Posts Tagged with: marketing

PEOPLE make start ups profitable. Period.

Posted in - Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships & innovation & Sales and Marketing in 2010 & Uncategorized on August 26th 2010 3 Comments

I’ve worked in 4 start ups and been successful 4 times. I define success in a start up as the company becoming profitable as well as a “going concern” business.

While my ego would like to think I can attribute these successes to my own intellectual superiority, I …

Does 10,000 Hours Make the Best Businessman?

Posted in - All About ME & Building Business Relationships & innovation & Sales and Marketing in 2010 & Uncategorized & What's in my head now? on July 9th 2010 2 Comments

In Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers, he talks about the rule of 10,000 hours. He cites researchers agreement that “10,000 hours of practice is the optimum time needed to gain expertise”. He goes on to demonstrate in a myriad of industries that all experts in a field have a minimum of 10,000 hours …

What Good is a Start Up Company if You Run it Like a Corporation?

Posted in - All About ME & Building Business Relationships & higher education & innovation & Sales and Marketing in 2010 & What's in my head now? on June 16th 2010 8 Comments

It’s not good. period. I should probably start by telling you what I think of as a corporation: 1) Sign offs 2) “strategic plans” that cannot be altered in a moment’s notice 3) High level executives who want to ‘stick with what they know’.

In my first start up, we went completely outside …

The Recipe to Become a Sought After Consultant

Posted in - All About ME & Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships & Sales and Marketing in 2010 & Uncategorized on May 16th 2010 9 Comments

50% Track Record
50% Relationship Builder / Networker

Is it really so simple?

Under each of these areas are several bullet points / advice on how to mazimize each bullet point; but once you hear my story, I have proved this is the recipe for a thriving ‘restaurant’.

While I was working in the corporate world, I always did …

10 Days in Europe: No “Work”, But Much To Learn – Any Suggestions?

Posted in - All About ME & innovation & Uncategorized & What's in my head now? on April 29th 2010 7 Comments

I leave today for Europe for 10 days. No sales, no marketing, no business. Ok, who am I kidding? I will definitely be on the computer a couple times the first few days I’m in Barcelona and on the 11 hour flight, but WILL NOT be on during the Mediterranean cruise.

I’ve realized …

Treat Everyone As If They’re Your Most Important Client

Posted in - All About ME & Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships & Sales and Marketing in 2010 & Uncategorized on April 28th 2010 2 Comments

First rule of business, or specifically – business relationships is; “treat everyone as if they’re your most important client”. I believe it was my old COO who gave me that advice and he had taken it from one of the classic business books, Dale Carnegie’sHow to Win Friends and Influence People“. …