Posts Tagged with: start up

“Live to Work” or “Work to Live”?

Posted in - All About ME & higher education & Uncategorized & What's in my head now? on September 17th 2010 6 Comments

I’ve always believed in the companies I’ve worked for. Similarly, I’ve always believed in the bosses I’ve worked for. I’m unsure if this was “luck” or me seeking out people who inspire me and business models I take pride in working for, but regardless, I realized this past week I wouldn’t except anything …

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 …

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 …

How Would Jack Bauer Fair in CORPORATE AMERICA?

Posted in - Building PEOPLE Relationships & Sales and Marketing in 2010 & What's in my head now? on April 13th 2010 0 Comments

When my better half walked in from work today he said, “Can you blog about 24?” So…being the dedicated wife that I am, here goes…

I started watching 24 my Junior (or was it Senior – who remembers?) year in college. Like everyone else, Jack Bauer immediately became ‘my hero’. Why …

Why START UP companies are KEY to Work For!

Posted in - Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships & higher education & innovation on April 13th 2010 8 Comments

Two things I look for in every company I work with:

1. Do they executives believe in continuous learning as well as personal / professional growth AND will they aide you in your journey…
2. Is their business model, or product, something new, innovative, and / or something that the market has not seen before.

If …

How do we know what our personal “brand” is?

Posted in - All About ME on April 5th 2010 0 Comments

After a couple of months deliberation, this is what I’ve come to; I’m 29 years old and have driven billions (not millions, billions) in revenue; I’ve successfully worked in 3 start up ventures; and I love people. So, what can I offer?

Experience. Tips on how to move up quickly. Lists of mistakes, what I’ve learned from them. And “net/net”, I can offer it all honestly.