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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, like Slack, 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,…

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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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The Startup Salesperson

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 of storytelling. Great storytelling, believe…

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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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