Sat.Sep 23, 2017 - Fri.Sep 29, 2017

3 Questions to Ask Yourself at Your Midyear Review

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written by Ty Kiisel, editor at OnDeck. At the beginning of the year, you set goals for your business. At roughly halfway through the year, it’s a good time to revisit those goals, evaluate how you’re doing and decide whether you’re on track or if you need to revise your plan.

Careful about equity and options in early stage businesses


Close. This post is longer than usual. For those negotiating equity allocations it covers some of the most complex issues to address in the process. I just couldn’t reduce it to far fewer words… Dave. Here is the warning: The execution of partnership equity allocations and of a good incentive program using equity is often mismanaged, damaging the corporate capitalization structure and even affecting the outcome of subsequent investment into the company.

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Strategic Activities for a Company Retreat

A Smart Bear

I am planning a company retreat. What are some great questions we can work on as a company? cc @RNeivert @robwalling @asmartbear. — James Kennedy (@JamesKennedy) July 15, 2017. I happened to be sitting on the tarmac, delayed. In the confines of six square feet of personal space, I sent a few answers. As James later said, these are useful exercises even if it’s not a retreat! Please RT if you like any of them especially. What could kill the company?

Not Just Any Given Sunday #takeaknee

This is going to be BIG.

Posted this in what used to be my tech newsletter, and what has lately been about more. Yesterday wasn't just any given Sunday, was it? I would imagine most of the NYC-based readers of this newsletter don't take the position that "these athletes should just stick to sports" nor do they feel that way about Jimmy Kimmel and his recent conversations around healthcare. So, telling you that I support their willingness to share their views and why seems a bit like preaching to the choir.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

How Hurricane Irma Defined My Minimum Viable Life

Entrepreneurs' Organization

By Davide Frau, an EO South Florida member. I recently survived Hurricane Irma as she unleashed all the fury of a Category 5 storm on South Florida. Despite the mandatory evacuation order, I chose to stay through the storm, riding it out on the 9th floor of my Miami condominium building.

How to Make a Selling Proposition Truly Unique

Entrepreneurs' Organization

By Ashton Bishop, CEO at Step Change. Are you selling a product or a service? If you are, then you know that having a selling proposition will make an impact and ultimately make the sale. However, it is not enough to just have a selling proposition. It needs to be enticing.