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Advice - Recently, Mark Suster wrote an epic, must-read post about startup valuations and current funding climate. Go read it, and then bookmark it, because you’ll want to re-read it several times. Also, go read my three related posts...
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Advice - Product managers can make or break organizations, which is why hiring managers must spend time landing the most talented PMs. Great hires help their companies level up.So, what exactly should you look for in a PM?When I’m...
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Advice - As tech leaders, we know that our people are some of the most talented, creative, and driven employees out there. Still, leading high-performance teams in this industry presents unique challenges. Balancing business value and...
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Advice -  I have always been a fan of using mergers & acquisitions as a viable way to quickly scale your business. However, this road is not foolproof by any means. Below are some of things that can go wrong, so do your research and plan...
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Advice -  Business plans aren’t just helpful ways to get a loan. Start drafting yours now.In order to create a successful company, you need a solid business plan. Some people try to skip this step and jump right into the nuts and bolts of...
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Advice -  Startups are usually so focused on selling more of their branded product or service to their own customer base (organic growth) they don’t consider the more indirect methods (non-organic growth) of increasing revenue and market...
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Advice - Whether you are an entrepreneur managing a startup, or a corporate executive with thousands of employees, it’s hard to ignore the evidence of big value from happy employees. For example, the Harvard Business Review a while back...
Advice -  You’ve cut the leash and gone out on your own with a startup. This is an exciting time, and also a scary one. You’re suddenly responsible for not only your own success, but also the success of everyone working for your...
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Advice - TL; DR Only serial founders with strong domain knowledge and track records and traction get funded quickly. For most founders raising a seed round is a lot more work, but there is a method to the madness.We often write here...
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Advice - Keeping your team on the same page through quick growth is the most important thing you can do for your business.Building a startup is inherently challenging and constantly changing. I have found that the two most significant...
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Advice - Way too many of you dwell on your losses and it’s holding you back. I get it—losing hurts. But, unless that setback is a deathblow to your company or you’re going to lose one of the few things you care about most, you’ll...
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Advice - Everyone has that picture in his or her head of the prototypical sales rep. I am not talking about the used car salesman image, but the one of the über-successful salesperson. Tall and good looking, outgoing, and probably athletic....
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Advice -  For what I’m going to discuss today, there are a few premises that this argument is based on. First, it assumes that you know that you, your brand, or both, need social media.It also operates on the assumption that you’re...
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Advice -  In Red Rocket’s Definitive Checklist for Startup Success, we detailed the many things that startup investors are looking for before making an investment. But, I didn’t really talk about the potential red flags investors are...
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Advice -  In their passion to succeed, too many entrepreneurs treat friends and family investments as “low-hanging” fruit, only to find out later, after a stumble, that the pain of lost relationships is greater than the loss of their...
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Advice - Whether you’re launching your own digital presence or building your brand, it’s a scary time to be online. The entire world is watching your every move — setting you up to be shared, captured, critiqued, challenged, and...