For Your Company’s Sake, Quit Making These 6 Common Mistakes

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 10, 2019

Owners of small and medium businesses never expect to fail, but every year, thousands of companies close shop, anyway. Reasons for failure vary from cash flow problems to poor product-market fit, but in many cases, company leaders could have avoided the worst if they’d known what to expect. Keep an eye out for these common mistakes so you can prevent them: 1. Failure to Delegate When you start…

4 Delegation Strategies for Busy Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 8, 2014

When you first launch your company, you have to micromanage to some extent – there’s little or no team infrastructure and, since you’re building a company from the ground up, every decision builds and shapes the future of the company. As you scale your business, however, there comes a time when micromanaging actually damages your organization. It also makes running and working in your business a lot less…

Process Makes Perfect

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / February 27, 2014

If there’s anything I’ve learned while building an enterprise over the past two years, it’s that collaboration doesn’t magically happen as a result of adding people to a team. Collaboration comes from careful preparation and defined processes that foster teamwork. Before I get into the importance of developing processes as a leader, let me tell you a bit about how I came to this realization. I’m CEO of…

Why Business Owners Should Direct — Not Delegate — Their Digital Marketing

by / ⠀Finding Customers Personal Branding Startup Advice / August 18, 2013

By delegating every aspect of digital marketing strategy, most business owners have effectively given control of their companies’ growth and vision to their IT and marketing teams. So, you get a spreadsheet every Monday showing the progress of your digital strategy? Neat. But digital marketing is a distribution channel. Would you let a wholesaler tell you what numbers you should be paying attention to? I hope not. You…

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