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NEWS & UPDATES

September 24, 2018

While exiting your startup might not seem like the goal in the beginning, it will be if and when you take investor money.  And while you may think you'll want to run your business forever, the reality is that the time to move on will eventually present itself.

So the issue at hand should not be deciding whether or not to sell, but rather deciding what you...

September 19, 2018

Having A Powerful Financial Forecast

When it comes to start-ups it is very difficult to know where you will be in 5 years. However, having a powerful financial forecast will help you in understanding the capital that is required for at least the next 18 to 24 months of runway.

Now, what should you present in your financial projections to justify both the am...

September 12, 2018

As we become more interconnected and interdependent, concern about a business trust gap has grown: 58% of CEOs worry that lack of trust in business could harm their company’s growth, up significantly from 37% in 2013. I believe this breakdown in public confidence creates risks for individual companies, but also political, economic, and social systems arou...

July 13, 2018

I received this email recently from someone looking to raise money:

Subject: Detecting motion with WiFi, Pilots, funding.

Dear Mike,

We turn every WiFi Router into a motion sensor for home security and automation thanks to our CES Award-winning patented technology, with no hardware modifications required.

We made several pilots with WiFi Chipset Makers, WiFi...

June 19, 2018

You've been told to start your pitch to investors by naming the problem.

Do you know why?

Because for early stage companies this is all that really matters.  This is why you exist.

It’s the foundation of your entire business. It’s how you position your product.

It’s the ‘why’.  And it can trigger powerful human emotions.

As one of our clients, the CEO of Modum...

April 13, 2018

Every CEO is different, just like every company is different.  Some are great salesmen, others are great engineers, developers, and coders.  Some are great negotiators, others are great leaders.  Some are introverts and others are extroverts.

CEOs and their backgrounds can be very diverse. So what do successful CEOs have in common?

What is their ‘...

January 17, 2018

Starting a company and becoming a CEO takes hard work and dedication. It isn't for the faint of heart. Effective leadership is the most important aspect of a company and its team's success. But what makes a leader effective?

I wrote a piece on the Best Traits of a Successful CEO.  This is MY perspective on the 3 main qualities of a CEO for growing a succes...

November 15, 2017

Learn how much you should be asking for when raising capital

October 19, 2017

There are many businesses that are capable of becoming very large ($50-100+ million revenue) businesses. These businesses need cash to grow. In the right circumstances and in the right amounts, venture capital is the best way to scale the business.

But raising venture capital is like adding rocket fuel to a business and for many early-stage companies it is...

September 20, 2017

I’ve worked with hundreds of small companies around the world. Every one had something unique to offer. So why do some companies grow and some don’t?

The primary difference was the CEO, the founder, the entrepreneur that made something of the company.

Every successful company needed some luck but the most successful entrepreneurs had the same traits.

1. Per...

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