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CEO vs COO Relationship

One of the most interesting dynamics in a startup company is the relationship between the Founding CEO and a Co-Founder or COO. In many startups this relationship is usually one of the first to form, and in most cases is out of necessity. In a startup, there is an incredible amount of skill, energy, time…

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Should Tech Entrepreneurs or Business Owners Get An MBA?

There has always been a debate as to whether an MBA provides an added advantage to the entrepreneur or business owner who may have already passed the initial hurdle to starting a business. On one side of the debate is the negative implication that an MBA stifles creativity, provides too much structure for a startup…

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Valuation: What Are You Worth?

Before we begin, I want to disclose that this article is more of a thought process rather than a hard and fast rule on valuation. The topic in and of itself has produced hundreds of literature, articles and thesis, all varying in the philosophy and methodology in valuing an early stage company. I advise business…

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The Startup Salesperson

This isn’t Glengarry Glen Ross When building a startup, it’s important to “Always Be Closing” as Alec Baldwin says in “Glengarry Glen Ross. The movie is a classic to say the least and you can check out the clip here: (Warning: Some Explicit Words) As a trained stage actor I have always appreciated the art…

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More Profits – Less Stress

Running A Company Without Stress Yeah ok, throw away that title as running a business without stress is near impossible! Well maybe not impossible, but close to it. Starting a business by its very nature is extremely stressful. Not generating a stable income, fear that everyday will be your last day of business, sacrificing a…

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