Quick reading material before our mentoring sessions

Quick reading material before our mentoring sessions. These article provide some guidance on how the proper presentation collateral (elevator pitch, exec summary, deck, website, video) should be, not only from the perspective of the startup entrepreneur but also from the views of investors (What investors are looking for) This provides you the key points and insights investors are looking for in a good presentation (before making an investment). […]

Your marketing won’t fix itself

Are you sending perspective clients the right message? You may think that you’re explaining who your company is, and what they do. But it’s easy to create a disconnect. There’s such a thing as a knowledge gap. When you fail to explain your core message in a way that registers with your audience (see the confused mindset below), you’re doing your audience a disservice. The style with which you talk shop to your colleagues will likely be different than how […]

The best and worst States to start your business in the US

We have to be fair in making statements about which state is better for business. Many have been promoting Delaware for decades.  Yes, Delaware has its advantages but the fact is that it’s not the only State that is best for business. As a matter of fact Delaware ranks 11 in a recent study. Which states have the best business tax climate for forming an LLC or corporation? Deciding on the state in which to form your corporation or LLC […]

Self-Awareness. What type of person are you?

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It’s Not What You Say!

How you should think about your TIME!

  Don’t confuse Invest and Earn Invest your time for future long term returns Make time to create short turn returns so you can Earn The combination of the two creates stable, sustainable growth […]

The best thing to do is to take ACTION on a VISION!

The hidden death trap for all startups: “The Valley Of Death”

Chicago Business Trends That Can Help Startups

Six Chicago Business Trends That Can Help Startups Across The Country Many local businesses have their own ways of operating. While some marketing tactics or management techniques may only resonate with people from the area, others can easily translate into other regions, and small businesses should be open to learning from each other. We asked the experts of Forbes Chicago Business Council to share business trends they’ve seen in their community that could benefit small- to medium-sized businesses across the country. Regardless of your […]

About Leadership

About Leadership

  A fantastic one-liner about leadership from Warren Buffett:  “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who is swimming naked.”  In times of adversity (when the tide goes out), the true character of a leader is exposed.   Though there is no perfect formula for becoming the perfect leader, there are definitely practices you should avoid. The most successful leaders strive to develop a positive management style while avoiding negative leadership characteristics. There are many lists out there […]



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