To Create Value In Your Business You Must Know This Do you know what your business is worth to an investor or a bank? Do you care? More importantly, do you really know what drives the value of your business to grow? And should you care? If you said revenue growth you are wrong. Just…

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Last week my daughter was given The Stewardship Award at her school for her love of the environment. When I asked her why she thought she was getting the award, she surprised me by not just telling me how she loved animals and the outdoors but proceeded to give me very specific examples of the small, yet…

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The Lone-Wolf Startup? Entrepreneurship evokes images of Steve Jobs, Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos – but the reality is that the lone-wolf genius with the change-the-world idea is rare. Today, it’s almost impossible to build a startup alone. It takes a community of shared knowledge and of shared resources. A community that is more than just…

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You can’t blame them. Nobody wants to have somebody standing over their shoulder, telling them EXACTLY what to do, and leaving no autonomy. Nobody likes having a backseat driver screaming at them at the slightest deviation from the way that the manager thinks it *should* be done (regardless of the effectiveness of the approach.) I…

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If you’ve been reading the Tuesday tidbits for any length of time, then you’ve no doubt heard me talk about The Hierarchy of Horrors before. If you need a refresher, you can check out this video here , or read this post here, or read about it any of my books here. In a nutshell, The Hierarchy of Horrors is a process for…

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Entrepreneurs often walk into office hours thinking about money. They’re worried about how much they need to raise, what the terms will look like and how to meet more investors. Investors walk into those same office hours thinking about sales. They’re worried about whether the company has sold anything, how many potential customers there might…

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