funds. While many will evolve into self-sustaining businesses and...
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Advice - Aspiring entrepreneurs who rely only on traditional learning vehicles (teachers, classrooms, and risk-free practice) are doomed to failure in founding a startup today. Either they are never really ready to start, study an opportunity...
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Advice - I have been working with several founders recently on their fundraising decks. Having had to do some intense thinking around the subject, what investor side advice do I have to share? For founders on this journey, here are three...
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Advice - So, you want to work at a startup. You know how to handle interviews and you know what startup skills you need. You know your strengths and cannot wait to get started.Three years ago, I was in the same position. After working in...
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Accelerators - So you decided that an accelerator is appropriate and helpful to your company. You read 10 Reasons to Join (or not to join) an accelerator post and decided to go for it. Filled out the application, researched different kinds of...
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Advice - Some days I don’t feel like doing anything.But most of the time, it’s to-do list central. I have tons of energy but still not enough time to do everything on my agenda.I rush through my list, my brain races, and then by...