You’re Not a Scrappy Startup

“Your not a scrappy startup” is NOT the reply you want to hear when pitching an investor! Trust me. Investors expect you to use their capital efficiently. It’s your job to convince them you will in your financial model. But we all know “actions speak louder than words.” So a potential investor is going to[…]

The Five Character Traits of a Great Leader

I must give credit to Glen Hellman for this post, as I’ve had many discussions with him on the topic of leadership.  I hope he writes a book one day. The bar is set high for great leaders. Every entrepreneur, every politician, every parent, everyone in a position of influence should aspire to become a[…]

Resignation of a Startup CEO

Life is hard. Starting a business is hard. Raising money is hard. Operating a business is hard. Being CEO is hard. But resigning from the startup company I co-founded was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make. Some entrepreneurs hate the idea of going back to the corporate world, the 9-5 “rat[…]

Gut Check Time: Entrepreneurs Must Make Tough Decisions

Featured on This post was inspired by friends of mine who recently faced tough decisions in their own businesses. Decisions on whether to merge with another company, fire a client, terminate a key employee, sell or wind down the company are just a few examples business leaders face.  How to make the decision seems[…]