• Why entrepreneurs need to embrace the ‘pivot’

    Your digital product will pivot. A staggering 88 percent of the Fortune 500 companies in 1955 are no longer in business today. A post-mortem analysis of many of these companies reveals the mundane: Consumers stopped buying what was being sold. Product-market fit is a business...

  • Why the last place an entrepreneur should be is at a desk

    Get out of the building. That’s our instruction to aspiring entrepreneurs as they close out the initial session of Ventureprise Launch, the program we created to help innovators through the technology commercialization process. For many, it is an unnerving admonition. Engineers want to stay in...

  • What it means to ‘lead with product’

    Long-term customer engagement is fundamental to winning in the marketplace, and it starts with a great product. In this era of big tech companies outperforming the stock market with ever-increasing valuations, it’s easy to misconstrue the reasons behind their successes. New entrepreneurs hear the cliché...

  • Establishing a board can make or break your business

    This post was originally written by Mac Lackey and appeared on the maclackey.com blog. During a recent #StartupSession event, I was asked an important question: “When is the right time to form a board?” This is a great question for a few reasons: 1. There...

  • What to consider when it comes to equity-based compensation

    This post originally appeared on the Bishop Dulaney Joyner & Abner blog. See the original post to download the free presentation. Business owners — large and small, high-tech startup and traditional — ask me the same question almost daily: “How can I provide ownership in...