Installment #1: Crowdfunding: Is it for you?
I heard a sobering statistic today, 1:72 ventures applying for funding from the Techcoast Angels (this is pre-COVID19) was successful. UNH Center for Venture Research says, on average, 15% of early-stage companies that are brought to the attention of investors result in an investment. So, for the next three weeks, I am going to have […]Read More
#InThisTogether: A business builder’s guide to managing uncertainty
Life is on hold for much of the world as we grapple with the implications of the COVID-19. This destructive, insidious and silent killer has caused our once thriving stock market, economy and high quality of life to come to a screeching halt. Anxiety is high. Many don’t know if we can flatten the curve. […]Read More
“It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about?” (Henry David Thoreau to H.G.O. Blake, 16 November 1857) In other words, what are you busy about in your life? Busy seems like a badge of honor these days. Everyone is “busy” with some pursuit of pursuits. But what […]More
Building a business? Cultivate & invest in these relationships.
The new venture creation process often has business builders focused on the technical and systems aspects of building their organization – getting the product made, hiring staff, finding early customers, locating the business and developing and producing marketing assets. However, in the process, they often overlook important variables (read: people) and adaptive leadership (& emotional […]Read More
Lean into curiosity
We all could stand to benefit from thinking more like a child. Curiosity doesn’t have to be relegated to youth. It’s an essential ingredient for effective leadership, robust company culture, successful team-building, and mental health. Here’s how you can model this behavior at work and at home: 1. Challenge the status quo. If you’ve ever spent […]Read More