Part I Self-inflicted wounds

There is a very cliche saying, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” by former NHL Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky. Everything you see and read is about the positives of being an Entrepreneur or business leader....

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Strategic Alliances

Partnerships In one of our previous posts, we discussed why Bad Partnerships can be an area of risk for small and growing businesses. Here we will explore how to develop value-based partnerships that can help expand...

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Part VII Bad Employees

Bad employees may be the wrong title for this chapter. After all, with rare exception, it’s not that the people are bad but just like you need to make sure you’ve got the product-market fit right, you need to make...

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Part VI Bad Investors

This is a cautionary tale of what happens when you take money for your business from the wrong investor. Raising money for your business is a sales process. Like selling your product to your customers selling your ideas...

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Part V Bad Partnerships

We hear the phrases Build\Buy or Partner. When you are limited with money and resources the latter always seems to be the case. Or should it be?   Bad partnerships or not setting up the proper partnership are...

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Part IV Needy Clients

Many times the product market fit is ideal for you to build out your current solution in your market today. Let’s take a look at what happens when you work to leverage your best customers to evaluate the next...

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Part III To Expand or Not to Expand

Your baby is growing up and you find yourself in a position at a market or regional expansion based on customer requests outside of your focused area. This is a great problem for most companies to have Right?    When...

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Part II Custom Development

Development, Featured, Stage, Trending

As you begin to market and position your product with customers you will want to pay attention to ideas that are repetitive and worth building for the future vs those features that will only benefit an individual...

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