“If you knew that you had only one more day to live, what are the things you would do?”
As the current year draws to a close and the next one begins, most people get a little introspective—and entrepreneurs are no exception. Every year has its ups and downs, and startup founders understand this better than most.
The single best article you’ll ever read about sales prospecting and Mark Birch gives you everything you need in what is deemed The Prospecting Manifesto.
Consumers are being asked more and more to hand over their personal data in order to partake in a company’s reward program, but is this truly the best method?
In the last few years, I’ve heard more and more about a new type of small business, called a “micro-business” (or micro-enterprise). These are usually characterized as owner-operated, with five employees or less, and less than $250,000 in sales. With the low cost of e-commerce entry and powerful Internet technologies, they require minimal capital to […]
I have found some key things that you can do to prepare yourself, how a proper mindset can mitigate the pain, and put you back in control when problems arise.
I realized a while back that creating a new company for the first time is a lot like whipping up a great dinner entrée for the first time – you need a recipe, even though it may look simple. You know the basic ingredients, and you can visualize the results you want. Yet you may not be so sure where to start, and how to put it all together.
I was asked by a very thoughtful B2B founder in our portfolio if he should be spending time building a downturn plan. It’s a great question, and one not to be taken lightly. At the time, things in the venture world were – and for the most part still are – going along swimmingly.
Every entrepreneur has an idea for transforming a market with innovative new technology or transforming society with a new process. But unfortunately, most of these ideas fail at the execution level or are not truly innovative.
In this age of constant change, I usually find myself writing about what has changed. Yet I find that periodically it pays to reflect on what hasn’t changed in business, probably won’t change in the foreseeable future, and is still critical to our success in our professional career, as well as the success of our business.
Gary Vaynerchuk offers a few tips for anyone interested in starting or joining a family business.