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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 - 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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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...
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Advertising - The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself. —Oscar WildeHopefully you tuned in last week for my post on shareable content. Today I’ll be following up that information with...
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Advice - One of the myths I often hear as an advisor to many entrepreneurs is that their lifestyle would somehow be better if they could more easily find other people’s money to build their startup. They don’t realize that according to...
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Advice -  Startups are never a smooth ride.Things don’t go the way we want them to, and it can be really hard to create a business out of an initial idea.Investors say NO to us way more often than they say yes. The same thing goes...
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Advice - If you want to build an A-team, stop micromanaging your employees.I hate managing by nagging. It’s usually counter-productive, and it doesn’t contribute to a great team environment. I’ve found through owning my own...
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Advice -  Being an entrepreneur is a lifestyle that requires staying power, because starting a new business is a long-term process with many tough challenges. As an angel investor, I look diligently for signs that an aspiring startup founder...
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Resources -  Whether you’re a new entrepreneur who wants an idea made into an app, an established venture looking for product support, or a senior VP of marketing at a fortune 500 seeking a new vendor, there are five key factors you should take...