The latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 11/21/18 featuring funding details for Lonk and LiquidX.
Successful entrepreneurs are usually hard-driving and highly focused on some specific goals, like being the dominant player in a given domain, or the low-priced provider of their product. Yet other entrepreneurs will talk for hours about all their ideas, and how they intend to change the world, but I don’t hear any specific goals or […]
That new coffee table you just bought on Amazon? It was handled at least 25 times before it reached your front door. Same for those new shoes and the set of wine glasses that arrived yesterday. As e-commerce continues to grow aggressively – in 2017, e-commerce accounted for 10.2% percent of all retail sales worldwide […]
A day before snow decapacitated New York commuters, researchers at the University of Iowa and Princeton demurred the growth of urbanization as the leading cause for catastrophic storm damage. Wednesday’s report stated that the $128 billion wake of Hurricane Harvey was 21 times greater due to the population density of Houston, one of America’s fastest growing cities. […]
Look, I get it, as with the wall or resurrecting the coal industry, Space Force probably seems like the newest hyperbole that’s bubbled up from our President’s imagination. If your base tosses you vote for it, why not see how far it goes, right? Should we get it all out? Queue star wars jokes; queue […]
For decades, efforts to satisfy customers have been built around demographics – capitalizing on race, ethnicity, gender, income, and other attributes. Today, in this age of pervasive social media and two-way communication, the focus needs to get beyond demographics into personalities. Customer personalities define customer experience and sets what they love, and what they hate. […]
The full truckload shipping industry has been around for decades, but it only just started embracing new technology to make the logistics easier and more efficient. Loadsmart uses automation to rethink every facet of the shipping business to introduce transparency and convenience. Using this platform, it takes only a few seconds to receive an estimate for the […]
The latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 11/19/18 featuring funding details for Deep Instinct.
My last post covered tips for recruiting great sales leaders. This time, let’s look at how to recruit the best sales team members. Distill your key sales needs Before you can build the right sales team, you have to understand what your product does, who its buyers are, how they buy, and what benefits it […]
It’s often stated in many business books that you shouldn’t be in the commodity business because your business often lives and dies by the price of whatever it is that you’re selling. We often don’t fully recognize that we have control over the context and the situation in which our artwork and our products are […]
Everyone on the team, from you the founder to your most introverted developer, needs to really understand and believe in the product and strategy, and when asked, doesn’t hesitate to be an advocate for you and the business.