success

Common mistakes entrepreneurs make

18 Mar: What are the common mistakes entrepreneurs make?

As a company focused on working with growth companies and entrepreneurs, we see a lot of amazing ideas.  We witness huge wins, and huge losses, and we love that we get to bear witness to the birth of great ideas and great companies.   In this respect, we’ve seen our fair share of mistakes made by well-intentioned founders.   Here’s a few common threads that we’ve noticed along the way; Founders making the wrong hire  Hey…we’re the first to believe that your referral network is the best network.  It’s true. But for critical roles within the organization sometimes the “buddy”…

Outsourced CFO

20 Feb: Why an outsourced CFO is the best option for you.

Your startup business is up and running; you’ve got a product, a wonderful team, and you’re breaking into some markets. Sales are coming in, bank accounts are growing, and investors are starting to kick the tires. With all of this success, you’ve now created a new problem; how do you manage the finances to support this activity and position yourself for growth? Your management team has come to you with a solution – it’s time for a real finance department and to find someone to lead it. Establishing a finance team is more than just finding a good in-house bookkeeper….

Succeed in a Startup

20 Feb: How to Succeed in a Startup in 11 Steps

@c_blazquez posted this great infographic (by Anna Vital) about startups on twitter based on Paul Graham’s essay: Startups in 13 Sentences. How to Succeed in a #Startup ! #innovation #mpgvip #defstar5 #MakeYourOwnLane #GrowthHacking #marketing #startups pic.twitter.com/f5J7qLje2m — Christophe Blazquez (@c_blazquez) August 1, 2017 We thought we would provide our own take on Paul’s 13 Sentences on Start-ups. Pick good co-founders There are so many challenges that come along with starting a business. Many entrepreneurs find that they don’t have everything that is required to build their start-up by themselves. Having someone to help you along the way can be quite…