How to choose among hundreds of candidates? Check out George Deeb’s helpful guide for hiring the right startup salesperson.
What’s in a name? Could you imagine if the internet was organized alphabetically? Absurd, right? So, in a contextual world, why are our digital contact databases organized that way? Humin is a new phone app that captures all of your contacts and remembers them in the way you naturally think – in context. For example, […]
Back in Lesson #35, we talked about how to read resumes and screen employee candidates overall, so I am not going to repeat those points. But, I do want to specifically drill down on how to screen salesperson candidates, as often times, the quality of your sales team will make or break your revenue stream. Keep […]
Giving up equity in your business, as an alternative to paying cash, often sounds like a great idea to cash starved startups. But, giving up equity in your business is often a very big decision, and can come at a long-term price, both financially and operationally. This lesson will help you figure out when it is appropriate […]
Of all the consulting inquiries I get at Red Rocket, fundraising is by far the biggest need of startups. The problem is, not all startups are venture backable for a variety of reasons, which we will discuss in this post. Today, we will tackle 3 issues: Is my industry appealing to venture investors? Is my […]
Previously, I shared my definitive checklist for startup success, which included the things you needed to accomplish before approaching venture investors in order to increase the odds that they will be interested in funding your business. In this lesson, I am going to provide the inverse; a definitive list of things a venture investor should offer […]
Networking does not come naturally. Sure, we all know the rare social butterfly that has the confidence of a king and the brain of a Rolodex, but most of us experience nerves at the thought of attending social events where we’ll have to talk to strangers. But when you’re starting a business that could literally […]