06.20.19

What makes a great pitch? Start here.

Ah…the investor pitch. While it’s not necessarily an indicator of future success, it can propel your business venture or idea forward. A great pitch can attract the right kind of attention and lead to potential partnerships and outside investment. This is your time to shine. Everyone wants to craft a winning presentation that captivates their […]

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06.19.19

One form of exit – Sell the business

Every investable startup must have a credible exit; however, most don’t. By default, most startups usually provide the perfunctory strategies of selling to a strategic buyer, doing a roll-up, or executing on an IPO. With only 190 IPOs last year (half of the number of IPOs twenty years ago), it is an unlikely strategy for […]

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05.30.19

From Side Hustle to Full-time Entrepreneur: Is this really what you want?

It’s estimated that nearly 40 percent of Americans have at least one side hustle. Whether out of economic necessity (losing your job), market opportunity, monetizing your talents or intellectual stimulation, some people pursue these ventures intending to make their side gig into their future business ventures – but only if it can be sustainable, profitable […]

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05.22.19

A Case for Cultivating an Empathy-Driven Culture

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash I talk a lot about EQ (emotional intelligence) and how it along with business coaching are key assets for successful entrepreneurial business builders. But what’s often missing from the conversation is why empathy matters. Empathy is defined as “the feeling that you understand and share another person’s experiences and […]

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05.17.19

How to go from good to great: start by removing these distractions​

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash Time is your enemy, truths all people, including business builders, must acknowledge if they want to achieve something big. Dr. Brene Brown, author, speaker, professor, stated “Time is precious and an unrenewable resource.” Sometimes hitting goals calls for making a tough decision in removing obstacles and barriers (both tangible […]

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