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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 - 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 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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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 love sales. I currently lead sales for my own startup Enhatch and have been selling or leading sales teams for more than fifteen years. I found that I am at my best when I am in front of customers, working with them to understand...
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Advice - How is it that only a few business leaders and entrepreneurs seem to drive exceptional results and disruptive innovation in this rapidly changing market economy? These few seem more adept at executing market and technology turns, not...
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Advice - You don’t have to be nearby to energize your remote employees.With more businesses relying on remote talent, and more workers in the U.S. and abroad working completely remotely, businesses have to rethink traditional tactics of...
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Advice - In today’s saturated market, what makes a business stand out and become successful?Whether it’s Apple, Facebook, Twitter or Uber, all entrepreneurs look at companies that are super successful and wonder what they do...
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Advice - Has the thought ever crossed your mind: “What is my online marketing team really doing for me?” “Am I getting my money’s worth?If you’re looking to hire an agency or individual to help with your marketing, those...
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Advice - Getting things done effectively in a startup requires total individual and team accountability. You can’t afford excuses and multiple people doing the same job. In my view, “taking responsibility” is the core element behind...
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Advice - Social media is so pervasive in today’s world that every entrepreneur believes instinctively that they know how to use it for their startup. Many soon find that what you do in a personal context doesn’t necessarily translate to...
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Advice - Cohort analysis is a great way to increase user engagement for your business and generate more revenue. Earlier, paid tools like KISSmetrics gave us the facility to use Cohort Analysis as a way to measure data but now, Google...
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Advice - Equipping your sales team with mobile learning technologies will help them put their best foot forward.How do you train your employees on the latest techniques and procedures when they’re far away from home? If you’re like...
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Advice - As a startup marketing director who was the sole person behind the “marketing department” for a few years while we moved to the mid-sized stage, I developed an eye and a couple of ears for spotting sales and marketing hires that...
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Advice - Remember when you were excited by the idea of being an entrepreneur? When you sprung out of bed every day, ready to take on the world?Unfortunately, many businesses are riddled with life-sucking cultures and backward practices...