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Advice - A while back I talked about how and where to find a co-founder in “For a Startup, Two Heads are Always Better Than One”. The feedback was good, but some readers asked me to be a bit more specific on attributes that might indicate...
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Advice - “What keeps you up at night?” I get this question a lot these days. It comes from analysts, investors, journalists, our board, employees, and friends. The answer has become clearer over the years, and it has to do with the most...
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Advice - If you’ve gotten far enough in building your  business to think about raising investment, then you’ve worked very hard and survived some near-death experiences. It’s been a tough road and you should be proud of the progress...
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Advice - This month’s NY Enterprise Tech Meetup offered something different. There were usual  company presentations, but they were followed by a special keynote. Jason Lemkin gave a great talk on hiring (and firing) a good VP of sales for...
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Advice - I talk to many people who have spent years struggling up the corporate ladder who dream of jumping ship and becoming an entrepreneur. I hasten to tell them that every job move is fraught with risk, but the move from employee to...
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Advice - The number one reason brilliant companies with stellar products and services fail is that they run out of money. They have rousing press. They have fervent customer acceptance. They revel in month-over-month increases in traffic and...
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Advice - In 2011, I went from working at a restaurant making $2.17/hour (plus tips…) to launching one…then two…then THREE successful, profitable businesses with literally no startup capital. How did I do it? Did I come up with the next...
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Advice - It’s a fine line between promoting a business, good, service, or brand tastefully, and obnoxiously shoving unwanted and unnecessary information into the faces of your audience. We’ve all seen those companies posting incessant and...
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Advice - Right now, startups are feverishly hiring in order to scale up their businesses, but could we in fact be doing it all wrong? While many startups expound the virtues of being lean, once the VC money train rolls in, it is off to the...
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Resources - Tech workers are demanding more money from potential employers, according to a semi-annual survey published Friday. Dice.com, a tech-focused employment website, surveyed 737 recruiters and hiring managers across the country to...
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Advice - Stop me if you’ve heard this before: It’s just a feature, not a product. It is a popular refrain from skeptics who want to sound intelligent about a new innovation, product or company. On the surface it sounds insightful...
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Advice - Entrepreneurs looking for investor funding often fail to realize that all money comes with strings. For example, if you have watched the Shark Tank TV series, you probably noticed that the Sharks always ask the entrepreneurs for their...
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Advice - Startups are risky ventures — so much so that three out of four fail. But really, failure is part of life. Everybody fails, and business is no exception. If you’re not failing, you’re not trying hard enough. But the...
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Advice - Though working at home is a huge perk for some freelancers, some people actually find they work much better when they get up and go to an office and are surrounded by other people (even if they may not be directly working with them)....
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Advice - I have had the luxury of meeting over 500 startups at Red Rocket over the last 3 years. And, typically, most of them approach me at the same point in their startup development. They have just finished building their new product,...
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Advice - Why do some brands achieve astronomical success while comparable brands fade into oblivion? The answer lies in the consumers’ hearts and minds. Winning brands focus on the consumer’s emotional and intellectual...

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