You have done all of your homework. You researched the investor you are pitching. You properly prepared your financials. You practiced and perfected your presentation. Most importantly, you landed a coveted meeting with your target investor. After the meeting is over, the investor passes on your idea. What do you do? I work with founders […]
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 business and working with others that using scorecards and metrics is a better approach. It allows everyone to understand the organization’s […]
Looking for the next burgeoning startup hubs? Glance on over to the Show-Me State. St. Louis and Kansas City — Missouri’s bookend cities — were both designated by Business Insider as top-10 towns in terms of startup deal growths in 2015. The emergence of the two cities all but confirms one Forbes writer’s recent summation of the U.S. […]
Here’s what an entrepreneur should consider when evaluating a convertible equity financing option. In our work with clients, I’ve seen nearly every variety of fundraising vehicle in use. Lately though, I‘ve been getting more questions from clients about convertible equity. Some wonder whether it might even become a good replacement for convertible debt, which has […]
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Imagine that your company is in its very early stages. I’m talking a skeleton crew of staff, minimal sales, and barely any cash. While your focus is on immediate survival and how you can hit your first big hurdles, what else should you be thinking of regarding your finances? Establish a simple accounting system.You don’t […]
If you’re wondering what your marketing budget should be, you’re not alone. This is the million dollar question: How can you be sure you’re spending the right amount of money on the right types of marketing? Many say it’s an art, not a science. Others argue that there is a clear equation that can help […]