Business Growth

Seven Simple Ways to Differentiate Your Company for Business Growth

My clients probably get tired of hearing me talk about the virtues of differentiation to business growth. But it’s usually better to remove the competition by developing your difference than it is to take on the competition directly. Companies that do the latter are considered commodity providers and this is not a good position to […]

Market Research

Market Research – 8 Strategies for Getting it Right, Quickly

i had a really good conversation with a business colleague who is launching his products into a new channel, with fresh messaging, pricing, etc. We talked about all the various ways of validating the concept before formally announcing it to the world. Like all entrepreneurs, he wanted to know that his chances for revenue and […]

Why in the Heck Would You Want to Start a Business?

Having been involved as a founder, investor or early-stage employee at over a dozen startup ventures, I have a few entrepreneurial chops to draw upon. One of the companies I helped start was eventually sold for $500 million and a few didn’t make it, with all the others falling somewhere in between. So why did […]

Growth Hacks

8 Growth Hacking Rules for Startups

Media loves covering stories of startups that utilized unique hacks to grow their users and business rapidly. It’s become part of the “Facebook” dream (as opposed to the “American” dream) that many millennials have chosen to aspire. Traditional business development rules are broken every day when sites like Uber and Airbnb take off with seemingly […]