Showing posts from February, 2019

Do You Really Want To Grow? Scaling Through Trust...

A Team Built For Growth & Scale As an entrepreneur, one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is that I simply could not do everything myself. It’s easy to think that you are the only one that understands your business or that you are the only one that can make it actually successful, but is that really true? Are you the only one that has what it takes to grow and scale your business? Is success only possible if you control every aspect of the business? You may feel like you are putting the fate of your business in the hands of a complete stranger, but the reality is it truly takes a village to build a successful company. Stay with me as I share why the act of trust facilitates growth and scalability.   It started with your idea… Yes, your business started with your idea and your vision, but I am a firm believer that we naturally box ourselves in to what we envision. The benefit to having additional creatives around you, is the opportunity to gain perspective

"You Don't Know What You Don't Know" - Developing Frameworks

Frameworks and a Successful Product Launch The importance of developing a framework around a new product is critical to the success of that offering and further provides a standardized guideline for your team to reference as the product is integrated into a portfolio of offerings. Stay with me as I share with you the importance of framing your products and the efficiency it creates once implemented. The Framework...What is it? Conceptually, a framework is the skeletal structure or guideline that frames your product or service. It can define the product itself, set performance metrics, and even establish grading systems when seeking to set minimum standards around eligibility or approvals. No one framework is the same, and based on your vertical the framework could fit on one page or could be several pages long. The key to a good framework is to ensure that it outlines and defines the product at a high enough level establishing company wide standards for the product and a pa

My Top 3 "Must Haves" in a Technology Partner

Are You Evaluating A Technology Partner? As a founder, the most critical decisions I’ve made was determining which technology partners I would leverage to take a product or service to market and the impact that technology would have on revenue long term. Stay with me as I shed light on what I look for in technology partners today and how I determine their true value. With an abundance of technology partners out there to choose from, deciding between technology A, B, or C can be somewhat complex. As a “rule of thumb,” cost is never my deciding factor. We’ve all heard the saying, “you get what you pay for” and that saying couldn’t be more accurate. Below I’ve listed my top three “must haves” in a technology partner today. Relevant Past Performance For those technology partners that service more than one vertical, this “must have” is especially important to me. I need to know that the technology has been successfully deployed and supported for my specific vertical. For this