Launching a New Website – Checklist

Launching a New Website – Checklist

At some point in a company’s life it’s time to relaunch the website! The catalyst is often the need to reposition the brand to tell a stronger more relevant story, but it could be a move to quantum leap exposure in the marketplace 12 months ahead of an IPO...
Cracking the Silos Using Fractional COOs

Cracking the Silos Using Fractional COOs

As you scale your private company to its next level of sales and profits there comes a point when, systems, protocols, know-how and expertise from your existing team just won’t cut it. The evolution of a private company will always come down to these 5 basic...
Scaling from $10m to $100m – Thoughts from an Operator

Scaling from $10m to $100m – Thoughts from an Operator

How do you measure the evolution of a smaller company evolving to a larger business? Is it headcount, profits, market share? For the purposes of this post I’d like to consider a company that would like to scale sales from $10m to $100m, let’s say over the next 10...
How Do Employers Motivate Workers?

How Do Employers Motivate Workers?

There was a great little article tucked away in the WSJ a few weeks ago. It’s worth summarizing the gist of it and unpacking for a few learning thoughts. Mozilla (maker of Firefox web browser) had a problem – how to fix bugs in its bug-fixing process....
New Video Series – The Saleability Test

New Video Series – The Saleability Test

We’ve produced a series of videos in small bite sized chunks to allow you to digest some or all of the ideas surrounding the Saleability Test. The essence of the test is to determine the company’s exposure to dependency. Buyers/investors don’t like dependency....