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Advice -  Being resilient will help you push your business through the tough times ahead. Resilience—the ability to either overcome challenges or bounce back from setbacks —is huge in the world of startups. As the CEO and cofounder of a...
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Advice -  Every entrepreneur knows what it’s like to face adversity. It comes with the territory, and includes cash-flow challenges, fickle customers, belligerent investors and unpredictable economic downturns. The best entrepreneurs tackle...
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Advice - Your startup may look great on paper, but ideas are of little consequence if they aren’t paired with a great user experience. Technology gives a product limitless reach and limitless data to improve said reach.Of course, it...
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Advice - Five Misconceptions About Retail Mobile Apps (and How To Fix Them)As a retailer, you most likely have a mobile app—but is it everything you thought it would be? Is it really driving sales like your Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)...
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Advice - Let’s face it, there are a lot of people out there calling themselves “entrepreneurs” when in fact, no one has heard of them, their business, or what they actually do. Don’t let this be you.I work with entrepreneurs and...
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Lifestyle - Choosing the right employer can be tricky under the best of circumstances. Here's what to look for.Tech talent is one of the most sought after resources in the world. Top companies are competing and trying to outbid each other,...
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Advice - I have previously written about WHEN it is better to drive growth vs. profitability. But, what wasn’t clear in that post, which I want to better explain now, is that it’s mathematically impossible to try to maximize growth and...
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Advice - When you think of Big Data, you think of companies leveraging analytics to predict consumer interests, habits, and buying histories in order to improve the way they market their products or services. However, Big Data isn’t only...
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Advice - The Fuze product management team has grown a lot in the last year. I recently shared a slide at our weekly all-hands meeting that showed our team’s growth mapped out over the last 14 months. It was really cool to see the mix of...
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Advice - There’s nothing as calming as a good laugh.As a leader of a fast-growth company or startup, you will find many things working against progress.It could be money, a weak talent pool, shifts in the marketplace, a big...
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Strategic - Let’s face it, life isn’t easy. In fact, sometimes it’s actually really hard: There’s a lot to remember, and do, and check off the list.This is okay: It’s healthy to be busy, and have some sort of tension between...
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Advice - Never apologize for being a woman in business.In the last year and a half, I’ve gone from having an idea for a business to a full-time team of 46. We’ve iterated from an email form to a full platform. We’ve raised venture...
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#NYCTech - Most people take pride in doing a job themselves instead of hiring someone to do it for them. Whether it is repainting your bedroom wall, landscaping a garden, or putting that shelf together, you should be empowered to take...
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Advice - When you hit the scaling stage of your startup, all signs are go. You have product-market fit, your initial sales efforts are becoming repeatable, and you have strong revenue growth. Now is the time to ramp up the sales team, so...
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Advice - For some context, I grew up in a retail store where we would have hundreds—and eventually thousands—of people come through the store every day to buy product. Transaction after transaction, I heard the phrase “the customer is...
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Advice - Startup School? WTF is that? That was the typical responses I got from my friends when I asked them if they would be there. I forget how small the startup world is but their loss is definitely our gain.On June 18th we attended...