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Startups

The Startup CEO’s #1 Responsibility: team or cash?

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 >>>

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Startups

Get out of your comfort zone and try something new!

In an earlier post, I ended with the questions, “What’s the worst that can happen? Can you live with that?” My parents have always been well traveled – I was born in Bukavu, a small village on the Rwandan border of the Republic of the Congo – but they … Keep reading >>>

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Startups

Customer Discovery and Online Surveys: What’s the difference?

I caught a little flack for my recent posts about a customer discovery project we’re working on here at The Combine. Day one of the customer discovery process, I went totally social and posted a question on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and this blog. That ruffled some … Keep reading >>>

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Atlanta

As the Founder of anything, the first of everything is all on you

I had lunch yesterday with a very successful business owner who wants to start a new venture. Other than deciding whether or not it should be a nonprofit, ministry, or for-profit business, the next steps and his venture are pretty clear. However, one thing that he and every other founder … Keep reading >>>

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Startups

Do You Track Your Home Energy Usage?

In my work for The Combine, we are in the midst of doing early stage customer discovery for a project in the home energy space. That’s a really big space, so there are a lot of questions to ask, and a lot of room for responses. For example, did … Keep reading >>>