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Advice - After years of working with different law firms on a variety of business matters, it was time to stop and ask myself: Just how many lawyers does it take before hiring one in-house?I didn’t keep an exact count, but I knew when...
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Advice - Did you know that on average it takes about 20-26 weeks for new hires to achieve maximum productivity? This means companies invest about six months waiting for employees to get up to speed.There’s a more efficient and fun method...
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Advice - 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...
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Advice - Time is too precious to waste trying to close a deal with the wrong investors at the wrong time. Luckily, not all investors are looking for the same thing, so it pays to know what type of investors are most interested in what your...
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Advice -When it comes to business, two heads are better than one. Your chances of success will be greatly improved with a cofounder who has specific traits that help drive the business and that integrate well with your own vision, skills...
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Management -Don’t just pick a title. Pick the role that you’re best suited for as a founder.Prior to founding Adored, I was the CTO of Dyn, an engineering-first internet performance company. I thoroughly enjoyed the role,...
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Advice - If you can’t cope with failure, then the entrepreneur lifestyle is not for you. Don’t believe the urban myth that all you need is a good idea and a little fun work, and the money will roll in. When you push the limits, nobody gets...
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Advice - If you’re building an all-star team, here’s what to do instead of recruiting only when you have an open position.When trying to get a startup off the ground, so much time and effort goes into developing the product and...
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Advice - Techstars is a mentorship-driven accelerator. Our model is to help accelerate startups and help founders go faster by connecting them to world-class mentors—founders, experienced entrepreneurs, executives, and investors.At the...
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Advice - If you could motivate your sales team to take massive, persistent action over time, why wouldn’t you?I’ve run sales floors with hundreds of people on them. Honestly, my favorite sales floor is one that offers a high-dollar...
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Advice - In the process of building my company, I would often find myself jolted awake at 3 a.m. wondering if there was some regulation we were not compliant with. And how would I even know? So I’d grab my laptop and start searching...
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Advice - Talent is only one part of what makes a great developer.Over the last decade, I’ve hired more developers than I can count. Naturally, I’ve made plenty of mistakes: I started out hiring the smartest, most experienced people I...
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Management - The No. 1 reason most Americans leave their jobs is because they do not feel appreciated. Many executives view employee recognition programs as investments rather than expenses — businesses with limited funds may not be able to...
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Advice - When building a business or product offering, it is comparable to building a house.  First you lay the foundation, then the rough carpentry, roofing, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, drywall, flooring and finishings, in that order.  God...
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Management - Almost every employee or team member can remember that one special boss in their career who was the role model of a leader, always commanded respect and was able to get the most voluntarily from everyone all the time. Every...
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Advice -You’ve got a startup idea, a plan of action and the capital to start out. All you need now are a few employees to help you keep everything going. So you read a few resumes and schedule a couple of interviews. But once you’ve met...

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