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Think you’ve hit a wall? It’s only the next step.

Like most entrepreneurs who are trying to achieve big things, I pay attention to what’s working and what’s not. Some things are working pretty well for me, so I keep doing them…. Read More

Why I invested in the Arizona Founders Fund

AZ Founders Fund

Earlier this year I invested in the Arizona Founders Fund (AZFF.co), a new seed-stage venture fund that invests in early-stage software companies in Arizona. The fund has already made five investments in… Read More

How a Startup Founder Fixed His Investor Pitch

Last week I helped the founder of a software company with his 15-slide presentation for potential investors. His senior leadership team was there to contribute. We had already done the work on… Read More

Long Lines Are Great Marketing In Action

Every business wants a long line of potential buyers ready to purchase (or ready to talk to a salesperson about buying). I take note when I see a long line of eager… Read More

Startup or Small Business? The Crucial Difference is a Choice by Founders

Small businesses and startups look more similar than ever. Quick, can you tell if this is a small business or a startup? Growing 30 percent a year with 10 employees Subscription business model with… Read More