About three years ago, my wife decided to put her baking skills to work to make some extra money. Georgia has a Cottage Food Law that permits home bakers to have their kitchen inspected and sell their creations locally (e.g., only in Georgia). Recently, after a lot of business and … Keep reading >>>
When I speak with small businesses about content marketing, most of the time they think that just means write some blogs and do some social posts. But it’s far more than that, and it’s not random. In fact there are many different theories on how one should go about creating … Keep reading >>>
Which should take priority with the startup CEO: The team or the cash? In various discussions and blogs and forums, I see two different answers. I can see arguments for either or both. However, if you are a startup CEO, you have to choose daily – maybe even hourly – … Keep reading >>>
If you’re running a startup, one of the most important questions you must be able to answer at any and all stages of your business is “who is my customer?” If you don’t know who that is, you cannot find them, attract them, engage them, and ultimately do business with … Keep reading >>>
In a lunch conversation yesterday with a startup founder, we had a good long talk about going “all in” from several different perspectives. It’s a very tough decision, one that future founders haven’t experienced yet and past founders often have regret over or glee that they made the decision at … Keep reading >>>
Culture starts at the top. I could stop right there and call it a blog post. Travis Kalanik resigned yesterday as the CEO of Uber, after a number of Uber investors demanded he leave. Here are a few questions that, as a total outsider and customer of Uber, would ask … Keep reading >>>
In a conversation yesterday with a local entrepreneur about a year into his second startup, we both had a story to tell about how we didn’t think there was any way possible to get what we wanted in a certain situation. The two situations were remarkably similar.