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The opportunity to join a startup company can be quite exciting. You have a strong chance to make an impact on a budding organization. You can play a pivotal role in its development and its success. While startups can...

For the ones who taken the freeway on an early morning for their journey to the countryside, the sight of sheep or cows flocking together would not be uncommon. Swarming together, they are led to the fields for grazing,...

While content marketing may be the trend du jour, content isn’t just for marketing. Content is everywhere: It’s the article that helps sales secure a coveted meeting, the memo from HR that announces a new acquisition,...

Okay, before we get started, I want to differentiate between purchased followers and real followers on Facebook. You can do any type of Google search and find hundreds of websites that will have their robot and spam...

The Complete Guide to Getting Press Coverage For Your Startup Whoa, this guide was long, long, long overdue. Over the past few months, a lot of people reached out for help on how to best get press for their startup. I...

These are the key steps to start a small business “What do I need to start a business?”, you might be thinking. From what business to start to how to raise the money for it, the sheer array of options can be...

Two in five CEOs fail within their first 18 months of leading an organization, according to a study published in the Harvard Business Review. One-third of chief executives from Fortune 500 companies don't make it past...

Small-business owners might be foolishly overconfident when it comes to retirement planning.Most entrepreneurs don’t think their businesses are big enough for 401(k)s. Others think it’d be too expensive to implement...

In most of my experience with startups, I’ve been either a founder or an advisor to the founding team.  As such, I’ve generally been on the hiring/recruiting side of the equation.  It continues to amaze me how often...

Never underestimate your first idea Over the last year, I’ve had the chance to sit down with dozens of founders as host of the Masters of Scale podcast. Through these conversations I’ve honed my theories on what...

The following started out as a late night email I was going to write to someone that reached out for some guidance and advice.  Expanded version posted here in a somewhat desperate attempt at garnering sympathy and...

The issue of startup founder salaries is a tricky one.   Many entrepreneurs tend to simplify this and pick one of two extremes:   Founders get no pay.  (“Salaries, we can’t afford no stinkin’ salaries…”) Founders get...

But you can still crush that to-do list.   Originally published on JOTFORM.COM I’m not highly motivated. I don’t have amazing willpower or self-control. I don’t get up at 6 am to read, meditate, drink a green...

Joining a startup is not something you can do by the roll of the dice – it has to be a thoughtful decision. Even if it’s a gamble, it has to be a calculated one. Thus, one should contemplate the various advantages and...