In business, and in your personal life, the ability to anticipate and overcome criticism is one of the biggest differentiators between leaders, who make things happen, and followers, who may have great ideas but never seem to get things to go their way. In fact, leaders are not remembered for their dreams, aspirations, or intentions […]
Change for the sake of change or for a sense of excitement can destroy just about any venture you take on. We must be diligent to avoid the dreaded “shiny object syndrome.”
Your personal assessment that you have traction probably won’t be convincing to potential investors and partners, so it’s important that you create and track your progress against some metrics. Here are some of the key specifics for credibility and acceptance as you create and use these metrics
Here some common traits that are found in some of the most powerful marketing teams in the e-commerce industry.
I won the startup game by opting out of it. Instead, I focused on my own business and stopped worrying about what everyone else was doing.
When you start a business, there’s no shortage of people offering you advice. Disqus founder Daniel Ha has found that the best advice combines experience and perspe
The CEO of any company is expected to sell at all times. The primary objective of any business is sales. You begin by selling to yourself, then you sell your cofounders. Later, you’ll sell your first client and you’ll continue until you retire. The job of any CEO is sales.
The days of leadership without engagement are gone. With interactive social media and video everywhere, everyone needs to feel they have a relationship with their leaders, and every brand needs leader personification for customers to relate. Soon you won’t be able to name a business as one of your favorites if you can’t personally visualize […]
I learned that a memorable story doesn’t have to hit you personally, but it does have to include six key attributes to raise it above the standard sales pitch, or new venture problem statement, opportunity sizing, and value proposition.
Make sure the dynamic you have established works for you and for the business.
From developing an inclusive culture to delegating efficiently, follow best practices for scaling up without losing sight of yourself or your business.