Blog: Stagnation—The Wrong Path to Growth

Blog: Stagnation—The Wrong Path to Growth Very few entrepreneurs have the wherewithal to take a company from startup to tens of millions of dollars in revenue. To be successful, an entrepreneur has to have a certain level of risk in their character. During the initial...

Blog: Dealing with Mr. Big

Blog: Dealing with Mr. Big One of the reasons for startups failing is because they lose their focus. This can happen when a new market segment looks like the way to go, or a big company is willing to give them very big offer. The danger is a small startup company is...

Blog: Head in the Sun

Blog: Head in the Sun Reference Pat McClure ─ Don’t Label Them Millennials  I keep accumulating articles on the millennial generation. I must say many trend towards a negative direction. I believe I’ve been blessed in my dealing with millennial’s that...

Blog: Acquisitions-Mergers

Blog: Acquisitions-Mergers Are you ready? One of my contacts asked if I could expand on my experience with mergers. There are numerous articles on stating the majority of mergers failing. Even the big guys like Hewlett Packard, with all the resources, fail badly in...

Blog: Turnarounds—Before It Is Too Late!

Blog: Turnarounds—Before It Is Too Late! One of my disappointments being an angel investor for several years, as part of a group, was when I believed there were some occasions, when the group gave up too soon on a company. The action was there was no desire to put...

Blog: Scaling for Growth

Blog: Scaling for Growth Thinking back each year I try to assess what can be done to better presentations, to increase my interest after another year of watching several presentations.  In many presentations given to investor groups, the founder/entrepreneur has 12...