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Advice -  CEOs often set out to make an executive hire because they’re in some kind of pain. They might be missing a key player on the team or a person doing the role right now is failing–and it’s affecting everything from performance...
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Advice -  As a mentor for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs, I talk to a fair number who may have a great vision and a strong engineering background, but have a negative interest in the role of public speaking in business. In fact, they...
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Advice -  In my experience, managers either walk on eggshells to ensure they don’t micromanage, or they’re oblivious to the fact that they’re micromanaging. For those who are aware of it, they can end up in an endless cycle of questioning...
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Advice -  We’ve talked a lot about raising seed capital. Even when capital is readily available, fundraising is still not easy.But today, the markets are cooler, and according to Crain’s and Alley Watch, early-stage investment activity...
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Advice -  Many entrepreneurs are so passionate about their new startup idea that they can’t believe any intelligent being, investor or customer wouldn’t react just as excitedly after a quick introduction. They don’t realize that they can...
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Advice -  Recently, an advisor to me and my company asked me how things were going on the home front with my 1-year-old. A big smile came across my face. Things couldn’t be better. As a new father, there were certainly some nights I could...
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Advice -  Nothing stunts the growth of a young business quite like a lack of planning. When my company was in its early days, I often found myself unable to scale as quickly as I wanted to (despite talented employees and some great ideas),...
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Advice -  While at CES, representing my company 12 Labs, I noticed two very clear patterns. The first: The virtual/augmented reality economy is going to be as big as the app economy, if not larger. Even single-man VR startups had 10-minute...
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Advice -  profession - noun - /prəˈfeʃ·ən/ - a calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparationThere are many endeavors in life that are obviously professions such as medicine, engineering, or...
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Advice -  Many entrepreneurs I know are confused by the definition and need for an advisory board versus a board of directors. Some view both of these as a waste of time and a burden on the CEO, while other founders surround themselves with...
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Advice -  Acquisition is often the end goal for many startups, especially if they took on venture capital at any point during their journey. Founders dream of multi-million dollar exits as they code for the fourteenth hour that day, when they...
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Advice -  Recently, I met up with Cassie Wallender, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Invio Inc., a company on a mission to target and eliminate clinical trial inefficiencies that slow or block new medical innovations by lowering the cost...
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Advice -  If your dream has long been to start and manage your own business, there is no time like the present to get started. The cost of entry is at an all-time low, working from home through an Internet website seen globally to turn a hobby...
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Advice -  If you find problem solving to be energizing, you could be the next great entrepreneur. On the other hand, if facing unforeseen problems annoys you and causes ongoing stress, don’t quit your day job. Creating an innovative new...
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Advice -  Here’s something they don’t teach in business school: At some point, starting a company will give you a stomachache. It will be caused by some combination of unrelenting stress, constant uncertainty and too much late night...
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Advice -  Most first-time entrepreneurs seem to believe the myth that they need a minimum of half a million dollars to start a business. At least, that is usually the lowest number I see requested from our local angel investment group. In...