podcasts

When 10 X 10 does not equal 100

This week listen to Dylan talk about the concept of how entrepreneurs who try to do 10 things at 10% never get 100% results. Focus is the key and Dylan recommends using one key question every day to direct your efforts as an entrepreneur or business owner.

 If you are an entrepreneur, business owner or investor and need help with a finance related issue, challenge or opportunity – click here to connect with me. Let’s chat.

podcasts

Being sued, customer service wins and know your business

In this week’s podcast Dylan talks about a friend of his that was sued and was able to turn the tables around and how customers service was the key to winning. Turns out customer service matters for software as well and don’t forget that knowing your business model can save you money.

 If you are an entrepreneur, business owner or investor and need help with a finance related issue, challenge or opportunity – click here to connect with me. Let’s chat.

podcasts

Bankers, crowdfunding and old school start-ups

In this week’s podcast Dylan talks about how hard it is to get financing and share some thoughts on crowdfunding. Have you been in busy for more than 10 years? How is your business adapting to the new marketplace?

 If you are an entrepreneur, business owner or investor and need help with a finance related issue, challenge or opportunity – click here to connect with me. Let’s chat.

business stuff

Crowdfunding is off to a good start but how will it end?

Peter Thiel makes a comment in his book Zero to One “If you have invented something new but you haven’t invented an effective way to sell it, you have a bad business – no matter how good the product” which got me thinking about crowdfunding. I was chatting with someone over the weekend who had sent me another invitation to a crowdfunding web portal that connects  businesses with venture capital. As we got talking about it I found myself thinking back to Peter’s comment and realizing that crowdfunding might be working but has the market really bought it? Is it a niche opportunity that will always fill a void because the greater market isn’t sold on it? Do crowdfunding platforms have their work cut out for them before they become a mainstream competitor for capital? Continue reading

growth, Startup

Execution is everything and here’s proof

What if your business never existed – would anyone care? What if you never took that idea you had and pursued it relentlessly to form a business that is now delivering value to the market? In listening to the first ever TWIST episode I was reminded that execution is arguably the only thing that matters if you are trying to start a new business or grow your existing business. As an entrepreneur or business owner if you are having trouble executing then it’s probably fair to say that you are either having trouble with your finances, managing your time or maybe both. Need some motivation to get focused again? Read on. Continue reading