Success Secrets

Thank you for checking out our Business Success Secrets. I hope to share my 30+ years of experience in managing business.  I have fallen through many a rabbit hole throughout my years in ever increasing roles at a multinational business and as managing partner of a small 23 employee, $3m business.  Those experiences have been invaluable to me and my hope is to share them with you.  If I can help you avoid one or two of my mistakes, or climb out of one of those rabbit holes you may have fallen into, then I will have accomplished my goal.  Read More About Business Success Secrets

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Fix the Cracks in Customer Loyalty Before Your Business Crumbles

If you provide service like this you are in trouble. I just returned from a trip to Europe, Italy and Amsterdam to be more specific. In Italy we were instructed to tip waiters in restaurants 10%, which we always seemed to have to pay in cash leaving it on the table.

Communicate by Listening

Communication is the Key to Success Speaking Well Isn’t Enough Your ability to communicate is the number one factor for determining success in your business, and specifically your ability to manage and lead others. In fact, communication is the key to success in everything you do, professionally and personally. I believe so strongly in this, I wanted to…

How to Create a Successful Pitch Deck

Assumptions are just concepts, ideas, thoughts. Assumptions are often wrong because they are not based or backed up by real facts.

Why a SWOT Analysis Determines Success

At this point in my Framework to Business Development blog series we have covered the majority of the key components for your entire business.

Visualize the Future of Your Business

As a quick refresher, the components of your culture/people/structure definition include the following: Team, roles, skillsets; Ownership structure & documentation.

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A Gem from Paul Singh – The Investor’s Job

There’s something obvious about investors that every entrepreneur gets wrong: an investor’s job is to end up with financial stakes in potentially successful companies and projects. The key word here is potentiallysuccessful. No one cares about your idea. No one believes you when you say you want to change the world. No one wants to fund your app. That’s…

A Gem from Paul Singh – Raising Money for Start-ups

You’ve successfully signed up for the Fundraising for Startups email course. Starting tomorrow, I’m going to give you an insider’s view on how to raise money for your startup. I’m going to show you how the best founders play the invisible game and what the best investors think about when they’re considering your pitch. Here’s what you…

A Gem from CJ Cornell – Simple Rules for Dating Your Advisor

Getting time and attention from experienced advisors is a rite of passage for the first-time entrepreneur. Entrepreneurial advisors provide everything from informed feedback, market validation and technical direction, to introductions that can lead to partnerships, investors and customers. Advisors are often former serial entrepreneurs themselves with well-earned battle scars from risking, failing and succeeding enough…

A Gem from Paul Singh – Shark Tank is not Real Life

It kills me when the conversation is going so well… and then the entrepreneur drops this little gem into the mix. “Yeah, so we’re raising $X for Y% of the company.” NO ONE TALKS LIKE THAT IN REAL LIFE. If you’re raising money, just talk like a normal human being. Read Full Article

A Gem from Jeffrey Gitomer – Meetings with the Decision Makers

Everyone tells you to meet with the decision maker. Everyone tells you to meet with the CEO. However, it seems no one offers any advice on: what to SAY when you get to that meeting, what to DO when you get to that meeting, or what to ASK when you get to that meeting. Read Full Article